3 more Bangladeshi Nationals arrested
Ferozepur, August 23, 2012 : The BSF jawans have arrested three more Bangladeshi citizen, near the Indo-Pak border, on noticing some movements along the fencing at border outpost (BOP) HK Tower.
Earlier, one Bangladeshi national, identified as Ali Mohammad, resident of village Fagla, falling under Dakseen Sunam Ganj Silepulav police station, Bangladesh, was nabbed by the BSF jawans when he tried to enter into the Pakistan territory.
During investigation, the arrested Bangladeshi revealed that there were four more persons alongwith him who too were to cross over to Pakistan. On launching search operation, three more persons were arrested in the area around Chandiwala village along the border, who were later identified as Hafiz Ur Rehman, Mohhamad Danish Mia and Sauhar Ali, residents of the same district Sumanganj district of Bangladesh, from where one Ali Mohammad was earlier nabbed.
Further investigation is going on to know the real motive behind the intruders.
Ferozepur blares for Government Degree College
Ferozepur, August 23, 2012: For Ferozepur, despite promises by the various visiting dignitaries from time to time, the opening of Government Degree College at Ferozepur, is still a matter of dream, for those poor students, whose parents are not able to afford higher education in private colleges, even after more than six decades of independence. There seems to be a full-stop for those parents, who wants to give higher education to their wards.
The District Ferozepur NGOs Coordination Committee, Ferozepur, in its meeting held today decided to submit a memorandum to the chief minister Punjab for opening of a government college at Ferozepur.
Speaking to this Correspondent, Inder Singh Gogia, president, NGOs said that it is due to lack of interest on the part of the local politicians in the Akali-BJP government that the district headquarter is without college while the Guruharsahai at a distance of 30 KMs is having government college because of strong political will and interest of local influential people.
At present, there are four private colleges in Ferozepur, two only for girls and two co-educational, offering graduate and post-graduate courses in different disciplines. The demand for opening of Government College is being put before every visiting dignitary to Ferozepur but without any fruitful result, as of today. Parkash Singh Badal had earlier announced the opening of a government college in the town and even a piece of land had been identified on the Zira-Ferozepur road but the proposal seems to have dumped under the office files in the secretariat.
Vipan Sharma, Principal, S.D. Senior Secondary School said that the government must look into the genuine demand of the people of Ferozepur as it is need of the town especially for the children who can afford higher education, despite talented, in the private institutions. He even quoted the instance of a poor girl with 86 per cent marks whose parents could not afford for her higher education in a private college.
Ashok Bajaj, a retired ITO sharing his views on opening of government college said, pre-partition, the nearest college for Ferozepur was at Lahore and students used to go there for higher education. But after the partition, that option also comes to an end and the only alternative is the opening of new college at Ferozepur.
Some educationists in the city are of the view that till such time the demand of the local people for opening of Government College is met, the existing four degree college should offer the admission to the students from economically weaker sections with nominal affordable charges.
Now the citizens have high hope from Kamal Sharma, recently appointed, political advisor to the chief minister, Punjab, who has given assurance to fulfill the dream of Government College in Ferozepur, by taking up the matter with Parkash Singh Badal, chief minister, Pubjab.
PCTU warns to intensify stir
Ferozepur, August 23, 2012 : The Punjab Government has not paid the salary to the computer teachers in the regular pay scales. Harjit Singh Sandhu, president and Davinder Sandhu, general secretary, Punjab Computer Teachers Union (PCTU), Ferozepur talking to media said the regular pay scales to the computer teachers have been given but the salary is not being released to them according to the revised pay scales.
Lakhwinder Singh, vice president has demanded from the government that the salary held for the last three months should be released immediately and in future, regular arrangements may be made to avoid unnecessary harassment to the teachers. He further demanded that Punjab Civil Services Rules may be implemented in toto and non-teaching work from the teachers should be stopped.
Giving a warning to the government, he said that in case their demands are not met by the Punjab Government, 7000 computer teachers in Punjab will be compelled to resort to strong agitation for which the responsibility will be that of government.
Legal Aid Clinic inaugurated in Central Jail
Ferozepur, August 23, 2012 : Legal Aid Clinic (Free Legal Services Centre) was inaugurated by Fatehdeep Singh, District and Sessions Judge, Ferozepur at Central Jail, Ferozepur.
Punjab Legal Services Authority, on the directions of National Authority, to take care of the legal rights of the people of backward class and weaker sections, free legal services are provided to them and maximum should avail the benefit of these services.
This information was given after the inauguration of the Legal Service Centre, by District and Sessions Judge, Ferozepur who was accompanied by Karnail Singh, Civil Judge Senior Division and Jaspal Verma, Secretary, Legal Services Authority and Ramandeep Singh Sandhu, Superintendent, Central Jail, Ferozepur. District and Sessions Judge while addressing the prisoners and under- trials said, the persons having income less than Rs.1 lakh per annum can avail of the services of free legal aid clinic besides, schedule caste members, women, children, prisoners, mentally retarded patients, handicaps. These services are available right from the lower court to Supreme Court, he added.
Fatehdeep Singh, District and Sessions Judge, Ferozepur also listened to the problems of the women prisoners and directed the jail officials to take special care of women prisoners and the education of their children, food and medical treatment. A sixteen year prisoner was ordered to be shifted to Ludhiana Jail, immediately