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September 26, 2001 - September 26, 2001

RTO cracks down on illegal vehicles use Wednesday, September 26, 2001

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VADODARA: The Regional Transport Office (RTO) here has begun a massive drive to curb "illegal use of private vehicles for commercial purpose" and heavy commercial vehicles plying without valid papers.

In a circular, the regional transport officer, Vadodara, has asked all vehicle inspectors to crack down on organisations using private vehicles for commercial purpose. The circular comes in the wake of recent seizure of four private vehicles that were being used by some departments of the Vadodara Telecom District office, including its Alkapuri office and Gorwa exchange.

"We have written to the general manager, Vadodara Telecom District's office, apprising them of such illegal use. But, this is just the tip of the iceberg. We will now crack down on all such errant organisations who are evading taxes by using non-commercial vehicles," says regional transport officer DL Pandya.

The RTO has also focused its attention on heavy commercial vehicles in the city that ply without valid documents after the seizure of a truck (GJ 6U 4773) belonging to a city-based transporter. The truck was being run on "fictitious documents and its taxes are due since 1995".

Pandya now intends to send these details to the detection of crime branch so that they can carry on further investigations to get to the bottom of the problem.

News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]


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Vadodara in brief on 25th Sep 2001 Wednesday, September 26, 2001

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Seminar on education for street children
VADODARA: Professor Renu Khosla of the National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi, and state director for primary education RK Chaudhary will be among a host of speakers attending a one-day workshop on 'city-level planning of primary education for children on streets and slums of Vadodara city' on Friday.

The programme, being organised by Baroda Citizens' Council and supported by UNICEF, will discuss issues like 'Why children drop-out?' and 'Encouraging the girl-child for education'.

Avrachna school vice-principal honoured
Vice-principal and senior co-ordinator of Navrachna school, Rekha Mishra, has been honoured with the 'Award to Teachers for the Year 2000' by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for "her valuable contribution to the field of education." Mishra is, at present, on deputation as principal of Vidyani Vidyalaya, a sister institution.

Mishra was among the 12 teachers selected for the award out of 5,735 CBSE-affiliated schools world-wide. The award, given by Union human resource development minister Murli Manohar Joshi, comprised a certificate of commendation, a shawl and a cash award of Rs 10,000.

Astronomy among students
Science Centre will organise an Astronomy Club here from December 2 to popularise astronomy among students. The club, named 'Niharika', will function every Sunday and explore topics like basic astronomy, practical astronomy, and conduct night sky observations.

Interested students can contact Community Science Centre, DEE-ORG, Sarabhai Compound, Wadi Wadi.

News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]


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Advani visits Somnath, skips Ahmedabad Wednesday, September 26, 2001

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AHMEDABAD: Union home minister L K Advani on Tuesday paid a visit to the historical Somnath temple and performed 'puja' to commemorate his famous Somnath to Ayodhya 'Ram Rath Yatra' taken out on this day 11 years ago in 1990.

Advani has been regularly paying visit to Somnath every year on this day ever since he took out the yatra.

Tight security arrangements were made in view of his visit to this temple city. Later in the day, he flew back to Delhi in a special aircraft.

However, Advani did not visit Ahmedabad en route to Somnath this year despite BJP's debacle in the recently concluded by-elections to Sabarkantha and Sabarmati. The loss in Sabarmati is significant for Advani, as it falls in his Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency.

Several BJP leaders, including jails minister Jaspal Singh have criticised the BJP leadership for the election results and for failing to take corrective measures to arrest the downslide in the fortunes of the ruling BJP.

News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]


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Advani visits Somnath, skips Ahmedabad Wednesday, September 26, 2001

TIMES NEWS NETWORK
AHMEDABAD: Union home minister L K Advani on Tuesday paid a visit to the historical Somnath temple and performed 'puja' to commemorate his famous Somnath to Ayodhya 'Ram Rath Yatra' taken out on this day 11 years ago in 1990.

Advani has been regularly paying visit to Somnath every year on this day ever since he took out the yatra.

Tight security arrangements were made in view of his visit to this temple city. Later in the day, he flew back to Delhi in a special aircraft.

However, Advani did not visit Ahmedabad en route to Somnath this year despite BJP's debacle in the recently concluded by-elections to Sabarkantha and Sabarmati. The loss in Sabarmati is significant for Advani, as it falls in his Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency.

Several BJP leaders, including jails minister Jaspal Singh have criticised the BJP leadership for the election results and for failing to take corrective measures to arrest the downslide in the fortunes of the ruling BJP.

News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]


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Chief Minister may step down from office Wednesday, September 26, 2001

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GANDHINAGAR: Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel may offer to step down from office in the wake of growing criticism of his leadership and the government's track record after the BJP's humiliating defeat in the recent by-elections.

Sources say Keshubhai may leave the matter to the BJP's central leadership which has summoned him to New Delhi on Thursday to discuss the poll results. State BJP president Rajendrasinh Rana and organising secretary Sanjay Joshi will be present during the discussions.

Keshubhai had made a similar offer four months back, at a meeting with representatives of the Sangh Parivar. What is, however, not known is whether the party would accept his resignation offer, if it does come, at a time when assembly elections are just over a year away. The sources point that at this stage the BJP cannot afford to leave Keshubhai sulking and, if at all there is a move for change in leadership, it has to be with his consent.

When contacted, Keshubhai said, "I will be going to Delhi on Thursday where all important issues pertaining to the political situation arising out of the by-elections will be discussed. "The central leaders will ascertain the views of senior functionaries before coming to any conclusion on issues like future course of action and leadership." He denied plans to step down at this stage.

Meanwhile, jails and rural housing minister Jaspal Singh blasted the BJP's state and central leadership for "not hearing the warning signals" and "taking the party on a suicidal course" in Gujarat .

Singh remarked that the BJP's defeat had hardly surprised him. "The writing was clearly on the wall, but they were refusing to see the message which was loud and clear. Even the central leadership, which ignored the warnings, should share the blame."

Asked whether he would again demand a leadership change, Jaspal replied, "We in the BJP believe that the party is greater than the individual. If, in the interest of the party, some individuals have to be cast aside, this should be done because it will have a positive impact on the party."

Jaspal said he felt sorry for the party cadre who toil hard only to be let down by the leaders. "We are a cadre-based party and merit should be the only criteria for rising in the organisation. But we see that personal loyalty and manipulation help one to grow in the organisation at the cost of merit."

Jaspal alleged that a coterie around the CM, which had vested interests and was indulging in "corruption on a mammoth scale", had blinded his vision.

Meanwhile, another dissident legislator and GIDC chairman Purshottam Rupala said, "Someone from the government or the party should own up responsibility for the BJP's debacle. "It is high time the party initiated action instead of pondering over suggestions and recommendations, which has proved fatal."

Union textiles minister Kashiram Rana has already aired his views and said "the central leadership should make necessary changes at all levels as people's verdict had gone against the ruling party for the second time in last 14 months".

News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]


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