Special court held at Tihar jail

NEW DELHI: A special court was held at the Tihar Central Jail court complex here on Saturday to dispose of cases of petty offenders languishing in jail.

The court, presided over by Metropolitan Magistrate P.S. Malik, took up the cases of 23 prisoners. Of these, 22 cases were disposed of and one was referred back to the regular court.

Inter-School Decathlon

NEW DELHI: The 17th annual All-India Open Inter-School Gifted Children Decathlon was held at Col. Satsangi's Kiran Memorial Pubic School at Chhattarpur here on Friday. A dozen schools participated in the event designed to assess the ability of the children in areas like learning ability, communication, social adaptability, endurance and stamina.

"The purpose of the annual event is to provide potentially gifted children with enrichment programmes in an environment of healthy competition,'' said Shakuntla S. Jaiman, Director of the Institute of Gifted Children.

Seminar on women's empowerment

NEW DELHI: A seminar on women's empowerment was organised by the Delhi Pradesh Mahila Congress at Nasirpur here on Saturday on the eve of the birth anniversary of Indira Gandhi.

Union Labour Minister Oscar Fernandes, All-India Mahila Congress president Rita Bahuguna Joshi, All-India Congress Committee secretary Ved Prakash and DPCC president Ram Babu Sharma spoke at the seminar.

"Uttaranchal Sthapana Divas"

NEW DELHI: Uttarakhand Hiteshini Sabha celebrated the sixth anniversary of "Uttaranchal Sthapana Divas" with pomp and show at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry auditorium here.

A souvenir-cum-directory was released by Member of Parliament K.C. Baba and mementos were presented to dignitaries from Uttaranchal.

Advise to kidney patients

NEW DELHI: Most patients with kidney disease die of heart attack or paralysis rather than kidney failure, said Heart Care Foundation of India president K.K. Aggarwal here on Saturday.

Stating that uncontrolled diabetes and uncontrolled high blood pressure were the number one cause of kidney damage, Dr. Aggarwal said diabetes and high blood pressure could be kept at bay by proper management.