Monday, February 11, 2002, Chandigarh, India





National Capital Region--Delhi

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PUNJAB

AHMEDGARH
DENTAL CAMP: A dental camp was organised by the local unit of the Bharat Vikas Parishad at local Civil Hospital. Mr Anil Kumar Aggarwal, Executive Director, SIL inaugurated the camp. Around 450 patients were examined and given treatment. 

1 KG OPIUM SEIZED: The local police has arrested Malkiat Singh of Khalifa Bagh Sangrur and seized around 1 kg of opium. A case has been registered under the NDPS Act. 

NAWANSHAHR
CUSTOMERSí MEET: The local branch of Indian Bank organised a customers meet here on Saturday. Speaking on the occasion, Mr M.V.N. Rao, Executive Director of the Indian Bank Board, said that the bank had drawn up a programme to provide latest banking facilities to its customers, including an NRI call, an e-mail facility in Punjabi and ATMs at five branches in the state.

SUNAM
APPOINTED: Mr Khushal Chand Goyal has been appointed special invitee of the Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee by Capt Amarinder Singh, President, PPCC.

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PANCHKULA
EYE CHECK-UP CAMP: The Residents Welfare Association, Sector 12, organised a free eye check-up camp at Chaudhary Eye Centre here on Sunday. More than 100 patients were checked for various eye ailments by Dr Sudhir K. Chaudhary. Mr Rakesh Aggarwal, general secretary of the association, said the association would also organise free general medical check-up camps and blood donation camps in future. 

LOAN MELA: The State Bank of India, Sector 10, organised a housing loan mela here on Sunday. Housing loans were being currently offered at 11.5 per cent interest by the bank with the lowest EMI (equated monthly instalment) of Rs 1,160/- per lakh for a loan period of five years, said Mr R.K. Teneja, chief manager of the bank. 

YOGA CAMP: Mr Hans Raj Gupta inaugurated a week-long free yoga camp at Yog Divya Mandir, Shivalik Enclave, here on Sunday. The camp is being organised in order to commemorate the 83rd birth anniversary of Yogiraj Sadgurudev Devi Dayal Maharaj. In the camp emphasis will be on teaching and practising yoga. Special care will be taken to improve fast spreading diseases like back pain, cervical, spondylitis etc. 

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HARYANA

AMBALA
PRIZE DISTRIBUTION FUNCTION: The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, Ambala, organised prize distribution function of a general knowledge competition at GRSD Senior Secondary School, Ambala City, here on Sunday. A former Deputy Speaker of Haryana Assembly, Mr Faquir Chand Aggarwal, presided over the function while a social activist C.L. Puri was the chief guest. Mr Aggarwal asked students to work for the unity of the nation. Mr Shri Niwas, state secretary of the parishad, Ms Shiwani Mehta, Mr Gaorav Sharma and Mr Rajender Singh Parmar also addressed the students. 

ORNAMENTS STOLEN: Virender Singh, a resident of Housing Board Colony, Ambala City, has reported that gold and silver ornaments worth Rs 20,000 have been stolen from his shop. A case has been registered. 

DOWRY CASE: On the complaint of Geeta, a local resident, the police has registered a case against four members of her in-laws family, including her husband. Geeta, in her complaint, has alleged that her husband, mother-in-law, father-in-law and sister-in-law were harassing and pressurising her to bring more dowry from her parents. 

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

CHAMBA
CHARAS SEIZED: The district police on Friday seized over 15 kg of charas from the possession of two persons at Banikhet near Dalhousie and arrested them. The SP, Chamba, Mr S.R. Ojha, said acting on a tip-off, the police intercepted Karam Chand and Mansa and arrested them. A case has been registered.

HAMIRPUR
STIR THREAT: Employees of Himachal Gramin Bank will go on strike if their demands are not met by March 31. These employees are upset with the bank management for its indifferent attitude towards their problems said, Mr D.S. Sharma, president of the National Gramin Bank Officers Organisation, talking with mediapersons here on Sunday.

FRIENDíS MEET: Hamirpur is likely to have another Friendís meet in the coming fortnight. It will be organised by the loyalists of the Chief Minister, Mr Prem Kumar Dhumal. Though no date has been fixed, yet there are indications that it will be held immediately after the Punjab poll.

STUDENTSí STIR: Hundreds of students of a private B.Ed college at Tarkwari in the district took to the streets raising on Thursday, slogans against the college management for hiking the fee and demanding the annual building fund contribution. They also staged a march up to Tarkwari Bazaar.

JAISINGHPUR
MEDICAL CAMP: The Satya Sai Sewa Samiti, Panchrukhi, organised a free medical camp at Government Middle School, Ropri, in Jaisinghpur subdivision on Thursday. A team of medical specialists of the district examined and treated about 1,000 patients.

NURPUR
OPIUM SEIZED: The Indora police on Saturday seized 1.25 kg of opium from Roshan Lal of Gagwal village. He has been arrested under the NDPS Act.

12 CASES SETTLED: A Lok Adalat settled 12 cases by way of conciliation, here on Saturday. The adalat was organised under the chairmanship of the Sub-Judge-cum-Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr J.K. Sharma.

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