Friday, April 5, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


OFFICE-BEARERS: The following were elected office-bearers of the Sant Avenue Welfare Association at its annual general meeting held here on Tuesday: president — Dr Narinder Singh; vice-presidents — Mr Bhagwant Singh and Mr Rajinder Dhawan; secretary — Mr M.S. Bhatti; and treasurer — Mr Nirmal Singh.

VARSITY WEBSITE: Guru Nanak Dev University has updated its website The updated website was inaugurated by Dr S.P. Singh, Vice-Chancellor, here on Wednesday. The university will now declare results on its website. Various syllabi, admission forms, migration forms, etc will also be available on the Internet.

FUNCTION: A function was organised by the local unit of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation here on Wednesday to mark the beginning of the new financial year. Representatives of Malwa Spinning Mill, Barnala, Vardhman Polytax, Bathinda, the local St Joseph’s School and GIS, Sangrur, were present on the occasion. Mr K.K. Batra, Chairman, regional PF office, addressed the gathering.

ANNUAL FUNCTION: The annual function of the local Indian National Public School was held on Tuesday. Students with outstanding performance in academics and extracurricular activities were given away prizes. The students also performed a cultural programme.

MAN KILLED: A 30-year-old man died here on Thursday when he accidentally fell in front of train near the Multania railway bridge on the Bathinda-Ambala rail track. The identity of the deceased could not be established. The volunteers of a local NGO brought the body to the local Civil Hospital after informing railway police.

BODY FOUND: Body of a 60-year-old man was found from the Rajbaha, about 30 km from here, near Talwandi Sabo. The body was brought to the local Civil Hospital for a post-mortem examination. 

VOTERS’ OBJECTIONS: According to Mr Vikas Partap, Deputy Commissioner, those voters, whose names had not been included during the special revision of voters’ list during the Punjab Vidhan Sabha Elections this year, could submit their objections, with proof, if any, for 78-Amloh constituency to Mr Ashwani Kumar PCS, Assistant Commissioner (Grievances) and for 79 Sirhind Constituency, to Mr R.J.S. Brar, PCS, Assistant Commissioner (Grievances) at their respective offices upto April 18 during office hours.

PROCUREMENT CENTRES: As many as 72 centres have been set up in the district for the procurement of wheat by various government agencies during this season. This was disclosed by Mr Kirandeep Singh Bhullar, Deputy Commissioner, here on Thursday.

DRIVER KILLED: A driver, Sarabjit Singh, was killed when the bus he was driving hit the wall of a bridge near Chack Kasam village on Wednesday. The accident occurred when he tried to avoid hitting a tractor trolley coming from the opposite side.

WOMAN POISONED: A 20-year-old woman, Jaswant Kaur, was allegedly poisoned to death by her in-laws in Chak Samana village under Hariana police station on Wednesday. A case has been registered here on Thursday, following a complaint lodged by the brother of the deceased against her father-in-law, mother-in-law and two others. No arrests have been made so far.

DAIRY CAMP: A dairy camp was organised at block level in Sudhar under the guidance of Mr Devi Dass. Mr Gurmel Singh Virdi and Mr Kuldip Singh Jassowal informed that 45 dairy farmers participated. They told the farmers about the different varieties of milch cows. Mr Savinder Singh, Mr Amarjit Singh and Mr Surinderjit Singh cooperated fully to make camp a success.

VISIT: Dr J.L.Bassi, a well-known Orthopaedic surgeon of North India, has recently returned from the USA with latest technical knowledge of knee replacement. According to a press release, Dr Bassi shared the knowledge with Dr K. Samalson, Knee Designer Surgeon of the USA, during his visit. Dr Bassi also attended a conference of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons at Texas. Dr Bassi said,” It is very big effort of ‘the academy that doctors from all over the world come together and share the latest technology and serve their societies in a more better way”.

SETBACK FOR TANGRI: The Shiv Sena (Tangri) suffered a major setback here on Thursday as Mr Krishan Lal Sharma, propaganda secretary of the North Zone, joined the Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray) along with many supporters. Addressing party workers at Shimla Puri after his induction, Mr Sharma said he had decided to part ways with Mr Jagdish Tangri because of the wrong policies being pursued by him. He assured the gathering that he would abide by all party directives and work to strengthen it further. Others who joined Mr Sharma in the cross-over were — Mr Rakesh Sharma, Mr Ganga Sagar Yadav, Mr Santosh Kumar, Mr Surinder Singh Yadav, Mr Balkar Singh, Mr Barkha Ram, Mr Vishnu Pandey, Mr Bablu Singh, Mr Sanjiv Rajput and several others.

FREE MEDICAL CAMP: A free medical camp was organised at Hambran by Prerna Kendra International (a social & charity organisation) on Thursday. The patients were taught various yogasans to get rid of diseases. Information was given about the causes of illnesses and their treatments. Krishan Dev Gupta demonstrated different yogic kriyas to ward off heart diseases. Dr Hardyal Aulakh taught specific yogasans to treat kidney aliments. Om Parkash Gupta gave practical demonstration of the asans that could help in joint diseases . 

CLASS V TOPPERS: Inderjit Kaur from New Punjab Public Senior Secondary School, Humbran, has topped the Class V examination conducted by the District Education Department this year by scoring 424 marks out of the total 450 marks. Gurinderjit Singh from Government Primary School, Bondali, has stood second with 416 marks, while the third position has been shared by Gaganjot Singh from Guru Gobind Singh Senior Secondary School, Rahon Road, and Manpreet Kaur from Mata Harnam Kaur Primary School, Sihora, both with 413 marks. 

NEW SAHODAYA HEAD: Mr D.R. Jalota, Principal, Radha Vatika Senior Secondary School, Khanna, has now been appointed as head of Sahodaya School Association, an association of CBSE schools of the district. He has taken over from Mr R.S. Grewal, Principal, GGN Public School. Mr Jalota said a meeting of CBSE schools would soon be held at Gobindgarh Public School, Mandi Gobindgarh, where general problems and schedule of academic and cultural activities of the entire session would be discussed. 

JAGRAN: Shri Sidh Sewa Mandal, Dhuri Line, will hold its 15th annual ‘jagran’ on April 6 at Baba Balak Nath temple, according to a press note here on Thursday. At the jagran, which would start at 9 pm, eminent religious singers such as Rekha Dhall, Ashwini Sharma, Ramesh Rangila and party would sing hymns in praise of Baba Balak Nath. A ‘bhandara’ would also be held on the occasion.



RELEASED ON BAIL: Seven students of BRCM Engineering College, Behal, rounded up in connection with a clash that took place on March 24 were released on bail by a local court on Wednesday.

4 YOUTHS HELD: The district police arrested four armed youths near Rajana village in the district while they were planning to loot people on the Jind-Safidon road on Tuesday night. Stating this here on Wednesday, Mr K.K. Rao, Superintendent of Police, said the arrested youths had been identified as Manoj Kumar and Pawan Kumar of Kalawati village and Manjit and Sonu of Pillukhara Mandi. He said the police had seized a pistol, two cartridges, a sword and an iron rod from them.


DEMONSTRATION: About 300 patients and their attendants held a demonstration on Wednesday at the local subdivisional hospital in protest against the alleged poor functioning of the hospital, non-availability of doctors and the misuse of official position by some employees for their vested interests. They demanded that the hospital should either be equipped with doctors and paramedical staff or closed down.

TELECOM MANAGER: The new Telecom District Manager, Mr O.P. Minhas, joined duty here on Tuesday. The authorities had been requested to shift the previous Manager as he had allegedly misbehaved with subscribers. However, the former Manager left without handing over the official charge to his successor. The Chief General Manager, Himachal Circle, reportedly took a serious note of the action of the former Manager and allowed Mr Minhas to join duty without taking charge from him.

EMPLOYMENT AVENUES: The district administration has drawn a comprehensive plan to create avenues of employment for the youth of the district. This was stated by Mr R.D. Nazim, Deputy Commissioner, here on Wednesday. Mr Nazim said he had called a meeting of the NGOs of the district, besides the Rural Development Department and representatives of Nabard to identify the areas for creating employment opportunities.

SEWAGE WATER: Residents of Gartholi Mohalla are facing inconvenience these days as sewage water has entered their houses. They have complained to the SDM but to no avail. Meanwhile, residents of Issa Nagar are facing an acute shortage of drinking water for the past 15 days due to the burning of a motor of a water supply centre. They have urged the municipal authorities to restore the supply at the earliest.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the city committee of the Nationalist Congress Party: president — Mr Arvind Puri; vice-president — Mr Dinesh Kumar Sharma; general secretary — Mr Rakesh Kumar Mahajan; and treasurer — Mr J.R. Narula.

LOVERS FLEE HOMES: Two lovers of Bharti village, 18 km from Subathu, have allegedly run away from their homes. According to information, the lovers Manju (19) and Deep Chand (21), both neighbours, left their homes on the intervening night of April 1 and 2. Mr Beli Ram, father of Manju, has got a case registered against Deep Chand.

GIRL FOUND DEAD: The body of Rajni Bala, a three-year-old girl who was missing since Monday from her house at Dhangu Pir, was found near Sabzi Mandi under the Indora police station on Tuesday evening. According to the police, Susheel Kumar, the father of the girl, died of a heart attack also on Tuesday.


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