Tuesday, June 11, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


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The local police has registered a case under Sections 498 and 406-A of the IPC against six persons of Ludhiana. According to the complainant, Ms Satwinder Kaur, daughter of Mr Hari Singh of Chhana Gate, her husband and family members had been harassing her to bring more dowry. The case has been registered against husband Sukhvir Singh, brothers-in-law Lakhvir Singh and Jasvir Singh, father-in-law Satpaul and mother-in -law Savitri Devi.

URGED: Haazi Nusrat Akram Khan Bagga, former sports minister, on Sunday called upon leaders of all religions to mobilise general people against racism, while addressing a gathering at the foundation stone laying ceremony of Masjid Hanfia, here. He said all religions advocated fraternity and if leaders adopted the principle there would be no war. Mr Munir Mohd, president Muslim Youth Front, Hazi Mohd Ibrahim, Kishan Lal Badhan, president Nagar Council, Kalu Khan, councillor, and Mufti Mohd Vakil were among those who spoke.

BODY FOUND: The body of a 55-year-old man was found from the border village of Mohammad Pira in Fazilka sector on Sunday night. An Army patrol party noticed the body around 9 p.m. and informed the Sadar police, here. The identity of the deceased could not be established. According to post-mortem examination report, the death had occurred due to an injury on skull. It is suspected that the deceased might be a Pakistani national owing to the act that he was circumcised.

APPOINTED: Mr Gunbir Singh Sodhi and Mr Parvinder Sodhi have been appointed vice-presidents of the District Youth Congress Committee by the All-India President of the Youth Congress, Mr Randip Singh Surjewala. Information to this regard was communicated by Mr Raminder Awla, district president of the Youth Congress.

SMO ARRESTED: The Hariana police has arrested Dr Tikam Singh, Senior Medical Officer, Hariana, under Sections 376-D and 354 of the IPC for his alleged attempt to rape Paramjit Kaur of Kulian on Saturday. According to an FIR, Paramjit Kaur, had gone to the Civil Hospital for her treatment where the Senior Medical Officer tried to rape her during her check up.

ACCIDENTS: Ram Singh, driver of a tanker, and his cleaner, Gurpal Singh, died on the spot when their tanker met with an accident on the G T Road, near Khas village on Saturday. In another accident, Balkar Singh of Begampur village was crushed to death near Gulerian village while he was crossing the road after parking his tractor-trailer. In another incident, Mann Singh (18) of Handwa was drowned in Shah Nehar on Saturday while he was taking a bath in it.

CASE REGISTERED: On a complaint lodged by Indu Bala Sharma, a lecturer at Goswami Ganesh Dutt Sanatan Dharam College, Hariana, a case has been registered under Section 406 of the IPC against Devinder Kumar Sharma, Superintendent of the college, and Himat Kumar, clerk, for cheating her.

: The International Council of Ayurveda, Punjab, organised an RCH free medical camp at Ramgarh village. The camp was held to generate awareness about health, family planning, Aids and TB. Over 250 patients, including women, were given free treatment. Dr Parminder Kaur, Medical Officer RCH Project, examined the women. Dr Major Singh gave free consultation to the village community. A seminar was also organised. Dr Munish Jain treated the patients free for chronic diseases with acupressure.

ILLICIT LIQUOR SEIZED: The local police arrested Jagsir Singh of Agwar Gujjran at Agwar Khawaja Baju and seized around 14.5 litre of illicit liquor. The police has booked him under Sections 61, 1, 14 of the Excise Act.

KIRTAN DARBAR: A kirtan darbar was held at Gurdwara Shri Guru Singh Sabha in Old Sabzi Mandi in connection with the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev, here on Sunday. An “amrit sanchar” programme was also held. Bhai Jagrup Singh and Joginder Singh sang “Assa di war” during the kirtan. Prominent hymn singers included Bhai Paramjit Singh, Bhai Satinder Pal Singh, Bibi Varinder Kaur Khalsa and Bhai Guriqbal Singh. A “katha” was delivered by Giani Sarabjit Singh, while Bhai Guriqbal Singh administered “amrit” to 108 Sikhs at the function.

RELIEF TO WIDOWS: The Ludhiana Young Welfare Society held its 11th monthly free ration distribution function, here on Sunday in which 100 widows were given ration. Mr Satish Arora was the chief guest. The next distribution programme would be held on July 14.

AMARNATH YATRA: Shiv Sewa Mandal Trust would arrange 10 buses to transport pilgrims to the Amarnath cave free of cost. The buses would leave on July 23 and those willing to avail themselves of the facility could contact the trust office at the Noorewala road before June 15.

GAYATRI CONTEST: Neelam Sharma, a student of Vivek Vidya Mandir, bagged the first prize at the Gayatri Mantra recitation contest held at Shri Gayatri Gyan Mandir, Haibowal Kalan, by Gayatri Parivar Trust here on Sunday. Over 200 students from 30 schools took part. The second place was bagged by Priya from Lajwanti High School, while the third place was won by Asha from Chander Model High School.

PARSHURAM JAYANTI: The Bhagwan Parshuram Bhrahman Sabha organised a function at Shri Ram Bhavan, Sita Nagar, in connection with Bhagwan Parshuram Jayanti celebrations here on Sunday. The programme began with the holding of a yajna, which was performed among others by Dr Krishan Rai Sharma and Mr Pawan Kumar Sharma, Mr Jaswant Kaushal, Mr Jugal Arora, Mr Satish Aul, Mr Manmohan Sharma and Mr Darshan Lal.

MEETING: A meeting of various Jain bodies to review the preparations for the forthcoming “chaturmas” of Acharya Shiv Muni Maharaj was held at the Jain Sthanak in Civil Lines, here on Sunday. It was presided over by Mr Ram Kumar Jain.

DANCE CONTEST: Students from SKN Model High School, Tilak Nagar, participated in a dance contest held on Sunday. They were divided into two groups. In group A, Vanita from Class VII was declared best dancer, while in group B, Priyanka from Class III was declared first. Ms Sakshi Kapoor, Ms Ritu Jain and Ms Alisha Anand were the judges. Principal K.D. Arora gave prizes to the winners.

EYES DONATED: The eyes of late ex-serviceman Narang Singh (85) a resident of Mohi village, were donated by his son, Mr Jaswant Singh, an employee of the PSEB, to the Eye Bank, Mansuran, here recently. Mr Jaswant Singh in a press statement today said that his father always wanted to donate his eyes after death and had also participated in World War II. He was also the president of the gurdwara of Mohi village for five years.

INJURED: Six persons, including a three-year-old boy and an aged woman, were injured in a group clash at a nearby village. The clash followed when a mob entered the house of the Panch, Mr Dilbag, on Sunday night it was learnt here on Monday. Household articles, including the scooter of the Panch, were damaged. The injured have been identified as Naveen (3), son of the Panch, Jasbir, brother of the Panch, Lakhbir, Ravi and Dhanti, Lakhwinder Singh and Lakhvir Singh of the rival group.

PUNJABI MA: Guru Nanak Dev University has granted MA Punjabi to the local Ramgarhia College, according to a press note. The admission for it will start from June 25. The college already runs the post-graduation in history, added the note.

COMMITTEE’S DEMAND: The Kisan Sangharsh Committee has demanded action against those PSEB employees who take bribe from consumers for providing 24-hour power supply. Mr Kanwalpreet Singh Pannu, convener of the committee, in a press note issued here on Friday said the committee had submitted two attested affidavits to the Chief Engineer, PSEB, Amritsar, in which a junior engineer posted here has accepted Rs 5000 to provide 24-hours power supply at Nagoke.

EDUCATIONAL CAMP: The Punjab Rural Education Promotion Council has decided to organise an educational camp for secondary school boys at Sri Goindwal Sahib from June 11 to June 17. Dr S.S. Pawar, secretary of the council, in a press note issued here on Friday said the purpose of the camp was to cultivate habits of self-study, dignity of labour and work-culture.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Laboratory Technician Association, Punjab: president — Mr Sikandar Singh; secretary — Mr Amarjit Singh; senior vice-president — Mr Manmohan Singh; vice-president — Mr Nishan Singh; and treasurer — Mr Surinder Singh.



CAMP FOR WOMEN: An awareness generation camp for rural and poor women being held at Maloya ended here on Monday. The camp was inaugurated on June 2 in which more than 20 women participated. It was organised by the Citizens Association for Relief Education and Service in collaboration with the Chandigarh Local Welfare Advisory Board. The status of women, their health, women and law, small savings scheme, food processing and mehndi demonstration were the various features of this camp.

MEMORANDUM: The Punjab University Non-teaching Employees Federation has given a memorandum to members of the committee constituted to consider nomination of non-teaching employees on the PU senate and other elected bodies of the university. The employees have listed justifications for having a representative in the university’s decision-making bodies and also suggested ways in which the representation can be facilitated. The memorandum states that the representation can be made through nomination on lines of PUTA or through the creation of a constituency for employees or even by amending the related university calendar regulation.



SOCIAL BOYCOTT: A panchayat of 13 villages held at Lad village of Badhra on Saturday announced social boycott of a doctor of Badhra village in a case of molestation. The panchayat was presided over by Mr Ram Swaroop Bhandwa. The panchayat found Dr Sumer Sangwan guilty of raping a young girl of Lad village who had gone to him for a check up. It may be mentioned that the court had released the doctor on bail.

JUDICIAL CUSTODY: A court has sent three policemen — Hoshiar Singh, ASI, Satish Kumar and Satbir — into judicial custody in a case of suicide in a police station. The suspects had been arrested following the registration of a case against them by the father of the victim. The victims, who had allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling in the police station after interrogation belonged to Sonepat district.

IN-LAWS BOOKED: On a complaint lodged by Bimla Devi of Babanpur village in the district, a case has been registered against her husband Jagar Singh, father-in-law Pahalwan Singh, brother-in-law Mangat Ram, and mother-in-law Maya Devi. She had alleged that her in-laws had been harassing her for bringing insufficient dowry.

PATROLLING ORDERS: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr O.P. Indora, issued orders on Sunday of patrolling in all villages and towns of the district in view of the prevailing tension on the Indo-Pak border. The orders issued under Rule 3 of the Punjab Village and Small Towns Patrolling Act, 1918 will remain in force till July 25. The orders said all able-bodied persons of the villages and towns were required to do patrolling at sensitive positions like railway stations, railway lines, flyovers, roads, telephone exchanges, power lines, canals and government buildings.

TREE PLANTATION: The district administration has set a target of planting nine lakh trees in the current month to give an impetus to the green revolution. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr O.P. Indora, has directed all Block and Development Officers to plant more trees in their respective areas with the help of panchayats. He was addressing the monthly meeting of the officers of the district here on Monday. The SP, Fatehabad, Mr Hanif Qureshi, ADC, Mr C.R. Rana, and senior officers of various departments were present on this occasion.

TAX PROCEDURES: The Union Government has simplified the tax filing procedures for individual tax payers. According to Mr Shakti Singh, president of the local Sales Tax Bar Association, individual assesses have been allowed to file their income tax returns through “Saral” form No. 2D.



RED CROSS FAIR: More than 4000 patients suffering from various diseases were checked up and given medical treatment at a three-day Red Cross fair on health and family welfare, which concluded here on Saturday. The central and state governments organised the fair jointly in the historic Chowgan of Chamba. The information was given here on Sunday by Mr D.K. Rattan, Sub Divisional Magistrate here.

WATER SCARCITY: To cope with the prevailing water crisis in the district, the state government has drawn a contingency plan after carrying out a comprehensive survey of the affected areas for which a sum of Rs 1.8 crore had been released initially in the first phase. This was stated by Mr Vinay Kumar Gupta, Superintending Engineer of Chamba Circle of the Irrigation and Public Health Department.

CRITICISED: The Himachal Pradesh Government and Semi-Government Drivers and Cleaners Association has taken a strong exception to an attempt to implicate Ramesh Kumar, a driver of the Forest Corporation, Nurpur, in an accident in which the official vehicle had met with an accident on May 30 killing a scooterist at Barot, near Rehan. Mr Kuljeet Rana, district president, in a statement here on Sunday said the vehicle was being driven by a chowkidar of the corporation as the driver was on leave when the mishap occurred.

PROMOTED: Dr Anita Rao, Joint Director of Education, has been promoted as Additional Director.

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