Monday, July 22, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


RELIEF FLAGGED OFF: The former Minister of External Affairs and MP, Mr R.L. Bhatia, on Saturday flagged off a truckload of relief material for Kashmiri migrants living on camps in Jammu. The relief material included blankets, woolles, suits shawls, jackets, atta and rice.

MEDICAL CAMP: The management of Parvati Devi Charitable Hospital organised a free medical check-up camp. Senior doctors from various specialities examined more than 300 patients and offered medicines free of cost.

COURSES INTRODUCED: Interview-cum-admission to one-year textile designing course for unemployed girls and one year radio and TV training course for unemployed boys will be held on August 7 and 8, respectively. The unemployed girls and boys in the age group of 15 to 35 years are eligible for admission to these courses and can submit their applications by July 29.

INAUGURATED: While inaugurating a three-week refresher course in education for university and college teachers, Prof A.N. Maheshwari, National Council of Teachers’ Education, New Delhi, emphasised the use of information technology to make the teaching learning process better.

INVITED: Prof Jai Rup Singh, coordinator of the Centre for Genetic Disorders Guru Nanak Dev University, has been invited to join the ‘team India’ initiated by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) under the Government of India.

PROTEST MARCH: Teachers, students and the employees working in universities, colleges and schools will hold a protest march in New Delhi on August 13 in protest against the anti-education and wrong education policies of the NDA government.

SAPLINGS PLANTED: The District Environmental Society planted more than 100 saplings of decorative trees at Gahlari village on Friday. The Divisional Forest Officer talking to this correspondent said the district had fixed a target of planting more than 1.5 lakh trees in the district.

SUICIDE: Jaggu Singh, son of Jeet Singh and resident of Momnabad village, committed suicide on Saturday. According to the police the cause behind the suicide is not known. It has registered a case.

ELECTROCUTED: Bikar Singh, a resident of Rerike village, was electrocuted on Wednesday. According to information, Bikar Singh was working in the fields and while operating the tubewell he was electrocuted.

CHEMISTS HELD: The Police has arrested four chemists on the charge of selling intoxicants. According to DSP Rajbacchan Singh Sandhu, the police had arrested Harvinder Kumar, Sunil Kumar, Raj Kumar and Ramesh Kumar. A large number of intoxicants had been recovered from their shops. A case under Sections 5A, 9 of the Drugs Control Act 1950, 15 and 420 of the IPC has been registered.

EXHORTED: Ms Usha R.Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, on Friday exhorted villagers to participate in various development schemes launched by the government. Speaking at a driving licence camp here she said with the participation of residents the development schemes would be more beneficial to them. A dental check-up camp was also organised on the occasion. 

SUSPENDED: The Sarpanch of Todarwal village has been suspended under the Panchayati Raj Act. During the Akali-BJP government she is understood to have misused government funds worth Rs 2 lakh. Despite repeated search warrants issued by the local SDM, she did not produce the relevant record.

KILLED: The police has booked five persons for allegedly killing, Jatinder Kumar, a resident of Rampura Mohalla. According to an FIR lodged by Mr Kewal Krishan, father of the victim, his son Jatinder had illicit relations with a girl of the same mohalla. The parents of the girl objected to the relationship. He stated that on Thursday night the accused killed his son with sharp-edged weapons. The accused have been identified. The police has registered a case under Sections 302, 148, 149 of the IPC.

RECOVERED: A three-year-old boy, Happy, who has been missing since July 12 from the local bus stand, was recovered by the police and restored to his parents on Friday. The child had come with his parents from Fatehgarh Sahib. He reportedly got lost at the bus stand. He was traced at Langri village in the Mahilpur area.

ARRESTED: The Tarn Taran police has arrested three persons, including the father-in-law and the brothers-in-law of Baldev Singh (30), who was found hanging from a tree in Bua village in Tarn Taran on September 4, 2000. Mr Narinder Bhargav, district police chief, said the case, which was earlier closed, was reopened on a complaint of Mr Tara Singh, father of the deceased, who had alleged that his son was killed by his in-laws.



PIGS CAUGHT: The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has caught 29 pigs and piglets from Janata Kumhar Colony and Indira Colony. It has now decided not to return pigs to their owners and sell these off to prevent their reappearance in the city.This is the second phase of the campaign to rid of unauthorised rearing of pigs.

75 DONATE BLOOD: As many as 75 persons donated blood at a camp organised by the Samaj at Shirdi Sai Temple, Sector 29, here on Sunday. Mr Vijay Kumar, president of the samaj, said the samaj would also celebrate “Guru Purnima” on the temple premises on July 25.

RSE CONCLUDES: The five day refresher course for the NSS programme officers organised by the Punjabi University Training and Orientation Centre concluded here on Sunday. Dr C.L. Narang Director NSS, Panjab University . Chandigarh,volunteers to participate in women empowerment, clean environment an literacy programme.

FUNCTION: The annual day function for students of Class I and II of Bhavan Vidyalaya was held here on Saturday. The function began with the lighting of a lamp, which was followed by an evening of cultural programme.

COUNSELLING SESSION: A career counselling session was organised at Chaman LAL DAV School here on Saturday. This session was chaired by Dr U. C. Panday, of Indira Gandhi national Open University. He asked the participants to explore carrer options other than the traditional ones.

PHONE EXCHANGE: Mr Pritpal Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, BSNL, laid the foundation stone of telephone exchange building in Sector 70 here on Sunday. The exchange will be built at the cost of about Rs 90 lakh and will cater to the needs of subscribers of Sector 70 and adjoining areas apart from improving the efficiency of services.


STRIKE ENDS: The hunger strike by farmers at the Adhoya power house ended on Sundaywith the Deputy Commissioner, Ambala Mr D.D. Gautam, offering them juice. The farmers had been on strike for the past two days to press for regular power supply. The Deputy Commissioner said power situation would improve once the Jodianwala power house became functional.

JE ASSAULTED: A junior engineer was allegedly assaulted by farmers near Matheri Jattan village on Saturday night. The JE has claimed that he accompanied a patrolling party for the supply line. Near the village, a farmer told them to rectify a fault at his tubewell. When he expressed his inability to correct the fault at that point of time, the farmer and a few others forcibly took him to the tubewell where he was allegedly beaten up.

SUICIDE: A girl committed suicide by consuming poison at Jatai village on Thursday. According to sources, two youths tried to molest the girl. Frightened by the incident she consumed poison. She was taken to Civil Hospital in serious condition where the doctor declared her brought dead.

OPEN AIR THEATRE: Member of Parliament Ajay Singh will lay the foundation stone of an open air theatre on the premises of Bal Bhavan here on Sunday. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Harpal Singh, said the theatre would be constructed by the District Child Welfare Council. Mr Ajay Singh would also lay the foundation stone of a drinking water scheme.

KISAN CARDS: The local branch of the State Bank of Patiala has issued 114 kisan cards to farmers during the current kharif crop season. The branch manager, Mr R.B. Bansal and the field officer, Mr R.K. Singla, informed mediapersons here on Saturday that over Rs 1.06 crore had been disbursed among farmers under the Kisan Card Scheme during the current kharif crop season.

GIRL DROWNED: A six-year-old girl, Guddi, drowned in a pond in the nearby Pabra village on Friday. She had gone to the village pond along with her uncle when she suddenly slipped into the water. Villagers standing near the pond took the girl out from the pond and admitted her to a private hospital in Barwala, but she died after some time.

LIQUOR DEATHS: Two persons died after they consumed excess liquor in Hansi town, about 26 km from here, the police said on Saturday. The victims, identified as Raj Kumar, (40) and Main Baba (60) from Chennai, were working as labourers. The two consumed liquor before going to sleep on Friday night and were found dead the next morning.

LIONS CLUB: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Lions Club, Yamunanagar-Jagadhri for 2002-03: president — Lion Varinder Arora; first vice-president — Lion Vinod Jalotra; second vice-president — Lion Luxmi C. Puri; third vice-president — Lion Narender Seth; secretary — Lion Tajinder Bhatia; and treasurer — Lion S.P.S. Jassal.

TARGET FIXED: Government departments have to achieve a fixed target of planting saplings and any department which succeeds in achieving the target of not only planting the saplings but also succeeds in protecting and nourishing a fixed number of plants would be given Rs 1000 as cash prize and the entry to this effect would be made in their annual confidential reports, said Mr Vijayender Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, after planting a sapling at old Tehsil on Friday.

NEW BUS SERVICE: A new bus service between Yamunanagar and Rudrapur (Nainital) will be started soon. Mr Vijayender Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, said here on Saturday that Haryana Roadways, Yamunanagar depot had earned profit of Rs 3.49 lakh as compared to a profit of Rs 1.44 lakh during the corresponding month last year.


ARRESTED: The police here arrested Chuni Lal, son of Jaina, a resident of Kallar village under Talai police station from Garhshankar in Punjab on July 19 and recovered a 15-year-old girl Rinu . Dr Atul Verma, SP said here on Saturday that the father of the girl had got registered an FIR against Chuni Lal for having kidnapped his minor daughter.

WARNED: The district unit of the Democratic Youth Federation of India, has warned the state government that it will start an agitation if the problems of the Kot Dhar area of the Gehadwin constituency of Bilaspur district are not solved. Presided over by state assistant secretary Lakhanpal Sharma, the meeting of the unit at Jejwin, 60 km from here, on Saturday, pointed towards there being large number of posts of teacher and also of health staff lying vacant in schools and health centres of the area and several drinking water supply schemes being kept closed indefinitely.

CONVENTION: The district unit of the Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha will hold its one-day district-level convention at Kisan Bhavan here on Wednesday. It will be inaugurated by Himachal Health and Family Welfare Minister Jagatprakash Nadda. Addressing mediapersons here on Sunday, morcha state secretary Subhash Sharma and district president Chaman Thakur said over 2200 delegates will attend the convention.

LOK ADALAT: As many as 20 cases were settled on Saturday at a lok adalat held in the district courts. The District and Sessions Judge, Dr J.N. Barowalia, presided while Col Jai Ganesh (retd) participated over the Lok Adalat. In 12 cases of Motor Accident Claims a total compensation of Rs 20,80,000 was awarded while two cases of loan recoveries and two cases under Hindu Marriage Act were settled.

TWO KILLED: Two persons were killed when the jeep in which they were travelling fell into a gorge on Saturday at Shivdwala on the Sarkaghat-Jogindernagar road. Eyewitnesses said the fast-driven jeep which was coming from Marhi went out of control and fell into the gorge. The police has registered a case. Driver Suresh Kumar (26) of Bharoli Kalan (Ghumarwin) died on the spot while the other occupant Chhota Ram of Shah Talai died on way to Civil Hospital, Sarkaghat.

CONDEMNED: The Himachal Government College Teachers’ Association has condemned the decision to regularise the services of ad hoc lecturers, without waiting for the verdict of the High Court and alleged that the illegal decision of the Dhumal government would only help incompetent and unqualified candidates to get into service through the backdoor.

WARNED: Scientists at the Central Potato Research Institute here have warned the growers against the outbreak of late Blight disease in the potato crop as conditions were ideal for it. Dr S.M.Paul Khurana, Director of the institute, said here on Saturday that overcast conditions, high humidity and intermittent rain were most conducive for the spread of the disease caused by a fungus, Phytophthora in festans. It was a highly destructive disease and if not controlled , could wipe out the entire crop.

MURDERED: Ramesh, a resident of Sadiana village in Theog tehsil, was hacked to death allegedly by the family members of his uncle. According to the police Bhupinder Singh, Jeet Ram, Vimla Devi, Om Prakash and Kewal Singh, all relatives of the accused, were involved in the murder. Jeet Ram and Vimla Devi had been arrested , the police said. The murder followed an altercation between the two families over the construction stair.Top

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