Tuesday, October 29, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


CHEQUES GIVEN: Mr Sardul Singh, Excise and Taxation Minister, gave cheques worth Rs 28.28 lakh to 84 villages primary schools here on Sunday. Addressing a rural conference, he claimed that a massive movement needed to be organised to educate all children according to the World Bank project till year 2010.

MEDICAL CAMP: A free medical camp was organised at R.S. Poly Clinic, Friends Colony, here by the North India Medical Practitioners Association along with the State Bank of India, Town Hall, here on Sunday. Free medicines were distributed and blood sugar tests conducted. Mr G.D. Gupta, AGC, SBI, was the chief guest.

EXERCISE: A mock exercise to check the response of agencies like the fire brigade, medical services and the police was conducted here on Monday by the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL). Mr P.K. Ramnathan, territory manager, LPG, in a press note issued here on Monday, said the drill was conducted at the LPG plant in the industrial area on the Bathinda-Mansa road.

ATTACKED: Kirpal Singh of Sekhan village was allegedly attacked by three persons from the same village on Sunday. The victim has been hospitalised at Maloud and his condition is said to be critical. According to the preliminary investigations, the complainant had alleged that he was attacked by some sharp-edged weapons by Randhir Singh Dheera, Karamjit Singh and Hardeep Singh following an old water dispute. A case under Section 341, 323, 324, 325, 326, 506 and 34 of the IPC has been registered at the Payal police station.

PUNJAB BANDH: the CPM will support the Punjab bandh call given by seven associations of farming community on October 29. In a joint statement, Mr Jandeep Kaushal, vice-president, all-India Federation of Democratic Youth, Mr Krishan Kumar Kaushal state committee member, CPM, and Mr Lakhwinder Singh Buani, general secretary, Kul Hind Kirti Kisan Sabha, Punjab, said the Doraha Association would extend complete support to the farming community and Doraha shops would remain closed from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Apart from this, paddy would not be brought to market and milk not sold by dairy farmers.

MEDICAL CAMP: In connection with the Maharaja Aggarsain jayanti, the local Aggarwal Youth Forum organised a medical check up camp here on Saturday. More than 500 patients suffering from various diseases were examined by a team of experts from Nayyar Heart Institute and Super-Speciality Hospital, Amritsar, and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.

LIBRARY OPENED: The local branch of the Indian medical association (IMA) opened Dr B.G. Goyel Memorial Library on the IMA Blood Bank Campus at the Sud Nursing Home here on Sunday. Mrs Kamlesh Goyel donated 200 medical books to the library. Dr. M.L. Kakkar, Civil Surgeon, Hoshiarpur, inaugurated it.

WB GRANTS: Mr Kuldip Kumar Nanda, president of the District Congress, and Mr Arun Dogra, president of the District Youth Congress, stated in a press note here on Sunday evening that with the World Bank’s assurance on releasing grants to the Punjab Government for developmental activities, a new era would start in the state. They pointed out that due to wrong economic policies of the SAD-BJP government the World Bank had stopped financial aids to Punjab. They said a World Bank team would visit Punjab from November 11 to 16 to study various projects.

OFFICE BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Deputy Commissioner’s Office Employee Association, Hoshiarpur: president —Mr Jatinder Kumar Singh; sr vice-president — Mr Manohar Lal Mehta; vice-president — Mr Harmail Singh Langoia; general secretary — Mr Bhagwant Kishore; joint secretary —Mr Saminder Singh Vaid; and finance secretary — Mr Jasbir Kumar Sharma.

MEETING POSTPONED: The meeting of the local Municipal Council was postponed here on Monday due to a strong protest by the opposition members. The president of the council had issued a new agenda for the meeting scheduled for Monday but had deleted the previous agenda of the meeting which was postponed last month. On Monday when the members of the council assembled they expressed unhappiness over this move. The members alleged that the president had deliberately deleted the agenda because the items in that agenda were not suited to him. After the postponement of meeting opposition members alleged that the president was applying pick and choose policy in the development works. They said that taking an excuse about the letter of the secretary of the local bodies the president had stopped the development works in the wards of the opposition members while the works in some areas were going on. The members sought a vigilance inquiry in the development works executed in the past five years during the term of this president.

PRIZE DISTRIBUTION FUNCTION: The annual prize distribution function of Bharatiya Vidya Mandir School, Kitchlu Nagar, was held on Monday. Mr Yog Raj Sachdeva, Regional Officer of the CBSE, was the chief guest. Mr Ashok Setia, Director of the school, introduced the chief guest to the parents. The principal of the school, Mr Goutam Gupta, shared the achievements of the school with parents. He enumerated various co-curricular activities and sports events in which the students had won at zonal and state-level. The students presented a cultural programme comprising a melodious group song in Hindi- ‘Tum samay ki ret par’. Naga Culture was presented by the students.

MEETING: The annual general meeting of the Ludhiana Tractor Parts Manufacturers Association was held here on Monday which decried the decision of the government to introduce the Exim form. As many as 200 members took part in the proceedings. Mr M.R. Malhotra and Mr Jagdish Rai Monga, president and general secretary of the association, respectively said the government was out to destroy them since from next year the VAT system of taxation would also be introduced which proposes heavy fines on entrepreneurs.

6 INJURED: Six persons were injured in a road accident at Sandour village, near here, on Sunday, when a private bus rammed into a car and a scooter. The injured are Mohammad Maseeh, Mohammad Turai, Mejour Singh, Niranjan Singh, Sukhdev Kaur and Balwant Kaur. They have been admitted to the local civil hospital. A case has been registered.

MEDICAL CAMP: A free medical check-up camp was organised by the local Mashaal Club at the Kundan Lal Dharamshala here on Saturday. According to Mr Zahoor Ahmed Zahoor, chairman of the club, as many as 1,000 persons were checked by Dr N.C. Garg, CMO, Civil Hospital, and his team. Medicines were distributed free of cost to the needy patients.

LOAN MELA: The State Bank of Patiala’s, Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran branch, organised a ‘Loan Mela’ here on Monday. The Assistant General Manager of the bank, Mr R.S. Singhal, briefed people about the various loans and schemes offered by the bank.

WORKSHOP ORGANISED: A one-day medico-workshop was held on Monday by ‘Kheti Virasat’ here to sensitise medicos practicing in various disciplines on “Impact of agro-chemicals on Health — A Critical and Indepth Analysis.” The workshop was attended by 43 medicos all over the state.

DEMONSTRATION: A big demonstration by the Akali workers of Samrala subdivision, under the leadership of Mr Inder Iqbal Singh Atwal, MLA, Koom Kalan, was held in front of the SDM courts on Monday, and sat on dharna for more than five hours. While addressing the workers Mr Atwal said that if the Punjab Government did not implement the election manifesto, the Akali workers will come on roads and there will be no place in the jails to keep the workers.

SALE OF CRACKERS: On this Divali, no karayana merchant will be allowed to sell crackers in front of their shops. It was decided at a meeting of the prominent citizens which held here on Monday under the presidentship of Mr G. S. Aulakh, DSP, Samrala. Mr Aulakh said the final decision would be taken by the SDM, Mr Jaspal Singh Jassi, on Tuesday.



NSS CAMP: A three-day NSS camp was organised in Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 32, which concluded on Monday. The Principal of the school, Ms Suman Chandna, addressed the NSS volunteers. Volunteers removed shrubs, filled up pits, cleaned and maintained the school playground. The programme officer urged the students to do social service. Cultural activities were also held on the concluding day of the camp. 

DIRECTORY RELEASED: The 10th executive committee meeting of the local Residents Welfare Association, Sector 6, was held at the Gymkhana Club on Saturday. At the meeting a directory-cum-souvenir was released by Mr C.D. Singla and Mr M.L. Dhingra, president and finance secretary, respectively, of the association. The directory contained names, addresses, telephone numbers and profession of the members. It also contained important telephone numbers of Panchkula and Chandigarh. Cable tariff issue was discussed, among other, at the meeting.

DENTAL CAMP: The Citizens Association For Relief Education and Service (CARES) in collaboration with Brig (Dr) Karamjit Singh of BRC Dental College, Kot Billa, organised a dental check-up camp at Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26 on Monday. The camp was inaugurated by Mr Raj Kumar, a social worker. As many as 100 schoolchildren and their parents were checked up at the camp. They were also given tips on proper way of brushing teeth and maintenance of oral hygiene.



TRAINING PROGRAMME: Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited held a training programme for truck drivers, cleaners and helpers on Monday. The Depot Manager, Mr Ashwani Kumar, informed the participants about the reasons for different incidents taking place. He told them the methods to prevent incidents which are generally caused due to negligence. Mr Kumar said several incidents could be avoided if the tanker owner paid attention to details. He said if the tank had not been properly closed after being filled, it could lead to fire. He suggested that good quality ‘flame arrestor’ should be used and the fuse junction box should be checked regularly.

10-YR JAIL TO MOLESTER: Additional District and Sessions Judge Lalit Batra has imposed a 10-year imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1,000 on Om Prakash Goyal, a former Manager of the local Orphanage House, in a molestation case. Goyal had to resign in the wake of allegations of molesting some inmates after making them head girls, on January 10, 2001. A case had been registered against him under Section 376, IPC, on January 21, 2001.

TRANSFERRED: The Deputy Commissioner, Dr R.B. Langyaan, on Saturday asked Mr V.K. Singla, Executive Engineer, Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitaran Nigam, to transfer certain ‘drunk’ employees who allegedly had used abusive language against villagers who had come to them with complaints regarding power failure. Mr Jagjit Singh, a former Sarpanch of Bahbalpur village, appeared before Dr Langyaan during a meeting of the District Grievances and Public Relations Committee and complained that nigam employees Bhup Singh, S.A. Subhash, Assistant Lineman, and Bhup Singh, Assistant Lineman, had come to work in an inebriated condition and abused the villagers.

2 KILLED IN ROAD MISHAP: The driver and a cleaner of a truck were killed when their vehicle struck against a tree near Dhanger village on the national highway, 12 km from here, on Sunday. The ill-fated truck was going to Delhi from Kalanwali in Sirsa district. The truck driver Om Parkash lost control of the vehicle while trying to save an animal. Om Parkash died on the spot while the cleaner Labh Singh succumbed to his injuries while being taken to Fatehabad General Hospital. The police has registered a case.



DEAD: Harbans Lal of the Milkh gram panchayat, who had a shop at Ladorri village, died at the CMC, Ludhiana, on Saturday. Harbans was allegedly assaulted and seriously injured by some persons while returning home on Thursday evening. He was rushed to the CMC, Ludhiana, in a critical condition where he succumbed to his injuries. The police had reportedly converted a case registered under Section 307 of the IPC earlier into a murder case on Sunday.


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