Friday, November 22, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


ACCIDENT: A person who was hit by a goods train near the Hazi Ratan level-crossing on Wednesday succumbed to injuries at the local Civil Hospital. The Railway police has handed over the body to Sahara Jan Seva, an NGO, after a post-mortem. The body was cremated on Thursday.

BLOOD DONATED: Mr Ramesh Mehta, office-bearer, Asra Welfare Society, said on Thursday that they saved the life of Sikander Singh, 16, by donating blood. Sikander Singh was seriously injured when a tractor-trolley hit him near the ITI Chowk on the Bathinda-Mansa road on Wednesday.

ANNUAL DAY: Children studying in Kids Care School enthralled the audience during a function organised on Wednesday. Students of Playway and Preparatory school took part in the fancy dress competition, group and solo song and rhyme competition. Mr Thomas Charles, Principal, Delhi Public School, was the chief guest.

INQUIRY DEMANDED: Alleging foul play in the death of a young girl, some
residents of Mission Farm, Kharar, have demanded a high-level inquiry and action against the culprits. In a complaint given to the local SHO, some residents have written that a girl belonging to Kharar was allegedly beaten by her family. She was cremated by them although she should have been buried as per the religious rites. The residents informed the police on November 18 about the incident. According to the police, the matter was still under consideration and no FIR has been registered so far.

HEALTH QUIZ: A ‘Health Quiz’ was organised on Wednesday by Indian Paediatric Society in DAV Public School, Ludhiana. Five teams representing DAV Public School, Guru Nanak Public School, Tagore Public School, St. Thomas School and BCM School participated. Guru Nanak Public School was declared the winner with 95 points. Mr R.S. Patial, Principal, DAV Public School, Ludhiana gave away the prizes.

WORK LAUDED: The research work presented by Drs Ruma Devi, S.K. Arora and J.S. Kanwar, titled Effect of barrier crops and supplemental pollen rows on natural outcrossing in chilli in the theme area hybrid seed production in vegetables, in the international conference on vegetables held recently at Bangalore, was adjudged the best presentation. The paper, evaluation of F1 hybrids incorporating ‘rin’, ‘nor’ and ‘alc’ alleles for yield, quality and shelf life of tomato, by A.S. Dhatt and Surjan Singh was adjudged second best in the theme area “Genetic improvement in vegetable crops.” 

TRIKHA BEREAVED: Ms Aruna Sharma, daughter of Mr Ramesh Dutt Trikha, honorary general secretary, Punjab Softball Association, died here on Tuesday. She is 40. She is survived by one son and two daughters. Ms Aruna was cremated at the Model Town Extension crimination grounds here on Wednesday.

COMMUNAL HARMONY WEEK: To strengthen the spirit of communal harmony in the younger generation, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital will celebrate a communal harmony week by holding various activities on the theme “Communal harmony, national integration and fraternity”, on the old DMC campus. The programme has been planned for medical and nursing students and will be conducted under the aegis of the National Foundation for Communal Harmony, New Delhi, which had declared November 19 to 25 as the “Week for Communal Harmony Campaign” all over the country.

SEMINAR HELD: A Hindi seminar was held today in Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, Ludhiana. The seminar was organised by the Hindi Department of the college. The programme started with the introductory note by Ms Indu Kaushal, Head of Hindi Department. She introduced the eminent guests to all the staff members and students. Principal Mrs Charanjit Mahal welcomed the guests and inspired students to participate in the seminar. She hoped that students would gain from the lectures delivered by guest speakers as they are experts in their field. Dr (Mrs) Shakuntla Yadav delivered the main lecture. The topic of her talk was ‘Rashmi Rahti and Mr Abhimanyoo’.

TULSI VIVAH: A Tulsi-Saligram marriage ceremony was solemnised at the Shiv Durga temple in Joshi Nagar of Haibowal on Wednesday. Among those who participated in the barat were Mr P.L.Kansal, Mr Baljinder Walia, Mr Rakesh Tiwari, Mr Varinder Bhatia, Mr Ashok Bhatia, Mr S.K.Pushkar and Mr Satpal Bhatia.

SAMMELAN: The Manav Seva Welfare Society said in a press release here on Wednesday that a viraat bhakti sammelan would be held from Friday at Talkatora Stadium in Delhi in which Hari Peethadheeshwar Swami Chaitanyapuri Maharaj would deliver his discourses.

SAMAGAM CONCLUDES: The month-long dharam samagam being held at the Shiv Mandir in Railway Colony concluded here on Wednesday after a havan ceremony. During the samagam, parbhat pheris were taken out every day and Tulsi vivah was also solemnised on November 17. Among those who participated in the concluding ceremony were Mr. Surinder Kaushal, Mr Rajesh Bhalla, Mr Rakesh Bhardwaj, Mr Ramesh Tandon, Mr Raj Kumar Kaushal, Ms Gian Kaur, Ms Prem Vati, Ms Krishna Rani and Ms Savitri Devi.

JAGRAN: The Durga Colony Market Association will hold a bhagwati jagran on November 23 at Dhandari Khurd, according to a press release here on Thursday. A batch of volunteers has left for Jwalaji to bring the holy flame from there, added the release. The Raghunath Sewa Dal would hold a bhagwati jagran at Raghunath Mandir in Aggar Nagar on November 23, according to a press release here on Thursday. A shobha yatra of the holy flame brought from Jwalaji, which would be taken out on Friday, would be presided over by Swami Nishtha ji Maharaj.

MELA: A three-day annual mela dedicated to Dera Baba Pir Nigaha got underway at Chhawni Mohalla here on Thursday, according to Baba Bindu Khera, convener of the organising committee.

SUICIDE: Rinku (20), of Jaimal Singh Wala in Sangrur district allegedly committed suicide at his in-laws house here on Wednesday. About three weeks ago his wife, Mansi, had given birth to a male child at her parents’ house in Mansa. Rinku visited his in-law’s house on Wednesday and expressed desire to take his wife and the child to his house in Sangrur. When girl’s parents urged him to let Mansi stay for another two weeks he did not like it and committed suicide by consuming poisonous substance. He was admitted to the local Civil Hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead. The body of the deceased was handed to his parents after a post-mortem on Thursday.

DEVELOPMENT WORKS: The Punjab Government has sanctioned Rs 1.65 crore for the development of the Kandi areas of Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur and Ropar districts. Addressing mediapersons at Doong village, Mr Puri said Rs 55 lakh had been set aside for Dhar block of Gurdaspur district.

WORKSHOP: A two-day workshop on curricular changes, related to the subject of education, was inaugurated at the Government College of Education here on Thursday. Dr R.N. Paul, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University was the chief guest on the occasion. Dr S.N. Punia, Principal of the college, approved the updated plan of the B.Ed curriculum. Delegates from Punjabi University, Government College of Education, Bathinda and the host college attended the workshop.

INAUGURATED: Inaugurating a new office of the anti-corruption front in front of the local courts, the president of the front, Commandant Rashpal Singh asked the participants to submit their complaints with affidavit. Meanwhile the general secretary of the front Mr Narinder Sharma appealed the depositors who have deposited their money with the local branch of the VSB Leasing and Finance Co., with proper proof on November 30 in the local Gurudwara Shri Sangat Sahib so that the further action could be taken.

CELEBRATIONS: The local Nankana Sahib Public School is celebrating the Birthday of Sri Guru Nanak Dev on the school complex on Saturday, according to Ms Kuldeep Kaur, Principal of the school. On this suspicious day, the Dastar Mandi competitions, Bhog of Shri Akhand Path, Kirtan and Students Programme will be held and Guru ka Langar will be served, she added.



VERKA MILK: Verka has launched the supply of its fresh milk and milk products in Uttaranchal from the local Milkfed plant. In a press note issued here on Wednesday, Mr S.C. Aggarwal, General Manager of the plant, said Verka milk and milk products would daily be lifted from the local plant and be supplied to customers in Uttaranchal at their doorsteps in temperature-controlled rehris, Verka products would also be made available in schools and government and private institutions in Uttaranchal. 



DEMAND: The Haryana Exporters Association demanding on Wednesday that the Export Promotion Board, Haryana, should send a team to Ambala to apprise themselves regarding he problems being faced by the local exporters. The association stated that the Ministry of Finance should also reduce the rate of interest on pre-shipment and post-shipment credit. “Recently, the foreign buyers have adopted a new term of payment. Instead of opening Letter of Credit or accepting the document against document presentation basis, they ask to supply the goods on credit. It means that the exporters are at the mercy of the foreign buyers,” a release said.

AWARENESS CAMP: The Rotaract Club of Ambala along with NSS unit of Government College, Ambala Cantonment organised an eye, donation-cum-awareness camp on Wednesday. The vice-president of the Rotaract Club of Ambala, Mr Roopak Sharma, said about 109 students and 18 lecturers registered their names for eye donation. A slogan writing competition was also held, Swaranjit Kaur was first, Amarjit Kaur was second while the third prize was shared by Deepak and Ganesh Das. The programme was coordinated by Mr Hemant Verma, Alka Choudhary, Mr Ganesh Sabharwal, Mr Manish Kumar and Mr Neeraj Bansal.

LIQUOR SEIZED: The District police has seized about 1,000 pouches of country made liquor from Vivek Kumar, a residen of Mullana. The police also seized 240 bottles of country-made liquor and 60 bottles of English liquor. A case has been registered.



2 KILLED: Bhupinder Singh, died on the sport when his scooter dashed against a speeding vehicle at Kher near here on Wednesday. In another incident, Mukesh Kumar of Kandwal village died when a vehicle hit the cart on which he was sitting.


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