Monday, December 16, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


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DE-ADDICTION CAMP: Mr Mehal Singh Bhullar, Director-General of Police, Punjab, will inaugurate the third de-addiction camp here on Tuesday. ASP Rakesh Aggarwal said the camp was to be organised at Kundal village but the venue had now been changed keeping in view the infrastructure required, besides the convenience of the addicts.

ROBBERY BID: Four miscreants tried to rob a trader near Kotwali here on Friday. According to information, when Mr Rakesh Kumar Arora reached near the car parking in Kairon Market after closing his shop the four assailants tried to snatch his bag. When they failed to do so they fired at him. A case has been registered.

TWO ARRESTED: Mr Ishwar Singh, SSP, said on Friday that two persons had been arrested for stealing a car-stereo and the stolen property had been recovered from their possession. He said a police party nabbed Charanjit Singh of Lehra Dhoorkot and Gurdip Singh of Kotra Kodian Wala village. The stolen car-stereo was recovered from their possession. A case has been registered in this regard.

ALLEGED: Mr Jagjit Singh Joga, district secretary, CPI, in a press note here on Saturday alleged that while the SAD-BJP government minted money by selling various jobs, the Congress government had put a blanket ban on recruitments. Mr Joga said the CPI would hold a 'lok bachao rally' here on December 25.

SCHEME: The Punjab Government has drawn up a scheme to have clear environment in the state. Under the plan at least one lakh saplings will be planted in the next two months in each subdivision. This was stated by Dr Harbans Lal, Minister for Forest and Food Supply, while presiding over the annual function of DAV School at Muktsar, on Saturday. Students of the school presented a skit on plant protection and wild animals. Mr Apuran Devgan, Principal, of highlighted the achievements of students.

CATTLE CARE: The Punjab Government has decided to launch the ‘adarsh gram scheme’ to improve the breed of the cattle in the state. Under the scheme, vaccinations of harmonagic septicaemia (HSV) and foot and mouth disease will be given to farmers free of cost. Similarly, artificial insemination of disease-free and qualitative imported semen will be given to cattle, said Dr Lal Singh Momi, Deputy Director, Animal Husbandry, while inaugurating a cattlehead camp at Machaki Kalan village, 10 km from here, on Saturday. Dr Harbhajan Singh, Assistant Director, Animal Husbandry, Faridkot, also spoke.

CASE REGISTERED: On a complaint lodged by Commandant-Second Indian Reserve Battalion (RIP) Ladda Kothi, the Tanda police registered a case under Sections 465, 468, 471 and 420 of the IPC on Saturday against Balbir Singh, SPO, a resident of Jhawan village, for producing bogus certificates regarding his qualifications to get a job.

EMBEZZLEMENT: A case has been registered under Section 409 of the IPC against Gain Singh, a former secretary of the cooperative society of Alampur, for embezzlement of society funds to the tune of Rs 3,95,810.

BURN INJURIES: Bhaia Chaudhry, a migrant labourer of Chack-mallan village, succumbed to burn injuries at the local Civil Hospital here on Saturday. he received serious burn injuries when he caught fire while he was preparing tea on a stove at his house.

GIRL ABDUCTED: On a complaint lodged by Ranjit Kaur, of the local Mohalla Sham Nagar, the Garhshanker police has registered a case against Shanti of Chack Hajipur and Palwinder Singh, alias Pala, of Kruwar for allegedly abducting Rajinder Kaur, daughter of the complainant on Saturday.

ALLEGED: Mrs Santosh Chaudhry, Congress MP, on Saturday alleged that the Centre was meeting step-motherly treatment to the Punjab Government. Talking to mediapersons here she said the Punjab Government had demanded Rs 700 crore from the Centre for providing compensation to farmers of the drought-hit area in state but a central team had recommended only Rs 370 crore as compensation to the affected farmers.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of Lions Club, Jalalabad: president — Mr Tikka Gurpartap Singh; vice-president — Mr Ajit Singh Mikki; secretary — Mr Sukhpal Vir Singh; and treasurer — Mr Angrej Singh.

DENTAL FORTNIGHT: As many as 6,608 persons underwent complete dental check-up in Jalandhar district during dental fortnight, observed by the Punjab Health Systems Corporation, which concluded on Saturday. During the fortnight, the corporation authorities examined patients for various dental diseases and distributed medicines free of cost among them with the financial help extended by the State Bank of Patiala. The concluding day functions were organised at Jalandhar’s Civil Hospital, Basti Guzan, Nakodar and Phillaur.

CM RELEASES VCD: The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, released a VCD on local monuments on the concluding day of the two-day tourism conclave at Patiala. The Deputy Commissioner, Kapurthala, Mr Rakesh Verma, said on Sunday that the VCD had been prepared to spread awareness about the rich heritage of the town. Mr Verma said efforts were being made to bring Kapurthala on the tourist map for domestic as well as international travellers. An information brochure on the monuments was also released.

HONOURED: The legal cell of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee honoured its special invitee Mr Balwinder Goel for being elected to the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana Former Minister Isher Singh was also honoured for being nominated as General Secretary of Pradesh Congress Committee. A function was organised here on Sunday in Ludhiana Club which was presided over by Mr Dharamjit Singh Khera, Chairman of the District Legal Cell. Mr Harkirat Singh Mangat, convener of PPCC, Legal Cell, was the chief guest on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion Mr Goel thanked the legal cell for extending full support to him.

INAUGURATED: Swiss International Public School, a pre-nursery school, has been inaugurated here recently. The school provides colourful AC classes, montessori rooms, projector, TV, VCR and audio facilities of students. The special features of the school include the provision of a paediatrician to perform periodic medical check up, and a trained parents’ counsellor.

DISTRIBUTED: Mr Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, MLA, Amloh, distributed cheques worth Rs 2 lakh on Saturday to the Balpur panchayat and 1.30 lakh each to Sarana and Dhatonda, respectively and Rs 1 lakh each to Chinarthal Kalan and Mehmdipur panchayats for development work. Mr Dharamsot said more funds would be provided to the panchayats in the coming days. He appreciated Congress government for making adequate arrangements for the procurement of paddy, its lifting and for making payment to farmers with in 24 hours.

CASE REGISTERED: The Boha police has registered a case under Section 382 of the IPC against three persons on the complaint of Rajinder Kumar, a resident of Ambala. According to the FIR, three unidentified persons had hired a car from the complainant, a taxi driver, for going to Bathinda. The accused took the car from Bathinda to Alampur Mandran in the district. The driver got suspicious about the accused and fled away after leaving the car. He reported the matter to the Boha police which registered the case.

BANK MANAGER KILLED: A bank manager, identified as Chamkaur Singh, was killed while his cousin Sukhminder Singh was seriously injured when the car in which they were travelling from here to Jagraon late on Friday night collided with a state transport bus near Muktwani village on the Moga-Ludhiana road, police said here on Saturday.

FUNDS FOR ITIs: The Punjab Government will spend Rs 108 crore on the development of industrial training institute in the state. This was stated here by Mr Mahinder Singh Technical Education and Industrial Training Minister, Punjab, while talking to mediapersons at the residence of Bhagwan Dass Arora, a former Punjab minister on Friday. He said the State Government would introduce six new trades in the local ITI from the next session.



GAME SHOW: For about three weeks now, the third phase of the Rock Garden has been regularly hosting a special game show, ‘Chor ban gaya more’. Organised by Gypsies, a local group, every Saturday and Sunday on the Rock Garden premises, the show is unique in the sense that it provides ample opportunity for everyone who wants to participate. Mr Nek Chand is of the view that the show will help enliven the surroundings of third phase of the garden.

CHEQUE PRESENTED: The Assistant General Manager of the State Bank of India, Haryana region, presented a cheque for Rs 1 lakh to Brig Ram Pratap, Station Commander, Chandi Mandir Cantonment, here on Sunday. The money will be used by the Army for organising a function to honour those personnel who had been decorated with bravery awards in “Operation Prakaram”. The function will be organised at Chandi Mandir on Monday. Mr K.S. Mann and Mr S.R. Khatri, Chief Manager and Manager of the Chandi Mandir branch of the SBI respectively, were also present on the occasion.

RESIDENTS' BODY: The Panchkula Estate Welfare Society, Sector 7, on Sunday apprised Mr Subhash Katyal, member of the Regulatory Commission, of the problems being faced by the residents of Sector 7. Dr S.K. Chabbra, president of the Welfare Association, Sector 7, said the parks in the area were poorly lit, thus causing law and order problems. The land along the nullahs needed to be developed, he added.

CAMP: Virasat, a charitable trust, organised a free ayurvedic camp at Saketri on Sunday. Hundreds of patients were examined by a team of doctors led by Dr Raman Dhammi and Dr Gurmit Singh. Free medicines were also given to patients.



INTER-CITY MEET: Past President of the Rotary International Raja Saboo, said on Sunday that efforts were underway to make India polio free by 2005. Mr Saboo delivered the key note address at the inter-city meet of the Rotary Foundation comprising Rotary Clubs from Haryana, Punjab, UP, Uttaranchal, HP and Chandigarh at Kumari Rukmani Devi memorial hall. He said only seven countries were left polio prone in the world. Those who were present on the occasion include district 3080 Governor Hemant Arora, past Rotary District Governors Y.P. Das, Mr Arun Sharma, Dr Manmohan Nath and Mr Laxmi Sagar.

VICTORY CELEBRATED: The Ambala unit of the BJP celebrated the party’s victory in Gujarat assembly election here on Sunday. Fireworks were arranged to celebrate the occasion. The function was presided over by Haryana BJP president Ratan Lal Kataria. State Mahila Morcha president Neeta Khera, mandal president Shish Pal Bhola, Pandit Shankar Dass, Mr Raj Singh and other activists were also present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Kataria said Gujarat victory was the success of NDA government. He said the schemes launched by the Central Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee had brought development and progress in the country.

PROTEST: The Anti Terrorist Front of India burnt the Pakistani flag on the Ambala-Chandigarh road near Ambala city here on Sunday. A number of front members were present on the occasion. Later addressing the front workers, chairman of the Front Viresh Shandilya said the Union Government should take harsh step to control the cross-border terrorism. He said the government should not come under the pressure of the USA as it was not the well wisher of India. The front members also submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner addressed to the President of India.


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