Monday, May 26, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


CBI PROBE SOUGHT: Mr J.S. Mattu, Chairman, National Human Right, Council (NHRC), has demanded a CBI inquiry into the alleged murder of Nishan Singh, CRPF constable of 26-battalion. Mr Mattu alleged on Saturday that senior officers had hatched a conspiracy to eliminate Nishan Singh. The mother of the victim had filed a writ petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

LAWYERS’ DEMANDS: Rana Gurjit Singh, a Congress MLA here on Saturday met advocates and heard their problems. Rana Gurjit Singh announced to give Rs 2 lakh for the construction toilets, purchase of a generator and air conditioners for the bar room. He also get chambers constructed for them.

: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Government Pensioners Association: president — Mr Jarnail Singh Dhillon; general secretary — Mr Amar Singh Bali; senior vice-president — Mr Gobind Singh; vice-presidents — Mr Ujagar Singh and Mr Amarjit Singh Bindra; legal adviser — Mr Tarlokpal Singh Ahluwalia; cashier — Mr Gurbachan Singh; joint secretary-cum-auditor — Mr Nanak Chand Tangri; public relation officer — Mr Hardwari Lal Sharma; auditor — Mr Surinder Singh; and propaganda secretary — Mr Hardial Singh Kooner.

: As a result of the rationalisation campaign by the State Education Department, Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Machhiwara, has been granted permission to start commerce classes. In a letter dated May 23, the DEO, Ludhiana, has mentioned that two commerce lecturers will be sent immediately to help the school authorities in starting commerce classes without any delay. The acting Principal of the school, Ms Charanjit Kaur Khurana, has hailed the decision of the department. Members of the Parent-Teacher Association have requested the education authorities to send Hindi and mathematics lecturers so that posts lying vacant may be filled.

ACCIDENT: Vishal Plaha (22) of Bassi Kalan (Hoshiarpur) died on the spot while his cousin Preeti (14), a local resident here and Gurnam Singh resident of nearby town Rahon were seriously injured in a head-on collision of scooter and car at the Rahon road on Friday. The injured were referred to the PGI at Chandigarh.

REMOVED: The Deputy Director, Panchayats, Punjab has removed Mrs Sukhbir Kaur, sarpanch, neraby Majhoor village from her office for committing irregularities in development works. He has also directed for proceeding against her for causing loss of Rs 42354.80 to the gram panchayat.

FAKE CURRENCY SEIZED: The Behram police has arrested Jaswinder Singh son of Joginder Singh of Mehli village and seized fake Indian currency worth Rs 5000 from him at Chak Mander village. A case under Sections 489-B, 489-C of the IPC was registered, on Saturday.

INDUCTED : Mr Kartar Singh Sekhon, Mr Pakher Singh Nimana (both former presidents of the district unit of Congress) and Mr Iqbal Singh transporter (former senior vice-president of district Congress) have been reinducted into the Congress.

LIONS CLUB: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Lions Club (Nawanshahr city) : president — Mr Iqbal Singh; vice-presidents — Mr Gurcharan Singh, Mr Gurjit Singh Saraf; secretary — Mr Ajaib Singh Bhatti; treasurer — Mr Vijay Parmar.

DEMANDED: Lt Col Jarnail Singh, district president, Ex-Servicemen Cell (PPCC) in a representation to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, has urged for basic amenities like drinking water, sewerage, roads and streetlight etc. in the outer colonies developed on the Chandigarh and Rahon roads in the town.

PARKING FACILITY: The Ram Charitra Prachar Sabha, Punjab, and the Patiala Kalyani Mata Gaushala Association on Friday demanded that the vacant space in front of Kali Devi Mandir on Mall Road should be handed over to the temple for the creation of parking facility. Sabha president Prem Goyal said there was an extreme traffic congestion on the road due to lack of a proper parking facility.

HONOURED: Saturday was the red letter day for 92 year old-Hon. Lieut Kartar Singh (retd). His old regiment Indep Armoured Squadron No 1 organised a special function to honour him. This 92-year-old soldier of the Indian Army has the distinction of having been awarded Veer Chakra twice during the 1947-48 operation against Pakistan. 

GRANDPARENTS’ DAY: Strawberry Kids Preparatory School on Saturday organised a Grandparents’ Day at Food Square, Surya Complex. The children sang Hindi song and danced. Mr Manohar Singh, Principal Guru Nanak Foundation Public School was the chief guest. Ms Kawaljeet Kaur, Principal, said the aim of the function was to show how much kids love and appreciate their grandparents and how valuable their blessings were for them.



CULTURAL SHOW: The SAS Nagar-based Baba Sheikh Farid Blood Donors Council of Friday held a cultural show to motivate people to donate blood and to entertain the donors. “This is not the first time we have organised a cultural programme during a blood donation camp,” council president Jaswant said.

LECTURE: A special lecture on “Minorities Right to Run Educational Institutions: Its True Nature and Scope Within the Ambience of Indian Constitution” was organised at ICSSR Complex, Panjab University, on Saturday. The lecture was delivered by Prof Virendra Kumar. Justice J.V. Gupta, former Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, presided while Dr Rajesh Gill proposed the vote of thanks.

TQM CONCEPT: “There is a need to reshape our minds, failing which the future is going to be tough. Old methods do not hold good and the industry has started realising that there is a need to change and that the TQM concept has to be brought it. These views were expressed by Mr Chander Mohan, former CMD of Punjab Tractors Ltd, in his keynote address at the introductory session on “Juran TQM — for global competitiveness” organised by the MIA TQM Foundation at the Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology here on Friday.

HEALTH CAMP: Over 450 patients were examined at a mega free health camp organised by the Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Eye Hospital at Sohana on Sunday. The camp which focused on gynaecological paediatrics and skin problems, received a good response.

ANNUAL DAY: The Centre for Management, Training and Research (CMTR) here celebrated its annual day at the TTTI Auditorium in Chandigarh on Saturday. Mr Y.S. Rajan, Vice- Chancellor, Punjab Technical University (PTU) was the chief guest. Mr Rajan released the placement brochure of the centre and inaugurated the updated website of the centre. Natasha Juneja, Ravneet Kaur, Vineet Choudhry, Suniti Mehta, Gitaka Nagrath, Kumud Gupta, Vivek Gupta and Harmandeep Singh were awarded on the occasion.

MEDICAL CAMP: A free urology and general surgery check-up camp was held at the Cheema Medical Complex here on Saturday. The camp was inaugurated by Mrs Lakhvinder Kaur Garcha, OSD to the Chief Minister, Punjab. Over 237 patients were examined by surgeons and urologists at the camp.



SANITATION DRIVE: Mr Anil Vij, Ambala Cantonment MLA, said here on Saturday that the drains near BD Senior Secondary School were being cleaned after nearly 40 years. He said a sanitation drive had been carried out in Chaura Bazar, Sadar Bazar, Nicholson Road, Pansari Bazar, Gur Bazar, Dal Mandi, Anaj Mandi, Subzi Mandi and Chuna Chowk areas. He said the businessmen were cooperating in the effort. He said streetlights were being installed along the Railway Station-Capital Chowk road.

VISIT: Justice H.S. Bedi, a senior judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, has stressed the need for cordial relations between Bar associations and judges for smooth functioning of the courts. Justice Bedi, Inspecting Judge for Ambala, was addressing members of the District Bar Association in the Bar room at Ambala City.



THREE ARRESTED: The Sirmaur police recovered 3.5 kg of poppy husk from the house of Kartar Singh(95) of Akal Garh village under the Paonta Sub Division on Saturday. A case has been registered and three persons were arrested in Pacchad and Paonta area for possessing liquor and lahan.

PRISONER BEATEN UP: An undertrial prisoner Jagdish was beaten up by four other inmates on Friday. Jagdish was performing ‘Pooja’ in the Model Central Jail, Nahan on Friday when someone threw a shoe at him. After this Jagdish was reportedly beaten up by them.

HOUSE TAX: The Municipal Council here has decided to implement the house tax notification of 1997 and collect house tax for the past three years. The local Municipal Council is the first council to start collecting house tax in the Sirmaur district from June 22.

LITERACY CAMP: The Sri Guru Granth Sahib Prachar Society, Meerut will organise third Gurmat Literacy Camp at Paonta Sahib gurdwara till Sunday in which 500 students are participating.


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