Monday, September 22, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


CBI INQUIRY: The Lawyers for Human Rights International (LHRI) has demanded a CBI inquiry into the murder of an advocate, Mr Rajpal Singh, who was murdered on September 5. Mr Parminder Singh Sethi, president of the LHRI, in a press note issued here on Saturday said a murder case under Section 302 of the IPC had been registered against the accused persons at Majitha police station. However, he alleged that the police officer concerned had done nothing in this regard.

THREAT TO LIFE: Avtar Singh of Sundar Nagar locality here on Saturday urged the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to held an inquiry in which his land was allegedly grabbed by four persons of the Khandwala area. He also urged him to provide security to his family.

NO SALARY TO SPOS’: Mr Satya Pal Dang, CPI leader, has urged the Chief Minister to take up the issue of the non-payment of salaries to the special police officers and the Home Guards in the coming Assembly session. Mr Dang in a letter to Capt Amarinder Singh, a copy of which was released to the Press here on Saturday, said a Bill should be moved with provisions for early payment of salaries to Home Guards and all of them should be made constables with in three months.

CAMP: A career guidance camp was organised at the local DAV School for girls in which Mr Vijay Gupta, District Career Guidance Counsellor apprised the students of various job opportunities. Ms Usha Kapoor, District Employment Officer, and Ms Madhu Sharma, Principal, also addressed the students of the school.

WELCOME PARTY: A party was organised at Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Vocational Studies to welcome freshers. Several folk dances and remix numbers were performed by senior students. Rajdeep of PGDCA won the title of Mr Perfect while Shewata Kalra of the Journalism Department was chosen Ms Perfect. Kanwar Ajay Pal of PGDCA was chosen as Mr Well- Dressed and Rachna of the Journalism Department was chosen as Ms Charming.

TEACHERS HONOURED: The Bharat Vikas Parishad, Vivekanand branch, organised Chhater Abhinandan of Guru Vandar function in Shaiwal High School, Rishi Nagar, on Saturday. Students sought the blessings of their teachers by touching their feet and garlanding them. Meritorious students were honoured. The school principal, Mrs Meenu Kapur, welcomed the guests’ including Mr J.S. Virk, Mr D. Walia, Bhagat Singh, Mr Baldev Sawhney.

LECTURE: A lecture on parental care was organised by the Saraswati Ladies Club on Sunday. Ms Kum Kum, a psychologist, told the women to deal tactfully with their children’s tantrums. The club members played tombola and performed dandiya.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office bearers of the district Congress Committee, president — Mr Amarjit Singh Brar and vice-president — Mr Vijay Kumar Dhir.

INAUGURATED: The Mayor, Mr Vishnu Sharma, inaugurated the development work in ward No. 40 here on Sunday. He said under the development project roads would be laid. Councillor of various wards, including Mr Shiv Kumar, Ms Suman Sharma, Ms Amarbir Kaur Bedi and Mr Sanjay Kumar, were present.



PETROL CONTEST: The Tata Engineering in collaboration with Hind Motors India Limited, Castrol Lubricants and ICICI Bank organised Tata Indica (Petrol) Mileage Contest here on Sunday. Mr Khus Sapru with 26.6 kmpl, Mr Manoj Sehgal with 23 kmpl and Mr Arjun Dev with 21.9 kmpl were declared first, second and third, respectively.



CAMP: Sarwal hospital organised a free calcium testing camp at Ambala City, in which nearly 300 patients were examined. Patients were given medicines free of cost.

DEAD: An employee of the PWD Department, Ambala, succumbed to his injuries at the PGI, Chandigarh, on Sunday. The victim was injured in an accident near the railway station here on Saturday. He was rushed to the Civil Hospital from where he was referred to the PGI. The police registered a case.

ELECTED: Mr Madan Lal Aggarwal was elected president of the Urban Estate Welfare Society, Sector 7, Ambala City, unanimously on Sunday. The other office-bearers are: senior vice-president — Mr Anil Jain; vice-president — Mr Prem Gupta; general secretary — Mr Sandeep Sachdeva; joint secretary — Mr Amrit Lal Bansal; cashier — Mr Joginder Bajaj; and auditor — Mr Tarun Aggarwal.

PROGRAMME: Diotek India Ltd, a marketing company, organised a consumer awareness and leadership training workshop at Commonwealth Youth Programme Asia Centre in Punjab Engineering College, here on Sunday. Nearly 50 persons from different towns attended the meeting.



EXPEDITION: Twelve-day sailing expedition of the HP NCC cadets (Navel wing) of Post-Graduate colleges here and Sarkaghat concluded in Gobind Sagar on Saturday. The expedition was led by Cdr A.K. Kaul, Commanding Officer.

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS: In an order issued here on Saturday the District Magistrate of Chamba, Mr Rahul Anand, has declared the Chamba-Pathankot highway as 'one-way traffic' to avoid congestion. The District Magistrate said vehicles departing from Chamba to other parts within and outside the district would now ply via fish farm while the vehicles coming from either side would ply as usual on the same route beneath the heliport at Sultanpur.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office bearers of the district unit of the Himachal Pradesh non-Gazetted Employees Federation: president — Mr Ses Ram Azad; general secretary — Mr Manoj Negi; senior vice-president — Mr Ses Ram Thakur; vice-presidents — Mr Tikam Ram and Ms Bimla Thakur; organisation secretary — Mr Amar Chand Bharti; finance secretary — Mr Tirath Ram and joint secretary — Mr Pritam Sharma.

SUICIDE: Krishna Devi (28) of Chowki village in Jogindernagar subdivision committed suicide allegedly on Saturday. Her Husband, Ramesh Kumar, who works in Ludhiana, has alleged in an FIR that his father, Swaru Ram, mother, Mahanti Devi, brother Gian chand and brother’s wife, Romila Devi, had made the life of his wife miserable. The police has registered a case under Section 306 of the IPC. One of the four accused persons, Swaru Ram, has been arrested.

EXAMINED: About 1,000 persons were examined by a team of doctors at a health camp organised jointly by the Himachal unit Congress Seva Dal and Punjab National Bank at Baggi in Sundernagar subdivision on Saturday. Briefing newspersons Chander Mohan Gupta, state chief coordinator, Congress Seva Dal, said the Dal would plant saplings and organise literacy and family planning camps. The Regional Manager, Punjab National Bank, was the chief guest.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office bearers of the Non-Gazetted Officers Union for the Session 2003-2005 president — Mr Jasmer Singh, senior vice-president — Mr Prem Singh vice-presidents — Ms Prem Lata Thakur and Mr Ramesh Sharma, general secretary — Mr Vijay Gautam, and finance secretary — Mr Atul Kumar.


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