Thursday, September 25, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


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BLOOD DONATION: As many as 78 units of blood were donated at a camp organised by Shri Sathya Sai Seva Sangathan, Punjab, to mark the 78th birth anniversary of Shri Sathya Sai Baba. Devotees from all over the state participated. Another blood donation camp was organised jointly by the State Bank of Patiala and the Bharat Vikas Parishad in the main bazaar here. Nineteen persons donated blood.

INVITED: Dr Ravinder Singh Sandhu, Professor of Sociology, Guru Nanak Dev University, will chair sessions at an international conference on “challenging urban identities” to be held at Milan University, Italy, from September 25-27. The conference is being organised by the International Sociological Association’s research committee.

LINEMAN HELD: The Vigilance Department here has caught Desa Singh, a lineman of the PSEB at Golewala village, 12 km from here, while accepting a bribe of Rs 1500 from Sukhdev Singh, son of Darshan Singh, a resident of Ghugiana village in this district for an illegal power connection.

RELEASED: It is the need of the hour to curb the menace of female foeticide and Fatehgarh Sahib district has done commendable work by bringing out a bi-monthly magazine on this evil, said Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, while releasing the first issue of the magazine published by District Hospital Welfare Section. Dr Daisy Walia, Editor of the magazine, urged the NGOs to join the campaign against the social evils.

ANNUAL NCC CAMP: The annual training camp for senior and junior NCC cadets of the 12th Punjab Battalion, Hoshiarpur, will be held from September 25 to October 6 at Khalsa College, Garhdiwala. Col Nasib Singh, Commanding Officer of the battalion, said that military training would be provided by 50 officers to all cadets for B and C certificate examination.

VOTER LIST: The voter list of the Gurdwaras Election Board, Hoshiarpur district, has been prepared and displayed at all offices of the revising authorities, including the Tehsildar, Assistant Commissioner (General) and District Election Officer, for inspection, according to Mr Kirandeep Singh Bhullar, Deputy Commissioner. Claims and objections will be entertained up to October 20.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Panjab University Teachers Association, Hoshiarpur: president — Prof Damodar Jha; vice-president — Dr (Mrs) Krishan Saini; secretary — Dr Krishna Murari Sharma; joint secretary — Dr Rajinder Sharma and treasurer — Dr Prabhat Singh Thakur.

FOREST RANGERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Punjab Forest Rangers and Deputy Rangers Association: president — Mr Surjit Singh Sahota; general secretary — Mr Kulraj Singh; vice-president — Mr Charanjit Singh; vice-president — Mr Naresh Mahajan; joint secretary — Mr Jarnail Singh; and treasurer — Mr Raj Singh.

CAMP: Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh Memorial Free Eye Check-up and Operation Camp organised by the Lions Club, Kharar was inaugurated by Ms Seema Jain, Deputy Commissioner, Ropar, here on Wednesday. As many as 648 patients were examined by a team of doctors, including Dr K.K. Gupta, Dr Amandeep Singh and Dr Sukhwinder Singh. Out of this, 140 patients have been selected for surgery.

HURT IN MISHAP: Three persons were injured seriously when the car in which they were travelling hit by a truck at the local Khanna Road here on Tuesday evening. Manoj Kumar, Lakhwinder Singh and Gursewak Singh were coming to Malerkotla from Khanna when their car was hit by a truck. The injured were admitted to a local hospital.

MEDICAL CAMP: The Sahara Jan Sewa Malerkotla organised a free heart check up camp at the local Kali Mata Mandir here on Tuesday. A team of doctors comprising cardiologists Dr Sanjay Mittal, Dr Rajiv Verma, Dr Sanjeev Mittal and Dr Nirrabh from the Escorts Heart Institute, Delhi, examined 800 patients. Medicines and laboratory test facilities were provided free of cost.

ELECTED: The following have been elected members of the Nabha Block Committee of the Punjab Pradesh Teachers Union: senior vice-president — Mr Jaswinder Singh Sandhu; vice-president — Mr Joginder Singh; general secretary — Mr Gurmit Singh Lopay; finance secretary — Mr Jaspal Singh; and press secretary — Mr Jagdish Lal.

EXHIBITION: The North Zone Cultural Centre organised an exhibition of national award-winning artist at Banasar Art Gallery, Sheesh Mahal, here on Wednesday. The PRTC Chairman, Mr Ved Prakesh Gupta, inaugurated the exhibition. The Director of the centre Mr R.T Jindal, was also present on the occasion.

LECTURE: Dr Promila Batra, Professor of psychology of MD University, Rohtak, delivered a lecture on “Memory, retention and its effect on academic achievement” at the Punjab College of Education, Raipur, near here, on Wednesday. The Director- Principal of the college, Dr Agyajit Singh, also spoke on the occasion.

HELD WITH PISTOL: The local police nabbed Kulwinder Kumar, alias Gandhi, at Onkar Nagar here and recovered from him a country pistol and five live cartridges. A press note by SP Harmanbir Singh Gill on Tuesday said Gandhi belonged to Dohldo village under Mahilpur police station of Hoshiarpur district. He had been arrested under Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act.

WORKSHOP: A four-day workshop on ‘‘Curriculum development’’ was inaugurated at the Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering and Technology here on Wednesday. It was organised by the college in collaboration with Technical Teachers’ Training Institute, Chandigarh. Dr Roshan Sunkaria, Director, Technical Education and Industrial Training, Punjab, inaugurated it. Mr J.S. Sidhu, Chairman of the college, highlighted the achievements of the institute.



TWO BOOKED: On the complaint of the Commandant, 1st Battalion, Ambala, the local police has registered a case against two constables recruited on the post of driver recently. The complaint said during the recruitment Rajesh Kumar of Kaithal and Jaswinder Singh of Kurukshetra had submitted forged driving licences.

ONE KILLED: One pedestrian was killed on the Ambala-Naraingarh road, near Panjokhra village, when he was crossing the road. According to police, the victim was identified as Paramjit (32). The accident occurred when he was hit by a tractor-trailer. He succumbed to his injuries on the way to hospital. The police has registered a case.

POSTAL ADALAT: The Assistant Director (Public Grievances), Postal, Mr V.K. Malhotra, said on Wednesday that the Department of Posts would hold dak and pension adalat on October 21 at 11 am in the office of the Chief Post Master General, Haryana Circle, Ambala. The adalat will hear public complaints pertaining to postal services and pension cases of employees. Grievances must reach Mr Malhotra before October 8.

AWARENESS CAMP: An AIDS awareness camp was held in the depot of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, Ambala Cantonment. Nearly 300 tanker drivers, cleaners and staff participated. They were informed about the HIV and AIDS and about the Haryana AIDS Control Society. Counsellor Surendra Kumar, Neelam Bhonsle and lab technician Chandralekh Sharma were present, among others. The centre is being run under the supervision of the District Health Officer, Dr Umesh Lamba. The Manager HP depot, Mr Ashwani Kumar, helped in organising the camp.

SATSANG: Thakur Bhaiji, a follower of Bapu Asa Ram, will organise satsang at Shri Yog Vedant Seva Samiti, Sector 10, on Saturday. Mr Dalbir Singh, press secretary of the samiti, said Mr Abhey Chautala, MLA, would be the chief guest. A prabhat pheri would also be organised in the wee hours in Sector 10 on that day.



HELD: The Kangra police has arrested Ram Pal, a dhaba owner of Kachhiari, and recovered 100 gm of hashish from him. According to the SP, Kangra, a case under Sections 20, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against him.

MEETING: Himachal Rural Development Minister Sat Mahajan has taken serious note of denial of aid to the poor by certain officials made available under various schemes. He was presiding over a meeting of district welfare committee. Mr Mahajan said it was regrettable that despite many such schemes to help the poor of Kangra, official apathy was leading to denial of benefits to the deserving. He warned no laxity would be tolerated in this regard.

BOOK RELEASED: Mr Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister on Tuesday released a book entitled “Ram Krishan Paramhansa” written by Prof Som. P. Ranchan. He lauded the efforts of the writer. “Paramhansa Rama Krishana” is an epic dialogue. Prof Som Ranchan has more than 25 books to his credit.

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