Wednesday, January 5, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


Woman robbed:
Mrs Savita Setia, a local resident, was robbed of jewellery by a sadhu, and his accomplice, the police said on Tuesday. The police has registered a case.

The following have been elected office-bearers of the Deputy Commissioner Office Ministerial Employees Union: president- Mr Joginder Kumar Singh; senior vice-president — Mr Manohar Lal Sahota; vice-presidents — Mr Harmel Singh and Mr Bhagwant Kishore; general secretary — Mr Shaminder Singh; joint secretary — Mr Rasmer Singh; and cashier — Mr Jasbir Kumar.

Charge taken:
Dr R.P.Saigal, Professor, Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Histology, has taken over as Additional Director of Research , Punjab Agriculture University.

Road safety week: A week-long road safety week was inaugurated by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Arun Goel, by distributing pamphlets among drivers on Monday. During this week, the traffic police, Punjab Roadways, Health Department, Education Department, Punjab Pollution Control Board and other clubs will organise programmes to educate public, according to Mr Sukhminder Singh Brar, District Transport Officer.

Police personnel of the Baghapurana police station organised a "langar" at Baghapurana on Monday to celebrate the safe return of hostages of an Indian Airlines plane from Kandahar to New Delhi. Dr Sharad Chauhan, SSP, was also present on the occasion.

Mr Raghunandan Singh, convenor, Punjab Reservation Virodhi Dal, said here on Sunday that the Dal would field its candidate for the ensuing by-election and the name of candidate would soon be announced.

Meeting held: A state-level meeting of the Gazetted and Non-Gazetted Scheduled Castes and Backward Class Employees Welfare Federation was held here on Sunday at Ravidas mandir under the presidentship of Mr Jasbir Singh Pal. He urged the government for the enactment of the Reservation Act. The federation had chalked out a programme to organise district level demonstrations from January 17 to February 15 keeping in view the ensuing by-election.

Cycle expedition:
The 15th Battalion of the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles organised a 20-day Zorawar cycle expedition which was flagged off by Major-General P.K. Chhibber, GoC, , 29 Infantry Division, on Saturday. It has been organised on the eve of 25th raising anniversary of the battalion.

Nagar kirtan:
On the occasion of birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh, a nagar kirtan was taken out here on Monday. The procession was headed by the ‘panj piaras’.



NSS camp: The valedictory function of a 10-day special camp of the NSS units of the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, was held at Hill View School, Khudda Jassu, on Monday. Dr C.L. Narang, Director, NSS, Panjab University, presided over the function. NSS volunteers and village children presented a cultural programme. Projects like literacy, health, environment, pollution, tree plantation and national integration were undertaken.

Welfare association: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Sector 43-B Residents Welfare Association (independent houses): President — Mr Rahul Kumar; Vice-President — Mr K.S. Kochhar; Secretary — Mr Parkash Ram Kailay; Joint Secretary — Ms Rajni Vig; and Treasurer — Mr K.R. Chhibber.


The following have been elected office-bearers of the local District Bar Association: president — Mr Ashok Kumar Bhardwaj; vice-president — Mr Anoop Singh Chauhan; secretary — Mr Joginder Singh Mathana; joint secretary — Mr Runit Gupta; and treasurer — Mr Rakesh Kumar Sharma.

Sainik Board:
In order to honour the martyrs of Mahendragarh district "shahid sainik samaroh" was organised here by the Infantry and the district Sainik Board, Narnaul. Brig P.D. Samant gave away medals and appreciation certificates to 40 kins of the martyrs. He called upon ex-servicemen and sainiks to propagate the message of peace, brotherhood. Maj Amer Singh, vice-president of the board, was also present on the occasion.

Men’s Association:
The following have been elected office-bearers of the Young Men's Association: president — Mr Amit Swami; vice-president — Mr Vijay Sharma; general secretary — Mr Rao Dhirendra Pratap; joint secretary — Mr Rajesh Yadav and treasurer — Mr Prabhjot Singh.

Association: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Young Men Association: chief patron- Mr Sandeep Jhunjhunuwala; president- Mr Amit Wai; vice- president- Mr Vijay Sharma; general secretary- Rao Dhirendra Pratap; joint secretary- Mr Rajesh Yadav; and treasurer- Mr Prabhjot Singh Bhutani.

NSS camp:
A 10-day camp organised by the NSS unit of Markanda National Postgraduate College, Shahabad, concluded at Jandheri village, near here, on Monday. The Deputy Commissioner, Mrs Jyoti Arora, was present at the concluding function. The camp was attended by 65 students, according to the Principal, Dr K.L. Miglani.

"Open darbar":
About 80 complaints were taken up by Mr Amit Jha, Deputy Commissioner, in an "open darbar" held at Patwar Bhavan here on Monday. Most of the cases were related to old age and widow pensions. The Deputy Commissioner directed the Executive Engineer of the Irrigation Department to ensure water supply in Nahrana and Sukhchain minor upto its tail-end.

Two killed: Two persons were killed in two accidents in the district. In first accident, Sube Singh of Banbhoor village was killed near his village. In another mishap, a cyclist of Old Housing Board Colony here was killed on the national highway when a motor cyclist hit him. He fell down and was run over by a Rajasthan Roadways bus. He died on the spot.

SDM hurt:
Three persons, including Mr Dharampal, SDM, and his wife, Sunita Devi, were injured in a road mishap on the G.T. Road, near Alipur, 35 km from here, on Monday. According to a report, the accident occurred due to dense fog.

Fire: A fire broke out in a mushroom shed at Harsana Kalan village, 5 km from here, on Tuesday, resulting in a huge loss. According to information, the municipal fire-engines controlled the fire.

Demonstration: A large number of employees held a demonstration in front of the office of the HUDA here on Tuesday in protest against the non-acceptance of their demands. They raised slogans against the HUDA authorities.


The following have been elected office-bearers of the district Contractors’ Association: president — Mr Ramlok Thakur; senior vice-president — Mr Paras Ram; vice-president — Mr Amar Nath; general secretary — Mr Mohinder Kumar; joint secretary — Mr Krishan Thakur; and treasurer — Mr Vishvanath.

Anganwadi workers: The local anganwadi workers was renamed as the Himachal Pradesh Anganwadi Workers Union at Barthin, 40 km from here on Monday. Mr Shayamlal Thakur, state secretary, AITUC, presided over the function. In a resolution they demanded Rs 2,500 and 1,500 as monthly emoluments for workers and assistants, respectively, and facilities, including holidays, regularisation of service, promotion and pension, besides rooms for anganwadi centres. The following were elected office-bearers of the Himachal Pradesh Anganwadi Workers Union — president — Ms Usha Nadda; vice-president — Ms Pushpa Devi; joint secretary — Ms Sunita Devi; and treasurer — Mrs Surekha Devi.

Joint Groups:
The following have been elected office-bearers of the Joints Group’s, Subathu branch: president — Mr Suresh Kumar Sharma; vice-presidents — Mr Ashok Sethi and Mr Manoj Joshi; administrative officer — Manoj Gupta, and finance officer — Mr Satnam Singh.

Orphange centre: Mr A.K. Chaudhary, displayed unusual feats during his visit here by dragging a truck by his hair upto 300 feet and by breaking tubelight rods on his forehead and chest. He is the resident of Port Blair and runs an orphanage in Tripura.

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