Wednesday, January 19, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


Lok Hit Morcha:
The following have been elected office-bearers of the newly formed Lok Hit Morcha: president — Mr Avtar Singh Janjua; senior vice-president — Mr Mann Singh Bena Buland; secretary general — Mr Harbhajan Singh Attapuri; general secretary — Mr Gurwant Singh Sodhi and treasurer — Mr Harbhajan Singh.

The Baghapurana police has arrested Binder Singh of Chandpurana village in the district and recovered a gun along with a large number of cartridges from him. The police said here on Tuesday that it had also arrested Romesh Chand Arora of Sukhanand village under the Baghapurana police station and seized 24 bottles of country-made liquor from him.

Plea to govt: People of the district on Tuesday urged the state government to fulfil its commitments made to the people before the Lok Sabha elections. They urged the government to complete work on all roads in the district which were in a dilapidated condition. They said the Agriculture Minister, Mr Gurdev Singh Badal, had earlier said the government had earmarked a substantial amount for the purpose but neither had new roads been constructed nor the old ones repaired.

DYFI meeting:
Mr Sukhwinder Singh Sekhon, state president, Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), addressing a meeting of the district unit of the federation here on Monday exhorted the DYFI activists to gear themselves up to ensure the defeat of the SAD-BJP nominee for the ensuing Nawanshahr Assembly bypoll. He criticised the Shikhia Karmi Yojna of the government and said only trained teachers should be appointed in the primary schools.

Fight against quackery:
Dr O.P. Singh Kande, the newly elected president of the Punjab unit of the Indian Medical Association, on Tuesday spelt out his priorities, including a relentless fight against quackery, female infanticide, unethical practices by qualified doctors and unauthorised practice of allopathy by practitioners of other systems. Dr Kande urged the state and Union governments to give due representation to doctors in various committees relating to health care.

Vehicle thieves held:
The local police has arrested two vehicle thieves, Jaswinder Singh of Makorri village and Dalip Kumar of Ropar. Mr Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, SSP, said on Sunday the police had recovered a tanker, two Maruti cars and a motor cycle from them. A case has been registered under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC.

The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Taxation Bar Association: president — Mr Naresh Kumar Garg; vice-president — Mr Yogesh Kumar Aggarwal; secretary — Mr Manoj Kumar Saxena; joint secretary — Mr K.C. Mittal; and treasurer — Mr Raman Kumar Aggarwal.



Insurance employees: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Employees State Insurance Corporation Employees Union: President — Mr Baljit Singh;Vice-President — Mr Karnail Singh; General Secretary — Mr Surjit Singh; and Joint Secretaries — Mr Vijay Sharma and Mr Rajesh Kumar.

Seminar: A national seminar on vocational education will be held at ICSSR, Panjab University, from Thursday.

Dead: A former employee of The Tribune, Bam Dev (92), died here on Tuesday. He is survived by two sons and two daughters.

Elected: Prof Gopal Krishan, a senior professor in the Department of Geography, Panjab University, has been unanimously elected President of the National Association of Geographers of India.

Blood donation: As many as 291 units of blood were collected at a blood donation camp at DAV College on Tuesday.

Quiz: An inter-college physics quiz for students of classes XI and XII will be held at DAV College on February 1.

Goods exhibition: Continuing with its endeavour to promote entrepreneurship among women and provide marketing support, Canara Bank will hold an exhibition-cum-sale of goods and services marketed by them from March 3 to 5. Women interested in participating may contact the bank, said a press note issued here on Monday.


Cars recovered:
The police has recovered two stolen Maruti cars. The district police chief, Mr M.S. Mann, said here on Monday that a car stolen from Panchkula was recovered by a police party, which had laid a naka from Ajmer Singh of Nidana in Kaithal. In another incident, a car belonging to Mr G.K. Seini, Director, Haryana College of Technology and Management, Kaithal, which was stolen from the local HUDA Colony, was recovered from near Dhand village in the district. The SP has awarded cash prizes and certificates to the policemen who made these recoveries.


Woman killed:
Gadonaly Devi (70) of Dhanotu village was killed when a truck hit her at the village on Monday night. According to the police, the driver was reversing the truck when the mishap took place. The woman died on the spot. A case has been registered and the truck impounded.


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