Wednesday, January 26, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


Eye camp:
The Amritsar Medical and Eye Relief Society organised a free eye check-up camp on Sunday. The President of the society said nearly 100 patients were examined and 11 operated upon.

A free chest diseases and asthma check-up camp will be held at Kaushalya Devi Eye Hospital , Khajuri Gate, here on February 6, according to Prof K.N.Sharma, honorary secretary , Bharat Vikas Parishad.

The District unit of the Para-Medical and Health Employees Union has criticised the government for mid-term transfers of 15 staff nurses in the state. The union president, Mr Alvin Bhatti, said here on Tuesday that the transfers were done by the Director Health Services, Punjab, following a memorandum issued by the state government.

Liquor seized:
The district police has arrested one person and seized a large quantity of liquor from his possession. Mr Gaurav Yadav, SSP, said the accused had been identified as Naginder Singh, a resident of Sindhor in Rai Bareilly district.

Refresher course:
A five-day refresher course on "Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960", being organised jointly by the Ludhiana police and the local chapter of the People for Animals, concluded here on Monday. As many as 125 candidates participated. The SSP, Mr Kuldeep Singh, presided over the concluding function.

Dharna: On a call given by the Punjab Government College Teachers Association, members of the local unit of the association staged a dharna here on Monday. In a memorandum sent to the Punjab Chief Minister the teachers demanded the release of arrears.

Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the PAU Employees Welfare Forum: chairman — Mr Jila Ram Bansal; vice-chairmen — Mr Jaswant Singh and Mr K.C. Bhargav; secretaries — Mr S.P. Gupta and Mr Gurpreet Bhinder; and treasurer — Mr Gurdev Dass.

Water shortage:
Residents of Bambiha Bhai village under the Baghapurana police station on Tuesday complained that have been facing water shortage for the past three months. They said a delegation had met officials concerned but they were helpless in this regard.

Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister, Punjab, stressed the need for starting vocational computer and information technology courses in the educational institutes. He said this while presiding over a function at the local BLKM Girls College on Monday.

Memorandum: Members of the district unit of the Punjab State Government Aided School Teachers and other Employees Union on Monday submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister, demanding implementation of March 3 notification so that the employees and pensioners could get the benefit of revised grades. The union also demanded a practical allowance for science masters on the pattern of government schools.

A two-day birth anniversary celebrations of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose concluded on Thursday with an annual prize distribution function of the local Netaji School. Mr Gurinder Singh Grewal, Deputy Commissioner, presided over the function and gave away the prizes.


Dr Jit Singh and Dr A.P.Singh , both professors of CCS Haryana Agricultural University , Hisar , have been elected fellows of the Indian Society for Veterinary Surgery.

One killed: One person was killed and two were injured when a four-wheeler dashed against a tree near Budhakhera village on Monday. A case under Sections 279 and 304, IPC , has been registered by the Uklana police.

Bar association:
The following have been elected office-bearers of the District Bar Association: president — Mr Fateh Singh Chhokar; vice-president — Mr Surjit Sandhu; general secretary — Mr Sunil Rana; and joint secretary — Mr Yashvir Singh.

Two injured:
Two persons were injured when a Tata Sumo (DL 9-CA-5378) which was parked opposite the tourist information centre on the Mall here on Monday started running downwards. According to eyewitnesses, the vehicle hit the pavement, injuring Manohar Lal and Satish Kumar. The police has arrested the driver of the vehicle.

Panches and sarpanches of the Sirsa and Rori Assembly segments in the district have been educated in how to use electronic voting machines, according to the District Election Officer.

Employees affiliated to the HUDA joint action committee held a demonstration here on Tuesday in protest against the non-acceptance of their demands by the state government as well as the HUDA authorities. Meanwhile, an indefinite relay fast by employees entered the 29th day on Tuesday.


Skeleton found:
The police has found a human skeleton in the Dadva forest area of Kotla Behar in Dehra subdivision. However, the skeleton is yet to be identified.

Ravi Dutt (18) allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself at his house in a village under the Sansarpur Terase police station in this district on Sunday. According to the police, he died on the spot and a case has been registered.

Hailed: The Brahmin Kalyan Parishad Himachal Pradesh at a recent meeting held here hailed the decision of the Union Cabinet Minister, Mr Shanta Kumar, to raise the sugar quota under the public distribution system for the hill states of the country. The body also mourned the death of former-President of India Shankar Dayal Sharma and a member of the organisation Jagdish Rai Mubarikpur.

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