Friday, January 28, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


On a call given by the Punjab Federation of University Teachers Association (PFUTA), teachers of Guru Nanak Dev University organised a rally-cum-dharna here on Tuesday in protest against the "undue delay" in acceptance of their long-pending demands by the Punjab Government.

Accident: Bahadur Singh (45), a resident of Sultanpur Lodhi, was killed in a road accident on Tuesday. According to reports, he was returning to his house when his scooter hit an electric pole resulting his death.

Eight injured: Eight persons were injured in a road accident near Chanalon village on the Kharar-Kurali road on Thursday. According to information given by the Kurali police, two buses were going to Delhi when the accident took place because of the negligence on the part of one of the drivers. The injured were taken to Civil Hospital, Kurali, and then shifted to the PGI, Chandigarh. The Kurali police has registered a case under Sections 279, 337 and 427 of the IPC against Pawan Kumar, the driver.

One booked: The Kurali police registered a case of fraud and cheating to the tune of Rs 5 lakh against a former employee of Punjab Motors Limited, Kurali, on Wednesday. The case has been registered as per the complaint of Mr Manjit Singh Bala, Managing Director of the company. He complained to the police that Parminderjit Singh of Jhingra village had prepared forged documents and cheated the company. The police has registered a case under Sections 408, 420, 418, 465, 468, and 471 of the IPC. The anti-fraud staff has started investigations.



Vachher promoted: Mr R.K. Vachher, Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Vigilance, Haryana, has been promoted and posted as Inspector-General of Police, Vigilance, Haryana. Mr R.K. Vachher had earlier also served as Superintendent of Police, Security and Intelligence, Chandigarh Administration.

Medical camp: A medical health the check-up camp for children up to five years was organised by the State Bank of India, Industrial Estate, Chandigarh, at the Ordnance Cable Factory Dispensary, Sector 29, on Sunday. Dr S. Mohanty and Dr T.D. Bhutia of Ordnance Cable Factory conducted the check-up. Similar camps were organised by the branch on November 21 and December 19 last year.

Republic Day: The Saint Soldier International School, Sector 28, celebrated Republic Day on Wednesday by holding a cultural programme. The Chairman of the school hoisted the National Flag and the programme concluded with the distribution of sweets among students. Government High School, Sector 7, also celebrated Republic Day. Ms Urmil Dogra, Headmistress of the school, spoke on the occasion. Students sang patriotic songs and recited poems.

Vaccination camps: Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh, in association with Rotary Club, Chandigarh, and Sharmik Vidya Peeth, will organise free hepatitis-B vaccination camps for children below five years of age in Colony No 4 and Janata Colony, Sector 25. According to a press note issued by Mr K.K. Seth, District Chairman of the Hepatitis Vaccination Committee, the camps will be organised in Colony No 4, Industrial Area, on January 28 and 29, and Janata Colony, Sector 25, on January 30 and 31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Top


Republic Day: Republic Day functions were organised at different schools, colleges and vocational centres under the management of Punjab Wakf Board on Wednesday. According to a press note of the board, the main function was held at Punjab Wakf Board’s office at Ambala Cantonment. The Chief Executive Officer of the board, Syed Shahid Ali, hoisted the National Flag. Addressing the gathering, he highlighted the importance of the Day and appealed the people to work for the uplift of society.

Booking office: Several industrial and traders organisations have demanded a sub-railway booking office in Ambala Sadar area. Ambala Traders Federation has also made a demand in this regard to the railway authorities. The Railway Booking office is more than 2.5 km away from Ambala Sadar area and more than 4 km away from Mahesh Nagar. There is heavy traffic on GT road due to the construction of an overbridge these days. The President of the federation, Mr N.C. Jain, has urged the divisional railway manager to make immediate arrangement of subrailway booking office in Sadar area. The President of BJP unit of Ambala contonment, Mr K.D. Sharma, has also supported the demand.

Camp: Nearly 294 persons donated blood at a camp organised here on Monday by the Sant Nirankari Mandal. Mr Anand Mohan Sharan, Deputy Commissioner, inaugurated the camp.

Traffic blocked:
Hundreds of residents of nearby villages held a demonstration and blocked traffic on the Gohana road, near the mini secretariat, on Monday in protest against the arrest of Mr Satbir Singh Duhan, a local businessman. The demonstrators alleged that a false case had been registered against him due to political reasons.

Prohibitory orders:
The District Magistrate has imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Cr. P.C. Under the order, carrying of firearms, swords, gandasis, lathis and any other weapon has been banned within the district till March 3.

The following have been elected office-bearers of the Rewari unit of the All-India Women’s Conference: president — Mrs Sneh Saxena; vice-presidents — Mrs Sneh Gupta and Mrs Krishna Bhutani; general secretary — Mrs Urmila Bhargava; joint secretary — Mrs Raj Jain; and treasurer — Mrs Harish Oberoi.

Honoured: As many as 17 war widows of Rewari district were honoured with ‘badge of sacrifice’ at a function organised here. The badges were given by Lt-Col I. Narayanan, Commanding Officer of the 106 Medium Regiment. Mrs Sumita Mishra Singh, Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chairman of the District Soldiers Board, was also present on the occasion.

Five killed:
At least five persons were killed when their car rammed into a Haryana Roadways bus near Mahra village, 45 km from here, on Tuesday. One of the victims has been identified as Sunil Kumar of Dairy Mohalla in Rohtak.

Demonstration: Employees of HUDA held a demonstration on Wednesday in protest against the non-acceptance of their long-pending demands.

Rally: Members of the ECE Karamchari Union launched a relay fast in front of Osram India Limited on Wednesday in protest against the dismissal of employees. A rally was also held.

Two killed: Two persons were killed and two injured in road accidents on Wednesday. A youth was knocked down and killed on the spot by a bus on the G.T. Road near Nathupur village. The bus driver, however, escaped. In another accident, one person was killed and two persons were injured when a truck hit a jeep near the cooperative sugar mills here. The victim has been identified as Zile Singh of Tharu Uldepur village.

Suicide: Mrs Bimla Devi, a housewife, allegedly committed suicide by consuming insecticide tablets in Kalupur village on Wednesday. According to the police, a family quarrel is said to be the cause of the alleged suicide. In another case, Sunita Devi, a student of the local Hindu Girls College, was admitted to the Civil Hospital here on Wednesday after she consumed poison. According to the police, she belonged to Sisana village.Top


The following have been elected office-bearers of the Himachal Pradesh State Public Works Department Diploma Engineers Federation: president — Mr V.K. Gupta (Kasumpati); vice-president — Mr I.D. Garg (Shimla); general secretary — Mr Rameshwar Dass Gautam (Bilaspur); treasurer — Mr O.P. Gupta (Shimla); joint secretaries — Mr Subhash Mehandirata (Kulu), Mr T.R. Taneja (Kandaghat); and Mr Surat Kumar Gupta (Naudaun); zonal secretaries — Mr Jagdish Awasthi (Mandi region); and Mr V.K. Bhan (Shimla region); and executive members — Mr Tara Chand (Baldwaada); Mr Shayamlal Pawar (Ghumarwin); Mr V.K. Sood (Kulu); Mr Deshraj Sood (Nainadevi); and Mr Prem Chand Verma (Hamirpur); and patron — Mr Vijay Thakur (Palampur).

Results: Bandna Sharma, Pushpanjali Thakur and Arun Thakur and Hariram were declared first, second and third, respectively, in slogan writing competition on "Prohibition" organised by the Department of Information and Public Relations at Namhole, 23 km from here, on Monday. Principal Joginderlal Vishishtha presided over the function.

The HP Urban Development Department has approved Rs 50 lakh for the local solid waste management project, according to Mrs Anuradha Thakur, Deputy Commissioner. She said the land for the project had been identified at Bajuri village.

Constable suspended: Vishwanath, a constable posted at the Awahdevi police post, has been suspended. An official spokesman said on Monday that he allegedly misbehaved with an officer on duty under the influence of liquor. He was medically examined and later suspended by Mr A.P. Syddiqui, SP.

Road mishap: One person was killed and 10 were injured when a private bus in which they were travelling rolled down into khud near Kodeli village in Mandi district yesterday. The deceased was identified as Vikrant. The bus was carrying a marriage party from Dhavan village to Kodeli.


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