Tuesday, February 1, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


Held with smack: The police arrested Mohammed Ismail of Hazimpur, Delhi with thirty grams of smack. Rajinder Kumar alias Raju son of an ASI of Punjab Police was held with five grams of smack.

Spate of burglaries: Residents of Barnala, especially those living in the outskirts are worried by a spate of daylight burglaries. Residents of Handiaya Road have decided to form a street patrol.

Blood donation: The Local S.D. College's N.S.S. Unit and Lions Club jointly organised a blood-donation camp at S.D. College here on Saturday. Around one hundred donors donated blood.

Man succumbs to burns:
An ex-serviceman, who had sustained serious burn injuries in a stove burst at his house in Gazi-Gulla locality on Saturday evening, died at the Civil Hospital here on Sunday. According to the police, Ashok Kumar, 35, an ex-serviceman, had sustained 95 per cent burn injuries in the mishap.

Anti rabies camp:
An animal welfare-cum-rabies awareness camp was organised by the People For Animals, Ludhiana, on the CMC campus on Sunday in collaboration with the Christian Medical College authorities. An information brochure on rabies was released on the occasion. More than 60 dogs and cats, including stray ones, were vaccinated against rabies.

176 examined for anaemia:
As many as 176 patients were examined in a free anaemia and general medical camp organised by the Surya Foundation at Government Primary School, Zirakpur, on Monday. Besides conducting blood tests for anaemia, patients suffering form chest and skin infections, gas trouble and malnutrition were also examined.


Remand for Modern Food staff: The UT Additional District and Sessions Judge-cum- Special Judge for CBI cases, Mr S. S. Lamba, on Monday further remanded the General Manager and another officer of Modern Food (India) Limited, accused of demanding a commission of 15 paise per bread, to judicial custody till February 14. The duo — General Manager J. S. Bindra and D.B. Malhotra — were allegedly caught red-handed by an investigating agency from a Sector 35 hotel while they were allegedly demanding and accepting bribe from transporter Pawan Kumar Sharma.

Re-elected: Mr Gurpartap Singh Riar was re-elected President of the Central Coordination Committee of All Gurdwaras and Sikh Institutions at the annual general meeting held here on Monday. His election for the next term of two years was unanimous.

Zonal Chairman: A. S. Sawhney, Zonal Chairman, Lions Club, died here on Sunday. He was 50. He will be cremated at the SAS Nagar cremation ground on Tuesday at 12.30 p.m.

Workshop: The applications of scanning electron microscopy in determining the age of different species of fish were discussed by Dr Amit Ghosh, Director, IMTECH, in his inaugural address on the opening day of the 11th national workshop on electron microscopy organised by the Regional Sophisticated Instrumentation Centre and University Science Instrumentation Centre at Panjab University on Monday.

Traders' body chief
: Mr Subash Saini has been elected President of the Panchkula Small-Scale Industrial Association. The other office-bearers are: Vice-President — Mr Inder Manchanda; General Secretary — Mr Bharat Rattan; Joint Secretary — Mr Surinder Verma; and Finance Secretary — Mr J. K. S. Negi.


Traffic rules to be implemented strictly: The directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court regarding traffic rules will be implemented strictly in the district. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ram Niwas, on Monday directed the officials concerned that no relaxation was to be given to anyone in this regard. He himself checked some vehicles at various places in Ambala cantonment and City and ordered that violators be challaned. He also directed that schools should ensure that the drivers of their buses must have at least five years’ experience and the buses must have pollution test certificates. Directions regarding the use of helmet for the two-wheeler riders and pillion riders would be implemented strictly.

Two killed in road mishaps: Two persons were killed and another was injured in two separate accidents here on Monday. According to the police, Gubachan Singh died when a vehicle hit him on the G.T. Road near Ambala cantonment. In another accident Ram Nath was killed at Ambala cantonment. The police has registered separate cases.

SBI loan compromise camp: The State Bank of India, Ambala cantt branch, organised a recovery and loan compromise camp here on Monday. According to a press note of the bank, many cases of loan were decided on the spot. Officials of several branches of the bank participated in the camp.

Woman murdered:
A man allegedly murdered his wife in Mallapur village about 30 km from here on Sunday night. According to police sources, Ram Kumar hit his 50-year-old wife with an iron rod after a drinking bout, killing her. The police has registered a case on the complaint of his son, Rameshwar.

Car accident: One person was killed and another was injured when a Maruti car in which they were travelling dashed against a truck near Hisar Cantonment on Sunday night. The victim has been identified as Joginder (25), a resident of Patel Nagar, Hisar.

School function:
Mr Sahib Singh Verma, MP and former Chief Minister of Delhi gave away prizes at the annual distribution function of Shiv Shakti Senior Secondary School here on Sunday. Mr Kishan Sangwan, a BJP MP, Mr Devi Dass, a former MLA and Mr Dharma Dev Solanki were among those who attended.


Lok Adalat:
287 of 356 cases were decided in day-long "Prashashan Janta ke Dwar Shivir" held at Tarsooh village in the Changar belt, 115 km from here on Saturday. The remaining 69 cases were referred to the departments concerned for a decision in two weeks. The Deputy Commissioner said here today 17 wills, 15 mutations of land, 94 certificates of various types and 60 motor vehicle licences were issued while four families were given financial relief worth Rs 6,600 on-the-spot.

Man hangs himself: Karamchand, an employee of the dairy farm here reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself at Bharmati village last night. The reason behind his suicide is not known. The deceased, who married two years ago, allegedly consumed liquor before locking himself in a room and later hung himself from the ceiling.

As many as 600 industrial workers and residents were vaccinated against hepatitis-B during a campaign launched by the Rotary Club, Parwanoo on Sunday, 21 km from here on Sunday. 700 persons were vaccinated against hepatitis-B.

Lok Adalat:
The first Lok Adalat was held here on Saturday. Eleven of eighteen cases were decided.

Buried alive:
Three persons were killed in different mishaps in Himachal Pradesh, the police said on Sunday. Two labourers, who had gone to a forest near Nagoni Hullah of the district to collect firewood, were buried alive after a slate quarry caved in. A scooterist was killed when his scooter crashed into a roadberm on Una-Kangra road, 50-km from here.

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