Saturday, March 4, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


The All-India Congress Sewa Dal will organise a national-level rally at Ramlila Ground, New Delhi, on Monday to draw the attention of the NDA government towards economic crisis, price rise and social injustice. This was stated here on Friday by Mr Rajinder Rasrania, state vice-president of the organisation. Mr Ashok Ahuja, organising secretary of the Sewa Dal and state president Dr Harbans Lal, will visit different district headquarters to mobilise workers for the rally.

Kisan mela:
A one-day kisan mela will be organised at Kandi Research Station (PAU) Ballowal Saunkhri subdivision, of this district on Tuesday. Dr Gurcharan Singh kalkat, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, will inaugurate the fair. Dr Roshan Sunkaria, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Nawanshahar, will preside over the function.

Labourer killed:
A migrant labourer Jabra Ram (19), died on the spot when tractor on which he was travelling collided with a truck near Ladhuka village, 14 km from here on Friday. He was a resident of Narsana Jalore district in Rajasthan. The truck driver has absconded. A case has been registered.

Car thief arrested:
Raj Kumar a resident of Ludhiana, who was wanted in different cases of car theft, burglaries was arrested by the police, here on Thursday. A Maruti car (PB10M-5678) which was stolen from Hoshiarpur, was recovered from him. He confessed that he along with Ram Lakhan, Vir Pal, Minta, Nathu Paras Shah and Jeeta had burgled Punjab and Sind Bank branch in Ludhiana.

Blood donation:
A blood donation camp was organised at the Government College of Education with the help of the Red Cross, Patiala. The camp was conducted by Mr Joginder Singh Rana of the college. As many as 70 students donated blood on the occasion.

Medical camp: A free medical check-up camp will be organised on Sunday and Monday at Soni Hospital, Rajpura.

Workshop: Jhumar and Summi dances depict the rich cultural values of our traditional folk dances and we should make efforts to revive these vanishing forms, said Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, vice-Chancellor, while inaugurating a 21-day theatre workshop. This workshop is being organised at Punjabi University in collaboration with the North Zone Cultural Centre under the supervision of Mr Prem Singh and Mr Khokhar, according to a press note.

Body found: An unidentified body of a middle-aged man was found from Jhill village near the city on Thursday. The body of a Sikh with flowing beard was nude. A bandage was wrapped on one of his feet. The police has registered a case under Sections 201 and 302, IPC. No clues about the identity of the man or the cause of death have been found yet.

2 killed:
Kishore Sahni (27), a mason and his nephew Udey Kumar (12), a student of Class VI, both residents of Machhiwara, were crushed to death when their vehicle collided with a car near the Samrala road on Friday. The bodies were handed over to their relatives after the post-mortem examination here on Friday. The Machhiwara police has registered a case under Section 174 of the IPC.


Exhibition: A two-day ‘World of Psychology-2000’ exhibition by students was inaugurated at Government College, SAS Nagar, by Mrs Jatinder Kaur, Principal. Toppers in psychology and blood donors were given awards on the occasion. The following were the winners of various competitions: Survey — Monoka Bedi, 1, Rupinder Kaur 2 and Inderjit Kaur 3. Charts — Manpreet Pal Singh 1, Karan Mann 2, Sukhwinder Singh and Balbir 3. Projects — Sukhwinder Singh 1, Manish Kumar and Saurabh Garg 2 and Syrinder Kumar 3.

Addresses: The addresses and telephone numbers of District Court advocates and Judicial Officers can now be accessed through the Internet. The “first-of-its-kind” website launched on Friday by the Sector 17 District Court Bar Association has not only a complete directory of 1300 members, but also gives full details about the association’s constitution. The association president, Mr N.K. Nanda, said the site had been designed and developed by an advocate and could be accessed at

LIC officers' strike: Members of the LIC Class I Officers Association observed a strike on Friday in support of their demands. Among other things, they are demanding a revision in salaries as per the recommendations of the Justice Mohan Committee and the Fifth Pay Commission.

Office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Technical Teachers Training Institute Workers Union: President — Mr S C Shukla; Vice-President — Mr M R Goel; General Secretary — Mr Krishan Pal; Joint Secretary — Mr Tarsem Lal; and Treasurer — Mr Vishnu Dutt.

Workshop on IT: A two-day workshop on the ‘Introduction of information and communication technologies in schools’ would be held at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, on March 4 and 5. The workshop is being sponsored by the Indian National Commission, Ministry of Human Resource Development, in Cooperation with UNESCO. It would discuss the use of computer as a tool and resource for learning, teaching and administrative work.

Arts club: The Mani Majra Arts Club has been constituted with the following members: Gurmeet Singh Rana, President, Dalbir Singh, Vice-President; Davinder Singh, General Secretary; Anjum Kalra, Press Secretary; Amrit Pal Singh, Joint Secretary.

Eye camp: The Department of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College Hospital, Sector 32, organised an eye camp in collaboration with the District Blindness Control Society in Bapu Dham Colony on February 27. A total of 450 patients were examined and provided medicines free of cost. Top


Nomination papers:
On the second day of filing nomination papers, 12 candidates filed papers for the Municipal Council elections for Ambala City and Ambala Sadar here on Friday. Mr Barkha Ram (ward-6), Ms Vimla Devi (ward 7), Mr Tarsem Kumar (ward-12), Jawahar Lal (ward-19), Ms Neelam Kumari (ward-21), Mr Subhash Chand (ward-25), Mr Mohinder Kumar (ward-26), Mr Dinesh Kumar and Mr Harvinder Singh (ward 27) and Mr Dev Raj (ward 29) filed for city. Two have filed papers for Ambala Sadar.

Jewellery returned:
Sanjay Kumar on Thursday set a fine example of honesty by returning the gold and silver ornaments worth several thousands of rupees to Mr Kuldeep Verma, a goldsmith. Mr Verma was on his way to Chitana village when a bag containing these ornaments fell. Sanjay returned the bag after verifying the identity of its owner.

Train restored: The Northern Railway has restored the 4647 up and 4648 down Flying Mail running between Delhi and Amritsar with an immediate effect. According to official sources, these trains which were extended earlier to Darbhanga (Bihar) had been cancelled about six months ago as it was daily running seven to 16 hours behind schedule.

Gram panchayats: Residents of Jharot village, 10 km from here, set a fine example of unity on Thursday by electing the office-bearers of the gram panchayat for the ninth time in succession. These office-bearers are Ms Ram Kali, Ms Ompati, Ms Sona and Ms Krishna. Mr Randhir and Mr Baljit Singh (general category), Mr Satya Parkash (Scheduled Caste) and Mr Kabool (Backward Class). Ms Chatro Devi and Kamlawati have been unanimously elected as members of the local zila parishad from reserved ward number 5 (general category, women) and ward number 3 (Scheduled Caste, women), respectively. Similarly, Mr Pritam Khokhar and Mr Dalbir Mehra have, respectively, been elected as members from ward number 13 and 15.

Arms seized: The Baroda police on Thursday arrested Satyavan, alias Satya, and Narinder of Butana village on the charge of possessing unlicenced arms. According to a report the police also seized a countrymade pistol, a gun and two cartridges from their possession.Top

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