Wednesday, April 5, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


CONFERENCE: A conference was held at Baring Union Christian College here on Monday. The topic was “Nath Yogi and Siddhas Tradition”.

ARRESTED:Vinod, a goldsmith of Barot town in Baghpat district, Uttar Pradesh, was arrested on the charge of purchasing gold ornaments stolen from the house of Mr Ashok Chitkara, an official of the HFC, in Sujan Singh Park here last month. Some other stolen ornaments were also seized from him.

SURGEONS’ MEETING: A meeting of surgeons was held here on Sunday to form a local forum of ENT surgeons. The forum would work to bring about awareness regarding diseases pertaining to ENT, head and neck among the general public and educate them about preventive measures.

ILLICIT LIQUOR SEIZED: The police has seized 65 bottles of illicit liquor at various places during the past 24 hours. Nearly 35 bottles were seized from Inderjit Singh at books market, nine from Ram Parsad at police station division No 6, nine from Nirbhay Singh at focal point area and 12 from Lal Babu at Sahnewal.

APPEAL: The district unit of the Communist Party of India in a press note on Monday demanded that former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should not be given capital punishment. The party alleged that the punishment would affect not only the peace and security in Pakistan but also affect the whole of the South Asian region.

CAMPAIGN: A six-day camp under the measles control campaign was inaugurated here on Monday by Dr Rajinder Kaur, Civil Surgeon, where children between nine months to five years would be given vaccines. The camp would continue till Saturday.

ROBBERY: Two motor cyclists snatched a gold chain from a school teacher, Mrs Sukhwinder Kaur, the police said on Sunday. A case under Sections 382 and 34, IPC has been registered. She was returning to her village Naroor on a moped when the incident happened.

EXCHANGE INSTALLED: A new 5000-line optical fibre system telephone exchange was installed here on Tuesday. This was stated by Mr C.R. Kataria, General Manager, Telecom Department.


CREDIT PLAN: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Jagdish Chander Sharma, here on Monday launched a Rs 37.03 crore district credit plan for the new financial year.

HEPATITIS-B CAMP: The Red Cross Society held a hepatitis-B camp at Kisan Bhavan here on Sunday. The next camp will be held on May 7.

SCHEME LAUNCHED: A Rs 59.34 crore district credit plan has been launched for the current year in the district. This was started by Mr Prabodh Saxena, Deputy Commissioner, here on Monday.

PLAN LAUNCHED: An annual credit plan of Rs 41 crore in the district was launched here on Monday to provide credit to people under various priority schemes. This was stated by Mr Rakesh Kaushal, Deputy Commissioner.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Himachal Pradesh State Electronics Development Corporation Ltd: president — Mr B.K. Arora; vice-president — Mr B.R. Chauhan; general secretary — Mr G.R. Saklani; press secretary — Mr Ramesh Kumar; and chief adviser — Mr J.S. Negi.

NSUI OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of NSUI, Himachal Pradesh University; president — Mr Digvijay Singh Jandev; vice-presidents — Mr Narinder Chauhan, Mr D.D. Kashyap, Mr Surinder Kaundal and Mr Rajat Sood; general secretaries — Mr Bhupesh Jharnartha, Mr Niyati Thakur, Mr Shashi Arora, Mr Kamal Kishore and Mr Devinder Thakur; secretaries — Mr Navneet Kanwar, Mr Vikas Malik, Ms Priyanka, Ms Arti Sood and Mr Ashish Gupta. Top

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