Wednesday, April 19, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


Appointed: Mr Amrik Singh Aliwal, president of the Youth Akali Dal (Badal), has appointed Mr Satwinder Singh Dhat as vice-president of the national executive committee of the organisation, according to a press note released by the local unit of the Youth Akali Dal here on Monday.

FELLOWSHIP: The Indian Society for the Advancement of Insect Science has conferred honorary fellowship on Dr G.S. Kalkat, Vice-Chancellor of the local Punjab Agricultural University for his contribution to development of agriculture in the state.

DISTRIBUTED: Books, notebooks and school fee worth Rs 93,000 was distributed to 93 needy students here on Monday by Mr Vijay Chopra, Editor, Punjab Kesri, on behalf of the local Shri Sidhsewa Mandal.

CONTACT PROGRAMME: A personal contact programme was organised for students by the Indian Institute of Computer Information (IICI) on Sunday. About 200 delegates from various schools and colleges participated in the programme.

DEAD PHONES:Residents of Ladhaike village under Baghapurana police station said here on Tuesday that a majority of the telephones in the village had been lying dead for the past several weeks. They complained the in spite of repeated complaints the authorities concerned had taken no remedial action. The villagers also complained of inflated phone bills.

SCHEME: Deputy Commissioner Kanwalbir Singh Sidhu stated here on Tuesday that Rs 14 lakh had been disbursed among over 500 persons belonging to backward classes in the district under the employment scheme. He said this while addressing a meeting of the district development committee.

POWER BREAKDOWN: Most of the residents of the town had a nightmarish experience on Monday night due to power breakdown. The authorities concerned attributed the power disruption to damage to a cable box of a transformer.

ASSOCIATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Association of Junior Engineers (Civil) of the PSEB: president—Mr Harjit Singh; senior vice-president—Mr A.C.Shyama; vice-president—Mr N.S.Trikha; general secretary—Mr Rajinder Saini; and treasurer—Mr H.S.Brar.

MEDICAL CAMP:More than 500 patients were examined at a free medical camp organised at Asron village, about 10 km from here, on Sunday by the local Rotary Club and the Inner-Wheel Club. Free medicines were also distributed to the patients at the camp.

SUICIDE: Paramjit Kaur (27) of Khirnian village, near here, allegedly committed suicide on Monday. The cause of the suicide could not be ascertained


ASSOCIATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the EWS Residential Welfare Association, Sector 37-C: Chairman — Mr Balbir Singh; President — Mr Bhopal Singh; Senior Vice-President — Mr Daljit Singh; Vice-Presidents — Mr Balbir Kumar, Mr Om Parkash Bhalla and Mr Baldev Singh, General Secretary — Mr Kishore Kumar; and Cashier — Mr Sobha Ram.

COMMITTEE: The Chandigarh Administration on Tuesday constituted a 12-member Advisory Committee, under the scheme of community polytechnic, under the chairmanship of the Mayor. Other members of the committee are Director of Technical Education, Head of the Department of Rural Department at the TTTI, Manager of the Small Industrial Development Bank of India, Mr KC Aggarwal (industrialist), Representative of the VCII, Mr Gurdial Singh (Panch, Hallo Majra), Mr R.S. Dhiman (Panch, Raipur Khurd), Principal of Government Polytechnic for Women, Principal of Industrial Training Institute, Principal of Central Crafts Institute and Principal of Central Polytechnic. The term of the committee shall be one year.

PUTA TO AGITATE: The Panjab University Teachers Association will hold a dharna-cum-rally in front of the Vice-Chancellor’s office on Wednesday in response to a call given by the North Zone Council of AIFUTA. PUTA further proposes to hold dharna-cum-rallies from April 24 to 26 to highlight the long - pending demands.

CELEBRATED: Sewa Bharti celebrated Vikas Parv-2000 at Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26, on Monday. Presiding over the function, Ms Kamla Sharma, Chairperson of the Chandigarh Social Welfare Advisory Board, emphasised the role of NGO’s in creating awareness among the public in developmental activities, especially in the field of health. She also talked about various welfare programmes available with the board. Nearly 200 participants attended the function.

QUIZ: The first Reynolds Quiz will be held at Tagore Theatre on Thursday for schools in Chandigarh, SAS Nagar, Panchkula and Kalka. The quiz is based on general topics and has oral, audio and visual rounds.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Residents Welfare Society, Sector 61-B: President — Mr Jaswant Singh Bhuller; Vice-President — Mr H.K. Pathak; General Secretary — Mr Dyal Singh; and Treasurer — Mr Mohinder Singh Mongia.


MANHANDLED: The Ambala police on Tuesday registered a case against five prisoners in Ambala Central Jail for manhandling an ASI on the jail premises. According to police information, the ASI, Mr Suraj Bhan, had taken the prisoners to a local court in connection with some cases pending against them. On Monday evening, when the ASI took them back to the jail, the prisoners misbehaved with him.

13 INJURED: Thirteen persons were injured when a tractor-trolley collided with a tanker on the Ambala-Jagadhri road on Monday night. According to a police report, the accident occurred near Khudda Kalan village. The police has registered a case against the driver of the tanker.

GITA GYAN: The Sector 7 Shri Sanatan Dharam Sabha will organise a four-day Gita gyan amrit varsha programme at Shri Ram Mandir park ground from Thursday, according to Mr Jagdish Grover, President of the sabha. Swami Giananand from Virindavan will deliver discourses on the Gita everyday.

GANG BUSTED: The local police has busted a gang of vehicle thieves with the arrest of four persons. this was stated on Monday by the district police chief Sandeep Khirwar. Three motor cycles and a scooter have been recovered from them. Another member of the gang has absconded.

SUICIDE: Sunil Chhabra (22) allegedly committed by hanging himself with a fan in his room at Jawahar Nagar here on Sunday. The cause of the suicide could not be ascertained . The body was handed over to family members after a post-mortem.

SIX ARRESTED: The police has busted a gang of armed criminals with the arrest of its six members. Stating this here on Monday Superintendent of Police said the gang was involved in a number of crimes like robberies and stealing of vehicles in different parts of the state.

ENTRANCE TEST: Mr Kanwar Singh Yadav, secretary of the Haryana Government School Teachers Association, has urged Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala to direct the authorities concerned to expedite the declaration of the results of the JBT and OT entrance test held in December.He said the inordinate delay in the declaration of the results was leading to frustration among the candidates.

HOUSE TAX; The Haryana Government has directed the local municipal council to stop the recovery of house tax for the current financial year and impose the tax on the pattern of the Faridabad corporation where the tax is levied at the rate of 5 per cent of the value of the house.

DESTROYED: A large quantity of wheat was destroyed in a fire which broke out at Lehrara village, 2 km from here, on Monday. The cause of the fire is yet to be known. In another incident, a fire broke out at a milk plant near the bus stand on the same day.

NOTIFICATION: The state government has issued a notification to make arrangements for the conduct of the election of the chief of the council. The district administration has fixed April 25 as the date for the elections.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Haryana College Teachers Union (HCTU): president—Mr Shamsher Singh; secretary—Mr Sudarshan Gasso; and treasurer—Mr K. D. Sharma.

SEMINAR: The All-India Federation of University and College Teachers Organisation (AIFUCTO) will organise a national seminar on “ Education, democracy and economy” with special reference to higher education at D.A.V. College, Amritsar. This was stated by Mr Harbhajan Singh, zonal secretary of the AIFUCTO here on Monday.

INSTALLED: Mr Ashwani Dutta was installed as president of the Haryana Union of Journalists on Sunday. Mr Ajay Malhotra is the general secretary of the union.Top

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