Sunday, April 23, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


TAXATION BAR: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Taxation Bar: president — Mr S.J. Bansal; general secretary — S.K. Sharma; and finance secretary — Mr Sudeep Sharma.

TWO ARRESTED: The police has arrested Ajit Singh of Narot Bhangwan in Kangra district and Resham Singh of Dharon village in Kangra district and seized 2 kg of charas from their possession. The SSP in a press note issued here on Saturday that they were engaged in smuggling for more than six years and had been selling the charas in the district at a rate of Rs 22000 per kg.

FAKE CASSETTES: The police on Friday claimed to have busted a racket dealing in fake audio cassettes of popular brands with the arrest of two persons. At least 450 fake cassettes covers, a recording machine and other related gadgets were seized from them.

SUICIDES: Two women committed suicide in the local Nai Abadi area here on Friday. Kiran Bala (28), wife of Kuldeep Sharma, committed suicide by pouring diesel on her clothes. Bindu committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance. She was referred to DMC Hospital, Ludhiana, where she died.

TRUCK RECOVERED: The police recovered a stolen truck and an Esteem Maruti car here on Saturday. According to the SSP, following a tip-off a truck bearing forged number plate was stopped in which a Maruti Esteem car was lodged. The truck driver managed to escape. The police has registered a case.

ANNUAL FUNCTION: The annual prize distribution function of Gupta Model High School was held here on Thursday Mr Chander Shekhar, Inspector General of Police, was the chief guest. He presented prizes to students and advised them to imbibe good values and become better citizens.

MURDERED: A truck conductor, Gauri Shankar, was allegedly murdered here on Thursday. He was sleeping in the truck which was parked in an industrial plot in the focal point area.

SEWER LINE: A new sewer line from the Jalandhar bypass to Bahadurke village along the Bahadurke main road was inaugurated by Mr Apinder Singh Grewal, Mayor, Ludhiana Municipal Corporation. Costing Rs 93.25 lakh, the sewer line will benefit 25 colonies falling in ward numbers 5 and 6.


MEDICAL CAMP: A free medical and dental check-up camp was organised on Saturday by Dr Vikrant Gupta Memorial Foundation in collaboration with Innerwheel Club, Chandigarh. As many as 175 children attended the camp. Apart from the doctors attached to the foundation, specialists in eye and ENT from Medical College, Chandigarh, also attended the camp and examined the children. Prof V.K. Kak, Secretary, Medical Education and Research, UT, and Director-Principal of Government Medical College was the chief guest. The doctors who participated in the camp were: Dr Rohit Sawhney; Dr Dikha; Dr J.K. Sethi; Dr Soma Kaushik and Dr Mala from the foundation and Dr Hamant Ahluwalia, Dr Rajiv Gupta and Dr B.K.S. Pannu from medical college.

EMPHASISED: In this era of science and technology, man is caught in the materialistic web and is devoid of the real wealth of peace and prosperity. Mental equilibrium and spiritual progress was possible through peace, said Mr B.K. Nirwair, Secretary-General of the Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya, while addressing the public on peace is possible through values at Rajyoga Bhavan, Sector 33-A, on Thursday. He added that Indians should be proud of their heritage and culture. He added that accumulation of wealth by hook or by crook was not the real goal of one’s life and advised that one should render selfless service in order to attain peace and prosperity.

CLARIFICATION: The librarian of T.S. Central State Library, Sector 17, Chandigarh, clarified on Saturday that the venue of books donation function held on April 18 was the State Library, Sector 34, instead of Central Library.

PICNIC: A combined picnic of devotees of Yogoda Satsanga Dhyana Kendra and students of Paramahansa Yogananda Public School was organised at the Sector 3 Bougainvillea Garden here on Friday. Besides meditation, games were also organised and refreshments served to children. The children responded with their songs.

DEMANDED: Shopkeepers of the Mani Majra Janata Rehri Market on Saturday urged the Chandigarh Administration for immediate rehabilitation of all whose shops were gutted early this week. Mr Satpal, President of the market, said that delay in compensation and rehabilitation was because of the adamant attitude of the Administration.

SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLY: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Local Spiritual Assembly of Chandigarh: Chairman — Mr Anil Sarwal; Vice-Chairman — Mr S.R. Sohrab; Secretary — Ms Devi Kala; and Treasurer — Mr Vikas Chetri.

VIKAS PARISHAD: Dr V.P. Dhall has been elected Chief Patron of the local unit of the Bharat Vikas parishad. The other office-bearers are: Patrons — Mr JR Jindal, Mr Saran Dassamboj and Mr C.B. Goel; President — Mr V.K. Bansal; Vice-Presidents — Mr K.N. Gulati, Mrs Jagdamba Gupta, Mr Jaipal Gupta, Mr Devender Kumar; General Secretary — Mr Kamal Awasthi; Finance Secretary — Mr S.P. Kainth; and Press Secretary — Mr Vinod Jaidka.

CHALLANED: The Zirakpur Police on Friday challaned a resident of Rajpura for haphazardly parking his truck on the Chandigarh-Ambala road. A case under Section 283 of the IPC has been registered against him.


OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Tax Bar Association: vice-presidents — Mr Kuldeep Khera and Mr Mohanlal Gard; secretary — Mr Parmod Mittal; joint secretary — Mr Om Prakash Jindal; and treasurer — Mr Ramesh Jain.

COMPLAINTS: Mr Ashok Yadav, Additional Deputy Commissioner, disposed 18 out of 25 complaints relating to the ex servicemen, at a meeting of the Zila Sainik Board here on Friday. Mr Yadav also directed the authorities to probe other complaints and send report to him.

WORK PARALYSED: The work in the wireless control room of the police department remained paralysed for a few hours here on Friday following a quarrel between two women employees.Top

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