Sunday, May 7, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


LICENCES CANCELLED: A team headed by the ADC (D) made a surprise visit to district grain markets and cancelled the licences of M/s Dalip Singh and Sons, Sirhind, and M/s Saroop Singh and Sons, Sirhind, for overweight ranging from 1 kg to 1.5 kg. Similarly, at Chunni Kalan licence of M/s Balbir Singh and Sons was cancelled for overweight up to 700 gms.

ANNOUNCED: Mr B.S. Sudan, Deputy Commissioner, while addressing a ‘sangat darshan’ at Jakhwali village announced a grant of Rs 50,000 for shamshan ghat and Rs 50,000 for the building of a primary school in the village. Mr Paramraj singh Umaranangal, SSP, was also present on the occasion.

SCHOOL WITHOUT TEACHER: The Government Primary School in Barapur village has been functioning without a teacher for the past one year. The Sarpanch of the village, Mr Joga Singh Sangha, has employed two teachers to whom he has been paying from his own pocket. The Sarpanch had met the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, and urged him to appoint teachers in the school. Residents of the village are sore at the indifferent attitude of the Chief Minister.

ORDER: The Deputy Commissioner has issued an order under the Punjab Village and Small Towns Patrol Act, 1918, directed the adult males of the villages in the district to undertake patrol duty for the safety of public and private forests in the Dhar subdivision.

TARGET: The Kapurthala district has achieved a distinction in the state by fulfilling targets in family welfare schemes during the last financial year. Addressing mediapersons here on Friday Mr V.K. Singh, Deputy Commissioner, and Dr Ajaib Singh Sandhu, Chief Medical Officer, jointly said that 4656 family operations were performed in the district against a target of 4097. They said there were 27 patients of AIDS in the district of which four had died.

WHEAT PROCUREMENT: Mr V.K. Singh, Deputy Commissioner, on Friday said the district procured 31 lakh quintals of wheat till Friday. He said the procurement would touch 32 lakh quintals this year.

FOUNDATION STONE: Dr Upinderjit Kaur, Housing and Urban Development Minister, laid the foundation stone of a bridge on the Kali Bein rivulet near Hussainpur village on Friday. A sum of Rs 1.70 crore will be spent on its construction.

DOCTOR CAUGHT: The Vigilance Bureau has arrested a medical officer of the local L.M. Civil Hospital for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1000. In a press note, Mr Harchand Singh Sidhu, SP, Vigilance Bureau ( Ludhiana range), said that Harjap Singh Dhawan, Medical Officer, had accepted a bribe from Saun Singh, on the pretext of changing his medico-legal report.

PM’s RELIEF FUND: The Government Pensioners Association has sent a draft of Rs 21,000 towards the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund as an aid for the drought-hit people in various states in the country. The amount was collected at the monthly meeting of the association held here on April 30. The meeting called upon the pensioners to contribute liberally for the cause.

AMARNATH YATRA: The Bhole Bhandari Charitable Trust has urged the Jammu and Kashmir Government to announce the schedule of Amarnath yatra and to start the process of registration. A meeting of the trust presided over by Mr Rajan Gupta was held here on Friday observed that devotees had to face many problems due to delay in commencement of registration process. He said the trust had decided to organise a langar at Panchtarni during the yatra.

BOOK DISTRIBUTED: The Jan Sewa Durga Bhajan Mandli in collaboration with the Lal Bahadur Shashtri Social Forum has distributed books among students of New Public High School, Civil Lines. Mr Sushil Malhotra, president of the forum, was present on the occasion.

BODY FOUND: The body of Sultan Mohammad (40), a resident of Mahamatpur village, was found hanging from a tree near Kelon Phatak on Friday. The body was sent to the local Civil Hospital for a post-mortem examination. The Sadar police has registered a case.

ONE KILLED: Rajesh Khanna (27), a resident of Thandi Sarak, was killed in an accident on Thursday near Khanna. According to family sources, the deceased was going to Gobindgarh along with his friend when his scooter slipped near Khanna. He was brought to the Civil Hospital, Khanna. After examination, doctors referred the patient to the DMC, Ludhiana. While preparing for shifting to the DMC he died.

COURSE: With a view to sensitise field police officers to effective behaviour, a three-day programme organised by Punjab Police Academy here concluded on Friday. Mr Chander Shekhar, IGP, Punjab Police Academy, in his valedictory address said in the changed social scenario the challenges and responsibilities of the police had increased many fold. Dr D.J. Singh, Course Director, said 30 gazetted officers from various districts of Punjab and officers of CISF participated in the course.

CHEMISTS ASSOCIATION: The following have been made office-bearers of the Mohali Chemists Association: President — Mr Harjeet Singh Chawla; Vice-Presidents — Mr Suraj Prakash Gupta and Mr Harish Singla; General Secretary — Mr Jiwan Goyal; Finance Secretary — Mr Dinesh Singla; Organising Secretary — Mr Anish Katyal; Secretary — Mr Jatinder Singh Juneja; and Joint Secretary — Mr Gurvinder Thakral.

UK MAGAZINE EDITOR VISITS NIPER: Mr Robin Davison, Editor of UK-based SCRIP World Pharmaceutical News, visited the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) complex here on Friday. Mr Davison said an international exhibition and conference of chemicals, petrochemicals and pharmaceuticals would be held in October this year.


PROPOSAL FOR SCHOOL BLOCK APPROVED: The Chandigarh Administration has approved a proposal of former Member Parliament Satya Pal Jain with regard to the construction of an additional block in Government Senior Secondary School, Behlana. It will be made out of Mr Jain’s local area development fund. The Deputy Commissioner informed Mr Jain about this through a letter. The DC further informed him that sum of Rs 5 lakh had been sent to the Chief Engineer, UT, for the construction of the block.

OFFICE BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of Shri Sanatan Dharam Sabha (regd) Sector 32-D, Chandigarh: President — Mr Subhash Singla; Senior Vice-President — Mr S.L. Singla, Vice-President — Mr Prem Sagar Bansal; Finance Secretary — Mr R.L. Sachdeva; General Secretary — Mr Lekh Raj Sharma, Joint Secretary — Mr M.L. Sailly; Auditor — Mr O.P. Beotra and Patron — Mr Chhottu Ram Sharma.

NIRANKARI CONGREGATION: Addressing a congregation in Sector 15 here on Saturday, the spiritual head of the Nirankari Mission, Baba Hardev Singh, said no individual, nation or region could prosper in isolation and that everything was mutual and inter-dependent. Socio-economic development without love and compassion had failed to solve the problems of humanity, he added.


PARSHORAM JAYANTI CELEBRATED: Parshoram Jayanti was celebrated at the Brahmin Sabha hall here on Saturday. A yagna was performed on the occasion. The Jayanti was organised under the presidentship of Mr Tarsem Lal Sharma, a release said.

SMUGGLER HELD: The police on Thursday seized 91 kg of ‘ganja’ from a notorious smuggler near the Delhi border. The man has been identified as Kallu of Etah district in U.P. A police spokesman said here on Friday that the contraband concealed in two gunny bags was being brought here for sale.

THREE DEAD: At least three persons died in different incidents in the district during past 24 hours. Om Prakash of Beri village and Naresh of Madina village died at the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences here on Friday. They were admitted to the hospital as they had consumed poison. In another incident, Satish of Ladhaut village died at the same hospital. He was admitted after being injured in a road accident.

CASE REGISTERED: The police has booked two miscreants on a charge of abducting a girl. Mrs Urmila of Madaudi Ragdan village alleged in an FIR that her neighbour Pradeep and his wife’s brother, Naresh, had kidnapped her daughter on May 3. The police has registered a case under Sections 363 and 366, IPC. However, no arrest has been made so far. Earlier, a girl of the Vijay Nagar locality here was allegedly abducted on April 29. The police has registered a case under Sections 363, 366, 120-B and 376 of the IPC against Amit and his accomplice, Priyavrat. Both were sent to judicial custody till May 12 by the Additional Chief Judicial magistrate.

NINE HELD: With the arrest of nine members of the same family, the Ganaur police on Saturday claimed to have solved the murder of Yashpal, a resident of Gumar village, on April 16. Mr K.P. Singh, SSP, told mediapersons here on Saturday that the arrested persons had been identified as Partap, Suresh, Satbir, Anil, Vinod, Ranbir, Ashok, Ms Bimla and Ms Shashi. These arrests, he said, followed the registration of an FIR lodged by Mr Satbir Singh of the same village.


CONVICTED: Ram Bahadur has been convicted under Section 5 of the Immoral Traffic Act and sentenced to three years’ imprisonment. His accomplice Raju has been sent to three years’ rigorous imprisonment. Raju was also convicted under Section 376, IPC, and sent to five years’ rigorous imprisonment. The sentences were announced on Friday by the District and Sessions Judge.

VISIT: It was a rare occasion in the history of Army Public School, Daghshai, 3 km from here, on Thursday when Mrs Vanita Kumari, wife of the Navy Chief, Admiral Sushil Kumar, visited the school. She inspected the school library, audio-visual room, computer labs, and girls’ dormitory. The Principal, Mrs Lakshmi Rajappa, apprised her of the short-term and long-term plans of the school. Mrs Vanita Kumari too had an informal interaction with school children. She said the Navy was planning to start a boarding school in Mumbai.

BLOOD DONATED: The Blood Donor Society here organised a blood donation camp for residents, industrialists and workers of this industrial town at ESI Hospital on Saturday. About 175 persons donated blood on the occasion. A team of doctors from the PGI, Chandigarh, under the guidance of Dr Usha Roy conducted the camp. A group of 40 employees of Morpan Laboratories donated blood and won a trophy.

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