Monday, May 8, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


LIONS CLUB: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Lions Club: president — Mr Prem Gupta; secretary — Mr Vijay Verma; and treasurer — Mr Vijay Kumar.

MEDICAL CAMP: More than 350 patients were examined at a free medical camp organised by the local Sai Samiti at Bahadur Nussehra, 8 km from here, on Sunday. Specialists from the local Civil Hospital examined the patients.

BORDER POST: The Kamalpur border observation post has been named after martyr Dharam Prakash who was killed in an encounter in Srinagar in 1992.

ASSOCIATION: The Punjab State Veterinary Officers Association on Saturday hailed the probe ordered by the Punjab Animal Husbandry Minister into the multi-crore instrument purchase scam unearthed by the association.

MEDICAL CAMP: A three-day free medical camp organised jointly by Punjab National Bank and a local private hospital was inaugurated by Lieut-Gen Kamal Davar, Corps Commander of 11th Corps, here on Saturday. The General suggested that the bank management should formulate special lending schemes for defence personnel.

NOMINATED: The following have been nominated office-bearers of the Hotel and Restaurant Association, Punjab, by its president Mr Paramjit Singh; patron-in-chief — Mr A.S. Brar; patron — Mr Bhupinder Singh; chairman — Mr Balbir Singh Anand; advisers — Mr R.D. Gera and mr vinod bhalla; and vice-presidents — Mr J.P. S. Sabharwal, Mr Pankaj Kumar, mr Avtar Singh Arora and Mr Mohan Singh Mangat.

SUICIDE: Mohd Sultan (45) committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree on Saturday. The police has registered a case Under Section 173, IPC.

MISHAP: Rajesh Kumar Khanna, an industrialist, was killed in a road accident on the Malerkotla-Khanna road here on Saturday.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the SDPP High School Managing Committee: president — Mr Mohan Lal; vice-president — Dr Atal Kumar; manager — Mr B.K. Chowdhary; and treasurer — Mr Pawan Kumar Sood.

STONE LAID: A college for girls will be set up at Sheikhupura village in the Samana assembly constituency on the initiative of around 100 village panchayats of the area. Baba Ajit Singh Hansaliwala laid the foundation stone of the college on Sunday. The function was organised by the panchayat of Sheikhupura which will run the college with the assistance of Committee of other villages which has been formed for the purpose.


AGITATION: The local unit of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), at its meeting held under the chairmanship of Mr Gurbachan Singh on Sunday, urged the Chandigarh Administration to improve and stabilise power supply in various parts of the city as numerous complaints of erratic supply were coming in. The unit also assailed the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation for its apathy towards providing basic amenities to the only market of Sector 43 and not extending the necessary facilities to Sector 45. The unit threatened an agitation in case public grievances were not redressed speedily.

PROBE SOUGHT: The Chandigarh Mahila Congress Committee, at its meeting held under the chairmanhsip of Ms Lalit Joshi Bhardwaj on Sunday, demanded an independent inquiry by a commission into the unnatural death of Harpreet Kaur, daughter of the SGPC chief, Bibi Jagir Kaur. The unit also assailed the rising prices of essential commodities and criticised the economic policies of the NDA Government.

BEREAVED: Ram Pyari, wife of Mr Shankar Lal Shastri, a freedom fighter, died here some days ago. She was 85. She had participated in the freedom struggle along with her husband, who had been an associate and classfellow of Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

ELECTED: Ms Kamlesh has been elected Chairperson of the Sector 37-C Laadies Welfare Association. The other office-bearers are: Vice-Chairperson — Ms Balbir Kaur; President — Ms Motia Rani; Vice-President — Ms Raj Rani; General Secretary — Ms Gulshan Verma; Joint Secretary — Ms Neena Soni; Secretary — Ms Tasvir Kaur; Propaganda Secretary — Ms Meena; Cashier — Ms Shanti Devi; and Adviser — Ms Chanan Kaur.

CELEBRATED: The birth anniversary of Dr B.R. Ambedkar was celebrated by the CSIC Employees SC/ST Welfare Association at the Sector 37 Ambedkar Bhavan on Saturday. Mr Shamsher Singh Dulo, MP, was the chief guest. He announced a grant of Rs 21,000 to the Association.

BLOOD DONATION: To commemorate International Thalassaemic day, the Thalasssaemic Children Welfare Association is organising a series of six blood donation camps in L.T.-I of the P.G.I. to meet the shortage of blood during the summer from May 8. The remaining five camps will be held on May 20, June 3, June 17, and July 15.

‘RESEARCH ON BRAIN NEEDED’: To reap better quality human resources, there is need for new research on brain development and greater attention of both parents and teachers to work for proper development of a child, said Dr Vijay Rattan, a consultant to Unicef and Reader in the Department of Public Administration, PU, while delivering a talk at Vivek High School, on Sunday.

HUDA: The Panchkula Welfare Federation, Sector 4, in a letter to the Administrator, Haryana Urban Development Authority, Mr Sandeep Garg, has highlighted the problems faced by the residents of the township. The problems include opening and naming of the dispensary in Sector 4 after the late Manoj Deepender Bhucher, improvement in sanitation, water supply and street lighting, carpeting of roads in the various sectors and channelisation of the nullah running through their sector.

SYMPOSIUM: Symposium on “50 years of India — India-China relations — an era of cooperation, competition, conflict and conciliation “ is being organised by the India-China Friendship Association of Punjab to commemorate its golden jubilee at Paragon Senior Secondary School, Sector 71, here, on May 8.— TNS


GANG BUSTED: The police has busted a gang of robbers with the arrest of its six members. Stating this here on Saturday the Superintendent of Police said the arrested were identified as Mukesh, Rajbir, Vijender, Sunil, Subhash and Satyawan. The police recovered one pistol, 12 cartridges and five iron rods from the possession of these robbers.

CAR TAKEN AWAY: Three unidentified armed youths took away a Maruti car and Rs 8,000 from its owner near Asan village in the district on Friday. According to police sources the victim identified as Rajender, a resident of Sonepat district, was going from Rohtak to Kharkhoda when the incident took place. A case has been registered in this connection.

CIVIC BODY CHIEF: Ms Chuna Devi (INLD) has been elected the chairperson of 15-member Ellenabad Municipal Council. At Rania, Mr Hukum Singh of the INLD was elected the chairperson.


EYE CAMP: About 300 drivers belonging to various state government departments were examined at an eye camp organised here on Saturday. The camp was organised jointly by the police and the local Rotary Club.

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