Friday, May 19, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


ORDERS ISSUED: Mr Narinderjit Singh, District Magistrate, has issued orders to all house owners that have tenants or migrant labourers to inform the nearest police station about their identities along with the background, photographs and previous addresses.

PANEL FORMED: The president of the district unit of the Youth Akali Dal (Badal), Mr Raveel Kamal Singh Takhtuwala, has constituted a 31-member committee to run the party affairs in the district. He added that the party’s office-bearers and the working committee would be announced later.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local unit of the BJP: president — Mr Shiv Kumar Sud; vice-presidents — Mr Devinder Dau, and Mrs Sharda Sharma; general secretary — Mr Suresh Bhatia, secretaries — Mr Balkrishan and Dr Bindusar; press secretaries — Mr Ashok Sharma and Mr Bhisham Bhatia; and treasurer — Mr Anandvir Singh.

POWER SUPPLY: The electricity supply to Bassi Kalan, Saila Khurd, Kot Fatuhi and Mahilpur from the 11 KV feeder will remain suspended on May 19 and 20 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. for urgent repairs, according to a PSEB press note here on Wednesday.

THEFT: Thieves struck at the house of Ved Bhushan Mahajan at Indira Colony and stole a car stereo and a bicycle on Tuesday. A complaint has been lodged with the police.

ONE DEAD: Ranjit Kumar, a young boy, died on the spot and another was seriously injured when a bus hit their scooter on the Gurdaspur road on Tuesday.

ROAD BLOCKED: The G.T. Road was blocked for four hours by residents of Dhaki chowk on Tuesday in protest against the non-supply of drinking water. They urged the administration to give proper attention to the area and provide facilities like in other areas.

DISCUSSED: A meeting of employees of the office of the Executive Engineer Mandal No 1 of the Public Health Department (Electricity Wing) and senior office-bearers of the Punjab State Karamchari Dal was held here on Thursday to discuss demands of the employees. According to a press note signed by the President of the district unit of the Karamchari Dal and the General Secretary of the state unit, Mr S.S. Sedkhari, several grievances of the employees were addressed which included provision of uniforms, timely special increments in case of employees who have served for eight, 16, 24 and 32 years, respectively, and provision of G.P. fund slip and passbooks.

BAL NIKETAN: Clothes and other articles of daily use were distributed among the needy girls staying in Bal Niketan by Mrs Ravinder Kaur Bir, chairperson of the hospital welfare wing of the District Red Cross Society. The clothes were distributed on the occasion of the birthday of 17 of the 27 girls of the niketan. On the occasion, Ms Kushal Garg, President of Bal Niketan, said that since its inception more than 100 girls had been married off and all were leading happy life.

LAUDED: The services of a philanthropist, late Bir Dasondhi Ram, were lauded by Mr Manjit Singh Narang, SDM, at a function organised by the Red Cross Society at Shakuntala Girls Secondary School here on Tuesday. On the occasion, Mr Narang inaugurated a complex built on the school premises, the funds for which were donated by an England-based social worker, Mr Ved Parkash Goel. Books, Uniforms, Stationery and other such articles were provided to the students of the school. A hearing aid machine was presented to Rimpi, a class V student of the school by the Red Cross Society.

CAMP: The State Bank of Patiala organised a camp at its Patiala chowk fort branch to educate customers for availing the facilities of house loan, car loan and Gyan Jyoti loan for higher education. The camp was inaugurated by Mr R.S. Sharma, General Manager, of the bank.

FEDERATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Northern Indian Exporters Federation: president — Mr Paramjit Singh Sethi; chairman — Mr Dhiraj Singh Sethi; vice- — Mr Surjit Singh Sethi, Mr Surpreet Singh and Mr Sital Gupta; secretary — Mr Gurdip Singh; and treasurer — Mr Guljit Singh.

BODY IDENTIFIED: Another victim of the Ropar bus tragedy was identified as Mohinder Kaur of Muradpur village after the local administration displayed her photographs in various newspapers on Wednesday. The body was the last to be identified.

PREVENTIVE MEASURES: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr G.S. Grewal, here has ordered the health authorities to take measures to prevent the spread of cholera in the district. The Health authorities have been ordered to take strict action against shopkeepers who are not keeping the eatables covered.


CAMP: A yoga sadhna camp is being organised at Dhanwantry Ayurvedic Medical College and Hospital, Sector 46-B, up to May 21. Mr Balvinder Kumar and Dr Shvetanand Swami will provide guidance in yoga asanas, pranayama, yogic relaxation and meditation to the participants during the morning and even sessions.

ANNUAL URS: The annual urs of Hazrat Sakhi Sarvar Peer (Lallanwale) will be held at Peer Khana, Burail, on Friday. The Rasm Chadar Poshi will be held at 4.00 p.m and Qawwali will be followed by langar at 9 p.m., according to Khalifa Nazir Shah Sabri.

COMPETITIONS: Sukriti fine art competitions were held at ACC, DAV School here on Thursday. Nearly 250 students from 21 schools of Chandigarh, Panchkula, Kalka and Parwanoo participated in the rangoli, painting, sketching, slogan writing and dry flower arrangement competitions. Principal P.L. Chopra said such competitions brought out the hidden talents of the children.


TWO KILLED: Two persons, including a woman, were killed and three others injured in two separate road accidents, near Mullana, police said on Thursday. Naresh of Ugala village, was killed when his motor cycle was hit by a speeding truck near Sabri village (Barar). The pillion-rider was seriously injured. A woman was killed and two persons, including a child, were injured when their scooter was hit by a car near Jamalpur village. The identity of the woman could not be established. Narinder and the three-year-old child were referred to the civil hospital here.


MINJAR FAIR: The historic Minjar fair will be celebrated from July 23 to 30. The organiser aim at promoting tourism in a big way this time. This was stated by Mr T.D. Negi, Deputy Commissioner, here on Wednesday.

RESULT DECLARED: The pass percentage of Science group of 10+2 class of Government Senior Secondary School, Kasauli, is 100 per cent. Madhu stood first in the school by securing 305 marks. Sukhvinder Singh got second position by securing 276 marks. Out of 13 students, 6 passed in first division.

TYRES THEFT CASE: The police has identified the truck used in the theft of tyres at Dattiyar, 20 km from here. Mr Jagan Nath, SHO, said a truck having an Ambala registration number was used in the theft. On May 5, 40 tyres worth Rs 4 lakh were stolen from a C & F agent’s godown.

MISHAPS: Two persons were killed and two injured seriously in two mishaps in the subdivision on Tuesday. A truck which was going to Bilaspur from Mandi collided with a tractor and a car near Dhanotu village. The driver of the tractor, Ramesh (27), of Bhon Bari died on the spot while the car owner was in a serious condition. In another accident a Maruti car dashed against a tree at Mahdev village. Mr Virender Kumar of Chambi died on the spot. Cases have been registered under Sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC.

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