Monday, May 29, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


ANNOUNCED: The result of B.Sc (Home Science) III, conducted by Guru Nanak Dev University in April, has been declared. According to Dr R.S. Bawa, Registrar, copies of the result had been sent to the colleges concerned.

DISTRIBUTED: Mr Malkit Singh Keetu, a local MLA, distributed 200 sewing machines among poor women at a function held at the local Truck Union Office Friday. Mr Deepak Raj Garg, District Transport Officer, Sangrur, was the chief guest.

CAMP: A four-day teachers training camp was inaugurated at DAV Public School, here on Saturday. In a press note issued here, Mrs S.L. Latka, Principal, DAV Senior Secondary School, said 90 teachers from Malot, Abohar, Fazilka, Giddarbaha, Haripur and Jaitu participated in the camp.

INAUGURATED: The much awaited speed post service was introduced at the General Post Office here on Saturday. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Kulbir Singh Sidhu, inaugurated the counter for the service that will connect the city with various national and international centres.

CASES DECIDED: As many as 30 of the 53 cases were settled in a Lok Adalat held here on Saturday. According to Mr Satwinder Singh, Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, four family disputes were mutually settled and Rs 75 lakh was given as motor accident claims.

LOK ADALAT: As many as 1941 of the 3832 cases were settled in a Lok Adalat organised by the District Legal Services Authority here Saturday. Most of cases were related to matrimonial disputes, motor accident claims and complaints filed by the Registrar of Companies under the Companies Act. Mr D.K. Monga, Member Secretary, Punjab Legal Services Authority, said free legal aid had been granted to 25288 of the 26985 applicants till March 31.

TWO HELD: The Khanna police claims to have solved a murder case with the arrest of two persons. According to the SSP, Mr R.L. Bhagat, Mangat Khan was murdered on May 20 and his body was found the next day from Sidhsar village. A case was registered under Section 302, IPC. After investigation the police arrested Bahadar Singh and Ajaib Singh, who admitted that they murdered him.

ASSOCIATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Kharar Journalists Association: president — Mr Swatantar Singh; vice-president — Mr Sat Pal Kataria; general secretary — Mr Gurmakh Singh Maan; secretary — Mr Baljeet Singh Thekedar; and cashier — Mr Ashwani Sachdeva.

SCOOTER STOLEN: Mr Ram Chander of Kharar has lodged, a complaint with the police that the scooter of his brother (27-A-4800) has been stolen. The police after registering a case under Section 379, IPC, has started the investigation.

DEMANDED: Eight sarpanches of Kharar block have demanded that the Punjab government should immediately repair the Kharar-Bassi Pathana road which at present is in a very deplorable condition. The sarpanches of Cholta Khurd, Pannuan, Malikpur, Badala, Badali, Navipur and Madanheri in a statement said here on Sunday that in spite of claims made by the government no steps have been taken to repair the road. They have threatened to sit in dharna if no action is taken in this regard.

ONE KILLED: Ajit Singh was crushed to death by a truck near Canal Bridge at Gill village. The police has booked the driver of the truck, Sucha Singh, under Sections 279, 304-A and 427 of the IPC.

ARRESTED: The police has arrested Javed Hussain, a resident of Sunami Gate, here on the charge of gambling and seized Rs 4,900 from his possession. A case under the Gambling Act has been registered against him.

CHARGE TAKEN: Mr Gurloveleen Singh Sidhu taken charge of the SDM office here on Friday. Earlier he was the SDM Jagraon. Mr Mumtaj Ahmed Shah, Chairman, Improvement Trust, the DSP, Mr Surinder Singh Saini, and members of the Bar Association were present on the occasion.

BODY FOUND: Body of Umeet Singh(8) was found from a pond near a religious dera in Kahna Dhesian village in Phillaur subdivision on Friday. Mr Surjit Singh, father of the boy, suspects foul play. The police has registered a case under Sections 302, 201 and 34, IPC.

PROGRAMME: Mr Mohan Lal, Minister of Higher Education, inaugurated an all-India mushaira at Government Girls Senior Secondary School here on Saturday. Mr Gopal Dass Neeraj (Aligarh), Dr Bashir Badar (Bhopal), Mr Rahat Indori (Mumbai) and Mr Sheen Kaaf Nizaam (Jodhpur) were present among others in the programme.



QUIZ TRAINING PROGRAMME: YQK, a special company, is organising a quiz training programme for local children from June 1 to 6, a press release said here on Sunday. A comprehensive look into the slide and question bank for students is assured.

'NEED TO IMPROVE MAN-MAN RELATIONS': No power on earth can fulfil the missions of peace and brotherhood unless relation between man and man improves, said Mr Gurbax Singh Rajkavi while addressing a congregation of Sant Nirankari Mission here on Sunday. He quoted religious scriptures at length.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local unit of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India: Chairman — Mr D.C. Arya; Vice-Chairman — Mr Jagmit Singh; Secretary — Mr Vikas Gupta; Joint Secretary — Mr Purshotam Lal; and Treasurer — Mr S.S. Mann.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha (Sector 7) :President — Mr Nirbhai Singh Ghuman; Senior Vice-President — Mr Rajinder Singh Sahney; Vice-President — Mr Jag Singh Mann; General Secretary — Mr Surinder Singh Chadha; Joint Secretary — Mr Amar Singh; and Cashier — Mr Surat Singh.

IDENTITY CARDS: The residents of the subdivision will have their voters’ identity cards soon. According to the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) for the Banur constituency and local Subdivisional Magistrate, Mr Sher Singh Sidhu, the administration has fixed different days for the making of cards of the residents of different polling stations. Four polling stations would be covered per day. The voters’ identity cards for residents of Dera Bassi block will be made on May 29 to 31 at the office of the Block Development Officer. The cards of the residents of Banur, Lalru and Zirakpur will be made on different dates.


RED CROSS CAMP: The Chairman of the district Red Cross Society, Ambala, and wife of Mr Ram Niwas, Deputy Commissioner, Babita Verma, inaugurated the junior Red Cross camp held at Preet Nagar Government Senior Secondary School here on Sunday. The camp was organised by the Red Cross Society, Ambala, which started on May 27. The closing ceremony will be held on June 3. As many as 118 students are participating in the camp. Yoga classes are being held every day and competitions in painting, essay writing and cultural activities are part of the camp.

BAR ASSOCIATION: Mr Gaurishanker Attri was elected as president of the District Bar Association on Saturday. Mr Attri defeated his nearest rival Mr M.S. Nain by a margin of 38 votes. For the post of the secretary, Mr Sanjeev Sura defeated Mr Ramesh Bhardwaj by 41 votes.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Hisar chapter of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing: president — Dr S. Mohan; secretary — Dr B.S. Chaudhry; joint secretary — Dr C.P. Singh; and treasurer- Dr P.K. Singh.

ONE KILLED: One person was killed and another injured when a Canter overturned on the Hisar-Hansi road on Saturday. The victim has been identified as Nathuram, a resident of Rohtak. The injured has been admitted to a hospital at Hansi.

VETERINARY ASSOCIATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Diploma Veterinary Association, Haryana: president — Mr Satnarain; vice-presidents — Mr Ram Kumar Sharma, Mr Ishwar Singh Siwach, Mr Shamsher Singh and Mr Balraj Singh; general secretary — Mr Krishan Kumar; deputy general secretary- Mr Mahavir Sharma; and finance secretary — Mr Payare Lal.

ACCIDENT: Munish, a resident of Pinjore, was killed in a road accident near Kithana village on Friday. Another person Raj Kumar, who was travelling with him in a Maruti van, was injured. The police has registered a case.

SHOT DEAD: Islamuddin, a 25-year-old man, was shot by three miscreants at Ganaur, 16 km from here , on Saturday. According to information , the police has registered a case against Nathu, Anil and Sanjay and launched a hunt to apprehend them. An old enmity is stated to be the cause of the murder.

SUICIDE: Vinod Kumar, an employee of the Haryana Sheet Glass Factory, committed suicide by consuming poison in his house at Biswan Meel Colony, 20 km from here, on Saturday. According to the police, the victim belonged to U.P. The cause of the suicide is not known.

CASES SOLVED: As many as 926 cases were settled in a Lok Adalat held by the District Legal Services Authority here on Saturday. Mr S.K. Sardana, District Sessions Judge, presided over the adalat. According to official sources, Mr Sudhir Rajpal, Deputy Commissioner, also held an adalat and solved 100 cases on the spot.

WATER CRISIS: The district units of the Janvadi Mahila Samiti and the CITU on Sunday expressed concern over the water crisis in the Old DC road area and threatened to organise a ‘matka phor’ demonstration in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office on Friday in case the problem was not solved.

ONE CONVICTED: In a murder case the Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr Virender Singh Chaudhary, acquitted five persons and sentenced one person to three years’ imprisonment and a fine of Rs 500. According to information, Mal Singh, Surender, Jagtar, Balvinder Singh, Guro Bai and Amro, wife of Hukum Singh of Dhani Satnam Singh village, who was murdered in a dispute, were facing trial. After seven years of trial the Judge found only Jagtar Singh guilty and sentenced him.

DIRECTED: Two persons of Alikan village were directed by the local court to pay a monthly allowance to their mother. According to information, Dev Kaur had filed a petition in the court demanding a monthly allowance from her two sons — Parkash and Saminder. Both the sons she claimed earned more than Rs 2 lakh per annum. The court ordered Parkash and Saminder to give her Rs 400 each as monthly living allowance.


CASES SETTLED: Nearly 96 of the 131 complaints were settled on the spot in a district-level ‘‘shikayat niwran shivir’’ held at Kutheda village, 50 km from here, on Friday. The shivir was presided over by the Additional District Magistrate, Mr S.L. Sharma.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the All-India Hindu Mahasabha, Himachal Pradesh: president — Mr Nalender Gautam (Kangra); vice-presidents — Mr Raj Arya (Ponta Sahib), Mr Shiv Achariya (Solan), Mr Baldev Raj Sharma (Solan), Mr Navjeewan Sharma (Palampur), Mr Rajender Chadda (Kangra) and Mr Surinder Singh Arora( Kangra); general secretary — Mr Parveen Misra (Dharmsala); organising secretary — Mr Anuj Viyas (Dharmsala); treasurer — Bimlanand (Kangra).


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