Sunday, June 4, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S



MURDER CASES SOLVED: The local police claims to have solved two cases of murder committed on May 29 with the arrest of the suspects. Kalu Ram, a labourer hit his wife over consumption of drugs who died on the spot. Kalu Ram was arrested on Friday. In another case Joga Singh and Gurbhej Singh were arrested when the body of Mohan Singh, a resident of Musual, was found from the farmhouse of Balbir Kaur of the same village. Investigations revealed that Balbir Kaur allegedly had illicit relationship with Mohan Singh. Her brother Gurbhej Singh and Joga Singh and two others had allegedly killed Mohan Singh with a datar.

LOK ADALAT: A Lok Adalat was organised on Friday in the Labour Court under the Chairmanship of Mr S. P. Bangarh, Additional District and Sessions Judge-cum-Presiding Officer, Labour Court, Amritsar. As many as 109 cases between employers and their workers were taken up for hearing and out of which 92 cases were disposed of and a sum of Rs 4.49 lakh was paid to the workers as compensation.

PATWARI HELD: Prem Kumar, Kanugo of Jawaharke and Rajveer Singh, a Patwari of Bajewala, were caught red-handed for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 600 from Mr Bhola Singh, a resident of Bhame Khurd village of Mansa district. This was stated here on Friday by Mr Satpal Singh Sidhu, SP, (Vigilance Bureau).

SPEED POST CENTRE: Mr B. Vikram, Deputy Commissioner, inaugurated a Speed Post Centre at Gurdaspur on Friday. This service was earlier available at Pathankot to give a point-to-point service to the cities like Amritsar, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Patiala and Delhi.

BUSTED: The police on Friday busted a gang of thieves involved in various theft cases in Amritsar, Kapurthala and Gurdaspur districts. A naka party led by Mr Bachittar Singh, Sub Inspector, arrested Parvesh Kumar, Mandip Singh and Amarjit Singh all residents of Dhariwal and seized two motor cycles, two television sets, stereo, a tape recorder, a car stereo, a telephone set and three gold rings worth Rs 1.5 lakh from their possession.

LEADER REMEMBERED: The 16th martyrdom day of Om Parkash Bagga, a well known socialist leader of Punjab was observed here, on Friday. He was gunned down by the terrorists on June 2, 1984, while he was going back to his house from DAV Senior Secondary School, Hoshiarpur. A function was organised at his residence in which rich tributes were paid to Om Parkash Bagga by leaders of various political parties, social and religious organisations.

DHARNA: Members of the district unit of the state general council of Government Teachers Union, Punjab, led by its President, Mr Piara Singh, staged a dharna in front of the District Education Officer (secondary and primary) here, on Friday. In a press note Mr Gian Singh Gupta, general secretary of the unit, alleged that the Punjab Government was preparing a plan to break the promotion channel of teachers by abolishing the primary directorate of the state.

FINE COLLECTED: The District Transport Office at Ropar collected more than Rs 18 lakh as fine from various traffic violators under the Motor Vehicle Act during May. Mr Karan Singh, Assistant DTO, Ropar, said the campaign was started by the department in the district against the violators of various provisions of the Act as per the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

RESERVATION SOUGHT: Mr Beant Kinger, president of the local Punjab Chetna Manch on Friday demanded reservation for the Bahawalpuria community. In a letter addressed to the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, he said that the community which migrated from Pakistan was facing hardships. He urged that the facilities being provided to reserved categories should also be extended to the community.

PSEB FEDERATION: The PSEB Employees Federation on Friday urged the Punjab Government to immediately implement cadre-wise scales for its employees. The federation chief and former MP, Mr Charanjit Singh Walia, welcomed the decision of the state government for putting a ban on large-scale transfers.

CRASH COURSE: The Faculty Club of Punjabi University has arranged a crash course in Urdu for members of the club. Dr Nasir Naqvi and Dr Tariq Kifayatullah of the Department of Arabic, Urdu and Persian are conducting the course. Dr B.R. Sood, a senior professor of the university, while inaugurating the course, stressed the significance of Urdu in Indian literature and culture.

VISIT: Eleven students of the local Our Lady of Fatima Convent School are visiting William Brook School at Telford (UK) in order to promote international understanding and goodwill among the people of both nations. School Principal Sister Elsy along with Mrs Sudha Pathak are accompanying the students on this goodwill visit. Top


CYCLING EXPEDITION: The Chandigarh Civil Services Sports and Adventure Sports Association is organising a 20-day cycling and trekking expedition from June 5. The seven-member expedition will be flagged off by the Director of Sports, Mr M. Ramsekhar.

MEDICAL CAMP: The Welfare Committee, Sector 27-D, will organise a free medical camp on June 4 at Ramgarhia Bhavan in the sector. Free blood sugar and ECG tests and separate check-up for ladies will be the highlights of the camp, according to a press note.

SECURITY COMPANIES: A meeting of ex-defence services officers dealing in security services and manpower supply agencies was held at the Sector 36 DSOI on Friday where it was decided to form a three-member ad hoc committee comprising Lieut-Col A.S. Malhi (retd), Col Dalwinder Singh (retd) and Capt Sanjeev Lal (retd). Top


LOK ADALAT: The Haryana Legal Cell Authority has decided to establish a Lok Adalat cell in government, semi-government departments, financial institutions and autonomous bodies to dispose of the cases with mutual consent. It was stated by Mr Justice V.K. Bali, Chairman, Haryana Legal Cell, here on Saturday. He was here to preside over the 36th Lok Adalat.

ARRESTED: The Gohana police has arrested Ranbir of Rubhra village in connection with the murder of Gajender, a saw mill worker, who was allegedly murdered on May 29. Mr K.P. Singh, SSP, said here on Saturday that a quarrel between the duo led to the murder of Gajender.

CAR RECOVERED: The city police on Saturday recovered a car which was allegedly stolen from the Judicial Complex of the city on May 26.

CYCLIST KILLED: A cyclist, Babu (25), of Tatri village in Baghpat district of UP, who was injured in a road accident on the G T Road near Pio Munyari, died at the civil hospital here, on Thursday.

SEWING CENTRES: The Samaj Sewa Samiti opened two sewing schools in the foodgrains market and Ashok Nagar areas here on Friday. According to a press note the samiti has appointed two women teachers to train the girls in sewing and embroidery work. As many as 16 sewing machines have been provided by the samiti.Top


ACCIDENT: Suresh Kumar was killed on the spot and Pawan Kumar was seriously injured when their tractor turned turtle at Bhadroya near Damtal in Kangra district. In another incident a two-year-old girl, Manisha, was buried alive when the roof of her house collapsed in Rajol village of Kangra district on Friday.

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