Monday, June 5, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


MURDER SOLVED: The police claimed to have solved the murder of one Harinder Singh, alias Sonu and identified the two culprits responsible, one of whom has a terrorist background. The body of Sonu was found near a drain of a village in the Rajasansi area on March 13. Lakhwinder Singh, one of the culprits was arrested and a twelve bore shotgun was seized from him while the other culprit, Dilab Singh is absconding.

ARMY IT LAB: The army plans to use IT to optimise utilization of is automated weapon support systems. The Corps Commander, Lieutenant General K Davar ordered a modern computer training laboratory to be established at Amritsar Cantonment. The laboratory was inaugurated on Saturday.

POLICE VERIFICATION: In view of the increase in crime and suspicion of involvement of migrant labourers in it factory owners have been directed to furnish details of persons working with them to the police. A decision in this regard was taken during a meeting of district police offices and local industrialists here on Saturday. After getting lists of labourers, the police would verify their antecedents from their home districts.

PCMSA HAILS DECISION: The PCMS Association has hailed the decision of the Punjab Government regarding cancellation of transfers of doctors in the state. In a press note issued here on Saturday, Dr Jaskaran Singh, President and Dr M.B. Bali, Senior Vice President said in future transfers of doctors should be done after taking the association into confidence.

BLOOD DONATION: The local Industrial Training Institute in collaboration with the Blood Donors council and State Bank of Patiala organised its 14th blood donation camp at ITI here on Friday. As many as 70 units of blood were collected.

INAUGURATED: A bridge over the Ghaggar was inaugurated by Mr Ajaib Singh Mukhmailpur, PWD Minister, near Sagra village in Patran block on Saturday. The bridge will considerably reduce the distance between several villages. 

OFFICE BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of Rotary Club south east Phagwara: president — Om Uppal; vice-president — G.S. Batra; secretary — Om Gupta; cashier — Surinder Singh Jaspal.

POWER THEFT: In special drive to check power drawal 85 motors were found using excess load and fines of Rs 7,18,000 were levied on users. This was stated in press note here on Saturday by the SDO, PSEB.

SHIV SENA: The Punjab Hindu Shiv Sena has dissolved its Goraya unit. Stating this the Sena’s state general secretary Mr Pawan Parbhakar told newsmen here on Saturday that the unit was dissolved because of indiscipline.

POLICE TRAINING: On the direction of the DGP, Punjab an 8-week reorientation course for newly promoted Deputy SSP was conducted at Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur from April 1, 2000. The valedictory address of the course which ended on Friday was delivered by Mr G.S. Bhullar, IPS ADGP/Training. Mr Bhullar stressed upon the need for training in every rank to reorient officers.Top


FOUNDATION DAY: The DAV institution of Chandigarh, Panchkula and SAS Nagar celebrated the DAV movement foundation day at a function organised in the auditorium of DAV College in Sector 10 on Friday. The General Manager of The Tribune Trust, Mr S.D. Bhambri, was the chief guest and Mr M.J. Khanna, General Secretary of the DAV Managing Committee, presided over the function. Mr R.C. Jeewan, Principal of the DAV College and Justice P.C. Pandit also spoke on the occasion. 

SWIMMING POOL: A swimming pool, exclusively for the use of children below the age of 12 years, was inaugurated by Ms Neeru Nanda, Chairperson, CITCO, at Hotel Mountview on Saturday. The pool can accommodate 25 children at a time and will be open on all week days. Trained coaches will be present. 

AWARENESS CAMP: School children were given counselling regarding HIV and AIDS in a health awareness camp organised by Progressive Education Society in collaboration with the U.T. AIDS Control Society, in the Kajheri village on Saturday. According to a press note, about 350 persons were given information regarding HIV and AIDS and 109 patients were examined for STD and RTI. 

WORKSHOP FOR KIDS: The Chandigarh Institute of Performing Arts (CIPA) will organise ‘narit-natika’ a workshop on classical and folk art dance forms from June 11 to June 25, for children between 5 and 15 years. The Career and Education Alliance is organising a five-day workshop on modelling, dancing, make-up and beauty tips. 

CAMPS: The Thalassaemic Children Welfare Association will organise a series of blood donation camps in PGI. to meet the shortage of blood during summer months. According to a press note issued by Mr M.R. Kalra, Manager of the association, the camps will be held on June 17, July 1 and July 13. 



RESULT DECLARED:  The result of Class XII of Government Senior Secondary School here, declared by Himachal Pradesh Education Board, is 98 per cent. According to R.P. Aggarwal, Principal of the school, out of 48 students, 18 got first division and 19 got distinction. 

DOWRY DEATHS: The Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) has urged the state government to take effective steps to check dowry deaths in Himachal Pradesh. In a statement here on Saturday, Mr Tekinder Singh, Secretary of the DYFI and seven others said that the menace of dowry deaths had now gripped even HP, which was untouched by this evil. Shimla district has also witnessed some suspicious deaths. They urged the government not to spare those involved in the heinous crime.

DENTAL ASSOCIATION: The Himachal unit of the Indian Dental Association has decided to educate people about oral hygiene and prevention of dental diseases. Elections to the Dental Association were also held on Saturday and Dr Nanak Chand Rao was elected President. Other office bearers are: Dr Ashu Bhardwaj, Dr Pankaj Kapoor and Dr Munish Chauhan, (vice-presidents), Dr Bhushan Lakhanpal (secretary) Dr Santosh Verma, (joint secretary) and Dr Rajiv Chandna (Treasurer).Top

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