Tuesday, June 6, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


LOK ADALAT: The District Legal Services Authority held a Lok Adalat at the district and session courts complex on Saturday. Mr. V.B. Handa, District and Sessions Judge-cum-Chairman, presided. About 649 cases were taken up of which 413 were settled.

WORKSHOP: The BBK DAV College for Women organised a personality development workshop here on Saturday. Mr Sushil Kansal, a specialist in communication skill, gave them tips about facing interview boards.

SKIN DISORDERS: A free skin diseases camp was organised recently at K D Sanan Eye Hospital here by Bharat Via Parishad. A team of doctors from Amritsar and Batala examined the patients.

GOOD SAMARITAN: Three persons, who were on a scooter met with an accident recently near Tutomajara and were seriously injured. Punjab’s Minister of State for Food and Supply Sohan Singh Thandal, who was passing by stopped his car and got first-aid arranged for the injured. He then took them to the Civil Hospital.

CONFISCATED: The Garhshankar police and the Excise Department confiscated 72,000 ml of whisky from Gian Chand of Bhatpur Yogian village. He has been arrested under the Excise Act.

POLITICAL CONFERENCES: Mr Satnam Singh Kainth, president of the Bhujan Samaj Morcha, said at the Gandhi Park here on Sunday that they would organise political conferences in all 117 segments of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha where members would be enrolled.

WITHDRAWAL SOUGHT: Plot holders on the land between the Dera Baba Nanak and Hardochhani roads have sought the withdrawal of the proposal of the local Improvement Trust to revive scheme No 2, which was framed in 1984. The scheme when initially framed had only two or three plot owners, but the number had now swelled to more than 1000.

LIQUOR SEIZED: The Excise and Taxation Department staff accompanied by the police raided the house of Jai Chand at Gajjar village and recovered 144 bottles of country made liquor from him. According to Mr J D Chamber, Assistant Commissioner, Excise and Taxation, Hoshiarpur the liquor bought at Chandigarh was stored in a water tank of 200 litre capacity.

CAR STOLEN: A Maruti car bearing number PB 08 C 229 has been stolen from Dhabi Gate here on Sunday. The car belongs to Mr Tara Chand, a local resident. An FIR has been lodged in this connection.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local BJP mandal: president — Mr Surinder Abbhi; general secretary — Mr Dinesh Gautam; vice-presidents — Mr Vipin Dhir; Mr Satish Tejpal, Mr Naresh Nayyar; secretaries — Mr Ashwani Sharma; Mr Balwant Rai and Ms Jagdish Kaur Kalsi ; and treasurer — Mr Bharat Jyoti Kundra.

ARRESTED: The Nawanshahr police has arrested Avtar Singh, a resident of Garhshankar on the charge of impersonating as Jagtar Singh, a resident of Garhshankar. In a press note issued here on Friday, Mr Ishwar Singh, SSP, said Avtar Singh along with a boy and a girl was taken into custody on May 18 on the charge of allegedly committing adultery.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the district unit of the BJP: president — Mrs Varinder Kaur Thandi; general secretary — Dr Shivkumar Tejpal; vice-presidents - Mr Subhash Joshi, Mr Ashok Dabar, Mr Ashwani Kumar; secretaries — Mr Sham Sunder Jadla, Mr Manohar Lal Anand, Mr Balraj Shori; and treasurer — Mr Hari Chand Chawla.

VET COMPLEX: The new veterinary complex here was inspected by Dr Rattan Singh Ajnala, Minister for Animal Husbandry, on Friday. He suggested completion of the boundary wall through public contribution.

POLLUTION CHECK: As many as 155 vehicles were tested for emission level and issued certificates at a free vehicles-emission testing camp, organised by the Punjab Pollution Control Board ( PPCB) Regional Office, Sangrur, near the local Government Senior Secondary School for boys on Saturday. Mr D K Dua, member secretary of PPCB inaugurated the camp.


HONOURED: The 21st Century Youth Club, Sector 41-D, honoured Mr Bahadur Singh, Headmaster, Government High School, Sector 40-A, for his outstanding services in education and social welfare activities. He was honoured at a function to observe Guru Arjan Dev’s martyrdom day on Sunday.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Malayalee Association: president — Mr Vinay Menon; vice-president — Mr Varghese TT; joint secretary — Mr Pardeep Kumar KC; secretary — Mr Vijaya Kumar; and treasurer — Ms Devi Menon.

ASSOCIATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Residents Welfare Association, Sector 21: Chairman — Mr T.C. Gulati; President — Mr D.K. Tayal; Vice-President — Mr D.N. Mudgal; General Secretary — Mr Ravinder K. Rathore; Finance Secretary — Mr Ram Nath Attri; Legal Secretary — Mr Sudesh K. Goyal; and Joint Secretary — Mr Ravneesh Nanda.

MEETING HELD: The micro-cabinet meeting of the International Lions Club was held under the chairmanship of Dr N.K. Grover, District Governor, at Sector 10, on Sunday. Nearly 120 delegates from different parts of Punjab, Delhi and Chandigarh took part. Dr Grover spelt out the programme for the next year.

SEIZED: In a major drive to check the watering of lawns during the morning supply hours and unauthorised use of online booster pumps, the state public health authorities seized 28 garden hoses and one booster pump from Phase 7 on Saturday. The Executive Engineer of Public Health, Mr SS Ghuman, said 104 persons had been challaned for violating the guidelines issued by the department during the summer season. The department had, through a public notice, banned watering of lawns from 4 am to 10 am. The washing of vehicles during the morning supply hours and use of online booster pumps had also been banned.

ORGANISED: Twenty Punjabi singers performed at Parade Grounds in Sector 5 on Saturday. The event started two hours behind schedule. The main artists who performed on the occasion were Baba Khan, Surjit Khan, Gurtej Tej and Harvinder Oma. The local legislator, Mr Chander Mohan, was the chief guest.Top


MURDERED: Following a dispute over some money, a 30-year-old youth Om Parkash was allegedly murdered by Babloo Bengali at Kundli village, 25 km from here on Sunday. The Rai police has registered a case against the alleged assailant who escaped after committing the crime. The victim belonged to Gorakhpur in U.P. It is stated that the alleged assailant had demanded money from the victim which was outstanding against him. When the victim declined to return the money he was fatally attacked.

KILLED: Mrs Sheela Devi, a 25-year-old housewife, was run over by a train while she was crossing the railway track near the Rajlu Garhi railway station, 6 km from here, on Sunday. According to the railway police, the victim , who had come to his parents’ house in the village, was on her way to Sonepat to buy medicines.

THEFT: Thieves entered the house of Mr B.S.Verma on the campus of the Motilal Nehru School of Sports at Rai on Sunday and decamped with cash and jewellery worth over Rs 50,000. According to a report reaching here, the incident has caused a panic among other employees and the students of the institution.

ELECTED: Mr Pawan Goel was unanimously re-elected president of the Social Welfare Forum at a general body meeting held here on Sunday. Mr Goel was also authorised to constitute the executive committee and nominate other office-bearers of the forum.

ARRESTED: The Gohana police has arrested, Satbir of Gohana town in connection with the alleged attempt to snatch Rs 3 lakh from an arhtia Mr Ved Parkash on May 24. The SSP, Mr K.P.Singh, told mediapersons here on Monday that the number of arrests in this case had risen to three. Jatinder and Surat Singh had already been arrested.

KILLED: A cyclist was killed in an accident here on Friday evening after he was hit by a truck near Som river bridge, about 20 km from here. The deceased, Chandermohan, resident of Ganoli village, died on the spot. The driver of the truck fled the scene.


EYE OPERATION: As many as 15,000 eyes operations will be performed during 2000-01 in Himachal Pradesh. This was stated by Kunwar Harisingh, general secretary of the Himachal unit of Prevention of eye Diseases Project here recently.

CHEQUE PRESENTED: The Zila Parishad, Kulu, has contributed Rs 8000 towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. The cheque was presented to the Chief Minister here on Sunday by its chairman, Mr Alam Chand, at the inauguration of the Zila Parishad building.

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).

ELECTED: Mr Devinder Chauhan has been elected president of the Shimla District Bar Association.Top

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