Friday, June 9, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


BODY FOUND: The body of Gurdas Singh of Banwala was found from the Bodiwala village canal on Wednesday. Family sources said he had gone to the fields but his motorcycle and clothes were found on the bank of the canal. Some insecticide was recovered from his possession.

DHARNA: All Congress committees staged a dharna and held a demonstration at the subdivisional complex here on Wednesday to protest against the increasing corruption, unemployment and anti-people policies of the state government.

ARRESTED: The subdivisional police on Wednesday nabbed Balkaran of Hathianwala village and Kamalbir of Sherewala village near the Dodewala canal and seized a .12 bore revolver, besides goods allegedly stolen by the culprits.

MURDER: Mr Ajaib Singh was found murdered in Janata Nagar on Tuesday. Police sources said he was murdered allegedly by Makhan Lal and his relative, Jagan Nath, as they suspected him of having illicit relations with the wife of Makhan Lal. A case has been registered.

WELFARE SCHEMES: The District Sainik Board has distributed Rs 34 lakh under various welfare schemes among ex-servicemen during last year. This was stated by Mr B.S.Sudan, Deputy Commissioner, while addressing a meeting of the Zila Sainik Board here on Wednesday.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Military Engineers Service Builders Association of Jalandhar circle: president — Mr Gulshan Singh Ghai; financial president —Mr Dinesh Gupta; finance general secretary — Mr Jagdipak Jain; and secretary — Mr S.P.S. Sethi.

RALLY : The block Congress committee here held a rally against the Punjab Government on Wednesday and gave a memorandum to the SDM at the local courts regarding the increase in the prices of essential commodities, hike in urea prices, electricity tariff and education fees.

ACT OF HONESTY: Mr Paramjit Singh , a JE, PSEB, gave an example of honesty by returning Rs 50,000 to Mr Roshan Lal Goyal, a local industrialist. According to information , Mr Roshan Lal forgot his bag containing the money at the JE’s office which was returned by Mr ParamJit Singh.

ELECTRICITY SUPPLY: The power supply to the local Kendriya Patvar Bhavan may be disconnected as it has no funds to pay its electricity bills. Two years ago the supply had been disconnected by the PSEB and at that time the bill was paid by collecting money from property dealers.

FIVE HURT: Four persons were hurt in a group clash in Dharamkot village, near Sanour, on Thursday. Sources said the clash occurred between two groups of the Dharamkot panchayat. One group was apparently annoyed at the sarpanch for not taking it into confidence when a police officer visited the village to ascertain if any damage had been caused by the recent heavy rainfall. The village is situated in a low-lying area. All the four injured, Jarnail Singh (50), Deepa Ram (70), Khan Chand (80), Pappu Ram (45) and Kashmiro Devi (18), have been admitted to the local Government Rajindra hospital. The police has registered a case in the Sadar police station.

AWARD: Mrs Parvinder Arora of the Punjabi University campus, Talwandi Sabo, has won the best paper presentation award for her paper on “Activity based costing: an insight”, which she presented at the 23rd annual conference and national seminar organised by the Indian Accounting Association at the MDS University, Ajmer, on May 21.

KILLED: Raj Rani, a sweeper at Government Senior Secondary School here was killed on the spot when the moped on which she was travelling with her husband was hit by a car near Sanghol village on the GT Road on Tuesday. Her husband Sukhdev Singh, an employee of the FCI, was seriously injured.

APPOINTMENTS : Mr Sukhdev Singh has taken over the charge of Tehsildar here in place of Mr Pyare Lal , who has retired. Mr Nirmal Singh, SDO, Phones , has taken over the charge from Mr T.P.S. Dhillon, who has gone to Ludhiana. Mr Mohinder Singh has been appointed Tehsil Welfare Officer.

MEETING: The BKU here at a meeting has decided to stage a dharna and hold a rally against the corrupt officials of the tehsil revenue and against the PSEB for not giving full water supply during the paddy season, according to Mr Balbir Singh Rajewal, general secretary of the union.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Himachal Pradesh State Small Industries and Export Corporation Employees Union: president — Mr Surinder Dutt Bhardwaj; vice- president- Mr Kapil Dev Sharma; general secretary — Mr Gopal Krar; and organising secretary — Mr Yashwant Rai.

BODY FOUND: The Sadar police recovered the decomposed body of Bhagwant Singh (45) of Bhullar village from a field at Bath village on Wednesday. A case has been registered under Section 174 Cr P.C.


POLICE REMAND: The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Sant Prakash, on Thursday sent Dhan Singh, Anurag Gupta and others to police remand till June 11. The accused allegedly sold photocopies of question papers of various classes of the Department of Mathematics, Panjab University. They were apprehended by CBI personnel and booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, besides Section 120-B of IPC.

ADDITIONAL REGISTRAR: The Joint Registrar with the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Mr S.S. Narang, has been promoted as the Additional Registrar. According to office orders, an Assistant Registrar, Mr R.K. Sharma, has been promoted as Deputy Registrar. Three Superintendents (Grade I), Mr S.K. Singhal, Mr V.K. Thakur and Mr S.K. Sehgal, have also been promoted as Assistant Registrars.


INAUGURATED: The Bhisham Ganga Gymnasium Centre located in Ambala cantonment, near Topkhana Bazar, was inaugurated on Thursday. The gymnasium, constructed at a cost of Rs 5 lakh, is equipped with the latest equipment for workout and will be useful for residents of the Cantonment Board and others. The complex is also equipped with a reading room for the residents of the area, according to a press release.

MEETING: A meeting of the MPs of Haryana was convened by the Haryana Telecom Circle, Ambala. Among others, the Ambala MP, Mr Ratan Lal Kataria, attended the meeting, in which heads of secondary switching areas in Haryana telecom also participated, a release said. The Chief General Manager, Haryana Telecom Circle, Mr N.K. Mangla, briefed them about the working and status of telecom services in the circle. The MPs pointed out that despite rapid development in the telecom services, customer service, fault repair and behavioural aspect of the staff had not kept pace.

MURDERED: District police sources said on Wednesday that a person was killed by his brother at Ukalchana village, 4 km from here. According to a police spokesman, the deceased, Ajit (30), was found dead in his field when his mother went there to serve him tea. The police said a land dispute between the brothers had led to the incident. A case has been registered under various sections of the IPC.

DOWRY CASE: A married woman, Meena Kumari, has filed a complaint with the Beri police against her husband and in-laws accusing them of harassing her for dowry. According to her, she was being tortured from the day she married Rajinder Singh of Faridabad district. A case under various sections has been registered.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Shahabad Cold Store Owners Association: president — Mr Raj Kapur; secretary — Mr R.D. Gupta; vice-president — Mr Dwarka Dass Sachdeva; and treasurer — Mr Chaman Lal Madaan.

LIONS CLUB: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Lions Club (greater): president — Mr Mohinder Pal Marwaha; secretary — Mr Kulbir Kakkar; and treasurer — Mr Ved Prakash Chhabra.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the managing body of Markanda National College: president — Mr Yashpal Wadhwa; vice-president Mr Siri Ram Kohli; general secretary — Mr Ashwani Kalra; and treasurer — Mr Om Parkash Gaba.

TAKEN CHARGE: The newly elected president of the local Municipal Committee, Mr Ashwani Anand, took over the charge of the local civic body in the town hall here on Wednesday.


DIRECTED: The Superintending Engineer, Irrigation and Public Health, here has directed all executive engineers to identify all connection-holders who had either installed water pumps on the main supply lines, or were misusing water for irrigation purposes. He directed the officers concerned to issue disconnection orders in all such cases.

CATARACT OPERATIONS: Mr Rakesh Kaushal, Deputy Commissioner, Sirmour, stated here on Wednesday that during the last financial year 1,102 persons suffering from cataract were operated upon in the district. He added that 115 teachers had been imparted training for checking the eyesight of students.

OPEN ADALAT: An open adalat for the redress of public grievances regarding the electricity supply will be organised at Dadahu on June 13, which will be presided over by the Additional Superintending Engineer of the HPSEB, local division. The venue of the adalat will be the office of the Assistant Engineer, HPSEB, Dadahu.Top

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