Sunday, June 11, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


BJP EXECUTIVE : Mr Gopi Ram, Mr Hardev Singh Jaura, Mr Shadpal Singh, Mr Mukhtiar Singh, Mr Balbir Singh, Mr Kesar Singh, Mr Lal Singh, Mr Kulbhushan Kumar Bhola, Mr Gurdas Singh, Mr Harbhajan Singh Dua, Mr Babu Ram Jindal and Mr Parkash Chand Aggarwal have been nominated to the executive body of the local unit of the BJP.

BANK PROGRAMME: Punjab National Bank (Ferozepore region) organised a customer relation programme here on Wednesday. According to a press note issued here on Friday customers from Ferozepore, Moga, Faridkot and Muktsar districts participated in the programme which was presided over by the Senior Regional Manager, Mr C.M Mahna. Mr Mahna said about 20 branches across the region would be computerised during the current financial year. PHAGWARA

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office bearers of the Rotary Club here: president - Ramesh Kaur; vice-presidents- Dr N.P.S Makkar, Anil Kanda, Bhupinder Singh Pabla; secretary - Parshotam Kanda; joint secretary - Rajwant Singh Jhikka and cashier Gurmeet Singh Bedi.

TWO KILLED: Bhajan Singh, a scooterist, who was going to Hoshiarpur died on the spot when his scooter collided with a tractor-trailer near Shorpur village on the Garhshankar-Hoshiarpur road. In another accident near Bahowal village Jasbir Singh of Mohndwal village died when his scooter collided with a truck. A case has been registered.

DRINKING WATER: Tubewell of the Kukkar Mazara scheme has gone out of order and the Public Health Department has expressed its inability to spend Rs 10,000 on its repair to a deputation led by the Congress leader, Mr Pankaj Kapoor. Residents of Rod Mazara, Kukkar Mazara, Saroya Nangla, Kurail, and Chak Rotan are over the shortage of drinking water.

RALLY: the Punjab Janwadi Istri Sabha and Kandi Sangarash Committee jointly organised a rally at Mahilpur on Saturday against the stoppage of old age pension and corruption in the Telephone Department.

PANCHAYAT POLL: As many as 48 candidates are left in fray for the 11 seats of Mahilpur nagar panchayat. The Congress has put up its candidate on all seats, the Joint Front on nine, the BJP on eight, BSP on three and rest are independent candidates. Election will take place on June 17.

BUSTED: The police on Friday busted a gang of inter-state robbers. According to Mr Varinder Kumar, SSP, they have been identified as Raj Kumar of Pathankot, Bachan Lal of Hoshiarpur, Kull Pradhan of Orissa, Raju of Haridwar in Uttar Pradesh and Bharat Bhushan of Pathankot. Two 12 bore pistols, five cartridges, a knife, an iron rod, one hockey stick and household goods have been seized from them.

ACCIDENT: Baljit Singh, a resident of Kothe Majithe and Dr Gurdial Singh, RMP, died on the spot when their motor cycles collided on Friday near Nabipur on the Dera Baba Nanak road. 

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Islamia High School Managing Committee: president — Mr Abdul Rashid Farooqi, vice-president — Mr Sabar Ali Dhillon and general secretary — Mr Azadar Hussain.

CABLE TV BANNED: The Malerkotla police has banned the cable TV in the town due to its misuse by the cable operators. Mr Surinder Singh Saini DSP, said that cable operators were violating the Copyright Act, 1957, and the Cinematographic Act 1952. The police has seized a video CD player, a VCR and video cassettes of new films from them.

RESENTMENT: Resentment prevails among class III and class IV employees of the Telecommunication Department all over the state over the failure of the Telecommunications Department to provide them facility of free telephone calls and free connections. The Union Telecommunication Minister, Mr Ram Bilas Paswan, had already asked the department to immediately provide them these facilities.

KILLED: A student was killed on the spot when her scooter collided with a bus of private transport company on the crossing of the GT Road. Her scooter was totally damaged, a report said. The accident took place when the girl was negotiating a turn near the Dutt Road. The police has registered a case.

STATIONERY GOODS: Various government departments on Friday complained that they had been facing an acute shortage of stationery goods for the past several months. They said although they had repeatedly urged the authorities concerned yet nothing had been done in this connection and their day-to-day functioning had suffered very much.

NOTICE ISSUED: As many as 10 Municipal Councillors had on Friday served a notice under the Municipal Act, 1911, to its President through the Executive Officer. They called for an immediate meeting of councillors to bring in no confidence motion against Mr Chamkaur Singh Thandi, President of the local Municipal Council. These councillors are Ms Bimal Kaur, Dr Harmesh Kumar Puri, Dr Sartaj Singh Mangewalia, Ms Jinderjit Kaur, Mr Sohan Lal, Ms Manjit Kaur, Mr Rajinder Chopra, Mr Jagdish Bali, Ms Kusum Khosla and Mr Satpal.

NRI KENDRAS: Mr B.K. Srivastava, Commissioner, Jalandhar, on Friday inaugurated NRI kendras at Langheriaur and Chakdana villages in the district. He said that the NRI Sabha (Punjab) had planned to set up 100 such kendras in the state. As many as 19 kendras would be set up in the district alone.

LAND DEEDS: The Commissioner of Jalandhar division while presiding over a meeting of the revenue officials here on Friday said that the land registration deeds had been computerised in order to bring efficiency in the work of the Revenue Department.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Lions Club (Nawanshahr Doaba): president — Dr K.S. Sodhi, secretary — Mr Jaswinder Singh; treasurer — Mr Mohinderpal Singh Khalsa.

MAIZE CULTIVATION: The Agriculture Department with a view to increase the cultivation of maize in the state has announced to provide its seed on subsidised rates to the farmers. This was stated by an official spokesman of the department here on Friday. 

OFFICE-BEARERS: Mr Randhir Singh Harian has been elected President of the Rajpura Road Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee. The other members of the committee are: Senior Vice-President — Mr Mohinder Singh Gill; Vice Presidents — Mr Waryam Singh Nanda and Ms Surinder Kaur; General Secretary — Mr Nachatar Singh Dodra; and Finance Secretary — Mr Gurmeet Singh Dhakha. 

WELFARE BODY: Mr Hardayal Singh Taggar has been elected President of The Gurdwara Bhagat Nam Dev Welfare Committee. The other office bearers are : Vice-President — Mr Atam Singh; General Secretary — Mr Mohinder Singh; and Convener — Mr Mohinder Singh. 

INVITED: Dr Gurcharan Singh Arshi, poet, novelist, critic and Director, Planning and Monitoring, Punjabi University, has been invited to present a research paper on the social status of downtrodden classes in Northern India in the second World Dalit Writers’ Conference, being held at Aston University, Birmingham, UK, from July 29. 

APPOINTED: Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor, Punjabi University, has appointed Dr Gurdev Kaur the Head of the Department of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies and Dr P.N. Chhichhra the Head of the Department of Mathematics. This was stated in a press note issued by the university. 

POWER TARIFF FLAYED: Senior Congress leader and former Punjab Minister Joginder Singh Mann on Friday flayed the 15 per cent hike in power tariff. The committee was constituted by the Punjab Chief Minister.Top



PROPOSAL REJECTED: The Chandigarh Beopar Mandal on Friday sought the views of its various representatives, particularly Sector 17 and Sector 22 markets. A majority of them rejected the idea of opening the shops on Sunday, according to a press note.

LIONS WELFARE SOCIETY: Mr Lalit Kumar Khurana has been elected President of the Lions Welfare Society of Sector 30-B here. Other office-bearers are: General Secretary — Mr Dhirendra Singh; Vice-President — Mr Radhey Sham; and Cashier — Mr Ghanshyam. 

BHOOMI PUJAN:The work to construct booths for the burnt down rehri market in Sector 46 started today with a formal ‘’ Bhoomi Poojan ‘’. The rehri market in the sector was gutted in a fire on May 2. A Former Mayor, Mr Gyan Chand Gupta, performed the Poojan. A press note issued by Mr Mohan Lal, President of the Rehri Market Association, said that the booths will be completed in six months. 

CONDOLED:The Chandigarh Consumer Forum on Friday condoled the death of one of its active members and a former Divisional Engineer Telecom, S.S. Bhalla of Sector 15-A. 


ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local District Bar Association: president — Mr Bharat Singh Nain; senior vice-president — Mr Sukhbir Singh Malik; vice-president — Mr Surinder Khatkar; secretary — Mr Pawanjit Saini and joint secretary — Mr Shiv Kumar.

1 HELD: The police has arrested Ravi Kumar and seized a motor cycle stolen by him from Jind. In another incident Bhiam Chand and Sulltan Singh have been arrested for burning the house of Mansa Ram at Balbehra village. This was stated by the police in a press note issued here on Friday.

ALLOTMENT: Residents of Ballana village of Israna block said that the possession letters of plots allotted to them in 1976 under ‘‘Indira Awas Yojna’’ had not been received till date. They urged the district administration to take action against those encroaching upon their plots.

CULPRIT RELEASED: The Additional District Judge, Ms R.R. Garg, released Madan Lal of Bichhpuri, who was caught on July 5,1998 for possessing 2.5 kg of charas. After hearing both the sides the Judge found him to be innocent.

DEMAND: Dr Gauri Shanker Goel, organiser of the Nagar Chetna Manch, Samalkha has urged the district administration to construct a toilet at Samalkha Bus Stand.

POT HOLES: In a letter to the Deputy Commissioner, Sandeep Guglani and Anil Garg of Sajjan Singh Bagh colony have urged the administration to provide street lights on the main road of the colony and filling of the pot holes on the backyards of Shivaji Stadium.Top


ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Sadar Education block unit of the State Government Teachers Union: president — Mr Rattanlal Sharma; vice-president — Mr Brahamdass; general secretary — Mr Yograj Pathak; joint-secretary — Mr Amarnath Gautam; assistant secretary — Mr Shayam Singh; organising secretary — Mr Vijaypal Singh; and treasurer — Mr Babu Ram Sisaudia.

HOUSE TAX: The Elder Citizen’s Association, a panel of retired officers, has urged the Chief Minister to exempt the residents from the House Tax as a new township is being constructed for rehabilitation the Bhakra dam oustees. The Association General Secretary, Mr R.L. Sharma, said here on Friday that a deputation led by its senior vice-president Mr J.K. Nadda met the Health and Family Welfare Minister, Mr Jagat Prakash Nadda on Thursday and presented a memorandum in this regard.


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