Friday, July 14, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


AUCTION: Shop-cum-flats at the truck stand here took the highest bid of Rs 17.5 lakh while the lowest was sold at Rs 15.4 lakh. Eight booths in the same area with a reserve price of Rs 1.5 lakh each were able to garner a maximum Rs 4.2 lakh and minimum of Rs 3.15 lakh. Sites at the court road commanded a price more than three times the reserve rate of Rs 8000 per sq yard at Rs 28,000 per sq yard. Ten sites measuring more than 30 sq yards were sold at the auction.

APPOINTED: Mr Megh Raj Goyal, member, PPCC, has been appointed president, human rights wing, Mansa unit of the Congress. Mr Goyal said Mr Lal Chand Yadav had been appointed president of the district unit of the INTUC.

PROCLAIMED OFFENDER HELD: The police on Thursday arrested a proclaimed offender Jameet of Pathankot. The accused had been living here under a fake name of Kuldip Singh.

GANG BUSTED: The Punjab police busted a gang of dacoits by arresting six persons. The district police chief, Mr Sharad Satya Chouhan, said here on Thursday that four pistols and two vehicles were recovered from them.

ARRESTED: The Banga police has arrested Harjit Singh of Faridkot, Inderjit Singh and Balwinder Singh, both residents of Khanbra village, and Raj Kumar of Wadala village on the basis of a complaint lodged by Parminder Singh, who is running a refrigerator repair shop, in connection with the theft of his purse.

MEMORANDUM: A deputation of the district unit of the Population Control Committee, Punjab, submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner, Dr Roshan Sunkaria, here on Wednesday and demanded that a special campaign be launched to create awareness among people regarding the problem of population.

CAMP: The local Doaba Social Welfare Society organised a hepatitis-B vaccination camp at the Baradari gardens here on Wednesday. The state Culture Minister, Mr Gulzar Singh Ranike, inaugurated it.

MEDICAL CAMP: The Lions Club will organise a free medical check-up camp at Karoli village, 6 km from here, on July 16, according to Mr Vikas Nijawan, spokesman of the club.

OPEN DARBAR: An open darbar was organised at Badhani village, 12 km from here, on Monday. Mr V Bikram, Deputy Commissioner, Gurdaspur, presided.

ASSOCIATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Finance Companies Association: chairman — Mr Kewal Krishan Mahajan; co-chairman — Mr Ram Narayan Arora; president — Mr Ravinder Mahajan; secretary — Mr Ravinder Singh Basra; and treasurer — Mr Chander Sekhar.

ROTARY CLUB: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Rotary Club: president — Mr Bishan Lal Gupta; secretary — Dr Brij Bhushan Sharma; and finance secretary — Mr Vijay Juneja.

POWER CUT: Most parts of the state have to face unannounced power cuts of three-and-a-half hours everyday from 8 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. and again 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The water supply also gets affected by these power cuts.

MINISTER GIVES MONEY: State Health Minister Raja Narinder Singh gave Rs 1 lakh each to 20 panchayats on Wednesday and added that the panchayat elected unanimously will be given Rs 2 lakh.

RAIDS CONDUCTED: A police party conducted raids at 13 places in Sunam and the adjoining villages to check liquor smuggling. During the raids 129 bottles of illicit and country-made liquor were seized. Eight women and five men were arrested and cases registered.




REGULAR WORKING HOURS: Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, will revert to its regular working hours from Monday, July 17. According to an official release, the OPD registration will be from 8 a m to 11 a m and the hospital working timing will be from 9 a m to 5 p m. The Emergency services will be available round the clock. 

WEBSITE LAUNCHED: The Photographic Society of India today launched its website — The website displays all photographs taken by members of the society. The society, which was founded in 1992 by some enthusiastic photographers of the city and the surrounding areas, has a lot of information to share with the art loving public through its website. 

FREE INTERNET WORKSHOP: Satyam Infoway and Computer Wizkids, the city based specialised computer education institute for children are organising E-funda, a free Internet workshop for school children from Friday. The event will be inaugurated by Mr Harold Carver, Principal, St. Stephen’s School and Mrs J. Saupin, Principal, Saupin’s School. The inaugural function will be held at house number 704, Sector 11-B at 12.30 pm. 

BLOOD DONATION CAMP: The Chandigarh Blood Donars’ Welfare Association (Regd) and the Lions Club, Panchkula Central, will organise fourth Shruti memorial blood donation camp tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bridge Market, Sector 17. The camp is being organised in the memory of Shruti, who died eight year ago in a building collapse at Shimla.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Association of Defence Officers, Security and Allied Services Agencies: President — Lieut-Col A S Malhi; Vice-President — Lieut-Col K S Mann; and General Secretary-cum-Treasurer-Lieut-Col Dalvinder Singh. 

THREE BOOKED: At least three persons have been booked by Sohana police for the alleged sodomy of a 14-year-old boy of Bankarpur village near here. According to the information available, the victim was taken by Charan Singh and two accomplices, to an isolated place where they committed the unnatural act. A case under Section 377 of the IPC has been registered by the police.

HEALTHY BABY SHOW: The local branch of the Family Planning Association of India (FPAI) organised a function to observe the World Population Day at Kambali village near here on Wednesday. A seminar on “saving women’s life” was organised on the occasion. In another function the Ranbaxy Community Health Care Society in coordination with FPAI organised a healthy baby show here on Wednesday. There were 61 participants in the show. Dr Upma Sharma, Medical Officer of the RCHS, was also present on the occasion. 



HOMEOPATHIC SOCIETY: The following have been elected office-bearers of the District Homeopathic Society: president — Dr Anita Goyal; vice-president — Dr Mityanand Gera; general secretary — Dr Hardev Singh; and treasurer — Dr Meharchandani.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the district unit of the All-India Shri Guru Jambheshwar Sevak Dal: president — Mr Richhpal; senior vice-president — Mr Shiv Narain; Secretary — Mr Ajmer Godara; joint secretary — Mr Siya Ram; and treasurer — Mr Radhey Shyam.

FIVE ARRESTED: The police here has busted an inter-district gang of criminals with the arrest of five of its members. Mr Raj Pal Singh, SP, said the police recovered two country-made pistols, five cartridges, one knife and two motorcycles from them.

ADDICTION CASES: A total of 294 cases of addiction were registered during April, May and June of which 188 cases belonged to the villages in Rohtak and Jhajjar districts, according to sources at the de-addiction centre in Rohtak.

MDU COURSES: The Institute of Management Studies and Research ( IMSAR), Maharshi Dayanand University, will introduce three courses through distance education from the current academic year. The courses are two-year masters programme in global business management, one year postgraduate diploma in advertising and media management and one year postgraduate diploma in pharmaceutical marketing. This was stated by Dr Dalip Singh, Director, IMSAR, here on Wednesday.

FLOOd-CONTROL STEPS: The district administration has said that as many as six flood-control rooms had been set up and 256 water pumping machines, including 146 electric pumps, installed in flood-prone areas of the district. A joint inspection committee comprising district officials had been constituted for the inspection of anti-flood measures; according to Mr Rajesh Khullar, DC, here on Wednesday.

SHOT DEAD: Rajoo, a shopkeeper, was allegedly shot dead by a group of armed persons at Ghasauli village , about 20 km from here, on Wednesday. According to a report, the victim belonged to Baghpat district in UP.

FOUND DEAD: Ashok Kumar (40), a domestic servant, was found dead at Khubru village, about 25 km from here, on Wednesday.


MAHILA MANDAL: A five-day awakening camp by the Social and Mahila Welfare Board started at Kallar, 20 km from here, on Tuesday in collaboration with the Mahila Mandal, Jabbali, near here. It was inaugurated by Naib Tehsildar Devraj Sharma.

FEDERATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Government Primary Teachers Federation (Block I): president — Mr Hiralal Thakur; vice-president — Mr Hemraj Sharma; general secretary — Mr Bhagchand Thakur; and treasurer — Mr Him Singh Thakur.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Army Public School Workers Union: president - Mr Ramesh Dogra; senior vice-president - Mrs Radha Devi; vice-president-Mr Anup Kumar; general secretary - Mr Anish Sharma, and treasurer-Mr Lekh Ram.

CONTAMINATED WATER: Residents here have been receiving contaminated water for the past 10 days as the water treatment plants of the state Irrigation and Public Health Department are out of order. At present the town is getting drinking water from Naugal khud.

BUS SERVICE: Residents of the Kasumpti area have expressed resentment over the withdrawal of the bus service by the HRTC to Kasumpti Colony here. They demanded the restoration of the service.

ONE KILLED: One person was killed and four were injured when their jeep rolled into a gorge at Ghallu near Dalhousie in Chamba district on Wednesday, police sources said. They were going from Chamba to Dalhousie.

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