Monday, July 17, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


UNEARTHED: The police unearthed a gang of car thieves and arrested one of the members at SDM Chowk at Dasuya on Friday. The police party headed by Mr Raminder Singh arrested Parminder Singh of Bulhowal village. His two accomplices, Gurmangat Singh of Muradabad and Patwinder Singh of Bareli village, are still at large.

KILLED: Two persons were killed and four injured in three different accidents on Saturday. Jaswinder Kaur of Basti Bawa Khel died on the spot, while her husband Jagjit Singh and two others, Balbir Singh and Harjit Singh, were injured when their car collided with a truck near Lidran village on the Amritsar-Jalandhar highway. Seti Pal of Ranchi district in Bihar, was runover by a Delhi-bound train while crossing the track at focal point. Lineman Nasib Chand of the Punjab State Electricity Board was seriously hurt while repairing a transformer at Lal Kurti in the cantonment.

RECRUITMENT RALLY: At a recruitment rally organised by the Army for six districts of Punjab here about 5000 candidates were issued tokens on Saturday. Brig A.K. Verma inaugurated the rally. It was conducted by a team of recruiting staff from Jalandhar headed by Col KK Marwah and Col Ram Diya.

KILLED: Two persons were killed and 10 injured in three separate accidents on Friday. Hatinder Kumar and Laxman were run over by trains in two separate incidents while 10 persons sustained minor injuries when a tempo overturned on the G.T. Road.

DHARNA: The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union on Sunday said a dharna would be staged outside the DC’s office in Amritsar on August 1 to protest against the harassment of Prof Amrik Singh by the police. A mass dharna will be staged at Matka Chowk, Chandigarh, on August 9 to draw attention to the teachers demands. College-level dharnas will be staged on August 18 and 25 and September 1.

INAUGURATED: A high way ambulance first aid post was inaugurated on Saturday by the ADG police, Mr AP Bhatnagar. Mr R.L. Bhagat, SSP, Khanna and President Lions Club, was also present. The post is jointly maintained by the Punjab police and Lions Club, Samrala.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Durga Mandir Ram Lila Committee: president — Mr R.K. Kaushal; vice-president — Mr Satish Tiwari; general-secretary — Mr Ravi Thapar; cashier — Mr Surinder Kumar; director — Mr Suman Khullar.Top


HELD: The Ambala police arrested five persons on Sunday on charge of manhandling a police official at Ambala Cantonment. According to a police report, the police had received an information that a truck carrying liquor was seen near Rambagh area. The police immediately rushed to the spot, but it did not find any truck there. Meanwhile, some of the police personnel went to some nearby houses for getting some information about the truck. Some of the persons residing there manhandled a police official, the police said. After the incident, on the complaint of the police official, the police registered a case against five persons and arrested them. Meanwhile, the residents alleged that the police officials misbehaved with them.  

WITHDRAW: The trader cell of the BJP Haryana on Sunday demanded the withdrawal of ST 38 and 38A form, recently imposed by the government on traders in the state. Mr Kirti Prashad Jain, President of the cell, in a statement urged the Chief Minister of Haryana to withdraw the anti-trader forms immediately. He said on the one hand the state government had been advocating the simplification of sales tax and on the other, it was imposing unnecessary forms. He said it would encourage corruption in the department and would also cause harassment to the traders in the state. This issue would be raised in the meeting of state working committee, to be held on July 21 and 22 at Sonepat. The state BJP would urge the Chief Minister to take the BJP into confidence before taking any important decision affecting the common people.  

HELD: The Ambala police arrested three satta operators on Sunday at Dosarka Chowk and seized Rs 740 and some satta slips from their possession. According to a police report, two satta operators were also nabbed at Ambala Cantonment.  

COMMUNITY CENTRE: The Retail Karyana Merchants Association decided on Sunday to give a grant of Rs 5,01,000 for the ongoing construction work of Shri Ram Bhavan, a community centre at Kharar. A sum of Rs 1 lakh was handed over to the organisers of the Bhavan by Mr Surinder Sharma and Mr Ashok Kumar, President and Secretary, respectively, of the association. They appealed to all residents to extend help for this project.  

SCHEDULE: Parents of wards seeking admission to Government Senior Secondary School in Phase 3B1 alleged on Saturday that the school authorities were not following the schedule of admission as announced by them earlier. One of the parents said the school authorities had informed that candidates below 60 per cent marks would be called, but candidates above 60 per cent marks were being entertained. Top



AIDS AWARENESS PROGRAMME: An AIDS awareness programme was organised at the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited near Karnawas village on Thursday. The staff of Bharat Petroleum Corporation and the tank lorry crew of various oil companies were imparted information regarding AIDS.

CELEBRATED: The 97th birth anniversary of Pt Lakhmi Chand, a legend of folk music was celebrated at Gaur Brahmin Degree College on Saturday. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Rajesh Khullar, presided over the function. Pandit Tulle Ram, son of Pt Lakshmi Chand was also present. Several folk singers enthralled the audience with their ‘raginis’.

RECOVERED: The district police chief Mr KK Mishra, on Sunday said the police had solved 33 cases of house breaking and recovered property worth Rs 29,41,524. 38 theft cases were solved and stolen property worth Rs 36,14,117 recovered. All the accused have been arrested. Two persons were also arrested in a dacoity case. Around 200 persons were arrested in 191 cases of gambling and Rs 1,52,000 seized.

ARRESTED: The police intercepted a jeep carrying 3,600 liquor pouches near Bahinswal village and arrested two youths Gurmeet and Surinder of Dhigal village. The police also arrested 14 persons on the charges of liquor smuggling and seized 130 bottles of liquor, 125 quarters and 5,600 liquor pouches from their possession. Cases under Excise Act have been registered, the police said on Saturday. Four persons were arrested on the charge of violation of the Indian Arms Act and a country-made pistol, a gun and two knives were seized.

PROTEST: Residents of snake-charmer basti, R.K. Colony and Santi Nagar, Murthal, took out a procession on Saturday to protest against the demolition of houses during the anti-encroachment campaign in the area. Leaders of Janwadi Mahila Samiti and the CPI (M), who led the procession, submitted a memorandum to the DC demanding an immediate resettlement of the homeless people and payment of suitable compensation.

ARRESTED: The Gohana police on Saturday arrested three youths in connection with the alleged kidnapping of a young girl. All of them have been remanded to judicial custody till July 29.

QUASHED: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has quashed the notifications issued by the Haryana Government regarding the extension of the limits of the Sonepat Municipal Council. The court also declared void all the subsequent actions taken by the state government as well as the Sonepat Municipal Council under the government notification.

DEMANDED: The arhtias and retailers of local vegetable and fruit market on Sunday demanded the immediate transfer of the mandi supervisor. They alleged that the staff of the market committee was in league with some unscrupulous arhtias and retailers, who were evading the market fee on a massive scale by not showing the arrivals of vegetables and fruits in their registers.Top



ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Welfare Association of Vishavkarma Samaj at a meeting held on Friday: chairman — Mr Kashmiri Lal Advocate; president — Mr Ram Dass; general-secretary — Mr Ram Gopal Dhiman; senior vice-president — Mr Gurcharan Singh Channa; vice-president — Mr Dalvir Singh.

CRITICISED: The Himachal Pradesh state committee of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) criticised the government on Saturday for not handling the problems of the oustees of the Chamera Hydel project properly. Mr Kushal Bhardwaj and Mr Tikender Singh Panwar, president and secretary of the DYFI, respectively, alleged the government had failed to provide employment to the oustees.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the St Bede’s College Lecturers Association in elections held on Friday: president — Dr Pushpa Bali; vice-president — Dr R.K. Sharma; secretary— Dr DV Pathania; treasurer — Prof Sapna Sharma; press secretary — Prof IB Singh. An executive committee, comprising Prof Vir Singh Chauhan, Dr Shramja Munjal, Prof V. Singh, Dr V. Bhardwaj and Prof Nandini Pathania, was also constituted.Top


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