Sunday, July 23, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


ELECTED: Mr Jaswinder Singh Brar, SAD nominee, was unanimously elected president of the nagar panchayat here on Friday. Mr Vijay Kumar, BJP candidate, was elected vice-president.

COMPETITION: The local Lions Club (Harmony) will soon organise a slogan-writing competition to spread literacy and importance of vision in the region. Entries must reach Dr Gaurav Grover, project chairman , by August 15.

OCTROI POSTS: The Municipal Council, Sirhind, has auctioned octroi posts for this year to private contractors for Rs 1.71 crore at an auction held on Saturday. This was stated by Mr Ashok Sood, president of the council.

VETERINARY CAMP: The local Rotary Club (Midtown) organised a veterinary camp at Dhariwal Khichchiya, 4 km from here, on Saturday. Dr Ghambir Inder Singh, Deputy Director, District Animal Husbandry, inaugurated the camp.

OPEN DARBAR: Mr Sucha Singh Langah, Minister, PWD and B&R, presided over an open darbar at Dhariwal on Friday. He said the Punjab Government had sanctioned Rs 500 crore for new link roads and repair of old ones in the 16-km border area in the districts of Gurdaspur, Amritsar and Ferozepore.

DEMAND: Eight sarpanches of the area, in a letter sent to the Chief Minister of Punjab, demanded on Friday that a portion of about 800 feet of the Kharar-Sacrulapur-Bassi Pathana road near Government High School in Sacrulapur village should be repaired soon. They added that this portion was in a bad condition and it was difficult for any vehicle to pass over it. They had written a letter to the officer concerned about a year ago, but nothing had happened so far.  

IMPROVE: Mr Mohinder Singh Hundal, sarpanch of Tewar village, demanded on Friday that steps should be taken to improve the standard of education in Government Senior Secondary School, Tewar. In a press note he alleged that the result of matriculation examination was poor this year. He added that no principal had been posted in the school.  

CAMP: A special camp will be organised in the office of the municipal committee, Kharar, on Saturday to issue photo identity cards to the voters of Kharar. Giving this information, Mr Devinder Singh, SDM, Kharar, appealed to all voters who had not been provided with these identity cards to get themselves photographed at this camp.  

MARCH TAKEN OUT: Activists of the Anti-Corruption Association took out a march here on Saturday from the local police station on the Banga Road to the SDM’s office on the GT Road and held a rally in protest against the arrest of Mr Ravi Bedi, president, of the association and Mr S.M. Duggal, a senior leader, on the complaint of Mr Surinder Singh Shinda, a leader of the Lok Bhalai Party.

ARRESTED: The police here has arrested Rakesh Kumar, a private typist at the local courts, for fraud under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471, IPC. DSP Satinder Singh said the accused used to issue fake registration certificates and forge transport and revenue documents.Top


NEW RPF COMMISSIONER: Mr K.C. Pandey yesterday assumed charge of the Regional Provident Fund Commissioner (RPFC), Punjab and Union Territory of Chandigarh. He replaces Mr M.L. Meena, who has been transferred, according to a press note issued here.  

CAMP: The Lions Club, Chandigarh (Host) is organising a free acupressure camp in Lions Bhawan, Sector 18-D, from July 24 to 27. According to a press released by the President of the club, Mr M.P. Agnihotri, the team of doctors include Dr Udit Kanwal Sharma, Dr M.S. Hundal, Dr (Mrs) Hundal and Dr (Mrs) Nanda. The camp will be operational in the club premises from 8 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. from July 25 to 27. Dr N.K. Grover, District Governor of the club, will inaugurate the camp on July 24 at 10.00 a.m.  

ADOPTED: The Lions Club Chandigarh Plaza, an associate of Lions International, adopted five tuberculosis patients here yesterday. These patients will receive full treatment at the Civil Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula. According to Mr Varinder Gulati, Secretary of the club, these patients will be provided free medicines for additional five months by the Sewa Bharti. The Chief Medical Officer of the hospital, Dr Kamla Sinha, and other doctors present on the occasion, expressed their happiness at this gesture by the Lions Club.  

COURSE: The Department of Adult Continuing Education, Panjab University, organised a continuing education course on food craft at Sarangpur village in Chandigarh today. This course was organised in collaboration with Shramik Vidyapeeth, Chandigarh, for women belonging to the weaker sections. More than thirty women participated in the course and the Director of the Department, Dr Ajaib Singh, gave away the certificates to the successful candidates. 


ILLICIT LIQUOR SEIZED: Nearly 1,929 bottles of country-made liquor, 43 bottles of English wine, 93 bottles of illicit liquor, 18 beer bottles, 4,091 liquor pouches and 350 kg of lahan were recovered and 56 cases were registered in June under the Excise Act. This was stated by the Superintendent of Police, Mr Kuldeep Singh Sihag. He further said two country-made revolvers and five cartridges were recovered and 30 persons were arrested in this connection .

CAMP: A free heart check-up camp will be organised by the Jat Dharmarth Sabha on Sunday at the local Arya College. This was stated by the district president of the sabha, Mr Jagbeer Rana, here on Friday. Medicines would be given free of cost.

FUNCTION: "Pragati Divas" will be celebrated on July 24 in Kaithal on the completion of one year of the present Haryana Government and a function will be organised where Mr Om Prakash Chautala will preside. A state-level function will be held in Shahabad on July 31 to pay homage to Shaheed Udham Singh.

INJURED: At least 30 persons were injured, six of them seriously, in a head-on collision between a truck and a Haryana Roadways bus of Ambala depot near Mundlana village, about 45 km from here, on Friday.

MURDER: Inder Singh (45) was allegedly murdered by his wife and daughter at Dabarpur village, about 20 km from here, on Friday. The accused have been arrested.

TWO ARRESTED: The Ganaur police on Friday arrested Mehar Singh and his son Vishnu of Panchi Jatan village in connection with the alleged murder of Devinder of the same village on July 2. An FIR has been registered following the complaint of the victim’s father.

ADDITIONAL CHARGE: Mr Rajinder Singh Dahiya, District Primary Education Officer (DPEO), here has been given the additional charge of DPEO Panipat, according to an officially note here on Saturday.

BODY RECOVERED: The Kharkhauda police recovered the body of a youth in front of the bus stand at Kharkhauda town, 19 km from here, on Friday. It has not been identified so far .

KILLED: A one-year-old baby boy was killed on the spot and his mother was injured when she jumped in front of a train in a bid to commit suicide near the Ganaur railway station, about 16 km from here, on Friday.

ACCUSED ARRESTED: The police on Saturday arrested the driver who had escaped a few days back after hitting the scooter on which Padam Singh was travelling. Padam Singh had succumbed to his injuries.

MEETING HELD: The Project-level Environment Monitoring Committee held its meeting at Hathnikund Barrage on Friday to review the implementation of the environment safeguards Mr R.K. Ailawadhi, Chief Engineer, HKB, Irrigation Department, Haryana, presided.Top


MEETING: Himachal Pradesh medical officers will meet at Hamirpur on Sunday to hold a meeting and discuss their long pending demands. This was stated by Dr Susheel Sharma, spokesman of the Himachal Pradesh Medical Officers Association, on Saturday.

RESENTMENT: Residents here have expressed resentment against the lack of medical facilities at the cantonment hospital, Subathu, 18 km from here. They criticised the indifferent attitude of the government. A five-member delegation met Mr Sanjay Murty, DC, Solan, who gave them an assurance in this regard.

FEDERATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the HP State Statistical Personnel Federation: president —- Mr K.L. Negi; Senior vice-president —Mr Joginder Besra; vice-president — Mr Sanjiv Sood; general secretary — Mr Sain Ram Negi ; joint secretary — Mr Partap Kashyap; and finance secretary — Mr Tek Chand Dhiman.Top

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