Wednesday, July 26, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


ROAD NEGLECT: Residents of the area have alleged that the road leading to Bohri Sahib gurdwara has not been repaired for the past 10 years. Mr Sukhwinder Singh, spokesman for the residents, has mentioned this in a letter to the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal. According to the letter road from Nevi Patti to Indira Colony, Kot Khalsa road has been in a bad shape for the past 10 years. Due to this there have been frequent accidents and the situation becomes worse during rainy season.

SUICIDE BID: A boy and a girl were admitted to the local hospital after they allegedly tried to commit suicide at the Railway Colony here. They had tried to consume poison on Monday morning and were admitted at the local hospital. Hospital sources said the two were out of danger after treatment.

ELECTED: Mr Banchan Das, former councillor, has been elected president of the Public Library Bathinda. In a press note issued here on Monday, Mr Jagdish Singh Ghai, general secretary, PLB, said Mr Das had been given the powers to appoint other office-bearers, executive members and patron of the PLB.

SAPLINGS PLANTED: The local Lions Club Satluj, organised- ed a sapling plantation camp at DC Model Senior Secondary School here on Monday. The CEO, Mr N. Srinivasa Reddy, inaugurated the camp, in which about 200 saplings of different varieties were planted.

NOMINATED: Mr Anirudh Gupta, Coordinator, DC Model Senior Secondary School here, has been nominated PRO to the Punjab Recognised and Affiliated Schools Association.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Managing Committee of gurdwara in cantonment here: president — Mr Sarabjit Singh Chhabra; senior vice-presidents — Mr Balbir Singh Anand and Dr Lakhbir Singh Sethi; general secretary — Mr Gurcharan Singh and treasurers — Mr Labh Singh and Mr Harbir Singh Chawla.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local branch of the Punjab PWD Employees Union: president — Mr Balbir Singh Kamboj; senior vice-president — Mr Balkar Singh; and head cashier — Mr Joginder Singh.

CASE REGISTERED: The Sadar police here has registered a case under Sections 368/325/506/I 34 of the IPC against Jaswant Singh, a local landlord, his driver Tarsem Lal and Jagjit Singh, for allegedly kidnapping Gurdial Singh, son of Santokh Singh of Bajwara, from his house on Sunday. The suspects allegedly tried to obtain Gurdial Singh’s signatures on some blank papers and also thrashed him. When he refused to sign the papers they took him to Chohal village and let him off there.

SAPLINGS PLANTED: About 500 saplings were planted by members of the local Lions Club, in various parts of the town, specially on the Landran Road and Govt Polytechnic road, on Sunday. Giving this information Mr Sudarshan Verma, president of the club, said the club planned to plant saplings on the banks of Maharaja Ajj Sarovar, in the near future. 

KILLED: A villager belonging to Ugoke village under Baghapurana police station in the district died on Monday, when his scooter had a head-on collision with a bus. The police has registered a case and the body of the deceased has been sent for a post-mortem examination.

LIQUOR SEIZED: Officials of the Excise and Taxation Department on Tuesday seized as many as 84 bottles of PML from the possession of Naginder Singh, a resident of Nathoke village in the district. The suspect had concealed the bottles in his house.

POPPY HUSK SEIZED: The Samrala police has seized 1 quintal poppy husk and 10 cases of illicit liquor from one Sher Singh of Bondal village, near here, on Saturday. The police has registered a case in this regard.

LIONS CLUB: Mr Rajvir Singh Mangat has been re-elected as president of the local Lions Club on Saturday.

LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT: Noted Punjabi writer Hamdardvir Naushehari has said the Language Department, Punjab, Patiala, had not been publishing its magazines ‘‘Jan Sahit’’ and ‘‘Panjabi Dunia’’ for the past three years and had not held any literary function also for the past three years. Mr Nausheharvi requested the Punjab Government to release adequate funds for the department, immediately.

OPIUM SEIZED: A police party headed by the DSP, Bhikhiwind, Mr Darshanjit Singh Dhindsa, has seized 2.2 kg of opium from Jarnail Singh, a resident of Algon Kalan village, on Sunday. A case under Sections 18, 61, 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered at Valtoha police station.Top


CONTEST: The R.C. Yuva Manch will organise a quiz and a declamation contest from August 18 to 26. The competitions for the students of eighth, ninth and tenth standards will be on history, science, general knowledge and historical personalities. The closing date for entries is August 9. Those interested can contact Mr Rohit Sharma and Mr Ankur Gupta on telephone numbers 653567 and 668202. 

TRADERS' BODY: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Traders Association Sector 17-D: president — Capt Mohan Bir Singh; vice-president — Gurjeet Singh; general secretary — Sanjay Abott; secretary — Sanjeev Chadda and treasurer — Bhim Sen Bansal.

NO POWER SUPPLY: The Federation of Small-Scale Industries has alleged that some units in Industrial Area have not been receiving power supply since last week. Repeated complaints to the authorities concerned had yielded no results, the federation said. Top


TEMPLE IN CANTT: The construction of a temple of Lord Shirdi Sai Baba at Puri, Ambala Cantonment will be started in August. A press note states that a Vedic yagna will be performed form August 22. The complex will have a multi-therapy medical facility and an old age home. A shobha yatra will be held on August 21 which will pass through various parts on the city, the release said. 

WELFARE BODY: The following have been elected office-bearers of the New Friends Welfare Society, Kamla Nagar: president — Mr Raj Paul Wahi; vice-president — Mr D.N. Sharma; gen-secretaries — Mr Mangal Nath Bali and Balbir Matto; joint secretary — Kuldip Bhalla and Mr Anil Sobti; cashier — Mr Sat Paul Sharma; auditor — Mr Tilak Raj Malhotra. 

SABHA:  The following have been elected office-bearers of the Kali Mata Mandir Sabha: president — Ashok Kumar; vice-president — Mr Shyam Lal Sharma; secretary — Mr Deep Ram Sharma; assstt. secretary — Mr Darshan Giri; cashiers — Mr Ram Murti Sharma and Mr Lachman Goswami; executive members — Mr Prem Giri, Mr Amar Nath Sharma and Mr Surinder Sharma.

NOMINATED: Mr Rajinder Singh Dahiya, District Primary Education Officer (DPEO), has been nominated by the Haryana Government as a member of the 43-member state-level committee constituted by it for the formulation of new educational policy to be enforced in the state. According to official sources, Brig O.P. Chaudhary, former Vice-Chancellor of the Maharishi Dayanand University (MDU), has also been nominated as a special invitee along with four other non-official members of the committee.

MEMORANDUM: Residents of Butana village in this district urged the state government on Tuesday to open a new police station in the village to check the increasing incidence of crimes. The residents sent a memorandum in this regard to the Chief Minister, Mr O.P. Chautala.

CAR STOLEN: A car was allegedly stolen from in front of a house in a HUDA residential colony in Sector 14 here on Monday night. The owner of the car has lodged a complaint with the police in this connection.

CHEQUE PRESENTED: The Senior Vice- President of the Atlas Cycle Industries, Mr Arun Kapur, has presented a cheque for Rs 1 lakh to strengthen fire services in the district. Mr N.P. Sinha, Chief General Manager of the company, and other officials accompanied Mr Kapur as he handed over the cheque to the Deputy Commissioner.

DHARNA: The safai workers launched an indefinite dharna in front of the officer of the municipal council here on Tuesday in protest against the non-payment of their salary for the month of June this year. They assembled at the main gate of the council and raised slogans against the civic authorities and the chairman of the council. They also reportedly gheraoed some officials of the council and did not allow anyone to enter their offices.

ARRESTED: The city police on Tuesday claimed to have re-arrested one of the five children who had escaped from the After Care Home of the state government on July 19. According to a report, the arrested child was identified as Deepak. A case against two wardens has already been registered by the police and the investigations are in progress.

DEMONSTRATION: The Haryana Committee of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) has decided to hold a demonstration at the district headquarters in the state on July 31 to protest against the anti-people policies of the central and the state governments. Mr S.N. Solanki and Mr Howa Singh, president and the vice- president, respectively of the CITU told mediapersons here on Tuesday that the union would take out processions and hold rallies on that day.Top


OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Himachal Medical Officers Association: president —Dr Om Pal Sharma; senior vice-president — Dr Gian Chand; vice-president — Dr Sanjay Pathak; general secretary — Dr Jiwananad Chauhan; joint secretary — Dr Lalit Kalia; treasurer — Dr J.R. Azad; and press secretary — Dr Sushil Sharma.

WORKSHOP: A five-day national workshop on the “Management of University Administration” began at Himachal Pradesh University here on Monday. Dr S.K. Gupta, Vice-Chancellor of the University, in his inaugural address underlined the significance of higher education in the modern context. He urged universities to be ready to take up new challenges. 


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