Friday, July 28, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


SECTION 144 IMPOSED: The District Magistrate of Bathinda has imposed restrictions on the assembly of five persons or more at public places. In a press note issued here on Wednesday, Mr Jaspal Singh, District Magistrate, said that Section 144 of the CrPC, had been imposed to maintain the law and order in the district. It would remain in force from July 24 to September 23. The orders would not be applicable to defence personnel, public servants and marriage parties, he added.

RALLY ORGANISED: A rally was organised here on Wednesday in the memory of those who laid down their lives while flushing out Pakistani intruders from Kargil sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Students, teachers, government officers and local residents participated in the rally which was flagged off by Mr Dharam Dutt Ternach, Additional Deputy Commissioner, at the local zila parishad ground. A painting competition was also organised by the District Education Officer at Government Senior Secondary School.

ELECTRICITY SUPPLY: Twentyfour hours supply of electricity will be made available to the villages in the district gram panchayats. This was disclosed by Mr Iqbal Singh Sidhu, Deputy Commissioner, in a press note issued, on Wednesday. The PSEB had launched a campaign to check power theft and consumption of undeclared power load, he added.

DECISION WELCOMED: The Malerkotla Welfare Association has welcomed the decision of Punjabi University, Patiala, to include ‘Urdu’ on the curriculum of the correspondence course. Mr Munish Jindal , general secretary of the association, in a letter to the Vice-Chancellor thanked the Punjabi University for this step.

CAMP ORGANISED: As many as 40 pension accounts of old aged persons, widows and handicapped were opened at a camp organised by State Bank of India ( Sandor branch), at Chunner village, 5 km from here. Giving this information to mediapersons, Mr Ravinder Singh, Branch Manager, said a scheme had launched to open pension accounts through camps in nearby villages for the benefit of the pensioners.



ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Lions Club Chandigarh Supreme: President — Mr Sanjay Mehndiratta; Vice-Presidents — Mr Arvinder Singh, Mr Jagjit Singh and Mr Rana Nayyar; Secretary — Mr K.K. Bansal; Joint Secretary — Mr Manoj Ratti; Treasurer — Mr Vivek Singla; and Directors — Mr Subhash Arora, Mr Tejinder Singh, Mr Nawab Singh and Mr P.S. Sehgal. — TNS



OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local unit of the General Insurance Employees Union: Chief Patron — Mr Nirmal Singh; President — Mr Ram Singh; Vice-Presidents — Mr Lal Chand and Mr Bharat Bhushan; Branch Secretary — Mr Romesh Sharma; Organising Secretary — Mr Romesh Sharma; Joint Secretaries — Mr Raj Kumar Maheshwari, Mr R.K. Jaggi, Ms Bharti Puri, Ms Jaswinder Kaur, Mr Mukesh Sharma and Mr J.S. Chawla; and Treasurer — Mr Ashok Kapoor. — TNS

COOPERATION PATTERN: Mr Chander Singh, Commissioner, Ambala division, has urged the milk producers to adopt cooperative pattern to consolidate their economic position. He was addressing a seminar organised by the Kurukshetra-Karnal Cooperative Milk Producers Federation here on Wednesday. The Deputy Commissioner, Dr Mahavir Singh, presided over the function.

MDU CAMPAIGN: Maharshi Dayanand University is all set to weed out congress grass from the campus. The pro-Vice-Chancellor, Mr J.K. Sharma, head of the Horticulture Department, said here on Wednesday that 700 NSS volunteers and an equal number of employees were likely to participate in this drive to be launched on Monday.

CASE REGISTERED: The Kharkhauda police has registered a case against Mr Ranbir, a former sarpanch of Nasirpur Chaulka village, for misappropriating Rs 73,000 which was collected as lease amount of the panchayat land by him. The complaint was lodged by the block development and panchayat officer of Kharkhauda. However, no arrest has been made so far.

STRIKE ENDS: The tool down strike started by employees of the Haryana Roadways workshop , Sonepat depot, ended on Wednesday following the reinstatement of two employees who were placed under suspension by the General Manager on false reports submitted by some officials.

THEFT: Thieves broke open the locks of a house in Shivaji colony near the main bus stand here on Wednesday and took away jewellery and a few thousand rupees in cash. A case has been registered but the suspects are yet to be apprehended.

SHARVAN MELA: Lakhs of devotees will take part in the 10-day long Sharvan Ashtami Mela starting from Monday at Naina Devi in Himachal Pradesh. This was stated here on Thursday by Swami Krishnanand Ji Maharaj, founder of the Naina Devi cave. The mela will conclude on August 9.

MURDERED: Surinder ( 20 ) was allegedly murdered by his brother Narinder at Dubeta village, 25 km from here, on Wednesday. According to the police, a dispute over the land was stated to be the motive behind the murder. The Ganaur police has registered a case and launched a manhunt to apprehend the suspect.

SUICIDE: Mrs Krishna, a 45-year-old housewife, allegedly committed suicide by consuming some insecticide tablets in her house at Chitana village, 8 km from here, on Wednesday.


ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Himachal Pradesh Revenue Officers, Tehsildars and Naib Tehsildars Association: president — Mr Inder Singh Bharadwaj (Kangra); senior vice-president — Mr K.K.Sharma ( Shimla); vice- president- Mr Bishamber Jagta ( Kotkilai); general secretary - Mr Lalit Sharma ( Shimla); and finance secretary — Mr P.R.Verma.

GOVT URGED: The Himachal Pradesh State Contractors Association has urged the state government not to blame individual contractors and officials for the collapse of structure like bridges, retaining and breast walls due to rain and natural calamities.

MINOR RAPED: The Nalagarh police has arrested Vinod Kumar of Saini Majra near Nalagarh village for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl of the same village on Tuesday. The girl had gone to the Beed Palasi forest to answer the call of nature. The crime was reported to the police after the girl went home and informed her mother about it.


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