Tuesday, August 1, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


VACCINATED: The Rotary Club, Barnala, organised a hepatitis-B vaccination camp here at the local Government High School (Boys) on Sunday. Mr Anil Datt Sharma, secretary, Rotary Club, Barnala, said about 350 persons were given vaccinations.

PLANTATION DAY: The local Dost Welfare Society (DWS) on Sunday celebrated the tree plantation day to make the campaign being run by the district administration a success. Mr Lovleen Sachdeva, general secretary, DWS, said Mr Jaspal Singh, Deputy Commissioner, planted a sapling on the occasion. Mr Ramnik Walia, president, DWS, said the society would plant 500 saplings in the city. One hundred saplings had already been planted, he added.

NABBED: The police on a tip-off arrested Gurbachan Singh, a proclaimed offender, on Sunday, who was wanted in a case registered under Sections 406, 427 and 201 of the IPC. The police also arrested Sushil Kumar, Principal, Republic College, Hall Bazar, Amritsar, for his alleged involvement in a case registered against him here on June 30.

PROTESTED: A meeting was held here on Monday to protest against the notification of scheme No 2 on the Hardochhanni road. Residents demanded the withdrawal of the scheme with immediate effect as many had constructed houses on the land.

MURDERED: Rani (40) was allegedly murdered by her husband Sadhu Singh, a resident of Dhuri village, 10 km from here, on Sunday. Sadhu Singh killed his wife with a sharp-edged weapon. The cause of the murder is said to be a family dispute. The police has arrested the suspect under Section 302 of the IPC.

INSTALLED: Dr Dinesh Singh has been installed as the president of the Rotary Club Bhakra Nangal and Ms Indu Chaudhary as the president of the Innerwheel Club.

ORGANISED: The local branch of the State Bank of India organised a blood donation camp on the occasion of raising day of the bank. Thirty employees of the bank donated blood on the occassion. The camp was inaugurated by the DGM of the State Bank of India.

ROTARY CLUB: Mr Vinod Arora and Mr R.K. Jain were installed president and secretary, respectively, of the local Rotary Club at a ceremony held here at Kamal Palace on Sunday. The Rotary District Governor, Mr Arun Jain, presided over the function. The club also honoured the meritorious students of the district.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Punjab State Backward Classes Federation, Banga unit: president Mr Sant Kumar Thapar; senior vice-president Mr Hardev Singh; vice-presidents Mr Hem Raj Singh and Mr B.K. Bali; general secretary Mr R.M. Kohli; organising secretaries Mr Kashmir Singh and Mr Bishan Singh Bains; and treasurer Mr Harish Kumar.

BANK OFFICER PROMOTED: Mr M. Sitarama Murty, Chief General Manager of the State Bank of Patiala, has been promoted as Deputy Managing Director (State Bank Group), according to a bank press note. Mr Murti has to his credit a foreign assignment for three years in State Bank of India, Paris, as Deputy General Manager. 

ROTARY CLUB: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Rotary Club (Midtown) for the year 2000-2001: president Mr Manoj Sethi; secretary Mr Satish Prashar and treasurer Mr Gurpreet Singh.

INNERWHEEL CLUB: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Innerwheel Club: president Ms Anu Bhalla; general secretary Ms Sadhna Kapila and treasurer Ms Meenakshi Ghai.

TRAFFIC BLOCKED: Congressmen led by former Punjab Cabinet Minister Chaudhary Santokh Singh blocked traffic on the Phillaur-Noormahal and Phillaur-Talwan roads on Monday in protest against the badly damaged roads. They raised anti-government slogans and demanded immediate repairing of the roads.

MISCREANTS HELD: The Phillaur police has arrested Jagdamba Lal of Jasslan Kalan village and Tirlochan Singh of Kandiana village and recovered two .12 bore pistols and four cartridges from them on Sunday.

CASE REGISTERED: A case under Sections 307, 382, 148 and 149 of the IPC was registered against Jagir Singh, alias Baba, Mukhtar Singh, Dara Singh, all residents of Kallaha, and Kuldeep Singh of Mall Chack, by the Sadar police on Saturday for allegedly attacking Pawan Kumar, a three-wheeler owner.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the ITI Employees Association of the Punjab State Electricity Board: president Mr Narinder Singh Amargarh; general secretary Mr Narinder Singh; treasurer Mr Vinod Kumar; and executive members Mr Gurbachan Singh, Mr Sarbjit Singh, Mr Narinder Mohan and Mr Sukhvinder Singh.



GURDWARA POLL: The group headed by Mr Ajit Singh won the elections of 25 members of the executive committee of the Sector 40 Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha. Those declared elected are Mr Ajit Singh, Mr Surjit Singh, Ms Surjit Kaur, Mr Sangat Singh, Mr Sukhdev Singh, Mr Sukhdev Singh-II, Mr Satindervir Singh, Mr Sarabjit Singh, Mr Hardev Singh, Mr Gurbax Singh, Mr Gurbachan Singh, Mr Charanjit Singh, Mr Jasbir Singh, Mr Jaspal Singh, Mr Tara Singh, Mr Didar Singh, Mr Daljit Singh, Ms narinder Kaur, Ms Parminder Kaur, Ms Balwinder Kaur, Mr Balkar Singh, Mr Baljit Singh, Mr Makhan Singh, Mr Mohinder Singh and Mr Rattan Singh. 

SIDHU, SHEELA JOIN JD(U): Ms Mini Sidhu, President of the Chandigarh District (Urban) Congress Committee, and Ms Sheela Masih, President of the Palsora unit of Mahila Congress, on Monday resigned from the primary membership of the Congress and decided to join the Chandigarh Territorial Janata Dal. Mr Surinder Bhardwaj, President of the local unit of the Janata Dal (U) welcomed them into his party. 

ELECTED: Mr R.P. Gupta was elected President of the Chandigarh Electricals and Electronics Traders Association. Mr P.N. Khanna was elected the Vice-President. According to the General Secretary, Mr Deepak Jaiswal, Mr Mohinder Chaudhary was voted as Secretary, while Mr T.C. Taneja was elected the Cashier. Mr Subhash Arora is the new Press Secretary, while Mr V.K. Awasthi is the Adviser. 



INQUIRY RECOMMENDED: The Uttar Pradesh Governor, Mr Suraj Bhan, has recommended an inquiry into the disbursement of a Union grant of Rs 293 crore for giving scholarships to SC/ST students of Uttar Pradesh last year. Talking to newspersons here on Sunday, he said he had taken this step after receiving complaints in 146 cases where 18 schools had received grants that they were not entitled to. Mr Bhan said that he had raised this issue in the conference of the governors summoned by the President recently. He claimed that he had also sent a letter to the former Chief Minister of UP in this regard, but no action had been taken. 

CAMP ORGANISED: The Ratia unit of Bharat Vikas Parishad organised a special camp on Monday for distributing walking and hearing aids to the handicapped. Mr Sat Pal Jindal, a local social worker, was the chief guest on the occasion.

DOWRY DEATH: The district police has booked three persons in a dowry death case. A police spokesman said on Monday that Karamjeet, daughter of Mr Balbir Singh, of Masitan village, was married to Sukvinder Singh of Paniwala Motta village and was allegedly being tortured for more dowry by her in-laws. Mr Balbir Singh alleged that his daughter was poisoned to death. A case has been registered against Sukvinder and two other members of the family.

PAINTING CONTEST: A one-day national painting contest will be held on August 17, at Bal Bhavan in the city. According to official sources, all categories of children are entitled to take part in this contest.

DEAD TELEPHONES: A large number of telephones are out of order following a major fault in the telephone exchange at Kharkhauda town in the district. Many subscribers alleged that the fault developed about three weeks ago but the authorities concerned had failed to rectify it in spite of repeated complaints. The telephone services in Janti Kalan and other nearby villages have also been disrupted following a major fault in the telephone exchange at Janti Kalan village.

TANKER RECOVERED: The Kharkhauda police has recovered a stolen tanker loaded with black oil and arrested its driver Sanjay of Bupenia village in Jhajjar district on Monday. According to the police, the culprit confessed that he had stolen the tanker from Bahadurgarh. A case of theft has been registered.

ARRESTED: The Sadar police of Gohana on Monday claimed to have solved a case of loot with the arrest of Sunil of Jauli village. According to the police, a hunt is on to apprehend his accomplice Gajje of the same village. The culprits had made an unsuccessful attempt to snatch a motor cycle from Mr Satbir Singh, of Bichpari village near a bridge at Katwal village. 

BLOOD DONATION CAMP: A blood donation camp was organised here on Monday at Guru Nanak Khalsa College by the District Red Cross Society to commemorate the martyrdom day of Shaheed Udham Singh. Mr Rajiv Sharma, DC, inaugurated the camp.



OFFICE-BEARERS: Mr R.K. Rewari was installed President of the Rotary Club of Baddi, District 3080, on Sunday. The other office-bearers are: Vice-President and Director, Vocational Services Mr Vijay K. Arora; Treasurer Mr R.S. Yadav; Director, Club Services Mr Amar Manchanda; Chairman, Polio Plus Dr Sudhir Gupta; and Sergeant-at-Arms Mr Jagdeep Singh. 


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