Tuesday, August 8, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


LOK ADALAT: About 27 cases were settled at a state-level ‘lok adalat’ organised by the District and Sessions Judge, Mr Justice B.L. Rajput, at Phul subdivision here. In a press note issued here on Monday, he said a person whose annual income was less than 18,000 could get free legal help. He added that the forthcoming Lok Adalats would be organised at Mansa, Talwandi Sabo subdivision, labour court, and court complex, Bathinda.

BLOOD DONATION CAMP: The local Blood Donors Council organised a blood donation camp at the Blood Donors Complex here on Saturday to mark the death anniversary of Bhagat Puran Singh, founder of the Pingalwara ashram, Amritsar. Social workers Nuabat Rai and Natinder Dev Verma inaugurated the camp.

STONE LAID: A “bhoomi-pujan samaroh” was held at a ceremony to lay the foundation stone of Shri Banke Bihari Gaushala here at Talab Ralla Mal Bhucher on Sunday, Local philanthropists Prem Pal Gandhi, Raman Kumar Ummat, Rajesh Sareen, Vijay Kumar, Gurcharan Arora, Ashok Laroyia laid the foundation stone.

ASSOCIATION: Dr Sham Singh Gulati of Patiala has been unanimously elected President of the Medical Association of India, Punjab branch, for 2000-2002. Delegates representing various units of the Homoeopathic Medical Associations attended a meeting held here on Sunday. Prominent among those who attended the meeting were Dr Mohinder Singh Chugh and Dr K.C.Batish, members of the State Council of Homoeopathic System, Punjab. Other national executive committee members also took part in the meeting. 

CELEBRATED: Students of Kendriya Vidyalya No.1 celebrated vanamohtsava at the school complex here on Monday. The chairman of the school, Brig D.S. Dhadwal, planted about 50 saplings. Students were made aware of the importance of keeping the environment clean and healthy by planting saplings. Cadets of the NSS also planted about 40 saplings in and around the staff quarters.

RESULTS: Punjabi University has declared the results of M.Com. Part I; LL.B. Part II; M.A. defence studies Part I ; M.A. psychology Part I; Diploma in Urdu and in physical education: certificate course in Persian and German. Mr Paramjit Singh Khaira, Controller of Examinations, said the gazettes would be available at the Enquiry Counter of the University. The results of M.A. (English) Part II; M.A. (philosophy) Part II; M.Sc (statistics) Part II; M.Sc (botany) Part II; M.Sc (human biology) Part II; M.Com. Part II (fourth Semester); M.B.A. (campus) fourth Semester; M.I.B. second Semester; M.A. (theatre and television) Part I; M.A. (education) Part I; M.A. (music) Part I; M.Sc (forensic science) Part I; M.Sc (bio-technology) Part I and B.A. Hons. (school in history, Part II would be declared on Tuesday. This was stated in a written statement by Mr Khaira, here on Monday. 

VACANT SEATS: Punjabi University will hold interviews to fill the seats lying vacant in various departments on August 8. The candidates who fulfil the eligibility conditions, irrespective of the fact whether they appeared in the entrance test or not, would be considered for admission. Giving this information Dr Kuldip Singh Dhir, Dean Academic Affairs, said that candidates belonging to NRI, NRI sponsored and industry sponsored categories could appear for the interviews on August 11 in the respective departments. 

SENTENCED: A local court on Monday sentenced a woman and her accomplice to 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh each under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. In case of default in the payment of the fine, they would undergo further imprisonment for one year each.


MEETING: A general body meeting of the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) was held at Congress Bhavan in Sector 35 under the presidentship of Mr Ram Pal Sharma. 

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the newly registered Chandigarh Weights and Measurers Repairer Association: president — Mr Sanjeev Gupta; general secretary —Mr Lalit Kumar Khurana; vice-president — Mr Anoop Kumar Sharma; joint secretary — Mr Harish Chandra; and cashier — Mr S.P. Garg. 

WATER PIPES: The Super Association of Residents Welfare of MIG flats in Sector 70 has lamented that water pipes in a number of flats were leaking and no action had been taken despite repeated requests to the PUDA officials concerned. The association said issues like repair of roads, withdrawal of notices for illegal constructions and reduction in cost of flats which had been taken up with the Minister of State for Housing, Punjab, were yet to be addressed. 

SAPLINGS: The Rotary Club of SAS Nagar planted saplings at the local St Soldier Convent School and Government Middle School, Dharamgarh. At least 20 tree guards were also provided on the occasion.

OPPOSED: The Consumers Protection Forum of SAS Nagar has opposed the proposed hike in water and sewerage charges. Mr N.S. Gill, president of the forum, said the proposed hike should be kept pending till an elected body came to power in the civic body. Lt Col Anagd Singh, general secretary of the forum, said the council and the Public Health Department should reduce the over-head charges instead of effecting the hike. 


BANDH CALL: The Haryana Beopar Mandal today claimed that the state government is making efforts to ensure that the bandh call given for Wednesday does not succeed. The executive member of the mandal, Mr Sushil Kumar Goel, said there is a need to simplify various forms. He stated in a press release that if the demands of the business community were not accepted, the businessman of Haryana will continue to protest. 

SEIZED: The Ambala police has seized 36 kg of popy husk and 240 gram of opium and has also arrested 106 gamblers and 49 satta operators from different parts of the district during the month of July. It was stated by the Superintendent of Police, Ambala, Mr Navdeep Singh Virk, here on Monday. 

FORGED MARKSHEET: A case under Section 420 of the IPC has been registered against Suresh, a constable of the Haryana police, on the charge of getting recruited in the police on the basis of a forged marksheet of matric. The Commandant, 3rd battalion of police, had lodged the complaint.

ACCIDENT: A person was killed and four others were injured, two of them seriously, when an Ambassador car in which they were travelling collided with a Haryana Roadways bus near Juglan village, about 10 km from here on the Hisar-Tohana road on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Kitab Singh, Superintendent, Office of Superintending Engineer, Market Committee, and a resident of Shheron village, in Jind district. A case has been registered against the driver of the bus.

CASE REGISTERED: A case has been registered against 15 persons, including a former municipal commissioner, for rioting, which took place on Sunday at Dogran Mohalla. According to a complaint lodged by Mr Tilak Raj, his brother Raj Kumar had borrowed Rs 10,000 from Sohan Lal Kamra, who along with some armed persons reached the house of Raj Kumar and allegedly fired few rounds and tried to kidnap him. However, they ran away when some residents challenged them.

TRICYCLES GIVEN: About 12 handicapped persons were presented tricycles by the Deputy Commissioner, Dr Mahavir Singh, at a function organised by the Akhil Bhartiya Sri Sangmeshwar Seva Dal here on Sunday. Mr Niranjan Lal Bansal, Chairman, Haryana Warehousing Corporation, presided over the function.

ROTARY CLUB: The following have been installed office-bearers of the Rotary Club: president — Mr Deepak Garr; vice-president — Mr Kamal Chaudary; secretary — Mr Sandeep Chaudhary; and treasurer — Mr Anand Kimrani.

COMPLAINT: Following a complaint of Ms Kamlesh Yadav, a victim in the stripping case which occurred at Jounawas village near here in June, a four-member team of the national executive committee of the All-India Mahila Dakshta Samiti visited the village on Sunday to ascertain the facts.

SAPLINGS: About 50 students of the NSS unit of Hindu College planted saplings on the premises of Hindu Engineering College, Hindu Charitable Hospital and Hindu Vidya Peeth here on Sunday. Mr Ram Kumar Mittal, Chairman of the Hindu Educational Society, Dr S.S. Goel, Principal, Hindu College, and Dr Puran Mal Gaur, programme officer of the NSS unit were present on the occasion.

ACCIDENT: Two local youths, who were going on their scooter to Hardwar, died in a road accident near Muzaffarnagar (UP) on Sunday when they were hit by a truck. The driver managed to escape.

BODY RECOVERED: The local police recovered the body of a man at Bhainswal village, about 20 km from here, on Sunday and sent it for a post-mortem examination. The police believes it to be a case of murder. However, no arrest has been made.

OVERTURNED: A truck overturned on the GT Road between Murthal and Bahalgarh, about 15 km from here, on Sunday resulting in injuries to the truck driver. It was stated that the truck driver was under the influence of liquor.

SJP RALLIES: The Haryana unit of the SJP has decided to observe August 9 as “economic slavery virodh diwas” in the state. Mr Dhan Singh, president of the state unit of the SJP, told mediapersons here on Sunday that the workers would hold rallies and stage dharnas at the district headquarters on that day to register their protest against the economic and industrial policies of the Central Government.

DISPUTE: Some persons forced their way into the house of Mr Ramesh in Malviya Nagar on Saturday and decamped with a few thousand rupees in cash and other valuables. According to the police, a dispute between the landlord and the neighbours was the main cause of this incident.

KILLED: Mr Hari Ram (45), a resident of Sonepat, was killed on the spot by a train while he was crossing the railway track near Hindu College here on Saturday. In another incident, a 50-year-old man was also hit by a train and killed on the spot near Rathdhanna Railway Station, about 8 km from here, on Saturday.

ROAD ACCIDENT: One person was seriously injured when a tempo in which he was travelling, collided with a roadways bus on the GT Road near the Mur Chowk, 8 km from here, on Saturday. According to the police, the injured person was admitted to a medical college hospital at Rohtak.

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