Friday, August 11, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


AWARDS: The Baba Farid Society has instituted three awards of Rs 51,000 each in the name of late Bhagat Puran Singh of Pingalwara, Amritsar, to honour those who work for the good of society. A “siropa” and a commendation certificate will also be given.

BOOKED: Partap Singh, a junior engineer working with the Punjab State Electricity Board and posted at Khera Mandir in Kapurthala district has been booked by the Vigilance Bureau for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1000 for the reinstallation of an electricity meter at the house of a Marripur village resident. A trap was laid on the complaint by the complainant and the JE was caught red-handed while accepting the bribe.

CASE REGISTERED: Manjit Singh, a mentally retarded person, was booked by the local police for allegedly killing Gurmukh Singh, one of the dumb inmates of the local pingalwara on Tuesday. According to the police, he attacked Gurmukh Singh with a piece of broken glass window pane resulting in latter’s death. A case has been registered under Section 302 of the IPC.

ONE KILLED: Rajesh Kumar, a factory worker, was crushed to death by a truck at Basti Bawa Khel here on Wednesday. The truck driver fled leaving behind the vehicle.

SUICIDE: Amarjit Singh of Chak Kalan village near Nakodar, died after allegedly consuming poison on Tuesday. His body was sent for a post-mortem examination.

ILLICIT LIQUOR: The police has seized 24 bottles of illicit liquor from Surinder Pal of Kupkalan village. A case has been registered under various sections of the Excise Act.

SUSPENDED: Mr Jaswinder Pal Sharma, sanitary inspector, and Mr Amandeep Singh, inspector, Bazari tehsil, Municipal Council here have been put under suspension with immediate effect by the Director, Local Self Government, Punjab.

ACTION DEMANDED: A five-member fact-finding committee of the CPM has demanded action against a resident of Thattian Mahantan village, presently residing at Amritsar, who is allegedly responsible for duping people of lakhs of rupees. It is also alleged that the suspect with the help of security guards provided to him by the administration, used to threat and pressurise people.



QUIT INDIA DAY FUNCTION: The students and the staff of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46-D, Chandigarh, observed Nagasaki, Hiroshima and Quit India Day on Wednesday. A paper reading contest was held and the contents of the papers were based on the need to avoid the use of nuclear weapons and to move towards the establishment of permanent peace in the world. Mr R.S. Goraya, principal of the school talked about the role of the U.N.O in establishing peace in the entire world. 

BLOOD DONATION: The sixth blood donation camp was organised by the A.G. Punjab Blood Donors Society in their office premises. As many as 60 units of blood were donated to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh. — FOC

HONOURED: The Chandigarh Nationalist Congress Party honoured 17 freedom fighters to celebrate the ‘Quit India Movement Day-1942’ here on Wednesday. The freedom fighters were honoured with lois and the awardees were Mr S.R. Sharam, Mrs Goran Devi, wife of Mr Bhopal Singh, Mrs Vidya Wati, Mr Jeet Singh, Mrs Shanti Devi, Mr N.K. Shardha, Mr V P Mehra, Mr R N Joshi, Ms Naseeb Kaur, Mr Joginder Singh, Ms Jaswant Kaur, Ms Raj Rani Gandhi, Mr Karameet Singh,Mr Harbhjajan Singh, Mr Harnam Singh Sandhu and Mr Suraj Tanveer. Some others were Mr S. Tarsem Singh Banga, Mr Kulbir Singh Kranal, Mr Sham Lal, Mr Kuljeet Singh, Mrs Paramjeet Kaur, Ms Asha Gupta, Ms Radha Rani, Mr Tarlochan Singh, Mr V.K. Gupta, Mr Darshan Garg, Ms Kanchan Devi, Mr Aninder Singh, Ms Surjeet Kaur, Mr Suraj Singh and Ms Karamjeet Kaur. 

CORRECTION: Apropos the news item published under the headline ‘Salaries of part time lecturers slashed’, it is clarified that such lecturers have not been paid salaries for the past three months in GCG, Sector 11 and not in Government College, Sector 46. 

BAIL GRANTED: The UT Additional District and Session Judge on Wednesday granted bail to a Dadu Majra resident in a theft case. Parmod Kumar was directed to released on furnishing personal bond of Rs 20,000 along with two sureties of like amount. He was earlier booked by the Chandigarh police under Section 380, 411, of the IPC. 

MEMORANDUM: A delegation of the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad submitted a memorandum to the Vice -Chancellor Panjab University, demanding a mercy chance for all those candidates who had failed to clear their compartments even after the two chances they had been given. 

GARDEN LIGHTS: Residents Welfare Association, Sector 23, under the presidentship of Mr Gurdev Ram, has passed a resolution expressing their gratitude to the Chandigarh Administration for providing garden lights in the bulbous garden in leisure valley. They noted that the lights had added an extra charm to the garden. 

APPOINTMENTS: The Vice Chancellor, Panjab University has allowed Mr M.L. Rajput, Assistant Registrar, VC’s office, to officiate as Deputy Registrar, Accounts Branch, against the leave vacancy of Mr R.C. Dhiman. Mr. P.C. Gupta, Assistant Registrar, UMC Branch, is to officiate as Deputy Registrar in the General Branch vice Mr Sushil Kumar, Deputy Registrar, who is posted in the VC’s office as Secretary to the Vice-Chancellor. Mr S.L. Sethi, Assistant Registrar, R&S Branch, is to officiate as Deputy Registrar in the Colleges Branch, against the leave vacancy of Mr Harbhajan Singh, Deputy Registrar. 

BOOKS DONATED: Rotary Club of Chandigarh Central, donated medicines to its mini welfare centre at Kishangarh village, here on Thursday. The club also donated 600 books to the students of Government Primary School and Modern Public School in the village. The president of the club, Mr R.D.S. Riar, said that five schools of the village would participate in the Independence Day celebrations. The club would also donate exercise books on this occasion.

SBI OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION: The local unit of the State Bank of India Officers’ Association has been reconstituted. The members are: chairman — Mr Dinesh Aggarwal; vice -chairman — Mr S.S. Aggarwal — secretary, Mr S.K. Prashar; assistant secretary — Mr A.K. Katyal; treasurer — Mr S.K. Sharma; executive member — Mr Arun Khera. 

SAPLINGS PLANTED: The State Bank of Patiala organised a sapling plantation function at Kajhari village under the chairmanship of its administrative officer, Mr B.S. Luthra. On the occasion, Mr Gurdial Singh, manager of the Kajheri branch, Mr Ashok Kumar, headmaster of the school, Dr Lakhbir Kaur, Mr Kuldip Singh and Dr C.K. Kaushal planted neem and jamun saplings. The staff of the bank and the students of the school were also present on the occasion. 

RELAY FAST: The relay hunger strike started by the workers and employees of the Chandigarh Administration and the Municipal Corporation entered its third day on Thursday .The working coordination committee, decided to hold gate meetings in every division, sub division and maintenance booths of the administration and the MC for the success of its proposed strike on August 29. 

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Sanitary Inspectors Association: chairman — Mr Amarjit Singh; president — Mr Hazara Singh; senior vice-president — Mr V.K. Dogra; vice-president — Mr S.K.Vashisht; general-secretary — Mr Virender Singh; cashier — Mr Naresh Kumar. 

HAILED: The Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) Chairman, Mr Surinder Kumar Jakhar, has hailed national agriculture policy announced by the Union Agriculture Minister, Mr Nitish Kumar. In a press note issued here, Mr Jakhar said the minister needed to be complimented for incorporating several important features in the policy which focused around bringing about relief to the farmers and even looked beyond the national food security. 

EXAM DATES CLASH: A clash of date of examination of Civil Services (Mains) and Staff Selection Commission papers has put the candidates appearing for these examinations in a quandary. The Civil Services main examination’s compulsory English paper is slated to be held on Nov 3. The Staff Selection Commission’s compulsory maths paper for graduate level posts is also scheduled for the same day. 

BOOTHS FOR DHOBIS: The Dhobi Welfare Society, Chandigarh has welcomed the decision of the UT administration to allot booths to the dhobis on the pattern of the Delhi Government. The dhobis have also accepted the price of Rs 9000 for the same. The society has also assured the administration that every dhobi will be issued an identity card by the society and no new dhobi adda will be installed without the permission of the society. 


SHOP GUTTED: A readymade garments shop located at the Rajguru market was gutted here on Wednesday. An electric short circuit was stated to be the cause of the fire. The fire started about an hour after the shop was closed. A neighbour noticed the fire and informed the fire brigade.

NOMINATED: Dr Zile Singh Rana, a senior scientist at the CCS haryana Agricultural University, here has been nominated as member Research Board of Advisers of the International Institute of Biographical Research. The institute has also selected him for an award for his contribution to science and society.

FELICITATED: The Vice-Chancellor of Kurukshetra University, Mr R.S. Chaudhary, has called upon teachers to take more interest in solving students’ problems. he was speaking at a function held at the local Dayanand Post-Graduate College on Tuesday to felicitate him.

IDENTITY CARDS: The district administration has decided to provide one more chance for obtaining voter identity cards to those who could not get them earlier. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Rastogi, said voters of all six assembly segments of the district could avail themselves of the chance those who had lost their cards could get a new one by paying a fee of Rs 14.

ROBBED: Three persons robbed a person of Rs 1.80 lakh and took away his scooter at gunpoint near the Grain Market in Hansi, about 25 km from here, on Tuesday. According to the police the victim, Mr Subhash Chander, was returning from a bank when three youths stopped him and forcibly took away his scooter.

BOYCOTT: Inmates of the boys’ hostel No 2 Guru Jambheshwar University here boycotted dinner on Tuesday in protest against the increase in diet rate from Rs 8 to Rs 12. They also alleged that they were getting poor quality food. They ended their boycott after the warden assured them that a committee would be set up to oversee the functioning of the mess.

BUS SERVICE: Residents of Token and Patan villages situated 11 km from here, have sought regular bus service from their villages to Hisar. At present there is no bus service between Hisar and the villages.

GANG BUSTED: The CIA branch of the district police arrested four members of an inter-state gang of vehicle thieves and recovered three trucks from them here on Wednesday.

REMANDED: Baru Ram, a jawan of the BSF, has been remanded in police custody till August 12 in connection with the murder of two persons. He was arrested by the police on Monday.

TWO MURDERED: Chota Singh and his son jagpal Singh of Kurangawali village in the district were murdered on Tuesday by the former’s brother, Nachhater Singh, and nephews Puppy and Gurjant over a dispute regarding the timing of watering the fields. A case under Sections 302 and 34 of the IPC has been registered.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the managing body of DAV Senior Secondary School and Ram Parshad DAV Public School here: president —Mr Chander Kishore Gupta; vice-president — Mr Amar Nath Gupta; secretary — Mr Mahesh Kumar Gupta; and treasurer — Mr Kanti Parshad Gupta.

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