Saturday, August 12, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


POPPY HUSK: The Sadar police seized 105 kg of poppy husk, packed in three bags, from a car near Bishanpura village, on Tuesday. Gurdip Singh of Gurusar Jodha village has been arrested under the NDPS Act.

TRIBUTES PAID: Tributes were paid to martyrs of the freedom movement at a special function held at the Jallianwalan Bagh here on Wednesday to commemorate the “Quit India” movement.

APPOINTED: The Vice-Chancellor, Dr Harbhajan Singh Soch, has appointed Dr Navjot Kaur member of Guru Nanak Dev University senate till September 8, 2001. She has also been appointed member of the syndicate till June 30, 2001.

BUS PASSES: Students of Elementary Teachers Training (ETT) of Deon and the owners of the Fateh bus service have reached a compromise on the issue of bus passes in the presence of Mr Gurinder Pal Singh, Additional District Transport Officer. This was stated in a press note issued by students welfare association on Thursday.

APPOINTED: Mr Mohan Lal Garg, a municipal councillor, has been appointed the chairman of the local Improvement Trust. This was stated in a press note issued here on Wednesday.

DRIVING-LICENCE CAMP: The district unit of the Akali Bhartiya anti-corruption cell organised a free driving-licence camp at Sirhind town on Thursday. Mr M S Jaggi, District Transport Officer, inaugurated the camp and more than 450 driving licences were issued on the spot.

MEETING: The zonal office of the State Bank of India, Ludhiana, organised a rice-sheller owners meeting here on Thursday. Mr D S Bansal, DGM, highlighted various loan schemes beneficial for the sheller owners. Mr Ashutuosh Sharma, AGM, region I, apprised the traders of various bank deposit schemes.

ALLEGATIONS REFUTED: Mr Zora Singh Mann, MP, SAD from Ferozepore has refuted the allegation made by the Congress MP, Mr Jagmeet Singh Brar, that no guidelines were issued to SAD MPs on the Udham Singh Nagar issue. In a press note issued here on Thursday, Mr Maan stated that from the very first day there were clear-cut instruction from the party high command to oppose the Bill.

COMPETITION: A state level drama competition, to be organised by Lions Club, will be staged at Jalandhar on August 18, according to a press note released by the Punjab Languages Department. Those plays which had bagged first and second position in the division level competitions held earlier will take part in the State level competition. Cash prizes will be awarded to plays for first, second and third position in the competition. 

RESULTS: Punjabi University will declare the results of LL.B fourth semester on Saturday. Giving this information Mr Paramjit Singh Khaira, Controller of Examinations, said that the results of MSc microbial and food technology part I and II; MSc sports science part II; MA defence studies part I; MA sociology part I and MA economics part II would be declared on Monday. This was stated in a press note issued by the university here on Friday. 

ENTRANCE TEST: The entrance test for admission to the two-year BEd course through correspondence at Punjabi University will be conducted on August 20. Giving this information Dr Tarlok Singh, co-ordinator of the test, said that 17 centres had been set up here to accommodate over 3,000 candidates. Dr Anand added that the roll numbers to all eligible candidates have been despatched and arrangements for the test were being finalised. This was stated in a press release issued by the university here on Friday. 

REFRESHER COURSE: The Punjabi Department of Punjabi University, in collaboration with the UGC, will conduct a refresher course for the lecturers, working in different university and colleges, in the subject of Punjabi from September 16 to October 7. Giving this information Dr Jaswinder Singh, head of the Punjabi Department and coordinator of the course, said that the applications from eligible candidates would be accepted up to August 20. Dr Singh added that Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor, Punjabi University, would inaugurate the course on September 16. 

COMPUTERISED: Mr Shiv Dev Sodhi, deputy general manager of the State Bank of India, Patiala branch inaugurated the computerisation of the Dharampura branch of the bank on Friday here. The Patiala Nagar Nigam Joint Commissioner, Mr Balraj Singh Sekhon, and the Assistant Commissioner, Mr J.C Goel, were also present on the occasion. Mr Rakesh Goel, AGM, Patiala, welcomed the gathering. 

KILLING CONDEMNED: The Senior Citizens Welfare Association, Patiala, condemned the inhuman killings of Amar Nath Yatris and others near Pahalgam in the Kashmir Valley and appealed to the state as well as Central Government to provide protection to the yatris and other citizens. All the members observed a two-minutes silence in memory of the dead. 

NATIONAL MEET: Sushil Kumar will lead the Punjab powerlifting team in the men’s section at the Senior National Powerlifting Championships to be held in Bhubaneshwar (Orissa) from August 26 to 30. On the distaff side, Narinder Kaur will skipper the squad. The other members of the squad are: (Men)-Sushil Kumar (Captain), Ashok Kapoor, Balwinder Singh, Ashok Kumar, Gurinder Singh, Bhupinder Singh, Rakesh Kumar, Paramjit Singh, Neeraj Giri, Piara Singh and Ravi Kumar. (Women) — Narinder Kaur (Captain), Amrit Kaur, Arpana, Mandeep Kaur, Babita Rani, Sunita Rani, Rupinder Kaur, Sunita Rani, Varinder Kaur and Rupinder Pal. Mr Ram Nath and Mr Nirmal Singh will accompany the men’s team as the coach and manager, respectively, while Mr S.P. Singh and Mr Rachpal Singh will be the coach and manager, respectively, of the women’s squad. 

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Coordination Committee, Para Medical and Health Employees, Patiala district unit: convener — Mr K.K. Singla (Patiala); organiser — Mr Daulat Ram (Kalomajra); treasurer — Mr Sukhdev Raj (Kauli); and chief adviser — Mr Seo Lal (Shutrana);


APTITUDE TEST: The Department of Urdu is holding its second aptitude test for admission to MA Part I on August 12 at 10.00 a.m. in room number L-8 ground floor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology. 

DIPLOMA COURSES: The Department of Urdu, Panjab University, has decided to hold interviews for admission to certificate course, diploma course and advance diploma course in Urdu and Persian for the new session on August 14 at 10.00 a.m. in the department. 

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

ELECTIONS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Panjab Students Welfare Union, a student body in Panjab University: president — Mr Aslam Vidyarthi; senior vice-president — Mr Mehtab Alam; vice-president — Ms Gunjeet Kaur Deol and Mr Ramzan; general secretary — Mr Jarmad Shareef; cashier — Mr Ramesh Kumar; convener — Mr Mohd Shamshed; organising secretary — Mr Nisar; joint secretary — Mr Shadaab; press secretary — Mr Malkit Singh; propaganda secretary — Mr Gurnam Singh; adviser — Mr Mohd Jhakel; and culture secretary — Mr Mohd Zahid. 

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the general body of the senior citizens’ working for the welfare centre and free dispensary, district courts, Karnal: president — Mr M.R. Singla; working president — Mr Paul Dutt; general secretary — Mr S.P. Sharma; and cashier — Mr K.L. Batra. 

SYMPOSIUM: University Business School, Panjab University, is organising a symposium on “e-business opportunities in Northern India” at the university auditorium on Aug 12. The symposium is aimed at highlighting the IT opportunities in Northern India and will try to synergise the efforts of corporate, government and educational institutions. 

WORKSHOP: A three day Hindi workshop organised at the All India Radio office, Sector 34, concluded on Friday. The staff members of the electricity and the civil wing also took part in this workshop. Dr Vinod ‘Pankaj’, Hindi officer, Mr Ramesh Lal verma, Assistant Director, E.S.I., Mr Surendra Kumar Sharma, Assistant Director( official language) and other ‘Rajbhasha’ scholars delivered lectures on different topics which included the use of Hindi and its incentives, official language policy and Hindi noting and drafting. Mr D.P. Malik, Director, A.I.R., while addressing the participants, said one should feel pride in doing the daily official work in Hindi. 



ELECTROCUTED: A truck driver was electrocuted and the cleaner seriously injured when the vehicle laden with river sand touched a live electric wire near Shahpur village, five km from here, on the G.T. road on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Jai Singh, while the injured cleaner was identified as Hari Ram. He has been admitted to the civil hospital at Ambala City. 

CHAMPIONSHIP: The Haryana swimming championship will take place at the War Heroes Memorial Stadium, Ambala Cantonment, on August 12 and 13. According to the Superintendent of Police, Mr N.S. Virk, the championship would be inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner on August 12 at 8.45 a.m. The closing ceremony would be chaired by Haryana Olympic Association President, Mr Abhay Singh Chautala, on August 13 at 4.45 p.m., a release said. 

JOURNALIST BEATEN UP: The chief editor of a local newspaper was beaten up on Thursday at the Civil Hospital, Ambala City. The incident took place when the scribe had gone to the civil hospital and he was accosted by some persons over a news item. A verbal altercation led to a scuffle in which the journalist sustained injuries. 

OPEN DARBAR: As many as 128 cases were settled at an open darbar held at Malkheri village under the chairmanship of Mr Shyamla Mishra, Additional Deputy Commissioner, on Wednesday. Later, he planted saplings on the Government Primary School campus here at a camp organised by the Sarvdesik Arya Yuvak Parishad.

HONOURED: Mr Kartar Singh, post-office employee, was honoured at a function organised here on Wednesday. Mr B.M. Bindal, Superintendent of Post Offices, gave a reward of Rs 500 and a commendation certificate for his contributions.

RESENTMENT: Resentment prevails among freshers against ragging by their seniors at the local Government Engineering Institute.



DIED: Minakshi (12) of Raghunathpura village was bitten by a snake on Wednesday while she was asleep. She died on Thursday at a hospital here.

WOMAN KILLED: Anjali Vias (38) of Palampur was killed and three others, including the driver, received minor injuries when their Maruti car fell into a gorge at Doli village near Namhole about 22 km from here on Thursday.

FAIR CONCLUDES: More than 7 lakh pilgrims visited the Naina Devi shrine during the 10-day sharavan ashtmi fair, which concluded here on Wednesday. This was stated by temple officer Rattan Bhardwaj here on Thursday.Top

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