Sunday, August 13, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


VAN MAHOTASAVA: The State Bank of India, Majitha branch, under its national campaign to ‘grow more trees organised a van mahotasava here in association with Sri Dasmesh Senior Secondary Public School at Kotla Sultan Singh on Friday, about 21 km from here. The function was organised under the aegis of the Punjab Defence and Security Relief Fund Educational Society, Chandigarh.

ELECTED: Mr Kulbhushan Garg has been elected zonal chairman of the region at a joint installation ceremony.

WOMAN DEAD: Gurpreet Kaur (32) of the local Premgarh Mohalla died at the local Civil Hospital. She had allegedly consumed poison on Thursday. Amarjit Singh, brother of the deceased, alleged that her husband used to torture her for money. A case under Section 306 of the IPC has been registered.

CASE REGISTERED: Amrik Singh of Rahimpur village was allegedly assaulted by Jasbir Singh, alias Kaka, of the local Kirti Nagar Mohalla and Balbir Kumar of Bassi Daulat Khan on Friday when he was returning home. They also took away Rs 3,900 from him. A case has been registered under various Sections of the IPC and the Arms Act.

SDM inspects market: Mr Davinder Singh, SDM, Kharar, on Thursday, paid a surprise visit to the local sabzi market at about 6 a.m. and checked the state of affairs there. Addressing mediamen in his office, he said the auction of vegetables was being conducted, but no representative of the market committee was present. A representative reached there about 45 minutes later, but he did not have any register with him. There was no cleanliness or arrangement of drinking water, he added. 

DIED: Mr Gurpreet Singh (16) of Lassoi village, who was injured in an accident when their motor cycle collided with a bus near Mandian village on August 3, succumbed to his injuries here on Friday at a local hospital.

LINK ROADS: Mr Mall Singh Ghuman, Chairman, Punjab Mandi Board, on Thursday inaugurated link roads from Kaleran to Jandiala and from Jandiala to Sall Kalan constructed by the mandi board. Mr Ghuman said Rs 232 crore were being spent on the repair and construction of the rural link roads.

PENSIONS DISBURSED: Dr Roshan Sunkaria, Deputy Commissioner, in a press note issued here on Thursday stated that pensions to widows, senior citizens and handicapped persons had been disbursed up to June.

ANGANWARI CENTRE: Dr Roshan Sunkaria, Deputy Commissioner inaugurated the Model Anganwari Centre set up by the Youth Welfare Club at Malla Bedian village on Wednesday and distributed school uniforms among children.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local unit of the Punjab Subordinate Services Federation: president — Mr Shiv Kumar Vashisht; secretary — Mr Parminder Kumar; senior vice-president - Mr Kulwant Singh; vice-presidents — Ms Surjit Kaur, Mr Gurdial Singh, and Mr Harbans Lal; and treasurer — Mr Baljit Singh.

COACHING: The IAS and allied services training centre at Punjabi University, Patiala, will start coaching for the PCS (Executive) from September 1, for those candidates who are interested in appearing for examinations to be conducted by the PPSC. Giving this information, Dr.G.S. Bajwa, director of the centre said the interested candidates may apply on plain paper (proforma type) along with three passport size photographs and attested copies of testimonials, latest by August 22,2000. The interviews will take place on August 25,2000 at 10 a.m. 

ORPHANAGE: The State Bank of India, Patiala (main branch), has donated vests and toothbrushes to orphans at Rajinder Deva Orphanage, Patiala. Earlier, they had donated slippers and eatables. Mr J.P. Singh, Chief Manager, informed that their branch was actively participating in rendering social service to society besides achieving excellence in routine banking transactions. 

IDENTIFIED: The body, which was recovered from Nangal village on Wednesday, was identified as that of Tilak Raj, a local goldsmith, by the local police. A case has been registered under Section 302 of the IPC in this connection.

BAN: The Sangrur District Magistrate, Mr Anirudh Tiwari, has banned on the pasting of obscene film posters in the district. This order will remain in force up to September 30.

DEMOLISHED: Mr Jagdish Singh, sarpanch, gram panchayat, Pandori Ran Singh village, has condemned the demolition of walls of the second storey of the local Government High School on Thursday by two persons of the same village. The gram panchayat has lodged a complaint with the Chabal police and has demanded action against the miscreants.

CRITICISED: The local units of Balmiki Dharm Yudh Morcha, Bahujan Samaj Party ( Ambedkari), Bharti Balmiki Adh-Dharm Samaj and Christian Peace Council of India have criticised the orders passed by the Director, Local Bodies, Punjab, to suspend the services of Jaswinder Pal Sharma, Sanitary Inspector, and Amandeep Singh, Inspector, Bazari tehsil of the local municipal council. They have sought the cancellation of the orders.

LAHAN SEIZED: A joint team of the Excise Department and the Punjab police seized 950 kg of lahan and 4680 ml of illicit liquor from Kulwant Singh of Varnala village on Thursday. A case has been registered under various sections of the Excise Act.

RECORDS CHECKED: The records and other documents of Sahib Nursing Home and a cloth shop located here were checked under a general survey by the teams of Income tax Department, Amritsar on Thursday.

APPOINTED: Mr Iqbal Singh Malmohri, general secretary, Samajwadi Party, Punjab, has appointed Mr Mohinder Singh Gill vice-president of the party’s rural unit of Amritsar district. This was stated by Mr Malmohri in a press note issued here on Friday.

ONE KILLED: Lakhwinder Singh, a Reader posted at the special branch of the local SSP’s office, was killed and Hardev Singh injured seriously on Thursday at Chuslewar village crossing near Patti town when their scooter was hit by a truck. A case has been registered.

ORGANISED: A number of people from Bhabhat and surrounding villages attended “consumer meet” organised by the Ropar Central Co-operative Bank Limited at its branch at Bhabhat village here on Saturday. Mr Baljit Singh Gidde, branch manager and Mr Mukesh Arora, project manager, addressed the customers and explained various loan and deposit schemes of the bank. Suggestions of the customers were also obtained on this occasion.Top



BLOOD DONATION: A blood donation camp is being organised by the Blood Bank Society of the PGIMER, Chandigarh, in the Haryana Civil Secretariat on August 28. The Haryana Chief Secretary, Mr Ram S. Varma, has urged all Secretaries and heads of department stationed at Chandigarh and Panchkula to participate in camp. They have also been asked to motivate at least 10 officials of their department for this noble cause. 

DHARNA: The Ambala chapter of the MES Workers Union organised a dharna in front of the office of HQ, CWE, AF, here on Friday. Three branches of the union including GE, AF, Chandigarh, GE, Chandigarh and GE (I) and R & D, Chandigarh, participated in the gate meeting and 60 workers of the union sat on a dharna later. A memorandum regarding the charter of demands was presented by the union to Col. BB Sharma, CWE, AF. 

COMEDY SHOW: Comedy show, Kehkahe 2000, directed by Shyam Juneja, will be held here at Tagore Theatre on Saturday. The show is being presented by the Chandigarh Institute of Performing Arts in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs, UT Administration. Highlights of the evening will be the presentation of K.P. Saxena’s comedy play Gaj foot inch, skits, mime, songs, dances and the results of the bhangra workshop conducted by CIPA. 

FASHION SHOW: TVS Suzuki will organise a fashion show here on August 17 to mark the launch of its new four-stroke motorcycle, Suzuki Fiero. The show, to be held at the Chandigarh Club, will feature top models like Mehar Bhasin, Shefali Talwar and Shweta Menon. It will be compered by Bollywood actor Vivek Shauq. 

CAMP CONCLUDES: The Holiday Home Society conducted a four-day girls camp from August 9 to 12 at Sadopul (Kandaghat). About 66 girls from various school of the U.T. participated in this camp. The students were provided free transportation and meals. They were also taken to Shimla, Kufri, Chail, besides the general activities which included cultural programmes, essay writing and painting competitions. Students were awarded prizes and merit certificates.

COMMITTEE: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Shri Ram Leela Committee, Sector 27, for the year 2000-2001. chairman — Mr Shyam Sunder Gupta; president — Mr Triloki Nath Modi; senior vice-president — Mr Ashok Kumar Sharma; vice-president — Dharam Pal Aggarwal; general secretary — Mr Mamu Ram Goyal; joint secretary — Mr Subhash Chand; finance secretary — Mr Rakesh Gupta; stage secretary — Mr Tarloki Nath Modi; and ground secretaries — Mr Gurdeep Singh Kalia, Mr Anil Kumar, Mr Chait Ram and Mr Jatinder Gupta. 

DELEGATION: A delegation of the Press Site Owners Association met the Governor, Lt Gen (retd) J.F.R. Jacob, and the Advisor, Ms Vineeta Rai, and presented memorandum for demands regarding industrial plots in Phase I. According to the president of the association, Mr N.K. Chawla, the land was allotted in 1988 but the possession had not been given till date. According to a press release by the association, the Governor and the Advisor assured the delegation that they would take appropriate action at the earliest. 

FUNCTION: The Punjab Istri Sabha will organise a function to mark “Azadi divas” at Aruna Asif Ali Trust School in Janta Colony, Sector 25, on Tuesday at 10 a.m. 

CHALLENGED: A fellow of the Panjab University, Mr Ashok Goyal, has challenged the acceptance of nomination papers of Dr Ajaib Singh for election to the Senate from graduates constituency by the returning officer despite written objection. His letter to the Vice-Chancellor says that Section 16 of the Panjab University Act, operates as bar against any employee of the University from non-teaching side seeking election to the Senate. 

VANDE MATRAM: Vande Mataram, a musical programme featuring patriotic songs from films, will be organised here at Chandigarh Coaching Centre, Sector 35 on Sunday. The programme is a regular feature of Payal Music Club for the past five years and is aimed at inculcating patriotic feeling among the audience through the medium of entertainment. 

SAPLINGS PLANTED: Bharat Vikas Parishad, a socio-cultural organisation, in collaboration with the State Bank of India, Sector 37, organised a sapling plantation and cultural programme at Government Model School. The campaign was inaugurated by the Chief Conservator of Forests, Mr H.S. Sohal. About 150 saplings were planted by the members of the parishad and the staff members of the SBI and the school. 

CAMPAIGN: Rotary Club of the Chandigarh Midtown, in collaboration with the Engineering Department and the Inner Wheel Club of Rotary organised a sapling plantation campaign in the village Sarangpur here on Saturday. The function was held in Government High School which has been adopted by the club. The school has been adopted by the club for its various projects during the current Rotary year 2000-2001.


TELEPHONES: The Ambala Cantt Traders Federation has claimed that a large number of telephones of the federation members are out of order for the past 15 days. They had lodged a complaint with the telecom authorities, but no heed was paid in spite of their repeated requests. The number of telephones out of order are over 300 in Ambala Sadar area, including, Mahesh Nagar, a press note said. 

KILLED: Sunder of Payala village was killed when he was run over by a train on Thursday.

NOMINATED: The following have been nominated as executive members of the district unit of the Haryana Pradesh Beopar Mandal: Mr Vijay Mehta, Mr Vijay Sethi, Mr Roshan Lal, Mr Sant Lal, Mr Bahadur Chand, Mr Satpal Arora, Mr Ravi Sardana, Mr Rajesh Munjal, Mr Mori Ram, Mr Jagdish Rai, Mr Gobind Ram Dhingra, Mr Sajjan Kumar, Mr Satpal Manaktala, Mr Darshan Nagpal, Mr Babu Lal, Mr Shiv Dayal, Mr Kawar Bhan, Mr Paul Singh and Mr Surinder Asija.

GANG BUSTED: The police busted an inter-state gang of vehicle thieves here on Thursday and recovered two Maruti cars from them. Three gang members were arrested when they were trying to sell a stolen car at the local automobile market.

FRAUD CASE: A local court has directed the police to investigate a fraud case in connection with a complaint lodged by a local industrial unit, Sabhayta Plastic Limited, against Vijay Kumar of Delhi.

IMPRISONMENT: The Judicial Magistrate, Mr J.S. Sidhu, on Thursday sentenced a student of the CCS Haryana Agricultural University to two years’ imprisonment for getting admission on the basis of fake certificate.

ARRESTED: In two different cases Krishan Kumar and Roshan Lal were arrested on Friday for selling spurious desi ghee. They used to mix vanaspati with refined oil and sold it as desi ghee.

SENTENCED: A local court on Friday sentenced Shamsher to seven years’ imprisonment in connection with a dacoity case. Six others were acquitted in the case. Shamsher and his accomplices had taken away a truck loaded with rice at gun point near Bhuna, about 50 km from here, two years back.

ARRESTED: The Uklana police on a tip-off arrested two persons and seized illicit liquor from them. A police party stopped a truck which was on its way from Uklana to Bhuna and seized 1,000 pouches and 216 bottles of illicit liqour from it. The driver, Mangal, and the conductor, Mahaveer, were taken into custody.

ANTI-ENCROACHMENT DRIVE: The local administration launched a special anti-encroachment and cleanliness drive in the New Sabzi Mandi area on Friday. Temporary encroachments on the Kabutar chowk were removed. The SDM, Mr A. K. Bishnoi, ordered the removal of garbage accumulated at the mandi.

APPOINTED: Mr Ratan Lal Kataria, state BJP president, appointed Mr Girdhari Lal, Wadhwa as district president and Mr Jaimal Singh as district general secretary.

THREE ARRESTED: The police here arrested three persons under the Excise Act and seized 2,600 pouches of illicit liquor from their jeep on Friday.

OCTROI IMPOSED: At a meeting of the municipal committee of Rania, a decision was taken to impose octroi under the municipal Act to strengthen its financial condition. 

BLOOD DONATION CAMP: A blood donation camp was held here on Friday. As many as 50 persons donated blood in the camp. Dr H.B. Arora, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, inaugurated the camp.

THEFTS: A series of thefts have been reported from here during the past few days. Thieves broke the shutters and entered two shops near Tikka Ram Girls College in the mandi area here on Friday and decamped with cash from the shops. The shopkeepers have lodged a complaint with the police.

DIPLOMA COURSE: A postgraduate diploma course in computer application has been started from the current academic session at GVM Girls College here. Maharishi Daynand University (MDU), Rohtak, has granted recognition to the course.

COMMERCIAL COMPLEX: The Sonepat Municipal Council will build a commercial complex on the premises of the old Civil Hospital and has urged the state government to shift the offices of the Civil Surgeon and the CID.

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