Monday, September 11, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


‘SANGAT DARSHAN’: The Punjab Minister for Excise and Taxation, mr Adesh partap Singh Kairon, on Saturday held a “sangat darshan” in the border area of Patti subdivision. He visited Kullah, Manikpura, Dhariwal and Dhingana villages. He said adequate funds would be given to gram panchayats to improve the economic standards of the villages.

CAMP ORGANISED: The local unit of the Bharat Vikas Parishad along with the State Bank of India, Dhab Wasti Ram, organised a medical camp at Government Primary and High School, Gopal Bagh. The camp was inaugurated by Ms Laxmi Kant Chawla, MLA. About 450 students were examined and 200 stationary kits were distributed among students.

GURBANI RECITAL: Renowned Singh Bandhu brothers will recite Gurbani at Guru Nanak Dev University’s auditorium from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. This was stated by Dr B.S. Ghuman, DSW of the university. The programme has been arranged in collaboration with SPIC MACAY, Punjab, he added.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Government Rajindra College Parent-Teachers’ Association: president — Mr A.K. Kapoor; senior vice-president — Mr J.S. Nanda; vice-president — Mr R.L. Grover; secretary — Mrs Arun Bala; joint secretary — Mr Gurjit Singh Mann; and treasurer — Mr R.C. Pasricha.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local unit of the CPI: secretary — Mr Jagdish Singh Ghai; assistant secretaries— Mr Jasvir Singh and Mr Iqbal Kaur Bhasin; and treasurer — Mr Jarnail Singh.

RALLY: The Army will organise a recruitment rally for Mazhabi and Ramdasia Sikhs of Punjab. The rally will commence from September 18 at Guru Nanak Dev Stadium, Kapurthala. According to a defence press note, candidates must be a matriculate between 16 to 21 years of age.

GANPATI FESTIVAL: Ganpati festival was celebrated with great enthusiasm by Baba Ganpati Sewa Sangh on Saturday. A shobha yatra was taken out and poojan was held in the temple by devotees. Beautiful idols of Ganesha were presented by different clubs and city temples in the yatra. 

INBEC'S APPEAL: The Indian National Bank Employees Congress (INBEC) has appealed to the bank employees of Punjab to vote in favour of Mr Sanjeev Bandlish in the Panjab University Senate elections. Mr Bandlish is working as deputy general secretary of the State Bank of India Staff Association, Chandigarh circle. Mr K.R. Tripathi, president and Dr Shiv Kumar Gupta, joint general secretary, INBEC, in a joint statement said the election of Mr Bandlish as Senator of Panjab University would enable him to serve the employees with his hardwork and sincere services. 

VETS' DEMANDS: A delegation of veterinary officers has met Dr G.S. Chahal, Director, Animal Husbandry, Punjab, recently and submitted a memorandum for counting ad hoc service while counting 4, 9, 14 timescale. The deputation was led by Dr Ashok Kumar Sharma, acting president, Punjab Veterinary Officers Association. They stated that ad hoc service of veterinary officers was without any break and had increment every year. The deputation also demanded that the average annual confidential report (ACR) be counted because average ACR was not considered a bad remark.

LOK ADALAT: A lok adalat will be organised on September 29. This was stated by Mr Bhajan Ram, Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate.

ABVP RALLY: The Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) will hold a state level ‘Vidyarthi Sangharsh Rally’ at Jalandhar on September 16. Stating this in a press note, Mr Subash Sharma, convener of the rally, said various issues like the unemployement and corruption will be raised. 

TEACHERS HONOURED: The Rotary Club, Patiala, has honoured four veteran teachers for their life-long commitment to the cause of school education in the district. The teachers who were honoured are Mr B.K.Kapur, Master Mohan Lal, Mr Hari Chand Kapoor and Mr B.N.Verma. 

OFFICE-BEARERS: Mr Bhagat Singh Bhandari has been elected as the Chairman of the Patiala unit of the Uttranchal Sabha. The other office-bearers are: President: Mr V.P.Sharma; Senior Vice-President — Mr Parmeshwar Singh Negi, Vice-President — Mr Gaje Singh Rawat; General Secretary — Mr Rajender Singh Panwar; Press secretary —Mr Vikram Singh Chouhan. 

RAJPURA WATER SCHEME: All villages falling under Rajpura Tehsil will be provided with safe drinking water as all villages of the tehsil have now been linked with the rural water supply scheme. This was stated by Mr Balramji Dass Tandon during the prize distribution ceremony of the annual wrestling competition organised by the gram panchayat of Pabri village, falling under Rajpura Tehsil, on Sunday. Mr Tandon said to provide basic amenities to the residents of Pabri village and 15 other adjoining villages would be developed on priority basis. Mr Tandon added that keeping in view the needs of the residents of the area a new link road has been laid from Khanpur to Khurd and re-carpeting of link roads in Rajpura Assembly segment will be completed soon. 

KILLED: A shopkeeper, Mohan Lal (30), was crushed under a train here on Friday. The shopkeeper had reportedly flung himself before the train. He was rushed to Jalandhar where he succumbed to his injuries.

LOK ADALAT: The 56th quarterly lok adalat held here on Saturday settled 75 out of 132 cases and recovered Rs 934,300 through mutual compromises. harbhajan Dass, Civil Judge (senior division) presided. Mr Gurdev Singh, District and Sessions Judge-cum-Chairman District Legal Aid Authority, said 4,504 cases had been settled in 56 lok adalats held so far in Kapurthala.

TRAFFIC BLOCKED: Hundreds of villagers, including women, blocked traffic in protest against the failure of the police to trace the culprits responsible for the death of Sandeep Kaur near here, on Friday. Punjab’s former Congress Minister, Santokh Singh who led demonstrators said on Saturday that Sandeep was working at a farm and fell unconscious on September 4, later she died without any medical aid. her parents alleged that Sandeep was poisoned to death. Blockade was lifted after assurance by Mr Sajjan Singh Cheema, DSP.

ACCIDENT: More than 30 persons, including women and children, sustained injuries when a private bus collided with a tractor-trailer near Paragpur village on the GT Road on Friday.

MURDERED: A woman was allegedly murdered by her-in-laws at Nagar village of this subdivision on Friday. Kanta was the mother of two children. The police has registered a case against three persons, including her husband Ram Krishan, and arrested him.

PUNSUP: Mr Bhag Singh Malha, Chairman, Punsup, on Saturday promised smooth procurement operations for paddy from September 19. Talking to pressmen in the premises of PUNSUP godown, he said there would be no problem of bardana and Punsup would commence the purchase of paddy on the due date in all the Punjab grain markets. The admissible content of moisture was 18 per cent. discolouration up to 5 per cent was allowed. Punsup would purchase 16 per cent of the total paddy, he added. He said that a plan was also being made for opening petrol pumps and gas agencies in Punjab, but there was no proposal to open shops at the focal points. He informed that the Punsup had earned a profit of Rs 190 crore after his joining as Chairman. 

EMPLOYMENT: The local unit of the Border Area Employees Welfare Association has urged the Punjab Government to provide employment to the unemployed youths of the border areas comprising of Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Ferozepore districts. Mr Sharm Rai Attri, Secretary of the association, said the youths could be given employment under the state government’s scheme of Training and Employees of Border Youth. 

MAJ J.D.S. DHALIWAL: Residents of Mohali will remember Major J.D.S. Dhaliwal, who sacrificed his life fighting insurgents in Jammu and Kashmir past year. The birth anniversary of the martyr, hailing from this town, falls on September 11.

SECRETARY REMOVED: Mr Harpreet Singh, President of the District Youth Congress, in a press note said Mr Rattanjit Singh Raja had been removed from the post of the Press Secretary of the district unit of the party. Mr Baljit Kaur and Mr W. Singh, Vice-President and Secretary of the district unit will look after the affairs of the Press Secretary. 

ASSOCIATION FORMED: The Residents of Phase 6 have decided to form a Youth Welfare Association to solve the problems of the residents of the area, said Mr Ashwinder Singh, General Secretary of the association. Top


DHARNA: Seven employees of the Super Bazar Employees Joint Action Committee sat on dharna on Sunday to press for the acceptance of their demands. Those who sat on dharna included Ms Prabha, Mr Des Raj, Mr Bhushan Kumar, Mr Shugan Chand, Mr Munshi Rai, Mr Amrit Lal and Mr Panchdeen, said Mr Kamaljit Singh and Mr Kuldeep Raj, members of the committee. 

FACILITIES DEMANDED: Members of the Purvanchal Welfare Association have expressed their concern over the poor civic amenities in different colonies in Chandigarh, Panchkula and SAS Nagar. Mr Rajinder Singh, General Secretary of the association, said the residents of these areas were facing problems and the Chandigarh Administration should provide them better facilities. 

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Gair Shishak Karamchri Sangh, Nalagarh block of Solan district: President — Mr Tirath Chand Sharma; Senior Vice-President — Mr Tek Chand; Vice-Presidents — Mr Jagdish Chand and Ms Manorma; General Secretary — Mr Krishan Lal; Joint Secretary — Mr Rajesh Singh Rana; Treasurer — Mr Prakash Chand; and Chief Adviser — Mr Om Prakash. Top


ARRESTED: Kanwal Singh yadav, naib tehsildar, a resident of Baluda village, in Gurgaon, posted at Ateli sub-tehsil in Mahendragarh district along with his peon, Chander Dutt, was arrested on Friday while accepting a bribe of Rs 1,500 from Kishan Lal of Katkai village. The duo have been sent to the judicial custody and will be produced before the court on September 21.

SAFFRON TOUCH: A devotional album Saffron Touch has been recorded in the town. The music for the album has been given by Atul Sharma. Well-known ragis, Bhai Harjinder Singh (Srinagarwale) and Sant Anup Singh were also present. 

PADDY PROCUREMENT: All arrangements have been made for the procurement of paddy in the district. This was stated by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Amit Jha, in a press note here on Saturday. Mr Jha said a meeting of officers and representatives of farmers and commission agents was called to constitute a five members committee to ensure smooth procurement and loading of paddy. The Deputy Commissioner has also directed the ahrahties to use power fans to clear the paddy.

AUDITORIUM CONSTRUCTED: A modern auditorium at the cost of Rs 1.14 crore will be constructed at the local Government National College, soon. According to sources, the Chief Minister has directed the department concerned to prepare necessary documents as per which a seminar hall, a meeting hall and a cultural acting hall could be constructed.

TRAFFIC BLOCKED: Residents of Arya Nagar and its adjoining areas blocked traffic on the Sonepat-Rohtak road near the city police station here on Friday in protest against the power and water crisis. They raised slogans against the Public Health Department and the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam the (UHBVN). Officials of the UHBVN assured them that steps would be taken to ensure regular power and water supply in their areas.Top


RELIEF FUND: Officers and employees of the state police department have contributed Rs 19.9 lakh towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. A cheque was presented to the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Mr Prem Kumar Dhumal, by Mr A.K. Puri, DGP, and office-bearers of the employees union.

INAUGURATED: At least 29 classrooms of various government primary schools have been constructed under Sarswati Bal Vidhya Sanklay Yojna in Kutlehar constituency of the district. This was stated by Mr Ram Das Malongar, Deputy Speaker, H.P. Vidhan Sabha, on Friday while inaugurating a government primary school building at Tihra village.


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