Tuesday, October 10, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


ORGANISED: The Rotary Club, Bathinda Cantonment, organised a hepatitis-B vaccination camp at Bibiwala Chowk here on Sunday. As many as 253 persons were vaccinated on the occasion. Mr Chiranji Lal Garg, Science and Technology Minister, Punjab, inaugurated the camp.

CAMP: A hepatitis-B camp was organised by the local Rotary Club here on Sunday under the guidance of Dr R.K. Sharma. As many as 90 persons were given vaccination at the camp.

MURDERED: Joginder Singh of Makhanpur village was allegedly killed by Raghubir Singh, Mujjal Singh and Harmail Singh sons of Sansar Singh, Daulat Singh, and Deep Singh, respectively, all residents of the same village, on Saturday. A case under Sections 302, 148 and 149 of the IPC has been registered.

CONTEST HELD: The local unit of Malerkotla the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad organised a super brain contest at S.D.P.P. High School here on Sunday. Mr Balwinder Singh Dhindsa, a social worker, inaugurated the function. As many as 395 students participated in the contest.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local unit of the Punjab Union of Journalists: president Satish Multani, senior vice-president Chander Shekhar; vice-president Bharpoor Singh Banbhauri; general secretary Shahaabudin; secretary Rajinder Paul Singh; and joint secretary Saudagar Ali.

DEMANDED: Residents of Malerkotla have demanded a complete ban on the burning of paddy chaff in Sangrur district because the smoke arising from it has been causing irritation in the eyes and triggering diseases like asthma.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Youth Federation of India, Bhalwan villages: president Mr Jeet Singh; vice-president Mr Hakam Singh; general secretary Mr Saravjeet Singh; and treasurer Mr Jagroop Singh.

REJECTED: The bail plea of 17 Shiv Sainiks alleged to be involved in Patralwan rioting and an attempt to murder was rejected by Mr Fateh Deep Singh, Additional Sessions Judge, Gurdaspur, on Friday.

CAMP: A free eye and ENT check-up camp was organised by the Citizens for Social Action at Preet Nagar on Sunday. About 150 patients, including children and women, were examined by a team of doctors, including Dr Preet Inder Singh and Dr Parmodh Kaushik. Free medicines were also distributed in the camp. Brig Sukhdev Singh Kang, Major Parduman Singh and Mr H.S. Arora visited the camp on behalf of the Citizens for Social Action. 

NCC CAMP: A combined NCC camp for boys and girls is being organised at Budha Dal Public School. About 325 girls and 65 boys are participating in the camp. A contingent of 43 cadets is being trained to participate in a Directorates level camp at Chandigarh. First aid, signals and nursing training courses are being conducted for the cadets. Issuing a press note, the Camp Commandant, Col Baljit Singh, said the basic aim of the camp is to make the cadets good citizens, who can make sacrifice for the nation. The camp will conclude on October 11. 


STRIKE: To pressurise the Chandigarh Administration for release of three years bonus and D.A instalment due from July and the acceptance of other long-pending demands of the UT employees, subordinate staff of Chandigarh will observe a four-hour strike on October 18. Meanwhile, gate rallies were held in Sector 29 and 35,which were addressed by Mr R.S Sandhu, Mr Ramesh Kumar Chandolia, Mr Bhag Mal Rana, Mr Sant Singh Saini, Mr Ujager Singh Mohli, Mr Kasturi Lal and others. Meanwhile, a delegation of the federations met Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, MP and submitted a memorandum of demands. 

cultural mela: The Panj Dariya Sabhayacharak Manch has decided to honour six eminent persons at a cultural mela to be organised at Phase VIII, SAS Nagar, on October 15. According to a press note, those to be honoured include Jawahar Wattal (music director), Bhupi Chawla, Milan Singh and Raj Brar (all singers), Baljit Singh Saini (hockey coach) and Sukhmander (social worker). Besides this, eminent Punjabi singers will enthral the audience at the function, in which Mr Sucha Singh, a Punjab minister, will be the chief guest. 

Delegation: A delegation of the New Vayapar Mandal, Chandigarh, under the leadership of Mr MP Verma, met Lieut-Gen. (retd.) J.F.R Jacob, Chandigarh Administrator, to apprise him of the problems faced by the traders, on Sunday. According to a press note of the mandal, the Administrator listened to their problems and assured them to deal with their problems.

demanded: The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Welfare Federation on Monday, urged the Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana to declare October 13, the birth anniversary of Maharishi Balmiki, as a public holiday. They also faxed their resentment against the non-declaration of the day as public holiday to the President and the Prime Minister. 

CAMP: A hepatitis -B vaccination camp was organised by the Rotary Club, Chandigarh at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, on Monday. 700 students from classes I to XII and 25 teachers were vaccinated.

HOMAGE PAID: The JCT Electronics Employees Union and the JCT Electronics Workers Union paid homage to Shiv Dutt Gautam at a function organised in front of the factory on Monday. A programme of shabad kirtan was also held on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Mr A.D. Nagpal, National Secretary of the Hind Mazdoor Sabha, said the industrial unrest in the Ropar belt was due to unfair trade labour practices being adopted by entrepreneurs. He urged the Chief Minister of Punjab to intervene. A number of union leaders of different labour organisations addressed the gathering on the occasion. 


CELEBRATED: Headquarters 2 corps celebrated their 29th Raising Day here on Saturday. According to an army press note issued on Monday wreaths were laid by Lieut Gen Kapil Vij, General Officer Commanding 2 Crops, Major-Gen T.S. Pathak, Chief of Staff 2 Crops, Subedar Major Nahar Singh and Gunner Virender Singh at Vijay Smarak, the War Memorial of 2 Crops to commemorate its soldiers who laid down their lives during the 1971 war. General Officer Commanding 2 Crops also interacted with ex-servicemen of Ambala. The evening function included a band display by musicians of 14 Gorkha Training Centre followed by dinner in Kharga Officer Mess. 

date extended: The October 10 deadline set by the Cantonment Board for levying of octroi on the civilian population has been extended to the end of this month following a meeting, in which the study of different state models on octroi has been suggested. The meeting took place between the state government and the cantonment authorities last week in which the issue of octroi was discussed. Certain information has been sought from the cantonment authorities by October 20. The new deadline set by the cantonment authorities is October 30 for levying of octroi on civilian population. Incidentally, Cantonment Board has already begun levying octroi on CSD and other army units in Ambala Cantonment. 

TRACTOR OVERTURNS: Balraj of Dubaldhan village in Jhajjar district was killed when a tractor overturned, near here, on Sunday. Balraj was going from Sonepat to Mohammadabad village.

KILLED: Barmo Devi (70), resident of Garhi Jhinjhara village in the district, was killed when she was hit by a Maruti car on the G.T. Road , near Ganaur Chowk here, on Sunday.

GIRL FOUND: An eight-year-old girl was found in an unconscious condition on the roadside in Shanti Nagar Colony at Murthal village, 8 km from here, on Sunday. The girl is undergoing treatment in the local Civil Hospital, according to the police.

INJURED: Five persons, including two women, were injured in a clash between two groups at Hassanpur Kurar village, 10 km from here, on Sunday. According to a report, a dispute over land is stated to be the cause of the clash.

ARRESTED: The Murthal police arrested Sunil of Gopalpur village on Sunday for being found in possession of 700 gm of charas. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered.

OPEN DARBAR: The Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ashok Yadav, received 82 complaints and disposed them off on the spot at an open darbar held at Panchayat Bhavan here on Monday. Most of the complaints were related to inadequate and erratic supply of electricity and drinking water, unauthorised occupation of public and panchayat lands and other allied disputes.

CONTEST HELD: Eight teams participated in a declamation contest organised by the Geography Department in GVM Girls College here on Monday. Renu Antil got the first prize and Sunita the second. Meanwhile, seven teams took part in a quiz contest in which the Alaknanda team bagged the first prize and Bhagirathi team the second.

NCC CAMP: A 10-day national integration camp for junior division NCC boys commenced at Kapal Mochan, 22 km from here, on Monday. As many as 700 cadets of 14 directorates are participating in the camp. The camp is being organised by the 14 Haryana Battalion of the NCC.


HELD: Surender Rana, son of Lal Bahadur, was arrested at Chhayali village, near Manikaran, 45 km from here, on Sunday for being in possession of 2.7 kg charas. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered.

SEIZED: The CIA staff, Solan, seized illicit liquor worth Rs 3 lakh near Datiyar on the Kalka-Shimla national highway, 19 km from here, on Sunday. Ramesh Chand, the driver and owner of the truck, was arrested. A case under the Excise Act has been registered.


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