Sunday, October 22, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


ARRESTED: The police has arrested Devinder Paul, a local resident, and recovered two mopeds allegedly stolen by him. A case under Sections 379 and 235 of the IPC has been registered against the accused.

EYE CAMP: The State Bank of India, Putlighar branch, will organise a free eye camp at Gurdwara Pipli Sahib, Putlighar, on Sunday.

AWARENESS WORKSHOP: An awareness workshop for educated and unemployed youth will be held on Monday by the State Bank of India. The workshop will be held at the local District Employment Office.

GANG BUSTED: The police claims to have busted an inter-state gang of robbers with the arrest of five of its members, identified as Satnam Singh of Gurdaspur, Sonu of Pathankot and Amrit, Vijay Kumar and Manga, all residents of Amritsar. A .32-bore revolver with five cartridges, two Maruti cars, fake registration certificates of the cars and a motor cycle were seized from their possession, Mr Varinder Singh SSP, said on Friday.

MEMORIAL FUNCTION: A function will be organised in the memory of Gaddari Babe — who played an important role during the freedom struggle — at Kotla Naudh Singh on November 2, according to the press note issued by the district Public Relations office here on Friday. Jathedar Tota Singh, Education Minister, Punjab, will preside over the function.

ELECTROCUTED: Raminder Singh (40), son of Balwant Singh of Gobindpur Khun Khun village, was electrocuted on Thursday while he was repairing electrical wires in his house.

LIQUOR SEIZED: As many as 135 cases containing 1620 bottles of country-made liquor and 1 kg of poppy husk were seized from a truck (No PP100-9674) by officers of the Excise and Taxation Department on Thursday. This was stated by Mr P.L. Pyasa, Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner, on Friday. The cleaner of the truck, Harjit Singh of Jhinger Kalan, has been arrested while the driver Surinder Singh, alias Chhinda, has absconded. The sadar police has registered a case under Section 61/1/14 of the Excise Act.

MUSICAL SHOW: The annual musical programme in the memory of late music director Madan Mohan will be organised by the Sangeetkar Madan Mohan Yaadgar Sabha on November 11 at the local Red Cross Auditorium. In a press note issued here on Friday, Mr Arun Kapoor, president of the sabha, said in addition to local up-and-coming artistes, a number of renowned singers would participate.

ARRESTED: The Sultanpur Lodhi police has arrested two proclaimed offenders, Baldev Singh and Tarlok Singh, in the district. This was stated by Iqbal Singh, SSP.

AWARENESS DRIVE: The District Literacy Society in collaboration with the Health Department organised programme on Friday at Government Middle School, Rahon, 7 km from here, to create awareness regarding population explosion, AIDS and drug addiction among the public. A medical camp was also organised. Dr Roshan Sunkaria, DC, presided.

SEMINAR: The District Rural Development Agency organised a seminar on ‘‘Swaran Jayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojna and Self Help Groups’’ at Baradari Garden here on Friday. The Deputy Commissioner Dr Roshan Sunkaria, inaugurated the seminar.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Saini Sabha: president — Mr Bal Krishan; vice-president — Mr Satish Kumar; general secretary — Mr Tilak Raj, and treasurer — Mr Mukand Lal.

MEDICARE CENTRE: A 300-bed hospital and medical college, Trinity Health Care Charitable Trust, spread over an area of 35 acres, to be constructed at a cost of Rs 200 crore and funded entirely by NRI’s will come up shortly said Raja Narinder Singh, Minister of Public Health, at Kakrala village in Nabha sub-division, near here on Friday.

ELECTED: Dr P.P.S. Cooner was elected the president of the ‘Patiala chapter of Old Nabhaites’ during a meeting of the old students of the Punjab Public School, Nabha held here on Friday. Following are the elected members of the executive committee: vice-president — Dr S.S. Sodhi; secretary — Col Baljit S. Longia; joint secretary — Major Manasahia; and treasurer — Mr Surjit Singh Talwar.

COMPETITION: The Royal Musical Association organised the 13th musical competition, here at Laxmi Palace on Saturday. Mr Raj Khurana, former MP, lit the inauguration candle. 12 teams from different schools participated in the group song, geet, ghazal, folk song and gidda competitions. S.D. Senior Secondary School bagged the overall Best Performance Trophy.


RALLY: The National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA) will hold the second annual “Say no to fireworks” rally at Sector 17 Plaza on Monday. Over 100 doctors are likely to participate in the rally.

HONOURED: The annual function of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 27 was organised here on Saturday. As many as 28 teachers were honoured at the function for their hard work in producing good results in the school. Ms Vimla Guglani, a National Award winner and Mr Amarjit Singh, were among the awardees. As many as 140 students were given prizes for their achievements in the field of academics as well as sports. Mr Brahmjit Kalia, District Education Officer was the chief guest on the occasion.

CONFERENCE: The annual conference of the AICC-RCOG was organised in the Lecture theatre complex of the PGI, Chandigarh by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology here on Saturday. In a press note, Dr Sarala Gopalan, organising chairperson, informed that the conference was based on “Imaging in Obstetrics and Gynaecology” and the “Role of USG and Doppler in Obstetric and Gynaecology”.

SAPLINGS PLANTED: As many as 110 medicinal and herbal saplings were planted by the NSS volunteers of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23-A, under a 3-day tree plantation drive. Mr Brahmjeet Kalia, DEO, was the chief guest, informed the principal of the school.

BLOOD DONATION: A blood donation camp is being organised by the Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology and Gian Jyoti Public School in Phase 2 here on Monday. The Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Mr Jaipal Singh, would be the chief guest on the occasion, said Mr J.S. Bedi, chairman of the management institute here on Saturday.

DIVALI CELEBRATIONS: A special bumper tambola, display of fire works by artists from Kadian and a divali fair would be the main attractions at a function being organised by the Cane and Able Organisation at Punjab Cricket Club (PCA) here on Sunday.


EYE CAMP: The 26th eye camp organised at the Anant Prem Mandir, Ambala city, drew to a close on Friday. Sub Divisional Magistrate, Mr Satbir Saini, praised Harmilap Mission for its dedicated service and said people should undertake selfless service. He said the members of Harmilap mission have been working tirelessly whenever there has been a need for their services, specially during times of distress, a press note said.

KILLED: One person was killed and another injured when the two-wheeler they were riding on, was hit by a vehicle on the National Highway here on Friday night.

TRUCK RECOVERED: A truck (HR-20-4445), which was snatched by five unidentified persons near Bhuna in the district on Friday, has been recovered by the police from Dhanger village. Nathu Ram, a resident of the village, has been arrested in this connection and a case registered under Sections 392, 341, 506 and 34 of the IPC.

INAUGURATED: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anil Malik, inaugurated a fully computerised branch of the State Bank of Patiala at Ratia in the district on Saturday. Mr R.S. Nanda, General Manager of the bank, presided.

SENTENCED: The Judicial Magistrate, Guhla, Mr Bhupender Nath, has sentenced Ram Kumar of Didi Khera village and Ramniwas of Muajhaana village of Jind district to two year rigorous imprisonment and fined them Rs 1,000 each after convicting them under Section 392 of the IPC. The accused were charged with robbing a CISF Sub-Inspector in 1998.

DEMANDED: The local Urban Estate Welfare Association has demanded the removal of congress grass, installation of street lights and draining out of stagnant water from residential areas. A delegation of the association’s members met Mr Kamal Choudhary, Chairman of the local municipal council, on Friday, and apprised him of their demands.

DISRUPTED: Train services on the DUK section of Northern Railway remained disrupted for about an hour following the derailment of a wagon of a goods train near the railway station here on Friday. A crane was summoned from Delhi, which cleared the railway track.

CONSTABLE KILLED: A police constable Ajmer Singh, was killed and three others injured when a jeep carrying them collided with a truck at Gohana town, 35 km from here, on Friday. The police is investigating into the matter.

MLA INJURED: Mr Dev Raj Dewan, local MLA, and two others were injured when their car was hit by a truck on the G.T. Road near Taraori, about 150 km from here, on Friday. The injured are said to be out of danger.

ASSAULTED: Mr Diwan Singh of Kasandi village was allegedly assaulted by Ram Chander of the same village outside a court room at Gohana town, about 35 km from here on Friday. A case has been registered in this regard.

LABOURERS HURT: At least nine labourers were injured, four of them seriously, when a portion of a roof collapsed on them in a factory being constructed at Nathupur village, about 15 km from here, on Friday. The injured labourers were hospitalised.



WORKSHOP: A workshop on “Capacity Building of NGOs” was organised at the Panchayat Bhavan here on Friday. The Deputy Commissioner, Sirmaur, addressed the gathering on the occasion.

BUS SERVICE: Residents of Suliali and Sadwan villages are sore over the withdrawal of the Himachal Road Transport Corporation’s Suliali-Pathankot Malahari bus service. Affected commuters on this route have demanded to restore the service forthwith.


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