Monday, October 23, 2000,
 Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


KILLED: Jasbir Kaur (30) of Kube village was killed in a road accident at the local ITI chowk here on Saturday. She had come to Barnala along with her father-in-law to get her child treated.

ATHLETIC MEET: The athletic meet of Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School was held on Wednesday. Dr Ishwar Singh, the founder-president of the school, inaugurated the function. The meet began with march past by students. About 650 students participated in the meet. Prof B.S. Pangali, Mr Tirlok Singh Jaggi, Mr Tirlok Singh Sethi, Mr Bhupinder Singh, Mr Sardara Singh Oberoi, Mr Rajinder Singh Khalsa, Mr Jaswant Singh Gill and heads of various institutions graced the occasion. 

ASSOCIATION: The Sarb-Dharam Welfare Association, Punjab, will organise a function on Sunday at Doraha. This was stated by its general secretary, Mr Rupinder Jassal, on Friday. He said the association would distribute cycles among physically handicapped, sewing machines among widows, ration among aged and uniforms among economically weak students. A medical camp would also be organised. Mr Jassal said a cultural programme would also be held. 

SEMINAR: As many as 48 Lok Adalats have been held in the district and 3,155 cases disposed of. This was stated by Mr L.R. Roozam, District and Sessions Judge, while addressing a seminar on Free Legal Aid Service Scheme at Garhshankar, 40 km from here, on Saturday.

RAFTING: The 9th battalion of the Guards undertook a rafting expedition called “Guard Shakti” on the Beas from Manali to Mandi on Saturday. The expedition was led by Lieut Abhishek Kaushik.

ARRESTED: The local police has arrested Jagat Ram of Kharar on the charge of running an Ahata without permission here on Landran Road. According to police he was caught red-handed while offering liquor to customers in the Ahata. The police has registered a case against him under the Excise Act. 

KILLED: A scooterist, Manjit Singh was killed when his scooter was hit by a tractor (PBW-1659) near Gharuan village on Saturday. The police has registered a case under Section 279 and 304-A against the driver of the tractor. 

BOOKED: The police has registered a case against two persons, namely Sanjiv Kumar and Manjit Singh, on the charge of assaulting Dr Pushpinder Singh of Medical Hospital, Kharar, on Saturday. According to the FIR both the accused came to the hospital in drunken state and misbehaved with the doctor. The police has registered a case under Sections 353, 186, 506 and 34 of the IPC. 

QUIZ CONTEST: Pardeep, Amardeep and Ritika of Rohini House won the inter-house quiz contest held at Gupta Model High School on Saturday. There were three rounds in the quiz namely accounts open, support round and rapid fire. Questions were based on current affairs, history, geography, religion, mathematics, science and literature. Kapil, Ravideep and Gaganpreet of Aryabhatta House secured second position. The students of Bhaskara House stood third. The quiz was conducted by Mr Manan Gupta. Mr S.S. Sandhu, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, was the chief guest. Principal Simmi Gupta gave away prizes to the winners. 

COMPETITION: Middle and senior class students of Sant Kartar Singh Kamliawale Educational Institute, Salem Tabri, participated in the fancy dress competition held here on Saturday. Gurpreet and Jaswinder stood first. Smiley Thind was declared second, while Harpreet stood third. Dinpreet, Harinder and Kaushalpreet declared fourth. Principal Ajit Kaur gave away prizes to students. 

MEDICAL CAMP: As many as 742 persons were examined and 28 operated upon at a five-day medical camp organised by the local Rotary Club at the Civil Hospital at Joga village. Food and medicines were given free of cost. A team of eye specialists from the CMC, Ludhiana, examined the patients.

BANNED: The District Magistrate, Mr Kanwalbir Singh Sidhu, has banned the sale and bursting of crackers in the thickly populated areas of the towns in the district during Divali to prevent any untoward incident.

BOOKED: Mr Ishwar Singh, SSP, in a press note issued here on Saturday said a case under Sections 306, 402 and 34 of the IPC had been registered against unauthorised travel agents. Jarnail Singh of Khanpur village in Phillaur and Gurmej Singh Sidhu of Wadala village in Kapurthala. They were booked following a complaint lodged by Satya Devi of Naura village in Banga. She alleged that her son Sanjiv Kumar Saggi (25) committed suicide as he was duped of Rs 7 lakh by the duo on the pretext of sending him to the USA.

TRIBUTES PAID: The Centre and state governments were making full efforts to rehabilitate families of the soldiers who laid down their lives while fighting the enemy. This was stated by Mr Balramji Dass Tandon, Minister for Local Bodies and Self Employment, while addressing gathering on the occasion of the bhog ceremony of Lance Naik Jaswinder Singh Mohi Khurd village in Rajpura Sub division, near here on Sunday. Late Jaswinder Singh was killed in an encounter with the enemy troops in Jammu region on October 3. Addressing the gathering, Capt. Kanwaljit Singh, Finance Minister, said that besides giving financial help to the bereaved family, the government would also be providing service to one member of the family. 

GRANDPARENTS DAY: Tiny tots enthralled their grandparents by presenting colourful dance sequences on the occasion of grandparents day at Blossoms School on Saturday. Ms Ravi Singh, principal of the school, while speaking on the occasion said the school had been celebrating grandparents day since 1995. She said the main purpose of the function was to develop closeness between the grandparents and children as the number of nuclear families had separated elders from the tiny tots.

GRANTED: The coordination committee of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union on Saturday hailed the decision of the SGPC to grant revised pay scales to teachers working against unaided posts.

POLICE COURSE: Mr Chander Shekhar, IG, Punjab Police Academy, has advised police officers to perform their duties according to law and in an impartial manner. He was speaking on the concluding day of a five-day specialised course on police rules here on Saturday.



PU POLL: The Punjab and Chandigarh unit of the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad honoured the winners of the college and Panjab University campus student elections, which concluded on Friday, at Sharda Sarv Hitkari Public School here on Saturday. Mr Kanti Mohan, Deputy Director of Technical Education, congratulated the winners emphasising on the need for the student community in today’s world. Mr Surat Negi, a state executive member of the ABVP and Mr Thakur Baljinder, state president, Punjab unit, also welcomed the organisation supporters besides highlighting the objectives of the ABVP.

INCOME TAX: The members of the Income Tax Employees Federation North-West Region, Chandigarh, held a meeting on Saturday in favour of their demands at Dr Ambedkar Bhawan. Mr Ashwani Luthra, Commissioner of Income Tax, Chandigarh was the chief guest. In a press note, Mr Ashok Rana, assistant general secretary of the federation, informed that Ms S.P. Kaur, Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, north-west Region, Chandigarh, has assured that their problems would be adhered on priority basis. 

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Community Centers and Clubs of Municipal Corporation Chandigarh Worker’s union: president — Mr Pirthvi Singh, vice-president — Mr Ram Shankar; general secretary — Mr Mahesh Chander Jain; joint secretary — Mr Ajay Kumar and cashier — Mr Kanhiya Lal. 

FREE EYE CAMP: Dr Ambedkar Study Circle organised a free eye camp at Dr Ambedkar Bhawan, Sector 37 here on Saturday. As many as 111 patients were examined by the doctors from PGI. In the camp free spectacles and free medicines were provided to the needy patients. 

CAMP FOR DOGS: As many as 26 dogs were given anti-rabies and deworming medicines in a free vaccination camp organised by the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Sector 47 here on Sunday. 

COMMITTEE: The Chandigarh Zone of the State Bank of Patiala has reached an accord with borrowers for clearing outstanding loans worth Rs 36 lakh giving some interest relief to them. As many as 55 pending cases were also solved by a three-members committee, comprising Mr Salil Mishra, Deputy General Manager, Mr Chatter Singh, Assistant General Manager and Mr I.C. Wadhawan, Coordinator. 

PROTEST: Members of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee, organised a massive rally against the economic policies of the BJP government and burnt Prime Minister’s effigy in colony number 4, on Sunday. 

INAUGURATION: Famous ramp girl, Mehar Bhasin, inaugurated a slimming centre in city on Sunday. Mr Vishnu Sharma, proprietor of the centre, spoke about the centre. 

MAMATA BENERJEE: The residents of Kalka and the Himachal Kalyan Sabha, Kalka, has thanked Ms Mamata Benerjee for starting Paschim Express Train to Mumbai from Kalka. In a press note they said that the train would help in boosting tourism in Himachal, besides making it easy for the residents, industrialist and other traders to travel to Mumbai for business purposes. Mr Vijay Kumar Sharma, spokesman of the sabha, informed that they have made a demand to restore the Kalka-Jammu train which was suspended in 1984. The residents have demanded that the train should be started like “Ekta Express”. 

CONTEST: As many as 23 participants took part in a declamation contest organised by the Environment Protection Society at St Soldier International Convent School in Phase 7 here on Saturday. The theme of the contest was “Protect the ozone layer, protect ourselves.” Speaking at a function after the contest, Mr S.R. Chaudhari, president of the society, said the depleting ozone layer had revealed some interesting facts associated with the other environmental changes. The winners of the contest are: Junior category — Damneet Kaur (Ist), Navneet Singh (2nd) and Nanveet Kaur (3rd) Senior category — Kanwaljeet Kaur (Ist) Harleen Kaur (2nd) and Upinderjeet Kaur (3rd). 


DDEPMALA: The Youth Management Club of Shri Atmanand Jain Institute of Management and Technology organised deepmala on the college campus on Saturday evening. On this occasion students celebrated Deepavali. Mr Kastoori Lal Jain, chief guest, said that the students should work hard to fulfil the dreams of their parents. 

SURAJ BHAN: Mr Suraj Bhan, Governor of Uttar Pradesh, reached here on Saturday evening on his two-day unofficial tour. Some of the BJP leaders and his supporter met him at his residence. 

VACCINATION CAMP: Giants Group of Ambala Central organised a hepatitis B camp in Jagadhri Gate Mission School and Nohriyan Dharmshala on Sunday. About 1000 patients were vaccinated in the camp. 

URGED: The Haryana Roadways Karamchari Union at a meeting held here on Saturday urged the Haryana Roadways authorities to accept the demands of the employees without further delay. Mr Ranjit Singh, state secretary of the union, and the demands included the payment of travel allowance, standard pay-scale for employees, construction of a shed at the local workshop and release of increments.

ENROACHMENT REMOVED: The HUDA authorities removed encroachments from the HUDA land at Jakholi Adda and in front of the new mandi area here, on Friday.

INSTALLED: The following have been installed members of the Kaithal Junior Chamber: president — Mr Sandeep Bansal; project director — Mr Jatinder Bhatnagar; and secretary — Mr Parveen Sardana.

KARAMCHARI SANGH: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Regional Engineering College Karamchari Sangh: president — Mr Sanjay Mehta; senior vice-president —Mr Ranjeet Ahlawat; vice-president —Mr Jagat Singh Negi; general secretary — Mr Bhim Chand Sharma; joint secretary — Mr Shivraj Chahel; and treasurer — Mr Tulsi Dass Batra.

PURSE SNATCHED: Two scooter-borne youths snatched a purse from a woman in the town on Saturday. According to information, Ms Kamla Chhikara of Tilak Nagar locality here was going for shopping when the youths committed the crime.

RAIDED: To check the unauthorised sale of crackers and other explosives, a team of administrative and police officials, headed by Mr Suraj Bhan Jangra, SDM, carried out raids on the godowns of shopkeepers at Gohana town, 35 km from here on Friday. According to official sources, a large quantity of crackers and explosives were seized during the operation.

REVENUE EARNED: The Sonepat depot of the Haryana Roadways has earned a revenue of Rs 11.34 crore during the past six months. This was stated here on Saturday by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Sudhir Rajpal.

OPEN DARBAR: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Sudhir Rajpal, presided over an open darbar held at the Panchayat Bhawan here on Saturday. As many as 121 complaints were received.Top


ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Himachal Pradesh Diet Staff Association: president — Mr Balbir Bhardwaj; and general secretary — Mr Rana Vijay Singh.

HOLIDAY DECLARED: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr R.C. Kapil, has declared October 27 a local holiday in the subdivision in connection with the Govardhan Pooja which was a restricted holiday earlier. This was stated by Mr R.L. Rao, SDM, here on Saturday.

RESENTED: The Non-Gazetted Employees Association has resented the non-release of medical allowance by the state government to the non-gazetted employees in the state, Mr T.C. Koundal, spokesman of the association, said here on Saturday.

YOUTH FESTIVAL: The 30th Inter-College Youth Festival was inaugurated by Mr Sham Sunder, Director of Education, at the Lal Chand Prarthi Kala Kendra here on Saturday. As many as 18 teams from various colleges of the state are participating in the festival.

CRACKERS BANNED: Mr Ajay V. Prashad, Deputy Commissioner, has banned the sale of dangerous crackers like rockets in Bhuntar, Manali and other townships of the district till Thursday. He has ordered that the sale of other types of crackers will be allowed only at earmarked places.

CONSTRUCTED: About 100 school buildings have been constructed so far in Sirmaur district under the District Primary Education Programme. This was stated by Mr Vikas Labroo, ADM, Sirmaur, while inaugurating a newly constructed primary school building at Rampur Banjaran, Paonta Sahib, here on Saturday.

HARIT SANKALP: Ruchika Thakur of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Solan, won the seminar-cum-competition on “harit sankalp” organised by the state unit of the World Wildlife Fund to create awareness among schoolchildren about the environment and the need to preserve it at Solan on Saturday. Jitin Kumar and Pushpa of Government Boys Senior Secondary School, Solan, and Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Oochghat, respectively, were placed second and third.


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