Tuesday, October 24, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


CONVOCATION: Students of the Department of Architecture of Giani Zail Singh College of Engineering and Technology are organising a three-day zonal convention for the National Association of Students of Architecture on October 22, 23 and 24. About 400 delegates from 15 colleges of north India will participate.

ROTARY CLUB: The Rotary Club organised a medical camp here on Sunday. As many as 128 persons were vaccinated against hepatitis-B on subsidised rates.

MEDICAL CAMP: A medical camp was organised by the Sports Goods Foundation of India in collaboration with the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID) at Bootan village on Sunday. About 200 children below the age of 14 years were examined and provided medicines free of cost.

TRICYCLES DISTRIBUTED: A medical camp was organised by the Dr Khosla Memorial Charitable Trust at Dr Khosla Deaf School here on Sunday. Medicines and 20 tricycles were distributed free of cost.

DIED: Mr Narinder Behal (37), labour inspector of the local Kaserian Mohalla, died following a brief illness on Saturday in the DMC, Ludhiana. He was the brother of Mr Ramesh Behal, Assistant Labour Commissioner, Ludhiana.

AMBULANCE PRESENTED: Vinod Khanna, MP, handed over an airconditioned ambulance for people of the area at a function organised by the Rotary Health Care Society at Asia Palace, here on Sunday.

ACTION COMMITTEE: Local traders on Sunday constituted an action committee to oppose their exploitation by private octroi contractors. The panel would be headed by Mr Harbel Singh Pahwa, SHSAD leader.

APPOINTED: Dr Nirmal Singh, in charge of the mini PHC Khadoor Sahib, has been appointed president of the Khadoor Sahib Unit of the Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Employees Federation, Punjab.



blankets: As many as eight children adopted by the Indian Revenue Service Customs and Central Excise Ladies Association (IRSLA), Chandigarh Chapter, were given blankets by this non-government organisation on the occasion of Divali in Manouli village near SAS Nagar here today. Besides presenting a sewing machine to a girl who is undergoing vocational training, Ms Nishi Soni, President of the IRSLA, along with the officer-bearers also distributed sweets to the staff of government dispensary there. A cheque of Rs 11,000 was also presented to the North India Deaf and Dumb Society by Ms Soni. 

drive: The Malaria wing, UT, has launched an extensive drive for prevention and control of Dengue in Chandigarh. Special teams have been deputed to keep a check on the breeding of Aedes mosquito (responsible for spread of Dengue). Emphasis will be on checking coolers, water containers, money plants, water holders and discarded utensils, pots, pitchers, auto tyres and underground haudies. The residents of the city have been appealed to cooperate with the teams in allowing them to check the mosquito genic situations in and around their houses. A mosquito genic survey will also be carried out. 

ELECTED: Following have been elected office-bearers of the Bharat Ki Janwad Naujawan Sabha (DYFI): President — Mr Ramnarayan Yadav, Vice-Presidents — Mr Ram Adhar Singh, Mr Jai Prakash and Mr Ranjit Kumar Sinha; General Secretary — Mr Satpal Singh; Joint Secretaries — Mr Mahendra Yadav and Mr Raj Kumar Dass; and Treasurer — Mr Bhagarathi Gupta. 

programme: Pracheen Kala Kendra will organise a special programme of solo tabla by Avirbhav Verma, son of late tabla wizard, Pawan Kumar Verma, at Bhaskar Rao indoor auditorium in Sector 35-B on Tuesday evening. 

rally: The members of UT Government Press Employees Union will join a protest rally to be organised by the Chandigarh UT Subordinate Services Federation and the Federation of UT Employees and Workers on Tuesday. In a press note, Mr Sant Singh, general secretary of the union, said that an effigy of the UT administration will also be burnt at the Matka Chowk. 

POOJA: Shri Sanathan Dharam Radha Vrindhavan Chandra Mandir, Sector 12, will organise "Annkoot Govardhan Pooja" on Saturday, according to Mr Ravi Bhushan, secretary of the trust. 


ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Ajitnagar Welfare Association, Ambala, for a two-year term: President — Mr M.M. Gupta; Vice-Presidents — Mr Subhash Nageet and Mr Subhash Budhiraja; General Secretary — Mr Des Raj Gupta; Joint Secretary — Mr S.D. Kohli, and Cashier — Mr Brij Bhushan Bhatt, a release said. 

concludeD: A three-day trade fair being held at King Palace, Ambala Cantt, concluded here on Monday. The fair was organised by Swift Marketing on the occasion of festival season. The main purpose of the fair was to bring products like consumer durables and automobiles at one place. Among others, Mahindra and Mahindra, Pioneer Toyota and Telco participated in the fair. 

reinstated: In less than 24 hours after his suspension on Sunday night, Inspector Ashok Sharma was reinstated on Monday evening. A senior police official said that Inspector Ashok Sharma, SHO, Ambala Sadar, was suspended due to “administrative reasons”. He was reinstated this evening. 

ARRESTED: The police on Saturday arrested Surinder Singh of Patel Nagar on the charge of murdering his wife Veero Devi. Mr Rainal Singh, SP, said here on Sunday that following a quarrel with his wife, Surinder Singh sprinkled kerosene on her and set her on fire last week. She later succumbed to her burn injuries at the Medical College, Rohtak. A case has been registered.

KILLED: A student, Surinder Singh, was killed and another, Ashwani, injured when the bicycle on which they were riding was hit by a jeep at the local Safidon bypass on Saturday. They were going to attend classes when they were knocked down. A case has been registered.

FOUR ARRESTED: The local police conducted raids at various places in the district on Saturday. According to Mr Rajpal Singh, SP, the police seized 72 bottles of illicit liquor and 40 kg of lahan. Ramesh of Hatho village, Raju of Lochab village, Satbir of Raichandwala village and Munshi of Safidon have been arrested in this regard.

18 INJURED: Eighteen passengers, including drivers, were seriously injured when a Haryana Roadways bus collided with a Rajasthan Roadways bus near Raghunathpura, 4 km from here, on Sunday. The two drivers are said to be in a serious condition.

ONE DEAD: Ami Lal of Dongra Ahir village died when an air tank used for filling air in tubes of vehicles exploded at his shop here on Sunday.

SUICIDE: Bhupinder Kaur of Salampura mohalla committed suicide by consuming a poisonous substance here on Saturday. She was admitted to the local Civil Hospital where she died.

SARKAR APKE DWAR: Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala will hold the second phase of the “Sarkar Apke Dwar” programme at Ateli on October 30. This was stated by Mr Bajrang Lal Aggarwal, INLD spokesman, here on Sunday.

MURDERED: Tej Pal (35), of Rajasthan was shot allegedly by a group of persons on the Gohana-Rohtak road near Ghillaur village, about 45 km from here, on Sunday. He was returning from Chandigarh in a truck after unloading cement bags there. The police has detained the truck driver and the cleaner for interrogation. A case has been registered.

EYE OPERATIONS: As many as 101 eye operations were performed by a team of eye surgeons during a one-day eye operation camp organised jointly by the Rotary Club (Uptown) and the Shree Guru Nanak Satsang Sabha in a gurdwara here on Sunday.

SEIZED: The CIA staff has arrested Hans Raj and seized 2,000 liquor pouches from him near the bypass here on Sunday. A case under the Excise Act has been registered.

TWO ARRESTED: The police arrested Sandeep and Biloo for selling crackers and explosives without a licence in Dev Nagar here on Sunday. It also seized 350 grams of explosives from their possession. They have been remanded into judicial custody.

EYE CAMP: Atlas Cycle Industries Limited will organise an eye operation camp on November 1 in the premises of the factory. According to a press note issued here on Saturday, Dr B.N. Khanna, eye surgeon of the Multan Seva Samiti, will conduct the operations.

SUICIDE: Sudesh, a young housewife, along with her three children made an attempt to commit suicide by hanging with a rope at their house in Bhagat Singh Colony, here, on Saturday. While she and her five-year-old son died, two others were saved as the rope snapped. A domestic quarrel is said to be the reason behind the suicide. In another incident, Ravinder (24) committed suicide by taking insecticide tablets at his house in Sector 15 in a HUDA residential colony, here on Sunday.

SUICIDE ATTEMPT: A 13-year-old youth attempted to commit suicide by taking insecticide tablets at his house in Sewli village, about 20 km from here, on Saturday. He was admitted to the local Civil Hospital. A family feud is said to be the reason behind it.

POSTPONED: Safai workers of the local municipal council postponed their dharna on Sunday following an assurance that they would be given salary by October 24. They have been agitating for the release of two months’ salary for the past few days.

RESENTMENT: Resentment prevails among shopkeepers on the Gohana road and in parts of the city over the spate of thefts during the past few weeks.



BLOOD DONATION: The local Press Club will organise a blood donation camp on October 25 to mark the death anniversary of Kapil Sharma, a journalist who died in a road accident seven years ago. Mr Vishnu Kant Shastri, Governor, will inaugurate the camp.

COMPETITION: Over 14000 students from the state have participated in a general knowledge competition organised by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad as part of its golden jubilee celebrations. About 250 centres were set up all over the state for the competition held for students of matric and plus two classes. About 3000 students participated in the competition in Shimla.

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