Saturday, April 14, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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PRIEST HELD: The police on Thursday arrested Mahant Santosh Giri, resident of Shimla and presently working as priest in Hanuman Mandir near the Khaddi bridge, Pathankot, on charges of rape according to the SSP. The victim had gone to the priest to seek his blessings.

LOK ADALAT: A special Lok Adalat will be held in the Sessions Court Complex, here on May 20 at 10 a.m., according to Mr L.R. Roozam, District and Sessions Judge. Similarly a pension adalat will be held on May 25 for those who receive their pension from the DPDO here.

BAN IMPOSED: Mr Iqbal Singh Sidhu, District Magistrate, here has imposed a ban on the entry of public within the radius of 200 meters of all examination centres of the ITI entrance test on April 14 and 15.

THREE KILLED: Three persons were killed in two incidents in the district on Wednesday. Sanjiv Kumar and his cousin Nachhatar Singh of Mirzapur died on the spot when a Tata Sumo hit their scooter near Kahadiala Sainian. The driver of the Sumo fled after leaving the vehicle on the spot. The Hariana police has registered a case under Sections 304-A, 279 and 427 of the IPC against the driver. In another incident, Hans Raj Sharma of the local Bahadurpur Mohalla was killed when a Matador hit his two-wheeler near Piplanwala on Wednesday.

SUICIDE: Raghubir Singh (27), alias Bobby, committed suicide by consuming poison at Kot Fatehu village on Wednesday. He was missing from his house since Monday.

BURN INJURIES: Suman Devi (22), wife of Surinder Kumar of Toorpur village under Mukerian police station, succumbed to the burn injuries she sustained when her clothes caught fire from a burning gas stove in her kitchen on Wednesday.

CASE REGISTERED: Balbir Singh of Adda Chalang Tanda has got registered a case under Sections 420 and 506 of the IPC against Prem Singh and Tarsem Singh, so-called travel agents of Chalang. In his complaint, Balbir Singh alleged that Tarsem and Prem took Rs 6.5 lakh from him for sending him to the USA. However, neither had they sent him to the USA nor returned the money, he alleged.

NON-AUCTION — A BOON: Liquor shops have not been auctioned so far for this area. These shops are being run by the Excise and Taxation Department. There is rush for Indian made foreign liquor in the evening at these shops. The medium IMFL brands which were sold between Rs 220 and Rs 300 per bottle are sold at Rs 190. Mr Parminder Singh, Excise Inspector, who remains present during the sale, told this correspondent that given proper infrastructure, the department can manage the sale at all points. 

AMBEDKAR'S BIRTHDAY: Dr Ambedkar Bhalai Manch, is celebrating the birthday of Dr B.R. Ambedkar today at Janta Nagar. Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, MP, Ropar, would be the chief guest and Dr Bhajan Kaur, Reader, Department of Laws, Panjab University, would preside over the function, according to a press note. 

TARAKSHEEL CHETNA KAFLA: The Taraksheel Society, Punjab, is taking out a Taraksheel Chetna Kafla on Saturday in the morning from Landran village. According to a press note issued here on Friday, this rally would pass through Bhagomajra, Chadiala and Raipur villages. A Taraksheel mela would also be organised in Saneta village on the same evening. 

NEW DISTT SAD HEAD: In a meeting of SAD workers held here on Friday under the presidentship of Mr Prem Singh, local SAD president, the workers hailed the decision of the party high command of appointing Mr Pritam Singh Sallomajra as president of the Ropar district unit of SAD. Workers resolved that all of them would work hard under his guidance for the betterment of the party.

WATER PURIFYING TABLETS: Pure and safe water is the need of the day. Keeping this in mind, a water purifying tablet Aquasafe, was launched in the market by G.M.Remedies, here on Friday. Mr Bhagwan Singh, Executive Director, G.M. Remedies, while talking to mediapersons said nearly 80 per cent of diseases were water borne. He said due to industrialisation and various other factors the water in the city was polluted, which could invite various diseases like gastroenteritis, cholera and jaundice. He said that one tablet could purify 10 liters of water and was available for Rs 2 (per tablet).

DENTAL COURSE: The Indian Dental Association will organise a two-day course on ‘Orthodontic and Prosthodontics for General Practitioner’. Renowned Orthodontist from Delhi, Dr S.P. Aggarwal, will be the course director which will be held on April 15 and 16 at Magnet Resorts. According to Dr Rajiv Bali, president, district branch of IDA doctors from Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh and Punjab will be attending the course. 

PENTAVOX HERBALS: The first batch of production of Ayurvedic Products of Pentavox Herbals will be released and launched for commercial sale on Sunday at the Majestic Park Plaza. According to an official press release the State Health and Family Welfare Minister, Dr Baldev Raj Chawla, will be the chief guest on the occasion and Mr Vijay Chopra, Mr Vinod Kumar Jain will be the guests of honour. 

LOK ADALATS: The District Legal Services Authority will hold Lok Adalats at Ludhiana, Khanna and Samrala on April 21. The Lok Adalats, to be presided over by Mr S.S. Arora, District and Sessions Judge, Ludhiana, will deal with the civil and criminal cases, including those under the Hindu Marriage Act, bank loan defaults and the motor accident claims. Giving details, Mr Surjit Singh, Assistant District Attorney, Legal Services, informed that at Khanna Mr J S Bhinder, Additional Civil Judge (Senior Division), and Mr Munish Arora, Civil Judge (Junior Division), will hold the session of Lok Adalat while in Samrala Ms Asha Mehta, Additional Civil Judge (Senior Division), and Mr Ravinder Kumar, Civil Judge (Junior Division), will dispose of the cases taken up in the Lok Adalat. 

NOMINATED: Mr Mohinder Pal Singh (Raju), Organising Secretary of the All-India Sikh Students Federation (Mehta) has been nominated a member of the District Advisory Committee of the Excise and Taxation Department of District Ludhiana II.

SCHEME INTRODUCED: Ms Raji P. Shrivastava, Deputy Commissioner, said here on Friday that the Central Government had introduced the “Pradhan Mantri Gram Uday Yojana” to provide nutritious food to all infants up to three years. She said the district Social Welfare and Child Development Department had identified 4,362 infants who were physically weak and not growing normally.

MEDICAL CAMP: As many as 601 persons were examined during a three-day free check-up camp which concluded here on Friday. The camp was organised by the district Red Cross Society. The society would provide 328 hearing aids and 143 artificial limbs to these persons on May 8, said Ms Raji P.Shrivastava, Deputy Commissioner, Mansa.

APPOINTMENTS: Mr Balbir Singh Miani, Minister for Higher Education and Medical Education, Punjab, said on Thursday that 400 new lecturers would be appointed to fill the vacancies in government colleges of the state. NEW SDM: Mr Krishan Chand took over as the SDM, Mansa , on Thursday. The post was lying vacant since the promotion of Mr V.K. Meena as ADC, Mansa

POST VACANT: Residents of Sardulgarh subdivision have urged the Punjab Government to immediately appoint a tehsildar in the subdivision. Mr Sher Singh Sidhu, senior leader of the Shiromani Akali Dal (B), said the post has been lying vacant for quite some time.

SECTION 144: Ms Raji P. Shrivastva, District Magistrate , has imposed restrictions under Section 144 of the Cr PC in a radius of 100 yards of the examination centres of the ETT test being conducted on Sunday. The orders have been issued to ensure peaceful conduct of the examinations.

DEMANDED: Pran Sabharwal, a theatre activist, said since it was on April 6 that Norah Richards, an Irish lady known as the mother of Punjabi Theatre, laid the foundation of Modern Punjabi Theatre by staging a play by I.C. Nanda called “dulhan” in 1914 at Dyal Singh College, Lahore, it should be declared International Punjabi Theatre Day. He stated that he along with other prominent personalities, including Janab Jigar Jalandhari, an Urdu poet and Senior vice-president of the National Theatre Art Society (NTAS) Patiala. Ms Sunita Sabharwal, NTAS Secretary and Dr Satish Verma, dramatist, made a fervent appeal to the World Punjabiat Foundation (India) Chandigarh, which is coordinating with the organisers in Pakistan and Dr Harcharan Singh, Chairman Punjab Art Council to frame a theatre policy to promote world theatre exchange programmes, especially in India and Pakistan during the conference.

CASES SETTLED: As many as 4,896 cases of disputes have been settled amicably in Kapurthala district. This was stated by the Assistant District Attorney, Mr Tejinder Singh Bal, while addressing a services cell meeting here on Thursday. The meeting was presided over by Mr Harbhajan Dass, Civil Judge (senior division).



MICROSCOPE INSTALLED: Bharat Vikas Parishad installed an Optima microscope at a cost of Rs 50,000 at the charitable diagnostic centre being run by the parishad in Indira Holiday Home, Sector 24, since 1991 on Friday. This instrument, of high quality and precision is believed to greatly improve the accuracy of various diagnostic tests. The microscope has been installed in the memory of Ms Sushila Devi Jain, mother of Mr Avinash Kamal Jain, National Convener (Sanskar projects) of the parishad. Earlier, as per her wish, her eyes were donated to Eye Bank Society, PGI, within one hour of her death on March 5 this year.



SEIZED: The Ambala range police has recovered stolen goods worth Rs 1.84 lakh by solving 11 cases from January to March, 2001. The IG, Ambala Range, Mr H.S. Ahlawat, said that 11 cases of robbery involving Rs 1.25 lakh were solved in Ambala and 10 cases involving Rs 1.40 lakh were solved in Panchkula. The police has nabbed 156 persons for gambling in Ambala and recovered Rs 1.49 lakh from them, while nine gamblers were held in Panchkula and Rs 7,415 recovered from them. During this period seven gangs were busted and 29 persons were arrested. With the arrest of 29 persons, 23 cases worth Rs 1.64 lakh have been solved. In Panchkula, one gang was busted and five gang members nabbed, leading to the recovery of goods worth Rs 2.01 lakh, a release said. 

BAN: To ensure against the outbreak of diseases in the approaching summer, the Deputy Commissioner of Ambala, Mr D.D. Gautam, has imposed a ban on the sale of adulterated sweets, stale food and directed the maintenance of hygiene till December 31. Mr Gautam said that the chances of spread of diseases increased if hygiene was not maintained, specially during the summer months. Keeping this in view, the ban has been imposed on uncovered sweets, biscuits, fried food and stale vegetables. He said that the ban has also been extended to the sale of items like sugarcane juice, where hygiene is not maintained, a note said. He said that to ensure that hygiene was maintained, officials have been directed to inspect shops. 

MEDICAL CAMP: The Social Welfare Society, along with the Mission Hospital organised a general health, dental and eye check-up-cum-operation camp at village. President of the society, Dr Harprakash Sharma, said that about 400 patients were examined and provided free medication and consultation. Four eye-operations were performed. Eleven villagers have pledged to donate their eyes after their death. 

NPA RISE WELCOMED: The Haryana State Ayurvedic, Homoeo and Unani Medical Officers Association has welcomed the decision of the Haryana Government to increase NPA. Dr Vishaw Kirti Bhardwaj, senior vice-president of the association, said that they were going to request the government to pay NPA similar to the Central Government and they should also be paid at par with the Allopathic doctors besides fulfilling their long pending demands, a note said. A delegation, headed by Dr Balwant Singh, will meet the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala and the health minister and apprise them of their wage-related demands.

RAPE SUSPECT HELD: The police has arrested a rape case accused. According to the police, a minor girl of Kungar Bhaini was raped by Leela of Mundhal. The girl had set herself on fire on April 5. An FIR was lodged with the police on April 8 in this connection.

ARRESTED: The police arrested Amrish Kumar, a member of a gang of dacoits, here on Friday. According to the police, Amrish Kumar, along with his three accomplices, had looted Rs 1,65,000 from a traders at Narnaud, near here, last year. Other member of the gang have already been arrested.

CAR TAKEN AWAY: Three armed miscreants forcibly took away a newly purchased Maruti Alto car from its owner, Braham Jeet Saini, in front of a public school in Model Town on Thursday at around 12 noon.

POLIO DROPS: As many as 37,394 children up to the age of five years were administered polio drops by mobile medical teams which visited 36,795 houses in the towns and villages of the district. Stating this, the Civil Surgeon, Dr D.P. Arora, said 320 teams had been constituted for the purpose.

LOOTED: R.C. Prasad, a rickshaw-puller, was allegedly looted at knifepoint by four persons near the government railway police station here on Thursday night. According to a report, the miscreants hired the rickshaw for going to Prem Nagar in the Model Town area of the city. When it neared a godown of the Food and Civil Supplies Department, they roughed him up and snatched Rs 250 and a wrist-watch from him. The injured rickshaw-puller was rushed to a hospital.

CAR STOLEN: The car of Dr Viresh Shandilya, president of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front, Haryana, was reportedly stolen from outside the residence of Mr Dharampal Singh Malik, former MP, in the Model Town area here on Thursday. The police has registered a case in this connection.

TWO INJURED: Two persons were seriously injured when a Tata 407 rammed into a parked truck on the GT Road near Bahalgarh village, about 10 km from here, on Thursday. The injured were rushed to a Delhi hospital. A case has been registered.

CRUSHED TO DEATH: A 40-year-old woman was on Thursday crushed to death by a vehicle while she was crossing a road near Damla, about 10 km from here, on the Yamunanagar-Radaur highway. The police has registered a case and sent the body for a post-mortem examination.


BJP LEADER DEAD: Master Kirparam, Pardhan, Tahali Gram Panchayat, nere here died of a heart attack in his village on Wednesday. He was a BJP leader and chairman of the Board of Directors of Gobind Sagar State Fishermen Cooperative Federation for several years here. His funeral was largely attended.

STIR THREAT: The Himachal State Electricity Board Employees Union has warned the government that the union would launch an agitation if it went ahead with its plan to trifurcate the state electricity board into three corporations, state union senior Vice-President Dilwar Singh Thakur said this exercise had failed in Haryana and Kerala.

TEACHERS’ DEMAND: The Himachal Government Highly Qualified Teachers Association has criticised the change in the schedule for vacations in government schools, Mr Hukam Singh Thakur, state President of the association, on Thursday said one-week vacation after the declaration of results on March 31 was sufficient and there was no justification for one week vacation during December and reduction in vacations from two months to one month during the rainy season. They demanded the restoration of old schedule.

CHARAS SEIZED: Charas worth Rs 30 lakh was seized from Ranjeet Ram of Karan Prayag district of Uttarnchal on Thursday at the Bajaura, check post. The suspect was running a dhaba at Pulga in the Manikaran valley, according to the SSP.


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