Monday, April 23, 2001,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


DEMANDED: The Government School Lecturers Union, Punjab, has objected to the state government’s alleged reluctance in withdrawing the seniority list rejected by the union. The union president, Mr Kashmir Singh Gill, has urged the government to withdraw the list.

NABBED: A Vigilance Bureau team, headed by Mr Amrik Singh, DSP, on Saturday nabbed Nirmal Singh, a Junior Engineer with the PSEB, posted at Kapurthala, while allegedly accepting a sum of Rs 500 from a customer. Mrs Gurpreet Deo, SP (Zonal), in a press note issued here, said Nirmal Singh had demanded a sum of Rs 1,000 as bribe from Gurdial Singh of Mithara village to change burnt cable.

URGED: The Kisan Morcha of the BJP has urged the Punjab Government to set up a special intelligence wing to look into the cases of distress sale of wheat by farmers in the state. This was stated by Mr Harjeet Singh Grewal, national vice-president of the morcha, while addressing a press conference here on Friday.

LOK ADALATS: As many as 429 pre-litigation bank-loan cases were disposed of in seven lok adalats organised on the premises of district courts on Saturday. This was stated by Mr Gurdev Singh, District and Sessions Judge-cum-Chairman, District Legal Services Authority.

LOK ADALAT: A lok adalat was held at the local courts complex here on Saturday, under the presidentship of Mr J.S. Bhinget, Additional Civil Judge, Senior Division, and Mr Munish Arora, Civil Judge, Junior Division. Eighty-two cases were settled in the adalat. The president of the Bar Association Khanna said litigants and general public was satisfied over the working of lok adalat. He said the people wanted that this type of lok adalat should be held at least once in a month.

SURGERY CAMP: A free surgery camp was organised by the Sewa Samiti Khanna at the local Vidya Memorial Kanwal Nain Hospital in Guru Amar Dass Market here on Saturday. A team of doctors from Ludhiana, including Dr K.K. Arora, Dr Dinesh Sood, Dr S.K. Arora, Dr Rishi Sood, conducted more than 40 operations.

FIRE INCIDENT: Wheat crop in an area of about 18 acres turned into ashes in a fire incident at Gagar Majra village 12 km from here on Saturday. According to information, the fields belonged to the farmers, Sukhdev Singh, Harnek Singh and Satpal. The villagers, however, succeeded to control the fire before the fire brigade reached the spot. A loss of Rs 2 lakh is estimated.

RS 50,000 FOR DHARAMSHALA: Mr Rajbir Singh, Vice-President of the Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal, gave a cheque for Rs 50,000 out of funds of the District Planning Board to the organisers of dharamshala, being built by the Saini Baradri here on Saturday. While addressing the gathering he praised the efforts of the Saini Sabha. Mr Rajbir Singh also announced a grant of Rs 50,000 for a Community Centre under construction near the Maharaja Ajj Sarovar, Kharar.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Chandigarh zone of Taraksheel Society, Punjab, at a meeting held here, in which representatives of Chandigarh, Mohali, Kharar and Ropar participated. President — Mr Gurmit Singh; secretary — Mr Ajit Pardesi; cashier — Ms Malkiat Kaur; and executive members — Mr Surjit Singh and Mr Tarlochan.

SLOGAN COMPETITION: Neel Kamal Randhawa, a student of Punjab Agriculture University, has won the slogan writing competition organised by M/s Safari Bikes during the Kisan Melas held on March 15 and 12 at PAU. The results was declared on Saturday. In men’s category, Mr Malkit Singh Brar, a villager, clinched the first prize.

CICU PRESIDENT: Mr Inderjit Singh Pradhan was elected president of the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings, Ludhiana, for the 10th time consecutively here on Saturday. Mr Subhash Bajaj proposed his name which was seconded by a number of industrialists, including Mr Ajit Singh Kular, Mr Joginder Kumar, Mr D.S. Chawla and others. Mr Harbans Singh, general manager, District Industries Centre, Ludhiana, who presided over the meeting announced the election of Mr Pradhan as the president for the year 2001-2002. Mr Satish Dhanda, vice-chairman, Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC), hailed the election of Mr Pradhan and praised his services for the welfare of the industry during the past 10 years.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Sahiya Sabha, Machhiwara: president — Mr Gurdial Dalal; general secretary — Niranjan Sukham; and cashier — Mr Surinder Paul.

RALLIES: The Punjab State Pharmacists Association in a meeting chaired by its state president, Mr Sham Lal Sharma, has decided to hold rallies at Amritsar on May 10 in the constituency of the Health Minister, Mr Baldev Raj Sharma, and in the Lambi Assembly segment, the constituency of Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister Punjab, on June 10. Mr Sham Lal Sharma alleged that the government has failed to implement the decisions taken in a meeting of the association with the Health Minister at Chandigarh on January 3 last year. ‘‘In case the demands are not accepted, the agitation will be further intensified,’’ he said.

AMBULANCE PRESENTED: The local Rotary Club presented an ambulance to Mr Ishwar Singh, SSP, at a function organised at Rotary Chowk here on Saturday. Mr Mohan Singh Sachdeva, district Governor (designate) and other office-bearers of the club handed over the keys of the ambulance to the SSP.

STONE LAID: Mr Mall Singh Ghumman, chairman of the Punjab Mandi Board, laid the foundation stone of a new vegetable market to be constructed at a cost of Rs 1 crore at Banga, about 13 km from here, on Saturday. He announced a grant of Rs 20 lakh for constructing a shed in the vegetable market.

LITERACY DRIVE: The District Literacy Society, in collaboration with the village panchayat and Babbar Karam Singh Memorial School, Daulatpur, about 15 km from here, took out a “sakshharta jago” on Friday. Mr Jagjit Singh, Deputy Commissioner, presided. This was stated by Mr Didar Shetra, project coordinator.

KAVI SAMMELAN: A kavi sammelan was organised by the Language Department, Punjab, here on Saturday. Poets from different parts of the state participated in the concert. Mr Madan Lal Hasija, Director, Language Department, Punjab, presided over the function while Mr Mohan Lal, Higher Education Minister, was the chief guest.

BOOK RELEASED: A book “Healthy Memoirs of UK” by Mr Manmohan Singh, an Information Officer of the PSEB, was released during a ceremony held at British High Commission, New Delhi, last evening. The book relates to the experience of the author with the health services at the National Health Services (NHS) of the UK.

WHEAT CROP BURNT: Standing wheat crop in 15 acres of land was reduced to ashes at Jagatpur, Salarpur and Bagvanpur villages in Phagwara and Bholath areas, causing a loss of over Rs 1 lakh.

MEDICAL CAMP: The State Bank of Patiala organised a medical check-up camp at Nurpurbedi in which 454 patients were examined by a team of doctors. Mr Sunil Kowshal, the AGM of the bank, who was the chief guest, distributed medicines to the patients.

LOST CHILD FOUND: The local police has recovered a lost child while patrolling at a level crossing here. Soni, (five years) of Dhandari Kalan, was lost under mysterious circumstances on April 16. Krishan Lal, Soni’s father, had informed the police about it. On the night of April 16 when a Sahnewal police party was patrolling, the child was found at the level-crossing of Sahnewal. The child was unable to say anything and it was only after four days that the child could be handed over to his parents. The reason of his disappearance could not be ascertained.

STUDENT HONOURED: Sanjana Marwaha, a student of Jeevan Preet Public School, Samrala, has stood first in the Vth standard annual examination by securing 399 marks out of 450 in the two blocks of Samrala I and Samrala II, comprising about 75 primary schools. At a function organised here, Jathedar Kirpal Singh Khirnian, a member of the SGPC, honoured Sanjana at the prize distribution function held in the school.



THEFT: Electronic goods worth Rs 40,000 were stolen from a music shop located at Jagadhri gate road near Civil Hospital, Ambala City, on Saturday night. According to the police, the owner of the shop shut down the shutter of his shop in proper way but on Sunday morning when he came to his shop he found that the locks of the shutters were broken. The police has registered a case.

TWO HURT: Two youths were injured in a group clash and admitted in the Civil Hospital here today. According to information the scuffle took place in DAV College grounds on Sunday morning when one of the group was playing cricket there. The cause of scuffle is stated the old enmity between the two groups. The police has registered a case.

WHEAT DESTROYED: About seven acre of wheat crops turned into ashes in a village near Jansui 20 km from here on Sunday morning. The fire tender rushed to the spot and controlled the fire. It was the third incident in the district when the wheat has been destroyed by fire. The Deputy Commissioner, Ambala, had already put a ban on the burning of the part of the crops remained in the field after the slicing of the crops.

FOUND: The police has found the body of a married woman, identified as Rani, from a house at Siwah village. Her husband, Bhoop Narain Sharma and their 3-year-old daughter are reportedly missing for the past one week. The police has registered a case and sent the body for a post-mortem examination.

POSTED: The Rohtak Deputy Commissioner, Mr Rajesh Khullar, has been posted as Director, Public Relations at Chandigarh. Addressing his last press conference as the Deputy Commissioner here on Friday, Mr Khullar said during his tenure, he had learnt that the administration could function in a better way if it distanced itself from using force. Meanwhile, Mr Anil Malik took over as new Deputy Commissioner on Saturday.

WHEAT DESTROYED: Harvested wheat worth about Rs 1 lakh was reportedly reduced to ashes in a devastating fire at Deepalpur village, about 13 km from here, on Saturday. The wheat was lying in a field when a power transmission line snapped, resulting in the fire. The municipal fire brigade reached the village and brought the fire under control. Similar incidents have been reported from Rajlu Garhi and Qumashpur villages. Various farmers’ organisations have urged the state government to grant compensation to the affected farmers.

SCHEME APPROVED: The Haryana Government has approved a Rs 2-crore scheme for improving the fire-control services in the city.

ROUGHED UP: A doctor and other employees were roughed up by some youths of Rathdhana village at the Gita Bhavan chowk here on Saturday. The police has registered a case against the alleged assailants and arrested them.

ALLEGED: The president of the Haryana Loktantra Rakhsha Manch, Mr Joginder Singh Hooda, on Sunday expressed concern over the continuing power crisis in the rural areas of the state. He alleged that the authorities of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) were indifferent to the people living in the rural areas and had failed to ensure regular power supply to them.



AWARDS PRESENTED: The awards for distinction in the fields of print and electronic media, cooperatives, administration and art and culture were given during Thakur Ved Ram Jayanti Samaroh at Bhutti Colony, Shamshi, about 5 km from here, on Saturday. Mr Simer Sadosh, president of the Punjab Sahitya Academy, presided over the function.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local unit of the Himachal Pradesh Non-Gazetted Federation: president — Mr Shiv Lal; senior vice-president — Mr Bamen Dev; vice-president — Mr Dharam Dass; general secretary — Mr Shiv Chand Thakur; finance secretary — Mr Nanak Chand; joint secretary — Mr Tara Chand; and organising secretary — Mr Neel Chand.

NOMINATED: Mrs Indu Patial has been nominated vice-president of Banjar block unit of the Mahila Congress by the president of the Himachal Pradesh Mahila Congress, Ms Krishna Mohini. This was stated by Mr Prem Lata Thakur, general secretary of the HP Mahila Congress Committee.

SEMINAR HELD: A two-day national seminar on “Public Administration in the New Millennium — Challenges and Prospects” concluded here on Friday. The concluding session was presided over by Prof N.K. Sharda, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Himachal Pradesh University.


Home | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Editorial |
Business | Sport | World | Mailbag | In Spotlight | Chandigarh Tribune | Ludhiana Tribune
50 years of Independence | Tercentenary Celebrations |
121 Years of Trust | Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |