Wednesday, May 30, 2001, Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Tarksheel Society, Sirhind Circle, here on Tuesday. Those elected are: president — Mr Amardeep Singh; general secretary — Mr Deepak Sirhindi; and vice-president — Mr Harpal Singh. The meeting was presided over by Mr Sohan Thapar; Finance Secretary of the Patiala Zone.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Shree Gaushala: Mr Om Parkash Garg president; Mr Sadhu Ram Kushla — general secretary; Mr Dharamveer Kalia — senior vice-president; Mr Vajir Chand Mangla, Mr Moti Ram Sharma and Mr Babu Ram Mittal — vice-presidents; and treasurer — Mr Gopi Ram Garg.

ELECTED: Candidates of the Shiromani Akali Dal have won seven out of nine seats in the Payal Milk Producers’ Society’s elections. Those from the Shiromani Akali Dal, who have won the elections, are Mr Mukhtiar Singh Cheema, Mr Mehanga Singh, Mr Manjit Joshi, Mr Palwinder Singh, Mr Surinder Singh, Mr Kuldip Singh and Mr Harchand Singh. The successful Congress leaders are Mr Varinder Kumar and Mr Devinder Pal Singh. In the previous committee the SAD had five members and four members were from Congress.

CONSTRUCTION: The construction of the first-phase of the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences will start here in the first week of August. The decision was taken at a state-level construction committee meeting held at Chandigarh on Saturday. Dr J.S. Gujral, Vice-Chancellor, said in the first-phase the work on the boundary wall, administrative block, guest house, residences of the Vice-Chancellor, Registrar and other staff will be taken up.

HONOURED: Dr Anuradha Gupta, K.S. Roy, Neelam Bansal and Varinder Uppal of the Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Histology, Punjab Agricultural University, have received the best paper award from the Indian Association of Veterinary Anatomy for their paper “Angiographic investigations of intrahepatic supply of liver in buffalo” presented by them at XV Convention and National Symposium held recently at Madras Veterinary College, Chennai. The award comprises of a citation and a memento.

NOMINATED: Mr Surinder Sharma has been unanimously elected president of the Shri Sidh Sewa Mandal, the managing body of Shri Sidh Baba Balak Nath Temple, Dhuri Line, according to a press release here on Tuesday. As the election meeting authorised him to nominate other office-bearers of the managing body, Mr Sharma nominated the following office-bearers: Mr Kewal Krishan Sharma — vice-president; Mr Rakesh Kumar Sharma — general secretary; Mr Naresh Kumar — cashier; Mr Vinod Mehta — joint secretary; and Mr Vijay Bali — propaganda secretary.

NABBED: The Machhiwara police has nabbed a satta operator Joginder Singh from Indira Colony here on Monday. According to SHO Jaswinder Singh, on the basis of a confidential information, a police party headed by head constable Gurmail Singh raided and arrested the accused with an amount of Rs 510 of parchies. A case has been registered against him under the Gambling Act.

MEETING: A meeting of SAD (A) activists of this area held here at Gurdwara Charan Kanwal Sahib on Monday under the chairmanship of Mr Charan Singh Bagli, Circle Jathedar. The workers at the meeting, expressed deep concern over the serious condition of Mr Simranjit Singh Mann. Thereafter, passing a unanimous resolution, local supposed candidates for the forthcoming assembly election was finalised and sent this panel to the party high command. This list includes the name of Mr Jaswant Singh, president, Youth Wing, Macchiwara, and Mr Kuldeep Singh Manewal, press secretary to the local unit.

BRIBERY CASE: Mr Harbhajan Lal, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Vigilance), Patiala, caught Tej Ram, a Head Constable, at the local police station, while accepting a bribe of Rs 1,000 from Mr Amarjeet Singh Sahni. A case has been registered.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Mansa Club: president — Mr Parveen Singla; secretary — Mr Sunil Bansal; vice-president — Mr Sanjeev Kumar Singla; and treasurer — Mr Rakesh Kumar Garg.

SHED CONSTRUCTED: The in-charge of Baghapurana police station, Mr Gurdev Singh, has got a platform and a shed constructed in front of the police station, for the convenience of those visiting it. He has also made arrangements for drinking water.

COMPUTER TRAINING: The state government, in collaboration with the NIIT would start computer education in 24 schools of the district from July 1. This was stated by Mr Santokh Singh Ranu, District Education Officer, here on Monday.

CATTLE VACCINATION: The Animal Husbandry Department launched a mass vaccination drive to eradicate haemorhagic septicaemia (HS) disease in the district on Monday. Dr Rajinder Singh Grewal, Deputy Director, said around two lakh head of cattle would be vaccinated by June 30. Seventeen teams had been constituted and a meeting of their in-charges had been convened to give them guidelines.

THEATRE FESTIVAL: The National Theatre Arts Society (NTAS), Patiala, launched an inter-state Prithvi Raj Kapoor Theatre Festival with the performance of “Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh”, directed by Pran Sabharwal and Sunita Sabharwal, at the hall of Government Senior Secondary School, Lamini, here on Monday.

STRIKE: On a call given by the Bar Association Sangrur, all the lawyers of the local bar will observe one-day strike on Wednesday, according to Mr S.S. Guron, a senior advocate of the local bar, here. The next action programme will be taken only after Wednesday, he added.

FOUNDATION STONE: Mr Sukhwinder Pal Singh Grewal, BJP President, Youth Wing, Punjab, laid the foundation stone of the building of Government Middle School at Mallewal village, near Sahnewal. Later in a function organised at the village gurdwara, Mr Sarwan Singh Mallewal and Mr Dyal Singh Gahelewal, Congress sarpanches, made a declaration of joining the BJP. Apart from others, Mr Baljinder Singh, executive member, Mr Gagandeep Singh, President, Ludhiana district, Mr Chamkaur Singh, general secretary and Mr Jora Singh, mandal president, were also present.

LOK BHALAI PARTY: A special meeting of the Lok Bhalai Party was held at the residence of Kendri Committee member Malkiat Singh Ghuman at Sarwarpur village, 7 km from here, on Tuesday Addressing the meeting Mr Paramjeet Singh Sidhwan, Quami General Secretary of the party said the people of Punjab are not happy with the Badal government because it has not done any thing for the common man. The party has decided to field nine candidates during the coming assembly elections..



ROBBED: Mr Pardeep, a resident of Chandigarh, was robbed of his Tata Sumo by two youths on the GT Road, near Nathupur village, about 20 km from here, on Tuesday. The Kundli police has registered a case and launched a hunt.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Bharat Vikas Parishad, Yamunanagar: president — Dr Harsh Vardhan Sharma; vice-presidents — Dr Pardeep Kohli and Mr Ramesh Chand Bhatia; secretary — Mr Narinder; joint secretaries — Mr Pardeep Jain and Ishwar Singh Atwal; and treasurer — Mr Parmod Puri.


MEMORANDUM: The state unit of the Bhartiya Kisan Sangh on Monday submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal for warding it to the Prime Minister demanding the withdrawal of India from the membership of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) as it had seriously damaged the interests of farmers.

FIRE: Three house were gutted and four others partially damaged in a fire at Bakhatpur village, about 16 km from here, on Monday. A loss of more than Rs 10 lakh was estimated. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr R.D. Nazeem, said immediate relief of Rs 23,000 had been disbursed among the affected families besides providing them shelters. A case has been registered.

DROUGHT RELIEF: The district administration of Sirmour has asked all block development officers to enlist all those poor families in villages which were affected by drought so that employment could be provided and food made available to them. The payments under the Jawahar Gram Samridhi Yojna were being forwarded to panchayats along with sanctions of the employment assurance scheme. Under the antodya food scheme 3,775 families had been listed and cards were being released to them.

MURDERED: A young man, Het Ram, allegedly stabbed to death his 70-year-old father, Parsa, at Sarog village under Theog subdivision on Monday. He was reportedly overpowered by some villagers and handed over to the police.

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