Monday, June 4, 2001,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


ARRESTED: The police reportedly arrested Veena, wife of Bagicha Singh, Sukhminder Kaur wife of Mahender Singh, and Nagar Singh, residents of Daulewala village in Zira Subdivision here on Friday for carrying 30 kg of poppy husk. They were returning from Rajasthan.

GANG BUSTED: With the arrest of Rashpal Singh, a resident of Kajian village, the Majitha police has busted a gang of robbers headed by Sukhdev Singh, alias Sukha Fauji, of Khatrai Kalan village. The police recovered Rs 2.2 lakh from Rashpal Singh. Mr Lok Nath Angra, SSP, said the gang had robbed Rs 10 lakh from Jaswant Singh, a commission agent, on May 11.

WORKSHOP HELD: Dr H.S. Soch, Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, inaugurated a month-long theatre workshop organised by the National School of Drama in collaboration with Guru Nanak Dev University and the local Rang Manch on Friday.

CONDEMNED: The Public Anti-Corruption Board of India held a meeting here on Friday. It condemned the Punjab Government for its failure to eradicate corruption. Mr Sanjiv Walia, chairman of the board, stated this in a press note.

RALLY HELD: A protest rally was held by the staff of Deputy Commissioner’s office in front of their office on Friday for not suspending ADC (General), Mr Rajbir Singh Brar, who compelled Kartar Singh, a senior clerk, to commit suicide. Mr Jatinder Kumar Singh, president of the employees’ union, said if the ADC was not suspended they would observe a strike on June 7.

DEATH ANNIVERSARY: The 17th death anniversary of Om Parkash Bagga, a former MLA, was observed at his residence on Friday. Havan was performed and tributes were paid to him. A langar was also served.

ASSAULTED: Six unidentified persons with sharp-edged weapons and fire arms assaulted Dr Gurdial Singh, SMO, civil dispensary, Chakkowal Sheikhon, at his farm at Khakhi Pind village on Friday. After injuring him they escaped in their car. A case has been registered.

CASE REGISTERED: The Hariana police has registered a case, under Section 304-B and 34, IPC, against Surjit Singh, Bindro and Mangat Ram allegedly for forcing Manjit Kaur to commit suicide. They asked her to bring more dowry.

NABBED: Jagtar Singh, alias Happy, aged 12, of Kalam village and Satnam Singh, alias Satta, of Garhshankar were nabbed by a woman while they were trying to break open the cash box of Baba Balak Nath temple at Jasowal village on Thursday. They said that earlier they had stolen cash from temples and gurdwaras.

2 DEAD: Satpal (22) son of Mohinder Singh of Jallowal village, died at the local civil hospital on Thursday night. He is said to have consumed some expired medicines which resulted in his death. In another incident, Amritpal (18), son of Karamjit Singh of Singriwala village, died of electric shock at his house on Thursday night.

HEALTH PROGRAMME: “Sehat Sambhal”, the health programme of Jalandhar Doordarshan Kendra has been included in 10 top programmes. According to the Audience Research Wing of DD the programme was viewed by 70 per cent population of Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Amritsar and Patiala districts, besides Goraya, Noormahal, Phillaur, Kartarpur, Adampur, Doraha, Samrala and Sirhind townships in the state.

ANTAKSHRI: The Lodhi Club organised a ‘couple antakshri’ here on Saturday. Seven teams took part in the contest. Members of the teams were: Kusum and Rajindra Singla; Paramjit and Joginder Singh; Poonam and Vipan Singhania; Jyotsna and Nitin Mittal; Poonam and Rajinder Singla; Deepa and Anuj Nayyar; and Renu and Dinesh Aggarwal. The participants played five rounds of traditional sequence, situation round, double word round, dhun round and slip round. Paramjit and Joginder Singh won the first prize, while Poonam and Rajinder Singla came second and Renu and Dinesh Aggarwal won the third prize. The club had also organised a dance party for club members and guests after the game show.

SCIENCE TOPPER: Ankur Gupta of DAV Centenary Public School, Phillaur, has brought laurels to his school by securing 100 per cent marks in science in the Class X CBSE examination held this year. He has got an aggregate of 92.2 per cent in all six subjects, according to Ms Suman Sharma, Principal of the school.

CITY TOPPER: Abhishek Gupta has topped in the city in the BCom III examinations conducted by Panjab University this year. He has secured 1159 out of the 1450 marks. He stood second in the university and first in the Department of Correspondence Studies. Last year too, Abhishek had stood first in the Department of Correspondence Studies and in B.Com I, he had topped in SCD Government College.

COMPUTER CENTRE: Jagdish Computer Centre has been inaugurated by Mr Anil Sood, president, Nagar Panchayat, Machiwara.

SANGAT DARSHAN: The Speaker, Vidhan Sabha, Punjab, Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, will hold a sangat darshan here on Monday. According to the circle jathedar, Mr Harjit Singh, Sherian, the sangat darshan will continue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ORDERED: The Punjab State Human Rights Commission has ordered for a report of the state government for not making payment of the dues of Rs 8099 to Mr K.K. Jindal, a retired senior assistant, by the District Education Officer (S), Mansa.

CRITICISED: Mr Kirpal Singh Makha, former minister, Punjab, while addressing a meeting of the Sardulgarh Block Congress Committee at Sardulgarh on Friday, criticised the no-confidence resolution passed by some Congressmen against Mr Ram Paul Dhaipi, district Congress chief. Mr Dhaipi, who was also present in the meeting, termed the allegation levelled against him as baseless.

BRANCH COMPUTERISED: Mr Parkash Singh Lamhey, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development), inaugurated a computerised branch of the Oriental Bank of Commerce here on Friday. 

LOK ADALAT: The local District Legal Services Authority organised a quarterly lok adalat at Judicial Complex on Saturday. Of 272 cases, which were presented at the adalat, 68 were settled amicably.

QUITS: Mr Gurmukh Singh Daler, a BSP leader, has announced to quit the BSP accusing Kanshi Ram of maintaining double standards. He has also announced to join the Shiromani Akali Dal ( Amritsar).

CONFERENCE: The local unit of the CPM organised a political conference at Balachaur, about 20 km from here, on Friday. Mr Raghunath Singh, member of the state secretariat of the party, Mr Lehmber Singh Taggar, president, Mr Balbir Jadla, vice president of the Punjab Kisan Sabha, while addressing the rally criticised the economic policies of the NDA government.

CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED: The local World Vision Club has launched a campaign ‘meet the successful persons’ with a view to discussing social problems with them and to find out solutions. Mr Pardeep Sharda, president of the club, stated this in a press note here on Saturday.

ARRESTED: The Sadar police arrested Joginder and Subhash Singh of Chakkar village at Chhotepur and Malikpur village on Friday and allegedly seized ten bottles of whisky. The FIRs have been registered under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act.

BEATEN UP: Mr Amit Mahi, staff photographer of “Amar Ujala” was assaulted by some miscreants on Mission Road on Friday. There was alleged to have been an altercation between him and employees of the Hindu Urban Cooperative Bank. The local journalists have demanded arrest of the culprits.

SEMINAR: A seminar on the collection of sketches, “Tarian Da Kafla” by Dr Harbhajan Singh Deol was organised by the friends of Socialism’ here on Sunday. Delivering the keynote address, eminent scholar Dr Jaspal Singh focused on the ideological concerns of the book. The characters, he remarked, were points of reference for the writer to project the ideological mood of the times. Dr H.S.Deol himself shared his experiences when he was young and in England in late 60s. Dr Deol observed that his stay in England was precious for him to understand Marxism and its role in human life. Dr Tejwant Singh Gill, Editor, Desh Sewak, presiding over the seminar said the book throws signals of statement in form of symbols and analogy of gestures. Others who addressed the gathering were Prof Sucha Singh Gill, Prof Bawa Singh, Prof Jaswinder Singh, Prof Bhupinder Parihar, Dr Prithipal Singh Soni, Dr Narinder Singh Kapoor and Harvinder Bhandal.

MEDICAL CAMP: A free medical check-up camp was inaugurated by Raja Narinder Singh, Public Health and Urban Aviation Minister, Punjab, at Nabha. The camp was held in memory of Late Ruldu Ram Walaiti Ram in which doctors of Civil Hospital of Patiala and Nabha checked the patients.

COUNCILLOR DEAD: Akali Dal (B) councillor Amar Nath Jammu died here on Sunday due to a heart attack. He was taken to the local Civil Hospital but he was referred to Ludhiana but he died on the way. He had defeated the Congress candidate, Zeera Ram, by 5 votes. Jathedar Kirpal Singh Khirnian, member, SGPC, Mr Jagjiwan Singh Khirnian, Chairman, Land Mortgage Bank, Samrala, Jathedar Joginder Singh, a Senior Akali leader, Ludhiana district, and Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, MLA, Samrala, have condoled his demise.

LAWYERS' STRIKE: Lawyers of the local Bar Association will observed a strike on Monday on the call given by the District Ludhiana Bar Association said Mr M.G. Prasher, vice-president of the bar, here on Sunday.



PAINTING CONTEST: Manmeet Kaur and Piyush Shaunak won the painting contest in the seniors and juniors categories, respectively, organised by the NIIT Leda Family Club 38, an official press release said here on Sunday. As a part of the celebrations, Mr Amritpal Singh, club official, announced anniversary scholarships where interested students will take a written examination on June 5. A children special movie “ Robo vs Godzilla” was also screened on Sunday. More than 50 children were present at the show, the release added.

SENIOR CITIZENS' PLEA: The senior citizens residing in SAS Nagar and Panckhula have to pay full fare in the CTU buses while their counterparts in Chandigarh pay only 50 per cent of the fare. Capt Sohan Singh (retd), a resident of SAS Nagar, has urged the Chandigarh Administration to extent the 50 per cent concession benefit in the buses to the senior citizens of SAS Nagar and Panchkula.

SUGAR TEST: Burail unit of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) in collaboration with makers of Glycodin organised a free sugar test camp at Burail on Sunday. As many as 200 persons were checked up and free medicines were also distributed. The aim of the camp was to spread awareness about the effects of diabetes. This was stated by Mr S.S. Rana, secretary of the unit, in a press note.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office bearers of Saint Chiranjit Parakh Dhram Sabha: president and vice-president — Mr Satyapal Parkhi; general secretary — Mr Raj Singh Parkhi; cashier — Mr Naresh Kumar Parkhi; co-cashier — Mr Darshan Parkhi; co-secretary — Mr Mohar Singh Parkhi; office secretary — Mr Seth Pal Parkhi; propaganda secretary — Mr Roshan Lal Parkhi; accountant — Mr Balwan Parkhi; and co-accountant — Mr Ishwar Singh.

POULTRY WORKERS' UNION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Central Poultry Workers Union: president — Mr Ram Lakhan; vice-president — Mr Sheesh Pal Singh; general secretary — Mr Mithu Ram; propaganda secretary — Mr Mohinder Singh; and treasurer — Mr Amar Chand.

DENTAL CAMP: A free dental check-up camp was held at Gurdwara Arjun Dev Ji, Sector 40, here on Sunday. As many as 44 persons with teeth ailment were examined at the camp. Dr Joyti Bhatia, who organises the camp every Sunday, said that free scaling and filling of teeth is done at the gurdwara. Besides extraction of teeth and general examination is also performed at the clinic. Poor patients with teeth problems could visit the clinic every Sunday from 5 pm to 7 pm.


EXCURSION: An excursion team of school-going children of Baramula district in the Valley reached here on Sunday. The team, organised and sponsored by one of the Army formations located there, comprises a total of 33 students including six girls and two teachers. Among other places, children will be visiting places of interest at Jammu, Ambala, Delhi, Jaipur and Ajmer.

CAMP: A cardio-diabetic camp was organised by the VLCC, Ambala, on Sunday. Dr OP Singla and Dr Ravinder Kapoor checked about 65 persons for cardiac and diabetic diseases. The doctors observed that due to increase of stress and strain of life, sedentary life style, poor eating habits and consumption of tobacco and alcohol there is an increase in heart diseases. The VLCC clinic manager, Harveen Kathuria, said such camps will be held in the future also to make people aware.

ADMISSION: Students, who have passed their Class XI from a local college here are facing problems in getting admission in a different institution since Classes XI and XII have been closed down in the college. A student lamented that the schools are refusing admission on one ground or another. He said that the CBSE affiliated schools are refusing on the ground that the students have passed from Haryana Board and the Haryana Board schools are stating that their seats have been filled up. He said that the college must make arrangements to ensure that the students of their college at least finish their Class XII before closing the admission in these classes.

EXAM DATES: The candidates seeking admission in medical college have appealed for rescheduling of the entrance examination dates for the Shri Ram Chandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, and the Haryana PMT. A candidate said both the entrance examinations are falling on July 1. Due to the same dates, the Haryana candidates will not be able to go to Chennai for the exams, even though reservation for Chennai has been made in advance.

2 KILLED: Parmila (20) of Dabua colony allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself on Friday. In another incident Lokesh was runover by a train and killed near the Bhadkhal crossing on Friday.

CONTAMINATED WATER: Residents of Muhall Rao Ka are forced to drink contaminated water for the past five days. They had complained to Public Health Department authorities in this connection, but nothing has been done so far.

RALLY: The Integrated Women Empowerment and Development Project will organise a rally against girls’ foeticide at Rewari on June 9. Ms Ajit Kaur, deputy coordinator of the project, stated this on Saturday.

LIQUOR SEIZED: The police seized 600 boxes containing 40,800 quarters of English wine worth Rs 4.50 lakh from a truck near Kharkhauda, about 20 km from here, on Saturday. The truck has been impounded and a case under the Excise Act has been registered.

THEFT: Thieves reportedly decamped with three silver mukats, Rs 1,600 and other goods from a temple at Nangal Kalan village , about 25 km from here, on Saturday.

BODY FOUND: The government Railway Police found the body of a 22-year-old man on the railway line between Rathdhanna and Narela railway stations, about 20 km from here, on Saturday. A case has been registered.

SHOPKEEPERS ARRESTED: The police arrested two shopkeepers Naresh and Surinder of Kharkhauda town, 19 km from here, on Saturday on the charge of selling pornographic cassettes.



WORKSHOP ORGANISED: The Bilaspur Sadar Mandal Gian Vigyan Samiti led by its chairman Yaspal Thakur organised a day-long workshop on the prevention and control of forest fires at Chhadole, 25 km from here, on Thursday.

WATER SUPPLY: Villagers of the Cel area, near here, have threatened to resort to agitation if drinking water supply was not restored at the earliest. They also urged the local MLA and Health Minister, Mr Jagat Prakash Nadda, to intervene in the matter.

PROHIBITED: The District Magistrate Mr R.D. Nazeem, on Sunday prohibited the sale of over-ripe, under-ripe and rotten fruits and vegetable in the district. Anyone found violating the orders would be prosecuted under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.


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