Wednesday, July 11, 2001,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


SANGAT DARSHAN: A sangat darshan programme, to be held at Bachat Bhavan, Fatehgarh Sahib, on Friday, would be presided over by Mr Vikas Partap, Deputy Commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib. Disclosing this to mediapersons here on Tuesday, Mr R. S. Jangoo, SDM, Amloh, said grievances of the public would be redressed on the spot.

BODY FOUND: A body was found in a passenger train coming from Sirsa at the railway station here on Monday. A case has been registered with the railway police. In another incident, Vinod Kumar (20) was injured when one of his friends attacked him with a sharp-edged weapon. A case has been registered.

MBA, MCA COURSES: The Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences, Gobindgarh, has got permission from the All-India Council of Technical Education to run MBA and MCA courses under Punjab Technical University. This was stated by Mr Zora Singh Mann, Chairman of the institute, in a press note here on Tuesday.

MAN INJURED: Ranjit Singh of Maloud Roria village was seriously injured when he was allegedly beaten up with sticks by Gulzar Singh, his son Kucky, wife Harbans Kaur and daughters kale and Manjit Kaur. He had once complained to Gulzar Singh about his daughters and since then the family was finding ways to attack him, alleged Ranjit Singh. A case has been registered under Sections 323, 325 and 34 of the IPC.

LAND GRABBED: Malkit Singh of Babarpur village has complained that about 10 to 12 persons of the village forcibly ploughed his land though the case regarding its ownership is still pending in the court. A case has been registered at the Payal police station in this regard.

MEETING: A meeting of the office-bearers of Ex-servicemen Cell of Fatehgarh Sahib district was held here on Sunday. The Chairman of Ex-Servicemen Cell, PPCC, Col Zorawar Singh, emphasised to enrol more and more ex-servicemen to strengthen the Congress party. He warned the persons who exploit the ex-servicemen for their personnal gains and demanded their due share in the government jobs as per the reservation.

DEAD: Tirath Khosla, son of Dawarka Dass of Jalandhar, succumbed to his injuries at the Civil Hospital, Mukerian, on Sunday. Tirath and Dinesh Khanna, son of Shiv Raj of Jalandhar, were reportedly injured when their Maruti car dashed into a stationary truck at the Mansar barrier.

BABY FOUND: A newly born female baby was found on the road at Jhajjeon village, Tanda, on Saturday. The police has registered a case under Section 317, IPC, and got admitted the baby in the Civil Hospital.

TWO DEAD: Narang Singh (35) died on the spot when he fell down from his scooter at Mohalla Dasarka, Talwara, on Sunday. In another incident Vinod Kumar (27), son of Romesh Parshad Singh, died of snake-bite at Navyug Model School, Attowal, on Sunday.

SUCCUMBS: Balwant Rai of Musionpur succumbed to his injuries at the Civil Hospital, Mukerian, on Sunday. Balwant and Jarnail Singh were seriously wounded when a truck hit their scooter near Mukerian on Sunday. A case has been registered against the truck driver in this connection.

KILLED: Birbal (60), a resident of the town, was hit by a scooterist, Harpreet Singh of Sherpur Kalan village, near Bank of Punjab here. Birbal was taken to the Civil Hospital, where he breathed his last.

FUNDS PROVIDED: The district administration has provided Rs 2 Lakh to the local police for making seating arrangements and providing other facilities to visiting public in police stations in the district. The Deputy Commissioner Mr, S.K. Sandhu, said in a statement here on Tuesday that the DIG Police, Ludhiana Range, Mr Suresh Arora, had recently toured various police stations in the district and had brought to the notice of the district authorities the lack of seating arrangements and some other basic facilities in the police stations. The funds released to the Police Department would be utilised for purchase of chairs, benches and other furniture, for use in the police stations.

HAILED: The activists of All-India Sikh Students Federation and Legal Cell of SAD have hailed the appointment of Mr Kirpal Singh Kalra, advocate, as president of the Dugri Circle of the party, and Mr Gurcharan Singh Khalsa as senior vice-president of the District Akali Jatha (Urban). In a joint statement, they have expressed their gratitude to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Mr Avtar Singh Makkar, acting president of the district unit of the party, and Mr Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, Director, Markfed, Punjab, for these appointments.

CONDEMNED: The Communist Party of India (ML-Liberation) has taken strong exception to attack on Mr Rajwinder Singh Rana, state secretary of the party, by certain anti-social elements. The party district secretary, Mr Ramesh Sharma, said after an emergent meeting of the district unit of the party and other trade union bodies here that party would launch an agitation if the police failed to apprehend the culprits.

NOMINATED: The district president of Lok Janshakti Party, Mr Kartar Singh Patna, has nominated some office-bearers of the district unit of the party: Mr Raju Chopra — vice-president; Mr Gurdip Singh Jamalpur — general secretary; and Mr Harpreet Singh — secretary of the district unit. Mr Lovely Nayyar and Mr A.C. Kumar have been nominated presidents of Ludhiana North and Ludhiana West Assembly segments while Mr Garib Das would be the general secretary of Ludhiana West area. Mr Patna said the ward-level units of the party would be set up soon so that party functionaries could be properly motivated for the coming assembly polls. He said the party would organise another rally at Hoshiarpur on August 5 to prepare ground for the forthcoming electoral battle.

APPOINTED: The department of Food and Civil Supplies and Consumers Affairs, Punjab, has appointed Mr Sarat Chander as member of the local Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum. He replaces Dr Ram Nath Bhardwaj, who retires on July 13.

STONE LAID: Dr Puran Singh Jassi, consultant, the North India branch of UNICEF, laid the foundation stone of a building which will house the office of ‘‘abadi roko andolan’’ at Guru Nanak Nagar here on Monday. Dr S.S. Sharma, Civil Surgeon, was also present. The ‘andolan’ was started in the district on September 16, 1983.

RAIDED: A police party headed by Assistant Sub-Inspector Sukhwinder Singh raided premises of two distilleries engaged in producing illicit liquor at Nathuwala village on Monday and seized 36 bottles of country liquor. Some liquor vend owners have reportedly been booked in this connection.

SAPLING PLANTATION: More than 13 lakh trees will be planted in the district by the Forest Department during the monsoon. The department has also been advised to prepare a directory of rare species of trees in order to educate the coming generations. This was stated by Mr Jasbir Singh Bir, Deputy Commissioner, while addressing a gathering after planting a sapling during the tree plantation drive to mark the 101st birth anniversary of Bir Dasondhi Ramji at Atma Ram Kumar Sabha Senior Secondary School here on Tuesday. He advised the Horticulture Department to take proper care of trees in the city.

HISTORICAL MONUMENTS: The ‘Cultural and Heritage Conservative Initiative’, a voluntary organisation, has expressed concern over the dilapidated condition and destruction of ancient monuments of historic, cultural and religious importance. A press note to this effect was issued by Dr Manjit Singh Randhawa, convener of the organisation. The organisation demanded thorough survey, enlistment and declaration of these monuments as protected structures by the state government. The organisation appreciated the resolve of the state government to preserve certain monuments relating to Maharaja Ranjit Singh and the steps taken to renovate two historic gardens namely Ram Bagh at Amritsar and Baradari Garden at Patiala. The organisation also expressed its dismay over dismantling of a number of buildings of historic importance by various urban development agencies.

DECISION WELCOMED: Mr Bihari Lal Saddi, vice-president of Government Secondary School Teachers’ Union, Punjab, has welcomed the decision of the Punjab Education Department (Primary Directorate) to conduct interviews of all the candidates, including B.Ed. teachers, for 7,230 posts of primary teachers, as per the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court . Talking to mediapersons at the local Civil Rest House, Mr Saddi said it was not a sin if M.A., B.Ed. or B.A., B.Ed teachers were posted in primary schools, as they were equipped with better qualifications and were seeking employment for about a decade.

INAUGURATED: Mr Charanjeet Singh Atwal, Speaker of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, inaugurated new roads from Akalgarh to Hedon Bet, Hambowal Bet to Hayatpura and Loharian to Hambowal Bet on Sunday. He also sanctioned a grant of Rs 50,000 for the repair of Harijan Dharamshala and Rs 50,000 for Bajigar Dharamshala in Hambowal Bet and two water pumps for the village school. Speaking on the occasion, he highlighted the achievements of the Badal government.


ELECTED: The following have been elected members of The Tribune Friends Cooperative House Building Society Ltd: Mr Surinder Puri, Mr Ajay Kumar, Mr Raman Khanna, Mr Surinder Singh Walia, Mr Subhash Chand, Mr Parkash Singh and Mr Vijay Arora.



ARREST DEMANDED: Mr Amar Singh, a freedom fighter of village Bijalpur, has demanded that the killers of freedom fighter Mehtab Singh Chauhan must be arrested soon. He said the law and order situation had deteriorated in the state and the police must promptly arrest the culprits, a release said. He said the Congress had failed as an effective opposition party in the state.

SWASTHYA KARAMCHARI ASSOCIATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Swasthya Karamchari Association, Ambala: district president— Mr Vishal Kaushik; general secretary — Mr Yashpal Chauhan; senior vice-president — Ms Indira; vice-presidents — Mr Amarjit Singh Bhatia and Ms Shanti Devi, cashier — Mr Gulshan Kumar; organising secretary — Mr Kuldip Chopra, auditor — Mr Harikrishna Gupta; and adviser — Mr Pritam Singh.

PANCHAYAT MEETING: A meting of the panchayat of Kaleran village was held on Tuesday to discuss the issue of sacrilege of the Sikh holy book. While condemning the incident, panchayat members stated that such an incident should not have taken place. The panchayat members opined that the culprits must be punished but the innocent should not be harassed in the process. They said the whole village would participate in the Akhand Path to be organised in the village gurdwara and stressed the need for harmony among the villages.

MC BYELECTION: The byelection to ward no 24 of Ambala Sadar, which fell vacant due to the death of the local municipal councillor, will be held on August 9. A notice in this regard has already been issued. The nominations can be filed from July 9 to 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Scrutiny of nomination papers will take place on July 25. Withdrawal of nominations will be allowed till July 30. Voting will take place on August 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and counting of votes will start immediately thereafter, a release said.

MISCREANT ARRESTED: The Charkhi Dadri police has arrested Dharmender, a notorious miscreant, from Shishwala village. he has confessed his involvement in more than nine cases, including dacoity, loot, murder and liquor smuggling. A .32-bore revolver and six live cartridges have been seized from his possession.

FIVE INJURED: Three persons, including a woman, received injuries in a scuffle that look place at Paposa village under the Buwani Khera police station on Sunday. The injured have been admitted to the Civil Hospital here. In another incident, Prakash and his wife Nirmala were attacked and injured in a clash at Jatu Luhari village. Some land dispute was said to be the cause of the clash.

ONE KILLED: Balwinder Singh of Gaarota, Patiala, was killed in a road accident near Keorak village on Sunday when a Tata Sumo hit the motor cycle on which he was riding. A case has been registered against Romeshwar of Jamal Mazira, the driver of the Tata sumo.

AWARDED: At least 50 employees of the Sonepat depot of Haryana Roadways, including 25 drivers and conductors, were awarded cash prizes and given commendation certificates by Mr H.C. Jain, General Manager of the roadways, at a function here on Monday. Mr Jain claimed that the depot had earned a record revenue in the past few years.

URGED: Mr Jagjit Singh Chauhan, Sarpanch of Jakhauli village, on Tuesday urged the state government and the district administration to remove an unauthorised liquor vend from a place near the girls’ school of the village. he also threatened to gherao the liquor vend if the authorities failed to take any action in this matter.

WITHDRAW CASES: Leaders of various government employee unions on Tuesday urged the state government to order the immediate withdrawal of cases instituted against some union leaders. They warned that if their demand was not conceded, they would launch an agitation.

SUICIDE BID: Chandeshwar, a youth, reportedly made an attempt to commit suicide by consuming celphos tablets in his house in the Jiwan Nagar area here on Monday. The police is still inquiring into the case.


ARRESTED: The police has arrested Prince Rajpoot, driver of Maruti car No DL-3-CH-0913, which had hit a scooter killing a Barmana Beopar Mandal office-bearer and prominent iron merchant Krishanlal Mahajan. This was stated by Superintendent of Police Atul Verma here on Monday.

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