July 29, 2001,
DEMONSTRATION: Activists of the Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray), led by Mr Amarjit Sharma, district president of the party, organised a demonstration in main bazars here in protest against the killing of innocent Amar Nath pilgrims. Addressing the rally, Mr Sharma and Mr Ravinder Kumar Arora, the president of the local unit, demanded the dismissal of Jammu and Kashmir Government and imposition of President's rule in the state. Later, the activists burnt Pakistani flag and raised anti-Musharraf and anti-ISI slogans.
SANGAT DARSHAN: A “sangat darshan” programme will be organised in Shehna town of this subdivision on August 1. Mr Sarvjit Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Sangrur, along with other district officials will visit Shehna to redress the public grievances on the spot, according to information given by the local Public Relations Department here on Friday.
BODY FOUND: The body of Devinder Singh of Kotla village was found near Kotla Gate on Friday. According to Surinder Kaur, wife of the deceased, she received a telephone call and the caller told her to send her husband to Kotla Gate to get a message from her son Jograj, who was living in Canada. He went there on a scooter but did not return. The Mahilpur police has registered a case under Sections 302 and 34 of the IPC.
THREE BOOKED: The Garhshanker police has registered a case under Section 498-A of the IPC against Nidi, Satya Devi and Lambu. According to the police sources, Rashema, wife of Nidi, lodged a complaint against them. She alleged that soon after her marriage, Satya Devi, her mother-in-law started compelling her to live with her elder son, Lambu, for which she did not agree. The mother-in-law threatened her that if she did not act accordingly she would kill her.
DOWRY DEATH CASE: On a complaint of Pargan Singh of Kot Grewal village, the Mahilpur police has registered a case under Section 306 of the IPC against his son-in-law, Harmesh of Todarpur. In the complaint, he alleged that soon after the marriage of his daughter Babali, Harmesh started torturing and beating her forcing her to commit suicide by consuming poison.
TWO DEAD: Rajinder Kumar (23) of local Bhagat Nagar died due to excessive drinking of liquor here on Thursday. In another accident, Amarjit Singh of Khokhar village, succumbed to his injuries at the CMC Hospital, Ludhiana, on Friday. He had fell off from his scooter while going from his village to Chandigarh near Gharna Sahib and a truck had hit him, injuring him seriously.
CHARGE TAKEN: Mr Balkar Singh has taken over the charge of SSP, in the district. Mr Jaskaran Singh, his predecessor, has been transferred to Jalandhar as SSP, Vigilance.
TRAVEL AGENT BOOKED: The Banga police has registered a case against Satvinder Pal, alias Billu, a travel agent of Khera village under Sections 406 and 420 of the IPC and Section 10 of the Immigration Act for allegedly duping Laddu Ram of Khan Khana village of Rs 8 lakh on the pretext of sending him to the USA, a press note issued by the police here on Friday said.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Rotary Club Patiala Greater: President — Ms Sudha Pathak; secretary — Mr Anuj Kumar Bansal; vice-presidents — Ms Ravinder Kaur and Mr Jabar Jang Singh; joint secretary — Mr Abhilash Malhotra; and treasurer — Mr Satya Pal Goyal.
DISTRIBUTED: Students of Deaf and Dumb School run under the aegis of the Ram Kali Devi Welfare Handicapped Sewa Society were given books and clothes on Saturday. The goods were distributed by industrialists, Mr Shyam Lal Navyug, Mr Anil Kumar Goyal, Mr Baljit Singh, Mr Madan Gopal Sophat and Mr Shyam Lal Pahuja.
CONTEST: The State Bank of Patiala organised essay writing, poem recitation and race competitions at Government Primary School, Khera Jattan, here on Saturday. The function was attended by bank officials, employees and village panchayat. Prizes were also distributed among students.
APPOINTED: Mr Kirpal Singh has been appointed as president of the Dalit Sena Urban Block by the district president, Mr Mohinder Singh.
CAMP: The Lions Club Patiala Central organised hepatitis-B camp at Old Bishan Nagar here on Saturday. The camp was inaugurated by Mr D.K. Sood, Governor, District 321-F.
TEEJ FESTIVAL: The Bharat Vikas Parishad will organise “Teej Festival” at Raj Kamal palace here on Sunday. According to Mr Bharat Bhushan Sirhindi, press secretary of the organisation, events, including on the spot painting, rangoli, mehandi, fancy dress and dance competitions, will be held.
WORKSHOP CONCLUDES: A six-day workshop on HIV/AIDS organised by Ahasaas, a local NGO, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Youth Programme Asia Centre (CYPAC) concluded at Punjabi University on Saturday. Mr Jasbir Singh Bir, Deputy Commissioner, accompanied by the SDM, Mr M.S. Narang, flagged off the aircraft which was to drop about 1 lakh leaflets containing information about HIV/AIDS and the various preventive measures for the disease.
STONE LAID: The foundation stone of Guru Ravidas Temple was laid here on Saturday by Guru Ravidas Sabha in Ravidas Nagar, Factory Area. Senior vice-president of sabha Mr Gurdev Singh said Rs 60 lakh were expected to be spent on the construction.
CONDEMNED: Dedicated Brothers Group led by Dr Rakesh Vermi and Forum for Common Cause led by Mr Mohinder Singh Walia have condemned the deteriorating condition of Rajindra Hospital and Government Dental College at Patiala. They said even the basic provisions such as cotton wads, disposable syringes and antiseptics were not available at times.
EXHIBITION: A science exhibition was organised by teachers and students of Guru Harkrishan Public School, Rajpura road here on Saturday. Mrs Jaswinder Kaur Dardi, Principal, and Mr Jagjit Singh Dardi, Chief Editor, Chardikala newsgroup, appreciated the activities of students and encouraged more such participation in future.
SSP ASSUMES CHARGE: Mr Paramjit Singh Grewal on Saturday took over as the SSP, Patiala. The previous incumbent, Mr Harpreet Singh Sidhu, has been transfered to Ludhiana. Mr Grewal was earlier working as Additional Inspector General of Railways.
PSEB WORKSHOP: Speaking at the inaugural session of a training workshop on performance improvement of field staff with focus on Energy Management held at the VIP Rest House of the Punjab State Electricity Board here, Mr G.S. Sohal, Chairman of the board said while the 20th century laid emphasis on manufacturing industry, in the 21st century the emphasis would be on services. He said the companies which would not provide good service would cease to exist and the same would apply to state electricity boards also.
VACCINATION CAMP: As many as 170 students were vaccinated in a hepatitis-B camp organised at St Josephs School here on Saturday. The camp was organised by the president, Lions Club Chandigarh Nightingale, Ms Harwant Gill. Dr Gaurav from the PGI vaccinated the students.
TALK ORGANISED: The Indian Calender System is best in the world as it is more scientific and more accurate, observed Dr K.S. Arya, a former Principal of the local DAV College. Delivering a talk organised by the local unit of the Bhartiya Iihas Sanklap Samiti, Dr Arya stressed the need of not aping the west but to work hard in the direction of keeping the Indian traditions alive. He said “Varsh Pratipada is the first day of the Indian new year. The Indian astrologer Scother Lagda Charya in 1181 BC had divided the whole year into 360 days. In our country Samvat are solar and lunar based.” Dr Arya congratulated the Samiti for its efforts to bring out the last chapters of the Indian history.
ABVP ELECTIONS: Mr Deepak Balyan, Department of Laws, has been elected president of the Panjab University unit of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad here on Saturday. The elections took place at the one-day training camp ‘ Abhyaas varga’ at Arya Samaj, Sector 16. Vibhor Jain, Department of Pharmacy,has been elected as the secretary. Other office-bearers include vice-presidents — Sekhar, Padmakant Dwivedi and Ritambhara Upadhyaya; and joint secretaries — Ram Naresh, Abhishek Kalla and Vineet Sethi.
‘REMOVE ENCROACHMENT’: The Market Welfare Association, Sector 37, alleged on Saturday that a large portion of the parking (in front of booth No 115, Sector 37-C) had been encroached upon by three-wheeler owners. The association demanded immediate removal of the encroachment. It also urged the Administration to provide one more entry point to the parking area.
APPOINTED: Mr Puneet Gupta, members of Bar, has been appointed junior counsel by the Chandigarh Administration for conducting cases in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. According to the Home Secretary, the appointment shall be for a period of one year.
FAST: An indefinite fast launched by Neeraj and Veerpal Kaur, both unemployed teachers, entered 39th and 25th day, respectively, on Saturday, according to a press note issued by the Unemployed Teachers Union.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of SD College (Lahore) Teachers’ Union: president — Mr Ishar Singh; vice-president — Mr Naveen Gulati; secretary — Mr S.P. Sharma; joint secretary — Mr Parmod Saini; and finance secretary — Mr A.K. Sharma.
DHARNA: The Haryana Rajkiya Adhyapak Sangh will hold a dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office on the July 30. Mr K.K. Joshi, president of the sangh, said they would protest against the anti-employee policy of the government.
PENSIONS GIVEN: The district administration has distributed pensions under various schemes for June, 2001. According to a press note, Rs 1.19 crore had been distributed as old-age pension, widow pension and handicapped pension.
VANAMAHOTSAVA: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr O.P. Indora, inaugurated Vanamahotsava at Ahrawan village in the district on Friday. The SDM, Rattia, Mr S.K. Setia, and other senior officers of the district were present on the occasion. Mr Indora said in today’s mechanical world growing of more plants could help check pollution. He urged the people to grow more trees.
6 OF FAMILY BOOKED: The district police booked six members of a family in a dowry case. According to the Ellenabad district police chief, a case under Sections 304 -B and 34 of the IPC was booked on the complaint of Girdhari Lal of Tanduranwali village in Rajasthan, who alleged that his niece, who died of poisoning on July 19 was subjected to harassment and physical torture by her husband. The court sent the husband in 14 days’ judicial custody.
‘JANTA DARBAR’ HELD: As many as 113 complaints were received and disposed of at a one-day open darbar held by Mr S.N. Roy, Deputy Commissioner, at Ganaur, 16 km from here, on Friday. The DC disclosed that similar darbars would be held at Gohana on August 3, Mundlana on August 10, Kathura on August 17, Sonepat on August 24, Kharkhauda on August 31, Rai on September 7 and Ganaur on September 14.
GHERAO THREAT: Residents of Jat Joshi village on Saturday threatened to gherao the managers of a chemical factory on the
Sonepat-Bahalgarh road if the district administration failed to check the air and water pollution of the factory. They said the management had failed to stop the flow of polluted water towards their fields inspite of repeated complaints made in this regard.
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