Saturday, October 27, 2001, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


DEAD: Labh Singh, a former Principal, Shaheed Missionary College and Guru Kashi College, Damdama Sahib, has died after a brief illness. Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra, president, SHSAD, has condoled the death.

GOLDEN JUBILEE: The sixteenth battalion of the Sikh Regiment celebrated its golden jubilee here on Thursday. The function was attended by retired and serving officers, junior commissioned officers and other ranks from all over the country. On the occasion a CO medal was presented to the ‘headquarter company by Maj-General Parkash Singh (retd).

SHOW HELD: A light and sound show based on the life and times of legendary Maharaja Ranjit Singh will be organised at Sri Guru Harkrishan Senior Secondary Public School here on Monday. The function will be presided over by Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar, Akal Takht.

RESULT: The result of BCA, part-II, supplementary examination of Guru Nanak Dev University conducted in September will be declared on Saturday, according to an official spokesman of the university.

SIX ARRESTED: The police has booked six persons from various parts of the district for allegedly possessing illicit liquor under various sections of the Excise Act on Wednesday. Kartar Singh of Angarh, Arjan Singh of Mahwa village, Khazan Singh of Maude village, Satnam Singh of Tarapur, Seema and Piyara Singh of Ajnala were those arrested in this connection.

COMPLAINT LODGED: Lakhwinder Kaur of Rajdan village, Majitha, in a complaint lodged at Mehta police station alleged that her daughter Balwinder Kaur had been strangulated to death. Her daughter had married Sukhchain Singh of Kot Kehra nine months ago. A case has been registered under Section 304, IPC, in this connection. The accused are still at large.

RALLY: A protest rally against global terrorism was held by the District Youth Congress, SC/BC, here on Wednesday. They burnt the Pakistan national flag and the effigy of Osama bin Laden.

CAMP: The Lions Club here will organise a free heart cum-hypertension check-up camp on Saturday at Beli Ram Jain Lions Health Care Centre, Khoo Kaaurian village, here. Medicines will be given to patients free of cost.

SEIZED: The district police has seized two wine-making units, 130 kg of lahan, 40 bottles of illicit liquor and nine bottles of countrymade liquor under a special drive launched recently. This was stated by Mr Kanwarjit Singh Sandhu, SSP here on Thursday. He said four persons had been arrested in this connection and cases registered in this connection.

EYE PROBLEM: Residents here have been complaining of some eye problems and acute suffocation here because of the air pollution caused by the burning of paddy straw by farmers in the fields. Mrs Sunita Singal, a social activist, urged the government to initiate measures in this regard.

CAMP FOR DISABLED: The Helping Hand Educational Society, an NGO of the city, will organise a free camp for the disabled on October 28 at Rampuraphul. Mr Bhan Singh Bhaura, MP, will be the chief guest. This was stated by Mr Vishwas Kumar, secretary of the society, in a press note here on Friday.

RALLY: Members of the Punjab Kisan Sabha will hold a rally in New Delhi on November 6 in protest against the implementation of the WTO accord in India. Mr Joginder Dayal, general secretary of the Punjab CPI, said this here on Tuesday while addressing a gathering of farmers.

RESENTMENT: Resentment prevails among the Medical Laboratory Technicians Union due to the alleged adamant behaviour of the government towards their demands, which include giving of salaries as per the order of the High Court, of rent free houses and risk allowance. This was stated by Mr D.P. Bansal, general secretary of the union, in a press note issued here on Tuesday.

ORDERS ISSUED: Mr Kulbir Singh Sidhu, District Magistrate, through orders issued here on Thursday prohibited the sale, manufacturing, storing and use of dangerous fire crackers. The order will remain in force till November 30.

SEIZED: Mr Rakesh Suri, Drug Inspector, and Mr Jagdeep Hundal, DSP, Headquarters, seized a large number of intoxicants from Trehan Medical Store in a joint raid conducted on Wednesday as part of a drive to check drug addiction.

THREATENED: Mr Balwant Singh Khera, Chairman, Malta Boat Tragedy Probe Mission and former President, Janata Dal, Punjab, said in a press note here on Thursday that he had written a letter to Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar Akal Takht, on May 25, regarding some persons being sent abroad by SAD leaders in the garb of religion, but in vain. He threatened to sit on a fast if no action was taken in this regard.

PROTEST: Activists of the Panthic Morchas took out a protest march at Dasuya, 40 km from here, on Thursday in protest against the burning of a holy book at Sakrala village. Later, they presented a memorandum to the SDM.

ARRESTED: The police here arrested a proclaimed offender, Tarsem Lal of Ramgarh mohalla near Railway Mandi, on Wednesday. He was declared a proclaimed offender by the court on May 7, 1985.

MEETING: Mr Ajay Goyal, Joint Income Tax Commissioner, convened a meeting of local traders here on Thursday. He advised traders to file their income tax returns annually.

DHARNA: The Punjab Veterinary Pharmacists Union staged a dharna in front of the office of the Deputy Director, Department of Animal Husbandry, on Thursday in protest against the alleged failure of the state government to implement their already accepted demands.

DHARNA: The district unit of the Punjab Subordinate Services Federation (PSSF) held a dharna here on Wednesday in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner in protest against the liberalisation policies being pursued by the NDA government. Mr Som Lal, Mr Jaswinder Singh, Mr Iqbal Singh, Mr Surjit Singh Kaler, Mr Dev Singh, all PSSF leaders, addressed the gathering. A memorandum was also submitted to the Deputy Commissioner.

PROTEST: The District Aarthis Association would present a memorandum to Deputy Commissioner on Monday in protest against the non-payment of paddy. Giving the information, the association President, Mr Subash Banga, said as a part of the agitation, the association leaders would hold a series of protests.

APPOINTMENT: Mr Yogesh Kapur has been appointed as special invitee, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee by PPCC President, Captain Amarinder Singh. Earlier, he was the general secretary of the Punjab Youth Congress. 

NABBED: The local CIA staff arrested a proclaimed offender, Roshan Lal of Ambala City, in connection with two cases registered in 1982. He has been remanded in judicial custody till November 7.

TESTING CENTRE: Mr Vivek Aggarwal, Deputy Commissioner, Kapurthala, on Wednesday assured the local industrialists and exporters that a testing centre would be set up in the Industrial Area for which land would be provided by the government. The centre would be run by a society of industrial bodies. He said industrialists of Jalandhar and Ludhiana would get an eight hour of power supply daily.

RURAL GRANTS: The Punjab Tourism Minister, Mr Swarna Ram, on Wednesday met sarpanches and panches of the Phagwara block and urged them to make judicious use of grants provided for the rural development projects.

APPOINTED: Mr Balbir Singh Chana has been appointed Secretary of the backward classes cell of the PPCC. Meanwhile, Mr Ajay Upmanyu has been appointed General Secretary of the District Youth Congress.

CRUSHED TO DEATH: Mukhtiar Singh (35) of Allipur village falling under police station, Harike, was crushed to death by a tractor near Nathupur village, on Wednesday. A case under various sections has been registered against the driver of the tractor who has absconded.

APPOINTED: Mr Sucha Singh Jodhpur has been appointed special invitee to the Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee (PPCC) by Capt Amarinder Singh, President, PPCC. This was stated by party sources here on Wednesday.

SHO TRANSFERRED: Mr Swaran Singh, SHO, Patti, has been ordered to report at the local Police Lines immediately for not performing his duties properly, according to police sources here on Thursday.

LOOTED: Two boys snatched Rs 1 lakh from Satnam Dhawan, a clerk of the commission agent, at pistol point. The accident took place at Patti on Tuesday when the clerk after withdrawing the money from the State Bank of Patiala went to a PCO for making a phone call. Two boys brandishing a pistol snatched the money and escaped on a motorcycle.

CONSTABLE BOOKED: The Verowal police on the orders issued by Mr Rajinder Aggarwal, Judicial Magistrate (Senior Division), has booked a constable, Harbhajan Singh, posted at PAP lines, Jalandhar, along with his four other family members under Sections 498A, 406, 506, 341 of the IPC. Ms Rajbir Kaur, alias Sukhdeep Kaur of Fatehpur Badeshah village, in her complaint had blamed Harbhajan Singh and his family members for harassing her for bringing insufficient dowry.



FOUNDATION STONE: The foundation stone of the new Shiv Temple was laid in Sector 45 by Mr Kishori Lal, father of Mr Satpal Gupta, a former sarpanch of Burail village here on Friday. The temple is being constructed by the Suraj Kund Shiv Mandir Sudhar Committee. Mr Lal also donated Rs 11,000 to the committee for the construction. A community kitchen was also organised by the Shopkeeper Welfare Association.

SLOGAN WRITING CONTEST: Ritu, Chetna and Shivali bagged the first, second and third prizes, respectively, in a slogan writing competition organised in SIE, Sector 32, here on Friday. The competition was held for ETT students.

MEET ON ANTHRAX: Dr Rameshwar Chander, Director Health Services, UT would represent the city to an all-India meet on anthrax and related issues scheduled at New Delhi on Saturday being organised by the Central Ministry for Health. Directors of Health Services of various states and union territories have been invited by the Ministry.

SPECTATOR HURT: A spectator at Sector 40-C Ramlila was hurt when somebody from the crowd hurted a stone at the stage. The victim, Ms Shreshta Rana, is a resident of Sector 40. She was taken to the PGI by her husband with injuries in her head.

GROUP DISCUSSION: “Creations”, the students body of Maharishi Markendeshwar Engineering College Mullana, Ambala district, organised a group discussion on the college premises on Friday, in which over 150 students participated. Komila, won the prize, Rishap Chawla won second and Akashdeep Batra third. Consolation prize was won by Charu Gupta.

STONE LAID: Amidst chanting of religious hymns, the foundation stone of Sajal Shardha Parvar Pragya was laid at Gaytri Shanti Peeth in Phase 6 here on Friday. Baba Ranjit Singh of Dhadriwala, Patiala, and Shri Gaja Dhar Bhardwaj from Hardwar performed the foundation stone laying ceremony. Earlier, a 40-day-long Gaytri Mahamantra Akhand Jap concluded on the premises. The parivar would hold a function at Kahmi village in Panchkula district on Saturday.

ONE SUSPENDED: The Chief Medical Officer, Mr R.S. Saggu, has placed under suspension a radiologist, Dr S.K. Nain, at the local Civil Hospital in Phase 6 here, for alleged dereliction of duty. According to information available, the doctor had misbehaved with a patient who had come for an x-ray on Saturday. The patient had been referred from the Ropar hospital.



INAUGURATED: Ms Anita Chaudhary, Commissioner, Rohtak division, on Thursday inaugurated the computerised system of preparing registration cards and driving licences at the SDM office here. Ms Chaudhary said the new system aimed at expediting the official procedure and transparency had been started in collaboration with the National Informatic Centre.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE: The Institute of Management Studies and Research, Maharshi Dayanand University, will organise a national conference on ‘‘Privatisation of Insurance Sector: Corporate Challenges and Strategies’’ on November 5 here. The Chairman, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority, Mr N. Rangachary, will deliver the keynote address. The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Maj-Gen Bhim Singh Suhag (retd), will preside.

SENTENCED: The Additional District and Sessions Judge here has sentenced a poppy husk smuggler to 10 years’ of imprisonment and fined him Rs 1 lakh, failing which he will have to undergo two years’ additional imprisonment.

FOUNDATION STONE: The Chief Minister, Haryana, will lay the foundation stone of a power sub-station at Kharian village and inaugurate a rice mill at Kalanwali in the district during his visit to the district.

INJURED: Eight persons, including some women, were injured seriously when a truck hit a Tata Sumo on the GT Road near Bhigan village, about 10 km from here, on Wednesday. The Murthal police has registered a case in this connection.

DEAD: Ganga Ram, former MLA and senior Congress leader, died of a heart attack in Gohana town, 35 km from here, on Wednesday. According to a report, he was returning to Gohana after attending a party meeting at Karnal when he complained of chest pain and was taken to a community health centre where he died.

PROHIBITORY ORDERS: The District Magistrate, Mr S.N. Roy, on Thursday, imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144, CrPC, banning the carrying of firearms and sale of explosives at public places in the district. According to official sources, the order will continue till Divali.

RALLY: An environmental at awareness rally was flagged off here on Wednesday in which thousands of schoolchildren participated. Mr Rajiv Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, Yamunanagar, flagged off the rally.



DEAD: Kanhaiya Lal (77), a Praja Mandal freedom fighter, died at his native village Bholi in Jukhaia valley, about 27 km from here, on Wednesday. He is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters. His cremation was largely attended.

CONSTRUCTION STARTS: The construction of the Rs 2-crore zonal hospital was commenced here on Thursday after some ceremony by Mr N. Omnakuttan, Chief Engineer of the Chamera Hydroelectric Project (state-II). The hospital would be completed in 18 months.

ILLICIT LIQUOR: The police here has arrested four persons for carrying 48 bottles of illicit wine in two incidents in the past two days. According to police sources, 36 bottles of illicit liquor were seized from a vehicle on the Chamba-Khajjiar highway, while 12 bottles of wine were seized from two persons who were travelling in a bus which was going to Bharmour. Cases have been registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act.


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