Sunday, December 2, 2001, Chandigarh, India





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PUNJAB

AMRITSAR
THREE BOOKED: The Majitha police has booked Nishan Singh, Sonu Masih and Ajit Singh, all residents of Ramdas, for allegedly looting Rs 30,000 from the shop of Mr Jaspal Singh of the same area late Thursday evening.

CHAIN SNATCHED: Two unidentified persons snatched the chain of Barjinder Kaur of Rose Avenue while she was returning home on Thursday evening. A case was registered under Sections 356, 411 and 379 of the IPC at the Civil Lines police station.

B.ED DEGREE: The B.Ed. Unemployed Teachers Union has asked the Punjab Government to close down all B.Ed colleges in the state keeping in view its inability to absorb B.Ed degree holders. They also suggested that the government should not accept B.Ed degrees of the universities of other states.

BARNALA
CONDEMNED: Mr Gurinderpal Singh Dhanaula, secretary, BSP state unit, has condemned the alleged illegal confinement of Mr Amar Singh Karamgarh, senior BSP leader of Sangrur, by the Barnala police. He said the police was mentally torturing Mr Karamgarh, who belonged to the Scheduled Caste. He said a delegation of the BSP would shortly call upon the Punjab Governor, the DGP and the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission to lodge a protest against it.

GROUP CAPTAIN RETIRES: Group Captain Ranjan Bhattacharaya, Station Commander, Indian Air Force Station here, retired on Friday after 29 years of service in the IAF. Officers and staff of the IAF Station, under the stewardship of Wg Cdr Satvir Rana hosted a grand banquet in his honour on Thursday night.

BATHINDA
MEDICAL CAMP: Dr Balraj Setia Memorial Charitable Trust will organise a two-day medical check-up and consultancy camp at Adesh Hospital and Research Centre, Kotkapura, on December 14. Patients of blood pressure, diabetes and heart ailments will be examined free of cost by Dr R.S. Kler of Delhi and Dr Parminder Singh of Ludhiana.

VOTER I-CARDS: Mr Kanwaljit Singh Cheema, Deputy Commissioner, Muktsar, in a press note issued on Saturday said residents of the Muktsar Assembly constituency could get their voter identity cards issued from December 5 to 11 from 9 am to 5 pm. He added that the voter identity card was mandatory for every resident to exercise his franchise during the coming Assembly elections.

DERA BASSI
APPOINTED: Ms Sheelam Sohi, wife of late Ravinder Singh Sohi, a former Chairman of Patiala Zila Parishad, has been appointed in charge of the Mahila Congress for Banur Constituency by Mr Mukul Vasnik, In charge of the All India Mahila Congress. She has also been asked to strengthen the party at village level and report to the party high command soon, informed Mr Krishan Pal Sharma, General Secretary of the District Congress Committee.

DORAHA
AKHAND PATH: A bhog of ‘Akhand Path’, for the speedy recovery of Mr Parkash Singh Badal, would be performed at Gurdwara Damdama Sahib at Doraha village on Tuesday. According to Mr Jagjiwan Pal Singh Gill, state delegate SAD(B), Mr Charnjit Singh Atwal, Speaker, Vidhan Sabha, would be present to offer his prayers.

LUDHIANA
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Young Lawyers Association, Khanna: President — Mr Mandeep Singh; vice-president — Mr Rajiv Punj; and secretary — Mr Gagan Gupta.

TB CAMP: The Ludhiana TB Eradication Society organised a free TB medicine distribution Camp here, on Friday. The society has registered 156 patients since March 24 (World TB Day) and treated 300 patients in its 52 camps so far. Many of them completed their 9 months course and were given clean chit for their full recovery from the disease. Over 70 poor and needy patients were given TB medicines. Prominent persons present included Mr Charanjeet Singh, Mr Deep Birla, Mr Ram Raj Garg, Mr Kanwardeep Singh Puppy, Dr Gursharan Singh, Baljeet Sahi, Mr Arun Singla, Dr Satish nauhria, Dr Savita Nauhria.

NAWANSHAHR
POLIO CAMPAIGN: The district Health Department organised a “panch-sarpanch sammelan” for the success of Pulse Polio Campaign at Civil Hospital, Balachaur, about 20 km from here, on Saturday. Dr J.S. Bhullar, Civil Surgeon, Dr Anand Parkash, District Family Welfare Officer, Dr Surinder Mohan Singh Sidhu, SMO, Balachaur, among others, addressed the gathering.

PATIALA
RALLY: The Punsup Employees Union will hold a rally at Jagraon on December 4 in protest against the non-implementation of its accepted demands by the management. President, Mr Karishan Sangruri, and the general secretary, Mr Vidhu Sekhar Bhardwaj, disclosed this in a joint statement. They said there was great resentment among employees because the decisions to restore withdrawn allowances, pension to employees on the government pattern, promotion of all categories, etc. were not implemented. 

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CHANDIGARH

DHARNA: Hundreds of local footpath workers on Thursday held a dharna at the Municipal Corporation office in Sector 17 against the non-implementation of their demands earlier accepted by the Chandigarh Administration. The agitating workers including cycle mechanics and barbers were demanding that their accepted demands like issue of identity cards, pucca booths and harassment on the hands of enforcement staff and police personnel. The protesters raised slogans against the Administration, Municipal Corporation and MC Councillors especially those belonging to the ruling BJP-SAD for their alleged dilly-dallying policy in the implementation of the demands.

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HARYANA

AMBALA
DEPUTATION: A deputation, comprising occupants of built up houses at Vidya Nagar Nanhera village, led by its president, Mr Dilbagh Singh, and the vice-president, Mr Kulbhushan, met the Chief Administrator, HUDA, and explained their grievances. The deputationists pointed out the “discriminatory policy” adopted by the Land Acquisition Department in acquiring the land around Nanhera. The residents complained that even certain parts of built up houses were proposed to be acquired whereas the adjoining houses and vacant plots had been left out. They said the local residents had already paid revenue to the state government in the form of registration and ‘intqal’ of plots. 

FLAYED: The Haryana Rajkiya Adhyapak Sangh has criticised the decision of the state government to terminate the services of JBT teachers. The general secretary of the sangh, Mr Vir Bhan, stated that the termination of services under DPIP was unfortunate and it reflects the “anti-employee” policies of the government. He said the ill-effects of handing over primary schools to panchayats had come to the fore and in several places anti-social elements were interfering in school functioning.

YAMUNANAGAR
TWO KILLED: Two youths died in a road accident here on Thursday. According to reports, Jasbir Singh and Jagir Singh were going on their motorcycle when a truck carrying iron plates at Workshop Road hit them. They succumbed to their injuries at the Civil Hospital here. A case has been registered. 

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

BILASPUR
159 CASES SETTLED: A one-day “prashasan janta ke dwar shivir” was organised at Dangaar, near here, under the chairmanship of the Subdivisional Officer (Civil), Mr Subhash Nanda, on Thursday. As many as 159 cases were settled on the spot. The remaining 73 cases were referred to the departments concerned.

NURPUR
TRAFFIC WEEK: The police inspected as many as 500 vehicles on the Damtal highway on Thursday as part of the traffic week. As many as 100 vehicles were challaned for violation of traffic rules. A sum of Rs 64,750 was realised from the defaulters. The Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mr Sanjiv Gandhi, informed the drivers of the vehicles about the road traffic rules.

PALAMPUR
SUICIDE: Sunita Devi (23) of Rajpur village, about 3 km from here, allegedly committed suicide after consuming poison on Thursday night. According to the police, Sunita was married to Pawan Kumar last year and she lost her husband in a tractor accident about one-and-a-half month back. She was rushed to the hospital where she was declared dead. The body was handed over to the family members after the post-mortem examination.

SHIMLA
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Himachal Pradesh unit of the All-India Postal Administrative Offices Employees (Group C & D) Union: president — Mr R.P. Sharma; senior vice-presidents — Mr L.R. Sharma and Mr Bharat Singh; vice-president — Ms Madhu Sharma; circle secretary — Mr Kailash Sharma; assistant circle secretary — Mr P.S. Bhatia; organisation secretary — Mr Vijay Pal Singh; treasurer — Mr Narain Dass; and auditor — Mr T.S. Thakur.

IRRIGATION SCHEME: A sum of Rs 2.5 crore has been spent for augmenting irrigation and water supply schemes in the Kusumpati constituency during the past three years. This was stated by Mr R.D. Kashyap, Urban Development Minister, after inaugurating the Rs 12.50 lakh life irrigation scheme at Sharog in Chaili panchayat, near here on Friday.

ANNUAL FUNCTION: The Kumarsain-Narkanda Student Association organised the annual cultural function “Tehelka-2001” on Friday. Famous singer, Roshini Sharma, and a stage artist, Bhuwan Sharma, were the main attractions at the function. As many as 15 items were performed. Former PWD Minister and local MLA, Mr J.B.L. Khachi, was the chief guest.

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