Tuesday, December 4, 2001, Chandigarh, India






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PUNJAB

AMRITSAR
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office bearers of the Amritsar Lawyers Housing and Welfare Society: president Mr N.K. Dhand; secretary — Mr Jaspreet Singh Bal; vice-president — Mr Naveen Puri; organising secretary — Mr Rupesh Mahendru; and joint secretary — Mr Gurpreet Singh.

LOOTED: Some gold jewellery and some cash were looted from the house of Sohan Singh of Basant Avenue here on Saturday. Occupants of the house, had gone out of station when the theft took place. A case has been registered.

BATHINDA
DENTAL CAMP: The district Health Department organised a dental camp at the local Civil Hospital in collaboration with the Rotary Club. Dr Parvinder Kaur, SMO (Dental), was in charge of the camp. As many as 2,740 adults and 1,925 schoolchildren were examined. Fiftyfive needy patients were provided with artificial dentures free of cost.

GURDASPUR
2 INJURED: Subhash Chander and Sanjay Pahwa were injured when a private bus hit their car near Kothe village, about 10 km from here, on Monday. They were referred to a hospital in Amritsar after first aid had been given to them in the local civil hospital.

HOSHIARPUR
WAR MEMORIAL
: The local unit of the Indian Ex-Services League, Punjab, and Chandigarh in collaboration with the Municipal Council and district administration will raise a war memorial at Green View Park in memory of martyrs of the district. Lient-Col A.S. Gill, president of the district unit of the league, said in a press note here on Monday that the foundation stone of the memorial would be laid on December 10.

GATE RALLY HELD: Employees of the local nagar council staged a gate rally in front of their office here on Monday in protest against the scrapping of octroi and non-adjustment of the octroi staff. Mr Kewal Lal Heer, president, Regional Nagar Palika Karamchari Sangthan, warned the government that all employees of the councils in Punjab would go on an indefinite strike if the entire octroi staff was not adjusted to other departments.

JAGRAON
FUNCTION: The local Sanmati Vimla Jain Senior Secondary Public School held its annual function at Kothe Khazuran. Mr Daran Singh Dorar, a former state minister, inaugurated and presided over it. Tiny tots, dressed in colourful attires, presented a fairy tale. Besides, group songs, ‘giddha’ and ‘bhangra’ were also presented by students. Students were presented mementoes and certificates.

LUDHIANA
DISTRIBUTED: Members of the Lions Club Ludhiana (North) distributed free sweaters among needy students of Government Middle School, Ambedkar Nagar. Mr J.P.S.Saluja, Zone Chaiman, in a press note issued on Monday said the chief guest, Mr P.S.Narang, appreciated the efforts of the club in serving to the humanity. Amongst others present on the occasion were Mr H.S.Lamba, Mr S.P.S.Shahpuri, Mr G.S.Bansal, Mr K.S.Bawa, Mr Gurvinder Singh, Mr Mohan Singh Bhanwra and Mr Taranjit Singh Khurana.

CAMP: Shree Raghunath Charitable Hospital, will hold a free medical camp on Sunday. Dr Ritu Gupta, Medical Superintendent of the hospital, said the camp would be inaugurated by Dr Rajinder Kaur, Civil Surgeon. Free medicines will be provided to poor and needy during the camp. 

ELECTION HELD: The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal has hailed the election of Mr K.S. Badungar as the president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee. A meeting of SAD-B was held here on Sunday under the chairmanship of its acting district president, Mr Avtar Singh Makkar. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Sharnajit Singh Dhillon, a senior Akali leader, said with the appointment of Mr Badungar as the SGPC president, differences between the high priests and the SGPC would also cease. While addressing the meeting Mr Makkar said Mr Badungar’s moderate approach would help in resolving various issues being faced by the panth. He hoped that given the high educational background of Mr Badungar, the SGPC would be able to discourage educated youth from adopting the pathith path.

MANDI GOBINDGARH
MEDICAL CAMP: The Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic Medical College and Hospital here will organise a free medical camp at Ram Bhavan Dharamshala here on December 5 with the assistance of the Vivekanand Seva Samiti. It will be inaugurated by Mr Kanhayya Lal, president of the samiti. According to Mr S. N. Singh, Principal of the college, a team of doctors will examine patients and will be given free medicines for five days. 

MALERKOTLA
KILLED: Anwar Mohd (40) of Manna Phatak was crushed to death by a truck when he was crossing a road near the local Kamal cinema here on Sunday.

IFTAAR PARTY: An Iftaar party was organised by the local Rotary Club at the Malerkotla Club here on Sunday. According to Mr R.K. Jindal, secretary of the club, Mufti-e-Punjab Fazal Ur Rehman Hilal Usmani presided.

MOGA
TAP WATER: Residents of various localities here on Monday said the tap water being supplied to them was contaminated and even mixed with sewage. They urged the Municipality to make arrangements to provide safe drinking water to them. Water reservoirs built at various places in the town had not been cleaned up for several years, they added.

NAWANSHAHR
ANNUAL FUNCTION: The local Dr Asanand Public Senior Secondary School organised the annual prize distribution function on Sunday. Mr Sudershan Sharma, vice-president, Punjab Arya Pratinidhi Sabha, was the chief guest. Mr Davinder Sharma, registrar, Arya Vidhya Parishad and Mr Prem Bhardwaj, treasurer of the sabha, presided over the function. Students presented cultural programmes, said Ms Achla Bhalla, Principal of the school.

DONATED: The City Smile and the Mehak, units of the Lions Club, Banga, donated furniture items and Rs 6,000 to a poor girl of the nearby Kajla village on the occasion of her marriage on Sunday. The clubs organised an eye camp at Government Middle School, Bhootan. As many as 165 students were examined and medicines were given free of cost.

MEDICAL CAMP: The Guru Nanak Mission Medical and Educational Trust, Dhahan Kaleran, organised a medical camp at Achalpur Mazari village. Mr Hardev Singh Kahma, vice-president of the trust, inaugurated the camp. More than 900 patients suffering from various ailments were examined, said Ms Sushil Kaur, PRO, in a press note here on Monday.

PATHANKOT
INAUGURATED: Mr Balramji Dass Tandon, Local Bodies Minister has said
no employees of the Octroi Department will be retrenched and will be absorbed in other wings of the civic bodies. He was speaking at the inauguration of Manav Complex and Patel Chowk here on Sunday.

PATIALA
CHECK UP CAMP: The Patiala Society for Rehabilitation of Physically Handicapped, Red Cross and Saket Hospital organised a check-up and assistance camp on Thursday, which was attended by nearly 450 patients. Fifty patients were referred to the Red Cross Saket Hospital for treatment.

DENTAL CAMP: Doctors of Mata Kaushalya Hospital organised a dental check-up and awareness camp for students at Government Senior Secondary School on Thursday where nearly 1,200 students were examined. Speaking on the occasion, the doctors informed that most students were unaware of the importance and ways of maintaining oral hygiene. The DTS of Red Cross, Mr K.R. Verma, while informing that more than 60 per cent school children were suffering from anaemia, stressed on the need to raise awareness about the disease. 

REFRESHER COURSE: A three-week university Grants Commission (UGC) refresher course in Statistics was inaugurated at Punjabi University here on Monday. More than 25 participants from Haryana, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and Assam are participating in the course. Inaugurating the course, Vice-Chancellor of the university, Mr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, stressed on the need to pay more attention on the study of basic sciences, especially on professional courses. 

ROPAR
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the organising committee of Shayama Shyam Kala Mandir: chairman — Mr S.C. Tandon; president — Mr Ashok Manocha; general secretary — Mr Suresh Malik; director — Mr K.S. Rana; vice-president — Mr Naresh Arora; and legal adviser — Mr Randeep Bhanot.

SANGRUR
STOLEN: About 250 containers of vanaspati ghee and refined oil were stolen from the shop of Mr Ramesh Kumar at Dirba village, 26 km from here, on Saturday. A case has been registered.

TARN TARAN
SMACK SEIZED: The police seized 10 grams of smack from Ranjit Singh of Bath village at a naka on Saturday. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered. 

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CHANDIGARH

ONLINE SERVICE: Provision of online internet service was inaugurated at the PGI Library by the Deputy Director Administration PGI, Ms Meeta Rajivlochan, here on Monday. In addition to the internet access services, the library is already providing CD medline databases searches, online access of journals, pub-med and audio-visual services. The computerisation of the library is under progress. 

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HARYANA

AMBALA
CHOWK INAUGURATED: The local MLA, Mr Anil Vij on Monday inaugurated Bhagwan Parshuram Chowk on the Jagadhari road. A number of people had turned up at the function that was held in the evening.

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

BILASPUR
DISTRIBUTED: A function was organised by Chetna, social organisation at the Shri Laxmi Narayan Temple complex here on Saturday. The Sub Divisional Magistrate, Mr Rakesh Dhiman, distributed artificial limbs among 10 handicapped persons. Later, an awareness rally was held in this connection.

AIDS DAY: A district-level function was organised to observe the World AIDS Day at Behal, about 60 km from here, on Saturday. The Chief Medical Officer, Dr M.L. Mahajan, presided over the function. Schoolchildren held AIDS awareness rallies in the town and Barmana.

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