Saturday, January 5, 2002, Chandigarh, India 

National Capital Region--Delhi


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The local unit of the PSEB Technical Services Union organised a rally here on Friday. Protesters urged the management to cancel the transfer orders of Mr Ravinder Kitty, who, they alleged, had been transferred due to political reasons.

CONDOLED: A meeting of Congress activists was held here on Friday. It was chaired by Ms Amarjit Kaur Mander, state general secretary, PPCC (Mahila Wing), who condoled the death of Sukhwinder Kaur Ghuman, general secretary, PPCC.

ELECTED: The following were elected office-bearers at the triennial elections of the Indian Ex-Services League, an apex body of ex-servicemen of the country, held in New Delhi: president — Brig Mohinder Singh (retd); senior vice-president — Lt Col Jagjit Singh Mand (retd); vice-presidents — Col H.M. Hameed (retd) and Col N.S. Janu (retd).

INTUC MEETING: More than 200 INTUC workers held a meeting at Shahpur Kandi on Thursday to chalk out the political strategy of the union. Mr Gyan Chand Loomba, vice-president of the state unit of INTUC, presided over the meeting. The union unanimously resolved to support the candidature of Mr Raghnath Sahaipuri from Sujanpur, Dr Kewal Krishan from Mukerian, Mr Ramesh Dutt Sharma from Anandpur Sahib and Mr Ram Parkash Bali from Nangal in the coming Assembly poll for the party ticket.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local branch of the Bharat Vikas Parishad: president — Master Puran Chand; secretary — Mr Yashodanandan; and treasurer — Mr Prem Sagar.

MEETING HELD: Alliance partners, the Panthic Morcha and the Bahujan Samaj Party, are likely to announce their candidates for the forthcoming Assembly elections on January 7.

The second annual festival of Arya Samaj, Urban Estate, Dugri, will be held on January 6 from 8 am to 12 noon at Plot No 574, Opposite Durga Mata Mandir, Urban Estate, Dugri Phase I, here. This was announced by Mr Vinod Kumar Dhall, secretary, Arya Samaj, after a meeting of the body. He said besides activists of Arya Samaj and their family members, a number of spiritual scholars from various places would attend the festival. Mr Parshottam Lal Arora presided over the meeting, which was attended, among others, by Mr Karanvir Gulati, Mr Padam Aul, Mr Deepak Khanna, Mr Varinder Sood and Mr Om Parkash.

HONOUR: Residents of Ward No 6 in the city will honour the Akali Dal legislator from the Ludhiana Rural Assembly segment, Mr Hira Singh Gabria, at a felicitation function to be held at Main Noorwala Road, near Basant Vihar, on January 6, according to Mr Ranjit Singh Dhillon, area councillor.

PLEA: The Environmental and Welfare Association of the New Janta Nagar and Simla Puri localities on the Gill road here has lamented the apathy of the civic administration towards a collapsed sewerage chamber in Street No 7 in New Janta Nagar, which remained unattended for over 10 days, posing grave danger to the residents. Mr Sher Singh, president of the association, said written representations were submitted to the SDO concerned as well as the Zonal Commissioner for immediate repairs of the collapsed sewerage chamber without any positive response so far.

DEPUTATION: A deputation of the Association of PSEB-Affiliated Schools, Punjab, led by Mr Tota Singh, Education Minister, has met the Chief Minister at his residence in Chandigarh to discuss some of the demands of affiliated schools. According to Mr Rajinder Sharma, its president, issues like abolition of special road tax on school vehicles, exemption from house tax and implementation of domestic rates of electricity were discussed. Mr Badal assured the school heads to consider the demands sympathetically. 

STOLEN: Some miscreants allegedly stole a scooter belonging to Sukhpal Singh, a resident of Sandor village, while he was working in the fields near the bus stand at Sandor on Thursday. A case has been registered.

MEMORANDUM: The local unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), led by Mr Arshad Dali, presented a memorandum of demands to the Deputy Commissioner, Sangrur, on Thursday. According to a press note, the demands include compensation to farmers who own land in villages in the border areas.

RICE MILLERS’ MEMORANDUM: Mr Dinesh Chopa, president of the district unit of the Rice Millers Association, submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, here on Thursday and demanded that the payment of levy rice amounting to Rs 5.5 crore due to the rice millers of the district should be released.

AWARENESS CAMPAIGN: A film ‘’ Know AIDS for no AIDS” produced by Nafisa Joseph was screened by Karhali villager near here by the Mobile Health Care Unit of Ranbaxy Community Health Care Society as part of its ongoing drive to check the onslaught of AIDS. Speaking at the camp, which was conducted with the active cooperation of Department of Social Works, Punjabi University, Dr S.P. Singh, of the Mobile Unit, cautioned the villagers against the fast spreading tentacles of HIV and elaborated on the various modes of its spread, how it is not spread, early recognition signs and symptoms and measures of prevention. Ms Neetu Jindal of the Social Works Department spoke to the young adolescent girls of the community on the subject as also on menstrual hygiene and prevention of anemia. The team members also answered questions by the young and old on the subject.

ANNUAL FUNCTION: Guru Nanak Public School, Madpur, will organise its annual function on Saturday, according to the Principal. He said the function would be presided over by Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, the local Congress MLA, and prizes will be given by Mr Bhupinder Singh Benipal, Chairman, Panchayat Samiti.



MEETING: A meeting of the Civil Defence was held at Ambala City on Friday. The post wardens were asked to inform the police regarding any suspicious person. The control room of the Civil Defence is being manned 24 hours a day. All the sirens have been made functional and a siren is going to be installed at SD College. Ambala Cantonment. 

GRANT: The Shivalik Development Agency has released Rs 1.42 crore for the various development projects of the district during the current financial year. The Chief Executive Officer of the agency, Mr Mahender Kumar, briefed here on Friday that Rs 34.20 lakh had been issued for the construction of a hall in Government College, Ambala Cantonment while Rs 30 lakh for the construction of Primary Health Centre at Majri village in Naggal constituency. He said that Rs 20 lakh would be spent on the repair of the road between Lakhnor Sahib gurudwara and Ambala city. He said that Rs 24.15 lakh would also be spent for providing drinking water to Harmilap colony, Shiva colony and Ramnagar in Ambala city. Similarly Rs 16.02 lakh were granted to Ambala city municipal council for the construction of drainage system, he added.

INAUGURATION: Mr Faquir Chand Mulana, member of the Rajya Sabha, will inaugurate Tau Devi Lal Old Age Home at Machonda village on Saturday. The Deputy Commissioner, Ambala, said that Rs 2.50 lakh had been spent on its construction. Mr Mulana will also lay the foundation stone of an old age home in Ismailpur village on the same day.

TWO HELD: The police has arrested two persons for drinking liquor at a public place. According to the police, the persons are Ramesh and Nirmal. The police has registered a case.

FAKE CASSETTES: The police busted a gang involved in making fake audio cassettes with T-series trademark on Friday. They used to sell the cassettes in the neighbouring market. Two members of the gang, Leela Ram and Lalit Kumar, were arrested and 2,143 cassettes were seized. The SP, Mr Hanif Qureshi, told mediapersons that on a tip-off, the police raided the premises being used for making cassettes near the local Jawahar Chowk area and arrested the accused. A case under Section 63 of the Copy Right Act and Section 420 of the IPC has been registered.



HOSTEL ISSUE: The local unit of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad has urged Himachal Pradesh University to keep the hostels open during the winter vacation. Representatives of the ABVP on Thursday submitted a memorandum to Dr N.K. Sharda, Pro-Vice Chancellor of the university, in which it was pointed out that the students, particularly those of M.Phil and Ph.D required hostel accommodation to pursue research work during vacation.


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