January 6, 2002, Chandigarh, India
POLICE CASES: Mr Sanjeev Kalra, SSP, said in a press note issued here on Friday that 1,864 cases had been registered in 2001 as compared to 1,612 cases during 2000. As many as 23,829 persons were challaned and a fine of Rs 51,87,937 was deposited in the government exchequer during 2001.
BOOKED: On a complaint of Mr Ram Singh of SAS Nagar, four members of a family have been booked by the police for allegedly taking forcible possession of a plot. They have been identified as Gurmej Singh and his sons Sukhwinder Singh, Surinder Singh and Tejinder Singh, residents of the town. A case has been registered under Sections 427, 447, 379 and 506, IPC.
MEDICAL CAMP: About 350 students of Sh. Kulwant Rai Sarvhitkari Vidya Mandir went through medical check-up as a part of a three-day health camp carried out by a group of senior doctors of the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, which concluded on the school premises in Sector 27 here on Saturday. Ms Harpreet Kaur, councillor, who graced the closing ceremony advised the children to be health conscious. Expressing his gratitude to the doctors who participated in the camp, Mr Charan Singh, Principal of the school, said besides holding yearly medical check-up camps, the school also organises activities related to intellectual and physical development for the students. The camp was organised by the school in collaboration with the Education Department, Chandigarh Administration.
DEMONSTRATION: A demonstration against female foeticide was held on Saturday at the Mata Kaushlaya Women’s Hospital here. Several gynaecologists, radiologists and other doctors including the Medical Superintendent and senior medical officers working in the hospitals pledged to dedicate their services to put an end to this ‘unethical and immoral’ practice which not only endangers the social set up but is also bringing a bad name to the medical fraternity. This was stated in a press note released by the PCMS. Medicos, female patients and social workers assembled in the hospital lawn and pledged to launch a crusade against female foeticide.
UDHAM SINGH BHAVAN: The All-India Kamboj Mahasabha announced on Saturday that a Shaheed Udham Singh Bhavan would come up in the city for which the municipal corporation had been asked to allot a suitable place. Announcing this at a function organised to mark the birth anniversary of Shaheed Udham Singh at the Amar Ashram here, sabha head Joginder Singh Thind said besides this the Sabha was also establishing its own website and printing a directory and magazine to highlight its activities. Sabha Convenor B.S. Shadipur while speaking on the occasion, said sabha units had been established at Patiala, Ferozepore and Amritsar and that they would be established in other districts of the state also but in a phased manner. Others who spoke on the occasion were Mr Gian Singh, former District Education Officer, Mr Avtar Singh Bhaur, former Joint Director, and Mr Kuljit Singh, Public Relations Officer.
UNIFORMS DISTRIBUTED: The Basant Ritu Youth Club, Tripuri, distributed uniforms to 260 poor students of 16 government schools here on Saturday. Inaugurating the programme at B.N. Khalsa Secondary School, the SDM, Patiala, Mr Manjeet Singh Narang, lauded the efforts of the club.
MURDERED: Maya Ram (75) was found murdered in the courtyard of his house at Barnota village, 35 km from here, in the Tungal valley on Thursday. He was alone in the house. The police has arrested Gaura Devi, widow of his brother, in this connection under Section 302 of the IPC.
NURPUR LABOURER KILLED: Pritam Chand, a labourer of the Forest Corporation, died near Bagga on Friday when he was hit by a bus. A case has been registered. SHIMLA TEHSIL DEMANDED: The Santokhgarh unit of the BJP has urged Chief Minister P.K. Dhumal to set up a tehsil at Haroli and upgrade the police chowki to a police station. BJP workers, led by Mr Des Raj Rana, president of the unit, met Mr Dhumal, under the “Mukhya Mantri Mandal Milan” programme here on Friday and demanded the opening of an electrical division at Haroli.
LABOURER KILLED: Pritam Chand, a labourer of the Forest Corporation, died near Bagga on Friday when he was hit by a bus. A case has been registered.
TEHSIL DEMANDED: The Santokhgarh unit of the BJP has urged Chief Minister P.K. Dhumal to set up a tehsil at Haroli and upgrade the police chowki to a police station. BJP workers, led by Mr Des Raj Rana, president of the unit, met Mr Dhumal, under the “Mukhya Mantri Mandal Milan” programme here on Friday and demanded the opening of an electrical division at Haroli.
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