Sunday, January 6, 2002, Chandigarh, India 

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


NOMINATED: The following have been nominated office-bearers of the Missionary Educational Society: president — Mr Kirpal Singh; senior vice-president — Mr U.S. Bhasin; and vice-president — Mr Bakshish Singh.

BAN ORDER: Mr Iqbal Singh Sidhu, District Magistrate, has extended Section 144, CrPC, throughout the district. He has imposed ban on the assembly of five or more persons shouting slogans, carrying of firearms and sharp-edged weapons in public places. He has directed all house owners to provide complete information about their tenants. The use of military-colour uniforms, jeeps, motor-cycles and other vehicles by civilians and the exhibition of video films and playing of tape-recorders in government and private buses have also been banned. Order will remain in force up to February 28, 2002.

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.

TERRORISM: The Minister for Higher Education, Punjab, Mr Mohan Lal, has urged the Himachal Pradesh Government to beef up security arrangements in the sensitive areas of the state to check terrorism. Addressing a press conference here on Friday, he said the Himachal Pradesh Government had failed to check infiltration of Kashmiri militants from the Chamba area into Punjab.

SDM TAKES CHARGE: Mr Balraj Singh on Friday took over as the local SDM succeeding Mr Gurinder Pal Singh Sahota whose services have been put under suspension by the Election Commissioner for his alleged partial role in the preparation of voter list.

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. 



FARMER MURDERED: Singh Ram, a farmer of Naultha village, was allegedly murdered by another farmer, Karmvir, on Thursday. According to information available, Singh Ram had gone to his fields when he had an altercation with Karmvir which led to his murder. A case under Section 302 of the IPC has been registered.



COP KILLED: Mr Rup Singh Guleria (45), Sub-Inspector, CID, was killed on Thursday when a jeep belonging to the BBMB hit him near his village, near Gutkar, on the National Highway No 21. He was cremated with full police honours.

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.

REVENUE RECORDS: The revenue records in Sirmaur district are being computerised. In the first phase, revenue records of 70 villages of a total of 148 in Nahan tehsil have been computerised. Mr Rakesh Kaushal, Deputy Commissioner, Sirmaur, said on Saturday that the revenue records of 987 villages of the district would be computerised within three years.

AYURVEDIC DOCTORS: The Himachal Pradesh Ayurvedic Doctors Association has taken exception to the government’s recent notification in which gazetted status of ayurvedic doctors has been converted into non-gazetted. Mr Sanjit Guleria, president of the association in a statement issued here on Saturday said it was surprising that even the minister concerned and the Chief Minister had no knowledge in this connection.

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.

SWORN IN: Mr Mohar Singh Chopra was sworn in as member of the Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission on Friday. Dr Suraj Bhan, Governor, administered the oath of office and secrecy to Mr Chopra at a function at Raj Bhavan here.

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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