Monday, January 7, 2002, Chandigarh, India 

National Capital Region--Delhi


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URGED: Mr Satya Pal Dang, veteran CPI leader, has urged Mr B.K. Sirvastava, Secretary, Relief and Resettlement Department, to issue appointment letters to the kin of terrorist victims who were given Class-IV jobs. He said the Director, Medical Research and Education, was suppose to give the letters to about 15 selected persons but nothing has been done in this connection even after more than six months.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local unit of the Punjab Bank Employees Federation for the 2002-2003 session: chairman — Mr B.K. Garg; president — Mr Sunil Jindal; vice-presidents — Mr Tara Singh and Mr Pawan Singla; and secretary — Mr Charanjit Singh Lali.

EYE CAMPS: The Lions Club Harmony, Barnala, has decided to observe a fortnight of free eye operation camps from January 9 to 23 here. Stating this here on Sunday, Dr Sanjiv Kalia, president of the club, said difficulties faced by patients at one-day eye operation camps necessitated the decision.

BANDH OBSERVED: A complete bandh was observed at Shehna village, about 20 km from here, on Saturday to protest against “forcible” occupation of the local Shiv Temple Residents threatened to stage a demonstration on January 22 if the occupants were not turned out. They also submitted a memorandum to Mr Jagseer Singh Kaler, Duty Magistrate-cum-Naib Tehsildar, Bhadaur.

ELECTED: Dr D.K. Madan, Lecturer in economics, Guru Kashi College, Talwandi Sabo, has been elected member of the executive committee of the Indian Economics Association (IEA) at its 84th conference held at Vellore, Tamil Nadu. Dr Madan would represent Punjab during his tenure up to December 2004.

BANDH: Traders and shopkeepers of Sirhind town observed a bandh on Saturday and the District Taxation Bar Association abstained from work as a mark of respect to Subhash Singla, advocate and president, District Taxation Bar Association, and a renowned social worker, who expired on Friday night after a cardiac arrest. As soon as the news of the sudden demise of Singla spread in the town, the people thronged his residence. He was associated with various social, religious and political organisations of the town and the district. His cremation was largely attended by people from every walk of life. Political and religious leaders laid wreaths on the body of the deceased.

PROHIBITED: Mr Iqbal Singh Sidhu, District Magistrate, has prohibited the manufacturing and use of polythene bags which are made of virgin plastic or recycled plastic having thickness of less than 20 microns and using bags or containers made of recycled plastics for storing, carrying, dispensing or packing of food stuffs. He has ordered shopkeepers not to sell these bags. All wholesale dealers of the district has been asked to get their firms registered with the Punjab Pollution Board within 10 days of the order. The order will come into force with effect from January 4, 2002 and remain in force up to March 3, 2002.

BOOKED: The district police has registered cases under Sections 420 and 406 of the IPC and Section 24 of the Immigration Act against 12 travel agents on the charge of duping innocent persons of lakh of rupees on the pretext of sending them abroad. This was stated by Ms Gurpreet Deo, SSP, in a press note issued here on Saturday.

HAILED: Congress party workers here on Saturday hailed the candidature of Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon from Samrala Assembly segment. Mr Dhillon, the sitting MLA from the constituency, had defeated Jathedar Kirpal Singh Khirnian of SAD (B) in 1997. OC

SPORTS MEET: The Punjab Fencing Association will organise a two-day sports meet for junior and sub-junior players (boys and girls) on Friday. 

MEDICAL CAMP: Bhai Ghaniya Ji Sewa Sansthan organised its 183rd free medical check-up camp here on Friday. Over 170 patients were examined by Dr Darshan Singh. Nearly 20 persons got their blood tested during the camp. Free medicines were provided to the poor patients.

EYE TRANSPLANT: The eyes of late Amar Singh Wadhera, a resident of Navan Mohalla, were successfully transplanted to two needy persons. The operations were conducted free of cost by Dr Ramesh, Managing Director, Eye Bank, Mansuran. 

PARTY ACTIVIST DEAD: Mr Jamir Mujahid Jaunpuri (48), national general secretary of All-India Majli-e-Ahrar party died of cardiac failure on the railway station here on Friday night. Mr Jamir was in the city for the past two days to attend a meeting of the party. He suffered a massive heart attack and died on the way to receive medical assistance. The body of the departed leader was taken to Aharar Headquarters in the city. Large number of party workers and other activists paid their last respects to Mr Jamir. The body was later taken to Madyahu in Jaunpur district in Uttar Pradesh. He is survived by his wife and a son. 

INQUIRY ORDERED: Officials of the Food Corporation of India posted here are alleged to have shifted two trucks of wheat from godown No. 5 of the FCI to a local rice mill for sale. It is learnt that there is a shortage of 680 bags of wheat in godown No. 6 of the FCI. The Senior Regional Manager, Chandigarh, Mr V.K. Singh, has ordered an inquiry into the matter and deputed Mr Sukh Chand and Mr Jog Dhian, Assistant Managers at the FCI’s Sangrur office, for the purpose.

JT SECY REMOVED: The local unit of the CPI has removed local municipal councillor Seo Paul Pala from the office of joint secretary of the party’s Mansa unit due to his anti-party activities and told him not to act against the resolutions and policies of the party. This was stated in a press note issued here on Saturday by Ms Rekha Sharma, secretary of the local CPI unit.

KILLED: A scooterist was killed when his scooter dashed against a tree after hitting a vehicle coming from the opposite direction on the Moga-Ludhiana road , about 45 km from here, on Saturday. A case has been registered.

SALARIES NOT PAID: Resentment prevails among teachers of the government middle schools of the district against the government as they have allegedly not been paid salaries regularly for the past two years.

ELECTED: The local Five Star Welfare Club re-elected Mr Karamjeet Singh as its president at a meeting held here on Saturday. Mr Pritam Singh Raju and Mr Sukhvir Singh Chahal were elected as vice-president and organising secretary, respectively. The club also donated a sewing machine to a newly-married woman, Ms Balbir Kaur. 

APPEAL: Inaugurating the office of SAD candidate Jathedar Kirpal Singh Khirnian here on Saturday, Capt Kanwaljeet Singh, Finance Minister, Punjab, appealed to the people to cast their vote in favour of SAD (B) and said Jathedar Khirnian had served throughout his life for overall development of the constituency. He claimed that SAD had given maximum benefits to the farmers, traders, nambardars and employees in the state. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Charanjeet Singh Atwal, Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha, alleged that Congress candidates had always betrayed the people of the constituency. 

TELEPHONES DEAD: Most of the local telephones remain dead or disturbed. While some telephones make rustling roars, radio programme could be heard from others. The Telephone Subscribers Association on Saturday demanded satisfactory services of telephones.

LOOTED: Three car-borne miscreants looted a bag containing Rs 70,000 and some documents from Vikrant of Krishna Nagar , Jalandhar, near Chaheru, while he was on his way to Jalandhar, according to reports received here on Saturday. A case has been registered.

CONVENTION: The joint action committee (JAC) comprising managements, principals, teaching and non-teaching staff of 172 private colleges will organise a state-level save higher education convention on Thursday. This was stated by Principal Tarsem Bahia, spokesman of JAC.




YOUTHS HELD: The police has arrested Satpal and Rajbir of Dumerkha village for planning to loot travellers on the Narwana-Patiala road, near Narwana town, in the district. This was stated by Mr O.P.Singh, SP, here on Sunday. A pistol, two cartridges and a knife had been seized from them, he added.

SANCTIONED: The Haryana State Agriculture Marketing Board has constructed 102 new roads at a cost of Rs 29 crore during 2001 in the district. This was stated by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ankur Gupta, here on Saturday. The government had sanctioned Rs 13.28 crore for the repair of roads in the district, he added.

ROAD SAFETY WEEK: A meeting was organised in the local DRA seminar complex to chalk out a plan for observing the Road Safety Week from January 7. The Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mr D. Suresh, stressed upon the need for an effective awareness campaign for the road safety.

DIRECTED: The District Magistrate has directed the residents of the district to report about their domestic servants along with their home addressed to their respective police stations with in 10 days. This was stated by Mr Rajiv Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, in a press note on Saturday.

BLOOD DONATION: A blood donation camp was organised at the local Mukand Lal National Senior Secondary School on Saturday to mark the birth anniversary of Seth Mukand Lal. Dr M.C. Gambhir, Chairman, Haryana Board of School Education, was the chief guest. 




CHAMERA PROJECT: Mr S.K.Dodeja, Executive Director, NHPC, said here on Sunday that the work on the 300 MW Chamera Hydro Electric Project ( Stage II) had been speeded up under the supervision of Mr Parminder Singh, General Manager of the project. The project was being constructed at an estimated cost of about Rs 1,700 crore, he added.

LABOURER KILLED: A Bihari labourer, Manglu Ram (20), was crushed to death, while working in a flour mill in Kotlu village, about 15 km from here on Saturday. The Lambagaon police has registered a case under Sections 336 and 304A of the IPC.

OFFICE-BEARERS ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Beopar Mandal: president — Mr Sanjay Bhandari; vice-president — Mr Kamal Thakur; general secretary — Mr Raghunath; joint secretary — Mr Satpal Walia; and treasurer — Mr Dhanpal Parmer.

BEAUTIFICATION PANEL: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Ground Beautification Committee: president — Mr B.S. Lagbal; vice-president — Mr Raj Pal Dhiman; and general secretary — Mr Privesh Mahjan.

DRIVER KILLED: An HRTC driver was killed when his bus, met with an accident at Delgi bus stop, about 34 km from here on Saturday. According to an eyewitness Beli Ram of Rihana village lost control of the bus while parking it. Mr Ram Lal, ex president of Delgi panchayat informed at Subathu police chowki armed 9.35 p.m. but body could be extricated this morning. A case has been registered.

CRIME CHART: Mr J.R. Thakur, SP, while giving details about the crime chart for the past six years to mediapersons here on Saturday said there had been a marked decrease in crimes like rape, kidnapping, abduction and road-accidents during the year 2001. 

ARRESTED: Anuj Garg, main accused in the Paonta sales tax evasion scandal, was arrested by the police and remanded in police custody till January 8 by a local court on Saturday.


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