Saturday, January 26, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


TRAINING FOR VOTERS: Training will be provided to the voters to cast their votes through electronic voting machines (EVMs) in 189 polling booths of 78 Amloh Assembly constituency by 16 supervisors on January 29 and January 31 said Ms Raghvir Kaur Khera, Returning Officer, in a press note here on Friday. First team of eight supervisors will use nine voting machines on January 29 and the second team will work on January 31 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. , she added. 

OFFICE BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Amloh Lawyers’ Association: President — Mr Manmohan Sharma, Vice-President — Mr Harbans Singh Toor, Secretary — Mr Naveen Verma, and treasurer — Mr Mohit Puri.

ABDUCTED: Mamta (17), a student of Class IX of Government Senior Secondary School, Jagraon, did not return from the school. Father of the girl, Mr Tara Chand, a resident of sugar mill, failed to locate her in spite of his best efforts. In a statement to the police, he suspected Zinda Singh, a resident of Nurpur, for abduction of his minor daughter as he was on visiting terms at their house. The police has registered a case under Sections 363 and 366 of the IPC. 

STATE LAMBERDAR UNION: The state Lamberdar Union has decided to honour Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister of Punjab, on his visit to this town on Monday. According to a press note released by the union, 85,000 lamberdars of the state under the leadership of their president, Mr Pritam Singh Hans, would attend the function. The union appreciated the gesture of the state government for fixing Rs 500 per month as an honorarium for every lamberdar. The union also decided to present a memorandum of demands to the Chief Minister. 

MEDICAL CAMP: The Lok Sewa Society, Jagraon, will organise eyes, chest and heart check-up camp at Sikh Girls Senior Secondary School on Sunday from 11 a.m. onwards in which free ECG and medicines will be distributed. Dr Ramesh Mansuranwale, an eye specialist, and Dr Rajkumar Garg, heart specialist, will provide their services to the needy. 

INAUGURATED: Mr S.C. Choudhary, Chief General Manager, Telecom, Punjab Circle, has inaugurated Customer Service Centre in the Telephone Exchange building here. The centre is fully air-conditioned.

PHONE CONNECTIONS: The Bharat Sanachar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has provided more than two lakh telephone connections and opened 62 new telephone exchanges in the rural areas of the state during the current financial year. This was disclosed by Mr S.C. Chaudhary, Chief General Manager, Telecom, Punjab circle, while talking to media persons here on Thursday.

CELEBRATED: Students and staff of Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, celebrated Republic Day here on Friday. On the occasion, tiny tots from Nursery and KG classes presented a colourful programme which included songs and dances. Children were distributed small flags and they danced on various patriotic songs like ‘I love my India’, ‘Sabse pyara desh hamara hai’ and ‘it happens only in India’. Prizes were given to some students for their performance in cultural activities. Mr Rajinder Sharma, director, told the students regarding the importance of the day and recalled sacrifices made by the valiant sons of their motherland. Sweets were distributed among the students. 

GURBANI CONTEST: The Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle and NSS wing of Guru Hargobind Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, organised a gurbani recitation contest on the campus here on Friday. Teams from 14 colleges of Punjab participated in the contest. The team from Khalsa College, Patiala, stood first. Students from Ramgarhia Girls’ College and SCD Government College were together declared second. Third prize was won by the teams from Guru Nanak Khalsa College and Master Tara Singh Memorial College. Dalbir Singh from Khalsa College, Patiala, Harbir Kaur from Guru Nanak Khalsa College and Mandeep Singh from SCD Government College won the first, second and third individual prizes. On the occasion, Mr Surjit Singh, zonal secretary of the circle, presented a photograph of the Golden Temple to college principal, Mr J.S. Cheema. 

OLD STUDENTS’ MEET: The Old Students’ Association of the Government College for Women held a meeting on the campus here on Friday. On the occasion, Ms Amarjit Kochhar, Ms Prem Grover and Ms Mridula Jain, all old students, were honoured. A short cultural programme to mark the Republic Day was also organised which began with a classical dance by Shalini on the number, ‘Chhanak chhanak baaje payalia’. Ms Namita Sharma, old student and head of the department of music, sang ‘Ae mere vatan ke logo’ and Ms Sharanjit also sang a patriotic song. ‘Eh mere vatan ke sanjeele jawan’. A choreography with title ‘Kya isi liye payee hai azaadi’ was also presented. Ms Inderjit Gill Vashisht, Principal, was also present on the occasion. 

BEAUTY WORKSHOP: A three-day workshop on make-up and hair-styles organised by Aanchal Beauty Clinic started here on Thursday. Over 150 beauticians from Jammu, Patiala, Machiwara, Ferozpore, Amritsar, Delhi and Jalandhar attended the workshop. The beauticians were given basic make-up tips by leading make-up artist Ashok Thakkar. During the workshop, the participants will be given knowledge on bridal, traditional, western and Indo-Western make-up. 

MEDICAL CAMP: About 350 fifty children were checked-up and medicines were provided free of cost at a free medical camp organised by the Lions Club, Mandi Gobindgarh, in collaboration with the State Bank of India here on Thursday. Under the supervision of Dr P. K.Gupta, Senior Medical Officer (SMO), Dr N.K. Goel, Child Specialist, and Dr Anjali Kaushal examined the patients. Vitamin A solution was administered to all children, said Dr Manmohan Kaushal, project chairman of the club, in a press note. Mr Raj Jindal, president, and Mr Vikas Garg, secretary of the club, were also present on the occasion. 

PRIZE DISTRIBUTION FUNCTION: A combined prize distribution function of SNAS Senior Secondary and Model Senior Secondary School will be presided over by Mr Mohinder Gupta on Saturday on the school premises. Students who won distinctions in sports and studies will be honoured, said Mr Anil Sooraj, secretary of the Managing Committee of the school. 

SHOPKEEPER SHOT: Two scooter borne youths shot a shopkeeper, Hansraj (65), at Malhankalan village under Baghapurana police station in the district on Thursday. The body of the deceased has been sent for post-mortem examination. A case has been registered.

CAR STOLEN: A Maruti car (DL-2C-169), belonging to a resident of Baghapurana town in the district, has been stolen from the Nagani Pir samadh in Baghapurana town. 

FUNCTION: Mr Bachittar Singh Barn, Principal of the Govt Senior Secondary School for Girls and president of the District Tournament Committee, said the annual prize distribution function of Senior Secondary Schools Committee, Ludhiana would be organised at A.S. Senior Secondary School, Khanna, on February 2, 2002. Dr Jagtar Singh Khatra, DPI (Schools), Punjab, will be the chief guest and Ms Usha Sidhu, DEO (Schools), Ludhiana, will preside over the function, he added. 

ELECTIONS: Now there are only six candidates contesting from Samrala constituency in which the Akali Dal candidate, Jathedar Kirpal Singh Khirnian, and the Congress candidate, Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, are the main candidates. Mr Gurtejpal Singh Bhagwanpura from Panthic Morcha , Ms Kulwant Kaur from the BSP, Mr Kamaljit Puri from the Shiv Sena and Mr Swarana Ram from the Rashtarwadi Congress Party are the other candidates.



SENTENCED: The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Baljeet Singh, has sentenced three milk vendors, Charan Singh of Manas village, Amar Singh of Balwanti village and Ratan Lal of Barot village to one-year rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 1000 each, for selling adulterated milk. The court has ordered that in case of default in payment of fine, the convicts will have to undergo further imprisonment for one month.

POSTS VACANT: The posts of Executive Officer, secretary and accountant have been lying vacant in the local civic body for the past few months. The EO Mr J.P. Bishnoi, secretary, Mr Dharam Vir Bawa, and accountant Mr Nand Lal, were suspended following their alleged involvement in some irregularities.

LEGAL CAMP: The city, the Block Congress Committee, Kurukshetra, and the district Congress Legal Cell, at a joint meeting here on Wednesday decided to organise a free legal camp from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Aggarwal Dharamshala here on Saturday. Congress President, Mr Dina Nath Arora said the camp was being organised to make the house owners aware of filling their objections within a month against the house tax notices served to them under Section 78 of the Haryana Municipal Act.



SENTENCED: Mr Rajan Gupta, Sub-Judge-cum-Judicial Magistrate, Barsar, has sentenced Capt Mohan Lal (retd), a senior BJP leader of the Nadaunta area in the district, to one-month simple imprisonment and fined him Rs 2,000 for abusing Mr Kesri Lal.

ENGINEERS MEET CM: A deputation of engineers of the Himachal Irrigation-cum-Public Health Department has met the Chief Minister, Mr Prem Kumar Dhumal, at Hamirpur and submitted him a charter of demands. It demanded that all those junior engineers who have completed 15 years of service should be promoted to assistant engineers against the vacant posts.

HIND RATTAN AWARD: Mr Raghubir Singh Thakur, who hails from this district and is presently settled in Spain, has been nominated for the Hind Rattan award. The award will be given to him for his contribution to the Indian community in Spain. Mr Thakur is the president of the Indian Welfare Cultural Association, Barcelona (Spain).

ARRESTED: Hashish worth Rs 55 lakh has been seized and four persons, including a British and an Iranian national, have been arrested in the district. Mr N. Venu Gopal, SP said during a special drive, the police Manikaran, nabbed Hossein Pisshehvarz, an Iranian, at a naka near Shangha bridge and seized 3 kg charas from him. A British national, Anthony David Kelly, and Nepali, Sshim Prashad were arrested at Bhuntar and Bajaura for carrying 500 gm and 1.50 kg of charas, respectively. Four cases under the NDPS Act have been registered.

BODY FOUND: On the information provided by residents of Devka Pudla village the local police has found the body of a unidentified person from the nearby forest. According to police sources the cause of death could not be ascertained. The body was cremated by the Municipal Council, Nahan, on Thursday.

FOUNDATION STONE: The Chief Minister, Mr Prem Kumar Dhumal, laid the foundation stone of the lift drinking water supply scheme to be constructed at a cost of Rs 1.94 crore at Tripal village in Dehra subdivision on Wednesday. Mr Dhumal said Rs 239 crore had been earmarked for the construction of roads and Rs 10 crore for the repair of roads in the current fiscal year in the state. He said the Centre had allocated Rs 120 crore under the ‘Pradhanmantri Gramin Sarak Yojna’ to the state.


Home | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Editorial |
Business | Sport | World | Mailbag | In Spotlight | Chandigarh Tribune | Ludhiana Tribune
50 years of Independence | Tercentenary Celebrations |
121 Years of Trust | Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |