Tuesday, February 5, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


CRICKET TOURNEY: Sixteen teams participated in cricket, tournament organised by the Lions Cricket Club, Amloh, which concluded on Sunday. The Amloh Cricket Club got first position while the Kaulgarh Cricket Club was placed in the second position. Mr Soni Mazri and Dimpy Kaulgarh were adjudged man-of-the-match in first and second semi-finals. Mr Roshan Lal, member academic council, Punjab School Education Board and district president of Gazetted Education School Services Association (GESSA), was honoured for his excellent services in the field of education, sports and social activities. Mr Harnek Singh, advocate, was the chief guest and distributed the prizes. Mr Happy Sedda, president of the club, thanked the participants. 

BOOK RELEASED: In the memory of Mr Sagar “Shakti”, a function was organised by the Swarankar Sangh in Government Senior Secondary School here on Sunday which was presided over by Mr Harbans Lal Pajni, president, P.T.A, Dr Rajinder Toki, head of the Hindi Department, A S College, Khanna, released a book “Tanhai zindgi” edited by Mr Dharampal “Anwar” at the occasion. Mr Mohan Lal Verma was also present. 

RALLY: A rally in support of Mr Harbhajan Singh, candidate of the Lok Janshakti, party from the Amloh (reserved ) constituency, was organised here on Sunday which was addressed by district president Giani Jasmair Singh. He rediculed Badal’s assurance to voters to fulfil the promises made in the manifestoes. Mr Harbhajan Singh said a big conference of the party will be addressed at Chinarthal Kalan on February 9 by Mr Ram Vilas Paswan, president of the party and Union Minister of Coal and Mines, and Mr Amar Singh Mehmi, state president of the party. 

LOK ADALAT: A lok adalat was held at Talwandi Sabo under the chairmanship of Mr Harsh Mehta, Additional Civil Judge (senior division), on Sunday in which 48 cases were settled. In all, 126 cases were filed and an amount of Rs 46,67,900 was settled.

FAREWELL PARTY: Mr Nachhatar Singh Jahangir, state president of the Adhyapak Dal, was given a farewell on his retirement from the Punjab Education Department on Sunday at the local Garg Palace here. The function was attended by about 2,500 persons.

QUIZ COMPETITION: A quiz competition was organised by the Mata Ganga Khalsa College for Girls, Manji Sahib, Kottan. The participants participated actively in the contest and the winning team was honoured by the Principal of the college, Dr Manjinder Kaur. The vote of thanks was delivered by the Head of the Department of Commerce, Prof Sarabjit Kaur. Speaking on the occasion Dr Manjinder Kaur said every subject-teacher alongwith the students shall form a society of their own and organise various types of extra-curricular activities from time to time so that an all-round development should take place in the personality of the students and it is also essential for creating a competitive spirit in them. 

TWO KILLED: Jaggu (23) and Santokh Singh (35), residents of Sathiali village under Kahnuwan police station, died here on Friday when the scooter on which they were riding hit a vehicle while they were on way to their home.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The Rajguru Nagar Welfare Society has elected new office-bearers for the year 2002-2003. Mr Tirlochan Singh Sidhu, joint secretary of the society, in a press statement said Mr Daljit Singh Bakshi was elected President of the society. The other office-bearers were: Mr Karnail Singh Jassi — vice-president; Dr Mehar Singh — secretary; Mr Tirlochan Singh Sidhu — joint secretary; and Mr Gurdeep Singh — treasurer. The elected councillors of the society were Dr J.K. Sharma, Mr Satinder Pal Singh, Dr Sukhdeep Singh Sidhu, Mr Jaswinder Singh, Mr Sukhjinder Singh Jaura, Mr Amardaljit Singh, Col. Harbax Singh and Dr P.S.Sohi. 

SAD SUPPORT: A senior Congress leader and a former member of the Rajya Sabha, Mr Jagir Singh Dard, announced his support to SAD-BJP candidate Inder Iqbal Singh Atwal from Koom Kalan assembly segment on Sunday. Mr Dard also has remained member of the Punjab Legislative Assembly for three consecutive terms. Later talking to Ludhiana Tribune Mr Dard expressed deep concern over corruption which was conducted in distribution of Congress tickets. 

TRAFFIC JAM: The road traffic between Ferozepore and Moga remained suspended for over an hour on Sunday following traffic congestion caused due to repair of a bridge, 4 km from here, on the Moga-Ludhiana road. Traffic was later restored due to intervention of the police.

EYE CAMP: As many as 250 patients suffering from eye diseases were treated by a team of eye specialists at a one-day eye operation camp organised by Lions Club here which concluded on Sunday. The Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mr H.L. Kumar, inaugurated the camp in which medicines were given free of cost to the patients.

SEMINAR HELD: A seminar was organised by Guru Nanak Cooking Gas Agency here on Monday in which women, especially housewives, were given training regarding the use of cooking gas and its handling to avoid accidents and complications.

CYCLIST KILLED: A cyclist was killed here on the Moga-Amritsar road, 45 km from here, in a head on collision with a vehicle. The body was sent for a post-mortem examination.

MEETING: With a view to streamlining the working of the NRI Affairs in Patiala division, Mr D. P. Reddy, Divisional Commissioner, in his capacity as Divisional Chairman of the NRI Sabha (Punjab) Patiala Division, in a meeting of the NRI Executive here on Monday fixed a deadline of March 15 for the completion of work regarding survey and setting up of NRI units at district and sub-divisional levels. Work regarding survey of NRIs of Patiala division was reviewed in the meeting. The possibility of monitoring the grievances through the NIC( National Informatic Centre) and setting up of the NIC and website at divisional level was also examined. 

SDM THANKED: Document writers, typists/naqsha nawis and owners of Photostat have thanked the local SDM, Mr S.S. Brar, for giving them a very suitable place in the tehsil compound for their respective jobs, here on Monday. In this connection, bhog ceremony of akhand path was performed in new complex and after that langar was served. 

BLOOD DONATION: The Health Department with the assistance of the Bhagat Pooran Singh Blood Donation Society, Bhikhiwind and under the supervision of Dr Harjit Bharti, SMO, Civil Hospital, Patti, held a blood donation camp here on Sunday.

BOY CRUSHED: Gurwinder Singh (10), resident of Kallaha village, was crushed by a mini-bus at Fatehabad village on Sunday when he was going on foot. The Goindwal police has registered a case against the bus driver.

FOUND MURDERED: Dilbag Singh (24) of Sheron village was found murdered on Sunday night outside his PCO in the village under suspicious circumstances. The local Sadar police has registered a case under Section 302, IPC.



AWARD: The “best school library award-2001” went to DAV Public School, Sector 8, at a competition organised by the Chandigarh Librarians Association, here on Sunday. While the “best librarian award-2001” was bagged by Dr Neeru of the same school, the “most innovative school librarian award’’ was jointly given to Ms Preeti Kathpalia, a librarian at St John’s High School, Ms Indira Malik, a librarian at St Stephens’ School, Sector 45, and Ms Ved Narula of GMSSS-35. These contests were organised as a part of the Competition Master library-related competitions-2001, held every year with the objective of motivating school and college students to read good books. 

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Shri Harihar Mandir Sabha, Sector 12-A: president —Mr J.C. Sangar; senior vice-president — Mr Tara Chand Goel; vice-president — Mr B.S.Chauhan; general secretary- Mr K.S.Alavadhi; secretary — Mr S.C.Chadha; finance secretary — Mr V.S. Joshi; cashier — Smt Promila Goel; propaganda secretary — Smt Urmil Kapil; auditor — Mr Inderjit Piplani; legal advisor — Mr S.P. Verma; adviser — Mr D.C. Bhardwaj; patrons — Mr V.P. Sharma; Mr S.S. Chauhan and Mr A.K.Aggarwal. 



VISIT: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr D.D. Gautam, and Superintendent of Police, Mr Sandeep Khirwar, visited Ambala Sadar area to take stock of the traffic scenario on Monday evening. The team consisted of other officials, including SDM, Mr M.K. Ahuja, Executive Officer Ambala Sadar A.K. Jain. They visited different areas to find out means to ease bottlenecks caused due to haphazard parking of vehicles. The officials directed motorists to park their vehicles in the earmarked parking area behind Rai market. 

ELECTED: Mr Gurjit Uppal was elected president of the Preet Nagar Resident Welfare Association on Monday. The general body has authorised the newly-elected president to nominate other office-bearers. 

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of Shree Radha Krishna Mandir Sabha, Ajit Nagar: patron — Mr Chaman Lal, president — Mr Manmohan Gupta, vice-presidents — Dr P.D. Singla and Ms Uma Kant, secretary — Mr Ashok Sharma, joint secretary — Mr Vinod Mittal, treasurer — Mr Shiv Kumar. 

EXHIBITION ON KHADI: A six-day Haryana Khadi and Gram Udyog Board exhibition was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner, D.D. Gautam on Monday. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Gautam said government offices would soon be directed to buy goods of daily needs from the units of Khadi Gram Udyog to encourage tiny industries in rural areas. There are about 2,543 units functioning in district and about 150 different types of units can be set up through financial assistance provided by the board. 

ANNUAL FUNCTION: The local Satyanand Public School organised its first annual function in the school premises here on Sunday. Mrs Usha Dahiya, president of the Mahila Sahaytarth Samiti here, was the chief guest while noted gynaecologist, Dr Prabha Batra, presided over. A group dance and solo dance competition for children was organised.



WORKSHOP CONCLUDED: A two-day state-level workshop of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), which was attended by more than 80 delegates from all parts of the state, concluded here on Sunday at Circuit House. Addressing mediapersons, Mr W.R. Vardardajan, All-India Secretary of CITU said the national confederation of trade unions had decided to hold a joint national conference on March 5 at Delhi while a demonstration would be organised on March 6 in front of Parliament in protest against anti-labour policies of the government.

THREATENED: The Himachal Pradesh semi-government Drivers and Conductors Federation has threatened to start an agitation if its demands were not accepted by Saturday. The federation which met here on Sunday constituted an action committee under the chairmanship of Mr Vidya Sagar Sharma to start direct action.

ELECTIONS SOUGHT: The Shimla Upnagariya Jan-Kalyan Samanvay Samiti has urged the government to conduct immediate polls in the three newly-constituted nagar panchayats of Dhalli, New Shimla and Tutu. The samiti said after the exclusion of these areas from the Shimla Municipal Corporation, the councillors who represented them should have resigned. It also demanded that the buildings constructed in these panchayats should be regularised on, as is where is basis and water and electricity connections be provided without any conditions.


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