Wednesday, February 6, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


APPOINTED: Mr Tejinder Pal Singh Jassi and Mr Sohan Lal Sherpuri have been appointed general secretary and vice-president, respectively, of the Ludhiana District Congress Committee (Dehati) by Mr Gurdev Singh Lapran, district president of the congress committee. 

DECISION WELCOMED: Prof Pannu Hamdardvir Nausheharvi, former executive member of the Panj College Teachers Union, has welcomed the decision of the PCCTU to vote against SAD-BJP candidates in the coming Assembly elections in protest against non-implementation of the pension and gratuity act passed on March 30,1999, and for not releasing arrears worth Rs 21 crore to college teachers. 



ATTACK CONDEMNED: The Mayor, Ms Lalit Joshi, on Tuesday condemned a reported attack on an advocate in the Sector 8 parking lot. She said suitable action would be taken against those who had indulged in an anti-social activity. An advocate was allegedly beaten up when he failed to show parking slip in Sector 8 on Monday. 

PAINTING CONTEST: Children of Ankur Nursery School, Panjab University, participated in a painting competition held at the school on Tuesday. Results: Category 1 — Tanvi (KG) first, Ashima (Class I) second and Aarti (Class II) third; Category II — Chetna (Class 1) first, Sujata (Class II) second and Sushant (KG) third. 


FUNCTION: Mayor Lalit Joshi handed over 200 rehris to four chief sanitary inspectors in the Industrial Area, Phase-I, for garbage collection on Tuesday. A function was organised at colony No 4 for the distribution of rehris bought at a rate of Rs 1,700 per piece. The inspectors will now be able to give them to their staff to ensure prompt garbage collection from the area. 

BASANT UTSAV: The Environment Society of India is organising a basant utsav in collaboration with the Department of Tourism. The fest, to be organised at Leisure Valley between February 15 and 17, is meant to mark the basant panchami. Besides the usual sapling plantation drive, kite show, fancy dress and on the spot painting contest, there will also be a flower show this time. Turban tying contest will also be featured during the fest. The federation of migrant groups from the North Western India (now in Pakistan) will present gutka of Jhang, chhej of Bawalpur, Sind and khattak dances of the NWFP. Local groups will also present folk dances. 

CONFERENCE: The Una district unit of the Himachal Lokhit Jankalyan Sansthan held a workers conference which was opened by Himachal Vidhan Sabha Deputy Speaker Ramdas Malangad on Tuesday. General secretary of the sanstha Tulsi Ram Dogra presented a report on the activities of the organisation. After lighting the inaugural lamp, Mr Malangad donated Rs 40,000 for the Talmehda Inn for improving its condition to create facilities for those who have come from Una in the city. The programme was presided over by Mr Surjit Singh and conducted by Mr Jeevan Singh. 

PROBLEMS HIGHLIGHTED: Sector-20-B government houses are faced with problems of termites and roof leakages and lack of development around them. This came up before the Sector 20-B Government Houses Welfare Association at a meeting which decided to take up these issues with the Chandigarh Administration Chief Engineer and the Municipal Corporation. Association president Krishan Bhatnagar informed in a statement that it was unanimously decided that monthly meeting of the body would be held on the first Sunday of every month. 

DEMONSTRATION: The Central Bank of India Employees Union has threatened to go on a strike on February 15 in case the management does not resolve their pending demands. The employees of the bank today staged a demonstration in front of the bank’s zonal office in Sector 17. The union members demanded promotion of 3,500 clerks, 700 sub-staff members, stoppage of overtime etc. 



RALLY: Students took out a rally against coloured and recycled polythene bags in Ambala on Tuesday morning. The rally was flagged off by the city Magistrate, Ms Pratima Chaudhary. The rally passed through different markets and the students carried placards highlighting the major effect of use of polythene bags. Ms Chaudhary said use of polythene bags was harmful for ecology, and she appealed to the people to stop their use. 

MEETING: A meeting of Ambala unit of the Rashtriya Lok Dal was held under the presidentship of Mr Arjun Singh Singhmar. Condolences were paid over the death of regional youth president of RLD, Sanjay Sharma. Mr Arjun Singh said the party has lost an able activist. 

NEW DPRO: Ms Manju Bala Verma has taken over as District Public Relations Officer. She replaces Ms Sushma Saini who has been transferred to the office of the Additional Press Secretary to Chief Minister at Haryana Bhavan, Delhi.


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