Friday, February 8, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


BANNERS REMOVED: The district administration has taken a serious notice of violation of election code by supporters of various candidates contesting Assembly elections by putting banners and posters on public buildings and government property. Referring to the reports of the EC observers, the Deputy Commissioner, Sangrur, directed the local body authorities to remove all publicity material from public places with the assistance of the police. Mr R.K. Mittal, executive officer, MC, led the employees of his office to remove banners and posters from government property. The town has once again become free of posters and banners of election candidates. 

BOOK ON MANAGING STRESS: Dr Rajeev Gupta, a city-based psychiatrist, has written a book on ‘Freedom from stress’. The book has been divided into four parts, stress and its presentation, emotions, stress in modern life and stress management. It provides information about causes of stress and its management. Besides dwelling on the role of medical treatment, the author has also emphasised the role of yoga, meditation, thought modification, exercise, anxiety reduction and anti-stress diet in managing stress. 

CONFERENCE: Dr Alka Dogra, Head of the Skin and VD Department of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, attended a five-day national conference of the IADVC at Cochin. Over 3,500 delegates from India and abroad attended the conference. Based on a year-long research, Dr Dogra presented a paper on ‘Role of alopecia in men’. During the research, the doctor had found that ‘finasteride’, a drug, could be used to cure baldness in men and lead to faster growth of hair with no side-effects. She said that 50 per cent of the male population at the age of 50 years and 5 per cent of the males before the age of 20 years suffer from androgenic alopecia which results in gradual hair loss starting from the frontal part of the head. Dr Dogra said the ailment was more common in men than in women due to hormonal factors. During the conference, she chaired a session on ‘Psychocutaneous disorders’. 

PRODUCER HONOURED: The Punjabi Kala and Sahit Kendra, Phagwara, and Punjabi monthly Sangeet Darpan honoured Joginder Basi, producer of Gaunda Punjab Radio and TV, Toronto, Canada. Mr H.S. Preet, Chairman of the kendra and Chief Editor of the magazine, said on Wednesday that NRI Basi was felicitated with a shawl and a memento in recognition of his service to the Punjabi language and culture abroad.

FURNITURE BURNT: Furniture worth more than Rs 20 lakh was destroyed in a fire which broke out at Madaan Furniture House on the Talwan road here on Thursday morning. Short circuit is said to be the cause of the fire. Residents of Phillaur, Goraya, Bilga, Noormahal, Nakodar, Banga, Nawanshahr and Balachaur are living in terror as the towns have no fire brigade facility.

CAMPAIGN: A company of the CRPF reached here on Thursday to carry out area domination campaigns. A flag march was organised by the CRPF at some towns of Phillaur subdivision. The DSP, Phillaur, Mr Satinder Singh, said 25 CRPF jawans would be deputed at Phillaur, Noormahal, Bilga and Goraya. Ten booths in Phillaur, 12 booths in Goraya, 11 booths in Noormahal and four booths in Bilga had been identified as sensitive booths, he added.



MC DIRECTED: District Magistrate S.C. Mehta has directed the local municipal council to remove unauthorised rehris, pharis and kiosks installed in and around the municipality limits failing which stringent disciplinary action will be initiated against the authorities concerned.

BURNT TO DEATH: A person was charred to death when a PWD residential building at Bhutti Colony village caught fire on Wednesday night. The deceased was identified as Chet Ram (40), a PWD employee. The SDM said Rs 5,000 had been given as immediate relief to the affected families.

BODY FOUND: The police has found the body of Pradeep Singh from near Bata Bridge. Pradeep Singh was a student of Class IX in Majra School. The police has registered a case under Section 174 of the Cr. P.C.


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