Wednesday, February 27, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


SUICIDE: Sohan Singh (45) of Abulu Ganga village in the district allegedly committed suicide on Monday by jumping in front of a running train about 25 km from here. The body has been handed over to the family after post-mortem examination. In another incident, Surjesh Chauhan of Uttar Pradesh was robbed of a watch and other items while travelling in train.

LOK ADALAT: A meeting of the District Legal Services Authority was held here on Monday under the chairmanship of Mr B.S. Rajput, District and Sessions Judge-cum-Chairman of the authority. Mr Rajput said state-level lok adalat would be held here on March 2 where about 200 cases would he heard.

SUSPENDED: Dr V.K. Singh, Senior Regional Manager, Food Corporation of India (FCI), has suspended Mr Ram Lal Bansal, Assistant (Grade -II), following the complaints of wheat shortage in godown numbers 5 and 6 of the FCI, Mansa, and for his misbehaviour with Mr Chiranji Lal and Mr S.R. Dass, both Assistant Managers, Depot and Quality Control, respectively. He has been shifted to Ferozepore office of the corporation.

CULTURAL EVENING: The Mehak Cultural Forum here organised a cultural evening recently at the Central State Library. Aslam Parvez sang several songs written by Shiv Kumar Batalvi. The forum gave lifetime achievement award to Shiv Kumar Batalvi which was presented to his wife.

DEMAND: The Punjab Ayurvedic Medical Association has demanded that there should be an ‘Ayurvedic Minister’ in the new cabinet. The president of the association, Dr Harmanjeet Singh, said the portfolio in the yet-to-be-formed cabinet would be the first step in the direction of making ayurveda popular in the state. 

OT ASSISTANTS’ UNION: The Punjab State Senior Operation Theatre (OT) Assistants, OT Assistants, OT Supervisors and Anesthesia Technicians Union in a meeting held here under the presidentship of Mr Neelkanwal on Monday appealed to the state government to create the posts of OT Assistants in various civil hospitals and other 50-bedded hospitals in the state and fill up vacant posts at ESI hospitals in the state without any delay.



DENTAL CHECK-UP CAMP: The sixth dental hygiene and check-up camp was organised in Vatika Deaf and Dumb School, Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Tuesday by the Lions and Lioness club, Panchkula Central. All 67 students were examined on the occasion. Dr Pawan Kumar Kamra, president of the club, said the check-up was performed by a team of doctors led by Dr Vimal Kalia from BRS Dental College, Kot Billa. He said majority of students were suffering from inflammation of gums. 

RESIDENTS’ PLEA: The Residents Welfare Association, Sector 12, in letter to the Administrator, Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), has demanded that road gullies in this sector be cleaned and the inner roads be repaired. Mr Rakesh Aggarwal, general secretary of the association, said ‘malba’ lying on the roadsides should also be cleared. He also demanded that dustbins should be placed at different places in the sector.

PLOT ALLOTMENT: A draw of plots in Sectors 27 and 28 here was held in the HUDA office on Tuesday. As many as 2,030 applications were received for more than 600 plots of various sizes. In all, 254 plots were allotted in Sector 27 and 323 in Sector 28. 

OPEN DARBAR: An open darbar of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam was held at the 66 KV substation in Industrial Area, Phase II, on Tuesday. The darbar was held by the Superintending Engineer (Operations), Mr C.L. Adlakha. Only seven complaints were received most of which dealt with billing and wrong meter reading. The authorities said six complaints were dealt with on the spot, while an inquiry had been ordered into one complaint. 



GRANT DISTRIBUTED: The Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Mr Satbir Singh Kadian, on Monday distributed grant of Rs 33.18 lakh to village panchayats of Israna and Panipat development blocks at a function at Israna. 

SEMINAR: The Maharaja Agarsen Institute of Management and Technology (MAIMT), Jagadhri, organised a seminar on “Emerging trends in human resources” on the premises of the institute on Sunday. Dr V.D. Sharma, Professor in the Human Resources Department of Management Studies, Kurukshetra University, was the chief guest. 



CATTLE DIE IN FIRE: Six head of cattle and two cocks were killed in a fire, which engulfed a cowshed at Dhaneli village, near Nakrot, in Churah subdivision of Chamba on Sunday. Mr S.R. Ojha, SP, Chamba said on Monday that the Subdivisional Magistrate, Churah, along with his staff visited the site to assess the loss caused by fire. He gave an immediate relief of Rs 2,500 to the affected family.

ROAD INAUGURATED: The Mahipur-Kotghat road in the Saindhar valley constructed up to Challana village was inaugurated by Ms Shyama Sharma, Vice-Chairperson of the Himachal Pradesh Planning Board, on Sunday.

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