Monday, March 4, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


ANTI-CORRUPTION PANEL: Mr Parmod Nagpal, Mr Paramjit Singh Grover and Mr K.P. Soni have been elected President, Secretary and Press Secretary, respectively, of the local unit of the Anti-Corruption Board of India.

NEW PROJECT: NRIs of Latala village have taken up the project of constructing a hall at Shaheed Kartar Singh Dukki Government Senior Secondary School. Mr Jagpal Singh who had earlier given an endowment fund of Rs 15 lakh in the name of his father Shaheed Kartar Singh Dukki, has now contributed Rs 2 lakh for construction of this hall. Mr Jagpal Singh Khangura (England) contributed 2 lakh and Mr Surjit Singh (USA) contributed Rs 50,000 on the occasion of the annual prize distribution function held on Saturday.

TEACHER RETIRES: C. Markanda, a well-known Punjabi poet and journalist, who has written about a dozen Punjabi poetry books retired as Punjabi teacher from S.N. Arya High School, Tapa, about 20 km from here, on Thursday after serving the institution for more than 35 years. His services to the cause of education were lauded by friends and well-wishers at a farewell function organised in his honour in the school on Thursday.

CAMP HELD: A vaccination camp against hepatitis-B was held at the local SSD Girls College by its NSS unit in collaboration with the Rotary Club on Saturday. As many as 150 persons were immunised against the disease. Mr Naurang Lal Mittal, president, and Mr Sanjay Goel, secretary, of SSD College, were the chief guest and special guest, respectively. Ms Raj Gupta, president, District Aids Control Organisation, spoke on the occasion.

EYE CAMP: The Lions Club, Ferozepore Greater, organised free eye check camp and OII operation camp in Frances Newton Mission Hospital here on Sunday. According to Lion Vinod Agarwal and Lion R.S. Bakshi, president and secretary, respectively, of the club, a large number of poor people lined up to get their eyesight checked by a panel of eminent eye specialists who conducted the OII operations.

CONVOCATION: More than 170 students were awarded degrees at the annual convocation function of the local DAV College for Women here on Sunday. Prof Ramesh Kapoor, Dean, College Development Council, Panjab University, was the chief guest and Principal Mohan Lal, Secretary, DAV College Managing Committee, New Delhi, presided. More than 200 girls bagged prizes for outstanding performance in academics, sports and extracurricular activities.

LOK ADALATS: Over 100 cases were decided at Lok Adalats held here on Saturday, according to Mr Gurdev Singh, District and Sessions Judge-cum-Chairman, District Legal Services Authority.

CHETNA MARCH: A Khalsa Chetna March was orgnaised by the Managing Committee of Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Khanna, here on Sunday. The march was organised in connection with completion of katha of Guru Granth Sahib which was started 30 year before in 1972 in the gurdwara. A special programme was organised at gurdwara people from the town and surrounding areas were participated in the function. The function was addressed by Ms Satwinder Kaur Dhaliwal , former MP. Later a chetna march was started from the gurdwara which was to be concluded at Gurdwara Shri Fatehgarh Sahib.

TRAINING CAMP: The Deputy Director Dairy, Ludhiana, has informed that a camp will be organised on March 5 and 6, 2002, at the office of Block Vikas and Panchayat Officer, Pakhowal road. All the dairy owners would benefit by attending the course. This information was given by Mr Gurmel Singh Virdi, Dairy Vikas Inspector Training, Ludhiana, and Mr Kuldip Singh Jassowal Dairy Vikas, Inspector Grade-I. The farmers will be given information about the balanced diet to be given to the dairy animals and also the dairy owners will be told about different milk yielding animals. The owners will be told how to face the challenges put up by the WTO.

FUNCTION: “Kabhi alvida na kehna” crooned the girls of Shanti Niketan Adarsh Vidalya School while bidding their seniors a farewell. Before this song, the students of junior classes presented a cultural show. The programme began with a devotional song ‘Mera mujh mein kuch nahin’. After that a welcome song and skits were presented by the students.

RETIRED: Ms Balwinder Kaur Bhattal, younger sister of Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, former Chief Minister, Punjab, retired on Thursday from the local office of District Public Relation Office along with Mr Sat Pal Bansal, Senior Assistant. Both were given a farewell by members of the staff.

SURPRISE RAIDS: Mr Jagjit Singh Sidhu, Secretary, Punjab School Education Board, accompanied by Mr Gurjant Singh Bhullar, District Manager, Punjab Textbook Depot, Mansa, conducted surprise raids at some centres of Middle School examination in the district to check malpractices, if any. Mr Sidhu said no malpractice was detected and that there was no complaint of copying.

BODY FOUND: The body of policeman Jagjit Singh, a resident of Jhandewala village in the district, has reportedly been found in the fields of his village. According to reports received here on Saturday, he was either murdered or he committed suicide. His parents had cancelled his marriage which was to be solemnised on February 24.

YOUTH CRUSHED: An unidentified youth, who was going to Baghapurana town, was crushed to death by a car which was allegedly being driven by a man under the influence of liquor. The police has sent the body for a post-mortem examination. The driver of the car has been arrested and his car rounded up.

ONE DEAD: Harjinder Singh, a resident of Mahal police station, Kotkhai, who received serious injuries in a clash between two groups, has succumbed to his injuries in a local hospital. His body has been sent for a post-mortem examination.

RESENTMENT: Resentment prevails among the residents of a basti, situated behind the Baghapurana police station in this district, over the breakdown of power here, for the past several months. They told mediapersons that despite repeated reminders to the PSEB and the authorities concerned, no arrangements had so far been made to redress their grievances.

DRIVER KILLED: A taxi driver was killed here on Friday night when his taxi skidded and dashed against a tree near the Paraomahna police station on the GT road. He was returning home after dropping the passengers at Ludhiana when the accident occurred. The police has sent his body for a post-mortem examination.

ANNUAL FUNCTION: The annual prize distribution function of S.N. College, Banga was held on Saturday. Mr Gurdev Singh Brar, Vice-President of the Sikh Educational Society, Chandigarh, was the chief guest. Mr Tirath Singh, an advocate, donated Rs 50,000 to the college.

NRI SABHA CHIEF: Mr Kewal Singh Dhillon has been elected President of the district unit of the NRI Sabha, Punjab. As many as 350 members and NRI nominees participated, according to Ms Jatinder Kaur Moonga, press secretary of the sabha, in a press note on Friday.

TEACHERS’ PLEA: Teachers of Government Middle Schools have urged the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to ask the Education Department and the Treasury authorities to ensure that the teachers got their salaries regularly. They have not received salaries for the past two months, they alleged.

LAWYERS’ PROTEST: The Sangrur District Bar Association at a meeting here on Saturday urged the Bar Council of India and the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana to withdraw the proposed amendment regarding the renewal of licences of lawyers after every five years.

MAN KILLED: Mahabeer Singh of Radhalke village was shot dead by three persons of the same village on Saturday. A case has been registered under Sections 302, 34 of the IPC and 25, 27, 54, 59 of the Arms Act against Joginder Singh, former sarpanch of the village, his son Gurbhej Singh and Chhinder Singh.



RESIDENTS’ WELFARE BODY: The co-ordination committee of the Residents Welfare Association, Sector 41, has requested the residents of the sector not to pay more than Rs 100 per cable connections. Residents have been requested to prefer disconnection in case the cable operators demand more money. The committee members also condoled the death of Lok Sabha Speaker G.M.C. Balayogi and observed two-minute silence for the peace of the departed soul here on Sunday. At an executive meeting of the committee, it was also decided that a delegation would soon meet the new Mayor regarding the problems of the sector. It was decided to meet the Sector 39 police station SHO for a meeting regarding the law and order situation in the area. 

EXHIBITION: An exhibition by the students of Unique Institute of Fashion and Textile is being at Hotel Aroma here. It features everything from casuals and formal wear for women to Indo-Western garments, apart from kids’ wear, painted pots and home furnishings. The exhibition has been held by students with active support from Mr Dharminder Ojha, managing director, Ms Deepali, centre head, Ritu, Nancy, Sunita and Anita (faculty members). 

STRIKE: The strike by the Students Council of Government College for Men, Sector 11, against the alleged inaction of the local police against culprits in an assault case, entered third day on Sunday. Ankur Periwal and Jaspal Singh Brar sat on the strike, according to a press note issued by Ramandeep Singh Pannu, its president.

MEETING: A meeting of the District Peace Committee was held under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner, Ms. Jyoti Arora on Saturday. The meeting was attended by the MP Mr Lachman Singh, representatives of various political parties, religious institutions , members of Municipal Council , panches and sarpanches. The Deputy Commissioner appealed to all to maintain brotherhood and not be misled by baseless rumours. Mr Manoj Yadav, SP, said sufficient arrangements had been made for providing security and asked the political parties not to organise any rallies or meetings in public places. 



PAINTING COMPETITION: A painting competition was held at SMV Public School here on Sunday. In group A, Devaki was first, in group B, Devanshu Gupta was first, Vishesh Gupta second and Harika Singh third, in group C, Janis was first, Parneet second and Tamanna Ghai third and in group D, Harleen Kaur was first, Kunal Sehrawat second and Kamalpreet third.

PROMULGATED: The District Magistrate here has promulgated Section 144 in the district for the maintenance of peace and communal harmony. The police patrolling has been intensified and Duty Magistrate appointed at every tehsil and sub-tehsil level. Mrs Renu Phulie, Subdivisional Magistrate has been designated as overall magistrate for supervising situation on hourly basis.


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