Friday, March 8, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


BOYCOTT: Members of the Bar Association here on Wednesday boycotted the court of the SDM, Mr Sumer Singh Gurjar, and sat on dharna in the subdivisional complex, raising slogans against him. A meeting of the association was summoned in view of several complaints lodged by members against Mr Gurjar.

INAUGURATED: Mr Bakshi Ram Arora, Chairman, Amritsar Improvement Trust, on Wednesday inaugurated 60 booths constructed at a cost of Rs 40 lakh in the local Ranjit Avenue.

CONVOCATION: The annual convocation of the faculty of economics, business and commerce of Guru Nanak Dev University was held here on Wednesday. About 130 degrees were conferred on graduates and postgraduates of the faculty by Dr S.P.Singh, Vice-Chancellor of the university.

SGPC CAMP: To propagate Sikh religion among the masses, the Dharam Parchar Committee of the SGPC will organise a three-day camp at Gurdwara Baba Sadhu Singh in Chivanda Kalan village. The Akal Takht Jathedar, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, and the SGPC President, Prof Kirpal Singh Badungar, will address the camp starting on April 5.

IN-LAWS BOOKED: The local police on Tuesday booked the in-laws of Simranjit Kaur of the Focal Point locality on a complaint lodged by her. In her statement, she alleged that her husband Manohar Singh, father-in-law Balbeer Singh, mother-in-law Amarjit Kaur, sister-in-law Kuljeet Kaur and brother-in-law Gurnam Singh used to beat her for not bringing more dowry.

EYE CAMP: At least 660 eye patients were examined and 70 eye operations performed at the four-day free eye operation camp which concluded here on Wednesday. The camp was organised by the local Bhagat Mohan Lal Seva Samiti at the Civil Hospital. Dr S.N. Tiwari, Civil Surgeon, Sangrur, and Mr N. S. Walia, and SDM, Barnala, distributed medicines among patients on the concluding day.

POWER CUT: The power supply will remain suspended due to necessary repairs in some parts of the city on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The affected areas will be Model Town, Civil Lines, Court Complex, Bhagu Road, Civil Hospital, TV and radio station, Water Works, Sewerage Board, Grain Market, Power House road, Pujanwala Mohalla, old Sirki Bazaar, Hazi Ratan, Mehna Chowk and old bus stand area. This was stated in an official press note.

EYE CAMP: A free eye check-up camp was organised at Tamkot village in Muktsar district on Wednesday during which 210 patients were examined. This was stated in a press note issued here on Thursday by Dr Jagjit Singh, Deputy Medical Commissioner, Muktsar.

MEDICAL CAMP: A free medical camp was organised by the Baba Braham Das Youth Welfare Club in Sema village on Wednesday during which 150 patients were examined. Medicines were given free of cost by club members.

BAN ORDERS: Ms Raji P. Srivastava, District Magistrate, has banned the use of polythene bags in the district. She has also prohibited the use of loudspeakers without prior permission and instructed all marriage palaces, hotels and restaurants to get no-objection certificates within 15 days. The orders will be effective till May 7.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-beares of the Mansa Journalists Association: president — Jagan Nath Garg; vice-president — K.K. Goyal; general secretary — Amrit Garg; secretary — Deepak Singla; and treasurer — Sandeep Mittal.

MALWA PRESS CLUB: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Malwa Press Club, Bareta (Mansa): president — Sukhwinder Singh Nikka; vice-president — Raj Kumar Mittal; secretary — Sanjay Mahajan; and treasurer — Jagdish Rai Kulrian.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Eye Bank Society, governed by City Club, Mansa: president — Mr Prem Aggarwal; secretary — Mr Rajinder Garg; and treasurer — Mr Ashok Mittal .

: On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Patiala Social Welfare Society will hold a free eye check-up and operation camp at Government Rajindra Hospital here on Friday.

FREEDOM FIGHTER DEAD: Chand Singh, a freedom fighter and member of Netaji’s Azad Hind Fauj, died on Saturday at his native village Koureana, near here. He was 78 and is survived by wife, two sons and a daughter. Chand Singh quitted his job in the 4/11 Sikh Regiment in 1942 to join the Azad Hind Fauj. Senior civil and police officials of the subdivision attended his cremation. 

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Municipal Lower Grade Employees Union, INTUC: president — Mr Romesh Kumar; senior vice-president — Mr Jeet Ram; vice-president — Mr Karam Singh; general secretary — Mr Harbans Singh; secretary — Mr Pawan; press secretary — Mr Rajiv Kumar; and treasurer — Mr Parveen Billu.

BODY FOUND: The Goindwal police found the headless body of a youth near a canal at Vain Poin village on Wednesday. A case under Section 302 of the IPC has been registered.

DHARNA: On a call given by the PSEB Employees Struggle Committee, Punjab, hundreds of power men staged a dharna on Wednesday in front of the office of the local Superintending Engineer of the local circle. 



WOMEN’S DAY DISCOUNTS: Ebony would make all its women customers feel special on the International Women’s Day. While special discounts ranging between five per cent and 60 per cent will be offered on cosmetics, household products and apparel.



KISAN MELA: The annual Kisan Mela of Haryana Agricultural University will be held on March 22 and 23. Its theme will be diversification in agriculture. Mr Om Prakash Chautala, Chief Minister, will inaugurate the mela while Mr Vinay Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, will give away prizes to farmers.

THREE KILLED: Three persons were killed in separate road accidents on Tuesday in the district. According to reports received here on Wednesday, Ram Niwas of Jind town was killed when the autorickshaw in which he was travelling collided with a canter on the Jind-Kaithal road near Kandela village. Rajesh Patel was seriously injured when the jeep in which he was travelling was hit by a car near Nara village. Ram Mehar of Ram Nagar village died after he fell from a moving jeep.



TOURISM COURSE: Mr A.K. Puri, DGP, Himachal Pradesh, here on Wednesday inaugurated a four-day tourism orientation course for the HP police and Home Guards. Dr S.P. Bansal, coordinator of the course, said in the first phase, the course would be conducted in four districts.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Trained Nurses Association of Himachal Pradesh Indira Gandhi Medical College (Dental College), Shimla: president — Ms Hem Lata Sharma; vice-president — Ms Usha Panwar; general secretary — Ms Divya Sharma; joint secretary — Ms Kalyan Arora and treasurer — Mr Gomti Dadwal.


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