Sunday, March 17, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


PAK INTRUDER SHOT: A Pakistani intruder was shot dead by the Army on Thursday in the Fazilka sector. Army personnel noticed the intruder at Khanpur village. 

POPPY HUSK SEIZED: The Mahilpur police arrested Asha Rani and Bholi of Sarhala Kalan village and seized 245 kg of poppy husk from their possession last evening. The women were booked under Sections 15, 6 and 85 of the NDPS Act.

ONE KILLED: Inder Dev of Bagmalu in Bihar died on the spot when his head hit an angle iron barricade near the SDM office here on Thursday evening. He was sitting on a Tempo.

THEFTS: The Mahilpur police registered a case against Ranjeet Singh Rana and Jaswinder Singh for breaking into the shop of Pradeep Singh at Ishpur Adda and stealing Rs 7000 yesterday. In another incident, some miscreants stole tractor and scooter spare parts from the shop of Kuldip Rai at Dasuya last night. The police registered a case.

CONG MEETING: A meeting was organised by the local block Congress committee on Wednesday at the residence of president Amarjit Sohal at which all party organisers, supporters and workers were honoured. Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon was the chief guest. A resolution was passed that monthly meetings would be held at the party officer Mr Dhillon thanked the workers for their hard work that led to the Congress victory in the election.

THANKS TOUR: A special tour will be started to thank voters in April by the Congress MLA from the Samrala segment Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon. He said his party would be at the back and call of voters.

FUNCTION: The Sewak Mandal, Ludhiana, will be hold a function at Sanglan Wala Shivala on Monday which will by presided over by Mahant Narayan Dass Puri. Mr Kimti Lal Jain, Mr Ashok Gupta, Mr Satish Kapur, Mr Sunil Maini and Mr Pramod will participate in the “poojan” ceremony. Apart from a large number of saints and Shiva “jangams,” Mr Rakesh Pandey, Cabinet minister, and Mr Surinder Dawar, MLA will also participate in the function.

MEETING: A police-public meeting was held at Chauri Sarak here on Friday at which the in charge of the division number 3 police station, Mr Dinesh Partap Singh, assured citizens that due attention would be paid to their complaints in future. The citizens complained that people consumed liquor openly in some areas. The SHO assured them that he would take up their problems with authorities and appropriate measures would be taken.

CATTLE CAMP HELD: The Department of Animal Husbandry organised a cattle welfare camp at Dewatwal village on Thursday, under the supervision of Dr Parshotam Garg, Senior Veterinary Officer, Ludhiana. A team of specialists treated 243 animals for various ailments. A pharmaceutical company Vee Enterprises, provided medicines to farmers free of cost. Dairy farmers discussed various problems with the specialists.

REMANDED: A local court remanded one official of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) involved in a breach of trust to police custody till Monday. He was arrested by the police on Friday while the three rice millers, who were booked, along with the FCI inspector, under Sections 406, 409, 120-B of the IPC are still absconding.

ADULT EDUCATION CAMP: The 30th adult education camp by Master Jagdish Chander Kumar of the Rotary Club (mid-town) was held in the Central jail here on Saturday. The camp, for 50 women inmates of the jail, was inaugurated by the jail Superintendent, Mr Swaran Singh. The Rotary Club also decided to install a water cooler on the premises and donated 25 ceiling fans. The club will also organise a free medical check-up camp shortly in the jail.

TWO KILLED: Two teenaged girls were crushed to death on Saturday when they were hit by a truck on the GT Road at Chaheru, 8 km from here, the police sources said. According to information, the mishap took place when the girls, who were waiting for a bus, were hit by a truck that reportedly lost control after one of its tyres burst. The deceased have been identified as Ranbir Kaur and Paramjit Kaur.

CAMP FOR CATTLE: A cattle welfare camp would be organised by the Veterinary Officers Association and the Punjab Animal Husbandry Department at Majre village on March 23, said Dr Ashok Kumar, president of the Punjab State Veterinary Officers Association, on Saturday. The camp would by presided over by Dr G.S. Chahal, Director, Animal Husbandry Department and Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Minister for Animal Husbandry, would be the chief guest, he said.

RELIGIOUS PROGRAMME: A two-day religious programme and a seminar would be held at Gurdwara Angitha Sahib on Monday on the occasion of 100th year of establishment of Gurusar Mastuana Sahib, said the Manager of Gurdwara Bhai Gulab Rai Sahib, Samrala. As many as 101 nagar kirtan processions from different parts of the country would reach Gurdwara Mastuana Sahib, on the occasion. Sangat from Samrala area would move with more than 100 vehicles from courts compound here, he added.



CAMP: The Deep Rehabilitation Society, Chandigarh, organised a camp at Kumhar Colony for the assessment of fitting of aids and appliances required for physically-handicapped persons. The camp was organised with the help of local leaders of the colony in Sector 25. About 15 cases of polio and other deformities were assessed and measured for making of the required appliances such as callipers, artificial limbs and other supportive appliances. The centre will give these appliances free of cost

COMPLAINT: Mr Ganesh Singh, a resident of Sector 24, in a letter to the Subdivisional Engineer Electricity Operation Sector 23, has alleged negligence on the part of electricity department employees. According to the complainant, a meter was installed in his house on January 15, 2002. He alleged that due to officials’ negligence he received a bill of Rs 2,927 for 13 days. He paid the bill. But he maintains that he received a bill of Rs 2,927 for 13 days due to faulty meter, therefore, the concerned official should look into the matter and return the money overcharged from him.



CONSUMER FORUM: Consumer Redressal Forums were constituted to give cost-effective early justice to the consumer. This was stated by the president of the District Consumer Redressal Forum, Mr Shyam Lal Jangra , here on Friday at a programme organised by the Economics Department of the local government National College.

SUICIDE: A 36-year-old person committed suicide at the Jagadhri railway station yesterday. Standing at Platform number 3, he jumped in front of a superfast train and was cut into two. His whereabouts could not be known. The body was sent for post-mortem examination at Civil Hospital, Yamunanagar, today. 



VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT: The Himachal Pradesh Medical Officers have demanded that Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) on the pattern of the Central government be implemented by the state. This was stated by Dr Susheel Sharma, spokesperson of the association in a statement here on Saturday.

SWITCHING CAPACITY: Mr Gurbaksh Singh, District Telecom Manager (TDM), Kulu, said there was a target of increasing the existing switching capacity by adding 2,268 more telephone lines in Kulu district by March 31 next. The switching capacity in Kulu district had been increased and now there was 4,352 lines switching capacity in Kulu that was added till February 28 last during this financial year. He was addressing a news conference here on Friday on the occasion of District Consumer Rights Day.


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