Monday, March 18, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


BKU OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the different units of the BKU (E), Lehra Khana president — Mr Sukhminder Singh; senior vice-president — Mr Balwinder Singh; vice-president-Mr Roop Singh; general secretary — Mr Buta Singh; and treasurer — Mr Surjeet Singh — Lehra Bega: president — Mr Toga Singh; vice-president — Mr Harnek Singh; general secretary — Mr Darshan Singh; treasurer — Mr Makhan Singh. Kahnsinghwala unit — president — Mr Chhota Singh; vice-president — Mr Mukhtiar Singh; general secretary — Mr Ranjodh Singh; and treasurer — Mr Naranjan Singh.

BANK COMPUTERISED: The Kotkapura branch of the Faridkot-Bathinda Kshetriya Gramin Bank was computerised on Sunday. Mr A. Ramanathana, Chief General Manager, NABARD, inaugurated the function. Mr Surinderpal Singh, Chairman of the bank, said it was the first rural development bank that had been computerised.

COURT TIMINGS: The timings of courts located in the Sessions Division of Sangrur ( in the courts of Sangrur, Barnala, Sunam, Malerkotla and Dhuri ) have been changed during the period from May 1 to July 31 every year during summer. According to an order issued by the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the new timings will be from 7 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. The lunch break will be from 10.30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

SEMINAR HELD : A seminar on the "Balanced fertilisation and crop diversification" was organised by IFFCO at Jandiala village, 30 km from here, on Saturday. Addressing the participants, the Punjab Agriculture and Cooperative Minister, Mr Amarjit Singh Samra, said there was an immediate need to reduce the cultivation area under paddy and wheat crops.

LOK ADALAT : The District Legal Services Authority organised a lok adalat at the district courts complex here on Saturday. Mr M.M. Aggarwal, District and Sessions Judge-cum-Chairman of the Authority, said 465 out of 1,361 cases pertaining to motor accident claims, matrimonial disputes, civil suits and bank loan disputes were settled.

MURDERED: Mohinder Singh (45) , a resident of Pandori Aryan village falling under Bholath police station, was allegedly murdered by three persons of the same village in his fields on Friday. His body was found hanging from a tree in the village. A case has been registered under Sections 302 and 34 of the IPC against Gurbhej Singh, Sarup Singh and Bhajan Singh who have been reportedly missing.

MAN KILLED: Mota Singh (52) was killed and Balkar Singh injured in a head-on collision between the scooter, on which they were riding, and a motor cycle on Friday night near Kesarpur village. The injured was later admitted to the local Civil Hospital. His condition is stated to be out of danger.

PRIZE DISTRIBUTION: The annual prize distribution function of Government College was held in Sahir Auditorium today. Dr K.S. Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, was the chief-guest. Fiftythree students were awarded college colours, 102 merit certificates for distinction in the fields of academics, NCC, NSS and other activities. A total of 216 prizes were given away by Dr Aulakh. The audience included several educationists comprising former principals and noted teachers.

HOLI UTSAV: A special Vrindavan Holi Utsav would be held on March 28 and 29 at the Govind Gaudham and Shiv mandir at Dasmesh Nagar respectively, according to Mr Rajiv Duggal, a spokesman of the Gau Sewa Samiti. Holy ‘gulal’ from various temples of Vrindavan would be brought to the city, he added. 

CONDEMNED: The Moulder and Steel Workers Union, at a meeting here on Saturday, condemned the increase in rail freight on kerosene and the attack on the rights of trade unions. The meeting observed that recent amendments in labour laws were anti-labour. It was also decided that the union members would participate in the seminar to be held by the Bhagat Singh Vichar Manch at Punjabi Bhavan on March 24.

WHEAT PROCUREMENT: The local district administration has made necessary arrangements for the procurement of wheat which is likely to arrive in the markets during the first week of the next month. This was stated here by the Deputy Commissioner here, Mr Romesh Kumar. He said as many as 88 centres had been set for the procurement all over the district.

SYL ISSUE: Manjit Singh Kadian and Bhupinder Singh Mahesari, general secretaries of the Punjab unit of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), said here on Sunday that the BKU would join the dharna, proposed by the Lakhowal faction of the BKU, to be staged at Delhi from March 20 to 22 over the SYL Canal issue. This was stated by them while talking to mediapersons here on Sunday.

ELECTED: Mr Bhim Sain was elected president of the Sangrur Arhtiya Association on Sunday. He defeated Mr Avtar Singh, alias Tara, by a margin of 18 votes. The election was held at the local new grain market.



SPRING CAMP: The Go Bananas Kids Club is organising a spring camp for children from March 18 to March 30. The camp offers children a chance to participate in dance and theatre workshops. The workshop will culminate in a stage performance by all participants, according to the Director of the club, Ms Anu Vala.

CONVOCATION: A convocation and prize distribution function of the local Government College will be held on March 20. Mr B.S. Dahia, Principal of the college, said Ms Anuradha Gupta, Commissioner, Higher Education, would be the chief guest.

FREE EDUCATION: The Paradise Educational and Welfare Society will hold an admission test at Shastri Model School, Phase 1, on March 23 to select students who will be provided education free of cost.

ELECTED: Mr Amarjit Singh Virk, who has been unanimously elected as president of the NRI Sabha of Ropar district. 



SUICIDE BID: A married woman here tried to commit suicide by setting herself on fire on Sunday. She has been admitted to the local General Hospital with 95 per cent burns injuries. According to reports, Namina, aged 20, was married to Bhoop Singh, a resident of Bhuna. She was at her father's residence at the time of the incident and her husband had also come to her parent's home when she allegedly set herself ablaze after sprinkling kerosene on her body. 


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