Monday, April 1, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


TRUCK UNION POLL: The truck union elections at Bhadson village near here passed off peacefully and Mahant Jaswinder Singh Khanora was elected the union chief. Five candidates were in the fray. The union chief would nominate its executive. Harmel Singh, manager of the union, was the returning officer.

THEFTS: Thieves struck at the house of Intelligence Officer Inderjit Singh in the Guru Nanak Wara area, under the Islamabad police station and decamped with 30 tolas of gold jewellery, Rs 30,000, a mobile phone and his service revolver on Friday. The house of Mr Surinder Batra at Sharifpura under ‘‘A’’ division police station, was also burgled on the same day and jewellery and Rs 50,000 were stolen.

MIGRANT LABOURERS: The Migrant Labourers Welfare Sabha will take up the issue of giving them voting rights and ration cards with the Deputy Commissioner. This was decided in its meeting presided over by Mr S.R. Rawat, president of the sabha, here on Saturday.

PRIZE DISTRIBUTION: The prize distribution function of Jagat Jyoti Model School was held here on Saturday. Mr Jugal Kishore Sharma, MLA and president of the District Congress, and Mr Joginder Paul Dhingra presided over the function.

SMUGGLERS HELD: The district police has arrested Babu Singh of Rampura and Jugraj Singh of Dhapali village for smuggling narcotics and recovered a Maruti car and drugs from them. District police chief Ishwar Singh in a press note issued here on Saturday said a case under Section 420 of the IPC and Section 15 of the Indian Medical Council Act had been registered against him.

CAR RECOVERED: Mr H.S. Chahal, SSP, in a press note issued here on Saturday said a team of CIA officials led by Mr Tara Singh, Assistant Sub-Inspector, recovered a Maruti car from Chamkaur Singh, president of the local unit of the Youth Akali Dal (Badal). Chamkaur Singh was arrested and a case under Section 411 of the IPC registered against him.

SHOTS FIRED: Two youths on Hero Honda motor cycle fired shots from their revolver at a tempo driven by Harminder Singh near Mahilpur on Friday. An FIR has been registered.

SCOOTERIST KILLED: A person was killed and another injured when the scooter they were riding on collided head on with a bus on the Jalandhar-Pathankot road, near Bhogpur township, 22 km from here, on Saturday. The deceased has been identified as Sewa Singh of Sindhpur village. A case has been registered.

3 ROBBERS HELD: The police has arrested three more members of a gang wanted in connection with looting and theft incidents in the areas of Sultanpur Lodhi and Talwandi Choudharian village. With the arrest of these robbers, the number of arrested members of the gang has risen to 11. This was stated by Mr R.N. Dhoke, Senior Superintendent of Police, on Saturday.

HOLI MILAN: A holi milan festival was organised for the first time in the city by the City Ladies Club, under the presidentship of Dr I.L.A. Sood, President of the club, on Thursday at the local Golden Grain Club. Songs were presented by Ms Sunita, Ms Shashi Goel, Mr Gurmeet Singh, Mr Jewan Verma and Ms Batta. The Additional Joint Commissioner (income tax), Mr Raman Goel, was the guest of honour.

MEDICAL CAMP: A medical camp was organised at the Civil Hospital, Khanna, to make people aware about family health under a special scheme launched by the Health Department, on Saturday. Dr N.P.S. Virk, in charge of the awareness scheme, said 10 small camps had been organised under the supervision of SMO Dr Dharm Pal in last 15 days in slum areas of the town. Medicines were also distributed free of cost. The Khanna MLA, Ms Harbans Kaur Dulo, was the chief guest at the camp. A calendar about female foeticide and women rights was presented to the chief guest on the occasion.

STUDENTS BID ADIEU: The outgoing batch of students from Anand Isher Senior Secondary Public School, Ahmedgarh, were given a farewell party on Saturday. Stating this in a press note, Mr Kartar Singh, Principal, said Suchi Goyal from Class XII (non-medical) and Amanpreet Kaur from Class XII (commerce section) were given best students awards. Besides, all the students of the class were given mementoes. Cultural items like bhangra by girls, comedy plays, skits as well as games like musical chair race were arranged by Class XI students.

POST OFFICE OPENED: A post office was opened at New Officers Colony here on Saturday. Ms Sukhvinder Kaur, Senior Superintendent of Post Offices, Patiala, inaugurated the office.



HOTELS’ ASSOCIATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Shimla Hotels and Restaurants Association: president — Mr Mohinder Seth; senior vice-president — Mr Gopal Aggarwal; vice-presidents — Mr Harnam Kukreja and Mr Rakesh Ahuja; and general secretary — Mr Ashwani Sood.


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