Monday, April 8, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


VIOLATION: The Seva Sukhmani Society has written to Akal Takht about violation of “maryada” at Bhoma village, where about 300 bottles of liquor are offered as parsad daily at the samadhi of Baba Rode in the presence of Guru Granth Sahib. Mr Sarup Singh, president of the society, alleged that the patwari of the area was influencing villagers to continue the practice.

PANEL FORMED: Mr Kuldip Nanda, president of the District Congress Committee, has constituted an eight-member committee to probe the charges levelled by local Congress workers against some of the party leaders of the district at a meeting of the committee. In a press note issued here on Saturday Mr Nanda stated that it would work under his leadership.

DEPUTATION: A deputation of the District Vaids Mandal, Hoshiarpur, led by its chairman Suman Kumar Sud met Mr Tikshan Sud, MLA, here on Saturday and apprised him of the problems posed by RMPs. Mr Tikshan Sud assured the deputation that he would raise the issue in the coming session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Indian Medical Association: president — Dr Rajinder Sharma; honorary secretary — Dr A.K. Juneja; chief patron — Dr B.G. Goyal; patron — Dr Kiranjit Kumar; vice-president — Dr B.S. Ahuja; joint secretary — Dr Ruby Choudhary; and finance secretary — Dr Arun Tuknayat.

CHEQUES DISBURSED: At least 34 cheques under the shagun scheme were distributed among the beneficiaries on the local market committee premises by Mr Kamaljit Singh Dhillon, son of Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, MLA, Mr Surinder Singh Chana, tehsildar, and Mr Dharampaul, president Nagar Panchayat, here on Thursday.

COMMITTEE FORMED: On the directions issued by the Supreme Court, a two-member committee consisting of Senior Superintendent of Police and Civil Surgeon here has been constituted to monitor the maintenance of deranged persons in the district. This was disclosed in an official press note issued by the public relations office here on Saturday. The committee will submit its report regarding mental hospitals, nursing homes and of persons suffering from mental diseases to the state government.

MEETING HELD: A meeting of chemists of the district was held here on Friday which was addressed by Mr Sudhanshu Shekhar Srivastva, Senior Superintendent of Police. Mr Shrivastva expressed concern over the increasing use of intoxicants by the youth.

RACKET UNEARTHED: The police claimed to have unearthed a fake currency notes racket by arresting six persons and recovering fake currency notes of Rs 47,000 of Rs 500 denomination from them. District police chief Varinder Kumar told reporters here on Saturday that on a tip-off the police raided the house of a suspect Ranjit Singh on the outskirts of Kot-Tse-Khan on Friday night.

SEMINAR: The District Legal Services Authority on Saturday held a seminar on ‘free legal services’ at the Rotary Environment Mela being organised by the local Rotary Club at the ITI grounds with a view to creating awareness regarding various issues concerning society. Mr Bhupinder Singh Sidhu, Mr Gobinder Singh Matharu, both Additional and District Sessions Judge, Mr S.K. Sachdeva, CJM, Mr K. Raheja, Mr Rajiv Kalra (both judges), Mr Gian Chand Sareen and Mr S.K. Jain (both advocates), among others delivered lectures.’

TOOK OVER: The local SDM, Mr Amarjit Paul, has joined the local Improvement Trust as the Administrator following the dissolution of the trust by the Punjab Government. It was learnt that the orders about the dissolution were received here on Thursday and the SDM took charge on Saturday.

COLLEGE CELL: The local Guru Nanak College has set up its camp office-cum-counselling cell at Hargobind Nagar.

DOWRY COMPLAINT: Mr Joginder Singh of nearby Palli Uchchi village in a complaint lodged with the Hariana police on Thursday has accused the in-laws of his deceased sister Jaswant Kaur, alias Sandip Kaur (21), of murdering her for not bringing adequate dowry. A case has been registered under Sections 304B and 498A, IPC.

FUNCTION: Mr Gurbinder Singh Atwal, Parliamentary Secretary, Cooperation Department, on Saturday presided over a dividend distribution function organised by the Happowal Agricultural Cooperative Society at Happowal village, about 15 km from here, and distributed dividend cheques amounting to Rs 2.35 lakh among 1,160 shareholders. Mr Tarlochan Singh Sood, MLA, Banga, Mr Gurmit Singh Virk, Deputy Registrar, Cooperative Societies, Mr Mohan Lal Sunda, Manager, Nawanshahr Central Cooperative Bank, among others addressed the gathering.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Bharat Vikas Parishad, a social organisation: president — Mr Madan Gopal; secretary — Ms Seema Joshi; and press secretary — Mr Bharat Bhushan.

BAR COUNCIL: At a general meeting of the District Bar Council held recently, Mr Balbir Singh Billing was elected president, Mr Paramjit Singh Walia as vice-president and Ms Mandeep Kaur as treasurer.

STATIONERY FOR NEEDY: ‘Helping Hands’, a social work organisation, will distribute stationery and uniforms to the adopted and needy children at its annual distribution function to be held on Sunday at Sunflower Complex, Preet Nagar here. The president, Mr Vijay Gupta, informed that a medical check-up camp for children and general body meeting of the organisation will also be organised.



OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of Chandigarh Paint Dealers Association chairman — Mr M.G. Paitka presidents — Mr Tarloki Nath Modi and Mr Tajeev Goyal.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Market Committee, Sector 29-D, Chandigarh: president — Mr Rajesh Kochhar; chairman — Mr R.D. Garg; general secretary — Mr Avtaar Singh Sachdeva; joint secretary — Mr Rajinder Chauhan; and cashier — Mr Mulk Raj Luthra.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Sarv Kalayankari Society, Chandigarh: chairman—Mr Rajinder Rana; president—Mr Gopal Singh; vice-president—Mr Yash Aggarwal; secretary—Mr Jaswinder Singh; cashier—Mr Jaswant Singh Parihar; adviser— Mr Ramesh Chand.

PU ALUMNI HOUSE: Students of Panjab University and its affiliated colleges will be required to pay Rs 10 to the university alumni house and a special scholarship fund from the forthcoming academic session. The university will utilise 20 per cent of the amount that will be distributed proportionately for scholarships to the university and college students. The university is making special efforts to contact the alumni, particularly in foreign lands. The Canadian government recently announced tax relief to contributors to the alumni funds of the university.

JE, CLERK SUSPENDED: A Junior Assistant, Ms Rajinder Kaur and a clerk, Ms Sunita in the SAS Nagar Municipal Council were placed under suspension by the Executive Officer of the civic body for vitiating the office atmosphere and using unparliamentary language against each other.



CLOTH EXHIBITION: Rajasthan Spinning and Weaving Mills organised an exhibition of its product Mayur Suiting here today. A conference of its state dealers was also held on this occasion. The Senior Marketing Manager of the mills, Mr Manoj Chanana, said 170 retail counters of Mayur Suitings had been running in the state. The distributor of the state, Mr Virdi Chand Jain, was also present.

MEETING: A meeting of the Haryana Roadways Workers Union was held under its president, Mr Baldev Singh Malik. He said they would not allow privatisation of the roadways. Union leaders Mr Dharam Singh and Mr Ishwar Das criticised the policy of privatisation. They demanded the regularisation of contract workers, increase in night allowance, introduction of new buses and filling up of vacant posts.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the General Merchants Association, Ambala Cantt its chairman — Mr Vishwa Prakash Walia; president — Mr Ram Prakash Gupta; general secretary — Mr Ashok Sabharwal, cashier — Mr Ramesh Madan; senior vice-president — Mr Sat Pal Singh Oberoi; vice-president — Mr Brij Gupta; joint secretary — Mr Rakesh Chaddha; financial adviser — Mr Brij Mohan Soni; joint cashier — Mr Rajinder Kumar; auditor — Mr Jagdeesh Sethi and project director — Mr Karam Singh.

DRINKING WATER: Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala has said every effort will be made to provide adequate drinking water in view of ensuing summer in the state. He also directed the Public Health authorities to ensure sufficient supply of drinking water and disconnect the unauthorised water connections. He gave these directions while presiding over a monthly meeting of the District Public Relations and Grievances Committee at the Panchayat Bhavan here on Saturday. He also distributed 100 tri-cycles on behalf of the Red Cross Society to handicapped persons on the first death anniversary of former Deputy Prime Minister Devi Lal.

SANCTIONED: The government has sanctioned Rs 5.64 crore for the construction of a new building for Government College for Women here. The college Principal, Mr R.K. Sehgal, told mediapersons here on Sunday that the Education Department had written to the Engineer-in-Chief, PWD, Haryana, in this regard. The construction work was expected to begin soon.

CLOSURE NOTICE: The administration on Sunday served closure notices to Setia Marriage Palace and Rangali Resorts in the town for not procuring no-objection certificates from the municipal committee before starting functioning. The administration has also cut the water and power supply to these buildings.

TWO KILLED: Two persons have been killed and four others injured in a head-on collision between an autorickshaw and a truck on the Jind-Patiala road near Dumerkha village in this district, according to reports received here on Sunday. The deceased have been identified as Chaman Lal (32) and Vijender (18) of Dumerkha village, Ram Kala, Hukam Chand, Bhup Singh and Rajesh Kumar who were injured have been admitted to the General Hospital at Narwana. A case has been registered.

BOY DROWNS: A six-year old boy was killed when he fell in a water tank on Friday. Gopal, a resident of Friends Colony Ward no 1, was playing with his friends when he accidentally fell in the tank. The incident came to light when the boy did not return and his parents, after search, found flip-flops of their son floating in the tank. Later, the body of the child was fished out.

ELECTED: Mr Shakti Singh have been elected president of the District Karnal Sales Tax Bar Association for 2002-03. Mr Suresh Sharma, Mr Bhushan Bathla, Mr Vikrant Gupta and Mr Navdeep Pujara have been nominated vice-president, secretary, joint secretary and treasurer, respectively.

ART EXHIBITION: Meenu Birwal, an MA fine arts student of Kurukshetra University, whose exhibition of applied art work was inaugurated by the University Finance Officer, Mr Hukam Singh, at the University Faculty Hall on Friday, has launched a social campaign against female foeticide through her art.



BEATEN TO DEATH: A 23-year-old man allegedly beat his father to death at Krera village in Kangra district on Wednesday for having illicit relations with a woman and planning to give half of his land to her, the police said on Saturday. The victim had strained relations with his wife who was living separately with her children, Kangra district additional police chief N.D. Sareen said. She had also filed a suit against her husband.

SEMINAR: Dr R.C. Sharma, Principal, Hamirpur Regional Engineering College, has stressed the need for proper knowledge and exposure about the standardisation and certification for the upgradation of quality of products. He said this while inaugurating a two-day seminar on “educational utilisation of Indian standards” at the college here on Saturday. At least 12 teachers and students of the college are taking part in the seminar.


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