Wednesday, April 17, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


RE-SURVEY ORDERED: A re-survey has been ordered in ward no 49 after the councillor of the area, Dr Renu Goel, BJP, and many workers of SAD-BJP coalition presented a memorandum to the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mr Kirpal Singh, in-charge of the electoral rolls for the municipal corporation elections here on Monday. It was alleged by Dr Goel that at least four booths of the ward have gross anomalies in the voters lists prepared by survey teams.

TOURIST DESTINATION: Urging the government to chalk out a comprehensive plan to make the city a major tourist destination, the Amritsar Vikas Manch, in a communication to Mr Ashwani Sekhri, State Minister for Tourism and Cultural Affairs, has pointed out the unique potential of the city on the occasion of World Heritage Day falling on April 20.

STONES FOR ROADS: Mr Romesh Chander Dogra, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Punjab, laid the foundation stones of the Datarpur-Rakari Har link road and Kamahi Devi-Reru Patti road in Dasuya sub-division on Sunday. Mr Dogra said these roads would be completed within the next three months.

CASE REGISTERED: On a complaint lodged by Joginder Singh of Talwandi Kalan, the Mukerian police has registered a case against Roop Lal, Jit Lal, Lalji Ram and Des Raj of Sango Katrala village for allegedly forcing his sister Seema to commit suicide on Sunday. According to an FIR, Seema married to Roop Lal in 1992, was harassed by the in-laws about dowry.

MOVE WELCOMED: The Malta Board Tragedy Probe Commission has welcomed the creation of International Criminal Court, a permanent court which will try the world’s most heinous criminals. The tribunal has jurisdiction only when some countries are reluctant or unable to prosecute criminals. The court is expected to go into operation this year from July 1 in the Haque (Holland). In a press note issued on Monday, Mr Balwant Singh Khera, chairman of the commission, hailed the decision.

MEDICAL CAMP: The Bhai Ghanayaji Sewa Sanstha, Haibowal Khurd, organised its 190th free medical check-up camp at Gurdwara Dukhnivaran Sahib here on Sunday in connection with Baisakhi celebrations. Dr Darshan Singh examined 415 patients at the camp. Mr Shamsher Singh Sekhon, president of the sanstha, and Mr Kartar Singh, convener, said in a press note here on Tuesday that 15 persons pledged to donate blood and five persons became members of the sanstha on the occasion. The managing committee of the gurdwara also honoured the sanstha by presenting ‘siropas’ and mementoes to its office-bearers on the conclusion of the camp.

PROCESSION: Shri Sanatan Dharam Mahotsav Committee will take out a ‘shobha yatra’ in connection with Ramnavami from the Daresi grounds on Friday, according to Mr Madan Lal Chopra, committee chairman. He said artisans from Dhuri, Delhi, Patiala and Kapurthala were busy preparing tableaux for the yatra. Several religious, social and business associations were also making preparations to welcome the ‘shobha yatra’ in various parts of the city, he added.

RAM KATHA: Ram katha began at Shri Gyan Sthal Mandir on Monday with Pandit Vijay Kumar Sharma performing Ramayana worship. Pandit Anjneya Sharma of the Sharma Bandhu family rendered Ram Charit Manas. This was followed by ‘aarti’. The katha, which will continue till April 21, will be held everyday from 8 to 10.30 pm, according to a spokesman of the temple management.

WELCOME PARTY: Students of SAN Jain Model Senior Secondary School, Circular Road, were given a welcome party on Tuesday morning when they joined the school for the new academic session. The nursery classes were decorated with colourful ribbons and balloons. Students of LKG and UKG recited rhymes. Kids danced on the tunes of latest pop numbers. Ms Swarn Kanta Jain, Principal, and Mr R.P. Gupta, administrator, welcomed the kids and distributed sweets among them. 

MEMORANDUM: Residents of the Kulam road here have submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner demanding concrete steps to put an end to the noise pollution by the blaring loud speakers atop religious places in the vicinity.

SHOP GUTTED: A readymade garment khokha, owned by Pardeep Kumar, alias Pinka, on the Kothi road here was gutted in fire on Monday. The owner of the shop said the incident occurred at about 5 am and he had suffered a loss of about Rs 2 lakh.

ANNUAL DAY: The local KH Public School (an annexe of Kirpal Sagar Academy), about 15 km from here, organised its first annual day on Monday. Biji Surinder Kaur, patron, Kirpal Sagar (unity of man), presided over the function. The school children presented a cultural programme, informed Mrs Beant Kaur Dhillon, principal.

MACHINE DONATED: The Rotary Club, Aston, UK, headed by Mr Phinder Talafair, donated a dialysis machine worth over Rs 7 lakh to the local Rotary Club on Monday at a function which was chaired by Mr Joginder Singh Mann, MLA.

STRIKE: Members of the local Bar Association observed a strike on Tuesday in protest against non-availability of suitable place for Bar room. Earlier a meeting of the Bar members was held under the presidentship of Mr Anil Gupta. The members also protested against the closing of the main gate in tehsil complex.

BEREAVED: Inder Nath, father of Ajit Samachar reporter and former president of the Press Club, Samrala, Mr Dharminder Sachdeva, died following a heart attack here on Monday. He was 73 and left behind three sons. Reporters of Samrala, Machhiwara, Khamanon (including Khanna) and public of the area attended the funeral.



ELECTED: Mr Vikas Bector has been elected executive member of the District Bar Association, Chandigarh, bagging the maximum 602 votes in the elections. The others members include Ms Manmohan Kaur, Mr Ajay Kumar Sapehia, Mr Amit Rishi, Mr Ajay Pasricha and Mr Inderjit Singh. 



STRIKE: The MES Workers Union (Area Committee), Ambala, has decided to go on a strike from April 23 to 25 to press for their various demands. Mr Om Prakash Vashisht, General Secretary of the union, said the strike would be held on the directions of the All-India Defence Employees Federation. The demands include withdrawing decision to allow 100 per cent privatisation in Defence production, stop all types of corporatisation, full utilisation of the capacities in all defence establishments and stop the proposal of downsizing.

MEMORANDUM : The District Congress Committee (Rural), led by its president, Mr Nirmal Singh, staged a dharna in front of the SP’s office here on Tuesday. Congress workers from Naggal, Mulana and Naraingarh participated in the dharna. Later a memorandum was submitted to the Deputy Commissioner addressed to the President of India. In the memorandum they demanded immediate suspension of the Gujarat Chief Minister. Former minister Phool Chand Mulana, former DCC president Balwant Gupta, president district unit of the Mahila Congress, Amarjit Kaur Sodhi, District Youth Congress president Tarun Chugh and several other senior leaders were present. Supporters of Mr Bhajan Lal were not seen in the Dharna.

MEDICAL CAMP: As many as 150 patients were examined at a bone mineral density test camp organised at Sarwal Hospital, here on Tuesday, according to the Director of the hospital, Dr Ashok Sarwal.

MAN KILLED: In an inebriated state, Sandeep Kumar of East Bhatia Nagar doused himself with kerosene and set himself on fire on Saturday. A case has been registered. The incident occurred following a quarrel with family members. He was immediately shifted to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.


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