Wednesday, April 24, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


HEART CHECK-UP CAMP: A two-day heart check-up camp organised at a private hospital here concluded on Monday. As many as 500 patients were examined free of cost.

CRUSHED TO DEATH: A farmer, Amrik Singh, was crushed to death by a truck near the bus stand at Bhogpur on Monday. Meanwhile, Suresh Kumar Tiwari, a truck driver, who was injured after his vehicle collided with another truck near Bhogpur last week, died at Civil Hospital here.

THIEF HELD: The police has arrested a thief, Salam Din, resident of Dehlijkalan village, and recovered five television sets from him, DSP Rajbachan Singh Sandhu said.

BRIDGE SOUGHT: Mr Alok Shekhar, Deputy Commissioner, has sent a proposal to Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab, for providing a bridge on the Delhi-Bathinda-Ferozepore railway line here to ease congestion at the level crossing in the city. The railway track runs through the middle of the city.

POWER CUTS: Residents of Mannawali, Athauli, Sunra Rajputan and other villages here alleged that a 10 to 12-hours power cut was being clamped in these villages even though these villages were linked with the round-the-clock power facility. The villagers on Tuesday threatened to stage demonstration outside Daulatpur power station in case the power supply was not regulated.



ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the All-India Confederation of SC/ST and BC Organisations, Haryana: president — Mr Ranbir Singh Arya, general secretary — Mr Satya Pal Kherpa; and cashier — Mr Kishan Dev Kataria.

SEMINAR: About 150 beauticians of the city and its satellite towns got an opportunity to learn about the recent trend in hair style and hair cut during a seminar on “Latest hair culture” organised by Vicky Enterprises at a hotel in Sector 35 here on Tuesday.

NOBLE GESTURE: The Principal, staff, and students of Paragon Senior Secondary School, Phase I and Sector 71, has contributed Rs 12,680 for treatment of Amrik Singh who is awaiting kidney transplant operation at the PGI. In a press note issued here on Tuesday, the Principal, Mr B.S, Shergill, said he was ready to bear Amrik Singh’s dialysis charges till the transplantation.



GATE MEETING: A gate meeting of the HSMITC was held under the presidentship of Mr Krishan Kumar. The employees strongly opposed the proposal for closing down the HSMITC. They said a meeting would be held on April 27 and a rally will be taken out to press for their demands on April 29.

INAUGURATED: Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala inaugurated new Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose wing of the Government Post Graduate College, Ambala Cantonment, on Tuesday. The new wing has been constructed at a cost of Rs 25.56 lakh by the Shivalik Development Board. 

MEETING: A meeting of Haryana Vikas Party, Ambala urban, was held under the presidentship of state general secretary Jitender Singh Kaka. A number of activists from other political parties joined the Haryana Vikas Party. Mr Santosh Kumar Khinchi was appointed general secretary of the HVP, Ambala Cantonment unit. The Ambala Cantonment unit president, Mr Arvind Sharma said the Chautala government was not fulfilling its electoral promises. He said correct meters were being forcibly changed by electronic meters.

JE SUSPENDED: A junior engineer (JE) of the Haryana Urban Development Authority was suspended on Monday for allegedly stealing cement. According to information, JE Satish Mehta was suspended by the Chief Administrator of HUDA, Mr N.C. Wadhwa, for his alleged involvement in the theft of cement bags from the local godowns of HUDA. 


SCOOTERIST KILLED: A contractor of the Irrigation and Public Health Department in the Sinhuta area, Ashok Kumar, was killed when the scooter he was riding on was hit by an unidentified vehicle and fell into a deep nullah near Lahroo in Bhattiyat subdivision in the district on Sunday. Mr N.D. Sharma, Additional Superintendent of Police, said the police had registered a case.

AMENDMENT SOUGHT: Mr Anil Kumar Sood, an elected member of the Dalhousie Cantonment Board, has demanded amendment to the Cantonment Act. He said the elected members of the cantonment boards had little power under these rules as they could not undertake any development works.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Himachal Pradesh State Civil Supplies Employees Union: senior vice-presidents — Mr Ramesh Thakur, Mr Shakuri Ram, Mr Jodh Singh Thakur and Mr Kundan Lal; treasurer — Mr Ritu Raj Garg; and press secretary — Mr Dharam Pal Mehta.


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