Friday, May 3, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


MEDICAL CAMP: According to Mr Sinder Singh, sarpanch, Kanganwal, the village panchayat and the Sports Club, Kanganwal, will organise a medical camp at the local Government Senior Secondary School on Sunday. General medicine specialists, dental surgeons, eye specialists, and a team of homoeopaths will examine patients.

CAMP: Mr Satish Jain, Secretary, Rotary Club has informed that a medical check-up camp will be organised by the club at the local Janta College on Sunday.

GRIEVANCES HEARD: The district police organised a programme where grievances of rural people were heard and redressed on the spot. According to information, Mr Shamsher Singh, DSP, Moonak, heard panches and sarpanches of block Ahmedgarh. Licences of arms were also checked and regularised on the spot. Mr Sukhdev Singh Virk, Inspector, and Mr Sukhminder Singh Chauhan , SHO, Ahmedgarh (City), were also present on the occasion.

TELEPHONE METER: Mr B.R. Preenja, general secretary of the Punjab Employees Rights Protection, in a press note here on Wednesday alleged that the meter recording the phone calls was not functioning properly. He said, the meter recorded four calls to local phone number 270327 although only a single call was made.

SYMPOSIUM: A symposium on “Recent Trends in Textile Chemistry and Technology” was organised by the Department of Applied Chemical Science and Technology and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UK) on Guru Nanak Dev University premises here on Wednesday. Dr R.S. Bawa, Registrar, presided over the symposium.

INVITED: Prof Jai Rup Singh, Coordinator, Centre for Genetic Disorders, Guru Nanak Dev University, has been invited to be the member of the Research Area Panel Scientific Advisory Committee of the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad.

AWARDED: Dr (Mrs) Paramjeet Kaur Tiwana, a former Principal, of the Mata Ganga Khalsa College for Girls, Kottan, and presently Principal of Mata Sahib Kaur Girls College, Bathinda, has been awarded the ‘Excellence Award’ and gold medal for outstanding performance in the field of education. This certificate of excellence in education and management was presented to her by Dr G.V.G. Krishnamurty, former Election Commissioner of India, on April 26, at a seminar on ‘Economic Development’ in New Delhi.

BEOPAR MANDAL: The Punjab Beopar Mandal has appealed to Capt Amarinder Singh to provide economic relief to the business community after the quashing of the decision regarding the abolition of octroi in the state. This was stated on Tuesday by Mr Madan Lal Kapoor and Mr Bimal Gupta, president and patron, respectively, of the mandal.

BANNED: Mr K.A.P. Sinha, District Magistrate, has prohibited the sale of certain medicines by chemists and druggists in the district. These can be sold only on the doctor’s prescription, he added.

MISHAPS: Two persons were killed and three others injured in mishaps in the district on Wednesday. A police report said here that an aged woman was killed and three others injured when their car hit a tree in an attempt to save a cow near Bullowal village. The victim was identified as Savitri Devi from Pathankot. In another incident near Dasuya, a cyclist, Udham Singh, died on the spot when he was hit by a bus.

SEMINAR: The International Council of Ayurveda will organise a seminar and workshop on homoeopathic system of medicine at Lord Mahavira Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital , Ludhiana, on Friday and Saturday. According to a press note issued by Dr Ashok Sharma, secretary-general of the councils, on May 3 discussion will be held on treatment of bronchial asthma, AIDS and Homoeopathy and history of homoeopathy and history of homoeopathy. Treatment of malignant diseases through homoeopathy, recent advances in homoeopathy, advocacy for cultivation of medicinal plants, present-past-future of homoeopathy and treatment of skin diseases will be the topics of discussion on May 4.

DEGREE COLLEGE: The Punjab Government has categorically accepted the demand of the local residents for a government degree college here. Stating this here on Wednesday at a press conference, Mr Ashok Sharma, local MLA, said he had submitted a blueprint in this regard.

BOOKED: The police here has booked Mamta Kumari on cheating charge under various sections of the IPC. Mr R.K. Sharma, DSP (City), said here on Wednesday that the modus operandi of the accused was to withdraw old age pension from the district treasury and State Bank of India on fake papers. The DSP said Rs 5,198 and fake documents, including fake treasury stamps, were seized.

NAGAR COUNCIL CHIEF: Mr Naresh Kumar Goyal was elected president of the Sanaur Nagar Council near here on Thursday even as two councillors boycotted the election. Mr Surjit Singh was elected vice-president of the council. Former president Parkash Singh and Kamaljit Kaur boycotted the election process which was overseen by Sub-Divisional Magistrate Manjit Singh Narang.

DECISION HAILED: The Punjab Police Services Association has hailed the decision of the state government to accept its demands, including the creation of 32 posts of DSP, restoration of 18 posts of SP that had been withdrawn by the previous government and promotion of police officers who were involved in cases related to terrorists. This was stated by Mr Harmanbir Singh Gill, general secretary of the PPSA, here on Thursday.

OPIUM SEIZED: Jaspreet Singh Sidhu, DSP here, has said about 3.5 kg of opium has been seized from Mehar Singh of Haryana on the Rajla road here during patrolling. An FIR under Sections 18/61/85 has been registered against him.

APPOINTED: Mr Rajinder Singh has been appointed permanent lambardar of Rorr Majri village by the Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, Mr Anurag Aggarwal. The post of lambardar was lying vacant since the death of lambardar Hari Singh. His brother Mr Gian Singh was also a candidate for the post. The Tehsildar, Samrala, however, recommended the name of Mr Rajinder Singh as Mr Gian Singh was an illiterate and also hearing impairments. But the SDM, Samrala, Capt S.S. Brar, had recommended the name of Mr Gian Singh. Later the Deputy Commissioner, appointed Mr Rajinder Singh, as lambardar of the village.

PRTC BUSES: Three buses of Punjab Roadways Ferozepore Dept are still in the custody of the Samrala police as no government official has come to take possession of these vehicle. These buses were taken into custody by the police as & three cases of whiskey were found in these buses. This liquor was being transported by conductors and drivers The conductors and drivers of the buses were challaned under the Excise Act and later released on bail. The buses are still in the custody of the police.



STRIKE: The development staff of the Oriental Insurance Company, went on an indefinite strike on Thursday against the alleged dictatorial and non-cooperative attitude of the Branch Manager. Demanding that the officer be transferred from the branch, all five Development Officers in the branch office here alleged that they had been suffering because of the attitude of the Manager. They said they had also complained against him to the Divisional Office and the Regional Office, but no action had been taken. The officers — Mr N.C. Nasa, Mr Sarwan Kumar, Mr Mandeep Singh Bali, Mr Brij Bhushan and Mr Ram Kumar — also demanded an inquiry against the Manager.



PAPER MISSED: At least 11 students of Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication (PGDJMC) missed an examination due on Thursday due to confusion over date sheet. The candidates appearing for the paper, Introduction to Mass Communication, at Ambala City centre-2 were shocked to learn that the exam had been held on Wednesday. They claimed that according to the date sheet the examination was to be held on Thursday. They have requested the authorities to permit them to take the exam.

ROAD SHOW HELD: Samsung started Dream Home road show here on Thursday. The show being held in Ambala is the first of four road shows to be held in Haryana. From Ambala, the show will move to Panipat, Hisar and Rohtak. Mr Yogesh Khanna, Branch Manager, and Mr Jai Mehta, Area Sales Manager, Samsung India Electronics Ltd., said the four-day show was showcasing Samsung’s latest hi-tech digital products like the world’s first plasma television and DVD players.

FOOD SAMPLES TAKEN: District health officials have sent 17 food samples for testing which were collected during raids at Ambala City and Ambala Cantonment. A team led by the District Health Officer, Dr Umesh Lamba, visited Subzi Mandi, Ambala City, and destroyed exposed food stuff on the spot. The team has warned the local shopkeepers against keeping food stuff in the open and threatened to take against those violating the ban. Similar raids were conducted at the bus stand, Ambala Cantonment.

CIVIC CONDITIONS: Members of the green circle, an organisation working for improving environment, met the new Executive Officer, Ambala Sadar, and apprised him of civic scenario on Thursday. The members stressed that steps needed to be taken for the improvement of civic conditions. They said parks needed to properly maintained. Meanwhile, EO, Ambala Sadar, Mr K.K. Jain, said fogging was being carried out in different colonies and medicine sprayed in the drains.

LUCKY DRAW: The lucky draw of the Krishak Uphaar Yojana was held here on Thursday. Under this scheme, for every Rs 5,000 worth of grain, a lucky coupon is given to the farmer. Two first prizes of Rs 40,000 each were given to Naresh Kumar of Subhri village and Gurjeet Singh of Chothpur village. Eight prizes of Rs 25,000 each were won by Malkiat Singh, Ilamdin, Kulwant Kaur, Lajja Ram, Jaswinder Singh, Gurmeil Singh and Karnail Singh.

SABHA HELD: A "shardhanjali sabha" was organised at Dera Baba Bhuman Shah at Sangar Sadha village in the district to pay homage to the three dera disciples who were killed in a road accident. The meeting was attended by leaders of different political parties.



PENSION RULES: The Himachal Pradesh Pensioners Welfare Association has urged the Chief Minister to ape Punjab in granting facilities to the state’s senior citizens. Mr HK Paul, state president of the association, in a statement here on Thursday urged the Chief Minister to amend the existing rules.

CHARAS SEIZED: The CID seized 11 kg of charas from Gita Ram, Komal Chand and Khem Singh of Thunag tehsil in Mandi district on Tuesday. The CID party organised a surprise check at Thunardi Nala in the Gohar police station area on a tip-off and seized the contraband.


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