Monday, May 6, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


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BOOKED: Three persons engaged in the satta business were arrested under the Gambling Prevention Act by the city police on Thursday. They were identified as Krishan Kumar, Ranjit Singh and Naveen Kumar. Sources said as many as 25 persons were picked up for interrogation.

CONG LEGAL CELL: Mr Inderjit Singh Basarke, president of the District Congress Committee (Rural), on Saturday established a legal cell for the efficient working of the committee. Advocate M.S. Verka was nominated president of the cell. This was stated in a press note issued here.

ARRESTED: The district police has arrested two smugglers, including a woman, from different parts of the district. Mr Ishwar Singh, SSP, said in a press note issued here on Friday that Bant Singh of Chauke village was arrested for carrying 10 kg of poppy husk, Tej Kaur of Phullewala village was arrested with 15 kg of poppy husk and Kewal Krishan of Jangirana village for being involved in satta transactions.

BANGLADESHI HELD: The district police has arrested Mohammand Shah Jahan, a Bangladeshi citizen, from Santpura near here for carrying suspicious activities.

STUDENT KILLED: Tarsem Singh (13), a student of class VI of Government High School, Talibpur Pandori, was killed when his bicycle was hit by a vehicle on Saturday. While was going to school. Tarsem was the only brother of six sisters.

DOWRY DEATHS: Meena died within two months of her marriage allegedly because her in-laws used to torture her for not bringing more dowry. The Sadar police registered a case under Sections 304-B, 406, 498-A and 34, IPC, on Friday against her husband, mother-in-law and sister-in-law. In a complaint Mr Dev Raj, father of the deceased, stated that his daughter’s husband, mother-in-law Jeet Kaur and sister-in-law Usha had been torturing her to bring more dowry, resulting in her death.

ARRESTED: The Garhsanker police arrested Kultar Singh of Bheen village and Gurmit Kaur, alias Mito, of Harta under Sections 15, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act and seized 5 kg of poppy husk from them on Friday. This scooter was impounded.

KILLED: Satnam Singh of Habowal was killed when a bus hit his scooter at Rara village on Friday evening. A case has been registered against the bus driver.

SEMINAR HELD: To provide free legal aid to the poor of remote sub-mountainous area of Kandi, the District Legal Service Authority organised a legal awareness seminar at Jijon Doaba village, about 42 km from here, on Friday. Mr L.R. Roojam, District and Sessions Judge and the Chairman of the District Legal Service Authority, presided over the function. Besides, Judicial Magistrates, Mr Avinash Rai Khanna, MLA, social workers, sarpanches, panches, lambardars, anganwari workers and a large number of local people participated.

POLICE REMAND: Ms Preeti Sahni, Judicial Magistrate, Kharar remanded H.S. Gujral of SAS Nagar in police custody till Monday. He was arrested by the SAS Nagar police on the charge of stabbing her daughter, Rattandeep Kaur, to death. Mr Sadhu Singh, ASI, who appeared in the court pleaded for police remand of the accused and said that clothes which the accused was wearing at the time committing crime were yet to be recovered.

A two-day seminar for home scientists from various state agricultural universities and rural institutes of India will be held in the College of Home Science, Punjab Agricultural University, on Wednesday and Thursday. Giving this information, Dr S.K. Mann, Dean, College of Home Science, said home scientists from Palampur, Dharwaad, Pantnagar, Hisar and Parbani had already confirmed their participation. She said the theme of the seminar would be ‘Technological advances in home science for rural development’. A poster session would also be held on the second day.

STUDENTS’ DEMAND: In view of the cancellation of appointments made by the Punjab Public Service Commission during the tenure of Ravi Sidhu, the Punjab Agricultural University Students’ Association (PAUSA) has demanded that the Punjab government should re-advertise those posts and selection process be initiated again. The association has written letters to the Governor and the Principal Secretary, Punjab, in this regard.

HOTELS CLOSED: The city police has registered six cases under Section 188 of the IPC against six hotel and restaurant owners Dharam Paul, Bharat Bhushan, Vijay Dhir, Sudarshan Kumar, Veena Jindal and Gurdish Singh for failing to produce no-objection certificates as per the directions of Mr Alok Shekhar, District Magistrate. The hotels and restaurant concerned have been closed till further orders.

ELECTED: Mr Prem Kumar Bhardwaj was unanimously elected president of the local unit of the Arya Samaj for the year 2002-03 on Sunday at the annual meeting of the organisation.

NAAM JAP: The local unit of Shir Ramsharnam (Gohana) on Sunday organised ‘naam jap’ here at Sri Ramsharnam Bhavan to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Satyanandji Maharaj. The annual prize distribution function of Swami Satyanand Sewing Training Centre was also organised. Mr Avinash Khanna, MLA, Garhshanker, and Mr Prem Nath Duggal, a local social worker, presided over. Milk and fruits were distributed to patients at the local Civil Hospital.

DA INSTALMENT: Mr Vijay Dutta, president of the local unit of the Punjab State General Category Welfare Federation, in a press statement here on Sunday criticised the state government for its decision to deposit the enhanced DA instalment of employees in their GPF account up to February 2003. He demanded that the instalment should be given in cash.

LOUDSPEAKERS: Dr Brij Mohan Barthwal, a resident of the local Kulam Road, in a press statement here on Sunday, complained about the noise pollution being created by loudspeakers atop religious places in the town. The residents, especially students and sick persons, had been facing inconvenience due to it, he said. He added that the residents of colonies along the Kulam road had submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner but nothing concrete had been done so far.

GANG BUSTED: The local police has busted a gang of thieves. Mr Bachan Singh Randhawa, SP, said here on Saturday that Sham Lal and Ajay Kumar, both residents of Jammu, were arrested near the Simble Chowk here on Friday at a special police naka. Stolen goods and a scooter were found with them.

TRAVEL AGENTS HELD: The local police has arrested two travel agents, Parkash Ram and his son Inderjit, of Rampur Sunra village for duping Chamkaur Singh, Manohar Lal, Santokh Chand and Ram Chand of the same village of about Rs 4.5 lakh on the promise of sending them abroad. This was stated in a press note issued by DSP Harmanbir Singh Gill here on Saturday.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha (Sekhon): president — Mr Jaswant Singh Kanwal: senior vice-president — Dr J.S. Dosanjh; vice-president — Prof Hamdardvir Nausheharvi; general secretary — Dr Tejwant Singh Mann.



MOCK TEST: As many as 750 aspirants appeared at the Mock-CAT-2002 conducted by Bulls Eye, a preparatory institute for MBA, GRE and GMAT, at Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, here on Sunday. Modelled on the latest CAT pattern, the participants will also be sent their cards along with section-wise break-up, percentile ranking and tips for improvement.

ELECTED: Mrs Sulochna Ahuja has been elected president of the Thursday Ladies Club. The other office-bearers are: Mrs Veena Bhagwan — secretary and Mrs Usha Wadhera — treasurer.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the new executive committee of the Alliance Francaise “Le Corbusier” de Chandigarh, Sector 36: president — Mr M.L. Sarin; vice-president — Mrs Gurshinder Aulakh; honorary secretary — Dr Vipnesh Bhardwaj; and treasurer — Mr Y.R. Kapur.

CRITICISED: General secretary of the Sector-33 Residents’ Welfare Association Jagdish Singh Sarpal here on Sunday condemned BJP former MP Satyapal Jain for reportedly stating that further demolition in the city would require bulldozers to pass over BJP leaders’ bodies. In a statement, Mr Sarpal said encroachers had caused a loss to the exchequer to the tune of crores of rupees.

WEBSITE LAUNCHED: A web-site on matrimonial and related issues was launched by a resident of Phase 7, Mr Devinder Kohli, here on Sunday. Addressing a press conference, Mr Kohli said the site — — would provide information on all marriage aspects. Information on shopping for wedding, fashion trends for brides and grooms, wedding rituals, and wedding jokes would also be available.

VISIT: The staff and students of Gilly Flower School in Sector 70 here on Sunday visited the local Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre in Phase 6. The students gave cards to the inmates. Later, the children were provided refreshment at the centre. 



COMPUTERISED BOOKING: Bilaspur and Una towns will soon have computerised railway booking counters. This was announced by Mr Suresh Chandel, MP, here on Saturday. He said he had met Railway Minister Nitish Kumar in Delhi on Friday in this regard and the minister had promised to look into the matter.

PURSE RETURNED: Mr Madan Kaushal of Deoth, 25 km from here, setting an example in honesty, returned the purse belonging to Mr Ravinder Naik of Samoh, near here, which was found in the bus they had both boarded at Bhaged. The purse carried Rs 2,200 in cash and some important papers.


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