Monday, May 27, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


MEDICAL CAMP: The local Indian Medical Institute of Electrohomoeopathy and Hospital organised a free medical check-up camp at Ulak village of Mansa district on Saturday. At least 270 patients were examined on the occasion.

FOUNDATION DAY: The Kulrian branch of Punjab National Bank celebrated its foundation day on Saturday. This was stated in a press note of the bank issued here on Saturday. Mr C.R. Khajuria, Senior Regional Manager of the bank, distributed krishi cards among farmers.

CIVIL DEFENCE: Special teams have been formed to educate residents about civil defence. This was stated in a press note of the Civil Defence Control Centre on Saturday. The teams would train the residents in different aspects of civil defence.

HELD: The Mahilpur police has arrested Kulbir Singh of Pandori Motaum and Darshan Kaur, wife of Sabo of Chack Kalan, while they were going in a truck (HR-29A-3495) and recovered 490 kg of poppy husk from them on Saturday. The truck driver, Raju, alias Khan, escaped. Both the accused have been booked under Sections 15/61/85 of the NDPS Act.

REFLECTORS: Mr Kirandeep Singh Bhullar, Deputy Commissioner, inaugurated a campaign for installing reflectors on rickshaws, tongas cycles, rehries, etc at a local rickshaw stand here on Friday. Mr Bhullar said in accordance with the instructions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court the installation of reflectors/tapes would continue.

RECRUITMENT DRIVE: Recruitment for general and technical jobs in the Army for Sikh, Majbhi and Ramdasia Sikh, Brahmin, Hindu Dogra, youths, who have passed matric with 45 per cent marks and are residents of Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Nawanshahr, Patiala, Sangrur and Fatehgarh Sahib would be held at Navodya Vidyalaya, Pojewal (Nawanshahar district), from June 5 to June 10, according to press note by the District Public Relation Officer, Hoshiarpur, here on Friday.

ZONES CONSTITUTED: As many as 185 zones for 10 panchayat samitis and 21 zones for zila parishad have been constituted in the district for the elections to be held on June 9. This was stated by Mr Paramjit, Additional Deputy Commissioner, while addressing the meeting of returning officers and assistant returning officers here on Friday.

SUICIDE: Avtar Singh (25), a farmer of Shergarh Cheema village, committed suicide by allegedly consuming poison on Friday. A case has been registered.

ELECTED: District Governor Dinesh Kumar Monga has appointed Mr Anil Kumar Jain as the zone chairman of district 321 F, Lions Club (International).

CAR STOLEN: A Maruti car was forcibly taken away from the house of Nirmal Singh of Ragrian village. According to an FIR, certain persons forcefully entered his house on Friday and beat him up and took away his car. A case under Sections 458 and 382 of the IPC has been registered.

MURDER CASE: The Malerkotla police has solved the murder case of Ved Parkash of Jendali Khurd village near here which took place about three months ago. DSP Rajbacchan Singh Sandhu in a press note issued here on Friday said Ved Parkash’s son Rajinder Kumar with the help of Rupa Khan of Jandali village, Sukhwinder Singh and Dharam Singh killed his father and throw the body into a canal. Rajinder Kumar and Sukhwinder Singh have been arrested.

ARRESTED: With the arrest of Jethu, alias Surinder, a resident of Mansa, the district police has solved 12 cases of theft. This was stated by Mr Shiv Kumar Verma, SP (Headquarters), while talking to media persons here on Sunday. In another case jewellery worth Rs 13,000 were allegedly stolen from the house of Mohanjeet Singh. 

TRAINING CAMP: An exhibition-cum-training camp on fish farming, production of fodder and ways to increase the milk yield of dairy animals will be organised on May 27 at Pasiana village here. Ms Preneet Kaur, MP, will be the chief guest and Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Minister of Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Dairy Development, Sports and Youth Welfare, will preside over the function.

MEDICAL CAMP: The Rotary Club organised a free homoeopathic and dental check-up camp at Aarti complex here on Sunday. As many as 400 persons were examined. Dr Manjit Bhardwaj and Dr Shallu Bhardwaj examined patients for homoeopathic treatment while Dr Simranjit Singh Mehrok and Dr Mandeep Abbot examined patients suffering from dental problems. Free medicines were also distributed among patients.

ARRESTED: Ravinder of local Shivpuri Mohalla was arrested on Friday under Sections 306/34, IPC, on charges of abetting suicide. Rajni Bala of the local Gobindpura Mohalla and her sister Jaswinder had committed suicide after Ravinder and his mother Surinder Kaur had turned down the proposal of marrying Rajni.

CAMP: A solar camp was held at Palahi village community polytechnic. As many as 25 mechanics and electricians from the state were imparted training regarding repair and maintenance of solar pumps, according to a press note by polytechnic Principal Mr Gurmit Palahi on Friday. The SDM, Mr Zora Singh, inaugurated the camp.

THEFT: The railway police has recovered the copper wire stolen a few days ago near Ladhowal railway station for electrification of the Ludhiana-Jalandhar track, according to railway sources here on Saturday.

SAME EXAM DATE: Resentment prevails among students over the indifferent attitude of two universities who will be conducting MBA entrance test on the same date i.e. June 16. The two universities are Himachal Pradesh University and Guru Jambheshwar University. The students have sought a change in the exam date.



OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Lions Club (Chandigarh City): president — Mr Rakesh Vats; vice-president — Mr Anil Aggarwal; secretary — Mr Ashok Duggal and treasurer — Mr Dayanand Sharma.



TWO ARRESTED: The police has arrested two youths, namely Surjeet Singh, alias Kalu, and Sanjeev Kumar, alias Boby, both of Kandraur in connection with murder of a youth Khemraj, son of Sehajram, contractor of Kandraur, on Saturday. The body of Khemraj was found on the roof of a house adjoining his.

LOK ADALAT: The District and Sessions Judge, Mr M.D. Sharma, presided over a Lok Adalat here on Sunday. At least 15 cases out of the total 38 were settled on the spot. The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr S.L. Sharma, and the Sub-Judge, Ms Jyotsana Dhadwal, also formed the part of the Lok Adalat.

REMANDED: The District and Sessions Judge, Mr M.D. Sharma, on Saturday remanded HPPWD (Division No. 2) Junior Engineer Premlal Prashar in custody till May 27. He was arrested by the Vigilance Department on Friday and produced in the court on Saturday for further remand.

WATER CRISIS: The prevailing crisis of drinking water supply in different parts of the district during this summer has become grim and people are most often found complaining about the acute scarcity of potable water in the low-lying drought-hit pockets of the district. The problem of water shortage is being attributed to the insufficient snow during the last two consecutive winters and subsequent failure of the rainfall.


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