Thursday, May 30, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


WARNED: Dr K.K. Sharma, Civil Surgeon, on Tuesday threatened to take legal action against those mental hospitals, pingalwaras and other institutions who had not got themselves registered. Dr Sharma in a press note here on Tuesday said the Supreme Court had directed all such institutions to be registered.

PROGRAMME ON AIDS: The Nehru Yuva Kendra organised an AIDS awareness programme at Jaintipura village here on Wednesday. An exhibition regarding the disease was also held. This was stated by the district youth coordinator, Mr Tejinder Singh, in a press note issued here on Wednesday.

OFFICE BEARERS: The following have been nominated office-bearers of the local Chemist Association: president — Col R.S. Pahwa (retd); senior vice-president — Mr Avtar Singh; vice-president — Mr N.K. Wadhwa; general secretary — Mr Gurbachan Arora; and joint secretary — Mr Rajiv Kapoor.

PATIENTS’ PLEA: Patients visiting the newly built Civil Hospital building on the Jalandhar road have to suffer as an X-ray machine installed therein has not been functioning for a long time. They have to get the X-rays done at private clinics by paying high prices.

MINISTER’S PLEA: Officials should work with honesty and enthusiasm for implementing various development schemes in the district. This was stated by Mr Mohinder Singh Kaypee, Minister for Technical Education and Chairman of the District Planning Board, while presiding over a meeting of the board here on Tuesday.

SUICIDE: Harpal Kaur of Sibia village committed suicide by consuming poison. Her parents have alleged that she committed suicide due to harassment by her in-laws. Police sources said an FIR had been registered on the complaint of the parents of the deceased.

ARRESTED: Vigilance Bureau sleuths led by DSP Jagir Lal have arrested Sarwan Singh, a patwari of Koriawala block, while taking a bribe of Rs 500 from Mr Bhagirath Ram of Ganganagar. According to Ms Anita Punj, SP, Vigilance Bureau, the patwari had demanded the money in lieu of providing a copy of the mutation of land.

COP HELD: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau caught Punjab Police ASI Des Raj posted at the cantt police station while accepting a bribe of Rs 2,000 from Ashwani Kumar. Claiming this here on Wednesday SP, Vigilance, Anita Punj, said the ASI had demanded Rs 2,000 from Ashwani Kumar for registering his complaint. The Vigilance team led by Mr Baljit Singh, DSP, arrested Des Raj for allegedly accepting the bribe. 

ACCIDENTS: Madan Lal of Samundra was killed when his bicycle was hit by a jeep near Bagwiani village, about 38 km from here, on Sunday evening. In another accident Amarjit Kaur of Kakoya village was killed near Bhikowal when a car hit the scooter she was riding.

BOOKED: On a complaint by Haresh Saini, the Garhshanker police has registered a case under Section 420, IPC, against Ashok Dingra and Jai Khaneja of Vikaspuri, Delhi, for cheating him of Rs 5.85 lakh on the pretext of sending him to the USA. The duo also took his passport along with the money. In another case the Sadar police has registered a case against a travel agent Raghbir Singh of Bhagowal for duping Mrs Joginder Kaur of Piplanwala of Rs 2.57 lakh on the pretext of sending her abroad.

CONFERENCE: Residents of the Kandi area participated in a conference organised by the Kandi Vikas Forum at Choha village, 8 km from here, on Tuesday. Mr Madan Mohan Singh Mussa, convener of the forum, urged the state government to carry out development in the area on a priority basis to bring it on a par with the other developed areas of Punjab and waive electricity bills of the poor. The forum demanded the waiver of Section 4 of the Forest Act, regular supply of drinking water, setting up of industrial units and laying of canals in the area.

CASE REGISTERED: The Hariana police has registered a case under Sections 435, 427, 506, IPC, against Pritam Singh of Bassi Kale Khan for setting on fire fodder and fruit plants belonging to Mr Jatinder Singh on Monday.

LIQUOR SEIZED: The Mukerian police arrested Dharampal, alias Manga, of Chhauni Bali P S Indora in Himachal Pradesh and seized 90,000 ml of illicit liquor from him on Monday. Similarly, Sukhdev Singh of Premgarh and Aman of Mohalla Balmik here were arrested and 6,000 ml and 54,000 ml of English whisky were seized from them, respectively.

PERSONALITY CAMP: The Ludhiana unit of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) is going to organise a personality development camp from June 1 to 6 at the USPC Jain Public School, near Power House. The timing of the camp will be 6 pm to 7 pm every day. Only the school students can participate in this personality development camp. Entry is open for all the school students.

EMPLOYEES’ DEMANDS: The Safai Mazdoor Federation, while reiterating to fight for the rights of the employees of the civic body, has called upon the Municipal Corporation to immediately provide shoes and uniforms to the employees, which were due to be given to them last year. The following were elected office-bearers of the SMF: chairman — Mr Jagan Nath Gill; president — Dr D.P. Khosla, senior vice-president — Mr Krishan Lal Rahela; vice-presidents — Mr Vijay Manchanda and Mr Naresh Thapar; general secretaries — Mr Manoj Gill and Mr Nek Kumar Gharu, cashier — Mr Deepak Sahota; propaganda secretary — Mr Anil Bagania, advisers — Mr Mangat Ram Sahota, Mr Babu Ram Nahar, Ms Raj Rani Gill and Ms Pushpa Gill.

FASHION SHOW: The Maharani Ladies Club here organised a fashion show, Cotton Bonanza, on Wednesday. Ms Poonam Sethi was adjudged the Cotton Queen in the below 45-year category and Ms Ashu Chabbra was declared the runners up. In the above 45-year category, Mrs Inder Singh was adjudged the Cotton Queen while Ms Santosh Devi Gupta was declared second. Ms Pinki Chinni won the beautiful eyes trophy and Ms Harleen Chatha was declared the winner in the beautiful hair category.



HIMACHAL SOCIETY FUNCTION: The local Himachal Maha Sabha will celebrate its ninth annual function on June 1 at Tagore Theatre. Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, Member of Parliament, will preside over the function. Ms Lalit Joshi, Mayor of Chandigarh, will be the guest of honour. The function will begin at 9 a.m.

CAMP FOR WOMEN: An eight days’ Awareness Generation Project Camp for Rural and Poor Women by the Citizens Association For Relief Education and Service (CARES) will being at Maloya village from June 2. Lectures on law, health, hygiene, environment, economy, religion and culture will be given to women. This was stated by Col R.K. Dutta, (retd), president of CARES, in a release on Wednesday.

OFFICE BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the ITI Chandigarh Employees Welfare Association: president — Mr Bant Singh, vice-president — Mr Naval Kishore; general secretary — Mr Inder Preet Singh; joint secretary — Mr C.P Yadav; cashier — Mr S.P Gaur; and advisers — Mr Surinder Singh, Mr Prabhjot Singh and Ms Shupinder Kaur.

STRIKE CONTINUES: The hunger strike by the visually handicapped under the auspices of the Netraheen Jagriti Sangh, Haryana, at the Matka chowk here entered into second day on Tuesday. The protesters submitted an 18-point demand charter to the ADC to the Haryana Governor. According to Mr Kuldeep Kumar, general secretary of the association, the Governor had given an appointment to them for Wednesday.

ANTI-CORRUPTION FORUM: The following have been elected office-bearers of the newly formed Anti-Corruption Forum: president — Col H.S. Sangha (retd); senior vice-president —Mr J.S. Dhillon, vice-presidents — presidents —Col P.S. Leh (retd); and Ms Hem P.R. Singh; general secretary —Mr M.D. S. Sodhi and patron — Mr N.S. Gill. A release by the forum stated that it would discourage residents from bribing government officials, urge them to bring corruption cases to the notice of officers concerned and support the Punjab Government in its fight against corruption.

AIDS AWARENESS: The local branch of the Family Planning Association of India organised two street plays, three magic shows and a training programme for adolescent girls to make them aware about AIDS under its “Education, Counselling and Control of AIDS/HIV among truckers” programme on Tuesday. The project, which started on January 1,2001, is being implemented on the 35 km stretch of National Highway No 21 between Kurali and Raiol Majra.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Senior Citizen Welfare Association, Sector 48-C, SAS Nagar: president — Mr Chajja Singh Saini; senior vice-president — Mr K.S. Bagga; vice-president — Mr B.K. Jain; general secretary — Mr S.L. Tandon; treasurer — Mr Nirmal Singh; auditor — Mr R.P. Aggarwal; and legal adviser — Mr Deepak Bajaj.


THREE KILLED: Three persons were killed in an accident near Dheen village on the Ambala-Jagadhari road. They were riding a motorcycle when it was hit by a car. The car driver tried to escape from the accident site but was nabbed by a bus driver. Vikram Singh and Pawan Singh, both residents of Jind, had gone to meet their relative at Alipur village. In the evening, Joginderpal was going to drop them on his motorcycle when the accident occurred. The bodies were taken to the Civil Hospital, Ambala cantonment, for a postmortem.

ELECTRICITY REPAIR: The Ambala Cantonment Traders Federation has demanded that the power authorities should form an electricity repair flying squad. The federation said the flying squad should be equipped with mechanical fork lifts, ladders and other necessary equipment for carrying out repair. The squad should be available round the clock so that it could rush to the breakdown site on receipt of information.

VENUE CHANGED: The venue of examination to be held on June 2 for the post of Army Havildar (Education) at Ambala Cantonment has been changed. The officiating recruitment officer, Major L.B.S. Shauhan, said the examination would now take place at the Military Hospital Line ground, Ambala Cantonment.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the State Bank of Patiala Employees Union, Haryana, chairman — Mr Sushil Gupta; president — Mr Parabh Dyal Punjani of Faridabad; vice-president — Mr Ajay Kumar Singla of Jind; general secretary — Mr R.P.S. Saraoh of Ambala City; joint secretaries — Mr K.V.K. Sehgal and Mr V.N. Sharma of Rohtak and Karnal, respectively, and cashier — Mr Rajesh Bansal of Ambala.



TRAFFIC BLOCKED: With the demand for according district status to Dehra gaining momentum, residents of the area on Wednesday blocked traffic for three hours on the National Highway near the Hanuman temple. Various organisations like the local Beopar Mandal, Bar Association and taxi unions have formed a joint action committee to press for their demand.

POLICE REMAND: Balak Ram Bansal, a Naib Tehsildar posted at Bhalag in Shimla district, who was arrested by the Gangath police on Monday, was produced before the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate here on Tuesday. He was remanded in police custody for two days. He was booked in a land forgery case last year following a complaint by Mr Shavinder Sharma, sarpanch of the Gangath gram panchayat.

100 SHEEP KILLED: At least 100 sheep were killed when lightning struck a flock of sheep in the Chhota Bhnagal area of the district on Tuesday. According to reports, Shankar Das, owner of the sheep, escaped unhurt. 

AUCTION: The auction of 11 toll tax barriers in the district has fetched Rs 4.12 crore. The Gagret barrier on the Una-Hoshiarpur border fetched the highest amount of Rs 1.43 crore followed by the Mehatpur barrier on the Una-Ropar border with Punjab which fetched Rs 1.21 crore. The auction took place on Monday under the chairmanship of Mr K.K. Pant, Deputy Commissioner.


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