Friday, June 14, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


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DETAINED: Mr Narinder Kumar Jain, president of the Printers and Processors Association, was allegedly detained for four hours at the Civil Lines police station. Mr Jain was trying to arbitrate in a divorce case settlement between two families when he was detained on Tuesday. In a press note on Wednesday the association stated that a protest was held in this regard.

PROBE: Veteran CPI leader Satya Pal Dang has urged the Congress government to probe the working of PUDA. He said the recent proposal to sell a large number of flats, including HIG flats, which were constructed by PUDA at Patiala many years ago at lowered prices should be probed. He also urged to the Chief Minister to carry out a special audit of its accounts.

DHARNA: Supporters of the state CPM ( Pasla group) on Wednesday staged a dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office here. They were demanding restoration of the forcibly occupied building in Jalandhar by the supporters of Surjit Singh on May 21 which they claimed belonged to them. They also demanded the cancellation of a false case implicating senior members of the group.

IDENTIFICATION EXERCISE: Col Manmohan Singh, Deputy Director of the Sainik Welfare Board, said a programme has been organised for the identification of ex-servicemen and ex-servicemen’s widows who draw their pensions from the district pension office here. He urged the ex-servicemen and widows from Tarn Taran and Baba Bakala tehsils to reach their respective complex on July1 and 24 in this regard.

TWO DEATHS: A sadhu fell on the local railway platform on Tuesday. Volunteers of Sahara, an NGO, took him to a local hospital where he died. In another incident, a hand-cart puller fell unconscious on the College road. He was rushed to the hospital where he was stated to be out of danger.

RALLY: Members of the Technical Services Union (TSU) PSEB, local urban area held a rally to protest against the decision of the state government to reduce the number of posts in the board.

LIONS CLUB: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Lions Club: president — Mr Sarvjit Singh Saini; secretary — Mr Ashwani Tandan, and treasurer — Mr Naresh Mahajan.

BAN ORDERS: The District Magistrate here has banned the digging of “pather” of all brick-kilns along Chakki river beyond Chakki bridge up to the limits of the district. The orders will remain in force till August 5.

BANK ROBBERY: Four persons looted more than Rs 3 lakh at gunpoint from the Central Cooperative Bank, Grain Market, Phuglana, here on Wednesday. According to Mr Varinder Singh, branch manager, one Sikh youth was having a gun, while the two others had carried pistols. A case has been registered a case under Section 392 and 34, IPC.

KIDS’ PARTY: A ‘cool-pool’ party was organised at GMT Public School, Jalandhar, byepass, here on Thursday. Small pools were set in a school hall. Kids splashed water on one another and danced on the music that was played for them. Small slides were also kept in the hall. Later, parents of the kids were also alleged to view the activities of the children. Mr S.G.S. Thind, director of the school, said that the party was arranged so that kids could enjoy a fun-filled day.

BANNED: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr G. Romesh Kumar, has banned the digging of kutcha tubewells all over the district with effect from Wednesday. These orders will remain in force till August 1. The decision was taken following the death of a number of labourers while digging tubewells.

STRIKE ENDS: The 55-day long indefinite strike by members of the local Bar Association against the alleged high-handedness ended on Wednesday. This was stated by president of the association Nasib Bawa on Wednesday.

CRITICISED: The Akali Dal (Amritsar) on Wednesday denounced the decision of the Punjab Government to defend detained police personnel by providing them monetary and legal aid, besides setting a separate litigation cell for them. According to Dr Harjinder Jakhu, general secretary of the party, the decision will not only prove costly for the government but also boomerang on the Congress.

DECISION HAILED: Prof Hamdardvir Nausheharvi has appreciated the decision of the Punjab Cabinet to withdraw undue concessions to ex-Chief Ministers of Punjab. He has also urged the government to withdraw the provision of pension to MLAs. Prof Nausheharvi has also appreciated the recommendations of the Punjab Disinvestment Commission to with-draw the facility of free power for tubewell and free water supply to the farmers saying that there is no justification in giving concession to one section of citizens at the cost of tax payees.

BAN SOUGHT: The local Flour Millers Union has sought a ban on all mobile flour mills which are run with the help of tractors. Mr Paramjeet Rai and Karam Chand spokesmen of the union, said in spite of the Punjab and Haryana High Court orders to ban mobile flour mills, the administration had not taken any action against them. Mr Paramjit Rai also said that these millers were not even paying any tax to the government.

ROOF COLLAPSE: Two persons were killed at Gali Jodhpur Wali of Jaswant Singh mohalla on Tuesday when the roof under which they were sleeping collapsed. They have been identified as Rajan (14) and his cousin Bhaga (20).



SEMINAR: A seminar highlighting the basic differences between radial and cross ply tyres, was held at CTU Depot number one on Thursday. A technical presentation was given by Deputy Manager -TR, J K Tyres , Mr Kapil Mohan. The senior officials and workshop staff of CTU were given tips on maintenance, upkeep and performance of radial tyres .

CAMP: A two day free holistic healing and diagnosis fair is being organised at Shri Lakshmi Narayan Dharamshala in Sector 20 from June 15. The main aim behind organising this camp is to educate the people about maintaining health. Patients will be treated through body balancing, yoga, pranic healing, ultra acupressure and magnetic healing techniques . The camp is being organised by the World Holistic Healer Association, Chandigarh along with Lakshmi Narayan Dharamshala Committee.

PROTEST: The washermen union in the town staged a protest on Thursday at the Phase 1 police station against the alleged beating of one of their members by a Junior Engineer of the horticulture wing of the PUDA. The union will submit a representation to the PUDA officials on Friday.



HSMITC MEETING: The Ambala unit of the All Employees Association HSMITC Haryana has decided to go on a pen and tool down strike. A meeting of the Ambala unit was presided over by Mr Raghuvir Singh. Among others, Mr Krishan Kumar, Mr Dharam Pal Rana, Mr Jai Singh, Mr Niranjan Singh and Mr Phool Prakash were present. The employees have decided to go to Delhi on June 23 on a call given by the Karamchari Mahasangh. They will protest the privatisation programme of the government. 



WORKSHOP: A four-day workshop on chemistry organised at the Army School, Yol, near here, ended on Wednesday. In his address, Col S Srinivasan, vice-chairman of the school management committee, asked the teachers to use the latest teaching techniques. Students presented a colourful cultural programme on the occasion.

MISUSE ALLEGED: Joint general secretary of the HP Lok Morcha Sudesh Bhardwaj and president of the local unit Narinder Kharyal have alleged the misuse of government machinery, particularly of the HP Road Transport Corporation, for making the Gaddi, Gujjar sammelan a success. He demanded an impartial inquiry.

SCHOOL LOCKED: Irate villagers of Kaliara in Shahpur tehsil on Wednesday locked the local government senior school following its poor matric, plus I and II results conducted by the HP Board of School Education. They demanded the transfer of the teaching staff. The school was opened following the intervention of the Deputy Director, Education Department, Dharamsala.

SEMINAR: A two-day seminar on the 'working of mind' was organised by the Indian Institute of Advanced Study here. Prof G C Pande, philosopher and chairman of the governing body of the institute, presided over the valedictory session.

ACCUSATION: The SC and ST president of the PCC, Mr K.D. Sultanpuri, on Tuesday accused the government of encouraging casteism and failing to check atrocities on weaker sections. Talking to mediapersons here, Mr Sultanpuri said that there were complaints of discrimination against the police and many rape cases involving Dalit women were yet to be solved.


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