Friday, July 5, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Vigilant Citizens’ Forum: president — Mr D.L. Jindal; vice-presidents — Mr Sukhdev Singh, Mr Gobind Ram and Mr Arun Wadhawan; general secretary — Mr Prem Bhatia and treasurer — Mr Manoj Tiwari.

STUDY CIRCLE: The following have been elected the office-bearers of the local Swami Vivekanand Study Circle: president — Dr R.K. Mahajan; vice-presidents — Mr Gurbachan Singh and Dr J.S. Romana; general secretary — Mr Sandeep Parchhanda; and treasurer — Mr Manoj Tiwari.

GRIEVANCES: City residents with complaints on the quality, supply and quantity or cooking gas price may approach the Deputy Commissioner at his office on July 10, according to a press note issued here on Thursday.

LIONS CLUB: The Lions Club has appointed Mr S.K. Bansal as zone chairman. He was earlier president of the Lions Club, Moga.

NIGHT PATROL: Mr A. Venu Prasad, District Magistrate cum-Deputy Commissioner, Faridkot, has under the Villages and Small Town Patrol Act ordered all able-bodied youths to launch night patrol along rail tracks in village like Dwarana, Wanderjatana, Kharu and other sensitive areas to prevent mischief by anti-social elements. 

INSURANCE FRAUD: The Mahilpur police arrested Jasbir Singh of Jain village and Sukhwinder Singh of Bajwara village on Wednesday night and found a jeep belonging to Rakesh Chander of Javali, Himachal Pradesh, from them. A fake complaint on the missing jeep had been lodged with the Mandi Sadar police station by Rakesh Chander to claim insurance money. But actually he had handed over the vehicle to the arrested.

TWO ARRESTED: A naka party arrested Lakhwinder Masih of Umarpura (Mukerian) and Jasbir Singh of Ramgarh Kullian on Wednesday near Bullowal. The police found a motor cycle (HR-07-2171) and two sharp-edged weapons in their possession. During interrogation they revealed that they were planning to dacoity in the forest area.

VEHICLES STOLEN: Miscreants stole a Maruti car (PBO 7J-1294) at Krishna Nagar here and Chetak Bajaj scooter (PB-07K-8392) in Hari Nagar on Wednesday. Cases in this connection have been registered.

FESTIVAL: The Vishwa Yoga Sansthan will organise its 10th annual musical Shrimad Bhagwat Yajna Mahotsav at Kedarnath Dharamshala in Shivaji Nagar from July 7 to 14, according to a spokesman of the sansthan. A ‘shobha yatra’ will be taken out from the Guru Nanak chowk in Shivaji Nagar at 6.30 am on July 7 before the start of the mahotsav. Acharya Rameshji Maharaj from Vrindavan will recite the story of Vyasa every day from 9 am to 12 noon and from 4 pm to 7 pm. The special attractions of the week-long festival would be Nandotsav in the evening on July 10 and Shri Krishan-Rukmani marriage ceremony, which will be held on July 12.

INVITED: Dr Malkiat Saini, Professor in the Department of Zoology at Punjabi University, has been invited to participate in the 3rd Bionet- International Global Taxonomy workshop being held at Pretoria, South Africa, from July 8 to 12. The workshop is being hosted by Safrinet, a global network for taxonomy. Dr Saini is one of the 12 experts invited from India .

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Lions Club: president — Mr Deepak Verma; senior vice-president — Mr Gurtej Pal Singh Bhagwanpura; secretary — Mr Rajesh Singla; and treasurer — Mr Virinder Jain, according to Mr Rajvir Singh Mangat, a former president of the club.

APPOINTED: Mr Parminder Singh Dhillon, a local businessman, has been nominated a member of the Northern Railways, New Delhi. Local leaders have welcomed his appointment.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local General and Crockery Shopkeepers Association: president — Mr Harjit Singh Arora; vice-president — Vickey Kumar; secretary — Sanjeev Kumar; general secretary — Mr Pardeep Aggarwal; cashier — Mr Rakesh Kumar; and executive members — Mr Satnam Singh Makkar and Mr Gurminder Aggarwal, while Mr Hans Raj Khaneja is patron. Meanwhile, the association has decided to close their shops on the last Sunday of every month.

INSTALLATION: The installation ceremony of the local Rotary Club was held under the chairmanship of Mr Ravi Kant Gupta here on Wednesday night. The function was presided over by Mr Sarbjit Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Sangrur. Mr BC Gupta, Financial Commissioner, Punjab, was the chief guest.

SACRILEGE: The local city police has booked Nirvail Singh, a resident of Mallia village, 4 km from here, under Section 295 for consuming liquor in the village gurdwara on a complaint lodged by Sawarn Singh of the same village.

WATER THEFT: The Chabal police has booked five farmers under Sections 379 and 430 of the IPC for stealing canal water. Police sources said here on Wednesday that the case had been registered on a complaint by Mr Jaskaran Singh, SDO (Canal). He had named five farmers - Bagga Singh, Bara Singh, Surjit Singh, Jeon Singh Nihal Singh and Lal Singh.

FRAUD: Two car-borne cheats deprived a shopkeeper in Harike village of his movie camera. The police has registered a case under Section 420, IPC. The youths came to the shopkeeper and hired the camera at the rate of Rs 800 per hour. They went in their car towards Patti and disappeared. 



MEDICAL CAMP: Over 150 patients got their bone densitometery measured at a free camp organised by a local private hospital, Chetanya in association with the Elder Pharmaceuticals, here on Thursday. The director of the hospital, Dr Neeraj Kumar, said over 65 per cent patients in the camp were found to be having weak bones. He added that it was due to old age, lack of physical activity, low calcium diet, regular use of steroids and menopause in women which weakens the bones. The local representative of Elder Pharmaceuticals, Mr Deepak Puri, said his company had launched a campaign along with doctors to make the public aware of osteoporosis which is a silent killer of bones, which could ultimately lead to disability at a later stage in life. 



TEACHERS’ UNION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Kangra district unit of the Himachal Pradesh Government Teachers Union: president — Mr Onkar Rana; senior vice-president — Mr Rajnish Choudhary; vice-president — Mr Vidya Sagar; general secretary — Mr Susheel Nag; finance Secretary — Mr Ramesh Sharma; and organising secretary — Mr Sohan Lal Sharma.


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