Saturday, July 6, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi

R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


CASE REGISTERED: On a complaint lodged by Mr Umrao Singh of Kandala Jattan village, the Tanda police registered a case against Sukhjit Singh Bains of Cool Road, Jalandhar on Thursday for allegedly kidnapping his daughter, Kamalpreet Kaur, on April 2. He has alleged that Sukhjit Singh Bains with the consent of his parents kidnapped her daughter to with a purpose marry her.

KIDNAPPED: Joginder Singh of Maulabadpur was allegedly kidnapped by Sukhi, Rinku and Raju of Khabra village on Thursday. The Garhshanker police has registered a case under Sections 364 and 342, IPC, against these persons.

YOUTH MURDERED: A youth, Imtiaz Ali (18), son of Mumtar Ali, of Mohalla Margan near Loha Bazar, was allegedly murdered by Hussain Ali of Khojghar Mohalla here on Friday. His body was sent for a post-mortem examination at civil hospital here.

INVITED: Mr Ranjay Vardhan from the Army Institute of Law (AIL) has been invited to present a paper “Impact of legislations on family and women” at the 15th World Congress of Sociology organised by the International Sociological Association in Brisbane, Australia.




UPCOMING PUNJABI SINGER: After his long association with sad songs, Preet Harpal, the upcoming Punjabi singer, is all set to take the audience by his dance beats. And the new ‘avatar’ of this young man from Gurdaspur will be seen in the video of his latest music album “Mundey Sardaran De” — which was launched here recently. “Mundey Sardaran De” has not only bought a new facet of the singer but also has established himself as a lyricist. Six of the total eight songs incorporated in the album has been written by Preet himself. “I have started writing songs for my last album “Je Chan Chup Jaye” and after being associated with famous lyricist Jarnail Ghuman for long, I feel confident enough to write my own songs,” he says. “Munde Sardaran De” is the sixth album by this singer.

ADMISSIONS: The Chitkara Institute of Engineering and Technology, developed by Chitkara Educational Trust, are opening up for admissions for the first year in the branches of computer science and engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and communication engineering and mechanical engineering. According to information available, each branch will have 60 seats and admissions are being made centrally by Punjab Technical University based on the merit in the common entrance for engineering colleges in Punjab. The Chitkara Institute of Engineering and Technology has been approved by the AICTE, New Delhi, and is affiliated to Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. The campus is located on Chandigarh- Patiala national highway which is spread over 26 acres.

BEST CITIZENS OF INDIA AWARD: Ms S. Dass, Principal, Vivek Nursery and Preparatory, Sector 9, has been chosen for the “Best Citizens of India” award by the International Publishing House, New Delhi, in recognition of her calibre to arm children in their early formative years with self-confidence and knowledge during the past four decades. According to Mr G.P. Singh, Executive Director, the publishing house is also honouring N. Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, matinee idol Dilip Kumar, cine star Amitabh Bachchan, Architect Feroze Kundianwala and hafiz contractor, Azim Premji, Dhiribhai Ambani, Lord Swaraj Paul, Sachin Tendulkar and Dr Naresh Trehan, chief cardiovascular surgeon. The publishing house will soon produce a volume entitled “The honoured Best Citizens of India”, dedicated to the awardees. 

LITERACY PROGRAMME: The computer literacy programme at the State Bank of India, Staff Training Centre, concluded here on Friday. This programme was launched under community service banking , with an objective to make the people computer literate. The free training programme was attended by over 70 participants.


INDUSTRIALIST DEAD: A local industrialist, Lajpat Garg (58), who was a pioneer in stainless steel re-rolling died on Wednesday. He was ailing for the past several months. He was shifted to Delhi in a critical condition. His body was brought from Delhi here on Friday. His cremation was largely attended. He is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters.

TEENAGER KILLED: Pawan (18) was killed on the spot when his cycle was hit by a tractor-trailer at Jorian village on the Yamunanagar-Kurukshetra highway on Friday. The driver of the tractor-trailer fled away from the site. A case has been registered against him.Top


OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the zonal hospital unit of the Himachal Pradesh Health Department Employees’ Union: president — Mr Satpal Thakur; senior vice-president — Mr Kuldip Singh; vice-presidents — Mr Girdhari Lal, Mr Jai Singh, Mrs Indu Sharma and Mrs Kamlesh Kaushal, general secretary — Mr Gajinder Vashisht; joint secretary — Mr Adeep Chona and; treasurer — Mr Vishav Bandhu.

WATER POLLUTION: A defective septic tank constructed by the Nadaun nagar panchayat is causing water pollution in the town. Affluents from the tank are going directly into the Beas. Local residents have demanded that the tank should be repaired.

LIQUOR SEIZED: The police conducted a raid on a still at Bhadroa and arrested Ghungri, for running the still. A large quantity of illicit liquor was seized from his possession. A case under Section 61 of the Excise Act has been registered.

HP VARSITY VC: Dr Tej Partap, Vice-Chancellor, HP Agricultural University, will represent the country in a study meeting on “Land classification in sloping upland areas for sustainable production systems” at Kyoto University, Japan, from July 10 to 17. The meeting is being organised by the Asian Productivity Organisation in collaboration with the Association for International Cooperation of Agriculture and Forestry.

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