Monday, July 29, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


CRITICISED: Mr S.K. Gupta, veteran Congress leader and former president of the local District Congress Committee (DCC), and Mr Satish Bagi, press secretary of the DCC, have alleged that the Central Government is adopting double standards regarding elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Gujarat and imposition of President’s rule in the states. In a press statement here on Sunday, the Congress leaders criticised the statements on July 24 by the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr L.K. Advani, and Mr M. Venkaiah Naidu, President of the BJP.

NOMINATED: The Central Government has nominated Mr Parween Kumar Kala, a state awardee, social worker and president of the Red Cross Blood Donors Club, Faridkot, member of the Telephone Advisory Committee, Ferozepore Division, for the next two years.

PICKED UP: The police on Friday picked up Satpal Satta for allegedly stabbing his sister-in-law Gurjit Kaur near fish park here. Gurjit Kaur was admitted to Civil Hospital here . The police on the statement of Gurjit Kaur has registered a case under Section 307 of the IPC against Satta and five of his accomplices.

CIRCUIT HOUSES: The president of the district Journalists’ Association, Mr D.P. Azad, in a statement issued here on Sunday, urged the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to fix Rs 35 as rent of the rooms at circuit houses in Punjab, Delhi (Punjab Bhavan) and Shimla for accredited press correspondents.

SPURIOUS CEMENT: Residents of Bhekha village under the Baghapurana police station in this district demanded on Sunday action against certain cement dealers for supplying spurious cement. They alleged that six persons were injured when the roof of a newly constructed house in the village collapsed after supports were removed.

PROTEST RALLIES: Local businessmen, industrialists and power consumers have decided to hold protest rallies in front of the office of the PSEB over its failure to meet the demands of power supply. Talking to mediapersons here on Sunday, a spokesperson of the Moga Industrialists Association said if the PSEB failed to meet their demands soon, they would hold protests.

CANAL WATER: Farmers of various villages in the district have started organising thikri pehras along the canal banks in their villages to prevent theft of canal water. Residents of Bhekha village in the district had seized 14 rubber tubes allegedly being used by the farmers of Jaimalwala village to steal canal water passing through their villages.

SAPLINGS PLANTED: Lions Club, Pathankot (Service), organised a plantation campaign in the town on Sunday which was inaugurated by Mr Yash Pal Sharma, Executive Magistrate. More than 50 saplings were planted in the Patel Chowk area.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Bar Association: president — Mr Ravinder Thakur; vice-president — Mr Sanjay Gulati; and general secretary — Mr Navdeep Saini.

SYL UNION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the SYL Workers Union, Punjab: president — Mr Hoshiar Singh Rana; senior vice-presidents — Mr Paramjit Singh Gill and Mr Jauhar Singh and general secretary — Mr Kuldip Singh Chandi.

KARGIL MARTYRS: The families of Kargil martyrs belonging to Amritsar district were honoured at a function organised here on Friday by the local Parents Association. Mr Bhupinder Singh, local SDM, presided over the function and paid rich tributes to the martyrs.

RS 25,000 LOOTED: Two youths looted Rs 25,000 from a kariana merchant, Ganpat Rai, resident of Nirankari Colony, on Thursday. In another incident, the Chabal police recovered 2 kg of opium from Kashmir Singh of Sheron village. Cases have been registered



ELECTED: The following have been elected as office-bearers of the L.I.G. Houses/Flats (Group Agency) Sector 52, Chandigarh: president — Mr V.S.Chaudhary; vice-president — Mr Gita Ram Sharma; general secretary — Mr Ram Kunwar; treasurer — Mr Deganber Singh Rawat; and executive members — Mr Anil Dobhal; and Mrs Sunita.

ASSOCIATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Chandigarh Transport Association: president — Mr Ajit Singh Kaler; senior vice-president — Mr Tarsem Puri; vice-president — Mr Jagtar Singh; general secretary — Mr Rajeev Sood; treasurer — Mr Ram Prakash Sharma; cashier — Mr Rajesh Sharma; and propaganda secretary — Mr B.S. Thakur. 

DRIVE: Members of the Rotary Club, Panchkula, joined hands with local administration in clearing barren land of weeds. Members of the club cleaned malba from the (land adjoining the nullah in Sector 12- A and planted more than 50 saplings on Sunday. Each Rotarian planted a sapling under the drive: each one plant one. They also took five saplings to be planted near their houses and pledged to look after them. Mr M.S. Yadav, Subdivisional Magistrate, Panchkula, was the chief guest. He lauded the role of Rotarians in environmental services and assured cooperation from the administration. 

PAINTING COMPETITION: A painting competition for underprivileged children from Aashiana Theatre Age School was organised at Amartex here on Saturday. As many as 17 children participated in the competition - “Amar Prayas”. These children who work as shoeshine boys in Sector 17, Chandigarh, painted and sketched for two hours at the showroom. Mr. Ishwar Dayal, art teacher from Chandigarh Arts College, was the judge and prizes were given to all participants, besides the three best artists. 

MEDICAL CAMP: A medical check-up camp was organised by the State Bank of Patiala and the CARE Health Society, Chandigarh, at Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Sector 7, here on Sunday. Mr M.M. Sehgal, DGM, State Bank of Patiala, Haryana Zone , was the chief guest. More than 300 patients were examined by a team of doctors and blood sugar tests were done on about 150 patients. A team of doctors from the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, examined the patients. 

INTERFACE: A police-public interface was organised at Sector 15 police post here on Sunday. This was organised as part of the ongoing social justice fortnight being celebrated all over the state. The meet was chaired by DSP Jagdish Nagar and was attended by a large number of residents, including school children. Residents raised the issue of underage driving, stray cattle menace, controlling road accidents and against child labour at houses. Some people also said school teachers should be given training in traffic rules and regulations so that they abide by the rules. The issue of spate of burglaries in the township was also taken up and residents assured their cooperation to the police for curbing this crime. 

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Samachar Patra Employees and Friends Welfare Association, Shalimar Enclave, Himmatgarh: president — Mr V.S. Pathak; vice-president — Mr Inder Mohan Sharma; general secretary — Mr Som Prakash Sharma; joint secretary — Mr Raj Kumar; and finance secretary — Mr Manoj Kumar.



OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been installed office-bearers of the local Rotary Club: president — Mr Pradeep Batra; senior vice-president — Mr R.P. Grover; vice-president — Mr C.B. Jain; secretary — Mr M.R. Sethi; and treasurer — Mr G.D. Singal.

DISTINCTION: Three students of local R.K.S.D. Postgraduate College have achieved distinction in Kurukshetra University examinations. Giving this information the Principal, Mr K.K. Sirohi, said here on Saturday that Anju Goyal attained first position in MA (English) final examination and was awarded a gold medal. besides this Parul Gupta got the second place and Ms Pooja Verma got the fourth position in the university in the same examination.

WELFARE ASSOCIATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the HUDA Township Residents’ Welfare Association: president — Mr Subhash Chand Goyal; senior vice-president — Mr Raj Pal Kadiyan; vice-president — Mr Satish Jain; general secretary — Mr T R Bibiyan and treasurer — Mr Sat Pal Bansal.

DEMANDED: Mr Birender Singh former president of the HPCC addressing newsmen at Jagadhari on Saturday said there was a drought-like situation in Haryana because of the failure of the monsoon. He demanded that the state should be declared drought-hit.

SOCIAL SECURITY: Mr Alok Joshi, Inspector-General of Police, Ambala range, inaugurated on Saturday “operation social security”, sponsored by the Haryana Police and the local Humane Helpline at the DAV Girls College here. Mr Joshi said the aim of the operation was to bring about an understand between the police and the people.



LOK ADALAT: Seven cases out of a total of 46 presented at a Lok Adalat here on Saturday were settled . The District and Sessions Judge, Mr M.C. Sharma presided over the Lok Adalat.

REMOVED: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr N S Chaudhary, in exercise of powers under sections concerned of the Panchayati Raj Act has removed Dinesh Kumar from the membership of Gram Panchayat Bamta near here. A notification issued here on Saturday said that Dinesh Kumar could not remain member of the gram panchayat as he had four sons and daughters.

PROPOSED: Representatives of hotel owners, taxi unions, tour operators and merchants’ associations at a meeting organised by the local Youth Hostel here on Friday resolved that a permanent body like Tourism Advisory Committee should be formed with a view to boosting tourism industry in the Dalhousie-Khajjar complex. The Tourism Development Officer, Mr K.L. Mastana, said the government had already provided funds for parking facilities, roller skating rink, musical fountain but the projects could be taken up only after the land was identified.

URGED: The Chief Minister, Mr Prem Kumar Dhumal, on Saturday said BJP leaders and workers should maintain cordial relations with mediapersons. The Chief Minister was inaugurating a two-day media training camp of the district in charge of media cell of the party on the Vaishno Mata Mandir premises.

BOOK RELEASED: Mr Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister, on Friday released a book titled ‘‘State of Panchayat in Himachal Pradesh’’ written by Ajay Kumar Mohapatra. The writer has conducted a study on the functioning of the Panchayati Raj institutions in Himachal Pradesh.

STIR THREAT: The Himachal Sarva School Shikshak Mahasangh has threatened to launch a statewide stir if its demands were not accepted within a month. Mr Gurudut Sharma, president of the sangh, said here on Friday that in case the government failed to hold talks with the sangh it would resort to direct action after the summer vacation.


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