Saturday, August 3, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


MAN KILLED: Tarlok Singh, a resident of this city, was killed on Thursday evening. He was going on his cycle. A truck ran over him near the railway station. He died on the spot.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Punjab Employment Officers Association: Mrs Nargis Gurdial Singh — president; Mr Harpal Singh — vice president; Mr Kamaljit Singh Ghuman — general secretary — Mr Ripudaman Singh — secretary and Mr Sher Singh — treasurer.

SAPLINGS PLANTED: Over 200 saplings were planted at a Van Mahotsav function organised by the Kothaguru branch of Punjab National Bank, near here, in collaboration with the Maanav Hitesh Club at the local Government Primary School. The bank’s Senior Regional Manager, Mr C.R. Khajuria, presided over the function. Staff members of the bank, school teachers and students, local sarpanches, villagers and members of the club took part in the plantation drive.

MAN ATTACKED: A man was attacked and injured by two persons over a property dispute at Rauni village on Thursday. Jagjit Singh in a complaint alleged that he was beaten up with clubs by Malkit Singh and his son Gurdeep Singh. A case has been registered against the two under Sections 323, 325 and 34 of the IPC.

‘JAGRAN’ ORGANISED: A“jagran” was organised here on Thursday night. Mr Gurmit Singh, Congress leader, was the special guest. According to Mr Ramesh Sharma and Mr Vinod Gupta, president and secretary of the Durga Sewa Dal, said the “jyoti” for the “jagran” had been brought from Naina Devi and a shobha yatra would be taken out on Saturday.

CASES REGISTERED: The district police has registered cases against three travel agents for cheating Manjit Singh of Bhanjal village and Rajesh Kumar, a local resident.

: A police team led by ASI Raminder Jit Singh arrested Chuher Singh of Dangian in Rasulpur and seized 15 kg of poppy husk from his possession. The police has registered a case under Sections 15, 61, 85 of the NDPS Act.

STRIKE: The Local Bar Association in response to the call given by the Bar Association, Nabha, in connection with the disappearance of the son of an advocate, Mr Jhalmal Singh, observed strike on Thursday and struck work for the day.

RESENTMENT: Resentment prevails among electricity consumers here against the decision by the Punjab State Electricity Board to impose tax for using generator sets. They rue that on the one hand the government has failed to provide constant power supply to the urban areas, which has hampered their businesses as well as the studies of students, on the other the government plans to mint money at the cost of consumers for installing generator sets. They have demanded immediate withdrawal of such proposal.

: A warm send-off was given to Mr Tarlochan Singh Dharni, who retired as the Assistant Manager of the PADB after 34 years in service, at a farewell party here on Thursday. The SDM, Mr Gurdip Singh, was also present on the occasion. Bank officials appreciated Mr Dharni’s service to the organisation. 

LIQUOR SEIZED: The police on Thursday seized 110 pouches of illicit liquor from Sarabjit Singh of Lakhanpur village. A case has been registered against the accused.

NOMINATED: The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has constituted a Ropar Telephone Advisory Committee and has nominated eight persons in this committee. According to information, Mr Om Parkash Aggarwal and Mr Khushwant Rai Giga, both of Kharar, has been nominated on this committee.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The office-bearers of Indian Association of Radiological Technologists were elected. The members include president — AP Berry; vice-president — Mr Hardip Singh; general secretary — Mr S.C. Bansal; treasurer — Mr Surinder Singh; and editor — Mr P.K. Popli.

: A four-week orientation course for college lecturers would be organised here in the last week of August. Prof Satish Sharma, Member PU Senate, said the Vice-Chancellor, Dr K.N. Pathak, had issued instructions to Prof P.S. Verma, Director Staff Academic College, to organise the course here. The course is held for new teachers to familiarise them with teaching processes in the college. Principals, retired principals and teachers from medical colleges would conduct the course. More than 50 teachers are expected to attend the course. 

KAR SEVA: The kar seva for Shri Radha Govind Mandir being built at Shri Gobind Gaudham in Haibowal would be thrown open to public on August 15, according to Mr Rajiv Duggal, spokesman for the gaudham. He said people from all over Punjab would take part in the kar seva. The decision was taken at a meeting of the temple committee. 

‘KRODH-NIRVAN’ WEEK: The “krodh-nirvan” week concluded at the Tera Panth Bhavan in Bagh wali Gali on Thursday. Muni Vinay Kumar ji delivered the final discourse. He stressed the need for following vegetarian lifestyle. 

ARRESTED: Proclaimed offender Vijay Kumar was nabbed on Thursday. He was wanted since May 17, 1998. He was arrested by a team led by ASI Vijay Kumar Joshi.

WIFE BOOKED: Kiranjit Kaur has been arrested for driving her husband Mohinderpal to suicide. Mohinder, who lived in Hadiabad, had an altercation with her. He took celphas tablet and drove his taxi to the stand where he died.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local tehsil unit of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Naujawan Sabha, Panjab — president Mr Charanjit Singh Bath, secretary— Mr Harjit Ravi, vice-president — Mr Sawarn Mannan and treasurer — Mr Gian Singh.



CONFERENCE: A two-day regional conference of company secretaries in practice on the theme — “CS Profession-opportunities ahead” will begin on Saturday. The conference is being organised by Northern India Regional Council of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India at Red Bishop here. Mr Justice J.S. Narang will be the chief guest on the concluding day. 

BLOOD DONATION CAMP: Forum for Common Cause is organising a blood donation camp at Group Housing Society, Sector 36 and Mansa Devi Complex, Sector 5, on account of International Friendship Day on August 4. This camp is being organised under the aegis of Chandigarh Blood Bank Society operating from PGI, Chandigarh. 

MARTYRDOM DAY: The martyrdom day of Major Sandeep Shankla will be held on August 8 at Shankla Memorial (War Memorial) on August 8. Stating this here on Friday a spokesman of 18th battalion, The Dogra Regiment, said a guard of honour led by an officer of the unit is being deputed to pay homage to the martyr. Major Shankla made the sacrifice while leading a cordon and search operation at Zafarkhani village in Jammu and Kashmir. 

WELCOMED: The local advocates have lauded Mr Om Prakash Chautala for having appointed Mr Sher Singh as the president of the party. Mr Randhir Singh Badhran, former president of the District Bar Association, Mr Yashpal Singh Rana, Mr. Jagpal Singh, Mr Sukhchain Singh and Mr. Satbir Singh have all extended their congratulations. 



ACTION SOUGHT: A resident of Ambala Cantonment has sought action against three power officials against whom a case has been registered. Ms Kiran Kocchar, in a letter addressed to Ms Minakshi Anand Chaudhary, stated “as these officials are occupying important posts in their department, may be due to their connection and influence, no fair investigation be possible. It is requested that they should be separated from the present appointments and then a fair inquiry should be carried out to bring out tangible result.”

DEMAND: A delegation headed by Ambala city block youth Congress president Vikram Tanwar met the Deputy Commissioner, Mr D.D. Gautam, on Friday to demand for potable water in certain areas. Among others, Mr Ramkesh Gorkha, Mr Raj Kumar, Mr Dev Raj Ramesh, Gulshan Sharma, Mr Harvinder Singh, Mr Bansi Lal and Mr Narendra Pali were part of the delegation which handed over a memorandum. The memorandum pointed out that ward No. 4 is not getting potable water and the same situation is prevailing in Kabir Nagar.

EDUCATION PROGRAMME: The Khadi and Village Industries Commission held a “People’s Education Programme” at GMN College, Ambala Cantonment, on Friday. Among others, Mr Gambhir Singh, Mr Bhoopal Singh, Mr N.K. Kalra, Mr R.K. Singh and Mr I.D. Shukla were present, a release said. 

MUSICAL PROGRAMME: Surmai Sham, a musical programme of classical songs, bhajans, ghazals and ragas was organised by P.D. Chandan Memorial Cultural Society of Kalka at Hindu Senior Secondary School. The programme was organised in the memory of birth anniversary of Pandit P.D. Chandan, a renowned classical singer of all India Radio from 1952-1958. Prof Amrit Pal Singh inaugurated the function while Ashok Kumar Kuku, municipal councillor of Kalka and the president of local Hindu School Management Committee, was the chief guest.

EXPEDITION: Sainik School, Kunjpura, will organise an all-India Sainik Schools Mountaineering Expedition to scale Kangri peak (6,183m) in the Leh region of Jammu and Kashmir from August 5 to 24. The 20-day expedition, comprising 25 students and two trained staff members, will be led by Mr JS Gulia, a mountaineer.

SEMINAR: A one-day seminar on ‘Science in Ancient India’ will be organised at Kurukshetra on August 4. The Haryana Vigyan Bharti Chairman, Prof R.M.P. Jaiswal, announced this here on Thursday. Prof Jaiswal informed that this seminar, which is first of its kind, will contribute in achieving a holistic view of progress.



WORKSHOP: Agricultural Technology Management Agency, Kangra, organised a two-day workshop at CSKHP Agriculture University, Palampur, on “Market Led Extension”. Seventy-five delegates from various departments, Krishi Vigyan Kendras, CSKHPA University and other organisations participated.

DROUGHT RELIEF: The Deputy Commissioner, Sirmaur, Mr Onkar Chand Sharma, said subsidised wheat and rice was being provided at BPL rates to every family of the district under the drought relief programme in Sirmaur district.

HOUSE GUTTED: A residential house at Tutikandi was gutted in a fire here on Tuesday. Besides the owner of the house, four other families residing in the house were rendered homeless.

ACCIDENT: Ten persons were injured, when two private buses had a head-on collision on the Una-Talwara road near Mubarikpur village, 38 km from here, on Friday. The buses involved were of Jaswant Travels, (HP-38-9945) and Devi Darshan Travels (HP-19-2765). The injured were being given medical aid at the Primary Health Centre, Amb.


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