Monday, August 12, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


ARRESTED: The Garhshanker police has arrested Kulwinder Singh of Sujon under Section 302, IPC, for allegedly murdering a girl and her grandmother of the same village when they foiled his attempt to rape.

PAK FLAG BURNT: Workers of the Shiv Sena organised a “mourning” sabha at the local Mani Mahesh Mandir on Saturday in memory of Amarnath yatris who were killed by militants. Later they held a procession and burnt the flag of Pakistan. A compensation of Rs 5 lakh each was sought for the kin of the victims.

MEETING: The local unit of the Lions Club will organise a blood donation camp here on August 17 near the Post Office. The decision was taken at a meeting held here on Friday under the leadership of Mr Devinder Gupta.

TRICYCLE DONATED: A tricycle was donated to Ms Mandeep Kaur, a resident of Mundi Kharar, at a meeting of local Rotary Club, which was held at the Civil Rest House here on Friday.

BJP POLL PANEL: Former Punjab minister Swarna Ram will be the Chairman of the BJP’s seven-member election panel for the September 8 nagar council election here. Mr Chander Mohan Chawla, Mr Ramesh Mata, Mr Baldev Sharma, Mr Sham Sunder, Mr Hira Lal Dhir and Mr Ram Murti Duggal are the members of the panel, it was learnt on Sunday.

NEWSPAPER: The first issue of an English weekly newspaper, “The Truth of Religion”, was on Saturday released at a function here. Baba Avtar Singh of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Ropar, performed the releasing ceremony. Prof H.S. Dilgir, Chairman of the Editorial Board, Mr Bakhtawar Singh, Managing Editor, and Mr Gurbachan Singh Kanwal and Mr Bahadurjit Singh, both journalists, expressed their views about the newspaper.

OPIUM SEIZED: The police has seized 750gm of opium from Palwinder Kaur and has registered a case under the NDPS Act against her. The police on Sunday also seized poppy husk from the possession of Bhajan Singh Brahampura village.



TRIBUTES PAID: Various political outfits, including the Congress and NCP, in the city observed ‘Quit India Movement Day’ on Friday. The Mayor, Mrs Lalit Joshi, led the Chandigarh Territorial Mahila Congress at a function in LIG colony, Sector 52, in paying tributes to the martyrs. The president and general secretary of the local Congress unit, Mr B.B. Bahl, and Mr Subhash Chawla, respectively, attended the function. A number of Mahila Congress workers also attended the meeting. Tributes were paid to Mahatama Gandhi, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, Maulana Azad and others.

OFFICE BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress: Mr Jagtinder Singh Battal — vice-president; Mr Jaspal Singh Bhatti and Mr Yogesh Manv — general secretaries; Mr Vijay Kumar Maloya and Mr Dinesh Kumar Sharma — secretaries.

DENTAL CAMP: A dental check-up camp was organised by the Bharat Vikas Prishad, Mansa Devi branch, at Government Primary School at Bhainsa Tibba village, here today. As many as 80 children were examined by a team of dentists comprising Dr Rajesh Bindal and Dr Vikas Sharma.



POISONED: A young woman was allegedly poisoned to death by her in-laws at Ladhowas village in this district on Saturday. Sandeep Kaur (25) died under mysterious circumstances and her body was brought to the local General Hospital for an autopsy. Mr Harchand and Mr Atma Ram, her brothers, alleged that their sister had been poisoned by her husband Harbans Singh, sister-in-law Gurmit Kaur and mother-in-law Gurdevi because she could not conceive or fulfil their dowry demand.

KIDNAP BID: The police on Saturday foiled a kidnapping attempt by arresting four persons and rescuing a youth from their captivity. According to reports, the four kidnapped Ramesh, student of the local Manohar Memorial College, from his village and forcibly put him in a car. Onlookers raised alarm and informed the police which caught the accused near Daryapur village.



STIR PLAN: The Himachal Pradesh Unemployed Agriculture Graduates Association has decided to launch a statewide agitation against the apathy of the state government towards graduates who have been waiting for employment for the past about 14 years. In a press note issued here on Sunday, Dr Nisha Kumari, president of the association, said a memorandum in this connection had been submitted to the government and added that undergraduates studying in agriculture universities were likely to join this stir.


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