Wednesday, August 14, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


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DSP BOOKED: Mr Harbans Lal Sharma, DSP, posted at PAP, Jalandhar, and three constables attached to him during his posting here, have been booked under Sections 38 and 120-B of the IPC on the basis of an inquiry conducted by Mr Munish Chawla, SP(D), into allegations of corruption against them.

ARRESTED: The police raided a hotel in the ‘Landa’ Bazaar are here on Sunday and nabbed 12 persons on gambling charge. More than Rs 18,000 were seized during the raid. The accused include Rinku, Tinku, Lucky, Rakesh Kumar, Raj Kumar, Amrit Kumar, Ashwani Kumar, Narinder, Manoj, Hardip, and the owner of the hotel Surinder Kumar.

ONE HURT: One man was injured in an accident between two cars, near Payal on Monday evening. The injured was identified as Jang Singh of Haul village and was admitted to the Civil Hospital, Maloud. A case under Sections 279, 337 and 427 of the IPC has been registered on the complaint of Gursewak Singh, son of the victim.

CAMPS FOR HANDICAPPED: The local district Red Cross Society will organise three camps on August 19, 21 and 23 at Sadiq, Golehwala and Panjgrain villages, respectively, in this district to identify different categories of handicapped persons for providing them wheelchairs, callipers, artificial limbs, hearing aids and walking sticks free of cost. This was stated here on Tuesday by Mr A Venu Prasad, Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chairman of the society.

APPEAL: The Bar Association, Kharar, at its meeting held here on Tuesday under the presidentship of Mr Anil Kaushiq has appealed to the judges to dispose of the injunction applications within 30 days, whether injunctions are granted or refused, and the applications should not be kept pending unnecessarily for a long time. According to a copy of the resolution, the matter of amendment of CPC particularly with respect to recording of the evidence in civil cases was discussed.

DEATH CONDOLED: Prof Jaipal Singh, president, Govt College Teachers Association Punjab has condoled the death of the general secretary of the association, Dr Balwinder Singh, who was a Lecturer in Punjabi at Government Mohindera College, Patiala.

AIDS AWARENESS CAMP: AIDS awareness fortnight was organised by Health Awareness Society at Mandiala village here on Monday. According to Mr Sandeep Kumar, secretary of the society, members of the society distributed free literature on AIDS.

SUSPENDED: Mr Joginder Singh, Additional Director, Rural Development and Panchayats, Punjab, has placed Ms Amarjit Kaur, sarpanch, gram panchayat, Saspali village in the district, under suspension for tampering with panchayat record and taking illegal possession of the village’s common land. He has issued directions to the Block Development and Panchayat Officer, Budhlada, to hand over the charge to some other member of the panchayat.

ROBBERY: Five armed persons entered the house of a farmer in Malhakalan village under Baghapurana police station in the district on Sunday and decamped with nearly 10 tolas of gold jewellery and Rs 18,000 cash. No arrests have been made so far.

SUICIDE: Arakjit, a resident of Girpa in Nepal and working as a waiter in a local hotel, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan. The cause of his suicide could not be ascertained.

CAMP: The Lions Club (Greater) organised a free pollution check up camp here on Monday. More than 300 vehicles were checked. Mr Harish Mahajan, president of the club, asked people to extend cooperation to keep the environment pollution free.

ELECTION CHALLENGED: Mr Ashok Sooden, a senior leader of the local Brahmin Sabha, has challenged the election of Mr Ashwani Sharma who was elected president of the local unit of the Punjab Brahmin Sabha in the civil court here. He contended that the election of Mr Sharma was not fair as no provision had been prescribed for conducting election in the constitution framed by the local unit of sabha.

HONOURED: Dr Chaman Lal, Head of the Hindi Department, Punjabi University, has been selected for this years National Translation Award for his Hindi translation and editing of Punjabi poet Paash’s poetry under the title “Samay O Bhai Samay”. The award which included a prize money of Rs 50,000 and a plaque will be presented to Dr Chaman Lal at a function in Delhi on August 19 by Sahit Akademi President Ramakant Rith. Following the award ceremony national meet of award winning translators has also been convened at Delhi on August 20 where problems of translation and other related issues will be discussed.

FREE CAMP: The PSB Employees Welfare Co-operative Society (PSBEWCS), Patiala, will organise a free health check-up camp on August 25 at its branch office on the Mall here. Besides the check-up, the public can also avail of the free computerised eye testing, ECG, and on-the-spot laboratory tests. Specialist doctors will visit the camp for the benefit of the participants.

KARAMCHARI SANGH: The following office-bearers of the state committee of the Bhartiya Khadya Nigam Karamchari Sangh (BKNKS) were elected under the overall supervision of Senior Additional Zonal Secretary R.K. Nayar. Mr Sita Singh —regional chairman; Mr S.P. Sood and Mr P.S. Bal — vice-chairmen; Mr Barjinder Wawa — state secretary; and Mr Swatanter Kumar and Mr D.D. Kalyani additional state secretaries.

PAINTING CONTEST: Nearly 70 girl students took part in a painting competition under a painting camp on NIB, glass, fabric and pot painting organised by the Lions Club, Patiala Central District 321-F at Community Centre, Anand Nagar here. The president, Mr R.K. Saigal, gave awards to paintings of Jaspal Kaur, Harpreet Kaur, Manpreet Kaur , Sukhdeep Kaur, Swardeep Kaur and Paramjeet Kaur.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following were elected office-bearers of the Punjab Pensioners Welfare Association at a meeting of the State Confederation Body held yesterday. Mr B.R. Kaushal was unanimously elected president, Mr Mohinder Singh Parwana was elected general secretary and Mr Avtar Singh Afat was elected the patron of the association while Mr Harbans Singh Sodhi was nominated as senior vice-president, Mr B.S. Gautam was nominated as vice-president, Mr Sat Pal Rahi as joint secretary and Mr Dayal Singh Bajaj as executive member.

PENSIONERS’ BODY: At a meeting of the Excise and Taxation Department Pensioners Welfare Association the following were unanimously elected members of the executive body of the association. Mr Bhagwinder Devgan — President, Mr K.K. Sekhri — Patron, Mr S.L. Kapila — vice-president, Mr Inderjit Singh — general secretary; and Mr P.K. Mehta — joint secretary.

AWARDED: Mr A.K. Purwar, Managing Director of the State Bank of Patiala, awarded Community Services Banking Trophies to Haryana and Bhatinda Zones, Region-I Haryana and Region III Chandigarh on Tuesday for their outstanding work in the field of Social Banking during the year 2001-02. Besides these, Gohana, Ludhiana and Bhatinda city branches were also awarded trophies for best performance in the field of community services for the same year.

MEDICAL CAMP: A free medical camp for heart patients, diabetics, thyriod and eye patients was organised by the Lok Chetna Samiti at Ram Lila grounds here. Nearly 800 patients were examined and medicines distributed to the needy by cardiologist Dr Dharamveer Gandhi, Endocrinologist Dr Raghuvansh Sharma and eye specialists Dr Gursatinder Singh and Dr Sukhwinder Singh.

EYE CAMP: Over 300 persons were examined at a free eye camp organised by the International Manav Jagriti Mission at Onkar Nagar mohalla. The patients were given medicines free of cost.

FUNCTION: The local branch of the State Bank of Patiala organised a loan distribution function for farmers of the area on Monday. It was presided over by Mr P.K. Bansal, AGM, Ludhiana, who distributed loan cheques to the farmers under the ‘greh kaya kalap scheme’ for repair and renovation of existing houses. A sampling plantation campaign was also launched at Government Primary School , Nandpur.



QUIZ CONTEST: As many as 500 students of primary classes in six rural and slum schools of the city participated in a mental maths ability quiz, here on Tuesday. Organised by the Kusum Arora Memorial Trust in collaboration with the UT Education Department, the quiz was held at the respective schools. The GHS-Kajheri, Sarangpur and Kaimbwala, Colony No 4 and Government Primary School, Nehru Colony, as well as children of the SOS Children’s village, Rajpura, participated in the quiz. The Chairman of the trust, Mr K.D. Arora, stated that it had instituted “Kusum Arora Talent Awards” with the aim of encouraging rural, slum and neglected children to develop their mental skills and talents.

ELECTED: New office-bearers of Shri Sidh Baba Amarnath Mahavir Shiv Mandir Committee were elected at a general body meeting. They include: president — Mr Naresh Kaushal; senior vice-president — Mr Ram Pal; vice-president — Mr Krishan Lal; general secretary — Mr Anil Tiwari; secretaries — Mr Shashi Kant Sharma; joint secretary — Mr Krishan Kumar and Raj Kumar; cashier — Mr Radheshyam; assistant cashiers — Mr Ashok Kapila and Mr Sanjiv Bainjwal; organising secretary — Mr Raghbir Singh; and prop secretary — Mr Satyavrat Bainjwal.



PLANTED: The Forest Department has decided to plant 19.71 lakh saplings in 523 hectares during this season. The Deputy Commissioner, Ambala, Mr D.D. Gautam, said the plantation would be carried out by the Forest Department and other organisations. He appealed to the school principals to plant saplings in open areas in the school complex. He said educational institutions were being provided plants free of cost. He stated that the well maintained saplings, planted by the students, would be honoured after inspection, a release said. 

CHEQUES DISTRIBUTED: The Naggal MLA, Mr Jasbir Singh Mallour, distributed cheques to farm sector victims on behalf of the Haryana Marketing Board on Tuesday. This aid was given to those persons who sustained major injuries or the family members of those who were killed while working at the farm. He said the state government is working for the welfare of the farmers. He said a Krishi Uphar Yojana has been started in which after every six months about Rs 4 lakh would be given away as prize money, a release said.

FOUR INJURED: Four persons, including a woman, were injured in a group clash over land dispute at Gopi village on Sunday. The injured were admitted to Civil Hospital. The police has registered a case.



PENSIONERS’ DHARNA: Members of the district unit of the HP Pensioners’ Sangh has decided to stage a day-long dharna at Hamirpur on August 19 in support of their demands and failure of the state government to accept them.

PROTEST: Members of the HP Unemployed Librarian Sangh have decided to launch an anti government tirade in protest against the failure of the state government to provide them employment. At its meeting held here on Monday with Mr Kamlesh Parmar in chair, sangh members termed the state government as anti-youth.


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