Monday, August 19, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


DONATED: At a function organised by the Sant Baba Attar Dass Memorial Educational Committee at Bhamarasi village, five km from here on the occasion of inauguration of a ‘sarovar,’ Mr Shamshar Singh Dullo hailed the efforts of the committee to establish a women college for the spread of education in the rural area. Mr Dullo announced Rs 2 lakh grant for the building of the college from his discretionary fund. Dr Harbans Lal, Minister of State for Forests and Food and Supply, suggested to plant saplings on the common land of the villages to save the environment. He gave a detail of steps taken by the department to make the state green.

2 KILLED: Rajinder Singh of Ram Nagar and Kulwant Singh of Katheel Gunj died on the spot while Harish Sharma of Jaipur and Sunit Singh of Katheel Gunj were injured when a bus going to Delhi collided with a trailer at Pur Hiran Bypass Chowk here at 3 a.m. on Sunday. The bus driver, Raju, fled after the accident. The police has registered a case under Sections 279, 304A, 427 of the IPC.

CASE REGISTERED: On the complaint of Manjit Singh son of Gian Singh Khakh village, the Tanda police registered a case against travel agents Mohinder Pal and Mohan Lal of Dehriwal, Dimple of Meerut and Shiv Dua of Pritampura Delhi on Saturday. Manjit Singh had alleged that the aforesaid persons took Rs 6,60,000 from him for sending him to the USA. They neither sent him there nor returned the money.

WOMAN HELD: The Tanda police on Saturday arrested Harveen Nisha, wife of Raise Ali of Mohalla Premgarh, and seized 9,000 ml of country-made foreign liquor from her possession.

BLOOD DONATION: The Punjab Youth Congress has decided to organise blood donation camps in the state to mark the birth anniversary of the late Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi on August 20. The president of the state Youth Congress, Mr Davinder Baboo, said they would organise blood donation camps at all district headquarters in the state.

NEW COLLEGE: Mr Rajesh Rudhra, Chairman of the Sant Kirpal Vidyak Mission Trust, announced on the function organised at Green Land Senior Secondary Public School on Independence Day that Green Land Degree College would be opened at Manj Phagowal, near Hotel Amaltas, in an area of more than six acres which would start functioning from April, 2003. Green Land Senior Secondary Public School is already being run by Sant Kirpal Vidyak Mission. The college will have B.A., B.Com., B.Sc., M.A. (English, history, political science, economics, Hindi and Punjabi), B.Ed., B.C.A. and M.C.A courses.

LECTURE: The Department of Music, D.D. Jain Memorial College for Women, Ludhiana, arranged a lecture-cum-demonstration by Mr Varinder Kumar, Reader, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. Mr Narinder Kumar Jain, president of the Managing Committee of the college, presided over the function. Ms Kamla Jain, Principal, was the chief guest. The function started with a welcome to artistes and guests by Ms Veena Behl, Head, Department for Music (instrumental). People from music departments of other colleges also attended the function. The chief guest, Ms Jain, praised the artistes for his great skill.

INAUGURATED: Ms Madhu Vij, director of the Legends English Village, Ludhiana, an institute devoted to providing education in all types of English courses, and general secretary of the Punjab Pradesh Mahila Congress inaugurated another centre at Haibowal Kalan recently. A function was held on the occasion. Tricolor was unfurled. A declamation contest on current topics was held among the students of different centres, who had thronged there in good number and the declared winners were : Harneet Sehgal (1), Paramjit Kaur (2nd) and Rajjat Bhalla (3rd).

PLANTATION DRIVE: The Ludhiana Lions Club North organised a plantation drive by planting saplings of flower plants and shady trees on the Dugri road, Urban State, on Sunday. Mr Jatinder Pal Singh Saluja said in a press statement that the club has adopted the slogan of ‘each one plant one’. Their club is committed to plant more saplings and urged the people to plant more to make the city clean and green. Everyone must make it a point to plant a sapling on every important occasion of their life like birthdays.

DOCTOR’S MEET: Alkem Laboratories Ltd. organised a doctors’ meet here on Sunday on the latest antibiotic Forgen (cefbirouse). The Divisional Sales Manager, Mr Amarjit Singh, briefed the local doctors about the latest developments in the filed of antibiotics.

SEMINAR: The Rotary Club of Ludhiana Midtown organised a membership development and retention seminar for Rotary International District 3070 on Sunday. Over 200 delegates and members of various Rotary Clubs from Jammu, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Akhnoor, Una and Pathankote participated in the seminar. Mr Hemant Ahuja, past district governor, was the chief guest on the occasion, while the District Governor Mohan Singh Sachdeva presided over the seminar and Mr Mahesh Munjal conducted the proceedings. Prominent among those who addressed the seminar included the past district governor, Mr Brij Mohan Lall Munjal and Dr Rajpal Singh.

RELIEVED: The Director, Local Government, Punjab, has relieved Mr Suraj Bhan Chhabra, Executive Officer (under suspension) attached to the office of Regional Deputy Director, Local Government, Bathinda.

ALLEGED: Mr Thana Singh Dahiya, president and Mr Kulwant Singh Dulowalia, general secretary of the district Zamindara Arthiya Association, in a written statement issued here on Sunday, alleged that some boys belonging to rich families of Budhlada, who were involved in infamous sex scandal of Mansa, had not been arrested so far by the police, presumably at the instance of some senior officers. They have sent a fax message to the Chief Minister and requested for entrusting the investigation of the case to an impartial officer.

SEWERAGE WATER: Sewerage water is overflowing on the main road behind Government Girls School, near the residence of the SDM, for the past many months. This road is mostly used by the students and teachers of various schools. Mr R.C. Goyal, president of the local Rotary Club, has demanded action in this regard.

DEAD: A former vice-president of the local Municipal Council, Puran Singh, died on Sunday after a prolonged illness. He was 76 and is survived by two sons and four daughters.

3 ARRESTED: The police has arrested Harpal Singh of Bedi Nagar following the seizure of 400 gm of contraband opium from his possession. The Baghapurana police has arrested Chand Singh of Mallha Khurd village in the district and seized 5,450 litres of illicit liquor from his possession. The Kot Isa Khan police has arrested Balwinder Singh of Khosekotla and seized more than 70 bottles of liquor from his possession.

WATER SHORTAGE: Acute shortage of drinking water in various villages in the district has caused great resentment among the residents. Residents of various affected villages told mediapersons on Sunday that water works installed there several years ago had been rendered useless as no repairs had been carried out by the officials of the department concerned. On the other hand, all handpumps installed in these villages have also failed as the water table in these villages has gone down considerably.

TRICYCLES GIVEN: Mr Vinod Khanna, Union Minister of State for Tourism and Cultural Affairs, gave away 200 tricycles, 50 crutches and 25 wheelchairs to the physically challenged persons at a function held at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Gurdaspur on Saturday. He said the benefit of welfare schemes of the Centre would be made available to the people of the area.

FAIR CONCLUDES: A two-day fair in memory of Ram Singh Pathania concluded at Dhalla, Thadha about 25 km from here, on Saturday. The annual fair was organised in memory of Pathania, who had sacrificed his life while fighting with the Britishers. Mr Ashok Sharma, MLA, addressed a gathering on the occasion.

LIONS CLUB: More than 200 persons were provided food free of cost by the Lions Club (Services), at a camp organised at the local railway station. The camp was inaugurated by Mr R.P. Singh, president of the club. This was stated by Mr Bhupinder Mahajan and Mr Mohinder Puri, spokesmen for the club. 



ELECTED: The following have been elected-office bearers of the Gurdwara Shri Guru Singh Sabha, Raipur Khurd: president — Mr Sadhu Singh; senior vice-president — Mr Ranjit Singh; vice-president — Mr Hem Raj, general secretary — Mr Prem Singh Premi; secretary — Mr Gurdarshan Singh; cashier — Mr Balak Singh; propaganda secretaries — Mr Charan Singh and Mr Karnail Singh and advisers — Capt Gurdev Singh, Mr Jai Singh and Mr Jarnail Singh.

CELEBRATED: The Institute of Indian Foundrymen (IIF) celebrated its 52nd National Foundry Day in Sector 24 on Saturday. The function was attended by nearly 40 delegates from Ropar, Jalandhar, Sialva Majri, Pinjore, Panchkula, SAS Nagar and Chandigarh. Mr D.S. Sodhi, DGM, DCM Engineering Works, Ropar, spoke on quality perspectives of Indian and European foundries and described and illustrated the comparison between the two by citing examples. On the occasion, Mr J.K. Jaggi, member, IIF, was honoured by the chief guest, Mr H.S. Pahwa, AVP, PTL Ltd, for getting the Vikas Rattan Award. Speaking on the occasion, the chairman of the IIF, Mr C.R. Panesar, stressed upon the need of quality aspects to be implemented in the small-scale foundries as in India, most of the units are ‘‘tiny units” having low capital investment and scattered.

PROTEST: The Chandigarh District Congress Committee Urban on Sunday organised a protest march from Hallomajra village to the The Tribune chowk against the ‘‘corrupt’’ regime of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre. Addressing the party activists, Mr Pawan Kumar Sharma, president of the unit, alleged that the Sangh Parivar was the main beneficiary of the present NDA government. He also alleged that BJP was trying to terrorising the Chief Election Commissioner. Mr B.B. Bahl, president of the local unit of the CTCC, alleged that the Prime Minister was giving valuable land and gas agencies to Sangh Parivar activists. Mr H.S. Lucky, president of the local unit of the CTYCC, while addressing the gathering said the NDA government had failed on all fronts. Among others addressed the gathering were Mr Baljeet Singh, Mr Sat Pal Sharma, Mr Gagan Kohli, Mr Ramesh Ahuja, Ms Bhajan Kaur, Mr Subhas Saini.

CAMP: As many as 45 units of blood were donated at a blood donation camp organised by the Uttaranchal Yuva Parishad Panchkula at Guru Ravidas Bhavan, Sector 15, here on Sunday. 



BROTHERS KILLED: Two brothers were crushed to death when the bicycle they were riding collided with a truck on the Kaithal road near Sadar police station here on Saturday. After returning from school, both brothers ventured out on a bicycle when their vehicle was crushed by a truck carrying gas cylinders. The police has registered a case against the truck driver.

3 INJURED: Three persons, including a woman, were injured when a wall of a house collapsed here on Saturday. The house, which belongs to Mr Avtar, is located at Old Hamida Colony here.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Haryana Civil Medical Service Association, Yamunanagar district: president — Dr D.P. Singh; general secretary — Dr Vijay Dahiya; treasurer — Dr Jagdeep Singh; and advisory committee members — Dr V.K. Sharma, Dr Ashok Sharma, Dr Deepak Kamboj amd Dr O.P. Hooda.



DEMONSTRATION: Workers of the All-India Hindu Mahasabha held a demonstration at Tehsil Chowk in Kangra to protest against the government’s “inaction” over the “misappropriation” of funds and silver items of Brijeshwari temple on Saturday. Kangra district additional police chief N.D. Sareen said the workers took out a procession and tried to disrupt traffic on the Kangra-Shimla Highway. The demonstrators set ablaze an effigy of Chief Minister P.K. Dhumal and raised anti-government slogans.


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