Saturday, August 24, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


CASE SOLVED: The police on Friday claimed to have solved a robbery case in which some medicines and cash had been stolen from a medical store. Four persons have been arrested in this regard. In another raid, the police seized hundreds of pirated CDs and cassettes of films. Tinku Verma of Pathankot has been arrested in this regard.

BOOKED FOR FRAUD: On a complaint filed by Mr Rajeshwar Kumar, a partner in a finance firm here the Sadar police has registered a case under Sections 419, 420, 465, 468 and 471, IPC, against Vipan Kumar of Swar village in Mukerian subdivision. Rajeshwar Kumar has alleged that Vipan Kumar, an employee of the firm, prepared a false delivery order on a fake letterpad in favour of Surjit Kaur of Sandhra village for the purchase of a Maruti car (800 CC) from Hoshiarpur Automobile and got the car delivered. He used fake stamps of the firm on the delivery order.

CARDIAC CAMP: Fortis Heart Institute, SAS Nagar, will organise a free cardiac camp at M.G.N. Public School here on August 24. In a press note issued here on Friday, the Director of the institute, Dr R.V. Karnajekar, said besides examining patients, heart specialists would conduct laboratory tests free of cost.

ELECTION: The election of the vice-president of the Municipal Council, Khanna, will be held on Monday at Municipal Town Hall. A group of 17 members out of 25 members has decided unanimously to re-elect the present incumbent whose term is till this month end. This was decided at a meeting of a group comprising 17 councillors of different political parties held at local Abishake Banquet Hall under the presidentship of acting president of municipal council Nirmal Singh.

MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN: The campaign for new membership by the state unit of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), which concluded on August 15, has been extended till September 15 in accordance with the directive of party president and former Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan. This was stated by the state president of the LJP, Mr Amar Singh Mehmi, while presiding over a meeting of the office-bearers here. Mr Mehmi assessed the performance of the party activists in the membership drive so far and told every body to step up the efforts for enrollment of new members to consolidate the party base in Punjab. The meeting, through separate resolution, urged the state government to impose a ban on lotteries and take firm measures against the menace of drugs and intoxicants.

BHOG: The new academic session in the Ramgarhia Girls College will commence with a ‘sehaj path’ of Guru Granth Sahib. According to the college authorities, bhog of the path would be performed on Saturday at 10 am.

MEDICAL CAMP: The New Shivpuri Shopkeeper Ekta Club, and the Mohalla Sudhar Committee in association with Vishva Yog Sansthan will organise 11th free eye check-up and medical camp at Ravindra Colony on August 25. The patients will be examined by Dr Ramesh, Dr J. William, Dr R.K. Mehta, Dr H.P. Singh and Dr Charanjeet Kalra. Camp will be inaugurated by Mr N.S. Gill, Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana. Eye donation pledge forms will also be filled on this occasion.

EYE CHECK-UP CAMP: A free eye check-up and operation camp will be held at Manju Eye Care Centre, Vikas Nagar, on August 25. Dr Manju Gupta in a press statement said on Friday that free consultation will be provided and needy persons will be given medicines free of cost.

PAU EXPERTS ADVICE: The PAU experts have observed that in spite of the use of recommended weedicides for control of “Swank” in paddy, this weed is still persistent in some fields in the paddy crop. The main reason for this is the scarcity of water at initial stages due to drought conditions. The weeds have not been controlled because after the application of the weedicides, the water should be kept standing in the crop for two weeks. If the water is not continuously kept standing, the seeds of the weed do not get destroyed due to the effect of the weedicide and there by harm the crop after germination. Similarly, certain other weeds have also been observed in paddy fields. Therefore, the farmers are advised to uproot these weedicides before the seed formation otherwise the seeds of these weeds will remain in the field and the problem may aggravate during the next crop.

HONOURED: Dr Faqir Chand Shukla, Professor of Food Technology, and Dr A R Jindal, Associate Professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology, PAU, Ludhiana, and Dr R S Brar have been awarded Dr Pruthi’s Award of Honour by a leading scientific journal” Processed Food Industry” for their work on the “Effect of Chhana and Paneer whey on the manufacturing time and loaf volume of bread” which has been adjudged as the best research and development article.

INAUGURATED: The 13th ATM of the ICICI Bank was inaugurated at the Halwara Air Force by Ms Ranjana Jayaswal, President, AFWWA (L), in the Kanak Complex. She congratulted the bank for the commendable work being done by them in introducing world class banking services for the defence personnel. The ATM at the station will cater to 4,000 defence personnel and their families stationed at the base.

3 BOOKED: Mr Bhajan Ram, Subdivisional Judicial Magistrate, on Friday ordered the registration of a case against three persons for attacking Rattan Singh when he was returning home and taking away Rs 3,000 from him.

COMPLAINT CENTRE: The Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr P.S. Umranangal, inaugurated ‘Patiala Police-Public Window’ complaint centre here on Friday. Speaking on the occasion, the SSP said people could lodge their complaints at the window and these would be fed into a computer. He disclosed that the measure had been designed to ascertain that there was total transparency as the public would be able to know the steps being taken by the police regarding their complaints.

ECO-DRIVE: Career Academy celebrated vanamahotsava at its school premises here on Friday. Mr M.S. Narang, SDM, Patiala, inaugurated the eco-drive by planting a sapling in the school ground and also handed over some plants to the students for planting in adjoining areas. The students also organised a march in the city. The others present on the occasion included the District Forest Officer and the school Principal.

ELECTED: Mr Pritam Singh has been elected president of the Gurdwara Mohala Sikhanwala, Ward No 4, Patti. Gurdwara sources said on Friday that the new managing committee would improve the functioning of the gurdwara.

PSEB MEN ATTACKED: Two persons have been booked for manhandling PSEB officials who had raided their residence to detect power theft. When the officials found that power was being stolen, the accused attacked them. A case has been registered.



RED COLOUR DAY: Junior wing students of Kailash Bahl DAV School, Sector 7, celebrated Red Colour Day by dressing up in red as well as having a red-coloured edible. The day was an innovative invention of the junior wing teachers to teach the students about the significance of red colour. The students were also introduced to the Red Cross Society and given a brush of history by making a reference to the red rose of Chacha Nehru. A jam session was also conducted and the best performers from each section of Pre-Nursery, Nursery and KG classes were awarded merit certificates during the session.



MEMORANDUM: A memorandum was submitted to the Deputy Commissioner, Mr D.D. Gautam, demanding the speedy opening of registration of 47 colonies of Mahesh Nagar area, here on Friday. Mr R.N. Samrat, president Bharti Sangam, said the registration should be opened in the colonies without any delay. He said house tax was being levied on the residents of the colonies and the colonies were developed, according to a press note. The NOC was not necessary since the registration was for the ‘malba’ and not for the land in the Sadar area.

AWARDS: The District Red Cross Society has been awarded the membership and fund-raising shield as well as primary health training chellenge shield. The shields were received by the Deputy Commissioner Mr D.D. Gautam, and secretary, Ms Alka Ghai, at a function held at Haryana Bhavan. The society had spent about Rs 50 lakh last year to help around 10,000 needy persons, according to a press note.

TB CAMP: The local Rotary Club held a camp at Mahavir eye and general hospital to control TB here on Friday. Dr Harprakash Sharma said it was the third camp of its kind. Around 180 persons were tested for TB in the camp and 10 persons were found suffering from TB. The TB patients would be provided free treatment and medicines for one year. He said five volunteers would monitor the TB patients to ensure that they did not stop their medication.

WOMAN BOOKED: The police on Thursday booked a woman,Jyoti, of the local MC Colony for causing the death of a schoolgirl due to rash driving here on Wednesday. According to information, the woman, driving a Maruti car on the national highway, hit 11-year-old Manju. The girl was seriously injured and died at the local General Hospital. The woman tried to flee after the incident, but a passerby chased and nabbed her.

VANAMAHOTSAVA: As many as 76 students from nine schools participated in a solo painting exhibition organised by the Forest Department in collaboration with the Rotary Pinjore Hills to celebrate vanamahotsava here on Friday. Over 800 saplings were planted and 500 distributed for plantation on the occasion. Ms Jyoti Arora, Deputy Commissioner, after the inaugural function claimed that the district administration had planted 27 lakh saplings against its target of 32 lakh saplings during the current monsoon session. Well-known Punjabi film comedian Mehar Mittal, who presided over the function, delighted audience with his jokes and dialogues. The DC also gave away prizes to Jaspreet Kaur of SH High School, Sunita Chauhan of Nobal High School and Rohit Kashyap of JP Gurukul High School, the winners of the painting competition.



KILLED: One person was killed and two injured when a truck fell into a khad at Jais, near Theog, about 40 km from here, on Friday. The deceased have been identified as Vinod Kumar of Seema village in Jubbal. The injured have been hospitalised at Theog.


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