Wednesday, August 28, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the council of Junior Engineers of the local thermal plant president — Mr Paramjeet Singh Sidhu; vice-president — Mr Darshan Singh Brar, general secretary — Mr Balwinder Singh Sran; joint secretary — Mr Jaswinder Singh Brar; and finance secretary — Mr Rajpal.

VILLAGERS’ PLEA: Residents of Phoos Mandi village have urged the authorities concerned to replace a power transformer that got damaged a few days so that power supply to tubewells on their fields could be resumed. Mr Dayal Singh, a former sarpanch of the village, said the transformer got damaged when it caught fire due to some fault, snapping power supply to tubewells.

BOOKED: The police has booked driver of a vehicle which allegedly hit a helper of another vehicle at Jaito on Sunday. According to an FIR Darshan Lal was hit by the vehicle near the office of the Jaitu Truck Union, while he was standing near his vehicle. He was admitted to the Civil Hospital, Kotkapura, where he died later.

PROTEST MARCH: More than 250 students, of district Diet Institution here on Tuesday held a protest march through the main streets of the town to express their resentment against the government over the new educational policy. Later, they submitted a memorandum to the district authorities.

SUICIDE: Karamjit Singh (30), a resident of Nehianwala village near here, committed suicide allegedly by consuming poison on Monday. A case has been registered against his wife Balwinder Kaur and Sukmandar Singh, under Sections 306 and 34, IPC, on the complaint of the father of the deceased, Mr Darshan Singh. Some shops and business establishments of the area remained closed.

LIQUOR SEIZED: The police arrested Satish Kumar of Tilakpur, P.S. Naduan (Himachal Pradesh), and Ashok Kumar of Gondpur on Monday and seized 9,000 ml each of country made foreign liquor (CMFL) from them. It also arrested Madan Lal of Hardo Khanpur and seized 45,000 ml of CMFL from him.

DEAD: Gopal Chand of Karlala village P.S. Bagana district Una (Himachal Pradesh), succumbed to his injuries at the Civil Hospital, Garhshankar on Monday. He was seriously wounded when a tractor hit his scooter near Bhawani Nagar, Garhshankar on Sunday. A case has been registered under Sections 279, 338, 427 and 304A IPC.

AGENTS BOOKED: On a complaint of Karnail Singh of Data village the police has registered a case under Sections 420 and 120B IPC, against Kamaljit Singh, Dev Raj, Gurpal Kaur and Mohinder Pal Singh so-called travel agents, for cheating him. Karnail Singh has alleged that the said persons took Rs 8 lakh for sending him abroad, but they neither sent him abroad nor return the money back.

CERTIFICATE COURSE: The Institute of Career Designing in Dentistry (ICDD) here organised a one-day certificate course on “Aesthetic Dentistry — A Health Service” here on Sunday. Dr J.S. Judge, Director, ICDD, in a press statement on Tuesday said Dr Sandesh M. Mayekar, an eminent dental cosmetologist from Mumbai, conducted the course. Dr Bhagwant Singh, Director-cum-Chairman Reception, ICDD, welcomed the delegates and stressed the need for having short hands on courses on different streams of dentistry to keep professionals abreast with the latest technologies and materials. Dr J.L. Joshi, Principal, CMC, Dr J.R. Sofat, Principal, Guru Nanak Dev Dental College, Sunam, also spoke on the occasion. Dr J.S. Kharbanda, Director Registration, ICDD, said 175 delegates from Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Jammu took part in the training course.

SEMINAR: A seminar on “Product and Brand building in retail business” was conducted at the BNM College of Technical Education on Monday. The Principal, Manudeep Kaushal, in a press statement issued here said Mr Rishi Dada, Chief Executive Officer, Dada Motors, addressed the students on projecting new products. He laid stress on continuous innovation and value addition in existing product line. He maintained that aggressive marketing was imperative and diversification for survival had become essential. He advised the students to grasp the fundamentals of marketing.

LECTURER INVITED: Dr Harpal Singh Selhi, Lecturer, Department of Orthopedics, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), will represent the country in the triannual World Orthopaedic Congress (SICOT) to be held at San Deigo, California, USA. He is among 15 delegates worldwide to be awarded World Orthopaedic Concern Scholarship for presenting his research work at the conference.

PENSIONERS ’ PLEA: Mr Harbans Lal Taneja, president of the district unit of the Privately Managed Government Aided School Teachers and other Employees Union (Pensioners Cell), in a press statement issued here on Tuesday urged the Education Minister, Mr Kushal Behl, to revise the pensions of retirees from privately managed government aided schools in the state and dispose of the pending pension cases.

POTABLE WATER: Residents of Gulpur and Karawer villages of the Kandi area of the district are sore over the erratic supply of potable water for the past few months. Mr Manjit Singh, Mr Balihar Singh and Mr Harjinder Singh and others here on Tuesday alleged that the problem was caused by some “illegal connections” being given at the behest of a political leader of the area and the installation of tullu pumps by some influential persons.

CONSTITUTED: Mr Ashok Kumar Gupta, Deputy Commissioner, while presiding over a meeting of officials of various departments of the district here on Tuesday constituted a committee headed by the ADC (Development) to inspect the development works undertaken by the panchayats and utilisation of government grants for the purpose. He said the panchayats should submit “utilisation certificates” of the amount of grants spent on development works immediately. He also asked the SDM, Balachaur, to conduct an inquiry into the plantation of saplings done by the Forest Department.

BUSTED: The police authorities and the CIA staff here claims to have busted a gang of dacoits with the arrest of Vijay Kumar, Buta Ram, Balwinder Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar and Ashok Kumar, all residents of the Sarna area. The accused have confessed to having committed various thefts and dacoities in the area. Ms Kiran Bala, Judicial Magistrate, Ist class, on Tuesday remanded the accused in police custody.

PROTEST DAY: On the call of the All-India State Bank of Patiala Employees Federation an All India protest Day was observed and a demonstration was held in front of the bank`s head-office by the employees here on Tuesday. The general secretary of the federation, Mr N. K. Gaur, while addressing the employees urged them to observe a full day strike on September 6 in support of their demands which include immediate stoppage of violation of industry wise settlement on computerisation and adequate recruitment of clerical and sub-staff.

AIDS AWARENESS CAMP: About 189 patients were examined at a free diabetes detection-cum-AIDS awareness camp at Government Primary School here on Tuesday. The camp was organised by the Baba Deep Singh I A Institute of Medico Technicals in collaboration with the Indian medical Association, Patiala. Lab tests were performed and free eye check-up was also carried out. The Director of the Institute, Dr Harpreet Singh Aurora said posters, speeches and audiovisual aids were used to create awareness about AIDs in the participants. The Civil Surgeon, Dr Inderjeet Kaur Walia and Dr Kande of the IMA were present on the occasion.

YATRA FLAGGED OFF: Forty students of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, on Monday set off on a “Sadbhavana yatra” on cycles led by Prof Sukhwinder Singh Virk, In charge, NCC unit and Youth Club of the college. The rally was flagged off by the college Principal, Mr Jaswant Singh Gill. According to Professor Virk, the main aim of the rally was to generate general awareness among people. The cyclists would pass through Chamkaur Sahib, Gurdwara Charan Kamal Sahib and ultimately reach Anandpur Sahib. From there they would trek 10 km to Naina Devi and back.

MUSHROOM CAMP: The Horticulture Department organised a mushroom cultivation camp here on Monday. Mr Pargat Singh, Deputy Director, Horticulture, Amritsar, presided over the camp while Dr Amarjit Singh Sandhu, Assistant Director, Horticulture, was the chief guest. Farmers of the area were given technical knowledge about the cultivation of mushroom.

ANNUAL FUNCTION: The annual prize distribution function of Minerva Divine Public School, Dashmesh Colony, was held on Saturday. Mr Deepinder Singh Dhillon, Treasurer of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (Legal Cell), gave away the prizes to the students for their performances in the cultural and educational fields. A cultural programme was also held on the occasion. 



BRIDGE ON NULLAH: The Municipal Corporation will soon start work on the construction of a bridge on the nullah in Sector 23-D connecting the five marla houses situated adjacent to the government nursery to the rest of the sector. Residents have been demanding construction of the bridge for long. The local MP, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, recently sanctioned Rs 3 lakh from the Member Parliament Local Area Development Scheme for the purpose. In a press not issued here on Monday, president of the Residents Welfare Association, Sector 23-D, Mr Gurdev Ram, thanked the MP.

NEW POST OFFICE: The Chandigarh Defence Colony Welfare Association, Sector 35, has demanded construction of a new post office in the sector. The postal department had taken possession of a site in the sector for the construction of the post office way back in 1986 but the building is yet to come up. Stating this, Maj D.S. Sandhu (retd), general secretary, said the matter was taken up with the Director-General, Posts, and request to lift ban on new construction made. Meanwhile, Air Marshal Randhir Singh (retd), president of the association, also appealed to residents to join the house to house garbage collection scheme.

STREET PLAY: The ill effects of drug abuse were highlighted at Government Senior Secondary School, sector 45, on Tuesday where the Servants of the People Society organised a street play “Nasha Siraf Tabaahi”. The characters of the play symbolised various drugs slowly worked into the body of the victims and ultimately rewarding them with death. The play also highlighted the trauma the victim’s family members go through. The play was written and directed by Parvesh Kumar Saini. After the conclusion of the play, a few medical persons talked at length about the evils of addiction and also the symptoms of a drug addict. Delivering the vote of thanks, Mr S. Singh, Principal of the school, urged the students to stay away from such evils. He also warned to punish them if anyone found indulging in such activities on the school campus.

SADBHAVANA MARCH: A sadbhavna march was organised by the Group Centre, CRPF, Pinjore, from the Group Centre campus to Pinjore on Tuesday. The march, which was part of the sadbhavna fortnight celebrations, was led by Mr S.M.Z. Rizvi, Additional DIGP. 

VDS-2002: The Voluntary Disclosure Scheme — 2002, launched by the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam, has evoked an overwhelming response from power consumers in Ambala, Panchkula, Yamunanagar, Kaithal, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Panipat, Sonepat, Jind, Rohtak and Jhajjar districts . As many as 11,115 consumers have already disclosed their unauthorised load this year. An official spokesman of the UHBVN said this scheme will be in force till the end of this month. So far, nigam had regularised 49,987 KW of load and applicants deposited Rs 72 lakh as advanced compensation deposit.

MEETING: The monthly meeting of local unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party was held at the party office in Sector 2 here on Tuesday. The state vice-president of the BJP, Mr Atam Prakash Manchanda, presided over the meeting. He discussed the future course of action to be adopted by the local unit of party and asked them to be wary of alleged “propaganda” by the opposition parties to defame them.

PHOTO ID CARDS: Photo identity cards will be issued to the voters of the district after the photography programme for these cards begins from September 1 to 29 at various places in rural and urban areas. This information was given by the Deputy Commissioner, Ms Jyoti Arora, here on Tuesday. She appealed to the voters to avail this opportunity and get the photo identity cards at the nearest photography centre.

NATIONAL AWARD: The Union Ministry of Small-Scale Industries has selected Mr Gurmeet Singh, Managing Director, AGK Computer Secure Prints Ltd, and general secretary of the Mohali Industries Association, for the first national award for small-scale entrepreneurs for the year 2000. He is the only entrepreneur from Punjab to get the award. The ministry has also selected Mr B.S. Anand, Executive Director, Anand Metals, and executive member of the association, for the first National Award for Quality Products in the small-scale sector for the year 2000. He is the only entrepreneur from the country to be selected for the prestigious award in the products group of sanitary fittings. The awards are scheduled to be presented by the Union Finance Minister in New Delhi on August 28.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Audit and Accounts Fraternity (A Social and Welfare Association of residents of Indian Audit and Accounts Department, SAS Nagar): president — Mr. Arora Madan Jit Singh; secretary general — Mr Harbans Singh Kanwal; senior vice-president — Mr J.S Lalia; vice-president — Mr Rattan Singh Rupyal; additional secretary general — Mr Gurdial Singh Saini; secretary and public relation officer — Mr Surinder Singh Bawa; and finance secretary — Mr J.S Sandhu.



LOAN FORTNIGHT: Punjab National Bank, Ambala City branch, is holding a loan fortnight in which residential and commercial loans will be advanced expeditiously. The PNB Manager, Mr Neeraj Kalra, said a variety of loans were being provided during the fortnight. He said recently tele-banking had been started.

SPORTS MEET: Students of DAV Senior Secondary School, Ambala Cantonment have done well in the sports meet held at War Heroes Memorial Stadium. Vishal Bansal stood first in wrestling while Surendra Kumar stood first in 100 m, 200 m and 600 m races. The school cricket team (under 16) and football team (under 14) also stood first. The winners were provided sports uniform by the Principal, Mr N.K. Mittal.

STAFF ATTACKED: Two Haryana Roadways Inspectors were reportedly injured when at least 12 persons attacked them near Lohani village when the farmers were checking tickets on Monday. According to reports, Balwant Rai and Hari Singh were checking tickets when the assailants attacked them with lathis, hockies and iron roads. The employees received injuries on head and other parts of body. A case has been registered.

FELICITATED: Eminent Sanskritacharya Ranjit Misra Jamala of Karnal and Acharya Ganesh Dutt Sharma of Bagad (Jhunjhunu) were, felicitated with Pt Ram Prasad Memorial Sanskrit Prize for 2001-2002 a function organised by the Pt Ram Prasad Atma Charity Trust, Petwad, Hisar, at Shri Krishan Pranami Ashrama on Tuesday. The function was presided over by Rajkavi Uday Bhanu Hans and Sant Sadanand was the chief guest.

RAPED: A person allegedly raped a minor at Dahima village, near here, on Monday. According to the police, the girl was going to fields in the morning when Mahender Singh of the same village took her forcibly to his house and raped her. A case has been registered.

ROBBED: Some armed robbers barged into the house of Mr P.C. Jain, a local financier, near Ram Rai Gate on Monday and locked Mr Jain and his wife in a bathroom at gunpoint. They took away Rs 1 lakh and jewellery worth Rs 50,000 from the house. A case has been registered under Section 392, IPC and under the Arms Act.

SUICIDE: Three unnatural deaths were reported in the district on Tuesday. Ritu of the Jhanj Gate area here allegedly committed suicide by consuming poisonous substance on Monday. Satbir was run over and killed by a truck near Grain Market on Monday. The driver of the truck fled the scene leaving the truck behind. Birmati of Sandeel village succumbed to her burns on the way to the Medical College Hospital, Rohtak on Monday.

INAUGURATED: The Haryana Transport Minister, Mr Ashok Kumar Arora, inaugurated D-type residential houses on the Kurukshetra University campus here on Monday. According to a university spokesman, the houses have been constructed at a cost of Rs 60 lakh and have all modern amenities. The minister complimented the Vice-Chancellor on the all-round development of the university under his leadership.



SOUGHT: Sanatan Dharam Maath Mandir Suraksha Samiti chief Swami Virendranand Giri on Tuesday demanded that the Surankot belt of the Jammu region, which had been experiencing frequent killings of member of a particular community by militants, should be brought under the Army control. Swami Virendranand Giri condemned Central and state governments for failure to protect lives of the innocent people of the area.

32 CASES SETTLED: Mr S.P. Rolta, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Rajgarh, presided over a Prashasan Janata Ke Dwaar programme organised at Sirmouri Mandir, under Pachhad tehsil, on Monday. As many as 69 cases were placed before the presiding officer, out of which 32 were disposed of on the spot. Rest of the cases have been referred to different departments.

SCHOLARS’ BODY: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Himachal Pradesh University Research Scholars Association: president — Mr Randhir Ranta; chief adviser — Mr Ranjeet Singh Kedarta; vice-presidents — Ms Anjana Thakur and Ms Lata Thakur; general secretaries — Mr Parmod Kumar and Mr Shailash Dutt; and secretary — Mr Satish Kumar.

RAPE CASE: The police on Tuesday arrested Jagdish Kumar of Kotlu village, Sarkaghat, in connection with a rape case from his village. He had allegedly raped a minor girl in his house on August 19 and had been on the run since then. A case has been registered under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code.


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