Friday, September 6, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


‘VAN MAHOTSAVA’: The Amritsar Vikas Manch (AVM) on Thursday organised the ‘van mahotsava’ at Meflower Senior Secondary School, Forest Department, under the presidentship of Dr charnajit Singh Gumtala, councillor, Baljit Singh Gumtala and manager, Randhir Singh Sekhon. Saplings were also planted on the premises of the school.

DEAD: Ranjit Singh, 28, of Deon village died on Thursday after consuming some poisonous substance. He was working as a ‘granthi’ in a gurdwara of the district. The body has been handed over to the family members after a post-mortem. A case has been registered.

PENSION DISTRIBUTED: The Punjab Government has sanctioned Rs 1.19 crore for distributing pensions among the old, widows, handicapped for two months. Disclosing this here on Wednesday, Mr A. Venu Prasad, Deputy Commissioner, said directions had been issued to the Social Security Welfare Department to make arrangements in this regard.

LEASERS’ PANEL: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Fatehgarh Sahib Financers and Leasers Association: president — Mr Avtar Singh Tiwana; general secretary — Mr Gurjant Singh Nolakha; vice-president —Mr Baljit Singh Badoch; secretary— Mr Mavi; treasurer — Mr Amandeep Singh Ghuman; and Chairperson —Mr S. Chaddha.

PROTEST: Hundreds of resident of Agwar Ladhai held a rallies at Rani Jhansi Chowk and, thereafter, in front of the MC office. They were protesting against the ‘erring’ officials and the President of the Municipal Council for their alleged negligence in getting the sewerage system in New Gandhi Nagar repaired. They were raising slogans against Mr Subhash Chander Joshi, Executive Officer, Mr Baldev Krishan, President, Mr Kamaljit Bittu and Mr Ravinder Sabharwal, members. Prominent among those who participated in the rally were Mr Surjit Singh Khalsa, Mr Kuldip Commerade, Mr Jit Painter and Mr Kamal.

DHARNA: The Diet Welfare Students Association’s dharna entered into the 9th day on Thursday. The association is protesting against the education policy of the state government. It has threatened to continue dharna if changes were not made in the said policy immediately.

CELEBRATIONS: Hundreds of residents of Talwandi Rai participated in the birthday celebrations of Baba Jiwan Singh. He had brought the chopped head of Guru Teg Bahadur from Chandni Chowk, Delhi, to Anandpur Sahib. Guru Gobind Singh named Baba Jiwan Singh as ‘Rangreta Guru ka Beta’. ‘Sehaj path’ and ‘kirtan’ was performed in Gurdwara Baba Jiwan Singh by a ‘ragi jatha’. Mr Gurdev Singh Parmar, president, Mr Sadhu Singh, member, Mr Tarsem Singh, ex-secretary, also attended the function. 

DECISION: The Punjab Nambardara Union in its state-level meeting held under the presidentship of Mr Pritam Singh Hans has resolved not to recover ‘chowkidara’ as the state government is not paying them 10 per cent ‘panjotra’. The union has also demanded that the state government should comply with the manifesto and pay Rs 1,000 as honorarium. 

2 HELD WITH TOY PISTOL: The police has arrested Gurdial Singh of Mangupur village and Charanjit Singh of Mithra village at Fathudingha village on the charge of robbing Ujagar Singh of Desai village of Rs 1270 and watch at ‘pistol’ point. The police has recovered the cash, watch and the toy pistol used by the accused.

NOMINATED: Mr Satish Behal has been nominated president of the District Youth Congress in place of Mr Baljit Singh Virk. Mr Behal has dissolved all the Youth Congress block bodies in the district, except of Phagwara block.

LAUNCHED: Boss, an Internet Service Provider (ISP), has announced the launch of its cable Internet services in Ludhiana and aims at targeting commercial as well as individual home users by eliminating the use of telephone. The company claims to have introduced multi access noddle digital system first time in the country along with voice over Internet protocol (VOIP). The company would provide Internet services to the cable operators, who in turn would provide the last mile connectivity to individual users on the pattern of cable TV, says Mr Jaswinder Singh, Chief Technical Director, Boss Talenet (P) Ltd. 

FRESHERS’ PARTY: The Department of Computer Science and Applications of the SDP College for Women, Ludhiana, organised a get-together recently to welcome the newcomers. Ms S. Verma, Principal, was the chief guest on the occasion. Ms Monica and Ms Gurjinder Kaur from the Department of Commerce and Ms Seema from the Department of Computer Science were the judges. Ms Shikha Raina was crowned Miss Fresher. The principal addressed the students and appreciated the items presented at the cultural programme. She also awarded prizes to the students who bagged various university positions.

VANAMAHOTSAVA: The local Lions Club will organise vanamahotsava on Friday at the Dusehra Ground here. This was stated by the PRO of the club, Dr Parveen Goyal.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Lions Club, Machhiwara: president — Mr Satwinder Mohan Singh; vice-presidents — Mr Hartej Pal Singh Aujla, Mr Gurvir Singh Guron and Mr Gurnam Singh Naga; secretary — Mr Narinder Pal Jit Singh; treasurer — Mr Jarnail Singh; and directors — Mr Tejinder Singh Kooner, Mr Guljinder Singh Gill, Mr Rupinder Singh Benipal, Mr Parminder Singh Gill and Mr Rampal Chaudhary.

FUNCTION: A farewell party was given here to Mr Sukhmohan Singh Chawla, District Foods and Supplies Officer, Samrala, here on Wednesday. The SDM, Samrala, Mr Jaspal Singh Jassi, appreciated the services rendered by Mr Chawla during his stay here. Mr Chawla was also presented memento and gifts. Among others who were present in the function Mr Jagir Singh Khatra, AFSO, Machhiwara, Mr Darshan Kumar, AFSO, Samrala, Mr Harpal Singh Dhillon, president of the Arhtia Association, Samrala, Mr Jasvir Singh Jassi, counciller Samrala, Mr Krishan Bharti, president of the nagar council Samrala and Mr K.K. Kapoor.

CAMP: The State Bank of Patiala, Samrala, organised a camp here under the banner of ‘Greh Kaya Kalp Scheme’ in which more than 50 poor and needy persons participated, according to Mr R.P. Aggarwal, Manager of the bank, here on Wednesday. On the occasion, Mr P.K. Bansal, AGM of the State Bank of Patiala, Ludhiana, while addressing the participants, appealed the area persons to take maximum benefit under this scheme. Mr Bansal also distributed cheques regarding the repair of houses to 15 beneficiaries. Mr Aggarwal welcomed the chief guest and thanked the participants and also assured to organise more such camps in the surrounding villages in the near future.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Paars Rang Manch, Samrala: director — Mr Paramjeet; deputy-president — Mr Punit Kumar; vice-president — Mr Gurdev Bimra; stage secretary — Mr Sandeep Tewari; secretary — Mr Vijay Balli; assistant secretary — Mr Kamaljit Singh Bijlipur; cashier — Mr Surinder Chhinda Kulewal. The munch has decided to organise the 4th Nanak Mela in Senior Secondary School, Samrala, on September 28, according to Mr Punit Kumar, president of the manch. 

LICENCES ISSUED: The local Lions Club organised a camp on Thursday for issuing driving licences to applicants. Mr Anil Viz, president of the club, was the chief guest. Mr Puneet Goyal, SDM-cum-Licensing Authority, said 230 licences were issued at the camp.

LIQUOR CONSUMPTION: Punjab consumes Rs 2,000 crore worth of liquor every year. This was stated by Mr Santokh Singh, preacher, SGPC, here on Wednesday.

EN MASSE TRANSFERS: The local police district has transferred 165 head constables in the district to tone up the working of the police.

TWO ACCIDENTS: Dalip Kumar and his sister Poonam died on the spot when their motor bike (PB-02AB-1095) was hit from the rear side by a Panjab Roadways bus (No PB-12C, 9353) on way to Amritsar on Wednesday. The driver of the bus has been identified as Kewal Singh against whom a case has been registered. A mini bus (No.PAB 257) driver Dilbag Singh lost control of the vehicle. After hitting a traffic island, injuring two persons, the bus dashed against the octroi post.

CASE OF MOLESTATION: The Chabal police has registered a case against master Sawinder Singh and one more person on the complaint of a girl of Jeobala village that she had been molested by the two. The accused have been taken into custody, sources said.



SCHOOL OPENED: With a view to wipe out the menace of illiteracy a adult education school has been started in village Maloya by the Citizen Association for Relief Education and Service(CARES), Chandigarh in collaboration with Female Literacy House in Sector -42 here on Thursday. While addressing the gathering the President of the CARES said the school would impart education exclusively for women in order to generate awareness and confidence among them. He added that the CARES has already been in the line for training small kids between three and five years and preparing them for admission to government school in class-I. Brig. Sant Singh(awardee of the M.V.C) was the chief guest of the function.

TRAINING PROGRAMME: The Art of Living Foundation organised a youth leadership training programme, which concluded on Thursday. As many as 45 trainees were dedicated to the nation on the concluding day by the foundation at the dikshant samaroh. A blood donation camp was also organised.

MEETING: The Municipal Council has been asked to hire a recovery van for the police to tackle the problem of wrong parking in the town. The directions to this effect were given by the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mr Vikas Garg, at a meeting held at the council office here on Thursday. Mr Kulwant Singh, president of the civic body, has agreed to put the issue on the agenda of the general House meeting being held on Friday. Mr Garg directed the Ropar DTO to make arrangements to handle challan cases in the town once a week. At present people had to go to Kharar to get their documents released. Mr Kulwant Singh brought to the notice of the ADC problems being created by school buses in the town. He said such buses plied in the residential areas and were often parked at wrong places which proved to be traffic hazards.



CELEBRATIONS: The Junior Chamber of Ambala Industry is going to organise a number of activities to mark Jaycee week from September 9 to 15. On September 9, a seminar on labour laws will be conducted and on September 10, antakshari will be held. On September 12 a charity programme to help schoolchildren at Bale Ka Nagla and on September 13, a baby show will be held at Railway Club. A free heart check-up camp will be held on September 14, the week will culminate with a Boogie-Woogie dance competition. 

APPOINTED: The new office-bearers of Bhairon Mandir Market Association were appointed at a meeting presided over by Mr Pradeep Jain on Thursday. The president, Mr Sultan Singh Bajwa, vice-president Vinod Kumar Jindal, general secretary Yogesh Chaudhary, secretary Deepak Raj, treasurer Pradeep Jain, joint treasurer Dharam Pal Sharma and media secretary Rohit Jindal.



REMARKS RESENTED: BJP leadership has taken strong exception to a remark of the Kangra SSP, Mr Sanjay Kundu, during a meeting in Kangra. The SSP during a police-public meet on September 2 had remarked that politicians of Kangra had their own armies and if this continued, it would be difficult to control the situation in the town. Terming the statement as irresponsible the BJP spokesman, Mr Ganesh Dutt, said the matter was brought to the knowledge of the Chief Minister and would be dealt with appropriately.

MESS YARD: The Ministry of Defence has finally decided to shift its Military Engineering Services yard to another place thus paving the way for a proper bus stand at Dharampur.

AWARENESS CAMPAIGN: Awareness campaign regarding sector reform pilot project in rural water supply schemes in Shillai development block of the district would be launched next week by the Vishva Jagriti Manch. This was disclosed here on Wednesday by Mr Jagat Singh Tomar, project in charge of the campaign.

EYE CAMP: Prof A.S. Chauhan, senior vice-president, Hiteshi Social Service Society, Nahan, said here on Thursday that an eye camp would be organised by the society at Government Referral Hospital, Dadahu, on September 9.

KILLED: Balbir Singh Saini, a labourer, died of an electric shock on Wednesday. He was constructing the shed of the factory. . The police has registered a case under Section 304 A, IPC, against the Paper Mill’s management.

PURIFICATION DRIVE: Health Workers have started purifying the source of drinking water of Jajala Rithog village under Kamrau sub tehsil where two persons, including a girl child, had reportedly died due to diarrhoea.

RALLY: The Himachal Pradesh Government School Lecturers Association has been agitating since Monday against the non-acceptance of their long-standing demands by the state government. Mr H.L. Acharya, general secretary, Kangra District Association, in a statement issued here on Thursday alleged that the government had failed to fulfil their demands like the creation of vice-principal posts in the government senior secondary schools in lieu of headmasters and seniority grant to ex-servicemen serving in the schools from the date of their appointments.


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