Sunday, September 8, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


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TWO ARRESTED: The city police intercepted a car ( No CH01X-9385) on Friday and arrested its occupant Ravi Shanker of Mohalla Premgarh and driver Tarlok Singh of Mohalla Bahadurpur under the Excise Act. The police also seized 1,62,000 ml Indian Made foreign liquor from the car.

KILLED: Pradeep Singh, a resident of Sherpur Pacca village, was seriously injured on Friday in an attack by two armed youths who had forcibly entered his house. The youths also seriously wounded his mother Rachna Rani and brother Sital Singh. Pradeep, later, succumbed to his injuries at the local Civil Hospital. A case has been registered.

BOOKED: On a complaint lodged by the Forest Range Officer, the Garhshankar police registered a case under Section 379 of the IPC against Darshan Lal, alias Darshi, and Karnail Singh of Rampur Bilron on Thursday. In his complaint, the Range Officer, Garhshankar has alleged that the aforesaid persons had stolen 40 trees from the village panchayat land.

SAPLINGS PLANTED: Vanamahotsava was celebrated at the District Institute of Education and Training (DIT), Jagraon, in which the staff and students of the ITT participated. Principal Baldev Singh inaugurated the event by planting saplings at different locations of the campus. In the second part of the event each student planted saplings. Each student would be responsible for the growth of the tree.

LIQUOR SEIZED: The CIA staff arrested Dalip Singh of Kulgehna from Gorsian Nakhan and seized from his possession 17.4 litres of illicit liquor. In another incident, the Sidhwanbet police arrested Jaimal Singh of Gorsian Khan Mohamad and seized 6.7 litres of illicit liquor. The police has registered cases against both the accused under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act.

EYE DONATION PLEDGES: The DIG (PAP), Mr R L Bhagat, and the SP (Training), Mr P K Uppal, and 200 police recruits pledged to donate their eyes at a seminar organised by the Shubh Karman Manav Sewa Society on the PAP complex here on Friday. Dr N S Baweja, an eye surgeon, spoke about the importance of eye donation.

VANAMAHOTSAVA: A total of 200 saplings were planted by the Lions Club Machhiwara at various places yesterday. This “neat-and-clean campaign” which was launched under the chairmanship of Mr Parminder Singh Gill covered Dasehra Ground, Dasmesh Nagar Park and Phirni Road Park (Rahon Road). According to the president of the club, Mr Satwinder Mohan Singh, the way to the historical gurdwara Charan Kanwal Sahib, which is being widened, would also be decorated.

CAMP: A one-day dental camp was organised at Himgiri, Mamun, by the local unit of the IDA, on Friday. Mr Avnish Kaushal, chairman of the project, said 700 patients were examined at the camp.

RESENTMENT: Resentment prevails among farmers of the Mirthal area against the non-release of power connection for tubewells even after 11 years. Twelve farmers had applied for the connections.

BIBI’S CAMPAIGN: Bibi Jagir Kaur, MLA, alleged that the government had discontinued Shagun and old age pension schemes. She was here to garner support for SAD candidates in the Nagar council elections on September 8.

LEGAL CELL: Mr Ashok Sharma, state convener of the legal cell of the Bhartiya Janata Party, has appointed Mr Sudesh Sharma - vice-president; Mr Vikas Rathore - general secretary and Mr Bhikham Singh Padgotra - secretary. he has also appointed conveners for the district legal cells of the party. Mr Sudhir Thakur, was made convener for Solan; Mr Suman Singh Chancel for Bilaspur; Mr Vikay Agnihotri for Hamirpur; Mr Naseer Negi for Kinnaur; Mr Rajender Dogra for Shimla; Mr Jai Singh for Chamba and Mr Kuldeep Thakur for Mandi.

FIVE BOOKED: The Verowal police has booked five persons of Suba Waning Singh village under Sections 498A and 406 of the IPC for demanding a car in dowry. Rajwinder Kaur the wife of Balwinder Singh in her complaint to the police has alleged that her husband, father-in-law Mukhtar Singh, mother-in-law Balbir Kaur, sister-in-law Balwinder Kaur and Sukhchain Singh, the husband of Balwinder Kaur had sent her away to her parents till she fulfilled their demand for a car.

PISTOL SEIZED: The Bhikhiwind police has seized one pistol from Jaskaran Singh, a local resident. A case under the Arms Act has been registered against the suspect.

PROTEST DHARNA: A large number of farm labourers staged a dharna on Friday in front of the office of the local SDM on a call given by the Dehati Mazdoor Sabha. The protesters demanded the restoration of the Shagun scheme, old age, widow pension and other facilities to farm labourers. The sabha submitted a memorandum to the SDM.



TALK: Swami Brahmeshananda, secretary of the Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, gave a talk on “Religion, Faith and Medicine” at the PGI on Saturday. He said although religion and medicine are poles apart and even antagonistic to each other, both have the common goal of human welfare, though the methodology is different. He clarified that religion and medicine were not contradictory but rather complimentary to each other. Religion, if rightly understood and practised , is the best medicine which heals the mind as well as the spirit. 

BURAIL MARKET: The Burail Market Welfare Association, Main Bazar, has offered to open the market on Sundays and observe closures on Mondays. The offer has been sent to the UT Administration for consideration. The UT Administration had mooted a proposal that shops could be kept open on Sunday so that people could use the day for their shopping but it did not find any takers. The city has a large working population which has its rest days on Sunday and hence in order to suit their convenience, the shops should ideally be opened on Sunday. Mr Kulbhushan Bindal, general secretary of the association said that recently they had met Ms Neeru Nanda, Adviser to the UT Administrator with their proposal to open market on Sundays and her response was positive. 

AWARENESS CAMP: An eye donation awareness camp was organised at the Dev Samaj College of Education in Sector 36 here as part of “Dissemination of information fortnight” being observed from August 25 by the PGI Eye Bank Society. Information in this regard was presented by Dr Sushmita Kaushik, Senior Research Associate in the Department of Ophthalmology, along with Technical Officer Amarjeet Singh and social worker Amrit Pal. 

SAPLINGS PLANTED: Three hundred and 50 “tulsi” saplings were planted and literature highlighting its importance was distributed by the east branch of the Bharat Vikas Parishad in Sector 17 here on Saturday. Students of Nav Bal Niketan School Sector 20, spread the campaign by holding placards and banners. 

COLLEGE FUNCTION: Lokesh Malhotra was chosen “Mr Fresher” at a function for newcomers at Government College for Boys, Sector 11, here on Saturday. Rishabh and Varun Gupta were declared the first and second runners-up, respectively. Freshers of the Commerce Department presented a cultural programme. 

VANMAHOTSAVA: A vanmahotsava was celebrated at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Mullanpur Garibdas, here on Saturday. Mr N.K. Bhardwaj, Principal, welcomed the guests. He focussed on the vital role that trees were playing in human lives. Mr S.K. Sharma, President of the Environmental Society, presided over the function. He said each one should follow the slogan of “each-one-plant one”. Members of the Nature Club, Mrs Madhu Dhingra, Mrs Ashu Sharda and Mr Ashwani Kumar Thakur, highlighted the activities of the club. A slogan writing contest was also held. 


JUDICIAL STAFF STIR: The HP Non-gazetted Judicial Employees Welfare Association has decided to meet at Mandi on October 6 to chalk out a plan of agitation. The association has decried the exclusion of district and sessions judges from the house allotment committees for pool accommodation.

INAUGURATED: Mr Karan Singh, Minister of State for Environment and Primary Education, inaugurated the flow irrigation scheme, Phalatnal, 15 km from here, on Friday. Ms Lata Kapoor, chairperson, Mahila Morcha of the BJP, Mr Dagu Ram, member, Marketing Committee and other technical authorities of the Soil Conservation Department were present on the occasion.

WORKSHOP BEGINS: A workshop for workers of the Health Department began at the Zonal Hospital, Nahan, on Saturday. Eighteen participants will be imparted training in prenatal care. This was stated by Dr K.C. Sharma, Medical Health Officer.

STATE-LEVEL AWARD: Meenal Paht, a student class IX of the local DAV School, has bagged a state-level award at a Science Seminar held at Solan. She has been selected for the national-level Science Seminar to be organised on October 4 at Bangalore.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Paonta unit of the Himachal Pradesh Government Primary Teachers Union: president — Mr Jai Parkash; vice-president — Mr Tapender; general secretary — Mr Rajesh Kumar; and treasurer — Mr Harikesh.Top

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