Wednesday, October 16, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


DATES EXTENDED: Guru Nanak Dev University has extended the dates for admission to vacant seats in various courses ( under the annual system) in its teaching departments and affiliated colleges up to October 30 with a late fee of Rs 5,000 and with the permission of the Vice-Chancellor. This was officially announced by a university spokesman here on Monday.

GOLDEN JUBILEE: The Ferozepore Rotary Club organised a function to celebrate the golden jubilee of its existence. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr D.K. Tiwari, honoured past presidents of the club and old Rotarians to commemorate the occasion. Mr J.R. Marya, industrialist and founder member of the club, performed the cake-cutting ceremony. Mr Sandeep Goyal, president of the club, highlighted the activities of the club during the past couple of years.

ARRESTED: The police on Monday arrested Raj Pal, resident of Dhariwal, for selling drugs without the authorised prescription at his chemist shop in Jaura Chhatran village under Sadar police station in violation of the orders of the District Magistrate issued under Section 144, CrPC. A case under Section 188, IPC, was registered against the accused on Sunday.

ONE CONSUMES POISON: Swarn Singh of Kotla Gonspur village died on Sunday when he consumed some poisonous substance in place of liquor.

KILLED: Raju Sahni of the local Mohalla Sunder Nagar was crushed to death by speeding tractor-trailer near Lachowal on Monday night. The Sadar police has registered a case in this connection.

THEFT: Some miscreants broke open an almirah in the house of Mrs Swarn Kaur, wife of Ajit Singh, at Dasuya on Monday and stole gold ornaments and Rs 15,000 in cash. The loss is estimated to be Rs 45,000. A case has been registered.

CHAIN SNATCHERS HELD: The district police on Monday arrested two women thieves while they were planning to snatch gold chains at Ram Lila Ground here. The local SSP said in a press note that two women snatched a gold chain from Mrs Saroj Kumari of Mehilanwali at the local bus stand on Sunday and escaped. On Monday evening, the police spotted both women near Balbir Colony. They were arrested when Mrs Saroj Kumari identified them.

ROBBERY: Four robbers on Sunday night forcibly took Onkar Singh to his house at Sherpur Glind village. They took away Rs 1000, two gold rings, five watches and clothes before fleeing. A case has been registered.

GROUP INSURANCE: The Agriculture Development Branch (ADB) of the State Bank of Patiala (SBOP) here on Monday launched an SBI life super-suraksha scheme called the Group Insurance Scheme for farmers and other customers. According to Mr Balbir Chand, Branch Manager of the ADB, a customer under this scheme can get his life insured against risks of natural and accidental deaths for Rs 1 lakh by paying a premium of just Rs 500 for one year, provided the customer is maintaining good health at the time of his being insured and is in the age group of 20 to 60 years. He also stated that the branch was the first in the entire district to launch the scheme.

MEDICAL CAMP: A two-day free homoeopathic medical camp was organised by the Homoeopathic Education and Research Foundation here at Kali Mandir on Tuesday. More than 500 patients were examined and medicines were administered to them by a team of doctors headed by Dr K.C. Batish, Chairman of the foundation.

SEMINAR: More than 500 NSS volunteers and Paramedical students attended a seminar-cum-group discussion on “why we must unite against torture” organised by the Baba Deep Singh Indo-American Institute of Medico Technical on its campus here. The Director and NSS officer, Dr Harpreet Singh Aurora, said there was an immediate need for increasing awareness on torture and human rights among the masses.

BLOOD DONATION: A blood donation camp was organised at Public College here on Monday by the NSS unit of the college with the help of the branch of the State Bank of Patiala. Mr Gurpal Singh Chahal, SDM, Samana, inaugurated the camp. Seventyfour students of the college donated blood.



CELEBRATIONS: The 84th Maha Samadhi Day of Shirdi Sai Baba was celebrated by the Shirdi Sai Sharnam Sangathan in Sector 21-B, here on Tuesday. Devotees from different parts of the country, including Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh, participated in the event. Noted television artists Saxena Bandhu, Pratibha, Ms Sunita and Sanjay Gupta rendered devotional songs. A community kitchen was also organised for the devotees.

OFFER: Pepe jeans is offering a watch free with purchase of garments worth over Rs 2,499 as part of Pepe’s “run for time” initiative. Dr Subhadra Das, National Sales Manager, Pepe Clothing, says with the introduction “run for time” offer, we intend to present our customers with something more than just denim this festive season. With Pepe jeans new Autumn-2002 collection all lined up at the stores, customers can choose from the stockroom of new denims and casual wear. The autumn collection offers a variety of accessories from duffel bags to floppy hats.

DASEHRA CELEBRATED: Dasehra celebrations’ were held by the Dusehra and Social Welfare Committee, Sector 37-D, Chandigarh here on Tuesday. The chief guest, Mr Pawan Bansal, MP, and presiding officer, Mr D.C. Sharma, addressed the gathering. Prizes were distributed by Mr Ashwani Kumar, Estate Officer, UT, to the organisers, artistes and other members of the committee. 



WIRELESS SET: Punjab policemen on Monday took away a wireless set thrown in the bushes by a sadhu who had been arrested by the Kangra police. The incident took place near Hotel Mehmanin Dantal on National Highway No. 1, a short distance from the Punjab-Himachal border. Baleshwar Dass (45), a Bihari sadhu, was reportedly in possession of the wireless set.

FORGERY CASE: The local police on Monday registered a case under Section 420 of the IPC against Sanjay Kumar of Suliali for allegedly cheating Mr Sham Singh, a forest contractor of Gurchal village. The complainant had moved an application in the court of the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate here to direct the police to register an FIR against the accused.


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