Sunday, October 20, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


POLICE CHOWKI: The Durgiana Mandir committee led by Mr Surinder Arjun, adviser-cum-official spokesperson, has urged the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to get the police chowki removed from the temple land.

CAMP CONCLUDES: The combined annual training camp of the NCC concluded on Friday at Lopoke. As many as 147 cadets of senior division and 482 cadets of junior division attended the camp.

BAN IMPOSED: The District Magistrate, Mr S.S. Puri, on Friday banned the use of orchestra, loudspeakers, crackers and other instruments till December 12.

BUSTED: The district police on Friday arrested a gang of vehicle thieves, including a policeman Jhilmil Singh of Rajasani had formed a gang with an SPO, Harinder Singh, working at Rajasani police station.

VOTERS’ LIST: Mr Anurag Verma, Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer, said on Saturday that the electoral rolls for municipal councils (except that of Kotfatta) had been displayed at the respective offices of the SDMs and the names of all eligible voters had been included in these rolls .

COMPETITIONS: The local Roteract Club will organise general knowledge and cultural competition at the local SSD Public School on October 20 and 27, respectively. This was stated on Saturday by Mr Surinder Sharma, secretary of the club.

CAMP: A heart check-up camp will be organised at Nagpal Hospital on October 20 by the Lions Club, Model Town.

FOUR ARRESTED: The police has arrested four persons and found stolen property worth Rs 1.5 lakh in their possession. Mr Varinder Kumar, SSP, in a press note issued here on Thursday said Kamal, resident of Pathankot, and Gaurav, resident of Amritsar, were arrested .

ARRESTED: The police on Friday arrested Rattan Singh, owner of Kaler Medical Store, Tibber, for selling drugs without prescription issued by authorised medical officers.

SHOBHA YATRA HELD: A Shobha Yatra procession was taken out by the local Balmik Sabha in main bazars of city in connection with the birth anniversary celebration of Maharishi Balmik here on Saturday.

CRUSHED: Ram Dass of Attowal village was crushed to death on Thursday by a Tempo while he was crossing the road for going towards his shop. The Sadar police has registered a case.

JYOTISH SAMMELAN: A two-day Akhil Bharti Jyotish Sammelan will be organised on October 26 and 27 at Shiv Puri Mandir at Khanna. Pandit Mithlesh Divwedi said in a press release here on Saturday that the jyotish experts from all over India will participate in this sammelan. He said beside others, Jyotish Ratnakar’s Editor M.R. Jindal, Arun Bansal, Editor, Future, New Delhi, Rejinder Dhamija Chief Editor, Sobagh Deep, New Delhi, and Shakti Pal Sharma of Panchkula will participate in the sammelan. The Janam Patris and Kundlis will be examined at the sammelan, 

CAMP: Ninety two units of blood were collected at a blood donation camp organised at Mandi Gobindgarh by Lions Club Supreme according to a press release issued by Mr S.S. Manchanda, regional chairman of the Lions Club District 321. The camp was organised in association with the Red Cross Society at the Regional Institute for Management and Technology. Mementoes were given to all donors by the club.

MEETING: The general body meeting of the Lions Club, Ludhiana Virat, was held here on Friday. The president of the club, Mr Amrit Lal Aggarwal welcomed the guests and highlighted the performance of the club. He announced that the club will organise ‘eye-operation camps’ for the poor patients. Mr Aggarwal requested the club members to give a list of the needy patients so that they could get the benefit. The club also held a ‘Peace poster contest’ among students of Tagore Public School. The meeting was attended by Mr Janak Gupta, Mr Swaranjit Singh, Mr Rajiv Lochan Mahajan, Mr Prem Grover, Mr R.K.Mehta, Mr Anil Sharma and Mr H.J.S. Khera. 

SEMINAR: A day-long home science seminar was held on Saturday in Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, Ludhiana. The seminar was organised by the Home Science Department of the college. The programme started with the introduction note by Ms Gurdeep Kaur, head of the department. Dr Manjeet Kaur, Professor, College of Home Science, Punjab Agricultural University, also imparted information on the topic “flower arrangement” in the afternoon session. She demonstrated the making of foliage and fresh-cum-dry flower arrangements. 

BLOOD DONATION: A blood donation camp was held on Saturday in Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, Ludhiana. A day-long camp was organised by the NCC and NSS units of the college in collaboration with the Indian Red Cross Society. Dr Praveen C. Sobti, in charge, thalessaemic patients, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, imparted information to all the present about Thalassaemia, a disease in which a patient regularly requires blood transfusion.

HOMAGE PAID: The Asian Club organised a ‘poetry recitation competition ‘ to pay homage Narinder Mohan. The function was organised at Gupta Model School on Saturday. Twenty four students of 13 different schools had participated. Ms Manu Sharma, Dr. Dalip Khera and Jimmy Khullar were the judges on the occasion. The first prize went to Varun Garg of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, and the second prize was bagged by Ms Ishmeet Kaur. Rohit Kanujia of New Senior Secondary School bagged the third prize. The consolation prize went to Parmeet Kaur and Vikram Dhawan. A special prize was given to Harpreet Kaur.

ETO NABBED: A sales tax ETO posted at Malerkotla was caught while accepting an amount of Rs 1500 here on Thursday. A marble seller Mohammed Shafiq Bhola had informed the Vigilance Bureau, Patiala, that the ETO was demanding Rs 1500 for a job.

MEDICAL CAMP: The local Doaba Social Welfare Society organised a free medical camp at Jadla village on Thursday.

EYE CAMP: The local S.S. Jain Sabha organised a free eye operation camp here at Jain Sathanak. A team of doctors from Rajindera Hospital, Jalandhar, examined 399 patients.



COMPETITION: As many as six teams on Thursday participated in the competition which will continue till Friday. The competition is organised by the Chandigarh Kendriya Ramlila Manasabha. The results will be declared only after the judges have seen the performance of all the artistes. 



SPICMACAY: Ambala chapter of Spicmacay has been formed under the chairmanship of Dr Desh Bandhu. Dr Desh Bandhu, Principal SD College, said Spicmacay was a national level organisation for the promotion of Indian classical music and culture among the youth. He said the Ambala chapter would arrange the performances of classical music vocal by Meeta Pandit, music instrumental by Salil Butt, Kuchipudi and Kathak by Uma Sharma, Vana Shri and Rama Rao. 

INSTALLATION CEREMONY: The installation ceremony of Lions Club Ambala Central was held at Ambala Cantt on Friday evening. Mr Jasbir Singh Malhotra took the oath as president. Mr Manu Anand, Mr Rakesh Aggarwal and Mr Pawan Gupta were appointed secretary, treasurer and vice-president, respectively. The Haryana BJP chief and MP Mr Ratan Lal Kataria, who was the chief guest, highlighted the role of non-government organisations. He said the club members should undertake projects in rural areas. Among others, Mr D.S. Mathur, Mr Anil Seth, Mr Narsingh Goel, Mr M.R. Sharma, Mr Ashok Mehta and Neeta Khera were present.

APPOINTED: Members of the Haryana Students Association (HSA) of Panjab University on Friday appointed Mr Ajay Sura, a student of LLB fifth semester, its new chairman. The association took the decision at a general house meeting of the HSA, held at the Students’ centre on the university campus. 

SECURITY DEPOSITS: The security deposits of those depot holders will be forfeited, who fail to display the rate list and the time of opening and closing of their depots. Licences of those violating these instructions would also be cancelled. This was stated by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Agarwal, while presiding over a meeting of nodal officers for various blocks of the district here, on Friday.

2 CONVICTED: Two youths have been sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment and fined Rs 1 lakh each by the Additional Sessions Judge, Mr Manjit Singh here. The two youths were convicted for carrying 12 bags of poppy husk. The youths were identified as Pala Ram, son of Geeta Ram and Joginder Singh, son of Deva Singh, both residents of Hans Dehar village in Jind district.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Saini Samaj Sabha (registered), Kurukshetra: president — Mr S. Gurdyal Singh Saini; senior vice-president — Mr Lakshman Dass Saini; president — Mr Chandgiram Saini; vice-president — Mr Rajender Kumar Saini; secretary — Mr Jaipal Saini and joint secretary — Dr Nirmal Saini.

SAMPLES SENT: In order to check the quality of the material being used for constructing roads, the Deputy Commissioner on Thursday took samples from different points of the road connecting the Fountain Chowk with Railway Station at Jagadhri and sent them for testing at a private laboratory.



RELEASE WELCOMED: The Tibetan Government-in-exile has welcomed the release of a senior Buddhist nun, Nyawang Sangdrol, by the Chinese authorities. This was stated by Prof Samdhong Rinpoche, chief Kalon of the Tibetan Government-in-exile here, on Friday.

UPGRADE STATUS: The Dagshai Welfare Committee on Friday sought B-Grade status for the Dagshai Cantonment Board. In a representation to the Cantonment’s executive officer, the committee, stated that the population of Dagshai has crossed the limit of 2,500 required to accord B-grade status.

NON-FUNCTIONAL EXCHANGE: Fifty residents of Bharti panchayat have not been able to use their telephones for some past one month due to some breakdown in the exchange located here. This was stated by Mr Ishwar Dev Sharma, president, Bharti Panchayat.

SANKALP DIVAS: The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) celebrated Sankalp Divas on the Himachal Pradesh University campus on Saturday.

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