Tuesday, October 22, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


INADEQUATE STAFF: Mr Surinder Mohan Gupta, general secretary of the Postgraduate Government Master Union, Punjab, said here on Sunday there would be a serious shortage of teachers in various government schools of the state on account of the new education policy being implemented, non-recruitment of teachers and the continuing retirement of teachers in government schools.

ROBBERY: Five car -borne youths on Monday morning robbed Mr Jagdish Chand Goyal, a school teacher of a Maruti car, 120 gm of gold ornaments and Rs 8,000 in cash. Mr Goyal along with his wife, Ms Murti Gupta, Mr Jagan Nath Singla and his wife, Ms Raj Rani, was on his way to Salasar in Rajasthan to pay obeisance at Hanuman Mandir on the Mansa-Sirsa road. According to Mr Goyal, the culprits stopped their car near Kothdharmu village. Five armed youths in age group of 25-30 years forced them to get out of the car and part with the gold ornaments and cash and decamped with their car. A case has been registered. 

ROUTE MARCH: The local unit of the RSS took out a “route march” in the town to mark the “Vijayadashmi Parv” here on Sunday. Mr Vijay Singh, Vibagh Parcharak of the RSS, presented “Baudhik” on the occasion.

WOMAN KILLED: Fifty-year-old woman Raj Rani Sharma of Mandhali village was killed and five others, including the driver of tempo, sustained minor injuries when a tempo overturned in the local Hargobind Nagar on Saturday. The woman was crushed under the tempo.

DANCE PERFORMANCE: Rajasthani dancer, Dr Roop Singh Shekhawat, performed at the local Guru Nanak College on Saturday during a mega cultural show orgnaised jointly by the college and the North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala.

CAMP INAUGURATED: Mr Ramesh Dutt Sharma, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Punjab, inaugurated an awareness-cum-animal treatment camp organised by the Department of Animal Husbandry in association with Ambuja Cement Foundation, an NGO, at Ghanauli village, about 10 km from here, on Saturday.



SEMINAR: The Punjab State Council AIPSO has decided here on Monday to hold a seminar in mid November on “Imperialist globalisation and India’s response” as a part of stepping its activities in the light of decision taken by the national conference of AIPSO held at New Delhi.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Shri Kaushlendra Sita Ram Mandir Sabha, Sector 19-C, Chandigarh: patrons — Mr Divaker Pathak and Mr Madanmohan Prasher; president — Mr Alakh Niranjan Dass Mehta; senior vice-president — Mr Sukhdev Kumar Sharma; vice-president — Ms Satya Sharma; general secretary — Mr Naresh Pal; joint secretary — Mr Kesho Ram Gupta; and treasurer — Mr Ashok Kumar Jain. 

CREATIVITY REWARDS: About 50 boys and girls participated in the Creativity Rewards competition organised by Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) in Sector 34 here on Monday. Mr Naveen Gupta, regional head and master franchisee of MAAC for Northern region, said that the competition was being held at all of its 20 centers in the country and all entries would be sent to Mumbai for evaluation. The competition involved a test in on-the-spot sketching and storyboard writing.

MEETING: A meeting of the Yadav Samaj Kalyan Sabha, Chandigarh, held on Sunday, in Sector 29. The meeting was presided over by Mr R.P. Yadav.

ORTHO DEPT: A new orthopaedic department and 24-hour emergency service will be inaugurated at the Sri Guru Harkrishen Sahib Eye hospital, Sohana, on Tuesday.
The hospital already has fully functional eye, dental, gynae, radiology, urology and general surgery departments. The orthopedic department, which will be called The Orthonova Advanced Institute of Trauma and Orthopaedic, has specialities in the field of spinal surgery, knee and hip replacement, sports injuries etc. The new department will be inaugurated by Ropar Deputy Commissioner Seema Jain and the function will be presided over by Dr Rana Harinder, Civil Surgeon, Ropar.



RE-ELECTED: The president of the Senior Citizens Forum, Mr Jagjit Singh Virk, was re-elected president of the forum consecutively for the eighth time at its general body annual meeting held at Hotel Heritage here on Sunday. He was also authorised to appoint his team of governing body.

KILLED: A Delhi-based businessman, Manish Sanghi, was robbed of his car and his servant was shot by three miscreants on the national highway in Kharkara village in Bhiwani district, police sources said on Sunday.



ENT CONFERENCE : The Chief Minister, Mr Prem Kumar Dhumal, inaugurated a day-long conference-cum-workshop of the Himachal chapter of the AOI here on Saturday. The Chief Minister announced zonal hospitals would be provided with ENT surgery equipment. Dr M.L. Sharma, Head of ENT Department, IGMC, welcomed the Chief Minister. The Education Minister, Mr Ishwar Dass Dhiman, Health Minister, Mr J.P. Nadda and Mrs Urmila Thakur, Parliamentary Secretary, also addressed the conference.

ROAD OPENED: The Vice-Chairperson of the state Planning Board, Ms Shyama Sharma, on Monday inaugurated the Palion-Gumti road, constructed at a cost of Rs 37 lakh under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna.

CHARAS SEIZED: One kg of charas was seized from Manjeet Singh of Dharamsala following a raid on Bhadroya village in this subdivision on Friday. In another raid, 13 kg of poppy husk was seized from Shabeer, near Raja-ka-Bagh. Both have been arrested and case registered under the NDPS Act.

KIDNAPPING BID: Two motor cyclists tried to kidnap a 14-year-old boy, Shamsher, on Saturday while he was on way to his school in Kandwal village in this subdivision. The kidnappers allegedly intimidated the boy near the Kandwal level crossing. They, then, took him on their motor cycle and crossed the Kandwal barrier. However, when they saw a naka near Chakki, they left the boy and fled. A case under Section 365 of the IPC has been registered.

SEMINAR POSTPONED: A spokesperson of the Health Department said here on Saturday that a seminar on Tobacco control which was scheduled to be held for MLAs of the state on October 23 and 24 here has been postponed. The next date will be intimated in due course of time, he added.

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