Wednesday, October 23, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


DE-ADDICTION CAMP: More than 175 drug addicts have registered themselves at a drug de-addiction camp organised by Saans, an organisation recently floated by the district police. Of them, 40 have been admitted to Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital here. ASP Rakesh Aggarwal said another camp would be organised on November 7. SSP Praveen Kumar Sinha along with Parliamentary Secretary Mohinder Rinwa, also visited the camp.

TEACHERS’ WORKSHOP: The Punjab chapter of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) will organise a two-day training workshop for teachers on heritage education and awareness from October 29 to 30 at Khalsa College Public School here. This was stated in a press note issued here by Dr Sukhdev Singh, state convener of the organisation.

UGC TEAM: A high-powered UGC team visited Guru Nanak Dev University here on Monday. A press note issued here said Dr S.P. Singh, Vice-Chancellor, apprised the UGC team of the functioning and achievements of the university.

DIRECTED: Mr S.K. Anand, Member ( operation and distribution) of the PSEB, has directed the field staff of the board to replace all defective meters by the end of October. He said this while addressing a meeting of officials of the PSEB, including Superintending Engineers of Bathinda, Muktsar, Ferozepore and Faridkot circles, here on Monday.

EYE CAMP: A eye check-up camp was organsied in the city on Sunday, during which 1,687 patients were examined. The camp was organised by the local Goodwill Society.

RAPE CASE: One person has been rounded up for allegedly raping a minor of Dhobiana Basti in the city. The victim had alleged that a 25-year-old resident of Gheri Bhaghi village had raped her.

MAN SHOT: Jagsir Singh (40) of Jhumba village , about 20 km from here, was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Sunday night. The killers allegedly took away his scooter. The police has registered a case under Section 302 of the IPC in this regard.

SAPLINGS PLANTED: The local Eknoor Welfare Society planted 20 saplings in the district court complex on Tuesday. This was stated by Mr Ashwani Kumar, general secretary of the society.

DHARNA: Members of the Tubewell Employees Welfare Union and a workers’ union of the department staged a dharna here on Tuesday to express resentment against the non-payment of salary to employees for September. The employees have been observing a pen-down strike for the past five days.

CAMP: A five-day eye camp organised by the Mahrawal Khewaji Trust concluded here on Tuesday. As many as 53 operations were performed and over 500 patients examined during the camp.

SENTENCED: The District and Sessions judge, Mr A.N. Jindal, has sentenced three members of a family, including a woman, to seven years’ rigorous imprisonment in a dowry death case. Surjit Kaur, who was married at Pindi Balochan village in the district in 1998, ended her life on October 5, 1999, by consuming poison. She was harassed by her in-laws to bring more dowry.

MAN HELD: Ms Gurpreet Deo, SSP, said on Monday that the police had arrested Karam Singh son of Khushhal Singh of Tanda Churian village under the Mukerian police station under Section 302 of the IPC in connection with the murder of his son Jasdev Singh. The police also arrested Akwant Kaur, sister-in-law of the deceased, in this connection. Jasdev Singh was killed on October 28 last year.

CRITICISED: Mr Hans Raj Nakra, president of the district unit of the BJP, at a meeting of the party, criticised the state government for not implementing its election manifesto. He said instead of giving any relief to the people of Punjab, the government was taking anti-public decisions. Mr Tikshan Sud and Mr Abinash Rai Khanna, MLAs, also criticised the state government.

CASE REGISTERED: A case of cheating innocent youths by some travel agents of New Delhi was registered at the Hariana police station in the district on Monday. Raj Kumar, Hari Om Kaushik and his father Satya Kaushik of New Delhi allegedly took Rs 7.20 lakh from Jagdish Rai and Amandeep Singh of Laroa village in Jalandhar district and Ajit Pal of Bassi Jalal village in Hoshiarpur district for sending them abroad. They neither sent them abroad nor returned their money.

ALLEGED: Capt Amarinder Singh’s government has failed in continuing the developmental activities started by the previous SAD-BJP government. This was alleged by Mr Tikshan Sud, MLA and former state minister, in a press note issued here on Monday.

LIQUOR SEIZED: The police seized 1,44,000 ml of Indian-made foreign liquor while it was being smuggled to the city on Sunday. The Sadar police, along with the CIA staff, arrested Harjinder Singh of Langeri village in Kurukshetra district in this connection.

ARRESTED: The local police has arrested Om Parkash, a lottery ticket seller of the Jgatpura locality, Under Section 420 of the IPC and section 6 LB of the Punjab State Lottery Regulation Act, 1998. Mr Naresh Dogra, SHO, said Mr Dhanna singh, Deputy Director, Punjab State Lottery, lodged an FIR against the said lottery seller. He alleged that Om Parkash was selling lottery tickets of various states without the proper approval of the authorities concerned.

LAWYERS’ STRIKE: Members of the District Bar Association here on Tuesday went on a strike till October 24 in protest against the registration of a case against four of its members under various sections of the IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act.

MAN ARRESTED: The local police has busted a gang indulged in the smuggling of drugs and other anti-social activities with the arrest of a gang member, Sukhwant Singh of Fatehbad village. A police party headed by Mr Jaswinder Singh, DSP, nabbed Sukhwant and seized 4 gm of smack and a revolver from his possession.

IN-LAWS BOOKED: The police has booked four members of a family under the Dowry Act. The accused are yet to be arrested. The victim, Ms Sukhwinder had alleged that her husband Pankaj Kumar, father-in-law Harmesh Kumar, mother-in-law Kanta Rani and brother-in-law Rinku had tortured her for dowry.

KILLED: Sarabjit Singh son of Mr Mohinder Singh of Sohawa village was allegedly murdered by two unidentified persons at his village on Sunday. The Sarhali police has registered a case under Sections 302, 449 of the IPC.



INAUGURATED: Mr H.S. Hanspal, President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, inaugurated the office of the SC and ST wing of his party in the Punjab Congress Bhavan here on Tuesday. He said people of the state had reposed faith in the Congress under the leadership of Capt Amarinder Singh. He said the government was committed for uplifting of the downtrodden and weaker sections of society.

TRANSFERRED: Dr Aarti Varma, Assistant Medical Officer, presently working at Government Ayurvedic Dispensary, Sector 28, Chandigarh, has been transferred to Government Ayurvedic Dispensary, Mauli Jagran, Chandigarh.

RALLY: A protest rally was organised by the Panjab University Non-Teaching Employees Federation here on Tuesday following a decision taken at a meeting. A press note said “the Vice-Chancellor in violation of the existing practice has abruptly stopped the existing arrangement of appointing officiating assistant registrars against vacant posts. The practice existed during the tenure of past many Vice-Chancellors”. It was pointed out that the university was adopting delaying tactics in other legitimate and genuine demands concerning non-teaching staff. A protest rally will be organised daily at 8.30 a.m. till the university agreed to the genuine demands, the release added.

MODEL HOUSE: Surjit Singh, a Class XII student of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 20, has constructed a model house using waste materials. Titled as Saini Palace, the house is intricately built up by using card boards and adorned with screws and toy cars. It took Surjit about 50 hours to complete the project. The major attraction of his model is the electrical circuit used to light up the palace. It has some extra sensory system which lights up the palace as one approaches it and one can switch off the lights simply by clapping one’s hands.



INDUSTRY CHAMBER: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Junior Chamber of Ambala Industry: president — Mr Punit Gupta; secretary — Mr Amarjit Singh; and treasurer — Mr Anil Khanna. Mr Pardeep Sapra was elected as Director of the chamber.

HOSPITAL: Jaspal Nursing Home, Model Town, has been declared baby-friendly hospital by the State Task Force on Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, Haryana. Dr Rita Jaspal said the hospital is the first in Ambala district be given baby-friendly recognition by the State Task Force on by the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BEHI) headed by Dr J.L. Chaudhary, Director General Health Services, Haryana Government. The survival for Women and Children Foundation (SWACH) is providing all materials for developing baby-friendly hospital, a release said. Under the BEHI, the doctor and staff is trained to provide total care to the newborn with main emphasis on the new born care and breast feeding and to train the mother to look after the new born.

DROUGHT RELIEF: Naggal MLA Jasbir Mallour said on Tuesday that the Indian National Lok Dal will be sending about 100 truck loads of cattle feed to the drought-affected areas of Rajasthan. Mr Mallour, while addressing party workers at Panchayat Bhavan, said the work on arranging for cattle feed must begun at the right earnest. He said the party workers have been asked to arrange for the cattle feed by October 24, a release said. 

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Hisar zone of the All-India Punjab National Bank Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Employees Welfare Association: president — Mr Suraj Bhan Rathi (Fatehabad); vice-presidents — Mr K.K. Tobari (Dadri) and Mr Sube Singh (Hisar); general secretary — Mr R.L. Mathur (Hisar); joint secretary — Mr Hari Parkash (Bhiwani); organising secretary — Mr Ramesh Kumar Sahijlan (Hisar); and treasurer — Mr Ram Kumar Sarokha (Hisar).

TWO KILLED: Two members of a family were killed and a woman and her two children injured when their car collided with a truck near Jatu Lohari village, about 45 km from here on the Hansi-Bhiwani road, the police said on Monday. Chandgi Ram and his family members were going to Hisar from Bhiwani when the mishap occurred, the police said. Chandgi Ram’s son of Krishan Kumar died on the spot while Chandgi Ram died on the way to hospital.

ROAD MISHAPS: Two persons died and one was injured in different road accidents in the district. The body of an unidentified 70-year-old man was found on the Kalawar road, about 20 km from here. Some vehicle crushed him on Sunday. The police has registered a case and sent the body for post-mortem examination.

BURNT: A woman and her daughter were seriously burnt when some unidentified persons threw acid on them while they were sleeping. According to police sources, Geeta Devi, who was married at Karnal, had come to stay with her parents at Mukhar village in the district. On Sunday night, she was sleeping with her two-year-old daughter when a few miscreants threw acid on them. A case has been registered.



MAN ENDS LIFE: Karam Chand (35) of Bharmat village, 4 km from Palampur, allegedly committed suicide on Monday. His body was found hanging from a tree near his house. The police has registered a case and investigations are on in this regard. The body of Karam Chand was handed over to his family after a post-mortem examination at Civil Hospital, Palampur.


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