Sunday, October 27, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


LABOUR COURT: Under the supervision of Mr M.R. Batra a District and Sessions Judge, Lok Adalat was held here on Friday. Ms Harpreet Kaur Jeewan, Labour Court-cum-Additional District and Sessions Judge was the chief officer. As many as 122 cases were considered at the Lok Adalat out of which 78 were settled. Four workers were ordered to be reinstated in four different cases.

JTO PROTEST: At least 100 members of the Junior Telecom Officers (JTO) Association participated in a relay hunger strike held in front of the Majitha House branch of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) here on Friday. The association is demanding higher pay scales.

EYE CAMP: An eye camp organised by the Goodwill Society concluded here on Saturday. As many as 1,687 patients were examined and 86 of them were operated upon for cataract surgery. Mr K.K. Garg, general secretary of the society, said a team of doctors from the mobile eye unit of Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, examined the patients.

WHISKY SEIZED: The city police on Friday seized a large quantity of foreign-made Indian whisky from an Esteem car with a red light on its top. Mr Naresh Dogra, SHO said on a tip-off a naka was organised at Una road. When a police party signalled an Esteem car, with black films were pasted on all glasses, the driver speeded up and tried to escape. He was given a chase and made to stop. The police seized 432 litres of whisky in bottles and pouches from the car. One of the occupants of the car escaped while two were arrested. They were identified as Dayal Chand, alias Dayali, and Amit Nayar. Cases under the Excise Act and the Motor Vehicles Act has been registered.

HELD FOR GRAFT: The local vigilance police on Friday arrested Yash Paul Verma, Assistant Registrar, Co-operative Societies , on the charge of accepting a bribe of Rs 1,000 from Satinder Paul Singh on the pretext of renewal of his certificate as contractor of societies. Mr Avtar Singh, DSP alleged that the accused demanded Rs 2,000 from the complainant for renewal of his contract certificate and later agreed to take Rs 1,000. The police has registered a case.

SEMINAR: To discuss the problems engulfing higher education sector in India, a seminar on “Crises in Higher Education” will be organised at GGN Khalsa College, here on Sunday at 10.30 a.m. The organising secretary, Prof Barinderjit Singh Birdi, said Prof Jagmohan Singh of Malwa College, Samrala, will present the theme paper in the seminar, which will be presided over by Mr Tej Parkash Singh, Minister for Transport, Punjab. Principals, teachers and eminent citizens from all over the state are expected to participate in this seminar.

EXHIBITION: A two-day exhibition of Fine Arts will be held at Sutlej Club from Monday. The exhibition will be inaugurated by Mr Rakesh Pandey, State Minister for Stationery and Printing. The exhibition will include canvas paintings, stickwork, leatherwork, glass paintings, decorative pots, candles, papermash paintings, Lord Ganesha on canvas, embossed glass paintings and handmade greetings.

PCTE STUDENTS EXCEL: Manpreet Kaur Makkar, Saakshi Khanna, Narinder Singh all students of the Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE), have bagged first, third and fourth positions in BCA sixth semester examination held by the PTU in June, 2002. Manpreet Kaur Makkar bagged the first position scoring 80.3 per cent marks, while. Saakshi Khanna and Narinder Singh got third and fourth positions scoring 78.8 and 78.2 per cent marks, respectively.

COMPETITION: A “Debating Competition” was held in Everest Public Senior Secondary School here. Mr Dheeraj Sharma conducted the proceedings. The principal, Mr Rajendra Sharma, congratulated the winners for their performance. The first prize was given to Nihita of Class IV. The second and third prizes were bagged by Isha of Class VII and Sukhman Preet of Class V. Two consolation prizes were given to Amandeep of Class III and Neeraj of Class VII.

TRUCK MISHAP: Two occupants of a truck were seriously injured when the truck dashed into a tree near Chandwala village under Baghapurana police station in this district on Friday. Goods valued at thousands of rupees loaded in the truck were damaged. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital.

DIRTY WATER: Residents of several localities here on Friday complained that the drinking water supplied to them by the Moga Municipal Committee was unfit for consumption. They said the water contained dust oil and other substances. They alleged the water reservoirs had not been cleaned for the past several years.

CAMP FOR CANCER: To educate women on cancer and for examining cancer patients, a health education and medical camp will be organised on November 9 at the local Satyam Palace by the district administration in collaboration with the local Mission Hospital. As per an official press note, women who want to be examined during the camp should get themselves registered at Mission Hospital on November 7 and 8.

NSS CAMP: The NSS unit of Amardeep Singh Shergill Memorial College, Mukandpur, organised a 10-day camp at Mander village and the college campus. As many as 150 volunteers participated . Ms V. Neeraja, SSP, presided over the concluding function of the camp organised at the college campus on Thursday, informed Dr Surjit Singh Bhatti, principal, in a press note here on Friday.

MAHARISHI BALMIKI: The Social Securityand Welfare Minister, Chaudhary Santokh Singh, on Friday unveiled the portrait of Maharishi Balmiki at the nearby Kamam village at a religious function organised to mark the birth anniversary of Maharishi Balmiki. Addressing the gathering, the minister said the state government had chalked out a comprehensive programme for social upliftment and rehabilitation of weaker sections.



DISTRIBUTED: School students of the Government Primary School, Kishangarh, were given free copies by the Sri Sathya Sai Organisation, Unit XI, Modern Housing Complex. Mani-Majra, in a small function held on Saturday morning in the school premises. This was part of the service activities undertaken by the volunteers of the Sai organisation. Every week. a Rural Bal Vikas class is regularly done by the organisation where children were taught about basic human values.

JAGRAN: The Postal Youth Club on Saturday organised a Bhagwati jagran in Sector 27. The jagran started with the lighting of a sacred flame. This flame has been brought from Jawalaji. The jagran would conclude with a bhandara on Sunday, informed club chairman Narinder Singh Walia. 

FRESHERS’ DAY: The GGS College of Modern Technology organised its first fresher’s day function on Saturday. Sharamjit Singh and Nidhi Pathak of the electronics and communication branch were declared Mr Fresher and Ms Fresher, respectively. Gurupdesh and his team and Ekta and her team were given the first and second prizes, respectively, for the over-all best performance on the stage. Dr K.D. Manan, Pricipal, of the college welcomed new entrants and exhorted them to work hard.

DIVALI FUNCTION: Students of Satluj Public School, junior wing on Friday held Divali celebrations. As many as 55 students participated in the programme. Enacting roles of different characters in Ramayana, they presented the story of Lord Rama. They also presented an action song and lighted ‘diyas”. The Estate Officer, Ms. Monica Mallikwas, the chief guest on the occasion, distributed prizes to the students for making greeting cards, essay writing, candle and ‘diya’ making. 

COMPETITIONS HELD: Competitions in spell well, card making and declamation were held at DAV School, Surajpur, here on Saturday. Shivangi, Surbhi and Sakshi won prizes in inter house declamation competition, while Oishee, Mrinalini and Suman won prizes in card making.

MEHNDI COMPETITIONS: Inter house mehndi competitions in DC Model School were organised here recently. Both boys and girls participated in the competition and made beautiful designs.



CAUGHT TAKING BRIBE: The state Vigilance Department on Friday arrested a junior engineer of the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam while accepting a bribe of Rs 2000 from a farmer. Mr Satpal, a farmer from Museahli village, had complained to the Vigilance Department that Satish Chander, a junior engineer with the DHBVN, was demanding a bribe of Rs 2000 for official work. A raiding party was constituted for the purpose and signed currency notes given to the complainant. As the junior engineer accepted the bribe, the vigilance team along with local Tehsildar, Ashok Malik took the erring official into custody. A case has been registered. 

NOMINATION: The president of the local Senior Citizens Forum, Mr Jagjit Singh Virk, has nominated the following as office-bearers of the forum: vice-president — Mr R.N. Singhal; — Secretary, Mr H.K. Puri; and — treasurer Col K.S. Sachdeva (retd).



STILL RAIDED: The police has raided a working still in a house at Upper Hardaspura, near here, and seized 4,550 ml of countrymade liquor and 14 kg of lahan, according to Mr Ajay Yadav, SP. The accused, Amar Chand, has been arrested. The police has also seized 4,550 ml of countrymade liquor from Jai Ram of Kupara village and 3,750 ml of countrymade liquor from Kartar Chand of Balana village in Bhattiyat tehsil of the district. Cases have been registered.

CRACKERS: The District Magistrate, Mr Rahul Anand, in his order issued here on Saturday, has banned the sale and use of crackers and fireworks at various vulnerable points in Chamba, Dalhousie and Chowari townships. The Magistrate has directed the traders dealing in crackers and fireworks to seek permission from their respective Sub-Divisional Magistrates for the sale of these articles.

MEDICAL CAMP: Mr R.K. Bhagat, Secretary, Rotary Club, here said on Friday that a free health check-up camp for residents and animals would be organised at Bhagthan on Sunday. Free medicines would be provided at the camp.

NSUI CHIEF: Mr Kewal Singh Pathania, state president of the National Student’s Union of India, has criticised Mr P.K. Dhumal, Chief Minister, for framing false cases against Mr Virbhadra Singh. He alleged that when the CBI gave a clean chit to Mr Virbhadra Singh, Mr Dhumal set up the Kainthla commission. He alleged that in reserving the Rohru Assembly segment, the Chief Minister had “ulterior” motives. 


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