Wednesday, November 6, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


CELEBRATED: Vishwakarma Day was celebrated by Sri Vishwakarma Mandir Parbandhakari Committee, Former OSD to Chief Minister, Punjab, was the chief guest. Vishwamittar and party of Sangrur recited the shabad and bhajan. The committee honoured Mr Hira Singh Gabria, former MLA, Ravinder Puri, journalist, Charanjit Ubhi, Executive Officer, Naresh Bhuta president, Arhtiya Union and Kuldeep Singh Karwal for their distinguished services to society.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Sri Vishwakarma Mandir Committee. president — Mr Balwant Singh Lotey; vice-president, Mr Sham Singh Gahir; vice-president, —Mr Darshan Singh Lotey; joint-secretary — Mr Harbhajan Singh Hunjhan; and cashier — Mr Atma Singh.

RESIDENTS COMPLAIN: Residents of the Madhokpura locality, near the railway station, have alleged that the contractor who had laid sewerage pipes in their locality had not cleared the lanes of the debris which had been crusing traffic congestion.

LOOTED: Six persons armed with iron rods and lathies entered the house of Sukhwinder Singh at Adarsh Nagar Dasuya on Sunday and looted some cash and jewellery. They locked the two sons of Sukhwinder Singh in a bathroom and assaulted him and his wife Manjit Kaur, injuring both. A case has been registered under Sections 394, 342, IPC.

THEFT: Certain persons broke open the locks of the house of Kamal Aggarwal at the local Mohalla Vasant Vihar on Monday and decamped with gold ornaments and valuables from the house. A case has been registered in this connection.

TWO KILLED: Two persons were killed in accidents in the district on Monday. Harbhajan Singh, a Junior Engineer of the Municipal Council Banga, who was travelling in his car died on the spot when he was hit by another vehicle. In another accident Neha, daughter of Balbir Singh of Khani village was crushed to death by a truck.

SUCCUMBED: Ravinder Kaur (21) of Gignowal village succumbed to her burns at the local Civil Hospital on Sunday. She was injured at her house on November 1.

MEMBERSHIP OPENED: The Ludhiana Officers Institute has opened membership to all retired and serving defence services officers. According to a spokesperson of 152 Infantry Battalion (TA) Sikh, the last date for submission of applications would be November 15, 2002. Membership forms and a copy of rules and regulations of the LOI were available with 2IC at Battalion Headquarters, near Jagraon Bridge between 8.30 and 13.30 on all working days.

PROGRAMME: U.S.P.C. Jain Public School celebrated Divali and presented a colourful cultural programme. The main attraction of the programme was a small dance ballet which was based on Ramayan presented by students of Class 1 and Class 2.

SARPANCH SUSPENDED: The Deputy Director, Rural Development and Panchayats, has suspended Ms Charanjit Kaur, sarpanch of Kishangarh Pharmahi village in the district, for embezzlement of Rs 3,70,360 out of the grants received by the gram panchayat. She is also alleged to have kept with her illegally Rs 92,274 belonging to the gram panchayat.

RECOVERY: The Vigilance Cell of the Local Government Department, Punjab, has issued directions to the Executive Officer, local municipal council, for the recovery of Rs 12,000 from Mr Rajinder Kumar, clerk of the council. The Chief Vigilance Officer has also issued directions for taking disciplinary action against the clerk.

KILLED: A resident of Dala village under Baghapurana police station in the district was killed on the spot when a tractor ran over him near Budhsinghwala village near here. The body was later recovered by the police, which was sent for a post-mortem examination.

REVENUE STAMPS: Residents in the district have been facing an acute shortage of Rs 1 revenue stamps for the past several months. Certain persons reportedly secured them from nearby towns and sell them for Rs 3 to Rs 5. The residents urged the department concerned to make arrangements in this regard.

VISITED: The PPCC President, Mr H.S. Hanspal, on Tuesday visited the showroom of a garment house, New Frontier Cloth House. Its managing partner Tarsem Lal Batra gave him a memorandum on behalf of the shopkeepers and businessmen of various bazars.



AWARDED: Ms Navdeep Bajwa has brought laurel to the city by winning the “Best Paper Award” at the 21st International Conference on Nuclear Tracks in Solids hosted by the Nuclear Science Centre, New Delhi. A research student, Navdeep, who is working for her Ph.D. in Physics Department at Panjab University had presented a research paper and a poster titled “Irradiation of swift heavy ions on thin films of C60 - a comparative study” which was adjudged as the best paper and the best poster amongst the poster presentation in the Young Scientists’ session. The award constitutes of a cash prize of $200 and a citation. Navdeep who scored 192 marks out of 200 in the competitive section of the Young Scientists’ Session has also bagged an invitation to join the next conference which will be held in Barcelona, Spain, next year.

SWEETS DISTRIBUTED: Lotus Foundation, a voluntary organisation working for the welfare of slum children, distributed sweets, fruit and sparkles among children of its own Apna School as well as other children from adjoining slum areas in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Colony, Sector 49, Chandigarh, on Divali day, according to the chairman, Prof R.M. Devgan. 

MINIMUM WAGES: Under special instructions from the Union Ministry of Labour, a team of officers of the Regional Labour Commissioner (Central), Chandigarh, will supervise the payment of minimum wages as fixed by the government to the workers employed in construction of roads and buildings by the contractors at the worksite itself for the first seven days of each month. The first such supervision will be undertaken on Wednesday at 3 p.m at building construction site under the Garisson Engineer (P), Chandi Mandir, near here.

INAUGURATED: Bhagwan Valmik Mandir was inaugurated in Sector 24 by the Haryana Governor, Babu Parmanand, on Tuesday. He emphasised people to follow the teachings of Bhagwan Valmik. Further he urged all people to educate their children so that they can move about in society with confidence.

BAR COUNCIL POLL: Two candidates out of 118, who have been contesting forthcoming elections of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana today, withdrew the nomination on the last date of withdrawal here on Tuesday. Giving details, the Returning Officer, Mr Nirmal Singh Dhillon, informed that the Bar Council would display the ballot paper number of candidates on Wednesday outside the Bar Council office.

SECTOR 22 CELEBRATION: The golden jubilee celebrations organised by traders of Sector 22-D will come to a close on Wednesday. All major prizes, which include three cars and electronic items, will be given away to the lucky winners. All the shops in the market will close at 6 p.m. Punjabi comedian Bhagwant Mann will start the function, followed by a draw of prizes. On Thursday, all shops will remain closed, a press release of the Market Welfare Association said. 


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