Monday, November 25, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


NOVEL BIRTHDAY BASH: Ms Jaswinder Kaur of Chughe Kalan village 20 km from here celebrated her birthday by holding blood donation camp in the village where she and members of her family donated blood. Mr Kaur Singh, village sarpanch lauded her spirit. The United Welfare Society helped her in this gesture. Fourteen persons donated blood.

CAMP: Nearly 450 ex-servicemen and their family members were examined at a medical check-up camp organised by the Ammunition Depot at Dapper, near here, on Friday. The Regiment Medical Officer, Major Puneet Handa of the Ammunition Depot, said various laboratory tests were also conducted free of cost. Hepatitis B vaccines were also administered free of cost at the camp. Earlier, the Station Commander, Col V.K. Sehgal, inaugurated the camp.

ARREST CRITICISED: Mr Mantar Singh Brar and Mr Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon, SAD MLAs from Kotkapura and Faridkot, respectively, have criticised the Punjab Government for arresting the former Agriculture Minister and senior vice-president of the party, Mr Gurdev Singh Badal, from his residence here on Saturday under false corruption charges.

FIRE IN BANK: Five ACs and furniture were burnt in a fire in the local branch of Bank of Punjab on the Mall on Sunday. Power short-circuit caused the fire. Security guard of the bank noticed the fire in the building. Fire tenders put the fire off.

SURJIT PATAR: Punjabi writer Surjit Patar was invited as chief guest in Shanti Tara College, Ahmedgarh, on Saturday. Patar recited his choicest poems and ghazals. He advised the students to work hard, to be diligent and industrious and never to lose sight of their goal. After his talk, guests and students asked him a few questions. A student asked him which day was cherished by him the most, Patar replied that the day was in Columbia when he read out a poem “Meri maan nu meri kavita samajh nahin aaondi”. Mr Arvind Malhotra, general secretary of the college, presented him a memento.

YOGA CAMP: A yoga camp organised by the Vishva Yoga Sansthan under the guidance of Dr Parmar and Mr Bahadur Singh at Sansthan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School concluded on Saturday. Students and teachers of the school participated in the camp and the concluding ceremony. Principal Sadhana Sharma explained the benefits of yoga for keeping the body and the mind fit and expressed her desire to include yoga in the school curriculum.

DIVINITY COMPETITION: Guru Gobind Singh Public School, Model Town Extension, organised a divinity competition on the school premises. Mr Inderjeet Singh Rana, chairman, Gurmat Gyan Missionary College, was the chief guest. Mr Avtar Singh Makkar, chairman of the school, presided over the function. Principal Manjeet Kaur gave away the prizes to the winners. The results of the competition are: Group I (nursery and LKG) —Damanpreet Singh (nursery) 1, Kirat Kaur (LKG-A) 2 and Dilpreet Singh (LKG-A) 3. Group II — Amanpreet Singh I, Amiteshwar Singh 2, and Ramanpreet Singh 3. Group III — Amrit Kaur 1, Bhupinder Kaur 2 and Harleen Kaur 3.

ADOPTED: The Lions Club (City Smile) , Banga, has adopted the cremation ground of nearby Bhootan village and in cooperation with the residents of the village has constructed a shed and undertaken earth-filling work, informed Mr Harmesh Singh, president of the club, in a press note here on Saturday.

“SPECIAL TALKS”: The Shubh Karman Manav Seva Society, an SAS Nagar-based NGO, with a view to creating awareness and mobilising students to raise funds for providing assistance to the blind the orphans, the handicapped, the widows, the old and the destitute organised “special talks” at Government Senior Secondary School JSFH Khalsa High School and K.C. Public School, here on Friday. Lt-Col SPS Bajwa (retd), project director, delivered the talks.

MURDERED: A handicapped youth, Harjinder Singh, was allegedly murdered with sharp-edged weapons by some persons at Cheema Kurad village on Friday night. His body was found from his dera at the Mithadda road. The body was sent to the Phillaur Civil Hospital for a post-mortem. The police has registered a case under Section 302 of the IPC.

BODY FOUND: A disabled youth Harjinder Singh was found murdered at his residence at nearby Cheema Khurad village on the Mithadda Road on Saturday.

CAMP FOR ANIMALS: A block-level animal welfare camp was organised at Barwali Khurd village, 10 km from here. The camp was inaugurated by Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, MLA, from Samrala. Dr Ramesh Chander Punj, Deputy Director, Animal Husbandry Fatehgarh Sahib, advised the farmers to approach qualified veterinary doctors whenever they required any aid. Dr Navdeep Kumar, Veterinary Officer, Barwali Khurd, said nearly 600 farmers from several adjoining villages attended the camp and 780 animals were treated and medicines were distributed free of cost.

DISCONNECTED: The electricity supply to government offices here has been disconnected by the PSEB due to the non-payment of bills, said Mr C.S. Mann, Executive Engineer, PSEB, Ghulal (Samrala), here on Saturday. Mr Sofat, SDO, said that Rs 3,303 against the Sub-Registrar, Samrala, Rs 7,409 against a government poultry farm, Rs 27,354 against the Tehsildar, Samrala, and Rs 7,007 against Naib Tehsildar, Machhiwara, were still outstanding. Mr Mann appealed to the other defaulters to deposit their electricity bills to avoid power disconnection.



FUNCTION: Dressed up in bright red and blue “ghagra and cholis”, with innocent expressions, girls of second standard swayed to the tunes of Gujarati music while performing dandia on the second day of the annual function of Manav Mangal High School at Tagore Theatre here on Friday. Nearly 70 students were also given away prizes for the excellent performance in the fields of sports, academics and extra-curricular activities. Different cultural items including group song, dances, plays and yoga, were presented by the students. The evening started with the Gayatri Mantra. Following this, an impressive Hindi group song “Hum ek hain” conveyed the message of national integration.

MEETING: Two trustees of the UK-based Puri Foundation, Mr Anil Puri and Mr Ashwani Puri, and the Chairman of the Development Trust for Mullanpur met the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, at his residence on Friday briefed him on various plans of the foundation regarding development of Mullanpur and its surrounding areas. The foundation is planning to set up a technical college in Mullanpur and the panchayat has earmarked land for it.

150 JOIN PARTY: Over 150 persons joined the Indian National Lok Dal under the guidance of party secretary, Mr Amardeep Chaudhary and Mr Randhir Malik here on Sunday. Around 80 persons, along with Mr R.K. Verma of Sector 19, joined the party, while more than 70 persons under tutelage of Mr Subhash Saini of Budanpur village, and about 10 persons along with Mr Surinder Parmar and Mr Ajay Chabbra also joined the party.

ELECTED: Mr Jagjit Soi has been elected chairma of the Sector 4 Residents Welfare Association for the fourth consecutive term. The other office-bearers of the association elected are: president — Mr K.D. Prabhakar, chief advisor — Mr S.D. Daid, Advisor — Mr Tarun Bhandari; senior vice-presidents — Mr R.N. Trikha, Mr O.P. Garg. Mr A.L. Gupta, Mr Surinder Walia, Mr I.S. Sharma, Mr G.L. Gupta and Capt S.S. Malhi; vice-presidents — Capt. S.L. Sharma, Mr S.L. Sofat, Mr Rohit Sahney and Mr Sunil Kaushal; and, general secretary: Mr O.P. Sharma. 

RATH YATRA: A Bhagwan Jagannath rath yatra was organised by ISKCON here on Sunday. Hundreds of devotees chanting Hare Rama Hare Krishna participated in the procession. Devotees in cars, trucks and buses performed sansikirtan and bhajans and lighted fire-crackers on the way. The rath yatra started from Manimajra at around 2 pm and concluded at Old Shiv Mandir in Sector 9 around 6 pm.

APPOINTED: Mr Davinder Kumar has been appointed president and Mr Omkar Joshi general secretary of the Kalka Beopar cell of the INLD. The duo was appointed by Mr Manoj Aggarwal, district president of the district Beopar Cell of the party.

MEETING: The first meeting of the advisory board of the Pharmaffiliates Asia Research Foundation was held here on Sunday. Eminent members from the pharmaceutical industry and academia participated in the meeting. The foundation is dedicated to providing value-added services on the non-profit basis to Indian pharma industry to make it globally competitive. During the meeting it was decided to launch short duration courses (three months) from March, 2003 and strengthen the interface between industry and academia.

BRIDAL SHOW: A bridal show was organised at Renoo’s studio here on Sunday. A large variety of fresh arrivals in party and bridal wear was on display. The garments had a fusion of various types of fabrics like tie and dye, chikankari, mukaish, zardozi, aari work and resham work.



CAMP: A special camp on small savings was organised at Panchayat Ghar in Bhuna town on Saturday. The Deputy Commissioner, Dr R.B. Langyaan, the SDM, Mr Yogesh Bhardwaj, and the Block Development and Panchayat Officer, Mr Suresh Kaswan, were present. A sum of Rs 6.25 lakh was deposited at the camp.

VEHICLES CHALLANED: The Traffic Police challaned drivers of 16 two-wheelers here on Saturday. A special check point was set up on the road going to railway station and Ram Bagh and persons found driving two-wheelers without helmets were issued challans.

7 MORE ARRESTED: Seven more persons were arrested on Sunday for involvement in the Dulina case make the total arrests 18. Mr Akil Mohammad, SSP Jhajjar, said here. The arrested persons, all from Surah village are Hans Raj, Basant, Ashok son of Fateh Singh and Ashok son of Saroop Singh, Satish, Jaswant and Vikram. The court remanded the arrested in judicial custody till November 28.



CHARAS SEIZED: In the past few months, the police has seized 86 kg of charas in the district. Mr Ajay Yadav, Superintendent of Police, here said the charas was valued at more than Rs 5 crore in the international market. The quantity included 16 kg of charas seized from Harish Chand, a resident of Lohtikri Pargana of the district on Sunday.

MEDICAL CAMP: As many as 140 patients were examined and given medicines at camps organised by the L.B.S. Amir Chand Charitable Trust, Dalhousie, at Dhura Sappar in Junta panchayat of Dalhousie tehsil. Air Cdr A.K. Mahajan, Chairman of the trust, said here today the focus of the camp was on the headache, vertigos and epilepsy cases.

HEALTH CENTRE BUILDING: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal inaugurated the new building of the Primary Health Centre at Bhareri village of the district. Addressing a public meeting at Bhareri, he announced a grant of Rs 10 lakh for the Primary Health Centre and Rs 5 lakh for the building of Senior Secondary School, Bhareri.

THEFTS: Thieves struck at three shops in the main bazaar of Subathu and decamped with cash on Friday night. According to information available here, the thieves broke open the shutters to commit the crime.

YC PLEA: The Youth Congress said on Sunday that it would urge the Congress high command to field young candidates in the Assembly elections. Mr Kuljeet Singh Nagra, a youth Congress leader and in charge Himachal said that indiscipline in the YC would not be tolerated.

PARAMEDICS RESENT: The Indira Gandhi Medical College Hospital and Kamla Nehru Hospital Paramedical staff held an emergency meeting on Sunday and resented to the remarks of the Health Department administration that no posts paramedical staff were vacant. The meeting decided to hold gate meetings from November 25 to November 27 and to apprise the Medical Council of India of the conditions in IGMC.

MEETING: A meeting of the Solan District Working Journalists Association was convened here on Saturday which was attended by scribes from various newspapers. Dissolving the present executive committee of the association, it was decided to convene the next meeting of the association on November 30 to elect the new committee.

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