Sunday, December 8, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


MINOR RAPED: An 11-year-old daughter of a farm worker at Ramgarh village was allegedly raped by a resident of the village on November 28. According to a case registered by the police here, she had gone to the fields along with her minor brother. A farmer, Sahib Ram, lured her on the pretext of allowing her to take green fodder free of cost and allegedly raped her. Fearing threats to her life, the victim took some days to tell her parents about the incident.

SAPLINGS PLANTED: Volunteers of Arpan, an NGO working for environment conservation, celebrated Id-ul-Fitr on Friday by planting saplings in the city. The Bathinda Vikas Manch also celebrated Id by holding a free eye check-up camp at Bhaghi village. As many as 219 persons were examined and medicines given to the needy free of cost. About 15 persons volunteered to donate their eyes.

MARTYRS’ KIN: The local Sainik Welfare Board has disbursed Rs 33,500 to families of 46 martyrs from the Armed Forces Flag Fund. Mr G.K. Sabharwal, Additional Deputy Commissioner, presiding over a function of ex-servicemen organised on the eve of Armed Forces Flag Day, on Thursday said that people should donate for the fund established for the welfare of serving and retired soldiers, besides the families of martyrs.

CHEMIST HELD: The police on Friday arrested Gurdyal Singh, owner of a medical store at Dinanagar, for allegedly selling drugs to youth without prescription in violation of the orders of the District Magistrate. A case under Section 148, IPC has been registered.

ARRESTED: The police has arrested Man Singh of Raipur Peer Buxwala for possessing intoxicant injections. In a press note here on Friday, Mr R.N. Dhoke, SSP, said Man Singh, working as salesman with the cooperative society at Ibrahimwal village, was also involved in the sale of intoxicant vaccines to youths of the area. A case has been registered.

GRAFT CASE: The police on Thursday arrested Mohan Singh, clerk in the local Home Guards office, while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 2000 from a Home Guard jawan for correcting his age in office record. A case has been registered.

FOUNDATION STONE: The foundation stone of a stadium will be laid at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Farour, near here on Sunday, by Sukhdev Singh Libra, MP. SDM Khamano Gurdeep Singh will preside over the function. This was stated by Principal of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Farour.

DHARNA: A large number of teachers from Khamano block will take part in the proposed four-day dharna on December 12 to be organised in front of DPI (Elementary and Secondary) by the Democratic Teachers Front, Punjab, in support of their demands and against the new education policy.

MEDICAL CAMP: To observe the martyrdom day of the ninth Guru, Shri Guru Teg Bahadur, Guru Teg Bahadur Charitable Hospital will hold a free medical family welfare camp on December 8 in the hospital premises. Dr Waheguru Pal Singh, Medical Superintendent, in a press note on Thursday said ECG, ultra sound and other tests would be done free of cost. patients would also be given free medicines. A blood donation camp would also be held on this occasion. The camp would be inaugurated by Dr S.N. Tiwari, Civil Surgeon. All those who undergo vasectomy and tubectomy operations, would be given free blankets. “Nagar kirtan will also be held in which famous raagis will perform,” said Dr Waheguru Pal Singh.

WORKSHOP: The district-level intensified pulse polio workshop, under the guidance of the Civil Surgeon, was held at the CMO office here on Wednesday. The workshop was attended by programme officers and senior medical officers. Dr A.S. Chawla and other medical officers from Kapoor Hospital, Railway Hospital, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital and Oswal Hospital were also present. The pulse polio campaign will be held on January 5, 2003 and February 9, 2003.

AWARDED: The Best Scientific Activity Award was given to Dr T.P.Singh at the recently held 42nd Annual Punjab State Dental Conference in Faridkot. The award was given to him for holding the maximum number of scientific continuing dental education courses, seminars and lectures for updating and upgrading the knowledge of dental surgeons.

WELFARE CAMP: The Animal Husbandry Department organised a free animal welfare camp under the ‘Adarsh Gram’ scheme at Civil Veterinary Hospital Meharbaan on Thursday. Mr Malkiat Singh Birmai, MLA Rural inaugurated the camp. Dr Harprem Singh Gill, Deputy Director Animal Husbandry Ludhiana in his address said Meharban village was selected with the efforts of Mr Birmi and Deputy Director Development Ludhiana. Officials from the Fisheries Department also participated in the function.

SELECTED: Dr Tejinder Singh, Senior Consultant Surgeon, Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation, has been selected by Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, for specialised training in Minimal Access Surgery (Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Surgery). He claims to have become first surgeon to apply this technique to cancer patients in North Western India. He has also been invited by the Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center, New York, to participate in techniques Thoracic Surgery. 

FUNCTION HELD: The Bharatiya Valmiki Dharam Samaj on Friday organised a function at Bhagvan Valmik Bhavan on the Chandigarh Road in connection with the death anniversary of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar. Mr Anurag Aggarwal, Deputy Commissioner, who was the chief guest at the function, lit the inaugural lamp. Addressing the gathering, Mr Aggarwal Deputy Commissioner said land freed from encroachers would be sold to the poor at reasonable rates Vijay Danav, president , of the Samaj, in his address exhorted the Valmiki youths to follow the teaching of Dr Ambedkar. S.S.Virdi.

POSTER CONTEST: Lions Club Machhiwara, is organising a peace poster contest at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Public High School, here on Monday. Talking to Ludhiana Tribune Narinderpaljit Singh, secretary and Dr Parveen Goyal, PRO, of the club said that the aim of the contest is to make children aware of the urgency of peace in the world.

YOG SADHNA CAMP: The Yog Sadhna Sansthan is going to organise a combined class of yog sadhna of Ludhiana (south zone) on Sunday from 6.00a.m. to 8.00a.m. at Tagore Public School, Aggar Nagar. A team of yog sadhaks will educate the participants regarding the effects of different ‘asans’ on body. The aim of the programme is to make people aware of the usefulness of yoga for the prevention and cure of serious diseases.

LAUNCHED: Klouds on Fire, a restaurant, was opened here on Tuesday. According to Mr Harvinder Singh and Rajan Khurana, joint partners, the restaurant will offer a wide range of delicacies. The restaurant has two floors. One floor houses a modern all-cuisine fast-food joint serving Chinese, South Indian, continental, Italian, tandoori and ice cream, beside a mocktail bar. The other floor serves varied Indian cuisine.

APPOINTMENT HAILED: The appointment of Mr M M Singh Cheema , labour leader as vice president of the Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee by the Congress high command has been hailed by Dharam Pal Angrish, former General Secretary Punjab Pardesh Congress Labour Cell, Ram Kewal Yadav , Sr Vice President, Punjab Trade Union Federation, Sudhama Pandey , General Secretary and Ranjit Singh , Secretary and other prominent labour leaders of the area.

SENIOR CITIZENS DAY: The Punjab Government Pensioners Welfare Association has decided to celebrate senior citizen-cum-pensioners day on December 16 at Bachat Bhavan Fatehgarh Sahib. Releasing the proceeding of the meeting chaired by Mr Balwant Singh Sodhi here on Friday, Mr Mahinder Singh Sirhindi, press secretary, of the association stated that the function would be presided over by Mr Vikas Partap Deputy Commissioner Fatehgarh Sahib and Dr Harbans Lal, state Forest Minister will be the chief guest.

JUDICIAL REMAND: The Duty Magistrate, Mansa, Ms Jatinder Kaur, on Saturday remanded Sukhdev Singh Dayalpura, Chairman, Mansa Central Cooperative Bank Ltd, who was arrested in a case registered against him and 13 others under Sections 420 and 468 of the IPC read with Sections 7 and 12 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, to judicial custody till December 20. He was sent to the district jail, Bathinda.

REMANDED: The Duty Magistrate, Mansa, Ms Jatinder Kaur, on Saturday remanded Varesh Kumar, an Octroi Superintendent of the Municipal Council, Mansa, and Subash Kumar Jindal, alias Happy, partner in M/S Jindal Vanaspati Bhandar, Mansa, to judicial custody till December 20. Both were caught by officials of the Vigilance Bureau while taking Rs 5,000 as bribe from Sushil Kumar, owner of M/S Brite Sales, Mansa, on Thursday. They have been sent to the district jail, Bathinda.

FUNCTIONS: Mr Mohinder Singh Kalyan, Chairman SC/ST cell of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), has urged the Punjab Government to provide masks to safai karamcharis working in the state. He was addressing a function organised by the District Congress Committee (DCC) in memory of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar on Friday. In another function organised by the Ambedkar Dalit Soshit Samaj, Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner, Mansa paid tributes to Dr Ambedkar.

THEFT: A gang of thieves reportedly struck at two medical stores - K.K. Medical store and Shiv Medical Hall — situated at Old Court Road and Chandigarh Road respectively, here on the night of Wednesday. The gang broke open the shutters and reportedly decamped with cash and some costly medicines. The police has registered a case.

CYCLIST RUN OVER: A cyclist was run over by a bus here on Saturday. The deceased has been identified as Ravi Kumar. The police has impounded the bus and registered a case. After a post-mortem examination, the body was handed over to his family.

DISTRIBUTED: The Lions Club (Greater) distributed shoes and woollens among students of Government Primary School at Lamini on Friday. A cultural programme was held on the occasion.

NEW BUILDING: SGPC President Kirpal Singh Badungar today said an ‘akhand path’ and a ‘dharmilk diwan’ would be organised to consecrate the new building of Dukhniwaran gurdwara. The SGPC President, who brought Guru Granth Sahib into the main hall of the new building after leading a nagar kirtan sammelan to mark the martyrdom day of Guru Tegh Bahadur, said dhadhi jathas and prominent ‘ragis’ would participate in the ‘dharmik diwan’ on Sunday. Earlier, the nagar kirtan started from Gurdwara Moti Bagh with the ‘palki’ of Guru Granth Sahib weaving its way through various localities, including Raghomajra, Kada Wala chowk, Gur Mandi, Sadar Bazar, Adalat Bazar, Anardana Chowk and Lahori Gate.

RAPE CASE: Jaspal Singh and Mohinderpal Singh, residents of the town, who have been booked for raping a student of the local Sri Guru Arjan Dev Government Girls Senior Secondary School by the city police have been sent in judicial custody till December 17. A case under Sections 376 and 34, IPC, has been registered against the suspects.

DHARNA STAGED: Bahujan Samaj Party (Ambedkar) workers today staged a dharna in front of the office of the local SSP demanding another inquiry into the murder case of Pakhoke village in which one person belonging to the Jat community was shot dead. The BSP workers alleged that the case had been wrongly registered against the Dalit community members.

INAUGURATED: Mr Roshan Lal Wadhava, a philanthropist, on Friday inaugurated a senior citizens hut and waterfall at Gandhi Park. Mr Jatinder Kumar Sood, municipal council president, presided over the ceremony.



PENSIONERS DAY: The Punjab Government College Retired Teachers Welfare Association will celebrate pensioners day on December 9 at Government College for Men, Sector 11, an official spokesperson said here on Saturday. Principal Gurdev Singh will deliver a talk on ‘ Greening the years of grey”.

MEDICAL CAMP: A free medical check up camp was organised at Government High School, Kajheri, on Saturday. More than 60 children attending the night school were examined by a team of doctors. Dr Supriya, former Joint Director, Health Services, Haryana, and Dr R.P. Singh Chawla, conducted the medical check up and impressed upon the children to maintain personal hygiene. Medicines and dental health packs, were also distributed among the students.

LUCKY DRAW: The People for Animals Chandigarh on Saturday held a lucky draw for holders of raffle tickets. The proceeds of the draw will go towards running a 24-hour ambulance service ‘‘Jeev Rakshak Seva’’ and animal hospital cum shelter ‘‘basera’’. A total for 156 prizes were declared by the chief guest Mr Vijay Vardhan. The winners are Dr Suchitra Sector 11-D, Mrs Bal Krishan, Sector 17, Panchkula, Mr Amarjit, Sector 40-C and Messers Sai Sweets, Sector 22-B.

PROGRAMME: A three-day environment awareness programme organised by students of Saupin’s School, Sector 70, concluded here on Saturday. The schoolchildren had, over the last three days organised street plays in the busy markets of the township and held Punjabi parodies to create awareness among people about saving the environment. Children also distributed paper bags in the markets and tried to dissuade people from using polythene carry bags. The children also sang English songs like ‘We are the World’ and performed english parodies for the public.



BODY CREMATED: The body of mother of the Ambala cantonment MLA, Mr Anil Vij, was cremated at Ram Bagh on Saturday. Among those who were present at the cremation included Mr Abhay Chautala, Mr Pawan Dewan, Ms Veena Chibber, Mr Jasbir Mallour, Mr Hardeep Singh Doon, Mr SK Sharma, Mr Shish Pal Bhola, Prof VK Puri, Pandit Shankar Dass, Dr Sudarshan Gasso, Mr Shubhadesh Mittal and Mr Shailly Khanna.

NSS CAMP: The NSS unit of SD College (Lahore) held a one-day campus cleanliness camp on Friday. The camp was held under the supervision of NSS programme officers Dr SP Sharma, Dr Sunil Sharma and Prof Haroop Virk. Besides cleaning the college campus, the volunteers helped in the re-organisation of the library. They also held discussions on a variety of subjects, including national integration, AIDS and de-addiction.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Haryana Manyta ewam anudanprapt Vidyalaya Adhyapak Sangh: president — Mr Mam Chand Sharma; vice-presidents — Mr Ramesh Bansal, Mr Harish Chauhan and Mr Om Parkash Sharma; general secretary — Mr Kundan Lal Arora, joint secretary — Mr Ram Charan, and treasurer — Mr Ramakant Atri.

2 KILLED: Two persons were killed and two seriously injured in separate road accidents in the district on Saturday. The injured have been admitted to hospital in Rattia. A bus rammed into commuters waiting at Mehamara village bus stop, killing Baba Singh (55) on the spot. In another incident, Raman (15) was killed when a private bus hit his tractor.



RAISING DAY: A colourful function was organised on the occasion of Raising Day of the Fourth Battalion of the Himachal Pradesh Home Guards near here on Friday. Mr Onkar Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, Sirmaur, presided over the function.

CAMP: A blood donation camp was organised by the Parwanoo Blood Donation Society here on Saturday. As many as 211donors donated blood at the camp.

MOURNED: Himachal Pradesh University on Thursday mourned the sudden death of Dr Pritpal Singh Gill, Reader in the Department of Public Administration. A two-minute silence was observed in front of the Vice-Chancellor’s office here. Prof S.D. Sharma, Vice-Chancellor, said the untimely death of Dr Gill was a shock to the teaching community and the university had lost a dedicated teacher.


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