Monday, December 30, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


STUDENTS HONOURED: Two students of Government Senior Secondary School, Nathumajra, have been honoured by Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, for achieving frontline positions in the interstate competition ‘Better Environment — Better Life’ held by the Centre for Environment Education, North Zone Cell, Ludhiana, recently. Mr Jagmeet Singh, Principal of the school, said Dilshahd Akhtar and Gurmit Kaur, students of classes VII and 10+1 respectively, participated in the poem writing contests. Dilshad Akhtar was adjudged first among junior students will Gurmit Kaur stood second in the senior wing.

EXHIBITION: A three-day photo exhibition containing over 100 frames on Ladakh clicked by Surkhab Shaukin Singh was inaugurated by Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, at S.G. Thakur Singh Gallery of Fine Arts here on Saturday.

AWARD FOR POET: The Sahit Vichar Kendra conferred the “Bawa Balwant award” on Punjabi poet Rajvinder Singh from Germany at Guru Tegh Bahadur College for Girls here on Sunday. Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University Dr Satinder Singh presented the award. Dr Kulbir Singh Kang Punjabi critic and Mr Nanak Singh principal of the college were also present.

YOGA CAMP: The local unit of the Vikas Manch organised a three-day yoga camp in the Dhobiana Basti area where the participants were given training by Swami Yoganand, who said by adopting meditation and yoga many diseases could be prevented.

PATWARI ARRESTED: Mr Baljinder Singh Grewal, SP, Vigilance Bureau, in a press note issued here on Saturday said the patwari of Bandi village, Jarnail Singh, was arrested by the DSP (VB) for accepting a bribe of Rs 400 from Mr Jaskaran Singh, a resident of the same village. The SP said the patwari had demanded a bribe of Rs 1,000 for giving a duplicate copy of the jamabandi, and recording of mutation in his mother’s name. A case under Sections of 7 and 13 (2) 88 of the Prevention of Corruption Act had been registered in this connection.

TOLL RISES TO 11: Vickey (23), succumbed to his injuries in the Civil Hospital here on Sunday raising to 11 the toll of the Saturday’s accident. His body was handed over to his kin after the post-mortem examination.

ELECTED: Mr Bhola Singh was elected president of the Municipal Employees Union, said a press note of the union here on Sunday.

BODY CREMATED: The Aasra Welfare Society, an NGO, in a press note here on Sunday said it had cremated an unclaimed body, handed over to it by the Railway police. The deceased was about 50-55 years old. The body was found near the Bathinda-Dabwali railway line.

TEACHERS’ STIR: Mr Yadwinder Singh, state general secretary, of the Berozgaar Adhiyapak Front in a statement here on Sunday said that the indefinite fast started by the B.Ed unemployed entered the 13th day and the condition of district unit president Sukhdarshan Singh was serious. He said an activist on ‘Maran Vart’ was picked up by the Chandigarh police and admitted to a hospital.

BLOOD CAMP: The United Welfare Society organised a blood donation camp in the memory of Bhai Asa Singh at Tikana Bahi Jagta Ji. It was inaugurated by Mahant Tirath Singh Ji Sewa Panthi who pinned collar pins on donors. Thirteen persons donated blood. It was collected by the Blood Bank Grid of Bathinda. Mementoes were given to donors.

CASES REGISTERED: In its drive against anti-social elements the district police on Saturday registered five cases under Section 420 of the IPC against a travel agent Rajinder Kumar of Mehrauli, New Delhi for duping five persons of Rs 2 lakh each. Rajinder Kumar allegedly took Rs 2 lakh each from Gurdev Singh of Slimpur, Ravail Kaur wife of Gurcharan Singh, Joginder Kaur wife of Surinder Singh, Gurcharan Singh and Balkar Singh all residents of Ibrahimpur for sending them abroad. he neither sent them abroad nor returned the money.

FUNCTION: A function was organised in the office of District congress Committee here on Saturday in connection with foundation day of the Congress under the presidentship of Mr Sadhu Singh, president, District Congress Committee. Mr Arun Jalota, senior vice-president, DCC, Mr Sudesh Sharma, president, District Intellectual Cell, DCC, Mr Milkhi Ram Rattan, former member of the AICC, Mr Surinder Maria were among those who addressed the gathering.

INAUGURATED: Deep and Pruthi’s Diabetes World was inaugurated here on Sunday by Dr L.S. Chawla, ex-VC, Baba Farid University of Medical Sciences.

RELIGIOUS FUNCTION: A religious function of Baba Balak Nath will be held at the Baba Balak Nath and Durga Mata mandir in Prem Nagar, Ghumar Mandi, from 8 pm to 2 am on Wednesday. Several groups of religious singers from Malerkotla, Dehlon, Khanna and Sirsa will participate. All arrangements for the stay of devotees have been made on the temple premises. A convoy of 50 vehicles will leave the city for Baba Balak Nath cave in Himachal Pradesh on January 5, according to a spokesman for the temple management.

FOUNDATION STONE: The foundation stone of Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar was jointly laid in Sarpanch colony at Kuliewal village on Saturday by Baba Banta Singh and Mr Harinder Singh Ghai.

MELA: An annual mela was held at the mazaar of Pir Baba Sayyad Shah ji in the Railway Colony on Saturday. It was inaugurated by Mr Prem Mittal, Senior Deputy Mayor. The Deputy mayor, in his address, said such melas were associated with general bonhomie and brotherhood. Others who attended the mela included Mr Aman Goyal, Mr Harprem Singh Gill and Sain Some Shah. Shakil Rasheed Sabri, Bibi Jagpal Sidhu and Balwinder Atwal sang devotional songs.

DISPENSARY OPENED: A charitable dispensary was opened at Gurdwara Zorawar Singh in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Haibowal Kalan, on Sunday. The dispensary will cater to the needs of the area residents, according to a spokesman for the gurdwara management.

MC JOINS BJP: Mr Rakesh Duggal, an Independent Councillor, joined the BJP, on Sunday. Mr Avinash Jaiswal General Secretary, Punjab BJP, Mr Om Parkash Kalia, party in charge, Swarna Ram former Punjab Minister, Mr Chander Mohan Chawla, local unit president of the party, welcomed him.



PRACTICE TEST: Chitkara Institute of Competitions in association with The Tribune organised a practice test series for students appearing in Class X CBSE Board Examinations. As many as 3,425 students appeared in five test centres across Chandigarh, Patiala and Ambala on Sunday. Results of the test will be declared online on January 15, 2002, on Cash awards of Rs 25,000, Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000 will be given to students securing first, second and third positions, respectively, while Rs 3,000 each will be given to next seven students, according to a press release. 

RESTAURANT OPENED: Blue Ice, a swank new bar-cum-restaurant in Sector 17, on Sunday joined the growing list of quality eateries in the City Beautiful. Belonging to the Piccadilly group of hotels, the restaurant offers international experience in ambience and food, according to Mr Rakesh Kakkar, General Manager.

TEACHERS ARRESTED: The Chandigarh Police on Sunday arrested 20 members of the Unemployed Teachers Association of Punjab in Sector 9 here. The semi clad agitators, who were wearing only trousers, were trying to march to the house of the Punjab Chief Minister. They were taken to the Sector 3 Police Station.

PROGRAMME: Students and staff of the PESCO Film and TV institute organised a cultural programme “Dhol Machaye Shor” as part of the New Year celebrations here on Monday. The script of the programme was written by Mr Deepak Malhotra and Mr Rakesh Manjhi. The programme was anchored by Rahul and Bela, both students of the institute. Among those who won prizes were Gaurav, Sukhi, Poonam, Chirag and Pragati.



WORKSHOP: A 20-day regional languages workshop organised by the “Urdu Training and Research Centre”, Solan, and a 10-day training workshop under the Sarv Shiksha Kohiyan jointly concluded at District Education and Training Institute (DIET), at Jukhala, 25 km from here, on Saturday.

CHEAP BOOKS: Himachal Minister of State for Cooperatives Rikhiram Kondal has declared that in the first phase 20 senior secondary schools will have School Students Cooperative Societies for providing cheaper textbooks and stationery to students in Himachal pradesh. Mr Kondal was inaugurating the 139th branch of the HP State Cooperative Bank in the state at Jukhala on Saturday.

CAMPAIGN: The Rotary Club has decided to launch a drive against polio in Chamba district. In a handout issued here on Sunday, Mr M.P. Awasthy, president, Rotary Club, Chamba, said mobile road show with the help of village volunteers would be held in the region.

INAUGURATED: Mr Maheshwar Singh, MP on Saturday inaugurated the BSNL Mobile Telephone Services at Sanatan Dharam Sabha, Sultanpur. With this all six telecom districts of Himachal pradesh have been provided the mobile telephone services of BSNL.


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