Saturday, January 18, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


MEETING: Rural Development Bank, Amloh, at a meeting chaired by Mr Balwant Singh Mudrian has adopted various loan schemes for farmers on nominal interest rates with simplified procedure, said Mr Varinder Singh, Manager of the bank, on Friday. Among others, the District Manager, Mr Gurmukh Singh, the loan committee Chairman, Mr Hari Singh Virk, the Director, Mr Parmjeet Singh Khanian, and Mr Amrik Singh Tibbi expressed their views to further simplify the procedure of loans.

IRISH AMBASSADOR: Mr Phillip Macdoagh, Ireland’s Ambassador to India, visited Guru Harkishan Public School here on Friday. Mr Harminder Singh, officiating president of the school management committee, welcomed him.

WORKSHOP: A one-day workshop on job-orientation courses and various vocational options after passing out from 10 plus 2 and post-graduation will be organised at the S.R. Government College for Women. The guidance, counselling and placement cell of the college will hold the workshop on Saturday.

FITNESS CENTRE: Dr S.P. Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, inaugurated a university fitness centre here on Thursday. Multi-exercisers have been installed for the benefit of varsity students, employees, teachers and their wards.

CONDOLENCE MEETING: Employees of Guru Nanak Dev University held a condolence meeting on Thursday in the memory of Gurdial Singh, Superintendent of the construction wing.

TRUCK RECOVERED: A truck which was stolen from Dana Mandi, Quadian, on January 14 was recovered from here on Friday. Dr Naresh Arora, SSP, said Kewal Singh and Baljit Singh, alias Bali, who were drug addicts, were arrested for stealing the vehicle.

2 HELD WITH DRUGS: The police has arrested Parveen Kumar, resident of Darsopur under Sadar police station, Pathankot, and Jaspal, resident of Islamabad here, and recovered 265 gram of charas and 2 kg of poppy husk, respectively, from them. Cases under Sections 15, 61, and 85 of the NDPS Act have been registered.

ARRESTED: The police has arrested Soni Singh, resident of Samrala in Ludhiana district, for his involvement in the theft of vehicles. A Tata canter (No. JK-02C/3896) stolen by him at Satwari, near Jammu, has been recovered from him. Mr Varinder Kumar, SSP, on Thursday said the accused during his preliminary interrogation had confessed his crime. A case under Section 411, IPC, was registered against him at Sadar police station, Pathankot, on Wednesday.

MEDICAL CAMP: A medical camp was organised in Sakrullanpur village by the Civil Hospital, Kharar and Primary Health Centre, Gharuan, on Thursday in which doctors from the Civil Hospital, Kharar, were deputed to examine the patients of adjoining villages. Free medicines were distributed to the patients. The camp was inaugurated by Mr Bir Devinder Singh, MLA, Kharar. According to Dr S.S. Dhanoa, SMO, in charge, Civil Hospital, Kharar, 587 outdoor patients were examined at the camp. Dental check-up of 700 schoolchildren was done and were given free with toothpastes and toothbrushes.

FUNCTION: A function in Government Primary School, Textile Mill, Kharar, was held under the Presidentship of Mr Sukhwinder Singh Gill, SDM, Kharar. Mr Amrik Singh, an advocate was the chief guest on the occasion. Mr Amrik Singh distributed warm trousers shirts and shawls to 45 poor students of the school.

DIES IN MISHAP: Vikramjit Singh, who was driving a motor cycle, died when he was knocked down by some unidentified vehicle at about 10 a.m. near Sahoran village on Kharar-Kurali road on Friday. The police has registered a case under Sections 279 and 304-A, IPC.

PLEA: Mr Salam Deen, state president, Home Guards Employees Union, stated in a press note on Friday that home guard jawans were not paid salary for the past three months. The jawans had to perform 24-hour duty but they were paid at the rate of Rs 90 per day. He urged the government to regularise their jobs. 

VEDIC SAMMELAN: Mr Mohan Lal Sharma, Principal of DAV School, Kakrala, 10 km from here, has told the media that the DAV College Managing Committee, New Delhi, and the Arya Pradeshik Pratinidhi Up-Sabha, Punjab, are going to organise a Vedic Chetna Arya Sammelan on Sunday at the school.



ALBUM OF HYMNS: Brig P.S. Jaspal (retd) has prepared an album of hymns sung in praise of Guru Gobind Singh, the video of which will be telecast on Alpha TV Punjabi from 7.30 am to 8 am on Saturday. The programme will be repeated on January 25 in the same time-slot. 

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Market Welfare Association, Chandigarh: chairman — Mr Kartar Singh; president — Mr S.S. Chandel; senior vice-presidents — Ms Rajni Talwar and Mr R.P. Yadav; vice-presidents — Mr Iqbal Chand, Mr Sukhwinder Singh and Mr Kuldeep Singh; general secretary — J.K. Bedi; legal adviser — Mr Arun Khullar; and finance secretary — Mr Rajesh Sikka. TNS

SLOGAN WRITING: As part of the National Youth week, NSS unit of the MCM DAV College for Women organised a slogan writing contest on the theme of “Communal harmony”. The contest saw keen participation and students coined thought provoking slogans, which exhibited vibrant radiations of communal harmony and national integration. The first three winners of the contest are Shailja Thakur, Richa Arora and Savina, respectively.

ASCENSION DAY: The 34th ascension day of Pitashri Prajaita Brahma is being celebrated as ‘world peace day’ on Saturday. B.K. Prem, in charge of the local Rajyoga Centre, said various programmes were being organised for world peace all over the globe by over 6,600 branches of the institution in 86 counters. The local branch was celebrating the day by organising intense meditation sessions, peace realisation camps and public programmes.



TRAINING : Computerisation of revenue records was deliberated upon at a meeting presided over by the Commissioner, Ambala division, Mr Maha Singh, at Panchayat Bhavan on Friday. Mr Maha Singh said software has been developed by a team of the NIC and keeping in mind the latest technology trends, the registration of deeds has been integrated with the jamabandi land records date for automatic mutation of the registration of deeds. The computerised ‘jamabandi nakal’ centre of ambala tehsil has already been set up and the nakals are being given from june, 2002, at Mini-Secretariat. The tehsildars would be imparted training on computers and land record software within a month by the NIC and the integrated land record software would be implemented at all the tehsils in the district headquarters in ambala division.

POWER SHORTAGE: The Superintendent Engineer of the UHBVN, Mr C.L. Adlakha, said on Friday that there was shortage of electricity due to less power generation. Mr Adlakha said there was less production of power in Faridabad, Northern Grid, Dadri thermal and Panipat thermal plants. He appealed to the power consumers to bear with the UHBVN for power cuts. He said the situation would improve by January end.

MILLING OF PADDY: The Deputy Commissioner, Dr R.B. Langyaan, on Thursday reviewed the milling of paddy at a meeting of the procurement agencies in his office. Representatives from all agencies were present at the meeting. Addressing mediapersons after the meeting, Dr Langyaan said 2.79 lakh tonnes of paddy had been procured in the district by various government agencies till January 14, 2003. He said milling of 1.2 lakh tonnes of paddy had already been done and the rice had been sent to the central pool.

ROAD MISHAP: Balbir Singh (40) was killed and seven others — Kapoor Singh, Angoori Devi, her three-year-old daughter Anita, Dhoop Singh and Ram Kumar, all residents of Kinala village, and Narender Singh and Virender Singh of nearby Faridpur village — were injured seriously in a road accident at Sarsod village, near here, on Thursday. The injured were admitted to the local Civil Hospital. The victims were coming here to attend a case hearing in a local court in a Maruti car when their vehicle had a head-on collision with a roadways bus. The Sadar police has registered a case.

SUCCUMBS TO INJURIES: Rajender Singh (20), resident of nearby Singhwa Ragho village, died in a private hospital at Barwala, near here, on Wednesday night. A tractor-trolley had hit him near Sindhar village when he was returning from Barwala on a bicycle on Wednesday. He had been admitted to the hospital in a critical condition.Top

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