Tuesday, January 28, 2003, Chandigarh, India





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PUNJAB

AMRITSAR
TELECOM FAULTS: The General Manager, Telecom, stated that 4,800 faults were booked with Amritsar Telecom on January 23 out of which 2,900 were cleared on the same day. This information was given in a press note here on Saturday.

GURDASPUR
ARRESTED: The police has arrested Sanju Kumar, a resident of Kathua, for selling drugs among youth in the Madhopur area under Pathankot subdivision. According to Mr Varinder Kumar, SSP, 100 capsules of parvon spass were recovered from him.

HOSHIARPUR
WOMENíS CELLS: To deal with crime against women and to resolve matrimonial disputes, 10 new womenís cells have been opened at various sub-divisions in the Jalandhar police range. Mr Rohit Chaudhry, DIG of the range, told mediapersons here on Saturday that about 300 complaints had been reported in such centres during the past six months, of which 90 per cent were amicably settled.

LUDHIANA
TB CHECK-UP CAMP: A TB check-up camp was held at Rockman Factory Focal Point on Monday. Dr Anil Verma, District TB Officer, and Dr R.S. Deol, Medical Officer, examined over 190 patients. Five TB patients were put on treatment while 40 patients were sent for sputum examination at the Microscopy Centre ESI No. 3. The camp was arranged by Mr S.K.Munjal and Dr Rahul Garg.

EYE CAMP: The New Shivpuri Shopkeepers Ekta Club in association with the Vishva Yog Sansthan will organise an eye check-up camp at SDP Senior Secondary School on Tuesday. Dr Ramesh from Eye Bank, Mansuran, will examine patients and eye-donation pledge cards will also be filled.

YOG MILAN FUNCTION: The Sirmour Samaj Sevi Sanstha Bharatiya Yog Sansthan organised the annual Yog Milan function at Nehru Siddhant Kendra on Sunday. More than 700 yoga enthusiasts participated. The function was presided over by the president of the Punjab unit of the sansthan, Mr Krishan Lal Gupta.

FOLK SONG TROPHY: An inter-college folk song competition was organised at the recently concluded diamond jubilee function of Government College, here. Two students of Shanti Tara College, Ahmedgarh, Gurvinder Singh, a student of B.Com III, and Sharanjit Singh of B.A Part I, bagged the first and second positions, respectively, in the competition and won the trophy.

VIVEKANAND ASHRAM: Shri Vivekanand Swarg Ashram, Model Town, here celebrated Republic Day. All trustees of the ashram participated and Mr Ram Parkash, president of the ashram, presided over the function. Mr M.S. Chadha, retired District Attorney General, Ludhiana, hoisted the National Flag. Old inhabitants of the ashram were given clothes, sweets and fruits.

MANDI GOBINDGARH
REPUBLIC DAY: The local municipal council chief, Mr Sukhwinder Singh Bhambari, unfurled the National Flag on Republic Day. A cultural programme was held. Mr Jain Krishan Sharma, Executive Officer, Mr Sunil Khosla, ME, and municipal councillors were present on the occasion. Mr Bhambari gave away prizes to the participants.

TARN TARAN
BOOKED: The local police has booked Sukhdev Singh, resident of Gohalwar village and owner of a fair price shop, and one of his acompliances, Sarabjit Singh of Behla village, for selling the wheat meant for the weaker sections in the open market. A case under Sections 420, 379, 406 and 411, IPC, has been registered against the accused.

VEHICLE RECOVERED: The Verowal police has recovered a stolen Swaraj Mazda from Nagoke village. A case under Section 411, IPC, has been registered against Kulwinder Singh, resident of Rasulpur, in this connection.

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HARYANA

FATEHABAD
COUNTING OF NEEL GAIS: The Wildlife Preservation Department has made a plan to count neel gai (blue bulls) in the district. The counting of the animals will be held on January 29 and 30. Mr Satya Paul Beniwal, District Inspector of the department, told mediapersons that wildlife guards, who had been entrusted the job of counting of the animals, would also assess the loss to crops caused by these animals.

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

NURPUR
MAYAWATI: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, will campaign for Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly poll. This was stated by Mr Balwant Singh, state president of the BSP, in a press note here on Sunday. He said the BSP had decided to contest all 68 Assembly seats and would not have an alliance with any political party.

THREE ARRESTED: On a tip off, the local police raided three shops at Gangath, near here, on Sunday and seized 160 pirated VCDs and 165 video cassettes Surinder Kumar, Sanjiv Kumar and Jai Chib were arrested for possessing pirated cassettes and booked under the Copyright Act.

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