Thursday, January 30, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


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FACILITY WITHDRAWN: The Congress Government in the state has withdrawn free-travel facility in the PRTC and Punjab Roadways (kilometre scheme) buses from the former MLAs, MPs and ministers, Mr Dalip Singh Pandhi, former minister, told mediapersons here on Wednesday. Mr Pandhi said the previous government had accorded the free-travel facility to the legislators along with their wives and the requisite funds were deposited by the Vidhan Sabha in the account of the roadways for the purpose.

RELIGIOUS ‘DEVAN’: A religious ‘devan’ will be organised at Gurdwara Sant Sar Sahib from February 8 to 9. Darbara Singh of Gurdwara Rohisar Sahib will give “parvachans.”

AWARD: Rajiv Madan, a student of LLB of Guru Nanak Dev University and an NSS volunteer, has been given the District Youth Award-2002 by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, for his outstanding contribution to society and youth.

COURSE: Guru Nanak Dev University will organise a three-week refresher course in history from February 12 to March 4 under the aegis of its Academic Staff College here for college and university teachers. Dr Mushiral Hasan, Professor Emeritus of Delhi, will inaugurate the course.

LOK ADALAT: Mr Lakhbir Singh, District and Sessions Judge, on Tuesday said a special Lok Adalat for deciding cases pertaining to cooperative banks would be held on February 15. He said the adalat would be held at the district courts complex and a panel of 15 advocates had been formed. Mr H.S. Dhaliwal, secretary, District Legal Services Authority, said all those belonging to the SC/ST communities, women and children, persons below poverty line, those having an annual income of less than Rs 30,000 and all undertrials were eligible for moving the legal service authority for getting free legal aid.

ACTION: The Mahaveer Gole Market Association has urged the authorities concerned to take action against some of the shopkeepers who have made some alterations in their shops allegedly with the intention of encroaching upon the common land in the market. Mr Ved Parkash Garg, president of the association, said the move of some shopkeepers was brought to the notice of authorities concerned so that appropriate action should be taken.

BODY FOUND: A body was found on a footpath in the hospital bazaar on Tuesday night. The deceased identified as Sukhdev Matla was a native of Bihar. His body was handed over to family members after a post mortem.

LOK ADALAT: The first Lok Adalat to settle loan recovery cases relating to cooperative banks and its societies in this district will be held at the local judicial courts on February 1. Four Benches headed by senior judicial officers along with a senior officer of the Cooperative Department will decide over 500 cases on the occasion, according to Mr A.N. Jindal, District and Sessions Judge, Faridkot.

HELD: The police has arrested Jashan Deep Singh alias Jashan, a resident of Khokhar, a student of Engineering College, Chandigarh, Mandeep alias Manu Sharma, son of a Head constable, and Kuldeep Singh alias Bobby, son of a constable posted in the Police Lines here, for their involvement in a case of snatching of a purse of a girl near Jahaj Chowk here on Tuesday. Mr Varinder Kumar, SSP said the purse containing cash and a golden chain had been recovered.

ARRESTED: The police has arrested a couple for their involvement in the smuggling of opium. Mr Varinder Kumar, SSP, identified the accused as Sulakhan Singh, a resident of Amritsar, and his wife, Raj from whom 1.6 kg of opium was recovered. A case under Section 18/61/35 of the NDPS Act has been registered against them at Narot Jaimal Singh police station.

KISAN UNIONS: Six Kisan factions namely the Kirti Kisan Union, Bharti Kisan Union, Jamuhari Kisan Sabha, Punjab Kisan Sabha, Kul Hind Kirti Kisan Sabha, Kheti Bari and Kisan Vikas Fund at a state-level meeting on Wednesday decided not to pay electricity tariff. The meeting was presided over by Mr Bhupinder Singh Sambhav. The unions gave a protest call on February 17 in this regard and for a state level rally on March 15 at Chandigarh.

BARSI: The first barsi of Baba Kundan Singh will take place in Gurdwara Nanaksar on February 1. A kirtan darbar will be held on January 30 and Rain Sawai Kirtan on January 31.

ACUPRESSURE CAMP: An acupressure camp will be held on February 1 near octroi post No 5, Raikot Road, in which Dr Gurpreet Singh and Dr Jaswinder Kaur will examine the patients and give treatment.

SEMINAR: The District Health Department in association with the district administration, will organise a seminar on female foeticide at the Guru Nanak Bhavan, adjoining Mini-Secretariat on January 31. Dr S.N.Tiwari, Civil Surgeon, in a press statement on Wednesday, said that Mr Y.S.Ratra, Chief Secretary to the Government of Punjab, will be the chief guest and will launch integrated monitoring system to check female foeticide.

ANTI-LEPROSY DAY: The District Leprosy Society will organise a district-level programme to celebrate national “Anti-leprosy Day” and pay homage to Mahatama Gandhi at the Balmiki Bhavan here on Thursday. A free camp free of cost and an exhibition on leprosy will also be held on this occasion. Medicines will be provided free of cost to the needy. A rally of school children will also be flagged off.

DANCE COMPETITION: The Sahodaya schools dance competition will be held in Kundan Vidya Mandir on January 31. The function will be presided over by Mrs Sunil Aggarwal, wife of Mr Anurag Aggarwal, Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana. Dr Ishitta Arora and Mrs Purva Puri, are the judges for the competition.

CHARGE TAKEN: Mr K.L. Goyal, Regional Provident Fund Commissioner, upon transfer from Chandigarh has assumed the charge of Sub-Regional Office of Employees Provident Fund Organisation here. In a press statement, he has asked the subscribers to the EPF to submit any type of claim pertaining to any office of the EPFO. These claims would be forwarded to the concerned office for settlement on priority basis.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local unit of the Punjab Draughtsmen Association (recognised) : chairman — Mr Harmel Singh Gill; president — Mr Pardeep Kumar; senior vice-president — Mr Baljinder Singh; and secretary — Mr Baljinder Singh.

STONE: The foundation stone of the Aman Bhalla Educational Trust was laid at Kotli village on the Amritsar-Jammu highway on Monday. The trust was made by former minister Raman Bhalla in memory of his son, Aman (19), who was killed in a road accident a few months ago.

BODY FOUND: The body of Mr Rakesh Kumar who has been missing since Thursday has been found from the Kasur branch lower near Jandoke Sarhali village. Rakesh Kumar was a lineman posted at the local office of the BSNL.



FINED: The CIA staff and Southern VHPN imposed a fine of about Rs 5 lakh for power theft on 23 people in the city. According to information received here, a penalty of Rs 1.24 lakh was recovered from a local resident, Bajrang Das Goyal, running a leading confectionary store whereas Nihal Chand of Gandhi Colony, proprietor of Jyoti Udyog, was fined Rs 24,321.



ARRESTED: The Superintendent of Police, Dr Atul Verma, said here that a special party from here arrested accused Jagdev and another Sumesh Baisakha, in West Bengal against whom an FIR was registered at Talai police station on July 3, 1992. They were proclaimed offenders.

FEDERATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the district unit of the Himachal Pradesh Journalists Federation : president — Mr Yogesh Mahendroo; senior vice-president — Mr Anil Oberoy; vice-presidents — Mr Surender Bhawani, Mr Surender Thakur and Mr Kuldip Thakur; general secretary — Mr Shamsher Mahajan; joint secretaries — Mr Uttam Thakur and Mr Krishan Hastu; permanent secretary — Mr Sanjay Kaushal; organising secretaries — Mr Vishal Anand; Mr Neeraj Sharma and Mr Manjeet Minhas; press secretary — Mr Rajender Gupta; and cashier — Mr Avinash Gupta.

UNION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation Technical Workers Union, Jassur: chairman — Mr Thakur Chand; vice-chairman — Mr Rajinder Kumar; general secretary — Mr Rattan Singh; organising secretary — Mr Joginder Pal; and joint secretary — Mr Ashwani Kumar.


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