Saturday, February 8, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


ACCIDENT: Two persons, including a women, were killed in a head-on collision between a truck and a bullock cart on Wednesday, near Tahliwala Bodla village, 12 km from here, on the Fazilka-Malout road. Two others, including the truck driver, were injured in the accident. According to reports, the truck rammed into the bullock cart, killing Sohan Singh (32), a resident of Chack Singhewal village, on the spot. Somti Devi (30), a resident of Tahliwala Bodla village, succumbed to her injuries in the local Civil Hospital. 

CELEBRATIONS: A Basant Panchmi function was organised at Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, here on Friday. Ms Asha Sharma, Principal, inaugurated the function. Students from both senior and junior classes took part.

BADUNGAR'S PLEA: The SGPC president, Mr Kirpal Singh Badungar, called upon the youth to take all possible measures to make society drug-free. Speaking at a function at Khalsa College here, Mr Badungar said drug addiction not only caused physical damage but also had far-reaching negative ramifications on the mental state of the addict.

ONE KILLED: Subash Kumar alias Rinka, was killed when the Maruti car he was driving collided with a private bus coming from the opposite side near Asron on the Ropar-Nawanshahr road. Four other occupants of the car, which was carrying a marriage party from Balachaur to Ambala, were also injured.

SUICIDE: Wazir Singh (22) committed suicide by throwing himself before a train on Tuesday. The Railway police has registered a case. The deceased was said to be under depression. The body was handed over to relatives after conducting a post-mortem examination.



PRIZE DISTRIBUTION: The prize distribution function of the primary inter-school sports competition was held at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10. The Director Public Instruction (Schools), Mr D.S. Mangat, who was the chief guest, gave away the prizes.

CULTURAL FESTIVAL: A debate on “Cloning” marked the second day of the inter-college cultural festival, being organised at the Government College, Sector 11, on Friday. Six teams from various colleges took part in the competition. The function was presided over by former Chairman of the Hindi Department of Panjab University Dr Virender Mehndiratta. The team from SD College, Sector 32, comprising Palavi and Tahisa, lifted the trophy, while the first prize was bagged by Ruchi Kaushal from MCM DAV College, Sector 36. Later, an inter-college quiz was organised. The team from Government College, Sector 11, comprising Amandeep Wadhan, Vikas Kaushal and Madhusheel Arora won the first prize.

CANCER SURVIVORS’ DAY: To honour cancer survivors, who are a symbol of hope and courage for those fighting the disease, the Sahayta Cancer Sahyog will organise a cancer survivors’ day at DAV College on Saturday. The local MP, Mr P.K. Bansal will be the chief guest, while several eminent doctors from the PGI will attend the function.

PULSE POLIO RALLY: The local Rotary Club organised a rally on Friday for creating awareness among people about the 2nd phase of the nationwide pulse polio campaign to be held on February 9. Over 300 students of A.P.J. Public School, Mundi Kharar, and Giandeep Senior Secondary School, Kharar, along with their teachers participated in the rally which was flagged off by the Subdivisional Magistrate Sukhwinder Singh Gill from the local Civil Hospital.



WARNED: The Deputy Commissioner, Dr B.R. Langyaan, on Friday warned the people not to purchase residential plots in unauthorised colonies, as all types of constructions done in these colonies were liable to be demolished. In a press note issued here on Friday the DC said the state government had imposed a ban on the registration of sale deeds of properties in unauthorised colonies and with that objective in mind it had made it mandatory to obtain a No-objection certificate from the District Town Planner or Secretary, municipal committee.

ACCIDENT: A person was killed in a road accident at Juglan village, near here, on Thursday. According to the police, Chanderbhan of Pabra village was returning to his village on a scooter on Thursday night when he was hit by a truck on the Hisar-Chandigarh road. He died on the spot.

KILLED: An eight-year-old child was killed at Mangali village near here on Thursday. According to the police, Suresh Kumar was run over by a truck when he was crossing the road. He died on the spot. A case has been registered though no arrests have been made so far.

INJURED: A youth was injured in a group clash at the Ambedkar Colony here on Thursday. According to the police, Satish Kumar along with his friends was standing in front of his house when three persons of the same colony attacked him with sticks. He was admitted to the local Civil Hospital.

SARKAR AAPKE DWAAR: The third phase of ‘Sarkar Aap Ke Dwaar’ programme in the Thanesar constituency, would be organised near the Parakeet Hotel of Haryana Tourism at Pipli, 5 km from here, on February 11. Giving this information here on Friday, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Abhilkash Likhi, said two phases of this programme had already been held in which most of the problems of the people were promptly solved.


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