Monday, February 24, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


SHOT DEAD: An employee of a shop at Khubban village, 20 km from here, was shot dead allegedly by the landlord on Friday night. Mr Parkash Singh, owner of Sidhu Sweets, said he had taken the shop on rent for five years from Balbir Singh, but he wanted the shop to be vacated prematurely. The dispute was pending in a court also. According to the tenant, he received a telephonic call on Friday night that the landlord was roaming near the shop carrying weapons. When he reached there he found the employee Ramesh Kumar dead. The victim was taken to the local civil hospital where he was declared dead. The Sadar police has registered a case.

STUDENTS ‘LOCKED’: As many as 22 students were ‘locked’ in a classroom of a convent school near Jalalabad west located on the Ferozepore road. They were ‘locked’ for four hours for not paying the fee of computer education. According to information, parents of students got worried when their wards did not return home after the school hours. After four hours they were told that the students had been detained. Parents and their well-wishers reportedly held a demonstration on the school campus and tried to gherao the office of the Principal. SDM Sanjay Popli and police officers rushed to the spot and pacified the agitated parents after giving warning to the Principal.

FUNCTION: As many as 700 students of the local BBK DAV College for Women were honoured at a function held in the college auditorium on Saturday. Students presented a cultural programme. It was presided over by Mr Satinder Singh, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University. Shahzada Nand College for Girls also held its annual prize distribution function on Saturday. Ms Sushma Singla, wife of Mr Surinder Kumar Singla, MLA, was the chief guest and gave away the prizes.

MAN HOSPITALISED: One person was injured when a vehicle hit him on the Bathinda-Barnala road, 10 km from here, on Sunday. Volunteers of an NGO admitted him to the Civil Hospital. The injured has been identified as Pawittar Singh of the Mehna chowk area, here. Meanwhile, Mr Vijay Goyal, president, Sahara Jan Sava, an NGO, said in a press note on Sunday that the person who had committed suicide by jumping in front of the train some days ago had been identified as Anil, a resident of Bihar.

BODY FOUND: Body of an unidentified person, about 35, was pulled out from a water tank of the Municipal Rose Garden by volunteers of the Sahara Jan Seva here on Friday. The body was taken for a post-mortem examination to the local Civil Hospital. The police has registered a case.

ELECTROCUTED: Kewal Singh, a Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) employee at the cantonment subdivision here was electrocuted when he was attending to some work on duty. Representatives of the Technical Services Union (TSU) in a press note here on Sunday alleged the several mishaps had been reported due to the shortage of equipment. The press note alleged that the PSEB had not been issuing technical kits to the employees and their demands had not been attended to. Mourning the death of their colleague, TSU men demanded compensation for the affected family and said the non issuance of working kits to the employees should be probed.

INJURED: Mr Lakhwinder Kumar Goyal, an accountant with a local marble shop, was wounded by two scooter-borne youths on the Dhuri-Sangrur road here on Friday. According to information, the accused armed with pistols entered the office of Kaveri Marble House at around 8.15 p.m. and asked the accountant to handover the keys of the cash box. When the accountant raised the alarm, one of the accused fired at him. The accountant was admitted to the local Civil Hospital. The police has registered a case.

DHARNA: Members of the Punjab Government Pensioners Association held a dharna on the premises of the office of Deputy Commissioner to protest against the orders of the state government to stop payment of dearness relief to the widow pensioners who had secured jobs for their kith and kin on compassionate grounds. Mr Mohinder Singh, general secretary of the association, said the Treasury Office was making huge recoveries from pensioners belonging to such families due to which resentment was prevailing amongst the pensioners. The pensioners led by Mr O.P. Gabha submitted a memorandum to the DC to be forwarded to the Punjab CM to withdraw the orders and stop recovery thereof.

BEAUTIFICATION: Work on beautification of the National Martyrs Memorial Hussainiwala has been started on war footing. While disclosing this, Mr D.P. Reddy, Chief Administrator, PUDA, said an amount of Rs 2.80 crore was being spent on the beautification of the memorial and would be completed before March 23. He said an open-air theatre was also under construction and the road leading to the memorial was also being widened.

LOANS: The farmers will be provided loans on lucrative terms to start contract farming. While disclosing this, Mr M.S. Randhawa, AGM, Oriental Bank of Commerce, said that banks would support the state government’s initiative on diversification of crops and provide all sorts of financial back-up to make it successful. He said that various camps would be held to provide knowledge and awareness about the contract farming.

TRANSFERRED: Mr Lachhman Singh Brar, Principal, District Institute of Educational Training, Ferozepore, transferred and posted as District Education Officer (Secondary). Mr B.K. Mittal has been transferred in place of Mr Brar.

DENTAL CAMP: A free dental check-up and treatment camp was organised by Baba Jaswant Singh Dental Hospital at Gurdwara Shri Guru Singh Sabha, Urban Estate, Focal Point, Ludhiana, from 9 am to 3 pm on Sunday. About 200 persons availed themselves of the facilities of free dental check-up, scaling, filling and extraction.

COMPETITION: A folk art competition was organised by Punjabi University here on Friday. The team of Shanti Tara College won nine gold and three silver medals. Amritpal, Rajinder, Gurvinder, Lakhwinder, Jaswant, Sharanjeet and Jaswinder won the first prize in folk orchestra. Gurwinder Singh also won the gold medal in kavishri. Jaswinder, Lakhwinder and Gurwinder won the silver medal in that contest. Mr Amarjeet Singh Sidhu, director of the college, addressed the students.

HONOURED: Eminent poet, journalist and this year’s Sahit Akademy Award winner, Harbhajan Singh Halwarvi, an alumnus of the GHG Khalsa College was honoured and felicitated at a special function on the occasion of the second annual alumni meet organised by the GHG Khalsa College Alumni Association, Gurusar Sadhar, here on Sunday. Prof Surinder Singh welcomed honorable guest. Before this, in the general body meeting, the constitution of the Alumni Association was presented and duly passed. In accordance with the new constitution, Principal Manjit Singh Khattra was unanimously elected president, while Dr Swarnjit Singh was elected general secretary. Dr Swaranjit Singh presented a vote of thanks.

TRIBUTES PAID: A two-minute silence was observed to pay tributes to Kalpana Chawla and martyrs by members of the Progressive Democratic Common Cause Forum Society at a function held at Rajguru Nagar on Sunday morning. The society had organised the function to pay homage to the martyrs who were hanged or sent to ‘kalapani during freedom struggle’.

LECTURES: Students of the Mai Bhago College for Women, Ramgarh (Ludhiana), availed themselves of the opportunity of listening to lectures on personality development, career guidance and environment awareness. Dr H.K. Bal, Prof Eminence, LLRM Institute of Moga, Ms S.K. Satija, former Prof Genetics, PAU, Ludhiana, and Dr S.K. Mann, Dean of College of Home Science, PAU, Ludhiana, delivered lectures on various topics. Ms Jaswinder Sanga informed students about various courses at Home Science College, PAU, Ludhiana.

PROBE SOUGHT: Resentment prevails among parents of students of higher classes of a private senior secondary school here for collection of money from their wards for giving farewell party to class X and XII students. Inquiries revealed that the school made compulsory collection of Rs 100 from class IX students, Rs 150 from class X students, Rs 200 from class XI students and Rs 250 from class XII students. The total number of students in these classes is nearly 800. The parents have demanded an inquiry into the matter. However, the Principal did not disclose the actual number of students from whom the collections were made.

MEETING: A convention of the local Sant Sai Baba Murlidhar Ayurvedic College and Hospital was organised on Saturday. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr G. Romesh Kumar, presided while Dr P.S. Sandhu, Registrar, BFUHS, and the SSP, Major Singh Dhillon, were the chief guests.

ONE KILLED: An occupant of a Maruti car was killed while two were injured when a vehicle coming from the opposite direction collided with it on the Moga-Ludhiana road on Friday night. The police has registered a case.

CAMP: A free medical check-up camp was organised at Shiv Mandar, Dulladi Gate, here on Sunday. A team of doctors, comprising Dr Amarjit S. Sawhney, Dr Paramvir Singh, Dr Deepak, Dr Jiwan Garg, Dr Sanjay Mital, Dr Jasbir Kaur, Dr Manoj Goel, Dr Pardeep Chawala, Dr Sandeep Sawhney, Dr Prem Singla and Dr Sunita Garg, examined nearly 2,000 patients. Free medicine and lab test facilities were also provided. Dr Sudhir Verma and Dr Harminder Singh also examined patients.

PLEA: The Nabha Welfare Society, in a communication to the Finance Minister, has demanded relief for the retired employees in the coming Budget. It urged the minister to exempt the retired persons from income tax, rationalise rates of interest on bank deposits and exempt medical allowance from income tax.

COPS SUSPENDED: Four policemen, including a head constable of the Rajasthan police, have been placed under suspension for negligence of duty after the escape of “supari” killer Sanjay Bishnoi from the police custody on Saturday. Mr Utkal Ranjan Sahu, SP, Sri Ganganagar, said a case had been registered at the Sadar police station under Sections 224, 225, 353 and 120-B of the IPC. Sanjay Bishnoi was facing trial in a fast track court in connection with the murder of multi-millionaire industrialist Bal Mukand Jindal at Sri Ganganagar.

SEMINAR: A seminar on ‘Gender sensitisation and crime against women’ was organised by the district police at the police lines here on Saturday. Inaugurating the seminar, Mr A.S. Rai, SSP, Sangrur, stressed on the need of emotional intelligence and inter-personal skills. Dr Ravinder Kala, a psychiatric counsellor from Ludhiana, spoke on various marriage counselling techniques. Dr Pardeep Kumar Jain, Assistant Professor, Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal, talked about the violence perpetrated against the women. Nearly 50 police personnel participated.


PROGRAMME CONCLUDES: A three-day “Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme” organised by Food Craft Institute in Sector 42 concluded here on Sunday. The objective of the workshop was to identify potential entrepreneurs, develop their enterprise, build skills and facilitate them to develop the ideas into bankable projects. More than 35 students and staff attended the programme. The workshop was conducted by Mr G.S. Bhalla from Corporate Training and Development Institute, Chandigarh. 

HAIR SHOW: The VLCC will organise a four-day hair show from February 24 at its two centers in Sector 8, Chandigarh, and Sector 9, Panchkula. During the show Ms Lucy, a famous hairdresser, will visit the centers. The VLCC has also announced a special hair styling package, which will include hair cut, hair colour, streaking, highlighting, perming, straightening and stress relieving scalp massage. 

FREE MEDICAL CAMP: A free medical camp for general health check-up of the children of Apna School and children from slums in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Colony and Guru Nanak Colony was held at Trishkti Mandir in Sector 49 here on Sunday. Around 200 children and some elderly persons were examined by a team of doctors that included Dr S.K. Devgan, skin specialist, Dr Ramesh Gupta, orthopaedic surgeon, Dr K.S. Uppal, ENT specialist, and Dr Anil Kumar, dental surgeon. The camp was visited by Mr Subhash Chawla, Mayor Chandigarh Municipal Corporation. The children were served refreshment at the conclusion of the camp. 

DENTAL CAMP: The local branch of the Family Planning Association of India and Bhagat Singh Rajguru and Sukhdev Dental College and Hospital, Kotbilla, Panchkula, jointly organised a dental check-up, treatment and awareness camp at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Colony, Sector 49, Chandigarh, for the beneficiaries of Ruckshaw pullers ‘Project sponsored by the State AIDS Control Society, Chandigarh. More than 400 persons participated in the programme. A medical team led by Dr Karmjit Singh of BRS Dental College and Hospital examined more than 150 patients. People were made aware of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS, through an exhibition organised by the FPAI staff. 


TWO KILLED: Two persons were killed and four injured when a boiler exploded in a local paperboard mill on Saturday. The victims were labourers from Bihar. According to information the victims were working in the mill, when the boiler burst. Dalip died on the spot, while Laxman succumbed to his injuries in a local hospital. The three of the injured have been identified as Manoj, Gudoo and Joginder.

‘SARKAR APKE DWAR’: Chief Minister, Mr Om Parkash Chautala, was claimed that his government was receiving overwhelming response from the people through the ‘Sarkar Apke Dwar’ programmes. Addressing mediapersons here on Friday, he said the third phase of the programme would be completed by April 30. He said the Railways had sanctioned halts of the Delhi-Bathinda Kisan Express at the Hansi, Adampur, Bhattu and Kalanwali railway stations.

MEETING: A Dara Shikoh library will be set up in the building of Sheikh Chehli tomb at a cost of Rs 6.89 lakh and a fountain will be installed at a cost of Rs 4.22 lakh on the premises of Harshvardhan Park to attract the tourists. This was stated at a meeting which was presided over by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Abhilaksh Likhi, held on Saturday. Mr Likhi said the library would be inaugurated by the Union Minister of Tourism and Culture, Mr Jagmohan.

WOMAN MURDERED: A 25-year-old woman was murdered on Friday night. According to information, the victim, Shamshi Begam of Malikpur Khadar village, was sleeping at her residence along with her two daughters and mother-in-law. At midnight a few assailants entered their house and attacked Shamshi with sharp-edge weapons. She died on the spot. Her husband was away to Paonta Sahib for an election campaign. The Khizrabad police has registered a case.

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