Tuesday, March 18, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


CHECK-UP CAMP: An eye and piles check-up camp was organised by the All-India Eye Relief Society at Bhadson village, near here, on Sunday. A total of 258 eye patients and 52 piles patients were examined and free medicines were provided. A play on drug awareness was also organised.

EXCISE POLICY FLAYED: SAD (Amritsar) youth wing leaders Ravinder Singh Khalsa, Najar Singh Kanpur, Gurnam Singh Ambeymajra and Raghbir Singh Bhadalthua, in a press note issued here on Monday, criticised the excise policy of the state government with regard to wine licensing. They alleged that the SAD leadership was busy giving statements pertaining to the ‘irregularities’ and ‘highhandedness’ of the Congress in the recent civic elections to cover up for its crushing defeat.

CHECK-UP CAMP: A free medical check-up camp was organised by the local Rotary Club at Sidhu Hospital on Sunday. Dr Ravinder Sidhu, president of the club, said it was the fifth such camp organised by the club. Patients suffering from acute kidney disorders and other diseases were examined by experts and were given free medicines. A state-of-the-art dialysis unit was also inaugurated by the Managing Director of the hospital. Dr Rajan Isbacs, kidney specialist, Dr Gursaran, Dr Gurdip Singh Sidhu, Dr R. Chaudhary and Dr Sandeep examined the patients. More than 100 patients attended the camp.

INCOME TAX: To encourage tax payers to pay advance tax, the local Income Tax Department organised a get together with rice mill owners of the district at Aam Khas Bagh, Sirhind, on Monday. Mr Ravinder Mehta, Joint Commissioner Income Tax, urged the rice millers to pay the taxes honestly. He said to facilitate better services to tax payers, the department had computerised the process. Mr Bahadur Singh, district president Rice Millers Association, and Mr Inderjit Singh Sandhu, local unit president, assured of full cooperation.

MEETING: A meeting of the central body of the Uttaranchal Kumaon Vikas Parishad was held under the chairmanship of Mr M.S.Rawat here on Sunday. Mr D.S. Manral, press secretary, in a press note on Monday said the annual cultural function of the parishad would be held on April 6 at Dasehra Ground, Central Market, Jamalpur. Mr Harish Rawat, MP (Rajya Sabha) and president of the Uttaranchal Pradesh Congress, would be the chief guest. Kumouni folk singer Shiv Dutt Pant and his party would perform folk songs and dances. The meeting was attended by Mr Balram Singh Aswal, Mr Bhupinder Kandpal, Mr Jaswant Singh Karakoti, Mr T.S.Bhandari, Mr D.N.Joshi, Mr Shiv Dutt Joshi, Mr Ramesh Sharma, Mr Thakur Singh, Mr Narinder Singh, Mr G.S.Bisht, Mr Kailash Sharma and Mr Kailash Jamnal.

INAUGURATED: Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Trust inaugurated its new school branch at Urban Estate on Chandigarh Road here on Sunday. Mr Bibek Sarkar, Secretary, School Education, Punjab, was the chief guest and Mr Rahul Bhandari, Additional Deputy Commissioner, was the guest of honour. Mr Sarkar lit the lamp. Students recited “Saraswati Vandana” and sang solo and group songs besides ghazals.

HONOUR: Two progressive farmers, Mr Kuldeep Singh and Mr Avtar Singh Rataul, will be felicitated with Sardar Daleep Singh Memorial Award by Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, Punjab, on March 22 and 23 during Kisan Mela at Punjab Agricultural University here. Stating this, Dr Jaspinder Singh Kolar, Director of Extension Education, PAU, said Mr Kuldeep Singh had pioneered in national marketing of melons, dairy and poultry farming and identification of super basmati. Mr Avtar Singh Rataul, former president, Punjab Farmers’ Club, had a dairy farm where animals were being reared on scientific lines. Besides producing vegetable seeds and cattle feed, he also had his own veterinary experimentation centre.

EXHIBITION: The local Ralla Mal Bhucher DAV Public School organised Srijan, an exhibition of art and craft items prepared by school students, on Saturday. Mr Ashok Gupta, DC, inaugurated the exhibition.

EXHIBITION: Heritage Mela and the grandeur of Patiala were in focus at an exhibition by photojournalist Uprendra Sen Gupta at the Banasar Art Gallery in the North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC) here on Monday. The exhibition was inaugurated by Mr Harchand Singh Barsat, Private Secretary to the Punjab Chief Minister, on Sunday.

BURGLARY: Valuables worth Rs 1.25 lakh stolen from the house of school lecturer Jagpal Singh, a resident of Patel Nagar. The lecturer who had gone to his village was informed about the incident on Sunday. On his return, he found the locks of his room and almirah broken and 22 tolas of gold ornaments, a cellphone and Rs 25,000 in cash stolen.

PSEB’S REVAMP: A sum of Rs 20 crore will be spent on revamping the power distribution in this PSEB division. This was stated by Mr Chander Kiran, former Engineer of the division here on Monday. The old cables would be changed by 2005 and the power capacity of transformers augmented to further streamline the power distribution. The grant of Rs 20 crore had been received from the Centre in this connection.

PARISHAD: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Bharat Vikas Parishad: president — Mr Radhey Sham Mahajan; general secretary — Mr Chander Mohan Sharma Alpana; and treasurer — Mr Naresh Aggarwal.

RAILWAY UNION: Railway employees belonging to the Northern Railway Men's Union will hold a division-level mass demonstration on March 21 at the divisional headquarters in Ferozepore in support of their long-standing demands. This was stated by union divisional president DR Gautam, while talking to newsmen here on Monday.



GARBAGE DUMPING: Representatives of residents welfare associations of Sector 33-A, B, C and D, at a meeting held here on Sunday under the chairmanship of local councillor and former Mayor Gian Chand Gupta, unanimously decided to make all possible efforts to make Sector 33 a dustbin-free area. The MOH of MC has assured that two garbage dumping points will be selected in consultations with the representatives and area councillor.

STRESSED: The Bharatiya Itihaas Sankalan Samiti on Sunday organised a talk on “1200 years of glorious struggle against foreigners”. Prof A.K. Kakar, president of the samitis stressed the need to throw light on India’s resistance to foreigners right from Alexander onwards that was missing from chapters of Indian history.

DIG BEREAVED: Mr Kirpal Singh, a former Revenue Officer of Punjab, died at his Panchkula residence on Monday following cardiac arrest. He was the father-in-law of Mr Baljit Singh Sandhu, Deputy Inspector-General of the Haryana Police. He is survived by two sons and two daughters.

CAMP: As many as 65 persons including 10 women donated blood at a blood donation camp organised by the Yuva Shakti Sangathan under the banner of The District Red Cross at Government Dispensary in Sector 12A here on Sunday. Among others who were present on the occasion included Panchkula DC Satwanti Ahlawat and a 25 times blood donor, Mr Pawan Verma.



BANDH CALL: The wholesale and retail cloth markets in Haryana will remain closed on March 19 in protest against the imposition of VAT on the cloth merchants in the state. It was decided at a meeting of the Wholesale Cloth Merchant Association hare on Sunday. Mr Harcharan Singh Bhatia , president of the association, said, VAT would spoil their trade. He said if the government did not exempt the cloth merchants from VAT they would launch a nationwide agitation. The cloth trade had already been exempted from the sales tax for the past five decades, he added.

2 KILLED: Two persons were killed and three injured in road accident. According to information, two persons, Om Pal and Sat Pal of Milk Khas village were returning to their village on motor cycle on Monday morning when they were hit by a truck at the Yamunanagar-Jagadhri bypass. Om Pal died on the spot and the other person was shifted to the local Civil Hospital in a serious condition. The police has registered a case and sent the body for post-mortem.



DE-ADDICTION CAMP: The Information and Public Relations Department on Monday organised the Nasha Nivaran programme at Balmiki Basti here in which mahila and yuva mandals of the basti participated. On the occasion Swami Prabhakaranand of De-addiction Centre said the best course to get rid of the habit of addiction was through meditation and yoga. District Public Relations Officer Dharmendra Thakur stressed upon the need for community mobilisation for social reforms. Mr Ramesh Sharma, APRO, called upon women to come forward in checking amongst children the growing habit of chewing tobacco.

ELECTED: A meeting of the District unit of the Sewa Dal (Congress) of Solan was held here on Monday. It was presided over by Mr Ish Kapoor, state organiser of the dal. Members from Parwanoo, Nalagarh and Solan attended the meeting. Mr Sanjay Kumar of Nalagarh was elected president of the Solan unit of the dal and Mr Rajesh Sharma of Parwanoo was elected organiser of the local unit.


Home | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Editorial |
Business | Sport | World | Mailbag | In Spotlight | Chandigarh Tribune | Ludhiana Tribune
50 years of Independence | Tercentenary Celebrations |
123 Years of Trust | Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |