Saturday, March 22, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


WOMAN MURDERED: A woman, Kartar Kaur, was murdered allegedly by her tenant, Avtar Singh on Thursday. A dispute over money was said to be the motive behind the murder, said Mr Ashish Kapoor, DSP. A case has been registered against the accused who is absconding.

RESENTMENT: The road outside Khajuri Gate which leads to Mr Ashwani Sekhri’s residence is in a bad shape. This road bifurcates the two municipal council wards No. 22 and 30 where the two councillors of the Congress reside. The sewerage passing through Mr Ashwani Sekhri’s residence remains blocked. There are three colleges, including one girls college and six schools approachable by this road. Approximately about 1000 students of these institutions travel daily on this road.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local unit of the MES Workers’ Union president — Mr Gurmej Singh, vice-presidents — Mr Billu Singh, Mr Bishram Singh and Mr Saudagar, general secretary —Mr Hardeep Singh and treasurer —Mr Sukhdev Rai.

CONFERENCE: ‘Kalpana-2003’ a regional conference of region II, district 321-F of the Lions Club will be organised in the city on March 22.

SANT SAMMELAN: The annual ‘sant sammelan’ will be organised in the city between March 22 to 24 by the Swami Gobind Giri Memorial Trust.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Bhai Kanhaiya Vikas Club, Kot Shamir village: patron — Mr Balwinder Singh; president — Mr Malkit Singh Bhutar; vice-president — Mr Gurmail Singh; secretaries —Mr Dharampal Singh and Mr Gurjant Singh and treasurer — Mr Jagroop Singh.

EXHIBITION TRAIN: An exhibition train depicting different aspects of history of the Indian Railways would be in the city on March 22 between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The local railway officials said the train would halt at Platform No. 1 of the railway station. The train which will visit major cities of the country has been started to commemorate the 150th year of the Indian Railways.

SEIZED: Constable Baldev Singh seized 10 lt of wine from Paramjit Singh of Timbarwal village on Thursday. A case under sections 61 and 14 of the Excise Act has been registered in this connection by Payal police.

ARRESTED: Balwant Singh of Gobindgarh was arrested by the Payal police for gambling and Rs 650 were seized from him. A case under sections 13, 3 and 67 of the NDPS Act has been registered.

RALLY: The Punjab State Pensioners Federation, Doraha, will hold a rally in front of the residence of Chief Minister at Patiala on March 22. According to Mr Madan Mohan Sharma, press secretary, a meeting in this regard was held under the presidentship of Mr B.R.Kaushal at Doraha on Thursday.

ELECTED: Mr S.P.Verma has been unanimously elected the president of Artiya Association, Doraha.The meeting was held under the presidentship of Mr Ram Saroop and among others who attended the meeting were Mr Narinder Pal Angrish, Mr Vinod Bector, Mr Pardeep Thapar and Mr Raghbir Singh.

CAMP: A plantation camp was organised for the students of BCA, commerce and arts at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, on Friday. Mr Bandeep Singh and Prof Kuldip Singh of the college educated the students about the role of plants in our environment.

INJURED: Certain persons were injured when their relatives were pelted with stones at a bhog function held here on March 20 at Ward No.11 over the issue of a child’s custody.

BAGS OF WHEAT: The storage of wheat in the open by the Punjab State Warehousing Corporation on the premises of the office of the market committee, Kurali, has created problems for residents of the township, near hear. Mr Sukhwinder Singh Gill, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, said he on Thursday written to the District Manager of the corporation to immediately shift these bags. He had earlier too written to the corporation in this regard, he added. 

NOMINATED: Dr Jaswant Singh Grewal, Principal, Nankana Sahib Senior Secondary Public School, Kot Gangu Rai, has been nominated ‘Man of the Year-2003’ by the American Biographical Institute’s International Board of Research, North Carolina, USA, for his accomplishments and contribution to society. Earlier, Dr Grewal was given state award by the Punjab Government in 1989 and national award by the Government of India in 1992 for his contribution in the field of education. He was honoured by the district administration in 1992.

DEATH ANNIVERSARIES: The death anniversaries of Pt Faqir Chand Kaushal, Mukhtiar-e-aam, Sardar Dyal Singh College Trust, and Kailash Wati Kaushal, who left for heavenly abode on February 26, 2001 and March 26, 2001, respectively, would be observed at Urban Estate, Phase II, on the Dugri road here on Wednesday. A havan and parvachan would be performed by Ved Bharati and bhajans would be sung by Mr Mehndiratta. 

SUMMONED: Summoned by the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mr Rahul Bhandari, Principal R.S. Patial of DAV Public School and Sister Helima of Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School gave their statements in connection with complaints filed by some parents. It had been alleged that these principals had asked for heavy donations from the parents seeking admission of their kids in their schools. The parents had said that when they expressed their helplessness, they were refused admissions. 

SEMINAR: The LMA would organise a seminar on “Indian industry in the globalised economy- issues, challenges and responses” here on Monday, said Mr Rajinder Gupta, president and Mr V.K. Goyal, general Secretary of Ludhiana Management Association (LMA). Mr Goyal said Mr Rajiv Gupta, Managing Director, Resource Development International (RDI) and Mr T. K. Sabarwal, head, Learning Solutions and technology, RDI, would be the keynote speakers. RDI is a global organisation, with headquarters in UK and operates in 30 other countries.

INAUGURATED: Dashmesh Dental and General Charitable Hospital, a branch of Sukh Dham Sewa Trust was inaugurated at New Shakti Nagar, near Basti Jodhewal by Mr Mohinder Singh Kalyan here on Thursday. The chairman of the trust, Mr Jorawar Singh Johl, the general secretary, Dr S.S. Gill, Mr Gurjit Singh, Mr Dalip Kumar and Mr Surinder Singh Chhinda were also present. A free medical check-up camp was organised in which more than 200 patients were examined. The patients were given medicines, free of cost.

ELECTED: In a meeting of Northern Chapter of Associations of India (NC-ASI) at Pal Auditorium, Punjab Agricultural University, Dr Satish Jain, medical director-cum-chief of surgery and surgical oncology Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation, was unanimously elected president of NC-ASI for 2003-04. Dr Jain has been awarded fellowship of Associations of Indian Surgeons, International College of Surgeons and also nominated as member of the American College of Clinical Oncology and Academy of Medical Sciences.

BOOK RELEASED: Punjabi poet Surjeet Singh Murjara’s, book ‘Jindan Ehai Nidosian’ was released here by Swami Harbhajan Singh at Mata Inder Kaur Bachan Memorial Public School Guru Ki Nagri, according to a press release issued by Punjabi Likhari Sabha here on Monday.

DISMISSED: Mr Jaspal Singh, Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mansa, has dismissed the bail application of Mr Naginder Singh Harika, Managing Director, Khalsa Rural Dental College and Hospital for Women, Nangal Kalan, in the district who was booked by the Sadar Mansa police in a case of forgery, cheating and fabrication of documents registered on November 4, 1999, on a complaint of Mr Suresh Kumar Sharma, an IAS officer of the New Delhi cadre. Mr Harika has been in judicial custody since May 1, 2001, in the above case.

FELICITATED: A function was organised to felicitate Mr Amar Singh on his nomination as the office director on the board of State Bank of Patiala, Mr A.K. Das, managing director of the bank, presided over the function. Mr M.J. Walia, chairman of Associate Bank Officers Association (ABOA), Patiala Unit, and Mr J.R. Devgan, general manager (operations), also spoke on the occasion.

COMMITTEE FORMED: The Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir Nirman Sangharsh Samiti president, Mr Des Raj Gupta, here on Thursday formed a 17-member committee to carry out the struggle. The samiti has called a meeting on Friday to discuss preparations for the satyagrah that will start on March 27. Sukhjit Brar, Ms Parvin Gupta, Chandigarh Vikas Manch Councillor Jatinder Bhatia and Rajinder Lakhanpal have been appointed vice-president of the committee, white Surinder Rana and Mool Chand have been appointed joint secretaries. Rajinder Kumar, Dr Mohinder Kumar, Ms Santosh Sharma, Raj Kumar, Anil Bhalla, Ram Dhan Aggarwal, Ashok Kumar, Alakh Niranjan, Bhajan Parkash Singh, Jai Kishan Rana and Abhay Lamba have been appointed members of the executive. 

LIBRARIANS: The Punjab College Librarians Association has expressed resentment over an inordinate delay in issuing orders by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development regarding the revised Career Advancement Scheme for librarians. Mr Mohinder Singh Dhillon and Mr Barjinderpal Pal Dhiman, newly elected president and general secretary of the association, in a statement issued here on Friday said in spite of written agreements the Union Government had failed to issue the relevant orders since the past four years.

BODY FOUND: The body of a middle-aged man was found in the fields of nearby Virk village on Thursday. The police has sent the body to the civil hospital for a post mortem examination.

KILLED: Two occupants of a tempo were killed on the spot while more than 12 passengers, including women and children, sustained serious injuries in a collision between a tempo and a bus near Goraya on the national highway on Thursday. According to reports received here, the Ludhiana-bound tempo went out of control when its front tyres burst and the vehicle rammed into a road divider and collided with a bus coming from the opposite side.

SEMINAR: A seminar on materia medica was organised at the local Kalyan Homoeopathic Medical College here on Thursday under the presidentship of Dr S.P. Singh in which more than 100 homoeopaths of the area participated. Besides Dr Singh, Dr Pavittar Singh, Director of the KHMC, Dr Gurmeet Singh, Principal of the college, Dr Nirmal Singh and Dr Surinder Singh spoke on the occasion about materia medica.



PROTEST RALLY: The Horticulture Workers Union of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation held a protest rally against the MC to press the authorities for the fulfilment of their long pending demands here on Tuesday. They demanded to fill up all vacant posts of horticulture workers, give work charge cadre for daily wage earners, regular cadre for work-charge staff and 8/16 years’ increment with arrears to all staff etc.

BLOOD DONATION CAMP: Employees of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation organised a blood donation camp on the MC premises here, on Friday. As many as 37 employees of the MC donated blood on the occasion. Earlier, MC Commissioner, M.P. Singh, inaugurated the camp.

STALE PATTIES: Two persons reportedly suffered food poisoning after consuming patties purchased from a confectioner here. Ms Narinder Kaur of Phase II complained on Thursday that her daughter and son bought patties from Amrit Confectioners in Phase V in the evening on Wednesday for a few guests at home. After consuming patties her husband started vomiting and their daughter suffered from stomach pain, she added. Mr Kanwaljit Singh of Amrit Confectioners said the work of baking had been hit due to the roof collapse of their two show rooms. As such they were purchasing patties from outside for their customers.



LPG CYLINDERS: The booking period for Indane LPG cylinders has crossed the one week mark in Ambala Cantt and Ambala City. “Earlier, we used to get around 35 to 40 truckloads of cylinders in a week in Ambala City and Ambala Cantt. Now, the number has come down to barely four to six truckloads in a week,” an Indane distributor has said. 

NAIN’S BAIL PLEA: The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr S.K. Kaushik, adjourned the hearing on a bail application of BKU president Ghasi Ram Nain for March 27. Mr Nain had filed the application a few days ago. Mr Nain, along with 18 BKU activists, was arrested on November 25 for blocking the national highway at Shahjadpur in protest against the non-payment of arrears to sugarcane producers of the Naraingarh area.

CLOTH MERCHANTS: Hundreds of cloth merchants of the local wholesale cloth market took out a procession in Ambala City on Wednesday in protest against the imposition of VAT. The president of the Haryana Cloth Federation, Mr Harcharan Singh Bhatia, who is also the chairman of Ambala Wholesale Cloth Market Association, led the protest march. Retail cloth shops at Mulana and Naraingarh also remained closed. The association submitted a memorandum to Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ms Neelam Pardeep Kasni, to be forwarded to the Chief Minister, Haryana.

MORE JUDGES: A former president of the Ambala Bar Association and senior Congress leader, Mr Om Prakash Malik, in a memorandum sent to the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has demanded the appointment of three more judges in view of heavy load of cases with the two judicial courts of Ambala Cantt, where more than 10,000 civil and criminal cases were lying pending.

BEOPAR MANDAL: The Haryana Beopar Mandal on Thursday demanded that garbage should not be dumped on the Anaj Mandi floor. The garbage leads to pigs straying into the area and this is turning into a health hazard. “The senior officials, including the Deputy Commissioner and the Executive Officer, have been apprised of the situation but to no avail”, a press note said.

SMUGGLING: The local police on Friday arrested four persons for allegedly smuggling kerosene from here to Rajasthan. According to the police, they were carrying 2,800 liters of kerosene from Narwana to Rajasthan in a truck when a police party, on a tip-off, nabbed them at Adampur. The police also arrested the truck owner, Bansi Lal, a resident of Bhadra in Rajasthan, in this connection.

SENTENCED: A local court on Thursday sentenced a person to seven-year imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 500 on the charges of attempt to murder. According to the prosecution, Joginder Singh, a resident of Siwani Bolan village, had fired at Anil Kumar of Sisai village, at Hansi three years ago. The Hansi police had registered a case against him under Sections 307 and 120-B of the IPC.

ACCIDENT: A youth was killed in a road accident near Jajanwala village, on the Hisar-Chandigarh road, on Thursday. According to the police, Raju, a resident of Danoda village, was going to his fields on a bicycle on Thursday evening when a speeding truck crushed him. He died on the spot. The truck driver fled away. The Uklana police has registered a case against the truck driver.

ARRESTED: The CIA branch of the district police has arrested Balinder of Sherdha village on bail from the high court and one of his accomplice, Harinder, on the charge of making an attempt on the life of one, Raj Pal, on March 14, by shooting at him while he was working in his fields. The police also recovered two pistols and five cartridges from them. However, his another accomplice, Balwinder, son of Ram Kumar, was still at large. This was told to mediapersons here on Friday, by Mr A.S. Chawla, SP.

CONVOCATION: As many as 755 arts and 81 commerce graduates of Indira Gandhi Mahila Maha Vidyalya were awarded degrees at the annual convocation and prize distribution function here on Thursday. In her convocation address Dr Aruna Goel, member, UGC, urged the graduates to achieve their objective in life by adopting an optimistic and positive approach and accepting challenges. Mr Dhanpat Singh, Commissioner, Higher Education, Haryana, awarded prizes to the outstanding students. Mr J.B. Khurania, president, College Samiti, welcomed the guests and Ms Kanta Sood, Principal, readout the annual report.

LITIGANT SHED: Lawyers of the District Bar Association, Jagadhri, demanded construction of a litigant shed in the Judicial Complex, Mr Ram Kumar Radauri, president, District Bar Association, in a press note issued here on Friday said that a delegation headed by him along with Mr Vijay Kumar Gautam, general secretary, and Mr Balinder Dhanda, senior vice-president, and other members of the bar called upon Mr Om Parkash Chautala and submitted a memorandum in this regard.



COMMITS SUICIDE: Mr Prakash Chand, of Amleharu village of the district on Thursday allegedly committed suicide by consuming poisonous tablets. He was ailing since long and could not tolerate the suffering. The official source said here on Thursday that Mr Prakash Chand was brought to the local hospital and was declared dead by the doctor on duty. The body had been brought to the Zonal Hospital for a post-mortem.

RURAL DEVELOPMENT: Mr Sat Mahajan, Rural Development and Labour-cum-Employment Minister, while talking to mediapersons before touring his native Nurpur Assembly constituency on Thursday said thrust would be given to arrange funds for basic development of rural areas of the state and to provide road, education and better health services.

HDFC BANK: HDFC Bank opened its first offsite ATM at the Kalka-Shimla national highway here on Friday. It was inaugurated by Gurdial Singh, in charge, Punjab region, of the bank. Vinneet Arora, in charge, Haryana region, and Ashok Chatterjee, Business Manager, Samtel Colour Ltd spoken besides Mr Gurdial Singh.

NEEDLE REMOVED: The ordeal of 20-year-old, Ms Leela, finally came to an end when a team of doctors at Indira Gandhi Medical College Hospital, here on Thursday, successfully removed a sewing needle, which she had accidentally swallowed two days ago.


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