Tuesday, March 25, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


STIR THREAT: Stenographers of the PSEB have threatened to launch an agitation against the formation of corporation in place of the board. Other employees of PSEB, including engineers, junior engineers and subordinate staff have already been holding rallies, dharnas etc at different places in the state in protest. Mr M.P. Jain, president of the Union of Stenographers of PSEB, on Monday in a press note said here on March 26, they would wear black badges.

SEMINAR: A seminar-cum-workshop would be organised by the Geography Department of Government Rajindra College at Nathana village on the topic “Water — Elixir of Life” on March 26.

FOUNDATION STONE: All rural link roads would be widened and strengthened under the Prime Minister’s road planning within five years in a phased manner, Mr Partap Singh Bajwa, PWD, B&R Minister said this on Sunday while laying the foundation stone of a rural link road from Budda Kot to Naussehra Majjha Singh. Later he laid the foundation stone of Baba Hazara Singh Marg.

: Mr Harbhinder Singh and Dr Ranjit Singh were unanimously elected president and vice-president, respectively, of the local nagar panchayat in its office on Monday. Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon MLA was also present.

: A two-day training course on nutrition and health education for grassroot-level workers, adolescent girls and mothers started on Monday at the Rotary Club, Sarabha Nagar. Training will be given by Dr Sucharita Kalia, Medical Officer, in charge, civil dispensary, with the help of other medical officers and the Nutrition Department of Punjab Agricultural University. Concluding session will be presided over by Dr S.N.Tiwari, Civil Surgeon.

MEDICAL CAMP: A free eye, ENT and general medical check-up camp will be held at Kalra Hospital, Baba Than Singh Chowk, on March 30. Dr C.S.Kalra, in a press statement, said on Monday that lab tests, x-ray, ECG, EEG, ultrasound would be done at concessional rates. Medicines would also be given free of cost.

ANNIVERSARY: The VLCC will celebrate its 4th anniversary on March 27. Ms Vibha Sharma, Clinic Manager, said each individual would be guided on nutritional and beauty tips.

VETERINARY CAMP: As part of the National Agricultural Technology Project, the Departments of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension and Animal and Breeding and Genetics of Punjab Agricultural University organised a veterinary camp at Bharowal village recently. A team of experts, including Dr M.L. Mehra, Dr M.P. Gupta, Dr H.K. Verma, Dr S.K. Kansal and Dr Navdeep Singh, diagnosed and treated buffaloes, cows, and dogs free of cost.

BOOKS RELEASED: A set of books on Baba Sohan Singh Bhakna and other martyrs published by Tarak Bharati Publishers was released by Dr K.S. Aulakh, Vice- Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, on Monday. Lauding the efforts of Prof Manvinderjit Singh, editor, and Mr Meghraj Mittar, publisher, for bringing out a book on the biography of Baba Bhakna titled ‘Jeevan Sangram’, Dr Aulakh said the book would prove to be a treasure of knowledge for young students.

HONOURED: An eminent scholar, Dr Rattan Singh Jaggi, was honoured at the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, on Monday. He was honoured for his contribution in the field of literature by the Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University, Prof K.N. Pathak, during the annual convocation of the college.

FOOD FESTIVAL: Spring Food Festival is going on in the tea lounge of Majestic Park Plaza here. The emphasis is on the food items prepared by using natural herbs, spices and condiments. The festival will go on till March 31.

PARSHURAM JAYANTI: The Bhagwan Parshuram Brahman Sabha (regd ) at a meeting held at Lajwanti Public High School on Monday under the guidance of its president Krishan Rai Sharma decided that this year, too, Parshuram Jayanti would be celebrated with fervour. The meeting was attended by Mr Ranvir Sharma, Mr Wazir Chand Sharma, Mr Lakshmi Narayan Sharma, Mr Vijay Sharma, Mr Sohan Lal Bhanot, Mr Inderjit Bhardwaj and Ms Asha Sharma.

: The 19th rural sports of Kohara village will be organised by the Panchayati Raj Sports Club and Gram Panchayat on March 28, 29 and 30. Informing this, Mr Bant Singh Garcha, Sarpanch of the village, and Mr Jaswinder Singh Jassa, president of the club, said the guest of honour would be Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, former speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha. The various events of the athletic meet would be kabaddi 42 kg, 57 kg, 62kg, Open 57kg, football, volleyball, bullock cart races and athletics. Teams from surrounding villages would participate in the meet.



ACCIDENT: A seven-year-old boy was killed in a road accident at Mirchpur on Sunday. According to the police, Amit Kumar was crossing the road when oil tanker crushed him. He died on the spot. The Barwala police has registered a case against the driver of the tanker.

SUICIDE: A brick-kiln labourer committed suicide at Barwa village near here on Monday. According to the police, Pawan Kumar (30), a resident of the same village, consumed insecticides on Sunday.

REMOVED: The local Government authorities on Sunday removed encroachments from the government land near Mini-Secretariat here. About 100 labourers had constructed houses on the land some years ago.

CONVOCATION: The local Government Post-Graduate College was described as a centre of excellence by Dr Aruna Goyal, member of the UGC and chief guest at the 41st convocation and prize distribution function held on Sunday. Jyoti a B.Sc. III student, was awarded the Kalpana Chawla Memorial Award instituted by the college in memory of the Haryana girl. Dr A.K. Chawla, Principal, conferred degrees upon 600 graduates and postgraduates of the college.



EXPELLED: The executive committee of district unit of the CPI has formally expelled Mr Visheshar Prashad from the party membership. In a press statement issued here on Monday by district unit secretary, Mr Gurdev Singh, the party had acted on the recommendations of the Nalagarh unit of the CPI to expel Mr Prashad.

CONDEMNED: The district committee of the CPM has expressed shock over the dilly-dallying approach of the Centre towards the USA and its allies’ military action against Iraq. At a meeting at Sarahan on Sunday the committee sought the forthright stand of the Central government against the war.

THEFT: In a theft committed in the house of Tilak Raj, a resident of the local Dunga Bazar, on Sunday night, the burglars reportedly decamped with Rs 35,000 cash while he was not at home. The police has registered a theft case.


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