Wednesday, April 2, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


FUNCTIONS: Mr Darbara Singh, Punjabi teacher at Elementary School, Mudadrian (Amloh), was given a farewell party on Monday on his superannuation after putting 33 years of service. The function was attended by members of panchayats and teachers and was addressed by Principal Roshan Lal, Mr Balbir Singh Ghuman, district president, Government Teachers Union, Mr Darshan Singh, district president, Adhyapak Dal, Mr Davinder Singh Punian, block president, DTF, and Mr Om Parkash Karkara, advocate. Students presented a colourful programme at the occasion. In an other function held in the municipal complex, Mr Nirmal Singh, an octroi inspector was given a farewell party by the employees and councillors on his superannuation on Monday.

MAHASAMMELAN: A two-day mahasammelan of Brahma Kumaris concluded here on Tuesday. Rajyogini Dadi Hirday Mohini of the Ishwariya Vishwvidyalaya addressed the delegates. Earlier, children from Chandarpur in Maharashtra presented a cultural programme.

VILLAGES CHOSEN: The Punjab Government has chosen 30 villages in the district for integrated development during the year. Mr KAP Sinha, Deputy Commissioner, while talking to reporters here said Rs 21 crore had been earmarked for the purpose. Under the scheme, the villages would be provided with water supply, sewage and drains and streets.

BAR ASSOCIATION: Mr Pranav Sharma was elected president of the District Bar Association on Tuesday. Mr Sartaj Singh Cheema was elected vice-president while Mr Jasbir Singh and Mr Amarjit Singh Sandhu were elected secretary and joint secretary, respectively.

ARRANGEMENTS: All arrangements to procure wheat have been finalised in the district. Ninetysix procurement centres have been opened. The Food Corporation of India will procure 33 per cent of wheat while the remaining 67 per cent will be procured by the Food and Supplies Department along with other agencies.

STRANGLED: Savitri Devi, an 85-year-old widow of Mansa, was strangled in her house near the taxi stand on Monday. The deceased was living alone. The police has registered a case. No arrest has been made so far by the police.

COMPLAINT: Mr Jaswinder Singh, sarpanch of Khatkar Kalan village in a complaint to the Deputy Commissioner, has said bus drivers and conductors have not been stopping buses at the village causing inconvenience to the public.

ANNUAL FUNCTION: Hollywood Public School celebrated its 8th annual function on Monday. Mr Puneet Goyal, SDM, was the chief guest. A cultural programme was presented by the students.

COUNCIL: Mr Sarwan Kumar and Mr Ramesh Tola have been elected president and senior vice-president, respectively, of the local Municipal Council.

JEs BOYCOTT: The Council of Junior Engineers on Tuesday announced that Junior Engineers all over the state will boycott work on April 2 for two hours in protest against the decision of the state government to table the Power Sector Reforms Bill in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha on recommendations of the Haldea Committee.

LOK ADALAT: Students of Law College of Punjabi University as well as the students of Army Law Institute will be invited to participate in the third state-level Lok Adalat for matrimonial cases scheduled to be held here on May 10 under the guidance of the State Legal Services Authority. This was decided at a meeting of the District Legal Services Committee held here on Tuesday.

PLACEMENTS: Lecturers at Punjab School of Management Studies (PSMS) are a smug lot these days. According to an official press note, PSMS is abuzz with numerous campus placements of its students. Among the companies, which have already selected 18 candidates for final placements, are Siel Chemicals, Berger Paints, Essel Group, Surya Pharmaceuticals, Ajanta Offset and Publishing and JBCL.

DIED: Mohinder Singh Lambardar, a member of panchayat of Madpur village 5 km from here, died in Samrala town here on Tuesday due of a heart attack. He was an active worker and member of the Congress party. Mr Bhupinder Singh Benipal, former Chairman of the block samiti along with his supporters attended the funeral.

ANNUAL FUNCTION: Annual function of the Kindergarten School of Education was organised here on Tuesday. Ms Veena Dada, OSD to Chairman, Punjab School Education Board, was the chief guest on the occasion while Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, MLA, Samrala, presided over the function. Mr Tejinder Singh Kooner and Parminder Singh Gill distributed the prizes to the students. Ravinder Grewal, a Punjabi folk singer, was the special invitee.



MAGICIAN’S GESTURE: The Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, was presented with a draft of Rs 81,000 by magician Samrat Shankar for the CM’s Relief Fund here on Tuesday. Shankar said he had raised the money by organising magic shows.

SCHOOL FUNCTION: The annual prize distribution function of G.N. Holi Heart Public School, Mauli, was held on the premises of the school here on Monday. Mr K.S. Thakur, sarpanch, Mauli, was the chief guest. A cultural programme was also organised by schoolchildren on the occasion.

SEVENTEEN HELD: Seventeen persons were arrested on Tuesday from different parts of the district for being in illegal possession of alcohol. Those arrested have been identified as Bhim Yadav, Santokh, Jaswant, alias Pappu, Om Prakash, Mohammad Aziz, Ram Charan, Raju, Sonu, Arvind, Balwan Singh, Makhan Singh, Gurmeet, Sheela, Surindra Pal, Devinder and Sanjeev. A driver of a car was also booked.

MAN ARRESTED: Bharat Lal was arrested on Tuesday from Old Panchkula on the charges of speculation and Rs 320 were recovered from him.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Local Retired Persons Welfare Association: President — Lieut-Col B.M. Talwar; vice-president — Mr Darshan Kumar; general secretary — Mr Brahm Singh; finance secretary — Mr Chedi Ram; organising secretary — Mr Harbinder Singh.

ELECTED: Col, Inderjeet Singh has been unanimously elected president of the Residents Welfare Association, Sector 12. He said besides overall development of the sector, his aim would be the promotion of brotherhood.

RESIDENTS’ BODY: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Sector 12 Residents Welfare Association by Col Inderjeet Singh, newly elected president Capt Gurdev Singh and Mr B.D. Kalia as vice-presidents, Mr Rakesh Aggarwal as general secretary, Mr R.C. Sharma as finance secretary, Mr K.B. Bhalla, and Mr Dalip Katyal secretary press.

SPRING CAMP: The closing ceremony of Satluj Spring Camp was organised at Satluj Public School on Tuesday. Children were taught dancing, cooking, painting and a special workshop on spoken English and personality development was also held during the week-long camp. The programme started with Saraswati Vandana and was followed by cultural programme by students . The Spanish dance performed by students was well appreciated. Later all campers were awarded certificates and special prizes.

ELECTED: Dr S.K. Sharma has been elected President of the Lions Club, Chandigarh, for the lionistic year 2003-4. He is the recipient of various awards like Mother Teresa Excellence Award, Bharat Gaurav Award and Best Citizen of India Award.

LAUDED: The Panchkula Zila Punjabi Mahasabha has assured its support to the newly elected Panchkula Zone President of the Indian National Lok Dal, Mr. Dilbagh Singh Nain.



TRADERS BANDH: Mixed response against VAT was reported in the district on Tuesday. However, the wholesale cloth market in Ambala City remained close. The main markets in Ambala Cantonment were also partially closed. The president of Ambala Cantonment unit of the Beopar Mandal, Mr Mahesh Chand Aggarwal, and secretary, Mr Naresh Kumar Jain, claimed that the bandh was complete.

MAN KILLED: A person was crushed to death under a goods train on Tuesday while he was crossing the rail track. The deceased has been identified as Krishan Lal (44), a resident of Ambala City. The body was handed over to the kin of the deceased after a post-mortem examination.

MURDER: One person was shot dead at Dhani Shyam Lal here on Monday. According to the police, Sindhu Gujjar, a resident of the colony, was sitting in his house when the assailant reached there and opened fire at him. He died on the spot. The police has registered a case in this connection.

SCHOOLS RESULTS: St Vivekanand Millennium School of the HMT township of Pinjore declared its annual results on Sunday. Medals were given to the first three position holders of all classes and students getting A+ grade in junior classes. Kshitj Budhani, Akanksha Jetly, Bhupinder Singh, Anjali Rangi, Sarabhjeet Singh, Nikesha Singhal, Leena, Nidhi Prashar, Abhilaksh Joshi, Deepanshu Punia, Sourabh Mongia, Gurpreet Kaur, Payal Prashar, Sana, Vaishali, Anu Sharma scored first positions in their classes.

ELECTED: Mr Ram Kumar Kadayan has been elected president of the Haryana Public Works Department Technical Union. Mr Shilak Ram Malik and Mr Virender Singh were elected general secretary and chairman, respectively, of the union.

KILLED: One person was killed and one injured in two separate incidents here yesterday. One person was crushed to death by a train near Behman Diwana village on the Bathinda-Abohar line. In another incident, a person who was injured in an accident was admitted to the local civil hospital.



FEDERATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the district unit of the Himachal Pradesh Multipurpose Health Employees Federation: president — Mr Jagdish Chauhan; senior vice-president — Mr Sial Singh; vice-president — Mr Surinder Puri; general secretary — Mr Joginder Singh Chauhan; joint secretary — Ms Leela Thakur; and treasurer — Mr Kishori Lal Tandon.

ASSOCIATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Govt Polytechnic College unit of the HP Technical Teachers’ Association (Gazetted): president — Mr Dinesh Sharma; vice-president — Mr Vijay Chauhan; general secretary — Mr Puneet Sood; joint secretary — Mr Ashwani Kumar; treasurer — Mr Rakesh Sharma; and press secretary — Mr Pardeep Katoch.

MISHAP: Three members of a family here were killed in a mishap on Monday while the family was returning to Parwanoo from Jaipur. The deceased have been identified as S.N. Kaul (70), his wife Rupa Kaul (68), daughter Sheela Trisal (45) and driver of the car. The accident took place when the car was hit by a truck, near Rewari, on the Jaipur-Delhi High-way.


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