Monday, April 14, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


ARRESTED: The Majitha police has arrested two proclaimed offenders Shambu Singh and Sukhchain Singh of Jamalpur. A press release issued here by the SSP, Ms Shashi Prabha Dwivedi, said that Shambu Singh was declared proclaimed offender in 2000 under the NDPS Act. The other accused Sukhchain Singh was booked under the Arms Act in 2000.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Batala Club: president — Mr Puneet Bhardwaj; vice-presidents — Mr H.P.S. Dhindsa and Mr Pawan Kumar Pumma; general secretary — Mr V.M. Goel; secretary — Dr Uttam Chopra; and treasurer — Mr Vinay Goel.

CRITICISED: The Janata Dal has criticised the state government for hike in power tariff, water, transport, education and health services. In a press release Mr R.D. Singh, district president of the party, said that Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, was following in the footsteps of the SAD and had increased salaries and allowances of ministers and MLAs but burdened the poor by imposing heavy taxes.

FUNCTION: The Youngmen’s Woollen Mills held a function to felicitate the senior staff here on Sunday. The CMD, Mr Ramesh Jagota, and the Director, International Marketing, Mr Nitesh Jagota, addressed the staff. The General Manager, Mr S.M. Rai, was also present on the occasion.

ANNIVERSARY: The Advance Scientific Homoeopathic Association organised a seminar on Sunday in the Lions Bhavan to celebrate its first anniversary under the presidentship of Dr Vipan Gupta. eminent doctors addressed the seminar and spoke on rules and regulations in homoeopathy. Dr Vipan Gupta and Dr Daljit Sharma spoke on concept of miasmas’ ‘various mental rubrics,’ ‘logic in homoeopathy’ and ‘development of homoeopathy in India.’ Dr Ravinder Kochhar, Principal, Lord Mahavira Homoeopathic College and Hospital, Dr Tejinder Pal Singh, Dean, Faculty of Homoeopathic Medicines, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Dr Kulwant Singh, a heart specialist, Dr Sushil Chalhotra, Dr A.S. Mann, Dr Tarun Choudhary and Dr Nirdosh Kumar addressed the audience.

CONFERENCE: The General Category Welfare Federation, led by its president, Mr Shyam Lal Sharma, will hold a conference at Damdama Sahib on Baisakhi day. This was announced by the general secretary of the federation, Mr Nirmal Singh, on Sunday. He said the federation would expose the appeasement policy of different political parties on the reservation issue in the conference.

KILLED: One person was killed when he fell into a well at adamwal village near here on Saturday. According to information Bashir Khan (50), son of Ismile Khan, had gone to the well to drink water. The police has registered a case.

MEDICAL CAMP: A homoeopathic medical camp was organised at Bagrian village near here on Saturday. About 350 patients were examined by Dr Chander Kant and Dr Anu Sharma. Medicines were distributed free of cost to the needy.

DISTRIBUTED: The Lions Club (City Smile), Banga, at a function at Gujjarpur Khurd village on Saturday distributed shoes and socks among students of the village school, tricycle to a handicapped person, sewing machines and suits to two needy women, informed Mr Harmesh Singh, president of the club.

FUNCTION HELD: Shivalik Public School organised a function on the school premises to mark the Baisakhi festival. The students presented skits, speeches and poems.

WATER SUPPLY: Residents of Vikas Nagar and other colonies developed on the Rahon road and interior mohallas here have been facing inconvenience due to the erratic supply of piped water for the past couple of weeks. The authorities concerned attribute the problem to a defect in the water-pump situated at Vikas Nagar.

ARRESTED: The police has arrested Parbhat Batra, alias Ashu, and Varinder Singh on the charge of selling pirated CDs. Over 200 CDs were recovered from the two. 

AMBEDKAR JAYANTI: The Bhartiya Valmiki Sabha and the Dr B.R. Ambedkar Youth Federation will celebrate 112th birth anniversary of Dr Ambedkar in Ludhiana on Monday. Activists of these organisations would participate in march from the Congress office under the leadership of Mr Rakesh Pandey, state minister, Mr K.K. Bawa, DCC President and Mr Paramjit Thapar, said a communique by Lala Jiwan Kumar, vice-president, of the sabha, on Sunday.



URGED: Himachal state unemployed block publicity field workers have urged the government to restore their services which were terminated by the BJP government when it came to power in 1998. Addressing mediapersons here on Sunday, Kishan Singh Kanwar, convener , HP State Former Block Publicity Field Workers Union said a deputation of the union met the Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister, Mr Sat Mahajan, here on Saturday and presented him a memorandum urging the re-appointment of these 70 field publicity workers.


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