Saturday, April 19, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


RELEASED: The government has released Rs 7 crore to Pungrain (state), Rs 7 crore to Punsup and Rs 7 crore to Markfed. This was stated by Mr Vikas Partap, Deputy Commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib, at a joint meeting of procurement agencies, arhtiyas, farmers and market committee officials held here in the grain market complex on Friday.

THREATENED: Mr Baljeet Singh Annian, a social worker and vice-president of the local unit of the Anti-Corruption Federation of India (regd), in a press note released here on Friday, threatened self-immolation if demand for 24-hour power supply to Annian village was not fulfilled.

DEMANDED: The Punjab Improvement Trust Workers’ Union has demanded the immediate release of dearness allowance for the retired workers of the trust like other departments.

DEATH CONDOLED: Guru Nanak Dev University on Friday expressed sorrow the death of former Vice-Chancellor Dr Karam Singh Gill at a condolence meeting on the university campus here. Vice Chancellor Dr S.P. Singh, Pro Vice-Chancellor Dr Satinder Singh Registrar Dr R.S. Bawa and others observed a two-minute silence.

DHARNA: Members of executive body of the All-India Punjab National Bank Officers’ Association, Hoshiarpur unit, staged a day-long dharna in front of their regional office here on Thursday to press for the solving of the long standing issues with the bank. A rally was also held.

ARRESTED: The Kartarpur police has arrested Kuldip Singh Raju, a resident of Brahmpur village, along with a .12 bore countrymade pistol and three cartridges. The accused, according to Mr Varinder Kumar, SSP, had procured the weapon recently to commit some crime.

BOOKED: The police has booked Jagjit Singh, a resident of Mand village and Purshotam Lal, a resident of Neelamahal village, for allegedly defrauding Charan Pal, a resident of Jalandhar’s Mohala Karar Khan, of Rs 4 lakh in the name of sending his son Shammi Kumar abroad. A case has been registered under Sections 406 and 420 of the IPC.

HELD: The police has arrested an alleged chain snatcher Jaswinder Singh Kaka, a resident of Jamsher village, and recovered three gold chains, one gold necklace and a motor cycle. The preliminary interrogation of the accused, according to the police revealed that Jaswinder had snatched a gold chain from a woman scooter rider on Wednesday from near Masandh Chowk, another from a woman travelling a rickshaw near link Road and a gold necklace from the house of Mr Ajay Kumar, a resident of the Model House area. The stolen motor cycle recovered from the accused originally belonged to Harwinder Singh of Garha locality.

CELEBRATED: A colourful Baisakhi festival was celebrated by members of the Jullundur Gymkhana Ladies Club. The members were danced up in typical Punjabi attire. The club was decorated like a traditional village.

FIRE: Three migrant workers were injured when fire broke out at a coal Chakki of V.K. Industry, a rolling mill on the G.T. Road, Khanna, on Friday. Two persons were admitted to a hospital in Patiala while the third person was discharged after giving a first aid. The fire broke out at around lunch time in the coal Chakki. Three workers were injured. They were rushed to the Civil Hospital, Khanna. The injured have been identified as Jathinder Kumar, Onkar Shrivastav and Uttam Bahadar.

INJURED: A rickshaw puller was seriously injured at a level crossing on the Lalheri road on Thursday night. An arm and a leg of the rickshaw puller, Santosh Kumar, a resident of the Marria road here were chopped off while he was hit by a train at level crossing. He was rushed to the Civil Hospital.

AGENCY OWNER BOOKED: The local police has booked a tractor agency owner on the complaint of two residents of Chadiala village Mr Ramesh Pal and Mr Nanak Chand (brothers). They have complained that they had booked a tractor at this agency and deposited Rs 50,000 in a bank. However, the agency delivered them an old tractor about which they came to know after three days. When they complained, they were told that a new tractor would be delivered to them after a couple of days. After four days the tractor was returned to the agency. Agency people got signature of the complainants on a blank sheet on the pretext of completing formalities for purchasing a tractor. The complainants alleged the agency prepared a fake power of attorney and the tractor was sold out through a dealer of Patiala. A case was registered under Sections 420, 467, 468 and 471 of the IPC. The accused, Karamjeet Singh, was produced in a court and remanded in police custody till April 20.

FUNCTION: Shri Sidh Seva Mandal (regd), Dhuri Line, Ludhiana, is celebrating its 16th free education fees distribution function on April 20. A cultural programme will be organised on the occasion. A meeting to this effect was held on Friday at Shri Sidh Baba Balaknath Temple.

APPOINTED: Dr Amarjit Singh Dua, a member of Senate and former member of Syndicate, Panjab University, Chandigarh, has been appointed Principal, Government College, Zira. He specialises in Sikh Mysticism. He was the Head of the Postgraduate Department of Punjabi and Vice-Principal of Government College for Women, Ludhiana.

INAUGURATED: Honda Activa has sold 1.75 lakh scooters in India in 19 months after its launch in the country. This was stated on Thursday by the Director, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India, Mr Motoo Suzuki, after inaugurating Pioneer Honda showroom here. 

INSPECTION: The Managing Director of the FCI, Mr Naresh Chaturvedi, will inspect mandis of the district on April 20 to oversee the rabi procurement. He will be accompanied by Mr Zaved Yusuf Zai, Executive Director (Commercial), Mr A.K. Chaturvedi, Manager (Vigilance), and Mr K. Shiva Parsad, Senior Manager, Punjab region.

REVIEWED: Mr G.S. Sahotra, DIG (Border Range) reviewed the law and order situation at a meeting of senior police officers of the district here on Thursday. Mr Sahota talking to the mediapersons after the meeting said more police posts and check posts would be set up in and around the city to check incidents of thefts and robberies which had increased instantly.

AWARDED: As many as 30 students from Ist standard to 10th standard of Government Primary and High Schools of Khattran village, who won distinction in studies and secured Ist, 2nd and 3rd positions were awarded Late Mr Sadhu Singh and Mata Chand Kaur Memorial Educational awards, cash awards, medals and certificates by Mr Kirpal Singh Khattran, IFS, Inspector, Gurdarshan Singh, Amarjit Singh, Deputy Manager Milkfed, Jaspal Singh, ITO at a function held on Thursday at Gurdwara Sri Karamsar Sahib at Khattran village, near here.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Hotel and Banquet Association, Zirakpur: president — Mr Pradeep Aggarwal; secretary — Mr Avtar Singh; and cashier — Mr Parminder Singh.



BOOKS RELEASED: Buland-e-Khyal and Unche Vichar, books written by Dr V.P. Gupta in Persian and Devnagri scripts, respectively, were released at a special function organised at house number 194 in Sector 19-A. The books were released by a former Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Justice J.V. Gupta. Justice Gupta is also the national president of the Bharat Vikas Parishad, under whose aegis the books were released. Dr Gupta is a prolific Urdu writer. His collections of short poems cover themes like moral and human values. In his latest releases, Dr Gupta has dealt with the subjects of religiosity and patriotism.



CONDEMNED: The Himachal pradesh State Journalists Federation has criticised and condemned the slapping of case under POTA (Prevention of Terrorism Act) against the Tamil weekly “Nakkiran’s” Editor R.R. Gopal by the Tamil Nadu Government and has called it “unwarranted”.

WELCOMED: The Nagar Sudhar Sabha here has welcomed the opening of another 24-hour medicine shop at Regional Hospital here and said this would provide great relief to patients and their attendants.

COMMITTEE FORMED: Mr Harsh Mahajan, Minister for Animal Husbandry, has constituted a 10-member steering committee with a view to ensuring the speedy implementation of various development programmes and schemes launched by the Congress government in Chamba with Mr D.N. Pardesi, as convener. The other members are: Mr Parmesh Puri, Mr Jagdish Handa, Mr Vaneet Vij, Mr Mohinder handa, Mr Yoginder Sharma, Mr Jatinder surya, Mr Tej Singh Jasrotia, Mr Kamli Kant Gupta and Mr Liaquat Ali.

APPOINTED: Mr Sunder Lal Verma, general secretary of the state unit of the Himachal Vikas Congress, in a press statement said here on Thursday that the state president of the HVC, mr Anil Sharma, had appointed ex-MLA K.K. Kaushal, as president of the legal cell of the party. Mr Sharma has also appointed Mr Tarsem Bharti, as joint secretary of the state unit of the party and ex-MLA Nand Kumar has been appointed president of the district unit of the HVC of Chamba district, Mr Verma added.

LAUNCHED: Military Hospital, Jutog, on Thursday launched a health scheme for ex-servicemen and their dependants. Brig Vijay Singh of the Army Training Command inaugurated the scheme. The ex-servicemen are required to contribute once for the scheme which would be fixed on the basis of their pension. The ex-servicemen in case of emergency could also be referred to other hospitals for special treatments.


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