Tuesday, April 22, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


RALLIES HELD: The struggle committee supported by the Bharatiya Mazdoor Singh, the Technical Services Union Employees Federation, AITUC, the Bijli Mulazim Front of the PSEB employees held rallies in front of the offices of the Subdivisional Officer at Purana Shalla, Behrampur and Dorangla on Monday in protest against the recommendations of the Haldia Commission.

ARRESTED: The police on Monday arrested a chain snatcher Raghbir Singh, alias Toni, a resident of Bhumbli village and recovered gold ornaments valued at Rs 12,000. In another case the police arrested Bholi, a resident of Deeda village under Dinanagar police station, under the Excise Act and recovered 20 kg of lahan.

SPECIAL SCHEME: To check the erosion of agriculture land and for the proper utilisation of water in sub-mountaneous areas of Kandi, the Soil and Water Conservation Department, Punjab, has prepared special schemes. This was disclosed by Mr Romesh Chander Dogra, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, while inaugurating the watershed association building at Bhavnaur village in Talwara block on Sunday.

CASE REGISTERED: A case of duping by a travel agents was reported at Tanda police station on Sunday. Harinder Singh, son of Roop Lal, lodged a complaint against the travel agents Amarjit Singh and his wife Kulwinder Kaur of Kapurthala. He alleged that the two took Rs 2 lakh from him for sending him to Italy in 2001. They neither sent him nor returned the money. The Tanda police has registered a case under Sections 420/ 34 of the IPC.

ARRESTED: The police has arrested a travel agent for allegedly cheating innocent youths from Gohirah village under Nakodar police station on Monday. According to police sources Balwinder Singh of Gohiran village alleged that Mehnga Singh of the same village took Rs 60,000 from him on the pretext of sending his son to Malaysia. But neither he was sent abroad nor the money was returned. A case has been registered under Sections 406/420 of the IPC.

RESOLUTION: The municipal council has decided to provide water supply and sewerage facilities to all residents residing in the limits of the committee after taking a loan from Hudco. A resolution about this was passed at the first meeting of the newly elected council, held on Monday under the presidentship of Mr Charanjit Singh.

: The local Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle has set up a centre to help persons injured in accidents. Inaugurating the centre, Mr Ram Singh, chief organiser, said it would lend medical support equipment for the physically challenged such as wheelchairs, crutches and walkers etc. to the needy persons without any charges. Mr Kartar Singh, Avtar Singh and Narinder Singh will be managing the centre on an honorary basis. Dr Charan Kamal Singh, Mr Sarabjit Singh and Mr Jasbir Singh also spoke.

DISSOLVED: The state executive committee of the SC/ST Cell of the Punjab Pradesh Youth Congress has been dissolved by the party high command. According to Mr Jasvir Johny, chairman of the cell, the All-India Youth Congress President, Mr Randeep Singh Surjewala, will soon make fresh nominations to the executive committee. The district presidents, however, will continue to function as before.

NOMINATED: Mr Nirmal Singh Kaira has been nominated district chief organiser of Ludhiana urban unit of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Sewa Dal. In a communication to Mr Kaira, the state organiser, Mr Rajinder Rasrania, informed that the nomination was approved by Mr Prahlad Yadav, chief organiser of the All-India Congress Sewa Dal. OC

GUJARATI SAMAJ CHIEF: Gujarati Samaj organised ‘sneh milan’ at Durga Temple, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, on Sunday. Around 70 Gujarati families participated in the get-together. Mr Raaz Thakur was elected leader of the Gujarati Samaj unopposed. Mr Bharat Bhai Shah was elected secretary, Mr Dinesh Mehta, general secretary, Mr Piyush Shah, cashier, and Mr Ramesh Patel, coordinator. ‘Dandiya’ and ‘garba’ were also organised. 

PHOTO-EXHIBITION: Punjab Darshan, a photo-exhibition by Mr Baljit Singh, was organised at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, here on Monday. Seventy photographs of the monuments such as forts, gurdwaras, mosques, churches, temples, statues, gardens and culture of Punjab were exhibited. Mr J.I. Vandalen from Dalimex, Holland, accompanied by Mr John Aupperlee from Holland, inaugurated it. Mr R.S. Gill, Principal, and Mr Ranjodh Singh, member of the managing committee, appreciated the work of Mr Baljit Singh.

MERCEDES CAMP: Merceds Benz organised a special service camp free of cost from April 16 to 20. According to Mr Manjit Singh Bala, Managing Director of Tai-Pan Traders, dealers for Mercedes Benz in North India, on an average 20 vehicles were checked daily during the camp. He said vehicles from different parts of the region were brought at the camp. 

ANNUAL DAY: Students and staff of Government High School, Shahpur Road, celebrated their annual day on Sunday. The function started with the recitation of shabad by students. Ms Joginder Kaur, headmistress, read the annual report. Prizes were distributed among the students by the chief guest, Mr Surinder Dawar, MLA. Books, notebooks and stationery were distributed among the students of primary and high sections free of cost. Mr Rakesh Prashar, president of Parents Teachers Association, was also present.

RESULTS: Students of the Institute of Management Studies, Model Town, have achieved excellent results in the BCA and the BBA ( semester V) held by Punjab Technical University this year. In BCA, Gurpreet Anand has stood first with 618 marks out of the total 700 and Baljeet Baweja second with 601 marks. In BBA, Nidhi Sood has stood first with 493 marks out of 600 and Sumiti Chopra second with 483 marks. Col H.S. Singha, Director, said 85 per cent students of the school had scored over 70 per cent marks.

ROOPIKA CLUB: Members of Roopika Ladies Club on Monday celebrated its annual day at hotel Mariot. Antakshri, Roopika queen and maha tambola were the main attractions of the programme. A fashion show was also organised. Ms Sushila Gupta, Deputy Mayor, was the chief guest. She said such programmes should be regularly organised so that one should not forget one’s rich traditions.

INJURED: Shani Kumar, his mother Mindo, and cousin Sethi were injured when their scooter collided with a car at Balachaur on Sunday. They were brought to the local Civil Hospital for treatment.

EYE CAMP: The local Rotary Club in collaboration with NRIs organised a free eye check-up camp at Comrade Malkiat Singh Mehli Bhavan on Sunday. A team of eye specialists examined more than 500 patients. Medicine free of cost were given to the needy informed Mr Varinder Ummat, spokesman for the Rotary Club.

CONVOCATION: Dayanand Amarnath College of Education of women will organising its convocation to confer degrees on B.Ed. students of the college (session 1999-2000 and 2000-2001) on May 9 on the college premises. Mr Harnam Dass Johar, Higher Education Minister, will be the chief guest.

PRIZE WON: Rohit Sharma, a student of the local Government Senior Secondary School has won the second prize in the state-level essay writing competition organised by the Punjab State Council For Science and Technology, informed Mr Balihar Singh Bains, district senior supervisor.



CONDEMNED: The joint action committee of employees of the Punjab State Industries Development Corporation (PSIDC), the Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation (PSIEC) and the Punjab Finance Corporation (PFC), at a meeting held here on Monday, passed a resolution criticising the government’s decision to reinstate Mr Mukul Joshi, as the Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Punjab, in view of his controversial background.

ELECTED: Dr S.P. Khullar from the Department of Botany, Panjab University, has been elected president of the Indian Fern Association for the year 2003-04, according to a statement issued here on Monday.

POSTING: Mr Arun Sekhri, a PCS officer, will be joining the Chandigarh Administration on deputation from Punjab. His name was finalised after the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), held an informal interview of PCS officers on Monday. Mr Sekhri will come the place of Mr Sunil Bhatia, Joint Commissioner and Secretary, Municipal Corporation, who is being repatriated to his parent cadre of Punjab.

OFFICE -BEARERS: Mr B.R. Dharmik was elected president of Maharashtra Mandal, Chandigarh, at a meeting of the general body held here on Monday. Other office-bearers include secretary — Mr Krupal Deshmukh; treasurer — Mr Sheerang Borgaonkar; and joint secretary — Mr Mangesh Thakre.

APPOINTED: Mr Rajinder Kumar Mehndiratta was appointed as the general secretary of the Traders Welfare Association, Sector-32D market, at a meeting of the executive body of the association held here on Monday. He was appointed in place of Mr Ashwani Kumar, who had expressed his inability to continue in the post due to personal reasons.

ARMOUR DAY: Cavalry Officers Association will celebrate Armour Day at the DSOI in Chandigarh on May 1 from 8 p.m. onwards. Cavalry officers, wanting to join the celebrations, should contact Col H.I.S. Dhaliwal (Ph: 602664) by April 28, according to an official announcement here on Monday.



RECRUITMENT RALLY: The Army will organise a recruitment rally at Rajindra Stadium , Yol Camp, from May 6 to May 9. Youths belonging to Kangra and Chamba district of the state can participate in the rally. In a press statement issued on Sunday, Col A.N. Jha, Regional Recruitment Officer, said candidates between the age group of 16 to 21 years, belonging to these district and having minimum educational qualification of matriculation with 45 per cent marks or with plus two pass examination were eligible.

FREE CAMP: A large number of persons are attending a 15 day-long reiki, accupressure and sajak yog free treatment camp organised at SVN Public School. The camp has been organised by the Rotary Club in collaboration with the Red Cross Society, Sirmour.


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