Monday, April 28, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


ARTISTS DAY: The Indian Academy of Fine Arts (IAFA) here in collaboration with AIFACS, New Delhi, will celebrate Artists Day on Monday, holding artists’ camp at Thakur Singh Art Gallery. The participants will be given Rs 1,000 each.

INJURED: Mr Jaswant Singh, a contractor, was found injured near Karamgarh Satran village on the Bathinda-Gidderbaha road on Saturday and admitted to the local Civil Hospital by some volunteers of an NGO. He was riding a motor cycle. In another incident a woman was bitten by a stray dog in the Amarpura Basti area of the city. HEART HOSPITAL: Dr G.S. Nagpal, Managing Partner, NOVA Heart Institute, at the opening ceremony of the hospital, here on Saturday said it has modern facilities, including a cardiac theatre, a neuro theatre, 10-bedded ICU and 10 private rooms for the patients.

SUICIDE: Sukhjinder Singh (26), a resident of Dhindsa. Village, allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison. According to information, the deceased had to attend a court in Moga pertaining to marital dispute. His body was found near Sukar river A case has been registered against his in-laws.

TWO THEFT CASES: Four persons on two motor cycles came to Zira Gas Agency situated on the Zira-Kot Isckhan road and decamped with Rs 36000 in cash and a cordless telephone at gunpoint. In another case, two motor-cycle borne youths took away Rs 50,000 in cash from Ranjit Singh near Machhiwara.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local chapter of the Indian Medical Association: president — Dr B.B. Sharma; vice-president — Dr Sukhdev Raj Deora, Dr D.R. Bangotra and Dr Vinod Bhalla; secretary — Dr Harsh Bhola.

HEALTH CAMP: As many as150 employees of Bharat Sanchar Nigam were examined for various heart ailments during a free check-up camp organised jointly by the BSNL authorities and the management of the local BBC Hear Centre at the Gymkhana. on Saturday. An audio-video demonstration was conducted by Dr Sushant Srivastava, senior cardiac surgeon of the centre.

: An orientation programme for parents of tiny tots of Children Valley School was held at Hotel Park Plaza on Friday. Mr Kenny, an education advisor from Delhi, was the resource person. Ms Bindiya Chaudhary and Ms Shivani Chaudhary, Principal and Vice-Principal of the school, respectively, said more courses of the sort would be conducted in near future.

SEMINAR: A drug awareness programme was organised by GMT Senior Secondary Public School in collaboration with the Ludhiana Jaycees Club here on Saturday. Dr Manminder Singh delivered a lecture to the students with the help of audio-visual aids. Ms Heema Jassal, Principal, and Mr K.S. Thind and Mr J.S. Thind, directors, were present on the occasion.

KASHYAP SAMAJ: The Punjab Kashyap Samaj held a Parivar sammelan at Shagun Palace here on Sunday morning.

SCHOOL FUNCTION: The annual prize distribution function of GTB National Public Senior Secondary School, Dakha, was held on Sunday. The chief guest was Mr H.S. Sandhu, secretary, Guru Harkrishan Public School, Bahtinda.

COURSES LAUNCHED: Infopark has launched advanced courses in fashion, textile and interior designing. The director of the institute, Mr Rakesh Kapoor said, “The new courses will help students to develop their creative minds and achieve significant positions in fashion industry”. They said the institute had a network of 100 centres all over India.

LIBRARY INAUGURATED: A library, established by the Book Bank, Jagraon, was inaugurated in the old sabzimandi road area by Mr Gurcharan Singh Galib, MP. Mr A.S. Bains, a former Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, was the chief guest and the function was presided over by Mr Gurmit Singh, SDM. Mr Galib has earlier contributed Rs 2.5 lakh for the project. Mr Himmat Verma, president of the Book Bank, said deserving students of classes XI and XII would be provided free books on every Saturday.

SCHEME LAUNCHED: Procter & Gamble in association with Sony Entertainment Television on Saturday announced the launch of “Shiksha — secure your child’s future”, a promotional campaign to help educate children in India. At a press conference held at a hotel, Mr Padamnabham of the P&G said Rs 5 million worth of graduation and tuition fee would be given under the scheme.

: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Fatehgarh Sahib District Tax Bar Association: president — Mr Satish Dhingra; vice-president — Mr Ashok Bansal; secretary — Mr Sanjit Sharma; cashier-cum-joint secretary — Mr Shashi Yadwinder Singh; chairman (sales tribunal) — Mr Prem Bansal; and chairman (income tax penal) — Mr Rupinder Puri.

HELD WITH POPPY HUSK: The police on a tip-off, on Saturday night, arrested Chhinder Singh Binder Singh and Rachhalpal Singh and impounded their truck (PAC 7284) for carrying 65 bag of poppy husk.

3 HURT IIN MISHAP: Three occupants of a Maruti car, all residents of Moga were injured when their car collided head-on with a truck near Kharar village on Saturday. One of them was identified as Satinder Sharma, a Moga advocate. 

DE-ADDICTION CAMP: A 15-day free drug de-addiction camp was organised by Dr Kotnis Acupuncture Hospital, Ludhiana, at Har Bhagat Dwar Beerowal (Nawanshahr). Mr Joginder Singh Saroye councillor, UK, sponsored the camp which concluded on Saturday. Dr. Inderjit Singh, Medical Superintendent of the hospital, said out of 41 patients admitted on the first day, as many as 15 addicts, including three smack-addicts, were discharged after detoxification.

TWO DIE IN MISHAPS: Ghanaya, a labourer from Bihar, was killed in a bizarre incident here on Saturday. He was sitting on a combine when it was hit by another vehicle. He fell down and was crushed under the combine. In another accident RMP Devinder Singh, alias Timpi, was killed when his cycle was hit near Kanshi Nagar.



SPIRITUAL AWARENESS: A zonal English-medium spiritual awareness programme to “resolve crisis of characters” was organised by the Sant Nirankari Mandal here on Saturday. Mr Niranjan Singh, a former Financial Commissioner of Punjab, and Mr Kesho Ram Nandwani, zonal head of the mandal, addressed the gathering.

FREE CHECK-UP: Mukat Hospital and Heart Institute of Chandigarh is organising a free heart check-up camp on the CRPF premises in Sector 43 from Tuesday. During the camp, the ECG and blood tests will be done free of cost.

MEETING: A meeting of the All-India Physically Handicapped Association was held in Sector 4 here on Sunday, where Dr Vikram Jaswal, president of the association, said volunteers would be raised to help the physically challenged get employment and access to public buildings. 

FOUNDATION DAY: The Retired Persons Welfare Association celebrated its 20th foundation day in Chaman La l DAV School of Sector 11 here on Sunday. A cultural programme was organised on this occasion, where Mr I.D. Kamboj was the chief guest and Mr V.K. Sood, councillor from Ward No. 4, was the guest of honour.

GRIEVANCE PANEL: At a meeting on Sunday, 12 of the 20 complaints received by the District Grievance Committee meeting were disposed of by the Deputy Commissioner, Ms Satwanti Ahlawat. Complaints regarding recovery by bank, encroachment on the Budanpur village phirni and poor bus service in the villages of Sarakpur, Tabar, Haripur, Bajidpur and Harioli were taken up at the meeting.

UROLOGY CAMP: A free mega urology camp was inaugurated at the multi-speciality wing of Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Eye Hospital of Sohana on Sunday, where radiologists, pathologists and radiographers examined 300 patients from Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Chandigarh.



GHEE STOLEN: Thieves stole ghee worth Rs 1 lakh from a wholesale shop located on the Ambala Hisar road near Durga Nagar on Sunday. An eye witness told the police that when she was going to gurdwara she saw a van parked in front of the shop and a few persons were loading tins of ghee into it. The shopkeeper said Rs 10,000 lying in the cash box had also been stolen. The police has registered a case.

GANG BUSTED: The police has busted a gang of robbers who were involved in a number of thefts in the city and cantonment area. According to the police, Sandeep, Vikas and Som Nath had been arrested in this regard. A large number of car stereos, cycles and other valuables worth Rs 50,000 had been recovered from their possession.

COPS HELD BY VB: A Sub-Inspector and a Head Constable were caught red-handed while accepting a bribe by a team of the Vigilance Bureau during a raid at Pundri on Saturday. Naresh Kumar Manchanda of Pundri had complained to the bureau that he was being threatened by the two that a case under the Gambling Act would be registered against him. If he did not pay Rs.20,000 to them.



DEBATE CONTEST: Frank Anthony Memorial All-India Inter-School Debate was held here on Saturday at Shimla Public School.” Seven schools participated. The topic of the debate was “Nothing is good or bad. Thinking makes it so. “Bishop Cotton School was declared the winner and Shimla Public School runner-up. Vaibhav Rajour was adjudged the best speaker. The other winners were Rubina Dilaik and Abhishek Chand. The judges were Mrs Rama Gupta, Kunwar Vijay Singh and Mrs Madhu Parmar.


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