Tuesday, April 29, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


OFFICE-BEARERS: The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union, district council, on Monday elected Prof D.K. Walia of Hindu College and Prof R.K. Kaushal of DAV College as district president and secretary, respectively. In a resolution, it condemned the dismissal of Professor Kaura and Prof Baljinder Singh by the Khalsa College managing committee and demanded their reinstatement.

RESULT OUT: Guru Nanak Dev University declared the result of the test held for the recruitment of clerk-cum-junior data entry operator here on Monday. The result would be available at the notice board of the administrative block and at the university information centre and public relations department at phone number 2255711.

DHARNA HELD: Residents of Mota Singh Nagar staged a dharna outside the office of a liquor contractor here on Sunday, demanding that it be shifted from the residential area. Addressing a gathering, senior vice-president of the Mota Singh Nagar Welfare Society, Mr Sarvesh Bharti, alleged that the office caused inconvenience to the residents as it caused traffic blockade due to heavy rush of vehicles outside. Also, eve-teasing in the area had increased.

CHEMIST HELD: The district police has booked a medical shop owner on the charge of selling drugs without the mandatory doctors’ prescription. Mr Varinder Kumar, SSP, in a press note here on Sunday, said in compliance with the directions issued by the Deputy Commissioner to prohibit the sale of drugs which came under the Narcotics Act, a raid was conducted by a police party at Guru Nanak Medical Hall, Deep Nagar and the owner held.

FUNCTION: A facilitation function was organised by the Civil Lines branch of the State Bank of India here on Saturday. Representatives of various pensioner bodies of Punjab Government pensioners, Central Government pensioners, railways and ex-servicemen lauded the efforts of the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Agarwal, according to a press note.

PARSHURAM JAYANTI: Bhagwan Parshuram Brahman Sabha will celebrate Bhagwan Parshuram Jayanti on May 4 at N.M. Jain Model Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar Chowk, Presidents of Brahman sabhas of the various districts will be honoured. A book on the life of Bhagwan Parshuram title written by Pt. Shanker Dutt Shastri will be released.

IDOL INSTALLATION: Shree Durga Mandir, Urban Estate Dugri Road, here will celebrate annual ‘Murti Sthapana Divas’ on May 1. An executive meeting under the presidentship of Mr Ramesh Garg was held which was attended by Mr R.G. Sharma, Mr Sushil Behal, Mr Ramesh Bansal, Mr J.N. Batta, Mr H.D. Joshi, Mr S.K. Nayyar, Mr Narinder Gupta, Mr Mahipal Singh, Mr Raj Garg, Mr Vipan Bansal, Mr O.P. Dutta, Mr J.N. Bansal, Mr Harish Bhandar and Mr Naresh Batta.

ACCIDENT: A tractor-trailer loaded with wheat was smashed when it was hit by a train at on unmanned railway crossing at Ahmedpur village in the district on Sunday. The tractor-trailer belonged to Mr Budh Singh of Kanakwal village. The driver of the tractor-trailer fled from the spot. The railway police registered 

SEMINAR: The science faculty of Kirpal Sagar Academy organised a seminar on ‘Practical experience on organic farming’ at the academy premises, 15 km from here, on Saturday. Dr Karamjit Singh, chairman and Mr Augestine Issac, principal, presided. Ms Evelyn (Austria), who was the chief guest, delivered the keynote, address.

BAR ASSOCIATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the District Bar Association: president — Mr Haripal Singh Dhillon; vice-president — Ms Sapna Jaggi; general secretary — Mr Dhiraj Sehajpal; and treasurer — Mr Gulshan Rai.

LIONS CLUB: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Lions Club Services: president — Mr Bhupinder Mahajan; vice-president — Mr Ramesh Mahajan; secretary — Mr Ashok Raina and cashier — Mr Kishore Dogra.

4 NRIs BOOKED: The local police has registered a case of cruelty and criminal breach of trust under Sections 498-A and 406, IPC, against six persons, including four NRIs, for tormenting a newly wed woman for dowry. Two persons have been held in this connection. The case has been registered on a complaint by Gurbax Singh of Lidhran village in Beas.

MEMORANDUM: Talking to press mediapersons here on Sunday in the local civil rest house, Dr Paramjit Singh, State Secretary of the Punjab State Veterinary Officers Association (PSVOA), said a delegation of the state executive of the association led by Dr Rajinder Singh, state president, met the Director, Animal Husbandry Punjab, Dr Harsoorat Singh on Saturday. A memorandum was submitted to him enlisting various demands of the veterinary officers, he said. Dr Paramjit Singh said Dr Harsoorat Singh assured them that their demands would be considered in the coming days.

DE-ADDICTION: At least 60 persons after being treated at six de-addiction centres run by the police, were sent back to their parents at a function organised here on Sunday under the chairmanship of Mr Narinder Bhargawa, SSP. The function was attended by representatives of different political parties, the police and other officials.

MEDICAL CAMP: A free medical check up camp was held at Toors’ Nursing Home in Bartana on Monday. As many as 140 persons were examined by Dr S.S. Toor, Dr A.S. Toor, Dr Simran and Dr Rajeev. Tests were done free of cost.



EXHIBITION: Mansi Oberoi, a pass out from National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFD), Chandigarh, organised a three-day exhibition at Aroma hotel to showcase an exquisite and unique blend of attires for women.



SHAM-e-RUKSAT: Students of electronics and communication of MM Engineering College, Mulana (Ambala), organised a Sham-e-Ruksat comprising a cultural programme followed by dance. Gaurav Pratap Singh and Deepika Sood were adjudged as “Mr Personality” “Miss Personality”. It was a farewell function.

BOOKED: The railway police seized over 2 kg of opium from two persons on a platform at the railway station here on Monday. Nishan Singh and Rajinder Singh, who hail from Ferozepore have been booked under the NDPS Act.

CLEANLINESS DRIVE: Mr Raj Kumar Nagpal, the Secretary of the local Municipal Committee, said the committee had launched a campaign to clean the ancient water bodies. 

BOOK RELEASED: A function was held at the conference hall of the Yadvindra Gardens on Sunday to release “Vapsi”, a collection of stories by Vishnu Sexena. The programme was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Pinjore Hills. The Director of the Haryana Sahitya academy, who was the chief guest, released the book.



INVESTITURE CEREMONY: Eicher School here organised its 10th investiture ceremony on the school premises on Sunday. Mr Surinder Verma DSP, was the chief guest. Mrs Shalini Kashyap, Principal of the school, said the school cabinet had been formed to prepare young children to discharge their duties. Newly appointed head boy Vivek Sharma, head girl Kanika Malhotra (seniors) and Vaibhav and Puneet (juniors) also expressed their feelings on being part of the cabinet.


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