Monday, May 5, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


PRIZES DISTRIBUTED: The annual prize distribution function of Des Raj DAV Public School, Batala, was held on the campus on Saturday. Mr Parneet Bhardwaj, SDM, Batala, was the chief guest and the function was presided over by Mr Madan Lal, a former Principal of S.L. Bawa DAV College, Batala and manager of this school.

BOOKED: A case has been registered under Section 498-A against Kamaljit Singh, son of Avtar Singh of Kot Fatuhi village, for torturing his wife Harjot Kaur. In her complaint to the SSP, Ms Harjot Kaur, daughter of Chanan Singh, a resident of Milap Nagar, stated that she had got married to Kamaljit Singh on January 21, 2003. She alleged that soon after the marriage Kamaljit Singh asked her to bring Rs 5 lakh from her parents.

PO ARRESTED: a proclaimed offender, Chan Singh, who has been absconding for eight years has been arrested. The Hariana police has registered a case under Section 379, IPC, against him in 1995 for his alleged involvement in a theft case.

DIED OF BURNS: Amarjit Kaur of Salempur village succumbed to her burns at DMC Hospital, Ludhiana, on Friday night. She received serious burn injuries while cooking food at her house on April 21.

THEFT: Some household articles including Rs 70,000 cash were stolen from the house of Mr Daler Singh at Darapur on Friday night. A case has been registered.

ARRESTED: A member of the infamous “cobra” gang has been arrested and a stolen car recovered from his possession. Mr Varinder Kumar, SSP, said on Saturday that following a tip-off regarding sale of stolen cars, a naka was laid and Ashok Kumar of Hoshiarpur was arrested. Meanwhile, Bhagwan Dass of Sarai Khas village has been arrested for selling psychotropic substances and drugs without valid medical prescription.

PLANNED: The Sarb Sikhia Abhiyan (SSA) Authority, plans to create 104 posts of officer and clerk at the state and district level. It has also been proposed to fill these posts on deputation from other departments, if available, otherwise to recruit new employees on contract basis. Mr Joginder Singh Aulakh, former state president, Gazetted Educational School Services Association (GESSA), Punjab, in a press note issued here on Friday said that with such a decision school officials would have no link with the SSA scheme.

BLOOD DONATION CAMP: As many as 50 students of the local Dayanand Amarnath College of Education for Women in collaboration with the local Blood Donors Council held a scooter rally to create awareness about voluntary blood donation and AIDS in the district on Saturday. The students donated blood at a number of on-the-spot blood donation camps.

TRIBUTES PAID: Tributes were paid to Satguru Brahmanandji Bhuriwale at the “Shradhanjli samaroh” organised to mark his first death anniversary at Pojewal village, about 25 km from here on Saturday. Thousands of devotees belonging to Garibdasi Bhuriwale sect from all over the state and adjoining states thronged the village to pay homage to the sant.

TRUSTEES: Dr Tejpal Singh Dhillon and Dr Gurmail Singh have been nominated trustees of the Guru Nanak Mission Medical and Educational Trust, Dhahan Kaleran (Nawanshahr).

SEMINAR: A district-level seminar on “New Education Policy and implementation of Sarv Shikhia Abhiyan” will be organised at Government Secondary School, Kahma (Nawanshahr), on Tuesday.

CONVOCATION: The local Dayanand Amarnath College of Education for Women will organise an annual convocation function here on May 9 to confer B.Ed. degrees on students. The Higher Education Minister, Mr Harnam Dass Johar would be the chief guest, said Dr Dev Ichha Shekhar, Principal.

RICE MILLERS’ BODY: The Punjab Rice Millers Association (PRMA) has appreciated various steps taken by the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) to root out corruption in the board. In a press note, Mr Tarsem Saini, president of the PRMA, welcomed the board’s step of allowing rice millers to approach the board even before they purchased land for setting up a mill. He said the traders would not face any hardship in procuring the no-objection certificate as the board would now clear or reject applications for sites within 48 hours of receiving the application. Mr Saini added that the association also welcomed the step to do away with the monopoly of one firm for installing air pollution control devices. He said now 23 new firms had been registered with the board for the purpose and the rate of the device had now come down from Rs 85,000 to Rs 58,000.

SCHOLARSHIP: Partik Singh, Sameer Maudgil, Nitin Verma and Vishal Gupta, all NCC cadets, have been awarded a scholarship of Rs 5000 each by the NCC Cadets Welfare Society at BBMB DAV School.



HEALTH AWARENESS MEET: The Urban Estates Welfare Association (UEWA) Ambala city, organised a health awareness meet in association with the Indian Medical Association, Ambala unit, at the Sector 9 community centre on Sunday. A large number of senior citizens from various sectors attended the meet. Dr Sant Ram Arora, Dr Kuldeep Kumar, Dr Ashok Sarwal, Dr Raj Kumar, Dr Awan Chaudhry and Dr Rattan Kumar spoke about symptoms of various chronic diseases. Mr Virender Singla and Mr Jagdish Ahuja, president and general secretary of the UEWA, respectively, also spoke on the occasion.

WHEAT PROCUREMENT: The arrival of wheat in Kaithal mandis till Thursday had touched the 5,49,836 MT mark as against the arrival of 5,27,988 MT during the same period last year. This was stated by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Agarwal, here on Friday. He said the Food and Supply Department, Haryana, had purchased 1,46,000 MT, Hafed 1,38,117 MT, FCI 94,108 MT, Haryana Warehousing Corporation 73, 888 MT, Haryana Agro 45,008 MT and Confed 50,877 MT.

SALARY NOT PAID: A contract labourer, Yash Pal Sharma, engaged by the Food and Civil Supply Department here, alleged that he had not been paid his salary since October 2002. As a result he had been facing a financial crisis since then.

SUSPENDED: Food and Supply Inspector Roshan Lal Mudgil was suspended on Friday for alleged gross negligence and violation of government rules pertaining of wheat storage system and issuing of rice levy contact numbers.



DOWRY HARASSMENT: Rattan Lal, husband of Santosh Kumari of Reni village in the district, has been arrested under Sections 498-A, 494 and 504, IPC, for maltreating, beating and harassing her for dowry.

FOREST PLAN: Six village forest development committees have been formed and trained to prevent and control forest fires in the six forest ranges of Bilaspur district. There have also been equipped with wireless sets for remaining in touch with the control room here.

THIEF HELD: Ram Pal, hailing from Hoshiarpur (Punjab), was arrested from a Dehra-bound bus at a police naka in Jwalamukhi on Friday night and a gunny bag containing about 25 kg of telephone wire was recovered from him. He confessed that he was member of the gang responsible for many thefts in the area.

PARSHURAM JAYANTI: The Parwanoo unit of the Brahamin Sabha of Himachal Pradesh, celebrated Parshuram Jayanti at Ved Mandir here on Sunday. A ‘havan’ was organised on the occasion in which about 50 brahamins took part. According to Mr Harimohan Sharma and Mr Mool Raj Sharma, president and vice-president of the sabha, respectively, a two-day ‘Akhil Bhartiya Brahamin sammelan’ will be organised in Parwanoo on June 7 and 8.

PANCHKARMA THERAPY: The Himachal Pradesh Government has decided to popularise ‘Panchkarma therapy’ and to use it to give impetus to tourism in the state. According to an official spokesman, a decision to this effect was taken at a meeting at Shimla recently. The meeting was attended by the Principal Secretary (Tourism) of the state.

CONGRATULATED: Himachal Pradesh Congress President and Power Minister Vidya Stokes congratulated Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mr Nawal Kishore Sharma on their appointment as members of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Saturday. She also congratulated the other newly appointed CWC members, including the general secretaries.


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