Friday, May 9, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


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REQUESTED: Communist leader Satya Pal Dang has requested the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to intervene in the matter regarding the payment of salaries to the SPOs and Home Guards. In a letter to the Chief Minister, Mr Dang said he had lost the hope of ever getting justice for the SPOs and Home Guards, the Chief Minister could atleast ensure that the salaries were paid in time.

APPOINTED: Mr R.K. Sharma, a retired IPS officer, has been appointed by Member Secretary of the Punjab State Law Commission. The commission has been constituted to suggest ways and means to improve the administration of justice in the state.

INAUGURATED: A clinic was inaugurated by Brig D.S. Kullar, Commander 55 (I), Mechanised Brigade, at Hamirpur on Wednesday. A press note released from Beas where Brigadier Kullar is posted, said the clinic under the aegis of ex-servicemen’s contributory health scheme (ECHS) was one of the 227 polyclinics to be opened nationwide for providing treatment to servicemen and their dependants.

RESENTMENT: Resentment prevails among PSEB employees in Gurdaspur subdivision against the apathy of the EPF Commissioner, Amritsar, for ignoring PSEB employees of the division regarding the issuance of EPF slips. According to official sources EPF slips have not been issued by the EPF Commissioner, Amritsar to PSEB employees of Gurdaspur division for the past more than six years. A leader of the employees told this correspondent on Wednesday that if EPF slips were not issued within one month the employees would resort to strike to get their demand accepted.

FOUNDATION STONE: Mr H.S. Hanspal, President, PPCC, laid the foundation stone of Maharaja Jassa Singh Memorial Law College at Singhpur village in Dasuya subdivision, according to the press release by Maharaja Memorial Education Committee here on Wednesday. Dr Kewal Krishan, Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, announced a grant of Rs 1 lakh from his discretionary fund and Rs 1 lakh by collecting it from the public for the college building.

DHARNA: Members of the Gurdaspur unit of the Government Teachers Union have decided to stage a dharna before Punjab Education Minister, Mr Khushal Behl’s residence at Gurdaspur on May 15. Mr Shubash Sharma, general secretary of the union, said the dharna had been planned in protest against the state government’s education policy.

RANSACKED: Over three armed persons with muffled faces on Tuesday ransacked the house of a truck driver, Amarjit Singh, at Khurampur village. Old enemity is said to be behind the incident.



ELECTED: The following have been elected officer-bearers of the Property Consultants Association, Chandigarh Mohali and Panchkula: chairman — Mr Mangat Rai Baboota; president — Mr JD Gupta; and vice-presidents — Mr Sudhir Bhasin, Manpreet Singh.

RESIDENTS’ ASSN: Mr Ravinder Singh Virdi and Mr Amarjit Singh Randhawa have been elected president and general secretary, respectively, of the Residents Welfare Association (Government Houses, Type I and III) of Sector 33-A. The other office-bearers are: senior vice-president Mr Harpal Singh Kang — advisor — Ram sarup; vice-president — Mr Gurdial Singh; cashier — Mr Kulwant Singh; auditor — Mr A.P. Verma; organising secretary — Mr Manohar Lal; press secretary — Mr Jai Bhagwan; propaganda secretary — Mr Krishan Lal; joint secretary — Mr Desh Raj; and project director for religious functions — Mr Narinder Singh.

CHECK-UP CAMPS: Mass anti-rabiices vaccination, deworming, anti-tick and general health check-up camp for dogs is being organised by the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) at Government Veterinary Hospital, Sector 22 on May 11 from 9.30 am to 1 pm. According to SPCA president Jasbir Ralhan. birth control sterilisation operations will also be performed to check the stray dog population in the city.

EYE CAMP: A free eye and health check-up camp was organised by the Servants of the People Society at Raipur Khurd on Thursday. It was held in collaboration with the Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital’s Ophthalmology Department. As many as 120 patients were examined by Dr Chintan Malhotra and Dr Sonia Bhargava of Sector 32 hospital. Honorary Consultant of the society Dr S. Duggal also examined 38 patients suffering from different ailments. An interactive session was also held by Dr Avnish Jolly. The camp was voluntarily managed by Col M.S. Alagh (retd) and Major A.S. Baidwan (retd), along with Mr N.R. Mittal and Mr S.S. Mann.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the All-India Central Ground Water Board, Employees Association, Branch Executive Committee: chairman — Mr Subh Karan Singh; vice-chairman — Mr Bhag Singh; general secretary — Mr Ishwar Das; assistant secretary — Mr Altaf Ahmed; treasurer — Mr Kuldip Singh.

RALLY: A West-East Sadbhavana motor cycle rally will be flagged off at the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on May 16. The rally organised by the NCC will cover a total of 7450 km to reach its destination, Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. En route the NCC cadets will go to the Wagah border near Amritsar and then return passing through Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Assam and Meghalaya. This was informed by Deputy Director, Lt-Col Vipin Bihari of the Directorate of National Cadet Corps Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh).

EXHIBITION: Women empowerment exhibition marked the Mothers day celebrations organised by the Brahma Kumaris Rajyog Meditation Centre in Sector 21 on Thursday. According to centre In charge, B.K. Kusum, the main aim of the programme is to enhance inner beauty through meditation. Mother’s values, virtues and other facets of women power were highlighted through exhibition.

SANGAT DARBAR: Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Jagwant Singh Brar and Superintendent of Police (Operations) N.S. Sekhon on Thursday solved nine of the 66 complaints received at the Sagat Darbar. Inquiries were also ordered into complaints regarding the misuse of funds by the Bhanra village panchayat and the wrong girdwaris done at Chaunth village.

LAURELS: Students of the Guru Harkrishan College of Management and Technology have won laurels for the institution in the MCA first and second year examinations organised by Punjabi University. A college press note said in the MCA second year, four out of the first five positions had been bagged by students of the college with Mini Chopra retaining her top position in the university.



BURN INJURIES: One Bihari labourer working in a factory at Ambala City sustained serious burn injuries when the gas-welding tank of the factory burst all of sudden. The labourer, Vashishth, was taken to the local Civil Hospital, from where he was referred to the PGI, Chandigarh. The SHO, City, Mr Surinder Singh, reached the incident site and helped to transport the injured person to hospital in his police vehicle.



ROAD MISHAP: Harish Kumar (13) died on the spot and his brother Deepak and Amandeep sustained serious injuries when their cycle collided with a bus on Tuesday. The injured are under treatment at the local Civil Hospital. The driver of the bus has been arrested and a case has been registered.

INAUGURATED: Mr Gangu Ram Musafir, Speaker, Vidhan Sabha on Wednesday inaugurated Keria-Swana road. After the inauguration ceremony of the road, he called upon leaders of all political parties to discuss plans of development of the area and assured them that their suggestions would be used in making plans.

FUNCTION: Sunrise Public School, Bir Ghaggar, celebrated its annual function on the school premises. Schoolchildren presented a cultural programme and fancy dress on the occasion. Mr Ram Pal, former BDPO, was the chief guest. Anil Kumar, Principal of the school, read out the annual report. 

BODY FOUND: The Kasauli police has recovered a mutilated body from a jungle of the Shardi Ghat falling under Ghardsi Gram Panchayat near Kasauli. The body was found hanging from a tree. The unidentified man was about 30 years of age and 4 feet and 11 inches tall. He was wearing black-and-red striped shirt, brown colour trousers and leather shoes.


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