Thursday, May 15, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


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SPO BOOKED: A special police officer (SPO) was booked on Tuesday on the charge of cheating. The SPO, Mr Prabjit Singh, had reportedly submitted fake certificates at the time of his recruitment in February, 1992.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following were elected office-bearers of the NCC technical/non-technical Employees Union, Punjab and Chandigarh, on Tuesday: president — Mr Balwinder Singh; senior vice-president — Mr Gurjit Singh; vice-president — Mr Ashok Kumar; general secretary — Mr Rajinder Sharma; and joint secretary — Mr Dilbir Singh.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the PAU Employees Union, regional station, Gurdaspur: chairman — Mr Bhupinder Singh; senior vice-chairman — Mr Jaswinder Singh; vice-chairman — Mr Kashmir Singh; general secretary — Mr Parshotam Lal; joint secretary — Mr Sarbjit Singh, treasurer — Mr Hazara Singh; joint treasurer — Mr Parshotam Ram; and press secretary — Mr Amarpal Singh Tanda.

SUBMERSIBLE PUMPS: Mr Vijay Kumar Sharma, executive officer of the local municipal committee, warned local residents on Tuesday not to install submersible pumps in the streets. Six submersible pumps had been removed, he added.

CAMP FOR DISABLED: Friends Club, Jalalabad, organised a camp for physically challenged persons at Savitri Babuta Convent School here on Monday. Eleven wheelchairs 95 tricycles, 40 crutches and 30 walking sticks were distributed. Patients were also examined.

NINE BEGGARS HELD: The police has arrested nine beggars under Section 283 of the IPC and Section 3 of the Punjab Prevention of Begging Act, 1971. The arrested beggars have been identified as Nem Chand, Tuka Ram, Mange Lal, Rai Chand, Bhoori, Nandu, Shamma, Yakivia and Mela Ram.

COUNCILLOR DEAD: Harbans Lal Panchi (59), BJP municipal councillor, died of cardiac arrest on Wednesday morning. He is survived by his wife and four daughters.

ONE-DAY REMAND: The police produced 12 persons, including municipal councillor Gurdeep Singh Deepa, in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate on Wednesday. They were remanded in police custody for one day. They had been booked on the charge of taking forcible possession of a plot in Ward 6 here.

SHIFTING OF COURTS: The local judicial courts will be shifted to the newly constructed Judicial Complex here. The complex will be inaugurated on May 18.

MEDICAL CAMP: The Punajb Para-Medical Staff Association and the Punjab State Electricity Board will organise a free cardiac check-up camp on May 20 at the PSEB dispensary on the Mall road here. general secretary of the Punjab Para-Military Staff Association, Mr Avinash Gupta, said the camp will be organised in collaboration with the Fortis Heart Institute, SAS Nagar.



SEMINAR: The wife of Haryana Governor, Ms Sudesh Kumari, at a seminar organised by Prajapita Brahmkumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya on the occasion of Mother’s Day, said, ‘’Educated and cultured woman can help in relieving India and the world from tension, terrorism, corruption, and social and economic injustice.” She added that stress should be laid on girl’s education.

HEALTH CAMP: A health awareness campaign on AIDS, breast cancer, pregnancy and immunisation was held at Colony No 4 and 5 by the nursing staff of Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on Wednesday. People were asked to care about HIV and AIDS patients.

BLOOD DONATION CAMP: About 50 persons donated blood at a camp held at Punjab Red Cross Bhavan in Sector 16. The camp was organised to mark the birth anniversary of founder of Vyakti Vikas Kendra Art of Living Foundation, Sri Sri Ravishankar . About 500 persons participated in a satsang held at the Sector 46 community centre on Wednesday.

OFFICE-BEARERS: Dr Anil Grover, head of the Cardiology Department at the PGI, and Dr Atul Sachdev, Head of Medicine Department at the Government Medical College and Hospital, have been elected office-bearers of the Cardiology Society of Chandigarh. The other office-bearers of the society include: president — Dr G.P. Malik; vice presidents — Dr B.S. Bhatia and Dr P.S. Aulukh; general secretary — Dr Deepak Kaura; additional general secretary — Dr Jayant Banerjee; joint secretary — Dr Ashit Syngle; treasurer — Dr N.P. Singh; academic advisers — Dr Alok Sharma and Dr Devinder Jain, press adviser — Dr A.K. Kaushal and CME/conference adviser — Dr A.P. Sanwaria. 

PICNIC: Tiny tots of Sophia International Convent School, Industrial Area Phase-II, were taken for a picnic on Wednesday. They visited Mansa Devi Temple and Vatika in Sector 5. The principal in a press note said the trip cultivated national integration, besides harmony among the students.



GRANT RELEASED: Rs 136.60 lakh is estimated to be spent on the main bus stand being constructed in the town, out of which Rs 100.00 lakh has already been released by the government said, Deputy Commissioner Satwanti Ahlawat here on Wednesday. She further said for construction of a bus stand at Barwala, a sum of Rs 9.95 lakh have been released.

WATER SHORTAGE: Residents of some local wards facing an acute water shortage for the past several days. The residents have brought the matter to the notice of the president of the local Municipal Committee and the SDO, Public Health, Mr Hari Chand Arora. The SDO assured the residents that the department would start water supply through tankers. The residents said they had to face water shortage in summers.



THREE ARRESTED: The police arrested three proclaimed offenders and seized 120 boxes of countrymade liquor on Monday. In separate incidents, the police arrested Dinanath of Jahu, Jialal of Tharu and Hari Singh of Dagrahan.

WELFARE SCHEMES: An amount of Rs 12.56 crore was spent on welfare schemes for Scheduled Castes under the special component plan during the last financial year. This was stated by Deputy Commissioner Onkar Chand Sharma while reviewing the progress of various schemes under the plan here on Tuesday.

ALERT DRIVER: An alert HRTC bus driver averted a major mishap in the Chogan area here on Tuesday night. When he noticed smoke emanating from a karyana shop, he started blowing the horn of the bus. Neighbours reached on the spot and extinguished the fire.

MEETING: A meeting of police personnel and slum-dwellers of the local industrial area was organised under the Community Policing Programme. The meeting was presided over by Mr Surendar Verma, DSP, who explained various legal procedures to the residents and advised them to keep a watch on the unknown persons in the area. The DSP said the people should help the police to check crime. He added that the residents of slum areas should kept their locality clean.


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