Friday, May 23, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


CHILD KILLER: The sadar police has arrested Teja Singh, a former member of village panchayat, at Wazeedpur Bhoma, for killing a five-year-old son of a migrant labour. Following a complaint from Mrs Ram Pyari, wife of Roshan Lal resident of Kheechiyan village in Rajasthan, that Pamma succumbed to the injury caused by Teja Singh’s .12-bore gun shot. Teja Singh was produced in a local court, which remanded him in police custody for two days. 

THEFTS: Two thefts were reported by two professors of Guru Nanak Dev University here on Wednesday. Dr R.C. Singh of the Physics Department alleged that a computer hard disk containing research data was stolen from his office. Dr Jairup Singh, Dean Academic Affairs and Coordinator of Centre of Genetic Disorders, has also reported a theft of a vital computer part from his office.

POWER SHUTDOWN: Power supply will remain suspended in certain areas on Friday between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to necessary repair of the 11 kv Shiv Colony feeder, the 11 kv Ajit Road feeder, the 11 kv Polytechnic feeder, the 11 kv Tinkoni feeder and the 33 kv MES power grid. The affected areas will be Ajit Road, the Polytechnic College area, main water works, Adarsh Nagar, Kothe Sucha Singhwale and the Panj Rattan area.

ACHIEVEMENT: Tanvir Doomra, a student of Little Flower Convent School, has got 94 per cent marks in the Class X exams conducted by the ICSE. Sister Elaise Jose, Principal of the school, said Tanvir had broken the school records of past 28 years. Mr Vijay Doomra, father of Tanvir, said his son had stood fourth in the state, but this could not be confirmed from official sources.

CONTEST: An inter-house declamation contest was organised in the Divine Light International School, Sirhind, on Thursday. More than 46 teams participated in the contest. According to Prof Ashok Sood, Director of the school, there was a keen contest in the junior as well as in the senior sections. In senior section, Green House stole the show and won the maximum prizes. Radhika was adjudged the best speaker followed by Karandeep, Sakshi and Varinda Suri. In junior section Amitesh and Ashley won the prizes.

SMO HELD: A vigilance team of Muktsar arrested Dr Sarita Kamra, officiating Senior Medical Officer, Civil Hospital, Fazilka, for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 500 from a woman patient this evening. Mr Surjit Singh, DSP, said the doctor was caught red-handed from her official residence on the hospital premises. A case has been registered.

ANTI-ENCROACHMENT DRIVE: The local municipal committee has got the encroachments removed in front of the local bus stand. Six submersible pumps have also been removed from streets. Bikram, a resident of the Geeta Bhavan Road area, has been arrested for raising a structure on municipal land.

CLERK ARRESTED: Mr S.S. Dhaliwal, Chief Judicial Magistrate, has remanded in police custody Krishan Kumar Trighatia a sale clerk in the tehsil complex Bholath, till May 22. He was arrested on Tuesday while accepting a sum of Rs 5000 from Jaswant Singh, a farmer of Nangal Lubana village, for closing his land transfer file.

NOMINATED: The Union Ministry of Rural Development has nominated Mr Mehnga Singh Khera as a member of the district-level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee. According to a communication from the ministry, the state-level committee, headed by the Rural Development Minister, and district-level committees, functioning under the chairmanship of the local MP, would ensure proper implementation of various policies and programmes for the welfare of the rural poor.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been nominated office-bearers of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar Residents’ Welfare Association: Mr Pran Nath Bhatia — patron; Mr Hardev Singh Narangwal — president; Mr Japnam Singh and Mr Santokh Singh — vice presidents; Mr Harnek Singh Dhillon — general secretary; Mr Malkiat Singh Sidhu — joint secretary; Mr Arvind Sharma — press secretary; Mr P.S. Raheja — legal adviser and Mr Surjit Kumar Sharma — treasurer.

RECRUITMENT RALLY: The recruitment rally by the Bombay Engineer Group Centre, Kirkee, Pune, which was to be held at Pune from July 14 to 21 at Pune, would now be held at Chandi Mandir, Chandigarh, on the same dates. According to Wg Cdr M.S. Randhawa, eligible youths desirous to join Army should reach Chandi Mandir along with required documents.

DEMAND: Mr Kulwant Singh Dukhia, a senior Akali leader and head sewadar of Gurdwara Shri Guru Singh Sabha, Khud Mohalla, has demanded that the Punjab government should employ one member each from the families of those killed in the Khud mohalla fire earlier this month. Mr Dukhia made the demand in a press note issued by him here today.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Punjab State Veterinary Officer’s Association unanimously at a meeting held here on Thursday. Dr Sushil Kumar Khullar — president; Dr Gurmukh Singh — vice-president; Dr Bhupinder Pal Singh — general secretary; Dr S.K. Malhotra — cashier; Dr Tejinder Pal Singh — propaganda secretary and Dr Rajesh Gupta — legal adviser.

WATER SHORTAGE: Residents of Sharda Mohalla and Nai Abadi (Musapur road) have been facing an acute shortage of drinking water. The authorities concerned attribute the problem to the break down of water works near the Baba Balak Nath Mandir and delay in the release of power connection.

SALARIES UNPAID: Education Department employees, working against Plan posts, have not been paid their salaries for April for want of requisite Budget allotment.

TWO PASSPORTS: Paramjit Singh of Jamalpur village in a complaint to the police has said that his wife Diljit Kaur has got two passports — one in her real name and the other in the name of Baljit Kaur. The sadar police has registered a case against the woman.

ONE KILLED: Sandeep Singh (22), resident of Valipur village has been killed and three of his family have been injured in the clash over a land dispute. A case under Section 302, IPC, has been registered against Sukhwinder Singh and others of the family.

DOWRY CASE: A complaint of Balwinder Kaur, the local city police has booked Bhupinder Singh, the husband of the complainant and four other members of her in-laws for demanding more dowry.



SEMINAR HELD: To evolve a work plan for dealing with suicides, especially among the adolescents, a seminar was organised by the Indian Council of Social Welfare’s local chapter. The seminar, “Teenage suicidal tendencies” was organised in collaboration with the Sector 22 Shishu Niketan Senior Secondary School. The key speakers included retired Additional Director-General of Police V.K. Kapoor, clinical psychologist Dr Adarsh Kohli and lecturer in psychology Sneh Jaiswal. Schoolchildren also participated in the interactive session.

EXHIBITION: Staff and students of Guru Nanak Public School, Junior Wing, Sector 37-B, held an exhibition on "best out of waste'' here recently. Flower vases, photo frames and wall hangings were made, among other things. Students also made projects on the Internet, means of communications and personal computer. Prizes were given away to the students.

SUMMER CELEBRATED: Students of Blue Bird Model School, Sector 16, celebrated the onset of summer with a mango party on the school premises here on Thursday. While a majority of the students came dressed up as mangoes, a few others disguised themselves as other fruits like melon, banana, guava, pears and apples. Children of KG and Class I recited poems on mango theme. Each child brought one mango which was later collected and sent to the Mother Teresa Home for Destitute in Sector 23.

SBI FUNCTION: A function highlighting the silver jubilee celebrations of the State Bank of India, R A Bazar, was organised at S D Girls High School, Topkhana Cantonment, on Thursday. Mr Paramdeep Singh Randhawa, Branch Manager of the bank honoured the first and second customers of the branch and thanked them for maintaining cordial relations with the bank for the past 25 years. Silver jubilee awards were presented to Mr R R Cheppa, Mr Suresh Kumar Sharma and Mr Raj Kumar Manocha for completing 25 years of dedicated service in the bank.

CHILDREN WORKSHOP: A workshop on general knowledge, quizzing skills and strategies will be organised at St John’s High School in Sector 26 from May 26 to June 6. The workshop is being conducted by quiz master Chitranjan Aggarwal. Students from any school studying in Class VI and onwards can participate in the workshop. They can enroll for two courses. One is for beginners studying in Classes IV to VI. The other is for those studying in Class VII onwards. The workshop will be held from 9 am to 11am. To enroll for the workshop, one can contact at 9814222599.

DAV WORKSHOP: A workshop on environment education was organised at DAV Senior Secondary Model School, Sector 8, on Thursday. Mr D.S. Dhesi, Commissioner and Secretary Environment, Haryana, was the chief guest, Mr Satish Narula, a specialist on agro-forestry, gave tips regarding school gardening. Later students were given prizes for various competitions. Manu Dogra won the prize in slogan writing, Ritu and Akash Garg in collage making, Sahil Verma, Arjun Singh, Viren Sood and Shivani Desai in painting competition.

MEDICAL CAMP: A free urology, laproscopic and general surgery check-up camp will be held at Cheema Medical Complex, Phase IV, here on May 25. In a press note issued here on Thursday it has been stated that patients who require surgery and were booked during the camp would get 30 per cent discount on kidney stone removal without operation. Patients who were booked for laproscopic surgery or open surgery for kidney, prostrate, urinary bladder, gall bladder, hernia and uterus would get 40 per cent discount.



MEDICAL CAMP: The Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation will hold a free medical camp on May 25. The Seva Dal convenor, Mr Bhupinder Verma, said the camp would be held in Naya Gaon from 9 am to 1 pm.

HUDA WORKERS: Members of the HUDA Mechanical Workers Union held a demonstration in the City to press for the acceptance of their demands on Thursday. The union and the HUDA Public Health Karamchari Union demanded that wheat loan should be given on time. Union members alleged that there was inordinate delay in disbursal of wheat loan. 

FOUR ARRESTED: The Jind police has arrested four youths and recovered nine stolen motor cycles from them. They have been identified Sunil, Karan, Pritam and Gaurav of Jind town. They were picked up from a deserted area near Ikkas village on the Jind-Hansi road.

GIRLS GUIDE: Ten girls of St. Vivekanand Millennium School, HMT attended a five-day girls Guide Camp for ‘Rajya Puruskar’ at Taradevi from May 13 to May 18. At least 450 girl Guides from 12 schools of Panchkula, Hisar, Bhiwani, Jind, Sonepat, Sirsa, and Jhajjar districts participated in the camp. The girl Guides also did trekking to Taradevi Temple, Sankat Mochan and sight seeing to Shimla was also organised.

CAMP: A para-sailing and para-gliding camp is being held at the Civil Aviation Club, Pinjore. Twenty-five girls from Ambala division are attending the camp. As per information from the Panchkula District Sports Office, this is the fifth such camp being held at the club. Capt A.P. Singh and Mr Rajeev Midhan are imparting training to the participants.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Haryana unit of the Youth Saini Welfare Association: president — Santosh Saini; vice-president — general secretaries — Raj Pal Saini, Jaswinder Saini and Preetam Saini; office secretaries — Ajay Saini, Subash Saini, Sachin Saini; organising secretary — Dinesh Saini; joining secretaries — Jaswinder Saini and Randhir Saini; press secretaries — Malkit Saini and Raghbir Saini.



PENSIONERS’ SANGH: The following have been elected office-bearers of the district unit of Himachal Pensioners’ Kalyan Singh: President — Mr P.C. Oberoy; senior vice president — Mr B.L. Bedi; vice presidents — Mrs Man Dei, Mr K.L. Shah; general secretary — Mr C.S. Bijalwan; office secretary — Mr D.P. Sharma; joint secretary — Mr Devi Singh Bijalwan.

VISIT: Maj-Gen M.P. Singh, who is also the chairman of the local board of administration of Sainik School, Sujanpurtira, visited the school and presided over its annual meeting on Thursday. He showed keen interest in school activities, especially the cultural programme. Various district and state-level officers also attended the meeting, during which decisions regarding the functioning of the school were taken.

SALE OF CHARAS: The Dhera police has arrested a barber shop owner in Dhera town for allegedly selling charas in cigarettes and seized 280 gms of charas from his

shop on Wednesday. According to the police, Vijay Kumar, alias Gareeb Das, resident of Shimla, was running a barber’s shop at Hanuman Chowk in Dhera town and was allegedly selling cigarettes filled with charas.

FINAL PUJA: The Buddhist Monastery ( Bhutani Compa) spokesman said on Thursday that the final ‘puja’ of His Holiness Shabdrung Rinpoche would be performed at the monastery in Aloo, near Manali on Saturday at 8.30 a.m.

IN-LAWS HELD: The local police has arrested Khiali Ram, father-in-law Nirmala Devi, mother-in-law and Shiv Kumar, brother-in-law of Sunita Devi of Chinua village on Tuesday. However, Sunita’s husband Narayan Singh, has gone missing and the police has filed a case.

DEATH: An eight-year-old student of class fifth was crushed to death when an HRTC bus hit her at Nagrota Bagwan on Wednesday. The girl, who died on the spot, was crossing the road when the speeding bus crushed her. The driver of the bus has been arrested and a case under Section 304 has been registered against him.

ELECTIONS: The elections of the Pensioners’ Welfare Association were held at Dharam Pur on Tuesday. Mr Suresh Chand Sharma was elected president of the association and Gian Walia was elected general secretary. Other office-bearers included: vice-president — Dr Shayam Lal; organising secretaries — Mr B.L. Khanna and Mr Dhani Ram; treasurer — Mr V.D. Gupta. Mr Romesh and Mr Alexander were elected district representatives. The elections were held in the supervision of Mr Pratap Singh Mehta, district secretary of the association. 

CABLE TV TAX: The local Nagar Parishad at a meeting held on April 30 decided to levy a tax on cable TV connections. As per the source, the parishad has now decided to levy a tax of Rs 10 per connection in the area. The parishad has also invited objections from the public of the area within 3 days.

LPG SALE: The Barotiwala police has arrested two persons for selling LPG cylinders at lower prices to unauthorised customers. The Barotiwala police on Tuesday checked a truck (HP 12-2895) near the Vardman Auto Spinning Mills, Baddi, and caught the driver Makhan Singh while selling four refills.


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