Wednesday, May 28, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


CAMP FOR GIRLS: Mr Bir Devinder Singh, Deputy Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha inaugurated an eight, day youth leadership training camp for girls organised by Guru Nanak Dev University under the aegis of its Youth Welfare Department at Dalhousie on Sunday. Girl students from 11 colleges affiliated to the university are participating in the camp. The Deputy Speaker outlined the importance of such camps for students. A cultural programme was also organised.

INJURED: An 18-year-old boy was injured when a speeding car hit him on the Bathinda-Goniana road, near Alankar Theatre, on Monday. Meanwhile, a body was fished out of a canal near Lehra Bega village, about 15 km from here, on Monday. After the post-mortem examination at the local Civil Hospital, the body was handed over to an NGO, which cremated it.

HALL RENAMED: A hall in the local SSD Girls College was renamed as Dr Walaiti Ram Bansal Memorial Auditorium to pay homage to the founder president of the college. This was stated in a press note issued here on Tuesday by Ms Usha Sharma, Programme Officer, NSS unit of the college.

MEETING: Mr Hussan Lal, Deputy Commissioner, convened a meeting of senior officers of the legal, police and other departments to review the law and order situation in the district on Tuesday.

INAUGURATED: Mr Malkiat Singh Birmi, Minister for Urban Development and Jails, inaugurated a new block at Everest Model High School, Giaspura, here on Monday. The minister assured the school an amount of Rs 25,000 from his discretionary fund. Mr Hakim Singh, councillor, honoured the students who excelled in studies. Prizes were also given to the students excelling in inter-school contests. Tejinder Singh, a student who participated at a national-level science exhibition, was given a special prize. A cultural programme was also presented. Mr U.C. Pandey, Director of Indira Gandhi National Open University, lauded the commendable work done by special study centre of the university. Mr S.K. Sharma, manager, read out the annual report, while Mr Rajinder Sharma, Principal, presided over the function.

BLOOD DONATION: Master Tara Singh Memorial Hospital, in collaboration with the District Red Cross Society, organised a blood donation camp at Government High School, Ladowal, here on Tuesday. The camp was a part of the 10-day workshop that started on May 20. Ms Harleen Kaur, programme officer, said 13 units of blood were collected at the camp. Dr Madanjit Kaur Sahota, Principal, Master Tara Singh College, and Mr Swaran Singh were also present on the occasion. 

MEDICAL CAMP: A medical camp was organised at Gurdwara Tahli Sahib at Raikot. Blood and urine tests were also conducted at the camp. Around 200 poor persons were examined and given free medicines. Dr A.K. Banerjee said more such camps would be organised in future by the Bengal Institute. The camp was organised with the active cooperation of head sewadar of Gurdwara Tahli Sahib Amrik Singh, supervisor Harjit Singh Bhathal, accountant Gurjit Singh and Jagtar Singh Khangda. Mr Ranbir Singh Grewal, Lecturer Amandip Kaur, Taranprit Kaur, Jagdev Singh and Joginder Singh (PRO) also contributed in the holding of the camp.

SEMINAR: A seminar was organised by representatives of the wool industry here on Monday. Various issues being faced by the industry came up for discussion. Dr S.K. Chaudhuri, Director of Woolmark Company for India and South Asia, presided over the function. Addressing the seminar, Dr Chaudhuri maintained that Woolmark Company accorded top priority to the city. He announced that the company would organise a seminar on improving the quality and spinning performance of worsted wool yarn here on June 13. Speaking on the occasion, Mr J.S. Madan, chairman, Shawl Club, urged the company to consider the immediate needs of the shawl industry. The Inspector General of Police, Mr Chander Shekhar, was the chief guest.

TOUR PACKAGE: Ekido Holiday Private Limited, a tour and travel concern, has come up with the novel concept of designing the holidays for people. According to Mr Kapil Malhotra, the counsellor for Ludhiana, the main idea behind the concept was to organise holidays in accordance with the individual tastes and interests of the people. Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Mr Malhotra pointed out that the concept was quite popular in the West and it was fast picking up in Ludhiana.

5 PILGRIMS HURT: Five pilgrims returning after paying obeisance at Mata Vaishno Devi were injured on Monday when their vehicle rammed into Gol Chowk here and then turned turtile. The pilgrims were treated at a private clinic. They left for Ludhiana later.

THIEVES NABBED: The local police had nabbed Jaspal Kumar and Manjit Lal, alias Billa, of nearby Kot Rani village and recovered from them a stolen TVS Suzuki motor cycle and a Chetak Bajaj scooter, according to a press note. The motor cycle was stolen on May 22 from Hadiabad Chowk.

SUICIDE: A 40-year-old woman, Kulwinder Kaur, committed suicide by setting herself ablaze after pouring petrol on herself at a nearby village on Monday. The deceased was the mother of three. Domestic dispute is said to be the reason for the suicide.

STUDENTS’ UNION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the state unit of the Punjab Radical Students Union: Mr Amarjit Raju — president; Mr Sanjiv Mintoo — secretary; and Mr Bahal Singh — treasurer.

ABSENTEEISM: A Naib Tehsildar and five other employees, including four clerks and a Class IV employee, were found absent from duty during a surprise check by Mr Bakhtawar Singh, SDM, here on Monday.



CONTEST: For over 25 women contestants, Cremica's salad and sandwitch making competition, held at Sector 9 Central Club, was nothing less than "fun". They prepared delicious sandwiches and walked away with exciting prizes. Ms Shail Chopra was given prize in "Yumee yumee salad" category, while Ms Prabha was awarded for her preparation in the "Sunshine salad" category. In the sandwich category, Ms Rama Gupta was awarded for her cauliflower with cheese preparation, while Ms Veena Kapoor was given prize for "Diamond chick bite"sandwich.

SUMMER CAMP: It was a summer camp with a difference at the Lake Club. Instead of just teaching the little ones the art of singing and dancing, the camp, organised by the Goofy Kids Club aimed at the overall development of children. Inaugurated today, it would encourage the children to use their imagination till June 10. Little wonder, the participants were taught yoga and clay modeling, besides dancing and acting. According to organiser Divya Gupta, the children would also be taught horse riding. Splash party during the camp was an added attraction.

SEMINAR: The World wide Immigration Consultancy Services (WWICS) organised a seminar on ‘Global resettlement oppurtnities-2003‘ for business and farming categories in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the USA and the UK at a local hotel here on Tuesday. “WWICS opens doorway for professionals, businessmen and students aspiring to immigrate abroad. Nearly 20,000 professionals and 500 business persons have already been sent to Canada.” says Lieut.Col B.S. Sandhu, chairman and director, WWICS.

CABLE TARIFF: The Grievances Committee constituted by the residents of MIG flats, Sector 61, to review the demand of cable operators to raise the cable tariff has decided to increase the tariff by 25 per cent. The revised rate, Rs 125 per month, will be applicable from May 1. Cable operators have also been asked to enter the premises of the subscribers for maintenance or other related work only after getting their permission. 

BOOK RELEASED: “Bachon ke liye pyaare naam” will prove to be a dictionary of names for those who wish their children to have a name with substance, “remarks the author of the book, Mr. R. D. Baveja. The names in his book have been accumulated from various sources such as the Ramayana, the Mahabhartha , Upanishads etc. The book was released by Mr. M.L. Koser, Director Pracheen Kala Kendra, at a function here on Tuesday.



RECEPTIONIST DEAD: A receptionist of Shringar Palace hotel was run over by Shane Punjab on Tuesday morning. According the information the receptionist, Pardeep (20), was the resident of Shahpur Muchenda village near Ambala Cantt. He was coming on his scooter and found that the railway crossing gate was closed as the train was arriving. When he was attempting to cross the rail track he was hit by the train.

MEETING: The Ambala Congress organised a meeting of the Congress Bhavan in Ambala City on Tuesday to pay tributes to former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 39th death anniversary. A senior leader of the Haryana Congress and former minister, Mr Phool Chand Mulana, while addressing the party workers on the occasion said Pt Nehru was the builder of the nation.

SUICIDE: A person committed suicide at Jakhod Khera village, near here, on Monday. According to the police, Banwari Lal (65), a resident of Banmandori village, was residing with his widow daughter in the village. He hanged himself from a tree outside the village.

REMANDED: A local court has remanded a youth in judicial custody for 14 days for possessing arms illegally. A police party, on a tip-off, arrested Mahender Singh, a resident of Mahalsara village, at Adampur on Monday and recovered a .12 bore pistol and two live cartridges from him.

DEMONSTRATION: The Bharatiya Communist Party demonstrated in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office here on Monday in protest against the “non-release of arrears for sugarcane, forcible recovery of loans and anti-industrial policy” of the government. The leaders gave a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner. They demanded that the government should stop privatisation and VAT should not be introduced in Haryana.



OBJECTION : At least 60 villagers from five villages in Naal-Kunala area, near here, have objected to the “illegal construction” on government land by two families, resulting in depletion of water in the nearby “bawali”. These villagers in a deputation met the Deputy Commissioner and sought his intervention on the matter.

25 AIDS CASES: There are as many as 25 full-blown cases of AIDS in the district. This was stated at a district level health awareness camp at Chandpur on Monday. The camp was inaugurated by the Bilaspur Sadar Congress MLA, Mr Tilakraj Sharma.


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