Wednesday, June 4, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


THEFT: Thieves stole Rs 25,000 in cash and gold ornaments worth Rs 1,35,000 from the house of Mr Ashok Kumar Sood in the local Sud Colony on Sunday. A case has been registered.

CRITICISED: The Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Maha Sabha has criticised the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre for its soft approach towards Pakistan. A resolution passed at a state-level meeting held under the chairmanship of Mr Baldev Singh alleged that the talks were ill timed and should not be held at this stage. The sabha also passed another resolution alleging that Bangladeshi migrants were entering Punjab in alarming numbers. Demanding that their entry should be banned, it claimed thousands of Bangladeshis had entered Punjab and were staying here illegally. It was also decided at the meeting that a group of activists would attend the national convention of the Hindu Maha Sabha being held on August 22 and 23 at Lucknow. 

SHARMAN UDYOG: Sharman Udyog, one of the premium groups in the textile and knitting industry, has set yet another record by producing 840 million labels annually. The capacity increased from a mere 50 million labels only a few years ago. According to Mr Sanjeev Kumar Jain, Managing Director, the daily production of the company had already crossed few millions and was producing some new products. Mr Jain pointed out that in this year of globalisation, mere production capacity did not matter. It was quality and the service that mattered. 

RELAY FAST: Fighting against the new education policy of Punjab government, the Save Primary Education Front, representing eight unions of primary teachers, will start relay fast from June 9 to 13 in front of DPI (Elementary) office at Chandigarh. Giving this information, Mr Pritpal Singh, convener of the front, said at the end of the strike, an effigy of Dr Jagtar Singh Khattra, DPI (Elementary), would be burnt.

GURMAT CAMP: The Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle and the Nankana Sahib Education Trust organised a gurmat camp for the students of Nankana Sahin Public School, Gill Park, on Tuesday. Mr Harjeet Singh, zonal president, said 300 students participated in the camp. Students were told about the Sikh history, lives of the 10 gurus and the significance of reciting ‘path’ from Guru Granth Sahib. Contests for poetry recitation, declamation and quiz were also held, he said.

ARRESTED: The local police has arrested Jaspal Singh, son of the Kulwant Singh, a resident of Manki village, on the charge of raping a minor Dalit girl of the same village. The other accused in the case, Jasmail Kaur and Avtar Singh, are missing. It is learnt that the accused, Jaspal Singh, was a neighbour of the girl. On the complaint of the girl, the police registered a case under Sections 363, 366 and 376, IPC, against Jaspal Singh, his mother Jasmail Kaur and his brother Avtar Singh.

PANCHAYAT POLL: Master Mohan Lal, former BJP minister, while talking to mediapersons here on Monday at the house of Mr Chamkaur Singh Kauri, former municipal council President, said the SAD-BJP coalition would jointly contest the ensuing panchayat poll. Badal-Tohra unity would further bolster the coalition’s electoral prospects.

INJURED: Puran Kaur (60), Jaspal Singh (35), Kashmir Singh (48) and Jasvir Kaur (40), all residents of Amritsar district, were injured on Monday when their Maruti car rammed into bricks lying along the road and overturned near Langroya village on the Chandigarh road here.

DHARNA: The district unit of the Revenue Patwar Union organised a dharna and a rally here on Monday to protest against the apathy of the state government in implementing its decision regarding the pending demands of the union which had already been accepted in principle by the government, Mr Gurnek Singh Sher, general secretary of the union, stated in a press note.

CONFERENCE: The Chandigarh centre of the Council for Teachers’ Education will organise its second annual state-level conference on Punjab Education Policy-2002 and Teachers’ Education here at Dayanand Amarnath College of Education on June 6.

ROBBED: Mr Rajesh Kalia, Assistant Manager with a local firm, was assaulted on Monday night by eight or nine persons riding scooters and motorcycles on the old railway road. He was robbed of Rs 15,000 and a gold chain. Mr Kalia was returning to his Guru Harkrishan Nagar house on scooter when the assailants, weilding sticks and bats, attacked him. Mr Kalia suffered a fracture in his right leg. The police is investigating into the case.

BODY FOUND: An unidentified person was found dead in the fields near Bhullarai Colony on the Phagwara-Hoshiarpur road on Tuesday. The deceased was about 40 years old. There was froth on his mouth indicating that he might have consumed some poisonous substance, the police said.



MASS MARRIAGES: Marriages of 12 poor girls were performed at a function organised by a voluntary organisation, Bharat Sewa Sangh, at Geeta Bhavan here on Sunday. The president of the sangh, Mr Ishwar Singh, and convener, Mr Puneet Choudhry, said utensils, some jewellery items and articles of daily use were given to the married couples.

CHAUPALS: Rs 1.79 crore was spent on the repair of 539 chaupals in the district in pursuance of the announcements made under the Sarkar Aapke Dwar programme during the last financial year. This was stated by Mr Anurag Agarwal, Deputy Commissioner, here on Monday. He said 354 chaupals were got repaired in six Assembly segments at a cost of Rs 1.1 crore under the PRI scheme and 168 chaupals under the ‘D’ plan.

PUNISHMENT: Head constable Daryav Singh, who was allegedly found in an inebriated condition while on duty, has been sent to the police lines. Mr Rameshwar Das, SHO of the Yamunanagar police station, said the policeman was found misbehaving with the public on Tuesday.



VISIT: Himachal Pradesh Governor Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje on Monday visited the Herbal Garden and Herbarium at Jogindernagar. Appreciating efforts made by the Ayurveda Department, he said ayurveda needed to be developed further. He also planted a sapling. Dr D.R. Nag, in charge of the garden, explained the importance and use of various herbs to the Governor.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Parents’ Association of the local St Mary’s High School : president — Mr Lalit Gupta; vice-president — Mr K.K. Sharma; general secretary — Mr Satish Dhingra; and joint secretary-cum-press secretary — Mr Ashok Ahuja.

URGED: The president of the Himachal Pradesh Attorney-Prosecutors Association, Mr N.K. Sharma, has urged the government to provide security to the Additional District Attorney, Mr Kulbir Chauhan, and his family members. According to him some persons have been threatening Mr Chauhan and his family members that they would be killed. Mr Chauhan is representing the government in the TGT selection scam case in which some influential persons are involved.


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