Thursday, June 5, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


SUMMER CAMP: As many as 75 students, including girls, attended a week-long summer education camp organised by the Punjab Rural Education Promotion Council at Khalsa Senior Secondary School at Tarn Taran. Dr R.P.S. Boparai, president of the council, stated in a press statement issued here on Tuesday that the summer camp was aimed towards a mass educational movement to spread literacy at the grassroots level.

PROHIBITED: District Magistrate Raminder Singh prohibited the sale of 106 medicines without prescription from a legally recognised medical doctor. He further prohibited the carriage or storage of these medicines without a valid licence.

WELFARE SOCIETY: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Basant Nagar Welfare Society: president — Dr Charan Das; vice-presidents — Mr Iqbal Singh and Mr Kishor Sareen; and general secretary — Mr D.D. Vashisht.

BODY FOUND: A body was fished out on Wednesday from the canal at the local thermal plant by volunteers of an NGO. The deceased has been identified as Madan lal (25) of Hanumangarh in Rajasthan. It could not be ascertained if it was a suicide or an accident. A post-mortem examination was done at the local civil hospital. It is learnt that the family members refused to accept the body.

AWARDED: Paramveer Gas Service of the city was declared the best LPG distributing agency in the local sale zone of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC). Mr Ladi Sukhmander Singh, owner of the agency, said in a written statement on Wednesday that he was given a citation by the IOC during a convention of the LPG distributors of the Chandigarh and Jammu and Kashmir office area comprising Punjab, Chandigarh and Jammu and Kashmir. The convention was held recently at Baroghite (Himachal Pradesh).

SUMMER CAMP: Sri Sukhmani International School started its “Summer Camp-2003” on Tuesday. Students of the school and other schools will take part in various activities like spoken English, communication skills, dances dramatics, art and craft, cookery, computer education and crash courses on personality development besides other recreational activities. Apart from this, picnic parties and visits will be an added attraction. Mr Avtar Singh, chairman of the school, inaugurated the camp.

CONSTABLE CRUSHED: G.D. Balu (41), Head Constable of 10 battalion, BSF, here was killed when he was crushed by a water tanker at the BSF headquarters on Tuesday evening. It is learnt that Balu, partially handicapped, was standing behind the water tanker. As Dilbag Singh, driver of the tanker, moved the tanker backwards, Balu was crushed and he died on the spot. A case has been registered.

DEAD: Makhan Singh (37), a Punjab Home Guard constable posted with military personnel at Ladhuka village, 14 km from here, is reported to have died of a heatstroke on Tuesday. The post-mortem report indicates heatstroke to be the cause of the death. The viscera of the deceased has been sent for chemical examination to Patiala.

ARRESTED: The Railway Protection Force has intensified vigil on passengers and has arrested 14 persons violating railway safety rules since Monday. According to official sources, 12 persons were arrested on the charge of crossing the railway track while the crossing was closed for traffic. Two persons were arrested for selling eatables unauthorisedly in railway coaches.

INAUGURATED: The state unit of the International Naturopathy Organisation (INO) was inaugurated by Dr Anant Biradar, general secretary of the Central Office, here on Monday. Dr Dharambir Kapur was elected state president on the occasion. The district unit of the INO was also announced. Mr Brahm Shanker was elected president and Dr Ajay Bagga general secretary.

ARRESTED: Karamjit Singh, a procurement officer of Punsup, posted at Khamano, was caught while selling about 95 quintal of PDS wheat to residents of Shamaspur Sighan village through a depot holder. The police has registered a case and has arrested Karamjit and the depot holder.

ENCROACHMENT: The Khamano Nagar Panchayat has launched a drive against road side encroachments in the town. The drive is being supervised by Khamano SDM Ravinder Kumar, EO Surjit Singh and Tehsildar Surinder Singh Chana.

CONDEMNED: A meeting of the Adhivakta Parishad, Ludhiana unit, was held at the local District Courts here today under the presidentship of Mr Rakesh K. Gupta, general secretary, Adhivakta Parishad, Punjab Pardesh. More than 100 lawyers attended the meeting. They discussed controversy regarding the dispute of management and staff of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir, Ludhiana. The interference by outsiders in the dispute was condemned.

EXTENSION: Prof Gunwant Singh Dua, coordinator of the Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, has been given an extension for a year.

MURDERED: Jarnail Singh (50) was murdered in broad day light at the bus stop of Saholi village, 15 km from here. According to sources, Jarnail Singh was waiting for a bus when three men with their faces covered attacked him with sharp-edged weapons. The attackers fled after committing the crime and the villagers took him to a local hospital. He was referred to Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, but died on the way to the hospital. The police has registered a case.

ELECTED: Members of the Bharat Vikas Parishad, Patiala (East), have elected Mr Hariskrishan Gupta as president, Ms Sheena Joshi as secretary and Dr Rakesh Pathak as treasurer. The branch on Tuesday organised an installation ceremony at Prem Dham Sarvhitkari School where oath ceremony was performed by the state secretary, Mr Harinder Gupta.

MEDICAL CAMP: More than 150 patients were examined and given free medicine at a free homoeopathic medical camp organised by the Homoeopathic Education and Research Foundation on the occasion of the inauguration of Homoeopathic Charitable Dispensary at Gurdwara Model Town here on Tuesday. The member of the Punjab Council of Homoeopathic System of Medicine, Dr K.C. Batish, inaugurated the camp and the dispensary.

COMMERCE STREAM: Modern Senior Secondary School will introduce commerce stream for the senior secondary classes from this session. The school is already running science and humanities streams. The Executive Director of the school, Ms Reena Sophat, said there was a demand from parents of the students to introduce the stream.

JOURNALIST BEREAVED: Hind Samachar group correspondent Raju Timar Haran’s mother Snehlata (58) died early on Wednesday following a brief illness. She was the daughter of a freedom fighter and renowned journalist Bhushan Sirhindi. She is survived by her husband Wing Commander Puran Singh (retd), besides her son Raju and two daughters. She was cremated at the Rajpura road cremation ground. City Mayor Vishnu Sharma laid a wreath on the behalf of the state Chief Minister while the Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Mr T.P.S.Phulka laid a wreath on the behalf of the district administration.

FOUND DEAD: Shyam Sundar, (40) was found dead in his house at local Mehligate Mohalla on Tuesday. It is reported that the deceased was a drug addict and had died of an overdose of the drug.

NEW SHO: Mr Devinder Singh has taken over as new SHO of the Payal police station. He was earlier posted at Sadar Police Station, Khanna. The earlier SHO, Mr Gurdeep Singh Gosal, has been sent to Khanna in his place. Mr Devinder Singh said the transfers had been made as a matter of routine.

FOUND ABSENT: The secretary of the Market Committee, Chabul, along with 14 other staff members out of a total of 22 employees, was found absent in surprise checking conducted by Mr Bakhtawar Singh, SDM, on Tuesday. The SDM said a report in this regard had been sent to the Deputy Commissioner.

FIVE BOOKED: Mr Narinder Bhargav, SSP, in a press statement issued here on Tuesday said five persons in the area had been booked under the Excise Act. They had been identified as Dharam Singh of Kalsian, Gurmej Singh of Sangwan, Heera Singh and Salwinder Singh of Veeram village and Mukhtar Singh of Mohanpur village.



WORKSHOP OPENS: The workshop on digital animation and electronics hobby projects began at the Maharana Pratap Hostel in Sector 25 here today. Open to students of secondary and senior- secondary levels, the workshop is also being conducted at Dadu Majra and Dhanas. It is being run by an NGO, Agra-Mass, in collaboration with All-India Rajput Students Aid Society.

INTERACTIVE SESSION: An interactive session on the role of astrology and vastu shastra in fashion and interior designing will be held at the National Institute of Fashion Design on Thursday. The students will interact with astrologer P. Khurana . Mr Khurana will also brief the students on the role of vastu and astrology in forecasting the colour and style trends. The importance of vastu in the interiors of any place and how their application would benefit the design industry will also be explained.

URGED: A delegation of the agitating Shakti Market Welfare Association along with BJP President Yashpal Mahajan and Beopar Mandal representatives on Tuesday urged Deputy Commissioner Arun Kumar to rehabilitate shopkeepers who had been removed from Attawa. According to a press note, Mr Kumar assured the delegation to look into the matter. The relay fast of the association entered its the seventh day on Tuesday.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the State Bank of India Employees’ Co-operative Housing First Society Ltd: president — Mr Bachitar Singh; secretary — Mr Ashok Gupta; cashier — Mr Harchand Singh; vice-president — Mr R.I.S. Sodhi and member — Ms Saroj Verma. 

LECTURE: A lecture on naturopathy treatment was organised at the Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, where Dr Sateesh Sutok, member of the International Naturopathy Organisation, besides giving a talk on the subject, gave individual treatment for cervical spondylitis, joint pains, weight loss and breath control. As many as 40 teaching and non-teaching staff attended the lecture. Dr Sutok also answered the audience’s queries on stress, depression, strain and obesity.

WORKSHOP: A workshop on "Human Settlements and Environmental Planning” is being organised by Haryana Chapter of Institute of Town Planners in order to mark World Environment Day on Thursday. Distinguished academicians, professionals and administrators are scheduled to participate in the deliberations. 

COCONUT FESTIVAL: The Coconut Development Board is organising a coconut festival in association with Department of Horticulture and Department of Tourism on June 7 and 8 at Yadvindra Gardens, Pinjore. This programme aims at creating awareness for coconut products and for laying emphasis on health and nutritional aspects of coconut products. Manufacturers, entrepreneurs and artisans engaged in manufacturing and trade of coconut products from all over India will participate in this festival. 

BANK BRANCH SHIFTED: Vijay Bank has shifted its branch from SCO-12 to SCO- 29, Sector 11, here today. Chief Administrator, Haryana Urban Development Authority N.C.Wadhwa inaugurated it. Besides the bank employees, those who were present on the occasion included Mr Hari Prakash Shetty, General Manager, and Mr Naveen Hegde, Assistant General Manager of the bank’s regional office, New Delhi.



BODY RECOVERED: The police has recovered the body of Jaipal who was allegedly kidnapped by three persons on May 31. According to the police the body of Jaipal was recovered near Shahbad. The brother of the deceased has, in a complaint, alleged that the kidnappers had murdered his brother. The police has registered a case.

THEFT REPORTED: An incident of theft was reported in Ramnagar colony at Ambala cantonment. The occupants of the house had been away for the past three days. When they returned home on Tuesday they found that the lock of the main door was broken. Household goods and valuables worth Rs 20,000 were missing. The police has registered a case.

ANNOUNCED: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr D.D. Gautam, has announced that uniforms would be provided to each sweepers engaged in sanitation campaign at Ambala cantonment. Mr Gautam visited various markets of the Ambala Sadar area where the campaign has been continuing for the past one month.

THIEVES STRIKE: Some thieves took away cash from the cash box of a gurdwara located in Baldev Nagar at Ambala city on Tuesday. According to police report the thieves entered in the gurdwara by breaking the window used for the exhaust fan. The granthi of the gurdwara in the complaint said that the thieves took away notes from the cash box and left the change there. The police has registered a case in this regard.

RESENTMENT: Resentment is brewing among police officials over the alleged misbehaviour of an INLD leader with the SHO of the Naggal police station two days back. Later, the SHO was transferred to the CIA wing. According to information, Mr Hardeep Singh Doon, Superintendent of Police to whom the matter was reported by SHO Babu Ram, has ordered an inquiry into the matter. The DSP, Mr Uday Shankar, will conduct the inquiry. The INLD leader has, however, refuted the allegations of the SHO and said that no such incident had occurred.


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