Tuesday, June 10, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


WORKSHOP: The Ladies Club of Guru Nanak Dev University will organise a month-long workshop for children in the age group of 5 to 12 years from June 12 to July 12. Prof Jagjit Kaur, the president of the club, said the main purpose of this workshop was to explore the hidden talent of children.

‘SURPLUS’ OFFICER: Mr Harbans Lal Mahajan and Mr Mohan Lal, former municipal councillors, have alleged that the local Municipal Council had a surplus Executive Officer. They pointed out that there was only one post of Executive Officer in the council, but at present, two executive officers were posted there.

SEMINAR: The Prajapita Brahma Kumari’s Ishwariya Vishva Vidyalaya, an NGO, organised a seminar on Monday. The theme of the seminar was “How to remain tension free in business”. Nearly 100 leading businessmen of the region participated. Brahmakumari Prem Behan, chairperson of the industry and business wing of the NGO, stressed on the need of remaining faithful towards the customers. Mr V.J. Makand, Deputy General Manager, State Bank of Patiala, also spoke on the occasion.

RICKSHAWS GIVEN: Volunteers of the Aasra Welfare Society along with Punjab National Bank distributed 10 rickshaws among the needy under the self-employment scheme of the state government. Mr Ramesh Mehta, president of the society, said these rickshaw pullers had been taking the vehicles on a daily rent and a large part of their earnings went towards the repayment of the same. Mr Satish Kalra, Regional Manager, Mr S.C. Jalota, Chief Manager, and other officials of the PNB attended the function.

PAINTING WORKSHOP: The Sobha Singh Memorial Chittarkar Society on Monday organised a painting workshop in which 32 painters of Punjab and Haryana participated. Mr Amarjit Singh Painter, Project chairman of the society, said these camps would be organised in future also. He said a resolution was passed during the workshop urging the government to establish an art gallery and an art college in the city in the memory of Sardar Sobha Singh.

IMPLEMENT RENT BILL: The House Owners’ Association said on Monday that the Rent Control Bill, 1995, should be made an Act so that number of litigations between the house owners and tenants could be minimised. Mr Joginder Singh Dhillon, president of the association, said the provisions of the Rent Control Bill, 1995, were sufficient to develop cordial relations between the house owners and tenants. Mr Dhillon said their association would meet Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in this connection.

SI BOOKED: On the complaint of Balram, owner of Punjab Timber Store, the Mahilpur police on Sunday registered a case against Sub Inspector, Jasbir Singh posted at Ludhiana under sections 420, 452, 504, 506 and 34 of the IPC. Balram had alleged that Jasbir Singh purchased timber worth 2.50 lakh from him on credit. When he demanded money. Jasbir Singh started threatening him of dire consequences.

FUNCTION: The Bhartiya Valmiki Sabha held a function to felicitate the new District Congress president, Mr Jagmohan Sharma. The president of the sabha, Mr Kala Hans, apprised the Congress leaders of the problems of the sabha. Also present on the occasion was Mr Naseem Ansari, president of the Muslim Sabha. 

FREE MEDICAL CAMP: More than 250 patients suffering from asthma, cough, joint pains, various gynaecological problems, stones, tuberculosis etc were examined at a free medical camp by Ludhiana Holistic Health Centre at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Medical College of Electrohomoeopathy here on Sunday. Mr Gurcharan Ghalib (MP) while addressing the gathering said that one must try to serve the humanity. One should recognise the efforts of people, who visit slum areas to provide relief to the poor and needy. The government was taking all the necessary steps for the uplift of health services and NGOs had extended all the help to make these services available to the common man. 

RELIEF DEMANDED: The Bhartiya Valmiki Dharam Samaj on Sunday asked the state government to give Rs 5 lakh each as compensation to the families of those killed in the communal clash at Talhan recently. It also passed a resolution, demanding the registration of cases under Section 302 of the IPC against the guilty police officers. It threatened to launch a statewide stir if these demands were not met. 

ASSOCIATION SORE: The local Book Sellers’ Association is sore over the decision of the authorities concerned of Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar, to stop the supply of various kinds of university forms, syllabus, prospectus to them for selling the same on commission basis, from this year. They allege that these orders are against the rules passed by the university Syndicate.

STAFF SHORTAGE: Residents here have been facing a lot of inconvenience due to the shortage of staff at the local PSEB complaint centre. They allege that their complaints are not being properly heard. Besides, the shortage of material is also delaying the repair of even minor faults in the lines. They have urged the authorities concerned to take immediate steps to make up for the shortage of staff as well as material at the centre.

NEW PRINCIPAL: Mr Ranjit Singh Cheema (PES-1), has taken over as Principal, SGAD Government College, here. Mr Cheema was the Principal of Government College, Samrai-Jandiala (Jalandhar), before this. The post at the local college was lying vacant after the retirement of Ms Kamlesh Garg on May 31.



TRAINING CAMP: The Indian Red Cross Society has selected nine volunteers to represent India at the summer camp being organised in Korea from August 11 to 14. A training camp for them was inaugurated at the Red Cross Regional Training Centre by the DPI, Punjab, Mr Sohan Lal, here on Monday. Speaking on the occasion, Capt Rajdeep Singh Jaiya, secretary, Punjab Red Cross, said this camp would help foster the spirit of friendship, love and brotherhood among the youth.

ADMISSION GUIDANCE OFFICE: The Punjab University Students Union today launched its admission guidance office nera the university’s administrative block on Monday. According to a statement issued here, the office would counsel and help students seeking admission in various departments, facilitate the availability of forms and make available result gazettes of various courses, besides helping students get admission in the university hostels. Guidance can also be sought on telephone numbers 98155-26128, 98145-43794 and 98150-76223.

ARRESTED: One person was arrested by the police on the charge of stealing a truck from the Truck Union. In a press note released by the police it was stated that the suspect, Sukhwinder Singh, was arrested within an hour of committing the crime and the vehicle impounded near Mundi Kharar. A case under Section 379 of the IPC has been registered against him.

GAMBLING: The police arrested two persons on the charge of gambling. According to the police, Raj Kumar, a resident of Phase I, and Inderpal Singh, a resident of Hisar, were arrested when they were indulging in gambling and seized Rs 16,000 and Rs 2,500, respectively, from them. A case has been registered.

VISIT: The Municipal Council President, Mrs Seema Chaudhary, today took a round of the Ward No 6 ( Sectors 17 and 18) and the Ward No 27( Sector 4) following complaints that safai karamcharis were not reporting on duty. While 12 safai karamcharis were found absent in the Ward No 6, seven were found absent in the Ward No 27.

DONATED: Deputy Commissioner Satwanti Ahlawat today donated various goods to Bali Deen of Rehna village, who had lost all items meant for his daughter’s wedding in a devastating fire that engulfed Rehna village on June 1. The gifts given by the District Red Cross included of clothes and kitchen equipment.

REVENUE EARNED: The District Revenue Office has earned Rs 18.11 lakh during the past one month . The Deputy Commissioner said Rs 8,505 was collected as driving licence fees, Rs 1.25 lakh as renewal/duplicate fees, Rs 3. 62 lakh as permit fees, Rs 3.21 lakh as road tax and Rs 9.73 lakh as challans.


HUMANITARIAN GESTURE: As a humanitarian gesture, a wheel chair was presented to a paraplegic soldier, retired Gunner Surajmal, by 108 Medium Regiment on Sunday. Gunner Surajmal hails from Gohana tehsil in Sonepat district. He served with 108 Medium Regiment from 1981 to 1989. He participated in all military operations during his tenure with the unit. In 1988, during a military exercise, he was electrocuted and got paralysed waist down, a release said.

JUDICIAL REMAND: Four women arrested by the city police for their involvement in immoral trafficking on Sunday were produced in a local court on Monday. They have been remanded in judicial custody for 14 days. According to information, the police had also recovered 72 bottles of English liquor from the house of Nandni along with six porno films, one colour TV and one CD player. The police had also arrested an Army personnel from the house of Nandni.

DIRECTED: The Deputy Commissioner, Dr R.B. Langyaan, on Monday directed the Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Mr Yogesh Bhardwaj to remove all encroachments on both sides of roads to ensure smooth flow of traffic.


DEMAND: The local Hotels and Restaurants Association has urged the state government to develop parking lots and an information centre for tourists.

ENVIRONMENT WEEK: The NSS unit of Government Girls Senior Secondary School celebrated Environment Week. Slogan-writing, drawing and painting, essay-writing, declamation and quiz contests were organised in this regard. The school Principal, Mrs Neena Thakur, gave away the prizes to the winners.

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