Friday, June 13, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


SEMINAR: A seminar cum Lok Adalat will be organised at Government Girls Senior Secondary School here on Friday at 10 a.m., according to Mr Amarjit Singh Shahi, SDM and convener of the seminar. Mr Mohinder Pal, Sessions Judge, Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib, Mr B. Chander Shaker, SSP and Civil Surgeon from Fatehgarh Sahib will participate in the seminar.

MINOR RAPED: A minor girl was allegedly raped in her house at Machhrai Khurd village, 5 km from here, on Tuesday. It was alleged in the complaint that the accused Raj Singh entered her house when she was alone and raped her as alleged in the FIR lodged by her. The alleged victim has been sent for medical examination. The Amloh police has registered a case under Section 376/511 of the IPC.

WOMAN KILLED: An old woman, Harbhajan Kaur of Ajit Nagar here, was killed and 12 persons, including children, were injured in a Sumo- Canter collision on GT Road, near Jandiala, about 15 km, from here on Wednesday. The injured include Tarsem Singh, son of deceased, his daughter Gurpreet Kaur, Harjinder Kaur, Balwinder Singh, Sukhwinder Kaur, Santokh Singh, Sukhdev Singh, Jasmine (5), Surinder (6), Mani (7), and Badrinath, driver of the Sumo.

SUMMER CAMP: Summer camps will be organised by the Akal Purukh di Fauj and the SGPC jointly to spread awareness on Sikh religion from June 11 to June 25. The camps will be held at various gurdwaras in Kapurthala, Gurdaspur, Patiala, Pathankot, Amritsar and Dinanagar. Students will also be provided books on “gurmat maryada”, according to Mr Kuljit Singh, coordinator, Akal Purukh di Fauj, said in a press note here on Wednesday.

CONTROL ROOM: The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has set up a special control room at 33 kv grid sub-station here to redress the complaints of farmers to ensure uninterrupted power supply during the paddy season till September 30 in Faridkot division of the PSEB comprising Kot Kapura, Bagha Purana, Moga city and Moga suburban, said Mr S.S. Sangha Superintendent Engineer, in a press note issued here on Wednesday. Farmers can also made their complaint on telephone number 250097.

BAN ORDER: With a view to curbing noise pollution, the District Magistrate, Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, exercising the powers under Section 144 CrPC has banned the playing of loud speakers and other noise-making instruments, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. During daytime these instruments could be played at lower volume, which could be heard within the boundary of the respective place.

COMPLAINT: Lessees of seven shops belonging to the district TB association in the proximity of the city hospital here have complained of steep rise in the rent by the district administration. The shops were leased out on a rent varying from Rs 200 to Rs 800 a month, ten year ago.The lessees received a letter from the chairman of the association informing that their lease has been increased to Rs 2000 to 3000 a month. They said if the management of the association do not listen to their plight they will move the court for settlement.

RECOVERED: The police claims to have arrested a smuggler and to recover half a kilogram of opium from him at Ismilpur village on Thursday. According to the police a naka was laid at Ismilpur village under the supervision of SHO Sadar Police Station Khanna, Mr Bhupinder Singh. Avtar Singh son of Harbans Singh, resident of Goslar village was detained. A case under Section 15/61/85 of the NDPC Act has been registered against him.

WORKSHOPS CONCLUDE: Workshops on Kathak, orchestra, classical vocal music, drama and public speaking concluded at Ryan International School here on Wednesday. The students exhibited puppets, hand-make flowers, fabric painting, soft toys and other handicrafts. They also performed dance, music and drama items.

KHULA DURBAR: Mr Surinderjit Singh Sandhu, Deputy Commissioner, presided over a ‘khula durbar’ and heard the grievances of the people. Out of 15 complaints 12 were solved on the spot an official press note issued here on Thursday said.

NOMINATED: Mr Sita Ram Taneja, a senior Congress leader, has been nominated as member of the District-level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee of the Ministry of Rural Development, New Delhi and of the District Consultative Committee on the recommendation of Ms Santosh Chaudhary, MP.

FARMERS’ MEETING: The local Central Cooperative Bank organised a farmers’ meeting on Wednesday on the bank premises to create awareness among the farmers regarding the Kisan Credit Scheme. Mr M.L. Sunda, district manager of the bank said the bank had provided the facility to 25,000 farmers in the district.

PROTEST RALLY: Employees of different branches of Nawanshahr Central Bank organised a ‘protest rally’ in front of the gate of the main branch of the bank here on Wednesday in protest against the alleged callous attitude of the state government towards them. They criticised the state government for its “illogical” decision to impose a cut in their salaries.

HONOURED: Jathedar Sukhdev Singh Bhaur and Dr Jaspal Singh Randhawa, Secretary and Principal, respectively, of Sikh National College, Banga, honoured Ms Jyoti Gulati, who has topped the GND varsity examination by securing 1858 out of 2400 marks in the B.Sc. final year examination. The Vice-Chancellor of GND varsity, Dr S.P. Singh, announced that she would be provided free education.

ELECTED: The followings have been elected office-bearers of the local unit of the Taraksheel Society: president — Mr Mukand Lal, vice-president — Dr Chaman Lal, secretary — Mr Satpal Sloh, and treasurer — Mr Surinder Karimpuri.

MEETING: The general body meeting of the Patiala Retail Sale Chemist Association was held here. It was decided at the meeting that without prescription of a doctor no medicine would be sold. Members of association also appealed to the Drug Authority to give a list of medicine which should not be sold without the prescription of a physician. The president of the association said the government should check the manufacturers from manufacturing such medicines instead of checking sale of such drugs.

VACANT POSTS: The Unemployed Linemen Union Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), has appealed to the Chairman of the board, Mr Y.S Ratra, to appoint linemen and SSA on various posts lying vacant in the PSEB. The president of the association, Mr Mandeep Singh, said for the last seven years no lineman has been appointed. Mr Mandeep Singh added that to provide better power supply to the agriculture sector it was necessary to fill up the various vacant posts. He added that around 20,000 technical posts were lying vacant in the board.

WORKSHOP: The Government In-service Teachers Training Centre, Patiala, organised a five-day workshop under its scheme `Education to all’ here on Monday. Around 50 teachers of various primary and secondary schools are participating in the workshop. Teachers have been divided in various groups on basis of their subjects. Teachers participating in the workshop are making charts and models of various chapters of the textbooks to make learning interesting for the students. The main purpose of the workshop is to use teaching aids for improving the ways of teaching in the classrooms. The workshop was inaugurated by Ms Harminder Kaur, Principal of the Centre.



APPOINTED: The president of Lions Club Chandigarh Vishal, Mr Daljit Singh Kohli, has been appointed as the member of district cabinet in the capacity of Region Co-ordinator Leadership Development. He was appointed by Mr R.K. Mehta, District Governor 321-F, for the year 2003-2004. Mr Kohli has so far organised free medical check-up camps for poor public with the help of Fortis Heart Institute and Mukat Hospital.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Community Centre, Sector 46: president — Ms Pushpa Sharma (area councillor): member secretary — Mr Sushil Sovat; and members — Mr Narinder Bhatia, Mr Balwinder Singh, Mr D.D. Sindhi, Mr J.P. Mishra, Ms Kulwinder Kaur, Mr Gurvinder Singh and Mr Amit Sharma.

INAUGURATED: The Lawyers for Human Rights International opened its local chapter at the District Courts on Wednesday. The president of the Lawyers for Human Rights International, Mr Amar Singh Chahal, inaugurated the local chapter and appointed a seven-member executive led by Mr Varionder Garg as president and Mr Naresh Mehta as general secretary. 



APPOINTED: Mr Vikas Thakur, president, Bilaspur District Cricket Association, has appointed the following as office-bearers of the association — vice-presidents— Mr Pravesh Sharma, Mr Ashish Sharma, Mr Bhagatram Thakur, Mr Sunil Chauhan; general secretary- Mr Sanjay Kaushal; finance secretary- Mr Ashish Kapil; and joint secretaries— Mr Sobharam Thakur, Mr Lekhram Thakur, Mr Vipul Sharma and Mr Husain Ali.

HEALTH CAMP: A two-day health check-up camp was organised by the Hiteshi, Himotkarsh and Shri Chureshwer Sewa Samiti at Rohnat, about 180 km from here, under Shillai Tehsil. According to organisers , more than 2000 persons were treated in the camp.

NIRANKARI WORKSHOP: A two-day Nirankari media workshop organised by the Sant Nirankari Mandal concluded on Wednesday. In his address Mr Kirpa Sagar, former Registrar of Newspapers of India and former Additional Director-General of AIR News services said the Mandal had organised 32 such workshop throughout the country. He said 25 Nirankari workers selected from all over the Himachal Pradesh, including some women, attended the workshop and issues like print media and electronic media requirement, public relation and coordination besides feature writing were discussed.

ELECTROCUTED: A cow and two bulls were electrocuted on Wednesday at Khudar village in the Masauli panchayat of Jogindernagar subdivision of this district. A bamboo tree outside the cowshed of Kuldip Chaudhary was carrying current from the overhead 132 kva high tension lines. The animals were brought outside and tied with the tree.

FEE CONCESSIONS: Keeping in view the heavy increase of the fee structure by schools of the area, the local St Vivekanand Millenium School of Pinjore has decided to give fee concessions to the needy students. As per information from the school source, students securing more than 75 per cent marks in Class X will get 50 per cent concession in tuition fee and students getting 65 per cent marks will get 25 per cent concession in the tuition fee. Girl students will be getting various concessions and other considerations.

WOMAN DIES: A woman who was bitten by a stray dog about 20 days back died here on Wednesday. As per information, Basanti Devi (30), a resident of slum area of Sector 2, was under treatment. The local ESI Hospital had referred her to the Central Research Institution, Kasauli, from where she was referred to the PGI.

INCONVENIENCE: More than 100 students who had come from Rohtak and Bhiwani to attend scouts and guides camp to Tara Devi, near Shimla, had to bear great inconvenience due to late arrival of Shimla -Kalka train at Kalka railway station on Wednesday. According to the teachers accompanying them, the train which was scheduled to reach at Kalka at 3 p.m. arrived at 6 p.m.


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