Saturday, June 14, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


: The first connection of Internet dhaba/Internet PCO of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) on block headquarter was inaugurated by Mr Amarjit Singh, SDO, BSNL at Verma STD, here on Friday. It will provide facility of e-mail to the media besides other businessmen he said. About the slow speed of the telephone exchange Mr Amarjit Singh admitted the fact that during the peak load hours between 12 noon and 2 pm there was some problem but with some modification in the system in the next week its performance would improve.

INAUGURATED: A sport meet organised by Youth Club, Haripur, was inaugurated by Mrs Shalini Gupta, Director, Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences, Mandi Gobindgarh, on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion she said the combination of education and sports could serve as a very useful tool in the uplift of the villages. She warned the youth against the menace of drugs.

FUNCTION: The All-India Woman Conference (AIWC) will hold its annual “adopt granny” scheme at its premises on Saturday. Clothes and ration will be given to adopted grannies. The function will be inaugurated by the MLA, Mr R.L. Bhatia.

CAMP: Seventy students of Government Senior Secondary School, Bhikhiwind, attended a camp at Guru Nanak Dev University, here on Thursday. Dr R.S. Bawa, Registrar, spoke on the occasion.

WORKSHOP: A month-long workshop on Urdu learning, painting, theatre and dance commenced at Guru Nanak Dev University, here on Thursday. The Ladies Club is organising the workshop for children in the age group of 5-15. Prof Jagjit Kaur, president of the club, said the workshop would conclude on July 12.

WOMAN KILLED: A woman was killed and her husband injured on Thursday in a car-bus collision near Jassi Pauwali village, 15 km from here. The couple was travelling in car. The injured, Satinder Singh, was admitted to the local Civil Hospital. His condition is stated to be serious. The deceased has been identified as Jaspreet Kaur.

APPOINTED: Mr Jagroop Singh Gill, a former president of the Municipal Council and a close aide of the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, has been appointed the Chairman of the Improvement Trust. He took over the charge at a function here on Friday.

COLLEGE BLOCK: Mr Bhan Singh Bhaura, Member of Parliament, would lay the foundation stone of the new Arts Block of Government Rajindra College here on Saturday, according to a press note issued by the college on Friday.

SUICIDE: A man committed suicide at the village of Doomwali in the district late on Thursday by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in his house. The body of Shaminder Singh (33) was brought to the local Civil Hospital for a post-mortem examination. A body fished out from a water channel near the village of Kot Shamir near here on Friday was cremated after a postmortem examination, as there was no claimant for it.

INJURED: Four persons, including two girls, were injured in a car-scooter collision on the Fazilka-Abohar road on Thursday. According to information, the injured have been identified as Neeraj Sharma his two sisters Babita and Sophia, all residents of Jalalbad, and Balwinder Singh, a resident of Theh Qalandar.

DOWRY CASE: Baljinder Kaur, a daughter of Resham Singh of Ramu Thiara, committed suicide on Wednesday. On the complaint of Resham Singh, the Mahilpur police has registered a case against her husband Bahadur Singh, her father-in-law, Mohinder Singh, Desho and Satto of Kharaudi village. Resham alleged that since her marriage she was tortured for bringing inadequate dowry.

CASE REGISTERED: On the complaint of Dalbagh Singh of Argowal, the Dasuya police station has registered a case under Sections 363 and 366 of the IPC against Neeraj Kumar of the same village for allegedly abducting his two minor daughters on May 5

STRIKE CALL: On the joint call of the PSEB Employees Struggle Committee, the Employees Federation PSEB, the Punjab Bijli Mazdoor Sangh, the Bijli Mazdoor Front, the Worker Federation INTUC and the JE Council, employees of the PSEB will observe strike on July 9 and 10 in protest against the proposed move of the government to turn the board into corporation.

NOMINATED: Mr Pawan Kumar Adia, general secretary, District Congress Committee, Hoshiarpur, has been nominated Chairman of the Hoshiarpur Improvement Trust, according to official sources here on Friday.

AWARENESS CAMP: Dr Kuldip Nanda, president, District Congress Committee, inaugurated an anti-malaria awareness camp in the dispensary at Purhiran on Friday. The camp was organised by the Health and Family Welfare Department in collaboration with the State Bank of India (Agriculture Branch), Hoshiarpur. A team of doctors led by Dr Pawan Kumar examined 300 patients. Free medicines were distributed among patients.

APPEAL: The district unit of Indian Medical Association has appealed to the doctors that they must get themselves registered with the Punjab Medical Council by July 11. Dr Gursharan, member Punjab Medical Council and president IMA, Ludhiana, in a statement on Friday said in the recently concluded Punjab Medical Council poll, a lot of hue and cry was made by doctors for not having their names in the poll rolls. IMA also informed the doctors that PMC had powers to remove the names of the doctors who were unable to communicate with its office. “IMA wants that all those already registered with the PMC must send the information on the prescribed form at the earliest”, said Dr Gursharan. Dr Gursharan Singh said this would save them from unnecessary harassment in case of any complaint to PMC. Dr. Gursharan Singh has promised to talk to PMC for extending the date of registration if possible.

TRAINING PROGRAMME: A free two-day training programme for automation products for machine manufacturer of Ludhiana was organised by Rockwell Automation India Ltd. This company is a 100 per cent subsidiary of Rockwell Automation, USA. The training sessions was attended by(Original Equipment Manufacturers) OEM’s from Ludhiana and Jalandhar. Twenty representatives of lift manufacturers, dyeing unit and machine tool manufacturers attended the training session.

: Jathedar Joginder Singh Bhutani, an SGPC member from the Malerkotla constituency, died on Thursday. He was cremated on Friday. The funeral procession was joined by Prof Kirpal Singh Badungar, President, SGPC, Jathedar Tota Singh, former Education Minister, Mr Jagjit Singh Ghungrana, former Chairman, Panjab Agro and senior Akali leaders, Mann Singh Garcha, Baldev Singh Mann, Happy Verma, Nirmal Singh and Jagwant Jagge.

STRIKE: Member of the district unit of the Indian Medical Association observed a strike on Friday in protest against the registration of false cases against doctors. The district president of IMA stated in a press note on Friday that the police had been registering cases without investigating the cases. He said doctors also submitted a memorandum to the district authorities urging them to conduct thorough probes in cases of hospital deaths before registering criminal cases.

The local police has arrested two BSF personnel and seized 42 cases of liquor which they were carrying in the BSF vehicle. The arrested persons have been identified as Mohar Singh, and Sukhdev Singh, both head constable. According to Mr R.P.S. Brar, district police chief, Gurdaspur, a case under Section 61 of the Punjab Excise Act has been registered against the accused. They were produced in the court of Ms Kiran Bala, Judicial Magistrate, on Thursday who remanded them in judicial custody till June 21.



MEETING: A meeting of the District-Level Review Committee and the District Consultative Committee for Development was held here on Thursday. Dr R.B. Langyan, Deputy Commissioner, Fatehabad, presided over the meeting. Mr C.R. Rana, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Fatehabad; Mr M.L. Arora, Chief Manager, Regional Office, PNB, Hisar; Mr K.C. Goswami, Lead Development Officer; RBI; and Mr G.C. Chandra, AGM, NABARD, were present, among others. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Langyan urged the bankers to complete their quarterly targets and assured them full cooperation from the administration in the recovery of the money.

NO FUNDS FOR MC: The Municipal Committee, Pinjore has no fixed allotment of funds and the shortage of staff was hampering the daily routine work of the MC. Sources said that the post of a junior engineer (JE), a sanitary inspector and a tax collector were lying vacant for a long time. Sources said the sanitary system has been given on contract basis for one year term from June 1, 2003, to May 31, 2004, for Rs 20,000 per month. But the contractor could only deploy six sweepers out of these funds and was not able to do a satisfactory job. 



NOMINATED: The Himachal Government has nominated Ms Asha Kumari, Education Minister, as Chairman of the district-level planning development and 20-Point Programme Review Committee of Chamba district. According to a notification, the Deputy Commissioner and district-level officers of all government departments will be the official members besides non-official members of the review committee.

DEMAND: Mr Mohinder Chand Marwaha, president, Chamba Welfare Association, has urged the Tourism Minister, Maj Vijay Singh Mankotia, to formulate a plan for the construction of a ‘yatri niwas’ under the Centrally-sponsored scheme at Chamba.

MEETING ADJOURNED: A meeting of the Zila Parishad convened for the elections of office-bearers was adjourned on Thursday due to lack of quorum. The next meeting will be held on June 18.

VISIT: In view of the forthcoming visit of various Parliamentary Committees to Shimla next week, Kalka railway authorities are busy in giving a facelift to the railway station. According to information, the Parliamentary Standing Committees on Railways, Committee on Telecom and Television, Committee of Official Language and Lok Sabha Secretariat Standing Committee on Information Technology are likely to visit to Shimla between June 15 to June 24. Being a transit camp point, the committee members will also inspect the Kalka railway station during their short stay here.

MEETING: A special meeting of the All-India Reporters Association was held here on Thursday at Hotel Windsmorre. The meeting was presided over by Varun Ji Maharaja, president of the association. Varun Ji said the association was working for the welfare of the journalists at the all-India level. He added that the association was also looking after the problems being faced by the journalists at various levels.


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