Sunday, June 15, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


ARRESTED: The Punjab Police has arrested a Bihari migrant, Bablu Bind, on the charge of raping his seven-year-old sister-in-law here on Friday. In an FIR lodged on the complaint of victim’s father, the accused took the girl on the roof of the house in the early hours of Friday morning and raped her. The police has registered a case of rape against the suspect.

: Punjab Agricultural University will host a prize distribution function of dairy farmers of Punjab on Monday. Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Punjab, will be the chief guest. Mr D.S. Bains, Secretary, Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, will be the guest of honour. The function will be presided over by Dr K.S. Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor of the university. 

IT EXHIBITION: “PC Experience 2003”, a two-day exhibition on information technology, began at Hotel Friends Regency here on Saturday. It is being organised by HCL and Microsoft. Various hardware and software manufacturers, Internet service providers and website designers are taking part in the exhibition.

FUNCTION: A literary function will be organised by the Punjabi Ghazal Manch, Punjab, Sirjandhara and Punjabi Lekhak Kalakar Society in collaboration with the Punjabi Sahitya Akademi on Monday. Gurcharan Kochar’s book ‘Ahsaas di Khushboo (a collection of ghazals ) will be released by Mr HS Hanspal, President Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee, on the occasion. Dr Surjit Patar, president, Punjab Sahitya Akademi will preside. Prof J.S. Bedi of Chandigarh will present a paper on the book while Randhir L.Kanwal, Seema and Ravneet will recite ghazals penned by Kochar.

INAUGURATION: Nine members of the Pensioners ‘Organising Committee met on Friday under the chairmanship of Dr S.P. Joshi. He reviewed the arrangements of the inaugural function of the Pensioners Information Centre. Mr Gurcharan Singh, Ghalib, MP, would inaugurate the centre, Mr BR Kaushal, member Pensioners District Committee, said. Mr Kaushal said that Bhawan has been constructed at a vantage point in the ‘mini secretariat. Mr Anurag Verma, Deputy Commissioner, will preside over the function.

SUICIDE: A man committed suicide in a bizarre manner at the New Lajpat Nagar on Saturday. He banged his head into some parked car on a street and threw stones on some sleeping labourers before hitting a brick on his head. He died on the spot. The identity of the man could not be established. The police said he seemed to be a Punjabi. 

RESENTMENT: Resentment prevails among members of the District Taxation Bar Association (Sales tax) over the repeated extension of the period of limitation by the Excise and Taxation Commissioner without assigning any reason. A meeting of the study circle of the association was held under the presidentship of Mr P.C. Garg to discuss the issue. The meeting was largely attended by tax practitioners. The meeting discussed the power conferred on the Excise and Taxation Commissioner under the PGST Act, 1948, regarding extension of period of three years for passing the order of assessment.

NEW COURSES: Two more courses in M.Sc (mathematics) and PGDCA will be introduced from the current academic session at SMDRSD College here. Mr S.K. Baria, Principal of the college, said here on Friday that Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University had accorded permission to the college to start these courses.

APPOINTED: Mr P.C. Passi, has been appointed new president of the city unit of the Congress. He replaces Mr Rakesh Kumar Mahajan Pammi. The local MLA, Mr Ashok Sharma, while congratulating him here on Friday said the party would be strengthened with the appointment of Mr Passi.

SAFETY WEEK: Electrical Safety Week was organised recently in the DCW. During this safety week, a special drive was launched to check electrical installations, electrical switch boards and panels from safety point of view. Besides seminars, workshops and documentary films on the electrical safety were also shown to the staff. The main aim of this safety drive was to create awareness among the members of the staff and general users towards electrical safety.

ELECTED: The members of Bharat Vikash Parishad has elected its new office-bearers and executive members at its general body meeting which was held here on Saturday. Mr Sukesh Jain has been appointed as president, Mr R.C. Modi as vice-president, Bhupinder Singh as secretary, Mr Pawan Kumar Sharma as treasurer and Ms Baljit Kaur as convener of the women cell.

APPOINTED: Mr K.L. Verma of the Lion Club Patiala Fort has been appointed as the Region Chairman of Region 4 for the year 2003-04 by District Governor R.K. Mehta.

FAKE PARCHIS: Nagar Council president Malkiat Singh Ragbotra conducted a surprise check at an octroi post on GT Road towards Jalandhar side and found some red-colour fake transit slips (rahdari parchi). He was accompanied by senior councillors — Manmohan Sharma and Brij Bhushan Parbhakar. While the official of the private octroi contractor denied this, the civic body staff present there said the fake slips were being used to cheat the government of the its due share.

TUBEWELLS: Work on two tubewells and one submersible pump was inaugurated on Friday in the local Ratanpura-New Model Town in Ward No 27, in Tambaku Kuttan Mohalla in ward No. 19 and in ward No. 16 represented by Brij Bhushan Parbhakar, Ms Kusum Sharma and Ms Sita Devi.

DEAD : A migrant, Guru Parsad, died after falling from a roof at Bhagana village on Thursday. Hailing from UP, the 40-year-old man was working as a peon in a school and was reported to be drunk at the time.

NEW CHAIRMAN: Congress leader Mr Harjit Singh Parmar, joined as the new chairman of the Improvement Trust, Phagwara, on Friday. He said he would accord top priority to providing clean, transparent and accountable administration.

PLEA: Dr Raman Kumar Aggarwal, vice-president, Indian Medical Association, Punjab units on Friday wrote a letter to the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh for taking up the issue with his Punjab counterpart of inclusion of doctors of Himachal in the electoral rolls of the Punjab Medical Council.

PROTEST: Shopkeepers of the Cinema road here took out a march on Thursday in protest against octroi staff who had allegedly attacked a shopkeeper and his companion. The protesters alleged that the shopkeeper, Mr Harwinder Singh Tony, was beaten up even though he had paid octroi. However, octroi official denied any high-handedness.

CASE REGISTERED: The police has registered a case under various Sections of the IPC, including an attempt to murder, against 36 persons and arrested nearly 12 of them in connection with the group clash between two groups of Dalits at Sangatpur village on Wednesday. Twentythree persons, including nine women, were injured.

APPOINTED: Eight Returning Officers have been appointed for this Subdivision in connection with the June 29 panchayat elections, an official press note said here on Thursday.

MEETING: A meeting of the Lok Bhalai Party was held under the presidentship of Mr Darshan Singh Sekhon (Ottalan) at his residence on Saturday in which Dr Jagroop Singh Barwali, Jaswinder Singh Sarwarpur, Mohinder Singh Sarwarpur, Sukhwinder Singh Purba, Kulwant Singh Panch and Ranjeet Singh Raja also participated. At the meeting the problems being faced by farmers with regard to the power supply were discussed.

SAMAGAM: The Bhai Ghanaya Seva Dal and the gurdwara managing committee, Bondli, will organise a religious natak samagam to mark the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev on Monday at Bondli village. Mr Harnek Singh, president of the Dal, said a play “Tera Bhana Mitha Lage”, written by Rajwinder of Samrala, will be staged. Mr Jaspal Singh Jassi, SDM, Samrala, will be the chief guest and Mr Ujagar Singh Bondli will inaugurate it.

CRUSHED TO DEATH: An unidentified mentally challenged woman was crushed to death by a truck on Friday near Rasulpur village, 6 km from here. The woman, aged about 40 years, was reportedly moving in the area for the past several years. The local Sadar police has registered a case under Section 174, Cr PC, and the body was cremated by the local municipal council after the post-mortem examination.



POSTPONED: The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) Residents Federation Chandigarh said on Saturday that the weekly protest rally by the federation stands postponed due to death of vice-president of the federation Devinder Dhiman. A press release issued by president of the federation Jatinder Bhatia said. 

ELECTED: Balwinder Singh has been elected as secretary of the Chandigarh-Panchkula Chapter of Institute of Costs and Works Accountant of India for the year 2003-04. 

LECTURE: A lecture on table manners and etiquetts was held on the second day of a three-day personality development camp ‘Nirmaan 2003’ being organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad at IS Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School in Sector 21. Mr Prasanta Mukherjee from Food Craft Institute in Sector 42 gave a demo regarding the usage of different cutleries for different foods and deserts served in hotels. He also advised students to choose enjoyable topics while sitting in hotels. Dr Prakash Syal, delivered a lecture on effective speaking and communication skills. 

MEMBERSHIP FORMS: The president of the Chandigarh Pradesh Valmiki Sabha, Mr Harphool Chandra Kalyan, in a press note released here on Saturday has alleged that the membership forms for the Maharishi Valmiki Bhavan Committee were not made available to those who were interested in becoming members. He said as per the agreement between the Maharishi Valmiki Bhavan Committee and the Chandigarh Pradesh Valmiki Sabha, the application forms for the membership were supposed to be made available from June 8 to July 8. “But so far no forms have been distributed among the interested persons intentionally to keep the administrative affairs of the bhavan in particular hands”, he further alleged.



PRACTICAL EXAMINATIONS: The practical examinations of the students of PGDCA of SA Jain College, DAV College, Ambala city, and Government College, Kalka, will be held at Hartron Works Station in Ambala city from June 15 to 20.

MEDICAL CAMP: The Bada Thakur Dwara organised a free ayurvedic camp at Ambala city on Saturday with the assistance of Sarv Hitkari Manch and the Ayurvedic Department here. The Member of Parliament from Ambala, Mr Rattan Lal Kataria, inaugurated the camp. Mr Kataria announced financial assistance from the MP fund for the construction of the Thakurdwara road. Maha Mandleshwar Swami Prem Dass Shastri presented a siropa to Mr Kataria.

INSTRUCTIONS: A meeting of representatives of the Indian Medical Association, Sirsa unit, private practitioners and employees of the Public Health Department was convened on Thursday in which instructions were given to take up measures for the precaution of the spread of water-borne diseases.

TWO MURDERED: A man killed his wife and elder brother at Bharolanwali village in the district. The reason behind the murder is believed to be family dispute.



DEMAND: The District Safai Karamcharis Organisation has asked the state government to scrap the contract system relating to cleanliness work in the hospitals and other institutions, which had been started by the previous BJP-led government in the state.

MURDERED: Pradeep Kumar (28) was allegedly murdered near Chhror Nullah in Manikaran valley, on Friday. The victim was beaten allegedly by Amar Chand and Puran Chand, residents of Fagu village on Thursday night. He was brought to the zonal hospital on Friday where he succumbed to his injuries.

WATER SCARCITY: Residents of Baranda in this subdivision are up in arms against the failure of the Irrigation-cum-Public Health Department in ensuring the supply of potable water. They submitted a memorandum to the state government in this regard on Friday through the local SDM. The villagers alleged in the memorandum that the water taps installed by the IPH Department had remained dry for the past one month. The water supply could not be restored despite repeated complaints to the department. They alleged that the consumers having ‘connections’ with the IPH field staff were getting water supply regularly at the cost of others.


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