Friday, June 20, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


SUMMER CAMP: A month-long summer camp for children between five and 14 years of age was inaugurated by Ms Davinder Kaur Brar, president, Punjab Natshala, here on Wednesday. She was presented with a memento by Prof Jagjit Kaur. The Ladies Club of Guru Nanak Dev University is organising the camp.

INCOME TAX STAFF: The Income Tax Employees Federation, led by Mr Parwinder Kumar, has sought intervention of the Chairman, CBDT, to settle their demands. A resolution to this effect was passed at a meeting of the federation, according to a press note here on Wednesday.

HEALTH STAFF: The Paramedical and Health Employees Union, Punjab, has decried the non-payment of their salaries for the past eight or 10 months. In a press note issued here on Wednesday Mr Karnail Singh, union convener, said the employees would be forced to take the path of agitation if their salaries were not paid.

MAN DEAD: A man died on Thursday due to sunstroke while he was being brought to the Civil Hospital. Vedpal (45) reportedly fainted at the entrance of the hospital and when he was taken inside the doctors declared him brought dead. Mr Ram Lal, brother of the deceased, said Vedpal was running high fever. The police handed over the body to the relatives after post-mortem.

THIKRI PEHRAS: Mr Anurag Agarwal, Deputy Commissioner has ordered that villagers would hold thikri pehras on railway tracks, bridges of water channels, distributaries, canals, Indian oil pipeline in their respective villages. The order would remain in force from Thursday till August 18.

COMPLAINTS: To listen to the complaints regarding the supply and quality of the LPG, petrol, diesel and kerosene, a meeting would be held on July 2 at the office of the Additional Deputy Commissioner, according to a press note.

MSD SCHOOL: Neha (363) and Navpinder Kaur (361) have secured first and second positions respectively in plus two (humanities stream) in the local MSD Senior Secondary Public School.

EXHIBITION: The local Public Library will organise a book exhibition in the first week of July in the library in which books of renowned Indian writers will be exhibited.

SUMMER CAMP ENDS: A summer camp organised for the children at Kiddies’ Care Playway School, Dugri Road, concluded here on Thursday. Kids presented various paintings prepared by them by brush painting, vegetable painting and stick painting. Three different groups of students recited shabad, while playing on harmonium. Students also presented three group dance items. A lecture on etiquette and basic values of life was delivered by Mr Tarlochan Singh. Ms Hardeep Kaur, Principal, said that the camp was attended by scores of students of the age group two to 10 years. During the camp, the students enjoyed various activities including indoor games, pool parties, collage making, dance and music.

PROGRAMME: The Department of Food Science and Technology, Punjab Agricultural University, will organise a training programme on home-scale preservation of fruits and vegetables from June 30 to July 4 for girls, ladies and housewives. Dr P.S. Ranote, Head of the department, said that practical training in preparation of jams, jellies, pickles and squashes would be imparted to the participants.

INVITED: Dr R.S. Thind, a leading laparoscopic surgeon and consultant at Dr SAS Grewal Mediscan Hospital, has been invited to attend an international conference on hernia. He will present a paper on “laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia in rural India”. Dr Thind said he had developed a new equipment for the laparoscopic hernia which was far too cheap than the equipment currently available in the market. He will demonstrate the equipment at the conference being organised by the American and European Society of Hernia in England on June 20. 

OFFICE-BEARERS: A bankers’ meeting was held at Punjab National Bank, Zonal Office, here on Wednesday. It was attended by representatives of local nationalised banks. It was decided at the meeting to form a Bankers’ Club and the following office-bearers were elected for two years: president — Mr U.S. Bhargava; senior vice-president — Mr Sameer Saran; vice-presidents — Mr R.S. Chhatwal, Mr H.S. Bhatia and Mr P.S Anttal; secretary — Mr V.K. Gupta; joint secretary — Mr S.K. Singla; finance secretary — Mr Rajiv Rishi; and executive members — Mr J.S. Arora, Mr K. Kamraj, Mr S.K. Garg, Mr S.K. Anand and Mr Lalit Vaid.

WATER SUPPLY: Following some complaints from the residents of Professors Colony regarding potable water supply through tankers engaged by the local Municipal Council, Mr Raj Kamal Choudhary, Deputy Commissioner, issued directions to Mr T.R. Sharma, Executive Officer, of the council, to ensure regular supply of the potable water in the area.



GROUP CLASH: A person was killed and six were injured when two groups clashed near Patti village about 10 km from here, on Tuesday. Besides, one persons was missing. DSP Sanjiv Gandhi said eight persons had been arrested and all accused identified. A case under Section 302, IPC, had been registered. 

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