Saturday, July 5, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


: The Majitha police has booked Natha Singh, a resident of Kamboz village falling under Kathunangal police station, for allegedly indulging in sacrilege of Guru Grant Sahib at the village gurdwara on Thursday. According to a complaint lodged at the police station by Shamsher Singh of the same area, the accused ransacked the flower stage in front of the holy book. He also sat on the Guru Granth Sahib, he alleged. However, the accused managed to escape from the spot. The police has registered a case under Section 295 of the IPC.

MUSIC ALBUM: Punjabi singer Shankar Sahney will release his new album, “Kare Yar Noo”, soon. He said this while talking to this correspondent here on Thursday. He said he was acting in a Punjabi film opposite Ayesha Julka.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following were unanimously elected office-bearers of district branch of the Indian Medical Association at a meeting held here on Friday. President — Dr Mohinder Kumar Singla; secretary — Dr H.S. Dhillon; joint secretary — Dr G.K. Shelly, and cashier — Dr R.K. Sood.

VOTER I-CARDS: Photo identity-cards of those voters who could not get them prepared during the past would be prepared in Hoshiarpur district from July 8 to August 8. This was stated by Mr Kirandeep Singh Bhullar, Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Returning Officer, Hoshirpur.

MALTA CASE: Mr Balwant Singh Khera, president of the Malta Boat Tragedy Probe Mission, said in a press note issued on Wednesday that the advocate of the mission from Italy had informed him that an Italy court had accepted the applications of families of all victims and had fixed July 8 as the date for the next hearing.

WORKSHOP: A nine-day free fevicryl training workshop based on art and craft was organised in Guru Ram Das Computer Training Centre, in which 90 girls and housewives participated. During this, participants learnt painting, preparing greeting cards and stickers. An exhibition was arranged on the concluding day and the prizes were distributed by Mr Vikas and Mr Gagan Arora from Piddilite Industries Ltd. Speaking on this occasion, they said that more such like workshops would be organised in the other cities of the state. First prize was bagged by Ms Parminder kaur, second by Ekta and third went to Shalini Jain.

INVITATION: Ms Paramjit Kaur, Principal, BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, has received an invitation to attend the platinum jubilee function of the Central Board of Secondary Education at New Delhi on July 30. She said only selected teachers had been invited to attend the function which would be presided by Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

ARRESTED: The Railway police has arrested a charas smuggler and allegedly recovered 3 kg of charas from his possession. The suspect has been identified as Amar Singh, a resident of Chambi Bhanot of Doda.

INJURED: Two foreign nationals were injured on Thursday in a road accident on the Dalhousie Road here when the motor cycle on which they were travelling collided with a threewheeler. The victims have been identified as Bruzz (23) and Joe (25) of Jamaica. According to reports, the victims were going to Dalhousie. The victims were admitted to hospital at Pathankot where their condition is reported to be out of danger.

PHOTO I-CARDS: As per the directions of the Election Commission, the process of making photo identity cards of voters in the district will start from July 8. This was stated by the Deputy Commissioner, Ropar, in a press note issued here on Thursday.

MEETING: A meeting of the tehsil Brahmin Sabha will be held on Sunday at the local Durga Mandir, according to its secretary, Tarsem Sharma. The agenda is to complete the membership and to discuss the important issues and problems faced by the sabha. The meeting would be presided over by its president Behari Lal Saddi, he added.

ERRATIC POWER: There is no regular power supply in the Kakrala Kalan and Kakrala Khurd for the past more than three months. Sometime, it does not came for the whole day. The villagers today under the leadership of a social worker. Jaswant Singh Kaler met the SDO, PSEB, Khamano, to provide electricity supply regularly at least for 8 hours a day, otherwise they would be compelled to start an agitation and would sit in front of the office of XEN, PSEB, Samrala division, at Ghulal.



ASSOCIATION: The Industrial Association of Chandigarh has elected following office bearers: president — Mr Ranvir Uppal; vice-president — Mr Arvind K. Mehan; secretary — Mr Nitin K. Peshawaria; joint-secretary — Mr Suresh K. Singhal and treasurer — Mr Dharamvir Khanna.

GESTURE: The State Bank of India’s Ladies Club has donated a cheque for Rs 25,000 for the surgery of a heart patient, Khushboo. The club president, Ms Vibha Aggarwal, handed over the cheque to Fortis Health Care Limited. The club is involved in different projects, including helping cancer and tuberculosis patients. They also pay school fees of poor children and give school uniforms to the needy students.

GAMES: Nearly 30 young innocents participated in a bonanza of games organised at Central Club in Sector 9. Different games, including musical chair and bouncing the ball, were held. The organising secretary, Mr Ashok Kapur, said, ‘’The games were organised for entertaining the children of the members during the vacations. Carrying-potato-in-a-spoon race was “tough’’, little ones commented. Ratul was declared “Boy of the evening”, while Kudrat and Aakriti were adjudged “Girls of the evening”

BLOOD DONATION: HMT, Pinjore, organised the 32nd blood donation camp on Wednesday and 163 units of blood were collected from employees and their family members. The camp was organised at Ambedkar Auditorium, Pinjore under the aegis of the PGI, Chandigarh. The mobile team of the PGI Blood Bank was led by Dr Usha Rao.



DEFER NOTIFICATION: Ambala Cantonment Traders Federation demanded on Friday that the notification for the formation of the municipal corporation of Ambala should be deferred. The chairman of the federation, Dr N.C. Jain, said a deputation would soon meet Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala requesting him to defer the notification for formation of a corporation merging Ambala Cantonment, Ambala City and adjoining villages. The federation also requested that the MLAs from Ambala Cantonment, Ambala City, Naggal and the Ambala MP be invited to discuss the matter.

MEETING: A meeting of the Urban Estate Welfare Association was held here recently. A number of problems being faced by association members were discussed at the meeting. The members stated that the area lacked basic amenities like roads, street lights and proper sewerage system. They said roads leading to Sector 8 from Manav Chowk had been encroached upon by hawkers. The members said a large number of jhuggis had come up in the sector and the plan of community centre had not materialised yet.

SAPLINGS PLATED: Saplings were planted by 511 AD (Msl unit) as part of Vanamahotsava today. Commanding Officer Col K.J. Singh said saplings were being planted so that the environment could be improved. Officers and men of the unit planted saplings. More saplings would be planted in the next few days.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of Lions Club Ambala Central: president — Mr Ved Arora; secretary — Mr Surinder Sahni, treasurer — Mr Sarabjit Singh Bhalla, vice-presidents — Mr Rakesh Aggarwal, Mr Pawan Gupta and Manu Anand.

CONTAMINATED WATER: Residents of Upper Mohalla, Satya Narain Street, Dhobi Mohalla and many other areas are sore over polluted water being supplied for the past two months by the Public Health Department of Kalka. The residents alleged that they were getting contaminated water. The residents said they had brought the matter to the notice of the authorities concerned but to no avail.

BODY FORMED: An executive body of Block Congress Committee was formed here at a meeting held here. The body has been formed after a gap of seven years with consent of local MLA, Chander Mohan. The meeting was attended by S.S. Nanda, Vijay Bansal, Lajja Ram, Santosh Sharma, Girdhari Lal Balmiki and R.K. Vaid, S.S. Nanda of Kalka was elected president of the executive body along with the other office-bearers.

AWARD FOR ARTISTE: President of the All-India Artists Association and founder of prestigious Balraj Sahni National Award, Sudarshan Gaur had been chosen for the Life Time Achievement Award for 2002-03 by Abhinav Kala Sangam, a pioneer organisation of Gujarat. Secretary of the organisation P.N. Bhatt, who was here in the town on Thursday, said this after meeting Sudarshan Gaur. Guar, the renowned stage artiste, had been chosen for this award for his contribution to the Traditional Theatre Performing Arts, he said. The award will be given to him on Dasehra at Baroda.

CRUSHED TO DEATH: A resident of Burj Kotia of this subdivision, Dalel Singh, died when he was run over by his own truck on Thursday. It is reported that after parking the truck while he was crossing in front of the truck, the truck suddenly started moving and he was crushed under its tyres.



STABBED: A student, Manoj Kumar, was stabbed here on Thursday. According to sources, some youths accosted Manoj Kumar near the Government College campus and stabbed him. He was rushed to Dr R.P.G. Medical College Hospital and his condition was said to be critical. No arrest has been made so far.

SENTENCED: The Additional Sessions Judge II, Dharamsala, Mr George, has sentenced Karam Chand of Tipri village under Dehra Subdivision to life imprisonment and fined him Rs 10,000 for murdering his sister-in-law, Ms Lakshmi Devi.

THREAT: The Subathu branch of the HP PWD and IPH Workers Union has threatened to gherao the Executive Engineer of Arki division if the wages of 46 work-charged and two daily-wage workers of Chandhi section for January and February are not paid by Monday.

SEIZED: The police seized 20 bags of apricot wood from a canter near Oachghat, about 25 km from here, on Tuesday night and arrested its driver and two others in this connection.

CHARAS SEIZED: The local police on Thursday recovered 400 gm of charas from the possession of Madan Lal of Batran and Kursheed Bibi of Dhabhi village near Rehan. According to the police which has arrested the two under the NDPS Act, a raid was conducted at Rehan and the charas seized.

LIGHTNING: A house was damaged at Baduee village in this subdivision when lightning struck it on Thursday. Rakesh Kumar, son of the houseowner, Pralahad Singh, who was injured was admitted to the local Civil Hospital. The local SDM visited the village and directed officials to assess the loss.

CAR STOLEN: An employee of a company has lodged an FIR with the police that his car has been stolen. As per the complaint, Hemant Mukheja, alleged that his car was stolen on the night of June 30. A case has been registered.


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