Wednesday, July 16, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


CREMATORIUM: The Rotary Club (South) has offered to upgrade the Shivpuri crematorium of the Durgiana Management Committee at a cost of Rs 6-7 lakh in phase IV of the beautification. The upgradation would include flooring, sheds, and improving the washing and bathing areas in the complex. While inaugurating the project here on Monday, Mr R.L. Bhatia, MP, donated Rs 2 lakh from his MP’s fund.

CONDEMNED: Mr Lovely Goyal, president, Press Club, Rampura Phul, has condemned the alleged misbehaviour of a police functionally with a section of press photographers while they were covering the panchayat elections at Behman Diwana village on Monday.

UNION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Petroleum Oil Tanker Workers Union, Phoos Mandi, Bathinda: president — Mr Jatinder Singh Sodhi; vice-president — Mr Surjit Singh; and secretary — Mr Gurlabh Singh.

AWARENESS RALLY: Scouts of Government Senior Secondary School, Dholewal Chowk, organised an awareness rally at Dholewal village here on Tuesday. School students led by their captain, Ms Amarjit Kaur, went to the village holding placards with messages on controlling population explosion, checking pollution, maintaining greenery and proper hygiene at homes and surroundings. The students gave demonstration to the villagers, held discussions with them and answered their queries on various matters. Ms Amarjit Kaur said the camp would continue for three days. Other teachers who participated include Ms Avinash Kaur and Ms Hardeep Kaur.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Government Teachers Union (Vigyanic Kendra) :district president— Mr Balbir Singh Ghuman; (Government Secondary School, Amloh); block presidents — Sirhind-I; Mr Tejinder Singh High School Sadhugarh; Sirhind II — Mr Shamsher Singh, High School Jallah; Sirhind III — Mr Rajinder Singh Paheri, Secondary School, Shamashpur, Block Khamano Mr Jaswant Singh, High School Sanghole; Bassi Pathana Block I — Mr Surjit Singh, Secondary School, Badali Ala Singh and Block Bassi Pathana-II — Mr Balbir Singh Meni, Primary School, Nandpur.

SENTENCED: The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr Jagmohan Singh Chawla, on Monday sentenced to life imprisonment Sukhdev Singh and acquitted another accused, Zora Singh, of the charge of murder. The accused had allegedly last year murdered Kuldip Singh with a sharp-edged weapon when he was riding a motor cycle on the Gandhi Road.

WORK STOPPED: The construction work of a stadium that was proposed to be built here by the former Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal has been held up for want of funds. Mr Badal had approved a sum of Rs 15 crore for the stadium and 25 per cent work of the complex had been completed so far. A commercial complex, hotel, a bank and certain other complexes had also been sanctioned for the stadium. The construction work of the stadium had begun about one-and-a-half years ago.

FIRE: Goods worth more than Rs 10,000 belonging to a local labourer, Raju, were destroyed in a fire that broke out at his house. According to reports the fire broke out when a LPG cylinder burst in the house.

FUNCTION: The District Education Department would organise a prize distribution function to honour the meritorious students of the district, who have bagged top positions in the board examinations, at Government Secondary School, Kahma, on Monday. Mr Surinderjit Singh Sandhu, Deputy Commissioner, would be the chief guest informed Mr K.C. Kapoor, District Education Officer.

SAPLINGS PLANTED: The Lions Club (City Smile), Banga, has adopted the cremation ground situated on the Punia Road, Banga, for sprucing it up.As many as 50 saplings were planted there by the club members on Sunday. Mr Baldev Nayyar, District Chairman (Environment), inaugurated the drive.

DEMAND: Mr Prem Rakker, president of the district unit of the Government Teachers Union, in a press note issued here on Monday urged the higher authorities of the Education Department to revoke the suspension of school employees of Nawanshahr district, who had been ‘wrongly’ placed under suspension.

CAMP: The Bharat Vikas Parishad, Patiala (East) in collaboration with the State Bank of India organised a free medical check up camp here on Tuesday. Around 200 patients were examined by the chest and TB specialist Dr Anil Kumar. Besides this, medicines free of cost were also distributed among patients. The secretary of the Patiala branch of the State Bank of India Ms Sheena Joshi and president of the Parishad Harikrishan Gupta were also present.

APPOINTED: Mr Darshan Singh has been appointed Additional Chief Organiser of District Congress Sewa Dal, an official press note said here on Tuesday. 

REMEMBERED: Tributes were paid to Gurmel Kaur, mother of Mr Avtar Singh Ghulal, senior vice-president of the District Congress Committee (Rural), Ludhiana, in Ghulal village here on Tuesday. On the occasion a grant of Rs 1 lakh out of the local area fund of Mr Shamsher Singh Dulo, MP, was given for the development of the village and another grant of Rs 50,000 by the Punjab Government was announced by Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, local Congress MLA. Among others who spoke were Mr Balbir Singh Rajewal, general secretary of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, Dr S.S. Mohi, former MLA, and Mr Prem Gupta, former minister. Mr Malwinder Singh Malli, PA to the Chief Minister, read the condolence message of Capt Amarinder Singh, Mr Kirpal Singh Kheernian, member, SGPC, Deputy Mayor of the Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, Mr Bhilinder Singh, Chairman, Improvement Trust, Khanna, Dr Parminder Singh, principal of Malwa College, Bodli-Samrala, Mr Bhupinder Singh, chairman of the Panchayat Samiti, Samrala.



RALLY: Members of the Punjab Tractors Workers Union held a gate rally here on Tuesday in protest against the move of the government to privatise the company. Criticising the anti-worker policies of the management the union demanded that the government should withdraw such a decision.

CONDOLENCE MEETING: The Chandigarh unit of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is organising a condolence meeting on July 16 to pay homage to Late Prof Rajinder Singh, former Sarsangchalak of the RSS who died in Pune on Monday.



QUIZ CONTEST: A quiz competition was organised by Ambala Jaycees recently. Ambala Jaycees president Ashwani Bhatia said the quiz competition was held to test and increase the general knowledge of the members. He said a number of persons participated in the competition. The quiz master was Vishal Uppal. The details of the forthcoming Jaycees week was given to the members, a release said.

FOUND DEAD: A soldier was found dead in a train which arrived at Ambala Cantonment railway station on Monday night. Naik Mahato Boro, 53, was found dead in the train which arrived in platform No.3. The armyman hailed from Gangohi in Assam. He was travelling from Assam to Jammu. He was posted with the SSB. The postmortem was carried out at Civil Hospital Ambala Cantonment.

FUNCTION: The joint installation function of the Rotary and Innerwheel Clubs of Kaithal was held at Milan Palace here. Rtn Parmod Vij, District Governor-elect 2004-2005, and his wife, Neeru Vij, installed Mr Anand Khurania as president and Mr Jaideep Choudhry as secretary of the Rotary Club and Ms Veena Gupta as president and Dr Raj Rani as secretary of the Innerwheel Club.



BUS STAND: Mr G.S. Bali, Himachal Pradesh Transport Minister, said the local Kangra bus stand would be modernised at a cost of Rs 6.5 crore under the built-operator and transfer (BOAT) scheme and a shopping complex would be constructed besides retiring rooms for the HRTC staff. Mr Bali was talking to mediapersons here on Monday.

ARRESTED: The Kangra police has arrested eight persons, including the kingpin of the gang, allegedly involved in manhandling a conductor of an HRTC bus and looting cash of Rs 5935, the police said here on Monday. The Kangra district police chief, Mr S.Z.H. Zahadi, told this reporter that the police following the raids conducted in Chachian and Nagrota Bagwan arrested two members of the gang, including its leader, Biloo. He said six more youths were arrested in connection with the case following the disclosure of the two arrested youths.

BOOKED: The local police has booked Hardeep Singh, son of Pritam Singh, a resident of Nangal, and Parveen Kumari of Nalagarh district in Himachal on charges of indulging in immoral trafficking.

BOOK RELEASED: Mr Virbhadra released a book titled, ‘‘Kinnauras of Kinnaur,’’ authored by Mr V. Verma, a retired Secretary, HP Vidhan Sabha, here on Tuesday. Mr Virbhadra Singh said the book would immensely help the readers to know about the historical, cultural, social, religious and other aspects of the life of the people of Kinnaur district.


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