Monday, August 11, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


WASTE DISPOSAL: The Punjab Health Systems Corporation ( PHSC) introduced new way of hospital waste management at Jallianwala Bagh Memorial Civil Hospital here on Saturday. Dr Gurjit Singh said the new process had already been introduced at Ropar Civil Hospital as a pilot project. It converts hospital waste into general waste. Infected waste is collected in the central collection room and disinfected there by bleaching power and sodium hypochloride solution, he added.

500 SAPLINGS PLANTED: On the eve of Vanamaahaotsava on Saturday organised under the aegis of local branch of Punjab National Bank, 500 saplings were planted on the school premises.

STOLEN: A gang of robbers armed with firearms decamped with cellular phones valued at about Rs 5 lakh after breaking into a godown of a local dealer near Landeki village, 2 km from here.

ACCIDENT: One person was killed and four others seriously injured in an accident on the Moga-Ludhiana road, about 4 km from here, on Saturday evening. The deceased was identified as Joginder Singh of Talwandi Malhian village in Moga.

INJURED: Four persons were injured in a car and scooter accident on the Kotkapura-Faridkot road on Saturday night.

DEMONSTRATION: Teachers and non-teaching employees of the privately managed government aided schools, held demonstrations in front of the residences of the MLAs, Mr Parkash Singh (Nawanshahr), Mr Tarlochan Singh Soond (Banga) and Mr Nand Lal (Balachaur) in the district on Saturday. The agitating employees also submitted memorandums to the MLAs. The employees of the government aided school are demanding revised pension.

2 DEAD IN MISHAPS: Two persons were killed and two others were hurt. Raju Bhayia(24) was killed on spot when a private tourist bus was involved in an accident with a tractor on the Phagwara-Hoshiarpur road near Rawalpindi on Friday night. Two tourists were hurt. In another case , an unidentified old person was killed on GT road near Chachoki village on Saturday.

FLAYED: The Anandpur Sahib wing of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union has flayed the decision of Punjabi University to reduce holidays of college lecturers from 35 to 10. The general secretary of the union, Mr Avtar Singh, said the decision was unjustified in colleges which had a six-day week.



DIED: A former Deputy Registrar of Panjab University, O.P. Chopra, died at his residence in Panchkula this evening after a prolonged illness. He was 79. He is survived by his wife and four sons. One of his son, Prof. Vijay Chopra, is a teacher in SD College, Sector 32. The cremation will take tomorrow at 11 am at Mani Majra Cremation ground.


YATRA ORGANISED: “Kranti Jyot Yatra” organised by the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee organising secretary, Dr Viresh Shandilya, was held here on Sunday. Dr Shandilya said the purpose of the yatra was to remember the martyrs and freedom fighters.



OATH TAKEN: The local SDM, Dr N.K. Lath, on Saturday administered an oath of office to the newly nominated members of the local Municipal Council. The members included Mr Bodh Raj Mahajan, Mr Pawan Kapoor and Mr Munish Mahajan.

IN-LAWS BOOKED: The police here has registered a case against seven members of a family including husband and in-laws of Amita, resident of Tikka Aima village for demanding more dowry. Mrs Amita was married in Rasulu village.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the All-India Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd Executive Association, HP Telecom Circle Shimla: president — Mr A.K. Bhardwaj, vice-presidents — Mr Baldev Singh and Mr Mukesh Gupta; secretary — Mr Hari Krishan; assistant secretaries — Mr Harsh Kumar, Mr R.K. Dullu and Mr Mandeep Kumar, finance secretary — Mr Sant Ram; organising secretaries — Rameshwar Sharma and Rohtash Kumar.

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