Sunday, August 17, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


4 BOOKED : The police has registered a case against Resham Singh former principal of Kandhala Sheikhan, his son Satwinder Singh and Harvinder Pal of Nai Basti for cheating Bachan Singh of Dashmesh Nagar mohalla. He allegedly took Rs 1.30 lakh from a person for getting his son recruited in Merchant Navy. In another case Mahilpur police has registered a case against Rajinder Kumar of local Arya Nagar for cheating.

ACCIDENTS: Two persons were killed in two different accidents in Hoshiarpur on Thursday. Cyclist Gurbakash Kaur of Kahalwan village was crushed to death by a truck at Adda Bhatolian. Sumedh Singh of Tanda was also crushed to death near Railway crossing by a truck. The police has registered two cases, in this connection.

HONOURED: Students presented a cultural programme on the Independence Day on Friday. Freedom fighters of the town and widows of Kargil martyrs were honoured. SHO, Sadar police station, Nabha Harbhajan Singh was also honoured. Tableau, displaying religious places presented by New Foundation Public School was appreciated by the audience.

NOMINATED: According to a press note released by Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner, Patiala, Mr Anil Bansal, a resident of the Nabha, has been nominated member of the Sale Tax Advisory Committee of Patiala district.

SUICIDE BY WOMAN: Benu (19) daughter of Bansi Lal resident of G-block of Nangal committed suicide on Friday by drowning herself in the Nangal canal. Benu married in Delhi had come here to meet her parents. She jumped into the canal from the bridge near the Nangal bus stand on Friday afternoon. The police has registered a case under Section 174 of the Cr PC.

BLOOD DONATED: The Lions Club (Nawanshahr City) organised a blood donation camp here at BDC Complex on Friday to mark Independence Day. As many as 86 units of blood were collected, informed Mr Iqbal Singh, on Saturday.

APPEAL: The Punjab Retired Employees Association has appealed to the Union Home Ministry to institute an inquiry into a complaint submitted by the wife of its president V N Sharma claiming that her husband had acquired a neurological problem after receiving “wrong” treatment from the Escorts Hospital at Delhi. The Health Ministry has been requested to hold an inquiry into the case so that the ‘’errant’’ doctor could be punished. The association said it was ready to provide medical records of V.N. Sharma for fair and impartial inquiry. 

SNAKE BITE: An 18-year-old worker engaged in cutting a hedge on the route of the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh’s, daily walk routine in the New Moti Bagh Palace in the city was bitten by a snake on Thursday. The worker, identified as Madhav, was immediately taken to the Government Rajindra Hospital and has now been declared to be out of danger. 

KILLED: Satnam Singh, a Junior Engineer of the PSEB, died on the spot on Friday night when his scooter was hit by a canter near Rasulpur village. The local Sadar police has registered a case against Avtar Singh, driver of the canter.

BOOKED: hadial Singh Bhullar, a resident of Kairon village, has been booked under the Excise Act and a distillery apparatus, 100 kg of lahan and 7,500 ml of illicit liquor have been seized from its possession. Besides the Sarhali police has seized 8 kg of poppy husk from Jaswant Singh, a resident of Sarhali village. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered, police sources said on Saturday.



SAPLINGS PLANTED: Over 100 saplings were planted on Thursday in Sector 28-D here as a part of the Municipal Corporation’s drive. Residents of the area also participated in the plantation drive. The Municipal councillor, Ms Harpreet Kaur Babla informed the residents that the corporation’s target was to plant 1,000 saplings in the Sector. A new community center will be constructed and a green belt in Sector 28-C and D would be developed soon.

SANKIRTAN: The local chapter of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) organised a “nagar sankirtan” programme as a part of the Sri Krishna Janamastami celebration here on Thursday.

NOMINATED: Prof Ganesh Dutt Bhardwaj, has been nominated as the Fellow of the Panjab University Senate, a letter from the office of the Chancellor said here on Thursday. Prof Bhardwaj replaces Mr B.G. Verghese, a Former Editor of the Indan Express. 

APPRECIATED: Mr N.K. Chawla, president, Press Site Owners Association, appreciated efforts of the Chandigarh Administration that the physical possession of press sites, allotted in 1988, would be given to the site owners after removing the unauthorised occupients from the area. It will solve an old pending problem of the press sites and will also prevent mushrooming of slums in the city.

APPOINTED: Mr R.K. Kakkar has been appointed the president of the Town Congress Committee by the state Congress chief, Mr Bhajan Lal. Mr Kakkar is a Councillor from Ward No. 11 (Sector 10). 

CAMP: A blood donation camp was organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad at Pracheen Shiv Mandir, Sector 9, on Saturday. Fiftyeight units of blood were collected at this camp.



BSP STRATEGY: The BSP would not make any alliance in Parliament as well as in the assembly elections in Haryana, said Mr Narinder Kashyap, in charge of party affairs of northern states. Mr Ashok Sherwal, president of the state unit of the party, was also present on this occasion. Talking to mediapersons, he said the BSP would emerge largest single party in the forthcoming assembly poll. He said the organisation of the party in Haryana had set up on the pattern of Uttar Pradesh. Mr Kashyap said a national convention of the senior workers of the party would be organise in Lucknow on August 25 in which the strategy of the poll would be finalised.

SAPLINGS PLANTED: More than 100 saplings were planted by students and teachers of Government High School, Desu Majra, near Kharar, to celebrate Vanamahautsava on Thursday. Mr D.K. Puri of Mullanpur Garibdas village, who was the chief guest of the occasion, emphasised to plant more saplings and highlighted the importance of trees. On behalf of Mr Nathu Ram Puri, an NRI from Mullanpur Garibdas village, the chief guest also announced a grant of Rs 2 lakh for the construction of a hall in the school.

SELECTED: The Indian Council of Social Sciences Research under the Ministry of Human Resource Development has sought the services of Dr Ramesh Madaan of SD College as an editor to conduct survey on different aspects of social sciences. Dr Madaan will also visit America and Australia in connection with the survey. He is presently on the political science faculty of SD College, Ambala Cantonment. He has also been selected for the Associateship by the UGC at the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla. He had also been nominated a member of court, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak.



REVISED: Six leaders of the BMS led by its district senior vice-president Biri Singh on Wednesday resigned from the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh along with hundreds of their supporters and decided to join the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC).

PROTEST: The Gehadwin constituency Congress unit, has protested against the nomination of ad hoc committees for village cooperative societies at Badgaon and Barthin. The Chief Minister has been requested to hold elections to these two cooperative societies and restore the democratic set up.

UPGRADED: M.M. Madaan, General Manager, Parbati Hydro Power Project, has stated that teaching work Class IX will start at Kendriya Vidyalaya Sainji from September. In an official statement issued here he said that initially, the school was opened for students up to Class VIII. He claimed that a special arrangement had been made in the school for sports activities.

ANTI-DRUG RALLY: NCC cadets undergoing training on the SSB campus at Shamshi, 7 km from here on Thursday organised an anti-drug rally. More than 500 cadets marched in procession raising anti-drug slogans through main markets and streets of Bhuntar, Shamshi, Chhoti Shamshi, Manikaran Chowk, Sainik Chow and Bhuin.

TELEPHONE BLUES: According to residents of Ghadiar village near Parwanoo, their telephones have been lying out of order for the past 15 days. Mr Suresh Kaushal, a resident of the village, said a complaint had already been lodged with the local telephone office, but no action had been taken so far. He said the villagers were facing a lot of inconvenience due to non-functioning of telephones.

STREETLIGHTS: Streetlights installed along the Parwanoo-Kasauli road have not been functioning for the past two years. Residents of Sectors 4 and 5 have to face a lot of inconvenience during the rainy season. According to residents, they have already lodged a complaint with the Local Nagar Parishad, but no action has been taken so far.

RESIDENTS’ DEMAND: Residents of Sector 6 here have demanded that the route of the local bus which is being run between Kalka and Parwanoo (Sector 3) should be extended up to Sector 6. They said they were facing problems as Sector 6 was situated about 4 km away from the main town and no local transport was available to reach this sector. The residents have urged the Transport Authority to extend the route of the bus in the morning and evening hours.

MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED: About 150 employees of Auto Comps Limited, Parwanoo, have submitted a memorandum to the President of India in connection with their demands. According to a press note, the employees have also submitted the copies of the memorandum to the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, the Director-General of the ESIC, the Director of the Provident Fund Organisation, and other departments. The workers have alleged that the company has not paid their wages for the past about two years. The workers have also alleged that the company has not deposited the ESI and provident fund dues to the authorities but no action has been taken by the departments concerned. They are not being provided medical facilities by the local ESI office. Workers have said that the amount of unpaid wages is about Rs 2 crore.

ACCIDENT: One person was killed and two were injured when a Ceilo car (DL-9CG-3507) met with an accident near Shoghi, 18 km from here on Friday evening. The injured were shifted to the Indira Gandhi Medical College Hospital, here.


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