Sunday, August 24, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


SODOMY CHARGE: The district police has booked Davinder Kumar and Pawan Kumar, both residents of Atari, for allegedly sodomising a 14-year-old boy. The accused also allegedly beat up the father of the boy when he was going to tell the family of the accused. The police has registered a case under Sections 377, 511, 32, 324 of the IPC at Gharinda police station.

MEDICAL CAMP: More than 700 persons were examined at a two-day cardiology camp organised by the Balbir Hospital and Research Centre and the Bharat Education and Health Promotional Society Faridkot and Kotkapura by doctors from Escort Heart and Super Speciality Institute Amritsar. Medicines were given free of cost. Cardiac check-up camps will be organised twice a month on first and third Friday at Dr Manvir Gupta Heart Centre at Kotkapura.

EYE CAMP: The Rotary Club, Sirhind, on Saturday organised an eye check-up camp at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sirhind. Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner, inaugurated the camp. A team of doctors from Chandigarh examined the students and medicines were provided free of cost by the club. The Deputy Commissioner donated a water cooler to the school.

CONDEMNED: Several front organisations of the Bharatiya Janata Party condemned the lathi-charge by the police at Mukerian and naushehra Pattan on the dedication of a bridge over Beas by Mr Vinod Khanna, Union State Minister for External Affairs on August 20. They also condemned the registration of cases against Mr Brij Lal Rinwa, president, Punjab BJP, Mr Tikshan Sud, MLA and others. The organisations on Friday decided to defend those accused in the cases.

YATRA ORGANISED: Two groups of the Jain community of Hoshiarpur on Friday organised a joint yatra procession of Lord Parshavnath to celebrate Perueshan Mahaparv.

DONATION: Mr Charanjit Singh Bassi of Kotrani village on Friday donated Rs 1 lakh for Guru Nanak College’s block and also laid the foundation stone of the block. College managing committee President Jagat Singh Palahi, presented Mr Bassi with a shawl and a memento.

MYSTERIOUS DEATH: A schoolgirl died in mysterious circumstances here on Thursday evening and was cremated on Friday. She returned from school and complained of some problem and died before the doctor’s arrival. She was class X student.

PIRATED CDS SEIZED: Gopal Bhardwaj of Hadiabad sub-town was arrested for making duplicate compact discs of Hindi films. It was learnt on Friday that a computer, many duplicate CDs of blue films were recovered from him.

ROBBERIES: Four armed miscreants with masked faces looted Rs 60,000 from a trader, Mr Pardeep Kumar, between Goraya and here on Friday evening. Mr Kumar was going to Ludhiana on a business trip when the miscreants chased him in a car. A case has been registered. In another incident, four armed miscreants on Friday night looted a motor cycle and Rs 5,000 from Mr Rajesh Kumar, a shopkeeper, near Bansian village in the subdivision. The miscreants attacked and wounded the trader before fleeing.

FUNCTION: The drama squad of Akal Purkh Ki Fauj presented items on social evils like dowry, drug abuse and foeticide at Sabhra village on Friday. The function was presided over by Mr Jaswinder Singh, member, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC).

ELECTED: The following have been elected block presidents of the Adhayapak Dal: Mr Bahadur Singh (Tarn Taran No. 1), Mr Amrik Singh (Tarn Taran No. 2), Mr Amarjit Singh (Naushehra Pannuan) and Mr Paramjit Singh (Chohla Sahib).



SAPLINGS: A total of 100 saplings were planted during ‘Vanmahotsav’ which was celebrated at Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, on Friday. Ms Meenu Sharma, Associate NCC officer, and NCC cadets were present on the occasion.

REIKI WORKSHOP: About 50 city residents suffering from stress, tension, depression, migraine, heart disease, lower back pain and allergies participated in a two-day reiki workshop which started at Ramgarhia Bhavan in Sector 27 on Saturday. “The healing is done with the hands, medicines are not required,” said reiki “Grand Master” Sonika. She said many residents who learnt reiki during previous camps also contributed.

DEATH CONDOLED: The House Owners Welfare Association, Phase-I, condoled the death of Bibi Surjit Kaur at a meeting here on Saturday. Bibi Surjit Kaur was crushed to death by a truck in front of her house on Friday. Mr P.S. Virdi, president of the association, said two-minute silence was observed to mourn the death. Those present at the meeting demanded that the Municipal Council should build speed breakers on roads in residential areas where there were T-junctions and also make proper arrangements to tackle the menace of stray animals.

WORKSHOP: A five-day workshop for women on nutrition and preservation of food and vegetables concluded at Matour village here on Saturday. Mr T.K. Bajaj, Divisional Manager of Canara Bank, was the chief guest on the occasion. The workshop, which started on August 18, was organised by the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, Canara Bank, Sector 34, Chandigarh, in collaboration with the Chandigarh unit of the Food and Nutrition Board, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Women and Child Development, Government of India.



FIRE: A fire broke out in a shop in Dudhla Mandi around 3.30 a.m. on Friday. It was spotted by a passer-by who informed the shop owner, who lives nearby. The owner rushed to the shop and managed to douse the flames. Goods kept in the shop were destroyed but no one sustained injuries.

HEALTH CARE PANEL: The District Health and Family Welfare Committee has been formed to monitor healthcare in the district, according Deputy Commissioner R.B. Langyan here on Friday. The committees of the Health Department working earlier in the district like the Reproduction and Child Health (DCH) Committee, the District Tuberculosis Control Committee, the District Prevention of Blindness Committee and the District Leprosy Control Committee have been wounded up.

ALLEGATION: Mr Madan Lal, Sarpanch, Naggal Rootal panchayat, has alleged that the Forest Department has not paid wages to labourers employed for the construction of water sheds in Naggal Rootal and Thane-ki-Sair areas. He said the wages had not been paid for the past more than four months.

HEALTH DRIVE: A family health awareness campaign is being launched in the district by the Health Department, in collaboration with the Aids Control Society. The fortnight-long campaign will start from August 25. According to Dr H.B.D. Arora, Chief Medical Officer, Karnal, the main aim of the campaign is to spread awareness about sexually transmitted diseases (STD).



LIQUOR SEIZED: “The police has seized 228 boxes of Indian-made foreign liquor from a tempo near Panowal in the Gumarwin subdivision during special patrolling in the wee hours of today,” said the Superintendent of Police, Mr M. Chander Shakhar, here. The driver of the tempo escaped under the cover of darkness.

FAKE CDs: The police and Excise and Taxation Department raided various shops selling fake audio and video CDs and confiscated 200 such CDs here on Friday. Two persons Lokesh Kumar and Umesh Kumar, have been arrested under the Copy Right Act.

CEILING COLLAPSES: The staff of the TB sanatorium at Dharampur, 4 km from here, had a narrow escape when the wooden ceiling of a room of the OPD block collapsed on Thursday. Five employees were inside the room when around 10 am, the wooden ceiling started to give way. The staff rused out of the room. The staff put the blame on the PWD.

SUDHAR SABHA: The following were elected office-bearers of the Gram Sudhar Sabha for Barog: president — Mr Sanjay Kumar; vice-president — Mr Devinderjeet Singh; secretary — Mr Madan Mohan Sood; treasurer — Mr Roop Lal Kashyap; executive members — Mr Mahinder Kumar, Mr Darshan Kumar Kapoor, MD Barog heights hotel, Mr Baldev Kumar, Mr Pankaj Kumar, Mr Palak Ram, Mr Raj Kumar and Mr Sham Lal.

SPEAKER’S ASSURANCE: Himachal Vidhan Sabha Speaker G.R. Musafir at a meeting of Subdivisional Officers on Friday at Rajgarh said that milk growers of the district would get their dues shortly. He said that a parking place and a toilet would be constructed at Rajgarh Bus Stand very soon.


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