Friday, September 5, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


IN-LAWS BOOKED: The district police has booked four members of a family allegedly for demanding dowry on a complaint lodged by Tejinderpal Kaur, a resident of Jujhar Avenue in Gumtala. In her complaint, she alleged that her father-in-law and his brother tried to outrage her modesty and demanded Rs 50 lakh from her family as dowry. She said her husband had died after six months of the marriage. The in-laws who were booked by the police included Labh Singh, father-in-law, and his brother Jagdev Singh, Malkit Kaur mother-in-law and Jashabjot Kaur, sister-in-law.

CRITICISED: The president of the youth wing of Madhya Pradesh Kendari Sri Guru Singh Sabha Mr Rawinder Singh Madara, has condemned the restraining of work from Mr Manjit Singh Calcutta, Secretary of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, and termed the decision as unfortunate.

LECTURE: Dr I.S. Hudiara, Professor of Electronics Technology and Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Guru Nanak Dev University, returned here on Wednesday from Czech Republic after delivering a lecture on ‘Experimental study of rain-induced effects on microwave propagation’ at the ninth international symposium there.

FIRST-AID POSTS: The Majitha police on Wednesday constituted three first-aid posts for transferring accident victims to a nearby hospital after giving first-aid. Ms Shashi Prabha Dwedi, district police chief, Majitha, said the posts had been provided with ambulances and the staff at the posts had been given training for providing first-aid to the injured persons in case of accidents.

ARRESTED: The Majitha police has arrested two proclaimed offenders Satnam Singh, a resident of Chhapa Ram Singh, and Mukhtiar Singh of Ramana Chak. This was informed in a press statement issued here on Wednesday.

ELECTED: Mr Rakesh Dhuria, a former municipal councillor, was elected president of the BJP Fazilka Mandal. Mr Ashwami Dhingra and Bhim Sain senior leaders of the BJP had been appointed observers for the election.

DIRECTED: Mr KAP Sinha, District Magistrate, on Wednesday directed truck operators not to carry more than 18 tonnes of load while crossing Chakki Bridge, near Pathankot. He said the limit of such vehicles should not exceed 15 km per hour and loaded trucks should ply via the Kandwal-Lodhwan-Bhadroa road to and from Pathankot.

CASE REGISTERED: The Haryana police has registered two cases against Amarjit Singh, a travel agent, and his associate Harpreet Singh of Khadiala Sainian on Wednesday under Sections 420, 406 and 120 of the IPC. Baljinder Singh of Khadiala Sainian had alleged that Amarjit Singh took Rs 5 lakh for sending him to Italy. Ranjit Singh of the same village also alleged that Amarjit Singh and Harpreet Singh of the same village also alleged that Amarjit Singh and Harpreet Singh took Rs 5.50 lakh from him for sending him abroad. They neither sent them abroad nor returned back the money.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local branch of the Sanchar Nigam Executives Association: president — Mr Amarjit Singh Bains, vice-presidents — Mr Satwinder Singh and Mr Jagmohinder Singh; secretary — Mr Harpreet Singh Virdi; assistant secretaries — Mr Amarjit Singh, Mr Jagtar Singh; organising secretaries — Mr Sarabjit Singh Bharj, Mr Sulakhan Pal and Mr Devinder Kumar and treasurer — Mr Sunil Malhotra, and assistant treasurer — Mr Rajneesh Kumar.

QUIZ CONTEST: The Department of Computer Science of SDP College for Women organised an inter-class quiz competition on “Information Technology” in the department on Wednesday to mark the birth anniversary of Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishanan, the second President of India. Three teams took part in the contest. The participants were selected on the basis of a preliminary test. Poonam of BCA III was the scorer, while Manu of BCA III anchored the contest. A total of 45 questions (15 questions in each round) were put to the participants. Charu of BCA III, Seema of BA II Computer, Sushma of the PGDCA, of “Team LINUX” were declared winners. Mr Kundan Kamboj, Head of the Department and organiser of contest, addressed the students.

AIDS AWARENESS: The district administration has launched a drive to check the spread of AIDS. The Deputy Commissioner said teams of doctors had been directed to create awareness about the disease.

AWARENESS CAMP: The five-day woman awareness camp organised by the Akhil Bhartiya Mahila Parishad at Sujanpur concluded on Tuesday. Mrs Bimla Dogra, chairperson of the parishad, said rural women were created awareness about healthcare, panchayati raj system and legal aid. Punjab Housing and Urban Development Minister, Mr R.S. Puri, presided over the function.

HONOURED: The local unit of the Punjab Beopar Mandal honoured 100 personalities of the city, including prominent writers, politicians, social workers, teachers, doctors and journalists for their outstanding services in their fields at a function held here on Tuesday. GANG BUSTED: With the arrest of Sunil Kumar, alias Kaka of Sunra vilage on Tuesday, the local police busted a nine-member inter-district gang of robbers. Eight members of the gang, including the kingpin Satnam Singh, were arrested on August 31.

FIVE BOOKED: Five persons, including two couples, have been booked for duping Baldev Raj of Jagatpura mohalla, Palahi road, of Rs 4.7 lakh by promising to send him to Italy. Those booked have been identified as Mohinder Singh and his wife Shindo of Madhopur village, Gurmit Singh his wife Meeto of Shankar village, and Sodhi Ram of Madhopur. Baldev Raj, in his complaint, alleged that he was neither sent abroad nor was his money returned.

SEWERAGE PROJECT: The foundation stone of a sewerage project would be laid by Chaudhary Jagjit Singh, Minister, Local Bodies, Labour and Employment, Punjab, on Saturday, according to Mr Subhash Joshi, Executive Officer of the nagar council, here on Thursday. Mr Joshi added that Mr S.S. Dullo, MP, and Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, MLA, would address the function at the local Government Senior Secondary School. He said the project would cost over Rs 6 crore. In the first phase, Rs 1.92 crore would be spent, of which 80 per cent of the sum would be funded by Hudco and the remaining would be spent by the nagar council.

LIQUOR SEIZED: Twelve bottles of country-made liquor were seized by SHO Kuldeep Singh Cheema at a police checkpost here on Wednesday, according to Mr Jasbir Singh, DSP Samrala. The accused has been booked under the Excise Act and a scooter (PB-43-1295) on which the accused was travelling has been impounded. The accused did not have the excise permit, the DSP added.



SAPLINGS PLANTED: The Rattia branch of the State Bank of Patiala on Wednesday planted saplings at a function in collaboration with the local Guru Nanak Academy. The Deputy Commissioner, Dr R.B. Langyan was the chief guest while Mr R.M. Chigal, Assistant General Manager (Haryana) of the bank, presided over.

OPIUM SEIZED: The Rania police seized 5 kg of opium from Bhajan Singh of Malwani village. While Bhajan Singh was arrested, his accomplice Prithvi Singh of Bhakharvas of Rajasthan, managed to escape.

JAN Jagran yatra: The BJP will take out the jan jagran yatra in two phases, said state general secretary of the party Veer Kumar Yadav here today. He was presiding over a meeting of the district party workers. Talking to pressmen, Mr Veer Kumar said phase one of the yatra would begin on October 5 and continue till October 15 to be followed by a rally on October 14 at Panipat. The rally would be addressed by Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani and Union Agriculture Minister Rajnath Singh.



CHLORINATION: The government will identify all traditional and conventional natural water sources and prepare a list of these sources for ensuring regular chlorination through the Irrigation and Public Health Department and gram panchayats to check the menace of gastroenteritis which occurs every year during summer and rainy season. This was stated by the Irrigation and Public Health Minister, Mr Kaul Singh Thakur, while addressing the District Officers here on Wednesday.

LIQUOR SEIZED: A police party of Thana Kot, 80 km from here, raided a Majari-Khud hideout on Wednesday and arrested Shankar a migrant labourer of Bihar and seized a working still, 180 kg, “laahan” and 13,500 ml illicit liquor from him. Another person Bhag Singh of Majari village fled from the spot. In another raid, Gulabaram of Kalog village and Krishanlal of Gasaud were arrested and 3750 ml and 6000 ml illicit liquor seized.

CHARGE TAKEN: Mr S.K. Baldi, a 1985 batch IAS officer, took over as the Deputy Commissioner of Kangra on Tuesday. He replaces Mr Prabodh Saxena who has been posted as Managing Director of the Civil Supplies Corporation.

WORKSHOP HELD: A two-day annual workshop of the national agricultural technology project (NATP) organised under the aegis of North Temperate Regional Station of the Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute (ICAR), Gadsa, was inaugurated by Dr A.S. Faroda, Chairman, Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board, Government of India, near here on Wednesday. Dr Tej Pratap, Vice-Chancellor of Chaudhary Sarvan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidalaya, Palampur, and Dr V.K. Singh, Director, Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute were the guests of honour. 


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