Saturday, September 13, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


MURDER: The police has arrested four persons allegedly for killing Gurdev Singh of Maqboolpura, over a minor dispute on Wednesday night . Balwinder Singh, Gurcharan Singh, Tayab Ahmad and Nuri Ahmad, all employees of a private company attacked and killed Gurdev Singh, an auto-rickshaw driver when his vehicle rammed into their cycle. A case has been registered at Sultanwind police station.

FRAUD: The police has booked Daljit Singh, and Manjit Singh of Chowk Manna Singh and some employees of Punjab and Sindh Bank of a local branch allegedly for drawing the payments on stolen cheques of Canara Bank. According to complaint lodged by Mr T.R. Bhaskar, Chief Manager of the Canara Bank, cheques worth Rs 19.56 lakh were stolen from a New Delhi branch and payments drawn. A case has been registered.

CAMP: A special camp was organised to provide physically challenged persons with artificial limbs and tricycles here on Friday. Measurements of 25 physically challenged persons were taken during the camp. The district administration has identified 425 physically challenged persons in the district. Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner, said all of them would be provided with artificial limbs. He appreciated the efforts of the District Red Cross Society in providing service to the physically challenged.

SURPRISE CHECK: On the directions of the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Mohinder Pal Arora, ADC, conducted a surprise check of various offices here on Friday. According to a press note, a number of officers and employees were found absent from their offices.

PENSIONERS AWARD STUDENTS: The Punjab Government Pensioners Associations at a meeting held here on Thursday decided to honour Vishnu Priya and Jashanjeet Kaur for securing fifth and sixth position, respectively, in the state in Plus II examination (humanities group) conducted by the Punjab School Education Board this year. Both are students of BCM Senior Secondary School, Focal Point, Ludhiana. Both of them will be given Rs 1000 for the purchase of books. They will get the same amount every year up to graduation.

FRESHERS’ TALENT TAPPED: The students of MA part II (Punjabi) of Govt College for Women organised a function here on Thursday to welcome the freshers. The freshers, in turn, offered their thanks to their seniors for presenting an excellent cultural programme. Principal Inderjit Gill Vashist presided over the function. The function started with ‘shabad gyan’ followed by folk songs, dances and poems. A skit on ‘illiteracy’ was also presented.

ESSAY WRITING CONTEST: The Directorate of Youth Services, Ludhiana, will organise a district-level essay writing competition for school students at Malwa Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Model Gram, on September 16. The topic of the essay will be “Contribution of Rajiv Gandhi for the development of modern India”. Participant can write in any of the three languages — Hindi, English and Punjabi. The same contest will also be held in other districts. The winners of the district level contests will take part in the state level competition, also scheduled at RS Model Senior Secondary School here on September 24.

MEETING: A meeting of Bairagi Maha Mandal, Punjab, was held on Tuesday. According to Bawa Ravinder Nandi, general secretary of the mandal, committees were constituted to mobilise Bairagi brotherhood to attended Virat Bairagi Samelan being organised in Barnala on October 16. These committees will contact members of the Bairagi community in the state and work under the supervision of Krishan Kumar Bawa, president of the mandal. Mr Ravinder also stated that veteran Communist leader Sat Paul Dang will be given the Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Award and Bairagi meritorious students will also be honoured.

CRIME ON RISE: A clash has taken the life of Arundip Singh (21) of Heeran Jattan mohalla here two days ago. On Thursday, Honey Agnihotri of Mohan Nagar mohalla and Mandip Singh of Bhangal Kalan sustained injuries they were attacked near R.K. Arya College here. They are admitted in local Civil Hospital. Robbers on the Nawanshahr-Jalandhar Road are active, locks of a few shops in Gulshan Bazar and Ghas Mandi were found broken and cash and valuables items stolen.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Laboratory Staff Union of Government Mohindra College: President — Mr Dayal Singh; general secretary — Mr Jagmohan Lal; finance secretary — Mr Joginder Singh; joint secretary — Mr Jagjit Singh; and press secretary — Mr Avtar Singh.

VANAMAHOTSAVA: The Bharat Vikas Parishad, Patiala (East), organised a vanamahotsava at Shaheed Sewa Singh Thikri Wala Nagar Park here on Thursday. The Chairman Improvement Trust, Mr K.K. Sharma, was the chief guest. President of the branch, Mr Hari Krishan Gupta, explained the various activities of the parishad.

HONOURED: Dr O.P.S. Kande was honoured by the Rotary Club for presenting a lecture on “Role of Society in Preventing Female Foeticide” here on Thursday. Mr Kande said various NGOs should work together to bring about awareness among people against the evil of female foeticide.

YPS STUDENTS EXCEL: The students of local Yadavindra Public School made the city proud by bagging several positions in the IPSC Cultural Festival, 2003-held recently in Gwalior. Sixteen top public schools had participated in the festival. The YPS team comprising Aman, Shabrina, Ramanjit, Sookham and Roshni bagged the first position in mime. Another team comprising Mohineet, Akshay, Richa, Anuja and Ashish bagged second position in Hindi skit. In the art and craft discipline, Aman and Birinder got third position in paper flower making and floral arrangements. Ashish Garg, Divya Handa and Roshni bagged second and third positions, respectively, in creative writing and essay writing competition. Karan Mehra won first position in the 10th IPSC All-India Declamation Contest.

SAPLINGS PLANTED: The State Bank of Patiala in association with the Society for Health and Environment organised a tree plantation function at the Government Bikram College of Commerce here on Friday. The AGM of the bank, Mr S.K. Ghai, was the chief guest. The District Forest Officer, Mr Karamjit Singh Jattana, secretary of the Society for Health and Environment, Dr Balbir Singh, president of the Society for Health and Environment, Mr V.K. Vatrana, and Principal of the college, Mr Narinder Nirula, were present.

INVITED: Dr Gurnek Singh, Head of Prof Harbans Singh Department of Encyclopaedia of Sikhism, Punjabi University, has been invited to receive the “Global Indian Awards for Excellence in Literature” to be held on September 27 at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, USA.

MEDICAL CAMP: The Rotary Club would organise a medical camp for patients suffering from respiratory and tuberculosis at the local Gandhi School on Sunday. Experts from the PGI would examine the patients. The president of the club, Mr Amar Raj Saini, gave this information in a press notice issued here on Friday.

4 BOOKED: The police has booked four persons — Rattan Singh, Mohan Singh, Mohinder Singh and Naresh Kumar — on the charges of destroying orange crop of Jagtar Singh, a resident of village Brahmanmajra, near Ropar. Jagtar Singh, in a complaint to the police, had alleged that the accused had a property dispute with him due to which they sprayed chemicals in his orange orchard that destroyed the entire crop. The accused have been booked under Section 447, 427 and 34 of the IPC.



SATSANG: Havan and satsang were held to commemorate the birth anniversary of Divine Life Society’s founder Swami Sivananda by the Sivananda Divine Mission here on Thursday. The president of the mission, Mr Romesh Chander Sharma, talked about the noble teachings of Swami. A cultural function was also organised at Saint Sivananda Model School in Sector 41-D. Books and sweets were distributed among students.

HONOUR: To commemorate the Maharaj Aggarsen Jayanti on September 28, the Aggarwal Sabha would honour students securing distinction in the board and university level examinations. Those who had cleared competitive examinations including IAS, medical, allied and engineering in Chandigarh, SAS Nagar and Panchkula would also be honoured. Candidates could send their bio data along with certificates by September 18 to Maharaj Aggarsen Simriti Bhavan in Sector 30-A.

PAINTING CONTEST: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Chandigarh, the Burning Brain Society, a Chandigarh-based voluntary organisation, will organise an on-the-spot painting competition for children and senior citizens at Government Museum, Sector 10 on October 7. According to Mr Hemant Goswami, secretary of the society , over 5,000 students and senior citizens from Chandigarh, SAS Nagar, Panchkula and the peripheral areas will going to participate in the competition. Entries for the competition are open till October 1 with the secretary of the society at its office in Hotel Shivalik View, Sector 17. School and students can also register through e-mail at painting @

ELECTED: Mr Bal Krishan Singla has been elected president of the Federation of Arhtiya Associations, Punjab, according a press note of the federation. Around 500 delegates of the federation attended a meeting at Kisan Bhavan here on Friday. 

STUDENTS COUNCILS: The Delhi Public School, Sector 40-C, today held a award giving ceremony. Lieut Gen. P.K. Grover was the chief guest. The school’s first students council was sworn in Head Boy Ojasvi Choudhary and Head Girl, Aditi Sharma pledged to uphold the dignity of their posts. Principals, Ms Sunita Tanwar, emphasised that responsibility brought out the leadership qualities in her speech.

TEACHER'S BODY: The Physical Education Teachers Welfare Association, Education Department, Chandigarh (UT) elected its office-bearers at a general house meeting held today. The office-bearers are president — Mr T.S. Badwal of GMSSS-Sector 37, senior vice-president —Mr Darshan Singh of GMSSS,- Sector 10, vice-president Mr Dharamvir Singh of GMHS-Sector 26, general secretary — Mr Balwinder singh of GMSSS, Sector 40, joint secretary — Mrs Sulekha of GHS, Sector 41 treasurer —Mrs Sukhbir Kaur of GMSSS Sector-35.



2 FREEDOM FIGHTERS DEAD: Former MLA and freedom fighter Sadhu Ram Saini died after a long illness on Friday. He had been admitted to the GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh. He was 93. He had actively taken part in the freedom struggle and gone to jail a number of times. Another freedom fighter Kartar Singh (92) died on Friday. He belonged to Panjori village. Several political parties and social organisation have mourned the demise of the two freedom fighters.

RESIDENTS’ GRIEVANCE: Several residents of Ambala City have expressed concern over the way challans were being issued by the municipal council to check sanitation in the city area. The aggrieved residents said they were not aware of why the council had issued challans to them. The council usually challans people for throwing household waste and filth in streets and drainage. The residents alleged that they came to know about challans only after they were served with court notices. When contacted, the Executive Officer of the council, Mr Kehar Singh, said they first issued challan to the person concerned and in case of no response the matter was reported to the court.

DEMAND: The Dainik Yatri Sewa Sangh has demanded the addition of five more coaches to train No.1 UC that runs from Ambala Cantonment to Chandigarh. The sangh said the train No 4096, Himalayan Queen, that leaves Chandigarh at 5.28 p.m. and reaches Ambala Cantt at 6.15 p.m. should run on time so that the commuters did not face inconvenience.

APPOINTED: Mr Randhir Singh Rana, an advocate here, has been appointed Secretary, Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee by HPCC President Bhajan Lal. Mr Rana was secretary State Youth Congress a few years ago. He is a confidant of Mr Randeep Singh Surjewala. President, All India Youth Congress.

DASEHRA PANEL: The following were elected office-bearers of the Kurukshetra Dasehra Committee here on Thursday: president — Mr Kesar Subhash Gulati; vice-presidents — Mr Makhan Lal Rehlan, Mr Charanjit Gaba; general secretary — Mr Prem Kumar Chawla; organising secretary — Mr Sunil Mehta; propaganda secretary — Mr Fateh Chand Gandhi; and treasurer — Mr Pawan Miglani.

CAMPAIGN: Pulse polio campaign will be organised on September 14 in the district. Mr Naresh Sharma, Civil Surgeon, said on Friday that during the campaign vaccine drops would be administered to children below five years of age. He said 746 booths had been set up at different places where employees of the Health and Education Departments, school and college students and NGO volunteers would administer Polio drops. Special arrangements have been made at bus stands and railway stations.



PENSION FUND: The Himachal government would spend Rs 2.16 crore on pension to old, infirm and destitute persons here in Bilaspur district in the current year and 8570 pensioners would benefit under this scheme. This was stated by Himachal Industries Minister Ramlal Thakur at meeting of district Welfare Committee here on Wednesday.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the district unit of the Himachal Pradesh Ayurvedic Non-Gazetted Employees Federation: president — Mr Hans Raj Thakur; senior vice-president — Mr Neeraj Sharma; vice-presidents — Mr Bhagat Ram and Mr Rachhpal Singh; general secretary — Mr Amjad Beg; joint secretary — Mr Chaman Lal; treasurer — Mr Gopal Singh.

ASSAULT: Assailants made an attempt on the life of three persons here on Wednesday nigh around 11 p.m. in a shopping complex near Royal Dhaba, injuring two persons, one of them seriously. 


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