Wednesday, September 24, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


WINTER BREAK: Guru Nanak Dev University has announced revised dates for its winter break in the teaching departments here and regional campuses at Jalandhar and Gurdaspur. The winter break will be observed from December 22 to January 9. Earlier the scheduled dates for winter break were from December 15.

TWO KILLED: Two persons, Kala Singh of Jandawala Vinjhuka village and Ashok Kumar, a migratory labourer from Bihar, were crushed to death under a Gypsy near Harraipur village on Monday. A case has been registered.

CAMP: The district administration has directed the Transport Department to ensure that the driving licences should be issued strictly, said the Deputy Commissioner while addressing the gathering after inaugurating the learning driving licences camp. The camp was organised by the District Transport Office in association with the Congress Sewa Dal at Samsher Nagar in Sirhind on Tuesday.

SUICIDE: A clerk of the tehsil office who was working in the billing department allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself. The police has registered a case.

CRITICISED: The District Unemployed Elementary Teachers Union, at its meeting here on Monday criticised the Education Minister, Punjab, for not recruiting 2010 regular ETT teachers despite his statement in this connection. Mr Harminder Pal Singh, vice-president of the state unit of the union said Mr Khushal Behl, Education Minister, Punjab, had in a press statement about two months ago stated that recruitment of 2010 regular ETT teachers would be held within 15 days. He said two months had passed but nothing had materialised.

EXHIBITION: The Punjab Director-General of Police, Mr A.A. Siddiqui, inaugurated an exhibition of photographs by Surkhab Shaukin, at the Apeejay College of Fine Arts here, on Monday.

SANCTIONED: The Ministry for Road Transport and Highways has sanctioned Rs 4.39 crore for the construction of the Jalandhar-Nakodar road and the Public Works Department authorities were in the process of inviting tenders for the same.

DHARNA: Hundreds of BJP workers staged a dharna in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner here in protest against the registration of fake cases against BJP leaders by the Gurdaspur police on August 20. They raised anti-government slogans and demanded the immediate withdrawal of fake cases against their leaders and workers. Later, they handed over a memorandum to the Additional Deputy Commissioner.

SEMINAR: Ayur Herbal Collection and Italy Hair Fashion organised a seminar on beauty treatment here on Tuesday. Ms Indira Ahluwalia, a cosmetologist and the director, Grace Institute, conducted the seminar. Latest beauty techniques, hairstyles and hair colouring were discussed. Over 250 beauticians from all over Punjab took part. Certificates were given to the participants. The chief guest was Ms Neelam Dawar, wife of Mr Surinder Dawar, MLA. 

ACUPRESSURE CAMP: AVM School, Noorwala Road, organised an acupressure camp here on Monday. The president of Vishav Yog Sansthan, Mr Bal Mukund, and the president, Ekta Club, Mr Deepak Arora, took yoga classes of school students. Dr Major Singh provided free consultation to over 50 patients suffering from slip-disc and cervical problems.

HEALTH CAMP: Over 1,000 patients have been examined during a free nature cure and magnetic health camp being held at Ghumar Mandi and Daresi Road by the Bhagat Tarsem Lal Charitable Trust in collaboration with the Rural Health Society, Nagpur. The camp, which began on September 10, will continue till October 7. Patients suffering from obesity, spondylitis impotence, migraine, allergy, paralysis, polio and asthma received treatment through magnetic therapy.

SUICIDE: Balwinder Singh, a resident of Harike village, committed suicide by throwing himself in front of a train at Alal village near here on Monday. The cause behind the suicide is not known. The police has registered a case.

MEETING HELD: A meeting of the District Legal Service Authority, Mansa, was held here on Monday. It was chaired by Mr Lakhbir Singh, District and Sessions Judge, Bathinda.

SEMINAR: The District Sainik Welfare Board, Patiala, organised a seminar on ‘Career in defence’ at Government Mohindra College here on Tuesday. The Deputy Commissioner was the chief guest. He urged the students to opt defence services. The Professor of Defence Studies of Punjabi University, Dr K.S Sidhu, the president of the ex-servicemen League, Mr Prabhjot Singh, and the Principal of the College Dr Raj Kumar Sharma were also present among others.

ROBBERY: Three armed motorcyclist looted a sum of Rs 1.40 lakh from a trader, Rashpal Singh, near Chachhrarri village in the subdivision on Monday. The robbers, who were wearing masks, sped away after committing the crime, the police said. Rashpal Singh was going to purchase oil for his soap factory when the robbers stopped him and took away the cash. The police has registered a case and is investigating the matter.

BODY FOUND: The body of a youth was found in fields of Chachhrarri village on Monday. The body bore injuries, inflicted by sharp-edged weapons. The deceased has been identified as Vinod Kumar of Karwala Mohalla, Phagwara. The police has registered a case.

COMPLAINT: Mr Surjit Singh Vishad, a social worker of the subdivision, said college students, going to Ludhiana, were being harassed by bus drivers and conductors. He said despite the facility of concessional bus passes, the conductors refused to take them. Mr Vishad urged the Transport Minister, Mr Tej Parkash Kotli, to ensure that concessional passes were recognised.



PICNIC: About a hundred senior citizens participated in a day-long picnic organised by CITCO at different places in the city. To start with, they went to Kansal Forest Resort. Later during the day, they went to Baithak in Kalagram.

POWER FAILURE: Some of the shopkeepers running business from the booths in Sector 37 have complained of frequent power cuts. They claim that at an average the supply was disrupted thrice a week from 7 pm to 10 pm. This, they claimed, was causing a lot of inconvenience. A chemist, Mr Pradeep Jain, lamented that they had complained to Electricity Department officials, but all in vain.

PHONES GIVEN: Officials of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation were given mobile phones on Tuesday. According to information, the general house of the corporation had passed a proposal to provide phones to the officials and the councillors. The sanction in this regard is yet to be given by the Administration. 



THEFTS: A car and a scooter were stolen from Ambala on Monday. According to the police, the car of Satish was stolen from Sector 7 of Urban Estate in Ambala City. The scooter was stolen from the Ambala cantonment area.

CASE REGISTERED: The police has registered a case against two persons on charges of kidnapping a person. Mr Lal Chand, a resident of Nasirpur village alleged that Veda Ram and one other person abducted his son to get him employment in April 2002.



ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the district unit of the HP Non-Gazetted Judicial Employees’ Welfare Association: president-Mr Jagdish Thakur; general secretary-Mr R.S. Chandel; senior vice-president-Mr Ashwini Kumar; vice-president- Mr Pawan Kumar; and finance secretary-Mr Bhagat Ram.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the district unit of Himachal Pradesh Panchayat Technical Assistant Association: president-Mr Satish Kumar Mandla; vice-president-Mr Ran Singh Thakur; secretary-Mr Surender Thakur; and treasurer- Mr Deepak Bhardwaj.

ELECTED: Lal Singh Chawla was unanimously elected president of the Mandi unit of Himachal Pradesh Non-Gazetted Officer’s Federation at an election held at the Senior Secondary Boys School here on Sunday.

CHARGE REFUTED: The Himachal Government has refuted the BJP charge that the state forensic laboratory is being shifted to Junga in undue haste. An official spokesman said the Cabinet had recently decided to shift it back to Junga keeping in view the infrastructure created there at a cost of crores of rupees. 


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