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New Principal Medical Officer
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 4
Air Vice-Marshal Jasdeep Singh assumed office as Principal Medical Officer of the Western Air Command today. Prior to this appointment he was serving as head of the Food Inspection Organ in the Quarter Master's Branch in New Delhi.

A specialist in preventive medicine, he joined the Army in 1968 after passing out from Government Medical College, Patiala. Besides commanding field ambulances, he, has served with the IPKF in Sri Lanka. 



This skater is on a roll
Arvind Katyal

Chandigarh, March 4
Nourin Midha of Panchkula, not yet 11 years old, has established herself as a promising skater in the past six years. Nourin, a student of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, Panchkula, is supported by her parents in her pursuit to go all out in skating. She has won laurels both in speed and roller hockey. Recently, in the Haryana state championship held at Yamunanagar, she won a gold medal both in rink I and rink II and a silver medal in road races in the 8-10 age group. Last year, she had won a gold medal in the under-12 section and another gold medal in the under-12 section in the CBSE North Zone skating championship.

Nourin has excelled in various tournaments, be it the National School Games held at Moga in 1999, then the National School Games in 2000 in the under-11 section. In the national skating championship for CBSE schools held at Faridabad in 2002, she stood fifth. In the National School Games held in 2002 at New Delhi, Nourin secured the fourth place.

She said the speed event fascinated her the most but later, on the advise of her coach, Mr A.D. Sharma, of the Haryana Sports Department, she also took part in roller hockey and enabled her team to win medals in various events.

She practises at the Bhavan Vidyalaya skating rink in Sector 15 and often goes to another skating club in Sector 16 to have better exposure. Nourin says the skates nowdays are very costly and the government should allow subsidised equipment for skaters who wish to choose this sport as a career.

Nourin said Haryana had good representation in the national team and its eves had cornered glory in national meets. She said they had access to four skating rinks in Panchkula. She daily devotes more than three houirs to skating.

She is preparing hard for the forthcoming national skating championship, to be organised by the Roller Skating Federation of India in May. 



Asst lineman suspended
Our Correspondent

Mohali, March 4
An assistant lineman working under the local division of Punjab State Electricity Board was suspended on the charge of corruption.
Mr K.S. Sidhu, Additional Superintending Engineer, said yesterday that Mr Jagga Singh was suspended on the basis of a report submitted by the Assistant Executive Engineer (AEE), Tech II, on January 19. Further inquiry into the case by AEE, Tech I, confirmed the allegations.

Mr Bhag Chand, a resident of Nadda village, had said in an affidavit given to the PSEB authorities that he wanted to shift a power connection from his premises in the village to his cattleshed, located at some distance. He went to a complaint centre located at Nayagaon village, where Mr Jagga Singh was working.

Mr Bhag Chand alleged that Mr Jagga Singh asked for Rs 2,500 for the task. He said he told Mr Jagga Singh that he could not pay the sum as he was not financially stable.

He said on November 27 last Mr Jagga Singh had came to his house and taken away Rs 1,000 from him for shifting the connection. Mr Jagga Singh shifted the meter on December 12.

Mr Sidhu said the Punjab and Haryana High Court had imposed a ban on the release of power connections to constructions located outside the “lal dora”. Mr Jagga Singh had not only violated the instructions of the court, but also taken a bribe from Bhag Singh for shifting the connection.


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