R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


Vaccination camp
: The Sarojani Naidu Health and Welfare Society organised its seventh free vaccination camp at BD Adarsh Senior Secondary School here on Sunday. Mr Sohan Lal Jhamb, president of the organisation, said on Monday that Dr SK Juneja SMO Seetogunno, Dr Renu Jhamb and Dr S S Sandhu examined hundred of pregnant women and children. They were vaccinated for the prevention of BCG, DPT, TT and other chronic diseases.

ASI arrested: Mr Madan Lal, Assistant Sub Inspector, (Wireless) Punjab Police posted at Malout was arrested by the city police u/s 452, 323, 34 IPC, sources said. He was later produced in a court here which released him on bail. According to information the ASI and two others had forced entry in to the house of Mrs Kailashwati, a widow, in Sunder Nagari locality here on Friday night. They allegedly thrashed her son Mr Vikram Kalra. The mother was also assaulted. Her clothes were torn. Other members of the affected family raised an alarm for help prompting neighbors to rush in for help. They reportedly closed the main gate of the house from inside and thrashed the ASI. He was later handed over to the city police. 

Succumbs to injury
: A minor dispute over quarrel among kids led to the death of Dalip Singh, a resident of Jhajjarpura here on Sunday. He along with his son Parkah Singh was admitted at local civil hospital and later shifted to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital since happening of incident on February 13.

He later succumbed to injuries. Earlier the police had registered a case under Section 326 IPC, which has now been converted into a murder case. The police has arrested Ghugh while two others were absconded. 

12 arrested for gambling: The district police has arrested 12 persons for gambling and recovered Rs 2460 cash from them. A case under Section 13A, 3, 67 of the Gambling Act has been registered. The accused arrested are Amarjit Singh of Rehari wali Dhapai, Rohit Kumar of Katra Khazana, Pawan Kumar of Albert Road, Harjinder Singh of Majitha Road, Harish Kumar of Bhagta wala, Kishan Kumar of Jamalpur, Ludhiana, Rajkesh Kumar of Khoo Bombay wala, Rakesh Kumar of Beri Gate, Vijay Kumar of Katra Karam, Vikas Jhulka of Lohgarh, Vijay Kumar of Lohgarh and Vicky Sharma of Majitha Road.

Held for selling intoxicant
: The police arrested Congress leader Tarsem Chand and his servant Roshan Singh for selling intoxicants.
A police party headed by SHO city Mr Swarn Singh Khanna raided his shop and Mr Tarsem Chand was found selling drugs to customer without having licence in his name to sell the drugs. The police recovered intoxicants worth Rs 1.25 lakh. Tarsem Chand and Roshan Singh were arrested on the spot. A case u/s 420 and 188 of the IPC has been registered. Both have been remanded in police custody.

Youth festival
: Youth Club of Baring Union Christian College (BUCC), here, in coordination with Punjabi Lok Virsa Chetna Manch, organized its annual youth festival on Saturday. Mr Partap Singh Bajwa, Cabinet Minister, PWD, Punjab, graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Rev. B.P. Singh, Conference Evangelist from Delhi inaugurated the festival. While speaking on the occasion Mr Bajwa described the BUCC as historic and renowned college. 

Seminar held: A seminar against drug de-addiction has held at the local RR Bawa DAV College for Girls here today. The seminar was organised by the Red Cross and the Drug De-addiction centre in collaboration with the Youth Red Cross and NSS units of the college.

Body found
: An unidentified body was found at the Main Bus Stand here on Monday morning. The body has been sent to the Civil Hospital for a postmortem and the police has registered a case.

Robbery: In a daylight robbery, three persons forced into a house in the Guru Nanak Pura Mohalla in Nakodar and, at gunpoint, took away gold jewellery from one Sudesh Rani. Her husband, Nand Kishor, a PSEB employee, was away from home at the time of the incident.

Lathicharge condemned: The All India Kisan Mazdoor Sabha has condemned the incident of lathicharge by the police on farmers of the Jagraon area agitating against the Arhtiyas. The sabha’s president, Tarsem Peter, said the accused should be arrested.

Conference concludes: The three-day conference on “Service sector —The next wave” concluded at DAV College here on Monday. Nearly 30 papers were presented on topics, including banking, insurance, ITES, WTO and its impact on the services sector. The technical session was chaired by Dr Subhash from Guru Nanak Dev University. Chief guest on the occasion was Mr Charanjeet Singh Atwal, Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha.

: The local Arya Samaj and the Arya Education Institutes celebrated “Rishi Bodhutsav” to mark the Shivratri, here at Dayanand Amarnath College of Education for Women, on Sunday. Pandit Dharam Dev, Office Incharge, Arya Pratinidhi Sabha, Punjab, presided over the function.

Drinking water: Mr Parkash Singh, Parliamentary Secretary, while addressing a gathering after inaugurating a Dharamshala at nearby village Sauna on Sunday, said a sum of Rs 620 crore had been spent on providing safe drinking water facility and solving the problem of the drainage of sullage water in the villages. Drinking water project at a cost of Rs 25 lakh and construction of the Sauna-Simbli link road had been sanctioned for Sauna village.

Uniforms distributed: The Lions Club, City Smile, Banga, in collaboration with Mr M.S. Rai, retired INA Captain, distributed school uniforms among the 60 needy students of the Govt School of Pathlawa Moranwali village on Saturday. 

: Ranjit Singh, a resident of Bhagatpura Mohalla working as a taxi driver, has been missing under mysterious circumstances for the past one week. Gandharv, the father of Ranjit, while talking to newsmen on Monday, said his son left home on February 19 in his Maruti taxi (PB-04E/2508) and never returned. He said a report in this regard had been lodged with the Sadar police station.

Science Day: The National Science Day was celebrated at the Kamla Nehru College for Women here on Monday. Dr Anirudh Kapoor, a radiologist from Jalandhar, stressed on the significance of science, religion and moral values. A skit on “Rain water harvesting” was presented. In the poster-making contest, Bhanupriya won the first prize for making poster on “Environmental Pollution”, while Nancy bagged second prize for “Depletion of Ozone Layer”. 



Donated: The State Bank Ladies Club donated a specially-designed swing and two ceiling fans to the Sadhna Vocational Training Institute for Mentally Handicapped at Mani Majra, Chandigarh. Ms Nisha Contractor, club president and other members also interacted with the inmates of the institute. Mrs Bhavna Tayal, president of the institute thanked the club.

community kitchen: Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, on Monday announced to set up a community kitchen at the PGI serai for the attendants of patients. On paying just Rs 2, the attendants can use for 20 minutes deposit-free gas connection, cooking stoves, utensils, suraksha pipings etc.. An official press release said that the community kitchen will be inaugurated on Tuesday. 

Biotech trends: A seminar on “Emerging Trends in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics”, sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, Chandigarh Administration, was recently organised at the GGDSD College, Sector 32.

Music directors bereaved: Bhagat Bachan Nath Bachan Ji, father of noted music directors Varinder Bachan and Surinder Bachan, died after a brief illness here recently. He was 68. 

Fancy dress contest: A fancy dress competition for the tiny tots of pre-nursery and nursery classes was organised on Monday at the Mount Carmel School, Sector 47. Dressed in a variety of attires, the little ones masqueraded as fairies, lion, pandit ji, tea-seller, mermaid, dacoit, traffic light etc.

Yadav Sabha president: Deputy Superintendent of Police (East), Chandigarh, Vijay Pal Singh Yadav today has been unanimously elected as president of Yadav Sabha (registered) Chandigarh.

Fiction fest: For the first time in the city, the British Library is organising a 'Fiction Festival' from March 1 to 10. The festival will comprise more than 600 best sellers, including Robert Goddard, Kyle Miils, William Landay, Lisa Armstrong and our very own Salman R ushdie, Anita Nair and many more. 

CELEBRATED: BPO firm IRD completed two years of its establishment here a few days ago. Mr Rakesh Bhardwaj, Chairman and Managing Director, during the celebrations organised on the occasion, praised the efforts of the employees and laid out expansion plans. In a press note issued here, Mr B. B. Kashyap, General Manager, said the firm would soon introduce new campaigns, both voice and non-voice. Employees were given appreciation letters and gifts.



Stone laid
: Mr Vijayender Kumar, Managing Director of Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam, laid the foundation stone of Sidharth International Public School here on Sunday. This was stated by Mr U.Singh, secretary of the Sidharth Education Society. 

Demonstration: Members of the All-Haryana Power Corporations Workers Union staged a demonstration in protest against the alleged anti-employee policies of the government here on Sunday. The protesters alleged that the number of power employees was very less, due to which the serving employees were finding it difficult to ensure regular power supply. 

School function
: About 150 children of the school presented a cultural programme at the annual function of the Buniyad, a playway school for kids, here on Sunday. Mr C.S. Ahluwalia, Chief Executive Officer, Delhi, was the chief guest. Abhimanyu and Ananya, who were adjudged Mister Buniyad and Miss Buniyad, respectively, were presented crown-cum-special prizes by Mrs Nirmala Rao, Director of the school.

Two arrested
: The police on Monday claimed to have arrested two persons in connection with the case of unnatural sexual assault on a Class VII student of a local Senior Secondary School. The arrested persons were identified as Yashvir of Purkhas village and Parveen of Munda Khera village in Jhajjar district.


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