|Sunday, February 6, 2000,
Convicted: Dr Rajinder Singh, Civil Surgeon, has said Balwant Kaur and her son Surinderpal Singh were convicted under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, by Mr B.S. Sandhu, CJM, on Wednesday for manufacturing and selling spurious drug. They have been sentenced for three years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 10,000, Rs 5,000 and Rs 200 has been imposed on them under various Sections.
Resentment: Resentment prevails among farmers of Bariar village for the government's failure to dig a channel linked with Alinangal drain. They said they had repeatedly approached the authorities in this regard but nothing had been done so far. As many as 500 acres of the village land is water-logged due to the absence of a drain.
Prohibitory orders: The District Magistrate, Mr V.K. Singh, on Friday extended prohibitory orders in this district to March 31. The use of loud speakers and the plying of trucks, tractors and carts on the Kapurthala-Amritsar road from the bus stand to the octroi post have been banned. The use of unauthorised red light atop vehicles has also been banned.
Ministers visit: Mrs Satwant Kaur, Youth Services Minister, on Friday visited Guru Nanak Nagar Theigh Kanjla, a centre for imparting vocational education to unemployed youth. She said the youth should be imparted vocational education keeping in view the growing industrialisation.
Lajpat Rai's birth anniversary observed: Government College, Sector 11, in association with Servants of People Society, observed the 135th birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai on Saturday. Dr Varinder Mehndiratta, a former chairman of Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi, presided over the function. He urged the youth to imbibe the values of discipline, patriotism and nationalism. Students staged a play titled Jang-e-Azaadi.
maestros death mourned: Mr M.L. Koser,
Secretary, Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh, has mourned
the death of tabla maestro Ustad Alla Rakha Khan. Mr
Koser described the death of Ustad Alla Rakha Khan as an
irreparable loss to Indian classical music, especially to
the Punjab Gharana of tabla, to which the legendary Ustad
Donation: Employees of the State Bank of India posted in Himachal Pradesh gave Rs 1 lakh to Mr Amar Pal, general secretary, SBI Officers Association, Chandigarh circle, on Friday for flood victims of Orissa.
Computer centre: Mr Rakesh Kaushal, Deputy Commissioner, Sirmour, inaugurated a computer centre at the Rural Development Agency here on Thursday.
Health camps: Mr
V.K. Chopra, Chief Medical Officer, Sirmour, said here on
Friday that more than 50 reproductive health camps would
be organised in different parts of this district during
this month. Medical experts would impart education
regarding antenatal and postnatal care. Family planning
operations would also be performed at the camps.
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