|Thursday, March 16, 2000,
CRITICISED: The Taraksheel Society (Bharat) has taken strong exception to certain programmes being shown on television. In a press note issued here on Monday the society press secretary, Mr Sumeet Singh, criticised anchors who wore non-traditional dresses in programmes being telecast by Jalandhar and Delhi centres of Doordarshan.
DEMOLITIONS: Mr Surinder K. Billa, of the All India Hindu Shiv Sena, has blamed the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Narinderjit Singh, for the unsavoury developments that took place after he had himself ordered the demolition of 25 rooms on the periphery of Shri Ram Tirath temple. In a press note issued on Sunday he said the SDM of Ajnala was only carrying out the instructions of the Deputy Commissioner and had been made a scapegoat in the whole incident.
RALLY: On a call given by the PFUTA, teachers of GND University organised a rally to urge the government to accept their demands. While addressing the rally, Dr H.S. Sidhu and Dr K.S. Thind, president and secretary of the GNDUTA, said Tuesdays rally was in response to the negative attitude of the state government towards the teachers. The GNDUTA leaders threatened that the teachers would boycott the forthcoming university examination if the government fails to redress their grievances.
BOY TRACED: The police on Tuesday traced the whereabouts of a 12-year-old boy, Sudhir Kumar, who had reportedly been missing for the past five months. According to an FIR, father of the boy, Mr Rajbir Singh, had complained that the boy had been kidnapped while he was returning home from the factory where he worked. Sudhir was traced out from Young Men Christian Association, Mumbai.
INAUGURATED: The national training programme on command area development was inaugurated by Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, Pro-Vice Chancellor, PAU, here on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, Dr J.S. Kolar, Director, Extension Education, PAU, said participants should extend the research based technology to the farmers to increase the water use productivity.
PRIZE DISTRIBUTION: The annual prize distribution function of GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, was held on March 12, at Nihang Shamsher Singh auditorium of the college. Dr Gurdev Singh Sidhu, Vice-Chairman of the Punjab School Education Board, was the chief guest and Mr Jagjit Singh Sidhu, secretary of the Board, presided.
SELECTED: Mr Inderjit Singh Pardhan, president, Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings, has been selected as the non-official member of the governing council of the National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development for a period of three years from March 1, onwards.
NSS RALLY: More than 250 NSS volunteers of the constituent colleges of Punjab Agricultural University organised a rally to create awareness among local residents about AIDS, drugs, social evils and alcoholism. The rally was flagged off by Dr K.S. Sekhon, DSW, PAU. According to Dr K.S. Verma, programme co-ordinator, of NSS, the rally was a part of its nation-wide programme under the theme, Youth For Healthy Society keeping in view the growing menace of drug-abuse among the youth.
PROTEST: The All India Federation of University Teachers Association and executive members of the Punjab Agricultural University Teachers Association on Tuesday staged a dharna in front of the administrative block of university. They were protesting against the delay in implementing the recommendations of the UGC by the central and the state governments. They demanded the release of arrears of revised pay scales, notification of career advancement scheme and grant of two advance increments to those holding M.Sc Agriculture MV Sc/M.Tech/M.Sc (Home Science) degrees at the time of recruitment.
BHARAT VIKAS PARISHAD: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Bharat Vikas Parishad, Patiala, for 2000-2001: President Mr Harinder Gupta; Secretary Dr (Mrs) Amita Rishi; Treasurer Mr Arun Sharma.
CONDOLED: PATIALA: The Forum for Educational Action and Reform on Wednesday condoled the demise of Dr Inderjit Singh Chahal, an active member of its fact finding committee as well as former English Professor at the local Khalsa College. It said Dr Chahal would be remembered for his rational approach towards the solution of problems of teachers. Dr Chahal expired on March 13.
LOOTED: Jewellery and cash worth several lakhs of rupees were stolen from the house of Sucha Ram, a resident of staff colony in Chahal Nagar here on Monday. In another incident 10 to 15 robbers broke into a farmhouse at Thakarhi village and looted cash and jewellery.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Welfare Association: chairman Mr Malwinder Singh; vice-chairman Mr Ram Lal and general secretary Mr Krishan Kumar Dhand.
DEMAND: The district secretary of the Democratic Youth Federation of India, Mr Gurnam Singh Daod, has sought reallocation of the fair price shop at Mundapind village which was closed after complaints lodged by the villagers.
local tehsil unit of the BSP on Tuesday staged a dharna
in front of the SDMs office to protest against
police atrocities. Ms Paramjit Kaur Khalra, wife of slain
human rights activist Jaswant Singh Khalra, and various
other BSP leaders condemned the police for falsely
implicating Gurnam Singh, a Dalit youth of Kakka Kandiala
village, under the NDPS Act and demanded withdrawal of
BAR PANEL: Seven advocates have been elected executive members of the District Bar Association, the elections for which were held on March 10. The members include Harjit Kaur Rooprai, Anju Sharma, Arun Bassi, Harish Bansal, Charanjit Chadda, Ajay Sood, Neeraj Sahni and Rajesh Singh.
PANEL: The following have been elected office-bearers of Shri Sanatan Hari Mandir Sabha (Sector 32-A): President Mr Raj Kumar Sharma; General-Secretary Mr B.D. Kalra; Finance Secretary Mr H.R. Malhotra; Senior Vice-President Mr Jagdish Chand Sharma; Vice-Presidents Mr J.L. Gupta and Mr K.L. Bansal; Joint Finance Secretary Mr Manmohan Sharma; Store In-charge Mr O.P. Bansal; Chief Patron Mr Subey Singh; Patrons Mr C.L. Sharma, Mr N.N. Prashar, Ms Purna Devi and Ms Kiran Bala Sharma.
RESCHEDULED: The counting of votes for Zila Parishad and panchayat samitis will be held on March 18 instead of March 17. While counting of votes for election to the Zila Parishad will take place at 8 a.m. at the BEL colony, counting of votes for panchayat samitis of Pinjore and Morni will take place at the respective Block Development Offices
Confederation of Housing Societies has submitted a
memorandum to the Chief Minister, Haryana, to restore
roll back the acquisition proceedings initiated by HUDA
at Bhainsa Tibba and Saketri. It further added that the
people had formed housing societies and invested their
money in the purchase of land.
ROTARY CLUB: The Rotary Club on Tuesday organised a Hepatitis-B vaccination camp at the local Sobh Raj Batra Dharamshala. According to Mr Brij Bhushan Midha, project chairman of the club, 978 persons were vaccinated. A special camp will be organised on Thursday for those who could not be vaccinated on Monday.
LABOURERS STIR: Hundreds of brick kiln labourers on Tuesday staged a dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioners office in support of their demands. The labourers were demanding water, electricity and residential facilities at the kilns. They also demanded hike in wages, payment of bonus and supply of daily use items at cheaper rates. The labourers later submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner.
ARRESTED: The police on Tuesday arrested Bhadur Singh, an opium smuggler and seized 1 kg of narcotics from him. A case under the NDPS has been registered against him.
MONKEY MENACE: Residents here have complained against the problems created by monkeys. They say it is difficult to save kitchen gardens from them and sometimes people are attacked by monkeys. Children find it difficult to walk on the roads. They say the local administration has not paid any attention towards this problem.
The Sub Judge, Jogindernagar, in an interim order issued
to the Secretary, PWD, Chief Engineer, National Highway
Division, US Club, Shimla, Executive Engineer, NHD
Division HPPWD, Jogindernagar, along with two other
respondents has directed them not to start the work on
the National Highway Number 20. The contract of which was
awarded to a private company.
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