|Wednesday, March 22, 2000,
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Garhshankar Homoeopathic Association: president- Mr Ashok Bhatia; general secretary- Dr Tarsem Lal; vice- president- Dr Kuldeep Bhatia; secretary- Dr Jasbir Kaur; and treasurer- Dr Kuldeep Singh.
NOMINATED: The district president of the Youth Congress, Mr Arun Dogra, has nominated Mr Inderjit Singh as vice-president of the Youth Congress.
CHARAS SMUGGLING: Shekhar Singh and Parlad Singh, both residents of Raja ka Talab in Kangra district were arrested for smuggling charas. Nearly 4 kg of charas was recovered from them. A case has been registered under Sections 20, 61 and 85, NDPS Act.
BANNED: Mr S.K. Sandhu, Disrict Magistrate, has ordered the closure of dhabas in the district at 11 p.m. daily. The order will remain in force till April 18. By another order he banned the use of loudspeakers and pressure horns in the district till May 14 under the Noise Pollution Control Act.
DHARNA: Members of the parents action committee of DAV Centenary Senior Secondary School held a dharna in front of the school on Saturday in protest against the hike in school fees.
CLERK SUSPENDED: The Executive Officer of the Municipal Council,Ahmedgarh, Mr I.K. Khan, has suspended an octroi clerk, Sanjeev Sharma, for alleged misbehaviour with the Municipal President, Mr Kishori Lal Bandhan.
BUDGET PASSED: The budget for 2000-2001 of the Municipal Council, Ahmedgarh, has been passed unanimously. While talking to mediapersons, Mr Kishori Lal Bandhan, President of the council, said 49 per cent of the money would be spent on the development of the city. He said the total income from all sources would be Rs 3.35 crore.
ARRESTED: The police has arrested Teja Singh and Surjit Singh and seized 20 kg of poppy husk from them. A case under Sections 15, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against them, according to the ASP Mr Rajesh Kumar Jaiswal.
ANNUAL FUNCTION: At an annual prize distribution function of Shanti Tara College, Mr R.S. Gupta, Principal of the college, conferred degrees on 76 students. Reading the annual college report he announced that the college had started three years Bachelor of Computer Applications course from this session. Mr Jaspal Singh Jassi, SDM also addressed the convocation. The chief guest gave away prizes to about 100 students and released the college magazine Aman.
FUNCTION HELD: The local Lions Club on Sunday organised a function here to mark the visit of District Governor L C Sharma. The club distributed 51 blankets and a sewing machine to needy persons.
SUICIDE: Mr Rajinder Parshad of Dhadwan village, Jammu, committed suicide by consuming poison in Hotel Standard, here, where he was staying. Financial difficulties were said to be the reason for the suicide.
ACCIDENT: A scooter-born
pilgrim, Niraj Jain of Ludhiana, died on the spot while
Sudesh Kumar sustained head injury when the scooter they
were riding was hit by a tanker near Matiana village on
the Ludhiana-Hoshiarpur road on Monday. They were going
from Ludhiana to the Chintpurni Devi temple. The injured
was admitted to a private hospital in Ludhiana.
TRAINING PROGRAMME: A special training programme for General Managers of the District Industries Centres (DICs) of Haryana and Chandigarh started here on Tuesday. Nineteen General Managers from Haryana and one from the city are participating in the five-day programme. It is aimed at equipping them with the latest tools and techniques of self-employment schemes, especially the Prime Ministers Rozgar Yojana. The programme is being conducted by the Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development.
UCO BANK BRANCH: UCO Bank here has shifted its Ambala Cantonment branch to Rai Market, opposite Super Bazar, Ambala Cantonment. It was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner, Ambala. The Zonal Manager, Mr S.S. Bedi, said the branch will be fully computerised shortly. The branch, which remains open on Sunday, has two extension counters one at MM Engineering College, Mullana, and other at Allenby Lines Ambala Cantonment, a release said.
THREATENED: An emergency meeting of the Maha Panchayat held at Kabirpur village, on the outskirts of this city on Monday, passed a resolution threatening an agitation if the police failed to arrest the members of the Bawaria gang, allegedly responsible for the killing of four persons, including an officer of the Haryana Financial Corporation, and looting on last Wednesday. Residents of Shadipur, Fazilpur, Raipur, Rai, Bahalgarh and Palri villages participated in it. The Maha Panchayat urged the state government to give a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the bereaved families of each victim and Rs 3 lakh to the each injured persons.
HUNGER STRIKE: Prisoners
of the Sonepat district jail called off their hunger
strike here on Monday on the intervention of the City
Magistrate and the SDM. The prisoners had gone on strike
in protest against the death of an undertrial Rampal (27)
of Bajana Kalan village in this district last Saturday
due to the alleged negligence of the jail authorities.
STUDENT CENTRE: HP Governor on Thursday laid the foundation stone of a five-storey student centre which will be built at the cost of Rs 92 lakhs in Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) here.
SANSKRIT SEMINAR: A
three-day seminar on Himalayas in Sanskrit
Literature organised by the Himachal Pradesh
University, concluded here on Thursday. Presiding over
the valedictory function, Prof Vishnu Kant Shastri, O.P.
Governor, appreciated steps taken by the vice-chancellor,
Prof S.K. Gupta, to strengthen teaching of and research
in Sanskrit in the state.
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