|Saturday, March 25, 2000,
APPOINTED: In a meeting of Senior Citizens (pensioners) of the subdivision, here on Thursday, held under the chairmanship of Mr Gursharanjeet Singh Khanna, secretary-general of Indian Non-Government Organisations Association, Mr J.S. Grewal was appointed convenor and Mr P.S. Batra patron.
PANEL: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Council of Junior Engineers, PSEB Circle, Khanna, here, president - Mr Charan Singh, senior vice-president Mr Jagdish Rana; and secretary Mr Devinder Singh.
WALKOUT: Mr Lawinder Pal
Singh Pakhoke, Mr Sukhwinder Singh Chabal, Bibi Manjit
Kaur, along with other sarpanches and people of the area,
walked out of a gurmat samagam, organised on Thursday by
the Dharm Parchar Committee of the SGPC at Pandori Ran
Singh village, the native village of Giani Kewal Singh,
Jathedar, Takht Sri Damdama Sahib, Talwandi Sabo, in
which Giani Kewal Singh, who has been excommunicated by
the Akal Takht Jathedar, Giani Pooran Singh, was present.
However, Giani Kewal Singh addressed the gathering.
DEMAND: The Chandigarh Tourist Bus Operators Union has demanded early release of contract carriage permits to the bus operators. In a representation to the Adviser to the Administrator here, the president of the union, Mr Satpal Gupta, said that the State Transport Authority(STA) had taken a decision to increase the number of contract carriage permits to 180 in April 1999. In spite of the fact that the applicants had deposited the applications with requisite fees in May 1999, nothing had been done so far.
REMANDED: Proclaimed offender Tarsem Singh, accused of causing death by rash and negligent act, has been remanded to judicial custody till April 7 by the UT Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr H.S. Madaan. Tarsem was earlier booked by the police for causing death by rash and negligent act, endangering life by driving rashly or negligently and causing hurt by an act which endangers human life under Sections 279, 304-A and 337 of the Indian Panel Code.
DIRECTOR: Mr Vivek Attri, an HCS officer, has taken over as Director, Information and Public Relations, relieving Mr Ashok Sanghwan of the additional charge. Mr Attri will also hold the additional charge of the Controller of Printing and Stationery. A couple of more positions are lying vacant in the Administration as the panel of names are awaited from Haryana.
PANEL: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Chandigarh Janswasth Karamchari Sangh: Adviser Mr Jai Ram Joshi; Chairman Mr Ajit Singh; President Mr Ramayan Parshad; Senior Vice-President Mr Rash Pal Singh; Vice-President Mr Vishwa Nath; General Secretary Mr Ram Pal; Organising Secretary Mr Jarnail Singh; and Treasurer Mr Arun Kumar.
PROTEST: The Pind Bachao Joint Action Committee held an Akhand Path in Mullanpur in protest against the proposal of the Punjab Government to develop Anandgarh city. Mr Gurbakash Singh Dhillon, President of the committee, said that political leaders from different parties in the bhog ceremony on March 26 and the next course of action would be announced on the occasion.
DRIVE: In a major anti-encroachment drive, the enforcement staff of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) on Friday demolished over 260 concrete structures and three illegal sheds in Indira Colony in Mani Majra. Over 35 personnel of the civic body, along with three trucks and one bulldozer, demolished the pucca structures and the boundary walls and removed malba simultaneously.
RESENTMENT: A meeting of SD College Teachers Union resolved to wear black badges with effect from Thursday to show their resentment towards the non-payment of salary by the college management. For over two years now, the staff of the college has not been paid salary in time. It was also resolved to press upon the President of the SD College Managing Committee to ensure the timely payment of salaries. Dr R.S. Dhillon, President of the Union, said that the unit would intensify its stir in case the present situation continued, a release issued by the union said.
CONVENTION: To safeguard the interests of the consumers and to apprise them their rights, the Haryana state unit of the Akhil Bharatiya Grahak Panchayat is organising its state-level grahak sammelan (consumers convention) on Sunday the premises of the Shiva Shikhsha Sadan here. Representatives from all over the state will take part in this convention. Mr Sudhir Rajpal, Deputy Commissioner, will be the chief guest.
HR DEPOT: The Sonepat depot of the Haryana Roadways has earned a revenue of Rs 187.37 lakh during February this year as compared to Rs 158.02 lakh earned during the corresponding period of last year. Mr Harish Chander Jain, General Manager of the Roadways, told mediapersons here on Friday that this depot had also earned a record traffic receipt of Rs 180.05 lakh last month as compared to Rs 153.12 lakh earned during the corresponding period of last year.
INQUIRY: Mr Sudhir Rajpal, District Magistrate, has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the death of an undertrial Rampal of Bajana Kalan village allegedly by negligence of the police and the doctors on March 17 last. Mr Suresh Kumar, Tehsildar-cum-Executive Magistrate, Sonepat, has been deputed for this purpose.
CONVICTED: Mr Janashwer Goel, Sessions Judge, has convicted a Nepali labourer Budh Ram, under Section 376, IPC and sentenced him to a rigorous imprisonment of 10 years and also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 for raping a minor girl (9). The judgement was announced here on Wednesday.
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