|Sunday, May 14, 2000,
EMPLOYEE BOOKED: A municipal corporation employee has been booked by the police on charges of fraud and breach of trust. According to the information available from the police, Bikar Singh along with Kewal Singh have been booked under Sections 406 and 420 of the IPC, allegedly for taking Rs 50,000 from former army man Sahib Singh on the pretext of securing him a job in the municipal corporation.
SMALL SAVINGS: Mr Narinderjit Singh, Deputy Commissioner, distributed prizes to the small savings promoters and agents at the annual function held here on Friday. He said public response to the small savings scheme in the urban areas was very good but more attention should be paid to the rural segment.
CHEMIST SENTENCED: The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr B.S. Sandhu, has sentenced a chemist of Gandiwind village in the district to one years rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 5,000 under Sections 27 (B) and 27 (D) of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act for stocking and selling drugs without licence. The Civil Surgeon, Dr Rajinder Singh, said in a press release on Friday that the chemist was also sentenced to six months imprisonment and a fine of Rs 100 under Section 28 of same Act.
SATSANG BHAVAN: The newly built Shri Durga Bhavan (satsang bhavan) and Langar Bhavan will be inaugurated on May 16 at 8 am by Swami Ji Nadi Paar Kurali Wale at Shiv Mandir Mitha Kuan Kharar.
SCHOLARSHIPS DISTRIBUTED: Scholarships worth Rs 10.2 lakh were distributed to 637 students here on Friday by the local Nehru Sindhant Kendra Trust.
VERKA MILK: The Ludhiana
District Cooperative Milk Producers Union has reduced the
retail price of standardised Verka milk from Rs 15 per
litre to Rs 14 per litre and the double toned milk from
Rs 11 per litre to Rs 10 per litre with effect from next
Sunday. This information has been given by the Managing
Director of the union.
COPS REWARDED: The Police Department has given cash rewards to 12 personnel who did exemplary work in shifting injured persons, involved in an accident near Lalru on May 4. It may be recalled that but for the efforts of Mr A. S Mann, a businessman of Sector 35, and the timely arrival of four police ambulances, the lives of four persons would have been lost. Those honoured include SI Balbir Singh (Rs 250), ASI Devinder Singh (Rs 250), HCs Gopal Krishan, Yugwant Singh, Zile Singh, Surjit Singh, Constables Shiv Narain, Vijay Kumar, Sher Singh and Home Guards Anil Kumar, Binder Singh and Gulrajbir Singh.
MARKET BUSINESS: The IBM India organised IBM Solutions Forum 2000 here on Saturday targeting small and mid-market businesses offering a glimpse of the company in areas of emerging technologies. Mr Ashish Kumar, Country Manager, Small and Mid Market Business, said since Indian industries have become globally competitive, their needs and business issues are becoming similar to those of companies across the globe. The forum focussed on how companies could use the Internet and intranets to improve their marketing, customer service and sales. The thrust was on imparting knowledge that e-business is not just Internet-based transactions but refers to all business activity from sales to operations to inventory using the Internet, the intranet and local networks.
SHOPPING CARNIVAL: Ms Priti Kohli of Chandigarh Shopping Carnival on Friday clarified that all major and multinational companies sponsoring the carnival were either branding or launching their new products and not retailing anything during the eight-day carnival. She said efforts were being made to create confusion, both among traders and consumers. A number of major multinational companies dealing in automobiles, information technology, home appliances, Internet and computers, e-commerce and others would showcase their products during the carnival. All participating shops and traders would offer special discounts and a number of events would be held during the carnival, she added.
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