|Friday, June 23, 2000,
SENSITIVE VILLAGES; As many as 15 villages, including Ruknewala, Burj Mohammed, Suleman, Kamalwala and Gatta Badhshah in the district, have been identified as sensitive by the administration. The construction of bundhs and spurs at these places is going on a war footing to check floods. According to the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Kulbir Singh Sidhu, the Punjab Government has sanctioned Rs 2 crore to protect the district from floods.
BUS FEE: The Deputy Commissioner, through a special order, has directed that a fee of Rs 15 will be charged for every private bus parked inside bus stands in the district. For those buses which enter the bus stands for picking up and dropping passengers, Rs 5 will be charged. Besides, Rs 5 per day will be charged for taxis, cars, jeeps and three-wheelers parked inside the bus stands.
NRI CENTRE: The Deputy Commissioner, Kapurthala, Mr U.K. Singh, on Wednesday inaugurated an NRI centre at Ranipur village. It is the fifth NRI kendra in Phagwara subdivision. Palahi, Mauli, Panshta and Sapror villages already have these centres.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Indian Association of Radiological Technologists (IART): President Mr Sampat Kumar Dhawan; Vice-President Mr Surjit Singh; General Secretary Mr S.C. Bansal; and Treasurer Mr Hardip Singh.
PROPERTY CONSULTANTS' ASSOCIATION: Mr Tirlok Singh has been elected President of the Property Consultants Association (Chandigarh-SAS Nagar-Panchkula) unanimously, according to a press note.
INTUC DELEGATION: A delegation of the Indian National Trade Union Congress met the Adviser, Ms Vineeta Rai, on Thursday and urged her to expedite the process of the construction of pucca booths for the shopkeepers, who had deposited the requisite amount with the Chandigarh Housing Board.
COMPUTER FACILITY: The new Subdivisional Magistrate of Ambala, Mr S.S. Saini, has extended the driving licence and registration paper through computer facility for five days a week. The timing will now be strictly between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The superintendent in the Deputy Commissioner office, Mr Satnam Singh Chawla, has been made the registering officer for Amarnath yatra.
MURDERED: A family feud over property led to the murder of Malkiat Singh at Burj village in this district on Wednesday. According to a complaint lodged by Jagtar Singh of the same village, Avtar Singh and Surinder Singh, both brothers and residents of Burj village, Gurmit and Sukhdev, both brothers and residents of Nathwan village, and Bhola and Amarjeet Singh, both residents of Chuno village, allegedly killed their brother-in-law, Malkiat Singh, after an altercation over family property. The police has registered a case under Sections 148, 149, 324 and 302 of the IPC and Sections 25, 27 and 59 of the Arms Act.
THREE BOOKED: Three persons were booked for poisoning a married woman for dowry in the district. According to information received on Wednesday, Krishan of Sadulshaher, married to Madan Lal of Ellenabad, has been admitted to the local Civil Hospital after poisoning. In a complaint, the father of the victim alleged that Krishan was physically tortured by her-in-laws for dowry and they later poisoned her.
ASSAULTED; Joginder Singh, a labourer, was allegedly attacked by four persons, including Bittu, Nohri and Roshan, after a quarrel, according to information received on Wednesday. The police is investigating the case.
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