|Monday, July 17, 2000,
DHARNA: The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union on Sunday said a dharna would be staged outside the DC’s office in Amritsar on August 1 to protest against the harassment of Prof Amrik Singh by the police. A mass dharna will be staged at Matka Chowk, Chandigarh, on August 9 to draw attention to the teachers demands. College-level dharnas will be staged on August 18 and 25 and September 1.
following have been elected office-bearers of the local Durga Mandir
Ram Lila Committee: president — Mr R.K. Kaushal; vice-president —
Mr Satish Tiwari; general-secretary — Mr Ravi Thapar; cashier — Mr
Surinder Kumar; director — Mr Suman Khullar.
WITHDRAW: The trader cell of the BJP Haryana on Sunday demanded the withdrawal of ST 38 and 38A form, recently imposed by the government on traders in the state. Mr Kirti Prashad Jain, President of the cell, in a statement urged the Chief Minister of Haryana to withdraw the anti-trader forms immediately. He said on the one hand the state government had been advocating the simplification of sales tax and on the other, it was imposing unnecessary forms. He said it would encourage corruption in the department and would also cause harassment to the traders in the state. This issue would be raised in the meeting of state working committee, to be held on July 21 and 22 at Sonepat. The state BJP would urge the Chief Minister to take the BJP into confidence before taking any important decision affecting the common people.
HELD: The Ambala police arrested three satta operators on Sunday at Dosarka Chowk and seized Rs 740 and some satta slips from their possession. According to a police report, two satta operators were also nabbed at Ambala Cantonment.
PROTEST: Residents of snake-charmer basti, R.K. Colony and Santi Nagar, Murthal, took out a procession on Saturday to protest against the demolition of houses during the anti-encroachment campaign in the area. Leaders of Janwadi Mahila Samiti and the CPI (M), who led the procession, submitted a memorandum to the DC demanding an immediate resettlement of the homeless people and payment of suitable compensation.
ARRESTED: The Gohana police on Saturday arrested three youths in connection with the alleged kidnapping of a young girl. All of them have been remanded to judicial custody till July 29.
QUASHED: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has quashed the notifications issued by the Haryana Government regarding the extension of the limits of the Sonepat Municipal Council. The court also declared void all the subsequent actions taken by the state government as well as the Sonepat Municipal Council under the government notification.
DEMANDED: The arhtias and retailers of local vegetable and fruit market on Sunday demanded the immediate transfer of the mandi supervisor. They alleged that the staff of the market committee was in league with some unscrupulous arhtias and retailers, who were evading the market fee on a massive scale by not showing the arrivals of vegetables and fruits in their registers.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the St Bede’s College Lecturers Association in elections held on Friday: president — Dr Pushpa Bali; vice-president — Dr R.K. Sharma; secretary— Dr DV Pathania; treasurer — Prof Sapna Sharma; press secretary — Prof IB Singh. An executive committee, comprising Prof Vir Singh Chauhan, Dr Shramja Munjal, Prof V. Singh, Dr V. Bhardwaj and Prof Nandini Pathania, was also constituted.
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