October 10, 2000,
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local unit of the Punjab Union of Journalists: president — Satish Multani, senior vice-president — Chander Shekhar; vice-president — Bharpoor Singh Banbhauri; general secretary — Shahaabudin; secretary — Rajinder Paul Singh; and joint secretary — Saudagar Ali.
DEMANDED: Residents of Malerkotla have demanded a complete ban on the burning of paddy chaff in Sangrur district because the smoke arising from it has been causing irritation in the eyes and triggering diseases like asthma.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Youth Federation of India, Bhalwan villages: president — Mr Jeet Singh; vice-president — Mr Hakam Singh; general secretary — Mr Saravjeet Singh; and treasurer — Mr Jagroop Singh. PATHANKOT PATIALA NCC
NCC CAMP: A combined NCC camp for boys and girls is being organised at Budha Dal Public School. About 325 girls and 65 boys are participating in the camp. A contingent of 43 cadets is being trained to participate in a Directorates level camp at Chandigarh. First aid, signals and nursing training courses are being conducted for the cadets. Issuing a press note, the Camp Commandant, Col Baljit Singh, said the basic aim of the camp is to make the cadets good citizens, who can make sacrifice for the nation. The camp will conclude on October 11.
STRIKE: To pressurise the Chandigarh Administration for release of three years bonus and D.A instalment due from July and the acceptance of other long-pending demands of the UT employees, subordinate staff of Chandigarh will observe a four-hour strike on October 18. Meanwhile, gate rallies were held in Sector 29 and 35,which were addressed by Mr R.S Sandhu, Mr Ramesh Kumar Chandolia, Mr Bhag Mal Rana, Mr Sant Singh Saini, Mr Ujager Singh Mohli, Mr Kasturi Lal and others. Meanwhile, a delegation of the federations met Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, MP and submitted a memorandum of demands.
cultural mela: The Panj Dariya Sabhayacharak Manch has decided to honour six eminent persons at a cultural mela to be organised at Phase VIII, SAS Nagar, on October 15. According to a press note, those to be honoured include Jawahar Wattal (music director), Bhupi Chawla, Milan Singh and Raj Brar (all singers), Baljit Singh Saini (hockey coach) and Sukhmander (social worker). Besides this, eminent Punjabi singers will enthral the audience at the function, in which Mr Sucha Singh, a Punjab minister, will be the chief guest.
Delegation: A delegation of the New Vayapar Mandal, Chandigarh, under the leadership of Mr MP Verma, met Lieut-Gen. (retd.) J.F.R Jacob, Chandigarh Administrator, to apprise him of the problems faced by the traders, on Sunday. According to a press note of the mandal, the Administrator listened to their problems and assured them to deal with their problems.
demanded: The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Welfare Federation on Monday, urged the Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana to declare October 13, the birth anniversary of Maharishi Balmiki, as a public holiday. They also faxed their resentment against the non-declaration of the day as public holiday to the President and the Prime Minister.
CAMP: A hepatitis -B vaccination camp was organised by the Rotary Club, Chandigarh at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, on Monday. 700 students from classes I to XII and 25 teachers were vaccinated.
date extended: The October 10 deadline set by the Cantonment Board for levying of octroi on the civilian population has been extended to the end of this month following a meeting, in which the study of different state models on octroi has been suggested. The meeting took place between the state government and the cantonment authorities last week in which the issue of octroi was discussed. Certain information has been sought from the cantonment authorities by October 20. The new deadline set by the cantonment authorities is October 30 for levying of octroi on civilian population. Incidentally, Cantonment Board has already begun levying octroi on CSD and other army units in Ambala Cantonment.
KILLED: Barmo Devi (70), resident of Garhi Jhinjhara village in the district, was killed when she was hit by a Maruti car on the G.T. Road , near Ganaur Chowk here, on Sunday.
GIRL FOUND: An eight-year-old girl was found in an unconscious condition on the roadside in Shanti Nagar Colony at Murthal village, 8 km from here, on Sunday. The girl is undergoing treatment in the local Civil Hospital, according to the police.
INJURED: Five persons, including two women, were injured in a clash between two groups at Hassanpur Kurar village, 10 km from here, on Sunday. According to a report, a dispute over land is stated to be the cause of the clash.
ARRESTED: The Murthal police arrested Sunil of Gopalpur village on Sunday for being found in possession of 700 gm of charas. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered.
OPEN DARBAR: The Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ashok Yadav, received 82 complaints and disposed them off on the spot at an open darbar held at Panchayat Bhavan here on Monday. Most of the complaints were related to inadequate and erratic supply of electricity and drinking water, unauthorised occupation of public and panchayat lands and other allied disputes.
CONTEST HELD: Eight teams participated in a declamation contest organised by the Geography Department in GVM Girls College here on Monday. Renu Antil got the first prize and Sunita the second. Meanwhile, seven teams took part in a quiz contest in which the Alaknanda team bagged the first prize and Bhagirathi team the second.
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