|Tuesday, February 13, 2001,
CONFERENCE: A state-level conference of the Rural Labour Union will be held here from February 17 to 19 against the policies of the government on unemployment, public distribution system and suppression of labour class under the pressure of world trade institutions.
MURDERED: Dass Ram (60), a resident of Billi Chuhram village under Shahkot subdivision, was allegedly murdered by Bali Singh and Ditu Singh of the same village at Shahkot on Saturday. A case has been registered against the two suspects and efforts are on to nab them.
LIONS CLUB: The Lions Club Ludhiana (North) organised a board meeting here on Monday. According to Mr Jatinder Pal Singh Saluja, the chief guest was the past district Governor, Mr Prem Grover. Mr A.C. Keinth talked about activities of the club. Among others who attended the meeting were Mr K.S. Bawa, Mr P.S. Kochhar, Mr Kanwal Sawhney, Mr T.S. Khurana, Mr M.S. Bhamrah, Mr G.S. Bablu, Mr D.S. Saluja and Mr Iqbal Singh Khurana.
DONATED: Keralites residing in the city presented a cheque for Rs 61,000 to the Gujarat relief fund here on Sunday. According to Mr P.N. Remanan, president, Sree Ayappa Sewa Sangam, a blood donation camp was also organised by the society in which nearly 45 persons donated blood. The camp was organised by Dr Mangala and his team of the local Red Cross Society. It was inaugurated by Mr Kamardeep Singh, area councillor, and Mr Prem Sagar Aggarwal.
DEMANDED: The Punjab Riot Victim Welfare Society on Monday demanded action against the people who allegedly attacked them while they were campaigning against the Congress in Majitha byelection. It criticised the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president, Capt Amarinder Singh. It added that a defamation suit would be filed against the PCC president. Some people had allegedly assaulted 72 widows while they were campaigning against the Congress. These women were widowed in the 1984 riots at Kanpur, Bukharo and Delhi. As many as 12,700 riot victims were settled in Ludhiana.
MEDICAL CAMP: The Lions Club, Sherpur, organised a medical camp at Gurdwara Akal Parkash Sahib in Sherpur on Sunday. Dr B.L. Bhardwaj from Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, along with other doctors, examined more than 650 patients Medicines were distributed free of cost at the camp.
ARRESTED: The city police on Friday arrested Joginder Singh of Mandi Dabwali, Haryana, while he was taking a bribe of Rs 60 from a farmer at a cattle fair by posing as a mandi officer. The police has registered a case under Section 420 of the IPC.
HELD FOR GAMBLING: The Mansa police on Saturday arrested Labh Singh, Naresh Kumar, Darwara Singh, Krishan Kumar and Kala Singh on the charge of gambling. A case under Section 13(G) of the Gambling Act had been registered against them.
BODY FOUND: Gurcharan Singh (52) of Fatta Maloka village in the district was reportedly murdered on Saturday. His body was found from the premises of Government Senior Secondary School of the village. The police has registered a case under Section 302/34 of the IPC.
AMENDMENT SOUGHT: The Punjab State General Category Welfare Federation and the All-India Brahmin Sabha have demanded amendment to the reservation law. Mr Shyam Sundar Sharma, president of the federation, said in a press note that the Central Government should abolish the system of reservation for Vidhan Sabha and Lok Sabha seats.
DISTRIBUTED: Mr Simranjit Singh Mansahia, president of the Poor People Welfare Society, said in a press note that the society had distributed more than 2,500 sweaters among needy school students in 42 villages of the district during the current winter season. He said the society had also organised the marriage of 10 poor girls.
HONOURED: Dr Saoj Chaman, Director, Museum and Art Gallery, and In charge, Department of Fine Arts, Punjabi University, has been honoured by the Sobha Singh Memorial Artist Society, Bathinda. In a function held at the Teachers Home, Bathinda, Dr Saoj Chaman was presented with a shawl, a memento and roll of honour enlisting her contributions towards art criticism by Jaspal Singh, DC, Bathinda. Dr Saoj Chaman has three books to her credit based on the iconography of Shiva, aesthetics and Indian and European paintings in English and Punjabi language.
LITERATURE: The Department of English, Panjab University organised a four-day seminar on “Evaluation of literature” here on Monday. The seminar is being attended by paper setters and examiners of the subject to discuss the examination system, the method of paper setting and marking used by the examiners. Prof. Alan Durant of Middlesex University, UK, is conducting the seminar supported by the British Council.
SEMINAR: Research Engineers, a USA based company held the first in a series of seminars on latest in engineering software here on Monday. This seminar was aimed at creating an awareness among computer professionals regarding the latest in computer-aided engineering software which are used in civil structures. The utility of this software has increased manyfold in view of the failure of structures in recent earthquakes in Gujarat. Research Engineers also launched their training centre called Procad Technology Centre which will be catering to the needs of the fast growing engineering fraternity.
INAUGURATED: The Multimedia lab at Shivalik Public School, Sector 41-B, was inaugurated by the Income Tax Commissioner, Mr Ashwini Luthra, here on Monday. The teachers of the school are already getting computer-aided teaching in collaboration with INTEL Teach to the future programme, which is a world-wide initiative with support from Microsoft.
TREASURE HUNT: Treasure hunt is being organised for the youngsters of the city on February 14. It will be a sort of vehicle rally in which one has to find treasure spots placed in the city. One who finds all the spots in shortest possible time and reaches back at the starting point, will be the winner. The first three winners will get cash prizes whereas all the participants will get gift hampers. The event is being organised by Amrit Aggarwal of Indus Advertisement and Ikesh Pal of Tropicana Grill restaurant.
WORKSHOP: Communication and Advocacy Network is organising a two-day regional workshop on “Gender and law enforcement” on February 23 at the ICSSR Complex, Panjab University. The seminar, sponsored by the National Commission for Women is a prelude to the national seminar on the subject to analyse various practical issues involved in the law enforcement of the women issues.
LIQUOR SEIZED: The Ambala police has seized 3500 pouches of liquor from a mini truck. According to SP, Ambala, the mini truck carrying the pouches was bearing the fake number plate. After getting a tip off the police raided the truck. A case has been registered against two persons in this regard.
KILLED: A women was killed in a road accident near Sahjadpur, 30 km from here, last evening. The deceased was identified as Rajni Bala. The police has registered a case on the complaint of her husband.
RAIDS CONDUCTED: Officials of the Haryana Pollution Control Board conducted raids on five brick-kilns in the district on Saturday and fined owners on the charges of causing air and water pollution. According to official sources, the action followed instructions from the state government.
CONVENTION: The Rashtriya Jan Sangathan Manch is organising a convention next Monday in Delhi in protest against the “anti-people” policies of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre. This was stated by Mr Howa Singh, vice-president of the state committee of CITU, here on Monday.
STIR THREAT: The HUDA Joint-Action Committee will organise a dharna on Friday in front of the office of the Superintending Engineer in Rohtak to press its demands. Mr R.K. Nagar, president of the Haryana unit of the committee told mediapersons here on Monday that the committee, would intensify its agitation if the authorities failed to fulfil the demands of the employees by Friday.
BURN INJURIES: Ram Gopal died of burn injuries at Pipli village, about 25 km from here, on Sunday. According to preliminary reports, Ram Gopal was asleep when a lit earthen lamp fell on him and his clothes caught fire. His wife and son also received burn injuries, and were hospitalised.
DHARNA STAGED: Residents of Ahmadpur village sat on a dharna in front of the Panchayat Bhavan here on Sunday in protest against the stoppage of construction of a water tank on the panchayat land allegedly at the behest of an MLA. They also submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner demanding the resumption of construction work.
CHARAS SEIZED: The local police on Friday arrested Manohar Lal, son of Koti Ram of Machching village, and seized 5.5 kg of charas from his possession. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered.
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