April 22, 2001,
OFFICE-BEARERS: The annual elections of the district president and secretary of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union would be held at the Arya College for Boys at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Releasing this information to the press, Prof Kuldip Singh, district president, said, “The new office-bearers for the session 2001-2 would be elected and asked all the delegates of the district to cast their votes. Candidates for the office of district president are — Prof Kuldip Singh, GNN College Doraha and Prof V.K. Bhardwaj, Arya College for Boys and those for the district secretary are Prof Parminder Singh, Arya College for Boys and Dr Yog Raj, S.D. Kamla Lotia College.”
LIQUOR SEIZED: The Mahilpur police recovered 56 bottles of country-made foreign liquor from Kewal Singh of Fatehgarh village on Friday. The Bhunga police recovered eight bottles of liquor from Tilaku Ram of Chotala village on Friday. Cases have been registered.
ABDUCTED: Reena (14), a student of Class VII and a resident of the local Pahari Katra mohalla was allegedly abducted by Suraj and Katik of the same locality on March 18. Ram Kali, the mother of the victim, reported this to the police on Friday. A case has been registered.
APPOINTMENT LETTERS: Resentment prevails among the candidates, selected for the posts of Telecom Technical Assistant (TTA), against the authorities of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited for not issuing them appointment letters even after the completion of formalities. Spokesman for these candidates said here on Friday that three months had passed but the appointment letters had not been issued.
CONFERENCE: The local Orthopaedic Society would organise a conference on “Back Pain Disorders and its Remedies” at Hotel Regent Park here on Sunday, Dr L.S. Choudhary, spokesman for the society, said. Eminent health experts from Mumbai, Delhi and Chandigarh would speak on the subject.
ELECTED: Mr Bharat Singh and Mr Kishan Chand were elected president and general secretary of the Punjab Breweries Workers Union, affiliated to the AITUC. The meeting presided over by Mr O.P. Mehta, advocate, elected the following as other office-bearers of the union: Mr Darshan Singh, senior vice-president; Mr Jeet Kumar, vice-president, Mr Jamuna Prasad; cashier, and Mr O.P. Mehta, legal advisor. Giving this information, Mr Mehta claimed that on the basis of a charter of demands submitted to the management, an agreement was signed between the workers union and the management, which led to a monetary gain of between Rs 15,000 and Rs 20,000 annually for each worker.
VACCINATION CAMP: A Hepatitis-B vaccination-cum-free medical check-up camp, sponsored by Pandit Chand Lal Memorial Trust, will be organised at Shri Krishan Mandir, Model Town Extension here on Sunday. According to Dr K K Rattan, camp director, the camp will be inaugurated by Dr Rajesh Batra of Shri Krishan Charitable Hospital and a team of eminent doctors will provide vaccination and medical check-up in the camp.
ACQUITTED: Mr Baljit Singh of Machhiwara was acquitted here on Saturday by Mr Ravinder Kumar, Judicial Magistrate under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act. Mr Baljit Singh who was challaned by the police station, Machhiwara , in 1999 and was on bail.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Sahit Sabha Machhiwara, unanimously; president — Mr Gurdial Dala; general secretary Mr Sookham Naranjan, and finance secretary — Mr Surinder Pal; for the year 2001-2002, according to Mr Jaswinder Sachdeva.
WHEAT PURCHASED: Only 9000 quintals of wheat have been purchased in the grain Market, Machhiwara, till Friday evening according to its chairman, Mr Gurcharan Singh Mithewal. The officials said there was much mixture and it is very difficult to purchase the wheat. Mr Ajmer Singh Bath, secretary of the committee, said purchase in the Sherpur Bet Mandi have also been started but in the Hedon Bet and Burj Powat Focal Point, no purchase were still done. Meantime the BKU leader Mr Jamiat Singh Gill demanded the purchase of wheat immediately where the procurement has not yet started. They threatened that if no purchases were done till Monday they will stage dharna in the markets.
RATES REDUCED: The nagar council Samrala, has decided to reduce the water rates from Rs 90/ to Rs 40/- and sewerage rates from Rs 50 to 20 according to Mr Bhajan Singh president of the nagar council here on Saturday. This decision was taken at a meeting of the councillors which held here under the presidentship of Mr Bhajan Singh. The reduction in water bill was appreciated by all citizens of Samrala.
AWARENESS DRIVE: More than 450 workers attended the 7th family health awareness campaign, organised by the UT State AIDS Control Society at Industrial Area, Phase-II, in collaboration with the Servants of People Society. Patients were told about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and its bearing on HIV and AIDS. Nearly 3000 condoms and information booklets were distributed free of cost to the workers. Dr Rameshwar Chander, Director Health Services, also visited the camp. The 8th camp will be conducted at Maloya on Sunday.
MEDICAL CAMP: About 511 persons were examined at a medical check-up camp, conducted by the State Bank of Patiala at Nurpur Bedi village in Ropar on Saturday. The camp was organised in collaboration with CRRID. Mr Sunil Kowshal, assistant general manager, regional office of the bank, distributed medicines to poor patients.
EXHIBITION OPENS: The Spring Summer Collection 2001, an exhibition of casual and formal wear designed by Navnee, a local fashion designer, was inaugurated at Hotel Aroma in Sector 22 on Saturday. She is a graduate from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi. The outfits, that include formal suits in chiffon to heavy embroidered sarees, range from Rs 1500 to Rs 10,000.
DEATH CONDOLED: The Punjab Governor and the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd), expressed shock at the death of Maj Sharam Singh, a World War II veteran, who died here on Saturday. The ADC to the Governor laid a wreath on the body of the soldier at the cremation ground in Sector 25.
JD (U) MEETING: A meeting of the Janata Dal (U) was held here on Friday under the chairmanship of Mr Surinder Bhardwaj, president. Ms Shakuntla Devi was elected president and Ms Chandra Devi vice-president of Ward 7. While Ms Laj Wanti was elected general secretary, Ms Sunita Devi was elected secretary. Bably Devi was elected the treasurer.
CHEQUES GIVEN: Mr Karanbir Singh Kang, senior vice-president of the youth wing of the SAD, distributed cheques worth Rs 5100 under the Shagun scheme of the Punjab Government in Kurdi, Negari, Sadpur, Chapadchiri, Muali Baidwan and other villages in the area on Friday.
ASSURANCE: Mr Amar Singh Randhawa, convenor of the Joint Action Committee of Junior Engineers, said on Friday that a delegation of the committee was assured by the State PWD Minister that the amendments in the service rules of JEs and SDOs to allow 20 per cent to 30 per cent post promotion would be done.
PROTEST FAILS: The plan of the state Youth Congress to show black flags to the Union Finance Minister, Mr Yashwant Sinha, came a cropper on Saturday when Mr Sinha arrived here by air instead of train. The Youth Congress activists, expecting that Union Minister would arrive by train, had assembled at the Ambala Cantt railway station to show him black flags as a mark of protest regarding the tehelka.com expose. Mr Sinha, accompanied by another Union Minister, Maj-Gen (retd) Khanduri, arrived at the Ambala Air Force Station and drove down to the inauguration site at Shahbad Markanda in Kurukshetra.
COMPUTER TRAINING: Windlas Education Centre has decided to offer free computer training to girls and women from poor families. Centre director Mr Sudhir Windlas said on Saturday that on the successful completion of the six-month computer course, a certificate would be issued to the candidate. He said the aim of this course was to make the girls from poor families independent, a release said.
OFFICE-BEARER: The newly-elected president of Rashtrabhasha Vichar Manch, Dr Shashi Dhamija, announced the new office bearers on Saturday. The vice-president are Mr Uday Thakur, Mr Brij Mohan Kohli and Dr Urmil Gupta. Former convener Dr Jai Prakash Gupta is the general secretary and Dr Vijay Sharma and Dr Pradip Sharma are secretaries, according to a press note.
CASE 'MOTIVATED': The Faridabad MLA, Mr Chander Bhatia, on Friday called the case against him and a few others as politically motivated and said he would fight the case in court. A press note issued by Mr Chander Bhatia said he would be present before the Special Magistrate for CBI cases on May 1. Mr Bhatia claimed that the case was registered against them on the directions of the former Chief Minister, Mr Bansi Lal, since they had opposed him. He expressed gratitude towards the people of the area for supporting him.
ORDER RESERVED: The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Ambala, Mr J.S. Dhanjal, on Saturday reserved the order on the bail applications of former minister Anand Singh Dangi for May 4. Mr Dangi had filed two bail applications under Section 167(2) of CrPC.
INSTITUTE FUNCTION: Ms Nidhi was declared Miss MBA at a function organised at Shri Atmanand Jain Institute of Management and Technology, Ambala City, on Saturday. The Mr MBA title was given to Mohit, Dr C.L. Singla, the Principal of the institution, addressed the students on this occasion.
INLD YOUTH WING: Mr Suchha Singh Baknor, president of district unit of INLD youth wing, announced office-bearers of the district here on Saturday. According to a press note, the following are the new office-bearers — senior vice-president: Mr Gurdarshan Lali; vice-presidents: Mr Vijay Sharma and Mr Bhupinder Singh; general secretaries: Mr Amrik Singh, Mr Harnek Singh and Mr Jaswinder Singh: organising secretary: Mr Kulbinder Gill and spokesman: Karnail Singh. Mr Surender Raju Sharma has been nominated the president of Ambala Cantt unit, Mr Sunil Trikha of Ambala City unit, Mr Subhash Rana of Naggal unit and Mr Som Prakash Saini of Mulana unit.
SURCHARGE SCHEME: Keeping in view the consumers demand, the Uttar and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigams have introduced a surcharge waiver scheme for defaulters in the state. Stating this here on Friday, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Abhilaksh Likhi, said under the scheme, total surcharge of those domestic, non-domestic and agriculture consumers in rural as well as urban areas of the district who deposited entire principal amount of arrears of electricity bills in one lot would be waived off.
URGED: The gram panchayat of Murthal village has urged the district administration and the police to register a criminal case against the SHO, Murthal police station, for allegedly misbehaving with the sarpanch of the village, Mr Dilbagh Singh. It demanded immediate transfer of the SHO.
LIQUOR SHOP: The gram panchayats of Bayyanpur and Harsana Kalan villages on Saturday threatened to launch an agitation if the authorities failed to close down the liquor shop near Maan Harsana Dham on the Sonepat-Rohtak road immediately. Meanwhile, the Yuva Jan Kalyan Parishad has threatened to gherao the Deputy Commissioner if residents of Patharwali Gali of the Arya Nagar area were not provided with the civic amenities immediately.
CONG RALLY: The state-level rally of the Congress against the BJP led NDA government at the Centre will be held at Nagrota Bhagwan in Kangra district on April 30 instead of April 28. The AICC General Secretary, Ms Mohsina Kidwai, will address the meeting.
ENGINEERS’ ASSOCIATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Himachal pradesh Junior Engineers PWD (Shimla zone) Association: president — Mr R.C. Dhiman; secretary — Mr J.E. Thakur; finance secretary — Mr Dinesh Gupta; organising secretary — Mr Suresh Sharma; and press secretary — Mr S.D.
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