July 9, 2001, Chandigarh, India
ROAD MISHAP: Ms Sham Rani, wife of Sham Singh, a resident of Udhampur, died on the spot while Deepak Dhillon, Amit, Ajay Verma and Manoj were wounded when a bus ( DLP A 2855) turned turtle near Khiowal on the Hoshiarpur-Dasuya road on Friday. The bus was going to Delhi from Katra. All injured persons have been admitted to the local Civil Hospital. A case has been registered.
OPIUM SEIZED: The Garhshankar police has arrested Rakesh Kumar of Garhi Mansowal and Parveen Kumar and recovered 2 kg opium from them. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered against them.
VACCINATION: As many as 236 persons, including children, were ‘vaccinated against hepatitis-B at a camp organised by the Lions Club, Kharar, on Sunday. According to a press note, the next dose to these persons will be given on August 15.
MEETING: The BJP Yuva Morcha, Kharar, has decided to form committees in all municipal wards of Kharar and important villages. This step was taken here at a meeting of the Yuva Morcha presided over by Mr Gulshan Sethi.
RESENTMENT: Resentment prevails among residents of Khatikan mohalla, Sirhandi Gate, Talab Bazar, bus stand road and Alfalab colony against the failure of the municipal committee to clear the rain and sewage water which entered their houses.
MERIT LISTS: In the matriculation examination conducted by the Punjab School Education Board 20 out of 19 position have been secured by the students of local Chetan Singh Sarvhitkari Senior Secondary Vidya Bharti School. This was stated by Mr N.S. Singla, Principal. He said out of 152 students 41 had secured more than 80 per cent marks.
ADULTERATED LIQUOR: The country liquor sold in villages of the district have been found to be adulterated and liquor bottles in several cases were leaking. Several consumers told mediapersons here on Sunday that even the liquor bottles from government vends were not of the same standard as supplied by the reputed distilleries.
SUBSTANDARD SAMPLES: Out of 170 samples of various foodgrains taken by the Agriculture Department in the district during past few days, as many as six have been found to be substandard. This was stated by the District Agriculture Officer, Mr Kartar Singh Brar, at a meeting chaired by the Deputy Commissioner, on Saturday.
FUNDS DISTRIBUTED: The district administration has so far distributed Rs 56.52 lakh out of Rs 64.88 lakh it received from the Punjab Government, among the farmers who suffered losses last year due to distress sale of paddy. This was stated by the Deputy Commissioner, Moga, Mr Kanwalbir Singh Sidhu, here on Saturday.
TUBEWELL CONNECTIONS: The PSEB has so far released 142 tubewell connections to the farmers of the district while remaining 326 would be released shortly. This was stated by board officials at a meeting of the district administration held here on Saturday. The meeting was chaired by the Deputy Commissioner.
DEVELOPMENT SCHEMES: Mr Satya Pal Saini, Minister for Information and Technology, said several schemes had been initiated in Sujanpur constituency to develop it as a model town of Punjab. Majority of the roads had been laid. This was stated by Mr Saini here on Friday.
STUDENTS’ BODY: Chand Singh Madaan was re-elected as chairman of the Haryana Students Association by the executive council here on Sunday. A press note said the ‘temporary body’ of the association had been dissolved. Ravinder Singh ‘Robin’ has been retained as president. Yashwant Yadav (chairman), Sanjeev Sheoran (general secretary) and Sandeep Goyal (senior vice-president) have been relieved from their posts. Madaan said rest of the office-bearers of the body would be chosen soon.
DRIVE: A week-long tree plantation drive was launched by the Transport Battalion of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police on their unit premises, near the airport, on Sunday. A statement issued here said that the drive was launched jointly by the Additional DIG, Mr J.C. Rana, and the battalion Commandant, Mr A.S. Chhina. About 170 saplings of fruit trees were planted.
FUNCTION: The valedictory function of the refresher course in performing and visual arts was held in the seminar hall of the ICCSR building of Panjab University on Friday. The special guest on the occasion was Prof Satya Bhan Sharma. Other dignitaries were Prof Gopal Krishan, Director, Academic Staff College, and Dr Urmi Kessar, Prof Saroj Ghosh and Mr Arvind K. Sharma.
AGITATION: Members of the Unemployed Elementary Technical Teachers Union continued their ongoing agitation at Sector 17 here on Sunday. The union has condemned the ladhi-charge by the police on members of the union at Sangrur on Saturday. The president of the union, Mr Sukhwinder Singh Chahal, alleged that the Education Minister had failed to understand the problems of the teachers and started misguiding the public through rallies.
INAUGURATED: The local MLA, Mrs Veena Chibbar, inaugurated the construction work of the road leading to Rattangarh village. According to the president of the municipal council, Mr Rajinder Guddu, the road will cost around Rs 15 lakh. Residents of the area have been demanding this road for past several years.
TWO KILLED:Two persons were killed in a road accident near Markanda bridge on Ambala-Jagadhri road near Mulana, 25 km from here today. The deceased were identified as Baljit and Lkhmeera. The accident occurred when a bus hit their scooter. The police has registered a case against the bus driver.
HELD:The police arrested five satta operators in different raids in Ambala City and Ambala Cantonment areas last evening. The police also seize some cash case from their possession. A special police campaign has been going on satta operators for the past several months.
DECLAMATION CONTEST: A declamation contest was organised by the District Information and Public Relations Department at Daslehada, 65 km from here, on Saturday. The topic of the contest was ‘nasha nivaran abhiyan’. Pankaj (Daslehada High School) stood first and Upma Sharma and Jaswinder Kaur of Senior Secondary School, Auhar, stood second and third, respectively.
TEACHERS’ DECISION: Members of the HP Government School Teachers Union led by Mr Roshan Lal Sharma will burn effigy of the Education Minister, Mr Ishwar Dass Dhiman, on the Teachers Day for his anti-teacher stance.” Mr Sharma announced a decision to this effect while addressing a press conference here on Saturday.
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