Association: Some computer professionals
here on Monday formed a working committee to
promote information technology. The members of
the committee include Mr Varinder Singh, Mr
Rajeev Sharma, Mr Sanjai Angrish, Mr Navdeep
Singh and Mr Anil Chopra.
Complaints redressed: The Additional
Deputy Commissioner of Hoshiarpur solved 55 out
of 81 complaints on the spot during the
"sangat darshan" programme held at
Kukran village 10 km from here. Most of the
complaints redressed were related to electricity
bills, inadequate supply of electricity and water
and bad conditions of the roads. Residents also
demanded that the liquor shop be shifted to the
outskirts of the village.
distribution: The Additional Deputy
Commissioner of Hoshiarpur, Mr D.D. Tarnach,
presided over the annual prize distribution
function of the local DAV College for Girls. The
college which was started in the form of an
academy is now affiliated to Panjab University.
Mr Tarnach, appreciated the role of the college
in providing higher education to girl students of
the town and the neighbouring areas. He also
distributed prizes amongst the students who
excelled in academics and other activities.
Dairy board: The
local Dairy Union has threatened to launch an
agitation if the government dared to form a dairy
board. While addressing the rally, the union
leaders said such a step by the government would
render thousands of people unemployed.
Punjab NRIs: The fourth annual convention
of the Punjab NRIs Sabha will be held from
January 7 to 11, 2000, at Guru Gobind Singh
Stadium, Jalandhar. This was disclosed by Mr
Iqbal Singh Sidhu, Deputy Commissioner, in a
press note issued by the Public Relations Office
here on Tuesday. He said the convention would
discuss various issues related to Punjab NRIs.
The main state-level function of NRIs will be
held on January 9, he added.
palaces: The District Magistrate has extended
the closure of Paradise Palace, Kamal Palace and
Royal Palace of the city till February 10, 2000.
The District Magistrate had ordered the closure
of the aforesaid marriage palaces on August 10.
The Octroi Staff Union of the Municipal Council
in its meeting held here on Tuesday criticised
the Punjab Government for its attitude towards
the class III and IV employees. The union asked
the government to withdraw the notification
issued in this regard failing which it would
close all octroi posts. The meeting warned the
octroi contractors of the council not to
interfere in its official work otherwise it would
start an agitation against them.
championship: The Additional Deputy
Commissioner of Hoshiarpur inaugurated the 13th
District Boxing Championship at Indoor Stadium
here on Monday. As many as 150 boxers are taking
part in this championship.
Truck seized: The district police on
Monday intercepted a truck carrying stolen spare
parts of cycles during nakabandi at Bagowal
village. The district police chief, Mr Iqbal
Singh, said in press note issued on Monday that
the truck driver, Surinder Singh of Rajpura town,
and his accomplice, Sukhwinder Singh, who was
also travelling in the truck, could not produce
the papers of the truck. On search spare parts of
new bicycles were found. A case under Sections
379 and 411 of the IPC has been registered
against the driver of the truck and his companion
following their arrest. The police has seized the
Seminar: The Association for Democratic
Rights organised a state-level seminar on
"Status and Prospects of Human Rights in
Contemporary Society" here on Sunday.
Speaking on the occasion, Gautam Naulakha, a
columnist, lambasted the anti-human rights
approach of the government with regards to
policing, anti-labour measures, education and
course: The third batch of the national
orientation training course for medical officers
working at the primary health centres was
inaugurated by Dr Iqbal Singh Ahuja, President,
Indian Academy of Medical Specialists, here on
Monday. The three-day training course is being
organised at the Vocational Rehabilitation
Training Centre for Blind. Dr Ahuja announced
five scholarships of Rs 300 each for the visually
handicapped students for a period of two years.
symposium: Commercialisation and
communalisation of education, lack of the
government concern and commitment on the part of
teachers were some of the issues that came up for
discussion during the first state-level symposium
on education organised by the Save Education
Committee here on Sunday. Speaking on the
occasion, Dr S.S. Johal, former Vice-Chancellor,
Punjabi University, regretted that the education
carried the lowest priority in Punjab.
Stamp papers: Local Residents including
businessmen and stamp vendors, here have been
facing an acute shortage of revenue stamps of Re
1 denomination for the past one month. Taking
advantage of the situation certain unscrupulous
persons who used to get these stamps from other
districts sold these at Rs 3 each. The residents
urged the district administration to make
arrangements for the supply of these revenue
stamps. Similarly, the revenue stamp papers of
small denomination were also not available and
the residents were forced to buy the stamp papers
of higher denominations.