Elected: The following have been
elected office-bearers of the local Rotary Club
(south): presidents Mr Vipan Bhasin and Mr
S.S. Khurana; vice-president Mr Darshan
Singh; secretary Mr Harish C Sharma; joint
secretary Mr M.S. Dhillon; and treasurer
Mr Upkar Singh Sethi.
Rare surgery: A
rare surgery was successfully performed on a
premature male child, who had survived on
intravenous fluids since its birth and was not
able to consume anything orally. A team of three
doctors took two hours to complete the surgery.
The child is the only son of Mrs Jasbir Kaur and
Mr Mengha Singh of Sekhwan (Dhariwal) village.
day: The Punjab Pensioners and Senior
Citizens Welfare Association observed pensioners'
day here on Thursday on the premises of the
district court. A memorandum to be forwarded to
the Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr Parkash Singh
Badal, was handed over to the Deputy
Commissioner, Mr Narinderjit Singh. The president
of association, Mr Avtar Singh, urged for the
acceptance of recommendation made by the 5th Pay
Commission and demanded an end to harassment at
the level of treasury and the AG, Punjab Offices,
Variety programme: The Lions Club organised a
variety programme at the Bearing Union Christian
College Campus here on Friday. The camp was
inaugurated by Mr Kuldeep Singh. Teams from the
Government Girls College, Amritsar and Bibi Naki
Girls College, Dhariwal, took part in skit, song
and ghazal competitions.
Gang busted: The local police has busted
an inter-state gang of cheats involved in
alluring people to exchange fake currency notes
for real ones. Mr Varinder Kumar, SSP, said here
on Friday that Randip Singh, a resident of Mian
di Mauni in Hoshiarpur and Ramesh Kumar of Rishi
Nagar, Kartarpur, Jalandhar, were arrested after
their car was intercepted and 10 fake currency
notes of Rs 500 denominations each were recovered
from their possession.
Two sentenced: The District Sessions Judge on
Friday sentenced Vidya Ram and Jagat Ram both
resident of Kanchanpur village of Gonda district
(UP) to life imprisonment. They have been booked
under Sections 302 and 34 of the IPC for
murdering one Ganga, son of a ziledar of the same
village on May 16, 1998.
released: Mr Tikshan Sud, MLA, released a
book titled 'Sood Parivar 1999", in a
function organised by the Sood Sabha, here on
Thursday. Mr Krishan Kant Sood, president of the
sabha, said Sood Bhavan would soon be constructed
truck driver, Sarwan Singh, and his nephew Satnam
Singh both residents of Chakowal village were
arrested under Sections 302,201, and 34 of the
IPC for murdering Raman Kumar, son of Jai Nand,
resident of Haripur village of Mandi district
(HP) and for trying to distort evidence by hiding
his body in a heap of chaff.
Integration camp: A 10 day national
integration camp of the NCC began here at the
local Sainik School. Camp commandant Lt Col A.
Parmar said 555 cadets and officers from Andhra
Pardesh, Karnataka, Maharshtra, Tamil Nadu,
Orrisa, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat,
Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Chandigarh were
taking part in the camp.
One dead: Balwinder
Singh, a resident of Dalla village died in a road
accident near Nadala village on Wednesday. The
cause of death was stated to be a collision
between Balwinder's scooter and a bus.
meet: A police-public meet was organised at
the Police Lines here on Thursday. It was
presided over by Mr Iqbal Singh, SSP.
Representatives of various political parties,
social organisations and prominent citizens
Course concludes: The 15th refresher course
on finger print concluded at the Punjab police
academy, Phillaur, here on Friday. Eighteen
participants from all over the state attended the
course. This was stated by Mr Ranjit Singh,
Director, Finger Print Bureau, Phillaur.
Telephone bills: Complaints of inflated
bills are piling up at the local Telecom Office.
Nearly 200 complaints are received each month.
This trend began ever since telephone tarrifs
were hiked. Complainants said bills are far in
excess of the norm.
Head, Department of the Pharmaceutical and Drug
Sciences, Dr Manjeet Singh, and his associate Dr
Ajay Sharma, have been awarded the Uvnas Prize
for 1999 for their research in autocoids and
biogenic amines. This was stated here on Friday
in a university press note. Medal and a scroll of
honour were awarded to them at the International
Congress on Frontiers in Pharmacology and
Therapeutics held at All India Institute of
Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
Open darbar: A Gypsy will be provided to the
police post at Mehdoodan village near here. This
was stated by Mr R.L. Bhagat, SSP, Khanna, in an
open darbar organised on Friday in Jaspalon
village. Mr Bhagat said an ambulance had already
been handed over to the local police.
Gang busted: The city police has arrested
three members of a four-member gang, including
two Punjab police employees for selling smack to
youths of the area. Those arrested have been
identified as Jatinder Singh and Raj Kumar and
Gurlal Singh, both head constables of the Punjab
police. Surinder Kumar managed to escape. A case
under Sections 21, 69 and 85 of the NDPS Act has
been registered against the accused.
waylaid: A Gujarat bound truck loaded with
700 bags of rice was stolen by some persons.
Bhagirath, the driver of the truck has lodged a
case under Section 379 of the IPC with the Sadar
committed: Ranjit Singh Rana (21), a resident
of Khawaspur village who got married only a month
ago has committed suicide. According to the
Goindwal Sahib police, Rana was a mentally