Arrested: The Dhariwal police arrested
Hazara Singh of Harpura village under Batala
subdivision on Friday under Sections 420, 468,
470 and 471, IPC, according to Mr Varinder Kumar,
SSP. The truck which he had got financed was
recovered from him. He had absconded without
paying the instalments.
Gang busted: The
police has claimed to have busted a gang of
thieves involved in many thefts of electronics
goods and cycles. Goods worth thousands were
recovered from them. A case under Sections 379
and 411, IPC, has been registered.
Resentment prevails among examinees of
plus 2, who had appeared for the political
science paper on September 13 at the Government
Senior Secondary School for Girls here for
reportedly being given question papers
half-an-hour late. Moreover, they alleged that
the answersheets were taken back five minutes
Special camp: A special camp was
organised by a women's welfare organisation on
Sunday under the family planning programme. The
President of the association, Mrs Sushma Ojha,
inaugurated the camp.
Condemned: The district unit of the
PCMSA on Saturday passed a resolution condemning
the Punjab Government for empowering the village
panchayats to pass resolutions certifying
regularity and punctuality of the health staff.
It also condemned the failure of the state
government to implement the recommendations of
the Fourth Pay Commission.
Transformer stolen: The sarpanch of
Charik village in the district in a complaint
lodged with the police on Saturday said a
transformer had been stolen from the village. He
named certain persons in connection with the
Awareness camp: A camp for creating
awareness among women about their rights
concluded at Government primary school Dobeta,
here on Saturday. The camp was organised by an
NGO, Arpan, and the Central Board for Worker
Education. Mrs Sarla Wadwa, Regional Director of
the Board, was the chief guest.
Competitions held: The three-day tehsil-level
competitions organised for high and senior
secondary students by the Punjab School Education
Board,concluded here on Friday at JSFH Khalsa
Eyes donated: A resident of Akrar village
under the Rajpura police station on Saturday
donated the eyes of his son Joginder Singh, who
died due to spray poisoning.
Couples honoured: The local branch of the
Bharat Vikas Parishad on Saturday honoured 14
couples who had completed 50 years of married
life. The couples were presented shawls and
trophies. Fourteen meritorious students of class
X were also honoured.
programme: Film and Music (Punjabi magazine),
the local Sher-e-Punjab Cultural Club and the
Punjab Lok Gayak Kalakar Manch on Saturday
organised a cultural programme 'Pranam Shaheedan
Nu' in memory of Kargil martyrs. The Punjab
Public Relations Minister, Mr Sewa Singh Sekhwan,
was the chief guest while the Education Minister,
Mr Swarna Ram, presided over the programme.
The Punjab Government has released a grant of Rs
23.61 crore as arrears for 1996-98 to private
aided colleges. Sources said on Sunday the
arrears had been cleared in instalments as per
the agreement of the government with
representatives of Punjab and Chandigarh College
Vishavkarma Sabha: The following have been
elected office-bearers of the District
Vishavkarma Sabha: President Mr
Gurinderpal Singh Rehal; Senior Vice-President
Mr Ajit Singh Ramgarhia; Vice-Presidents
Mr Sucha Singh and Mr Gurcharan Singh;
General Secretaries Mr Balwant Singh, Mr
Ram Gopal and Mr Devinder Singh Rehal; and
Treasurers Mr Kulwant Singh Panesar and Mr
Harjit Singh Rattewalia.
PSEB union: The following have been elected
office-bearers of the local Junior Engineers PSEB
Association: President Mr Prem Singh;
Vice-President Mr Swaran Singh Bath;
Secretary Mr J.K. Sharma; Treasurer
Mr Amarjit Singh; and Assistant Secretary
Mr Pardeep Kumar.
Employees of the PSEB held a rally here on
Saturday and demanded the arrest of the persons
of Madpur village, near here who had misbehaved
with their colleagues when the latter visited the
village on Friday.