|Thursday, January 6, 2000,
Power supply: Power supply and telephone services in the town remained disrupted for the fifth consecutive day on Wednesday. As many as 1,500 phones are reportedly lying dead since the beginning of the year. Poor quality of the cable used for the connections is said to be one of the reasons for the present crisis. No explanation was, however, available from the authorities concerned for the frequent power breakdowns.
Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the District Tax Bar Association: president Mr Anil Gupta; vice-presidents Mr Vijay Kumar Jindal and Mr Shiv Kumar Jindal; secretary Mr Ashok Kumar Sharma; and joint secretary Mr Parvesh Kumar Bansal.
Social worker dead: A well-known social worker and former president of the local Rotary Club, Mr Kewal Krishan Sharma, died here after a prolonged illness. He was 67. He was associated with a number of social, religious and educational organisations in the town. His funeral was largely attended.
Cabinet expansion flayed: The Lok Bhalai Party on Tuesday flayed the Cabinet expansion in Punjab stating that it was done at a time when the state was facing its worse-ever financial crisis. Mr N.K. Chopra, central committee member of the party, who presided over a meeting of the Doaba unit of the party held on Tuesday, said the expansion would put an additional burden of Rs 2 crore on the state exchequer.
The Ropar district unit of Government Primary School
Teachers Union has criticised the appointment of
"undertrained" candidates in schools in place
of ETT teachers. A press note of the union issued on
Wednesday criticised the proposal to scrap the Primary
Directorate by the Punjab Government.
HUDA employees: The joint action committee of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) Employees Union has threatened to stop the supply of drinking water and sewerage work if the state government and the HUDA authorities failed to fulfil the employees' demands. This was announced by Mr R.K. Nagar, president of the state unit of the union, while addressing a gathering of the employees here on Wednesday.
Suicide: An unidentified youth was reported to have committed suicide by jumping before a running train near the Hindu College railway crossing here on Tuesday.
Killed: A woman was killed when a jeep carrying her turned turtle at Gohana town, 35 km from here, on Tuesday. According to the police, the accident occurred due to dense fog.
Woman held: The police on Tuesday arrested a woman allegedly for harassing her daughter-in-law, who attempted to commit suicide by consuming poison. The district police chief, Mr K.C. Sadiyal, said on Tuesday that Krishna Devi was arrested following a complaint made by her daughter-in-law, Neena Devi (21), that she was beaten up and harassed by her mother-in-law. A case under Section 498A, IPC, has been registered.
Free legal aid: To
popularise the scheme of free legal aid to the poor in
the district, the Legal Services Authority here has
decided to organise camps at the Gagret and Amb block
offices on January 8. The District and Sessions Judge, Mr
J.N. Barowalia, will preside over the camp while Mr K.K.
Pant, Deputy Commissioner, will be the chief guest. Mr
J.N. Yadav, member secretary, Legal Services Authority,
said all panchayat pradhans of the Gagret and Amb blocks,
all presidents and vice-presidents of mahila mandals and
members of the zila parishad, besides members of block
samitis, had been invited to attend the camps.
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