|Saturday, January 8, 2000,
Poppy husk seized: The police has seized 30 kg of poppy husk from Kashmira Singh and Kamlesh. They were arrested by a police party led by the SHO, Mr Gurpreet Singh, of the sadar police station on the Baddowal -Datewal road. A case under Sections 75, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered.
Invited: Dr Gurdip Singh, a senior plant pathologist, PAU, has been invited by the International Crop Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics for consultation and finalising disease forecasting model of botrytis gray mold of gram for India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Virodhi dal: Mr Raghunandan Singh, convener, Reservation Virodhi Dal, in a press statement here on Friday said the dal would field its candidate for the ensuing Nawanshahr assembly by-election to mobilise people against the caste-based reservation policy which had created a lot of discontentment among the general category people and inefficiency in the administration.
Dharna staged: Activists of the Social Unity Centre of India staged a demonstration on Friday in protest against certain policies of the union and state governments. A memorandum of demands was submitted to the Chief Minister through the Deputy Commissioner.
council: The following have been elected
office-bearers of the Social Carewell Council: Chairman
Mr Khem Parkash Mahajan; President Major
Didar Singh Kang (retd); Vice-President (Rural) Mr
Nirmoh Singh Tiwana; Vice-President (Urban) Dr
Anil Manchanda; and General Secretary Mr K.
Traffic blocked: Villagers of Kultajpur, Hasanpur, Gehli, Thana, Koriawas and Akberpur blocked traffic on the Narnaul-Singhana Road near the HVPN's office here on Thursday in protest against the non-availability of power for the past several days. The blockade was lifted on an assurance of the SDO (City). Similar protests were also held by villagers of Tajpur, Kunjpura, Bhilwara and Biheli villages at Ateli.
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