|Sunday, January 16, 2000,
Suspect held: The police has arrested the main suspect, Kamikar Singh, alias Mikkar Singh of Bhaddi village, Ludhiana district, in connection with the murder of a journalist, Gian Chand Sharma. A case had already been registered.
Resentment: Resentment prevails among residents of Khibewal village as the tubewell in the village has not been functioning for the past couple of months for want of repairs. This has affected the sowing of crops. Earlier, the residents had themselves got it repaired.
Arrested: Balwinder Singh, alias Binda, an absconder, has been arrested by the Sehna police, according to Mr Ishwar Singh, district police chief, Barnala. He was one of the accused in a case of attempt to murder.
Conference: A conference on 'Pain Boon or Bane' was organised at the conference hall of DAV College, Sector 10, on Saturday by Khayal, a multilingual organisation of writers, poets and scientists. This was followed by an interactive session with speakers and a poetic symposium.
Blood donation: A blood donation camp will be organised by GGDSD College on Monday. Lions Club Greater, Chandigarh, and Lions Club Shivalik, Chandigarh, will collaborate for the camp, which will be inaugurated by Mr K.A.P. Sinha.
Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local unit of the State Bank of India Staff Association: Chairman Mr Baldev Singh; Vice-Chairman Mr Rakesh Kumar Verma; Secretary Mr Dilip Katyal; Assistant Secretary Mr S.C. Jindal; and Treasurer Mr Ravi Arora.
Poppy husk seized: The Excise Department intercepted a truck on Nangal Chaudhry road on Friday and seized 72.07 quintals of poppy husk. The driver has absconded. A case has been registered.
Award: Dr Raj Bala Chaudhary, Principal, Chhotu Ram Memorial Public School, which is being run by the Jat Education Society, here has been selected for Bal Sahyog Award-1999 for excellence in education.
Campaign launched: The Senior Citizens Council, Jagadhri, has launched an awareness campaign for eye donation under which 150 persons donated their eyes. This was stated by Mr R.K. Jain, president of the council, here on Friday.
Suicide attempt: Pushpa Devi, a housewife, reportedly made an attempt to commit suicide by setting herself on fire in her house at Khatik Basti here on Friday. She was stated to be in a serious condition.
Hurt: A labourer was injured when he was allegedly attacked by two persons with knives at a brick kiln near Hassanpur village on Friday. A dispute over money was stated to be the reason behind the incident. A case has been registered.
Accident: Two persons were injured when their motor cycle was hit by a vehicle here on Friday. Both were stated to be out of danger. According to another report, a man was crushed to death by a vehicle on the Sonepat-Bahalgarh road near Osram factory on Friday.
Threat: The local unit of the Haryana Rajya Bijli Karamchari Manch threatened to launch an agitation if the HVPN authorities failed to redress the grievances of the employees by January 20. The decision was taken at a meeting of the manch held at Fazilpur power complex on Friday.
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