|Saturday, January 22, 2000,
Meeting: General body meeting of the Guru Nanak Dev University Non-Teaching Employees Association was held here on Thursday and a charter of demands was presented by Mr Kuljit Singh, Joint-Secretary of the association. The general body also condemned the police highhandedness in dealing with ETT students.
Road repair: The cantonment board authorities have started repair work on a 6 km stretch of Jhoke road here on the insistence of the Deputy Commissioner. The road is being repaired as a part of the Republic Day celebrations.
Prohibitory orders: The District Magistrate, Mr Iqbal Singh Sidh, has extended Section 144, CrPC, throughout the district. Under this the assembly of five or more than five persons, taking out of processions, raising of slogans and carrying of sharp-edged weapons in public places has been banned. The District Magistrate also ordered house owners to furnish complete information about their tenants at the nearest police stations. These orders will remain in force upto March 18, 2000.
Woman robbed, killed: An old woman was killed by a group of robbers who struck her house in Jandu Singha village on Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur road on Wednesday. According to the police Gurdish Kaur, 55, was killed by some unidentified assailants who allegedly decamped with her earrings and some other jewellery.
Decried: The Punjab State Pensioners Confederation has decried the one per cent cut in the interest rate of various small saving schemes. In a press note Mr B.R. Kaushal alleged that this cut in the interest rates had hit the senior citizens who had invested their money in small saving schemes.
Donated: The State Bank of India Ladies Club and Bhartiya State Bank donated sweaters and other woollens to the inmates of Red Cross Bhavan, a home for orphans, here on Tuesday.
Six arrested: The police has arrested six persons during a nakabandi near Jamalpur for allegedly blackmarketing kerosene. The arrested have been identified as Rajiv, Inderjit Singh, Raju, Mukesh, Deepu and Rakesh. The police seized 5,800 litres of mixed oil from them. A case has been registered.
Blood donation: The Friends Blood Donors and Welfare Association, Sector 19, will hold its second blood donation camp on January 24 at Ramgarhia Bhavan, Sector 27.
Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local branch of the State Bank of India (BSRB unit): Chairman Mr Raj Kumar Solanki; Vice-Chairman Ms Renu Jain; Secretary-cum-Delegate Mr Surinder Raghav; Assistant Secretary Mr Deepak Bhatnagar; and Treasurer Mr Ambuj Sharma.
Carnival: Ashiana Public School, Sector 9, will celebrate 'Carnival of the Millennium' on Saturday. The students would splash colours, sing, dance and even become little chefs.
The Institute of Microbial Technology, Sector 39, will
celebrate its 16th foundation day on January 24. The
instituted on this day would be open to visitors from 10
am to 1pm. The celebrations include a lecture by Dr Lalji
Singh, Director, Centre for Cellular and Molecular
Biology, Hyderabad, on DNA fingerprinting.
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