|Tuesday, January 25, 2000,
Awarded: Mr Kuldip Singh, a lecturer of Government Senior Secondary School, Warsola, has been awarded the National Youth Award for 1998-99' by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, at a function held at Gandhi Nagar in Gujarat. The award carries a memento, a citation and a cash worth Rs 10,000.
Arrested: The Dinanagar police on Monday arrested Puran Chand, a resident of Bharoli, near Pathankot for stealing a scooter of Kiranjit Singh, on January 22. A case has been registered against the accused.
Elected: Mr Surinder Singh Bajaj of the SAD (B) has been elected the President of the local Municipal Committee.
Nominated: Mr Chanchal Verma has been nominated as the President of the Mahilpur Youth Congress, by the President of the state unit of the Youth Congress Mr Davinder Singh Baboo.
One killed: A Maruti van collided with a Sugarcane loaded tractor-trailer near the local Rest House. One person died on the spot. A case has been registered.
Case Registered: The local police has registered a bribery case against a senior office-bearer of the local Municipal Committee.
Lok Adalat: To initiate a debate on the working of the local Doordarshan Kendra, Via-Media, a journalists' association, has decided to hold a Lok Adalat here on January 30. In a press note issued here on Wednesday, Mr Baljit Singh Brar, president of the organisation, said a panel of judges would record the statements of both sides and submit a report to the government.
Polio drops: As many as 407 children were administered polio drops at a camp sponsored by the State Bank of Patiala at Benra village, 20 km away from here. According to Mr Parveen Sood, Branch Manager of the Bank, eatables were distributed amongst the children.
Elected: The following have been elected the office-bearers of the Punjab Fisheries (Headquarters). Employees Welfare Association: President Ganesh Dass; Vice-President Mr Baljit Singh; Senior Vice-President Mr Dial Singh; General Secretary Mr Raghbir Singh; and Cashier Ms Davinder Kaur.
Scheme launched: The State Bank of Patiala, in collaboration with the Lions Club, launched the Help the Poor Scheme at Tungwali village near Bathinda on Monday, according to Mr S.M. Bhatnagar, Branch Manager. Mr Mahadev Balani, DGM of the bank, who was the chief guest, distributed 50 blankets to poor persons of the area. Chosen ones among these would be given regular support under the scheme.
Chain snatched: Two motorcycle borne persons snatched a gold chain of a woman on Sunday. According to the police report, the woman who is a resident of Palika Vihar here, was coming from a gurdwara when these persons snatched her chain and fled towards the GT Road close to Palika Vihar.
Doctors unavailable: Several outdoor patients protested against the non-availability of doctor at Ambala Cantonment Civil Hospital here on Monday. The doctor was on some other duty in the preparation of Republic Day by the SMO. When the patients were told that the doctor would not be available, they threw stones on the hospital building.
Shop gutted: A fire broke out in a cloth shop at Gohana, 35 km from here, on Wednesday resulting in a huge loss. The cause of the fire is not known.
Canal water shortage: A patwari was taken hostage at Bhadana village by irate villagers on Wednesday in protest against the non-reaching of canal water at tail-end of fields. The patwari was later released on an assurance that steps would be taken to improve supply of water. The farmers also threatened to gherao the office of the Irrigation Department in case the supply was not improve.
Six arrested: Mr K.P. Singh, SSP, said here on Monday that five miscreants were arrested and three country-made pistols, one cartridge, a knife and 900 grams of charas were seized from them. In another case, the Sadar police has arrested Siripal of Guhna village for allegedly possessing a pistol and a cartridge.
Prohibitory orders: The District Magistrate, Mr Sudhir Rajpal, has enforced prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Cr PC in the district. The order will remain in force till January 29 to prevent any untoward incident during Assembly poll. Meanwhile, the Superintendent of Police has asked the arm licence holders to deposit the same with nearest police station or face prosecution.
Elections: Mr Sudhir Rajpal, Deputy Commissioner, on Sunday appealed to leaders of all parties to extend support to the district administration in conducting free and fair elections. He also stated that the posters and banners would not be allowed to be pasted without the permission of the owners of the houses and other places.
Harassment: Resentment prevails amongst the local industrialists against the alleged harassment by officials of the Pollution Control Board. They stated that officials had been dilly-dallying in granting no objection certificates to them and urged for their dismissal.
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