|Wednesday, February 2, 2000,
Gang busted: The Kotkapura police has busted an inter-state gang of vehicle thieves operating in different cities of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh for the past about three years. Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, the district police chief, Mr Arun Kumar Araon, said on November 29, 1999, Gurdeep Kumar of Natta village under the Noor Mahal police station, Jalandhar, and his accomplice Baljit Singh of Dana Romana village under the Sadar Faridkot police station, took away a car from Sohan Singh of Kotkapura and fled to Muzaffarnagar in UP. Another of their accomplices, Sarbjeet Singh, was arrested last year by the Jalandhar police.
Revenue records: Mr S.K. Sandhu, Deputy Commissioner, at a function held at Ali Chak, 2 km from here, on Monday said all revenue records in the district would be computerised. The revenue records of the Batala subdivision would be computerised in February, he added.
Resentment: Resentment prevails among PSEB employees at Tibber against an attack on certain employees of the board by a consumer on Monday. According to official sources, Parshotam Lal, JE, Vijay Kumar, Parkash Chand and Paramjit, went to the house of Resham Singh to disconnect his power connection for the non-payment of dues. When Parshotam Lal and Parkash Chand entered his house, he locked the door from inside and attacked the junior engineer with a sharp-edged weapon. He had to be admitted to the local Civil Hospital. The police has rounded up Resham Singh and a case under Section 307, IPC, has been registered against him.
Science exhibition: Ms Kusum Duggal, president, Chetak Army Wives Welfare Association, inaugurated a science exhibition organised by the Army School at the Bathinda military station on Monday. Students had put up working models in the faculties of arts, humanities, science and information technology, according to a defence press note.
Interior Decorators Association:: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Patiala Interior Decorators Association for the year 2000: President Mr Rajiv Bansal; General Secretary Mr Sanjay Seth; and Treasurer Mr Satpreet Singh.
Kapoor appointed chief: Sat Pal Kapoor, an ex-MP, has been appointed Chairman of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee Freedom Fighters Cell, according to a press note issue by Capt Amarinder Singh, President of the PPCC.
Medical and sales representatives: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Punjab and Chandigarh Medical and Sales Representative Union, Patiala unit, for the year 2000: President Mr A. Sharma; Vice-President Mr H.S. Sandhu; Secretary Mr S.K. Dev; Joint Secretary Mr Rajesh Dhingra; and Treasurer Mr Ranjan Sharma.
Seminar on cancer: The
local Rotary Club, in association with the Rajiv Gandhi
Centre for Medicine and Cancer Research, Rohini, New
Delhi, will organise a seminar on cancer awareness on
February 5 at Ambedkar Bhavan here. According to Mr Raj
Kumar Kapoor, a spokesperson for the club, a cancer
clinic too will be held on February 6 at the same venue.
Devotional programme by children: The Shirdi Sai Sharnam Sangathan organised a programme on Sunday, in which children performed. Shweta Sharma anchored the show. Sanjay Gupta and Inderjit Bansal presented devotional songs. Shekhar rendered the life history of Lord Sai. Khushboo and Maduri stressed sadhna and prayer. Prizes were also given to participants.
Literacy camp organised: A literacy camp was organised in Nehru Colony on Tuesday by the Society for Social Health, in collaboration with the Chandigarh Social Welfare Advisory Board, to focus on the theme of the Vikas Parv-2000, which was womens rights and legal literacy. Police officers from Crime Against Women Cell, Chandigarh Police, highlighted various aspects of crime against women. The function was attended by about 150 participants.
Workshop for adolescent girls: A six-day workshop on family life education for adolescent girls concluded at the YWCA on Tuesday. Dr Rajesh, Head of the Department of Community Health and Medicine, PGI, was the guest of honour at the valedictory function. Dr Inderjit Walia, Principal of the College of Nursing was the chief guest. Dr Rajesh and Dr Walia commended the efforts of the YWCA to spread awareness among the less privileged sections of society and stressed upon girls to feel free to express their problems and ask for advice. The staff and students of the College of Nursing, PGI, also contributed towards holding of this workshop.
Held for rape: The
Chopta police has arrested a youth for allegedly raping a
minor. The district police chief, Mr K.K. Mishra, said
here on Monday that the crime was committed on Friday
night by Tara Chand. The police arrested him under
Sections 451, 376 and 506, IPC, on the complaint of the
father of the girl, Ram Kumar. In his complaint, Ram
Kumar accused Tara Chand of raping his daughter while he
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