|Friday, February 18, 2000,
Protest: Shopkeepers of Nai Abadi closed their shops and held a procession here in protest against the poor water supply and faulty sewerage in the area. Addressing the protestors, a senior office-bearer of the Durgiana Market Association alleged that the Municipal Council had become a den of corruption and nobody bothered to redress their complaints.
Collision: A Punjab Roadways conductor was killed and a cop injured when their scooter was hit by a truck in the Akademi area on outskirts of the town on Tuesday, the police said. Mangal Singh (40), the conductor posted at Batala depot of the roadways, died on the spot while head constable Ravinder Singh (30) suffered injuries on his head and left leg. The cop was referred to Guru Nanak Hospital, Amritsar.
Computerisation: Mr Jaspal Singh, Deputy Commissioner, in a press note issued here on Wednesday said the revenue records of 35 villages of the district had been computerised. He said with this sellers and buyers would get copies of registration immediately. He said computers would also be installed at Rampuraphul, Talwandi Sabo and Bathinda tehsil offices.
Contest: Teena Sukheja, a student of the local DAV College, bagged the first prize in a two- day inter-college cultural meet, which concluded at Bhai Asa Singh Girls College, Goniana, 15 km from here, on Wednesday. Manider Brar another student of the college won the first position in the poem recitation contest. The college team also lifted the running trophy in the shabad gayan, contest and Gurpreet Singh won the first prize in ghazal competition, according to Mr S. Marriay, Principal of the college.
Camp: The Civil Hospital here organised a family welfare camp on Wednesday. The Health and Family Welfare Director, Mr Randhir Singh, was present on the occasion.
Students' visit: Students of Blossoms Public School visited Milkfed plant here on Thursday to see various milk processing techniques. The students were taken around the factory where they were shown procedures of milk reception, pasteurisation, processing, packing and testing. FOC
Raising Day: The
Corps of Signals celebrated its 89th Raising Day
somewhere in the Northern sector on Thursday. A large
number of officers attended the celebration. Col J.K.
Jha, Commanding Officer, Northern Command, was the chief
Police criticised Criticising the Chandigarh police for not solving the advocate disappearance case, the Sikh Lawyers Association on Thursday demanded that immediate steps should be taken for finding the lawyer. In a press note, the association President, Mr N.S. Minhas, stated that the police had registered a case of kidnapping but had not taken any step to trace and book the culprits. Advocate Pradeep Kumar Sharma has been missing from the Sector 17 Inter-Bus Terminus since February 8. TNS
Ambassadors' visit: Mr Mohammad Salah Al Mukhtar, Ambassador of Iraq to India, will visit Chandigarh on March 4 to attend the millennium function of the India-Iraq Cultural Society to be held at the Sector 36 Dev Samaj College of Education, Mr P.S. Goraya, President of the society, announced on Wednesday. TNS
Annual Jayanti Mela: The two-day annual Jayanti Mela in connection with Magh Chaudas Purnima will be held at the historic Jayanti Devi Temple, 12 km from here, from Friday. Elaborate arrangements have been made by the Chandigarh Administration for the devotees visiting the temple by plying special buses from the Sector 17 ISBT. Langar will also be served on both days of the mela. TNS
Kashmir chosen president: Mr Kashmir Singh Thakur and Mr Jatinder Singh Uppal have been elected President and General Secretary, respectively, of the Haryana Directorate of Employment Non-Gazetted Employees Association. TNS
Mandal supports bandh: The Chandigarh Beopar Mandal supported the bandh which was observed on Thursday on a call given by the Sector 17 Traders Association regarding amendments to the building bylaws. TNS
Botany seminar: The Department of Botany in Panjab University will organise a two-day national seminar on Man and Forest in collaboration with the Dayanand National Academy of Environmental Sciences, from Friday, according to a press note issued here on Wednesday. Professor Jeffery Burley, Director of the Oxford Forestry Institute in the UK and President of the International Union of Forestry Research Organisations, will inaugurate the seminar. FOC
protest: Employees working in the Sector 16
General Hospital and government dispensaries continued
their dharna in support of their demand for the grant of
patient-care allowance to them. Mr Somnath and Mr Pritam
Singh sat on a chain dharna on Thursday. Leaders of
various other unions today addressed the employees and
supported their cause. TNS
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