|Saturday, February 19, 2000,
One held: The police on Friday arrested Rajinder Singh of Wazir Bhullar village in Amritsar district and recovered a stolen car from him. According to Mr Varinder Kumar, SSP, a case had been registered against him under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC in the Sadar Pathankot police station on February 16. In other case, Sher Chand, a proclaimed offender was arrested on Friday.
Workshop: A workshop-cum-seminar on urology will be held here on Sunday, in collaboration with Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, according to Dr Naresh Bassi, convener of the seminar. He says nearly 100 surgeons from different parts of the state are expected to participate.
Condemned: The PSEB decision to set up its own police stations was condemned by local industrialists. At an emergency meeting in the industrial area here on Thursday, industrialists said the PSEB Chairman admitted that power theft above 220 volts could not take place without the involvement of officials. The meeting concluded with a suggestion that the PSEB should curb theft by following states like Maharashtra and Tamil Nada, where power theft is effectively detected through meters that compare supply and consumption in a particular area or locality.
Helpline: Children's helpline cells will be established in the police control rooms, according to Mr Arpit Shukla, SSP. The cells will deal child abuse cases.
Honoured: The Punjab Sahit Sabha has honoured Prof Kuldeep Singh Dheer, Dean, Academic, Punjabi University, Patiala, for his contribution to the Punjabi literature.
Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Rotary Club: president Mr R.P.S. Dhaliwal; secretary Dr Mohammad Shabbir; senior vice- president Mr Ravi Kant Vohra; and joint secretary Mr Bashil Ahmed Khan.
Theft: Burglars entered the Shivala Mani Mahesh temple at the Mission Road area and took away cash and other valuables .
Poppy seized: The
Dhuri police has arrested Gurmeet Singh of Kanjla village
and seized 35 kg of poppy husk from his possession,
according to Mr Arpit Shukla, SSP. In another case, the
police arrested Satpal Singh, a resident of Dhuri and
seized 24 bottles of liquor from his possession.
Workshop: The Centre for Industry Institute Partnership Programme of Panjab University organised a one-day workshop on Patent Awareness here on Friday. The workshop was supported by the Technology Information Forcasting Assessment Council of the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India. Dr Neelam Jayrath talked about basic concepts of the intellectual property rights (IPR). The sessions were chaired by Prof Ashok Sahni, DUI; and Prof R.C. Sobti. Prof K.N. Pathak, Director of the CIIPP, welcomed the delegates. More than 150 scientists of the campus and industry participated in the workshop.
Declamation contest: Dipti Sodhi of the local MCM DAV College won the declamation contest on the concluding day of the National Productivity Week celebrations at Punjab Engineering College here on Friday. Poonam Sharma of SD College, Sector 32, and Latika of Government College for Girls, Sector 11, were second and third, respectively. An essay-writing contest on the occasion was won by Prof R.N. Nauhria. Prof Rajnish Prakash, the college Principal, presided over the function.
Protest week: The Panjab University Teachers Association will observe a protest week from Monday to press for enhancement in the number of Senate seats for elected representatives of university teachers, implementation of a viable pension scheme, increments of PhDs, besides other demands, a press note of the association said here on Friday. The protest will include dharna, black badge protest, mass procession from Gandhi Bhavan to the VC's office, mass casual leave and fasts.
Sweepers: The Sweepers Union has denied the charges that the staff of the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) had poisoned some dogs at General Hospital, Sector 16, about four months ago. In a statement issued here on Friday, the union termed the charges as a "conspiracy" to malign the staff. Since the supply of poisonous pills, intended to kill the dogs, had been stopped over four years ago, there was no question of the staff poisoning the dogs. The dogs might have died after eating some poisonous substance from the garbage bin in the hospital, the statement added.
Farewell: The Indra Social Welfare Society of Chandigarh, organised a farewell function at Buterla village of the UT. Ms Kamla Sharma, Chairperson of the Chandigarh Social Welfare Advisory (CSWA) Board was the chief guest of the day. The participants today presented various cultural programmes. Those who spoke on the occasion included Ms Rita Wahi, Assistant Project Officer of the CSWA, and Mr R.L. Kochhar, Managing Director of the society.
Workshop: The library of Panjab University will organise a five-day workshop on library automation from Monday to Friday, according to a press note issued here on Wednesday. The workshop is to be held for the benefit of librarians heading college and institutional libraries in and around the city. The workshop will focus on database creation on CDs-ISIS, CD-ROM, multimedia, Internet, e-mail, bar-code scanning and networking. The resource persons will be information technology professionals working in reputed institutions.
Sukhbir Singh Farmana, an Independent candidate from the
Rohat Assembly constituency, was welcomed at Kharkhauda,
19 km from here, on Thursday.
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