|Sunday, February 20, 2000,
Development projects: The district administration will set up an artificial limbs and drug de-addiction centres here at a cost of Rs 40 lakh with aid from the Centre, Mr V.K. Janjua, Deputy Commissioner, said while addressing a public darbar at Sanghol village in Khamano subdivision on Friday. He said the government had released Rs 8.73 crore for various development projects in the district and Rs 3.67 crore for widow and old-age pensions. He said 16 new roads would be constructed and repaired at a cost of Rs 2.4 crore in the district.
Honoured: Mr Surjit Patar, a Punjabi poet, was honoured by the Pragti Manch, a literary society of Government College, here on Friday.
Camp: A two-day entrepreneurial awareness camp was held at I.T.I. Complex here. As many as 300 students participated in the camp.
Residents poll: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Residents Welfare Association, Urban Estate-I: President Dr Gurcharan Singh; Vice-President Dr P.S. Jammu; General Secretary Mr V.S. Rahi; Joint Secretary Dr Gurmel Singh; and Finance Secretary Mr Jagjit Singh.
Eye specialists: A new body of eye specialists called the Patiala Academy of Ophthalmology of the city has been formed. The following are its office-bearers: Chairman Prof M.S. Bhatia; President Prof R.N. Bhatnagar; Vice-Presidents Dr Dharamvir Chalia and Dr R.S. Dhaliwal; and General Secretary Dr G.S. Randhawa.
Hindi play: The silver-jubilee show of the Hindi play Court Martial was performed on Friday evening at Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16, for a select audience. The show was sponsored by the Sangeet Natak Akademi.
Demand: The Ghar Bachao Committee, in a press note issued on Saturday, demanded establishment of a Notified Area Committee in Naya Gaon and other adjoining villages. Describing the State Government as anti-people, the committee said the government was not allowing regularisation of buildings and immediate release of electricity connections to residents. The committee also demanded a civic body in the area on the lines of Zirakpur. The dharna by members of the committee entered the 34th day.
BSP rally: The Bahujan Samaj Party supremo, Mr Kanshi Ram, urged the people to support the BSP candidates in the interest of weaker sections of the society. He was addressing a rally in Ambala City on Friday. He said the BSP had been strengthening its base in the country. The BSP candidates from Ambala City, Ambala Cantt and Naggal were also present on the occasion.
Liquor seized: The Ding police has arrested Surinder Kumar Aggarwal and Raj Kumar Thaker at Baruwali village on a charge of possessing 1,500 pouches of illicit liquor. A case has been registered against them.
Notice: Mr S.S. Gulati, Divisional Engineer, DoT, has issued notices to three candidates Mr Devi Dass (BJP), Mr Rajiv Jain (HVP) and Mr Dev Raj Diwan (Independent) asking them to either remove their banners, flags and posters from telephone poles within three days or face action under the Election Commission's code of conduct.
Meeting: A meeting of the District Joint Advisory Committee was held at Bachat Bhavan here on Thursday under the chairmanship of Mr Ashwani Kapoor, Deputy Commissioner. The DC directed the Public Health Department to provide water supply to the mini secretariat and install a hand pump at the PWD workshop in Shamshi. He said the Municipal Council would build the boundary wall around the veterinary hospital.
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