|Tuesday, February 22, 2000,
Medical camp: The Rotaract Club here organised a free heart check-up medical camp at the local Government High School on Sunday.
Arrested: Sohan Singh of Mustapur, a proclaimed offender, was arrested by the Kartapur police on Saturday. A case under Section 323 and 324, IPC, has been registered.
Gang busted: The police has busted a gang of thieves by arresting Nazir Mohammad and Mohammad Naseer. Articles like TV, stereos and radios were seized from them. A case has been registered.
Tripura Week: The local unit of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) held a rally to celebrate Tripura week here on Monday. Speakers at the rally demanded barbed wire fencing along the Tripura-Bangladesh border, initiative to arrange for the return of the extremists to normal life, besides ending backwardness of Tripura. The speakers also explained the negative role of the CIA and ISI agencies in extending full support to the extremist outfits and organisations. The Chandigarh unit of the CPI(M) urged the Union Government to accept the demands of the Tripura Government.
JAC delegation: A representation of the Joint Action Committee, General Hospital and allied dispensaries, met the local member of Parliament, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, under the chairmanship of Mr Surinder Singh with regard to their demand of grant of patient care allowance to classes C and D employees. In a release here on Monday, the General Secretary, Mr Ramesh Chand, claimed that Mr Bansal assured them that their demand for the allowance would be discussed in Parliament. He urged the Chandigarh Administration to accept their genuine demand.
Dev Samaj: The Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, celebrated Mat Pita Santan Divas here on Sunday. An exhibition of craft items was organised by students on the occasion. Mr Kamal Chaudhary, former MP and President of DAV institution, Hoshiarpur, was the chief guest. Parents of the students were the guests of honour. Mr Chaudhary expressed his displeasure with the erosion in human values and increase in old-age homes and appreciated the idea of celebrating Mat Pita Santan Divas.
Teachers' protest: The university teachers of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh will wear black badges and hold dharnas and protest rallies on March 14 if the governments of the respective states do not release the payment of arrears by March 10, and decided to send a memorandum to the HRD Minister, Dr M.M. Joshi, in this regard. This was resolved at a meeting of the north zone council of the All-India Federation of University Teachers Association (AIFUTA) at Panjab University, a press release said.
Check-up camp: The local Manav Sewa Trust held a kidney check-up camp here on Saturday. Mr T.C. Alakh, president of the trust, said here on Sunday that the trust incurred an expenditure of more than Rs 500 per patient.
orders: The District Magistrate, Mr Sudhir
Rajpal, on Monday enforced prohibitory orders under
Section 144, CrPC, banning the movement of all types of
vehicles for election purposes in all six Assembly
constituencies of the district. The order would remain in
force till polling is over.
Mishap: One person was killed and three others were injured when their Maruti car fell into a 400-feet gorge near Gahaur village, 12 km from here, on the Rewalsar-Mandi road on Sunday. They were coming to Mandi after attending a religious function.
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