|Wednesday, February 23, 2000,
Office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local unit of the BJP: senior vice-president Mr Som Nath Sahorewala; general secretary Mr Raghbir Prakash Garg; secretaries Mr Jawahar Lal Verma and Mr Tarsem Chand Sharma and treasurer Mr Jagdish Chand Singla.
Lok Adalat: A Lok Adalat for the settlement of judicial cases will be held on Saturday at the judicial courts. Mr Manjinder Singh, Additional Civil Judge ( Senior Division) here will preside.
Painting contest: The local Chapter of the People for Animals held a painting contest during the animal welfare fortnight recently. About 100 students from various schools took part.
Association: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Chemists Association: president Mr Ravinder Jain; secretary Mr Subhash Chandra; press secretary Mr Mehmood Ahmed Thind; and finance secretary Mr Manoj Jain.
Facilities sought: Residents at a meeting held here on Monday urged the Punjab Government to set up the court of a sub-judge in the town. They also demanded facilities of drinking water, toilet and other amenities at the courts complex.
Theft: Thieves looted the shop of a goldsmith in the main bazaar on Sunday and decamped with jewellery. According to reports, thieves entered the shop of Harnam Singh by breaking the locks.
Fatal fall: A person was killed on Sunday after he accidentally fell from the bus in which he was travelling.
Job-oriented BSc (maths) course at PU: Panjab University is introducing a job-oriented BSc (Honours) course in mathematics and computing in the Centre for Advanced Study in Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, from the 2000-2001 session. The department will admit 15 students to this course every year starting from July, 2000, and those students who have passed the senior secondary examination with mathematics will be eligible to appear in the common entrance test (mathematics) being conducted by the university on May 19 and 20 to join the course.
Foreign students' function: The Dean of Foreign Students, Panjab University, will organise an international students meet, the annual cultural programme of foreign students studying in the university, in University Auditorium on Wednesday. Prof M.M. Puri, Vice-Chancellor, will preside over the function. The programme include cultural activities by foreign students and a prize distribution function.
School's farewell function: A cultural programme was presented by students of Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, on the occasion of its farewell function on Tuesday. The programme included Manipuri, Rajasthani, Western and classical dances, a fashion show, modelling show, bhangra and a dance drama. Prizes and trophies were given to the meritorious students.
Jacob's working appreciated: The BJP President, Mr Dharam Paul Gupta, has appreciated the effective working of the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd). In a statement on Tuesday, he said the party was with General Jacob as he wanted to streamline the functioning of various offices of the Chandigarh Administration.
Free hotplate service: Considering the tremendous response, the Bharat Gas has extended the free hotplate service up to March 11. All Bharat Gas customers could avail of the facility at the Super Gas Service, Sector 35-C, Nirmal Gas Agency, Sector 30, and KP Gas, Sector 18-C, according to a press note.
Power men hold rally: Members of the Electricity Streetlight Employees and Workers Union held a rally here on Tuesday in protest against the illegal promotion orders of an assistant lineman to JE-II by Mr P.K. Kashyap, Executive Engineer. The union demanded his repatriation to the parent cadre of Haryana for allegedly throwing norms to the winds.
Bank cell for senior citizens: The Punjab Engineering College branch of the State Bank of India on Monday opened a senior citizens' care cell. The cell was inaugurated by the college Principal, Prof Rajnish Prakash. Mr C.L. Sethi, AGM, presided over the function.
FCI to hold workshop: As part of the golden jubilee celebrations of the national language, the regional office of the Food Corporation of India will organise a three-day workshop from February 23, according to a press note.
Crushed: Mukesh Kumar, a student of Jajal village, was crushed to death by a bus on the Sonepat-Bahalgarh road near Garhi village, 8 km from here, on Monday. According to the police, the victim made an attempt to board a bus but fell down and was crushed to death. A case has been registered.
Injured: Mr Inderpal Singh, a local resident, sustained serious burns when a kerosene lamp fell on him while he was sitting in the bathroom of his house here on Monday. His condition was stated to be serious.
Braham Singh Dahiya, vice-president of the district unit
of the BSP, has been expelled from the primary membership
of the party for six years on account of his anti-party
activities by supporting the CPM candidate.
Arrested: Basant Singh of Baddi was arrested and 60 gm of charas seized from him at Baddi on Sunday. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered.
of Samtel Electronics held a demonstration on Monday
against the decision of the company management to
terminate two workers allegedly involved in illegal
activities. The protesting workers demanded the
reappointment of the two workers.
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