|Friday, February 25, 2000,
Arrested: Hiralal and Sita Devi were arrested under Sections 420, IPC, for cheating Mohammad Izad and his wife, Samina Khatoon, here. DSP Gurmit Singh said on Thursday that the culprits, originally residents of Gujarat, had sold fake gold ornaments to the Muslim family. The police seized 333 gm of fake gold items from the culprits.
Inaugurated: Mr Kamal Chaudhry, a former MP, on Thursday inaugurated the Internet facility in the Department of Computer Sciences at the local DAV college. The facility will enable the students to gather latest information. A seminar was also organised on the occasion.
Lawyers observe strike: Local lawyers observed a strike on Thursday on a call given by the Bar Council of India to protest against the amendments proposed by the Union Government in the Civil Procedure Code. According to a press note issued by Mr Vijay Agnihotri, Secretary of the Bar Association, Kharar, the work of the courts came to a standstill. Mr Anil Kaushal, President of the Bar, criticised the Union Government for the amendments.
Lecture: Prof Karam Singh, an eminent litterateur and writer, delivered a lecture on the status of traditional social and cultural values vis-a-vis the young generation at the PAU on Tuesday. The function was organised by the College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, in collaboration with the Punjab Arts Council, Punjab Sahit Akademi and the Young Writers Association of the PAU.
Book released: Dr G.S. Kalkat, Vice-Chancellor, PAU, released on Wednesday a book of poetry "Agan Katha" written by Prof Gurbhajan Gill, an eminent Punjabi writer and Editor (Punjabi) at the Communication Centre, PAU.
Condemned: The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU) has condemned the proposal for charging entrepreneurs/traders for generating power through private generators. In a press note, Mr Inderjit Singh Pardhan, president, and Mr Avtar Singh, general secretary of CICU, said the proposal had been forwarded by the Chief Electrical Inspector to the Chairman of the PSEB. The chamber has urged the Chief Minister to intervene and stop implementation of the proposal.
Demolition flayed: The Bairagi Mahamandal, Punjab, has condemned the demolition of 25 houses near Ram Tirath Temple in Amritsar on Wednesday. It said action should be taken against the officials concerned.
Lok Adalat: A Lok Adalat for settlement of judicial cases and for making driving licences was held on Tuesday at Ahmedgarh and Amargarh. The SDM, Mr Jaspal Singh Jassi, said 25 licences were issued and people were urged to settle small cases at the village level.
Eye camp: Nearly 300 persons were examined at a free eye check-up camp organised by the State Bank of Patiala at Gurdwara Dukhniwaran Sahib on Wednesday. Mr Sadhu Singh Thind, Branch Manager, said in a press note that needy persons were provided free medicines at the camp.
Inaugurated: Mr D.S. Kalah, Commissioner, on Wednesday inaugurated Narayan Public School. He lauded the efforts made by the school in providing modern facilities. The Director of the school, Mr Avtar Singh Arora, listed the facilities available in the school. Mr Jasbir Singh Bir, Deputy Commissioner, and Mr K.S. Kang, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, also attended the function.
Camp on diarrhoea: The Ranbaxy Community Healthcare Society, SAS Nagar, organised a video show and community talk on causes and treatment of diarrhoea in Ghataur village, on Thursday. A total of 140 persons participated in the camp.
Eye camp: The Punjab School Education Board employees organised an eye camp in the memory of Kartar Singh Ranu in SAS Nagar on Thursday. Ms Satwant Kaur Sandhu, a Punjab Cabinet Minister, gave away prizes.
Liquor shops: Liquor shops in the periphery of Panchkula will remain closed on Friday on account of counting of votes for Haryana Assembly. The District Magistrate of Chandigarh, Mr M. Ramsekhar, ordered that liquor vends at Mauli Jagran-I, Mani-Majra (Housing Board chowk), Mani-Majra (Kalka Road) and Manimajra (Motor Market) would remain closed.
CJM issue: Mr Kirti Prasad Jain, a local BJP leader on Thursday expressed surprise at the reported injustice by the Convent of Jesus and Mary when they denied admission to the granddaughter of Uttar Pradesh Governor, Mr Suraj Bhan. A press note issued by Mr Jain said Mr Bhan had denied any involvement in issuing notices regarding payment of municipal taxes or for abiding by municipal laws to the CJM. There appeared to be a deliberate attempt at creating communal tension in the region, it added.
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