|Saturday, February 26, 2000,
Appointment: Ms Kamlesh Sharma, a member of the local Improvement Trust, has been appointed president of the BJP Mahila Mandal Morcha, here according to a press note issued on Thursday.
Appointed: Mr Yadwinder Singh has been appointed president, Youth Congress, Bathinda district. Speaking at a press conference here on Thursday, he said the new body would be constituted within three weeks.
Open darbar: An open darbar was organised at Jibhi village in Banjar subdivision on Thursday. Mr S.R. Thakur, Additional Deputy Commissioner, presided.
Bills through drafts: Resentment prevails among PCO owners against the insistence of the Department of Telecommunication to pay them through drafts against bills exceeding Rs 2,500. Mr Janak Raj, a PCO holder, has complained to the Chief General Manager (Telecom), Punjab circle, Chandigarh, in this connection but to no avail.
Agitation threat over power cuts: The Bhartiya Kisan Union, Ropar, alleged on Friday that the Punjab State Electricity Board was imposing power cuts on electricity supply from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in villages, causing inconvenience to villagers. Mr Shamsher Singh, president of the unit and others, in a press note, threatened to start an agitation if the board did not stop these power cuts.
Lawyers strike continues: The local advocates observed a strike on the second day on Friday to protest against the proposed amendments in the CPC by the Union Government. The advocates criticised the lathicharge on advocates in Delhi on Thursday. They decided to observe strike on Saturday also.
Bulletin released: A Punjabi bulletin "Gatha Parmanu Sakti Di" written by Mr Mewa Singh Gill, a former MP, was released by Dr G.S. Kalkat, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, on Thursday.
Suicide: Gurdial Singh (40) of Sabadi village committed suicide near Rohira railway station here on Wednesday by allegedly jumping in front of a train. A case has been registered.
Suspended: The Director, Food Supplies, Mr D. Brijlingum, has suspended three AFSOs and three inspectors while checking samples of paddy here on Wednesday.
Revenue adalat: A revenue adalat was held at Amargarh and Ahmedgarh in the local subdivision on February 18 and 22, respectively, to dispose of cases related to driving licences.
Powermens body: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Punjab Power Employees Federation: Chairman Mr B.M. Singh; President Mr Devinder Singh; General Secretary Mr Jagroop Singh and Finance Secretary Mr Surmukh Singh.
Office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Patiala Allopathic Practitioners Association: Patron Dr O.P.S. Kande; President Dr Sukhir Pathak; Secretary Dr Jagbir Singh and Finance Secretary Dr Ashok Gupta.
Medical camp: The Sardarni Balbir Kaur Charitable Trust, in collaboration with the Sadhu Basant Community Care Centre, Sular, (Patiala), Rotary Club, Patiala, Inner Wheel Club and Lions Club, Patiala Central, will organise a free medical camp at Community Centre, Basti Daru Kutia, on Sunday.
Chart-making: The Biology Association of Government College for Girls, Sector 42, organised an inter-college chart-making competition in collaboration with the Indian Association of Biology Teachers (Colleges), on Friday. The Principal of the college, Ms Mohini Sharma, inaugurated the competition. Winners in the botany category were Jaya Laxmi (1), Gouri Ningthojam (2) and Gurpreet Sidhu (3). In zoology category, Sarita (1) Sapna (2) and Ishpreet Malhotra (3) were the winners
SBI association: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local unit of the State Bank of India Staff Association: Chairman Mr Vinod Sharma; Vice-President Mr D.S. Puri; Secretary Mr Verinder Sikka; Assistant Secretary Ms Sita Aggarwal; Treasurer Mr M.L. Gupta and Assistant Treasurer Mr Gurdev Singh.
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