|Sunday, March 5, 2000,
Held for murder: The police has arrested Gurdip Singh, son of Sukhdev Singh, a resident of Manankalan, and Rachpal Singh son of Harbans Singh, a resident of Mastiwal, for killing Sohan Singh son of Tahil Singh, of Raghwal village. Mr R.P.Mittal, SSP, said here on Friday that Sohan Singh was murdered on February 27. The accused had decamped with Sohan Singh's .32 bore revolver and five cartridges. A case under Sections 302, 382 and 34 of the IPC, was registered at Hariana police station. Mr Mittal said Gurdip Singh was related to Sohan Singh.
Pensioners demand: A delegation of the central government pensioners and family pensioners led by Mr V.S. Jolly, general secretary, All-India Central Government Pensioners Association (North zone) met officials of Central Pension Ministry in Delhi on Thursday on the invitation of Mr P.K.Brahma, Additional Secretary Pensions, Government of India. Mr Jolly said here on Friday that various demands of 33 lakh pensioners were discussed, including the reduction in pensions of hundreds of pre-1986 Northern Railway pensioners. Setting up of pension adalats in Information and Broadcasting, Telecom, Post Offices, Income Tax and Central Customs and Excise Departments were some of the demands put before ministry officials.
Block inaugurated: Mr Balramji Dass Tandon, Minister, Local Self Government, Punjab, inaugurated a block at Acupuncture Medical College and Dr Kotnis Hospital, Salem Tabri, here on Friday. Mr Sohan Singh, president , Indian Workers Association, and Mr Joginder Singh, chairman, Josh Trust, were present on the occasion
Price hike flayed: The state unit of the BJP and the Kisan Morcha, has condemned the increase in the price of urea and fertilisers like DAP. In a press note issued here on Friday, Mr Sukhminder Pal Singh Garewal, party Secretary, informed that a delegation soon would meet the Prime Minister, the Union Finance Minister and the Agriculture Minister and prevail upon them to roll back the price hike.
Elected: Dr Asha Dhawan, Department of Fisheries, Punjab Agricultural University, has been elected an Executive member of the Asian Fisheries Society (Indian branch) at its general body meeting held at the Central Institute of Fresh Water Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, for a period of three years.
Safai karamcharis: The National Commission for Safai Karamcharis has asked the local nagar council to give property rights to its sweeper class employees who have been occupying their quarters in the Indira colony since the past several years. This was announced here on Friday by Mr Sardip Singh Ghagga, commission member. The commission has also asked the council to provide plots to the karamcharis.
Farmers' camp: With farmers being made aware of improved technical know-how, the district expects a record wheat production of 7,73,000 tonnes this year, according to the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Kanwal Bir Singh. The estimated production of wheat would be 1,08,000 hectares. This was stated by the Deputy Commissioner while inaugurating a district level farmers training camp for kharif crop, here on Friday.
Eye camp: As many as 375 patients were checked and 16 operated upon at an eye camp organised by the Rotary Club (Chachoki). Mr Pritam Singh, SDM, presided over the concluding function, according to an official press note issued here on Friday.
Operation camp: Late Nanak Chand Sethi memorial eleventh eye operation camp will be organised at Geeta Bhavan here on Sunday by the City Junior Chamber.
Parkash Chand, a cyclist was crushed to death by a
vehicle on the G T Road near Goraya on Saturday. The
driver of the vehicle has absconded. A case has been
registered and the body sent to the Civil Hospital for
the post-mortem examination.
Mass marriages: The Sector 34 Sri Guru Granth Sahib Sewa Society has decided to organise a mass marriage ceremony here on April 23 to facilitate marriages of poor and needy girls. The expenses for the marriages will be borne by the society. The needy and poor families can contact the Sector 34 Joda Ghar of Gurdwara Sahib, Mr Baghel Singh (Tel 716056); Mr Sharanjit Singh Bedi (Tel : 687268) and Mr Baljinder Singh (Tel: 675658) on or before March 15.
Market body chief: Mr R.D. Garg has been elected Chairman of the Sector 29-D Market Committee. Other office-bearers are : President Mr Om Dutt Sharma; General Secretary Mr Prem Juneja; and Cashier Mr Rajinder Chohan.
Suspended: Mr Kulbhushan Gupta, officiating president, Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee, has suspended Mr Surinder Bhatia, Mr O.P. Verma and Mr Sandeep Singh all office-bearers of the CTCC and served show cause notices on them as to why they should not be expelled from the party for their anti-party activities. Mr Gupta said they had been suspended as they disrupted and sabotaged the meeting of the CTCC called on Friday.
Association: Mr Nirmal Singh and Mrs Daya Babbar have been elected President and Secretary of the DRDO Clerical Staff Association of the Sector 30 TBRL branch here. Other office-bearers are Vice-President Mrs Sanyokta Bhargava; Joint Secretary Mr Bai Singh; and Treasurer Mr Tilak Raj Sharma.
Function: The Bodhotsava of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati was celebrated by all Arya Samaj institutions at the Sector 22 Arya Samaj temple here on Saturday. After Agni Yajna, there was bhajan singing, which featured Pt Asha Ram and Pt Pyare Lal bhajan mandlis. Dr Rajendra Prasad, Dr Vikram Viveki, Dr Virendra Kumar, Dr Vasundhara Rihani and others delivered discourses on Arya Samaj. Mrs Shanta Abhilashi, Mayor, was the chief guest.
Medical conference: A one-day medical conference will be organised on March 5 at the PGI, followed by a scientific programme. It will be inaugurated by Dr J.L. Bhatia from Amritsar and the guests of honour will include Dr B.K. Sharma and Dr N.K. Ganguli.
Students' problems: The Students Welfare Council of Shri Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College, Sector 46-B, here presented the problems faced by the students to the Adviser to the Administrator, Mrs Vinita Rai. The Students Union President, Mr Ripudaman, alleged that there were no teaching facilities available to the students in spite of paying tuition fees of more than Rs 50,000 p.a.
Anti-rabies camp: An anti-rabies and de-worming vaccination camp for dogs is being organised by the SPCA at Kharar Civil Veterinary Hospital on March 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pets and stray dogs will be vaccinated free of cost on the occasion.
"Millennium literati": While inaugurating "The Millennium Literati" a national-level three day symposium organised by the local Regional Engineering College, Dr V.M. Sharma, Chief consultant , Advanced Technologies and Engineering Services emphasised on the importance latest technological developments and experimenting with new ones. He also released the souvenir. Students from various colleges of the country took part in the symposium.
Arrested: The Mohana police on Friday arrested five persons namely Vinod, Ram Niwas, Ganga Ram, Satish and Krishan for allegedly murdering one Dilbagh Singh of the same village on March 1. According to the police, a dispute over the stealing of some diesel engine equipment was stated to be the cause behind the murder.
Killed: Ramesh Kumar was trapped in a rice sheller machine and killed on the spot along the G T Road near Baya Village, 20 km from here, on Friday. According to the police, the victim belonged to Rampur village of Ambala district.
Strike: Members of the District Bar Association continued their strike on Saturday in protest against the move to amend CPC and the alleged lathi charge on lawyers in Delhi.
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