|Friday, March 10, 2000,
CRUSHED TO DEATH: Jeet Singh (18) of Kadar Baksh village in the subdivision was crushed to death by the tractor he was driving on Wednesday evening near the local grain market. It is learnt that the tractor developed some technical snag and Jeet Singh lost control of it and fell down. He got crushed beneath the tractor resulting in his death on the spot.
NOMINATIONS FILED: As many as 107 persons have filed their nomination papers for the elections to 15 wards of the Barwala Municipal Committee in the district. An official spokesman said here on Thursday all nomination papers were found correct after scrutiny. He said there were four nominees from ward no 1, eight from ward no 2, five from ward no 3, eight from ward no 4, eight from ward no 5, six from ward no 6, five from ward no 7, five from ward no 8, 17 from ward no 9, five from ward no 10, eight from ward no 11, five from ward no 12, four from ward no 13, 13 from ward no 14 and six from ward no 15.
EYE CAMP: As many as 255 patients were examined and 38 were operated upon by a team of eye surgeons at Kang Mai village in a free eye check-up and operation camp organised by the Rotary Club Midtown on Wednesday. Mr B.K. Mehta, President of the club, said medicines were provided free of cost by the club and spectacles were also provided to the poor patients.
MURDERED: Bhola Singh (30), a resident of Ravidas Nagar in Sangrur district, was murdered with a sharp-edged weapon on Tuesday. No arrest has been made so far in this connection. The police has registered a case under Section 302, IPC. According to ASP Rajesh Kumar Jaiswal the suspect has been identified and will be arrested soon.
DEMANDED: The local Manufacturers and Suppliers Association, at an emergency meeting held at the industrial estate here on Wednesday has demanded a separate collection counter for the electricity bills of more than 1,000 local industries. Mr Tanvir Ahmed Farooqi, president of the association, said local industrialists were facing a lot of problems regarding the payment of their electricity bills.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local branch of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Association: president Mr Shivinder Singh Sidhu; secretary Mr Avtar Singh; and treasurer Mr Tarlochan Singh.
SAMBHAR FOUND: Officials of the Forest and Wildlife Department, Punjab, posted at Birds Sanctuary have found a sambhar, a deer species, from Sabhra village of the area. Mr Rupinder Singh, Inspector at the sanctuary, said here on Wednesday that to provide a conducive environment to the animal, it was released at Takhni Rehmapur in Hoshiarpur district.
POEMS ON WOMEN: Self-composed poems on the theme of women and an interesting skit on the conflict between the different generations of women were the highlights of a function organised by the sociology students of Government College for Girls on the college campus here on Wednesday on the occasion of International Womens Day. The Principal, Mrs Mohini Sharma, was the chief guest.
OFFICE BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Chairman Mr SK Bhasin; Vice-Chairman Mr Avnish Sharma; and SecretaryMr Baldev Garg.
REVIEW MEETING: Quality has become a buzzword and it is not only an important tool in marketing product but a function of continued success, said Mr DR Kohli, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), while inaugurating the review meeting of IS/ISO 9000 licencees under the northern region here today. He informed that the BIS had so far certified more than 600 organisations, including 100 in the northern region. Many service organisations like hospitals,hotels and educational institutions are coming forward to implement the IS/ISO-9000 standards. In his welcome address, Mr VK Kapoor, Director of the BIS, explained the benefits of the implementation of the quality systems in the organisations.
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS: The Chandigarh Yog Sabha will celebrate the birthday of Yograj Swami Devi Dayal on March 11 and 12 at Divya Yog Mandir Shivalik Enclave in Mani Majra. A grand Yog Sammelan will be conducted under the guidance of Pradhan Yogacharaya, Prof M. Lal. This was said here on Thursday by Mr Ravinder Krishan, President of the sabha. He said disciples and yogacharayas of northern states would participate in this meet. Yoga experts, medical scientists and eminent researchers in yoga and naturopathy would deliver lectures on this occasion. Besides, hawan yagya and yoga demonstrations by experts would also be held.
MUSTARD OIL BANNED: The Chandigarh Administration has banned the sale of Hafed Agmark mustard oil after argemone was found in the samples of the oil. Dr Pawan Bansal, local health authority, said the food inspector of Chandigarh seized samples of the oil from a vendor in Sector 41 which were then sent for analysis. In his report, the Haryana analyst said the sample contained argemone. Past year also, some of the popular brand of mustard oil were banned in Delhi and Chandigarh after cases of dropsy caused by the presence of argemone in the oil.
EYE CAMP: The Lions Club Chandigarh Greater, Azad Welfare Society, Mani Majra and DBCS will organise free eye-operation camp from March 11 to 14 at Srimati Ganga Devi Dharamshala in Mani Majra. The Secretary, Mr Arun Uppal, has stated, in a press note that prominent eye surgeons would examine and operate upon the patients free of cost. Free food, accommodation and medicines will also be provided.
MEDICAL COURSE: A nine-month TB health visitors course will be organised by the Tuberculosis Association of India at New Delhi TB Centre, from July 1. The minimum qualification required for this course is Class XII with science and/or hygiene as a subject. Relaxation of this condition in the case of working candidates with experience of TB-care work may, however, be permitted by the selection committee. However, a candidate must have studied science upto Class X at least. Decision of the selection committee would be final in this regard. Applications for admissions to this course should reach the Secretary General, Tuberculosis Association of India, 3 Red Cross Road, New Delhi, on or before May 1, on the prescribed application form.
CASE REGISTERED: Four persons have been booked by the police for allegedly injuring Amandeep Singh, a resident of Phase 2 here. According to a statement given by the victim, the suspects led by Dhiraj attacked him near Phase 1 here. A case under Sections 323, 324 and 34 of the IPC has been registered against them.
ACTION AGAINST SHO
SOUGHT: The All-Mohali Maharishi Balmiki Sabha has sought
action against the Station House Officer of the Phase 1
police station for allegedly beating a domestic maid of
Nehru colony and registering a false case of theft
against her. The victim, Vimla, claimed that her employer
in Phase 4 here had not paid her salary for the last five
years and when she sought the payment of her salary her
employer got a false case registered against her.
SECTION 144 IMPOSED: The District Magistrate, Mr Rajiv Sharma, has enforced Section 144 here on account of the annual examinations for matric, senior secondary and middle levels. Mr Sharma enforced the order from Tuesday till April 2 within 200 metres of the examination centres. He has also prohibited carrying of weapons by the public within 200 metres of the examination centres.
GANG BUSTED: With the arrest of three persons, the police on Thursday claimed to have busted a gang of thieves engaged in the purchase and sale of old Maruti cars with fake registration, chassis and engine numbers in the district and elsewhere. SSP K.P. Singh told mediapersons that the arrested persons had been identified as Rajbir of Ahulana village and Mukesh and Anand of Gohana town in the district. The police, he said, recovered five cars from their possession.
WORKSHOP CONCLUDES: The
Pharmacy Council of India sponsored a two-day workshop/
refresher course for working pharmacists at Hindu College
of Pharmacy here. The course concluded on Wednesday. At
least 100 delegates from all over the state and
representatives from various health institutions,
universities and chemists' and druggists' associations
attended the workshop. Mr R.K. Mittal, Chairman of the
Sonepat Hindu Educational and Charitable Society
inaugurated the workshop.
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