|Tuesday, March 14, 2000,
SUCCUMBED: Bansi Lal (33) of Radha Swami Colony succumbed to his burns here on Monday. He was cooking food on a stove in his house on Sunday when the incident occurred.
SCHOOL BUILDINGS: As many as 150 government primary school buildings have been constructed during the past three years at a cost of Rs 2.03 crore in the district. This was stated by Mr Sohan Singh Thandal, State Minister for Food and Civil Supply, Punjab.
COURSE: The IAS and Allied Services Training Centre of Punjabi University will organise a course for personality development-cum-interview preparation for PCS (Judicial) candidates from March 16. Dr G.S. Bajwa, Director of the centre, said the candidates who had qualified in the written test of PCS (Judicial), conducted by the Punjab Public Service Commission, were eligible to join this course.
FUNCTION: The prize distribution function of Mata Sahib Kaur Girls College, Fatehabad, was organised on Saturday which was presided over by the Nihang chief, Baba Ajit Singh Phoola of Tarna Dal. A cultural programme was organised on the occasion.
RALLIES: The Democratic Youth Federation of India and the Punjab Kisan Sabha organised rallies at Bath and Piddi villages. Leaders addressing the gathering sought more daily-use articles under the public distribution system.
VAN RECOVERED: The local
police has recovered a Maruti van belonging to Mr Gurpal
Singh bearing number DNH 4364, which was stolen from here
on August 15, 1999. In another case local residents Gopi
and Harpreet, alias Mahna, have been arrested under
Sections 457, 380 and 34, IPC, in a theft case.
HOMAGE: Homage was paid to the Kargil martyrs as well as to the departed members of the Chandigarh Defence Colony Welfare Association, Sector 35, on the occasion of its annual function-cum-elections. Members were critical of the increase in water tariff and also in taxes imposed by the UT Administration. The house re-elected Air Marshal Randhir Singh (retd) as President Lt Col T.S. Dhillon (retd) as Vice-President and nominated Maj D.S. Sandhu as General Secretary.
RS 500 NOTE: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in a statement here on Monday stated that the notes of 500 denomination issued by the bank from time to time continue to be legal tender and should be freely accepted by the public and the banks. Mr Ajit Prasad, Manager, further stated that the bank had not issued any list of series of notes.
SEMINAR: The Consumers Forum, Chandigarh, organised a seminar on Telephone services present and future aspects on Saturday. Senior functionaries of the department attended the seminar. The Secretary of the forum, Lieut-Col Sarwan Singh (retd), said services in the telecom sector were good but improvement was required. The PGMT, Mr Prithipal Singh, informed that the cash card that allowed STD facility was available in 12 more cities. He said subscribers should avoid paying bills on the last date.
SURPRISE CHECK: Mr A.J.V. Parsad, Director, Urban Development, Himachal Pradesh, paid a surprise visit to the office of Nagar Palika Parishad here on Sunday. He found the working of the office satisfactory and directed R.K. Kaundil, Executive officer of Nagar Palika to make a proposal to beautify the Parwanoo barrier, which is entry point for tourists to Himachal Pradesh. He also asked the Executive Officer to make a proposal to construct a welcome gate at the barrier, for which the government will give grant-in-aid.
ONE KILLED: One person was killed and five others were injured in three separate road incidents in the district. According to the police, one person was killed and three others injured when a three-wheeler collided with a four-wheeler on GT Road near Jandli bridge. In two other incidents, two persons, including a resident of Ugala village were injured seriously and were admitted to hospital. The police has registered three cases in this regard.
SHOP BURGLED: A theft was reported in a jewellery shop at Palledar Mohalla of Ambala cantonment here on Monday. According to the police, the owner of the shop, Mr Rajinder, came to at his shop as usual but found the lock of his shop broken. Some jewellery items were found missing. The police has registered a case.
TWO LOOTED: Miscreants reportedly looted villagers near Chajju Majra, 25 km from here, on Sunday night. According to police report, Banta Ram and his son Som Nath were returning to their village after selling their sugarcane produce at Amloh, an adjoining area in Punjab. They were having Rs 13,010 with them. Banta Ram complained in FIR that when they were crossing Tangri bridge on their tractor-trolley some miscreants, who were in a truck, came and switched off the light of their tractor and tied their hands. They took their cash forcibly at pistol point and fled towards Ambala in their truck.
KILLED: A man was killed when a vehicle knocked him down near the Gita Bhavan chowk here on Sunday. According to another report, the Rai police recovered the body of a worker on the GT Road near Pio Munyari, 15 km from here, on Sunday.
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