|Wednesday, March 15, 2000,
WATER THEFT: Farmers of villages located at the tail-end of canals and sub-canals held a demonstration on Tuesday in front of the office of the Executive Engineer, Irrigation, here in protest against the theft of canal water by some influential persons. They also alleged that these persons were doing so in connivance with officials of the Irrigation Department.
PARK DEDICATED: Lt-Gen K. Davar, General Officer Commanding, Vajra Corps, inaugurated the Panther Nature Park here on Monday and dedicated it to the troops of the Amritsar Cantonment.
SEMINAR: Dr H.S. Soch, Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, inaugurated a two-day seminar on the new perspective of folklore and language organised by the School of Punjabi Studies of the university here on Monday. He stressed the need for scientific approach to learn the changes in the field of folklore.
AWARDED: Dr Surinder Singh Bhathal, a lecturer at Desh Bhagat College, Bardwal (Dhuri), 30 km from here, will be awarded Prof Sukhpreet Singh Memorial Award for his contribution to Punjabi literature by the Punjabi Sabhyacharak Sath, Sherpur, at a function on March 19 at Sherpur. A seminar on "Sikh Sidhant and Mojooda Rajneeti" will also be held.
OPPOSED: Various political leaders gathered here at the local Dana Mandi on Monday and passed a resolution opposing the merger of a part of Garhshankar tehsil into Nawanshahr district. They also resolved to form "Garhshankar bachao manch" and decided to launch an agitation.
SCHEME LAUNCHED: The Food and Supplies Minister of State, Punjab, Mr Sohan Singh Thadal, inaugurated the newly constructed primary school building at Khanpur village in Garhshankar tehsil on Monday. To motivate SC/ST students to go to school the government has launched a new scheme to give them Rs 50 per month as scholarships.
INAUGURATED: Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha, Punjab Technical Education Minister, on Sunday inaugurated 24-hour power supply at Luhara village, 12 km from here. Mr Maal Singh Ghuman, Chairman, Punjab Mandi Board, said the Municipal Corporation of Ludhiana would meet all expenses for the electricity supply.
DHARNA: On a call given by the AIFUTA, teachers of Punjabi University staged a dharna in front of the Vice-Chancellors office here on Tuesday. They were protesting against the non-release of arrears of pay revision of the teachers with effect from January 1, 1996. Teachers of the university wore black badges on the occasion. Dr Hari Singh Boparai informed the rallyists that the Vice-Chancellor had written to the government for the early release of arrears.
Paper contest: The Collegiate Chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) of Punjab Engineering College organised TECHACME, a technical paper presentation contest, as part of the three-day event, BRISANCE 2000, on the college campus on Tuesday. The contest was judged by Mr Sunil Puranik, Senior Manager of Eicher Demm in Parwanoo; Prof L.D. Garg of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the college; Prof P.L. Thareja of the Department of Metallurgical Engineering. Nikhil Arora, Sushant Aggarwal and Pankaj Chawla stood first, followed by Atin Gupta, Vishal Bhatia and Ankur Gupta.
Students grouse: Students of Shri Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College on Tuesday met the management members of the college and apprised them of their problems. The members have fixed a meeting with them on Wednesday to redress their grievances. The General Secretary of the Student Welfare Council, Mr Ravinder Singh, said if the management was not able to solve their problems or assure them of a positive outcome, they would continue with the strike.
association: The executive committee of the
Himachal Doctors Alumni Association has decided to have
its annual meeting on April 22. It was decided to
mobilise its membership of all graduates and
postgraduates from Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla,
and from other places. More details can be gathered from
Dr Raj Bahadur, Head of the Department of Orthopaedics,
GMCH-32, and President of the association.
OPIUM SEIZED:The Ambala Central Jail authorities have seized some opium from a warden. The police registered a case against the jail employee under the NDPS Act and arrested him.
LIQUOR SEIZED:The local police has seized 192 pouches of country liquor from a resident of Ambala City. A case has been registered.
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