|Friday, March 17, 2000,
CAMP: A family planning camp was organised here on Wednesday at the Civil Hospital. It was inaugurated by Dr R.S. Sandhu, Director, Health and Family Welfare, Punjab.
AWARDED: Mr Ranjit Singh Sandhu, a poultry farmer of Sangrur district, was awarded the S. Dalip Singh Dhaliwal Memorial Award on Wednesday for 2000. Earlier, he had won a cash prize of Rs 5,000 and a citation at the Kisan Mela at Punjab Agricultural University.
FREE RATIONS: The Dedicated Brothers Group organised a free ration-distribution camp at Navi Disha Study Centre, Tripuri, Patiala, on Thursday. Mr Shingara Singh, a freedom fighter and SAD leader, was the chief guest.
I-G BEREAVED: Kulwant Bhatia (80), mother of Mr Lalit Bhatia, Inspector-General, Punjab Police rules, passed away on Wednesday night. Her cremation took place on Thursday. Kirya will take place on March 26 at Radha Krishan Mandir, Model Town.
SANATAN BODY CHIEF: Mr B.S. Rana and Mr M.K. Garg have been elected President and General Secretary, respectively, of the Sector 43 Shri Sanatan Dharam Sabha. Other office-bearers are: Senior Vice-President Mr R.P. Sharma; Vice-Presidents Mr Harkesh Sharma, Ms Rajni Vij and Mr Amarjit Singh Walia; and Cashier Mr T.R. Mahajan.
STRIKE: The Student Welfare Council of Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College decided on Wednesday to call off its strike, following an assurance from the management of the college that classes would resume on March 22 and work on construction of hostel would begin by the end of this month.
COMMITTEE: A new Coordination Committee of Electricity Employees and Workers was formed here on Wednesday, with Mr Bhag Mal Rana and Mr Ujagar Singh Mohi as its Convener and Co-Convener, respectively. The new committee decided to hold a massive dharna on March 22 near the Sector 17 Azad Hind Store to oppose privatisation of electricity operations in the Union Territory of Chandigarh, besides demanding bonus for employees.
500-RUPEE NOTE: Mr Devinder Singh Babla and Mr Sandeep Singh of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee urged the Chandigarh Administration and Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday to issue instructions on 500-rupee notes to avoid harassment to the common man. They said government offices and banks continued to refuse to accept these currency notes.
EYE CAMP: The CITCO Workers Union organised a free eye camp in Sector 17 here on Wednesday. Over 500 persons were examined at the camp.
IPS RANK GRANTED: The Union Home Ministry has granted an IPS rank to Mr Rajpal Singh, Additional Superintendent of Police, here with immediate effect. According to official sources, he got this rank after a legal battle with the state government.
KILLED: A 46-year-old man was killed on the spot when a vehicle hit him on the GT Road, 15 km from here, on Wednesday. A case has been registered.
KILLED IN ROBBERY: One person was killed and several injured, including the wife and son of the victim, when a gang of dacoits struck some houses in Sujan Singh Park area and Shadipur village here on Thursday. According to preliminary reports, the victim was identified as Ashok Kumar Chitkara, Manager of the Haryana Financial Corporation at Panipat. His wife and his 12-year-old son were stated to be in a critical condition.
LIQUOR SEIZED: Mr Rajinder Siwach, Deputy Superintendent of District Jail, raided a barrack at the jail here on Wednesday and seized one bottle of English wine from Krishan, who is undergoing a life term . A case has been registered.
ONE KILLED: Neelam, a young housewife, who had sustained serious burns when a gas cylinder burst in her house in Rajinder Nagar Colony here, succumbed to her injuries on the way to hospital on Wednesday. The leakage from the gas cylinder led to the mishap.
SUICIDE: Bhim Singh (45) committed suicide by reportedly taking some insecticide tablets in his house at Murthal village, 8 km from here, on Wednesday. A family feud was stated to be the cause of the suicide.
A woman was killed on the spot and her sister injured
when they were hit by a canter on the kutcha road near
Nangal Kalan village, 15 km from here, on Wednesday. The
driver, however, managed to escape. A case has been
The police seized 100 pouches of country-made liquor from
Varinder of Theog in Shimla district at Tuesday at
Parwanoo. According to the police, the accused was
travelling in a Tata Sumo carrying newspaper bundles and
had hidden the pouches in a bag. A case under the Excise
Act has been registered.
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