|Tuesday, March 21, 2000,
This page carries regional briefs from the edition dated March 20 because at the time of posting the edition, no new briefs were available, on account of the office being closed due to Holi yesterday.
THREE HELD: The local police has arrested there persons on a charge of theft of 15 bags of rice from a godown of the FCI here on February 8, according to Mr Gurcharan Singh, SSP. He said the arrested persons had been identified as Billa, Buggar Singh and Shama, all local residents. The police had recovered stolen foodgrains from them.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Garhshankar Homoeopathic Association: president- Mr Ashok Bhatia; general secretary- Dr Tarsem Lal; vice- president- Dr Kuldeep Bhatia; secretary- Dr Jasbir Kaur; and treasurer- Dr Kuldeep Singh.
NOMINATED: The district president of the Youth Congress, Mr Arun Dogra, has nominated Mr Inderjit Singh as vice-president of the Youth Congress.
PCO: The PCO at the post office in Sahoran village, near here, has not been working for the past four-five years ever since it was disconnected from the Kurali telephone exchange. Residents of the village said telephone instrument was lying in the post office. They demanded that since the village had been connected with the Kharar exchange, the PCO should also be connected and should start functioning.
CONDEMNED: The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings has condemned the sales tax imposed by the Punjab Government on cycles. In a press note issued here on Saturday, the General Secretary of the chamber, Mr Avtar Singh, said that the tax on a cycle was 6.6 per cent, whereas on a car it was 5.5 per cent.
SUSPENDED: The Executive Officer of the Municipal Council,Ahmedgarh, Mr I.K. Khan, has suspended an octroi clerk, Sanjeev Sharma, for alleged misbehaviour with the Municipal President, Mr Kishori Lal Bandhan.
BUDGET: The budget for 2000-2001 of the Municipal Council, Ahmedgarh, has been passed unanimously. While talking to mediapersons, Mr Kishori Lal Bandhan, President of the council, said 49 per cent of the money would be spent on the development of the city. He said the total income from all sources would be Rs 3.35 crore.
ARRESTED: The police has arrested Teja Singh and Surjit Singh and seized 20 kg of poppy husk from them. A case under Sections 15, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against them, according to the ASP Mr Rajesh Kumar Jaiswal.
OFFICE-BEARERS: Mr P.C. Shukla has been appointed President of the local District Nationalist Congress Party (Urban). Mr Swaran Singh, President, Punjab Pradesh NCP, said in a press release here that Mr Bhagwan Dass Alipuria has been appointed the Vice-President. Other office-bearers are: General Secretaries Mr Raj Kumar (painter), Mr Satyndra Kumar Aggarwal, Mrs Saroj Khosla and Mr Harbans Pran.
Members of the Punjab Roadways Workers Union organised a
meeting here on Friday which was presided over by Mr Dial
Singh Sandhu, state President. Nearly 200 office-bearers
of the organisation participated. The union opposed the
government move to privatise Punjab Roadways and demanded
bonus for its employees.
HOLI: The local Sanjha Chetna Manch has appealed to the residents of Chandigarh to celebrate Holi in true festive spirit and use only permissible colours and avoid hooliganism. The monthly meeting of the manch will be held on March 26, Mr Tatvinder Prabhakar, President of the Manch, said on Saturday.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Rashtriya Valmiki Dharam Samaj: President Mr Rajinder Birla; Vice-President Mr Dayanand Sood; Secretary Mr Janam Singh Lohat; and Cashier Mr Vishvas Kumar.
PICHKARIS: As part of the Holi celebrations, BP-21, the retail petrol selling outlet of the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, distributed free pichkaris to all its customers on Sunday, according to a press note.
BLOOD DONATED: More than 100 persons donated blood at a voluntary programme organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad in collaboration with the Blood Bank Society of the PGI at the Industrial Area Phase II Shiv Manas Mandir here on Saturday.
PLAZA CARNIVAL: Holi songs and dances marked the Plaza Carnival at the Sector 17 Plaza on Saturday. Gurmit Raja, Shakti Walia, Jatinder, Madhu and Mona Sarkar were the main singers at the programme where songs like Rang de gulal mohe, Chahe bheege teri chunnaria hum khelenge holi, etc. were major hits. At the artists corner, sketching and painting continued to draw crowds.
ART OF LIVING: Sri Sri Ravishankar, a spiritual leader and an enlightened master, who founded the Art of Living Organisation is visiting the city on March 22 and 23. The organisation offers techniques to eliminate stress, expand awareness and resolve internal conflicts.
AWARDED: The Sector 46 Government college organised its NSS annual prize giving function on Saturday. The function was presided over by Mr Parag Jain, SSP who invited the NSS volunteers to get themselves associated with traffic regularisations to maintaing discipline on the roads. Twenty five NSS volunteers were awarded mementoes for their outstanding performance in the National Service Scheme and 22 NCC cadets awarded prizes for distinction.
Dr K. R. K. Raman, Senior Scientist at Semiconductor
Limited, here, has been invited by the USA-based
Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology, an
organisation dealing in control of environmental
pollution, for ESTECH-2000 being held in April. Dr Raman
is doing research on the applicability of UV/oxidation
technology to treat contaminated ground water.
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