|Wednesday, March 29, 2000,
CASES SOLVED: As many as 28 cases were solved with consent of both parties at a Lok Adalat held here on Monday. Mr Gurdev Singh, District and Sessions Judge, presided. An amount of Rs 74.81 lakh was distributed among the affected parties as compensation against the accident and land disputes.
CASSETTES SEIZED: The police on Monday arrested Sarwan Singh, a resident of Goht Poker, for smuggling as many as 180 video cassettes.
TRUST VISIT: A delegation of Bhole Bhandari Charitable Trust visited the Solang valley recently to pay obeisance to the lingam. The delegation was led by Mr Rajan Gupta, president, Mr Bharat Bhushan, senior vice-president, Mr Om Pal Thapar, finance secretary, Mr Kewal Kapoor, secretary, Mr Rakesh Gupta, joint finance secretary.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Executive Committee of the Punjab and Chandigarh Ayurvedic Colleges Teachers Association chief patron Dr Vibhakar Sharma, president Dr Parveen Kumar Rishi, vice-presidents Dr Ajay Sharma and Dr Dinesh Sharma, general secretary Dr Umesh Shukla, and finance secretary Dr Raghuveer Singh.
PASSENGER TRAIN: Businessmen of this region have urged Northern Railway authorities to start a new passenger train from Ferozepore to New Delhi via Moga. They told mediapersons here on Tuesday that the Railway Ministry had already assured the people that a train would be introduced but it failed to do so.
RALLY: The message of environment protection and safe riding was given at a rally organised by Hero Honda Motor Ltd here on Monday. The rally started from Amritsar. A musical programme was also organised on the occasion.
NARCOTICS SEIZED: Two kg of opium have been seized from Shamsher Singh while four kg opium was seized from Narinder Singh Nindi of Amritsar. Jang Bahadur, Mukhtar Singh and Sohan Singh have been booked for selling smack in the area. This was disclosed here on Monday by Mr Jagdish Kumar, SSP.
WORKSHOP CONCLUDED: A three-day workshop on Teaching fundamental duties and human values in schools, organised by the National Open School, Regional Centre, Chandigarh, in collaboration with the Citizenship Development Society, concluded on Tuesday. Academicians from National Open School, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Navodaya Vidyalalya, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan and Citizenship Development Society deliberated upon cultural and ethical aspects of fundamental duties and value education and responsibilities. Dr I.M. Govil, Professor and Chairman, Department of Physics, Panjab University, highlighted the significance of the workshop.
MEMORANDUM: The Haryana Exporters Association, in a memorandum to Mr Om Prakash Chautala on Tuesday, demanded an export promotion council in Haryana. During the past six months, exports from Haryana had fallen considerably as the industry department was showing no interest in the promotion of exports and nationalised banks were not providing any assistance to exporters. The Haryana State Small Industries Export Promotion Council was practically non-functional, it said.
ISKCON MEETING: A life members' meeting of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), scheduled to be held at Hare Krishna Dham, Sector 36-B, on Saturday, has been cancelled on account of the Lord Jagannath rathyatra festival, being organised the same day at Kurukshetra, according to Bhakti Vinod Dasa Prabhu, President of the local body of ISKCON.
AIDS CONTROL: A workshop on training NGOs involved in the National AIDS Control Programme in Punjab was inaugurated on Tuesday by Mr V.K. Bhardwaj, Project Director, Punjab State AIDS Control Society. A total of 22 NGOs are attending the workshop. The training is being imparted by experts from DFID British High Commission, New Delhi, and departmental experts on components of the programme, especially on targeted interventions. Dr G.S. Chahal, Additional project director, gave details about the AIDS scenario in Punjab and in India. Mr S.M Afsar, project co-ordinator, DFID, talked about the objectives of the workshop.
LAPAROSCOPIC OPERATIONS: Forty persons underwent laparoscopic tubal operations at the Family Planning Association of India Centre in Sector 4 on Tuesday. The operations were jointly sponsored by the Lions Club, Chandigarh Plaza, and the district health authorities. Dr H.C. Nagpal, Civil Surgeon, Panchkula, was the chief guest. The operations were performed by Dr Kamla Singh, Senior Medical Officer, General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula. The club distributed ladies suit pieces among the acceptors.
APPOINTMENT HAILED: Mr Nirmal Singh, a former President of the Youth Congress, Haryana, on Monday welcomed the appointment of Randeep Singh Surjewala as the National President of the party. He said under the leadership of Mr Surjewala, the Youth Congress in the state would work effectively for the unity of the Congress. He hoped that the appointment of the President of the Haryana Youth Congress would be announced soon.
KILLED: Virender sustained serious injuries when he fell down from the roof while welding a drum lying on the roof of a factory at Kharkhauda town, 19 km from here, on Monday. He succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
BURN INJURIES: Jagmati, a resident of Baroli village, sustained serious burn injuries in a stove burst at her house, 15 km from here, on Monday. She was rushed to the local civil hospital where her condition was stated to be critical.
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