|Friday, March 31, 2000,
EXTORTION: The police on Wednesday arrested Rashpal Singh, alias Dhillon, resident of Hustfapur, in the district for extorting money from people on the pretext of getting their wards admitted to JBT and other courses. According to Mr Varinder Kumar, SSP, he allegedly extorted Rs 1 lakh from Rajinder Singh of Bath promising him admission to the JBT course. A case under section, 420 and 120, IPC, has been registered.
APPEAL: The local municipal committee has appealed to all shopkeepers here to get trade licences from the committee after depositing the necessary fees. The committee has issued instructions that the licences would be issued without fine from April 1 to 30 during working hours.
GESTURE TOWARDS GOOD SAMARITANS: To recognise the good tasks done by city residents and to encourage such work, the local police will publicly facilitate and honour the good samaritans. Mr Ajay Kashyap, officiating IGP, said special emphasis would be laid on persons who remove accident victims to hospitals for first-aid. Instructions have been issued to the personnel not to harass such persons in any way through elaborate documentation and questioning at the time they reach the hospitals. Commendation certificates with suitable cash reward would be given, he added.
DONATED: The Canara Bank circle office donated a water cooler to the Institute for Blind at a function on the campus of the institute here on Wednesday. Mr G Narayanamoorthy, Deputy General Manager of the bank, said the bank had provided employment to many handicapped persons, including blind persons, and many PBX operators posted in the bank were blind persons.
WORKSHOP: The public should be educated about smokeless chulhas. This was opined by experts on the occasion of a state-level workshop on the National Programme on improved chullah at the ICSSR Complex at Panjab University on Thursday. Ms Deepa Jain Singh, Secretary, Social Welfare Department, Haryana, said the people should accept the smokeless chulhas even without subsidy.
GET-TOGETHER The Chandigarh chapter of the St. Stephens College Old Students Association will organise a get-together on April 2 at the Police Officers Institute at the Sector 26 police lines at 7 p.m.
BLOOD DONATION CAMP: Lions Club Chandigarh Shivalik organised a blood donation camp at the Industrial Training Institute, Sector 28, on Wednesday. Mr M.P. Singh, Home Secretary-cum-Municipal Commissioner, UT, lauded the efforts of the club in motivating the youth to come forward for the noble cause of blood donation. Mr J.S. Bhatia, President of the club, gave T-shirts to all donors.
Canara Bank here organised free workshop for 30 women at
Dhanas village in Chandigarh from March 27 to March 30.
The training was imparted on making decoration pieces of
glass sheets stained with glow colours. The training was
imparted by Geetha Pai, an artist from the South India.
PARAGLIDING COURSE: A 10-day paragliding training course organised under the aegis of the Adventure Dream-Makers concluded here at Luhanu Ground on Tuesday. Chief Trainer Pankaj Bhardwaj, said the camp was organised to popularise paragliding.
BANNED: Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Magistrate Jagdish Chander Sharma has enforced ban on the carrying of any type of arms and ammunition from April 4 to April 14 in Kotkehdoor police station area to maintain peace during the Navratra fair beginning from April 5 at the shrine of Nainadevi, 35 km from here. The offering of coconuts by pilgrims has also been banned.
MEETINGS PLANNED: The local administration has decided to hold meetings of gram sabhas in Nadaun and Sujanpurtira development blocks of the district for preparing village-level development plans. The decision has been taken to enable the people to prepare their own plans, according to Mrs Anuradha Thakur, Deputy Commissioner. Meetings of gram sabhas of Nadaun block will be held on April 8 and 11 while those of Sujanpurtira block will be held on April 4 and 6.
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