|Sunday, April 2, 2000,
CREDIT PLAN: Mr Jaspal Singh, Deputy Commissioner, on Friday issued Rs 425.63 crore annual credit plan for priority sector prepared by the State Bank of Patiala for 2000-2001. The plan shows 30 per cent increase over the previous years plan.
RETIRED: Dr Harnek Singh Garcha, Dean, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, Punjab Agricultural University, retired on Friday after 29 years of service. He had joined the Department of Entomology in 1971 as assistant professor. He has been replaced by Dr M.A. Zahir, Head, Department of Business Management.
SMACK SEIZED: The local police on Wednesday arrested Onkar Singh, alias Bobby, under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act and seized 175 gm of smack from his possession. He was nabbed near Bhularai village by a police party led by the ASI, Mr Jaswinder Pal. He belongs to Bhadiana village.
LIQUOR SEIZED: The police has seized 61 bottles of rum in four different cases and arrested five persons under Sections 61/1/14 of the Excise Act. These arrests were made on Thursday and Friday. While three cartons were seized from Sucha Singh and Gurdial Singh near Rehana Jattan village, eight bottles each were seized from Surinder Kumar and Paramjit Singh near Mauli village and nine bottles from Amarjit Kumar near Khajurala village.
CRITICISED: The president of the Federation of Small Scale Industries, Mr Yash Pal Mahajan, on Saturday condemned the Steel Authority of India (SAIL) for announcing a steep hike in the prices of its materials. He expressed concern over the attitude of the public sector undertakings of passing their inefficiency to the public.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the State Bank of India Staff Association, Sector 7, Chairman Mr Vinod Sharma, Vice-Chairman Mr Mohan Singh, Secretary Mr Bal Ram Aggarwal; Assistant Secretary Mr S.P. Singh; Treasurer Mr J.P. Singh and Assistant Treasurer Ms Suman Sharma.
ELECTED:The following have been elected office-bearers of the Punjab National Bank, Officers (Retd) Welfare Association: President Mr H. S. Dhillon; Vice-President Mr M. S. Bajwa and Mr. K S Rathi; Secretary Mr H. N. Chaudhary; Joint Secretary Mr K. C. Nanda; and Treasurer Mr O. K. Rishi.
BLOOD DONATION: Nearly 60 students donated blood in a camp organised by Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, here on Friday. Donors also included staff members and Mrs Satinder Dhillon, Principal.
COMPLAINT: The Welfare Association of Sector 19, in a complaint to HUDA, has said that the nullah in their sector is being used for discharge of dirty water by residents of Harmilap Nagar and Bartana. they have appealed to the Administrator to work out a solution to the problem plaguing their sector.
POPPY HUSK SEIZED: The
police on Friday registered a case under Sections
15/16/61/85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic
Substances (NDPS) Act against Teja Singh of Singhpura
village, Joginder Singh of Sabha Khera village, Pawan
Kumar of Badagud village and Tara Singh of Thiri village.
The police seized 800 kg of poppy husk from them. Teja
Singh has been arrested and others have absconded.
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