|Saturday, April 8, 2000,
ARRESTED: Swran Kaur of Malout and Prem Lata of Sadul Shahar have been arrested in connection with the death of Shehnaz (14) allegedly during a medical termination of pregnancy (MTP), a police spokesman said on Thursday. Shehnaz was taken to Swarvn Kaur by her sister Kanta Devi and a neighbour, Prem Lata, for an MTP.
JOURNALISTS UNION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local unit of the Journalists Union, Punjab: patron - A.R Sharma; chairman - Sat Paul Singla; president Tarsem Verma; senior vice-president Sanjiv Seth and Tarsem Sharma; secretary - Deepak; general secretary - Narinder Seth; and treasurer - Sanjiv Jain.
SUB-STANDARD FERTILISERS: On a complaint of the Chief Agriculture Officer, Hoshiarpur, a case has been registered at the Garshankar police station against Mr Nand Gopal Soni and Mr RG Shrivastva, Chief Production Officer of the HSB Agro, Garshankar, for selling sub-standard fertilisers to farmers.
PRISONER ASSAULTED: A prisoner, Manjit Singh of Kallwal Fathu, was seriously injured when three prisoners, all brothers, assaulted him in the local jail on Wednesday. A case has been registered.
MEASLES CAMP: A measles camp was organised by the Health and Family Welfare Department, Punjab, at Ambedkar Nagar on Tuesday. About 500 children were given anti-measles injections free of cost. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Surjit Singh, in charge of the camp, said the disease could be controlled with proper vaccination.
OLYMPIAD EXAM: Vyom Saini of Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Chandigarh, has stood first in the state and national level, 2nd National Science Olympiad Examination, conducted by the Science Olympiad Foundation, New Delhi. Rohit Chodha and Gaurav Kochhar of the same school have stood fifth and seventh, respectively.
CITCO UNION: Members of the CITCO Workers Union have flayed their managements move to privatise the hotel. Mr Kashmir Chand, President of the union, alleged that the target fixed by the management had increased this year which belies the claim of the management that the hotel was in the red. He said the union would oppose the move.
LAWYERS' FAST: The fast by lawyers at the local district courts complex continued here on Friday with eight more lawyers joining it. Among the lawyers who sat in protest on Friday were Mr A.S Gujral, Vice-President, District Bar Association, Ms Jagdeep Bajwa, Joint Secretary to the association, Mr Dinesh Madra, Mr Swaraj Arora, Mr B.B. Tayal, Mr Subhash Chander, Mr Anil Malhotra and Mr Vijay Goel.
MEDICAL EDUCATION: A day-continuing medical education programme on the theme of trauma is being organised by the Department of General Surgery at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, on Sunday. The chairman of the organising committee, Prof S.P. Kaushik, said the theme has been selected in view of large number of accidents in and around Chandigarh. Nearly 24 experts and senior faculty members from different parts of the country will deliberate on various aspects of trauma, ways and means of management and scope of further improvement.
PROCESSION: The executive body meeting of Shirdi Sai Samaj, temple, Sector 29-A, here has decided to take out the Palki of Shirdi Sai Baba on April 9. The procession will pass through Sectors 29-30, 27, 19, 21, 18, 22, 15, 16, MHC; Panchkula : 28, 32, 37, 38, 30, 55, 42; and Mohali : 44, 45, 46, 61, 47 on the eve of Ram Navmi Utsav.
MEDICAL CAMP: About 300
patients were examined for various ailments and given
medicines free of cost at a medical camp organised by the
Lion Club Chandigarh Greater at its multi-purpose project
building at Karsan. Free X-ray, ECG and blood testing
facilities were also provided.
POSTER COMPETITION: A poster and slogan competition was organised on the occasion of the World Health Day here on Friday. The Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mr Mohinder Kumar, awarded prizes to the winners. On this occasion, the Civil Surgeon, Dr R.K. Patnaik, gave information about blood banks. He said blood donation is the most noble job. Dr B.K. Jain and Dr Umesh Lamba also spoke on the occasion.
POLICE INACTION: Resentment prevails among the parents of Karan Singh (14) against the Railway Police for its inaction and the non-registration of an FIR against two policemen who had allegedly pushed him out of a coach of a moving train near the Rajlu Garhi railway station here on April 4. The boy had lost both his legs in the incident. The parents alleged that Railway Police officials were trying to hush up the case by terming it as an accident.
RAPE ALLEGED: Rajbala of
Purkhas village, 20 km from here, on Thursday lodged an
FIR with the Ganaur police alleging that her 14-year-old
daughter was raped by a youth in her house, on Thursday.
According to the police, the woman had lodged a similar
FIR about six months ago but the case was withdrawn after
a compromise between the parties concerned.
WATER SOURCES: As many
as 89 water sources in Sirmour district have been
provided with roofs at a cost of Rs 13 lakh to provide
potable water in rural areas. This was disclosed by Mr
Rakesh Kaushal, Deputy Commissioner, Sirmour, here on
Thursday while presiding over a meeting of officers to
discuss measures for the prevention of water-borne
diseases. He urged people to use chlorine tablets in
water as a precautionary measure.
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