|Tuesday, April 11, 2000,
SUICIDE: Harminder Singh, and his wife Sarabjit Kaur, committed suicide by consuming poison. According to police sources, the couple got married three years ago but were issueless. After consuming poison they jumped into the river. The body of Harminder Singh was fished out of the river. A case has been registered.
VISIT: Mr M.L. Singal, Judge, High Court, visited the local court on Saturday. He inspected the courts of Mr S.K. Sachdeva, Ms Kiran Bala and Mr Navjot Sohal. He also met Mr Jaspal Singh Jassi, SDM.
GRANT: The local Bar Association has received a cheque for Rs 2 lakh under the small saving scheme (1999-2000). Mr Manjit Singh Shergil, president, Bar Association, said that the cheque was presented to Mr Gurmukh Singh Tiwana, Mr Manpreet Singh Shergill, and Mr Paviter Singh Chahal by Mr Anirudh Tiwari, Deputy Commissioner, to purchase furnitures and library books for the court.
LOK ADALAT: A Lok Adalat was organised at a local court under the presidentship of Mr S.K. Sachdeva, senior Judge. As many as 35 cases came up for hearing out of which 19 were solved on the spot.
ISKCON CELEBRATIONS: The International Society for Krishna Consciousness ( ISKCON ) has decided to celebrate Rama navmi and Baisakhi on April 12 and 13, respectively, at Hare Krishna Dham, Sector 36-B, here. The main attractions of the programme on the occasion of Rama navmi include Manga aarti, Tulsi Devi Puja, Japa, Sringaar darshan, Guru Puja, pravachan; Abhishekham of Lord Rama and Sita and kirtan; 10 a.m.; Ram katha; 12 noon; distribution of prasadam; 1 p.m.; and Nauka Vihar ; 7.30 p.m. The next days programmes are : nagar kirtan from 6 a.m.to 7 a.m., followed by special Abhishekham of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhakti Vedanta Swami Sril Prabhupada on the occasion of Vyas Puja ; preparation and distribution of Krishna cuisine; 5.30 p.m.
OFFICE BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Maharashtra Mandal here: President - Mr M.S. Mahadeokar; Vice-President - Mr R.K. Bhake; Secretary - Mr K.P. Deshmukh; Joint Secretary - Mr R.M. Belokar; Treasurer - Mr V.R. Harchekar; and Joint Treasurer - Mr Rajesh Kulgod.
CITCO WORKERS' UNION: The action committee of the CITCO Workers Union at a meeting held on April 7 in the presence of workers from various units of CITCO unanimously decided to hold the unions election on April 20. Time, date of nomination and venue will be decided by the presiding officer Mr S.S. Mann, a press note by the action committee said here on Monday.
CHAIN SNATCHED: Two scooter-borne youths snatched a chain from a woman here on Sunday night. The incident took place at about 8 pm near Banswala Chowk. The woman, Kamlesh, was returning home after listening to Katha when two youths on a scooter snatched her gold chain. Local residents pointed out that this was the fourth such incident in the area in the past few weeks.
DC'S ORDERS: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ram Niwas, has directed all Heads of the Departments of the district to be present in their offices from 11 a.m. to 12 noon every day to hear public grievances. He ordered that a tour register should be maintained in every office and the officials should make entry in register before leaving the office for any official work. Strict action would be taken against any official found violating the directions.
CYCLIST KILLED: One person was killed in a road accident here on the Ambala-Hisar road near Ambala City on Monday. According to information, a cyclist Ronki Ram was killed when a truck hit his cycle. The police has registered a case against the truck driver.
WORKSHOP: The Ambala Junior Chamber, a voluntary organisation, organised a one-day workshop-cum-training programme on The Art of Public Speaking here. It was conducted by Dr Sushil Kansal, a national trainer of the chamber. Dr Kansal trained the participants in various aspects of public speaking, including preparation, use of mike, posture, eye contact, body language and language tools. Mr Samar Mittal and Mr Lalit Kapoor were given awards of outstanding participation, a release said.
SHOBHA YATRA: The Ambedkar Vichar Manch, Ambala Cantonment, will organise a shobha yarta on the occasion of Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar Jayanti Samaroh. The yatra will start from Valmiki Mandir in Railway Colony and culminate at Cross road no. 12.
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