|Wednesday, April 12, 2000,
TUBEWELLS: About 400 deep tubewells are being installed in Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Nawanshahr and Ropar districts. This was stated by Mr Tikshan Sud, State Minister for Excise and Taxation, after inaugurating ceremony of the commissioning of the deep tap at Patiarian village, 8 km from here, on Sunday. It had been decided to set up five watersheds which would be spread over 22,852 hectares of 69 villages. He said deep taps would also be installed in 20 villages of Rajni Devi, Chak Sadhu and Patiarian watersheds.
CAMP: The local Rotary Club (north) and the District Transport Department jointly organised a camp at zila parishad complex for preparing new driving licence on the spot here on Sunday. Mr Tikshan Sud while inaugurating the camp stressed to observe traffic rules. Mr N.S. Walia, DTO, appealed to the people to wear helmet while driving.
GANG BUSTED: The district police has busted five members gang of chain snatchers with the arrest of Gurpreet Singh, Man Singh, Mangaljit Singh and Balwinder Singh. This was stated by Mr Iqbal Singh, SSP. The police has seized gold chains, pistols and scooters from them.
COMMITS SUICIDE: Nachata Kaur (25), a newly married woman of Kheradona village died under mysterious circumstances. She was admitted to the local civil hospital in unconscious condition on Monday. She died within an hour. A case has been registered.
TAX BAR: The following have been elected office-bearers of the district Bar Association (Taxation): president Mr Manoj Sabharwal; vice-president Mr Suresh Sethi; general secretary Mr Pradeep Tuli; and treasurer Mr Kulbhushan Sharma.
UNDERTRIAL ESCAPES: An undertrial Jarnail Ram escaped from the police custody in the judicial complex here on Monday. According to a report lodged with the police by Mr Nathu Ram, SI, in charge, Escort Guard, Patiala, he along with his guard had brought 26 undertrials from Patiala Jail, who were to be produced in Kharar and Ropar courts. The undertrial escaped after his appearance in court of Mr Sanjay Agnihotri, Judicial Magistrate. The reason given for the escape was heavy rush and lesser number of police men. A case under Section 223, IPC, has been registered.
TRAFFIC BLOCKED: Some residents of Badala village, near here, sat on a dharna and suspended vehicular traffic for about five hours near the village on the Kharar-Bassi Pathana road on Tuesday. They were protesting against the police for not taking any action against the persons who have kept one Mr Kirpal Singh, in illegal custody for the past more than two years.
JD (U) MEETING: A meeting of the JD (U) labour wing was held here on Monday under the chairmanship of Mr Baljit Singh Latti. He appealed to the president of the state unit of the JD(U) to accept the resignation of Mr Kartar Singh, secretary of JD(U) and added that he should be re-elected as the district president of the labour wing. The meeting was attended by Mr J.D.S. Bajuria, vice-chairman of the JD(U) (labour wing) and Mr Sanjiv Kumar; general secretary.
ANIMALS SHIFTED: Various wild animals, including monkeys, spotted deer, sambhars, peacocks and blue rock pigeons have been shifted from the rose garden to the Wildlife Department of Punjab. The Central Zoo Authority had ordered its closure as the zoo did not have requisite infrastructure to keep these animals.
BOOKED: Risal Singh a bus driver and Jai Bhagwan a conductor were booked for beating a truck driver Rajesh with a rod.
DOWRY CASE: Ms Kavita Rani, got married to one Rajesh of Bhagana village in Hisar district two years ago. Her husband and in-laws had been harassing her for bringing insufficient dowry. Six family members of her in-laws have been booked in a dowry case.
DEAD: Jeeta, who along with his niece Ranjna had come to attend a marriage at Gobindpura died at DMC Ludhiana on Monday. She was hit by a car on the G.T. Road while they were about to board a bus for Mathanda Kalan village. A case has been registered.
JACOB VISIT: The Administrator of Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd), on Tuesday visited some industrial units here. He visited Gorz Beckert unit, manufacturing knitting machine needles in Chandigarh since 1961. He also visited Continental Devices, which manufactures a wide range of semi-conductor devices and Micron Instruments which manufactures ammunition fuses for various weapon systems. General Jacob said the purpose of his visit was to know the problems faced by the industrial units.
AMAR KHALSA: The preveiw of Amar Khalsa, a cinematic interpretation of Bhai Veer Singhs famous novel, Bijay Singh, was held at Tagore Theatre here on Tuesday. The film has been produced by Hardeep Singh. Those who attended the screening included Gurcharan Singh Tohra, Inderjit Singh Zira, Prem Singh Chandumajra, Sikh scholars, and mediapersons. The two-hour film brings to life the atrocities against Sikhs during the regime of Mir Mannu.
MES WORKERS: Workers of the Military Engineer Service (MES) have decided to go on a one-day token strike on April 27 to press for their demands. According to the Chandigarh Area MES Workers Union, the demands include removal of disparities between industrial and non-industrial staff, implementation of assured career progress scheme, removal of ban on recruitment and abolishing vacant posts, payment of HRA and CCA to civilian staff, no curtailment of manpower and restoration of casual leave of 12 days.
FREEMASONS: The Fraternity of Freemasons has been constituted at the Freemasons Hall in Sector 18 under the presidentship of Gurcharan Singh and Dr K S Thind, reigning Worshipful Master of the Lodge Yadvindra. Other founder members include S. S. Suluja, Jagjit Singh, Joginder Singh and K S Mohindru. There is no registered society of the freemasons in the country.
engineering wing of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation
in collaboration with the enforcement staff on Monday
conducted a special drive to remove encroachments in
Sector 45-B here. Unauthorised structures, hedges and
fences were removed from road berms.
IVRS SYSTEM: The
interactive voice response system (IVRS) started here on
Monday. It will provide computerised fault booking
service on 198. The subscribers can book
their complaints without the help of operator and get the
docket/complaint numbers from the system. The subscribers
can also make the billing inquiry by dialling
166. It will announce bill amount and date.
The IVRS also provides the changed number announcement
service for which the subscribers are required to dial
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