|Sunday, April 16, 2000,
SUICIDE: A 45 year-old-man, Mohinder Singh, is alleged to have shot himself at his residence in Kartar Nagar here on Friday. Mohinder Singh was under the influence of liquor when he shot himself after a minor altercation with his wife.
CRUSHED TO DEATH: A five-year-old boy, Mohammad Asif, was crushed to death by a truck near Kelon gate here on Thursday. The driver has been arrested and a case registered by the Sadar police.
VACCINATION CAMP: A hepatitis vaccination camp was organised by Bharat Vikas Parishad here on Friday. As many as 700 persons were administered the first dose of vaccines. The second dose would be given on May 7.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Muslim Friends Club: president Mr Wasim Khan, vice-president Mr Abdul Rashid, general secretary Mr Nasim-ur-Rehman, and treasurer Mr Sagir Ahmed.
JACOB'S CALL: The Administrator of Chandigarh, Lieut-Gen JFR Jacob (retd), has called upon the people to imbibe and preach the eternal message of peace, non-violence and salvation of Lord Mahavira. Felicitating people on the eve of Mahavir Jayanti, General Jacob said India emerged as a votary of non-violence by achieving freedom through non-violent means. Reaffirming our faith in the ideals of Lord Mahavira and practising these in their true spirit in everyday life would be the real tribute to him, he added.
COACHING CLASSES : The HCS (Executive Branch) examination coaching classes will be conducted at Jat Bhavan here from April 17. Interested candidates can get themselves registered in the office of the Director, Deen Baandhu Sir Chhotu Ram Education Institute.
CONDOLED: A special meeting of the Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped Children in Sector 38-B (Prayas), held on Friday, condoled the death of Mr Harish Chander Mehra, Honorary Adviser (Finance Resources), a Rotarian.
ELECTED: Mr Manjinder Singh and Mr I.K. Sharma have been elected Presidents of the Lions Club Chandigarh Royal and Chandigarh Mid Town, respectively. Other office-bearers of the two clubs are : Chandigarh Royal : Vice-Presidents Mr R.S. Cheema and Mr Jatinder Singh; Secretary Mr R.S. Kohli;; Treasurer Mr A.S. Bedi; and PRO Mr B.S. Kohli. Chandigarh Mid Town : Vice-Presidents Mr Bhushan Chopra and Mr Madan Gopal Gupta; Secretary Mr Prem Kaushik; Treasurer Mr Sarpal Bharti; and PRO Mr Ashok Kumar Vashisth.
BUSTED: The Ambala police busted a gang of thieves here on Saturday involved in several burglaries in the district. The police recovered some valuable items from their possession. The gang was operating in the adjoining areas of Ambala. One of the thieves belongs to Chandigarh. Three persons have been rounded up in this ragard.
PROBE ORDERED: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anil Malik, has ordered an inquiry into incidents of illegal detention and beating up of a Dalit woman in the local city police station and the alleged rape of another woman by two tantriks. The Dalit woman Om Pati, a resident of the local Shakti Nagar, had alleged that an ASI of the local city police station had beaten her up and kept her in illegal custody when she had gone there with another woman to lodge a complaint. In the other case, the rape victims husband, Mangu Ram, tried to commit suicide by taking celphos tablets. In his statement before the police, Mangu Ram alleged that two tantriks, who had set up a dera near his residence repeatedly raped his wife.@
KILLED: One person was killed in a collision between a mini truck and a car near the Sunder branch canal, 30 km from here on Thursday. The victim has been identified as Dharambir, driver of the car.
ENCROACHMENT: Shopkeepers of the button factory area have occupied the land meant for a childrens park in front of the office of the Deputy Excise and Taxation Commissioner here.
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