|Monday, April 17, 2000,
SUICIDE: Mr Satgur Singh of Janta Nagar, here committed suicide. According to reports the deceased tried to establish physical contact with a girl of the same locality. On refusal by the girl, the deceased injured her with a sharp-edged weapon and later committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance. A case has been registered under Section 302 of the IPC.
CAMP ORGANISED: A blood donation camp was organised by the Indian Crime Prevention Society and the Lal Bahadur Shastri Social Forum here on Sunday at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital. Dr Utpal Joshi, SP, (Headquarters ) inaugurated the camp while Dr Waheguru Pal Singh, Medical Superintendent , presided.
MEETING: Mrs Shanti Devi was unanimously appointed as the president of the women wing of the Bairagi Maha Mandal at a state-level meeting held here on Sunday. The meeting was held under the presidentship of Mr Krishan Kumar Bawa.
HONOURED: Prof Antar Jyoti Ghai was presented with a roll of honour, a medal and cash prize for securing the top position in Panjab University in MA-II (political science) examination, held in April 1998. At the 38th annual convocation of the Khalsa college Women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, held here on Friday. Convocation address was delivered by Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha, Minister of Technical Education, Punjab.
STREET LIGHTS: The Mahalla Sudhar Committee of the local Sant Colony on Sunday demanded installation of streetlights in their locality. According to Dr Satish Kapoor, spokesman of the committee, while the street lights on main roads had started functioning the residential enclaves still remain in darkness.
DOWRY DEATH: The police has registered a case against Jagtar Singh of Khanpur for killing his wife Charanjit Kaur for not brining enough dowry. The victims father Nand Singh of Bathan village in a complaint said that his daughter was killed by Jagtar Singh, with the help of his mother and father. He alleged that the accused harassed her demanding more money.
FELICITATED: As many as 36 children from Classes 1 to V, who obtained more than 75 per cent marks in their annual examinations, were felicitated at the annual function of the Himachal Maloya Niwasi Sudhar Sabha here on Saturday. A cultural programme was also organised to mark the celebrations. The President of the Sabha, Mr H.G.S. Dadwal, said that sabha wrote more than 100 letters to the authorities concerned over poor civic amenities in Maloya Colony, including frequent power breakdown, inadequate bus service, damaged streetlights, deplorable condition of internal roads and acute shortage of drinking water.
SUPPORT GROUP: The Sahayta Cancer Sahyog, an emotional support group, which provides holistic help to cancer patients has formed its own parent group called Sahayta Vatsalya Sahyog (parents love for their children) for regular interaction among parents whose children are afflicted with cancer, to share their grief and to find a way to cope with the situation. The first parent meeting will be held on May 2 at 11 am in the Paediatric ward of the PGI. Interested parents can also contact Sahayta volunteers in the Pediatric oncology between 10.30 am to 12 noon on Fridays in Room No. 7.
RAMNAVAMI: Ramnavami was celebrated by Shirdi Sai Sharnam Sangathan in Sector 21 on Sunday. Devotees from different parts of the country attended the function. Bhajans were presented and a langar was also organised. Satya Nandji Maharaj stressed on Brahm Gyan.
DUES: The Ropar unit of
the Indian Ex-Services League, Punjab and Chandigarh, has
urged the Chief of Staff, Western Command, Chandimandir,
to call an emergency meeting of the Rajya Sainik Board to
recover the dues charged in the form of octroi by the
Punjab Government during Presidents rule.
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