|Friday, April 21, 2000,
SEMINAR ORGANISED: A seminar was organised by the District Legal Service Authority on Tuesday regarding free legal services being given by the authority to people. Mr Nirmal Singh, District and Sessions Judge, presided over the function.
CIVIC BODY: The post of the vice-president of the local civic body has been lying vacant since February when Mrs Salma Parveen had to quit following no-confidence motion. Due to this the development work in the town has come to a standstill.
SMALL SAVING SCHEMES: Deputy Commissioner Anirudh Tiwari has stated that Rs 147 crore have been collected under small saving schemes in the district.He said the amount would be spent on the development work in the district.
DONATED: Mr Jagmeet Singh Brar, MP, at a function on Wednesday donated Rs 5 lakh for development of Phulewala village and Rs 2 lakh each for Upoke and Nathake villages in the district from the MPs area development fund. He also donated Rs 5 lakh out of the fund for raising a memorial in honour of Mr Jagdev Singh Khudian at Khudian village.
CONNECTIONS: Indian Oil Company (IOC) and Bharat Petroleum have released 1.12 lakh domestic gas connections in the first three months of the current year in Haryana. This was stated by Mr Dharamvir, Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Food and Supplies, here on Wednesday. The total number of connections in the state was now 16.50 lakh.
SURVEY: To redress grievances of farmers regarding non-purchase of wheat from the mandis and other purchasing centres in the district by the official procuring agencies,Mr Dharamvir, Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Food and Supplies, went round various foodgrain markets in the town on Wednesday.
DAMAGED: A large number of gadgets were damaged due to high voltage in power transmission lines at Sikka Colony on Wednesday night. Residents of the colony also complained about repeated power cuts and voltage fluctuations and demanded a high-level inquiry into the incidents.
SOLVED: The local police on Wednesday arrested Chanan Ram in connection with the murder of a tanker driver whose body was recovered from the Sirhind Canal near Doraha, 20 km from here. The accused also confessed his involvement in two theft cases.
COMPLAINTS: Deputy Commissioner Jasbir Sing Bir directed the SSP on Thursday to take action under the Prevention of Dowry Act on two complaints received by him in sangat darshan programme. The complainants, Ms Sinderjit Kaur of Ranjit Nagar and Mr Inderjit Kaur complained in separate representations that they were being harassed for bringing insufficient dowry and were being regularly beaten.
deposits and certificates of deposit of State Bank of
Patiala have been reaffirmed MAAA and AI plus rating,
respectively, by the Investment Information and Credit
Rating Agency of India Limited. These rating indicate the
highest safety with best prospects for timely repayment,
an official release said on Thursday.
APPROVED: The administration on Wednesday approved the names of three Sessions Judges for Chandigarh. They are Mr H.S. Bhalla, Mr Lakhbir Singh and Ms Sneh Parashar. They are likely to assume office soon.
ASSOCIATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the SBI Officers Association unit of IFB, Sector-22C: Chairman Mr A.L. Ghai; Vice-chairman Mr Ajay Sahore; secretary Mr S.K. Prashar; assistant secretary Mr A.K. Katyal; treasurer Mr S.K. Sharma; executive member Mr S.S. Agarwal; and executive member Mr Arun Khera.
LAWYERS: Lawyers resumed work as their strike was called off on Wednesday. The decision to call off the strike was taken here two days back at a meeting of the District Bar Association.
CONTESTS: The first day of the week-long celebrations to mark YWCA Day had 68 participants in the poetry recitation and declamation competition at YWCA on Thursday. Children in the age group of 12 to 14 years spoke on Examinations are a necessary evil and effects of Hindi films on society.
ADMISSION FORMS: Forms for admission to Class I in Kendriya Vidyalayas in Chandigarh for SC/ST and physically handicapped categories will be available in Kendriya Vidayalaya No. II, 3BRD, Air Force Station, and Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 29-B, from April 20 to 30 between 9 a.m. and 12 noon.
LAUNCHED: Software Technology Group (STG) launched the career programme Excel plus 2000 for Class XII students. The course offers six semesters for three years, covering latest IT packages. The career programme has been recognised by the American Council of Education.
ROAD MISHAP: One person was killed and three injured when a Maruti car going to Vaishno Devi from Delhi collided with another vehicle on the G.T. Road near here. The injured were rushed to a hospital at Ludhiana.
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