|Tuesday, April 25, 2000,
DESTROYED: Wheat crop cultivated in 15.5 acres were destroyed in a fire that broke out due spark emanating from high tension wires at Raipur Raian village on Thursday.
SEMINAR: A three-day seminar on Near contemporary and later perspective on the Khalsa, organised by Panjab University and the Institute of Punjab Studies at the ICSSR auditorium of the university, began here on Monday. It was inaugurated by Captain Kanwaljit Singh, Finance Minister, Punjab. In all 28 speakers are participating in the seminar. Six speakers Dr Kharak Singh, Dr Gurnam Kaur, Prof Nirbhai Singh, Prof H.S. Shan, Prof Gurtej Singh and Prof J.S. Grewal spoke on rahitnama of Chaupa Singh, gurbilas of Bhai Sukhna and Guru Kian Sakhian.
INCENTIVES GIVEN: The
Haryana Government is giving various incentives to
farmers in the State to help them sow more cash crops
like sunflower so as to increase their income. The Deputy
Commissioner of Ambala, Mr Ram Niwas, said that 680
mini-kits of hybrid sunflower seeds were distributed free
of cost among farmers in the district to give boost to
sunflower cultivation during 1999-2000. Fertilisers and
pesticides were also made available to the farmers at 50
per cent subsidy for demonstration plots.
COMPLAINT LODGED: On a complaint lodged by the mother of Manjit Kaur (20), who died here on Saturday at Amargarh Colony, a case has been registered under Sections 406, 498 and 304-B; IPC, against Rajinder Singh, husband of Manjit Kaur, his father Swaran Singh and his mother Gurneet Kaur.
INJURED: Aka Ram was injured when he tried to save a man from five persons who attacked him with sharp edged weapons, according to information received here on Saturday. He was admitted to the Civil Hospital. In another incident Sandeep, a 10-year-old boy, was injured when the jeep in which he was travelling overturned while trying to save a two-wheeler. The boy has been referred to Rohtak Medical College.
DEMANDS CHARTER: A deputation of the striking teachers of the local CRZ Senior Secondary School called on the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala in Delhi on Sunday and submitted a charter of demands to him. Mr Chautala assured them that he would look into the matter sympathetically.
ARRESTED: The Ganaur police arrested Gopal and Narinder of Atayal village on Sunday and recovered stolen property worth several thousands of rupees from them.
MEMORANDUM: Mr Kabool Singh of Bhatgaon village sent a memorandum to the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, on Monday demanding the immediate arrest of the culprits involved in the murderous assault on his two sons in the village. He alleged that the police were pressurising him to compromise with the assailants.
STRIKE CALL: Mr Ishwar Singh, a leader of the Democratic Youth Organisation, announced here on Monday that the workers affiliated to the organisation would join the proposed strike on May 11 on a call given by some Left parties in protest against the price rise.
2 DEAD: A family quarrel led to the death of an eight-year-old girl by poisoning at Jakhauli village, 20 km from here, on Saturday. According to a report, a 30-year-old housewife, Munesh, fed up by alleged atrocities of her husband Rajpal, gave poisonous substance to her daughter and then swallowed it herself. The daughter died on the spot but Munesh was taken to a Delhi hospital where her condition is stated to be serious. The Rai police has registered a case. The body of the girl has been sent for the post-mortem examination.
ARRESTED: The city
police has arrested Raju, a resident of Kalan Mohalla, on
a charge of gambling under the garb of selling lottery
tickets in the lottery bazar near Tarana cinema house
here, on Saturday. A case has been registered against the
PROTEST: As many as 300 Youth Congress activists led by the State President, Mr Sukhvinder Singh, staged a dharna on the national highway here, on Saturday. They were protesting against anti-youth and anti-poor policies of the government.
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