|Friday, April 28, 2000,
TEAMS CONSTITUTED: Mr S.K. Sandhu, Deputy Commissioner, has constituted 20 teams to ensure the availability of various facilities in the grain market. These teams will also check the evasion of market fees and other taxes.
CHEMISTS' RESOLUTION: The Kurali Chemists Association at a meeting held in Kurali on Wednesday passed a resolution that it would never support those chemists who sell intoxicants. According to a press note issued here by the association, it was not merely a question of selling and earning money but the future of the country was at stake.
FUNCTION: The annual prize distribution function of Sacred Dales Convent School Kharar, Sacred Dales Public School, Mohali, and Indo-British Nursery was held here on Thursday. Master Mohan Lal, Cabinet Minister, Punjab, was the chief guest on the occasion. He announced a grant of Rs 20000 for the school.
MEETING HELD: A meeting of the Telecom Advisory Committee was held here recently in which Mr J.C. Aggarwal, General Manager, said 26,184 lines had been added and 25,124 new telephone connections provided during 1999-2000. He added that the trunk automatic exchange had been expanded by 6,000 lines.
following have been elected office-bearers of the local
Greenwood Cactus and Succulent Society: chairman
Mohammad Mushtaq; president Mr Iftikhar Hussain;
vice-president Mr Rajesh Kakkar; general secretary
Dr Mohammad Rafi and treasurer Mr Paramjit
COMMITTEE CHIEF: Mr Ved Prakash was unanimously elected President of the Market Committee, Sector 7 C, here, on Thursday. Mr Suresh Bansal was elected General Secretary of the committee and Mr Arvind Bhasin Treasurer. The new members urged the Administration to provide a parking lot in front of the market.
PROTEST: Members of the Punjab PWD senior engineers forum and the coordination committee of subdivisional engineers and junior engineers held a rally in protest against the alleged efforts of the Punjab Infrastructure Development Board to grab works relating to the department for execution, thereby causing huge loss to the exchequer. Mr M.S. Nijjar, convenor of the committee, alleged that the executive committee of the board was hiring consultants for identifying various projects, the expertise for which is already available with the department. The engineers were being forced to hand over the feasibility reports to such consultants in violation of norms.
PROBE SOUGHT: The Joint Womens Front at a meeting held on Wednesday at Lajpat Bhavan, in Sector 15 have expressed shock and concern over the mysterious death of Harpreet, daughter of Bibi Jagir Kaur. Several womens organisations at the meeting urged the National Commission for Women to immediately take up the issue and investigate into the matter.
CLOSURE SOUGHT: The Himachal Maloya Colony Niwasi Sudhar Sabha has demanded immediate closure of a wine shop, which was set up in the colony recently. In a representation to the Deputy Commissioner, the sabha alleged that due to the opening of the shop incidents of eve-teasing and other anti-social acts had increased. If it is not possible to cancel the permission to run the wine shop, then the shop should be shifted from the existing site, the representation added.
STRIKE: A one-day token strike was observed here on Thursday by local associations affiliated to the Indian National Defence Workers Federation. A statement issued by the Chandigarh Area MES Workers Union said their demands included upgradation of pay scales of skilled craftsman, accumulation and encashment of earned leave on superannuation upto 300 days for industrial workers, removal of disparities between industrial and non-industrial staff, implementation of assured career progress scheme, removal of ban on recruitment and abolishing vacant posts.
DHARNA PLANNED: The Panjab University Teachers Association at a meeting here on Thursday decided that a dharna would be organised coinciding with the university syndicate meeting on April 30. Prof P.P. Arya, president, said that the university had failed to implement the Career Advancement Scheme despite assurances in 1999.
YPS TRIP: Children of the junior wing of Yadvindra Public School participated in an industrial trip to a cold drink bottling company in Baddi. They were taken on a guided tour of the factory. Quiz contest and fun games were also organised on the occasion. In the past fortnight, Shivalik Public School, Guru Nanak Public School, St Stephens School, New Public School, Vivek School, Government Schools (Sector 35 and Sector 20) and Ajit Karam Singh School and Hans Raj School , Panchkula, have taken their students on such guided tours.
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