|Wednesday, May 3, 2000,
HELD: The police has arrested Zaffar Iqbal and Gufar Ali, both Pakistani nationals, after they reached the Bahmani bridge from Jhabkara village after crossing the Jalalia river. According to Mr Varinder Kumar, SSP, the duo said during interrogation that they had crossed over to India after a family dispute. A case has been registered at the Dinanagar police station.
ROBBERY BID: Residents of the Library Road here are panicky after an attempt by anti-social elements to commit robbery at the Bank of India here on Sunday. According to official sources, some unidentified persons broke open the locks of the main gate of the bank and the room containing arms. An unsuccessful attempt was made to open the strong room. The incident was reported at the local police station but no arrests have been made so far.
BURNT: Various cases of burning of wheat crop due to fires have been reported from various part of the subdivision. Standing wheat crop in 20 acres of land at Nabipur, belonging to Mr Jagir Singh, former Sarpanch, was reportedly burnt. Standing crop in 14 acres at Sidhwan, belonging to Mr Joga Singh, was also reportedly burnt. Similarly, wheat crop at Gunnopur, Saidowal, Bhurian Sainian and Darapur in more than 200 acres of land was reportedly burnt on Sunday. Six wheat stacks Punsup caught fire but it was brought under control.
RAIDS: The District Mandi Officer conducted raids at Qadian on Sunday and recommended suspension of foodgrain licences of some dealers for under weighing of wheat purchased from farmers. A few trading companies were caught weighing less wheat than the actual weight.
DEMANDED: Mr Surinder Mohan Tejpal, Municipal Councillor, in a press statement issued here on Monday has demanded that the road from the old police chowki to Sugar Mills Colony should be constructed on a priority basis to ease traffic congestion on the Jalandhar-Chandigarh road in the town.
MEDICAL CAMP: The Shiv Sena, Mandal Rahon, organised a free medical camp at Government Primary School, Rahon, 7 km from here, on Sunday. A team of doctors examined 620 patients suffering from various ailments. Blood and ECG tests were also done at the camp, according to a press note issued here on Monday by Mr Manoj Pathak, president of the district unit of the Shiv Sena.
ELECTED: The general body meeting of the Faculty Club of Punjabi University at its meeting held on Monday elected Dr Sukhdarshan Singh Khehra as President of the club. The office of the Vice-President has gone to Dr Kuljit Singh Sohal (geography). Dr Balwinder Singh (economics) and Mr Kuldip Singh Dhillon (library) have been elected secretary and joint secretary, respectively.
ICSSR TEAM: Dr R.N. Pal, Professor in the Department of political science of Punjabi University, has been selected by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) as a member of the ICSSR team to visit Hong Kong, China and Korea from May 15 to 28. Dr Pal recently visited Moscow where he presented a paper on foundations of federalism in India: theory and practice.
BOOK RELEASED: Parm Purkh Ko Dasa a book on poems relating to the Khalsa Sajna Divas, besides the life and teachings of the 10th Guru was released on the eve of 301st Khalsa Sajna Divas recently. The book has been compiled by the Punjabi Kavi Mandal, an association of poets. Punjabi poets Joginder Singh Rainkh, M.S. Gill, Manjit Kaur and Jai Gopal Ashk also participated in a kavi darbar organised on the occasion.
BOOK: Economic Humanism, a book on economic philosophy of nobel laureate Amartya Sen, was released by Dr Janak Gupta, Dean Social Sciences, Punjabi University at the ICSSR Complex of Panjab University here on Tuesday. Dr Manjit Kalra, a senior lecturer in Economics, at the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, has authored the book. Among the speakers Mr Dalbir Singh, assistant editor, Punjabi Tribune, said Dr Kalras style was simple and lucid. Dr Kiran Pawar, a Professor and a former chairperson of the Department of History, spoke on women empowerment.
POLICE POST: A police post has been set up at the newly inaugurated Inter-State Bus Stand in Sector 43 for the convenience of the public and to maintain law and order. A Sub-Inspector has been posted as the in charge along with a Head Constable and two Constables. The setup is likely to be strengthened in the coming days.
FIRES: Wheat crop and fodder in several acres of land was destroyed by fire at several places in the district since Sunday. According to reports, fires destroyed wheat crop and fodder in 25 acres of land at Chandokalan village. The fire broke out due to a short circuit. A fire also destroyed wheat crop and fodder at Hukmanwali, Dharnia, Shawger and Hamjapur villages. Ten bags of wheat were destroyed in fire at the local grain market on Monday.
ROADS: The district administration has drawn up a plan to undertake construction and repair of roads in the urban and rural areas of the district. This was stated by Mr Sudhir Rajpal, Deputy Commissioner, while addressing officials of the agencies concerned here on Tuesday. The Deputy Commissioner asked officials of the PWD (B&R), the local municipal council, the Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board and the Haryana Urban Development Authority to gear up their machinery and complete the work by June 30 positively.
POLICE CAMPAIGN: The police, in a special campaign launched against anti-social elements, proclaimed offenders and bail jumpers, arrested nine persons on the charge of violating the Indian Arms Act and seized seven country-made pistols, three cartridges and two knives from their possession. Senior Superintendent of Police K.P. Singh told mediapersons here on Tuesday that the police had also arrested one person for possessing 85 gm charas. One person was arrested on the charge of satta gambling under the garb of selling lottery tickets. The SSP said the police had also arrested 15 persons on the charge of smuggling liquor. According to him, seven persons who were released on bail by different courts, but did not turn up again and had been evading arrest for the past 10 years were also arrested.
RAPE: The Kharkhauda
police has arrested Sunil, alias Surauti, in connection
with the alleged rape of a 13-year-old minor Dalit girl
of Pipli village in the district on April 26. SSP K.P.
Singh told mediapersons here that the suspect had entered
the victims house when she was alone. He allegedly
raped her and escaped.
DEAD: Chuni Lal (80), a freedom fighter and a former member of the Territorial Council of Himachal Pradesh, passed away on Tuesday after a prolonged illness. He was cremated in the presence of a large crowd.
BUS SERVICE: The
decision of the transport authorities to change the
timing of the Annandale-Sanjauli bus service from 8.40
a.m. to 8.15 a.m. has caused resentment among the
residents of the Annandale area. The rescheduling of the
service is causing much inconvenience to the school
children and office-goers. The residents have urged the
authorities to either restore the old timings of the bus
or introduce a new bus service on the route.
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