|Saturday, May 6, 2000,
FLEECING: Mr Raj Kumar Nidder, General Secretary, and Mr Tara Singh, Secretary of the Shivalik Consumers Association, have condemned the fleecing by gas agency holders while issuing DBC. In a press note issued here on Wednesday, they alleged that the owners of these agencies were charging Rs 4,300 for a connection with hot plates whereas the consumer was supposed to pay Rs 2,377 for DBC , pipe and regulator. They further alleged that these agency owners force the consumers to buy hot plate.
SENTENCED: Mr R L Roozam, District and Sessions Judge, Hoshiarpur, has sentenced Avtar Singh, a resident of Jaura village, to life imprisonment. According to the FIR, Avtar Singh had murdered Manjit, son of Om Parkash of the same village, on September 14,1998.
NIRANKARI CHIEF: Satguru Baba Hardev Singh Ji, chief of Niarankari Mission, addressed a religious congregation here on Friday in Sant Nirankari Bhavan. Addressing the gathering, he asked the people to follow the path shown by the Saints.
ARRESTED: Rajinder Pal Githa, who was declared as a proclaimed offender 26 years ago, was arrested on Wednesday by the police. According to the information available, Githa was declared a proclaimed offender in a case relating to the possession of 50 bottles of illicit liquor.
RALLIES: The Bahujan Samaj Morcha will hold rallies in all 117 assembly constituencies after enrolling 1 lakh new members by the end of this month. This was stated here on Friday by the national president of the morcha, Mr Satnam Singh Kainth.
ELECTED: Mr Hardial Singh Gill has been unanimously elected as president of the Arhtiya Association of the grain market at Sahnewal. Earlier, Pandit Ram Sarup had resigned from the post on Wednesday.
RALLY: Employees working
in different Punjab Government departments such as
Education, Health and the PSEB on a call given by the
Punjab Mulazam Sanghrash Committee, organised a rally on
Thursday at Chabal township against the latest government
orders to recover the border house rent (free
accommodation) allowance received by the employees
working in the border belt during the past couple of
VIKRETA SANGH: Members of the Samachar Patar Vikreta Sangh, Chandigarh, SAS Nagar and Panchkula, at a general body meeting held on Friday evening decided to support the hartal of the Chandigarh Coordination Committee of Newspapers and News Agencies Employees Union on May 8, according to Mr R.K. Sharma, General Secretary.
AGITATION PLANNED: The Citco Workers Union has decided to launch agitation against the privatisation of Hotel Shivalikview. This was decided at the executive meeting of the union here on Thursday. The meeting took serious note of the anti-employee and anti-people policies of the Chandigarh Administration.
SESSIONS JUDGE: The new District and Sessions Judge, Mr H.S. Bhalla, on Friday assumed office. Mr Bhalla, earlier posted at Bathinda as the District and Sessions Judge, is replacing Mr B.S. Bedi who retired earlier. Judicial Magistrates (1st class) and the UT Additional District and Sessions Judges called on the new DSJ to welcome him. He was also greeted by some members of the UT District Bar Association along with its President N.K. Nanda.
TALENT AWARD: Himjeet Singh Bains, a student of DAV College, has been awarded the All-India Talent Scholarship Award by the International Childrens Excellence Fund. Himjeet was awarded for his performance while at Shivalik Public School in 1998. He is also a winner of the National Talent Search Examination and the All-India Talent Scholarship Award.
POPPY HUSK SEIZED: The Sadar police has arrested Jeet Singh, a resident of Kishangarh in Moga, and seized 15 kg poppy husk from his possession. He was arrested on Thursday at Gangwa village near here. The Barwala police has arrested Ajmer Singh and Dharamvir of Panihari village and seized 30 kg of poppy husk from their possession. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered against them.
ELECTED: The following
have been elected office-bearers of the Prabhandhak
Committee Lal Dwara, Jagadhri Road, Yamunanagar:
president Mr Pooran Chand Mehta; senior
vice-president Mr Sat Pal Arora; vice-president
Mr Lalji Ram Thakur; general secretary Mr
Surjit Mehta; and treasurer Mr Pishori Lal Handa.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the HPSEB Draughtsman Association, Capital zone, Shimla: president Mr D.S. Kashyap; vice-president Mr Shobha Ram; zonal secretary Mr Jaswant Singh; joint secretary-cum-press secretary Mr Satish Arya; finance secretary Mr Baldev Singh Verma; chief advisor Mr M.I. Ansari; and auditor Mr Ram Singh.
WORKSHOP: A four-day workshop on Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation began here on Thursday under the District Primary Education Programme. Inaugurating the workshop, Mr Rajiv Sharma, State Programme Director, said the evaluation of students should be such as would bring out their strengths and weaknesses. He underlined the need for introducing grading system at the primary level.
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