|Tuesday, May 16, 2000,
RESIDENTS SORE: Resentment prevails among residents of the local Telian Bazaar, Upplan Street, Rajan Street and the Gopal Bhavan area on account of inadequate supply of drinking water for the past one month. Residents have to walk for long distances to fetch water.
CONDEMNED: Dr S. Tarsem, general secretary of the Central Punjabi writers Association, has condemned the action of anti-social elements who damaged the samadhi of renowned Punjabi novelist, Nanak Singh. In a press note issued here on Sunday, he demanded the immediate arrest of those involved in the incident and the reconstruction of the samadhi.
DEMANDED: The local Citizens Welfare Council has demanded that a pollution control office be opened here. In a press note issued here on Sunday, Dr Satish Kapoor, president of the council, said the Punjab Government had made it compulsory for all vehicle owners to keep a pollution free certificate. However, nothing had been done in this regard in this industrial town, he said.
TEACHERS UNION: Prof G.S.Sandhu of the local D.A.N. College of Education for Women and Prof Pargan Singh Atwal of S.N.College, Banga, have been unanimously elected president and the secretary, respectively, of the district unit of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union.
LIONS CLUB: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Lions Club (Nawanshahr city): president Mr Iqbal Singh, secretary Mr A.S. Bhatti and treasurer Mr Gopal Mohan.
ELECTED: Mr Sita Ram Taneja has been elected president of the local Industrial Focal Point Association.
ARRESTED: The police has arrested Mukhtiar Singh, Jaswant Singh , Mohinder Pal , Jasvir Singh, Binder and Gopal while gambling and seized Rs 707 along with gambling slips from them. A case has been registered against them.
RAIDS: The police conducted raids at the local Satlej and Chic-Chic restaurants and found that the managers of both restaurants were serving liquor without permits. Ten persons have been arrested and cases registered against them, according to a press note issued here on Friday.
CELEBRATED: Kids painting and partying were central to Mothers Day celebrations organised by the Margas Kids Club at Rock Garden on Monday. A press release said all families were given certificates of recognition. There were approximately 600 paintings. The Department of Adult Education of Panjab University in collaboration with Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, also organised a function on Mothers Day awareness. Approximately 40 students participated.
TRAINING TECHNIQUE: A sector specific recognised Users development programme in training technique course was inaugurated by Mr M.P. Bezabaruah, Secretary ( Tourism) at Dr Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Catering and Nutrition, Sector 42, on Monday. He spoke on various aspects of the course and gave examples of technology revolutionising hotel management. Mr Navin Kumar Nanchahal, Principal, proposed the vote of thanks.
BEREAVED: Ms Chameli Devi, mother of Mr R.K. Jain, Chief Engineer, Chandigarh Administration, died on Monday after a protracted illness. She was 73. She is survived by four sons and four daughters. Her body was taken to Sonepat for cremation this evening.
COMPLAINT: Mr Harbans
Kaur, a former municipal councillor of the SAS Nagar
municipal council, in a complaint to the Deputy
Commissioner, Ropar, has said that at least 250 bogus
votes had been identified by residents of Phase XI in
ward no. 23. In some cases votes had been made against
MEETING: The Shiromani Akali Dal, Haryana unit, will hold, a meeting at the gurdwara at Nada Sahib on May 20 to discuss various issues. The General Secretary, Mr Ranvir Singh Fauji, said the meeting has been called by Mr Balwinder Singh, a Rajya Sabha member. Members of the SGPC are also expected to participate.
ELECTED: Mr Jagbir and
Ms Ram Dai have been unanimously elected Chairman and
Vice-Chairperson, respectively, of the Ganaur Panchayat
Samiti in the district. According to official sources,
both were INLD-sponsored candidates and Mr Ved Singh
Malik, a former minister, played an important role in the
holding of unanimous elections. As many as 25 of the 27
members attended the specially convened meeting which was
presided over by the District Development and Panchyat
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