|Wednesday, May 17, 2000,
WHEAT PROCUREMENT: Wheat procurement in the district has exceeded its target by 14 per cent as compared to last year. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Narinderjit Singh, said here on Monday that over 8.83 lakh tonnes of wheat had arrived at 139 mandis in the district.
CRITICISED: The Electronic Goods Association in a press note here on Monday criticised the local municipal corporation for charging higher octroi on electronic goods as compared to their counterparts in Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Patiala. The association was planning to move the high court in this connection.
CAMP: A hepatitis-B camp was organised by the local Rotary Club (Mid-Town) at Baba Hanj Convent School at Kang Mai village on Sunday. Dr B.K. Mehta, president of the club, said 500 kids, including the staff of the school, were given vaccination.
STATUE INSTALLED: A statue of Maharishi Balmiki was installed with religious ceremonies at the Balmiki Temple near the Clock Tower here on Sunday. A function was organised in this connection which was presided over by Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected
office-bearers of the Sri Tung Nath Sewa Samiti:
President Mr R.K. Puri; Vice-President Mr
Manmohan Jand; General Secretary Mr S.L. Sharma;
Cashier Mr Hargobind Sharma; and Propaganda
Secretary Mr Romesh Chand.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMME: A six-week women entrepreneurship development programme, sponsored by the Small Industries Development Bank of India, commenced at the Technical Teachers Training Institute in Sector 26 on Monday. Dr S. Krishnamurthy, Principal of the TTTI, in his presidential address, spoke about the need for entrepreneurship promotion amongst women in the fast-changing economic scenario of the country. Ms R. Puri, a former Dean of Panjab University, in her inaugural address emphasised equal opportunities for women. Mr Yadav from the SIDBI highlighted the role played by the SIDBI in furthering the cause of entrepreneurship in the country.
MOBILE COMMUNICATION: As part of the World Telecommunication Day celebrations, the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers will hold a programme on mobile communication at the IETE building in Sector 30 on Wednesday. Mr R.N. Gupta, Chief General Manager, Punjab Telecom Circle, will be the chief guest. Senior executives of leading mobile operators will attend the programme.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the General Insurance Employees Association (NZ), Chandigarh unit: President Mr I.P. Gupta; Senior Vice-President Mr Anand Kumar, Vice-Presidents Kanchan Kumar, Mr Jagmohan Singh Walia, Mr Ravi Shankar and Mr Kuldip Singh; Secretary Mr O.P. Sachdeva; Organising Secretary Mr M.K. Bhatia; Joint Secretaries Mr Deepak Malik, Mr H.S. Patpatia, Mr Sanjeev Sethi, Mr Gurbirpal Singh and Mr Hari Mal Thakur; Treasurer Mr Rakesh Verma; and Assistant Treasurer Mr Arun Kundlia.
BANK SHIFTED: The extension counter of Punjab National Bank, Modern Housing complex, on Tuesday, moved to a new spacious place at Bay Shop 53, Shopping Complex, MHC, from its old rented premises. The counter which began operations in October 1996, has done business worth Rs 4 crore, said Mr O.P. Vyas, Senior Regional Manager of the PNB, who was the chief guest at a function held on the occasion.
POSTPONED: The Sector 17 Shopping Carnival, originally
scheduled to be held from May 21 to 28, has been
postponed. It will not be held from May 28 to June 4, Ms
Priti Kohli of Samvad announced on Tuesday. She said that
all clearances and permissions for holding the shopping
carnival had been obtained from the authorities
ONE DEAD: Darshan Singh (35) of Rattia town in the district died on Monday when his scooter was hit by a Jeep near Hamjapur village on the Fatehabad-Rattia road. The jeep driver absconded.
MP FUND: BJP leaders sought an increase in the MP area development grant from Rs 2 crore to 5 crore. Mr Rattan Lal Kataria, secretary, All-India BJP, and an MP from Ambala, said here on Monday that as inflation had increased, the amount was meagre for developing a constituency.
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