|Tuesday, May 23, 2000,
NOMINATED: Capt Amarinder Singh, President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, has nominated Mr Sukhbir Singh Saini as General Secretary of the District Congress committee, Patiala.
WATER SCARCITY: Kunails religious `dera , 8 km from here , where Baba Sunder Muni is running an old-age home and a school, is without water for the past two months. According to Baba Muni the tubewells transformer was burnt two months ago and there is no arrangement of a generator. Because of this old persons, students and hundreds of others are facing the problem of scarcity of water.
TRIBUTES: Rich tributes were paid to Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister, on his death anniversary on Sunday by the Punjab unit of the Indian National Congress Trade Union. The unit opposed the government move on privatisation and demanded abolition of contract system and child labour. Mr Mohinder Singh Kalyan, former MP, assailed the state government for rampant corruption in the administration.
CRUSHED TO DEATH: Two persons were crushed to death in different accidents on Sunday evening. It is learnt a labourer who was collecting scattered grains from a road in the Baghapurana grain market here was run over by a speeding truck and killed on the spot. Another youth of the town was also crushed to death by a Punjab Roadways bus while crossing the road, 1 km from here, on the Moga-Ludhiana road. The police has registered cases in both incidents and the bodies of the deceased have been sent for a post-mortem examination.
ARRESTED: The police has arrested Davinder Singh, son of Tarlochan Singh, a resident of Balachaur, Jagtar Singh, son of Ajit Singh, a resident of Garhshankar, and Sunita Rani, daughter of Raj Kumar, a resident of Basti Jodhewal, Ludhiana, who were suspected to be involved in adultery and were searching for a hideout. The suspects were taken into custody near Hotel Shine Start here. A case has been registered under Sections 41(2) and 109, IPC, according to a press note issued by the police here on Sunday.
ELECTED: Prof Jasbir Singh Dhaliwal of SBDSM Khalsa College , Domeli, has been unanimously elected president of the Kapurthala district unit of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU).
DEAD: Veteran social activist and a cloth business magnate Jahangir Singh Bedi died here on Saturday. He was 85. Mr Bedi had been imprisoned during the Punjabi Suba movement.
AWARD: For its contribution in the field of indigenisation of aero spares, 3 Base Repair Depot here has received the award for Overall Excellence in Indigenisation Effort for 1999-2000. Air Officer Commanding, 3 BRD, Air Cdre Arvinda Agrawal, said that this award had been constituted by the IAF's Maintenance Command this year and 3 BRD was the first establishment to receive it. The award, carrying a certificate and a running trophy, was received by Air Commodore Agrawal at the station commanders' conference held at Maintenance Command Headquarters recently.
CHARITABLE TRUST: The Meeri Peeri charitable trust is planning to launch a website on education which will meet the various knowledge needs of students from class V onwards. A member of the trust, Mr J.S. Sodhi, while talking to newspersons said that the interactive website "will be helpful to students of classes V to XII, degree classes, specialised training on computer courses at an economically affordable price tag". He claimed that the website on the internet will be India's biggest portal on education (academic and technical) covering the syllabus set by the CBSE, the ICSE, various state education boards and universities. Mr Sodhi said that the trust had already launched a website www.modelandfashionworld.com.
ARRESTED: The district police has arrested two persons for supplying opium to prisoners in the local jail. According to the information received on Sunday, Gurtej Singh and Mahinder Singh of Bhavdeen village had come to see Baggar Singh , a prisoner, and were giving him 20 gm of opium hidden in holes in soap cakes when the jail warden saw them. The duo was arrested and a case was registered against the three, including the prisoner.
STUDENT MISSING: A female BA II student of a local college in the district is reported to be missing since May 12. According to the information received on Sunday, Kamlesh of Muhammadpur Sotar village in Fatehabad district had come to the college to appear in an exam on May 12 and had gone missing since then. The police has registered a case under Sections 363 and 366, IPC, on the complaint of her brother who said that his neighbour Sandeep was missing too.
KIDNAP BID: The Gohana police on Sunday registered a case under Sections 364 and 511, IPC, in connection with an alleged attempt to kidnap Mr Ram Avtar Bansal, a senior BJP leader of Gohana , by a deputy jailer and his accomplices. According to a report lodged with the police, Mr Bansal alleged that the culprits came in a Tata Sumo and a car and sought information about his brother-in-law Sushil Jain from him. In the meantime, they dragged him and tried to push him into the waiting vehicles, but some shopkeepers came to his rescue and the culprits fled. The police is investigating into the case.
WATER SCARCITY: Thousands of residents of Mohalla Kalan and its adjoining areas had to go without water on Sunday evening. The residents said they had not been receiving the evening supply for the past few days and all their complaints in this regard to the authorities concerned had gone unattended.
SELF IMMOLATION BID: Ms Santra Devi, a housewife, attempted self-immolation at her house at Kabirpur village near here on Sunday. According to a report reaching here, she was immediately rushed to the local Civil Hospital from where she was referred to the Medical College Hospital at Rohtak in a critical condition.
JANATA DARBAR: The weekly janata darbar held at the district headquarters by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Sudhir Rajpal, has yielded positive results. According to official sources, the Deputy Commissioner has so far disposed of more than 350 complaints received by him. Most of the complaints related to power and water crises besides smuggling of liquor and encroachments on the public, municipal, HUDA and panchayat lands.
LOK ADALAT: Fifty cases
relating to accidents, compensation, revenue and the
Hindu Marriage Act were decided at a Lok Adalat held here
on Saturday. The District and Sessions Judge-cum-Chairman
of the District Legal Service Authority, Mr S.K. Sardana,
and Dr Puran Mal Gaur, a member of the Lok Adalat, were
present. A compensation of Rs 50 lakh was given to the
aggrieved parties. Mr Sardana said a special Lok Adalat
would be held at the judicial courts complex on May 27.
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