|Wednesday, May 24, 2000,
VISITED: Justice J.S. Kher of the Punjab and Haryana High Court visited the local Central Jail on Sunday and heard grievances of inmates. He decided cases of 14 undertrials who admitted their crimes. Justice Kher directed the District and Sessions Judge to decide the cases of undertrials on priority basis.
MEMORANDUM: A delegation of Tewar village, led by its Sarpanch, Mr Mohinder Singh Hundal, met the SSP of Ropar, Mr G.S. Bhullar on Tuesday and gave him a memorandum, demanding a high-level inquiry into the incident of May 17 in which some persons of Takipur village attacked and injured some residents of Tewar village. They have written that instead of punishing the guilty a criminal case under Section 326 was being registered against some residents of Tewar village.
APPOINTED: Dr Raman Aggarwal has been appointed Director of Studies of IMA College of General Practitioners — an academic wing of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Punjab. According to communication by Dr O.P.S. Kande, President of the Punjab IMA received here on Tuesday another local doctor J.S. Virk has been appointed joint secretary of the college.
PURSE LOST:Ms Vijay Sharma of NIPER, SAS Nagar said on Tuesday that had lost her purse in a Haryana Roadways bus on Sunday. The purse contained her driving licence, identity card, PAN card and some cash.
PLANNERS' PANEL:Mr K. Surjit Singh has been elected Chairman of the Chandigarh regional chapter of the Institute of Town Planners of India. Mr Jaswant Singh has been elected as Secretary while Mr Devinder Nimbokar Treasurer and Mr Nadim Akhtar Auditor.
STUDENTS' GESTURE:Students of the Interact Club of the Sector 27 Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan collected Rs 10,000 in response to an appeal of the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for people of the drought-hit areas of Rajasthan and Gujarat. A cheque for Rs 10,000 was presented to the Adviser to the Administrator, Mrs Vineeta Rai, for onward transmission to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.
NOMINATIONS SOUGHT:The local unit of the Chandigarh Nationalist Congress Party at its meeting held on Monday urged the Chandigarh Administration to nominate members of the party on the Local Advisory Council and its various sub-committees.
WATER SHORTAGE:The West of Sector 38 HIG (Upper) Group Agency has complained of acute shortage of drinking water in the colony. The agency maintained that those living on the first and second floors had been experiencing severe shortage of drinking water for the past two months.
NOMINATED: Mr Bhaiya Ram Gupta, a social activist, has been nominated as the district convenor of the National Vaish Council, according to a press note issued by the party.
DHARNA: Safai workers sat on a day’s dharna in front of the office of the Sonepat Municipal Council here on Tuesday in protest against the non-payment of salaries for the past two months. They also held a rally and raised slogans against the Chairman of the council and other authorities.
AWARENESS CAMPAIGN: To create awareness among the people about AIDS, a family health conference of panches and sarpanches on block basis was held under the Family Health Awareness campaign, here on Friday. The conference was presided over by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anand.
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