|Thursday, May 25, 2000,
BOOKED: Subhash Chander and Joginder Singh residents of Dharam Nagri have been booked under Section 376 of the IPC for allegedly raping a woman outside the farm house of Sher Singh. In another complaint lodged under Sections 452 of the IPC by a resident of Baslluana village against Vijay Kumar and Subhash Chander, residents of Nanak Nagri, it was alleged that the two forced entry into her residence teased her in the presence of Mohinder Kaur a neighbour to press for the withdrawal of a case against Sarabjit Singh and Harminder Singh.
PROTEST: Resentment prevails among the employees of Rail Coach Factory, Hussainpur, near here, over a ban on the entry of the central vice-president of the Technical Employees Association of Railways (TEAR), Mr Tej Paul Singh, in the coach factory. Mr P.K. Kaushal, Mr Sarvjit Singh, Mr Paramjit Singh, Mr Talib Mohammad and Mr Bachitter Singh, leaders of employees in a statement here on Tuesday criticised the Railway Protection Force for stopping Mr Singh at the gate of the factory and for not allowing him to enter the factory premises in order to participate in the general body meeting of employees held on May 19.
'END TO TRANSFERS': The PSEB employees federation on Wednesday met the chief minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, and the Power Minister, Mr Sikandar Singh Malooka, and pleaded with them that keeping in view the stay order the management should not order large-scale tranfers. The deputation led by federation President Charanjit Singh Walia also urged the authorities to announce cadre-wise pay scales.
ELECTED: Mr Amarjit Singh Sarna and Mr Naib Singh have been elected President and General Secretary, respectively, of the Chandigarh Gurdwara Asthapan Committee. The other office-bearers are Senior Vice-President Mr Kuldip Singh Chandha; Vice-President Mr Joginder Singh Joga; Propaganda Secretary Mr Sarup Singh Saaqi; Finance Secretary Mr Balwant Singh; and Cashier Mr Jagjit Singh.
OFFICE-BEARERS: Mr Manmohan Lal Sarin has been elected President of the Alliance Francaise Le Corbusier de Chandigarh. The other officer-bearers are Vice-President Mrs Gurshinder Aulakh; Secretary Dr Vipnesh Bhardwaj; Treasurer Mr Y.R. Kapur; and members Mrs Kavita Das, Mr Surinder Jhina, Mr Walter Kissinger, Mrs Sheh Popli, Mr Narinder Rawal and Mr Shiv Singh.
COOPERATIVE BODY CHIEF: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Army Welfare Housing Organisation Cooperative and Maintenance Society: President Lieut-Col J.S. Panag; Vice-President Mrs Harbhajan Singh; General-Secretary Lieut-Col A.S. Bajwa; and Treasurer Lieut-Col B.S. Grewal.
WORKSHOP: A one-day teachers training workshop on "solid waste disposal and environment" was organised by the World Wide Fund for nature-India at the Sector 11 karuna sadan on Wednesday. As many as 25 teachers attended the workshop which was conducted by Dr Sangeeta Jund and Ms Balwinder Kaur under the national environment awareness campaign sponsored by the Ministry of Environment and Forests. Lectures were also delivered by Dr R.C. Sobti of Panjab University and Dr Surinder Kumar of the northern region office of the Ministry of environment.
CONCLUDES: A five-day special sant samagam to commemorate the martyrdom day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev was organised by the Naujawan Sewa Dal of Mani majra at Gurdwara Mata Raj Kaur here. Sant Dalbagh Singh of Rohisar Sahib, Malowal, enthralled the gatherings with his recitation of kirtan and discourses.
AN ACT OF HONESTY: The
torch of honesty still burns. Lieut-Col S.K.Mohan
received a lady's purse having been presumed as lost for
ever. The purse had fallen in Sector 34, Colonel Mohan
said here on Wednesday. Mr Rajesh, working as a therapist
with a clinic in Sector 34, found the purse and handed it
over to his employer. The doctor called up the Colonel's
house informing about the purse's discovery.
ORIENTATION COURSE: The Vice-Chancellor of Kurukshetra University, Prof Hoshiar Singh, emphasised on the need of holding a national seminar on the role of teachers at the valedictory session of the 33rd Orientation Programme of Academic Staff College here on Monday evening. According to the Deputy Director of Academic Staff College of the university, at least 47 teachers (18 male and 29 female) participated in this four-week long Orientation Programme.
THREE HELD: The Ganaur police has arrested three persons in connection with the alleged murder of Rameshwar, a resident of Aghwanpur village on May 14. The Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr K.P. Singh, told mediapersons here on Wednesday that the arrested persons had been identified as Rajinder, Ramesh and Ajit.
PRINCIPAL HELD: Rattan Singh Saroha, a former principal of the local CRZ Senior Secondary School, was arrested here on Tuesday by the police on the charges of alleged misappropriation of school funds to the tune of about Rs 5 lakh. He was produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate who remanded him to custody for two days for further investigations. It is alleged that the suspect had prepared fake bills and embezzled about Rs 5 lakh from the funds meant for the school.
ARRESTED: The CIA police arrested a youth Jatinder, alias Kala, of Bhainswal Kalan village on Tuesday for allegedly possessing a country-made pistol. A case under the Excise Act has been registered against him.
GRANT-IN-AID: The Haryana Government has sanctioned a sum of Rs 12 lakh as grant-in-aid for the Sonepat Municipal Council to enable it to release two months salary to its employees. The employees of the municipal council have been protesting against the non-payment of salary on time.
RALLY: The Haryana
Government Cooperative Development Ministerial Staff
Association will hold a rally on June 8 in the city. Mr
Surinder Kumar Sharma, general secretary of the
association, told mediapersons here on Wednesday that the
rally would be addressed by senior leaders.
ELECTED: Mr Jai Ram
Thakur was elected a president of the district unit of
the BJP unanimously on Monday. Mr Jai Ram is BJP MLA from
Chaichot Assembly segment and is also holding the post of
state president of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.
Records from Theog
THEOG is a small scenic town, 27 km North of Shimla. It has a population of about 4500. Three distinguished persons from here have already made to the Guinness Book of World Records.
Slim 24-year-old bearded Ramesh Khachi after 11 hours and 2 minutes of static wall-press sitting on September 22, 1992 made entry into the book.
In this posture one sits with back pressed against the wall with no support to the bottom. The legs and the thighs make a right angle at the knees. In 1989 Madan Verma of Theog made to the record book for doing the feat for three hours.
In 1990 one Briton Paddy Doyle sat in the posture for four hours. Ramesh broke the Britons record by a huge margin.
In 1988 dentist Dr Rajinder Singh made to the Guinness Book of World Records by typing on a manual typewriter for 10 hours with a speed of 98 words per minute with 99.97 per cent accuracy.
In 1995 Ajay Sharma, then seven, did 1760 sit-ups in 35 minutes and earned his place in the Limca Book of Records. He has to break the record of 3200 sit-ups in 60 minutes to find his name in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The Nawanshahr district administration work is being computerised. A site has been made ready for setting up the National Information Centre (NIC) unit here.
Necessary hardware and software is expected to reach here soon for making the unit operational.
Dr Roshan Sunkaria, Deputy Commissioner, said land registration documents in Nawanshahr subdivision had already been computerised. These documents would be made computerised in Balachaur sub-division soon.
The Commissioner, Jalandhar division, Mr B.K. Srivastava, inaugurated the computerisation of land registration work here on May 8.
Though due to the teething troubles in the system, public is facing inconvenience. They have to spend more time than usual to get their land registered.
Old is gold
Octogenarian Hans Raj, the owner of Shiv Motor garage, drives his 68-year-old Ford car in Pathankot city. He purchased the car in 1947 at Amritsar.
In the fifties of the two cars in the city one was the Ford of Mr Hans Raj. In 1965 as an Army contractor he supplied material to Army units in the car. he took supplies in the car to border areas. Even my family has grown fond of this car, said the proud owner.
Dr Surinder Kasnia grows strawberries in Sirsa. He has reaped a record harvest of 500 to 700 gm of fruit per plant in the country.
Dr Kasnia was given the State Best Farmer award by the Haryana Chief Minister at a function held at Yamunanagar last month.
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