|Friday, May 26, 2000,
APPOINTED: Mr Sayed Mumtaj Ahmed Shah appointed chairman of the local Improvement Trust for two years at a function held here on Wednesday. Mr Nusrat Ikram Khan Bagga, Cabinet minister, SDM Jaspal Singh Jassi and DSP Surinder Singh Saini were also present on the occasion.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Panchayati Raj (PR) Class-I Engineers Association: president- Mr Satish Chawla; general secretary- Mr Mohinder Pal; and vice- president- Mr Kuldip Singh Garcha.
PROTEST: The ETT candidates held a protest march and sat on a dharna in front of the local secretariat on Wednesday against the decision of the Punjab Government to consider B.Ed. candidates for the recently advertised primary teachers posts. Mr Avneet Chada, general secretary of Unemployed Elementary Teachers Union alleged Mr Tota Singh, Education Minister, Punjab, had gone back on the assurance given to the ETT candidates on January 16, 2000. He had said the government would not consider B.Ed. candidates for these posts. However, now the B.Ed. candidates have been asked to apply for the posts.
TRAINING: A one-day training workshop on the family health awareness campaign was organised for the benefit of opinion leaders by the Citizens Awareness Group in collaboration with the AIDS Control Society at SC and ST Youth Welfare Dharamshala, Ram Darbar, Phase II, here on Thursday. As many as 50 volunteers attended the workshop. The key speakers were Dr N.M. Sharma, Project Director, AIDS Control Society, UT Ms Amrit Ahluwalia, NGO Adviser, Dr Vandana Dewan and Dr Ajit Saroa. The main object of the workshop is to create awareness about family health programmes among the youth and social workers of the Ram Darbar area.
COMPLAINT: Seven tenants of a house owned by a CSIO employee at Burail village have lodged a complaint with the police alleging that their landlord had been overcharging them for both water and electricity. The tenants alleged that the landlord had hiked the water tariff by 50 per cent and similarly he was overcharging them for power supply without even providing the desired quality of supply. The complainants include Mr Kuldip Singh, Mr Ashok Kumar, Mr Manjit Singh, Mr Shiv Partap and Mr Rakesh Kumar.
HOSTEL FACILITIES: The Jat Sabha has decided to extend hostel facilities to the students from rural areas at Jat Bhavan, Sector 27-A. Stating this here on Wednesday, Mr M.S. Malik, President of the sabha, said that the decision had been taken in the wake of problems faced by rural students who came to the city for studies. He also informed that the annual general body meeting and election to the new managing committee of the sabha would he held on May 25 at in Jat Bhavan.
GATHERING: The Senior Vice-President of the Kisan Cell of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee, Mr Randhir Chaudhary, said on Thursday that hectic preparations were on for the farmers gathering to take place at Hisar on June 20. Mr Chaudhary said: We are making all arrangements to ensure that the gathering of farmers is a success. He said that various issues concerning the farmers would be deliberated upon at the gathering.
ARRESTED: The Gohana police has arrested two of the three culprits, identified as Bijendra of Busana village and Surat Singh of Aahar village, who made an attempt to loot Rs 2.90 lakh on pistol-point from Mr Ved Prakash, a trader from Gohana, on Wednesday.
CASE REGISTERED: The
city police has registered a case against an SDO and a
contractor of the Haryana State Agricultural Marketing
Board (HSAMB) on the charge of using substandard
materials in the construction of a road between Atlas
Cycle Industries Limited and Milton Cycle Industries
Limited. However, no arrest has been made in this regard.
RALLY: The District Congress Committee organised a protest rally here on Thursday to register its protest against price hike and the "anti-people" policies of the state government. Former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and state Congress President Sat Mahajan led the procession up to the Deputy Commissioners office where they gave a memorandum to him.
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