|Tuesday, May 30, 2000,
SEMINAR: The Kendriya Punjab Rang Manch Sabha organised a seminar on the works of Punjabi playwright Dr Devinder Kumar at the local JSFH Khalsa High School, on Sunday. Dr Satish Kumar Verma, Reader, Punjabi Department, Punjabi University, Patiala, presided over the seminar.
PRIVATISATION: The CITCO Workers Union, at its executive committee meeting held under the chairmanship of Mr Brij Mohan, President, here on Monday, condemned the move of the Chandigarh Administration to privatise the Hotel Shivalikview. According to a press note, the hotel is a profit-making establishment of CITCO. If privatisation is allowed, the workers would lose their source of livelihood, it feared. The press note warned that if the administration did not withdraw the move, the union would launch an agitation.
SOCIETY: The Chandigarh Vayu Barti Cooperative House Building Society has urged the Chandigarh Administration to grant one more month to cooperative societies that have to deposit the first instalment of land by May 31. The society said since the cost of land had been enhanced, it was difficult for members to deposit the sum in such a short span. The society has also called the increase in land price as unjust.
TRAINING CAMP: The District Red Cross St. Johns Ambulance organised first-aid and health awareness training camps for officers and workers of Escorts Mahle, Bahadurgarh, and Diesel Component Works, Patiala. Red Cross instructors Gurdeep Singh, Kamaljit Singh Khanna and K.R. Verma imparted training in causes and first-aid for stoppage of respiration, failure of heart and other heart diseases, practical training regarding artificial respiration C.P.R. management of fracture limbs and spine and transportation.
ACADEMIC SESSION: From the academic session starting in July, 2000, Punjabi University will introduce the new subject of dance at the post-graduate level. Giving this information, Dr Kuldip Singh Dhir, Dean, Academic Affairs, said that the new subject would be introduced in the recently created Faculty of Art and Culture. The admission to the new subject is open and the last date for submission of applications is June 14.
CULTURE: With the advent of Punjabi TV channels, Punjab and Punjabiat has got a big boost but there still was a lot of room for improvement, said comedian Japsal Bhatti at a function held in his honour by the Punjabi Vikas Manch here on Monday. Former member of Parliament Charanjit Singh Walia said that Mr Bhatti with his various activities around the globe had helped the Sikh community immensity.
CREAMY LAYER: A
memorandum against the reservation policies of the
government was handed over to the Deputy Commissioner, Mr
J.S. Bir, here on Monday by the Punjab State General
Category Welfare Federation. Mr Amrik Singh, President of
the local unit of the federation, alleged that due to the
wrong reservation polices adopted by the government, it
was only the creamy layer of society which was benefiting
the most. He urged that jobs in government departments
and admissions in professional colleges should be based
DIRECTED: Two persons of Alikan village were directed by the local court to pay a monthly allowance to their mother. According to information, Dev Kaur had filed a petition in the court demanding a monthly allowance from her two sons Parkash and Saminder. Both the sons she claimed earned more than Rs 2 lakh per annum. The court ordered Parkash and Saminder to give her Rs 400 each as monthly living allowance.
CASES SOLVED: As many as 926 cases were settled in a Lok Adalat held by the District Legal Services Authority here on Saturday. Mr S.K. Sardana, District Sessions Judge, presided over the adalat. According to official sources, Mr Sudhir Rajpal, Deputy Commissioner, also held an adalat and solved 100 cases on the spot.
WATER CRISIS: The district units of the Janvadi Mahila Samiti and the CITU on Sunday expressed concern over the water crisis in the Old DC road area and threatened to organise a matka phor demonstration in front of the Deputy Commissioners office on Friday in case the problem was not solved.
ONE HELD: The police has arrested Sajjan Singh of Dewru village on the charge of looting a woman at Sikka Colony on Thursday. According to the police, the culprit had taken away a mobile phone and a cash of Rs 5,000 after throwing spices in the eyes of the woman.
CASE REGISTERED: The Kharkhauda police has registered a dowry harassment case against Rishipal and three members of his family on a complaint of Mr Om Parkash, father of Ravita. He alleged that they harassed his daughter for not bringing sufficient dowry at the time of her marriage with Rishipal.
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