|Saturday, June 3, 2000,
COURSE COMPLETED: An in-service course for primary teachers of the Chandigarh region was conducted at Kendriya Vidyalaya No 1, Patiala Cantonment, from May 10 to 30. The course stressed the need to strengthen primary education as per the Kendriya Vidyalaya School guidelines.
POISONING: Two persons died due to poisoning in the city on Friday. Preena, a plus two student, died after she consumed Celphos tablets in her house on the Dhillon Marg. In another case, Ramesh Kumar, 42, died after consuming poison in the morning in the Civil Lines area.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Arya Samaj Mandir: president Mr Ved Pal Tuteja; secretary Mr Ram Sharan Arya; and treasurer Mr Rajendra Arya.
ELECTED: The following
have been elected office-bearers of the Tarn Tarn
Employees Welfare Association: president Mr Chamel
Singh; vice-president Mr Balraj Krishan Kumar
Sharma; general secretary Mr Mohinder Singh; joint
secretaries Mr Iqbal Singh and Mr Surinder Singh
Malhi; and treasurer Mr Harwinder Singh.
ROADS IN POOR STATE: Resident of Sector 46 government houses have assailed the authorities for the bad condition of roads in their area. According to Mr R.K. Chandoliya, President of the Government Houses Residents Welfare Association, repeated requests to the municipal authorities have failed to evoke any response. The problems pertain to uncovered manholes, uneven parks, wild vegetation and defective streetlights.
MEMORANDUM: A deputation of the Punjab Mandi Board Employees Union on Friday submitted a memorandum to the Punjab Chief Minister, highlighting the release of ex gratia. According to Mr Ajaib Singh, patron of the union, the CM assured them that the recommendations of the Finance Commissioner, Mr Y.S. Ratra, would be implemented as soon as possible.
FIRE: Goods worth several thousands were reportedly destroyed in a fire in Sector 35-C here on Friday morning. The fire broke out in the morning on the first floor of the SCO no. 473-74 in the sector. A short-circuit was said to be the cause of the fire. Three fire tenders were pressed into service to put out the blaze.
ADMIT CARDS: Panjab University has dispatched admit cards of entrance tests for admission to LLB, LLM, PGDCSA, MCA, MSc (Honours), Masters in Commerce, MMC, MA (education), B Lib, M Lib, B Ed and MA (physical education) courses for the forthcoming session. Students who do not receive their admit cards by June 3 should contact the new enquiry office of the university on June 5 along with an attested photograph.
ASSOCIATION: The general
body meeting of the UT Electricity Junior Engineers
Association has elected following office-bearers:
President Raja Singh; Gen Secretary S.K.
Saggi; Chairman N.K. Chaudhary; Sr Vice-President
Mehar Chand; Vice-President D.P. Singh;
Secretary Jaswinder Singh; Joint Secretary
M.L. Arora; Organising Secretary Hans Raj; Press
Secretary Amarjit Singh; Auditor Kashmiri
Lal; Advisor G.C. Goel.
ACCIDENT: One person was
killed and another injured in a head-on-collision between
a truck and a Tata 407 near Siwani on Wednesday. The
victim has been identified as Tekchand, driver of the
Tata 407. The injured person has been admitted to a local
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