|Wednesday, June 7, 2000,
CIVIC FACILITIES: Residents of Shastri Nagar and Mahavir Nagar have forwarded a representation to the Executive Officer of the Municipal Council to provide them with the basic amenities. There are no sewers, roads on streetlights in the locality and residents have to walk long distances to fetch water.
LADY DOCTOR: The post of lady doctor at the 100-bedded Civil Hospital has been lying vacant for the past five years as a result of which Women patients are facing problems. Mr Bimal Pahuja, president, Malerkotla Welfare Association in a letter to Health Minister demanded immediate the filling of post.
200 DONATE BLOOD: The local Thalassaemic Children Welfare Association organised its third blood donation camp in a series of six camps on Saturday. The camp was organised by Dr Joginder Singh, Director, Health Services. More than 200 donors donated the blood.
HEALTH CAMP: The Voluntary Health Association of Punjab in collaboration with the local State AIDS Society organised a family health awareness camp at Poly-Clinic, Sector 45, here on Tuesday. The camp was held to create awareness about the sexually transmitted diseases. As many as 250 patients visited the camp.
DHARNA: The district unit of the Congress staged a dharna in Ambala city on Monday to protest against the imposition of new taxes by the State Government. The President of the district unit, Mr Balwant Gupta, urged the Chief Minister to roll back the new taxes. They submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner.
TRAFFIC BLOCKED: Several hundred irate residents, including women held up the movement of traffic on the Sonepat-Rathdhana road near Banderpur village about 3 km from here on Monday in protest against inadequate and erratic power and drinking water supply to Bayyanpur village. According to a report, the traffic remained jammed for almost five hours and a large number of vehicles were lined up on both sides of the road. After negotiations, the irate residents lifted the blockade.
ARRESTED: The Kharkhauda police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested four miscreants who looted Rs 70,000 at pistol point from Gopal Dass, an arhtia of subzimandi at Kharkhauda town on June 1. The SSP Mr K P Singh told mediapersons that they were identified as Sandeep of Ghewra village, Sooraj alias Rajesh, Sunderpal alias Kala of Titsar village and Sanjay alias Paramjeet of Jaintri village. The police also recovered the looted cash from their possession.
CAR THIEVES: With the
arrest of three persons, the city police claimed to have
busted a gang of auto-thieves operating in Sonepat
district and its neighbouring areas. The SSP, Mr K. P.
Singh, told mediapersons here on Tuesday that the
arrested persons had been identified as Vikas, alias
Chunki, and Brijesh, both of Ahulana village, and Charan
of Raina village in UP. The police also recovered a car
allegedly stolen from the Mini-Secretariat on May 26.
TWO COMMIT SUICIDE: A 15-year-old girl, Sudesh Kumari, of Pragpur village in Dehra sub-division of Kangra district, and Sunil Kumar of Thana Bangra village, near Daulatpur, committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance. It is alleged that they took this extreme step after having failed in the matriculation examinations. The police is investigating.
TOURIST FOUND DEAD: A British national was found dead in his room under mysterious circumstances at Bhagsunag in Kangra district. Mr K.C. Sadyal, district police chief, said two British nationals who were staying in a rented room had drinks on Monday evening. One of them was found dead on Tuesday morning by his friend. The deceased has been identified as Hoell David Harmony, 40. The body has been sent for a post-mortem examination. A case has been registered.
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