|Wednesday, June 14, 2000,
THEFT: A theft reportedly took place at the residence of Mr Bhagat Singh in the New Golden Avenue area near the bus stand here on Sunday when he and his family were out of the house. t of the house. The thieves decamped with gold jewellery worth Rs 1.7 lakh and Rs 30,000. An FIR has been lodged in the Rambagh police station.
RURAL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE: Guru Nanak Dev University has established its first rural university, Ram Singh Pathania College at Niari ( Dhar Block) village, 35 km from Pathankot. The Minister for Higher Education, Punjab, laid the foundation stone of this college recently.
ALLEGED HARASSMENT: Ghumar Mandi shopkeepers have alleged harassment at the hands of traffic police by way of indiscriminate challans of vehicles parked in front of their shops. Mr Narinder Singh Makkar, Vic-President of the Ghumar Mandi Central Shopkeepers Association, said on Tuesday that in the absence of adequate parking provision for a large number of vehicles of shopkeepers and customers, the traffic police resorted to massive challaning of vehicles and the step was proving a big deterrent to customers visiting one of the premier commercial centres in the city. Mr Makkar said the mess was created by the civic authorities as many of the commercial complexes that had come up in Ghumar Mandi were sanctioned without making provisions for parking places. He said the authorities should make arrangements for parking of vehicles in the area and till then, the shopkeepers and the customers should be spared the harassment by traffic police.
MOURNED: Prominent Congress and Youth Congress activists in the city on Tuesday have mourned the death of former union minister and senior party leader Rajesh Pilot in a tragic road accident on Sunday. In separate statements, the District Youth Congress President Mr Pawan Diwan, and senior party functionaries Mr Parminder Mehta and Mr Sukhwant Singh Dugri termed the death of Pilot as an irreparable loss to the party and the nation. They said in the death of Pilot, people of Punjab in general and the farming community in particular had lost a true friend.
CLOSURE FEARED: The brick-kiln industry is the only industry in the country to witness an 82 per cent increase in the sales tax in a span of just 18 months. This was disclosed by Mr Kamlesh Kumar Longowalia, district president, Brick-Kiln Owners Association. He said in a press note that the government had imposed a royalty of Rs 45 per 1000 bricks and hiked the annual licence fee from Rs 100 to 2000 and security fee from Rs 2500 to Rs 10000. The Mining Officer has issued a notice to all brick-kiln owners to deposit the royalty failing which action would be taken against them. He said that almost all brick-kilns were on verge of closure. He said that owners were sore over the decision and have decided to go on an indefinite strike from July 1.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Malerkotla Welfare Association: president Mr Bimal Pahuja; vice-president Mr Naseem Anwar Khan; general secretary Mr Munish Jindal; finance secretary Mr Rakesh Jindal and secretary Mr Jeet Kumar Gogia.
APPOINTED: The Punjab Government has appointed Mr Avtar Singh Medavi as Chairman and Hazi Mohammed Ismail Rahi as Vice-Chairman of the Market Committee Malerkotla.
PESTICIDES: Pesticides used for killing rats by farmers in the fields in this district were found spurious . Farmers told mediapersons here on Monday that the pesticides had no effect on the rodents similar was the case in respect of other insecticides and certain other medicines used for spraying crops which were also found to be spurious.
WATER COOLER: The local unit of Sri Ram Shrnam organisation installed a water cooler at bus stand here to provide drinking water facility to public. Mr Davinder Singh Sandhu, General Manager, Punjab Roadways, Nawanshahr unit, inaugurated it on Monday.
GOVT FLAYED: The local unit of the PWD Field and Workers Union, Punjab, at a meeting here on Monday, criticised the state government for its dilly dallying attitude towards daily wage workers whose services were not being regularised despite assurances. They also alleged that the salaries, uniforms and tools etc were not being provided properly to them. A state-level rally would be organised at Banur on June 20 to protest against this, said Mr Bhajan Dass, general secretary of the union.
EX-DSP BOOKED: A case of cheating and criminal intimidation has been registered under Sections 420 and 506 of the IPC against Mr Gurmit Singh, a retired DSP. Mr Gurmit Singh, in collusion with a travel agent, had allegedly defrauded Charanjit Singh of Rs 65,000 promising to send him abroad. Charanjit was neither sent abroad nor was the amount returned to him.
BOOKED: The local police has registered a case under Sections 304B and 34 of the IPC against Hardeep Singh, husband of Kashmir Kaur (25) who was burnt to death on Friday at the local Fatehchack Colony. Kashmir Kaurs father-in-law, Jaimal Singh, and mother-in-law, Narinder Kaur, have also been booked. The case was registered on a complaint of Kashmir Kaurs father who alleged that his daughters in-laws were demanding more dowry and burnt her.
WORKSHOP: A personality development workshop for youngsters will be held in the city by Chisel, a division of Tuff Track International Limited. It will be a five-day workshop scheduled from June 19 to 23. The classes will be held at Commonwealth Youth Programme, Asia Centre, Sector 12.
CONTEST: The Chandigarh Institute of Performing Arts (CIPA) will organise a dance competition Disco Dewane 2000 at Tagore Theatre here on June 25. The competition will be open to all young talented dancers. Selected dancers will also be recommended for the Tara channel.
CPWD: The following have been elected office-bearers of the CPWD Junior Engineers Association: president Mr V.K. Sharma; vice-president Mr L.D. Ghera; joint secretaries Mr Jagdeep Rai and Mr Shree Pal; secretary Mr Rakesh Bhambi; and treasurer Mr B K Sharma.
TOPPER: Shakil Ahmed, a student of Kendriya Vidayalaya, Sector 31, has topped the school in matriculation examination conducted by the CBSE by scoring 91 per cent marks.
EXPEDITION: An expedition of the Chandigarh Adventurers Association has returned to the city after climbing Mt Kala Nag (6387 mts) in the Garhwal Himalayas. The team comprised of Mr Ravinder Kumar, Mr Raj Kumar, and Mr Member Singh, who also hosted the Tricolour atop the peak.
ELECTED: Lion Rajinder Bansal, Lion R.K. Sharma and Lion Sushil Goyal has been elected as region Chairman, Region Secretary and Region PRO. of the Region I district 321-F of the Lion Clubs International by the District Governor, Lion Dr N.K. Grover, for the year 2000-2001.
POSTPONED: The election to the post of the President of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) was postponed at a meeting of the district unit held here on Monday. The party will announce the fresh date for this election in a couple of days.
MEDICAL CAMP: Shree
Sunderkaand Yajna will organise a one-day heart and
diabetes check-up camp in the premises of the Mukhi
Hospital and Heart Care Centre of this city on June 18.
Dr Pradeep Mukhi, Director of the heart care centre, told
mediapersons here on Tuesday that noted heart specialist
from the National Heart Institute, Metro Hospital, Noida
(UP) and Jaipur Golden Hospital, New Delhi, will examine
the heart patients in this camp. Well-known diabetes
specialist, Dr Rajeev Chawla of Maharaja Agarsen
Hospital, Delhi and Dr Amrit Rawal, MD (Medicine),
cardiologist and physician will also treat the patients.
SUICIDE: Varinder Kumar (30) of Gandhi Nagar here allegedly committed suicide by consuming poisonous sulphas tablets on Tuesday. He was rushed to the local Civil Hospital in a critical condition where he died after a short while. Marital dispute is stated to be the reason behind the suicide.
VISIT: The Parliamentary Committee on Urban and Rural Development headed by Chairman Anant G.Geeta, on Monday visited the 300-MW Chamera Hydroelectric Project (Stage-II) and expressed satisfaction on the progress which is ahead of schedule. The project is being constructed at a cost of Rs 1700 crore on the Ravi river in the district.
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