|Friday, June 16, 2000,
BANNED: The District Magistrate, Mr Kulbir Singh Sidhu, in view of the ensuing elections to the nagar council, has ordered the closure of liquor-vends wine shops within the municipal limits of makhu between June 15 and 17. The elections are scheduled to be held on June 17. Carrying of any type of weapon has also been banned till June 20.
MEETING HELD: A meeting of Lions District 321-F of region 11 was held in Hotel Neelgiri here on Thursday, which was attended by zone chairmen along with presidents and general secretaries of Lions Club. Region chairman Lion Yogendra Taneja introduced the participating office-bearers and apprised them of the programmes chalked out by district governor Lion N.K.Grover in the coming year. Zone chairman Lion Jatinder Pal Singh Saluja appealed to fellow Lion Club office-bearers to extend their full cooperation in implementation of the programmes given out by district governor as also to involve their own clubs in service projects. Zone chairmen Manmohan Sethi and K.S. Sohal also spoke at the occasion.
PENSIONERS' PLEA: The Punjab State Pensioners Confederation on Thursday lamented that a recent Punjab Government notification, while benefiting a large number of government pensioners, had hard hit some others, including family pensioners. The state president of the confederation, Mr B.R. Kaushal, said in a statement that under the revised formula, the provision regarding exercise of option had been withdrawn. Moreover, the provision to include special pay while calculating the revised pension had been omitted. Mr Kaushal urged the State Government that the pension rules be suitably revised to mitigate the grievances of those adversely affected by the new notification.
PPCC CELL: Captain Amarinder Singh, President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) has nominated Mr A.S.Chaunda, Deputy Excise and Taxation Commissioner (retd) of Khanna as Chairman of the Economic and Planning Cell of the PPCC, Ludhiana district.
RESIDENTS' PROTEST: Traffic on the G.T. Road, near Sabzi Mandi, here was held for more than half an hour by some local residents on Wednesday in protest against an assault on Satish Kumar (25), who had been admitted to Dayanand Medical College in a serious condition. He was attacked by a group of more than 20 persons allegedly because of some old enmity. The protesters demanded registration of a case by the police and early arrest of the culprits.
OFFICE-BEARERS: Mr Amrik Singh has been elected President of the Sector 37-C, Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha. Other office-bearers are Vice-President Mr Puran Singh; General Secretary Mr Joginder Singh Chhabra; Organising Secretary Mr Gurcharan Singh Mundra; and Cashier Mr Karam Singh
DANCE CONTEST: A dance competition CEN Dance Dhamaka is being organised by Citi Entertainment Network for talented male/female dancers in the age group 5-20 on June 18 at Tagore Theatre. Those keen to participate may contact Citi Entertainment Network at telephone no. 745772.
APPOINTED: The Chandigarh Administration has appointed Dr Maninderjit Singh, Head of the Department of Anaesthesia, General Hospital, Sector 16, as the Local Health Authority of UT, Chandigarh, except Mani Majra.
FODDER SENT: The save cattle in Siwani, a subdivision of Haryana situated on the Rajasthan border and hit by drought, the district administration sent 1,500 quintals of fodder for that place in 47 trucks and tractors on Wednesday. The local INLD MLA, Mr Leela Krishan Chowdhary, showed the green flag to these vehicles near the new vegetable market.
SUICIDE: Having failed to marry each other, a youth and a girl of Mahra village consumed poison on Wednesday. According to a report, the two went to the Model Town Park in this city where they swallowed poison, as a result of which the girl died on the spot whereas the youth became unconscious. He was admitted to the hospital and his condition was stated to be out of danger.
THREAT: The Daily Railway Passengers Welfare Association on Thursday threatened that if the RMU rackes were not restored immediately to the 1 DPM and 4 DPM (EMU) trains on the Delhi-Panipat section of the Northern Railway, the commuters would be forced to block the track and resort to an agitation. In a press release, it pointed out that thousands of daily commuters had been facing great hardships due to the sudden change of the rackes.
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