|Saturday, June 17, 2000,
SANKIRTAN: Shri Hanuman Virat Sankirtan Samaroh will be organised by the local Shri Krishna Mandal at the Hanuman temple from June 21 to 25. Mr Raj Kumar Aggarwal, president of the mandal, said Baba Resika from Vrindavan would sing bhajans on the occasion.
LIQUOR SEIZED: The police has seized 28 bottles of illicit liquor from Jai Singh of Rajasthan. The DSP, Mr Surinder Singh Saini, said the police had also seized 10 kg of poppy husk from him. A case has been registered.
POLYTHENE BAGS: The local Citizens Welfare Council and other social organisations on Friday demanded a ban on the manufacture, storage and the use of polythene bags in the district. Mr Madan Mohan Angrish and Dr Satish Kapoor, patron and president of the council, respectively, said the use of polythene bags for packing eatables and other material was becoming a health hazard.
SARPANCH BOOKED: The police on Wednesday registered a case against Dayal Singh, sarpanch, Sikander Singh, panch, and Mastana Singh, all residents of Amaurnaubad under the Baghapurana police station in this district, for allegedly stealing wood. The police said the stumps had been recovered while the accused were at large.
SPEED POST CENTRE: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Kanwalbir Singh Sidhu, on Wednesday inaugurated a speed post centre on the premises of the Head Post Office. The Superintendent of Post Office, Faridkot Circle, was also present on the occasion.
CRITICISED: The FCIs decision to fix the rate of wheat at Rs 900 per quintal for sale in the open market has been criticised by the Federation of Aarthi Associations of Punjab. In a press note of the federation, Mr Bal Krishan Singla, president, flayed the governments decision to sell C and D category wheat stocks at the rate of Rs 750 per quintal. Mr Singla said while the prevailing rate of sale of A and B category of wheat in the open market in northern India was around Rs 650 per quintal and rate of C and D category wheat was Rs 550 per quintal, the FCI must take back its decision of fixing the new rates of wheat for sale in the open market.
BLOOD DONATION CAMP: The
Thalassaemic Children Welfare Association will organise a
blood donation camp in Lecture Theatre-I of PGI on
Saturday to meet with shortage of blood during summer
months. This will be the fourth camp in a series of six
being organised by the association and will be
inaugurated by the Financial Commissioner of Punjab, Mrs
Gurbunder Kaur Chahal, at 9.30 am. The remaining two
camps are scheduled for July 1 and July 15 at the same
venue. The organisers have appealed to the voluntary
donors to donate blood at the camp.
SJP SAMMELAN: The Samajwadi Janata Party (SJP) is holding its two-day-all-India sammelan from June 28 at Kurukshetra. According to party sources, the party will discuss the present political situation of the country and announce its strategy for launching an agitation against the anti-people and anti-farmer policies of the Central and the state governments. SUICIDE: Dayanand (30) reportedly committed suicide by consuming insecticide tablets at his house in Patel Nagar here on Thursday.
RESIDENTS' PLEA: Residents of Churah subdivision in Chamba district have urged the government to open a degree college and a Sub-Judge court at Bhajraru, the subdivisional headquarters. They say it is a long-pending demand of this backward hill region from where the poor cannot afford to send their children to distant places for higher education.
WATER SHORTAGE: Barog, a
tourist resort, 3 km from here, is facing an acute
shortage of water these days which is having an adverse
effect on the tourist inflow. Mr Ajay, a local
shopkeeper, lamented that the shortage of water had
reduced the number of tourists visiting the place.
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