|Monday, June 19, 2000,
ENCROACHMENT: The local Citizens Welfare Council and Press Club have criticised the administration for not removing encroachments on roads especially in the local Telian Bazaar. The patron of the council, Mr M.M. Angrish, on Saturday said the encroachers were mostly rehriwalas and vegetable sellers but the administration was doing nothing in this regard.
GOVT TO ENCOURAGE PUNJABI: The Punjab Government would extend wholehearted support to writers who were engaged in the promotion of the Punjabi language and culture. This was stated by Mr Gobind Singh Kanjla, Minister for Social Welfare, Women and Youth Affairs, while releasing poet Sham Singhs book Rooh De Bol at a function organised by Sarb Kala Darpan at the Languages Department on Sunday. Mr Kanjla announced a grant of Rs 25,000 to Sarb Kala Darpan. Mr M.L. Hasija, Director, State Languages Department, and Mr Jaswinder Singh, Head of the Punjabi Department, Punjabi University, also spoke on the occasion.
COPS CAUGHT: Two policemen were caught red-handed while accepting a bribe from a young man and a woman, here on Friday.
CASE REGISTERED: The local police on Friday registered a case under Section 354, IPC, against a youth of Chak Hakim village for allegedly trying to outrage modesty of a woman with whose son the youth had an altercation earlier.
THREATENED: The Goindwal Cooperative Spinning Mills Employees Union, Goindwal Sahib, has threatened to burn an effigy of representatives of the mill management in case officials of closed cooperative spinning mills in Punjab are not removed from this mill by June 26. Union president Kulwinder Singh Khehra and General Secretary Tarsem Singh, in a press statement issued here on Saturday, said the mill had been suffering losses worth crores, but still salaries of these officials were being paid. They threatened that if their demand was not accepted the union would not allow the mills to function smoothly.
PATWARI ARRESTED: Patwari Jasbir Singh and three other persons, were booked under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471, 120B, IPC on October 25, 1998, have been arrested. The patwari in connivance with the other accused had tampered with revenue records and made forged documents, the police said here on Saturday. The accused were produced in the local court and sent to judicial custody till June 28.
SHO BOOKED: The Chabbal
police has booked its former SHO Gurdev Singh, for
allegedly taking bribe from Charan Singh of Thathi
village. Charan Singh had complained to Gurdev Singh, who
was then SHO, Chabbal, about the snatching of Rs 30,000
from him on April 2. Gurdev Singh had then demanded a
bribe from Charan Singh which was duly given. But even
then the snatched amount was not returned. Charan Singh
then lodged a complaint with the local police and a case
was registered against the SHO, who has absconded.
AUDITION ON JUNE 20, 21: The preliminary audition for participation in a music programme on Zee TV Sa Re Ga Ma will be held at the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, on June 20 and 21. According to information available here, a team of Zee Telefilms Limited from Mumbai, headed by the music director of the programme, Annujj Kappu, will hold the audition of the upcoming singers for the programme. The singers in the male and female categories will be required to render Hindi film songs.
OFFICE-BEARERS: Mr Pritam Singh has been elected President of the Sri Dasmesh Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Dadu Majra, following a court direction. Other office-bearers are Senior Vice-President Mr Balwant Singh Dardi; Vice-President Mr Malkiat Singh; General Secretary Mr Piara Singh; Office Secretary Mr Balkar Singh; Propaganda Secretary Mr Balkar Singh; and Cashier Mr Dalip Singh.
DEMANDS RAISED: A
delegation of the Transport Cell of the Chandigarh
Nationalist Congress Party met the Commissioner of the
Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, Mr M.P. Singh, on
Saturday and apprised him of the problems being faced by
transporters of the city. The delegation demanded better
toilet and sulabh shauchalya facilities at all transport
markets, sufficient parking area for trucks and cars,
repair of roads of transport sector, provision of
streetlights and repair of existing streetlights and
allotment of vacant plots to transport companies.
SHRI KRISHNA TRUST: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Shri Krishan Educational Trust, Kurukshetra President Mr Ramesh Sharma; Vice-President Mr Durga Dass; Secretary Dr Krishan Kumar; and Treasurer Mr Girish Kumar.
NSUI WARNING: The National Students Union of India has warned the government and HP University authorities that it would be forced to launch a state-wide agitation if elections to the Central Students Association in colleges and universities were not held immediately. District president Madhusudan said here on Sunday that the NSUI would not tolerate this any longer.
TRAINING CAMP: A two-day district-level social work leadership training camp organised by Chetna, a social organisation, concluded at Kisan Bhavan here on Friday. Dr Malika Nadda, general secretary of Chetna, said 40 presidents and general secretaries of mahila mandals and other voluntary organisations attended the camp guided by Mr Mukesh Singh, Director of the HP State Voluntary Health Association, Shimla. The village leaders were given training in organising social work, particularly for the uplift of women.
CAMP ORGANISED: A one-day workshop on the formation and functioning of self-help groups was organised at Ghumarwin, 30 km from here, on Friday. It was presided over by Deputy Commissioner Jagdish Chander Sharma and attended by more than 400 representatives from various panchayat and voluntary bodies. Addressing the gathering, the Deputy Commissioner said 75 per cent of development works would be implemented through these groups in the villages. The SDM, Mr B.L. Raghava, project officers and Block Development Officers of the area also attended the function.
RESIDENTS' PLEA: Residents of Pangi tribal subdivision in this district have urged the government to set up a test centre at Killar, the subdivisional headquarters for educated youth appearing in various tests. Mr Kailash Chand, pradhan, Killar Gram Panchayat, and Mr Devender Sharma , Pradhan Rei Panchayat, said at the moment, youth of Pangi had to go either to Bharmour, Chamba or Shimla. They also demanded the opening of a sub-depot of the Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) at Killar.
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