|Saturday, June 24, 2000,
DEMANDED: The Malerkotla Welfare Association has demanded that the Postal Department open a speed post centre at Malerkotla. Mr Bimal Pahuja, president of the association, has said that the courier companies are overcharging the public.
SCOOTERIST KILLED: A scooterist, Ram Labhaya of Apra village, was killed on the spot when his vehicle was hit by a speeding truck on the GT Road near the local JCT Mills on Thursday. The truck driver escaped. The police has registered a case and sent the body to the Civil Hospital for a post-mortem examination.
MORCHA UNIT: At a meeting of the Bahujan Samaj Morcha held under the presidentship of Mr Joginder Ram, a unit of the morcha has been set up at Pharala village and Mr Sucha Ram has been appointed president of the unit. Mr Baljinder Singh will work as its vice-president, Mr Baljinder Ram as secretary, and Mr Surinder Paul as treasurer.
CONDEMNED: The Goindwal Cooperative Spinning Mills Empolyees Union has condemned the reappointment of Mr R.S. Biala as the chief executive of the mills by the MD, Spinfed. Mr Kulwinder Singh Khehra, president of the union, in a press statement issued here on Thursday said that a special inquiry into irregularities to the tune of Rs 2,44,065 was already being done by the Joint Registrar, Cooperative Societies, Jalandhar. If Mr Biala was reappointed, he would tamper with the records relating to the inquiry, Mr Khehra claimed.
DHARNA: Members of the All-India Punjab and Sind Bank Officers Union staged a dharna in support of their demands in Sector 17 on Thursday. According to Mr R P Singh, organising Secretary, the protesters urged the management to shed its policy of witch-hunt and vindictiveness towards its employees who had been pressing for justice. Their demands include revamp of the promotion policy upto scale III, a fair and rational transfer policy, a CBI inquiry against the corrupt, waiving of outstanding loans in case of death of employees, appointment of director with a clean track record and restoration of the pre-gulf war petrol reimbursement.
FINALE: Career Education Alliance (CEA) is organising the grand finale of the summer workshop by the Welfare Department, PGI, in collaboration with the Institute of Creative Arts and Media Presentation. The workshop covers dance, aerobics and personality grooming.
DONATION:Giani Nirmal Singh of Sector 44 donated Rs 2,100 to the night school at Government High School, Sector 40, for stationery and refreshment of the poor students studying in the night school. He presented a cash packet of the same amount to the Headmaster, Mr Bahadur Singh, at a simple function on Thursday.
SUICIDE : Twenty two-year-old Satpal allegedly committed suicide by swallowing a poisonous substance in his house at Asawarpur village, about 15 km from here, on Thursday. A family quarrel is stated to be the main cause of the suicide.
SUICIDE ATTEMPT: Mr Bhagat Singh (40) allegedly made an attempt to commit suicide by taking insecticide tablets in his house in Janata Colony on Thursday. He was immediately taken to the local Civil Hospital, where he is stated to be in a critical condition. The police is investigating the case.
THREE HELD: The district police chief on Thursday said that Darshan of Moriwala village was arrested with 60 kg of narcotics while Shyam Sunder and Joginder Singh of Ellenabad and Kirpal Patti village, respectively, were arrested for possessing illicit liquor.
BILASPUR DIRECTED: The Deputy Commissioner has ordered the block development officer (BDO), Bilaspur Sadar, to make immediate payment of wage arrears of 20 villagers who had constructed the Galla Swana link road last year and have not been paid their wages till now. The villagers alleged that while the officer concerned made full payment to a bulldozer contractor last year, their wages had not been paid. NAHAN PARWANOO WELFARE BODY: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Senior Citizens Welfare Society: President — Mr V P Sharma; Senior Vice-President — Mr
DIRECTED: The Deputy Commissioner has ordered the block development officer (BDO), Bilaspur Sadar, to make immediate payment of wage arrears of 20 villagers who had constructed the Galla Swana link road last year and have not been paid their wages till now. The villagers alleged that while the officer concerned made full payment to a bulldozer contractor last year, their wages had not been paid.
WELFARE BODY: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Senior Citizens Welfare Society: President — Mr V P Sharma; Senior Vice-President — Mr
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