|Saturday, July 1, 2000,
GANG BUSTED: The police here has busted a gang of vehicles thieves and recovered from them four stolen scooters and a tractor-trailer. This was stated by the DSP, Mr Satinder Singh, in a press note on Thursday.
ELECTROCUTED: ASI Tarlochan Singh (30) was electrocuted on Thursday when he touched an electric wire of his cooler in the Police Lines. He died on the spot. The police has lodged an FIR under Section 174.
PROBE DEMANDED :The
telephone subscribers association has demanded a
high-level probe into the alleged use of substandard
cables by the Telecom Department due to which the
telephone service here remain disrupted. It alleged that
hundreds of telephones were out of order and complaints
were not attended promptly.
RED CROSS TAKES
INITIATIVE: UT Red Cross has taken the initiative of
providing employment opportunities to the handicapped
persons by engaging them on tea/coffee automatic vending
machines. The first tea/coffee automatic vending machine
was made operational by a handicapped person in the
office of the Licencing and Registering Authority, MC
building. Besides this, two handicapped persons have been
given employment by installing photostat machines, one at
the MC building (Licensing branch) and the other in the
additional town hall building, which will be operational
shortly. A handicapped person operating the tea/coffee
automatic vending machine.
AWARD FOR PRINCIPAL: The Principal of SD College (Lahore), Ambala Cantonment, Dr Desh Bandhu, has been nominated by the International Board of Research of American Biographical Institute for the honour of Man of the Year-2000. This honour is being given because of his meritorious services to the cause of education, a release said. Earlier, he has been awarded Rashtriya Samman Puraskar, National Educational Excellence Award and Vikas Rattan Award by various national and international organisations.
TRAVEL AGENT HELD: Ambala city BJP unit secretary Jagtar Singh Arora, running a travel agency here, was arrested and remanded in judicial custody by a court on Thursday. His arrest came in the wake of a case registered against with last year for forgery and cheating his clients for passports and sending them abroad. Police Sub-Inspector Gurbachan Singh, appointed to investigate into the allegations, had found that Arora used to affix fake photos of other persons in place of the original ones and pass on the passport to duplicate persons and cheat them with big amounts, following inquiry, he was arrested and was produced in the court from where he was remanded in judicial custody for 14 days.
KILLED : Partap Singh , a 20- year-old labourer, was killed on the spot when an electricity pole fell on him on Thursday. According to the police, the victim belonged to Kheri Gujjar village.
DHARNA : Residents of
Shanti Nagar Colony sat on a dharna in front of the
Deputy Commissioners residence here on Thursday to
protest against the demolition of their houses by the
officials of the demolishing squad. They also submitted a
memorandum to the DC and demanded the stoppage of the
INAUGURATION: The Chief Minister, Mr Prem Kumar Dhumal, will inaugurate the Rs 11 crore Ali Khud bridge on a tributary of the Setluj here on July 3.
SMUGGLED LOGS SEIZED: A team of forest officials while carrying out routine patrolling apprehended a tractor-trailer near Taruwala which was illegally transporting khair and sheesham logs along with some fuel wood without any permit. The trees were allegedly cut from some private lands near the Sirmauri Tal. A case has been registered under the Indian Forest Act.
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