|Sunday, July 2, 2000,
NEW PROGRAMMES: Twentytwo new programmes catering to different sections of society, including a regional news bulletin, have been introduced by the Patiala station of the All India Radio. According to a press release of the AIR, the broadcasting hours have also been increased from 6 hours to 13 hours daily and the number of transmissions have also been increased from two to three per day.
SUMMER CAMP: Scientology summer camp 2000 concluded with a function organised by the scientology centre, Patiala, here in Thapar Auditorium on Saturday. The month-long summer camp on scientology, which means knowing how to know answers, taught 110 children to improve their ability and to resolve their problems. The chief guest, Mr R.C. Gupta, member, Punjab Public Service Commission, praised the scientology centre, in its effort to imbibe a sense of pride, honesty and courage among the children through scientology techniques.
PLANTATION CAMPAIGN: A tree plantation campaign was launched by the State Bank of India to observe the State Bank Day at Dr Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management. Around 150 saplings of various plants, including Arrocaria, Silver Oak, Ashoka and Gulmohar were planted. Mr Naveen Kumar Nanchahal, Principal of the institute, while inaugurated the campaign.
SCHOOL OPEN: St Annes Convent School will open on July 10 instead of July 3, said a communique of the school. The faculty is to report on July 8 at 9.30 am and the first unit test will be held on July 11.
MEDICAL CAMP: The Chandigarh Press Club will organise a free medical camp for women and children on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The team of doctors invited includes Dr Mangala Dogra, Dr Rashmi Singh, Dr Minoo Bawa and Dr Avneet Kaur. The camp is open to all women members, wives and children of other members.
IETE CHAIRMAN: The 23 rd annual general meeting of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), Chandigarh centre, was held here last night to elect the new office bearers of the executive council for the years 2000--2001. The newly council is: chairman Wg Cdr D.N. Misra (retd); secretary Mr V.P. Giridhar; and treasurer Mr P.K. Goel. The other members of council are: Wg Cdr K.D.S. Bali (retd), Dr R.S. Prasad, Mr D.P. Goel, Mr B.K. Sharma, Mr R.C. Arora, Mr A.K. Paul and Wg Cdr Gurmail Singh (retd).
TREKKING TEAM: The District Youth Coordinator of the Nehru Yuva Kendra, Mr Gurmail Singh Bajwa, recently flagged off a five-member trekking team of the Chandigarh Adventure Club to the Garhwal Himalayas. The team, consisting of Amarjit Singh, Jitender, Sumit Upadhyaya, Aman, Deep Singh and Samrat Kanodia, will cover a distance of 250 km in 10 days.
ADMISSION: Admission to B.Com, BCA and BBA courses for the academic session 2000-2001 in all colleges affiliated to the Panjab University and having these courses will be held college wise and strictly on merit basis and other prescribed eligibility criteria. Admission to these courses will be held as per the reservation policies of the State for UT Chandigarh and Punjab separately. The reservation policy for UT Chandigarh will be followed by the colleges situated in Chandigarh and students would be admitted in the colleges of Punjab as per policy framed for Punjab, a press note stated.
HOSTEL WARDENS: Panjab University has appointed three new part-time wardens for its hostels for the next session. Mrs Veena Sachdeva from the Department of History has been given the charge of Sarojini Hall girls hostel. Mrs Manju Jaidka from the Department of Physics and Mr S.K. Deweshwar from the Department of Punjabi will look after Laxmibai Hall and the boys hostel - II, respectively.
RESOLUTION: The Kashmiri Sahayak Sabha, Chandigarh, has strongly condemned the passing of controversial resolution of autonomy by the Jammu and Kashmir legislature. In a statement, Mr J.K. Raina, general secretary of the sabha, said that the National Conference was trying to destabilise the country under the instructions of its overseas masters. Instead of making concrete efforts to bring peace and normalcy in the state and rehabilitating the Kashmiri migrants, the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir has preferred to go ahead with implementing such evil designs.
FINANCIAL HELP: The District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) has got first place in the state for providing financial help to persons under the self employment scheme last year. This was stated by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr R.K. Khullar.
DIED: Two persons died in different accidents in the district. According to information on Saturday, an Army truck dashed against a tree near Panniwala Mota village when a cow came in its way, killing jawan Nayab Dharampal who fell out of the truck due to the impact. In another accident near Tanteanwali village Gandeep of Bhediawali village died as his scooter collided with a jeep.
WATER SHORTAGE: Resentment prevails among residents against the Public Health Department for water scarcity in some parts of the city. The health authorities said water shortage was because of low voltage.
BODIES FOUND: Two bodies were recovered in the district, according to information received on Saturday. The body of a young man was found on the Civil Hospital road and the other was of an old man. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem examinations.
ARRESTED: The district police has arrested Kartar Singh of Baragudha village under the NDPC Act while trying to smuggle opium into the district jail, according to information given by Jail Superintendent S.S. Galaout on Friday.
ARRESTED: The Kharkhauda police on Saturday arrested Jassa of Kundal village in connection with the murder of Narinder, a youth of the same village, three days ago. In another case of double murder at Khandrai village of Gohana police arrested Sanjay, Sunil and Sumit, raising the number of arrests to 10. A financial dispute was the main cause behind the killing.
SENTENCED: Mr J.L. Gupta, Sessions Judge, on Friday sentenced Laloo Ram of Tikabani, Dharamsala tehsil, to rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and fined him Rs 1 lakh under the NDPS Act.
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