|Sunday, July 9, 2000,
SEIZED: Sadar police nabbed Gulshan Kumar a resident of Fazilka town, during a patrol in Sania village. The police recovered 5 kg of poppy husk from him. He had allegedly smuggled the poppy husk from Rajasthan for sale here, and in nearby villages. The police has registered a case under the NDPS Act.
MISSING: Bhagirath Ram ( 38), a resident of Chaurianwali village, 8 km from here, has been missing for the past two days. According to his son Surjeet Kumar, his father, an employee at a country wine vend in Tahliwala Bodla village had not returned from work on July 5. Instead three employees of the wine vend and two constables had come to their home in the evening and enquired about Bhagirath. They claimed that he had been sent to Arniwala village for some work and they had given him Rs 400.
DECISION HAILED: Mr Jagjit Singh Bohan, president, Mr Davinder Singh and Mr Harmeet Singh, senior vice-presidents of the Sikh Students Federation ( (Hoshiarpur unit), in a joint press note issued here on Friday welcomed the committee constituted by the government to punish those responsible for 1984 anti-Sikh riots. They urged the Centre and Punjab Government to consult the riot-hit while punishing the culprits.
JAIN SABHA: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local S.S. Jain Sabha (regd): president Mr Rattan Lal Jain; vice-president Mr Bachan Lal Oswal; general secretary Mr Sudershan Jain; Joint Secretary Mr Parmod Jain; and cashier Mr Jaswant Rai Jain.
CASE REGISTERED : A
police party of the local district police headed by Mr
Kanwaljit Singh Dhillon, SP (operation), conducted raids
at certain places on Thursday and apprehended 19 persons.
They have been booked under the Gambling Act. Cases under
Sections 13 A 3/767, 3/67 of the Gambling Act have been
registered in the local city police station.
DELEGATION: A delegation of the local unit of the Bahujan Samaj Party led by its President, Mr Mata Ram Dhiman, met the Adviser to the Administrator, Ms Vineeta Rai, and submitted to her a memorandum containing various demands. The delegation demanded representation to the BSP in various sub-committees of the Administration, implementation of the reservation policy in recruitment, simplification of the procedure for the grant of SC and BC certificates, issuance of ration cards, extension of lal dora limit and a better bus service to the UT villages and colonies. The delegation also conveyed its concern over the increased incidence of electrocution, poor sanitation and water scarcity in the UT villages and colonies.
HONOUR: Mr Deep Ram Bhatia, a city photographer, will get honorary degree of Associateship of the India International Photographic Council for his achievements in the field of pictorial photography. The degree will be conferred at a special function in Delhi on August 19, the World Photography Day.
FACILITIES: The local unit of the Chandigarh Nationalist Congress Party led by its President, Mr Gurbachan Singh, has urged the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation to extend all civic amenities to Burail, Attawa, Buterla and Badheri, which have been included in the municipal limits.
WON: The folk dance
team of St Stephens School, Sector 45-B, has won
the third place at the Llangollen International Dance
Festival in Wales. The team represented India in the
under-16 category of the festival in which 56 countries
participated. This is for the first time that India has
been placed in the top three.
COMPUTERISATION : Regional Engineering College Kurukshetra branch of the State Bank of India has been computerised fully from July 3, according to the Branch Manager, Mr R.B. Sehgal. The working hours at the branch have also been extended up to 4 pm daily on normal days and 1 p.m. on Saturdays to provide better banking services to the customers, said Mr Sehgal.
ELECTED: Mr Narayana Prasad Goyal and Mr Jagmohan Mittal were unanimously elected on Friday as president and convener, respectively, of the Haryana Traders Association. At a meeting of the trading community, held here on Friday under the chairmanship of Mr Mittal, a resolution was passed to convert the Haryana Foodgrains Dealers Association into the Haryana Traders Association.
CASES SOLVED: The district police has claimed to have solved two cases of robbery, 13 of snatching, 19 of theft and has recovered stolen goods worth Rs 12,34,740 during the past month. Stating this here on Friday, the SSP, Mr P.K. Agrawal said as many as 77 cases had been registered under the Excise Act. Thirteen cases were registered under the Arms Act and two under the NDPS Act during June, he added.
ROBBERIES: Cash and valuables worth about Rs 1 lakh were looted and a car was stolen in separate incidents in the past 48 hours in the district. According to reports, cash and valuables were stolen by robbers from the house of a bank employee in Housing Board Colony in broad daylight.
HURT: Six persons were injured when a group of persons assaulted another group at Rai village, about 15 km from here, on Friday. Drinking of liquor in front of a house was said to be the main cause of the attack. All injured persons have been hospitalised.
HIGHWAY BLOCKED: Agitated against the unscheduled and unannounced power-cuts, failures, erratic power supply and low voltage, a large number of residents, including women, of Rai and Asawarpur villages, blocked the National Highway No. 1 and shouted slogans against the state government as well as the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam on Friday. The SDO (C), Mr Sultan Singh, and the DSP (Headquarters), Mr Hardeep Singh Doon, arrived on the spot and pacified the irate residents.
SEALED: Officials of the
Haryana Pollution Control Board sealed two leather
factories situated on the G.T. Road, near Rai village of
this district, on Friday. According to official sources,
this step has been taken to check pollution and prevent
effluents of these factories from being diverted to the
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