|Tuesday, July 18, 2000,
THEFT: Televisions worth lakhs of rupees were stolen from an electronics shop in Sirhind town on Saturday. The thieves broke the locks of the showroom and stole nine television sets. A complaint had has been lodged with the police.
CLUB CHIEF: Ms Amita Attri has been elected the President of the Inner Wheel Club (Patiala main) for the year 2000-2001. The other office-bearers of the club are as follows: Secretary Ms Kuljeet Banga; Treasurer Ms Rama Naurhia; Editor Ms Balwant Arora; ISO Ms Satwant Thukral.
ENTRANCE TESTS: The aptitude test for admission to the first-year postgraduate course in Gandhian and peace studies for the session 2000-2001 will be held on Friday at 10 am in the Department of Gandhian Studies of Panjab University, here. Entrance test for MA I English course will be held on Monday at 10 am in the Department of English. The physical efficiency tests for admission to the first-year bachelor's and postgraduate courses in physical education will be held on July 27 at 7 am on the university grounds. Written test for admission to the diploma course in translation (Hindi) will be held on July 28 at 9 am in the Department of Hindi.
ADMISSIONS: Joint admissions to the BE-B.Arch courses of Panjab Engineering College, The Chandigarh College of Architecture and The PU Department of Chemical Engineering began here on Monday and will continue over the next three days. On Monday, only two seats in the Scheduled Caste category for the B.Arch course remained vacant. On Tuesday, admissions under the freedom fighters' and sportspersons' quotas will be done.
PENSION ADALAT: The Defence Pension Disbursing Officer (DPDO) will hold a mini pension adalat on July 27 at 10 am in Ambala Cantonment. In a press note issued here, the Secretary of the Zila Sainik Board, Capt V.S. Narwal (retd), said ex-serviceman or widows of soldiers could visit the adalat for getting their grievances regarding pension redressed.
BANDH: Traders and shopkeepers of various markets observed a bandh here on Monday in protest against the "anti-trader" policy of the state government.
PANCHAYAT HELD: A panchayat was held at Kharia village to decide the course of action against the in charge of the village primary health centre , Jitender Kumar Sapra, for allegedly misbehaving with patients and being absent from duty.
PRISONER DIES: Krishan of Aghwanpur village, who was facing trial in the cases of dacoity and murder, died at the district jail here on Sunday after a prolonged illness. The body was handed over to his parents after an inquiry by the SDO (C) and the post-mortem examination.
SUICIDE: A youth committed suicide by allegedly jumping in front of train near the cooperative sugar mills here on Sunday. The body remains unidentified.
COMPLAINT LODGED: Passengers here lodged a complaint against Government Reserve Police personnel for allegedly taking bribe . Bachhitar Balhar Singh alleged that GRP men took away his money and refused to give it back and used foul language.
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