|Friday, July 21, 2000,
EXHIBITION: The Kes Sambhal Parchar Sanstha organised a heritage exhibition at the art gallery here on Tuesday. The secretary of the sanstha, Mr Jasbir Singh, in a press note issued here on Wednesday said over 100 schoolchildren participated in the exhibition of paintings and photographs. A kavi darbar and a play was also organised on the occasion. A Rajya Sabha member, Mr Raj Mohinder Singh Majitha, was the chief guest and distributed prizes among students.
NOMINATE: Mr Gurudas Girdhar, PPCC member, has been nominated member of the Telecom Advisory Committee for Punjab. This was stated in a letter to Mr Girdhar by Mr R.N. Sharma, Chief General manager, Punjab Telecom Circle.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the District Roller Skating Association: president Mr Surjeet Singh; vice- presidents Mr Sher Singh, Mr Karamjit Singh and Mr Bahadur Singh; general secretary Mr Harish Kumar Duppar; and treasurer Mr Jaswinder Singh Pappi.
ARYA SABHA: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Arya Pratinidhi Sabha, Gurdaspur: president Mr Satpal Nanda; vice-presidents Mr Amarnath Kohli and Prof R.K.Narad; secretary Mr Gurbachan Lal; joint secretary Dr Lokesh Gupta; and treasurer Mr Rajinder Trehan.
LOCAL CALLS: The Telecommunications Department has made all calls made within a radius of 50 km local with effect from Tuesday. Giving this information, a department official said here on Tuesday that now local subscribers would be able to connect with Ludhiana, Nakodar, Jalandhar, Nawanshahr and Phagwara, and subscribers of Phagwara with Ludhiana, Nakodar, Nawanshahr, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala and Una in Himachal Pradesh at local charges.
RESULTS: The results of MA Part-II in music (tabla), held by Panjab University, were declared on Wednesday. Results of B.Com. III year (Honours), Honours in Punjabi (Gyani) and BA final year were declared on Thursday. Results of MA music (vocal) will be declared on Friday. Copies of the result gazette are available at the enquiry counter of Panjab University and the enquiries pertaining to the result can be made at telephone numbers 534818 and 784869.
STRIKE: The District Chemists Association of Panchkula will observe a token strike on Saturday. According to the President of the association, Mr B.B. Singal, the strike is in protest against the new process to file sales tax returns. The association has protested against the implementation of the new forms Sales Tax 12/12A and 38 to carry on the trade. According to Mr Singal, these new impositions are an unnecessary burden on trade and these also complicate the process of smooth business.
SIX NABBED: The local police on Thursday arrested two thieves, three persons with 10 boxes of liquor and one person with opium husk. Mr Rupinder Singh, DSP Kharar, said the police had arrested two persons of Rajpura Rahul and Rakesh Kumar who admitted that they had committed thefts in Badala Road and Bhagat Ghat area in Kharar. He said the police had arrested three persons Arvind Kumar, Paramjit Singh and Harkesh Kumar who were carrying 10 boxes of foreign-made Indian liquor in a car (PUR 2483). He added that Baljit Singh was arrested following the seizure of 10 kg poppy husk from his possession. The police has registered cases against all of them.
OCTROI: The contract for collection
of octroi for the year starting August 1 was given for Rs 1,21,10,000
in a public auction by the local municipal committee on Thursday. Dr
Karamjit Singh Sra, Deputy Director, Local Self Government, supervised
the auction, Mr Ranbir Singh, President, and Mr Gian Chand Gupta,
Executive Officer of the committee, were present. Mr Gupta said 22
parties participated in the auction and the reserve price was Rs
1,21,00,000. He said the contractor would also have to pay about Rs
50,000 per month for the salaries of employees and other charges. He
added that this amount was 15 per cent more than the contract amount
MINOR RAPED: A 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth in Matloda village under the Barwala police station in the district, the police said on Thursday. A case under Sections 376 and 506 of the IPC has been registered against Kitab Singh, alias Bilia of Kharak Punia village on a complaint of Mr Arjun Singh, father of the girl. The girl was raped when she had gone to a field to get grass along with her friend.
34 CASES SOLVED: The district police has solved 34 cases of crime relating to loot, theft and snatching in June this year. According to the SSP, Mr P.K. Agarwal, booty worth Rs 12.34 lakh was recovered in these cases. He said the solved cases included 19 incidents of theft and 13 cases of snatching.
EXAMINATION CENTRE: Government High School Bandia located on the Bandia hill in Bilaspur has been allocated as a centre for class VIII examination and now students of nearby villages wont have to travel long distances to appear in the examination. This was stated here on Wednesday by the Health and Family Welfare Minister, Mr Jagat Prakash Nadda.
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