|Wednesday, August 16, 2000,
CASE REGISTERED: The police has registered a case against two brothers and their mother for allegedly taking goods our of a rented shop forcibly and then taking possession of the shop. The incident occurred on September 14, 1999, but the police took about 11 months to register the FIR. According to the FIR, the complainant, Mr Purshotam Kumar, reported to the SSP, Ropar that on September 14 night last year, the accused took away the goods and the signboard of his shop. He came to know about the incident the next morning when he came to the shop. When he asked the reason for this from the accused, he was threatened by them. The chowkidar disclosed the identity of the accused to him.
NOMINATED: Ms Manisha Verma, member, District Consumer Forum, has been nominated as the joint secretary of the Bar Association, Pathankot.
CONDEMNED: In a meeting, the Rashtriya Chetna Parishad, Punjab under the presidentship of Mr Ravi Bhushan Puri, on Sunday condemned the recent killings in Jammu and Kashmir. They also condemned the killing of Pradeep Bhatia, photo-journalist of The Hindustan Times.
PROTEST: Responding to a call given by the All-India Federation of University Teachers Association (AIFUTA), Punjabi University teachers wore black badges as a mark of protest against the non-fulfilment of various demands, including raising of a retirement age to 62 years, release of arrears on account of pay revision and implementation of career advancement scheme, 1996. The Secretary of the Punjabi University Teachers Association, Dr Hari Singh Boparai, praised Dr J.S. Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor, Punjabi University, for releasing the arrears out of the universitys resources. He also appealed to the state government to release the arrears of the teachers for three years.
BPCL CELEBRATION: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited celebrated Independence Day at its outlets in the city. The corporation distributed sweets among its customers, particularly children accompanying their parents to the outlets. It was a festive look at the outlet in Sector 21. The Territory Manager (Retails), Ambala, was among those who celebrated the occasion.
RALLY : The Akhil Bharatiya Jodo Sangathan, along with other organisations, organised a rally on Independence Day here on Tuesday. The main aim of the rally was to enlighten the people about the population explosion, degradation of the environment and the unhygienic sanitary conditions. The rally was flagged off by Prof S.K. Sharma, Director, PGI. The rally, which was organised by the president of the sangathan, Mr R.R. Gill, passing through the various sectors before culminating at the Rose Garden in sector 16.
CAMP : A ''how to live'' camp was organised by the Yagoda Satsanga Society on its premises in Sector 28. As many as 29 children from different schools of Chandigarh, Panchkula, Patiala, Parwanoo and Jalandhar participated in the three-day camp. The activities included energisation exercises, bhajan recitation and meditation.
GOLDEN JUBILEE : The Government College of Art, one of the premiere institutions of the country, will be celebrating the golden jubilee year of its existence here on Wednesday. The celebrations will begin with the plantation of 50 saplings on the college campus. The UT Adviser, Ms Vineeta Rai, will plant the first sapling.The function will be attended by distinguished artists who have been associated with the college for a long time. Students will also take part in the plantation drive. The day has also been chosen to release the college magazine.
LECTURES: The Punjab Environment and Heritage Society has started a series of extension lectures by eminent experts for creating awareness and concern for Punjabs heritage and environment. The first lecture in the series will be delivered by Dr Kirpal Singh, a former professor and head of department of Punjabi University, Patiala, on glorious heritage of Punjab at Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16, on August 25.
BHANDARA : The Ruhani Satsang Society is organising a three day barsi bhandara in honour of Sant Kirpal Singh here from August 19 at the Manav Kendra, near the Mansa Devi complex. Sant Thakur Singh will deliver a holy satsang in the morning and evening on all the three days. Naam-daan will also be given to new entrants on August 22.
RISHI TARPANI :
Shri Brahmin Sabha, Ambala cantonment, observed Rishi
Tarpani with fervour on Tuesday. A yagna was performed in
the morning and all the members changed their yagopavita.
Mr Tarsem Lal Sharma and Mr Om Prakash Sharma, President
and General Secretary of the sabha, respectively, paid
homage to the Amarnath pilgrims who died in the terrorist
attack and strongly condemned the incident.
ARRESTED: The Baroda police on Tuesday arrested four members of a family of Bhawar village in connection with the alleged murder of Jaipal of the same village on August 10. Mr A.S. Chawla, SP, said the arrested persons had been identified as Dayanand, Naresh, Rajesh and Subhash. The police has recovered a pistol and sharp-edged weapons used in the murder from them.
SMUGGLERS HELD: The city police has arrested two youths of Meerut on the charge of liquor smuggling. The police has seized 330 bottles of English wine from them. The police has registered a case under the Excise Act.
KILLED: One person was killed by a vehicle near Shahzadpur village, about 8 km from here, on Monday. The driver managed to escape, leaving the vehicle behind. The police has registered a case.
ELECTED: Dr Puran Mal Gaur, a lecturer of Hindu College, was unanimously elected president of the local unit of Youth Hostelers Association for the fifth time here on Monday.
RALLY: The students of Government Postgraduate College, led by the ABVP leaders, Mr Mukesh Thakur and Mr Pankaj Thakur, boycotted their classes and organised an anti-Pakistan rally here on Monday. They shouted slogans against Pakistan, burnt the flag and warned it against supporting terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.
NCC CAMP: The combined
Annual Training Camp (Naval wing) of the NCC started here
on Sunday. Senior and junior cadets from Government
Postgraduate College, Bilaspur and Sarkaghat, and
Regional Engineering College, Hamirpur, are participating
in the camp. Addressing the inaugural function, Commander
D.R. Sharma said the cadets would be given training in
parade, weapons, sailing, ship-modelling, firing and the
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