|Saturday, August 19, 2000,
ARRESTED: The police has arrested Deeda Raj of Shimla and Bholi of Awankha. Mr Varinder Kumar, SSP, said the accused were allegedly involved in the sale of illicit liquor in the Dinanagar area.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following were elected office-bearers of the Meter Readers Association, PSEB: president Mr Kewal Singh Gill; senior vice-president Mr Bachitter Singh Nagi and Mr Baldev Singh; vice-presidents Mr Kulwant Singh Mann, Mr Kartar Singh and Mr Suresh Kumar; general secretary Mr Ravinder Nath Sharma; finance secretary Mr Surjit Singh Thakur; press secretary Mr Sarwan Singh; and auditor Mr Charanjit Singh.
ELECTED: The following persons have been elected the office-bearers of The Tribune Journalists Cooperative House Building Society Limited, SAS Nagar: President Mr Surinder Singh; Vice-President Mr Kamaljit Singh Banwait; Secretary Mr Avtar Singh Bhanwara; Treasurer Mr Gurdev Singh Bhullar.
MEETING URGED: The Chandigarh JVG Investors Welfare Society has urged its members to meet on every third Sunday of the month in the Sector 16 Rose Garden at 10.30 am. The General Secretary of the Society, Mr Vishal Bector, said, in the meeting of the society this Sunday, members will discuss complications in the case of duping of investors by JVG Finance.
DONATED: The Lions Club Nightingale has donated a wheelchair to a physically handicapped person, Mr Bassrudin, a tailor.
CHAIN FAST CONTINUE: A gate meeting was organised by the Public Health Workers of the Municipal Corporation Union. The meeting was addressed by the President of the body, Mr Amrik Singh, it General Secretary, Mr Rajinder Katoch, Vice-President, Mr Ram Lal and the Office Secretary, Mr Tara Dutt. The speakers criticised the Administration for failing to implement the agreement between the coordination committee of the UT and the MC employees. They urged the workers to join the chain fast.
COMMITTEE INVITED: The Home Secretary of Chandigarh, Mr M.P. Singh, invited the coordination committee of the government and the MC employees to discuss the agreement which had been reached on November 13 past year. He assured the committee members that their demands would be met shortly.
CONDEMNED: The Sarb Hind Akali Dal has condemned the increase in the sales tax on petrol. In a press note issued here on Friday, the President of the local unit of the party, Mr Joginder Singh Sawhney, said the Administration should ask for the the opinion of the public before taking such decisions.
HONOURED: Shruti Nayyar, a local student, has been awarded for her performance in the final examination for Company Secretaries. She has secured the second highest marks in the examination, for which, she has been given the Pandit Gopal Shashtri Memorial Award. She has also got the NIRC Silver Souvenir Award.
INTRODUCED: Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Eye Hospital of Sohana has claimed to have introduced a new Acrisof single-piece SA 30AL lens, a first of its kind in India. The hospital claims that although the lens has undergone extensive clinical trials in the USA and Europe, it is still not commercially available in India. This lens is considered to be one of the most bio-compatible of all lens material. It reduces the chances of intraocular implantation after phaco-emulsification surgery.
MEMBERSHIP: The local chapter of AIESEC will begin its annual membership drive in the Shivalik Public School auditorium on Saturday. More than 300 students are expected to enroll themselves as members of the Chandigarh chapter of AIESEC. The body has members in 84 countries and is recognised by 714 universities all over the world. Mr Vipul Gupta, President of the organising committee of the project, said there would also be an information seminar on Saturday and all undergraduates could apply for the membership.
CTCC GESTURE: The Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee has decided to begin the construction of Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan. The bhumi poojan ceremony will be held on Sunday. Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal will be the chief guest. This was decided at a meeting held on Friday of senior Congressmen. They praised Mr Bansal and Mr B.B. Bahl, President of the CTCC, for making serious efforts in this direction.
Sanatan Dharam Kendriya Parishad will celebrate
Janmashtami on Wednesday in all temples of Panchkula. A
shobha yatra will be taken out on Sunday from Sanatan
Dharam Mandir, Sector 16, to Radha Madhav Mandir,
RECOMMENDED: The local administration has recommended the names of Yogesh Bali, an assistant in the local Assistant Commissioner's office, and Parshottam Chaudhary, an executive officer of the Municipal Committee, for award. They had saved the lives of many accident victims by rushing them to hospital. Mr Bali had also arranged for some cash to meet the medical expenses of some victims.
EXTENSION: The Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, has extended the term of Dr Kuldip Singh Dhir, Dean Academic Affairs, for another year. Mr Dhir who is a Professor in the Department of Punjabi, is already the Dean of Languages. This information was given in a press note issued by the university here on Friday.
COMPETITION: The Rotary
Club of Patiala will organise an essay competition on the
topic My View of an Ideal Teacher. The competition is
open to all school and college students of all Rotary
International Districts. Participants will be allowed to
write in any language, including Nepali, Bhutanese,
Tibetan and English. Those willing to take part in the
contest may send their essays in not more than 500 words
to the Rotary Club President, Mr Ranjit Khosla by
PHONE SEIZED: A mobile telephone which was being used by two prisoners in Central Jail here for making threatening calls to witnesses was seized by the area police. The local police received an information that Sukhnandan Singh and Baljit Singh, who had been accused of murder, were using a mobile telephone to threaten witnesses and were also planning to escape from the jail. After a case was registered in this regard, the police and the jail authorities checked the prisoners and seized the telephone. A watch was being kept on both prisoners, a press note said.
MEDICAL CAMP: The local Hindu Manch will organise an eye camp on August 20 in Arya Eye Hospital, near Subhash Chowk. According to a press release noted eye specialists will examine the patients.
EVE-TEASERS HELD: The police arrested Ram Kumar of Sanpera village and Rajesh of Pipli Khera village on a charge of eve-teasing near Bharat Steel Tubes Limited at Ganaur, 16 km from here, on Thursday. The police also arrested Suresh and Sandeep on the same charge in Sector 15. Criminal cases have been registered against them.
DIED: Rajinder Sihag, a junior engineer, Sonepat Municipal Council, was killed when his scooter was hit by a truck on the G.T. Road near Murthal Chowk, about 8 km from here, on Thursday night. The truck driver escaped. The police has registered a case.
GAMBLING: The Civil Lines police arrested Jugul Kishore of Kot Mohalla, Sonepat, on a charge of gambling near a cinema house in the Model Town area here on Thursday. The police has registered a case.
ELECTROCUTED: A constable, Sijender Singh, was electrocuted in a street, near Thakurdwara Temple, in the Ganj Bazar area, here on Thursday night. According to a report, the victim was chasing a thief when he got trapped in an iron gate, unauthorisedly installed by residents of the area, and got electrocuted. An inquiry has been ordered.
LPG DEALERS: The District Food and Supplies Controller convened a meeting of all LPG dealers here on Friday and directed them not to issue LPG cylinders meant for domestic use to halwais, owners of dhabas, hotels, restaurants and other commercial establishments in the district. He told them to issue 19-kg refills to them. He warned that stern action would be taken against them if they did not comply with the order.
BAIL GRANTED: Mr Gobind Ram Sharma, District and
Sessions Judge, Hamirpur, on Thursday granted bail to Mr
Prem Kaushal, a Congress leader, till August 22. He was
named in an FIR for the desecration of the statue of
Mahatma Gandhi on August 10. However, the court has
directed him to appear before the police for
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