|Monday, August 21, 2000,
SAPLINGS PLANTED: Punjab National Bank organised a tree plantation campaign on Saturday in collaboration with Police Public School in which saplings were planted in various parts of the city.
FLAGGED OFF: A Punjab Roadways bus was introduced from Jaj-Majitha town to Chandigarh on Saturday. The inaugural run was flagged off by the Rajya Sabha member, Mr Rajmohinder Singh Majitha. The bus leaves for Chandigarh at 2.15 p.m. daily. Mr Majitha said the Punjab Government was planning to purchase 400 new buses. CAMPAIGN: The Health Department, Punjab, will launch a special campaign in the state to eradicate typhoid. This was stated on Saturday by the Punjab Health Minister, Dr Baldev Chawla, while presiding over a function on typhoid.
JALANDHAR JALALABAD MOGA ROBBERY: Unidentified persons entered the premises of Dera Baba Khushal Singh in Charik village under the Baghapurana police station in the district and broke open the cash box lying there and decamped with Rs 15,000, according to reports received here on Saturday. No arrests have been made so far. TARN
ROBBERY: Unidentified persons entered the premises of Dera Baba Khushal Singh in Charik village under the Baghapurana police station in the district and broke open the cash box lying there and decamped with Rs 15,000, according to reports received here on Saturday. No arrests have been made so far.
PENSION CASES: At a function organised by the Punjab Istri Sabha in Baltana, 10 cases of old age and five of widow pension were handed over to Mr Jaspal Bhatti, advocate and President of the Youth Federation, Patiala, here on Sunday. The papers were presented to him by General Secretary of the Baltana wing of the Sabha Kulwant Sodhi. Mr Bhatti, assured Mrs Oshima Raikhy, President, Punjab Istri Sabha, Mrs Shelia Didi, social activist, and other members of the women and the senior citizens.
INAUGURATED: The inaugural Black Charger Golf Tournament was inaugurated here on Sunday by the GOC, 2 Corps, Lt-Gen G.S. Sihota, at the Kharga golf course, Ambala Cantonment. The host team, 14 (I) Armoured Brigade, were the team winners and runners-up was shared by retired officers and a civilian team. While Lt-Col Pradeep Bakshi won the individual event, Mr Manav Das was the runner up. About 100 golfers participated in the golf tournament.
CONTEST: As many as 60 children of various age groups participated in a healthy baby contest, organised at Chetanya Hospital in collaboration with Elly Lilly Pharmaceuticals. In the age group of 6 months to 1 year, Tanishq was chosen the prince the Mannat the princess. In the age group of 1 year to 3 years, Kshitij was the prince and Nishtha was the princess, and in the age group of 3 years to 5 years, Aditya and Parvaaz were chosen the prince and princess, respectively. Mrs Usha Gupta, vice-principal, MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36 gave away the prizes.
SHOWS: Problems of dowry and other related social problems in today’s world find light in a series of shows planned for rural areas of the city in the coming days. Mr Zulfiqar Khan, the director of ‘Theatre Age’, said the element of comedy had been employed to highlight serious issues. The NZCC has offered at least 10 shows of the play in rural areas of Punjab. Two shows were scheduled at Kumbhra and Sohana villages on Saturday. Lakhnor and Landran were the venues for Sunday’s shows. Raipur Kalan has been chosen as a venue for the show on Monday. Saneta, Guru Nanak Colony and Amb Sahib feature in the shows scheduled for Tuesday. SAS Nagar-Phase 11 will have one show on Wednesday, Mr Zulfiqar Khan added.
FRAUD CASE: A case of fraud has been registered against a contractor of Haryana Agricultural University, Sudhir, for withdrawing Rs 25 lakh illegally from a bank account of a firm here. The Director of M.M. Enterprises, a construction company, Mr Rajbeer Chikara, had lodged a complaint against Sudhir, a partner in the firm, for having with drawn the amount using a missing cheque book.
ARRESTED: The Baroda police on Sunday claimed to have arrested four members of a family of Bhawar village in connection with the murder of Jaipal of the same village on August 10. A pistol and some sharp-edged weapons used in the murder, were seized from them. A dispute over the canal water distribution is said to be the main cause of the murder.
RAPE CASE: Pardeep, a youth of Bhadana village, has been arrested by the Sadar police on the charge of raping a 14-year-old girl of the same village on August 13. Mr Partap Singh, father of the girl, lodged an FIR against the suspect.
HELD: The police has arrested two youths — Javed and Jagni, residents of Meerut (UP), on the charge of smuggling liquor following the seizure of 330 bottles of English wine from their possession. A case under the Excise Act has been registered.
TRUCK RECOVERED: The Rai police has arrested two persons — Sunil of Sonepat and Ram Bhaj of Rubra village following the recovery of a stolen truck from them. The truck was stolen from outside the house of Mr Attar Singh, a resident of Panipat, on the night of August 11, the SP, Mr A.S. Chawla, said here on Sunday.
STRIKE CONTINUES: Lawyers here continued strike for the fourth day on Saturday in protest against an amendment made to the HP Land Revenue Act. They abstained from the courts and asked government for the immediate withdrawal of the amendment.
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