|Wednesday, August 23, 2000,
THEFT: On a complaint of Mr Romesh Chander of Adarsh Colony, Sujanpur, the police has registered a case against Jagdish Chander, alias Rinkoo, for allegedly committing theft in the house of the complainant.
APPOINTED: The Punjabi University vice-chancellor, Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, has appointed Dr Anil Narula, a professor in the Department of Music, as head of the department for a period of three years. By another order Dr Gursharan Singh Sandhu has been appointed head of the philosophy department. This was stated in a press note issued by the university here on Monday.
CONFERENCE: The Punjabi University vice-chancellor, Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, has nominated Dr S.K. Sharma, head, Department of Political Science, to attend the 16th European conference on modern South Asian studies to be held at the University of Edinburgh, (UK) from September 6 to 9. Dr S.K. Sharma will present his paper on Centre state tensions and regional aspirations in India: patterns and tends (a case of Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab). This was stated in a press note issued by the university here on Monday.
STRIKE: The Water Supply Employees Union shall observe a day-long token strike on August 29. The Union had organised a rally in the Public Health Office, Sector 12, to mobilise workers for making the strike a success. The leaders, while addressing the employees, condemned the Administration as well as the Municipal Corporation for not implementing the just and genuine demands of the employees. Among those who addressed the rally were the union president, Mr Dharam Pal; the general secretary , Mr Diwan Chand Sharma; Mr Rajinder Katoch, Mr Ramlal and Mr Dev Raj.
'DEVELOP WASTE GROUND': The former general secretary of district no:4 of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Mr Shambhu Banerjee, met the Mayor, Municipal Corporation, on Monday, Mrs Shanta Abhilashi and requested that the ground adjoining the dispensary, Mauli complex, be filled and developed properly. He pointed out that since the ground has been lying undeveloped since long, the residents of the surrounding area are dumping garbage there, causing a health hazard. The Mayor is learnt to have assured that she will look into the matter and necessary action will be taken at the earliest to facilitate the residents.
MEET: A minority communities convention will be held on Saturday at St Stephen's school hall, Sector 45-B. This was disclosed by Mr Shiv Kanwar Sandhu, member of Dr Ambedkar Foundation; Mr John Victor, member, Catholic Council of India and Syed Yakoob Hussan Naqvi, president, Punjab Muslim Fronts, in a statement issued here on Monday. The convocation is being organised to highlight the atrocities being committed on the minority communities in various parts of the country and bring them to the notice of the present regime. While Rev. Dr. Gerald J Mathias, Bishop of Shimla-Chandigarh Diocese, will preside over the function, Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, former Chief Minister, will be the chief guest.
RELAY FAST: A state level rally is being organised by Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation (PSIEC) Staff Association in front of the Udyog Bhawan from 12 noon to 2 pm. Meanwhile, the relay fast of Punwire Employees Coordination Committee which began on June 19 entered its 64th day on Monday. Eleven employees of Punwire sat on fast under the leadership of Mr Jasbir Singh. The leaders also addressed a rally.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Himachal Gaddi Kalyan Parishad for a period of two years: president — Mr Om Prakash; general secretary — Mr Paras Ram Verma; treasurer — Mr Kuldip Sharma; senior vice president — Mr Purshottam Ram Kapur and; adviser — Mr Bihari Lal.
HAILED: The members of Chamoli Parvatiya Vikas Parishad in a meeting held at Garhwal Bhawan, Sector 29, under the chairmanship of Mr Dinesh Semwal, expressed their happiness on the constitution of Uttranchal State. Hailing the issue, Mr Harish Benjwal, general secretary of the parishad, said, with the constitution of the separate state, the long pending demand of the people of the Uttrakhand had been fulfilled.
SEATS VACANT: Some seats of reserved categories for admission to first year B Sc ( Hons School) / B.Pharmacy have fallen vacant. According to Mr H.M Dani, member of the Joint Admission Committee, all the students of reserved categories, already interviewed personally/admitted, are required to come for second counselling on Thursday at 9 am to the Biochemistry Department, Panjab University, for admission/transfer.
SEATS AVAILABLE: Four seats for admission to first year B Sc ( Hons School) in Biochemistry and five seats for admission to MSc ( Hons School) in Biochemistry for NRI/Industry sponsored candidates are available in the Department of Biochemistry, PU. In a press note issued here on Monday, Prof D.D. Bansal and Chairman, stated that those students who have qualified the entrance test should contact the Head of the department on August 28 at 11 am.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers for the year 2000-2001 in the general elections of Garhwal Ramleela Avem Sanskritik Mandal, Sector 22, held on Sunday in Sadhu Ashram, Sector 23-D: chairman — Mr S.S. Bisht; president — Mr B.S. Rawat; vice-president — Mr G.S. Rawat; general secretary — Mr B.P Gour; cashier — C.S. Makloga; director- Mr Jagdish Singh Rawat.
INAUGURATED: A complaint centre and a tubewell have been inaugurated by cantonment board member, Mr Umesh Sahni. The tubewell is located behind 102, Mall Road and the complaint centre (South), CBA, is behind CB Primary School, Lal Kurti, Mall Road. Mr Sahni said that the tubewell was needed in the area. “The complaint centre will also be utilised for registering complaints regarding streetlights, water and sanitation,” he said.
BODY FOUND: The Kharkhauda police found a decomposed body of an unidentified man from a canal near Jhinjhauli village, about 25 km from here, on Monday. The body has been sent for a post-mortem. A case has been registered.
LPG DEALERS: On a directive of the District Food and Supplies Controller (DFSC), local LPG dealers started supplying cylinders by tractor-trolleys in surrounding villages of the district on Monday. According to official sources, this followed an agreement reached between the LPG dealers and the DFSC.
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