|Sunday, December 3, 2000,
THIEF ARRESTED: The police on Friday arrested Gulsher Singh of Government Seed Farm Colony for the theft of a mini-truck which had been parked on the old Fazilka road outside a shop. Sources said the vehicle had been recovered. Gulsher Singh disclosed that his accomplice was absconding.
SENTENCED: Four residents of Panjawa village have been sentenced to three years’ imprisonment and charged a fine of Rs 3500 each in a case registered in 1995 under Sections 323, 324, 326, 34, 148 and 149, IPC. Mr Tarsem Mangla, Judicial Magistrate, acquitted two other accused on Friday. Seven persons had been booked by the Khuian Sarwar police for assaulting Jaswant Singh with sharp-edged weapon.
Cultural programme: The Radical Students Union, Punjab, organised a cultural programme presented by Gursharan Singh here on Thursday to mark the 85th birth anniversary of Kartar Singh Sarabha. Three plays were staged on the occasion. The play ‘Eh Main Nahin Hon Diyangi’ depicted the efforts of a woman to rid her son of drug addiction.
Condemnation: The local branch of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) condemned the life threats being given by unregistered medical practitioners to Dr Ashwani Goyal, secretary of the Jagraon branch. In a press note issued here on Friday, Dr S.K. Narad, president, and Dr Balvinder S. Ahuja, secretary of the association, said the IMA had taken a pledge to end quackery from Punjab. They appealed to the administration to deal with quacks sternly
visit: Shankaracharya Sant Shri Divyanand, accompanied by a large number of saints, visited the gaushala in the city. He was accorded a rousing reception by office-bearers of Shri Gau Rakshni Sabha, including Mr Sham Lal Sapra, Mr Kiran Sharma Mr Narinder Chawla, Mr Sham Sunder Malhotra, Mr Dalip Thapar and the former deputy mayor, Mr Prem Mittal. The distinguished guests and others accompanying him fed the cows and exhorted those present there to serve the cow.
hailed: The restoration of water supply during the day by the municipal corporation has been widely welcomed in the city. Mr Mohinder Aggarwal, General Secretary of Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal, and Mr Raju Bindra, Secretary of the Bhartiya Janata Party (East Mandal), have said that the MC had done well to review its decision and restore the day time water supply in view of the mounting resentment and unrest among the city population. They further said that the move had, even otherwise prove counter productive, because during the period there was no water supply in the day, the people were resorting to unnecessary storage of water in the morning and evening.
camp: The Lions Club, Ludhiana North, organised a free dental check-up camp at Government Middle School, Ambedkar Nagar, here on Saturday. A press release made by Mr Jatinder Paul Singh Saluja, Public Relations Officer of the club, said renowned dental surgeon, Dr Sadhu Singh Kalsi, checked up more than 100 children. Dr Kalsi made the children aware about various dental problems.
Camps organised: A farmer training camp was organised by Novartis with help of Punjab Coop Markfed and Punseed at Jhande and Hambran villages. More than 500 farmers attended these camps. Mr Aswinjit Singh Josan, Director, Massco, was the chief guest. Mr Malwinder Singh Malhi, District Manager, assured the farmers of sufficient supply of Topik weedicide. These weedicides kill resistant Phalaris minor (gulli danda) and does not harm wheat, sarson and fellow crops. Farmers were also told about the selection of spray pumps and methods of spraying of weedicides.
function: More than 100 students of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, received prizes for their performance in academics, sports and cultural activities at an annual function held on Saturday. Lala Lajpat Rai, MP, was the chief guest on the occasion. The function was presided over by Ms Usha Sidhu, District Education Officer (secondary). The Principal, Ms Promilla Arora, read the annual report of the school.
awareness camp: The Ludhiana Traffic Police organised a traffic awareness camp at Sanatan Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, on Saturday. The team led by Mr Satish Malhotra, DSP (Traffic), gave a video demonstration on traffic rules. Later, he held a discussion on traffic rules with the school students. He told them about the aftermaths of driving when drunk. The Principal, Narinder Sharma, told the students to adhere to the traffic rules to avoid any mishap.
Killed: Charanjit Singh (30) of nearby Karyam village died when his scooter met with an accident near Langroya village on Thursday.
camp organised: Members of the Lions Club Rose and Lions Club Supreme organised a pollution check camp at Bhagat Singh petrol station on Saturday. Over 100 vehicles were checked for pollution level and certificates were given to the owners free of cost.
Workshop: The Centre for Entrepreneurship Development for Women, CED cell of Canara Bank, circle office, Chandigarh, organised a one-day workshop on candle-making at Kajheri village, on Saturday. A total of 46 women learnt the art of making different kinds of candles.
contest: A declamation contest on consumer awareness and citizen charter was organised by the Consumer Forum, Chandigarh, at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, on Saturday. Disha and Vaibhav Saini bagged the first and second positions, respectively, while the third position went to Manpreet of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 8. A slogan-writing contest was also organised, in which Pooja Khatri of GGSSS, Sector 8, Arleen Kochhar of Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, and Saakshi Jishtu were declared first, second and third, respectively.
Suicide: Three members of a family reportedly tried to commit suicide by burning themselves here on Friday. Surender, his wife Lovely and brother Gulshan got burn injuries. They were admitted to the Civil Hospital here where Lovely died of 100 per cent burns. Her husband and brother-in-law, who suffered more than 60 per cent burns, have been referred to Pt Bhagwat Dayal Medical College, Rohtak.
Cases registered: The police has registered 58 cases under the Excise Act during the past one month. The district police chief, Dr Suman Manjri, said here on Friday that 4,800 bottles of liquor were seized besides 160 kg of lahan. One person was arrested and 1 kg of opium was seized from his possession.
ROAD MISHAP: A youth, Dharaminder, of Jhanj village was killed and nine persons were injured when the vehicle in which they were travelling was hit by a truck on the Jind-Narwana road on Thursday. The injured have been admitted to the local general hospital.
KILLED: A scooterist was killed on the spot when he was hit by a car on the G.T. road between Bari and Teha villages, about 15 km from here on Friday. The victim was an employee of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and he was going to his home at Sanpera village
DEMOLISHED: Officials of the district administration accompanied by a police team razed to ground 50 houses illegally built on the gram panchayat land at Sirana village, about 25 km from here on Friday. The action was taken on the directive of the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala.
ARRESTED: A youth, Biloo, was arrested by the police here on Friday night, following seizure of 23 liquor pouches from his possession. A case under the Excise Act has been registered against him.
REINSTATED: The Superintendent of Police, Mr A.S. Chawla, reinstated the SHO, Civil Lines, Mr Mohinder Singh. The police officer was placed under suspension recently following his alleged involvement in a gambling case. But the allegations were found baseless.
CENSUS: Mr Naresh Gulati, Director of the Census in the state, inaugurated a one-day district-level census training programme here on Friday. The Deputy Commissioner, the Additional Deputy
Commissioner, the subdivisional officers of Sonepat, Ganaur and Gohana, also participated in the programme. Mr Gulati said the first round of the population census had been
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