RESIDENTS’ PROTEST: Members of the Indira Aavas Colony (Jhuggi-Jhonpri) Association of the city are up in arms against the allegedly false case registered against the residents of the colony and the Municipal Councillor, Mr Balkar Singh. This was stated by Mr Jagga, president of the association, in a press note issued here on Saturday.
BAG STOLEN: Some miscreants stole a bag containing over Rs 9,000 kept on the cycle of constable Ajit Singh on the Railway road here on Friday. The police has registered a case.
CRUSHED TO DEATH: Jyoti, daughter of Gian Chand of Mahilpur, was crushed to death by a bus (No. PB08H-8382) of the Onkar company, Jalandhar, while she was going to her house on a bicycle on the Phagwara road, Mahilpur, 24 km from here, on Friday. Driver Amrik Singh fled from the scene leaving the bus on the spot. The Mahilpur police has registered a case under Sections 279 and 304 of the IPC.
CONDEMNED: The local Shri Brahmin Sabha, at its meeting held here on Friday under the presidentship of Mr Hari Dutt Kalia, condemned the audio cassette “Bahmani Glass Vargi” recently released by Bagga Safri and Surinder Sapna. In a press statement issued here on Saturday, Mr Gurdial Sharma, general secretary of the sabha, said a song in the cassette contained derogatory remarks against Brahmin women. He demanded an apology from the two and the withdrawal of the cassette from the market.
ORGANISED: The bhog ceremony of Dalbir Singh Dhillon, a noted philanthropist, was held at his native village Boparai Kalan, near here, on Sunday. He died in England on November 22. People from all walks of life, including Dr H.S. Deol, DPI (Colleges) Punjab (retd), Prof Bawa Singh, former Vice-Chairman, Minorities Commission of India, Mr Jagjit Singh Talwandi Chairman PSSI and E, Mr Manjit Singh Gill, president, Governing council., GHG Khalsa college, Gurusarsudhar, Principal M.S. Khattra, Principal Ram Singh Kular, Mr Avtar Singh Purain, member, SGPC, Dr Harbans Singh, Dean, Student Welfare, Guru Nanak Dev University, and Dr Gurmel Singh Deol, Guru Nanak Charitable Trust, Mullanpur, paid homage to the departed soul. His family donated about Rs 10 lakh to various social, religious and educational institutions.
PROCESSION: Activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) held a silent procession in front of the local Government College on Saturday in protest against the fee hike and withdrawal of free bus service.
2 AGENTS HELD: The local police has arrested travel agents Rajinder Kumar Walia and Balbir Singh, residents of Delhi, on the charge of duping Davinder Singh of Kangror village of Rs 3.50 lakh and Harjinder Kaur of Sandhwan village of Rs 1.50 lakh, respectively. This was stated by Mr Ishwar Singh, SSP.
WATER SHORTAGE: Residents of the local Sharda Mohalla have been facing an acute shortage of drinking water due to an erratic supply for the past three days.
SUPPORT: The city Congress Committee and the local Rotary Club have passed resolutions extending full support to the Pathankot Zila Banao Sungharsh Samiti, whose agitation has entered the 47th day. Four members of the Bar Association sat on dharna in the court complex.
elected: Following have been elected the office-bearers of the Chandigarh unit of the All-India Valmiki Yuvak Sangh: President; Mr Gajendra; Vice-President; Mr Inder Katara alias Rinku, General Secretary — Mr Sameer Sahota and Secretary — Mr Satinder Bidla.
honoured: Mr K.K. Monga, Deputy District Cabinet Secretary and an employee of the State Bank of India, Treasury Branch, has been awarded memento by Lieut-Gen. (Retd.) JFR Jacob, Governor of Punjab, on World AIDS Day celebrations for his outstanding contribution in the field of AIDS awareness.
Beauty contest: Western Star Group and Media Track, a local leading art and culture group, was organising a fashion-cum-beauty contest, Mega Model of the Year 2000, at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, on December 7, 2000. Males and females contestants from Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana were participating in the mega model contest.
INAUGURATED: Dr Sushil Indora, MP, inaugurated a new block at the local Raghupath dharamshala. Mr Indora announced a grant of Rs 2 lakh for the dharamshala.
MOLESTATION: A youth reportedly made an attempt to molest a married woman while she was working in a field at Chatia Aulia village, 20 km from here, on Saturday. According to a report, the youth escaped when the woman raised an alarm.
STRIKE THREAT: Postal employees in the district and elsewhere will go on an indefinite strike from December 5 in support of their long-standing demands. Leaders of the Employees Union announced on Saturday that the employees would continue their strike till their demands were accepted by the
COMPETITIONS: A painting competition was held here at Government Girls’ Senior Secondary School in connection with the World AIDS Day on Friday. Anupriya stood first, Shagun Gupta was second and Shivanjali and Smriti shared the third prize. Health Department spokesman Shakti Upadhyaya said here on Saturday that in a declamation held in this connection at Government Senior Secondary School, Rajpura, Premidevi, Sonika and Anoop got first, second and third prizes, respectively.
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