|Tuesday, January 9, 2001,
FIR: The police has failed to trace three unidentified persons, against whom an FIR was registered by ASI Pritam Singh of Amloh police station, on January 4. According to information, three persons in Gypsy (No. UMO-912) were coming from Amloh towards Mandi Gobindgarh and a Naka party signalled them to stop at Dholewala Chowk, Amloh. But they evaded the police party, and fled away.
MINIBUS OPERATORS: A meeting of the Minibus Operators Union was held here on Sunday where various problems faced by them were discussed. Mr Harmeet Singh, president of the union, said they had urged the state government to give some relief to the minibus operators on the pattern of other state governments.
HEPATITIS-B: To intensify the fight against Hepatitis-B, the Health Education Cell of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, organised a Hepatitis-B vaccination camp at the Dumra auditorium. More than 1,000 people were vaccinated during the third phase of vaccination. The camp was the fourth in the series of Hepatitis-B camps started by DMCH in August. According to a press release, not only outsiders, but hospital employees were also vaccinated because of their constant interaction with patients, they were at a high risk of catching the infection. Vaccination charges for adults were Rs 100 and for children were Rs 50. Dr Rajoo Singh Chinna, convenor of the Health Education Cell said that more than 30 people , including expert vaccinators were deployed by the hospital for the purpose. Dr Chinna added that disposable syringes were used to ensure protection.
WORKSHOP: Mr Sarabjeet Singh, Assistant Professor of Journalism, PAU, attended a three-day workshop on drug demand reduction in rural areas at Jodhpur. It was sponsored by United Nations International Drug Control Programme (UNDCP). As many as 30 social workers active in the field of de-addiction participated.
AISSF: All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) has deplored the increasing tendency of consumption of intoxicating drugs and narcotics among youth and has decided to launch a campaign against the sale of such drugs by chemists all over the state. A meeting of the AISSF, presided over by Mr Kulwant Singh Ranike, was held at Model Town Extension here. Speaking at the occasion, Mr Ranike lamented that the Sikh youth had digressed from the path of religious traditions. Increasing use of intoxicating drugs and narcotic substances was playing havoc with the younger generation, which called for effective steps against the social evil. He warned chemists and druggists to desist from sale of the habit-forming and intoxicating medicines to youth, otherwise the AISSF activists would gherao the defaulting chemists and would force them to close their shops.
SUSPENDED: The Commissioner of Municipal Corporation, Dr S.S.Sandhu has placed under suspension Mr Paramjit Singh, who was deployed as clerk in the civic body, for remaining willfully absent from duty, without informing his seniors. Dr Sandhu has warned MC employees to perform their duty diligently and regularly, failing which they would render themselves liable for strict disciplinary action. He has also directed the MC officers to conduct surprise checks on the punctuality and regularity of their subordinates.
PWD: Punjab PWD Mulazam Dal and its Rural Water Supply Wing have hailed the state government decision to regularise all adhoc employees, who had completed three years of service on December 31, 1999. Presiding over the meeting, the state president of the body, Mr Inderjit Sharma, observed that the government had conceded a long pending demand of the employees, which would benefit thousands of workers and their family members.
TEACHERS' DEMAND: Mr Subhash Sharma, joint secretary, Government Teachers Union, Gurdaspur, said here on Saturday that due to non-teaching works entrusted to teachers, the regular studies of students suffered. He said the government should engage unemployed youths for pulse polio programmes , preparing voters’ list and census duties.
WELFARE FORUM: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Subdivisional Consumers Welfare Forum: chief patron — Mr G.P.S. Sahota; patron — Mr SP Chopra; chairman — Mr Jatinder Kumar Sood; president — J.S. Wadhera; senior vice-presidents — Mr Resham Singh Dhillon and Mr Som Nath Kundra; general secretary — Mr J.P. Gupta; general secretary (Awareness) — Mr Amrinder Singh Walia; and treasurer — Mr Rajinder Kumar Bhudhiraja.
MEDICAL CAMP: As many as 110 patients having eye and heart problems were examined at a medical camp organised at Shahabpur village on Saturday by the Sarhali Khurd branch of the State Bank of India and the staff of the village Government Middle School. Medicines were given free of cost to the patients.
SANGAT DARSHAN: More than 500 persons attended the Sangat Darshan organised at Gohalwar village on Sunday. It was presided over by the local SDM, Dr Gurinder Pal Singh Sahota, who redressed problems of the residents. Mr Alwinder Pal Singh Pakhoke, Chairman, Punjab Agriculture Development Bank, inaugurated a newly built bus stand at the village.
WRITER HONOURED: Mr Om Parkash Bargujar, a Haryanvi writer, was honoured by Mr Sampat Singh, Finance Minister, Haryana, at the All-India seminar of disabled persons, here on Sunday. The function was organised by the National Handicapped Welfare Council, Haryana, in collaboration with the Lions Club, Panchkula.
OFFICE-BEARERS: Mr Vinod Kumar Walia and Mr S P Chauhan were elected as president and general secretary of the Shri Durga Mandir, Sector 41, here on Sunday. They have been authorised to elect other office-bearers of the committee. This was announced by Mr H.L. Chhabra, convener, in a press note issued here on Monday.
MEDICAL CAMP: The Citizens Association for Relief Education and Service (CARES) will hold a two-day dental and eye check-up camps at Kali Bari, here on Saturday. The camp is organised in collaboration with the Innerwheel Club of Midtown, Chandigarh, and the Sanjivani Medical and Educational Trust. This was announced by Wg Cdr D.S. Ahluwalia, secretary of the association in a press note here on Monday.
PCO: The STD\PCO Owners Association has urged the Union Communication Minister to allow them to take charge service charge of Rs 2 on all ‘group dialing and SDCA calls’. They fear that they would lose business with increase in radius of the local areas.
PATIENTS' MEETING: As many as 150 hemophiliac patients participated at a meeting organised by the Hemophiliac Welfare Society, Chandigarh, at the PGI, here on Sunday. The meeting was chaired by Mr Ashok Sood, Regional Director of the North Zone Hemophiliac Federation of India, New Delhi. Various speakers highlighted the problems faced by the hemophiliac patients. It was also decided at the meeting that all such patients would be given free vaccination against hepatitis-B at the residence of Warden of New Hostel, Government College, Sector 11, on February 11.
MATHEMATICIAN HONOURED: Mr Ravinder Keskar, a national awardee for popularising mathematics among school students, was honoured by the Ruchi Ram Sahni Memorial Trust for his work. Mr Keskar popularised the subject through improvisation of Origami, a Japanese art of paper folding. According to him the art is very useful in the Indian context.
NOMINATION: Dr Anwar Ali, president of the Minority Morcha of the local unit of the BJP, has been nominated as special invitee of the national executive of the BJP Minority Morcha, according to a press note. Dr Ali thanked Dr MS Usmani, national president of morcha, Mr Satya Pal Jain, a former MP, and Mr Ram Dass Aggarwal, in charge of the local unit of the BJP.
KIRTAN DARBAR: The annual kirtan darbar of Punjab and Sind Bank was organised in Sector 17 here on Saturday. Prof Darshan Singh, Bhai Jasbir Singh Khannewale, Bhai Balbir Singh, Bhai Bakhshish Singh recited shabad kirtan. The programme was followed by community kitchen.
ONE DEAD: A resident of Ambala City was killed in a road accident on the Ambala-Naraingarh road, near Banoundi village, on Sunday. According to information, Jagdish Lal was killed when his car collided with a truck. The police has registered a case.
RALLY: A large number of students participated in an environment rally organised by the Lions Club in Ambala Cantonment on Sunday. The students carried placards to generate awareness about ecology. The stress was on stopping the use of polythene bags. The rally passed through Ambala Sadar.
VETERINARY CAMP: A veterinary camp was organised by the Lions Club Grace at Siwan on Sunday. Mr Amar Singh Dhandhe, MLA, Guhla, urged people to stop cruelty towards animals.
POWER THEFT: Officials of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam conducted a raid on two saw mills at Kharkhauda town, 19 km from here, on Sunday and imposed a penalty of Rs 89,000 on them for stealing power by tampering with the electricity meters.
STABBING CASES: A youth, Navin Arya, sustained knife injuries when another youth, Johni, assaulted him at his house in the Faiz Bazar area here on Sunday. In another incident, a youth was injured when he was attacked with a knife by some persons at Bad Khalsa village, about 15 km from here, on Sunday. Cases have been registered.
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