|Monday, March 5, 2001,
JEEP TAKEN AWAY: Mr J.S.Dhillon, Principal of Tegh Bahadur Public School, Khankot, told mediapersons here on Saturday that Nachhatar Singh, a former employee of the school, took away a school jeep after snatching its keys from the driver on the GT Road on Friday. A case has been registered.
PENSION ADALAT: A pension adalat was held at the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), Border Zone, Verka. It was presided over by Mr Baldev Singh Mann, administrative member. About 50 cases were solved and pension and gratuity orders were issued in case of some employees.
MEDICAL TEAM: The Medical Service Centre ( MSC) has sent a team of medical specialists, comprising 35 doctors, 43 medical students, five nurses and 100 health workers along with medicines worth Rs 15 lakh for the quake victims of Gujarat. This was stated by the centre in a press note issued on Thursday.
LOK ADALAT: A state-level Lok Adalat was held at the Civil Court complex here on Saturday in which about 48 cases were settled. Mr B.C. Rajput, District and Sessions Judge and Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, presided.
BUDGET: The annual budget of the Nagar Council, Doraha, was passed in the Municipal Committee office by the president. According to Mr Sudarshan Kumar Pappu, president, Nagar Council, a budget of Rs 276.75 lakh for the year 2001-2002 was passed by the committee on February 28,2001. A total amount of Rs 98 lakh would be spent on personnel, Rs 20 lakh on contingent and Rs 155 lakh on developmental work in which water supply, sewerage, roads and street lights would be given priority. During the meeting, the commendable services of Mr V.K. Mehta, Executive Officer, Nagar Council, were lauded. Cleanliness would be the main target of the committee during the year 2001-2002.
EYE CAMP: Mr Sat Paul Gosain Deputy Speaker Punjab Vidhan Sabha, inaugurated the eight free eye-operation-cum checkup camp organised by the Bharat Vikas Parished, Bassi Pathana. According to Mr Tilak Raj Sharma, president, a team of doctors, led by Dr R.S. Gill, Head of the Eye Department, Rajindra Hospital, checked more than 900 patients and performed operations on more than hindered patients. And eye lens were provided free of cost by the Parishad. Mr Gosain announced a grant of Rs 21,000 to the Parishad.
ORATION: Nehru Sidhant Kendra and Dayanand Medical College and Hospital will organise the 4th Sat Pal Mittal Oration on March 6, 2001 at the Dumra auditorium to commemorate one of its founder members, parliamentarian and winner of United Nations Peace Medal (1987) late Sat Pal Mittal. The lecture will be delivered by Dr Naresh Trehan, Executive Director, Escorts Heart Institute and Research, Centre, New Delhi on Cardiac Care in the New Millennium.’ According to a press note, Dr Trehan will be given a cash award of Rs 50,000 and a scroll of honour. Sat Pal Mittal, born in 1931, actively participated in the freedom struggle as a student leader. He was elected to Rajya Sabha 1976 and 1982. He established Nehru Sidhant Kendra at Ludhiana and Centre Parliamentarians on Population and Development in Delhi. He was a member of the Governing Body of Dayanand Medical college and Hospital which is one of the largest secondary referral centres in North India.
WEBSITE LAUNCHED: A site, www.punjabtechnicaluniversity.com will get you complete information about the university, its affiliated colleges, polytechnics, industrial training institutes, admission dates, course curriculum, technical services and research work. The site, developed by students of the university, was formally launched by Mr Apinder Singh Grewal, Mayor, Municipal Corporation, on the concluding day of Crescendo, a three-day inter-varsity festival, held at Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Civil Lines, here on Saturday. Besides, another site, www.ptu.com was also launched today, which is a directory of all kinds of products and services available in Punjab.
TELEPHONE SERVICES: Residents of Mansa, Budhlada, Bareta and Sardulgarh towns in the district have complained about the poor telephone services being provided by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. They alleged that the telephones remained out of order most of the times for the past two months. New connections were also not being issued.
INDUSTRIAL UNITS: Presiding over a meeting of district officials on Saturday Ms Raji P. Shrivastava, Deputy Commissioner, said industrial units would be established in all focal points of the district. She said the Mandi Board would construct a new link road at a cost of Rs 91.33 lakh.
MEDICAL CAMP: As many as 540 persons were checked up and 40 were operated upon in a two-day medical camp that concluded at Deluana village in the district on Sunday. The camp was organised by the Deshmesh Sports Club. Meals and medicines were provided free of cost by the club.
INSPECTION: The Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Mr Justice R.L. Anand, will inspect the functioning of judicial courts at Mansa and Bathinda divisions from March 19 to 25, according to an official statement.
STAMP DUTY: Mr K.K. Bansal, president of the District Notary Public Association, in a press note issued here on Sunday alleged that the state government was not taking steps to stop the evasion of stamp duty, which had been causing huge losses to the exchequer every year. It was also demanded that the stamp levy be reduced to Rs 5 per attestation as was prevalent in the neighbouring states.
BAD ROADS: Residents of the town have complained about the poor condition of the roads. They alleged that though tenders for road repairs had been awarded to contractors, the work had been stopped without any reason. Almost all roads of the town needed immediate repairs. They requested the Chief Minister to intervene in the matter.
LOK ADALAT: As many as 303 cases were disposed of at a Lok Adalat organised by the District Legal Service Authority here on Saturday. The local Judicial Magistrate presided. Bank loan cases were settled and more than Rs 1.5 crore was recovered.
RURAL SPORT: Baba Mahima Shahi Annual Sports of Lopon village would be held on March 8, 9, 10 and 11. Mahant Mohinder Singh, the chief sewadar of Baba Mahima Shahi Society told that the diwans of sants and langar would be arranged on the occasion. The main events of the sports meet would include bullock-cart races, kabaddi 32, 37, 42 52 kg and kabaddi club. The first club would be awarded Rs 7,100, second would be awarded Rs 5,100. Prizes will be distributed by Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra, member Rajya Sabha and Mr Sukhdev Singh Libra, Member Parliament. this information was released by Mr Sukhjinder Pal Singh, club president and Mr Inderjit Singh, Sarpanch, Lopon.
DOCTORS HONOURED: A team of 15 doctors led by Dr Jagmohan Singh was honoured by various associations of Sahnewal, on having returned after rendering this valuable services in the quake ravaged remote villages in Bhuj and Ahmedabad, where they were the first to reach with medical aid. Among those who honoured them significantly at a local marriage place were Mr Avtar Singh, Mr Tejinder Singh Sahnewal, president, All-India Anti Corruption Association, Mr Samsher Singh Kaile, president Nagar Panchayat, Mr Sukhdev Singh Hara, Councillor, Comrade Ravinder Kapila, Mr Ram Saroop, Vice-Chairman Market Committee Arhtiya Association.
RECARPETING OF ROADS: The BJP Councillor, Mr Bachan Singh, has urged the Chief Engineer, MC, Mr Puranjit Singh, to get some roads recarpeted in his area out of his ward development fund, besides completing the community centre. This includes the phirni road of Burail village.
HARCOFED: Mr Sukh Vir Pasi, Additional Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Haryana on Saturday took over as the managing director of Harcofed in place of Mr S.P. Sharma. This information was given by Mr Rajbir Singh, publicity officer of the Haryana State Cooperative Development Federation Ltd.
FUNCTION: Bram Janta Model Senior Secondary School, Ambala, celebrated its annual prize distribution function recently. The former chairman of the Market Committee, Ambala city, Mr Joginder Singh presided over the function.
BJYM: In a meeting at the local BJP office, the Ambala district general secretary, Mr Ravindra Dhawan, has appointed Mr Shalin Puri as president and Mr Rajiv Gupta, Municipal Councillor, as general secretary of the Ambala Cantonment mandal of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha. Among others, the Ambala Cantonment mandal, president, Mr Shish Pal Bhola, and the mandal general secretary, Mr Shubhadesh Mittal, were also present on the occasion.
TAC MEMBER: Mr Lalit K. Sud, senior vice-president of the HSIDC Industrial Estate Industries Association Ambala, has been again nominated as a member of the Telecom Advisory Committee from public works category, a release said.
FARIDABAD FATEHABAD SONEPAT GOVERNMENT OFFICES: The state government has directed all Heads of Departments to take immediate steps to ensure economy in power consumption at their offices and institutions. This was stated by Mr Sudhir Rajpal, Deputy Commissioner, while talking to mediapersons here on Sunday. He said as per the Haryana State Electricity Regularity Authority’s announcement effective from January 1 the revised power tariff would result in a substantial increase in the expenditure on electricity consumption.
GOVERNMENT OFFICES: The state government has directed all Heads of Departments to take immediate steps to ensure economy in power consumption at their offices and institutions. This was stated by Mr Sudhir Rajpal, Deputy Commissioner, while talking to mediapersons here on Sunday. He said as per the Haryana State Electricity Regularity Authority’s announcement effective from January 1 the revised power tariff would result in a substantial increase in the expenditure on electricity consumption.
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