March 10, 2001,
LIFE IMPRISONMENT: Mr G.D. Gupta, Additional District and Sessions Judge, Hoshiarpur, has sentenced four persons to life imprisonment and fined them Rs 5,000 each in a murder case.
PETROL STATION LOOTED: Satvir Singh of Mal Mazara along with two others smashed windowpanes of the Bana Mal Ganga Ram petrol station, opposite Government Polytechnic on the Jalandhar road, on Tuesday and took away Rs 250 and lubricant tins. They cut the telephone wires and broke the instrument. A case has been registered.
DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Block Development Officers Union, Hoshiarpur: president — Mr Charanji Lal; vice-president — Ms Nirmal Kaur; district secretary — Mr Mohan Singh; treasurer — Mr Balbir Singh; and propaganda secretary — Mr Karnail Singh.
SHOPS BURGLED : Thieves burgled two shops at Railway link road, a bakery and a karyana store after breaking open the shutters, despite the deployment of the night watchman. The thieves stole cash, packed eatables, ghee tins and other items. The total loss has not been assessed so far.
HOLI CELEBRATED: Holi was celebrated with fervour in the city. People were seen moving in groups with colours in their hands on different vehicles. However, the involvement of children was limited due to school exams.
POOR POWER SUPPLY: People of this area are sore over the poor supply of electricity from the local grid. In a day, people here get about 10 to 12 hours of power supply only. There are unscheduled power cuts and board officials say that they cannot do anything about it. People here fear that the situation will worsen in summer. Many social bodies here plan to launch an agitation if the situation does not improve.
CHETNA RALLY: Bahujan chetna rally is being held by the Bahujan Samaj Morcha on March 16 at Kang Market, Khamano. Stating this here the secretary, Mr Rajwinder Singh Bhalmajra, of the district told that the President of Bahujan Samaj Morcha, Mr Satnam Singh Kainth, will address this chetna rally. He also told that some important decisions will be taken at this rally on common grievances of poor people.
HOLA MOHALLA: The people of nearby villages have set up the community langars for the Hola Mohalla visitors, on the way to Anandpur Sahib, on Rahon Road, Kohara Road and Chamkaur Sahib Road. Apart from it, thousands of devotees are visiting the local historic gurudwaras, Sri Charan Kanwal Sahib and Gani Khan Nabi Khan, on their way to Anandpur Sahib everyday. The Gurdwaras have been specially decorated for the occasion.
THEFT: Some thieves entered the shop of Madan Lal at the main market of the Kelon gate on Wednesday and decamped with cash, tea bags, sugar bags, soap packets etc. A case has been registered.
BOY KILLED: A 12-year-old schoolboy was crushed to death by a bus (No PB 10-9758) at Malod village on Tuesday. According to information, Goldy was crossing the road when the bus hit him. A case has been registered.
ARRESTED: The Mansa police arrested on Wednesday seven “satta” operators — Neru Agarwal, Ramji Dass, Gansham Mal, Naresh Kumar, Hari Ram, Surinder Kumar and Om Veer — on gambling charges. Cases have been registered against them.
STOLEN: Four thousand litres petrol worth Rs 1.2 lakh was stolen on Wednesday from Janagal Filling Station at Phaphre Bhaike village in the district, according to proprietor Gurdeep Singh. The Bhikhi police has registered a case. However, no person had been arrested, SSP Yurinder Singh Hayer said.
SEMINAR: The Rotary Club will organise a seminar on “ Prevention of heart disease” with the help of eminent cardiologists from BBC Heart Care Centre, Jalandhar, on March 10. The cardiologists will also present a slide show on the subject, Mr Ashok Sapolia, President of the club, said.
TRANSFERRED: The Civil Surgeon of Mansa, Dr Niranjan Singh Suman, has been transferred. Dr S.S. Sharma of Hoshiarpur will take over as the Civil Surgeon of Mansa district.
KILLED: Jeep driver Rashpal Happy was killed on Thursday and two others, Avtar Singh Tara and Balwinder Binder, were injured when the jeep collided with a truck near Bhikhi town bus stand in the district. The injured were admitted to the civil hospital.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Bhikhi unit of the Registered Medical Practitioner Association: patron — Mr Roop Singh Dalewan; president — Mr Har Chand; senior vice-president — Mr Gurdeep Dass; vice-president — Mr Rakesh Kumar; secretary — Mr Kewal Kumar and treasurer — Mr Bachiter Singh.
CAMP: As many as 752 persons were examined at a 15-day magnetic therapy camp organised by the Budhlada unit of the Bharat Vikas Parishad in collaboration with Om Magnetic Therapy Centre of Nagpur, Maharashtra.
BUDGET SEMINAR: The local City Club and the Education Vigil Society, Mansa, will organise a seminar on Union Budget-2001 on March 11 at 9.45 a.m. at Summer Field Public High School. People from all sections of the society have been invited to give their views on the Budget. Mr Parkash Singh Lamhey, Additional Deputy Commissioner ( Development), will preside over the seminar, according to Mr Ashok Sadiora, president of the society.
CONVENTION: The Istri Jagriti Manch, Punjab, organised a convention here at JSFH Khalsa High School on Thursday to mark the International Women’s Day. Mrs Gurbux Kaur Sangha, Mrs Gurbux Kaur Warrai and Mrs Kusum Sharma addressed the gathering.
ARRESTED: SSP Ishwar Singh in a press note issued here on Thursday said the police had arrested two persons, Satish Kumar Sharma of Dharampur and Kamaljit Singh of Bilga village, and seized 750 gram opium from them.
SOCIETY FORMED: A local group formed a society comprising various artists in different fields relating to Punjabi folk music and dance and named it the Punjabi Lok Kalakar Panchayat at a meeting held here on Friday. Various Punjabi folk forms such as lok sangeet, kavishri, dhadi, gawantri, naklia, nachar and giddha will be paid attention to by the society. The members decided to revive the element of folk instinct among the people.
APPEAL: Dr Satwant Singh Mohi, a former MLA and president of the Minorities and Dalit Morcha, on Friday appealed to the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, to look into the increasing use of narcotics by Sikh community, especially the present generation. Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi, president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandhak Committee expressed similar views.
INAUGURATED: Raja Narinder Singh, Punjab Public Health Minister, inaugurated a dharamshala for tribes at Kadupur village in Nabha subdivision near here on Friday. He also laid the foundation stone of the road to Aghol village. Raja Narinder Singh added that 75 per cent financial grant would be provided by the government for laying of the sewerage system in the village for the Valmikis and Ramdasias and the remaining amount would be provided by the villagers for further development.
ANNUAL FUNCTION: The annual prize distribution and cultural programme in Punjab Public School, Ropalan was held on Thursday. The Technical Education Minister, Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha, chief guest on this occasion, gave away the prizes. On this occasion school children staged impressive dramas, gidha, bhangra and skits. The principal of the school read the annual progress report of the school.
LANGAR: Free langar, (kitchen), was served at Neelon Kalan, 9 km from here arranged by Naujawan Sabha on the eve of Hola Mohalla. Thousands of persons partook of the langar. Mr Jasbinder Singh Dhillon, councillor, Samrala, inaugurated the function. Many prominent personalities of Samrala and surrounding areas were also present.
MEETING: The Punjab level Brahman Sabha meeting will be held on March 18 in the Ramayan Ved Geeta Mandir, Malerkotla, according to Mr Kulwant Rai Sharma, the Punjab General Secretary. Problems faced by Brahmins will be discussed in the meeting and all the senior office-bearers of the district and Punjab level would attend to discuss, he added.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Rose Garden Goers Club: president — Mr O. P. Ummat; senior vice-president — Mr Malkit Singh Sandhu; vice-president — Mr G. L. Dutta; secretary — Mr K S Rathee; joint secretary — Mr N. R. Bali; finance secretary — Mr Mohinder Singh; executive members — Mr Harbans Lal, Mr D.R. Kashyap, Mr J.K. Nanda and Mr O. P. Mahant; and legal adviser — Mr G.S. Virk.
MAHAVIR JAYANTI: At a meeting of all four sects of the Jain community it was decided to celebrate the 2600th Janma Jayanti Samaroh of Bhagwan Mahavir under a unified body — Jain Maha Sangh Chandigarh. The meeting was held on Thursday at the Shri Digambar Jain Mandir, Sector 27. The executive committee of the new body has decided to celebrate the Mahavir Jayanti on April 6 and 8. This was announced by Mr R. S. Jain, president of the new body, in a press note. The other office-bearers are : vice-presidents — Mr T.C. Jain, Mr Sunil Jain and Mr P.C. Singhla Jain; general secretary — Mr Alok Jain; joint secretaries — Mr A.K. Jain, Mr G.K. Jain and Mr Rakesh Mittal Jain; and treasurer — Mr Shadi Lal
FIRST IN CENSUS: Ambala has stood first in census work in Haryana, Deputy Commissioner of Ambala, Mr D.D. Gautam, said here on Friday. Mr Gautam said the census details were first deposited by Ambala district in Delhi. On that basis, Census Director, Mr Sunil Gulati, had declared Ambala first in census work. He said the best employees and officials would be honoured at a function soon, a release said. TNS
WEB SITE: The Subdivisional Magistrate, Mr M.K. Ahuja, on Thursday said Ambala would soon be on the Internet. Mr Ahuja said the website on Ambala would contain information on various aspects, including development work, population, education and industries. He said if any person has some additional information about Ambala, the person should contact the DPRO office or the SDM office. Mr Ahuja said the website would also contain information on history, important religious places, government offices and photographs of different departments located in Ambala, a release said.
MAHILA SHAKTI MELA: The Haryana Governor, Babu Parmanand, will inaugurate Mahila Shakti Mela, which will be organised from March 16 to 20 at War Heroes Memorial Stadium, Ambala Cantonment. Women industrialists and social activists have been invited at the mela to set up stalls. On March 20, the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, will preside over the function.
CALENDAR OF CAMPS: The District Health Department will prepare a calendar for blood donation camps to be organised by educational institutions so that the collected blood can be utilised in planned manner. This was stated by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr D.D. Gautam, at a meeting of social organisations and educational institutions held on Friday for reviewing the working of the district blood bank. Some of the speakers, criticising the functioning of the blood bank, said voluntary blood donors and organisations were not attended to properly there.
MEDICAL WASTE: Dr D.S. Jaspal, president of IMA, Haryana unit, on Friday assured the district administration that the local unit of the association would make arrangements to transport the medical waste of private nursing homes to the incinerator installed at the district hospital. He said a meeting of private nursing homes would be called next week in this regard.
HISAR PANIPAT SIRSA SONEPAT ROAD ACCIDENT: Three persons were injured when a Tata 407 rammed into a parked jeep on the G.T. Road near Bhigan village, about 12 km from here, on Thursday. According to a report, the accident occurred when passengers were getting down from the jeep. The injured were rushed to the local civil hospital and they stated to be out of danger. ARRESTED: The Murthal police arrested two youths, Surat Singh of Umedgarh and Surinder of Kurar village, for allegedly being found in possession of two countrymade pistols and a cartridge on Thursday. According to a report, the police has registered a case under the Indian Arms Act against them. SUSPENDED: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Sudhir Rajpal, has reportedly placed under suspension a woman Sarpanch of Chirshami village following her failure to evict the relatives who had illegally occupied the gram panchayat land in the village. INJURED: Three persons sustained injuries in
different clashes at Kami village, about 5 km from here, on Thursday. According to a report, all injured were immediately hospitalised and stated to be out of danger. YAMUNANAGAR
ROAD ACCIDENT: Three persons were injured when a Tata 407 rammed into a parked jeep on the G.T. Road near Bhigan village, about 12 km from here, on Thursday. According to a report, the accident occurred when passengers were getting down from the jeep. The injured were rushed to the local civil hospital and they stated to be out of danger.
ARRESTED: The Murthal police arrested two youths, Surat Singh of Umedgarh and Surinder of Kurar village, for allegedly being found in possession of two countrymade pistols and a cartridge on Thursday. According to a report, the police has registered a case under the Indian Arms Act against them.
SUSPENDED: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Sudhir Rajpal, has reportedly placed under suspension a woman Sarpanch of Chirshami village following her failure to evict the relatives who had illegally occupied the gram panchayat land in the village.
INJURED: Three persons sustained injuries in different clashes at Kami village, about 5 km from here, on Thursday. According to a report, all injured were immediately hospitalised and stated to be out of danger.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the District Health Supervisors: president — Mrs Maya Sharma; senior vice-president —Mrs Chandra Thakur; general secretary — Gian Chand Pathania; and finance secretary — Mrs Leela Chauhan.
TELECOM ENGINEERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the district unit of the Telecom Engineer Officers Association: president — Mr Ajay Vats; vice-president — Mr Navneet Kumar; district secretary — Mr Rakesh Chopra; assistant district secretary — Mr Anil Mahant; organising secretary — Mr Bhupender Singh; and treasurer — Mr Harbinder Lal Thakur.
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