March 30, 2001, Chandigarh, India
FARIDKOT LIONS CLUB: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Lions Club: president Dr Prem Chand Jain; secretary Mr Pawan Monga; treasurer Mr Rupinder Singh Rupana; and PRO Mr Rajiv Singla. FAZILKA HOSHIARPUR SMALL-SCALE UNITS: As many as 105 small-scale industrial units have been set up in Hoshiarpur during the last four years. This was disclosed by Mr Iqbal Singh Sidhu, Deputy Commissioner, Hoshiarpur, here on Wednesday. He said these units had provided employment to more than 1,200 persons. MANSA APPOINTED: The Railway Ministry has appointed the Municipal Councillor, Mr Seo Pal Pala, the member of Northern Railway Advisory Committee for two years.
LIONS CLUB: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Lions Club: president Dr Prem Chand Jain; secretary Mr Pawan Monga; treasurer Mr Rupinder Singh Rupana; and PRO Mr Rajiv Singla.
SMALL-SCALE UNITS: As many as 105 small-scale industrial units have been set up in Hoshiarpur during the last four years. This was disclosed by Mr Iqbal Singh Sidhu, Deputy Commissioner, Hoshiarpur, here on Wednesday. He said these units had provided employment to more than 1,200 persons.
APPOINTED: The Railway Ministry has appointed the Municipal Councillor, Mr Seo Pal Pala, the member of Northern Railway Advisory Committee for two years.
LOANS GIVEN: Under various schemes launched by the Punjab Government various banks had given loans worth Rs 182 crore to the farmers and the unemployed youth of the district till December. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr G.S. Grewal, giving this information said the total target for providing loans in the current financial year was Rs 263 crore.
IN PCO LAUNCHED: The first intelligent network (IN) public call office was inaugurated by the Telecom District Manager, Ropar, Mr J.S. Sahota, at a medical store here on Thursday. After the inauguration he told newsmen that these PCOs had been launched for the subscribers who had availed of the prepaid card facility of the BSNL.
PURCHASE CENTRES: As per the direction of the Punjab Government, 43 purchase centres for wheat procurement will start operating in Ropar from April 1 according to Deputy Commissioner Mr G.S. Grewal. Mr Grewal said all agencies had been allocated quota and mandis from where they would procure the produce.
WATER COOLERS: Mr Gobind Singh Longowal, Minister of State for Irrigation, Punjab, distributed 24 water coolers, worth Rs 25,000 each, among the representatives of five tehsils, 11 sub-tehsils and eight police stations of this district at a function organised by the district Small Savings Office on Wednesday. The coolers will be installed in the office of tehsils and police stations for general public.
PROGRAMME ON TEHELKA: Tara Punjabi will telecast a special programme on the Tehelka expose at 9 pm on Friday, according to a press note issued by the channel here on Thursday. The programme aims to find out how the entire Tehelka expose was planned and executed. It will feature exclusive interviews with members of the Tehelka team, including Tarun Tejpal and Anirudh Bahal. The repeat telecast of the programme will be on Sunday at 9 pm.
CRASH COURSE: The local branch of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (NIRC), started an eight-day crash course for CA students at GGDSD College, Sector 32, from Thursday. The faculty of the Board of Studies of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi are taking the classes. This was stated by Mr Baldev K. Garg, chairman of the local branch of the Institute.
CONDEMNED: In a meeting of the Christian Front, Punjab, Chandigarh, the Front condemned the recent burning of his holy Bible and the Kuran in some parts of the country by anti-social elements. Lawrence Malik, president of the local unit of the Front, made an appeal to the Minority Commission of India, for an impartial enquiry into the matter, so as to safeguard the rights of minorities. Niyammat Masih, spokesman of the Front, demanded a high-level enquiry and punishment to persons responsible for the act.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office bearers of the Foothpath Cycle Workers Union: president Mr Megh Raj; general secretary Mr Amarjit Singh; vice-president Mr Vijay Kumar; cashier Mr John, office secretary Mr Shish Pal; propaganda secretary Mr Vinay Kumar and joint secretary Mr Harvinder.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Maharashtra Mandal for the year 2001-2001: president Mr M.S. Mahadeokar; vice-president Mr Jayant Narayanpethkar; secretary Mr Rajendra Belokar; treasurer Mr Krishna Rao Chrwatkar; joint secretary Mr Hemraj Nandanwar and joint treasurer Mr Krupal Deshmukh.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Residents Welfare Organisation, Sector 38-A and B: president Amrit Lal Mahajan; vice-president Surjit Singh Bakshi; general secretary D.V. Prasad; finance secretary Vinod Kumar Gupta; joint secretary Rajinder Bassi and auditor P C Mehra.
KAPKIDS AWARDS: KAPKIDS will hold its second annual Kapkids Genius Awards, 2001, on April 2, 2001. Children can win bags full of toys and clothes. The Awards have been divided into two groups: Goup A in which comprises students from Class I to class IV and Group B for students of Class V to VII. There will be three prizes in the two categories Always No. One (scoring 91 % and above), Superstar (scoring between 86 - 90 %) and Bright Kid (scoring between 81 - 85 %). The last date of entry for the competition is March 31.
VACCINATED: As many as 558 children in the age group of 3-6 years were administered free hepatitis-B vaccine in Palsora, colony, Labour colony, Pir colony, Indira colony and Lal Bahadur Shastri colony by the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh (MCC), under the central government scheme of Swaran Jayanti Shahiri Rozgar Yojna. The second dose was administered to these children enrolled in thirteen anganwadi centres operating in these colonies to protect them against the disease. The camp was organised in collaboration with Lions Club (Midtown) and Chandigarh Social Welfare Department.
TEHSIL OFFICE: A computerised tehsil office was inaugurated by the Commissioner, Ambala division, Mr Maha Singh, here on Thursday. Speaking at the function, he said that computerisation would bring about greater efficiency in the working of the department and speedy disposal of cases. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Monga, said that with the computerisation of the tehsil office, counting of stamp duty, simplification of registration work and monitoring of management reporters would benefit the public.
FLAYED: Haryana College Teachers Union has condemned the circular issued by Kurukshetra University for the closure of Class XI and XII in the colleges with immediate effect. According to Dr Sudarshan Gasso, general secretary of HCTU, there is a feeling of resentment among students, teachers and parents, specially in the rural areas where the facilities of higher education in schools are practically non-existent. It is the denial of opportunities to students who wish to pursue their studies, specially in the rural areas, a note said. The union has urged the Vice-Chancellor of KU, Mr R.S. Chaudhary to immediately withdraw this circular and sought the intervention of Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, in this regard.
NEW POWER METERS: Uttari Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam is replacing single phase electricity meters with modern electronic meters. The Deputy Commissioner of Ambala, Mr D.D. Gautam, said that in Model Town, Ambala City subdivision, 4,800 electronic meters had already been installed. In subdivision 2 of Ambala Cantt, 1,350 old meters had been replaced by new meters. The new electronic meters are being installed free of cost, a note said. Mr Gautam has sought the cooperation of the people in replacing of the old meters with the new meters. He also said that the people must inform the Nigam regarding theft of power.
MC MEETING: The allegations against Municipal Council Ambala Sadar employees, by the Municipal Councillor during the budget meeting had a swift reaction. In a meeting held in the Municipal Council on Thursday evening under the presidentship of Mr Jai Bhagwan, the employees, through a unanimous resolution decided that from then onwards all files must come through proper channel. Mr Jai Bhagwan said that Municipal Councillors will no longer have any authority to deal directly with files. They also decided that if any Municipal Council employee broke this resolution, he would be penalised and even boycotted.
DEMONSTRATION: Residents of Kabirpur village staged a demonstration in front of the office of the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) here on Wednesday in support of their demands. According to a report, they submitted a memorandum listing the demands of the village to the ADC for action.
SHOT AT: Ranbir (32) was shot at and injured near a dhaba at Pipli Khera village, about 15 km from here, on Wednesday. A case has been registered against four persons.
SENTENCED: The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr D.K. Sharma, has sentenced a shopkeeper, Prakash Chand, of Chandpur area near here to six month imprisonment and fined him Rs 2,000 for selling adulterated rewaries.
CONDEMNED: The Himachal State AITUC has condemned Prof Prem Kumar Dhumal-led government for its failure to implement its election manifesto which had promised the regularisation of services of all employees and labourers with five-year of service and increase the minimum daily wage to Rs 100, state AITUC secretary, Mr Bhagat Singh Verma, while addressing mediapersons here on Wednesday said.
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