April 18, 2001,
RESEARCH PROJECT: Prof A.K. Thukral and Dr Renu Bhardwaj of Department of Botanical Sciences and Prof S.K. Garg of Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Guru Nanak Dev University have been awarded a major research project by the University Grants Commission for Rs 5.5 lakh. This was stated in a press note issued here on Monday by the university.
APPOINTED: Dr Satinder Singh, a senior professor in the school of Punjabi studies, Guru Nanak Dev University, joined as Director of Research of the university.
ELECTED: Mr Tej Singh Chahal has been elected president of the Gurdwara Sahib Sangat (regd) for two years. This was stated by secretary of the gurdwara, in a press note issued here on Monday.
CANCER SCREENING: The district unit of the Chetak Army Wives Welfare Association ( AWWA) would organise a cancer screening week from Thursday. Family personnel of serving and ex-servicemen would be screened for the disease at the Military Hospital here. This was stated in an press note issued by the military authorities here on Monday.
TRANSFERRED: Two senior police officers, including Mr Kapil Dev, SP (Operations), and Mr Pawan Kumar Raj, ASP (City), have been transferred from here to Chief Minister’s security wing. The names of officers to be appointed in their place have not been disclosed.
FTV BANNED: The District Magistrate has banned the broadcast of Fashion TV through cable networks in the district. Mr Jaspal Singh, District Magistrate, said the FTV programmes were not in good taste and vulgar in content. The orders had been issued under Section 19 of the Cable TV Network (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2000.
LOUDSPEAKERS: The District Magistrate has banned the use of unauthorised loudspeakers in the district under Section 144 of the IPC. The use of olive green dresses and vehicles by personnel other than those of the armed forces have also been banned. This was stated in an official press note issued here on Monday.
PISTOL SEIZED: Amar Nath, alias Neeta, resident of Dhakhala in the district, was arrested and a .12 bore pistol and three cartridges seized from his possession. Besides, Rs 70,000 cash which he had looted at gunpoint on Thursday were also recovered from him.
RESENTED: Mr Kamal Chaudhry, former MP from the Hoshiarpur Parliamentary Constituency, in a press note issued here on Monday, strongly resented the statement of his successor, Congress MP in which the latter had stated that he had received Rs 87 lakh in unspent money from Mr Chaudhry under the MP Local Area Development Scheme Fund.
RESULT DECLARED: The results of class V of the State Council of Research Training Centre (SCRTC) were declared on Monday. Marry of the local Mai Nikko Devi Model School stood first in the district by securing 410 marks out of 450 while Nupur Garg of the local Vidya Bharati School got second position in the district with 406 marks and third position was achieved by Saloni and Pankaj, both of the local Mai Nikko Devi Model School.
POWER SUSPENDED: The supply of electricity would be suspended between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday due to repair and maintenance of 66 KB grid substation. According to senior Executive Engineer, all 11 KB feeders of 66 KB grid and all feeders of 66 KB Raipur, Jhunir and Sardulgarh would not supply electricity.
DIVERSIFY CROPS: Gurdev Singh Badal, Punjab Agriculture Minister, on Monday while addressing farmers at Baghapurana called upon the farmers to diversify from the traditional paddy sowing to other crops so that the sub-soil ground water-level should not fall further. He suggested that the area under paddy cultivation be reduced if they wanted to get maximum benefit.
ELECTED: Mr Mukhtiar Singh Toor has been elected as the president of the Raghbir Nagar Residents Welfare Association. The other members are: vice-president — Mr B.C. Verma; general secretary — Mr R.K. Arora; and treasurer — Mr Satbir Singh Dhidsa.
DEATH CONDOLED: Dr Madan Lal Hasija, Director, State Language Department, has condoled the death of Mr Raj Dular, a Shiromani Sahitkar awardee who passed away recently. Mr Dular had made immense contribution towards the Punjabi language. Some of the major works are: Udhika, Duphair Khiri, Tapdi Mitti, Baba Harji, Kar Bahla Ho Bahla, Jeha Karo Teha Bharo, Bhan Da Barota, Guli Danda, Supneya Da Desh, Himmat Da Phool, Sharat Da Natija, Lot Pot, Kawa Kawa Dhol Waja, Khand Da Gol Gappa and Akal Diya Galan.
INAUGURATED: Mr Ram Murti Goel, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Punjabi University, inaugurated the NIIT SWIFT point at Passi Road here on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, he said, “NIIT has emerged as one of the largest IT education institutes not only in India, but also abroad.” Mr Shubhodeep, marketing executive of NIIT (North Zone), said the main aim of the centre was to create computer literates.
MAN KILLED: Sandip (30), a migrant worker, was crushed to death under a tractor when it turned turtle on the GT Road here on Sunday. He was sitting on the tractor when the mishap took place. The owner of the tractor, Laxmandas, was hospitalised with multiple fractures.
NABBED: Jagjit Singh, alias Sunny, of Hadiabad, was nabbed with 25 gm of smack at a naka at nearby Narang Shahpur village on Sunday.
INAUGURATED: More than Rs 1 crore would be spent on sewerage to facilitate the people. This was announced by the Punjab Tourism Minister, Mr Swarna Ram, while inaugurating a sewerage scheme in Guru Harkrishan Nagar here on Monday.
LESS WHEAT ARRIVALS: Due to unexpected rains the wheat being brought to the mandis has between 18 to 22 per cent moisture content, according to an official of the local grain market. The sources said that 2,470 quintal of wheat reached the grain market which is being purchased by Markfed, Punsup, Punjab State Ware Housing and Punjab Agro Agencies and the target is 4 lakh quintals.
TRIBUTES PAID: The representatives from all the political parties paid the rich tributes to the liquor king Jagjit Singh Jaggi, a close relative of Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, MLA, here on Monday. On this occasion Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhathal, former Chief Minister of Punjab, Capt Kanwaljeet Singh, Finance Minister of Punjab, Mr Balbir Singh Rajewal, National General Secretary of the Bharti Kisan Union, and many MLAs, former ministers and many representatives of the political parties described the sacrifices rendered by Jagjeet Singh for the poor. Earlier Mr Shamsher Singh Dulo and Mr Gurcharan Singh Ghalib, MPs and many other leaders in large visited the house of Mr Jaggi and shared their sympathy with the bereaved family members.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the ESPL Technocrats Association: president — Mr Mohinder Pal; general secretary — Mr Sanjay Jain; vice-presidents — Mr G.S. Nibber and Mr Sanjeev Garg; treasurer — Mr Vipan Verma; propaganda secretary — Mr S.K. Arora; press secretary — Mr P.K. Chand; organising secretary — Mr Manjeet Singh; office secretary — Mr Rekha Kaul; and secretary (Delhi office) — Mr J.S. Ramana.
SHORT COURSE: A two-month summer short course in hotel education started at the Food Craft Institute, Sector 42, here on Monday. Mr Alok Shivpuri, Principal of the institute, formally inaugurated the course. Three short courses in cookery, bakery and confectionary and restaurant services will be run simultaneously. Forty participants which include students, hotel professionals and women entrepreneurs are doing the course where in two months they will receive training in culinary skills and restaurant service methods.
APPOINTED: Mr Satwinder Singh Sandhu of Pehowa has been appointed president of the Haryana unit of the Indian Youth Congress by the all-India IYC president, Mr Randeep Singh Surjewala. Other office-bearers of the Haryana unit will be chosen subsequently. Mr Surjewala has also appointed Mr Krishan Veer Maina from Rohtak as the IYC in charge of the states of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.
MINISTER'S VISIT: The Union Urban Development Minister, Mr Jagmohan, has cancelled his scheduled visit to the city due to some other pressing engagements, well placed sources in the Chandigarh Administration said. The Minister was to come on Wednesday and attend some public functions.
CRITICISED: The House Owners Welfare Society of Phase 5 has criticised the allotment of a government school site to a private educational institution, Green Field School. Ms Deep Kaur Shyan, Municipal Councillor from the area, said the members of the council had been assured by the Chief Administrator of PUDA that the site would be kept for government school. The society has demanded cancellation of the allotment.
DEATH MOURNED: The Ropar unit of the Indian Ex-Services League of Punjab and Chandigarh at its meeting held on Tuesday mourned the death of Maj- Gen M.P.S. Mann (retd). Lieut-Col Didar Singh, president of the league, said the Maj-Gen Mann did commendable work for the betterment of ex-servicemen.
SANITATION: The Residents Welfare Association of Phase 4 today complained that the state of sanitation in the town was poor and no safai karamchari turned up in the Phase for the past two days. The garbage bins in the area had not been cleaned for the past many days, leading to unhygienic conditions.
ACCIDENT: One person was killed and another injured in a road accident near Sahjadpur 40 km from here on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Pawan Kumar. According to police, Pawan succumbed to his injuries at PGI, Chandigarh.
3 ARRESTED: The police has arrested three satta operators at Ambala Cantonment on Monday evening. A case has been registered. Some cash was also seized from them.
LIQUOR SEIZED: The police seized 410 pouches of liquor from some persons in Ambala city on Monday evening. Two persons, including a women, have been arrested in this regard. Another accused, however, succeeded to escape.
ROBBERY: A robbery took place in a jewellery shop in Gobind Nagar on Monday night. The robbers decamped with jewellery from the shop after breaking open the locks. The owner of the shop got information late in the night that his shop was open. When he reached the spot, he found that robbers had decamped with jewellery.
VEHICLE STOLEN: A new motor cycle belonging to Sumit Sachdeva, a resident of Mohalla Jamalpura, was allegedly stolen outside a community centre of Sector 14 here on Monday. According to the police, he had gone there to attend a marriage function. An FIR had been lodged.
BODY FOUND: The Government Railway Police (GRP) found a body lying on a railway track near Sandal Kalan railway station, about 5 km from here, on Monday. The body has not been identified.
SEIZED: Officials of the Excise and Taxation Department seized a truckload of imported leather on the G.T. Road, near Kundli village, about 25 km from here, on Monday. According to official sources, the leather was being sent to Karnal from Delhi by a Korean firm.
POPPY HUSK: Two youths namely Risal and Rajinder of Maghri village were arrested for allegedly being found in possession of 4 kg of poppy husk on Monday. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered against them.
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