July 20, 2001,
PLEA: Mr Lal Singh Tohra, district president of the All-India Rangretta Dal, in a press note issued here on Thursday urged the Congress high command that the party ticket for the Assembly elections of the Amloh reserve constituency should be given to a candidate from the dal.
DHARNA: The struggle committee of PSEB employees of Amloh division staged a dharna in front of the PSEB’s Xen’s office at Amloh on Wednesday against the partial behaviour of the Superintending Engineer. Mr Prithipal Singh, president of the committee, said the agitation would be intensified and rallies would be held at Bhadson, Amloh and Tohra on July 20, 25 and 23, respectively.
RALLY HELD: The Punjab Subordinate Services Federation held a rally in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner in support of their demands. Mr Mohinder Singh, senior vice-president, said issues like indefinite fast by ETT teachers, action against lecturers in Dev Samaj College and unjustified transfers of various employees were also discussed.
SUICIDE BID: Prisoner Malkiat Singh of Pandori Nijran village tried to commit suicide in district jail here on Tuesday. A case under Sections 309 and 511, IPC, has been registered.
STOLEN: A .12-bore gun jewellery worth Rs 20,000, and Rs 5,000 in cash were stolen from the house of Satkartar Singh of Kollowal village on Tuesday. A case has been registered.
BOOKED: On the complaint of Ms Pritam Kaur of Talwandi Salan village, the police has registered a case against Sanjiv Safri of Tanda for abducting her grand daughter Rupinder Kaur (21) on Tuesday.
TB DETECTION CAMP: The district health authorities organised a free TB detection camp at the Bhargo Camp locality here on Wednesday. More than 500 persons were examined and the needy patients were provided medicines free of cost. KHARAR TWO HELD: The local police on Thursday arrested two persons, following the recovery of 32
bottles of foreign-made and Indian liquor, which was meant for sale in Chandigarh. The police has registered a case under the Excise
TWO HELD: The local police on Thursday arrested two persons, following the recovery of 32 bottles of foreign-made and Indian liquor, which was meant for sale in Chandigarh. The police has registered a case under the Excise Act.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Chemist Association president — Mr Daljit Singh; patron; Dr Dharamveer; secretary Mr Rajiv Jain; cashier Mr Sunil Sharma and chief advisor Mr Satinder Paul Singh.
POSTPONED: Mr Harjinder Jakhu, national general secretary of the SAD (A), said all activities of the party had been postponed for 10 days following the sudden demise of party’s acting chief, Prof Sukhjinder Singh, today. Sukhjinder Singh had been under going treatment for blood cancer in Mohan Dai Oswal Hospital at Ludhiana.
PROTEST MARCH: The unemployed ETT teachers on Wednesday held a dharna in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner here and blocked traffic in protest against the decision of the government to appoint B.Ed teachers to posts of ETT teacher.
DEMANDED: The S.S. Jain Yuvak Mandal on Thursday took serious note of the damage done to the Shri Amar Muni Jain Park (samadhi sathal), Sanaur road, by the municipal corporation and demanded its immediate attention to compensate for the loss. Issuing a press note, Mr Arun Jain, president of the mandal, said the mandal had been demanding the lifting up of the sullage dump and dead cattle from the premises of the park but the corporation was not taking any action. Mr Jain claimed that the wall had collapsed due to the sullage dump amassed in the park. The mandal has demanded the district administration, the municipal corporation and the Punjab Pollution Control Board to lift the sullage dump immediately to make up for the loss done to the samadhi sathal, failing which the mandal will be forced to hold a dharna in front of these offices.
WORKSHOP: A training workshop on “Performance Improvement of Field Staff with Focus on Energy Management” was held for front-line managers of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, which was attended by 28 Assistant Engineers, Junior Engineers, Substation Operators of Central Zone. The highlights of the training workshop were modern management techniques, attitudinal changes towards power customers, energy audit and accountability techniques. The function was presided over by the Chief Engineer (central zone), Mr J.S. Grewal, while Dr K.S. Aulakh, Vice Chancellor, PAU, inaugurated the workshop.
A COMPLAINT: The residents of Sukhdaspur mohalla have complained against Baljit Singh, another resident of the area, for allegedly installing the water tap put up for the supply of municipal water in his house. The complaint was put forth Mr Gagandeep Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner, during a district-level sangat darshan programme held at the Red Cross Hall here on Thursday. Ms Surjit Kaur and Mr Harjinder Singh, panches of Tren village, stressed problems, like widening and recarpeting of 12-feet road passing through the village and the removal of illegal encroachment from the school premises. The ADC asked the District Development and Panchayat Officer to look into the matte.
RELAY FAST: As part of the second phase of the campaign to muster support for the July 29 rally in Sector 40-C, members of the CHB Residents’ Federation will start a relay fast from Friday. According to a press note, members of the federation, accompanied by the leaders of different political parties, will sit on the relay fast. Meanwhile, the sector-wise awareness rally will be held in Sector 46 market on Sunday.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Merchants Association by its president, Mr Ravi Parkash Kansal: vice-presidents — Mr Gugan Mal Garg, Mr Banarshi Dass Bajaj and Mr Naushad Ali Khan; general secretaries — Mr Kishan Lal Jeti, Mr Naresh Kumar Arora and Rajiv Sethi; secretaries — Mr Avinash Batra, Mr Mukesh Mittal, Mr Rafiq Mian, Mr Rajiv Gupta and Mr Mohan Lal Kler; legal adviser — Mr Hans Raj Trehan; and treasurer — Mr Harbans Lal Arora.
SHAM-E-GHAZAL: Expression of tragedy was at its best at the Sham- E-Ghazal at Punjab Kala Bhawan in Sector 16, where Parikshit Kumar, a local artiste presented 10 of his compositions here on Thursday. The evening that started with a ghazal “Chalo accha hua karar gaya,” written by Shafiq Shahni saw some beautiful compositions based on raga Yaman Kalyan and Dhani. Among others, “Humse tute huai sagar nahi dekhe jate” written by Sagar was appreciated by the audience. Parikshit Kumar, an advocate by profession, says singing ghazals and bhajans is his hobby and has been performing for All India Radio and Jalandhar Doordarshan for the past two years. Parikshit was accompanied by Swaran Singh Gombaz on tabla and Santokh Singh on harmonium.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Darja - 3 Karamchari Association (Rozgar Vibhag Punjab): president — Mr Badri Prasad Kaushik; senior vice-presidents — Mr Sant Singh, Mr Amrik Singh and Mr Hans Raj; vice-presidents — Mr Nanak Ram and Som Nath; general secretary — Mr Jaspal Walia; secretary — Mr Santosh Kumar; additional secretary — Mr Harbachan Singh Gill; legal advisor — Mr K.K. Sancher; auditor — Mr Sarwan Kumar; treasurer — Mr Gurpreet Singh.
REITERATED: The Chandigarh Auto Mechanics Federation on Thursday reiterated that it would not call off its tool down strike and fast-unto-death until their demands were accepted. A press note issued by the federation said they had requested the Administration to reach an understanding in writing. It claimed that Mr Harvinder Singh was forcibly lifted by the police. However, Mr Ravinder Singh sat on fast-unto-death with Mr Dwarika Prasad, Mr Dharam Pal, Mr
Naresh Kumar, Mr Bhupinder Singh and Mr Sewa Singh. The press note claimed that former Civil Aviation Minister, Mr Harmohan Dhawan, and his companions, Mr Devinder Singh Babla, Mr O.P. Verma, Mr Sandeep singh and Rakesh Singh, had visited them. All of them supported the on going agitation of
CAMP FOR DISABLED: The District Red Cross Society and the Sri Mahaveer Viklang Sahayta Samiti, Jaipur, will organise a 10-day welfare camp for the disabled at the local Bal Bhavan. Stating this, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr M.R. Anand, added that the camp would be held from August 5 to 14 and around 200 disabled persons would be provided with callipers, tri-cycles, wheel chairs and crutches every day.
LOAN SANCTIONED: A loan of Rs 2.34 crore has been sanctioned by the National Capital Region Planning Board for the laying of RCC roads in the Panipat and Samalkha towns. The Executive Officer of the local Municipal Council, Mr Shiv Kumar Vats, said the loan would be spent on the laying of about 50 roads and streets in Old Housing Board Colony, the Railway road, the Salarganj Gate - main bazar road and Adarsh Colony on the Assandh road.
BURIED ALIVE: Two labourers were reportedly buried alive while digging earth at Thaira village, about 5 km from here, on Wednesday. Some JCB machines and cranes were pressed into service to retrieve the bodies.
DEMANDS CONCEDED: The Director of Education, Himachal Pradesh, Mr O.P. Sharma, has accepted most of the demands of the Himachal Pradesh State Education Department Class IV Employees Union and ordered the District Education Officer to fulfil all demands of the district unit of the union. This was stated by union’s state president Amar Singh Chandel here on Tuesday.
AGITATION: The state unit of the CPI has decided to launch a statewide agitation against the imposition of user charges and fees for medical tests by the BJP government at hospitals and health institutions in the state. CPI state secretary Bhaga Singh Verma said here on Wednesday that the party would stage a dharna on July 24.
NURPUR PARWANOO OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Chemist and Druggist Association in a meeting held at Himani Hotel under the Chairmanship of Bihari Lal Gupta, state general secretary. president — Mr O.P. Ghai; general secretary — Mr C.S. Thakur; junior vice-president — Mr S.S. Jhina; vice-presidents — Mr T.C. Kaushal and Mr Krishana Murti; joint secretaries — Mr Rajesh Jain and Mr Arun Trehan; and treasurer — Mr Neeraj Mittal. In the meeting, the members criticised the government policies by monopolising the sale of medicines on the hospital premises by the Civil Supplies Corporation only and not caring for the interests of chemists of the state.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Chemist and Druggist Association in a meeting held at Himani Hotel under the Chairmanship of Bihari Lal Gupta, state general secretary. president — Mr O.P. Ghai; general secretary — Mr C.S. Thakur; junior vice-president — Mr S.S. Jhina; vice-presidents — Mr T.C. Kaushal and Mr Krishana Murti; joint secretaries — Mr Rajesh Jain and Mr Arun Trehan; and treasurer — Mr Neeraj Mittal. In the meeting, the members criticised the government policies by monopolising the sale of medicines on the hospital premises by the Civil Supplies Corporation only and not caring for the interests of chemists of the state.
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