October 10, 2001, Chandigarh, India
LICENCES CANCELLED: According to Mr Mall Singh Ghuman, Chairman, Punjab Marketing Board, he had cancelled the licences of about 12 commission agents at Faridkot, Ferozepore, Kotkapura and Barnala, during his recent visits to grain markets there. He expressed satisfaction over the procurement of paddy. He said due to timely guidance provided to farmers, they had brought dry and clean produce to mandis this time.
CALLED OFF: The 20-day long hunger strike called by the CPI in protest against the lack of basic amenities at Sher Shah Suri Road ended on Monday when the Municipal Corporation Commissioner, Mr B.R. Banga, and the Senior Engineer, Mr A.K. Malik, assured them to start the work of laying sewerage within six months. The work on metalling the road and drainage would start immediately, said Mr Amarjit Singh Asal secretary, CPI, in a press note here on Monday.
INAUGURATED: Mr Brij Mohan Kapur, Mayor, inaugurated the work on a drainage at Katra Dullo here on Monday.
BOOK FAIR: A book fair was held to mark the ‘Year of Books’ at Shri Guru Harkrishan Senior Secondary Public School here on Monday. Mr Dharam Veer Singh, Principal of the school inaugurated the fair.
MEDICAL CAMP: A free medical camp was organised by the All-India Anti-Corruption Board at Field Ganj on Tuesday. Over 1,300 patients were examined by a team of doctors for various ear, nose and throat diseases. The camp was inaugurated by Mr Satnam Singh Tang.
BLOOD DONATION: The local Blood Donors Council organised a blood donation camp at the nearby Mubarakpur village on Monday. Subedar Santokh Singh inaugurated the camp in which 50 units of blood were collected. This was stated by Mr Gurinder Singh Toor, founder president of the council, in a press note here.
4 ARRESTED: The police has arrested Soma Devi, Bishno, Shashi and Darshan Kumar and seized 28.5 litres of illicit liquor from them in the Sajanpur area . Four cases under the Excise Act have been registered.
NOMINATED: Mr Shaminder Sharma, has been nominated executive member of the Rashtriya Chetna Parishad. This was stated by Mr Vaishno Malhotra, president of the parishad, here on Monday.
PATIALA INTERNET FACILITY: The availability of ultra-modern infrastructural facilities, such as Internet, will now make the Correspondence Courses of Punjabi University a model centre for learning. This was stated by Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor, during a personal contract programme at the Science auditorium here on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Ahluwalia said Talwandi Sabo would be developed into a developed centre for distance education. Dr T.S. Anand, Dean, Academic Affairs, said the personal contract programme would provide a channel for interaction and academic support to its students.
INTERNET FACILITY: The availability of ultra-modern infrastructural facilities, such as Internet, will now make the Correspondence Courses of Punjabi University a model centre for learning. This was stated by Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor, during a personal contract programme at the Science auditorium here on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Ahluwalia said Talwandi Sabo would be developed into a developed centre for distance education. Dr T.S. Anand, Dean, Academic Affairs, said the personal contract programme would provide a channel for interaction and academic support to its students.
SLOGAN WRITING CONTEST: Mrs Nisha from Government High School, Sector 40, won the slogan writing contest organised by the State Institute of Education, Sector 32, here on Tuesday. An official press note stated that the contest was organised for primary class teachers as a part of Population Education week celebrations. The second prize was won by Mrs Paramjit Kaur from Government Model High School, Sector 29. The third prize was jointly won by Mrs Santosh Kumar from Government Primary School, Mauli Complex, and Mrs Ramesh Kumari from Government High School, Sector 30.
ROTARY CLUB: The Rotary Club has invited working professionals in the age group of 18 to 40 for the GSE team programme of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. Four members would be selected from the district 3080 to visit Argentina in April next year for a period of four to six weeks. The travel expenses would be borne by the club and the stay would be taken care of by the Rotarians of Argentina, according to Mr Praveen Chander Goyal, chairman, GSE Selection Committee. Application forms can be obtained from RVTC, 107-A, Sector 18-A, Chandigarh, and walk-in interview would be held on Wednesday between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
VACCINATION CAMP: The Rotary Chandigarh Central, in association with the NSS wing of DAV College Sector 10, organised a hepatitis-B vaccination camp (second dose) on the college premises on Tuesday. Around 240 students and staff members of the college were administered the second dose of vaccine. The third and final dose of the vaccine would be given on February 7, next years.
ELECTED: Mr Shamsher Singh and Mr Keshav Kapoor have been elected president and general secretary of the Haryana Civil Accounts Association. The information was given by Mr P.S. Nain, Election Commissioner, appointed by the association.
WHITE-WATER RAFTING: The Chandigarh Adventure Association would organise a white-water rafting camp in Garhwal region on Saturday and Sunday. Mr Kulbir Singh Gaba, president of the association, said the trip would cover a famous 12-km stretch from Shivpuri to Muni- ki-rati. Apart from low-grade rapids, the stretch would also cross three and four grade rapids like return the centre, roller-coster, golf course and club house. The participants would also enjoy body surfing, and high side. He said night camping and camp fire on the beach of the Ganga would add to the excitement of the adventurous trip. Knowledge of swimming is not essential to join the trip. Interested persons may contact at 777581.
QUIZ CONTEST: The team of GGDSD College won the inter-college quiz contest organised by Sri Guru Gobind Singh College here on Tuesday. The host college won the second place while third position went to the Government College for Girls, Sector 11. The contest had 11 rounds, which included current affairs, history, general knowledge, IT, films, literature and language, besides others.
OSTEOPOROSIS CAMP: A free osteoporosis camp will be organised at Sarwal Hospital in Ambala city on Sunday. According to Dr Ashok Sarwal, Director of the hospital, a team of senior orthopaedic doctors will examine the patients in the camp. The patients having the lack of calcium in the bones, back pain and joint pain can avail free check-up and tests facilities in the camp.
INAUGURAL FUNCTION: The inaugural function of newly added courses like MCA and M.Sc. (software) in SA Jain Post Graduate College, Ambala city, will be held on Wednesday. According to the Principal of the college, Mr C.L. Singla, the Member of Parliament from Ambala, Mr Rattan Lal Kataria, will preside over the function. A cultural show will also be presented by the students of the college on this occasion.
MEETING: The municipal councillors of Ambala Sadar reiterated their demand for holding of an inquiry into the passing of plans for a banquet hall and a commercial complex on Tuesday. Municipal councillor Rajeev Gupta demanded that a high-level inquiry should be conducted to find out irregularities. At the meeting, discussion took place on land allotment to the Jain Sabha for construction of a hospital and also naming of a road going towards Gandhi Market as Bhagwan Parshuram Marg.
NSS CAMP: A 10-day NSS camp of GMN College, Ambala cantonment concluded at Shahpur village. Ms Pratima Chowdhary, City Magistrate, was the chief guest at the closing ceremony. She appreciated the effort of the volunteers. The college Principal, Mr I.D. Shukla, presided over the function. He said that congress grass should not be allowed to grow in the area as it is harmful for health.
AGGARWAL SABHA: A meeting of the Aggarwal Sabha was held under the presidentship of Mr Naresh Gupta. The sabha has decided to observe Maharaja Agrasain Jayanti Samaroh on Saturday and Sunday.
ARRESTED: A police party on Monday raided a hotel at Kharawar village and recovered 2 kg of opium. Rajesh, hotel owner, and an employee, Raju, were arrested in this connection. Devi Singh of Ismaila village was also arrested and 1 gm smack was seized from him. A case under Section 17 of the NDPS Act has been registered.
RESENTMENT: Resentment prevails among residents of the city against the police for its failure to check the satta gambling being done under the garb of lottery tickets. Many people alleged that all their complaints made to the police authorities had fallen on deaf ears.
SURPRISE VISIT: The Divisional Railway Manager , Northern Railway, Mr S.P. Misra, paid a surprise visit to railway station here on Monday. He talked to the passengers at the platforms and directed the officials concerned to take immediate steps for the removal of passengers’ grievances.
BOYCOTT ENDS: Members of the District Bar Association called off their boycott of various civil courts from Tuesday following an assurance given by Mr S.K.Sardana, District and Sessions Judge, that the court of the District Consumers Forum will be shifted from the market committee office to the judicial complex within a week.
SCHEME: Employees of the local cooperative sugar mills have so far deposited Rs 1.45 crore in the small saving schemes during the current financial year. The Deputy Commissioner Mr S.N. Roy told this to mediapersons here on Tuesday.
REDRESSED: Mr Jeet Singh Mehra, SDM, organised a weekly “janata darbar” at Ganaur, a subdivisional town, in the district on Monday. He heard the grievances of the people and redressed them on the spot.
MEETING HELD: Residents of the city have decided to launch an agitation against the assessment of the house tax under the new policy announced by the state government and the forcible installation of electronic meters. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the residents held here on Monday.
NO WATER: Residents of the Ram Bazar and Mohalla Kalan areas had to go without drinking water on Monday, following the disruption in the water supply. They had to fetch water from distant places.
CHAMBA WINE SEIZED: The district police seized 240 pouches of Patiala Orange, 48 bottles of Rum and 24 bottles of English wine from Akshay Kumar of Bhanala village in Kangra district when it intercepted his vehicle at Sinhuta, about 120 km from here, on Sunday. This was stated by the SSP, Mr S.R. Ojha. Charas weighing about 1.3 kg was also seized from Rikhi Ram of Bhatori village, under the Tissa police station. Cases had been registered, he added. SHIMLA ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the HPSEB Professional Officers Association: president — Mr
S.P. Sharma; vice-president — Mr M.L. Mehta; general secretary — Mr Anurag
Parashar; deputy general secretary — Mr Rajender Upadhya; treasurer — Mr
R.S. Thakur; publication secretary — Mr J.K. Soni; chief adviser — Dr P.N. Sharma and auditor — Mr Baldev Sharma.
WINE SEIZED: The district police seized 240 pouches of Patiala Orange, 48 bottles of Rum and 24 bottles of English wine from Akshay Kumar of Bhanala village in Kangra district when it intercepted his vehicle at Sinhuta, about 120 km from here, on Sunday. This was stated by the SSP, Mr S.R. Ojha. Charas weighing about 1.3 kg was also seized from Rikhi Ram of Bhatori village, under the Tissa police station. Cases had been registered, he added.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the HPSEB Professional Officers Association: president — Mr S.P. Sharma; vice-president — Mr M.L. Mehta; general secretary — Mr Anurag Parashar; deputy general secretary — Mr Rajender Upadhya; treasurer — Mr R.S. Thakur; publication secretary — Mr J.K. Soni; chief adviser — Dr P.N. Sharma and auditor — Mr Baldev Sharma.
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