October 27, 2001, Chandigarh, India
GOLDEN JUBILEE: The sixteenth battalion of the Sikh Regiment celebrated its golden jubilee here on Thursday. The function was attended by retired and serving officers, junior commissioned officers and other ranks from all over the country. On the occasion a CO medal was presented to the ‘headquarter company by Maj-General Parkash Singh (retd).
SHOW HELD: A light and sound show based on the life and times of legendary Maharaja Ranjit Singh will be organised at Sri Guru Harkrishan Senior Secondary Public School here on Monday. The function will be presided over by Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar, Akal Takht.
RESULT: The result of BCA, part-II, supplementary examination of Guru Nanak Dev University conducted in September will be declared on Saturday, according to an official spokesman of the university.
SIX ARRESTED: The police has booked six persons from various parts of the district for allegedly possessing illicit liquor under various sections of the Excise Act on Wednesday. Kartar Singh of Angarh, Arjan Singh of Mahwa village, Khazan Singh of Maude village, Satnam Singh of Tarapur, Seema and Piyara Singh of Ajnala were those arrested in this connection.
COMPLAINT LODGED: Lakhwinder Kaur of Rajdan village, Majitha, in a complaint lodged at Mehta police station alleged that her daughter Balwinder Kaur had been strangulated to death. Her daughter had married Sukhchain Singh of Kot Kehra nine months ago. A case has been registered under Section 304, IPC, in this connection. The accused are still at large.
RALLY: A protest rally against global terrorism was held by the District Youth Congress, SC/BC, here on Wednesday. They burnt the Pakistan national flag and the effigy of Osama bin Laden.
CAMP: The Lions Club here will organise a free heart cum-hypertension check-up camp on Saturday at Beli Ram Jain Lions Health Care Centre, Khoo Kaaurian village, here. Medicines will be given to patients free of cost.
EYE PROBLEM: Residents here have been complaining of some eye problems and acute suffocation here because of the air pollution caused by the burning of paddy straw by farmers in the fields. Mrs Sunita Singal, a social activist, urged the government to initiate measures in this regard.
RALLY: Members of the Punjab Kisan Sabha will hold a rally in New Delhi on November 6 in protest against the implementation of the WTO accord in India. Mr Joginder Dayal, general secretary of the Punjab CPI, said this here on Tuesday while addressing a gathering of farmers.
RESENTMENT: Resentment prevails among the Medical Laboratory Technicians Union due to the alleged adamant behaviour of the government towards their demands, which include giving of salaries as per the order of the High Court, of rent free houses and risk allowance. This was stated by Mr D.P. Bansal, general secretary of the union, in a press note issued here on Tuesday.
SEIZED: Mr Rakesh Suri, Drug Inspector, and Mr Jagdeep Hundal, DSP, Headquarters, seized a large number of intoxicants from Trehan Medical Store in a joint raid conducted on Wednesday as part of a drive to check drug addiction.
PROTEST: Activists of the Panthic Morchas took out a protest march at Dasuya, 40 km from here, on Thursday in protest against the burning of a holy book at Sakrala village. Later, they presented a memorandum to the SDM.
ARRESTED: The police here arrested a proclaimed offender, Tarsem Lal of Ramgarh mohalla near Railway Mandi, on Wednesday. He was declared a proclaimed offender by the court on May 7, 1985.
MEETING: Mr Ajay Goyal, Joint Income Tax Commissioner, convened a meeting of local traders here on Thursday. He advised traders to file their income tax returns annually.
NAWANSHAHR PATIALA APPOINTMENT: Mr Yogesh Kapur has been appointed as special invitee, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee by PPCC President, Captain Amarinder Singh. Earlier, he was the general secretary of the Punjab Youth Congress.
APPOINTMENT: Mr Yogesh Kapur has been appointed as special invitee, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee by PPCC President, Captain Amarinder Singh. Earlier, he was the general secretary of the Punjab Youth Congress.
TESTING CENTRE: Mr Vivek Aggarwal, Deputy Commissioner, Kapurthala, on Wednesday assured the local industrialists and exporters that a testing centre would be set up in the Industrial Area for which land would be provided by the government. The centre would be run by a society of industrial bodies. He said industrialists of Jalandhar and Ludhiana would get an eight hour of power supply daily.
RURAL GRANTS: The Punjab Tourism Minister, Mr Swarna Ram, on Wednesday met sarpanches and panches of the Phagwara block and urged them to make judicious use of grants provided for the rural development projects.
APPOINTED: Mr Sucha Singh Jodhpur has been appointed special invitee to the Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee (PPCC) by Capt Amarinder Singh, President, PPCC. This was stated by party sources here on Wednesday.
SHO TRANSFERRED: Mr Swaran Singh, SHO, Patti, has been ordered to report at the local Police Lines immediately for not performing his duties properly, according to police sources here on Thursday.
LOOTED: Two boys snatched Rs 1 lakh from Satnam Dhawan, a clerk of the commission agent, at pistol point. The accident took place at Patti on Tuesday when the clerk after withdrawing the money from the State Bank of Patiala went to a PCO for making a phone call. Two boys brandishing a pistol snatched the money and escaped on a motorcycle.
CONSTABLE BOOKED: The Verowal police on the orders issued by Mr Rajinder Aggarwal, Judicial Magistrate (Senior Division), has booked a constable, Harbhajan Singh, posted at PAP lines, Jalandhar, along with his four other family members under Sections 498A, 406, 506, 341 of the IPC. Ms Rajbir Kaur, alias Sukhdeep Kaur of Fatehpur Badeshah village, in her complaint had blamed Harbhajan Singh and his family members for harassing her for bringing insufficient dowry.
FOUNDATION STONE: The foundation stone of the new Shiv Temple was laid in Sector 45 by Mr Kishori Lal, father of Mr Satpal Gupta, a former sarpanch of Burail village here on Friday. The temple is being constructed by the Suraj Kund Shiv Mandir Sudhar Committee. Mr Lal also donated Rs 11,000 to the committee for the construction. A community kitchen was also organised by the Shopkeeper Welfare Association.
SLOGAN WRITING CONTEST: Ritu, Chetna and Shivali bagged the first, second and third prizes, respectively, in a slogan writing competition organised in SIE, Sector 32, here on Friday. The competition was held for ETT students.
MEET ON ANTHRAX: Dr Rameshwar Chander, Director Health Services, UT would represent the city to an all-India meet on anthrax and related issues scheduled at New Delhi on Saturday being organised by the Central Ministry for Health. Directors of Health Services of various states and union territories have been invited by the Ministry.
SPECTATOR HURT: A spectator at Sector 40-C Ramlila was hurt when somebody from the crowd hurted a stone at the stage. The victim, Ms Shreshta Rana, is a resident of Sector 40. She was taken to the PGI by her husband with injuries in her head.
ONE SUSPENDED: The Chief Medical Officer, Mr R.S. Saggu, has placed under suspension a radiologist, Dr S.K. Nain, at the local Civil Hospital in Phase 6 here, for alleged dereliction of duty. According to information available, the doctor had misbehaved with a patient who had come for an x-ray on Saturday. The patient had been referred from the Ropar hospital.
NATIONAL CONFERENCE: The Institute of Management Studies and Research, Maharshi Dayanand University, will organise a national conference on ‘‘Privatisation of Insurance Sector: Corporate Challenges and Strategies’’ on November 5 here. The Chairman, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority, Mr N. Rangachary, will deliver the keynote address. The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Maj-Gen Bhim Singh Suhag (retd), will preside.
FOUNDATION STONE: The Chief Minister, Haryana, will lay the foundation stone of a power sub-station at Kharian village and inaugurate a rice mill at Kalanwali in the district during his visit to the district.
DEAD: Ganga Ram, former MLA and senior Congress leader, died of a heart attack in Gohana town, 35 km from here, on Wednesday. According to a report, he was returning to Gohana after attending a party meeting at Karnal when he complained of chest pain and was taken to a community health centre where he died.
PROHIBITORY ORDERS: The District Magistrate, Mr S.N. Roy, on Thursday, imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144, CrPC, banning the carrying of firearms and sale of explosives at public places in the district. According to official sources, the order will continue till Divali.
CHAMBA ILLICIT LIQUOR: The police here has arrested four persons for carrying 48 bottles of illicit wine in two incidents in the past two days. According to police sources, 36 bottles of illicit liquor were seized from a vehicle on the Chamba-Khajjiar highway, while 12 bottles of wine were seized from two persons who were travelling in a bus which was going to Bharmour. Cases have been registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act.
ILLICIT LIQUOR: The police here has arrested four persons for carrying 48 bottles of illicit wine in two incidents in the past two days. According to police sources, 36 bottles of illicit liquor were seized from a vehicle on the Chamba-Khajjiar highway, while 12 bottles of wine were seized from two persons who were travelling in a bus which was going to Bharmour. Cases have been registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act.
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