Friday, December 28, 2001, Chandigarh, India





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ABOHAR
KUNDI CONNECTIONS: Residents of the labour colony of Shree Bhawani Cotton Mills have been drawing electricity illegally (kundi). The incident came to light when 150 meters of wire, laid by a cable operator, was found missing. The wire had been used to make the kundi connection.

AMRITSAR
DOCTOR GETS AWARD: Dr B.S. Bal of Medical College, Amritsar, received award for the best paper presentation on “Incidence of raised lipoprotein A levels in cases of angina having hyperhomocytenemia and normal lipid profile” at the 53rd annual conference of Cardiology Society of India (CSI) in Hyderabad.

APPEALS: The Kshetriya Shree Gandhi Ashram has appealed to the authorities concerned to exempt it from sale and purchase taxes. Members of the executive committee of the ashram alleged here on Wednesday that by withdrawing tax exemption from November, 1999, the state government had defeated its slogan of developing khadi and village industries in rural areas.

CONCLUDED: The three-day “Sikh virsa sambhal sammelan” organised by the Akal Purakh Ki Fauj concluded here on Wednesday.

STOLEN: Some gold jewellery and some cash were stolen from the house of Harjit Singh in the Sharifpura locality on Tuesday. he was injured when the thieves attacked him with a sharp-edged weapon. A case has been registered under Sections 458, 324 and 380 of the IPC.

BATHINDA
MEDICAL CAMP: A medical camp was organised by the local Lions Club (Front) on Tuesday. As many as 175 patients were examined and medicines were given to the patients free of cost. This was stated by Mr M.S. Mastana, president of the club, in a press note issued here on Wednesday.

RELEASED: Two books, ‘Sehat Phulwari’ by Dr Ajit Pal Singh and ‘Virasat’ by Mohinder Singh Sachdev were released by Gurdial Singh Padamshri recipient at a function organised by the local Punjabi Sahit Sabha on Tuesday. Karam Singh, Punjabi writer, was also honoured at the function.

BSP RALLY: A rally by BSP workers will be held at Maur Mandi on December 30 as part of their election campaign. This was stated by Mr Lakhveer Singh, youth wing leader of the party, in a press note issued here on Wednesday.

HOSHIARPUR
LOOTED: Certain miscreants forcibly entered the dera of Gulam Hussan Sheikh at Tanda on the intervening night of December 25 and 26 and took away some money. A case has been registered under Section 459, IPC.

CHEMISTS' RALLY: The local District Chemists Association organised a rally in protest against the increase in licence fee and the proposed value added tax on Wednesday. Dr Dharambir Kapur, president of the association, while addressing the rally demanded that the supply of substandard drugs should be curbed. The association also organised a seminar on Drug Laws. Mr Pardeep Kumar, District Drugs Inspector, presided over it.

KHANNA
DOCTORS’ BODY: The ayurvedic doctors formed their body, called BAMS Doctors Association, at a meeting held at the residence of Dr Aman Khanna here on Wednesday. The following have been elected office-bearers of the association: president — Dr Anil Joshi, vice-president — Dr Somesh Batta, general secretary — Dr Om Parkash Jhamb, joint secretary — Dr Ranjan Sood, and finance secretary — Dr Parminder Singh.

GROCERY ITEMS STOLEN: Grocery items and Rs 1,500 were stolen from a karyana shop in the grain market here on Wednesday. According to sources, Sanjiv Kumar, alias Rinku, the shop owner, when he went to the shop on Wednesday, he saw its shutter broken. He also found the grocery items worth Rs 18,000 and Rs 1,500 missing from the shop. The police registered a case under Sections 457 and 380, IPC, in this regard.

MOGA
SOILED NOTES: The local businessmen on Thursday urged the Reserve Bank of India to issue new currency to all nationalised banks. They said almost all branches of the nationalised banks refused to accept the soiled notes. Residents said wads of one hundred-rupee notes issued by local banks were always found to be short of five to seven notes.

PATIALA
WORKSHOP: Punjabi University’s Theatre and Television Department has invited Mr Mohan Kamboj to take a five-day workshop of make-up with its students. Mr Kamboj has been working backstage with different groups for about 30 years and will be training the students in stage and television make-up techniques.

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: The students of “Career Academy” school , were taken to church in Baradari on Wednesday, on the occasion of Christmas. The students were introduced to Biblical teachings and refreshments were served to them by the church management.

SEMINAR: Punjabi University’s Department of Correspondence Studies will hold a two-day national seminar on “Distance Education in 21st century: challenges and perspectives” from December 28 to 29. Chairperson of NCTE, New Delhi, Dr A.N. Maheshwary will present the keynote address. The seminar is intended to focus on themes which can prove useful to regional universities imparting education through distance education mode. 

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

KANGRA
SUICIDE: A 48-year-old woman, Nirmala, committed suicide by allegedly consuming poison at her residence at Gurkhari village on Wednesday, the police said. According to the police, she could not bear the shock of the death of her 25-year-old son, Ashwani Kumar, who was killed in a road accident some time ago and took the extreme step. She was rushed to the Kangra sub divisional hospital where she died.
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