February 13, 2002, Chandigarh, India
SMACK SEIZED: In separate incidents, the police seized 28 gram of smack and apprehended Jasbir Singh of Khuale village, Gurdev Singh of Nangli and Sabdil Singh of Mahita. Cases have been registered at the respective police stations. Meanwhile, the Majitha police has seized 35 litres of illicit liquor and arrested Darshan Singh and another person in the case.
ORDERED: Keeping in view the Assembly elections, Mr Iqbal Singh Sidhu, District Magistrate, has ordered all firearms licence holders to deposit their weapons at the nearest police stations or authorised gun houses by obtaining proper receipt from the authority concerned within 36 hours. These firearms will be returned to them a week after the declaration of results. The order will not be applicable to Army personnel, para-military forces and police personnel in uniform on duty.
LUDHIANA APPOINTED: Mr Devinder Singh Babbu, president, Punjab Youth Congress, has appointed Mr Akshay Bhanot as general secretary of state unit of the party. Mr Bhanot was district chairman of the Urban Development Cell of the India Youth Congress. The appointment has been made with the approval of Mr K. Jagat Singh, general secretary of
IYC. PHAGWARA SAMRALA
APPOINTED: Mr Devinder Singh Babbu, president, Punjab Youth Congress, has appointed Mr Akshay Bhanot as general secretary of state unit of the party. Mr Bhanot was district chairman of the Urban Development Cell of the India Youth Congress. The appointment has been made with the approval of Mr K. Jagat Singh, general secretary of IYC.
11 ARRESTED: The Chandigarh Police on Monday arrested 11 persons for reportedly assaulting a 50-year-old woman in Mauli Jagran. According to sources in the Police Department, the victim was attacked for her alleged proximity with a neighbour which was being objected to by the ‘pradhan’ of the locality. The accused reportedly broke open the door of her house and damaged a television set, a motor cycle and some other household goods, besides cutting the telephone cable. The police has registered a case on the charges of trespass, assault and rioting under various sections of the Indian Penal Code.
VISIT: Ms Lyndy Hyam, Chief Executive Officer, IDP Education, Australia, will visit the city on Wednesday. During her stay in the city, she will be accompanied by the Country Director (India), IDP Education, Australia, Mr Henry Ledlie. An interactive session with the CEO of the company will be held with an aim of sharing experiences and explore opportunities in global education.
TALK: A talk on ‘Future of healthcare depends upon research’ will be organised at Lecture Theatre 1 of the PGIMER on Thursday. The talk will be delivered by Prof V. I. Mathan, Former Director of Christian Medical College, Vellore. He is presently a senior consultant to the National AIDS Control Organisation. Meanwhile, a workshop on the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) will be organised by the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, on Saturday from 2 pm to 6 pm. The director, LRS Institute of TB and All Diseases, New Delhi, Prof V. K. Arora, will be the programme director.
PFA NEWSLETTER: The People for Animals will launch the Second PFA Clinic Newsletter on Wednesday on its premises. According to Ms Ruchi Verma, IO, PFA Library and Research Centre, ARV vaccine will be given for Rs 40 only and 50 per cent rebate will be allowed on corona vaccine. Besides free consultation and check-up, a special discount on pet sterilisation will be given. The PFA will also organise a free first-aid training class for interested pet owners.
GATE MEETING: The Municipal Corporation Road Workers Union on Tuesday organised a gate meeting in Sectors 28-29 road store to mobilise workers for participation in the February 26 rally by the Coordination Committee of MC Employees and Workers. Union leaders criticised the Central Government for not heeding to their demands of deputation status to UT employees who had been transferred to the MC, arrears to daily wager, regularisation of work charged and daily workers and filling of vacant posts, among other things.
LAND ACQUISITION AWARD: The UT Land Acquisition Officer (LAO), Mr Gyanesh Bharti, will announce the award for acquisition of 226 acre of land to villagers of Kajheri, Badheri and Palsora on Thursday at 9.30 a.m. in his office in the Estate Office, Sector 17. About Rs 46 crore will be distributed to farmers whose land has been acquired for development of Phase III Sectors in the city.
KOL DAM OUSTEES: A largely attended general house meeting of the oustees of Kol Dam, under the aegis of the Kol Dam Joint Oustees Welfare Committee from all four affected districts of Bilaspur, Mandi, Shimla and Solan, at Kasol near the dam site, about 35 km from here, on Sunday criticised the government that it had no rehabilitation policy for the oustees of such dams. It said the government had been signing agreements with the implementation agencies without caring for the interests of the oustees.
EXCISE POLICY: There is resentment among people of the district over the new liquor policy of the state government. Mr Kuldip Singh Pathania, a former Congress MLA, said on Tuesday that the government should try to move towards complete prohibition in the state. Comrade Mukesh Kumar, the district secretary of the CPI, said the present excise policy would create law and order problem.
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