Monday, February 18, 2002, Chandigarh, India





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PUNJAB

AMRITSAR
ILLICIT LIQUOR: The police arrested Manjit Singh of Rupowali village for possessing 11 litres of illicit liquor here on Saturday. A case under the Excise Act has been registered.

BATHINDA
WELFARE FEDERATION: The General Categories Welfare Federation, Punjab, has set a target to enrol at least one lakh members till the year-end. This was stated by Mr Harbans Singh Sidhu, district president of the federation, in a press note issued here on Saturday.

NOMINATED: Ms Darshan Kaur Toofan has been nominated president of the district unit of the Backward Class cell (women) of the SHSAD, said Mr Ishtpal Singh Khialiwala, district president of the party.

ARRESTED: The district police arrested 15 persons and registered 14 cases under various Sections of the IPC, Arms Act and Excise Act during the first 13 days of February. More than 100 bottles of countrymade and English liquor were seized in an effort to ensure peaceful elections. This was stated by Mr Kapil Dev, SSP, in a press note issued here on Saturday. Many vehicles campaigning for the political parties allegedly in the violation of the model code of conduct were impounded, he added.

GURDASPUR
ATTACHED: The Additional Civil Judge (Senior Division) has attached the official car of the Deputy Commissioner for not handing over domestic articles of late Raj Mohni Ralia Ram to Mr Joginder Pal. The Judge has also ordered that the domestic articles be handed over to Mr Pal, heir apparent, by February 21.

MEDICAL CAMP: A medical-cum-vet camp was held at Rudiana on the Indo-Pak border in the district on Friday. Brig Randhir Singh inaugurated the camp. As many as 1,800 persons and 35 head of cattle were examined at the camp.

LUDHIANA
RS 2,500 CRORE MOBILISED: Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited (SHCIL), the only non-banking organisation approved by the RBI in this segment, has mobilised more than Rs 2,500 crore in the 8.5 per cent (tax free) relief bonds issued by Government of India. With this, the corporation has become the second largest mobiliser of these bonds in India. According to a press note, the corporationís Ludhiana branch, along with its reporting branches, has been able to mobilise more than Rs 60 crore in the current financial year till now. With around seven lakh D-mat accounts and more than 130 offices across the country, the corporation is the largest Depository Participant in India. 

SCHOOL INAUGURATED: Jain Vidya Mandir, a co-educational and English medium school up to senior secondary level run by the Shri Mahavir Jain Educational and Welfare Society, Ludhiana, was inaugurated on Sunday at New Kitchlu Nagar. Admissions for Pre-Nursery to Class IV were on. Mr Lajpat Rai, MP, inaugurated the school. Others present on the occasion were, Mr S.S. Verma, Principal, Arya College, and Mr H.L. Sethi, president, District unit of the BJP, Mr Rajiv Katna, Municipal Councillor, Mr Parveen Bansal, Municipal Councillor, and Mr Malkeet Singh. 

MOGA
SUPPORT PRICE: The Punjab unit of the Bharatiya Kisan Union has urged the Union Government to announce support price for wheat. Talking to mediapersons, Mr Bhupinder Singh Mahesari and Mr Manjit Singh Kadian, state general secretaries of the union, said here on Sunday that the support price for wheat should be increased.

STAMP PAPER: Resentment prevails among businessmen, industrialists and petition writers of the district against the government over an acute shortage of revenue stamp papers of Re 1 denomination for about a month. They on Sunday urged the Postal Department to make immediate arrangements for their availability in the district.

PHAGWARA
ULTIMATUM: Residents of Palahi village on Sunday served an ultimatum on the telephone authorities to either drop the move to delink the village from the local telephone exchange by March 31 or face gherao of their office. A resolution to this effect was passed at a meeting of the villagers presided over by Mr Joginder Singh Sall, Sarpanch. Mr Jatinderpal Singh Palahi, village leader, said the villagers opposed the proposed linking of village with the Khurampur village exchange.

TARN TARAN
CYCLIST KILLED: An unidentified young man was killed when a vehicle hit his bicycle near Dehra Sahib village on Friday. A case has been registered under Sections 304A, 270, IPC.

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HARYANA

AMBALA
ARRESTED: The police has arrested 18 persons in the district during last two days. Similarly, 1,040 pouches of liquor were seized. Six persons were arrested in this regard. The police has started a drive against satta operators and liquor smugglers in the district for the past one month.

KURUKSHETRA
SEMINAR HELD: A state-level seminar on messages of Guru Ravidass in present reference was organised in the auditorium of the local university on Saturday. The Governor of Haryana, Babu Parmanand, was the chief guest. He stressed upon the need for following the teachings of saints of the Bhakti-Kaliní era. Mr R.S. Chaudhry, Vice-Chancellor of the university, and Dr Chander Tirkha, Director, Haryana Sahitya Akademi, were among others who spoke on the occasion.

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

HAMIRPUR
PAY SCALES: The HP Horticulture Extension Officers' Sangh has urged the state government to give them new pay scales after every 12 years on the pattern of the Punjab Government. A resolution to this effect was passed at a meeting of the sangh held here on Sunday. Mr Inder Pal Sharma presided over the meeting. The sangh decided to conduct its state-level elections in the first week of the March.

NURPUR
CHARAS SEIZED: The police seized 500 grams of charas from Paramjeet Singh of Bharmolli village, near here, on Saturday. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered.

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