March 18, 2002, Chandigarh, India
BANK COMPUTERISED: The Kotkapura branch of the Faridkot-Bathinda Kshetriya Gramin Bank was computerised on Sunday. Mr A. Ramanathana, Chief General Manager, NABARD, inaugurated the function. Mr Surinderpal Singh, Chairman of the bank, said it was the first rural development bank that had been computerised.
LOK ADALAT : The District Legal Services Authority organised a lok adalat at the district courts complex here on Saturday. Mr M.M. Aggarwal, District and Sessions Judge-cum-Chairman of the Authority, said 465 out of 1,361 cases pertaining to motor accident claims, matrimonial disputes, civil suits and bank loan disputes were settled.
MAN KILLED: Mota Singh (52) was killed and Balkar Singh injured in a head-on collision between the scooter, on which they were riding, and a motor cycle on Friday night near Kesarpur village. The injured was later admitted to the local Civil Hospital. His condition is stated to be out of danger.
HOLI UTSAV: A special Vrindavan Holi Utsav would be held on March 28 and 29 at the Govind Gaudham and Shiv mandir at Dasmesh Nagar respectively, according to Mr Rajiv Duggal, a spokesman of the Gau Sewa Samiti. Holy gulal from various temples of Vrindavan would be brought to the city, he added.
CONDEMNED: The Moulder and Steel Workers Union, at a meeting here on Saturday, condemned the increase in rail freight on kerosene and the attack on the rights of trade unions. The meeting observed that recent amendments in labour laws were anti-labour. It was also decided that the union members would participate in the seminar to be held by the Bhagat Singh Vichar Manch at Punjabi Bhavan on March 24.
SYL ISSUE: Manjit Singh Kadian and Bhupinder Singh Mahesari, general secretaries of the Punjab unit of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), said here on Sunday that the BKU would join the dharna, proposed by the Lakhowal faction of the BKU, to be staged at Delhi from March 20 to 22 over the SYL Canal issue. This was stated by them while talking to mediapersons here on Sunday.
SPRING CAMP: The Go Bananas Kids Club is organising a spring camp for children from March 18 to March 30. The camp offers children a chance to participate in dance and theatre workshops. The workshop will culminate in a stage performance by all participants, according to the Director of the club, Ms Anu Vala.
ELECTED: Mr Amarjit Singh Virk, who has been unanimously elected as president of the NRI Sabha of Ropar district.
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