July 15, 2002, Chandigarh, India
POPPY HUSK SEIZED: The Sadar Police on Friday seized 10 kg of poppy husk from Prem Singh Premi of Khemakhera village at a naka near Doda village on the Abohar-Hanumangarh road. A case has been registered under the NDPS Act.
KALA KENDRA: A meeting of the newly founded Lok Kala Kendra was held here on Saturday. Dr Iqbal Singh Godara, who presided over the meeting, said a cultural evening would be organised to explore talent among budding artistes. Dr Rakesh Sehgal also spoke.
APPOINTED: Dr Kawaljit Singh has been appointed Head of the newly set up Department of Computer Sciences and Engineering at the Guru Nanak Dev University regional campus, Jalandhar, for a period of three years by the Vice-Chancellor, Dr S.P. Singh. He will also look after the working of the newly established Department of Electronics Technology of the university at Jalandhar.
ADMISSION TEST: The School of Punjabi Studies of Guru Nanak Dev University will hold an admission test on July 26 for filling vacant seats in the courses of BA (Honours), Punjabi, MA (honours), Punjabi and MA (Punjabi), according to official information.
CLASSES COMMENCE: The classes for B. Tech in computer sciences and electronics, MCA and LLB will commence from July 15 at the Guru Nanak Dev University regional campuses at Jalandhar and Gurdaspur.
LOK ADALAT: As many as 73 cases were settled and a sum of Rs 14.51 lakh was awarded to claimants at a quarterly lok adalat organised in District Courts and Sessions Court here on Saturday. This was stated by Mr Satwinder Singh, Civil Judge (Senior Division) -cum-Secretary, district Legal Services Authority, in a press note issued here.
CAUGHT: At least 17 employees were caught playing cards by Mr C.G., Chief Engineer (Border Zone), Punjab State Electricity Board, at 66 kv sub-station at Attari. He directed Mr M.S. Rataul, Additional Superintending Engineer, Amritsar (West), to take disciplinary action against them.
GANG BUSTED: The police has arrested six members of a gang that used to loot people to collect money for purchasing narcotics. This was stated by Mr Ishwar Singh, SSP, in a press note issued here on Saturday. Harpreet Singh, alias Dimpi, was the leader of gang. Other members included Pankaj Kumar, alias Bobby, and Gurdeep Singh of Hazi Rattan area, Jagmeet Singh, alias Gurmi of Koni village, Shamsher Singh of Guru Nanak pura mohalla, Harjeet Singh of the Bhagu road.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Maheshwari Yuva Sangathan: patron — Mr Rakesh Kumar Holani; president — Mr Gobind Kumar; vice-president — Mr Pardeep Holani; secretary — Mr Manish Holani; and treasurer — Mr Parvesh Lakhotia.
SEMINAR HELD: A seminar was organised at the Civil Veterinary Hospital, Nathana, on Saturday to make people aware about vaccination of pets. Dr Ashok Gupta, In Charge of the hospital urged residents of the town to get their pets vaccinated.
CREMATED: An unidentified person died at the local railway station on Friday. A post-mortem examination of the body was conducted before it was handed over to Sahara, an NGO, as there was no claimant. A TB patient, Ram Lal, 40, died at the local civil hospital where he was undergoing treatment. His body was also handed over to Sahara for cremation. Both were cremated by the NGO, as per a press note issued on Saturday.
COMPLAINT CENTRE: Residents of Parasram Nagar and other nearby localities have urged the Deputy Commissioner and the PSEB authorities to open an office where they could deposit electricity bills and lodge their complaints regarding power supply. This was stated by Mr Vijay Kumar, Municipal Councillor in a press note issued on Saturday.
RALLY HELD: A joint rally of various employee unions was held in front of the office of Punsup in protest against the state government for withholding certain monthly allowances of the employees on Friday.
ARRESTED: Dr Naresh Kumar Arora, SSP, in a press release here on Friday said the police had arrested three opium smugglers — Gurmit Lal, Kulwinder Singh and Karamjit Singh — and seized 2 kg and 510 gm of opium from them.
WIDOW HELPED: The Lions Club Charan Kanwal and Lions Club (City Smile) of Banga donated furniture and other household items to a widow of Chak-Kalal village on the occasion of the marriage of her two daughters. Earlier, the club had helped both these girls to get sewing and embroidery training. Mr Baldev Nayyar, District Chairman (Lions Club) handed over the items.
WORKSHOP: The local branch of the Indian Institute of Hardware Technology ( IIHT) organised an awareness workshop here on Sunday. The speakers at the workshop emphasised on the growing career opportunities in the field of information technology, especially in hardware and networking technologies. They claimed the institute was the only SCO-authorised education centre in India, which offered three levels of certification programmes.
VALEDICTORY FUNCTION: Valedictory function of a month-long workshop on interior decoration was held here on Sunday. The function was held in the conference room of the Advance Care Centre, PGI. An exhibition of creative works was put up by the participants. The exhibition included works of silver foil embossing and painting, glass painting, pot making, pot painting, murals and soft toy making, which the participants had learnt during the workshop. The objective of the workshop was to develop creativity among women for interior designing at their homes and workplaces. The resource person for the programme was Ms Anuradha Gupta and it was coordinated by Ms Suman Sharma. The workshop was organised in collaboration with the Adult and Continuing Department, Panjab University. Dr Ajaib Singh, Director, Adult and Continuing Education, Panjab University presided over the function. Certificates were distributed to the participants.
CERTIFICATES AWARDED: The UT Deputy Commissioner, Mr M. Ramsekhar, awarded certificates to 40 jail inmates who have successfully completed their courses in refrigeration and air-conditioning, at a function organised by the Jan Shikshan Sansthan in Burail Jail here on Saturday. The Superintendent of the Burail Jail, Mr D.S Rana, appreciated the efforts made by the team of the Jan Shikshan Sansthan in running these courses.
DEMAND: Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, MP, has demanded the restoration of medical facilities earlier available to the serving Central Government employees so long as a Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) dispensary is opened in the city. In a representation to the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Mr Shatrughan Sinha, Mr Bansal said the opening of a CGHS dispensary would not be enough as the number of serving employees in Chandigarh, SAS Nagar and Panchkula was very large. “The present dispensaries lack requisite number of doctors, para-medical staff and equipment. Moreover, there are no provision for emergency care”, said Mr Bansal.
SPICE CAMPAIGN: The Spice Communications Limited has found a unique way to launch its all night STD service by air balloon. The company claims that all night STD facility is available from 8 pm to 9 am for all post-paid connections of Spice without depositing any additional money. The unique launch has been doing the rounds in Chandigarh for the last five days and will now move to Ludhiana and later to Jalandhar.
SEMINAR: A two-day seminar-cum-workshop for kindergarten teachers organised at DAV School, Surajpur, concluded on Sunday. About 50 teachers from DAV Public Schools of Ambala zone participated in the camp. Lectures on concept of language development, phonetics , use of different teaching aids etc. were delivered to the participants.
MEDICAL CAMP: The State Bank of Patiala, Ramgarh Branch, organised a two-day medical check-up camp at Ramgarh village. As many as 185 persons, including women and children, were examined by a team of doctors. The camp was inaugurated by Mr S.K. Singla, Assistant General Manager, on Saturday. He also highlighted the various schemes by the bank.
DHARAMSALA KANGRA NAHAN
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