July 31, 2002, Chandigarh, India
GURDASPUR NAWANSHAHR CLERKS’ DEMAND: Clerks in the Education Department have urged the state government to implement the orders of the DPI(S), Punjab, issued on November 8, 2000, under which promotions to the ministerial staff were to be reviewed and to be granted proportionately as per seniority and merit. PHAGWARA TARN TARAN ROBBERS NABBED: The local Sadar police has nabbed two robbers responsible for a number of looting incidents in the area. Mr Narinder Bhargav, local SSP, said on Monday that the accused had been identified as Nachhatar Singh of Pandori Gola and Daljit Singh, alias Ghulla, of Dhunda
CLERKS’ DEMAND: Clerks in the Education Department have urged the state government to implement the orders of the DPI(S), Punjab, issued on November 8, 2000, under which promotions to the ministerial staff were to be reviewed and to be granted proportionately as per seniority and merit.
ROBBERS NABBED: The local Sadar police has nabbed two robbers responsible for a number of looting incidents in the area. Mr Narinder Bhargav, local SSP, said on Monday that the accused had been identified as Nachhatar Singh of Pandori Gola and Daljit Singh, alias Ghulla, of Dhunda village.
TRAINING: Afghan police officers here began a 20-day training on crime scene investigation, procedures, application of forensic science in the investigation of capital offences on Monday. The training, which will continue till August 18, was inaugurated here by the Director General of the Himachal Police, Mr. A. K. Puri. The Afghan police officers had already been given training earlier between July 8 and July 13 in securing evidence in criminal investigation. They will also be taken to the PGI for explaining to them Medical jurisprudence to them.
ELECTED: Mr Satpal Singh and Mr Satyabir Singh were elected president and secretary, respectively, of the Chandigarh unit of the Democratic Youth Federation of India, on Monday. Mr Ashwini Sharma was elected vice-president, Mr Rajkumar Das as joint secretary and Mr Prakash Tiwari as treasurer. A 15-member committee was also set up comprising Madan Singh, Manjit Kaur, Ravinder, Jasbir Singh, Ashwini Sharma, Arjun, Sudarshan, Bhujju Ram, Satpal Singh, Raj Kumar Das, Lalan Chauhan, Ram Balak Shukla, Ram Prakash and Satyabir.
DEMAND: The Residential Leasehold Plot Owners’ Association of Chandigarh here on Monday decided to meet the Finance Secretary on Thursday to demand the withdrawal of a new notification allegedly increasing conversion charges from leasehold to freehold from Rs 18,000 to Rs 3 to 4 lakh for a 10 marla House. The association also urged plot owners to join hands with the organisation to put up a united fight against the Chandigarh Administration’s measure.
INAUGURATION: Sunil Dutt, MP, will formally inaugurate the PESCO Film and TV Institute at SAS Nagar on August 2. This is the first institute of this type in Punjab which has the backing of the government. It has a big campus, an auditorium and the latest equipment to train youths in the field of acting, modelling, dance, choreography and direction. In the first batch, 40 students have been selected, according to Mr Deepak Malhotra, principal of the institute.
CONGRESS GRASS: The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh on Tuesday sought participation of residents welfare and market associations in removing the congress grass. The appeal has come in the middle of a campaign to remove the grass launched on July 10 and is to end on August 20. The campaign is jointly being conducted by the MCC, the Housing Board and the Chandigarh Administration to remove weeds and grass from the road berms, open spaces and parks.
PROCESSION: All Sikh societies, including the Palki Sahib Sewa Society, the Dashmesh Sewa Society, the Young Khalsa Sewa Society and the Nagar Kirtan Sewa Society, are organising a nagar kirtan procession on the eve of Parkash Utsav of Guru Harkrishan on Wednesday. The nagar kirtan will start from the Sector 23 gurdwara and pass through Sectors 22 and 21 and terminate at the Sector 34 gurdwara.
MC CRITICISED: The House Owners-cum-Plot Holders Association, Sector 15, has decried the Municipal Council for its laxity in providing services to the residents. Mr J.S. Parmar, general secretary, and Mr S.K. Nayar, chief adviser of the association said that with the inception of the Municipal Council, HUDA had begun ignoring the township. They said that insanitary conditions, stray cattle, unauthorised jhuggis in most sectors, etc. were the order of day.
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