April 27, 2003, Chandigarh, India
AMRITSAR CONDOLENCE MEETING: The Man Sarovar Punjabi Sahitya Academy organised a meeting to condole the death of Punjabi writer Balwant Gargi. Among others, Mr R.S. Bindra, Mr Santokh Singh Tapasvi and Mr Balwinder were present on the occasion. BATALA LONGOWAL NAWANSHAHR PHAGWARA BOOKED: The police has booked a travel agent Balbir Chand for defrauding Mr Jiwan Lal of Chakprema village of Rs 2,50,000 and sending him to Thailand instead of Australia. The complainant was arrested by the police there and later deported to India. PHILLAUR 4 HURT IN CLASH: Four persons were injured in a clash between two groups at Atta village near Goraya in Phillaur subdivision on Friday evening. All injured have been admitted to a Barra Pind hospital. The police has registered a case in this regard. TARN TARAN
CONDOLENCE MEETING: The Man Sarovar Punjabi Sahitya Academy organised a meeting to condole the death of Punjabi writer Balwant Gargi. Among others, Mr R.S. Bindra, Mr Santokh Singh Tapasvi and Mr Balwinder were present on the occasion.
BOOKED: The police has booked a travel agent Balbir Chand for defrauding Mr Jiwan Lal of Chakprema village of Rs 2,50,000 and sending him to Thailand instead of Australia. The complainant was arrested by the police there and later deported to India.
4 HURT IN CLASH: Four persons were injured in a clash between two groups at Atta village near Goraya in Phillaur subdivision on Friday evening. All injured have been admitted to a Barra Pind hospital. The police has registered a case in this regard.
ELECTED: Mr J.D. Gupta of Gupta Associates, Sector 22C, has been elected president of the Property Consultants Association — Chandigarh, SAS Nagar and Panchkula. Mr Inderjit Singh Grover of M/s Inderjit Property has been elected general secretary of the association. Elections to two posts were held here on Saturday.
VISIT: The Union Minister of State for Defence, Mr Chaman Lal Gupta, visited the Western Command Headquarters in Chandi Mandir, near here, on Saturday. The minister was briefed about operational and administrative matters by the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Lieut-Gen S.S. Mehta. Mr Gupta later visited the Command Hospital and went around the wards. Maj Gen B. Sadananda briefed the minister on the ex-servicemen helpline and Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS). Later the minister left for Jammu.
PROJECT LAUNCHED: The Agro-Mass, an NGO working for the integrated rural and industrial development, on Saturday launched “Bio-Force” a multipurpose project,” at Kajheri and Dhanas villages here, according to a press note. Under the project, villagers were imparted practical knowledge about vermiculture. They were informed about the method of producing “vermi compost” which was a perfect substitute for inorganic manure.
YOGA WORKSHOP: A special workshop on yoga was organised for children by the Chandigarh Yoga Sabha at Shishu Niketan School in Sector 22 here on Saturday. A seminar on yoga was also held at the Yog Divya Mandir in Sector 30. Children were instructed under the guidance of Yogacharya Prof M.L. Lal.
BLOOD DONATION: As many as 96 students donated blood during a camp organised at the Dev Samaj College of Education in Sector 36 by the Malwa Cultural and Social Welfare Society in association with the State Bank of Patiala’s Sector 10 branch, Lions Club Chandigarh Supreme and Punjab Red Cross Society. According to a press note, Dev Samaj College Principal Satinder Dhillon inaugurated the camp.
MC NOTICE: The Municipal Corporation has issued a noticed asking people to dump garbage and waste building material in a khud near The Tribune Complex. In violation of this order, people have started dumping garbage on the way and in the adjoining ground, which is used by people for evening/morning walk.
WORKSHOPS: The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan College of Education of Communication and Management is organising three summer workshops in the month of May on personality development for students and managers of junior, middle and senor levels. A separate counselling cell for the students has also been opened where the students can seek guidance for the vocational courses in the afternoons. Registration is open for all three workshops at its campus in Sector 27.
ONE DEAD: A 40-year-resident of Mandi died of a heart attack in Sector 24 here on Friday morning. According to information, the deceased, Ramesh Kumar, was riding pillion on a bicycle when he complained of pain in his chest. The bicycle was being ridden by his brother, Ram Singh. The duo, who had recently arrived in the city from Mandi, were looking for a job.
EXHIBITION: Monica Singh, a budding designer from the city, on Saturday exhibited her creations — an exclusive range of semi-precious stones, tie and dyed suit materials and bed linen — at a hotel in Sector 22. Monica, an interior decorator-turned textile designer, has experimented with bold prints in vibrant colours on basic materials like pure cotton, crepe and chiffon. This is her first exhibition after completing a short-term course from the Indian Institute of Fashion Technology (IIFT), New Delhi.
DEMOLITION FLAYED: The local unit of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has condemned the MC for demolishing the boundary wall of Shri Satya Narayan Mandir, Sector 32. In a statement issued here on Saturday, the VHP alleged that the officials of the MC demolished the wall without prior notice or warning. The Encroachment Inspector leading the team also allegedly misbehaved with Ms Raj Rani, president of the mandir committee.
ASSURED: Himachal Pradesh Transport Minister G.S. Bali has assured the HRTC employees that transparency would be ensured in the working of the corporation. He was speaking at a function organised by a section of INTUC workers of the HRTC here on Friday evening.
BHAGWAD KATHA: A week-long Shrimad Bhagwad katha organised in the Shri Kalishthan Temple complex here attracted thousands of residents every day. The katha was conducted by Vaishnavacharya Vachaspati Shri Maruti Nandan Vagish of Vrindavan. Mr Vagish called upon the people to work for peace and harmony in society by adopting knowledge of Shrimad Bhagwat.
LOK ADALAT: The member-secretary of the State Legal Aid Authority, Mr D.D. Sharma, at a legal literacy camp organised at Shilai on Friday called upon the people to come to the Lok Adalat for the redress of their problems. He disclosed that free legal aid and advice were available to persons belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, weaker section and persons having an annual income below Rs 25,000.
BSNL COUNTER: The BSNL bill counter in Block 35, SDA Complex, is in a sorry state of affairs. Long queues of customers can be seen in front of the office from early hours till late in the evening. There is only one person at the counter to receive the bills. Customers lament that they have to waste a lot of time in depositing the bills. The BSNL authorities, when contacted, promised to improve the customer services.
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