May 5, 2003, Chandigarh, India
PO ARRESTED: a proclaimed offender, Chan Singh, who has been absconding for eight years has been arrested. The Hariana police has registered a case under Section 379, IPC, against him in 1995 for his alleged involvement in a theft case.
DIED OF BURNS: Amarjit Kaur of Salempur village succumbed to her burns at DMC Hospital, Ludhiana, on Friday night. She received serious burn injuries while cooking food at her house on April 21.
THEFT: Some household articles including Rs 70,000 cash were stolen from the house of Mr Daler Singh at Darapur on Friday night. A case has been registered.
TRIBUTES PAID: Tributes were paid to Satguru Brahmanandji Bhuriwale at the “Shradhanjli samaroh” organised to mark his first death anniversary at Pojewal village, about 25 km from here on Saturday. Thousands of devotees belonging to Garibdasi Bhuriwale sect from all over the state and adjoining states thronged the village to pay homage to the sant.
TRUSTEES: Dr Tejpal Singh Dhillon and Dr Gurmail Singh have been nominated trustees of the Guru Nanak Mission Medical and Educational Trust, Dhahan Kaleran (Nawanshahr).
SEMINAR: A district-level seminar on “New Education Policy and implementation of Sarv Shikhia Abhiyan” will be organised at Government Secondary School, Kahma (Nawanshahr), on Tuesday.
CONVOCATION: The local Dayanand Amarnath College of Education for Women will organise an annual convocation function here on May 9 to confer B.Ed. degrees on students. The Higher Education Minister, Mr Harnam Dass Johar would be the chief guest, said Dr Dev Ichha Shekhar, Principal.
SALARY NOT PAID: A contract labourer, Yash Pal Sharma, engaged by the Food and Civil Supply Department here, alleged that he had not been paid his salary since October 2002. As a result he had been facing a financial crisis since then.
SUSPENDED: Food and Supply Inspector Roshan Lal Mudgil was suspended on Friday for alleged gross negligence and violation of government rules pertaining of wheat storage system and issuing of rice levy contact numbers.
FOREST PLAN: Six village forest development committees have been formed and trained to prevent and control forest fires in the six forest ranges of Bilaspur district. There have also been equipped with wireless sets for remaining in touch with the control room here.
PANCHKARMA THERAPY: The Himachal Pradesh Government has decided to popularise ‘Panchkarma therapy’ and to use it to give impetus to tourism in the state. According to an official spokesman, a decision to this effect was taken at a meeting at Shimla recently. The meeting was attended by the Principal Secretary (Tourism) of the state.
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