June 16, 2003, Chandigarh, India
BOOKED: On a complaint of Balwinder Kaur, wife of Sadhu Singh of Bodal village, under the Dasuya police station, the police has registered a case under Sections 406 and 420, IPC against so-called travel agents Gian Singh and his wife Gurbax Kaur of Gorayan. She has alleged that Gian Singh and his wife took Rs 2 lakh for sending her son Parminder Singh to Germany. They neither sent her son to Germany nor returned the money.
FAKE NAME: On a complaint of SP, Counter Intelligence, Amritsar, the Dasuya police has registered a case under Sections 419, 420, 468 and 471, IPC against Paramjit Kaur, wife of Gurmail Singh of Kathana village. The SP has alleged that Paramjit Kaur mentioned fake name of her husband Gurmail Singh as Gurdev Singh in her and her son’s passport.
ANTI-FLOOD STEPS: To gear up for floods in the ensuing monsoon and to review the flood-protection measures, a special meeting of the district officers was convened by Mr Kirandeep Singh Bhullar, Deputy Commissioner, here on Friday. Mr Bhullar said District Flood Control Room with a Telephone No. 220412 would start functioning under the supervision of the District Revenue Officer from July 1 at Hoshiarpur. He instructed officers of the Drainage Department to clear all drains, choes.
WATER SHORTAGE: Residents of Sharda Mohalla, Ummattan Mohalla, Adarsh Nagar, Shorian Mohalla, Bhucheran Mohalla here have been facing a lot of inconvenience due to an acute shortage of potable water for the past two months. The repeated requests to the authorities concerned are just falling on the deaf ears, allege the residents.
DALIT LEADER REMEMBERED: The Scheduled castes and Scheduled Tribes Welfare Federation of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh observed the 18th death anniversary of Dalit leader Prof Yashwant Rai at the Valmiki Bhavan here, on Sunday. Professor Rai was a member of the Constituent Assembly of independent India, which was headed by Dr B.R. Ambedkar. He also remained a minister in Punjab. Mr Amar Nath Sarhadi, president of the federation, highlighted the works of Professor Rai. He said Professor Rai was the adopted son of Lala Lajpat Rai who had sent him to London for higher studies. He set up Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial College at Jagraon (Punjab) in the memory of his father. Mr Santresh Rahi, president of the All-India Valmiki Yuvak Sangh, and Mr Balraj Singh, former Deputy Mayor of Chandigarh, were also among those who paid tributes to Professor Rai.
EXHIBITION: A jewellery and suit exhibition by upcoming designer Paromita is going on at Hotel Aroma these days. Her gold patra designer jewellery and hand-painted cotton suits in traditional motifs bears the touch of Bengali culture. Paromita has used semi-precious stones and American diamond to give her creations an ethnic look. For suits, she has used different motifs from Vedas and other Shastras. Another side of the designer is reflected in her vaastu handicrafts.
PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT: More than 100 participants from different colleges are participating in a personality development programme being organised by the College Development Council of Panjab University at the local GGDSD College. The programme has been developed for providing placement assistance to students taking the course in information technology at affiliated colleges. Brig M.S. Kataria, Mr M.S.K. Vohra and Prof S.L. Sharma handled various sessions at the programme. Principal A.C. Vaid welcomed the guests. Prof Ramesh Kapoor, Dean of the College Development Council, is the coordinator of the programme, which will conclude on Wednesday.
SHRAMDAAN: About 300 employees of the State Bank of India and their family members participated in ‘shramdaan’ at Sukhna Lake here on Sunday. Mr Yogesh Agarwal, Chief General Manager, Chandigarh circle, along with Mr J.P. Varma and Mr Anup Banerji, General Managers, and other senior functionaries were present on the occasion. Members of the SBI Lady Club were also present.
PLEA DISMISSED: The Sessions Judge, Ambala, Mr C.B. Jaglian, dismissed the bail application of police Inspector, Nar Singh in the Jitender Pahal murder case. Nar Singh is a main accused in the case. Jitender Pahal was allegedly murdered in a false encounter in Jind. The mother of the deceased had filed a writ petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court which handed over the investigation to the CBI. The CBI had filed a chargesheet against five persons, including Nar Singh, in this court.
BODY FOUND: A body was found lying on the GT Road near Ambala cantonment here on Sunday morning. The body has not been identified so far. According to the police, the deceased seemed to be a beggar who might have been hit by some unknown vehicle. The body was lying on the edge of the overbridge.
SENTENCED: The District and Sessions Judge, Mr Arvind Goyal, on Saturday sentenced a person to life imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 on him on the charge of murdering his wife. According to the prosecution, Raju of nearby Uklana, stabbed his wife Rajkumari to death on December 17, 2000.
BILASPUR TEACHERS’ PLEA: The district unit of the Himachal Govt Primary School Teachers Union has criticised former BJP government for its failure to implement even written agreement with their state union and has urged the state union to hold talks afresh with the new government for settling their long-pending grievances. A meeting organised in this connecting was presided over by district president Roshan Lal Verma. NAHAN SHIMLA
TEACHERS’ PLEA: The district unit of the Himachal Govt Primary School Teachers Union has criticised former BJP government for its failure to implement even written agreement with their state union and has urged the state union to hold talks afresh with the new government for settling their long-pending grievances. A meeting organised in this connecting was presided over by district president Roshan Lal Verma.
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