August 5, 2003, Chandigarh, India
ELECTED: Mr K. L. Phutela and Dr K.K. Bajaj have been elected president and secretary, respectively, of the local Rotary Club.
RALLY: The Pendu Mazdoor Union organised a rally in front of the office of the SDM against Shamsher Singh Dangian and his henchmen who are alleged to have exercised excesses due on the Dalits of Dangia village for not voting his brother Jagdishar Singh in the panchayat poll. Addressing the rally, state secretary Tarsem Peter, Sukhdev Singh Manuke, Madan Singh blamed the Congress government for such like excesses as the same is being done under the said government.
MEETING: A meeting of the AAGMIT Sahit Sabha of the Hindi Department, GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, was held in the department on Monday. At the meeting, the members decided to publish a Hindi research journal, ‘AAGMIT’, every year. Dr Rajinder Singh, head of the department, was appointed the Chief Editor of the journal. Dr Asha Aneja of the SDP College for Women, Ludhiana, Dr Brahmved Sharma of DAV College, Malout; Prof Amarjit Singh of Government College, Hoshiarpur, Dr Kiran Chhabra of DAV College, Amritsar; Dr Nina Sharma of Government College, Muktsar, and Dr Poonam Talwar of Patiala will be the other members of the editorial board.
SHOW FOR KIDS: Ludhiana City Jaycees, Jayceerette Wing, organised an eight-hour Tom and Jerry programme for children in the age group of six to 14 years at Hardy’s World on Sunday. According to chairperson of the JCRT Kiranjit Kataria and secretary of the Ludhiana city Jaycees Manvinder Kataria, 63 children attended the programme. There were five sessions. Kids were told about ancient games, health and hygiene, culture, “Mathe Magic” etc. They also enjoyed joyrides.
DISPENSARY: Acharya Chetnanand, present master of the Bhuriwale sect, inaugurated a charitable dispensary at Sant Bhuriwale Mandir, Tapparin Khurd, about 20 km from here, on Sunday. A team of doctors would visit the dispensary to examine the patients. Medicines free of cost would be given to the needy informed Mr Tirath Ram, manager, in a press release.
PROTEST MARCH: Doctors of the local Government Medical College and Government Dental College on Monday organised a protest march towards the residence of the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, demanding the restoration of non-practicing allowance (NPA) to doctors in the state. They were stopped from proceeding to the Chief Minister’s residence and instead held a rally near the YPS chowk. The state president of the PCMS Association, Dr Hardeep Singh, said the association would intensify the struggle if the government failed to concede to their demand. The doctors also announced to organise a state-level dharna in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
LAUNCHED: Punjab National Bank on Monday launched an advanced technology initiative of connecting its branch office with around 200 branches across the country through its centralised banking solution. Speaking on the occasion, the General Manager Punjab Zone, Mr U.S. Bhargawa, said facilities like fund transfer, account enquiry, Internet banking and business transactions would be available from any of its outlets. The Director Local Bodies Patiala, Mr Ashwani Sharma, was the chief guest.
ELECTED: Mr Surjit Mehta and Mr V.P. Dogra have been elected president and general secretary of the Punjab Chemists Association.
BHAGWATI JAGRAN: The Naujawan Sabha Patiala organised a Bhagwati Jagran at Baba Jiwan Singh Basti here on Monday. The PRTC Chairman, Mr Ved Parkash Gupta, and the Mayor, Mr Vishnu Sharma, were the chief guests at the function.
ELECTED: Mr Jatinder Singh Attri, a senior leader of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, has been elected member of the management of the co-operative society.
PROTEST: Members of the Indian Ex-services League Punjab and Chandigarh have decided to wear black arm bands throughout the state on August 15 in protest against the state government decision to increase tax on CSD items. The district unit would also submit a memorandum to the state government if the decision was not rolled back.
DAMAGE TO BRIDGES: A team of BJP leaders on Monday said the damage to bridges and causeways in the city had been caused as stone or concrete pitching around them had not been done. This was stated by BJP president Yashpal Mahajan, Raghuvir Lal Arora, councillors Kamla Sharma and Rajesh Gupta after visiting the sites where damage had been caused. They expressed concern that the mandatory stone or concrete pitching had not been done at crucial points.
NOMINATED: Dr Madhukar Arya, Dr Ms Ramnik Sharma and Mr Ram Lal have been nominated presidents of the Intellectual, NGO and Labour cells of the BJP, respectively. They have been asked to nominated other members of their cells within one week.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the executive committee of the Sector 22 Welfare Society: Mr K.S. Khaira (president); Mr Guljeet Singh (vice-president); Mr D.N. Gulati (general secretary); Mr O.P. Kakar (secretary); and Mr Pal Singh (treasurer).
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION: An alumni association of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, Association of Thirtyfive Model Alumni, was formed here on Monday. This is the first government school of the city to have an alumni association. The association will provide a platform for constructive interaction between former students and the school by means of meetings, contests, seminars, debates, etc.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Shiv Mandir Committee, Sector 29-B, Chandigarh: president — Mr Dharam Pal Sharma; general secretary — Mr Roopesh Kumar; propaganda secretary — Mr Ram Pal; legal adviser-cum-press secretary — Mr Surinder Sharma; auditor — Mr Harbans Lal; and treasurer — Mr S.K. Bhatia.
DEMANDED: Chemists have demanded an immediate stop to unwarranted interference by the police in their trade, since it was not the competent authority to check chemist shops as per the provisions of the Drugs Act, according to the general secretary of the Ropar District Chemists Association. In a press note issued on Monday, the association further demanded that representatives of chemist associations should be present during raids by drug inspectors.
AMBALA TALK: A talk on the safe use of LPG was organised by the local unit of the Rotary Club in Kumari Rukmani Devi Hall here on Sunday. Mr J.P. Sharma, manager, LPG, Indian Oil Corporation, Panipat, emphasised safe handling and conservation of the LPG.
TALK: A talk on the safe use of LPG was organised by the local unit of the Rotary Club in Kumari Rukmani Devi Hall here on Sunday. Mr J.P. Sharma, manager, LPG, Indian Oil Corporation, Panipat, emphasised safe handling and conservation of the LPG.
BILASPUR MANDI SUICIDE: Gobind Ram of Batahan village committed suicide by consuming poison. He was rushed to Regional Hospital here where he was declared ‘brought dead’. Basant Lal (42) Garli village died of snake bite. PARWANOO ROADS DAMAGED: Heavy rains in the area for the past 20 days have deteriorated the condition of roads in Parwanoo, Kalka and Pinjore, including the stretch of National Highway-22 passing through these towns. The National Highway-21/A passing through
Barotiwala, Baddi and Nalagarh has also been damaged. SHIMLA UNA
SUICIDE: Gobind Ram of Batahan village committed suicide by consuming poison. He was rushed to Regional Hospital here where he was declared ‘brought dead’. Basant Lal (42) Garli village died of snake bite.
ROADS DAMAGED: Heavy rains in the area for the past 20 days have deteriorated the condition of roads in Parwanoo, Kalka and Pinjore, including the stretch of National Highway-22 passing through these towns. The National Highway-21/A passing through Barotiwala, Baddi and Nalagarh has also been damaged.
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