Monday, August 18, 2003, Chandigarh, India







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HOSHIARPUR
ARRESTED: The Hariana police has registered a case under the Arms Act against Sodhi Lal of Urmur Atwarapur and Kashmir Singh of Harsi Pind and recovered one .38 bore revolver from them. Sodhi Lal was a proclaimed offender and was wanted by the police.

DIES OF BURNS: Prem Kumari wife of late Banarsi Dass of Nangal Bihala succumbed to her burn injuries at Civil Hospital, Mukerian on Friday. Her clothes caught fire when she was preparing tea in her house.

ARRESTED: The police arrested Rajiv Kumar of local Gali No. 11, Kamalpur, near Government College chowk here on Friday night. One gold chain was recovered from him. A case under Section 411 of the IPC was registered against him.

CHEATING CASE: The Sadar police here arrested Balbir Singh, a travel agent of Nangal Shaheedan, for cheating. Narinder Singh alleged that Balbir Singh took Rs 3.60 lakh from him for sending him to Italy.

KIDNAPPING CASE: The Sadar police has booked Sudhir Kumar, alias Johny of local Kamalpur mohalla, Toni Paitala and Kewal Singh of Rasulpur for allegedly kidnapping Sukhwinder Lal alias Sukha on August 14, 2003 evening.

JALANDHAR
DIES: Mr Harjanak Singh of Susa village died on Saturday at SSPís office here due to heart attack. He was waiting for his turn to meet the SSP, when suddenly he fell down. He was taken to the Civil Hospital, where he was declared brought dead.

KAPURTHALA
THEFT: The Bholath police has arrested Lakhwinder Singh Lakhu of Begowal village for theft of gold ornaments, watches and Rs 10,000 in cash. Three watches, one ring, a golden bracelet, one necklace, two earrings and two other ornaments were recovered from his possession.

LUDHIANA
CONGRATULATED: The Punjab Youth Congress has congratulated PPCC Chief H.S. Hanspal on completing one year in office and for initiating efforts to strengthen the party. Mr Amarjit Singh Tikka, senior vice-president of the party, said the chief has worked in tandem with the CM and have projected a united face among the masses and this has sent good signals down the rank and file of the party. Dissidence has been effectively curbed and the various units are working towards the welfare of the party. He said the good work done by the party was reflected in the sweeping victories in the polls held to the civic bodies and the recently concluded panchayat, block samities and zila parishad elections.

PATIALA
INSTALLED: The Lions Club Patiala Supreme, organised the installation ceremony of its the newly elected president, Mr Deepak Malhotra, and board members here, on Saturday. Speaking on the occasion Mr Malhotra said the club would organise various camps, including blood donation, eye operation, AIDS awareness and physical check-up camps, in near future.

SAPLINGS PLANTED: The Bharat Vikas Parishad Patiala (West) organised a saplings plantation camp at Government High School here on Saturday. Mr Harinder Gupta state secretary of the parishad, said the camp was held in collaboration with the State Bank of India. The Manager of the bank, Mr P.K. Bhatia, the secretary of the parishad, Mr Bhupinder Jindal, the president of the parishad, Mr Sukesh Jain, were also present on the occasion.

CAMP: The Department of Community Medicine of Government Medical College organised a cancer awareness and early detection camp here on Saturday. Dr R.K.D. Goel, Head of the Community Medicine Department, gave a lecture on cancer awareness and its early detection. Dr B.L Bhardwaj, Dr Rubi Bhatia, Dr Mohinder Singh and Dr Amarji Singh also spoke on the occasion.

RAJPURA
COMPLAINT: Residents of the Amardeep Colony Welfare Association, Rajpura-Patiala road, have complained of non-availability of drinking water. The association has alleged that the managing committee of the Amardeep House Building Society comprise of outsiders who hardly take care of the basic civic amenities available to the residents of the colony. In a press note Mr K.S. Ugani, president of the association, complained that the association had given repeated representations regarding their problems to the Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Chandigarh, the Deputy Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Patiala, and the Assistant Registrar of Cooperative Societies Rajpura but to no avail. He said the residents of the society should be provided basic civic amenities at the earliest.

TARN TARAN
TAX CRITICISED: The Indian ex-Services League (P&C) has condemned Sales Tax on items sold in CSD Canteens. Office-bearers of the league here on Friday said that the tax imposed on items sold by CSD canteens by the Punjab government was unfair, the league will organise dharna in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Amritsar on August 18 in protest.

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CHANDIGARH

INVITED: The Property Owners Welfare Association (POWA) on Sunday invited representatives of the Federation Associations of Chandigarh, The Pind Bachao Committee, the Citizen Committee of Chandigarh Welfare Associations and the Indian Ex- servicemen League, for a meeting next week. Members of the POWA demanded action against the protesting businessmen who insulted the Prime Minister in their speeches.

SAS NAGAR
UNIFORMS: The House Welfare Society, Phase V, distributed uniforms and shoes to 34 needy students of Government Senior Secondary School, Makrauna, in Ropar district. The general secretary of the association, Mr Albel Singh Shyan, said on Saturday that the society members also planted 50 saplings on the school premises.

WELCOMED: The House Owners Welfare Association, Phase I, has welcomed orders of shifting the Phase IV government dispensary to a building constructed for it in Phase I. Mr P.S. Virdi, president of the association, said on Friday that the decision was an Independence Day gift for residents of Phase I.

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

BILASPUR
OFFICE-BEARERS OFFICE-: Mr R.K. Chauhan was elected Chairman and Mr R.S. Thakur, President, Mr J.K. Pathak, General Secretary, Mr Kuldeep Singh Thakur Secretary and Ms Punam Bindra Finance Secretary of the Himachal State Unit of the Life Insurance Agents Federation of India here on Saturday evening.

5 ARRESTED: The police on Saturday intercepted a jeep (HP-28-1628) at Bhaged chowk 13 kms from here and seized 19 tins of resin from it which were being carried illegally. The police arrested Purushottam Lal and Kehar Singh of Hamirpur district, Devraj and Kewal Singh of Kangra district and Parkash Chand of Bilaspur district under Indian Forests Act.

KULU
ROZGAR YOJNA: Rupees 2.10 crore has been provided under the Sampuran Gramin Rozgar Yojna. (stream-I). Of this Rupees 147.10 lakh have already been released according to Mr Sat Mahanaj, Himachal Rural Development Minister here on Saturday.

BAN ON PLASTIC BAGS: The Beopar Mandal, the Municipal Council members and district heads of various government departments at a meeting with the District Magistrate here on Friday decided that from September 1 use, stocking, sale and distribution of plastic carry bags would be an offence under the Section 15 of the Environment Conservation Act 1988. 

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