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: The Chief Engineer, Distribution North, PSEB, Mr Gurprit Singh Gill, has been promoted as Engineer-in-chief, Distribution North, PSEB. He took over his responsibilities at the new post from Monday. After joining the PSEB in July, 1972, Mr Gill has since served in various capacities. Mr Gill has been credited with taking measures for improving power supply like curbing pilferage, the theft of power and the recovery of outstanding arrears among others, besides making efforts in executing improvement schemes.

May Day: Pendu Mazdoor Union marked the May Day by passing a resolution to reinforce the fight against the imperial forces. The state president, Tarsem Peter, said the workers needed to lead a united battle against such forces to protect the rights of labourers, small farmers, employees, and small businessmen.

Meeting held: The Punjab District Attorneys’ Association has demanded that the government speedily implement the new Amendment to the Section 25 A of the Criminal Procedure. Under the Amendment, the deputy directors promoted from the cadres of public prosecutors, additional public prosecutors, and special public prosecutors who are appointed under Section 224 of the CrPC, will appear in criminal cases in the high court, according to Mr R S Gill, the association’s president.

Children injured: Four students of MGN Public school were injured when their tempo turned turtle after colliding with a stationary car in the Adarsh Nagar area here on Monday. The injured children had been admitted to a private hospital.

Camp concludes
: A week-long district-level Bharat Scouts and Guides camp was organised here at Government Senior Secondary School which concluded on Saturday. Mr gurmail Singh Sahlon, District Education Officer, inaugurated the camp. As many as 68 scouts belonging to seven schools participated in the camp.



Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Bilaspur Mair Rajput Sabha under the chairmanship of Mr Narinder Singh Jaura, convener (North India), Mair Rajput Mahasangh: president — Mr Gopal Dass Verma; senior vice-president — Mr Prem Lal Kanda; vice-presidents — Mr Mangat Ram Verma, Mr Naresh Kanda and Dr Rajesh Verma; general secretary — Mr Parveen Verma; joint secretaries — Mr Lalit Kanda and Mr Surinder Kanda; finance secretary — Mr Ajay Verma; auditors — Mr Rajender Verma and Mr Mitterpal Verma; press secretaries — Mr Surinderpal Verma and Mr Subhash Chand Kanda; and advisers — Mr Sukhdev Sehdev, Mr Rakesh Verma, Mr Ram Gopal Kanda and Mr Rajesh Kanda.

Office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Property Consultants Association: chairman — Mr Mahavir Sharma; president— Mr Tirlok Singh; and general secretary — Mr Sanjeev Kumar.


Principal honoured: Ms Suman Nijhawan, Principal, OSDAV Senior Secondary Public School, was honoured at a function at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi on Friday. Mr R.L. Bhatia, Governor of Kerala, ms Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister, New Delhi, and Mr G.P. Chopra, president, DAV institutions governing body, were also present. As many as 24 Principals out of 700 from DAV institutions were honoured for their outstanding performance. Earlier, Ms Suman Nijhawan was honoured by the district administration in 1991 and in 1995 by the Arya Pratinidhi Sabha, DAV College governing body, and the District Education Officer in 1999.

Molestation case: The court of the ACJM, Ms Bimlesh Tanwar, here has sentenced Mahabir of Kichana village to two years’ imprisonment and fined him Rs 2000 after holding him guilty of trying to outrage the modesty of a woman in 1998. A woman of Kichana village lodged a complaint at Rajound police station that on August 22, 1998, Mahabir of the same village tried to outrage her modesty but when she resisted the accused attacked her with a sickle and injured her. The accused was booked under Section 354, 323 and 324, IPC and arrested by the police.

40 rounded up: With the arrest of nine wanted criminals in the past 36 hours by the district police, the number of those arrested during the special campaign has reached 40. Out of those arrested during this campaign, 14 were proclaimed offenders and 26 absconders who were wanted by the police. Giving this information, SP Navdeep Singh Virk said here on Sunday that the police had launched the campaign on directions of the DGP, Mr Nirmal Singh.

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