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Punjab Briefs

Nominated: Bhai Ranjit Singh, Jathedar of Akal Takht, has nominated Mr Jasbir Singh Ghumman as an Executive member of the World Sikh Council (Regional), Amritsar. The appointment is for three years.
Protest: On a call given by the Government Teachers' Union, Punjab, teachers of this district held a dharna here on Friday in protest against the alleged transfer of teachers to far-flung areas by the District Education Officer (Secondary).
Recruitment rally: The Branch Recruitment Officer, Amritsar, has announced that a state-level open army recruitment rally would be held at Khasa in Amritsar district from October 23 to November 1.


Bandh: On a call given by the Beopar Mandal, shopkeepers on Friday observed a complete bandh in protest against the privatisation of octroi posts in the town.
No salary: About 12000 teachers of government-aided recognised schools of Punjab have not been paid salary for the past three months, according to Mr Pal Chand Verma, President, Government-Aided Recognised Schools Teachers Union. Similarly, as many as 13653 teachers appointed under the Operation Black Board scheme in different government schools of Punjab have also not been paid for the past two months, according to Mr Raj Kishore Kalra, spokesman for the Government Secondary Teachers Union Punjab.


Annual function: The annual function of the Aastana Oliya Dargah Hazrat Baba Shershah Waliper concluded here on Thursday. During the function 11 sewing machines were distributed among widows and a blood donation camp was also organised.


Adampur seat: The Punjab Administrative Reforms Society has demanded the Adampur seat for Mr Bir Singh Mithapur. The Chairman of the society, Mr Surinderjit Singh, said in a statement on Friday that Mr Mithapur had a clean image.


Engineers' association: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Diploma Engineers Association, Public Health, Patiala zone: General Secretary — Mr Gurcharan Singh; Organising Secretary — Mr Sanjeev Kumar; and Office Secretary — Mr Tarlochan Singh Parmar.
Up-Vaids' union: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Government Up-Vaids' Union, Patiala district: President — Mr Ram Asra; General Secretary — Mr Ajit Singh; Treasurer — Ms Prem Lata; and Senior Vice-President — Mr Mohinder Dass.
Welfare association: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Urban Estate Residents' Welfare Association, Phase I (West): President — Dr B.S. Gill; Vice-President — Mr S.S. Passi; Secretary — Mr Pyare Mohan Sharma; and Treasurer-cum-Joint Secretary — Mr Govind Singh.


Nominated: Mr Barjinder Gupta of Rajpura has been nominated a member of the PPCC to represent Sultanpur Lodhi (Kapurthala).


Farmers' meet: A farmers' meet was organised by the State Bank of Patiala, Nurpur Bedi branch, on Thursday. Farmers were given advice regarding agricultural loans and housing loans. Mrs Prem Lata, Deputy General Manager, Chandigarh zone, presided over the meet.top

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Chandigarh Briefs
Invited: Dr Deepinderjit Kaur, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Zoology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, has been invited to present a paper entitled "Morphological and reproductive dimorphism in Zabrotes subfasciatus (Bruchidae: Coleoptera; Insecta)" at the International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection. The conference will be held at Beijing from October 14 to October 19.
Rally: The CPI will hold a rally in protest against the hike in power tariff here on Monday, according to Mr Sohan Lal Bansal, Secretary of the party.
Maintenance workers: Members of the UT Building Maintenance Workers Union staged a rally in front of the Sector 4 maintenance booth in support of their demands, which include the regularisation of the services of daily wagers and release of bonus before Divali, according to Mr R.K. Chandoliya, President of the union, on Saturday.


Flayed: The General Secretary of the Indian National Lok Dal, Mr Pardeep Chaudhary, has criticised HUDA for demolishing jhuggis in Indira Colony here. He urged the state government to rehabilitate the jhuggi dwellers.top

Haryana briefs

Booked: The police has booked Brahmjit Singh on a charge of impersonating as a policeman of the Delhi Police. A case has been registered on the basis of a complaint lodged by an Air Force employee.


Union: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Haryana Government PWD Mechanical Workers Union, Ballabhgarh: Chairman — Mr Ran Singh; President — Mr Prahalad Singh; Vice-President — Mr Kewal Singh; and Secretary — Mr Radhey Shyam Gupta.


Elected: Mr Bhag Chand Chhattar, a candidate of the Indian National Lokdal, was elected Chairman of the Zila Parishad, Jind, at a meeting of the parishad held here on Friday.


Blood donation: The district Red Cross Society organised a blood donation camp here on Friday. During the camp as many as 240 persons donated blood.
Meeting: The Deputy Commissioner held a meeting of district officers here on Friday to discuss arrangements for the polio drops camp to be held on December 7 and January 18. Dr M.S. Bansal, Civil Surgeon, said 350 centres would be set up for administering polio drops.


Camp: A four-day free eye check-up camp organised by the Vishwas at the local Janata Bhavan concluded on Friday. During the camp as many as 1250 eye patients were examined and 180 eye operations performed.top

Himachal Briefs

Convicted: The District and Sessions Judge, Mr L.N. Sharma, has convicted Vikram Singh, a resident of Jhajhar, under Section 376, IPC, in a case of rape and awarded him rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and a fine of Rs 10,000. The judge also found him guilty under Section 506, IPC, and awarded him another term of two years, rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 2,000.


Three arrested: The police arrested three persons at Nagrota Bagwan on Friday and seized 106 pouches of country made liquor from them. The police has registered a case against them.top

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