State NSUI president to be named in January: The president of the state unit of the National Students Union of India (NSUI) is likely to be declared by January-end. Stating this, Ragini Nayak, All-India General Secretary of the union and convener of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh, said the reports had been sent to high command in this regard and decision to be made soon.
Unidentified man found murdered on roadside: An unidentified man was found murdered at the Mallah-Chheharta bypass road here on Tuesday. The police has registered a case under relevant sections of the IPC at Sadar Police station against the unidentified persons. The police authorities said the deceased seemed to be a junk dealer as a junk pull-cart was found near the body. He was passing through the bypass road on Monday night when the incident took place. They said he was suspected to be killed by some unidentified looters.
FCI stir: Following a joint call by the national and regional committees of the two unions, Bharatiya Khadiya Karamchari Sangh and FCI Executive Staff Union, the ‘work to rule’ part of agitation has started in FCI, Punjab. Now, no work wil be done on holidays and before 10.30 am and after 5.30 pm, which are the office hours. The protest is being launched against the injustice being meted out to the staff in the form of unjustified chargesheets and penalties on natural storage losses and transit losses in the absence of any realistic norms and criteria.
Health fair: Health and human rights activist Vitull K. Gupta has criticised the three-day health fair held recently in Bathinda. Regarding the record number of OPDs held at the fair, Gupta said such fairs are useful only when they are held to provide education, motivation, awareness and disease detection but care should be taken to ensure that it is the people who actually benefit from it and not the administrators.
Appointed: President of the General Samaj Party (GSP) Suresh Kumar Goel during the rally that passed through 18 villages appointed Jagdish Rai as the president of the GSP, Bir Bahman village, Gurjant Singh for the Tiota village unit, Hakam Singh for the Chunge Khurd village unit, Ajmer Singh for the Balooaana village unit, Ramesh Kumar Garg for Budhladha and Niranjan Singh as the party's president for Mour Mandi's ward number 9,10,11 and12.
Meeting held: Under the leadership of district president Gurmeet Singh, the office bearers of the Physically Handicapped Association, Punjab held a meeting with the officers of the ITI on Tuesday and criticised the attack of the police on the ITI students. They criticised the despicable act of the police as they did not even spare the handicapped students.
X’mas gaiety: Christmas was celebrated with great enthusiasm at local Mona Memorial Church here on Tuesday. Christians including men, women and children thronged the church and offered prayers to Lord Jesus Christ. The church was tastefully decorated and illuminated to mark the celebration. Langar was organised and sweets were also served. A congregation was held in which the bishop of the district read out the Christmas message. JALANDHAR
Elected: As many as 25 trade associations of Bareta have formed an all-trade association and elected Bhagirth Lal Julhar, Sanjay Mahajan, Narain Dass Garg and Pawan Kumar Gandhi as the president, the general secretary, cashier and the convener of the association, respectively.
Dead: Nahar Singh, leader of the Communist Party of India, died on Tuesday. He was admitted to the Dayanand Medical College,
Ludhiana, for the treatment of jaundice. Nahar Singh was cremated at his native village Akkanwali in the presence of the party
Funds for housing: To solve the government housing problems of employees of Chandigarh administration and the police department, the Chandigarh administration has decided to allocate additional funds to the tune of Rs 7.36 crore. Employees of the administration have been facing problems regarding the scarcity of government accommodation due to shortage of houses. In certain type of houses, the waiting period is even up to 12 years. In a meeting taken by the UT Administrator, General S.F. Rodrigues (Retd) here today, it was decided to take urgent steps to increase the allocation for housing purposes.
BALAJI COURSES: The director of Shri Balaji Institute of Computer and Management, Panchkula, in a written statement, has claimed that the courses offered by the institute did not require approval of the All-India Council of Technical Education. The courses offered by the institute are distance education courses of Guru Jambeshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar. The Distance Education Council of India approves these courses, the statement adds.
School teacher suspended: A teacher of primary school Ellenabad, Prithvi, was placed under suspension on Tuesday following a complaint of molestation bid lodged against him by a lady teacher. He was ordered to be suspended by the Elementary District Education Officer. The lady teacher had also lodged a complaint against the teacher in the police station on December 21.