Yoga classes: Yoga classes for the students from primary classes to matric began on Saturday at the LRS DAV Senior Secondary School here. The school celebrated the birth anniversary of Mahatma Hans Raj. Principal Kusum Khungar said the classes would be held till May 19. Yogi Sukh Nath would train the students. At the day long celebration various competitions, including painting and story-telling were also held.
Teaching aid given: The new team of the Well Wishers Club, led by president S.K. Oberoi, and project in-charge D.K. Chaitely on Saturday distributed teaching aids among the needy students of the R.S.D. High School here during a brief and simple function. Former president Naveen Bajaj, Ram Chand Chaudhary, Romesh Midha, Rajiv Soni, Sanjay Kukkar, Gurbir Kalra, Sunil Setia and Gautam Gaur spoke on the importance of value based education in the globally changing social scenario. Headmistress Raj Karni thanked the club members for such a noble service.
AIWC appointment: Punjab health minister Prof Laxmi Kanta Chawla has been appointed as member of the All-India Working Committee (AIWC) by BJP chief Rajnath Singh.
Rasam Pagri: Rasam Pagri of Laxman Das Jindal (63), secretary, Sanatam Dharam Punjab Mahavir Dal, who passed away on April 10, will be held from 12 to 1 in the afternoon on April 22 at Shiv Temple, Bhikhi in District Mansa.
Ambedkar’s anniversary: The All India SC/ST Punjab National Bank Employees Welfare Association, with the cooperation of other social organisations, will observe the birth anniversary of Bhimrao Ambedkar on Sunday at the Dr Ambedkar Park, near Rose Garden, in Bathinda. DC Rahul Tiwari will be the chief guest on the occasion. National president of the organisation, Mohan Lal, would preside over the function.
Students excel: Students, who were getting trained at the Harbhajan Institute, have excelled in academic examinations. Institute directors — Harbhajan Singh, Amolak Singh Sekhon and Jaideep Syal — have credited the teachers for the student’s performance. Prominent performers among the students are-Sahil, Arun Garg, Brijesh, Nipun, Gunbeer, Manoharjeet, Suhirad, Rajesh, Salil, Harsumit, Sumit, Ankita, Bhawneet, Rajwinder, Tejwinder, Taranjeet and Mandeep Sekhon. It is important to mention here that the Harbhajan Institute is a private establishment.
Toll protest: The members of Toll Plaza Sangarsh Committee blocked traffic for more than one hour at Mangarh barrier, 38 kms from here today. The protesters were demanding removal of toll plazas in Hoshiarpur district. The activists were led by comrade Gurmesh Singh, district secretary CPM, Hoshiarpur, comrade Darshan Singh Matoo, state committee member of CPM, comrade Nachattar Singh Kotli, tehsil secretary CPM, Dasuya and president of Hoshiarpur truck union, Tarlochan Singh.
Four booked for fraud : District police has booked four persons for cheating innocent persons of Rs 15.20 lakh in the name of sending their wards abroad. Police sources said Vinod Kumar and his father Sita Ram of Dadowal allegedly took Rs 14.80 lakh from Badri Singh, son of Ghasita Ram of Safdarpur, for sending his grandson to USA in August 2006. The duo neither fulfilled their promise nor returned the money. Dasuya police has registered a case. Similarly, Mehtiana police has booked Malkiat Singh and his son Sukhwant Singh of Bassi Kalan for allegedly cheating Iqbal Singh of Rs 40,000.
CONTRACT: Eastern Software System (ESS) yesterday announced that it had successfully won a contract from Haier India, one of the leading home appliances and consumer electronics companies, to implement its flagship ERP product - ebizframe - for their services business. Ebizframe will be used over the internet by Haier India’s corporate office located in New Delhi as well as by the company’s various branch offices and service centers spread across the country.
Engineers stage protest: Diploma Engineers of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh today burnt the report of the pay commission and raised slogans. They observed the day as demand day as per the directions of the All-India Federation of Diploma Engineers. The office-bearers of the council demanded that the government should nullify the report of the pay commission and come out with a suitable policy so that the financial interests of JEs were protected.
Lecturer awarded: Manu Sharma, senior lecturer of Rayat Institute of Pharmacy, Railmajra, was awarded the Third World Academy of Science travel grant for young scientist during the 4th International Conference on Biovision at Alexandria, Egypt. The award included a certificate, 540 euro, free registration (400 euro) and accommodation.
BILASPUR Hamirpur NAHAN Woman commits suicide: A Nepali woman, Dilli Kumari, ended her life by hanging herself from the ceiling of her room in Fagu village on Saturday. She had come here from Nepal three days back to pursue a case of compensation against the Indian Railways. She was staying in the house of Bhanat Panchayat president Bhawna Tomar where her husband worked before he met with an accident while on his way to Nepal. Tomar said when she went to her room to invite her and her relative, who was staying in the adjoining room, for breakfast, she noticed Dilli Kumari’s body hanging from the ceiling with a rope. After the post-mortem examination the body was handed over to her brother Tek Bahadur.
Woman commits suicide: A Nepali woman, Dilli Kumari, ended her life by hanging herself from the ceiling of her room in Fagu village on Saturday. She had come here from Nepal three days back to pursue a case of compensation against the Indian Railways. She was staying in the house of Bhanat Panchayat president Bhawna Tomar where her husband worked before he met with an accident while on his way to Nepal. Tomar said when she went to her room to invite her and her relative, who was staying in the adjoining room, for breakfast, she noticed Dilli Kumari’s body hanging from the ceiling with a rope. After the post-mortem examination the body was handed over to her brother Tek Bahadur.
6 held for gambling: Six persons were arrested for their alleged involvement in gambling on Saturday, the police said. The arrests were made, following a raid carried out by the police in a house in Rawalpora area, SHO, Sadder, Shabir Ahmed Shah said. Packs of cards and Rs 40,000 kept as stake money were also recovered from the spot. The accused would be produced in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Budgam, Shah added.
Second patent: Ghulam Mohiuddin Bhat has bagged a second patent to his name for his invention, an electro-mechanical cassette player. Bhat who is the director, Science Instrumentation Centre University, had received an Indian patent last year, for designing a novel technique which aided in securing message communication on optical fibre links. “The cassette player reduces battery consumption by more than 85 per cent when compared to conventional cassette players in the market,” a university spokesman said.
Free health camp: A two-day free health camp would be organised from April 21-22 and would offer consultations for cardiology and oncology, a hospital spokesperson said. The spokesperson said a team of six highly experienced doctors would conduct the camp.