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DC orders magisterial inquiry:
Bathinda Deputy Commissioner Gurkirat Kirpal Singh on Thursday ordered a magisterial inquiry on a representation, submitted to him by the staff of Giani Zail Singh College of Engineering, Bathinda, regarding allegedly making an attempt to falsely implicating a professor of the college in a corruption case by a student’s father. Talking to the TNS over the phone, the DC said he had entrusted the magisterial inquiry to the ADC (Development) C. Sibin in this connection. The DC said the college staff met him today and apprised him of the case by submitted the representation. Sources alleged that a Vigilance team along with the complainant went to the college for laying a trap and nabbing the professor, but when the complainant made an attempt to keep the money on the hand of professor on some pretext, the professor opposed it.

Body found:
The body of an unidentified man, aged about 30 years, was found in the field of Harbans Singh at Adhikare village last evening. Several injury marks of sharp-edged weapons were found on the body. The police sent the body to the Civil Hospital for post-mortem examination and identification. The police has registered a case under Section 302 of the IPC.

Pensioners’ problems discussed:
A general body meeting of the All-India Punjab National Bank Retired Officers Association, Jalandhar zone, was held here today. Members from Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur and Nawanshahr districts participated in the meeting and discussed the problems of the pensioners. V.K. Sharma, joint secretary of the association, said the central executive committee had taken the issues of the retired officers, including medical contributory scheme for VRS retirees, increase in welfare fund for ex-employees, pension loans and reverse mortgage loan at concessional rate of interest and increase in the amount of loan against reverse mortgage, with the management of bank.

Cong man seeks grant:
Vikramjeet Singh Bajwa, a Congress delegate for Sahnewal Vidhan Sabha constituency, visited nearly six villages, including Sidhupur, Upla, Sanghe and Katani and reviewed the developmental works. He said Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had promised to sanction Rs 1 crore for Sahnewal prior to elections, but the promise had not been fulfilled so far. He said the government should use the grant for the welfare of the rural people. The state government has even failed to provide adequate electricity to the farmers, he added.

Rs 35 lakh goods seized: Continuing with its special drive to keep a check on the activities of the peti mafia, the excise and taxation department on Tuesday raided four godowns and seized goods worth Rs 35 lakhs. Raids were conducted at four godowns located at Naya Mohalla and Peepli wali gali near the railway station with the help of the police force Cosmetics, electronic items and ready-made garments in huge quantities were seized from their possession.

Lions Club meeting: Anil Chopra, chairperson, zone-I, Lion Club, attended the meeting chaired by Balwant Singh Jandu, its president, along with other members of the club. The Lions International, USA, had honoured Pritpal Singh Narang, one of its members, who was also an Indian flag-bearer at Lions International Convention in Sydney, Australia, with an appreciation certificate. The members also decided to celebrate UNO Day on October 23 at Sacred Heart School, Sarabha Nagar.

Shop ransacked, 2 hurt:
Delay in delivering water at a food joint irked some youths who allegedly ransacked the shop, Manjit Refreshments House, on Wednesday night. Shopkeeper Ajit Singh and another person were injured in the process. The police has registered a case.

Two theft cases:
A furniture shop was reportedly burgled in nearby Masani village near Apra in Phillaur last night. Shop owner Davinder Singh told the police the burglars took away valuables worth lakhs of rupees. In another case of theft, some miscreants drove away a tractor of Kulwinder Singh from a dera in his fields in Puadrra village near Bilga in Phillaur last night.

Pt Phillauri remembered: The creator of a bhajan, ‘Om Jai Jagdish Hare’, Pt Shardha Ram Phillauri, was remembered on his 173rd birth anniversary at his hometown Phillaur. Several prominent citizens, including former minister Santokh Singh Chaudhary, garlanded the statue of Pt Phillauri and held a religious congregation in a mandir. Kirtans and bhajans were also sung and langars were organised. Pt Phillauri was born in a Brahmin family in Phillaur on September 30, 1837.

Furniture shop burgled: A furniture shop was burgled near Masani village in the Phillaur subdivision on Wednesday night. Davinder Singh, owner of the shop, told the police that the burglars took away valuables worth lakhs from the shop. In another incident, a few miscreants fled away with a tractor of Kulwinder Singh from his field at Dera village on Wednesday night.

Work in govt offices hit:
Work in all government offices remained paralysed due to the pen down strike by the ministerial staff in government offices in Phagwara, Nakodar and Phillaur today. They organised protest rallies. The work of subhidha centres was also affected due to strike.

Rs 3.54-cr loan distributed:
Amarjit Singh Gill, chief manager (Advances), State Bank of Patiala, while cautioning farmers that the diversion of funds availed by them could lead to economic instability, advised them to make optimum use of the facilities being provided by financial organisations. He was talking to the beneficiaries during a loan mela organised by the bank’s Dhamot branch on Wednesday. Nirmal Singh Deol, convener of the event, said Rs 3.54 crore was distributed as loans among 75 beneficiaries. Majority of them were peasants.

Tarn Taran
Woman kills self:
A married woman committed suicide by drowning herself in sarovar of the Darbar Sahib. The woman has been identified as Harjit Kaur (35) of the local Noordi Adda. The body was recovered soon after the incident. According to information, the woman came to Darbar Sahib after finishing her domestic work and jumped in the sarovar. She had been mentally disturbed for the last sometime over her ill health.



Students visit processing plant: Students of masters in public health, Panjab University, visited Jaypee’s Green Tech Fuel Processing Plant, Sector 25 West, Chandigarh. Ila, plant’s senior environmentalist, explained how garbage is processed to produce refuse-derived fuel (RDF) in an environmentally sound manner, thereby reducing the effects of garbage. Department faculty members said the project was a good example of the public-private partnership. Plant officials were enthusiastic towards having a collaborative relationship with the Centre for Public Health and promised to provide training and projects to the students in the near future. VL Sharma, coordinator, Centre for Public Health, expressed interest for the same.

Cycle rally: Students and faculty members of the University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) of Panjab University would organise a cycle rally on October 3 as a pre-event for the national event “SAE Efficycle” taking place on October 23 and 24. The aim and vision behind the cycle rally, starting from the Matka Chowk up to UIET is to create awareness among school and college students and general public on environmental sustainability and introducing newer theme in “greener technological advancement.”

Byelection on Nov 18: The byelection for a fellow from the constituency of heads of the affiliated arts colleges will be held on November 18. The last date for receipt of nomination forms is November 11 till 3 pm.

Logo unveiled: PEC University of Technology’s organising committee members involved college officials and students in their major event “Technical Fest”. Director PEC, Manoj Datta unveiled the new name “Vyom” as well as the logo for TechFest 2011. He also inspired the organising committee and also encouraged the first-year students to be an active part of Vyom. Abhinav Gazta was rewarded by the director for his suggestion of the name- Vyom.

549 units of blood collected: The NSS unit of PEC University of Technology in collaboration with the PGIMER organised a blood donation camp on the college campus. The camp was inaugurated by MP Singh, secretary to the Governor. He was accompanied by Manoj Datta, director, PEC University of Technology. A total of 549 units of blood were collected. Refreshments and certificates were given to donors.

Fencing trials on Oct 6: Trials to select the Chandigarh junior fencing teams for boys and girls to participate in the 18th National Junior Fencing Championship at Bilaspur would be held on October 6 at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, at 10 am here. Players below 20 years as on January 1, 2011 may report with proper kit and weapons to Charanjit Kaur at the venue.

Appointed: Chandigarh-based international umpire Rajinder Kumar Gandhi has been appointed as the national technical officer for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games at Delhi. Gandhi is an employee of the Principal Accountant General (Audit), Punjab, and is the joint secretary of the Rock Rovers Hockey Club.

Water feature at Sector 35: The municipal corporation, Chandigarh, today threw open an active simmering volcano water feature to public at the green belt in Sector 35, here. An amount of Rs 19 lakh has been spent on the water feature. Public Health Superintendent Engineer RK Goyal said the main features included 42 LED lights of red and yellow colour, mist, small, large and active simmering volcanoes.

PGI OPDs closed tomorrow:  All OPDs in the PGI will remain closed on October 2 on account of Gandhi Jayanti. Emergency services will function as usual.



3 killed in mishap:
Three persons were killed and several others injured when an HRTC bus met with an accident near Badheri, close to the Jubbar Hatti airport, today. The deceased include Kamla Devi, Prakash Chand and Virender Kumar. Three seriously injured have been admitted to IGMC.



Power Grid holds Hindi Pakhwada:
In line with the policy of the Union Government to increase the usage and popularity of Hindi in offices and other departments under its control for wider acceptability of the language as the official language, the Power Grid Northern Region Transmission System-II organised the Hindi Pakhwada from September 14 to 28.

Directors, Health, NRHM appointed: Director, Health Services, Jasbir Singh got superannuation whereas state malaria expert Dr Ashok Sharma was promoted as new Director, Health Services, Jammu, here today. Dr Yash Pal Sharma has been appointed new Director of the National Rural Health Mission.


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