darbar: Mr T R Sarangal, Deputy Commissioner,
held a public darbar at Amloh sub-division on
Wednesday. More than 50 complaints were made by
various panchayats regarding the non-payment of
paddy produce, shortage of DAP fertiliser and
encroachments on panchayat lands by influential
persons. The Deputy Commissioner directed that
the wine shop in Bhadalthua village should be
Members of the Class IV Government Employees
Union here staged a rally in front of the office
of Deputy Commissioner on Wednesday. Mr Manohar
Lal Sharma, general secretary of union, demanded
release of bonus and regularisation of the
services of the work-charged employees.
Citizens Urban Cooperative Bank in memory of late
Vijay Sethi, founder-Chairman and Managing
Director of the bank, has instituted an award
which will be given every year to the best
cooperator and the best officer of the
department. This year the award for the best
cooperator will be given to Mr Charan Singh
Boparai, and the award for the best officer award
will be given to Mr J.R. Kundal, Registrar,
Aastha Parkashan, New Delhi, will give Giani Sant
Singh Prize to Mr Mohan Sapra, a well-known Hindi
poet for his writing "Bargad ko Katate Huye
Dekhana". Mr Vinod Sagar of the Parkashan,
in a press statement on Wednesday, said the award
comprised Rs 5000 and a certificate.
Two science models made by students of
Government High School, Brahmina di Bassian
village of the block got first prize in the 27th
science fair held at SAS Nagar from November 5 to
8. One of the models made in school will be
exhibited at national level science fair to be
held at Amritsar.
Three persons were injured in the S.D Government
College premises when a group of five miscreants
entered the college and attacked Ranjit Singh, a
student with sharp-edged weapons. The injured
were rushed to a hospital. According to an FIR
lodged with the police, a personal vendetta is
the reason for the attack.
As many as 703 patients were examined at a free
eye camp organised by the Milkha Singh Charitable
Trust in Bareta town of Mansa district which
concluded on Wednesday.
SSP Bharat Bhushan Garg and Deputy Superintendent
of Police Surinder Singh Sandhu who were
suspended last month for alleged negligence in a
murder case while posted at Moga have been
reinstated, according to an official report here
on Wednesday. The officials have not been posted
many as 15 students participated in a paper
reading contest held under the aegis of the
English literary society of Government College
here. Principal P S Sidhu inaugurated the
function. Sidharth Sharma was adjudged the best
speaker while Puneet Walia and Nidhi Dixit bagged
second and third prize, respectively.
criticised: The district unit of the Shiv
Sena ( Bal Thackeray) has alleged that the
cleanliness drive being undertaken by the
government from November 1 is a farce. The drive
is being carried only at select places at the
instance of influential persons of the district,
Iqbal Singh, SSP Kapurthala, has suspended
Davinder Atri, SHO, Sadar Police Station, here
for dereliction of duty. Mr Atri had been sent to
district Police Lines, Kapurthala.
Tributes were paid to veteran Punjabi poet
Niranjan Singh Tangi at a function on Wednesday.
Noted Punjabi writer Piara Singh Bhogal and
educationist Agat Singh Palahi described him as a
pioneer in technical teaching in the state.
A three-day course on attitudinal and behavioural
change for field police officers was organised at
Punjab Police Academy here from November 9 to 11.
Dr D.J. Singh, Deputy Director of the academy,
who was the course director said role of ethics,
time management and reflexology were discussed
with the participants.
Laghu Udyog Bharati, Punjab President Balwant Rai
Gupta on Wednesday urged the state government to
withdraw 1 per cent surcharge level on the
turnover of traders and industrialists. He
demanded the intervention of the Chief Minister,
into the matter.
league: The following have been elected
office-bearers of the district unit of Indian
Ex-servicemen League : President Col
Malkeet Singh Morinda; Senior Vice-President
Mr Sadhu Singh; Vice President Mr K
Mohinder Singh; General Secretary Mr A S
Sohal; Joint Secretary Mr Karnail Singh
and Treasurer Mr Joginder Singh.
police has arrested Sulinder Kumar (18), resident
of Lodhipur in Nawanshahr district, for snatching
a Tata Sumo from a driver near Ghanauli village.
rally: A rally of schoolchildren was
organised by the district health authorities here
on Wednesday to bring awareness among the public
as a part of the dental health fortnight being
observed from November 2. Over 200 children
participated in the rally, Dr P.C. Gupta, CMO