A sum of Rs 3.87 crore would be spent on
various welfare schemes in this district by the
District Planning and Development Board, Mr
Gurdev Singh Badal, Agriculture Minister, Punjab,
said at a meeting here on Tuesday.
Addressing a gathering at Khanna village in Zira
subdivision, Mr Inderjit Singh Zira, Minister of
State for Health and Family Welfare, handed over
to the allottees, the keys of 16 houses built for
the poor. He also laid the foundation stone of a
Activists of the Bharatiya Yuva Morcha started a
cleanliness drive in Bansi Nagar here on Sunday.
During the drive, they removed heaps of garbage,
cleaned the drains and swept the streets of the
have been elected office-bearers of the district
unit of the All-India Sikh Students Federation:
president Mr Kirpal Singh; vice-presidents
Mr Harshwinder Singh and Mr Lakhwinder
Singh Thandi; general secretaries Mr
Ranjit Singh and Mr Kuldip Singh and secretary
Mr Gurnam Singh.
Blood donation camp
The local Rotary Club, in collaboration with the
Doaba Cooperative Sugar Mill, organised a blood
donation camp here on Saturday. The Deputy
Commissioner inaugurated the camp. As many as 81
units of blood were collected at the camp.
The district units of the Kirti Kisan Union, the
Pendu Mazdoor Union, the Kirti Mazdoor Union, the
Lok Morcha and the Jamhuri Morcha blocked traffic
at Chandigarh Chowk for more than two hours on
Monday. They were protesting against the hike in
bus fares, power tariff and the rising prices of
police claimed to have busted a gang of thieves
with the arrest of three members of a gang and
recovered some stolen vehicles from their
possession. A case has been registered against
them under Sections 379, 411, 471 and 420, IPC.