|Thursday, February 3, 2000,
Camp: The Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension of Punjab Agricultural University recently organised an animal welfare camp at Tungwali village in Bathinda district. Veterinary experts from the fields of medicine, surgery, gynaecology and pathology provided free treatment to more than 1,000 milch animals. The department had recently organised an animal day at Walipur Khurd village in Ludhiana where farmers were advised on the care and management of sick animals and prevention and control of diseases.
Passport verification enquiry on phone: People will be able to call the passport verification branch at the Sector 9 police headquarters after 10 days to know about the status of the pendency of their case at the Sector 9 Police Headquarters. This was stated by Mr N.K. Jain, Home Secretary, during an informal interaction with mediapersons after inaugurating the fully computerised branch here on Wednesday. The verification would be completed between a week to 10 days, provided there were no exceptional circumstances, he added. People can make enquiries from the branch at the main entrance of the building from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on all working days.
Surprise over Badal's statement: The Chandigarh Periphery Area Association on Wednesday expressed surprise over the support extended by Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister of Punjab, to the proposed Anandgarh township project. Mr Jasvir Singh Dhaliwal, President of the association, said Mr Badal had opposed the setting up of "new Chandigarh" adjacent to Chandigarh in 1995 and he was now supporting the project. Urging Mr Badal to drop the project, he said a large number of people living near Chandigarh would be displaced with the coming up of Anandgarh.
Gate meeting by safai karamcharis: Members of the Sector 16 General Hospital Safai Karamchari Union held a gate meeting in the hospital on Wednesday, under the presidentship of Mr Gopal in support of their demands. In a press note issued here today, they demanded bonus for all employees for the last two years, filling of vacant posts, patient allowance, a staff bus, repair of Sector 24 houses and construction of new houses. The meeting was also addressed by members of the Class IV Workers Union of the hospital and Paramedical Class III Union. Mr Gopal said they would continue the protest till their demands were met and would intensify it if no action was taken at the earliest.
Function to mark Year of Sanskrit: The Sanskrit Department of Panjab University will organise a special inaugural function to celebrate the Year of Sanskrit. According to a press note, Ms Vineeta Rai, Adviser to the Administrator, UT, will inaugurate the function at the English Auditorium of the university, while Prof M.M. Puri, the Vice-Chancellor, will preside.
token strike: Members of the Bharat Electronic
Workers Union, Panchkula, observed a token strike on
Wednesday against the alleged anti-worker pay package
offered by the management. Mr Kuldeep Singh, President of
the union, in a press note, accused the management of
proposing a lower rate of increment, which was
contradictory to the earlier agreement. There is
resentment among employees over the low interim relief
given to them by the management, he added.
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