|Tuesday, May 2, 2000,
DEMANDED: The Punjab Police Services Welfare Association has demanded that officers from para-military forces who are on deputation with the Punjab Police should immediately be sent back. The association at its meeting here yesterday, said the promotion channels for the Punjab Police cadre officials had been blocked due to over stay of these officers. The association also demanded that SSPs should not be allowed to make any change in their places of postings.
ARRESTED: The district police claims to have busted a gang of robbers indulged in a Rs 8.5 lakh robbery which had taken place in Ludhiana last month. Gaurav Yadav, the accused who had been identified as Vimal Kumar, a resident of Ludhiana, Sanjay Kumar, Raj Kumar, Navdeep Singh and Sanju, all of Amritsar, who had attacked and snatched a bag containing cash and bank draft worth Rs 8.5 lakh from one Pankaj Aggarwal, an employee of a Ludhiana-based firm, were arrested while they were planning a robbery near Talwandi Abdan village on April 29.
CAMPAIGN: The Sanatan Dharam Samaj will form a Hindu Nayaya Peeth at Hardwar soon to strengthen the Gau Bachao ( cow saving) campaign. Jagadguru Shankaracharaya, who was here in connection with the Sanatan Dharam Mahasammelan at Devi Talab Mandir, said yesterday that there was a need for such organisations to save the Hindutava and their sacred places. He said Sanatan Dharam relates all Indians with nationality.
BEST STUDENT AWARD:
Vinod Sharma, of Class VIII was awarded the best student
award at the annual function of Kendriya Vidyalaya
number-3, Patiala cantonment, organised on the school
premises on Saturday.
OFFICE BEARERS: Mr P.K. Vasudeva of Chandigarh has been elected Circle President of the Income Tax Employees Federation North West Circle Group C, Chandigarh. Other office-bearers are: Vice-President Mr Subash Sharma; General Secretary Mr Srishti Bhargava; Joint Secretary Mr K.K. Mahajan; Organising Secretary Mr Gurdial Singh; Finance Secretary Mr B.L. Uppal and Assistant Circle Secretaries Mr Ashok Kumar and Mr D.S. Narwal.Questions out of syllabus.
GRACE MARKS SOUGHT: Students of MA Part II, Panjab University History Department, in a representation submitted to the Controller of Examinations, alleged on Monday that four questions in Papers III and IV social and cultural history of India (1200-1750 AD) were out of syllabus. They stated that question number II, II and IV in part- A and question number IV in part-B were not in accordance with the syllabus recommended by Panjab University. They appealed to the authorities that grace marks be given to them in the said paper. The Panjab University Campus Students Council President, Mr DPS Randhawa, also urged the authorities concerned to ensure that papers were set in accordance with the syllabus.
NEW TREASURY OFFICER: Mr S.L. Garg has been appointed new Treasury Officer of Chandigarh after the retirement of Mr K.C. Thakur, Mr Garg has earlier worked as District Treasury Officer at Patiala, Bathinda, Sangrur and Faridkot.
LECTURES IN ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION: The Department of Correspondence Studies, Panjab University, will conduct seven lectures in environment education for the students of B.Com I and II. According to an official release, the lectures will be organised from May 9 to 14 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
COLLEGE STAFF PLEDGE TO WORK HARD: The staff working in Government College Sector 46 took a pledge on Monday to work hard for the betterment of the institution. Presiding over the function organised to mark Labour Day, the college Principal, Major D.P. Singh (retd), called upon the staff members to work with dedication and sincerity for the upliftment of the college. Mr Ram Avtar, President of Employees Welfare Association also spoke.
MEDICAL SCHEME: Persons who obtained voluntary retirement on or after November 1, 1993, will be entitled to the pensionary benefits as per a Supreme Court ruling recently, according to a press note of the Punjab National Bank Retired Officers Association issued here. The last date of obtaining the membership of the PNB Retired Officers Contributory Medical Benefit Scheme has also been extended to June 30.
CHAUTALA VISIT: Mr Ajay Chautala, MP and President of the youth wing of the Indian National Lok Dal, will be arriving here on May 3 to address a rally of party workers in connection with the mass contact campaign. According to party sources, the visit is a part of the partys programme to strengthen the party base in the state.
PROBE DEMANDED: the Haryana Nagrik Parishad today urged the state government to order a vigilance probe into the public complaints about the issuing of fake driving licences by the officials of the licensing branch of the Sub-Divisional Officers (Civil) office at Gohana in this district. The Parishad has alleged that some touts are active and they are charging between Rs 700 and Rs 1,000 from the people in lieu of one driving licence.
Seminar concluded: A three-day national seminar on Energy efficient buildings with solar passive concepts, which concluded here yesterday, had recommended introduction of energy star classification of buildings in the country to encourage people to use solar passive technology in construction of houses. It also urged the government to initiate rating of computer softwares and accreditation of architects, building professionals and scientists for the purpose.
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