April 23, 2003, Chandigarh, India
EXTENSION: The Shiromani Akali Dal ( Amritsar) has appealed to Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee to give extension to Punjab Governor Lt Gen JFR Jacob. In a press note here on Monday party stated that the Governor had always held secular values and respected for human rights.
EXEMPT TEA FROM TAX: The Amritsar Tea Traders Association general secretary, Mr Madhukar Talwar, has said many daily use items like branded bread, edible oils, gur, besan and hosiery goods had been brought into the low taxation slab. However, tea had been put in the 12.5 per cent slab which was discriminatory.
COURT FEE: Mrs Manjit Kaur Sandhu, a senior Congress councillor, here has urged the state government to withdraw the hike in court stamp rates on applications for old age pension and assistance for the handicapped.
KILLED: A boy Bhagwant Singh was killed and Satnam Singh, both of Ajnala, was critically injured when their tempo rammed into a tree on the Banga road on Monday. The driver, Satnam Singh lost control over the vehicle and hit the tree. Its door opened and the 13-year-old boy who was the cleaner, fell and died.
MEETING: A general body meeting of the Shivalik Environ Co-op House Building Society, Saketri, will be held on Sunday at Satluj Public School, Sector 4, Panchkula. The president will discuss the progress made by the committee on issues like membership, land status, legal cases and society accounts.
LECTURE: In order to create awareness about diabetes and hypertension, a lecture was organised for the employees of the Audit and Accounts Employees Welfare and Health Society, on Tuesday. More than 700 employees attended the lecture by Dr Ram Singh and Dr Lokesh Garg from the Medicine Department of Government Medical College and Hospital. The general secretary of the society, Mr R.S. Heer, informed that free medical check-up camp for these diseases would be organised for the benefit of the employees of the society. The Accountant General (A and E), Punjab, Mr Nand Lal, was the chief guest on the occasion.
BILASPUR DHARAMSALA HAMIRPUR KANGRA
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