May 7, 2003, Chandigarh, India
REPAIR WORKS: To save as many as 150 villages from any disaster during the rainy season, the district administration will spend Rs 3 crore to carry out repair works at the Dhussi bandh, near here. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ashok Gupta, on Monday inspected the complete stretch of the Dhussi bandh from Lasara to Bhoda village in Phillaur.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Shaheed Sainik Parivar Parishad (Women Wing): chairperson Mrs Santosh Rana; president Mrs Shamma Anand; vice-president Mrs Santosh Chandel; general secretary Mrs Raj Dogra; and secretary Mrs Chanchal Dadwal.
SEMINAR HELD : The Association for Democratic Rights organised a seminar," the role of working class in the recent changed situation all over the world", here on Tuesday. Mr Sucha Singh Gill, economist, Punjabi University, said the educated class of the country was agitating not just for their social and political rights but also for economic rights.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Association of Eicherities: president Neha Suri, vice president Gaurav Mittal, secretary Manuraj and treasurers Poonam Kaith and Poonam Verma.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the PCMS Association of Government Medical College and Rajindra Hospital, Patiala. president Dr D.S. Bhullar; senior vice-president Dr Manjit Singh; vice-president Dr Jaswinder Singh; general secretary Dr Y.S. Banga and treasurer Dr Varinder Verma.
MES UNION: The following has been elected office-bearers of the MES Workers Union (AC), Ambala Branch-GE AF, Chandigarh: chairman Mr R.S. Banga; president Mr Bachittar Singh; senior vice-president Mr Kulbhushan Sharma; secretary Mr Ashwani Chhibbar; senior joint secretary Mr Sohan Lal and treasurer Mr Kitab Singh.
ASSOCIATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the All-India Central Ground Water Board Employees Association, Chandigarh: chairman Mr Shubh Karan Singh; vice-chairman Mr Bhag Singh; general secretary Mr Ishwar Dass; assistant secretary Mr Altaf Ahmed; treasurer Mr Kuldip Singh and executive members Mr Ram Kumar, Mr S.S. Solanki, Mr Om Parkash, Mr Tej Bahadur and Mr Nachattar Singh.
DEAD: A visit to the Sector 43 ISBT proved to be fatal for a 28-year-old shopkeeper, Upinder Garg, when he was returning on his scooter from the bus stand after dropping his father, Uma Shankar Garg. Upinder Garg, died after being hit by a truck on the road dividing Sectors 44 and 51. He was declared brought dead at the PGI . Upinder Garg a resident of Sector 20, was running a shop in Sector 22. He is survived by his father, mother and two younger brothers. The deceased had gone to the bus stand to drop his father who is employed as a draughtsman at the Panchkula office of the Haryana Irrigation Department. According to the police, the driver of the truck (PAD 9249) fled from spot after the mishap. The truck has been impounded by the police.
NEW DIRECTOR: The Chandigarh Administration on Tuesday handed over the charge of Director Sports to the Additional Deputy Commissioner , Mr I.S. Sandhu. Till now the Deputy Commissioner, Mr M. Ramsekhar, was officiating as the Director Sports.
QUIZ: A quiz on Indian mythology was held at Chu Mantar Nihari Baba Temple, Surajpur. As many as 14 persons participated in the contest and Ahsas and Ritu won the first and second prize, respectively.
INJURED: A resident of Sector 11 here, Ankur Bansal, was injured when his scooter (HR-04-7292) was hit by a tractor in Sector 21 on Monday night. The tractor driver, Sanjeev, tried to flee, but was caught by residents. The tractor was without a number plate and headlights.
BILASPUR DIVESTED: The Himachal Government has divested the PWD and the IPH departments from the task of disbursing the monthly salary and allowances to its daily wage workers and work-charged staff following a large number of complaints of non-payment of wages to these categories of employees in time. The daily wage earners and work-charged staff will now get their salary through the Treasury and the respective Treasury Officer has been authorised to make direct payments to them.
DIVESTED: The Himachal Government has divested the PWD and the IPH departments from the task of disbursing the monthly salary and allowances to its daily wage workers and work-charged staff following a large number of complaints of non-payment of wages to these categories of employees in time. The daily wage earners and work-charged staff will now get their salary through the Treasury and the respective Treasury Officer has been authorised to make direct payments to them.
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