September 27, 2003, Chandigarh, India
ELECTED: Mr Dharam Singh and Mr Sukhdev Singh were elected as chairman and vice-chairman of the district unit of the Co-operative Labour and Construction Union, respectively, at a meeting held here on Thursday. This was stated in a press note issued here.
NURSES URGE GOVT.: The Punjab Government Nurses Association on Thursday urged the state government to increase the pay scale of nurses from Rs 8000 to Rs 13,000. At a state-level meeting held at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital here, Ms Raj Bedi Anand, general secretary of the association, sought the immediate release of DA for the nurses. It also demanded to fill the vacant posts of nurses in various government hospitals.
ROAD BLOCK: As many as 270 residents of the Shaheed ML Dhingra HIG Housing Complex Welfare Society decried the government’s move to block a road in the complex. This was stated in a press conference here on Wednesday, president and general secretary of the society, Mr C.L. Chopra and Dr Neeta Mohindra, respectively.
ARRESTED: The Mahilpur police arrested Kalman Singh of Mukhomazara village under Sections 15, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act and seized 22 kg of poppy husk from him on Wednesday.
BOOKED: The Hariana police has registered a case against Balbir Singh and his mother Amarjit Kaur of Muradpur Narial under Section 324, IPC, for assaulting his wife Narinder Kaur and injuring her.
JAGRAN: The Shiv Shakti Maa Durga Club, Gandhi Nagar, will organise a Bhagwati jagran on Saturday in the locality. A number of jagran parties will participate in the jagran. The Shiv Mandir Committee, Isher Nagar, will also hold a Bhagwati jagran on Saturday.
BHAJAN SANDHYA: A bhajan sandhya is being organised at Shri Radha Gobind temple in Shri Gobind Gaudham on Tuesday. The bhajan sandhya will be held by Mr Vinod Aggarwal from Mumbai, according to Mr. Sunder Dass Dhamija.
COURSE: A reorientation course for 144 drivers of the Indian Reserve Battalions is being run at the IRB training centre, Sangrur. Four batches will be trained under the course, which has been started in order to update their driving skills.
BANK SCHEME: In order to provide cheaper credit to farmers, the State Bank of Patiala has tied up with International Tractors Limited to offer a concessional rate of interest of 11 per cent with six months gestation period for purchase of tractors under the scheme ‘SBP Sonalika Plus’. An MoU was signed by Mr J.R. Devgan, General Manager (Planning and Development), on behalf of the bank and Mr Y.R Nakra, GM(Commercial), International Tractors, on behalf of the company.
DECIDED: Kalyan Homoeopathic College and Hospital here has decided to open a free homoeopathic dispensary at the local Bhai Veer Singh Birdhghar. Dr Pawitter Singh, Director, said here on Wednesday that it had been decided to provide free medical facility to those residing at the Birdhghar.
EMPLOYEES ABSENT: Four employees, including two JEs of the Block Development and Panchayat Office and one medical officer were found absent in a surprise check at different offices at Gandiwind on Wednesday.
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Panjab University Architecture and Engineering Staff Association (PUAESA): president — Mr R.K. Rai; vice-president — Mr Anil Behal; secretary — Mr A.S. Bhandari; joint secretary —Mr D.V. Sharma; and treasurer — Mr B. Bhargwa.
WINNERS: Vibha and Santosh Sharma, both students of MA II, won the first prize in the ‘Uccharan Pratiyogita’ organised by the Department of Hindi of Panjab University. Sunita and Vineet, both also from MA II, were second and third, respectively.
KALYAN SABHA: Mr Kartar Chand Sahota has been appointed general secretary of the All-India Christian Kalyan Sabha. The appointment has been communicated to Mr Sahota by the Chairman of the All-India Christian Kalyan Sanstha, Prof Mushtaq Masih Chowdhary.
PROGRAMME: The Swami Ram Tirtha Cultural Centre organised a cultural programme in Sector 24 here on Thursday. The Chairman of the Punjab Khadi and Village Industries Board, Mr Jugal Kishore Sharma, was the chief guest and Mr Hans Raj Sharma, president of the society, presided over the function. Students of the centre gave performance.
MEETING: The executive committee of the Itihas Sankalan Samiti, Punjab, held its meeting here on Friday to condole the demise of Moro Pant Pingle, one of the founder members of the RSS and patron of the Akhil Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Yojna. Pingle died on September 21 at Nagpur. Prof A.K. Kakar, president of the samiti, said the death of Pingle was an irreparable loss to the nation and the organisation.
STUDENTS EXAMINED: Nearly 600 students were examined at a free dental check-up camp held at Government Senior Secondary School, Karsan, on Friday. It was organised by the Kusum Arora Memorial Trust . The chairman of the trust, Mr K. D. Arora, said: “Health care camps will be organised in eight government schools situated in rural, slum and colonies which have been adopted by the trust”.
CELEBRATED: Tiny tots of Shemrock Smiles celebrated Dasehra in the school on Friday. The children staged Ramlila and burnt an effigy of Ravana.
CAMP: A free medical consultation camp will be organised by Dr Minakshi Rohilla, gynaecologist and Dr Anju Jha, skin specialist, in the sarai complex of Nada Sahib Gurdwara, here, on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
AMBALA APPOINTED: Mr Mohan Lal Ghel has been appointed senior vice-president of state unit of the Anti- Terrorist Front of India. The Haryana unit president of the front, Mr Kulwant Singh
Manakpur, made this announcement here on Friday. SAPLINGS PLANTED: A sapling plantation camp was organised at SA Jain College and the Atmanand Jain Institute of Management on Thursday. The camp was held in collaboration with the State Bank of Patiala. The bank manager, Mr Pardeep Kumar, and the Principal, Dr
C.L. Singla, spoke on the occasion. NSS programme officers Suresh Dhanda and Kavita Singla assisted in the camp.
APPOINTED: Mr Mohan Lal Ghel has been appointed senior vice-president of state unit of the Anti- Terrorist Front of India. The Haryana unit president of the front, Mr Kulwant Singh Manakpur, made this announcement here on Friday.
SAPLINGS PLANTED: A sapling plantation camp was organised at SA Jain College and the Atmanand Jain Institute of Management on Thursday. The camp was held in collaboration with the State Bank of Patiala. The bank manager, Mr Pardeep Kumar, and the Principal, Dr C.L. Singla, spoke on the occasion. NSS programme officers Suresh Dhanda and Kavita Singla assisted in the camp.
DALHOUSIE HAMIRPUR KANGRA SHIMLA
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