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|Move afoot for NRI Lambardars
Jalandhar, November 16
The NRI Sabha, Punjab, has hailed the decision of the Punjab Government to appoint NRI lambardars in villages where 20 or more families have migrated to foreign countries.
Bhattal to campaign in Delhi, Rajasthan
After exchanging siropas with office-bearers of the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (PSGPC), the jatha leaders of the SGPC and the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) accepted the “Khalsa awards” from the UK-based Dal Khalsa leader, Mr Manmohan Singh, who is also the chief of the World Sikh Muslim Federation (WSMF) in Lahore’s five-star Holiday Inn.
The SGPC is not averse to the proposal of forming an apex body for Sikhs provided it is not hijacked by so-called intellectuals, said the SGPC President, Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra.
Sikh scholars for sovereign state
The designated TADA court at the Maximum Security Jail in Nabha yesterday acquitted Balwinder Singh, who was the Special Police Officer associated with former leader Bimal Khalsa during the period of militancy in the state.
The local district consumer forum has directed the local branch of Punjab National Bank to pay compensation to Baldev Singh, a resident of Shampura, village near Ropar.
The Federation of Arhtiya Association of Punjab yesterday appealed to the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to intervene and ensure that the payments due to them are released immediately.
The National Horticulture Board of the Ministry of Agriculture, in association with the Progressive Youth Forum, Ghagga, organised a seminar on horticulture here today.
Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor Swarn Singh Boparai has approved the proposal of the National Service Scheme (NSS) Department to launch an AIDS awareness campaign under the countrywide "University Talk AIDS programme" (UTAP) in collaboration with the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO).
The two-day Bal Divas organised by the hospital welfare section in collaboration with the District Red Cross Society concluded here today.
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union will hold a demonstration in front of the house of Mr Harnam Dass Johar, Higher Education Minister, Punjab, in Ludhiana on November 19 in protest against the government’s failure to ensure regular salaries and its failure to implement the pension-gratuity scheme.
Guru Nanak Foundation Public School celebrated its annual function here today. The Director of Thapar (R&D), Dr M.P. Kapoor, was the chief guest on the occasion.
The Centre for South Central Asian Studies will be established at Guru Nanak Dev University to undertake socio-economic study and research of Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Japan and Bangladesh. They will provide feedback to various governments and non-governments agencies for formulating scio-economic policies.
With the help from the Central Government, the Punjab Government will soon introduce Janshri Insurance Scheme for the upliftment of families living below the poverty line. All earning members of these families in the age group of 18 to 60 years will be covered under the scheme.