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NEW PUNJABI DAILY: Former CBI Director Joginder Singh released the first edition of a local Punjabi daily at the Sahitya Sadan complex on Wednesday afternoon. He said the Transparency International an NGO had given 75 per cent marks to the USA and 83 per cent to India in its report on corruption.

LAST DATE: Guru Nanak Dev University has extended the last date for submission of admission returns and admission forms for examinations under the distance education scheme till December 15.

TAILORING COURSE: A one-year dress designing, cutting and tailoring course will be started from January, 2004, at the Guru Nanak Dev University Regional Campus. Matric girls in the age group of 15 to 35 can submit their application forms up to December 15.

LIFE TERM: Mr S.S. Gupta, Sessions Judge, on Wednesday sentenced Balkar Singh, a resident of Tajpur village in Subhanpur police station to life imprisonment on the charge of murdering his wife, Jaswinder Kaur. The judge also fined him Rs 2,000.

World Disabled Day: The local society for the Welfare of Handicapped observed World Disabled Day here on Wednesday. The deaf and dumb and the blind organised a cultural programme on the occasion. Deputy Commissioner Tejveer Singh was the chief guest. While Deputy General Manager (zonal office, SBOP) N.S Deshpande was the guest of honour.

Workshop: The local Smart and Blooming Kids School organised a workshop on ‘How to eat and what to eat’ here recently. The Principal of the schools, Ms Veena Bharti, said the sole aim of the workshop was to impart etiquettes and to inculcate good eating habits among the students.

COP INJURED: Traffic Head Constable Dalbir Singh was hit and injured by a speeding Maruti car on Wednesday while on duty at Chahal Nagar Chowk. He was crossing the road when the car coming from Jalandhar ran into him. The driver has been arrested.

SCHOOL FUNCTION: The management and students of Punjab Public Senior Secondary School, Ropalon (affiliated to PSEB, Mohali) will organise its annual cultural and prize distribution function on December 6 in the school premises according to Ms Gurminder Kaur, Principal, Mr Tej Parkash Singh Kotli, Transport Minister, will be the chief guest and Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, MLA, Samrala, will preside over the function while Mr Bant Singh Daburji, former chairman, Budhewal sugar mill will be the special invitee, she added.

TRAINING COURSE: The Indian Grain Storage Management and Research, Ludhiana, concluded their 10-day training course for 20 unemployed youths, according to Ms Sharanbir Kaur, CDBO, Samrala. The trainees were imparted training on the manufacture and fabrication of metal storage at the village level during the camp.

VILLAGE SPORTS: the Youth Sports Club has organised its five day sports mela, at Khattran village from December 8 to 12. Kabaddi, bullock carts race, dog race will be main items of the mela. Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Sports Minister will distribute prizes and Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, MLA, will preside over the function. 

JOINED: Er Nirmal Singh Dhanda, on Thursday joined as Executive Engineer, PSEB, Ghulal, Samrala. Earlier Mr Dhanoa was posted at Malerkotla. Meanwhile, Mr Swaran Chand Sidhu, has taken over as Range Officer, Samrala, replacing Mr S.S. Saini, Range Officer, Doraha, who was holding the dual charge.



BKU CHIEF GETS BAIL: The Supreme Court orders granting bail to state BKU President Ghasi Ram Nain has been widely welcomed here. In separate statements, Mr Tajinder Mann, state President, Kisan Khet Mazdoor Congress, Mr Randhir Singh Rana, Secretary, HPCC, and Mr Dharm Pal Chhot, district president, Bharatiya Krishak Samaj, said orders were a “defeat” of the anti-farmer” policies of the state government.

TRAINING CAMP: The Small Industries Service Institute here organised a training camp for the unemployed to enable them set up units for the manufacture of tomato ketch-up, jam, detergents and liquid soap.

DC’s ORDERS: The Deputy Commissioner, Karnal, has asked farmers of the district to get their tubewells registered before December 20 keeping in view the declining underground water level. He said a proper record of tubewells in the district would be maintained.

REFRESHER COURSE: The Vice-Chancellor, Kurukshetra University, Dr A.K. Chawla, inaugurated a three-week refresher course for commerce teachers on Tuesday. Dr Chawla assured the Department of help in introducing job-oriented courses in the commerce stream.

STUDENTS SELECTED: Five students of the local Central Senior School have been selected to represent Haryana at the National Bal Vigyan Congress to be held at Lucknow. They are Dolly, Aman Sharma, Rahul, Navneet and Dipesh.

THIEF CAUGHT: A person was caught stealing the crowns of idols of goddesses from two historic temples of the city. The thief was caught and beaten up by the people when he came to a jeweller’s shop to sell the same. He has been identified as Ramesh of the local Kalayan Nagar locality.

FIRST BIO-VILLAGE: Village of 500 inhabitants in Bilaspur block will be made the first bio-village of the district, said the Deputy Commissioner here on Wednesday. He said a gaushala was being set up on an acre of land in the village. A training centre was being set up in the village to train the farmers to make full use of the new facilities being provided in the village to prepare fertilisers and pesticides.



WOMEN COMMISSION: The Himachal Pradesh State Women Commission will hold meetings and Nurpur to hear complaints of women of the area. The chairperson, Ms Viplove Thakur, will preside. The meeting at Kangra would be held at the PWD Rest House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at the PWD Rest House, Nurpur, at 10.00 a.m.

WAGES NOT PAID: Water Carriers employed in primary schools falling under the Kasuali education block are sore over non-payment of wages since the past three months. The average monthly wages of water carriers employed on a contract basis are a mere Rs 900. With non-disbursement of wages from September onwards, they were finding it hard to meet both end meets.


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