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Pensioners’ Day
: The State Pensioners Welfare Organisation met here on Wednesday at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Yadgar Hall. Mr Sardaman, state president, was the chief guest. District president Kedar Nath Sharma, addressing the pensioners, demanded that they be nominated to the state or district advisory committee, those who had attained the age of 60 be given house maintenance allowance on an annual basis.

KALA BHAVAN: Punjabi University has restarted the construction work of the Kala Bhavan here on Thursday. The Bhavan building, comprising three floors, would have four departments including dance, theatre and television, music and fine arts under one roof.

MEETING: A meeting of the Journalism Ex-Students Association (JESA) was organised under the presidentship of Dr Harjinder Pal Singh Walia at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication here on Thursday. On the occasion Navdeep Singh Dehar, Poonam Grewal, Ramanpreet Singh, Yashica Madan and Bhupinder Singh Batra were elected as president, vice president, general secretary, finance secretary and office secretary, respectively.

SCIENCE FAIR: A local boy Kala Singh has won the first prize in the chart-making competition held at the 32nd science fair at Fatehgarh Sahib. The DPI (Secondary), Mr Sohan Lal, gave away the prizes.

Literacy scheme: Mr Anil Bharati of SDSE Senior Secondary School has prepared a number of projects under his “complete literacy scheme 2004-08”. Mr Bharati has sent these projects as gift to all four newly appointed chief ministers of the states. The sole aim of these projects is to make people of these states aware about the importance of education so that they could live their life’s as a better citizens and human beings.

STUDENT CREMATED: Harkirat Singh (12), a student of class VI of DAV School, Atta, who was killed in a road mishap on the Goraya-Zandiala road on Wednesday, was cremated in his village on Wednesday. Five students who were injured in the same accident are in Dayanand Hospital, Ludhiana. The Goraya police has registered a case.



WORKSHOP: Mr M.K. Miglani, Vice-Chancellor of Haryana Agriculture University here, has stressed on the need for promotion of brackish water aquaculture for best utilisation of normal water resources. He was addressing the inaugural function of a workshop on National Agricultural Technology Project (NATP) on fish production here on Wednesday.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Teachers-Parents Association of Guru Nanak Khalsa College here: chief patron — Mr Bhupinder Singh Jauhar; patron — Dr Balbir Singh (Principal); co-ordinator — Prof A.S. Malhotra; president — Mr Janak Raj; vice-president — Ms Veena; secretary — Prof H.K. Kassab; and joint secretary — Dr Amrit Kaur.



: The anti-encroachment drive launched by the municipal council (MC) is yielding good results. The MC has by an order removed encroachments along roads within the municipal limits. So far, more than two dozen encroachments have been removed.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Parvatiya Gramin Bank Officers Organisation affiliated to the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh: president Mr Ajay Sharma; vice-presidents — Mr Pradeep Mahajan and Mr Pritam Thakur; general secretary — Mr Sukhbir Chand Katoch; assistant secretary- Mr Ravinder Thakur and treasurer — Mahinder Sharma.

Held with charas
: A team of the Hamirpur police led by DSP Mohinder Singh on Wednesday raided a karyana shop at Bijheri and confiscated 500 gm of charas from its owner, Naresh Kumar, who was arrested. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered.

Effigies burnt
: Activists of the NSUI led by Mr Devinder Sharma, district general secretary, burnt the effigies of the Mr P.K. Dhumal and Mr S.M. Katwal at GGDSD College, Subathu, 19 km from here, on Wednesday. Katwal tape was a pre-planned move by the BJP to “malign” the Chief Minister, they said.

Police drive: Cracking on traffic rules violators on the Kalka-Shimla national highway, the Parwanoo police has challaned 1,017 motorists from April till date under a special drive to make driving safe. A fine of Rs 2.50 lakh has been realised from motorists for speeding, drunken driving, etc.


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