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: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Sant Baba Atardas Educational Committee at a meeting chaired by Sant Baba Ganga Ram at Bhamasi Zer village: chairman—Sant Baba Gangaram; president—Sant Singh; senior vice-president—Harbhag Singh; vice-presidents—Gurdev Singh, Manjit Singh, Niranjan Singh and Karnail Singh; General secretary—Hardev Singh; secretary—Hem Raj Verma; press secretary—Capt Jaswant Singh Bajwa; and cashier—Amar Singh.

COURSE: The Department of History of Guru Nanak Dev University, in collaboration with the Academic Staff College, has organised a three-week refresher course in history on the university premises here. Prof J S Grewal, former Vice-Chancellor, GND varsity, inaugurated it.

: The Shiromani Punjabi Lekhak Sabha, in its meeting at Punjabi Bhavan here on Thursday, remembered Dr M.S. Randhawa , first Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University. Kulwant Singh Jagraon, Prof N.S. Tasneem, Karamjit Singh Aujala, Mohinder Singh Sodhi, president of the sabha, and Prem Singh Bajaj spoke on the occasion.

competition: Under a scheme of the Punjab Government, a female child competition for children under the age of five years was conducted at Civil Dispensary, PSEB Colony, Sarabha Nagar, on Thursday. Ms Amrit Varsha Rampal, councillor of Ward No 41, was the chief guest. Ten prizes were given to winners.

cooking CONTEST: An LG microwave cooking competition was organised at the Sutlej Club here on Friday. Ms Shweta Verma, Ms Veenu Dhanda and Ms Poonam were the judges. Ms Harpreet won the first prize, Ms Preeti Chabra second prize while third prize was won by Ms Sohina.

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: The following have been elected office-bearers of the District Tax Bar Association for the year 2004-2005: president—Mr Ashwani Kumar Abrol; vice-president—Mr Sanjay Goyal; secretary—Mr Anil Khullar; and joint secretary-cum-treasurer—Mr Shashi Yadwinder Singh.

MEETING: The Indian Ex- Services League, Punjab and Chandigarh, has decided to hold a meeting of its district presidents and secretaries on March 21 to discuss the present political situation and to decide which party to support during the forthcoming Lok Sahba elections. The general secretary of the league, Mr Prabhjot Singh, said the NDA government at the Centre had failed to fulfill their demands, including the implementation of one-rank-one-pension principle and the setting up of a separate pay commission for defence personnel. 

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EX-HEADMASTER’S PLEA: A retired Headmaster, Mr Tilak Raj, a resident of Patti, in a letter to the local SSP has demanded the possession of his poultry farm located at Patti, which has been illegally occupied by some persons. Mr Tilak Raj in his representation to the police also demanded the return of the poultry equipment including cages and other material worth Rs 3 lakh, which has also been taken away by the a illegal occupants.



Celebrations: ‘Appearance day’ of Sree Krishna Chaitanya will be celebrated at Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math, Sector 20, on Saturday. The celebrations will start with ‘mangla aarti’ at 5.30 am followed by a ‘prabhat pheri’ at 6 am. According to a press note, discourse from Sree Chaitanya Bhagwatam will also be organised. ‘Abhishek’ ceremony will be held at 6.30 pm. It will be followed by ‘sandhya aarti’. A ‘langar’ will be held the next day.

Complaint: In a letter to the PGI Director, parking attendants working on contract basis have complained about payment of ‘less monthly salary’. A copy of the letter was also sent to the UT Labour Commissioner. They have added that the employees were being paid Rs 1,500 per month only. They further alleged that the attendants were being made to work beyond their normal duty hours (from 12 to 15 hours) without any break or weekly offs.

APPOINTED: A city-based paediatrician, Dr Raj Kumar Gupta, has been appointed member of the Programme Advisory Committee set up in connection with “National Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Programme”. According to an order issued by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Gupta is one of the committee’s eight members. The Director-General of the Indian Council of Medical Research at New Delhi, Dr N.K. Ganguly, is also a member of the committee.

Promoted: The Senior Superintendent of Police (Headquarters and Intelligence, Chandigarh), Mr Virender Singh has been promoted to the selection grade of the Indian Police Service. He is an IPC officer of the 1991 batch. The promotion came into effect on February 11, a press note of the UT Police said. 

Nominated: Mr S.P. Jand, president of the Residents Welfare Society, Sector 46, has been nominated a member of the Telecom/Telephone Advisory Committee for Chandigarh. He has been nominated by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. Mr Jand can be contacted anytime between 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm at phone number 2647037 or at his residence, house number 232, Sector 46, for any grievances or making suggestions. 

Training: The Haryana Civil Aviation Institute, Pinjore, will impart training in gliding to persons between 15 to 35 years of age from March 9 to 31. According to a press note, a gliding camp for the Ambala division — Ambala, Panchkula, Yamuna Nagar, Kurukshetra and Kaithal districts — would be organised at the institute from March 24 to 27. It would be the duty of the District Sport Officers to ensure that the participants reported at the right time, it added.



criticised: Former Ambala MP Ratan Lal Kataria on Friday expressed concern over the attack on Dalits at Salwan village of Karnal. He said the Chautala government had failed to take care of Dalits. He said the incident preceded the attacks on Dalits in Duleena and Kaithal, a release said. He said the government had not implemented three amendments made to generate employment for Dalits. Dalit officials had been demoted, he alleged.



BARRIERS’ AUCTION: The state government received more bid money this year from the auction of two toll tax barriers in the district. Talking to mediapersons here on Friday, Mr N C Beakta, Deputy Excise and Taxation Commissioner, said the two barriers fetched over Rs 1.10 crore against reserve price of Rs 81 lakh from the auction of Kandwal and the Sansarpur Terrace entry barriers, auctioned for the year 2004-05. Mr Beakta said the Kandwal barriers was auctioned for Rs 96 lakh while the Sansarpur Terrace barrier fetched Rs 13.25 lakh. He said the government had made no changes in the rates of toll tax this year. 


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