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SEMINAR: A two-day seminar on challenges and priorities in urban regional planning in collaboration with Chandigarh regional chapter of the Punjab of Institute of Town Planners India would be held from March 22 at Guru Nanak Dev University. Mr D S Meshram, president, institute of Town Planners India, will be the chief guest.

Association formed: The following have been elected office-bearers of the newly-formed Fatehgarh Sahib Table Tennis Association affiliated to the District Olympic Association president — Mr R.N. Sharma, vice-presidents — Prof Ashok Sood, Mr Gulshan Kumar, Mr Gopal Bimbrahw, Mr Sanjeev Sharma, Mr Rupinder Puri, Honorary general secretary — Mr Deepak Sood, Joint Secretaries Mr Ravinder Kumar Chopra and Mr Iqbal Singh and treasurer- Mr Sandeep Sood.

POLICE WORKSHOP: To educate police officers about the latest investigating techniques, a two-day workshop was organised at the local government college which concluded on Friday. Dr Parmit Goyal, Director, Mr Gurinder Mishra, Deputy Director of Forensic Science Laboratory and Mr Ashwani Kalia, Scientific Officer, Punjab, explained about DNA fingerprinting and cyber crime.

WHEAT PROCUREMENT: Arrangements have been made for the smooth procurement of wheat in the district. As many as 63 procurement centres have been set up in the district for the procurement of wheat at Rs 630 a quintal. This was stated by Mr Dhani Ram, District Food and Supplies Officers here on Saturday.

CASE REGISTERED: On the complaint of Rakha Ram of Zahura, the Tanda police has registered a case under Section 420, IPC, against travel agents Sitar Masih, his wife Kamla, David Masih, and his wife, Jamila, of Ambugarh. In his complaint, Rakha Ram has alleged that they took Rs 4 lakh from him on the pretext of sending him abroad.

SENTENCED: A local court on Thursday sentenced two years imprisonment and a fine of Rs 2000 to naib tehsildar, Nabha, Prem Lata, for accepting a bribe of Rs 2000. Prem Lata was caught red-handed by the DSP, Vigilance, Mr Ranjit Singh Dhillon for accepting a bribe of Rs 2000 in 1999. A case was registered against her under Sections 7,13 (2) 88 of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

INVITED: Dr Parvinder Arora, Lecturer, University Business School, Guru Kashi Campus of Punjabi University, Talwandi Saboo, has been invited to attend a conference organised by the Information Resource Management (IRMA) at New Orleans, Louisiana, the USA, to be held on May 24 this year. Dr Arora will present his paper on ‘Activity-based costing : an analysis of the Indian scenario’, an official statement said here on Thursday.

DONATIONS: Mr Rajinder Singh, an NRI from Holland on Friday donated Rs 1.11 lakh for the City Club, Phagwara, according to club vice-president Paramjit Singh Sethi. Rupees twenty five lakh would be spent on the building of the club, Mr Sethi said.

BABY GIRL CONTEST: Saving certificates of Rs 500 were given as prize to first 10 winners in the Healthy Baby Girl competition held at bal mela organised by the Health Department and the Istri Sehat Sabhas at civil hospital here on Friday.

Tarn Taran
WELCOMED: The Industrial Focal Point Welfare Association here welcomed Dr Manohar Singh Gill’s election to the Rajya Sabha.



LAUNCHED: Arise India Ltd, a Delhi-based Rs 50-crore ISO 9001-2000 company, launched its digital inverters here on Friday. Managing Director of the company Avinash Jain said that the inverter offers reliable power backup besides ensuring the safety and protection of customer’s gadgets and home appliances. The capacity range of inverters is 550VA to 5 KVA and price varies between Rs 3,500 to Rs 40,000.

Blood donation
: Over 250 units of blood were collected during a blood donation camp organised by the NSS unit of the Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering and Technology, Tangori, on Wednesday. A bi-annual feature, the camp was organised in collaboration with the Blood Bank Society, PGI, Chandigarh. It was inaugurated by the chairman of the institute, Mr J.S. Sidhu, and the vice-chairman, Dr J.S. Dhaliwal.

PULSE POLIO: The national round of the pulse polio campaign for children up to 5 years will be held on April 4. According to a press note, the sub-national pulse polio campaign, which is scheduled to be held on May 9 in some states, has been postponed on account of the Lok Sabha elections. This campaign will now be held on May 23.



: Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command, Air Marshal S.P. Tyagi, visited the Air Force Station, Ambala, on Friday. Air Marshal Tyagi visited different units at the airbase. AOC, Air Force Station, Ambala, Air Cmde L.K. Malhotra, was present. Air Force Wives Welfare Association president Vandana Tyagi visited the medical centre and Air Force schools. 

Case registered: The Ambala police has registered a case against a prisoner of the Ambala Central Jail who did not return after the completion of parole period. Manohar Singh, a resident of Lakhnor Sahib village had gone on parole on February 2 for four weeks, but he did not turn up after the expiry of the parole period. A case has been registered on the complaint of the Superintendent of Jail.

Dowry case: The Ambala Cantonment police has registered a case against Ashok Kumar and members of his family. The case was registered on the direction of the Ilaqa Magistrate. The victim, Neelam, had filed a complaint. She had alleged that her husband, Ashok Kumar, a resident of Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), and her in-laws had been harassing her for dowry.

BAN ORDERS: District Magistrate Ashok Yadav has imposed ban orders under Section 144 of the Cr P C around all examination centres of Maharshi Dayanand University in the district to check copying in examinations. The orders will remain in force from March 24 to May 8.

HOARDINGS NOT REMOVED: The Model Code of Conduct is yet to be implemented in the district in spite of the orders of the District Electoral Officer and the Deputy Commissioner issued almost three weeks ago. In a press note issued on Friday the District Electoral Officer, Mr D. Suresh, said he had given directions to the departments concerned in the district to remove hoardings. But such hoardings could still be seen in various places in the town.

CAMP FOR ENTREPRENEURS: A three-day entrepreneurship awareness camp organised at Seth Jai Parkash Polytechnic, Damla, near here by the Entrepreneurship Development Cell of Jai Parkash Management Institute, Radaur concluded on Friday. Mr Anil Kumar, Principal of the polytechnic informed the participants that according to a report 3.59 lakh engineers pass out every year in India but out of these only 75,000 get employed in companies.


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