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FLOOD CONTROL ROOM: The district-level control room will become operational at the office of the District Revenue Office from July 1. Similarly all offices of SDMs at the sub-divisional level would also serve as sub-divisional control rooms to keep a close eye on the floor situation. This was state by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Raminder Singh, in a press note here on Tuesday.

EYE CAMP: As many as 300 girl students were examined at an eye check up camp organised by the Diamond Welfare Society at Shahid Sandeep Singh Government Senior Secondary School here on Monday. Dr Ashok, an eye specialist, examined the students and provided them medicines. He advised the students not to use kajal. Among others, Commissioner of Income Tax LR Nayar was also present.

COURSE CONCLUDES: A two-day personality development course under the aegis of Prajapita Brahma Kumari Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya concluded here on Tuesday. As many as 125 students from different colleges and institutions participated. Mr B.K Arun coordinator, youth wing, north zone, Brahma Kumaris, conducted the course.

UNDERTRIAL BOOKED: An undertrial at the local jail was booked afresh under the NDPS Act following recovery of drugs from him moments before he was to be lodged back in jail after a court appearance on Monday, the police said. Mr Kuldip Singh, facing trial under the same Act following his arrest, escape and re-arrest on three successive days in November, 2002, was again booked under the same Act when the police recovered 80 tablets of a drug from a bundle of clothes handed over to him at the main gate of the district jail here by his relative.

3 HELD FOR FRAUD: The district police on Tuesday arrested three persons, including a woman, for fleecing people by selling fake gold-plated coins. According to the police, the arrested persons were identified as Heera Devi, her son-in-law, Raju Kumar and Moti Lal, all residents of Ahmedabad in Gujarat. A case under Sections 420, 231 and 34, IPC, has been registered at Adampur police station.

YOUTH DROWNS IN POOL: Sandeep Kumar, a resident of the local Mohalla Malkana, died due to drowning in a swimming pool at Shalimar Garden here on Tuesday. The pool is being maintained by the local Municipal Council. According to police sources, the victim scaled the gate of the pool and drowned as he was allegedly under the influence of intoxicants.

Mr Surjit Singh Ahluwalia, councillor of Ward No. 46, inaugurates the work
Mr Surjit Singh Ahluwalia, councillor of Ward No. 46, inaugurates the work for laying of pre-mix carpet on the Cemetery Road in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

ROAD RESURFACING: Mr Surjit Singh Ahluwalia, councillor, Ward 46 and member, Finance and Contracts Committee of the Municipal Corporation, formally started the resurfacing of Cemetery Road at an estimated cost of Rs 6.5 lakh. Mr Ahluwalia in the next couple of days, pre-mix carpet would be laid on the main road from Fountain Chowk to Ghumar Mandi and a colourful fountain would be installed in municipal parks on Cemetery Road.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office- bearers of the Krishna Nagar Welfare Society: chief patron — Mr Dev Parkash Sood — Dr Satnam Singh — chairman, Mr Ashok Kapoor — president, Mr Shiv Parsad Sharma - senior vice president, Mr Mohinder Singh — vice president, Mr Rajesh Shail — general secretary, Mr Krishan Lal Sharma — cashier, Mr Satish Thamman, Mr Ram Pal -—joint secretaries, Dr R. Singh, Mr Ravinder Shail — advisers.

BAIRAGI MAHAMANDAL: Terming the interference by Revenue Department officials into the land holdings of ‘deras’ as a direct interference in religious affairs of the bairagi community, Mr Krishan Kumar Bawa, and Dr Rajinder Pal Bairagi, president and general secretary respectively of Bairagi Mahamandal, Punjab, have urged the Punjab Chief Minister to intervene and put a stop to this practice. A deputation of the mahamandal would also meet Captain Amarinder Singh in this connection.

CLINICAL LABORATORY: Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara in the Sarabha Nagar locality, which is running the Guru Nanak Dev Clinic has set up a clinical laboratory to provide the facility of blood, urine and stool test to patients visiting the clinic. The laboratory was inaugurated today on the occasion of martyrdom day of Guru Arjun Dev.

MEDICAL CAMP: The State Bank of India, Civil Lines branch, will organise a free medical check up camp at Pensioners Bhavan in Mini Secretariat here on June 19 to mark the second foundation day of the bhawan. According to Mr B.R. Kaushal, chairman, Pensioners Information Centre managing committee, eminent doctors from various disciplines would examine patients, who would be provided medicines and clinical tests free of cost.

BEREAVED: Mr Gulzar Singh Sandhu, the elder brother of Mr Balkar Singh Sandhu, councillor of Ward 45 died here on Monday. He will be cremated tomorrow at the Civil Lines crematorium at 9 a.m. in the morning.

IN SERVICE COURSE: A 21-day in service course for physical education teachers of Kendriya Vidyalayas of nearly nine regions has been organised at local KV No 1. The Assistant Commissioner of KVs, Chandigarh region, Mr D.K. Saini, on Wednesday visited the venue and appreciated the efforts of the course Director H.S. Puri in the making the course worthwhile.

NOMINATED: Mr Joginder Singh Lamba has been nominated as a member of the Punjab State Advisory Committee on ambulance competitions, first-aid training and posts, junior and youth Red Cross camps and scholarship committee here on Wednesday.

ADVENTURE TOURS: A Patiala-based adventure travel agency has announced plans to take schoolchildren of Patiala and its adjoining towns on trekking expeditions and adventure-based tours to Himachal Pradesh, Leh and Kinnaur.


COURSE: In-service course for drawing teachers hailing from different Kendriya Vidyalas of India was organised on Wednesday at Kendriya Vidyala, Sector 31, here. In all 42 drawing teachers from places including Bhopal, Patna, Jammu, Jaipur, Delhi and Chandigarh have been attending the course. The resource persons from reputed colleges of fine arts of the city and retired experienced artists have been guiding the participants in the course. An exhibition in this regard is also being organised.

FLAYED: Representatives of the Chandigarh Government Colleges Laboratory Staff Association have criticised the UT Administration for not accepting their demands. At their meeting held on Wednesday, the officer-bearers of the association claimed that their genuine demands including promotions as junior lecturer assistant and senior lecturer assistant were not been accepted by the Administration, despite a number of vacancies available in the colleges.

DISPENSARY: A delegation of the newly formed Residents Joint Action Committee, Sector 28, on Wednesday met the Finance-cum-Health Secretary Karan A. Singh to submit a memorandum regarding the shifting of Government Ayurvedic Dispensary from their sector. The representative of the committee emphasised that the 25-year-old dispensary should not be shifted from their area as it was the only dispensary in their sector.


PENSION: The survey to identify beneficiaries under the old age pension scheme will be completed by July 31, according to the ADC, Mr Pankaj Yadav. He said teams for this purpose would comprise a medical officer, revenue officer and a representative of the Social Welfare Department. He said beneficiaries should not be more than 60 years of age.

TALK: “To make educational institutions as centers of excellence, there is a need for well qualified teachers”, said, Dr M.M. Goel, a former Chairman, Department of Journalism, Kurukshetra University, while addressing teachers, who are attending the 41st orientation course being organised here by Academic Staff college, on Monday. Dr Goel was speaking on “Excellence models for teachers in changing economic scenario”.

FIRE: An LPG cylinder caught fire at a fast food shop at railway road here on Tuesday. According to an eyewitness, the gas cylinder caught fire when the shopkeeper tried to switch on the gas supply. The adjoining shopkeepers immediately pulled down their shutters. However, no major loss was reported.

CONFERENCE: The Department of Higher Education, Haryana, in collaboration with the Women’s Studies Research Centre (WSRC), Kurukshetra University will organise a four-day conference of senior college and university teachers on the university campus here in the first week of July, 2004, according to the WSRC Director, Dr Reicha Tanwar.

MURDER: A housewife, Mrs Kela (45) was allegedly stabbed to death by unidentified persons when she was alone in her house at Bhawar village, about 50 km from here, on Tuesday. In another case, a youth Mehar Singh, was seriously injured when he was allegedly attacked with lathis and other sharp-edged weapons by certain persons at Sehri village, 15 km from here, on Tuesday

CASH STOLEN: A miscreant reportedly stole a bag containing Rs 30,000 from a shop at Kharkhauda town, 19 km from here, on Wednesday. The bag belonged to an aged woman Mrs Bhano Devi, who had come to the shop for purchase of household goods.

FOUND DEAD: A constable of the Haryana police was found dead under mysterious circumstances in fields along Chapper village, near here, on Monday. The constable, Nathu Ram, was posted at Ambala police lines. According to police sources, he was seen roaming near the village on Sunday night. In another incident, a resident of Tahpur village, Babu Ram, was killed when a car hit the rickshaw he was riding near Sherpur village on Monday.


BJP MARCH: Led by prominent BJP leader and former Health Minister Jagat Parkash Nadda, a large number of BJP leaders and activists took out a noisy slogan-shouting march on Tuesday through the bazars here in protest against what they called, ‘‘anti-people’’ Budget. Addressing the rally Mr J.P. Nadda castigated the Chief Minister for not protecting the interest of the state.

NIFD PREMISES: Ms Jyoti Brahmin, Miss India (Earth) inaugurated the new campus of NIFD here on Tuesday. Though she was late by three hours, hundreds of youngsters thronged the premises. She also launched the new courses of NIFD during a function. Earlier, Mr Sat Pal Sharma, Managing Director of the Hamirpur centre of NIFD, thanked Miss Brahmin for visiting Hamirpur.

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