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MEETING HELD: The National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) organised a meeting of its agents at its local office on Thursday. The meeting stressed on information about the job and time management. Mr Pyara Lal, Mr G. S. Virk and Mr Kuldeep Kumar, all company agents, were given the first, second and third prizes for bringing good business. Mr H. K. Bahl, Senior Divisional Manager of the company, presided over the meeting.

TAXATION BAR: Resentment prevails among members of the local Taxation Bar (both Income Tax and Sales Tax) against the “indifferent” attitude of the local Excise and Taxation Department. Mr D.K. Puri, Secretary, Taxation Bar, along with other senior advocates said here on Friday that unauthorised persons were being allowed to represent/appear in various taxation proceedings. They said the local assessing authorities were allowing the so-called part-time accountants to represent cases and that too, without any power of attorney from the assessee.

BLOOD DONATION CAMP: The seventh blood donation camp was organised at the Police Recruits Training Centre, Jahan Khelan, by Bhai Ghaniya Ji Charitable Blood Bank. Commandant B. Chandarshekhar and Mr Charanjit Singh, DSP, inaugurated the camp by donating blood. Sixtyone officers and jawans donated blood at the camp.

WORKSHOP HELD: A one-day workshop on the National Manuscript Mission was jointly organised by the local Vishveshvaranand Vishav Bandhu Institute of Sanskrit and Indological Studies at the studies centre, Sadhu Ashram, here on Friday. Prof Jagdish Parsad Semwal, while presiding over the workshop said to spread awareness about the importance of ancient manuscripts and to publish them, the institute would hold more such workshops at various places in Punjab and Uttranchal.

FANCY DRESS: Pearl Nursery School organised a fancy dress competition in the school here on Friday. Children came dressed up as Charlie Chaplin, Japanese girl, bangle seller, etc. Children played games like musical chairs hide and seek, etc. Later, they had a small party.

YOGA CAMP: A yog sadhna camp will be organised on Sunday from 5 to 7 am in Tagore Public School, Block A, Agar Nagar. The participants will be taught how to treat blood pressure and chronic diseases like back pain, constipation, etc by using rays of the sun. They will also be taught meditation.

Jewellery: Tanishq India launched ‘Tanishq lightweight colours’ collection here on Friday. TV actress Sangeeta Ghosh (Pammi of Des Mein Nikla Hoga Chand) was the chief guest. The latest launch offers a colour collection of pure 22-carat lightweight jewellery, reflecting international fashion and jewellery trends.

Actress Sangeeta Ghosh launches a new Tanishq range in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Actress Sangeeta Ghosh launches a new Tanishq range in Ludhiana

SEMINAR HELD: A seminar on English language was organised at Army School at Mamoon cantonment near here on Friday. Inaugurating the seminar, Brig T.C. Abrahim, emphasised the need for using correct words. He said English had been adopted as an international language and it was essential to learn in this age of competition. Principal Rakesh Mohan of SPN College, Mukerian, also spoke.

URGED: Mr Subhash Sharma, joint secretary, Government Teachers Union, Punjab, has urged the government to withdraw the cases lodged against 13 teachers on charges of alleged misbehaviour and disobedience. Mr Sharma, in a statement issued here on Friday, said the cases were filed on the behest of the Deputy District Education Officer (Primary), Gurdaspur, against the teachers who had been sitting in a dharna to press for the acceptance of their demands.

DOWRY DEATH: Kuldip Kaur (25), a resident of Model Town here, who had sustained serious burn injuries on May 7 and was referred to a hospital in Ludhiana, has succumbed to her injuries, it was learnt on Friday. While Kuldip Kaur’s in-laws said that she had caught fire accidentally while working on a stove, her mother, Ms Gian Kaur, a resident of the local Urban Estate, alleged that her daughter was often pestered to bring more dowry. She was beaten up. The police had booked Parminder Singh, Kuldip Kaur’s husband, and Ms Parkash Kaur, her mother-in-law.

WARRANT ISSUED: Non-bailable warrants have been issued against an NRI woman, Ms Joginder Kaur, Domeli village. She is settled in Canada and who was wanted under a case registered against her and four others under Sections 420, 406 and 120-B, IPC, at the local Sadar police station on April 5 on charges of defrauding Surjit Singh of the same village of Rs 12 lakh on the promise of sending him to Canada.

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BRIBE CASE: A patwari posted at the nearby Chutala village had to return the bribe he took from a farmer of the village on Thursday. The Kisan Sangharsh Committee brought the matter to the notice of the local Tehsildar. The patwari returned the amount in the presence of the Tehsildar and the president, Patwar Union, Mr Surjit Singh. Mr Satnam Singh and other leaders of the Kisan Sangharsh Committee have urged the Punjab Government to take steps to check such cases of corruption in the revenue courts.



: Demanding the withdrawal of the police case registered against Rohtash, Ram Kumar, Jitender and Dhanaudi, the panchayat of Badhra village met the Superintendent of Police on Thursday and submitted a memorandum. They said the father of Santra had accused them of killing his daughter, who had committed suicide by jumping into a well.

RECOVERED: The police recovered the body of Rohtas of Shamli in Uttar Pradesh from the Delhi branch of the Western Yamuna Canal near Khurbur village, 25 km from here, on Friday. Rohtas and his three brothers had been thrown into the canal at Siwah village in Panipat district.



WORKSHOP ENDS: A four-day chemistry workshop organised by the Northern Command of the Army for chemistry teachers of 16 Army schools in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir concluded here on Thursday. Resources persons shared their views and experiences regarding the teaching of chemistry with 28 participants.

ALL WOMEN’S CLUB: In order to disseminate the message of the importance of loans in development and to sustain the cycle of repayment, the Himachal Pradesh Co-Operative Bank, with the assistance of NABARD, has formed an all women’s club at Surla. The club was inaugurated on Thursday.

11 GET AWARDS: The Governor, Mr V.S. Kokje, while lauding the role of voluntary organisations in preserving culture, said on Thursday that national-level events were a perfect example of our integrity and unity. He was speaking at the Balraj Sahni Awards ceremony organised by the All-India Artists Association here. Eleven artists were honoured.


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