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PROMOTED: Guru Nanak Dev University has granted promotions and selection grade\senior scale to its 15 teachers under the Career Advancement Scheme ( CAS). The Syndicate granted its approval to these promotions at a meeting held recently.

EXHIBITION: Dr Shyam Sundar Deepti and Mr Bhupinder Singh Sandhu, coordinator and co-convener, respectively, of the Year of Scientific Awareness (YSA) Programme at a press conference here on Tuesday said the vigyan rail exhibition would reach the city on July 31.

REQUESTED: A meeting of the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh Gurdaspur district was held here on Tuesday under the presidentship of Mr Davinder Pal. A large number of employees participated. They requested Choudhary Jagjit Singh, Minister, Local Government, Punjab, that the enhanced 50 per cent DA should be merged with their basic pay immediately.

RALLY: Members of the Pendu Mazdoor Union yesterday organised a rally at the municipal park here in protest against the frequent power cuts and non-fulfillment of its pre-poll promises. They later took out a march in the bazaar and handed over a memorandum to the local SDM. Addressing the rally, Mr Avtar Singh, general secretary of the union, highlighted the problems faced by the labour class and added that socio-economic equality has become a dream for them.

Charge taken: Dr Sarjit Singh Gill on Wednesday joined as Additional Director, Extension Education in the Directorate of Extension Education, PAU. Dr Gill is a well-known extension scientist and was earlier Additional Director of Communication, Centre for Communication, Languages and Culture.

Cultural week: The Bharat Vikas Parishad has started its cultural week celebration by paying homage to the fire victims of the Tamil Nadu school. A hawan yajna and family satsang was arranged by the Arya Samaj, Randhir Singh Nagar. The main speaker Shravan Kumar Batra praised Bharat Vikas Parishad for celebrating cultural week and said it was the need of the hour to serve the youth from the western influence.

AUCTIONED: Octroi posts within the municipal limits of Sujanpur city were auctioned to a private contractor on Wednesday. According to Mr Naresh Puri, president of the council, the posts were auctioned for Rs 1.68 crore.

OPPOSED: Despite a sufficient budget of Rs 15 crore, the Municipal Council, Pathankot, has not decided on site for a dump to store garbage which is being thrown by the council in the Khaddi bridge area. The residents of the area have opposed the dumping of garbage in the bridge area a number of times.

AWARDED: Some armed robbers attacked and wounded an autorickshaw driver, Balbir Singh, near Ganna Pind village in Phillaur subdivision, on Tuesday. The robbers hired the autorickshaw from Jalandhar bypass for Ganna Pind, but when they reached near the village they attacked the autodriver Balbir Singh and threw him in nearby fields.

CRUSHED TO DEATH: Hari Singh, a mason and resident of Awwa Basti was crushed to death by a truck while he was going for his work on Tuesday. A case has been registered.

DHARNA STAGED: Government teachers of Lambi, Gidderbaha and Malout blocks staged a dharna outside the treasury here in support of their demands. The dharna was stated under the aegis of the Government Teachers’ Union. The district president of the Punjab Subordinate Services Federation, Mr Himmat Singh, district president of GTU Kulwinder Singh and its vice-president Jaspreet Singh Aulakh addressed the protesters. The union leaders demanded an early settlement of their demands.

ONE KILLED: A resident of Ganganagar in Rajasthan was killed in a road accident here on Monday night. The deceased has been identified as Avtar Chand, son of Om Prakash. Avtar Chand along with his companion was returning to Ganganagar from Malout when his car collided with a loaded tractor-trailer at Defence Road. He was taken to Civil Hospital, Malout, where he died.

CONDEMNED: The PCMS Association on Wednesday condemned the registration of a criminal case against Dr Aggarwal without following proper procedure in case of death of a patient due to his alleged negligence. Dr M.S. Randhawa, Dr D.S. Gill and Dr Manjit Singh patron, president and general secretary of the association, respectively, in a joint statement demanded the immediate cancellation of the FIR against the doctor. The association has appealed to the Chief Minister to intervene and resolve the issue.

Office-bearers elected: The following have been elected as office-bearers of the Focal Point Industries Association : chairman Wazir Chand; president, Ashwanu Ralhan; vice president M.K. Gupta; general secretary Vijay Tayal; joint secretary Fateh Singh and finance secretary P.N. Aggarwal.



Camp: A medical camp was organised at DAV Public School here on Wednesday. A team headed by the Medical Officer, Civil Dispensary, Mohali, Dr Vidhi Chand examined students from Nursery to Class X. The students were vaccinated against diptheria and tetanus. The Principal of the school, Mrs Jaya Bhardwaj, advised students to avoid junk food.

Organised: An Inter-Bank Hindi Prashn Manch was organised jointly by Punjab and Sind Bank and Indian Overseas Bank on Wednesday. The programme was inaugurated by the Zonal Manager of PSB Chandigarh, Mr Harinder Pal Singh and the Chief Regional Manager of the IOB, Mr. P.K. Chaturvedi. The Zonal Manager of the PSB (Haryana) was the special invitee. About 30 participants from 15 banks participated. Ms Suman Sharma and Maya Sharma of the Bank of India bagged the first position. The second and third position went to Vimal Tripathi and Navin Rai from NABARD and Udai Kumar Shetty and Usha Narang respectively. Two consolation prizes were given to Ms Ravinder Kaur and Neeraj Sharma of OBC and Ms Vandna and Pradeep Kumar of Bank of Baroda.

DOCTOR AWARDED: Prof R J Dash, former head, Department of Endocrinology at the PGI, has been awarded fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, London. Prof Dash is one of the seven overseas professors who were presented this award by Prof Carol Black, president of the college at a special meeting earlier this month, where his achievements were described “ahead of times.” 

FELICITATIONS: The Art Foundation, Jammu, will felicitate M.L. Koser and Shobha Koser for their contribution to the field of art and culture. The organisation will also confer the title of “Tandav Samrat” and “Abhinaya Samaragi” on M.L. Koser and Shobha Koser, respectively. The titles will be conferred on the couple at a special function to be organised in Jammu on July 25.

MEETING: A meeting of the Employees Cell of the local unit of the BJP was held in BJP office (Kamlam), Sector 33, here today, to analyse the Budget. The meeting was presided over by Mr Jagdish Bajaj, president of the cell, while Mr Yash Pal Mahajan, president of the party, and Mr Satya Pal Jain, former MP and member of the National Executive of the BJP, were also present in the meeting. The members criticised the Budget presented in the Lok Sabha. Mr Bajaj appealed to the Union Finance Minister that all shortcomings and deficiencies in the Budget should be looked into again.

PROTEST: Students of Sri Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College, Sector 46, continued to protest against the suspension of the two senior students for allegedly ragging their juniors. The students met the Panjab University Vice-Chancellor, Prof K.N. Pathak, on the issue and also highlighted that the fee charged by the college from the second year students was much more than the first year students. However, it is learnt that the university officials expressed their helplessness in solving the matter.

DISTRIBUTED: Rajasthan Parishad, Sector 33-A distributed stationery items among 500 students of Little Flower School, Mani Majra on Tuesday. The President of Rajasthan Parishad, Mr Gopal Das Bagri promised to provide books, uniforms and fees to needy students and advised them to take keen interests in studies.

GRATITUDE TO PGI STAFF: A resident of Sector 21, Panchkula, Mrs Veena Rani, has expressed her gratitude to the staff of the new OPD in the PGI for returning her lost purse. The purse was misplaced more than a fortnight ago and contained Rs 4,700. The staff members returned the purse to the owner after finding it lying in the new OPD block.



AWARDED: Dr K.L. Gombar, Principal, DAV College, Ambala City, was awarded Jewel of India Award for his outstanding contribution in the field of Physics. According to a press note issued by the college this award was initiated by the National Institute of Education and Management and it was conferred on Mr Gomber by former Governor Bhishm Narain Singh and former Chief Election Commissioner, G.V.J. Krishanmurti at a function organised in Delhi on July 19.

SATSANG: The Ambala chapter of The Art of Living will organise a satsang in SD Public School, Ambala Cantonment, on July 24. The founder of The Art of Living International Organisation Sri Ravi Shankar will be present on the occasion. 

COMPETITION: The Police DAV Public School, Ambala City, along with the 1st Battalion, HAP organised various inter house competition to promote library reading habits among the students. Mr Sultan Singh, Commandant, 1st Battalion, was the chief guest. In the senior group quiz competition students of Glory House Parminder Kaur , Anjali, Deepti and Bhawana secured the first position while in the junior group students of same house Kshitij Bali, Vishwas, Opinder Kaur and Harneet Kaur were awarded first prize.

HEALTHCARE CENTRE: The local Rotary Club is going to start a healthcare centre. Talking to mediapersons here on Tuesday, the new Rotary Club of Ambala president, Mr Ajay Mittal, said the healthcare centre would treat poor and needy on charitable basis. “The centre will treat TB patients in collaboration with district health authorities. No charges will be taken for vitamins and doctor’s fees,” Mr Mittal added. The Rotary Healthcare Centre with the help of Global Cancer Concern, will coordinate with leading Cancer Institutes in Ludhiana, Chandigarh and Delhi to hold cancer awareness-cum-treatment plant in Ambala.

HEALTH PACKAGE: A financial package of Rs 200 will be sought from the Centre to provide better health services to women and children of Haryana. This was stated by Dr B.K. Prinjal, Additional Project Director, Health Department, Haryana, here on Tuesday. Dr Prinjal said last year, the Centre had given a package of Rs 131 crore, which was not enough.

ASSAULT CASES: Anand, a youth was seriously injured when he was allegedly attacked by two youths at Deepalpur village on Tuesday. According to a report, the alleged assailants were identified as Manoj and Bhamboo of Maqimpur village. The police is investigating. According to another report, a youth Babli also sustained injuries when he was attacked by some neighbours at Lath village.

BID: A man named Sundu made an attempt to commit an unnatural act with a five-year old child in his house at Kundli village on Wednesday. According to a report, the child started crying when the man assaulted him.



RESENTED: The State Forest Corporation controlled Rosin and Turpentine Factory Worker’s Union (INTUC) at Raghunathpura has resented the deplorable working conditions in the factory and submitted a memorandum to the National Human Rights Commission seeking its intervention in ensuring the implementation rules in the factory.

RESULTS DECLARED: The Tibetan Election Commission on Monday declared results of the byelections to the legislative body in-exile. Mr Karma Yeshi has been declared elected from the U-Tsang constituency, Mr Chabdak Lhamo Kyab and Mr Tenzin Gonpo from the Amdo constituency.

APPOINTED: Mr Sandeep Sharma has been appointed Senior Central Government standing counsel for three years. According to a notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice Mr Sharma will represent all Central Government Departments, except the Income Tax and Railways in the High Court of Himachal Pradesh.

KILLED: Kuldeep Singh, a police constable, died on the spot when his scooter collided with a bus at Malholi village on the Jasoor-Talwara marg, on Tuesday. According to the police, Kuldeep Singh was posted in the second India Reserve Battalion at Chamba and had come to his village on a holiday. The police has registered a case.


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