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SAPLINGS PLANTED: Over 1400 saplings were planted by Lions Club Amritsar Central (LCAC) at various schools and hospitals of nearby villages here on Sunday. In a press note, Mr Inderjit Verma president of the LCAC, said it was in connection with the sapling plantation festival. At another programme, the LCAC organised a free eye check-up camp at Pandori Government School, Pandori. About 200 students were examined.

ORDERED: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Raminder Singh, has ordered the closure of petrol pumps, ammunition shops, welding shops and liquor vends located on the roads of Rajasansi airport, Guru Nanak Dev University,Golden Temple, Jallianwalla Bagh, the Durgiana Temple, New Amritsar and Circuit house. According to a press note, the Deputy Commissioner said it had been ordered, in view of the visits of VVIPs, including the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh.

ALLEGED: A hue and cry is being raised over the collection of funds by the district administration through various government departments, private concerns and banks for the quadricentennial celebrations. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Raminder Singh said he had made an appeal to set up langars, hoardings and welcome gates besides extending accommodation to the devotees. A senior official of a private bank revealed that Rs 25 lakh had been collected from various bank branches by the district administration. However, the Deputy Commissioner said not even a paisa had been taken from anyone.

STUDENTS’ STUDY TOUR: The Department of Business Management organised an educational tour for students of MBA 2nd and MABM 1st year. The Masters of Agri Business Management has been introduced in the year 2004 itself. The students went to Namdhari Seed. The organisation is concerned with the production of seeds organic vegetables and is also a well known export house. They also visited the Chardi Kalan Fisheries at Hyatpura village, Machhiwara tehsil. Theme of the tour was learning with fun and also the all important and vital linkage with the business people.

ELECTED: Following have been elected office-bearers of the Parents Teachers Association of Multani Mal Modi College: president — Dr V.K. Sharma; senior vice-president — Mr Sudesh Verma; vice-president — Mr Sushil Kumar; secretary — Mr Dinesh Sood and joint secretary — Dr N.K. Sharma.

FUNCTION: The Punjab Agrawal Intellectual Forum organised a function at Central Library here on Monday. The former DRME, Dr R.L. Mittal, was the chief guest on the occasion, while Mr Susham Singla was the guest of honour.

WELCOMED: The local Chamber of Industries at its executive meeting on Monday welcomed the cut in customs duty on imported steel scrap and rolling material. President of the chamber Dinesh Gupta said the policy of free import of raw material for the steel industry would not only help stabilise rate but also bring down prices.

SEIZED: A police party headed by the SHO, Mr Gurwinder Singh, raided the Punjab Music Centre on the cinema road and seized 310 pirated CDs. According to a press note, the police said the raid was conducted on a complaint of Mr Rakesh Kumar, a representative of Super Cassettes Industries (T-Series). It also seized a CD copier, a cd Drive, four cd writers, raw material and wrappers. A case under Sections 51, 52,52-A, 63,66-A of Copyrights Act of 1957 was registered.



‘Gurbani’ albums: The Guru Nanak Data Baksh Lai Mission has come up with two ‘Gurbani’ albums on the occasion of quadricentennial celebrations of the installation of Guru Granth Sahib. To mark the occasion, special programmes based on these albums will be telecast on September 1 on Balle Balle channel from 6.45 am to 7.45 am and on Sony TV from 8 am to 9 am. 

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OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Punjab School Education Board Retired Officers Welfare Association: president — Mr Jarnail Singh; vice-president — Mr R.L. Arora; general secretary — Mr Jagmohan Sharda; finance secretary — Mr B.K. Jain; Auditor — Mr B.S. Maan; and PRO Mr Ashok Nirdosh. Mr J.S. Sidhu will be the chief patron of the association.



MEETING: A meeting of the Aggarwal Sabha, Ambala Cantonment, was held here on Monday. It was held under the presidentship of Mr Bhushan Gupta. It was decided to celebrate Agrasen Jayanti Samaroh from October 11 to 13. A number of programmes will be held, a note said. 

The police has booked a Junior Engineer, P.P. Chopra, of the water service department for assaulting and threatening to kill a journalist, who had gone to his office to cover a news item. Mr Sunil Kukana, a reporter with a vernacular daily had lodged a complaint with the police at Bhattu Kalan. A case under Sections 323 and 506 of the IPC has been registered.

SEMINAR: The Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Management & Technology in collaboration with the Haryana State Pollution Control Board on Sunday organised a seminar on "Environment Management". After the seminar over 500 saplings were planted.


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