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Fatehgarh Sahib
: Eight students of Mata Gujri College , Fatehgarh Sahib were shortlisted during the interviews conducted by a team of representatives from the IBM and DELL Computers. These representatives selected six students from the MBA course and two from functional English. According to Dr Gurmohan Singh Walia, Principal of the college, these students were shortlisted after interviewing hundred students. He said after final interview these students would be placed in these companies.

NRI NAMBARDARS: Mr Harjit Singh Grewal, Deputy Commissioner, in a press note here on Tuesday, disclosed that the state government with a view to solving the problems being faced by NRIs with regard to the Revenue Department, had decided to appoint NRI nambardars in the villages having at least 20 families belonging to NRIs. As many as 42 villages have been identified for this purpose.

GM HONOURED: The State Bank of Patiala general manager (planning and development) Mr Soman Roy, who is retiring on April 30, was honoured by the bank’s Managing Director, Mr Yogesh Agarwal, at a function here on Tuesday. Mr Agarwal placed on record his appreciation of the services of Mr Soman Roy.

CAMP: A blood donation camp was organised at the Ramgarhia Institute of Engineering and Technology here on Tuesday. Twenty-one students of the institute donated blood. Mr Bharpur Singh Bhogal, general secretary of the Ramgarhia Education Council, inaugurated the camp.

RAIDED: Dr Shashi Bhushan Pandhi, Senior Medical Officer, Civil Hospital, Samana, raided various chemist shops on Tuesday, who were allegedly selling spurious medicines. The shops were raided at Dhanetha, Behar Jachh, and Patran villages. The SMO also sealed three shops.

Tarn Taran
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office- bearers of the local unit of the Indian Medical Association: president — Dr Kashmir Singh Sohal; vice-president — Dr S.S. Kainth; honorary secretary — Dr Gurjit Singh Dhaliwal; joint secretary — Dr Karnail Kaur; organising secretary — Dr Joginder Singh Sandhu; publicity secretary — Dr Dinesh Gupta; and finance secretary — Dr Harbinder Singh.



Workshop: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) with a view to strengthen the financial acumen and to enforce fiscal discipline among the cooperative banks of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, organised a workshop on prudential norms on income recognition, asset classification and provisioning in respect of advances portfolio of cooperative banks. The workshops focused on bringing about more transparency, consistency and uniformity in the cooperative bank’s published financial accounts. Mr A. Ramanathan, Chief General Manager, NABARD, inaugurated the workshop organised for the Haryana cooperative banks on Wednesday.

Camp: A special commercial tax collection camp will be organised in Industrial Area, Phase II, on Thursday, an official press note of the Municipal Corporation said here on Wednesday. The camp is being organised on demand of the Chandigarh Industrial Association. The assesses have been asked to deposit the tax at the earliest to avail the 10 per cent rebate. The last date of filing the returns is April 30.

Rally: The coordination committee of the Government and MC Employees on Wednesday said that it has been decided by members of the union to hold a rally on April 30. The demands in include regularisation of daily wagers, transferred employees from the Chandigarh Administration be treated on deputation with the MC, grant of bonus to UT employees and grant of technical scale to non-ITI employees, among other things.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Resident Welfare Cooperative Society, House No 1474-1546, Sector 42-B: chairman — M.S. Batra; president — G.S. Walia; vice-president — J.C. Sharma; general secretary — Madan Lal; joint secretary — V.K. Sood; treasurer — N.R. Saini; and auditor — S.P. Nagpal.

AWARENESS CAMP: An awareness-cum-counselling camp was held at Kajheri Colony, Chandigarh on Wednesday. It was organised by the Servants of the People Society in collaboration with the State AIDS Control Society, Sector 8. The camp was aimed at spreading awareness about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) HIV/AIDS. Nearly 200 persons visited the camp. Mr Sandeep Mittal, project coordinator, dispelled the myths and misconceptions about HIV/AIDS and STDs. He said that many STDs were curable but for that proper treatment was needed.

ARRESTED: The police today arrested two women of Phase XI who had been booked on a charge of power theft on Monday. They were produced in a Kharar court and later released on bail.

SNATCHED: Two scooter-borne youths snatched a purse from a woman in Phase IV here on Tuesday. The woman was returning home on foot from Phase V when the incident took place. The purse contained cash apart from important documents.

DISBURSED: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Brijendra Singh, on Tuesday disbursed cheques worth Rs 2. 50 lakh to 25 widows under the Rashtriya Parivar Labh Yojana. The money was disbursed through the Social Welfare Department. The SDM, Panchkula, Mr Virinder Dahiya was also present.

ELECTED:- The following have been elected office-bearers of the Retired Persons Welfare Association, president — Mr R.K. Chaudhary, vice president — Mr J.N. Bhatti, general secretary — Mr R.K. Somra; organising secretary — Mr D.D. Verma, and treasurer — Mr M.M. Malik.

PENSION:- The Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam has decided to disburse pay and allowances to its regular gazetted and non-gazetted employees, and pensioners for the month of April, on April 29. This has been done as April 30 and May 1 are holidays.



FOGGING CAMPAIGN: The Health Department has decided to carry out fogging campaign in various colonies of Ambala City and Ambala Cantonment to check the breeding of mosquitoes. Civil Surgeon Dr B.K. Prinja said the campaign in Ambala City had been launched from Wednesday while in Ambala Cantonment it would be started from Friday.

AMBULANCE FOR ANIMALS: A social organisation of Ambala Cantonment, Geeta Gopal, has launched ambulance service for injured cattle and other pet animals. The president of the organisation Rakesh Mohan Sharma said the injured and sick animals would be carried to hospital free of cost. He said whenever the volunteers of the organisation receive any information about the injured or sick animal, they would immediately reach there.

MURDERED: Four youths stabbed to death a minor girl at Sidhanwa village here on Tuesday when they failed to molest her as her father had come to rescue her. The police has registered a case and the body of the deceased was handed over to her relatives after post-mortem examination.

THEFT: Thieves broke into three shops in Model Town area here on Monday and decamped with 20 cell phones and Rs 4,000 in cash. The police has registered a case under Sections 380, 457 of the IPC.

HELD: The Sonepat police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested an international car thief following the recovery of a stolen car along with fake registration number and other documents from his possession. According to the police sources, the accused was identified as Bhima of Patal village in Hisar district. He is reported to be a member of an international gang involved in thefts of vehicles.

ARRESTED: The police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested two notorious criminals identified as Rajinder and Krishan of Silana village after an encounter in the area between Sisana and Bidhlan village, 25 km from here, on Tuesday. The police has recovered one SLR and two country-made pistols from their possession.

OATH: The oath of office and secrecy was administered to the newly elected councillors of municipal committees of Jagadhri and Yamunanagar here on Tuesday. The councillors of Jagadhri were administered the oath by the SDM, Mr Jagtar Singh, and those from Yamunanagar were administered the oath by the General Manager, Haryana Roadways, Yamunanagar, Mr Narinder Singh.

DIED: Vinod Kumar (35) of Jind district, who was employed at a liquor vend here, died after his motor cycle was hit by a truck on the Jagadhri — Paonta Sahib road here on Monday. A case has been registered.



MEETING: A meeting of the District Disaster Management Committee was held under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Rahul Anand, here on Tuesday for sprucing up the task force to cope with the situation arising out of an earthquake.

SENTENCED: Mr Pritam Singh, Additional Sessions Judge of the Fast-Track Court, Chamba, on Tuesday convicted Kasturi Lal, a resident of Chhawni Mohalla, Ludhiana, for possessing 1.1 kg of charas and sentenced him to rigorous imprisonment for 10 years. A fine of Rs 1 lakh under Section 20 of the NDPS Act was also imposed.

ASSISTANT TEACHERS: Mr Dharampal Thakur, Deputy Speaker of the HP Vidhan Sabha, while presiding over a meeting in connection with the 20-point programme at Arki on Tuesday, said assistant teachers would be appointed for filling vacant posts of teacher. He further stated that Rs 10 crore had been earmarked under the NABARD project for the improvement of roads and Rs 1.70 crore had been allocated under the Vidyut Sudhar programme for improving the low voltage problem in the Arki area.

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