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STIR THREAT: The Punjab State Pensioners and Senior Citizen Welfare Association ( PSPSCWA) flayed the Punjab Government for the non-release of 3 per cent dearness allowance with effect from January. Avtar Singh, president, PSPSCWA, said on Wednesday that government employees were already being paid 3 per cent DA from April. He said the pensioners would go on fast from June 13 in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office if the Punjab Government failed to release the DA by June 10.

THIRD FRONT: People of Punjab especially Dalits and weaker sections of the society are fed up with the Congress Government due to its anti-people policies. Mr Satnam Singh Kainth, president, Bahujan Samaj Morcha, is trying to form a third front in the state to remove the Congress and the SAD from active politics. This was stated by Mr Onkar Singh Jhamat, district president, Bahujan Samaj Morcha while addressing party workers at Bhunga, on Wednesday.

NEW BUSES: Bibi Jagir Kaur, President, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee (SGPC) on Thursday flagged off four buses to bring devotees to Darbar Sahib from the bus stand and the railway station. Bibi Jagir Kaur said that these buses would simultaneously run from the bus stand and the railway station from 4.30 am to 9.30 pm.

Following a shortage of drinking water for the past few days, residents of Basti Sheikh staged a dharna here on Thursday. The residents said a tubewell that had been sunk in Uttam Nagar for the supply of drinking water to the basti had stopped working for more than a week and they were facing an acute water shortage. The residents said that they had donated some portion of their land for the construction of a tubewell so that they could get water. The residents submitted a memorandum to the SDO.

Tractor stolen:
Some persons are alleged to have stolen a tractor (Pb-29-5258) belonging to Jagrup Singh of Talehanbadh from the area of Nanaksar. The police has registered a case under Section 379 IPC.

Opium seized: In two separate incidents, the police seized 1 kg of opium from two different persons and registered cases under Sections 15, 61, 85 of the NDPS Act. The police arrested Swaran Singh of Welipur Kalan from the area of Khanzarwal and seized 500 gm of opium. In another case, Charan Singh of Dad village from the area of Bhanaur was arrested. The police seized similar quantity of opium.

Teachers’ camp:
A 10-day primary teachers training camp concluded at Government Senior Secondary School for Girls here on Thursday. Mr Mohinder Singh was in charge of the camp. A camp of upper primary teachers, which was also organised at the school, concluded today. Seminars were organised at the camp. Matisarjit Kaur, Baljinder Kaur, Kiran Bala, Varinder Kaur, Sanjay Sharda and Najar Singh performed the duty of resources persons Ms Varsha Shukla, Principal of the school, and Mr Devinder Singh Chheena, coordinator of the camp, were present at the concluding-day function.

STUDENTS’ VISIT: Top Careers & You (TCY) organised a trip to Beetel (Bharti Teletech ), for its MBA aspirants. at Humbran in Ludhiana. Students met Mr Madan Lal Chopra, Deputy. General Manager (works), who informed them the working of the unit, their marketing plans and strategies.

Magazine released: Brig B. Chakravarty, Station Commander, Dholewal Military Station and Chairman of Vajra Army School released the maiden issue of the school magazine “Ankur” here yesterday at a function organised in the school.

women cell opened: To stop sexual harassment of working women in the offices, New India Assurance Company, Regional Office, Ludhiana, has started a women cell here. The redressal cell will enquire and investigate sexual complaints against women employees by their male counterparts in the offices. The cell will cater solve the problems of working women in 52 branches of the assurance company in the state.

PROTESTED: Officials of the District Mandi Board officials on Wednesday faced protests from the shopkeepers while inspecting shops in the Nangal vegetable market. The incident took place in the afternoon when a team of officials led by the Deputy District Mandi Board officer. The shopkeepers protested the move of the officials who reported the matter to the District Mandi Board officer.

2 KILLED: A woman was killed and her husband was seriously injured in an accident on the G T Road here on Wednesday. According to police sources Bhajan Singh along with his wife Suridner Kaur were on their way back to home from Phillaur in car when a speeding bus of a private company hit the car Prime Resorts, killing Surinder Kaur on the spot and injuring her husband Bhajan Singh of Mirpur village in Kapurthala district.

WOMAN KILLED: Surinder Kaur,(50) died while her husband Bhajan Singh of Mirpur village was injured when their Maruti car was hit from behind by a private bus on the GT road near Phagwara-Hoshiarpur crossing. The husband and wife were going from Phillaur to Jalandar. The couple were hospitalised here. However, Surinder Kaur succumbed to her injuries.

BLOOD CAMP : A blood donation camp was organised by the NSS unit at Public College here on Thursday. The camp inaugurated by Mr Shivdular Singh Dhillon, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Patiala. Fiftyfour students of the college donated blood. The camp was sponsored by two old students of the college, Mr Amit Singla and Mr Lalit Singla.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Pensioners Welfare Association Subdivision: president — Mr Surinder Singh Puri; vice-president — Mr Jagjit Singh Tuli and Mr Meen Chand Sharma, general secretary — Mr Asha Nand; and cashier — Mr Krishan Chand.



arts stream
: The authorities of Campus School of Haryana Agricultural University (HAU) here have decided to start arts stream in Classes XI and XII from the current academic session. This was disclosed by Dr Kuldip Singh Dhindsa, Vice-chairman of the school, here on Thursday. Till now, the school offered only science subjects — medical as well as non-medical streams — at plus one and plus two levels.

ARRESTED: The police on Wednesday arrested a woman on charges of circulating fake currency in the market. Six fake currency notes of Rs 50 each and nine fake currency notes of Rs 100 each were recovered from her. The woman has been identified as Ishwanti Devi, a resident of UP. Her husband Jagbir and two other accomplices Dharamveer and Satish, however, escaped.

DISBURSED: The district administration on Wednesday disbursed grants worth Rs 2.90 crore to zila parishad, panchayat samitis and panchayats under different development schemes in the rural areas of Karnal district. The District Magistrate, Mr Shyamal Misra, called upon these Panchayati Raj Institutions to spend the amount allotted to them along with the income earned from their own resources on development works in their respective jurisdictions within three months.

PROBE ORDERED: Following complaints of irregularities in the distribution of old-age pension by revenue patwaris, the SDM, Gohana, has ordered an inquiry to be conducted by the Tehsildar, Gohana. The SDM, Mr Umed Singh Mohan, said a number of eligible old-age pensioners had lodged complaints that the patwaris were not giving pension amount on one pretext or the other.

BLOOD DONATION: As many as 50 persons donated blood voluntarily at a one-day blood donation camp organised in Red Cross Bhawan here on Thursday Mr Rajinder Singh Dahiya, District Education Officer, inaugurated the camp.

ASSAULTED: Mrs Nisha (27) sustained multiple injuries when she was assaulted by the rival group at Garhi Haqiqat Village, about 20 km from here, on Thursday. According to a report, she was rushed to the local Civil Hospital for treatment and she is stated to be out of danger.

FACILITY: Power consumers of the twin townships of Yamunanagar and Jagadhri can now lodge their complaints round the clock. Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited has reserved three telephones (01732) 264001, 264002 and 263954 for the purpose. The UHBVN has claimed that the complaints would be attended round the clock.


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