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MARCH HELD: Activists of the Punjab Pradesh Youth Congress held an anti-narcotics march. Mr Narinder Kumar Teenu, secretary, PPYC, led the march. The march started from Congress Bhavan and concluded at the Jallianwala Bagh after passing through various areas of the city. They were carrying placards carrying slogans against the consumption of narcotics.

DHARNA: The SAD will hold a protest against the alleged anti-people policies of the Congress Government in the state on June 20 in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner here. Mr Pradeep Singh Walia, president, District Akali Jatha (Urban), stated this here on Monday. He said the president of the SAD, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, would lead the protest.

FLAYED: Capt Amarinder Singh’s reported statement on the proposed memorial for Operation Bluestar drew flak from Sikh organisations here on Monday. Mr Manjit Singh Calcutta, member, SGPC and SAD Political Affairs Committee member, in a rejoinder said his statement smacked of political motives. Mr Jaswinder Singh, president, Akal Purukh Di Fauj, Dr Gurbachan Singh Bachan, president, Sikh Circle Watch Group, Mr Rajinder Mehta, president, Sikh Student Federation, stated that nationals heroes were not slaves of time and ‘martyrs’ should not be denigrated with the passage of time.

ELECTED: Mr Swatantar Pal Garg of Rampura Phul has been elected president of the Punjab Tea Traders’ Association. The other office-bearers of the association are: Mr Ramnath, Mr Dev Raj Bansal, Mr Prem Kumar Mangla, Mr Rakesh Kumar, Mr Prithi Chand Saraswati, Mr Somnath, Mr Dev Raj Goyal and Mr Suresh Arora.

MURDERED: Some unidentified persons murdered Tarsem Lal, son of Bakashi Ram of Rampur Attari, and injured his son, Shaneel Kumar, with sharp-edged weapons on Sunday. A case under Sections 302, and 34 of the IPC has been registered by the Mahilpur police.

INAUGURATED: Mr D.K. Tiwari, Deputy Commissioner, inaugurated a three-day workshop for imparting special training to the government officials (assistants and superintendents) under the Personnel Development Programme of the state government being organised by the Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration, Chandigarh. Addressing the audience Mr Tiwari said under the changed and prevailed conditions, this special training would provide extra knowledge to the employees for performing their duties more effectively.

Meeting: The Indian Ex-Services League of Punjab and Chandigarh is going to hold a state-level meeting at Pensioners Bhavan in Ludhiana on June 10 as per information by Col Bhag Singh (VSM), president of the Ludhiana unit, in a press note. 

Booked: Nirmal Singh, Malkit Singh, Kewal Singh and Rajwinder Singh of Kulan Patti Raikot are alleged to have assaulted Jagdev Singh of their village. The Raikot police has registered a case under Sections 323, 341, 506, and 34, IPC. The injured has been admitted to the Civil Hospital, Raikot. No arrest has been made so far.

Liquor seized: The police has arrested Surinderpal of New Abadi Akalgarh and seized illicit liquor from his possession. A case has been registered.

B. Com I students of Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce, Ferozepore road, have shown excellent results in the very first year of its existence. Four students got distinction with Nidhi Buchar, Richa Batra, Depti Jain and Loveleen Malhotra securing 438, 428, 414 and 408 marks respectively. There are 10 students, who have scored more than 70 per cent marks. Fortyseven students have secured The first division. The Principal of the college said in a press note today that the success of the college lied in adaptation of modern methods of teaching. 

NOMINATED: Dr R.K. Mahey, Professor, Department of Agronomy and Agromet, has been nominated as an additional member of the Board of Studies of the College of Agriculture with immediate effect in place of Dr Labh Singh, Professor of Entomology who has retired. Giving this information, Dr M.S. Tiwana, Dean, College of Agriculture, said Dr R.K. Mahey would act as secretary, Board of Studies, of the college.

TRAINING COURSE: College of Agricultural Engineering in the PAU will organize a training course on the use of computers in agriculture in August. Giving this information, Dr S.K. Sondhi, Dean, COAE, said this course would be organised for Punjab farmers and their children for making them aware of the scientific knowledge at the world level. He added that preference would be given to those candidates who got themselves registered on first come first served basis.

ADVISED: Mr Kulbir Singh Sidhu, Commissioner, Ferozepore division, at a meeting on Monday advised revenue officers and employees to work with sincerity. He said corruption would not be tolerated in the department.



ELECTED: Ms Sumitra Devi was elected chairperson of the Block Samiti, Fatehabad on Monday. She defeated Ms Kiran Bala by seven votes. Ms Ranjit Kaur was elected vice-chairperson of the samiti by defeating Sumitra Bai. For the Zila Parishad elections, Mr Balbir Singh and Ms Mandeep Kaur Gill were elected chairman and vice-chairperson, respectively.

EXTENDED: The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam has extended the last date for the voluntary disclosure of load by its consumer by one month. The consumers can now disclose their extended load till June 30.

LOAN DISBURSED: Various banks and financial organisations in the district have exceeded their target in the disbursement of loanS for the year 2004-2005. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Phateh Singh Dagar, revealed this after presiding over a meeting of the district-level Review Committee here on Monday. The ADC, Mr M.L. Kaushik, Mr Harnek Singh, Chief Manager, Punjab National Bank, Mr jugal Kishore, District Manager, NABARD and Mr O.P. Kaushik, Lead Bank Manager, Fatehabad were present at the meeting.

SUICIDE: An Assistant lineman working with the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison at Rindal village on Sunday night. He has been identified an Rajbir Singh (55). He was working at the Indri power house.

SUSPENDED: Hari Ram, a clerk in the Municipal Council, Rewari, has been suspended by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Mahender Kumar, for an alleged irregularity detected in the disbursement of pension to a widow, Sanjo Devi, here. Following a complaint made by Ms Sanjo Devi that she had not been paid her pension for March, 2005, the DC deputed for investigation of the matter the District Social Welfare Officer, Mr M.M. Bhatia, who reported that the pension disbursement record contained discrepancy.

WORKER KILLED: Surinder, a factory worker, was killed when he was hit by a vehicle on the GT Road, about 15 km from here, on Tuesday. The victim belonged to Ghaziabad (UP). The police has registered a case and sent the body for a post-mortem examination.

PRINCIPAL REMOVED: Dr Shamim Sharma, Principal of Hindu Girls College, has been relieved of her post with immediate effect. However, no reason has been given by the management of the Hindu Educational and Dharmarth Committee in this connection. Dr Sharma was appointed on September 1, 2003, on probation for two years.


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