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Elected: Mr S.S. Arora was elected the president of the General Insurance Employees Union at a recently held meeting of the association here. Mr Surinder Pal Singh was elected secretary, said a press statement.


VISIT: Members of the Consumers Protection and Grievances Redressal Forum here would be visiting Karachi, Pakistan, to attend a “Consumers Conference”. According to Mr N.S. Gill, president  of the forum, the delegation from Mohali would  be led by Col Angad Singh (retd). 

VILLAGE PANEL: Villagers of Mullanpur Garibdass have elected the following to the Village Welfare Society, Mullapur Garibdass: Chairman — Mr Ashwani Kumar Latawa; President — Mr Mohinder Singh Chahal, general secretary — Mr Devinder Prakash Sharma; joint secretary — Mr Mohinder Singh Khokhar; joint secretary — Mr Shyam Sunder Sharma; press secretary — Mr Faqir Chand Sharma; and treasurer — Mr Jagdish  Chand.

IT COUNTER: Members of the Mohali Development and Residents Welfare Association have demanded that a counter for filing income tax returns be opened in Mohali. According to Mr H.S. Sangha, president of the association, residents of Mohali have to go to Chandigarh to file their returns. He demanded that a counter be opened in Mohali in view of the fact that the  township was becoming the silicon valley of the state and more and more professionals were shifting  here. 

SHOPKEEPER FINED: A fine of Rs 45,000 was imposed on a shopkeeper of Phase II on a charge of evading octroi. On suspicion a municipal councillor reportedly asked a truck driver, who was getting the goods unloaded from the vehicle to take it to the weighing machine near the police station. Through the shopkeeper had a number of receipts which showed that octroi on various items was paid but on  careful scrutiny it was found that octroi had not been paid on a few items for which he was asked to pay fine.

Rotract Club SESSION: A two-day interaction session organised by the Rotaract Club Mohali ended at the Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology here on Thursday. Harpreet Singh represented the Rotaract Club. Mrs Ranjeet Bedi. Principal Gian Jyoti Public School, Mr Navdeep Singh, president of the club, S.A.S. Nagar and Mrs Aneet Assistant, Professor of GJ-IMT, also spoke on both the days cultural programmes were presented.

Post office at SECTOR 12-A
: A post office will be inaugurated in Sector 12- A here on Saturday. An official press release said that the post office will be housed in a rented building in SCO 70, Sector 12 A. This will be inaugurated by Mr L K Puri, Chief Poster Master General, Haryana  Circle.

Music, art Contests: Sanskaar Bharti, an organisation associated with the upliftment of Indian traditional art, culture and music, will organise a series of contests at Jainendra Public School here on October 14. Over 60 schools from the region will participate in the  contest. 

Talk: A talk on gender discrimination was delivered by Ms Veena Monga, President of Family Planning Association of India, at Government College, during an NSS camp. She stressed on women’s right to health, human rights and violence against  women. The branch also organised a multi-speciality health camp at  Majri village on this  occasion. 



Inspection team
: An inspection committee of technical experts of the Northern Railway visited the local railway station to inspect the site where two trains, Ekta Express and Himalayan Express, were put on the same track last month. An accident had, however, been averted.

Five booked
: The police has booked Baljit Singh, Dilbagh Singh, Sunil, Bharpur Singh and Ashok Kumar on the charge of outraging the modesty of Sarjo Devi and snatching her gold chain in Gadhla village on Monday. A case has been registered.

One killed: Mehboob, a resident of Muzaffar Nagar, UP, died on the spot when his motorcycle hit a tree trunk lying on the road near Bahala village on Monday. His co-rider, Salim, who was injured, was hospitalised.

Body found
: The police on Wednesday found the body of Sandeep, a resident of Tikri Khurd village, Delhi, floating in the Yamuna near Jajal village. The body has been sent for a postmortem examination. It is suspected that he might have been swept away by the strong current and subsequently drowned while taking a holy dip at the Garh Meerakhpur ghat on the occasion of solar eclipse.

One arrested: The police on Wednesday arrested Suresh of Janata Colony for allegedly possessing 55 gm of ganja. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered.


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