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VC addresses faculty:
GNDU vice chancellor Dr. Jai Rup Singh, in his address to the faulty called on the faulty for promoting quality education and research. The Junior lecturers would be provided a research grant from rupees twenty to twenty five thousands.

Foundation stone laid:
Mr JL Girdhar, Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Amritsar, laid the foundation stone of Central Revenue Annexe building on 
Sunday. The building when completed will house offices of the department in single 

Dastar contest:
Rasdeep Singh of Govt Senior Secondary School, Rahon and Hardamanjit Singh of Dashmesh Model School, Behram, won in the senior and junior category in the “Dastar Competition” organised by the district NGO Coordination Society- Upkar at Khatkar Kalan village on Saturday.

Medical camp: Psychiatrist Dr B.L Goyal, examined 50 patients suffering from mental ailments at the free of cost medical check up camp organised by the Dilbagh Singh Memorial Trust at Chandigarh Road near Barnala Kalan village on Saturday.

Slum students get stationery: The Lions Club distributed stationery to students of three schools for slum dwellers on Saturday. Mr Iqbal Singh, region chairman, presided over the function.

DC directs patwaris: Mr Krishan Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, has directed patwaris to be in their offices from 9 to 10 am, for verification of documents for issuing SC/BC certificates. Mr Subash Padam, Tehsildar, Mr Charanjit Singh Brar, Naib Tehsildar, or toll free Suvidha Help-Line can be contacted in case of any difficulty. 

Blood donation: Forty units of blood were collected at the blood donation camp organised by the Rotary Club and Blood Donors Council at Rotary Bhavan on Sunday.

Saplings planted: Fifty saplings were planted at the tree plantation camp organised by the Lions Club, City Smile, Banga at Bains village on Sunday.



Shopkeeper booked:
On the basis of inquiries conducted by the DSP Subhash Chander and the BDPO, the police has registered a case against hardware shopkeeper Ram Karan and his two sons, Jitender and Narender, for not supplying the hardware material after receiving an advance amount of Rs 2,23,480 from the Gram Panchayat, Jatheri. The police has already arrested Jitender in the case, but Ram Karan and Narender are still absconding.

Power theft:
The police has registered a case of power theft against a resident of Model Town on Monday here. The complainant, Mr Vinod Kumra, SDO, of state electricity department said accused Ved Prakash, who was running a shop in the locality, was allegedly involved in power theft in his shop. Sources said the accused had been fined for Rs 10,000. No arrest had been made by the police.

Worker held:
The police has arrested an employee of Delhi hardware factory who lodged a false complaint with the police after cheating his employer of Rs 1.25 lakh. Shyam Badan had complained to the police that on the evening of July 28, motorcycle-borne youths threw chilli powder in his eyes and snatched Rs 1.25 lakh which he had collected as payment from the customers of the company. The police said on Monday that discrepancies were found in his story and after interrogation he admitted that the money was never snatched. He has been booked.

Inspector nabbed:
Vigilance Bureau sleuths have arrested an Inspector of the Food and Civil Supplies, Panipat, while taking a bribe of Rs 1,000 in his office here on Monday. According to information, Salim Ahmed of Garhi Besak village complained to the Vigilance Bureau, alleging that Inspector Ram Karan Jindal had warned him of cancelling the licence of his ration depot in case he did not give him Rs 1,000. Vigilance officials caught the accused while accepting the money in his office.



Appointment criticised:
The HP Government Teachers Association, Kangra, district unit, has criticised the practice of appointing teachers in government schools through the Parent Teachers Association (PTA) fund. Mr Onkar Rana and Mr Rakesh Katoch, president and general secretary, respectively, of the unit in a statement here on Monday alleged that the practice was promoting backdoor appointments of teachers and deteriorating quality of education system in the state.

Decision hailed: The Kangra District Pensioners Sangh has welcomed the decision of the state government to constitute a joint consultative committee (JCC) headed by the Chief Secretary of the state to solve the longstanding demands of the pensioners in the state.

Club president:
Dr Sangeet Verma, a dental surgeon, was installed as president of the Rotary Club, Kangra, and Mr Virender Chaudary as secretary at an installation function held here on Monday night.

Mr Ajai Srivastava, a local disability rights activist, has been nominated as Chairman of the Himachal Pradesh unit of the Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies (SDRS) by its National President, Dr G.N. Karna. An executive body of the society will be declared shortly. Mr Srivastava said: “The main focus of the society will be to create awareness with regard to disability amongst the people of the remote areas and conduct research and documentation of disability related problems in the Himalayan region.”

Invited: Mr J.P. Negi, Principal Secretary, Multi- Purpose Project (MPP) and Power, has been invited by the USA Hydro Power Council for International Development, Washington, to participate in the “Hydro Power Vision — 2006 Conference” being held at Portland in the first week of August. A spokesman of the government said that the contribution of Mr J.P. Negi who had a key role in formulating the hydro power policy for the state had been recognised by the council.


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