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Fatehgarh Sahib
MBA students
: MBA students of Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib, held interaction with the executives of International tractors Ltd. (Sonalika Tractors) in order to get live industry exposure and experience. The students were accompanied by Prof. Jagdeep Singh (Placement Officer) and Prof. Shivani Bector of the department of Management Studies. Dr Gurmohan Singh Walia, Principal-cum-Director of the college said more such interactions would be arranged.

Enquiry ordered: Mrs Jaspreet Talwar, Deputy Commissioner, has marked a magisterial enquiry to be condicted by Tehsildar, Fatehgarh Sahib, to probe the alleged negligence on the part of school management, transport contractor, driver and conductor in the incident of crushing of Deepanshu Tandon, 3-year-old student of Nursery at Saffron City School, Kotla Bajwara, Fatehgarh Sahib, by the School Bus on Saturday.

SAD youth wing: The youth wing of the SAD(B) would extend all sort of help to all the SAD(B) candidates during teh coming elections. The workers of youth Akali Dal would not allow any booth rigging or highhandedness of ruling party. The youth should unite under the banner of SAD(B), said Mr Gurpreet Singh Bhatti, Senior Youth Akali Dal leader, while addressing the youth workers of the district.

Family booked: The police on Saturday registered a case under Sections 307, 498 A, 506 and 120 B of the IPC against the in-laws of Amandeep, a resident of Kartarpur. Her husband, Michel, father-in-law Sadiq Masih, mother-in-law Karmi, brothers-in-law Laddi and Bittu, sister-in-law Rikhi, brothers of the father-in-law Jagga and Gogi, have been booked for allegedly setting ablaze, torturing, and maltreating her.

Two doctors felicitated
: Two Patiala-based doctors were conferred upon with the Punjab Government state awards on the Independence day. The doctors are: Dr Kushpreet Kaur Walia, Associate Professor, In charge, Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Government Medical College and Rajindra Hospital. Dr Harshindar Kaur, Department of Paediatrics, Government Rajindra Hospital. 

Teachers’ demands: A deputation of the Punjab Government College Teachers Association , led by Mr Jaipal Singh and Dr H.S Teja, president and secretary of the Association respectively, met the Secretary (Higher Education) and apprised him of the long pending demands of government college teachers. The delegation urged the Secretary to take note of the feeder scale as per UGC notification and transfers of teachers in newly started colleges across the state. 

Retired vets meeting: An emergency meeting of the members of Retired Veterinary Officers Forum was held on here on Monday under the presidentship of Dr Krishan Mitra and the general secretary, Dr Sahib Shah Singh, in which the Forum strongly condemned the state Animal Husbandry Department for its proposal of appointing para veterinary staff as independent live stock service provider.

Appointed: Mr M.J. Walia has been elected as the chairman of the Associate Banks Officers Association. The other office bearers are: Mr Rakesh Jasra-vice chairman; Mr Amar Singh-secretary, Mr Parmod Sharma-organising secretary and Mr Chaman Lal Singla- treasurer.

Passengers irked: Thousands of passengers had to face disappointment at the computerised reservation centres at all major railway stations due to communication errors developed in the system on Sunday.



Cultural programme: The North Zone Cultural Centre and Aerizona Entertainers presented a programme of Punjabi folk songs by Jatinder Jeetu. Jeetu started with a composition from his album “Nasha” but on public demand switched over to traditional folk.

Discourse: A discourse on birth and iconography of Lord Ganesha was organised at Andale Public School, Sector 9, and Maharshi Dayanand School, Daria, by Mr Sat Pal, founder member of Pratibimb, an NGO. During the discourse the students were informed about the values of life and fidelity associated with Lord Ganesha. Mr Pal said the discourse was being held in different schools.

Mobile phone connection: A local electronics dealer has been running from pillar to post for the past two months in order to get his mobile connection re-activated. Mr Gurbachan Singh has alleged that he took an Airtel pre paid lifetime connection in April this year. However, his connection (98151- 33927) was cut off by the company after two months, on the pretext that they had not received his identification papers. On August 8, he submitted the papers to a company official and was given a receipt. But still his card was not activated. 

Cricket tournament: The Punjab Cricket Association has decided to stage an inter-college tournament with the top teams of three universities of Punjab. Announcing this at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here on Monday, Mr M.P. Pandove, Honorary Secretary of the association, said, “The tournament will start from August 22 at different district headquarters”. Fourteen teams will play for the Samuel Banerjee Trophy. 

Customer services: The Finance-cum-Engineering Secretary, Mr S.K. Sandhu, on Monday called upon the Electricity Department officials to ensure better customer services for residents of the city. The Finance Secretary was addressing a meeting of the SDOs and XENs of the Electricity Department at the UT Secretariat here. 

UT Transfers: The Engineering Department of the Chandigarh Adminis-tration today ordered nearly four dozen transfers in the Electricity Wing, an official press statement said. As many as 32 Junior Engineers in the Electricity(Operation Circle) have been transferred. Transfers have also been made in the audit and accounts wings of the department.

Peace delegation: A delegation of the World Peace Foundation visited the Punjab Congress Bhawan here on Monday. A delegation led by Ch Jalil Ahmed, former member of the Pakistan National Assembly, was welcomed by Punjab Pradesh Congress Chief Shamsher Singh Dullo and his party colleagues. Ch Ahmed had been a member of the Congress party during the pre-Partition days and hailed from Khanna, the native place of Mr Dullo. 

Vocational camp: An eight-day vocational training-cum-awareness generation camp for poor women in Janta Colony, Sector 25 was organised by Yuvsatta in association with the Chandigarh Social Welfare Board. Ms Madhu P. Singh, secretary of Yuvsatta, said such camps were being organised by their NGO in various slum settlements of Chandigarh. 

AIDS Lecture: The Rotaract Club, Medical Society and the NSS unit of MCM DAV College, Sector 36, organised a lecture on AIDS. Ms Sukrita Singh, executive member of the Blood Bank Society, and Ms Vinita Sahni, joint secretary, Blood Bank Society, urged the need to generate awareness among the youth regarding HIV/AIDS.

BOOK RELEASED: Mr Avtar Singh, Chairman of the SSIET, today released a book on “System analysis and design” written by Ms Gurpreet Kaur, Registrar of the institute. The book would help B.Technology, computer science and information technology students.

VOTER I-CARD: Nobody will be allowed to cast a vote without producing his identity card in the coming Assembly elections. This was stated by Mr Tejveer Singh, Deputy Commissioner, at a meeting held with representatives of political parties and senior officials here to review arrangements being made for the forthcoming elections. 

BHAJAN CD: A compact disc of bhajans titled “Janam Liyo Kanha” was released by the Deputy Chief Minister, Mr Chander Mohan, at a function held at Red Bishop here today. Sung by Prakash Nepali, the album comprises seven bhajans in praise of Lord Krishna. The music has been provided by Harish Mangoli and the direction has been given by Sham Lal Paori.



Merit certificates
: Four students of SD Public School, Ambala Cantt, have received merit certificates from CBSE for securing highest marks in different subjects in the board examination. School Principal K.L. Nagpal on Monday said the certificates were issued to 0.1 per cent of the students who secure highest marks. The students who received certificates are Priyanka Dang (Mathema-tics) (Class XII), Riya Bhalla (Physical Education) (Class XII), Hitesh Julka (Mathematics) (Class X) and Nidhi Jain (Science and Technology) (Class X).

STUDENTS HONOURED: Twenty students of SD College, Ambala Cantt who secured various positions in the merit list of Kurukshetra University were honoured on Monday. College Principal Desh Bandhu said the awards were presented by Mr BD Thapar, General Secretary of National Awareness Forum. The meritorious students are Aakansha Aggarwal, Aarti Diwan, Zaheera Begum, Chandni Arora, Gaurav Gupta, Vishal Chander, Sandeep Kaur, Babita Bhandari, Kalpana, Zaheer Ahmed, Pushpinder Kaur, Isha Chadha, Rekha, Jyoti Suri, Meenakshi, Bhawna Khanna, Vimal Judge, Meenakshi Jeet, Amandeep Kaur, Pratibha Goel and Deepika Arora. 



Urja divas
: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Subhashish Panda, speaking on the occasion of Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Divas on Sunday urged entrepreneurs and residents to tap non-conventional sources of power.

DC office cuts power bill
: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr R.S. Negi, addressing the Urja Divas function on Sunday said that the electricity bill of his office had come down from Rs 25,000 to Rs 3,000 per month and the residents must also save on power through judicous use.


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