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workshop held: One day workshop on “National Education”, was held at the Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences Mandi Gobindgarh on Thursday. The workshop was convened by Dr Shalini Gupta, Director, DBIMCS, under the auspices of the Indian Rural Education Promotion Council with a view to disseminating education to poor rural masses. it was inaugurated by Mr D.R.Vij, a renowned scholar, Dr Zora Singh, Chairman of the Desh bhagat Group was the guest of honour.

nominated: Mr Sandeep Singh Dhillon, who joined SAD (B) a few weeks ago. has been nominated as member of general council of party. An appointment letter in this connection was handed over to Mr Dhillon by Mr Surjeet Singh Rakhra, MLA, at a function organised here on Friday.

DECISION HAILED: The Parliamentary Secretary Industry and Commerce and MLA, Nangal, Mr K.P.S. Rana, thanked the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, for upgrading Nangal from sub-tehsil to sub-division status. He said it was a long pending demand of he people of this town which had been fulfilled by the Congress Government. Thrilled with the decision Congress workers also organised various functions in Nangal town and burst crackers and distributed sweets in the town.

IET placements: Five students of IET, Bhaddal, were recruited by a US-based software company with operations spread across USA, India, Malaysia and Europe during campus interview held in Baddi.


35 treated for STDs: About 86 patients were checked for various ailments at the health camp organised in Colony number 4 where the Family Planning Association of India, Mohali branch, is implementing the HIV/AIDS prevention project. About 35 patients of sexually transmitted diseases were treated by Dr Minakshi Sood, Medical Officer of the Composite Targeted Intervention Project. Mr M.S. Dhillon, Project Director, and Mr Sumit Kumar, Project Manager gave an interactive talk on HIV/AIDS transmission and prevention.

MC draw on Nov 3: The draw to reserve the Municipal Corporation wards for women in both the general category and the reserved category is expected to be held on November 3. According to sources, leaders of six national political parties have been informed that the draw will be held after 3 pm on November 3. The draw has been delayed due to unavailability of the state Election Commissioner has the MCC elections are now being slated to held on December 9.

Film on Hazari Prasad Dwivedi: A team from NCERT Delhi visited the Department of Hindi, Panjab University, for making a documentary on Acharya Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, renowned hindi scholar/ writer and ex-HoD of Hindi here. The team comprised Prof Ram Janam Sharma, project director and Prof Mukund Dwivedi, son of Acharya Hazari Prasad Dwivedi and presently the vice-chairman, Hindi Sahitya Academy, Delhi.

Seminar on Air Force: A seminar on the role of the Air Force in the Indian Army was held at the Centre for Defence and National Security Studies, Panjab University. Air Vice-Marshal Ajeet Singh, VSM, Air Officer Commanding Advanced Air Wing, Western Command, Chandimandir, while delivering the lecture talked about the role and significance of the Air Force in fighting and winning wars. Prof Rakesh Datta, co-coordinator of the centre spoke about Air superiority which was a critical component of any war fighting ability.

PICNIC: As part of the celebrations of Senior Citizen’s Month, about 100 members of the Senior Citizen’s Welfare Association Greater Chandigarh, came together for a picnic in Morni Hills on Saturday. The picnic was sponsored by the Deputy Conservator of Forests, Haryana, Mr Ajay Kadiyan in the Forest Guest House. Apart from refreshments, even transport was arranged for them by the Director Transport, Mr Kalson. Packed lunch was sponsored by Director Tourism, UT Chandigarh, Vivek Atray and a cultural programme was arranged by the Director of Public Relations, Haryana.

Charge: Consequent upon the repatriation of Mr Vinay Singh, HCS, to his parent state of Haryana, the Chandigarh Administration has given the charge of the Land Acquisition Officer, Union Territory, Chandigarh, to Mr I.S. Sandhu, PCS, Additional Deputy Commissioner-cum-Sub-Divisional Magistrate (Headquarters), Chandigarh, with immediate effect. The duty would be in addition to his own duties till further orders.

Nominated: Dr Kuldeep Singh, Principal, SGGS College, Sector 26, has been nominated by the Punjab Government as a member of the Punjab School Education Board for a period of two years.

Blood donation: As many as 75 employees of Vijaya Bank donated blood at a blood-donation camp organised by the bank at its regional office in Sector 8 on Thursday. A press note issued by Regional Manager of the bank K. Naveen Kumar Hegde said the camp was a part of the platinum jubilee celebrations of the bank.


Facilities sought
: The Dainik Yatri Sewa Sangh members on Saturday reiterated their demand for better facilities at the Chandigarh railway station. The sangh members said they had given a notice to the railway officials and the notice period was over now. They are demanding that cycle stand at Panchkula side should be increased, the monthly rate should be brought down and a shed should be set up.

Honoured: Teachers, whose students had performed well at the Haryana School Education Board examination, were honoured by the Haryana Education Minister, Mr Phool Chand Mullana on Saturday. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Mullana said education was the key for progress and prosperity.

Seminar: A National level seminar on ‘India foreign policy’ in post-cold war era’' will be organised in S .A. Jain College, Ambala City, on October 30. The former Vice-Chancellor of Bikaner University, Prof Hoshiar Singh, will be the chief guest on this occasion while the Commissioner , Higher Education, Haryana, Mr Anil Kumar will preside over the function.

court decides case: The fast-track court, Ambala decided a robbery case within a period of one and half month in which the statement of 20 witnesses were examine by the prosecution. Mr A.K. Shori, judge, fast-track court acquitted the accused Vakeal and Banarsi in the robbery case registered against them in the Shejadpur police station on March 26, 2006.

inaugurated: The annual Tibetan refugee market at Ambala Cantt was inaugurated by MLA Devender Bansal on Saturday. Mr Bansal said he would extend all assistance in resolving local issues of Tibetans. The Indo-Tibet Sahyog Manch district president Mr Sonam said they would work hard and earn their living through the annual market. Among others, Mr Ramesh Katyal, Mr Narinder Pal Singh Shera, Mr Babu Lal Kanojia and Mr Raman Aggarwal were also present.

TRADERS’ CONCERN: Ambala Mixi Association and Ambala Veopar Mandal expressed great concern over the rising theft incidents. The president of Mixi Association, Mr Ashwani Goyal, and the president of Veopar Mandal, Mr Bhupinder Ittan, said the law and order situation had been deteriorating in Ambala city. A meeting of Veopar Mandal was organised at Amar Palace on Friday noon in which a large number of businessmen were present. It was decided that a delegation of Ambala business community would meet the Chief Minister, Haryana, in this regard.

Mobile phones stolen: Mobile phones worth Rs 3 lakh were stolen from a shop in Ambala city last night. A shopkeeper reportedly noticed that the locks of Bhatia Agency were broken. He informed the owner of the shop, Mr Raju Bhatia. When the shutter of the shop was opened around 75 mobile phones were found missing. Mr Bhatia said he had closed the shop last evening and locked the shutter properly. A dog squad and finger-print experts were summoned, but no clue to the thieves could be found.

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