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Transfer flayed
: Taking serious note of a Mohali doctor being shifted for showing disrespect to a local MLA, the IMA president of the Punjab unit. Dr Amrit Sethi, said on Wednesday that the IMA must put up a candidate against the Punjab Health Minister, Mr Surinder Singla.

Memo to CM: A delegation of the Punjab, Municipal Inspectors Association on Wednesday handed over a memorandum to the Chief Minister seeking adjustment of octroi employees.

Effigies burnt
: Hundreds of activists of the youth wing of the SAD (B) burnt the effigies of the Chief Minister and the PPCC Vice-President before the office of the Deputy Commissioner to lodge their protest against the alleged corruption in mega projects dated by the state.

Camp for locals: A lok suvidha camp to redress the grievances of the locals was organised on Wednesday at Grain Market Complex. As many as 2000 persons attended the camp.

Three arrested
: The local police has solved the theft of electric motors with the arrest of three persons. Those arrested have been identified as Paramjit Singh, alias Billa of Kharla, the kingpin of this gang, Gurnam Singh, alias Gama, and Ravinder Singh, alias Ravi, both of Chalang. As many as 14 electric motors had been seized from their possession.

PENSION SOUGHT: Various workers unions, including the Electricity Board Employees Federation, Sugar Mill Workers Union, FCI Workers Union, Trade Union Council, Punjab Roadways Workers Union and CPI, on Thursday issued a joint statement and demanded the restoration of pension for teachers of the aided schools, which had been stopped since 2003, and recruitment of teachers to the vacant posts to raise the standard of education. Mr Avtar Singh Gill, secretary, CPI, Jagraon, Bhupinder Singh, President, PSEB Employees Federation, Jagraon, demanded stern action against the anti-social elements in the wake of recent cases of theft and snatching.

AWARENESS PROGRAMME : Dr Ashok Sharma, Chairman, Jagraon Citizen Welfare Council, disclosed that the council was going to organise a five-day awareness programme for women at Government High School, Swaddi Khurd, from December 24 to 28.



CBI employees strike: Employees and officers of the Central Bank of India held a demonstration at Bank Square, Sector 17, here on Friday. They were protesting the attack on trade union rights, unilateral changes in staff-related policies, harassment of employees and officers, and non-implementation of agreed decisions. 

New LIC Scheme: Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has launched Money Plus, its unit-linked endorsement plan, which combines benefits of market-related investment returns and insurance cover. Mr Mahendra Kumar, Senior Divisional Manager, Chandigarh Division, said the plan is available for individuals between 0- 65 years of age. The minimum premium is Rs 10,000 under single premium.


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