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Pensioners’ woes: The Punjab Government has granted interim relief to its pensioners from November,2006. However most of the pension disbursing banks across the state have made wrong calculations of the interim relief . The calculation formula varies from bank to bank. It has left the pensioners high and dry. In a communique to Principal Secretary, Finance, the Punjab Government Pensioners' Association has urged the authorities to furnish 'illustrations to the banks regarding calculation of interim relief on pension in general and pension with old-age allowance in particular.

Function organised: Shri Ram Utsav Committee, Miller Ganj organised a function near Celebration Plaza , Dana Mandi, to honour those religious bodies which participated in the shobha yatra The function was presided over by Chairman Chaman Lal of Sri Ram Charitable Trust. The chief guest was Mr Vikas Pratap (IAS) Commissioner Municipal Corporation.

New SSP takes charge:
Mr Shiv Kumar Verma on Monday took over as the new SSP, police district of Jagraon. Mr R.K. Jaiswal, former SSP, has been transferred as AIG, Modernisation, Chandigarh.

Seminar for kids of Army men: The Indian Ex-Services League Punjab and Chandigarh is holding a seminar on January 14 at Lopon Ashram, Jagraon, for the kids of Army men and ex-servicemen. Capt Gulzar Singh Virk stated this in a press note issued here on Monday. The kids would be given information about immigration to Australia, Canada and England.



Telephone cables stolen
: An inter-state gang had allegedly stolen telephone cables laid by the BSNL on the intervening night of December 25 and 26, 2006. Due to this about 5,000 connections went out of order. BSNL authorities had lodged complaint with the police and subscribers were assured connectivity within three to four days. But the company had failed to restore the telephone lines so far. This has forced its subscribers to switch over to other companies.


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