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Seminar held
: A two-day interaction programme on “Partners in progress”  of the Punjab State  Electricity board (PSEB) was organised by the human resource development wing of the board in collaboration with the Chandigarh education consulting group. The programme was held as a process to share views of trade union leaders on management and finding ways to increase productivity.

Batala has no SSP
: Resentment prevails among people of the town due to non-fulfilment of the post of the Batala police district chief which has been lying vacant since March 13. At present Gurdaspur district police chief Kanwar Vijay Partap Singh has the dual charge of both the districts.

PNB credit plan
: The District Credit Plan for 2007-08 of Rs 1363.65 crore prepared by the Punjab National Bank (PNB) was released by the Deputy Commissioner, Hoshiarpur, D. K. Tiwari on Monday. While divulging details, the DC apprised that the total credit target of Rs 1363.65 crore covering 220866 beneficiaries is higher by 22.45 percent as compared to the last year.

Electrocution: A migrant labourer Amar Pal, hailing from UP, was electrocuted while repairing the electric motor of a tubewell in the fields of Balbir Singh at village Rampur of this district last evening. After taking the body in its custody, police has sent it for postmortem.

Diabetes camp
: Lions Club organised a free diabetes detection-cum-awareness camp here on Sunday. Out of 75 persons examined, 25 were found diabetic.

Office-bearers elected: Transporter Iqbal Singh was unanimously elected president of the Lions Club, Nawanshahr city, here on Monday. The Vidhyadhar Temple Trust (Mishran Mandir) also elected its office-bearers. While Kasturi Lal Daura has been elected president, Dr Shiv Kumar Tejpal and Suresh Narad have been chosen as general secretary and treasurer respectively.



EYE CAMP: The Charak Clinics, Mohali, in association with the S.S. Jain Sabha, organised an eye check-up camp at Dera Bassi on Sunday. The camp witnessed 500 patients in the OPD. 150 persons were found to have cataract and have been scheduled for free surgery. Besides, 120 persons were given spectacles at the camp, a press note said.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the ITI Employees Union, UT Chandigarh: Chairman-Baljit Singh; president-D.R. Sharma; vice-president-Ramesh Chander; general secretary-C.P. Yadav; joint secretary-Rajesh Kaushal and finance secretaries-P.P. Singh and Ram Kumar.

RETIRED: Ramesh Kumar Wadhawan, assistant chemical engineer (ACE), Punjab, retired from services on Saturday. He had put 37 years in service. Wadhawan was a member of the Drug Advisory Committee and also of the Pharmacy Council of Punjab.

Farewell: Students of the P.G. department of biotechnology of DAV College here organised a farewell for the students of MSc II. Principal S. Marriya wished the outgoing students a very bright future. He said the department was started under the guidance of Dr Kakoli Biswas. He offered the outgoing batch permanent positions in the department if they qualified the UGC norms. Sonam Sharma was declared Ms Biotechnology and Ankush Sharma was adjudged Mr Biotechnology. Ashita Kapoor was declared Ms Petty Smile, Vishi Sethi most well-dressed and Sunny Dheer most handsome.


ACCEPTED: BJP district president Sushil Aggarwal said on Monday that the resignation of Dr K.D. Sharma from the primary membership of the party had been accepted. Aggarwal said the party was aware of the proximity of Dr Sharma with INLD supremo Om Prakash Chautala for the past many years.

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