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It would be all in Punjabi in PAU
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana June 20
Punjab Agricultural University has issued "strict" instructions to all its employees that all inter and intra- official communication should be held in Punjabi only.

This follows directions issued by the chief secretary, Punjab, making it mandatory to use the state language, Punjabi, for official work.

This has been communicated to the staff of PAU, its colleges, departments, Krishi Vigyan Kendras and the Agricultural Advisory Centre by Dr V.K. Sharma, Registrar, PAU.

The circular states that as per the Punjab State Language Act, 1967, the administrative correspondence should be done in Punjabi which enjoys the status of the state language.

Though a long span of 40 years has passed since the formulation of this Act, it has been noticed that some officials still use English for official work in gross violation of the Act which can incur action under Rule 5 of the Punjab Govt Services (Punishment and Appeal) Act, 1970, and the Government Employees Code of Conduct 1966.

However, a lenient view in this regard has caused problems in popularisation of the state language.

The communication further says that the Punjab Government has taken strict notice of violations in use of the Punjabi language for official purposes.

Hence, the officials concerned must use Punjabi for official communication and take action in case of violation in their departments.



Airline selects air-hostess institute student
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 20
It is a dream come true when one finds herself in the profession one aspires for. What could one expect when selection proceeds before the completion of the course? All set to start her career as an air hostess with Jet Airways, Harleen Bagga today expressed these views while adding that she had also been selected for Kingfisher Airlines.

Meetu Nayyar, communication skills facilitator, said on behalf of the Flying Cats branch, "We are all elated with the success of our student. With selections in the best airlines to begin with we have set standards for other students. They have to deliver bigger and better. We are sure our students will keep up the good work."



Opportunity for Ryanites
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 20
Ryan Group of Institutions has entered into an association with International Education Centre, District School 42, British Columbia, with the purpose of providing various career opportunities abroad to the students of Ryan & St Xavier's Group of schools.

A workshop was organised today in this regard. Michael Polan, director, International Education Centre, District 42, British Columbia, conducted the informative session wherein the parents were informed and detailed about the careers which the above institution is going to provide to the Ryanites, in association with the Ryan Group of Institutions.

Parents of Ryan, Ludhiana, were more than anxious to know what all streams and vocational courses could their children take up to make a better future.



MBA CIT at MTS college

Ludhiana, June 20
Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women has endeavoured to initiate MBA CIT i.e. Master in Business Administration Commerce and Information Technology, which is affiliated to Panjab University, Chandigarh.

This course is sponsored by the University Grant Commission (U.G.C). The entrance test will be conducted by Panjab University, Chandigarh on July 2 on the college campus. Forms for this course are available in the college campus. Last date for the submission of forms is June 25. — TNS



Man, beloved in judicial custody
Our Correspondent

Jagraon, June 20
Veerpal Kaur, 21, of Jhoraran and Baljinder Singh, alias Raj of Heran, were arrested by the Raikot police under sections 328, 366, IPC, yesterday. They were today produced before Gurdarshan Kaur SDJM, Jagraon, who remanded them in judicial custody till July 4.

According to information, Baljinder is a married person and has a daughter. He allegedly assured Veerpal that he would marry her by divorcing his wife. He lured her into marrying him. He also allegedly pressured his father to deposit a large sum of money in his bank account so that he could go abroad with Veerpal. His father sold land to arranged money. However, Baljinder and Veerpal were arrested when they were about to withdraw money. Parents of Veerpal had lodged a complaint against Baljinder with the police.

2 thefts cases

The house of Kamaljit Singh at Rurka village was burgled and the burglars decamped with eight tolas of gold, a watch and Rs 9,000. The Dehlon police has registered a case under sections 380, 457, IPC. In the second incident, a gold chain worth Rs 14,000 of Jasvir Kaur of Khudai Chak was stolen. A case under Section 379, IPC, has been registered. No arrest has been made so far.

3 held with poppy husk

Raikot and Sidhwan Bet police have arrested three persons with poppy husk. In the first incident, Joga Singh, alias Raju of Talwara, and Paramjit Singh, alias Sonu of Burj Hari Singh, were arrested and six kg of poppy husk was seized from their possession. In the other incident, Arandeep Kumar of Swaddi Kalan was arrested by the Sidhwan Bet police from Janetpura village and 25 kg of poppy husk was seized from his possession. Cases under the NDPS Act have been registered.

PSEB coil stolen

Thieves have stolen 63 KVA TF coil worth Rs 52,000 of the Punjab State Electricity Board, Sidhwan Bet. The police has registered a case under Section 379, IPC, on the complaint of Amar Singh, assistant engineer, Sidhwan Bet.



Singing contest for best singer
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 20
The Yaadgar-e-Rafi Society, Chandigarh, is holding the first round of the singing competition for the best singer award in male and female categories for senior participants above 18 years of age on June 24, 2007 at Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16, Chandigarh, at 8.00 am.

This time the society has dedicated the contest to music maestro O.P. Nayyar. Male singers will sing Rafi songs and the female Asha’s.

For any other information please contact B.D. Sharma, 9814731112.



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