Gate rally: The Technical Services Union (TSU) organised a gate rally at the sub-divisional office of the Punjab State Electricity Board here on Friday. While addressing the rally, local chief of the union Balwant Singh criticised the board for “politically motivated” transfers of some employees.
Memorandum: The Railway Passengers Association (North Zone) in a memorandum submitted to the Bikaner DRM during his visit resented that number of AC chair car seats in 2481-2482 Sriganganagar-New Delhi train had not been increased despite assurances by higher authorities. The association also demanded one more ordinary coach for 3007-3008 Udyan Abha Toofan Express.
Honoured: Principal of the DAV College here, Dr B C Josan, honoured parents of Vikramjeet Duggal, a former student of the college, who had the privilege of becoming the first IPS in the area, here on Friday. Dr Josan offered a shawl to Vikramjeet’s father K.L. Duggal.
DAV principal gets award: DAV International School principal Anjana Gupta received an award for “Excellence in chosen field” at the 16th national seminar on “Individual contributions on growth of social and economic fibre of the world.”
Travel agent booked: Rajiv Walia, a fake travel agent of Jalandhar, has been booked under sections 420 and 406 of the IPC by the local police for defrauding Kartar Singh, a resident of the town, of Rs 5 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad.
Subsidy: The state government has approved the apple carton and transport subsidy policy for the current harvesting season. An official spokesperson said the subsidy on Agro India Packaging manufactured telescopic cartons for apple would be given at the rate of Rs 2 per carton, upto maximum limit of Rs 2,400, for small orchardists having upto 10 bighas of land under fruit cultivation. He said the sale price of telescopic cartons manufactured by AIPIL would be Rs 34.50 per carton and orchardists will be eligible for subsidy from April 1, 2007 to December 15, 2007.