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Teachers’ strike
: Teachers of about 150 colleges, backed by the Punjab and Chandigarh college teachers’ union (PCCTU), observed a strike for two periods in protest against the indifferent attitude of the state government towards the demands of the non-government aided colleges teachers. The rallies were organised at BBK DAV College, DAV College, Khalsa College, Hindu College and Shehzada Nand College.

Trains demanded:
A delegation comprising a few NGOs and social organisations met DRM (Ambala) H.R. Jaggi and apprised him of difficulties faced by commuters. They demanded two trains on the Bathinda-Patiala and Bathinda-Dhuri sections besides a night train for Delhi. The DRM assured the delegation to look into the matter.

Seminar: The vidya bharti parishad, Punjab, organised a seminar on “setu samundaram yojna-a threat to Ram Setu” at Sarvhitkari Vidya Mandir School. Surinder Jain said, “Ram Setu, an ancient bridge, was constructed by Lord Rama from Dhanushkoti to Manar (Sri Lanka).” He said a letter signed by 35 lakh people was presented to the President but no action had been taken so far.

DC complex: A new deputy commissioner complex would be constructed on the existing court complex only. This was stated by deputy commissioner R.L. Mehta here on Wednesday. He added that though its foundation stone had been laid at the ITI chowk, its was not feasible the people point of view. Moreover, people will face inconvenience if the judicial and administrative offices were at two different sites, he said.

Sangat darshan
: The 22nd sangat darshan was held here on Wednesday. Additional deputy commissioner Jaskaran Singh and SSP Dinesh Pratap listened to the grievances of people. At least 38 complaints were taken up for hearing out of which 16 were sorted out on the spot.

SEMINAR: Aryans Business School (ABS) organised a seminar on ‘Education loan, turning dreams into reality’. The focus of the seminar was to put light on the changing scenario of higher education after bank's liberal approach for the education loan. Ashok Kumar Sharma, senior branch manager, Bank of India, Sector 35, Chandigarh, was the chief guest and the seminar was presided over by Anshu Kataria, Chairman, ABS. The marketing team of officers from Bank of India was also present at the seminar. Bishamber Jha, marketing officer, Bank of India, interacting with students at the seminar threw light on dramatic changes in higher education. Kataria, group chairman, addressing the students at the seminar said realising the dearth of financial resources with some well deserving students who face problems to meet the expenses of the course; ABS has taken this step of providing them with 100 per cent bank finance.

FRESHERS’ PARTY: Senior students of Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences organised a freshers’ party with full jubilation. Dr Zora Singh, chairman, Desh Bhagat group, was the chief guest while Shalini Gupta, director, Desh Bhagat Institute presided over the function. Dr Zora Singh welcomed the new students and laid stress on making all round development of their personality as well as academics with full refulgence. Tanveer was declared Mr fresher and Shaminder Kaur as Miss fresher. Ravi and Nikita, became Mr and Miss personality. Dr Zora Singh awarded prizes to the winners and runners up.



Leopard attacks
: A leopard is said to be active in the Jhanjwani area near Ghumarwin and has killed several pets and cattle during the past several weeks causing panic among villagers. The villagers have urged the Forest Department to cage the predator and save them from its fury.

Wild animals: Led by former Kotla gram punchayat president Babu Ram Bhadol, village leaders of Jukhala valley on Wednesday, said hordes of monkeys, wild boars and stray cattle had become a menace for their standing crops. They said these animals had destroyed crops on some 25,000 bigha of land in Dadhog, Basla, Kalhi, Dagsech, Ghyal, Sohri, Panjail, Panjaittan and Luharda villages. They have demanded that the wild animals be caught by the Forest Department.

Road mishap: Two persons, including driver Bishan Das and Devanshu (5) were killed on the spot and two others were injured seriously when the driver lost control and the van skidded about 500 feet in to a gorge at Malhot village on Wednesday evening. Reports said the three children took a lift in the van a few minutes ago. The bodies were taken for a postmortem, while the injured children have been admitted here. A case has been registered.

: The Hamirpur ex-servicemen league on Wednesday urged the state government to utilise the services of their members in disaster management. Senior vice-president Lt. Col (retired) S.K.S. Chambial said they had approached the CM to utilise the potential of ex-servicemen in disaster management as they were skilled to deal with natural calamities.

Protest: The Hamirpur district unit of State Pensioners Kalyan Sangh on Wednesday took out a silent procession to highlight their demands. They carried placards and wore black badges. They have demanded medical allowance of Rs 350 per month on the Punjab pattern and increase in the basic pension by 5 per cent and 10 per cent after attaining the age of 65 and 70 years, respectively.


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