Agency raided : Officials from the DC office raided the agency’s gas supply centre at Handiaya village. Three LPG cylinders weighing less were seized. Complainant Mahinder Singh said in his complaint that the gas agency was compelling consumers to purchase a gas pipe along with the LPG cylinder. It was charging Rs 170 for the pipe which was available in the market for Rs 30. Kasturi Lal, owner of the gas agency, told the personal assistant to the DC, Sukhminder Singh, that he was selling the pipe along with the cylinder on the directions of the company.
Lucky escape: Former cabinet minister Gurkanwal Kaur escaped unhurt when the car in which she was coming from Chandigarh was hit by a truck near Rama Mandi Chowk on the national highway on Tuesday night. Gurkanwal Kaur sustained minor bruises. The police has arrested the driver and impounded the truck.
Saplings planted: Punjab medical education minister Tikshan Sood celebrated his birthday by planting saplings of “bil”, “amla” and silver oak at his residence on Wednesday. Sud said these three trees had deep symbolic significance for Indians. “Bil” symbolises Lord Shiva, “amla” Lord Vishnu and silver oak strength and vitality.
LPG safety discussed: A programme on safety and conservation was organised by Baldev Gas Agency along with NCC and NSS wings at GMN College, Ambala Cantt, on Wednesday. Dinesh Malik of Bharat Petroleum gave important safety tips about using liquid petroleum gas (LPG). Students in the audience asked questions and Arushi and Ravinder Kaur won prizes.
Chetna Yatra: A chetna yatra, organised by Haryana Pradesh Yuva Vaishya Mahasammelan, reached Ambala from Chandigarh on Wednesday. The yatra will pass through Ambala, Barara, Shahbad and Kurukshetra. An organiser said the main objective of the yatra is to generate awareness among Vaishya community and to encourage participation in an upcoming mahasammelan in Gurgaon.
Diarrhoea patients: A decline was registered in the number of diarrhoea patients in the city on Wednesday, SMO Dr Vinod Gupta said. Ten persons, who complained of diarrhoea, were admitted in Civil Hospital, Ambala Cantt, on Wednesday. While the total number of diarrhoea patients stands at 220, 30 persons are now undergoing treatment at Civil Hospital, Ambala Cantt.
Cattle census: A door to door cattle census is being conducted in all villages of Bilaspur district since September 15 and will continue till October 15, 2007. Deputy director Animal Health and Husbandry Department A N Sharma said here today the census was very important for formulation of all future cattle development plans.
Conference: Ex-servicemen are preparing to make their conference being held at Hamirpur on 21st September a success. President of the Ex-Servicememen Association Squadron Leader (retired) Brij Lal Dhiman said Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh had also been invited. The conference would also discus various problems faced by ex-servicemen in the state.