Red Cross ‘Pangurra’ plan: The Red Cross Society has decided to launch a ‘Pangurra’ scheme to enable parents of unwanted children to leave them with the society for upbringing. Kahan Singh Pannu, deputy commissioner-cum-chairman of the society, stated this while inaugurating the Family Health and Welfare fair-2007 at the Jallianwala Bagh Memorial Civil Hospital here on Wednesday. Meanwhile, a three-day fair to create awareness among residents on the facilities provided by the Health Department was also held at the Civil Hospital.
‘Minar-e-Shaheedan’: The SGPC should construct a “Minar-e-Shaheedan” in the memory of those killed in Operation Bluestar. Kanwarpal Singh, Dal Khalsa general secretary, in a letter to SGPC president Avtar Singh here on Wednesday said the committee should implement the decision passed by its interim committee.
Non-conventional energy: Due to lack of human vision, biodiversity is being lost and soil being rendered barren. This was stated by social worker Inderjeet Kaur, president, All-India Pingalwara Society, here while inaugurating a refresher course on environment studies at Guru Nanak Dev University here on Wednesday. Avinash Nagpal, course coordinator, also spoke on the occasion.
Convention: A convention of the unemployed B Ed teachers wil be held on December 23 at Teachers’ Hom in Bathinda. Sukhwinder Kaur, press secretary of the front spearheading the agitation fighting for the rights of the unemployed B Ed teachers, said that preparations for the convention were in full swing. Various groups of unemployed B.Ed teachers in the city and different blocks are holding meetings to ensure that a large number of unemployed teachers take part in the protest. According to state vice-president of the front, Sukhdarshan Singh, the government is delaying the recruitments without any reason. He also said that the convention in Bathinda would mark the beginning of their protest.
ATM installed: The State Bank of Patiala has installed an ATM at Bibiwala road, near Narang Children’s Hospital to help people in the area. K.K. Yadav, chief administrator, Bathinda Development Authority, inaugurated the ATM where customers of other banks can also avail of the service at nominal charges.
Say no to drugs: Ambuja Cement Foudation, Bathinda, has intensified its drive against drugs. In a programme organised on Thursday, Somy Tungwalia sung a song 'nasheyan ne kha leya Punjab rangla' inspiring the youth to say no to drugs. Buta Dhaliwal and party staged a play in this context and also showcased a choreography depicting the effects of drugs.
Valmiki statue: Raja Singh Sahota, president, Chandsar, street Thekewali, demanded the arrest of the accused, who broke the statue of Lord Valmiki at Valmiki Chowk, some days back. Stating the incident as a shameful act, he said it has hurt the sentiments of Valmiki's followers.
Body found: The railway police recovered an unidentified dead body on the
Chandigarh-Kalka railway track on Thursday. The victim, in his 50s, was dressed in a blue sweater and blue trousers. According to the police, he was seen on the tracks late on Wednesday night and seemed to have been crushed by an oncoming train. The body was sent to the Dera Bassi civil hospital for identification.
SAD (A) hails US sanctions: The SAD (A) has hailed economic sanctions on Myanmar for banning democracy by the US House of Representatives. SAD (A) chief Simranjit Singh said here on Wednesday that the USA had taken a correct measure. He said the party felt that US President Bush was eager to end military rule in Myanmar.
Theft: In a complaint lodged with the city police, one Gurpal Singh Grewal of village Tahliwala
Jattan, former director of Markfed, Punjab, said that after getting a car service, he stopped in front of the workshop on Fazilka-Malout road for some work. But when he came back to his car, he found that his bag containing cash, about Rs 50,000 and important documents was missing.
Constituted: In order to check adulteration of milk in the district, deputy commissioner Bhagwant Singh has constituted a team comprising sub-divisional magistrate, district health officer, deputy director (dairy development) and representatives from police department. The DC said that the team has been asked to take random samples from milk-selling outlets and conduct tests on the spot. He added that on Thursday morning, the team conducted four tests near village Jhoke Harihar. Since two of the samples failed the test, a legal action was recommended against them.
Elected: In its general body meeting held on Thursday, the following members have been unanimously elected as office-bearers of the district unit of the Punjab Medical Representative’s Association: president:
I.J.S. Bedi; secretary: Damanjeet Singh; vice -president: Gurmail Singh; joint secretary: Sanjeev Gulati and treasurer: O P
New EO takes over: Amrit Lal Bansal has taken over as executive officer (EO) of Gurdaspur Municipal Council. Bansal earlier served with Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat and Mohali Municipal Council in the same capacty. He played a role in the beautification of Sri Anandpur Sahib during the 300-year celebrations of the Khalsa
Varsity closed today: As the Punjab Government has declared December 21 as a holiday on account of
Id-ul-Zuha , Punjabi University's vice-chancellor Dr Jaspal Singh has ordered the closure of all the teaching, research and non-teaching departments of the university on December 21. According to Dr Gurmail Singh, coordinator, examinations of the university, all examinations, however, would be held as per schedule.
Samples collected: As many as 13 samples of milk, gur, desi ghee, sugar, salt and maize flour have been collected in the past three days by a team of the Health Department. District health officer K.C. Goyal said all samples had been sent to the Chandigarh laboratory for testing.
Woman commits suicide: Palwinder Kaur (25) of Sito Nauabad village, 28 km from here, died after allegedly consuming some poison on Wednesday night after reportedly having a dispute with her husband. Police sources said a case under Section 306, IPC, had been registered against the husband, Lovepreet Singh. Both were singers and ran a musical group.The accused is absconding.