Condemned: The Punjab Students Union ( Shaheed Randhawa) has condemned the transfer of 16 teachers from the Government Rajindra College and promised to protest against the decision. They claimed through a press note that Rajindra College is synonymous with ‘more students and less teachers’ syndrome. Already, a lot of teachers were working on ad-hoc basis in the college. It further said that since 1996, the state government had not been recruiting teachers, which is affecting the education alstandards.
Pollution: The Public Library of Bathinda has claimed that the ash produced by thermal power plant here has adversely affected everyone’s life in the city. General secretary of the library, Jagdish Singh Ghai, said that the air pollution was the reason behind burning sensation in eyes, asthma, skin diseases and TB among residents. And during the winter season, the ash remains confined to a limited area and hence intensity of pollution increases.
Arrested: The Boha police here on Wednesday arrested Kamaljeet Singh, son of Labh Singh of Ram Nagar, Bhattal, Buta Singh, son of Hari Singh of Khiala Kalan, and Rinku, son of Harbans Singh of Mullanwala, for possessing illegal arms and a stolen motorcycle.
TB camp: An awareness session under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme was arranged in Bareta with the help of the Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Sports Club. Jagdish Rai Kulrian, communication facilitator, appealed that any person diagnosed with TB should get DOT therapy from the nearest DOT centre, free of cost.
Urged: The Federation of Aarhti Assocaition of Punjab has urged the Punjab government to withdraw its notification regarding giving direct payments to farmers for their produce through account payee cheques. In a press release, the federation also demanded that a special meeting be convened on the issue.
Holiday in Sangrur dist today: Sangrur DC
V.K. Ohri on Wednesday evening announced a holiday under Section 25, Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, on January 17 in the district in memory of Kuka martyrs. Earlier in the day, bank employees, led by Pali Ram
Bansal, secretary, All-India Gramin Bank Officers Association, had met PWD B&R minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa and sought a holiday.
Seminar: A seminar on tourism was organised in DAV College, Ambala city. Head of the tourism department Dr K.K. Kamara was the chief guest. Kamara said there were lot of opportunities in tourism. He asked the students to take degrees and experience before entering this field. Ashok Thakur, S.K. Gupta and Ravi Gulati also spoke.
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MC official meets senior citizens: A special tour was conducted by Syed Haq Nawaz, municipal commissioner, Srinagar, to review the arrangements made with respect to cleanliness, streetlights and other civic amenities in the Shia Muslim dominated areas of Srinagar on Wednesday. He interacted with a number of senior citizens who expressed satisfaction over the sanitary and other arrangements.
One killed in road accident: One person died, while another was injured when their Alto car collided with a Sumo near Pattan in Baramulla district on Tuesday. In another accident, a Sumo hit a horse cart on the Gulmarg road near Mazhama Budgam. The horse died on the spot.
Jawan dies under mysterious circumstances: Ashish Mala, a jawan of the 6/8 GR, died under mysterious circumstances on Wednesday. He reportedly fell unconscious, while attending a camp at Chumathang Nyuma in Leh district, and was later declared dead. The police has registered a case and started inquest proceedings.
Man from Nepal dies of burns: Inder Bahadur hailing from Nepal died due to severe burn injuries at Khalsi in Leh district of Ladakh region. The police said they were investigating into the matter.
Pilgrims return: Another batch of 171 Haj pilgrims, including 56 women, reached here by a special Haj flight from Jeddah. In all, 4,684 Hajis have arrived so far in 22 sorties. The last batch of Hajis is expected to arrive here on January 26.