Synthetic khoya seized: The health department during a raid on Monday recovered synthetic khoa and sweets made of it from a shop in Mansa city. Civil surgeon Dr G.S. Nagi said that the health department team recovered one quintal of synthetic khoa from a shop of Shiv Charan Dass.
Increase bonus for paddy: CPI: National Council member of Communist Party of India, Hardev Singh Arsi, has expressed concern over the improper purchasing and lifting of paddy in the markets of Punjab. Arsi said the officials of agencies had been operating from Chandigarh. He said they should visit the grain markets in the state to know the problems in procurement. The CPI member demanded that the state government should increase the bonus for paddy.
Patwari dismissed: A patwari, who was awarded one year jail term and fined Rs 1,000 by a court, was on Monday dismissed from service by the deputy commissioner of Mansa. A case was registered against Patwari Roop Lal of Malakpur by the Vigilance Bureau on April 9, 2003 for receiving bribe.
Children Science Congress: To popularise science among students, the Haryana State Council for Science and Technology (HSCST) has decided to organise District Children Science Congress (DCSCs) in each district of the state during November and December. A spokesman for the HSCST said the DCSCs would be organised through the District Popularisation Coordination Committee headed by the deputy commissioner concerned and after culmination of DCSCs, a state-level Children Science Congress would also be organised.
Camp for Haj pilgrims: A three-day camp for Haj pilgrims commenced here on Monday. In all, 66 persons of from the district are taking part in it. The participants of the camp will be immunised on October 29. According to Kariarshad, a member of the Himachal Pradesh Haj Committee, 191 persons from all over the state will assemble in Delhi on November 1 and leave for the pilgrimage from Delhi to Mecca by air on November 4.
VAT return date extended: The government has extended the last date for submission of the annual VAT returns for 2007-08 in form VAT-XV-A to November 30 to facilitate traders. A notification in this regard was issued here on Monday, an official spokesman said.
Wages of anganwari workers up: Anganwari workers and helpers will get monthly emoluments of Rs 1,800 and Rs 950, respectively, following the decision of the Centre to revise the honorarium with effect from April, 2008.
An official spokesperson said additional annual benefit would be Rs 6,000 to the workers and Rs 3,000 to helpers. The Diwali gift from the Government of India would benefit about 36,500 anganwari workers and helpers working in 18,248 anganwari centres in the state.