Residential complex for JCOs, jawans inaugurated: An environment-friendly residential complex for JCOs and jawans of Vajra Corps was inaugurated in the cantonment area here today. Each set in the complex has two bedrooms and a multi-utility room. A press note stated that 42 JCOs and 282 ORs were handed over the accommodation.
Blood donation camp: The local Blood Donors Council (BDC) organised a voluntary blood donation camp here on Thursday at BDC Complex to mark National Voluntary Blood Donation Day. As many as 80 units of blood were collected.
Senior citizens honoured: The local Social Security Department in collaboration with Human Rights Manch organised a function to mark Senior Citizens Day here on Thursday. Senior citizens belonging to different blocks were honoured.
Diabetes detection: Baldev Nayyar, a veteran social worker, organised diabetes detection-cum-awareness camp at Rai Heart Hospital, Banga, on Thursday. He examined as many as 98 persons, out of which 68, including 51 women were found diabetic.
Power Shutdown: Power will remain suspended to following areas on account of maintenance work. On 3-10-09 , from 7 am to 1 pm at Suraj Nagar, Chimni road, Tedi road, Satgur Nagar, Fateh Singh Nagar, Medh colony, Jandha Nagar Gali No.1, 20, 22 and 30 and Dashmesh Nagar. On 4-10-09, from 12 am to 5 pm at Circuit House, Telephone exchange, Krishan Nagar, Maharaj Nagar, Gobind Nagar and Hathi Complex.
BJP workers stage dharna: About 100 BJP workers staged a dharna earlier this week outside the Municipal Complex in the sub-divisional town Suratgarh of Sriganganagar district as legislator Gangajal Meel inaugurated the Rajiv Gandhi auditorium that has been developed at a cost of Rs 18 lakh by the Congress ruled council. The Congress workers reciprocated from inside the complex. The BJP claimed that the council had a few years back resolved to raise the auditorium as a tribute to the former RSS chief Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar. But after the formation of the present Congress-led government in Rajasthan, the council had named the complex as Rajiv Gandhi Sabhagaar. This is unfair, the party said.
Medical check-up camp
Bathinda: A medical check-up camp and an extension lecture on swine flu was organised at Dasmesh Girls College of Education, Badal, with the help of the doctors of Civil Hospital, Badal. Dr Jastej Singh Kullar MD and Dr Parshotam Singla were present on this occasion. Dr SS Sangha, principal, Dasmesh Girls College of Education, Badal, welcomed the guests. In the end Dr SS Sangha thanked the doctors and their team for their co-operation. Bhushan Pal, ophthalmic officer, conducted eye check-up. — TNS
New SSP assumes charge
Mansa: Hardyal Singh Mann on Thursday took charge as new SSP of Mansa. After assuming the charge, he said preference would be given to maintaining peaceful atmosphere and providing good police administration. Speaking on the increasing trend of drug addiction, he said good police administration and peaceful atmosphere would be helpful in eradicating this
Moffar flays Badal
Mansa: District Congress president and MLA Ajit Inder Singh Moffar has criticised the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for his failure to fulfill basic needs of people. In a statement here on Thursday, he said electricity is the basic need of people but SAD-BJP failed to ensure proper electricity supply to the farmers, domestic consumers and industrialists. Now, the CM was expressing his inability to provide electricity. He demanded that the CM should step down because his government could not provide basic amenities to people of the state. Financial crisis has gripped the state and people were not getting the benefits of welfare schemes, he added. Moffar pointed out that Congress had provided proper electricity and water supply to people during its regime. He blamed that Parkash Singh Badal had misguided and misled people by making false promises. — OC
CHAMBA Fire in building: A three-storeyed building, housing two families, was burnt to the ground and an old woman scorched by the fire in Kumaharka village falling in Kolka panchayat in Chamba district on Wednesday, according to a report received here on Thursday. The report said the woman was admitted to regional hospital, Chamba, for undergoing medical treatment. The people did their best to douse the flames of the destructive fire but to no avail. Tentative loss caused due to fire had been put at more than Rs 12 lakh, the report said; adding that two families belonging to Kirpa Ram and Des Raj had been affected. The officials had disbursed an immediate relief of Rs 50,000 to the fire victims. NURPUR
Fire in building: A three-storeyed building, housing two families, was burnt to the ground and an old woman scorched by the fire in Kumaharka village falling in Kolka panchayat in Chamba district on Wednesday, according to a report received here on Thursday. The report said the woman was admitted to regional hospital, Chamba, for undergoing medical treatment. The people did their best to douse the flames of the destructive fire but to no avail. Tentative loss caused due to fire had been put at more than Rs 12 lakh, the report said; adding that two families belonging to Kirpa Ram and Des Raj had been affected. The officials had disbursed an immediate relief of Rs 50,000 to the fire victims.
Motorcycle expedition held: A motorcycle expedition was organised at Air Force station, Jammu, as part of the 77th anniversary of the IAF. A team of 16 bikers were flagged off by Station Commander Group Captain Ghar Singh from the Air Force station.
Medical camp held: The Dah Artillery Brigade on Thursday organised a medical camp in Beri Pattan and Dharat villages. Residents of Siyal, Gunni, Kheri and Mangaldevi attended the camp and availed facilities that included a gynaecologist and two physicians from the administration apart from the medical officers from the Army. A team of veterinary doctors was also present for attending to the cattle and other livestock of the farmers.
CRPF jawan injured: A CRPF jawan was injured on Thursday when his service rifle went off accidentally inside a camp here. Constable HN Roy of E-Company of 44th Battalion was cleaning the weapon inside the camp at Shah Cinema near the Qammerwari chowk when it went off accidentally, officials said. The bullet hit his left leg. Shah Cinema, like other cinema halls, in the city was taken over by the paramilitary forces in the early 90’s following eruption of militancy in the state.
Rather: Taxes Dept to
be reorganised: The state Commercial Taxes Department would be reorganised and its functioning further streamlined, Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather said on Tuesday. “Everything possible would be done to reorganise and rejuvenate the department and make it one of the premier revenue generating departments,” Rather said while reviewing the working of the department at a meeting here on Tuesday. Calling for more dedication on the part of the officers of the department, he said officers have to put in their maximum effort and make it a habit to perform with zeal. Rather also stressed the need for conducting regular inspection and to identify the areas known for tax evasion.