Sports trials: The Punjab Sports Department will conduct the trials to select the state teams on October 9 at 10 am at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana. The selected teams will participate in the 35th National Sports Festival for Women Group-I from October 21 to 24 to be held in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, and Group-III from November 11 to 14 to be held in Margao, Goa.This was stated by Director, Sports, Punjab, Pargat Singh. The Group-I would include the games of basketball, handball, table tennis and swimming, while group-II includes gymnastics, kho-kho, kabbaddi and volleyball. The National Sports Festival for Women is organised by the Sports Authority of India every year.
2 killed, 1 injured in accident:Two persons were killed and one injured when a milk tanker, in which they were travelling, rammed into a stationary truck at Nanpur village, near Sahnewal, here this evening. The deceased have been identified as Amarjeet Singh (32) and Sukhwinder Singh (38) who died on the spot. Both were working at Reliance Milk. The driver of tanker, Satnam Singh, who was sitting next to them, was injured.
NRI honoured:Baba Banda Singh Bahadur International Manch today felicitated Karamjit Singh, an NRI, and general secretary of the USA branch of the manch at a function organised at Rajguru Nagar here. Krishan Kumar Bawa, chairman of the body, along with former minister Malkiat Singh Dakha, Buta Singh Hans, Niraml Singh Kaira, presented a portrait of Banda Bahadur and a shawl to him.
Industrial and Business Park: The Chandigarh administration has changed the name of Industrial Area to Chandigarh Industrial and Business Park with immediate effect, an official press release said here on Tuesday.
Housing Board staff strike work: In continuation with their ongoing agitation, the All J&K Housing Board Employees Association on Tuesday protested against the arbitrariness of the department for not paying them salaries as per the sixth pay commission, pension benefits and regularisation of ad hoc workers. They held protest before the office of Managing Director, J&K Housing Board, Green Belt Park Gandhi Nagar, Jammu. The association also decided to extend two days token strike on Wednesday and Thursday also. The work of the Housing Board got paralysed both in Jammu as well as Kashmir divisions.
Seminar on Urdu language: A one-day seminar on Urdu has been presided over by Prof Sageer Ifraheem of Aligarh Muslim University. Novelist and short-story writer Sham Sunder Anand Lehar was the chief guest on the occasion. “Urdu had played a vital role in maintaining the communal harmony in the past so it is the duty of Urdu writers to write literary pieces which could spread the message of love and brotherhood in the subcontinent, Shohab Inayat Malik, head of the Urdu Department, said. Three speakers Assdullah Wani, Liaquat Jafri and Mushtaq Wani described Urdu as a language of peace, love and civilisation.
Oz army chief visits Northern Command Hq: General Ken J Gillespie, Australian army chief, visited the Northern Command headquarters at Udhampur on Tuesday. He was accompanied by Lt Col Michael Ryan and Capt (N) JD Mead. Gen Gillespie. He was accorded a very warm reception on arrival. Northern Command spokesperson Col DK Kachari said during his brief visit the Australian army chief held a cordial discussion with Lt-Gen BS Jaswal, GoC-in-C Northern Command. He also interacted with other senior officers of the Northern Command headquarters and was briefed about the operational and functional aspects of this sensitive formation. A banquet lunch was organised in his honour at the Command Officers Mess.