Woodlands school awarded: Students of Woodlands Overseas School have won the national-level green school award for 2009 organised by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi. The school has been placed second in the category of real change makers across India and the first in the state. It has also bagged the best students team award. The awards were given by Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit and film personality Sharmila Tagore recently, a spokesperson of the school said. More that 15,000 schools from all over the country participated in the programme.
Provide land grab details: Deputy Commissioner, Jalandhar, Ajit Singh Pannu today directed all the departments across the district to submit the details of illegal grabbing of government land in the respective jurisdiction of the departments. He also directed that detail of cleared lands should also be submitted to the office of the Deputy Commissioner. He said that the irrigation, Zila Parishads, Municipal Corporations and committees, forest and Panchayati Raj departments are the prevalent sufferers of illegal land-grabbing cases. He said Block Development Officers and Executive Magistrates have been directed to maintain records of progress on this front.
Registry clerk suspended: Deputy Commissioner Megh Raj has suspended registry clerk Parminder Singh of Tanda sub-tehsil for finding excess cash of Rs 110 in the chest of the department on Monday. The Deputy Commissioner had made a surprise visit to the sub-teshil and found Rs 110 extra in the chest. According to the office receipt book, Rs 42,155 had been received as registry fee, Rs 2,100 as computer fee, Rs 3,000 as mutation charges and Rs 195 as copying fee. The raiding party found Rs 47,360 in the chest as against the total collection of Rs 47,250. It was also found that none of the eight stamp vendors had displayed any board depicting the stock position of the stamp papers, etc., with them. The Deputy Commissioner instructed the Naib-Tehsildar to take the necessary action against the vendors in this regard.
Bains is PTU Registrar: Dr H.S. Bains yesterday joined Punjab Technical University as its Registrar. A former Associate Professor in the Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET), he has been appointed for a period of three years. Bains has an experience of 23 years in the field of technical education. He is an alumnus of Panjab University, Chandigarh, where from he has done ME (mechanical) and PhD. He said his priority would be getting regular staff on the campus.
NC passes budget: The Phagwara Nagar Council passed the annual budget of Rs 17.41 crore for the year 2010-11 in a meeting held here today. As much as Rs 70 lakh would be spent on the construction of the roads in the town, Rs 85 lakh on the construction of the streets, Rs 1.1 crore on sewerage, Rs five lakh for installations of new computers, Rs 2.75 crore for streetlights, Rs 40 lakh for the sanitation and Rs 60.52 lakh for the laying of new sewerage of the Phagwara town.
UT power workers hold dharna: Members of the UT Powermen Union organised a dharna in Sector 17 in support of their demands. Addressing the dharna, various speakers flayed the Chandigarh Administration for its failure to implement the already-agreed demands of the employees. Prominent among those who spoke were Gopa Datt Joshi, Bhagmal Rana, Chandra Sekhar and Ram Sarup. A memorandum of demands was also submitted to the Adviser of the UT Administrator Pradip Mehra.
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Srinagar 2 die in mishaps: Two persons were killed and four injured in different road accidents across the Kashmir valley. A Tata Sumo going from Chowkibal to Kralpora overturned at Santhipora, Kupwara, near Trehgam, resulting in injuries to three persons. The injured were shifted to SKIMS,Soura, where Irshad Iqbal Sheikh succumbed to his injuries.
2 die in mishaps: Two persons were killed and four injured in different road accidents across the Kashmir valley. A Tata Sumo going from Chowkibal to Kralpora overturned at Santhipora, Kupwara, near Trehgam, resulting in injuries to three persons. The injured were shifted to SKIMS,Soura, where Irshad Iqbal Sheikh succumbed to his injuries.