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Jail Guards Assn office-bearers elected
: Lakhbir Singh and Paramjeet Singh have been elected as chairman and president of the Bathinda unit of the Punjab Jail Guards Association, respectively. Other office-bearers are: Rajinder Singh Raju (vice-president), Mohinder Singh (general secretary), Karam Singh (treasurer) and Darshan Singh (adviser).

4 IAS officers shifted:
The government on Tuesday transferred four IAS officers with immediate effect. Balbir Singh Sudan becomes Secretary to the Government of Punjab, Department of Personnel and General Administration; Ramesh Kumar Ganta will be the new Secretary, Department of Home Affairs and Justice; Anurag Verma goes as Secretary, Department of Revenue and also holds an additional charge of member secretary, fourth Punjab Finance Commission and also holds an additional charge of Director, Land Records Settlements and Consolidations and Land Acquisition, Jalandhar. Arvinder Singh Bains is the new MD, Punjab State Warehousing Corporation.

Students told how to save power
: iming at spreading awareness on saving power, the Punjab State Power Corporation organised a paper-reading contest for the students at Doaba Khalsa Senior Secondary School. Nineteen students from different schools spoke on the topic “Saving power - why and how”. Aarti Bansal of class XI from Government Senior Secondary School, Fantonganj, was declared the winner. Pritam Singh from the host school stood second and Ramandeep Kaur from SD Phullarwal School came third. Rajinder Kumar, Vijay Kumar Sharma and Malkiat Singh, all engineers from the PSPC, advised the students to practise the habit of power saving in their life.

Prisoner booked: Rajinder Singh, who is undergoing a seven-year imprisonment in the maximum security jail here, has been booked on charge of attempt to suicide. The Deputy Jail Superintendent said he was called to his office regarding an inquiry where he got agitated and stabbed himself with a glass. But he is out of danger now.

Safai karamcharis demand minimum wages
: The Nagar Council Sanitation Committee Safai Karamcharis Union has condemned the indifferent attitude of the state government. In a protest registered here today, union president Jyoti Bhaghania criticised the government and alleged that despite repeated assurances, nothing could be initiated by the government for the welfare of the safai karamcharis. Protesters announced to organise protest rallies and block road traffic at different places on December 1 if their demands were not be accepted soon.Their major demands include regularisation of their services and grant of minimum wages.

Blood donation camp: The Commerce Club, Youth Welfare Club, NCC and NSS wings of the Kamla Nehru College for Women organised a blood group testing and blood donation camp with the cooperation of Red Ribbon on the college campus here on Tuesday. More than 80 students of the college donated blood.


Srinagar-Leh highway closed again
: After the 434-km Srinagar-Leh National Highway was opened for the past two days to clear stranded vehicles, the government has directed that no vehicles would be allowed to cross Zojilla from Wednesday, as the road has been declared closed. The Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Asgar Hassan Samoon, here on Tuesday issued the instructions to all government departments not to load any material for Leh or Kargil.

Arrangements for air courier services finalised: Arrangements for operating Srinagar-Kargil-Jammu Courier Services by Air force AN-32 next month were finalised at a meeting of officers here on Monday. The Divisional Commissioner urged all departments concerned to work in coordination by monitoring and supervising the flight operations both from Srinagar and Kargil for the benefit of the passengers.


More youth joining politics: Rathi:
Sushil Rathi, state president of the Rashtriya Rajeev Gandhi Sena, yesterday said youngsters, after being inspired by Rahul Gandhi, were looking at politics as their career, and more and more youth were joining politics. While declaring Naveen Tiwari as city president of the Rajeev Gandhi Sena, Rathi said he, along with youngsters in Dehradun, had joined the Congress after leaving the Shiv Sena.

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