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Revision of pulse price sought
: Akhil Bhartiya Grahak Panchayat has urged the Union Minister for Communications to revise the recently announced pulse rate for the landline telephone connections, member of the state executive of the NGO Hanuman Dass Goyal said in a memorandum faxed to the Central government that STD/local calls would be economical only if 20 paisa is charged for 30 seconds.

Cong committees: While giving call to the Congress workers of Balluana constituency to begin campaign for the next Vidhan Sabha elections, former legislator Parkash Singh Bhatti recently announced appointment of Bimla Rani Kamboj and Sudhir Khatwan as presidents of Balluana and Bahavwala Congress committees. Outgoing block president Tara Chand Ramgarh said workers would put up a united show to defeat the ruling alliance in the coming elections.

Office-bearers elected: While forming a unit of the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad in the DAV campus here, district chief Ajay Kataria has appointed Ishan Sachdeva and Sikandar Kapoor as president and secretary, respectively.

Flag Day observed
: Armed Forces Flag Day was observed at the Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences. Shalini Gupta, Director General, said Flag Day is celebrated to express gratitude, appreciation and solidarity to the serving and veteran military personnel of India and to acknowledge their sacrifices. Dr Zora Singh, chairman, appealed to the faculty and students to purchase a flag each to help boost the morale of the forces.

Librarian killed:
Jagjit Singh Dhillon, a librarian at the GCW, died in an accident on the GT Road near Doraha. He was hit by a Safari and died on the spot. He is survived by his wife, son and daughter. A condolence meeting was held in the college. The college was closed today as mark of respect.

Medical camp: RG Stone and Super Speciality Hospital is organising a week-long free medical camp which began today and will go on till December18, 2010.Patients are being examined for problems related to kidney stones, gall bladder stone, prostate and other urological diseases. Free ultrasound and blood test are also being done. Patients can register themselves on helpline number 9876910000.

Three-day science fair: The host Maharishi Dayanand College topped the tally with 37 prizes among the colleges while Nosegay Public School bagged equal number of prizes in the schools category during the three-day science fair ‘Auslange-2010’ here. As many as 1,134 students from 32 educational institutions participated in the fair. The educationists from science faculties of different institutions of Rajasthan and Punjab were also present. Convener Dr Minal Vig thanked the guests and participating students. While giving away the prizes, chief guest Dr BB Sharma, principal, DAV College (Abohar) expressed delight over the overwhelming participation and exhorted the science students to update knowledge by exploring the latest IT facilities.



‘No burning of dry leaves’:
The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation medical officer of health has issued instructions to the sanitation staff that dry leaves should not be burnt. He said any MC employee found burning dry leaves or garbage would be penalised by the pollution control committee and a departmental action would be initiated against him.

Recruitment drive
: SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar has clarified that as per the instructions, the process for the recruitment of 359 male constables is under way in the town. While the physical efficiency test is being conducted, it is of qualifying nature and no mark has been attributed to the physical test. In each category, three candidates for each vacancy will be called for interview, to be conducted shortly. The date and time of interview will be specified to the eligible candidates as per the merit separately.

Office-bearers: Vineet Verma has been elected president of The New Executive Society, Sector 20, Panchkula. Other office-bearers: general secretary — Rajnit Singh; vice-president — Vijay Saxena; treasurer — Pawan Kumar; and joint secretary — AK Dharmani.


: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Haryana chapter of the Indian Medical Association: president - Dr Reeta Jaspal (Ambala City); senior vice-president - Dr Parveen Arora (Sirsa); and vice-president - Dr Kanwar Pratap Singh (Faridabad).

Vijay Diwas: The Zila Sainik Board will observe Vijay Diwas at War Memorial in Nehru Park on December 16. Board secretary SNS Tanwar said on Monday that the chairman of the Zila Sainik Board, the Deputy Commissioner and other district functionaries would pay tributes to martyrs on that day.

Kaithal Mahila Mahavidyalaya Samiti office-bearers:
The following have been unanimously elected office-bearers of the Mahila Mahavidyalaya Samiti, Kaithal: Jagdish Bahadur Khurania - president;Ram Bahadur Khurania--senior vice-president; Hans Raj--general secretary; Jai Chand Bajaj and Bal Krishan Latka - vice-presidents , Suresh Gupta and Vijay Goel -- joint secretaries; and Subhash Sharma-- treasurer. This samiti controls two premier educational Institutes of Kaithal-- Indira Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalaya and CBSE-affiliated Indira Gandhi Public School.

Annual function
: “Him Milan-2010”, the annual function of the Himachal Kalyan Sabha, Pinjore, was organised at the local Ambedkar Auditorium on Sunday. Former MLA and general secretary of state Congress Satinder Singh Rana was the chief guest. He inaugurated the programme by lighting the traditional lamp. Sabha’s press secretary Kuldeep Singh, said local artistes and those from Himachal Pradesh enthralled the audience by presenting folk songs and dances. Gambhri Devi (85), a folk singer, regaled the audience with her performance.

Vendor killed in mishap
: A vegetable vendor was killed in an accident near Bhago Majra village. In his complaint to the police, Ram Dass, a relative of the vendor, said an unknown speeding vehicle hit his brother-in-law.


53 passengers airlifted
: The state administration on Monday airlifted 53 persons to and from Kargil as the road connectivity between Srinagar and Kargil remained cut off. According to the office of the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, the AN-32 Air Force Kargil Courier operated on Monday and 33 passengers, including patients, aged persons, women and teachers, were airlifted from Kargil to Srinagar, while 20 passengers were airlifted from Srinagar to Kargil. The Kargil Courier would operate between Kargil and Jammu on Tuesday.

Udhampur tops in Civil Defence activities
: ADGP, Home Guards, Civil Defence and Auxiliary Police, J&K, S Gopal Reddy said on Monday that due to their dedicated and sincere efforts in organising activities, the Civil Defence unit, Udhampur, bagged the top ranking in the state. Reddy was addressing an impressive gathering of Civil Defence wardens, volunteers, NCC cadets and NSS volunteers at the valedictory function of a six-day training camp under the Pilot Project on Community Oriented Policing Service (COPS) organised by the Civil Defence Organisation, Udhampur, here.

Army provides furniture to school: The Rashtriya Rifle Battalion, deployed in Kishtwar town, handed over furniture and other internal furnishings to the Higher Secondary School for Boys here on Monday. This has been done in continuation of the welfare activities conducted by the Army under Operation Sadbhavna. Commanding Officer of the Rashtriya Rifle Battalion presided over the function.

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