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Tuesday, 11 June 2019 | Agencies

UT Press Club condemns arrest of Kanojia

Chandigarh: Chandigarh Press Club has condemned the arbitrary arrest of Delhi-based freelance journalist Prashant Kanojia and Noida-based TV channel’s Ishita Singh and Anuj Shukla. Kanojia was picked by UP Police personnel in plain clothes from his East Delhi residence on June 8. The UP police in a suo-moto FIR has accused Kanojia of making “objectionable tweets” against UP CM Yogi Adityanath. Kanojia has been booked under IPC sections 500 (defamation), 505 and 67 of the IT Act. “This act of UP Police is highly condemnable. We urge immediate release of Prashant Kanojia and other journalists. We also demand that the UP government should withdraw the criminal defamation charges against all three journalists,” said Saurabh Duggal, Secretary General, Chandigarh Press Club.

Governor inaugurates Ramcharit Chintan Session

Shimla:  On the initiative of Himachal Governor Acharya Devvrat, a seven-day musical Ramcharit Chintan Session based on Mahrishi Valmiki Ramayana is being organized here in Raj Bhawan. The Governor inaugurated the session here on Monday. The acting Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court, Justice Dharmachand Chaudhary and Director of Gurukul, Jhajjar Vijay Pal Arya were also present on this occasion. The Governor said we can live a happy and successful life by following the teachings of Lord Rama. His contemplation gives us education of patriotism, fraternal love, obedience, affirmation and truthfulness, he added.

HAFED is approved source for supply of Bajra

Chandigarh: Haryana Government has declared the Haryana State Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation Limited (HAFED) as an Approved Source for the supply of Bajra required by various government departments, boards, corporations and agencies of the state. A spokesman said that a notification in this regard has been issued by the Industries and Commerce Department.

Syndicate Bank organises ‘Synd Nivas Expo 2019’

Chandigarh: Syndicate Bank, Regional Office, Chandigarh has organized "Synd Nivas Expo 2019" at Hotel Park Plaza, Zirakpur. B N Mohanty , Deputy Zonal Manager, from Zonal Office Delhi and Shanker Lal, Regional Manager, RO: Chandigarh inaugurated the function. Special Invitee Suresh Kumar , AGM , Zonal Office Delhi was also present at the event. Renowned Builders -GBP ,SBP, Taksh, Gurson, Metro, Royal Estate, Vision India from the area were the main builders who participated in the expo. While welcoming the builders and the clientele, the chief guest shared the details of available credit facilities and other services extended by the bank specially with tag name "Synd Nivas" to promote housing sector.

Recruitment of Patwaris soon: Kangar

Chandigarh: Assuming the charge of his new department after the recent Cabinet rejig, Punjab Revenue Minister Gurpreet Singh Kangar on Monday said that immediate steps would be taken to fill up the vacancies of Patwaris. “Sprucing up staff and infrastructure for better delivery of services to public would be my top priority. Patwaris play a very important role in the Revenue Department, but unfortunately, there is an acute shortage of patwaris which affects the work of the Department at ground level, hence immediate steps would be taken to fill up the vacancies. Simultaneously, vacancies on other posts would also be filled through promotions and direct recruitment,” he said.

Punjab CS inaugurates capacity building workshop

Mohali/Chandigarh: To efficiently deliver social and economic benefits to its all citizens, Punjab Government on Monday organised two-day training workshop for its officers at Indian School of Business, Mohali. The workshop on develop capacity building within Punjab Government departments to apply behavioural insights to state priorities was organised by the state Planning Department. Inaugurating the event, Chief Secretary Karan Avtar Singh said that agriculture, health, law and order etc are main priority areas for the state and the training programme can play a pivotal role to change the behaviour towards social responsibilities and also be helpful to implement public welfare schemes more effectively.

Punjab VB nabs 16 officials during May

Chandigarh: Punjab Vigilance Bureau has been able to nab 16 employees and one private person red handed while accepting bribes in 12 different trap cases during May, including four police personnel, three employees of Revenue Department and nine from other departments. Chief Director-cum-ADGP Vigilance Bureau BK Uppal said that the VB has put up its best efforts to eradicate corruption amongst public servants and others in every sphere during the period. In this direction, the vigilance officers have ensured that suspect did not escape judicial punishment in the various courts in the State, he added.

Hry keeping vigil on child labour

Chandigarh: Haryana Government is keeping vigil on actions being taken on the complaints related to child labour and their identification through ‘Pencil Portal’. Apart from this, actions being taken for the rehabilitation of each rescued child labour are also being monitored, a spokesman said. He said,  the aim of this portal, launched by the Union Home Ministry, is to free India from child labour in the next five years. Through this electronic portal, emphasis has been laid on the importance of making a child labour free society with the support of Central Government, State Government, District Administration, civil society and general public. He said that if any person finds a child below 14 years of age working as child labour, then he or she could register a complaint on www.pencil.gov.in on which, the nodal officer would have to take action within 48 hours, after investigating the matter.

NSAI summer school from June 12-15 at PU

Chandigarh: Panjab University is organizing summer school of the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) from June 12-15 under the coordinatorship of Prof KN Pathak, NASI Senior Scientist and PU’s former Vice-Chancellor. The inaugural functionwill be held on June 12 (Wednesday) at 10 am in Prof BM Anand Auditorium, Department of Physics at PU. PU VC Prof Raj Kumar will be the chief guest and NSAI Chandigarh Chapter president Prof IBS Passi will be the Guest of Honour. Experts from various fields like Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Zoology, Botany, Mathematics, and Anthropology will be interacting with the students.

Digital scoreboard launched

Chandigarh: A new chapter has been added to the history of martial art Gakta when the National Gatka Association of India (NGAI) dedicated digital scoreboard to the Gatka community with a  view to maintain more transparency and promoting digitization of Gatka tournaments. This dedication ceremony was performed by Sant Baba Kapoor Singh Sneran waley in the presence of NGAI president Harjit Singh Grewal and Gatka Association Punjab (GAP) president Ajay Singh Libra during concluding day of three days Gatka referees refresher course on Monday.

IDBI Bank Ltd. tie-up with Max Bupa

Chandigarh: IDBI Bank Ltd. and Max Bupa, a Standalone Health Insurer (SAHI), has signed a Bancassurance corporate agency agreement. It is the first time that IDBI Bank has been on boarded as a Corporate Agent for a SAHI partner under Open Architecture.  As part of the tie-up, Max Bupa will offer its comprehensive Health Insurance offerings to the diverse customer base of IDBI Bank Ltd. across the country.

JC Bose University extends admission date

Chandigarh: JC Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, Faridabad has extended the last date of online application for various courses which include M.A. (English), M.A. (Journalism and Mass Communication), M.Sc. (Environmental Science), B.Sc. (Animation and Multimedia) and B.A. (Journalism and Mass Com).

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