Cold wave continues in Haryana and Punjab
Chandigarh: An unabated cold wave continued in most parts of Punjab and Haryana with Adampur being the coldest place at 1.4 degrees Celsius. Dense fog was witnessed at several places in both the states, including Hisar and Ludhiana. Among other places in Punjab, Amritsar, Ludhiana and Patiala braved cold weather conditions at 3, 5.5 and 6.5 degrees Celsius respectively, an official of the Met department said. Minimum temperatures in Pathankot, Halwara, Bathinda, Faridkot and Gurdaspur were 5.2, 6.7, 3.2, 3.4 and 4.2 degrees Celsius respectively. Chandigarh recorded a low of 6 degrees Celsius. In Haryana, Narnaul was the coldest and recorded minimum of 2.5 degrees Celsius, two degrees below normal.
One IAS, two HCS transferred in Haryana
Chandigarh: Haryana Government has issued transfer and posting orders of one IAS and two HCS officers with immediate effect. Geeta Bharti, Special Secretary, Public Works (Building and Roads) and Public Health Engineering Departments has been given the additional charge of Director and Special Secretary, Women and Child Development Department, during the leave period of Hema Sharma, HCS. Among HCS officers, Ved Prakash, City Magistrate, Bhiwani has been posted as Managing Director, Cooperative Sugar Mills, Kaithal while Kanwar Singh has been posted as City Magistrate, Bhiwani.
IIT Ropar forms council
Ropar: In an effort to evolve and bring synergy to the development of IIT Ropar and also to the city Ropar, IIT Ropar has formed council of local associates with renowned Philanthropists, Academicians, Industry representatives, Legal representatives and District Administration. The convener of the Council will be Dr RS Parmar, renowned Physician and Philanthropist. This council is formed in the context of working together with the local organizations for rapid transformation in existing modalities and to discuss potential solutions in the domains of intelligent solutions for tourism integration and overcoming challenges for creating a holistic view of the wide milieu of options available in Ropar.
Jan Manch biggest achievement of HP Govt: CM
Shimla: Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that successful implementation of Jan Manch is the biggest achievement of the state government during last one year which has been launched for effective redressal of public grievances at their door-steps. In a discussion, the Chief Minister said that the Jan Manch has been appreciated even by political opponents as over 22,000 grievances of general public have been redressed during last one year which was a record in itself.