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Monday, 24 August 2020 | PNS

Rs 28.50 l penalty imposed for power theft by PSPCL

Amritsar: PSPCL Deputy Chief Engineer suburban circle distribution, Amritsar,  Er. Satinder Sharma said a campaign launched by PSPCL to curb theft of electricity gained momentum when massive raids were conducted by 24 teams of distribution wing of suburban circle.  During the raids, 3546 premises of consumers of different categories were checked in which 190 consumers were found doing theft of electricity and a sum of Rs 28.50 lakh has been imposed as penalty to the erring consumers. FIRs are also being registered against the consumers found guilty for theft of electricity. The drive against the theft of electricity will be further intensified in the coming days and such regular surprise raids will be continued by PSPCL, he added.

B2B student recruitment platform launched

Chandigarh: International education service provider M Square Media (MSM) has launched a student recruitment platform that globally connects higher education institutions (HEIs) to education agents and their aspiring students. MSM Unify offers thousands of study options, helping agents find the best matches for students so HEIs can seamlessly market their on-campus and online programs. “Our goal is to accelerate agent base growth while invigorating existing recruitment efforts,” said Sanjay Laul, MSM CEO and Founder.

Sukhbir requests for Rs 100 cr for Medical College,Hosp

Chandigarh: SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday requested the Finance Commission to allocate Rs 100 crore for establishment of a Medical College and Hospital at Fazilka to augment medical services in the border district of the state. Sukhbir, in a letter to 15th Finance Commission chairman NK Singh said, the proposed Medical College-cum-Hospital could serve as a focal point not only for Malwa region but also the neighbouring districts of Haryana and Rajasthan. He recommended that it be attached to the District hospital at Fazilka.

Rs 322.27l financial aid provided by HSCFDC

Chandigarh: Haryana Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation has provided financial assistance of Rs 322.27 lakh to 445 beneficiaries during the year 2020-2021 till July 2020, out of which Rs 29.24 lakh was disbursed as subsidy. Welfare of Scheduled Castes & Backward Classes Minister, Banwari Lal said that under the schemes being run in agriculture and other sectors, financial assistance of Rs 143.20 lakh, including a subsidy of Rs 12.91 lakh, has been provided to 254 beneficiaries under the Milk Production (Dairy Farming) Scheme. Under Sheep Rearing, financial assistance of Rs  2.40 lakhs has been provided to 3 beneficiaries including the subsidy of Rs 30,000. Similarly, financial assistance of Rs 1.70 lakh has been provided to 3 beneficiaries under pig farming which includes a subsidy of Rs 30,000, he added.

118 units of blood collected at blood camp 

Chandigarh: Thalassaemic Charitable Trust PGIMER-GMCH-32 organized its 197th  blood donation camp in PGIMER wherein 118 units of blood were collected from voluntary donors.  Thalassaemic Charitable Trust PGIMER-GMCH is serving Thalassaemic patients by arranging blood transfusions in its Day Care Centres. Patients from Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh are registered with this Trust, a spokesman said. To overcome shortage of blood in Blood Bank of PGIMER and GMCH, the Trust with the help and cooperation of voluntary blood donors and groups is arranging Blood Donation Camps on every Saturday since  June 6  and more than 1500 units of blood have been collected till now, he said.

Sugar mills of Palwal, Kaithal and Meham to manufacture jaggery and sugar

Chandigarh: Haryana Cooperation Minister Banwari Lal said, the Co-operative Sugar Mills of Palwal, Kaithal and Meham will manufacture jaggery and sugar in the coming season and after the successful production of jaggery and sugar, subsequently other Co-operative Sugar Mills will also manufacture it. Similarly, ethonal too will be manufactured at the Cooperative Sugar Mill Plant in Shahabad and arrangements are being made for this. Ethanol is expensive and can be sold along with petrol, which will benefit the Sugar Mills as well, he said. Constant efforts are being made for co-generation (power generation) in Cooperative Sugar Mills of Shahabad, Rohtak, Karnal as well as Panipat to ensure production of additional power at these plants, he added.

118 units of blood collected at the voluntary blood camp 

Chandigarh: Thalassaemic Charitable Trust PGIMER-GMCH-32 organized its 197th  blood donation camp in PGIMER wherein 118 units of blood were collected from voluntary donors.  Thalassaemic Charitable Trust PGIMER-GMCH is serving Thalassaemic patients by arranging blood transfusions in its Day Care Centres. Patients from Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh are registered with this Trust, a spokesman said. To overcome shortage of blood in Blood Bank of PGIMER and GMCH, the Trust with the help and cooperation of voluntary blood donors and groups is arranging Blood Donation Camps on every Saturday since  June 6  and more than 1500 units of blood have been collected till now, he said.

DPS class VI presented ‘Har Dil Kuch Kehta Hai’

Chandigarh:  As the COVID-19 pandemic has pressed on, the staff of Delhi Public School under the guidance of Principal Reema Dewan found a novel way to come together with students and their parents. A class VI show, ‘Har Dil Kuch Kehta Hai’ was meticulously planned and the students put up a spectacular show that included western and folk dances, instrumental music and singing, recitation, rap singing, stand up comedy and cooking.  Principal Reema Dewan, in her message said, we should count our blessings, being in the safe environment of our homes and find innovative ways to connect in the given situation. Honouring and appreciating the achievers with accolades, virtual scholar badge distribution ceremony was held with zeal and enthusiasm.

Mohali to get canal water supply by Feb 2021

Chandigarh: To ensure optimal utilization of surface water and to reduce load on underground water, Punjab Housing and Urban Development Department has decided to supply canal-based water to the residents of SAS Nagar (Mohali). Spokesperson said that a water pipeline is being laid by GMADA at a cost of Rs 60 crore. As per water availability, pipeline is being laid up to Sector-66 in Phase-I, while in Phase-II, it would be extended to Aerocity and IT city. The Phase-I work is to be completed by February 2021 after which Mohali would get additional 20 MGD water to fulfill residents’ water supply requirement. About 20 percent work has already been completed by the agency despite COVID-19 restrictions.

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