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Tuesday, 14 January 2020 | PNS

‘Panchayats should urge people to pay bills’

Chandigarh: Haryana Power Minister Ranjit Singh on Monday said that the panchayats should motivate people to pay electricity bills so that the uninterrupted electricity is supplied to the people of the State. He said that the Government has set a target to minimize line losses up to five percent and actions are being taken against those involved in power theft. The Minister listened to the problems of the residents of Sirsa district and directed the officers present to redress them.

Haryana to engage two CR Persons

Chandigarh: Haryana Government, on behalf of Competition Commission of India, has decided to engage two Competition Resource (CR) Persons retired from the State Government not below the rank of Joint Secretary or equivalent at a consolidated honorarium of Rs 50,000 per month plus allowances for spreading awareness on competition law. A spokesperson of Chief Secretary’s office said that interested and eligible candidates may send their application via e-mail at within 14 days.

‘Fincare’ opens first outlet in Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Fincare Small Finance Bank has opened its first banking outlet in the city. The Bank has 659 Banking Outlets in the country and in North India alone, has presence in Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.  Rajeev Yadav, MD & CEO, Fincare Small Finance Bank, said, "We are very excited about our entry and can feel the young, vibrant energy of the city. The outlet at Sector-9C is specifically geared towards meeting the growing demand for modern banking solutions in the region. The Chandigarh outlet demonstrates our continued investment in building a best-in-class digital bank in the SFB space.’’  The Chandigarh outlet will offer Savings and Current account with ‘Sweep in–Sweep out facility’, deposit products as well as loan against gold.

Prakash purb: mega celebrations in Delhi

New Delhi: Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) will hold mega celebrations beginning from April 2020 to commemorate 400th Prakash Purb (birth anniversary) of ‘Hind di Chadar’ Sikhs ninth master Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib in a grand and befitting manner.  DSGMC president Manjinder Singh Sirsa on Monday said that the Committee will organize a grand event on Guru’s 399th Prakash Purb (birth anniversary) at historic gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib where Guru ji attained martyrdom on November 11, 1675, while the concluding function on his 400th birth anniversary will be organized at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj at New Delhi in 2021, where his mortal remains were consigned to flames in accordance with Sikh traditions.

E-auction of new ‘CH01-CA’ series from Jan 15

Chandigarh: The registration for participating in e-auction of vehicle registration numbers of new series “CH01-CA” along with e-auction of left over fancy or special registration numbers of previous series “CH01-BZ”, “CH01-BY”, “CH01-BX”, “CH01-BW”, “CH01-BV”, “CH01-BU”, “CH01-BT”, and “CH01-BS” will start from January 15, 2020, at 10 am and will continue till January 21, 2020 till 5 pm. The e-auction or bidding will be started from January 22, 2020 at 10 am to January 24, 2020 till 5 pm.

Selection trials for Punjab Basketball Team

Chandigarh: To select the Punjab Basketball team for participating in All India Civil Services Basketball Tournament, the trails will be held on January 15. Sports director Sanjay Popli said that the Central Civil Services Cultural and Sports Board is organizing All India Civil Services Basketball Tournament from January 28 to 30, 2020, at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana. To select the Punjab team for the tournament, trials would be conducted on January 15 at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana from 9 am onwards, he added.

Lohri Celebrated at NIIFT

Mohali: NIIFT celebrated and welcomed the first festival of the year – Lohri in its Campus. PCS officer Avneet Kaur, NIIFT Registrar Inderjit Singh, principal Dr Poonam Aggarwal, faculty and staff members and students were present on the occasion.

Asmita Garg crowned ‘Mrs Chandigarh’

Zirakpur: Asmita Garg was crowned ‘Mrs Chandigarh – A woman of Substance’ – in its second edition of the leading pageant for tricity’s married women. Neha Chhabra was declared first runner-up, while Vijeta Dixit bagged the second runner up crown at the finale. In Category II (above 40 years) Arpana Sagotra clinched the title. Twenty-eight divas sashayed down the ramp on the grand finale of pageant.

DSCE celebrates Lohri with great fervor

Chandigarh: Lohri was celebrated with a lot of exuberance and fanfare by the students and staff members of Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, Chandigarh. Principal Dr Agnese Dhillon presided over the function and gave her blessings to the students on this auspicious occasion. The function started with the lighting of bonfire followed by singing of traditional Lohri songs. The students thoroughly enjoyed and cherished the rich culture and traditions associated with the festival.

State Editions

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CSE welcomes notification of EV Policy

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