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Stations allotted to civil engineer lecturers

Chandigarh: Punjab Technical Education Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday allotted ‘available’ stations to 20 newly-recruited civil engineer lecturers in the government polytechnic colleges “as per their choice” in a transparent manner. Channi asked them to give their choice as per available seats in Government Polytechnic Colleges. Effort was made to adjust all in the nearest institutes, said the Minister while congratulating them and appealing to work with full dedication and honesty to bring better results.

 27.50 LMT wheat purchased in Haryana

Chandigarh: In Haryana, five Government procuring agencies and traders have purchased all 27.50 lakh metric tonnes of wheat at minimum support price (MSP), which has arrived in the mandis till Sunday during the current season. Spokesperson said that the procurement process was running smoothly in all the mandis. Spokesperson said that over 7.77 lakh metric tonnes of wheat has been procured by Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department, whereas Haryana State Co-operative Supply and Marketing Federation Limited (HAFED) has purchased about 9.77 lakh metric tonnes of wheat.

 Steel Strips wins National Bridge tourney

Chandigarh:  Steel Strips has clinched the National Bridge Championship by the dint of emerging on top in super league whereas in the doubles group RM Aggarwal and MR Aggarwal pair has become champion. On the third and last day of the secventh Steel Strips National Bridge Championship, organised by the Punjab Bridge Association, super league round was played between eight teams reaching the finals. Total 28 teams from across the country took part in the championship. The prizes were distributed by Steel Strips Group chairman RK Garg.

Punjab VB nabs 13 officials in bribery cases

Chandigarh: Punjab State Vigilance Bureau (VB), during its ongoing drive against corruption in public life, has nabbed 13 officials, including three police personnel, two revenue officials and eight belonging to other departments, red handed accepting bribes in 11 different trap cases during the month of March. VB’s Chief Director-cum-ADGP BK Uppal said that the Bureau had submitted challans of 12 vigilance cases in various special courts in March., besides six vigilance enquires have also been registered to probe into allegations against public servants.

 Haryana to celebrate Ujwala Diwas

Chandigarh: Haryana Government has decided to celebrate ‘Ujwala Diwas’ in a befitting manner in all districts of the State on April 20 with the State level function at Ambala district. Spokesperson said that Minister of State for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Karan Dev Kamboj would preside over the function and would distribute gas connections to the eligible families during the function under the Ujwala Scheme. Spokesperson said that the Ujwala Diwas would be celebrated in collaboration with Oil Companies.

 City Cong protested on parking fees issue

Chandigarh: Prior to the opening of the Municipal Corporation office and before the councilors reached for the house meeting, the Congress party workers on Monday gathered in front of the Municipal Corporation gate to protest against the massive increase in paid parking fees. Former Union Minister and former city MP Pawan Kumar Bansal along with other Congress leaders including Subhash Chawla, HS Lucky, Pawan Sharma, Gurbaksh Rawat, staged protest. Bansal said that in the name of smart parking, the people are being cheated, the people are upset and BJP councilors are least concerned with their problems.

 HAFED purchased 88,363 MT mustard

Chandigarh:  Haryana State Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation (HAFED) has so far purchased 88,363 metric tonnes of mustard during the current purchase season benefitting as many as 46,178 farmers. Spokesperson said that maximum 16,257 metric tonnes of mustard has been purchased in Bhiwani district, followed by 11,754 metric tonnes in Rewari, 10,726 metric tonnes in Mahendragarh, 9,713 metric tonnes in Rohtak, with minimum 99 metric tonnes in Karnal.

 Project ‘SAARTHI' orientation prog organised

Chandigarh: An orientation programme for the Project ‘SAARTHI’ by State NSS Cell, in collaboration with Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) Chandigarh with the support of NSS Units of PU, Chandigarh, its affiliated colleges and PGIMER, Chandigarh was organized by the NSS Units of Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector-36 B, Chandigarh  on Monday. UT Deputy Commissioner and IRCS chairman Ajit Balaji Joshi, chief guest on the occasion, shared his idea of project 'SAARTHI' and his expectations from the NSS Volunteers.

 Biennial Nat’l Scientific conference inaugurated

Chandigarh:  Third Biennial National Scientific Conference-cum-CME was inaugurated on Monday at PGIMER’s Bhargava Auditorium. More than 500 delegates attended the conference, from all over India. The conference was marked with convergence of main five front line Allied Health Professionals viz medical laboratory science, radiotherapy, radiology, operation theatre technology and dialysis technology, under one roof. The proposed theme of seminar this year is “Educating Tomorrow’s Healthcare Leaders: Transferring Technology”.

 Gurdaspur CASE: Churches’ body SHOWS concern

Chandigarh: Tricity Churches Association adviser Lawrence Malik on Monday called an emergency meeting wherein the members expressed deep concern over the setting on fire a pastor’s house and burning of the ‘Holy Bible’ in Kaler Kalan, Gurdaspur a day before. Punjab Chief Minister and Governor have been appealed to personally intervene into the matter and the accused be arrested. In the meeting, it was appealed to the Punjab government to ensure security to the Christian community in the state and also those hailing from the community were appealed to maintain calm.




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