City Briefs: Sirsa man’s hunger strike enters 21st day

Hundreds of members of various Sikh organisations,who had started a march from Amritsar on Wednesday morning.

Written by Express News Service | Published: December 5, 2013 2:39 am

Sirsa man’s hunger strike enters 21st day

MOHALI: Hundreds of members of various Sikh organisations,who had started a march from Amritsar on Wednesday morning,reached Gurudwara Amb Sahib in Mohali on the Wednesday evening to extend support to Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa. A resident of Sirsa,Gurbaksh is on a fast-unto-death demanding release of former militants who have allegedly been languishing in various prisons beyond their terms. The indefinite hunger strike entered its 21st day on Wednesday.

NGOs to help education dept

CHANDIGARH: To bring the out of school children into the fold of education,the Education department invited Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to help. The DPI(S) Kamlesh Kumar held a meeting with city-based NGO’s at c in Sector 10 on Wednesday where he said,“NGO’s are an important link between the street children and the department. Their support is required in monitoring out of school children so they can be admitted to neighbouring schools and also for follow up so that they do not drop out.” The offer was welcomed by the NGOs.

MCM DAV organises electronics workshop

CHANDIGARH: The Physics department of MCM DAV College in Sector 10 organised a workshop on electronics on Wednesday. The workshop,spread over two sessions,had Ashish Verma,Director,Pizik (India) as resource person. The objective of the first session was to teach students how to test and repair daily home appliances and lab equipment,while the second session involved equipping them with the knowledge about the components and use of basic electronics and electrical equipment. A demonstration of the use and application of cathode Ray Oscilloscope was also made on the occasion.

Lecture organised at A C Joshi Library

CHANDIGARH: A lecture on ‘Information Discovery Systems for Scientific Organisations in 2013’ was held as part of a professional meet being organised at PU’s A C Joshi Library on Wednesday. The lecture was delivered by Professor Paul Nieuwenhuysen from Belgium. He talked about merging information databases,commercial discovery versus Google scholar and presented empirical case studies to elaborate his points. Discussing the reading habits among the present generation and the role of libraries,he said,“The role of libraries is changing with times and the shift is from information discovery system to information delivery / access system”.

Winter School begins at PU

CHANDIGARH: A Winter School on the theme ‘Challenges in Higher Education’,being hosted by PU,began on Wednesday at the campus. The course,organised by the Department of Community Education And Disability Studies,was inaugurated by Professor Dharminder Singh Ubha,Director of SGPC Colleges,Punjab. The technical session included lectures by Professor Meenakshi Malhotra from University Business School and Dr Jayanti Dutta,Deputy Director,Academic Staff College,PU. ENS

CII Tourism Fest to begin today

Chandigarh: The City Beautiful will host the CII Tourism Fest 2013,which is jointly organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII),Tourism Department of Chandigarh Administration and CITCO,with Punjab as the principal partner state and Haryana as the focus state. The fest will begin on Thursday at the Sector 17 Parade Ground and showcase the enormous tourism potential in the region,said a CII release.

Apart from Chandigarh,Punjab and Haryana,11 other states will showcase tour and travel packages,tourist destinations and unseen tourist spots. The participating states include Gujarat,Delhi,Karnataka,Tamil Nadu,Goa,Andhra Pradesh,Himachal Pradesh,Uttarakhand,Maharashtra,Jammu and Kashmir and Madhya Pradesh. Also,eight countries including China,Philippines,Thailand,Malaysia,Dubai,Turkey,Indonesia and Ethiopia will forge business ties with tour and travel operators and other stakeholders from India.

Two booked for allegedly cheating bank

CHANDIGARH: A senior manager of a leading bank in Sector 33 alleged that two persons,Paramjit and Bhajan Singh,allegedly cheated the bank of Rs 25 lakh.

Senior manager Vinod Miglani alleged that Paramjit and Bhajan had taken a loan of Rs 25 lakh from the bank in 2006 to purchase a semi-built house and for its construction thereon in Kharar.

However,the accused did not repay the loan and disposed off the property as well.

A case of cheating under the IPC has been registered against the accused at Sector 34 police station.

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