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Acting DCC chiefs continue to occupy postActing DCC president (Urban) Daljit Singh Ahluwalia at the Congress Bhawan;

Acting DCC chiefs continue to occupy post

Ahluwalia remains DCC (Urban) president; (Rural) chief Capt Harminder to join on Monday23 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: A controversy over the issue of holding of offices of District Congress Committee presidents (Urban and Rural) continues despite directions from the Punjab Congress in-charge Asha Kumari that the time period for the acting presidents to work was over since the day of polling.

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Deepkamal Kaur

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, February 22

A controversy over the issue of holding of offices of District Congress Committee presidents (Urban and Rural) continues despite directions from the Punjab Congress in-charge Asha Kumari that the time period for the acting presidents to work was over since the day of polling.

Acting president DCC (Urban) Daljit Singh Ahluwalia continues to occupy the seat of the president. His companions, including Manjit Singh Saroya and Satnam Bitta, too come along during his visits to the office at the Congress Bhawan. In fact, the entire building has been decked up with hoardings bearing the pictures of Ahluwalia.

Sitting president DCC (Urban) Rajinder Beri, because of whose candidature from Jalandhar Central Ahluwalia was appointed as acting president by the PPCC till poll, too continues to make a visit to the Bhawan almost daily.

Beri says, “I am being wrongly projected as someone who is greedy about a position. I visit the office as I used to do earlier. I have neither sat on my chair either nor I want it now. I have always preferred to sit outside with the party workers and discuss issues with them. I do not want any groupism or a conflict-like situation here over the issue.”

In the meantime, newly designed hoardings ahead of the joining ceremony of the acting president DCC (rural) Capt Harminder Singh were also being brought to the Congress Bhawan.

Capt Harminder Singh, who was slated to join the office tomorrow, will now be taking over on Monday. “I had to come to Chandigarh for the release of a biography by our party president Capt Amarinder Singh. I am still here. I have put off my joining to coming Monday,” he said.

Both acting presidents had been appointed, as the DCC (Urban) president Rajinder Beri was a candidate from the Jalandhar Central seat and DCC (Rural) president Jagbir Brar was a candidate from the Nakodar seat.

However, Congress in-charge of Punjab Affairs Asha Kumari has already clarified on Monday that “Ahluwalia and Capt Harminder were only acting presidents till the polling happened as both sitting presidents were candidates for the Assembly poll. Now that the elections are over, it is Beri and Brar who should be back in a saddle now. The letters issued to Ahluwalia and Capt Harminder were only for an interim arrangement, the purpose for which is over now.”

However, the acting presidents claim that they had been asked in a letter issued by PPCC chief Capt Amarinder Singh that they should continue on the post till further orders.

Internal assessment marks for Class XII students reduced

23 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: After glaring anomalies in exam markings of the Class X results last year proved an embarrassment for the Education Department, the department has, this year, slashed the internal assessment, Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCEs), for the upcoming Class XII examinations from 30 per cent to 10 per cent.

Cap on stent prices raises quality concerns

23 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: The capping of the price of coronary stents last week by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has made health experts skeptical about their impact on the lives of patients.

Staff up in arms against CentreProposal to turn CPWD into corporation

Staff up in arms against Centre

23 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: The Jalandhar unit of Joint Front, a forum of CPWD service associations, today held a mass protest rally against the Union Government’s proposal to turn the Central Public Works Department into a corporation.

PSPCL on a bill-collection spree

23 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: Perhaps feeling no pressure of any kind after the poll code of conduct was imposed, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) seems to have been on a bill-collection spree from long-time defaulters.

SSA-RMSA activists to hold protest today

23 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: Activists of the SSA/RMSA Office Employees Union said union members in the district would burn an effigy of the government outside the office of the Deputy Commissioner tomorrow.

SBI pensioners discuss issues at meet

23 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: Members of the State Bank of India Pensioner’s Association discussed their issues in the association’s annual meeting of the Jalandhar zone here today.

Awareness event held on IPF disease

23 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: With a view to spread awareness among people about a rare disease, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), an awareness event was organised.

Over 3,500 patients treated in dental health fortnight

23 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: The 27th Dental Fortnight from February 11 to February 27 is being observed in various medical centres of the district.

Campus Notes

Annual sports meet

23 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

The MGN College of Education, Jalandhar, organised its 57th Annual Sports Meet.

Poetry workshop organised on Mother Language Day

22 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

PHAGWARA: International Mother Language Day was celebrated on Tuesday at Kamla Nehru College for Women (KNCW), Phagwara, by the PG Department of Punjabi.

Want to show my versatility to audience: Ginni Mahi

Want to show my versatility to audience: Ginni Mahi

22 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: Decked up in a navy blue fusion suit, golden trouser and long, kundan earrings, Gurkanwal Bharti, alias Ginni Mahi (professional name) was a crowd-puller at the HMV College fete held recently.

CADD workshop on solid-works organisedCampus notes

CADD workshop on solid-works organised

22 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

Mechanical engineering department of the Lyallpur Khalsa College of Engineering (LKCE) organised a CADD workshop on solid-works.

Shirtless, parents protest against school over fee hike

Shirtless, parents protest against school over fee hike

22 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: The fathers of students, studying in Shiv Jyoti School, today held a protest in the morning by taking off their shirts against the school administration for allegedly hiking the fee and restricting those students from appearing in the examinations who have failed to deposit the annual charges.

Bhardwaj is Cantonment Board VP

22 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: Suresh Bhardwaj, councillor from ward number 2 in the Cantonment area has been appointed the new vice-president of Jalandhar Cantonment Board (JCB).

Singers, poets mark celebrationsInternational mother language day

Singers, poets mark celebrations

22 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: On the occasion of International Mother Language Day today, the Punjab Jagriti Manch, in collaboration with Sarbat Da Bhala Trust, held a procession in the city which concluded at the Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall with renowned personalities performing to celebrate the mother tongue.

Three kgof opium seized

22 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: The CIA staff today recovered 3 kg of opium from the Mithapur road.

4 booked for dowry, torture

22 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

PHAGWARA: On a complaint lodged by Narangshahpur village resident Rajwinder Kaur, the Sadar police has registered a case under Sections498A/506/120B/323/325 of the IndianPenal Code against her husband Davinder Singh, his father Malkiat Singh, mother Surinder Kaur and younger brotherGurjit Singh on the charges of torturingher physically and mentally to fulfill their demands of dowry.

Stress on reviving, following ancient Indian values, ethicsIKGPTU workshop

Stress on reviving, following ancient Indian values, ethics

22 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: A one-day workshop on “Ancient Indian Values for Society and Polity” was organised by the International Resource Centre for Universal Human Values and Ethics at IK Gujral Punjab Technical University Kapurthala today.

RCF employees’ union holds protest

RCF employees’ union holds protest

22 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: Members of the Rail Coach Factory Employees Union today held a demonstration against the alleged move of the government on outsourcing and privatisation at the furnishing shop on the campus.

Clerk arrested for taking bribe

Clerk arrested for taking bribe

22 Feb 2017 | 1:35 AM

JALANDHAR: The Vigilance Department here today caught a clerk in the Education Department while he was taking a bribe of Rs 15,000.

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