Chandigarh: Former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday hailed the passage of the Food Security Bill and the Land Acquisition Bill in the parliament, saying these were epochal decisions which will change the destiny of crores of Indians. Amarinder congratulated UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for historic legislations, which seek to secure and safeguard the rights of the farmers and landowners on the one hand and eradicate hunger from the country on the other hand.
11 senior officers transferred in Punjab
Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Friday transferred with immediate effect 11 senior officers in the state, including eight from the Indian Administrative Service.
Ramesh Kumar Ganta has been posted as Director (Treasury and Accounts), while Amit Kumar goes as the Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) of Malout, an official spokesperson said. Shruti has been made the SDM of Talwandi, Apneet Riyait SDM of Jagraon, M K Arvind Kumar SDM of Banga, B Srinivasan SDM of Dhar Kalan and Kumar Saurabh Raj the SDM of Gidderbaha, he said.
GNDU to get MAKA trophy from President
Amritsar: President Pranab Mukherjee will award the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy to Guru Nanak Dev University for its all-round best performance in sports for the year 2010-11 during the National Sports Award Ceremony on August 31 at Ashoka Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi. Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, Prof A S Brar along with Deputy Director Sports of the university, Dr H S Randhawa will receive the trophy for a record 22nd time for emerging as the ‘top university in sports’ of India. The President will also present award money of Rs 10 lakh to the university for the promotion and development of sports activities.
Hooda extends full support to IKEA
Chandigarh: The Haryana government on Friday assured full support to Ikea, the Swedish furniture retail company, to set up their ventures in the state. Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda gave this assurance to Chief Executive Officer of M/s IKEA Services India Private Limited Juvenicio Maeztu at a meeting held here. “Haryana was the first state to support FDI and it has