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PRINCIPAL NOT RELIEVED: Even though the Principal, Government Senior Secondary School, Chheharta, was transferred by the state government on November 13, he reportedly continues to remain at his past. This was alleged by residents and social workers of the area in a signed press note here on Wednesday.

GADAR SENA: Mr M.M. Behal, joint convenor, Gadar Sena, a newly floated NGO, in a press note issued here on Wednesday said the NGO had been formed to highlight the current problems of the local residents.

APPOINTED: Master Mangat Rai, a local resident, has been appointed as the general secretary of the freedom fighters cell of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC). Mr Upender Sharma, general secretary, PPCC, congratulated Mr Rai over his appointment.

CASE REGISTERED: The Mukerian police has registered a case under Sections 406 and 420 of the IPC against Hardip Singh, Navdeep Singh, alias Happy and Inderjit Singh, alias Goldi, all travel agents from Mohali for duping Harbans Singh and Gurwinder Singh of Chack Ala Bakash of Rs 24 lakh for sending their sons abroad.

RAPE REPORTED: The rape of a teenaged girl by two youths of Jaitpur village was reported at the Mahilpur police station on Monday. According to an FIR, Nirmal Singh and Paramjit Singh, alias Pamma, both of Jaitpur, forcibly took a 14-year-old girl of the same village to the house of Mohinder Kaur on December 6 at 3 p.m. They raped the girl and escaped. A case under Sections 363, 376 and 34, IPC, against both accused has been registered.

SUB-STANDARD FERTILISER: On a complaint of the Chief Agriculture Officer, Hoshiarpur, the Dasuya police has registered a case under Section 7, EC Act, against Avtar Singh of Avtar Khad Store, Dasuya, Vij Traders of New Grain Market, Hoshiarpur, and Vishnu Parsad of Oswal Chemical Fertiliser for producing and selling sub-standard fertiliser.

ARRESTED: The city police has arrested Bhupinder Singh, alias Soni, son of Sukhdev Bihar, wanted in a scooter theft case of November 22.

LOK ADALAT: A state-level Lok Adalat will be organised at the Government College complex here on December 14.

ARRESTED: The district police on Wednesday arrested Narinder Singh, wanted in 34 cases of vehicle theft, from near Rama Mandi chowk here and recovered three stolen vehicles and gold ornaments from his possession.

CHETNA DIVAS: The Sikh National College, Banga, organised a Chetna Divas on the college campus on Tuesday. Sant Baba Mann Singh was the chief guest and Jathedar Sukhdev Singh Bhaur, SGPC secretary, presided over.


DEMANDS: Members of the Divisional Railway Users’ Consultative Committee (DRUCC) of Ambala Railway Division, presented demands of their respective areas, including the introduction of new trains, at a meeting of the DRUCC held in Bathinda. In a release issued by the Ambala Railway Authority, it was stated that Mr Keshav Chandra, DRM, Northern Railway, Ambala Division, assured the members that all demands and problems would be looked into on a priority basis.

STOLEN: Two more manhole covers were stolen from as many houses in Sector 10-D, here on Wednesday. A manhole was also reported to be stolen from a house in the Sector on Tuesday. Mr S.P. Bector, resident of H.No. 591, reported that a manhole cover from his house had been stolen sometime after 5.30 pm. The cover from another house was also stolen. “It seems a gang is involved in the theft”, complained Mr Bector, a retired engineer.


INAUGURATED: The Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, will inaugurate the northern zone-level cultural competition of cantonment schools of Western Command in Kharga Stadium at Ambala Cantt on December 13. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr D.D. Gautam, told that around 500 students from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi would participate.

COMPETITION: SA Jain Senior Secondary School, Ambala city, has secured second position in group song and one act play in the state-level competition held in Hisar recently. The Principal of the school, Mr M.L. Bansal, said in a press release that the school has achieved third position in solo song in the competition.

MURDER: Ranbir allegedly killed his sister-in-law (brother’s wife) Saroj with a sharp-edged weapon at Ramgarh village in the district on Monday. A case has been registered against Ranbir and two others, Pawan and Chhota, in this regard. All three are still absconding.

COP DEAD: Police personnel, Suresh Kumar, died under mysterious circumstances at a dera at Pipaltha village on Monday. A case has been registered.

SENTENCED: The Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr Manjeet Singh, has sentenced Nirmal Singh of Rampura to five years’ imprisonment and fined him Rs 2,000 for using fake currency.

RAPE CASE: The Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr J.R. Chauhan, has sentenced Rampal of Hajwana village to seven years’ imprisonment and a fine of Rs 5,000 for raping a woman of the same village.

DHARNA: The All-Employees Association of Haryana Minor Irrigation and Tubewell Corporation (MITC) has decided to stage a dharna at the Commissioner's office all over the state in protest against government failure to fulfil its promise of rehabilitate them. This was stated here on Wednesday.

POPPY HUSK SEIZED: The district police seized 8 bags of poppy husk being carried in a car near Aboobshahar village. However, the smugglers managed to escape. A case has been registered.

SEMINAR: A three-day workshop on “Curriculum Processes” was held at Seth Jai Parkash Polytechnic, Damla, about 10 km from here, on Wednesday. It was organised in collaboration with the National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research (NITTTR), Chandigarh.

BODY FOUND: The body of an old person was found at Chhoti Line, Jagadhri, on Wednesday. It has been sent to the Civil Hospital, Jagadhri, for post mortem.

YOUTH CRUSHED: The body of a youth was found at the Railway track near Mustafabad, about 15 km from here, on Wednesday morning. It is stated that he was badly crushed by a train. The deceased has not been identified.


HONOURED: Mr I.S. Verma, Senior Superintendent of Post Offices, Hamirpur Circle, honoured two "Best Postmen", Hariram (Bilaspur) and Bhagsingh (Nainadevi), with a citation for best performance of duties and a cash prize of Rs 500 each at a function organised at Head Post Office here on Wednesday.

DACOITY: Four unidentified armed persons looted two trucks, one van and one jeep near Bhojnagar village, near Dharampur on the Solan-Nahan road, on Tuesday evening. The district police, with the help of the Nahan police, has booked three persons in the case.

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