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COLLEGE CHOSEN: Shaheed Sikh Missionary College, was chosen to launch the dharam parchar campaign at Khurmaniya village near the Indo-Pakistan border here on Monday. The campaign had been dedicated to the 400th year of the installation of Guru Granth Sahib and the 500th birth anniversary of Guru Angad Dev.

Pensioners day: The Punjab State Pensioners and Senior Citizen Welfare Association has observed pensioners day under the presidentship of Mr Aftar Singh Afat. A memorandum outlining the demands of the pensioners was presented to ADC Kulwant Singh, MP R.L. Bhatia and MLA Jugal Kishore Sharma to be forwarded to the Punjab Government.

BAR CHIEF: Mr Bikramjit Singh Brar, a senior advocate, has been unanimously elected president of the District Bar Association, Faridkot. More than 200 lawyers took part in the elections.

RESENTMENT: Resentment prevails among around 2000 students, their parents and teachers of the local Mahatma Gandhi Senior Secondary School against the decision of the Punjab School Education Board to abolish annual examination centres of middle, matriculation and senior classes in one of this oldest private and Punjab government-aided institution of the town with immediate effect without any reason.

BODY FOUND: The body of a newly-born child was found in a well at Attowal village on Tuesday morning. According to police sources, a former sarpanch of the village Harmail Singh saw the body and informed the police.

CASE REGISTERED: On the complaint of the Superintendent of the Central Jail, Ludhiana, the Mahilpur police has registered a case against prisoner on parole Devinder Singh under Sections 8 and 9 of the Punjab Good Conduct Prisoner Act 1962. In his complaint the Superintendent stated that Devinder Singh was a convict and was serving a jail term in the Central Jail, Ludhiana. He went on a six-week parole on June 26 to his village. He was to come back on August 12, but he returned after 112 days.

ARRESTED: The Tanda police arrested Jarnail Singh of the local Mohalla Lohrian under Sections 61/1/14 of the Excise Act and seized 1,20,000 ml of illicit liquor from him on Monday evening.

ELECTED CHIEF: Mr Dharambir Kapur has been unanimously elected president of the District Chemist Association. He has been authorised to nominate other office-bearers of the association.

Denim Lab: Denim Lab, an exclusive showroom of Levi’s, Spykar, Dockers and Recap will open at Kesar Complex, near Malhar Cinema, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, according to Mr Manjit Singh, managing director, Denim Lab. This is the only showroom in Ludhiana which has full range of denims for youngsters, he said. 

MEETING HELD: An annual meeting of the Panjab chapter of the Akhil Bharatiya Grahak Panchayat was held here on Sunday. It was chaired by Mr H.S. Sachdeva. In a press note issued here on Monday, Mr S.B. Pandhi, General Secretary of the panchayat, Ludhiana unit, said the panchayat had been successful in getting 130 cases of old-age pension approved. Mr Pandhi stated that the panchayat had also forwarded letters to the Chairman of the PSEB regarding excess billing.

HONOURED Principal B.D. Budhiraja has been honoured by the management, staff and students of Kamla Lohtia College here on his election to the Syndicate of Panjab University, Chandigarh. The president of the college management committee, Mr Jagmohan Gupta, appreciated the dynamic approach of Mr Budhiraja. He also hosted a lunch on the premises of the college on Sunday.

: A three-day cultural programme, organised by Rama Kala Mandir, concluded here on Monday. A large number of people from Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir were treated to a variety of cultural programmes by artistes from various parts of the country. The last programme was presided over by the Chairman of Sai Polytechnical Institutions, Mr S.K. Punj.

NSS CAMP : A 10-day camp of the 3rd unit of NSS, Khalsa College, commenced here on Monday. The camp was inaugurated by the Principal of the college, Dr Harbir Singh. He urged students to be true to themselves and to their parents and society. The Programme Officer, Prof Kamal Sohal, said the aim of the camp was to inculcate self-discipline and social awareness among the students.

Seminar: The Dedicated Brothers Group, Punjab, organised a seminar on health awareness at Government Senior Secondary School, Tripuri, here on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Rakesh Vermi urged students to do some physical exercise regularly to keep themselves fit. He said physical exercise coupled with a balanced diet was necessary for the proper growth and development of a child.

ELECTED: Dr OPS Kande of Patiala has been elected president of the Indian Medical Association, Punjab. This was stated here on Tuesday in a press note issued by Dr Raman Aggarwal, a spokesman for the body. Dr Kande had been president of the state body earlier also for two terms.

One booked
: A case under Sections 406, 420 and 120-B of the IPC has been registered against the proprietor of a firm for issuing cheques that were dishonoured at the bank as sufficient amount was not available in the account. Mr Anil Kumar, director and executive manager of Shreyans Factory, Bholapur, has complained that Mr Prem Chand Jain, proprietor of the erring firm, has been supplied paper by the former. In lieu of that, payment was made through cheques which were dishonoured at the bank due to insufficiency of funds. The amount involved was around Rs 33.92lakh.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Sangrur District Young Lawyers Taxation Bar Association. President — Mr Manoj Kumar Saxena; secretary — Mr Pardeep Kumar Bansal; and treasures — Mr Rajinder Pal Singla.

Tarn Taran
PROTEST RALLY: Powermen belonging to different employee organisations held a protest rally and staged a dharna on Monday here in front of the office of the Deputy Chief Engineer of the local circle against the new policy of compulsory retirement after the age of 50 and 55 years.



SWEATERS DISTRIBUTED: The Anti-Terrorist Front of India distributed sweaters among needy students of Government High School, Tundla, near Ambala City. The president of the front, Mr Viresh Shandilay, said the country had been facing cross-border terrorism for a long time and it could be controlled only when the common man joined hands against it. The state president of the front, Mr Kulwant Singh Manakpur, was also present. Earlier, the Vice-Principal of the school, Ms Saroj Bala, welcomed Mr Shandilay and appreciated the campaign of the ATFI against terrorism.

ACCIDENTS: Two persons have been killed in separate accidents in Ambala. According to the police, Raj Rani died on the spot when the car she was travelling in collided with a truck near the Kali Paltan bridge on the GT Road near Ambala Cantonment on Monday. In another accident, a pedestrian died when he was hit by a car near Ambala City. The body has not been identified.

DOWRY CASE: The police has registered a dowry case under Section 498-A against three persons of Ladwa on a complaint of Veena Rani. She alleged that after the death of her husband, her in-laws had been harassing her for not bringing sufficient dowry. The police has registered a case against Rakesh Kumar, Gurdayal and Kanta Devi.

ORIENTATION PROGRAMME: The Haryana Board of School Education has decided to organise an orientation programme of head examiners here on Wednesday. In a press note issued here a spokesman of the board said 581 head examiners from Hisar, Sirsa, Fatehabad and Bhiwani districts would take part in this programme.

POPPY HUSK: The Hansi police has recovered 200 kg of poppy husk from Krishan Kumar of Kutubpur village near here on Monday. The police raided his house on Monday and recovered the contraband. In another case, the Adampur police has arrested Surender Kumar of Chuli village and recovered 40 pouches of illicit liquor from his possession. Cases have been registered against them.

POWER THEFT: A team of Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam on Monday raided many houses at nearby Dhani Kumaharan village and detected power theft cases. They also imposed a fine of Rs 70,000 on four power consumers of the village.


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