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RALLY: Sainik Welfare will organise a rally to listen to the problems of ex-servicemen and widows at Sainik Rest House on September 30. Lt-Col S.P. Singh, Deputy Director, Sainik Welfare, urged the ex-servicemen and the widows to participate in the rally. Cricketer and MP Navjot Singh Sidhu will be the chief guest, he said.

CHEATED: The Dasuya police has registered a case under Sections 420 and 120 B of the IPC against Rajinder Singh, former Sarpanch, and Jaswant Singh, both of Kathana village. According to police sources, they took Sohan Lal of the village for filing papers for the Ashirwad Scheme, but instead of filing an application form, they got signed a false agreement regarding the sale of his house.

ORGANISED: An AIDS awareness camp was organised at Government Senior Secondary School, Pathial, 15 km from here, on Monday. Mr Inderjeet Singh, Principal, stated that seminars were organised in schools to create awareness among students as 50 per cent of the HIV cases were in the age group 15-24. Dr Ajay Bagga, in charge, School Health Programme, among others addressed the seminar.

MEETING: Deputy Commissioner Harjit Inder Singh Grewal, while presiding over a meeting of the District Roads Committee here on Monday, said Rs 851.50 lakh was being spent on the repair of 367 km roads in the district, of which Rs 659.06 lakh was being spent to improve the condition of about 182 km rural link roads.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Lions Club Greater: president - Mr Ashok Gupta; general secretary - Mr A.P.S. Bhanwar; and treasurer - Mr Sudershan Kumar Gupta.

CAMP ORGANISED: The Lions Club (Service) organised a healthcare camp at Bharoli Kalan village here on Tuesday. Mr Bhupinder Mahajan, chairman of the project, said 90 children were examined at the camp and free medicines were provided.

DEMANDED: Residents of the Dhar block submitted a memorandum to the Subdivisional Magistrate, Mr Amrit Pal, here on Tuesday, demanding waiver of water bills. The residents said the Public Health Department had been issuing the bills at a flat rate of Rs 70 per tap for the past many years. The residents were unable to pay the bills which ran into thousands of rupees, they added.

NATIONAL INTEGRATION CAMP: The Progressive Youth Affairs Forum organised a national integration camp at Seona village here on Tuesday. The Deputy Programme Adviser, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Mr Satish Kumar Shawney, inaugurated  the camp.

SEMINAR: A seminar was organised to apprise people about free legal aid being provided by the government to the poor and weaker sections of the society at Panshta village, near here, on Monday. The Additional Civil Judge and chairperson, Legal Aid Committee, Ms Ramesh Kumari, presided over. Civil Judge Rajiv Beri and SDM Pritam Singh among others participated in the seminar.

INSPECTION: Mr Pritam Singh, Subdivisional Magistrate and Administrator, Market Committee, Phagwara, inspected the paddy purchase centres at Panshta and Rawalpindi villages here on Monday. He asked farmers to bring dried paddy for getting good price and advised them not to use harvester combines during night as it led to moisture in paddy.

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KILLED: Kala Singh (30), a resident of Kairon village, was killed allegedly by his brother Balwinder Singh and his accomplice Karamjit Singh on Monday. The Patti police has registered a case.



OFFICE BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of Shri Sidh Baba Amarnath Mahavir Shiv Mandir, Sector 29. president — Mr Naresh Kaushal; senior vice-presidents — Mr Rampal and Mr Raghbir Singh; vice-president — Mr Krishan Lal; general secretary — Mr Anil Tiwari; secretary — Mr Raj Kumar Maria; joint secretaries — Mr Y.P. Sharma and Rajmal Thakur; cashier — Mr Sanjiv Bainjwal; assistant cashiers — Mr Rattan Singh and Mr Ashok Kapila; organising secretary — Mr Bhagat Singh; propaganda secretaries — Mr Ramesh Chand and Mr Bhagwant Kishore.

SPIC QUIZ: The Society for Promotion of Information Technology in Chandigarh (SPIC) and the Department of Information Technology, Chandigarh Administration, will organise a Chandigarh corporate challenge quiz event ‘X-QUIZ-IT’ at the Rock Garden on Saturday.

RESIDENT’S DEMAND: Residents of Sector 43 has urged the Chandigarh Administration to hand over the possession of a gurdwara to the “Sikh sangat” of the sector. In a signed press note issued here, the residents flayed the alleged handing over of the keys of the shrine to Akali leader, Gurpartap Singh Riar. Mr Riar was not a resident of the sector and had no locus standi to manage the gurdwara, the residents claimed. The residents claimed that the Chandigarh Administration had cancelled the allotment of the gurdwara,which was run by one Puran Singh and his associates. They had also lost cases in the Punjab and Haryana High Court and the Supreme Court. 

MINISTER’S VISIT: The Union Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology, Dr Shaqeel Ahmed, will pay a two-day visit to the city beginning Wednesday. According to information, the minister will hold meetings with Punjab and Haryana circles of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and the Department of Posts, besides having a meeting with officers of the Punjab and Haryana Informatics centres.

VISIT TO ECHS: Major General-in-Charge, Administration at Western Command, Major General Deepak Anand on Tuesday visited the Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) Polyclinic located in Sector 11, Chandigarh, to take stock of medicare being provided to the ECHS members and their dependents. Reiterating the Army’s commitment to provide a comprehensive and composite medicare to pensioners and their dependents, General Anand said that reputed hospitals and diagnostic centres located in the city were in the process of being empanelled and these would be available to the members soon.

DEPLORED: Mr Kamaljit Singh Panchhi, media secretary of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee, on Tuesday deplored the attack on Nankanasahib by some miscreants in Pakistan.

YOGA CAMP: A three-day yoga-cum-acupressure camp is being organised by the Senior Citizens’ Council at Sector 15, Panchkula. The two-day camp started on Monday. The two-hour yoga assembly in the morning is followed by free acupressure diagnosis session, according to Mr C.D. Bhardwaj, organiser of the camp. 



ELECTED: Mr Narinder Dhamija was elected Chairman of the Central Phoenix Club of Ambala Cantonment here on Tuesday. A son of a former Congress MLA, Mr Dhamija defeated his nearest rival, Mr Jai Prakash Aggarwal. Mr Mukesh Gupta was elected secretary, while Mr Ajay Gupta and Mr Ravinder Jain were elected joint secretary and treasurer, respectively. Mr Shalinder Khanna, Mr Surinder Goel, Mr Pradeep Khera and Mr B.D. Walia were elected members of the executive of the club. The Commissioner, Ambala division, and the Deputy Commissioner, Ambala, are ex-officio president and vice-president of the club, respectively. 

SENTENCED: The Chief Judicial Magistrate has sentenced Naresh Kumar, an accountant with the Municipal Committee, Charkhi Dadri, to three-year imprisonment and fined him of Rs 1,000 for misappropriating government funds.

SUICIDE: Simranjit, a resident of Hisar, who was married to Satpal, a local resident, a month ago, allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison on Monday. In another incident, Kanwaljit (18) allegedly committed suicide by setting herself on fire.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Hisar zonal unit of the Haryana College Teachers Union: president - Mr R.K. Kaushik of Manohar Memorial College, Fatehabad; vice-president - Ms Deepti Dharmani of CMK National College, Sirsa; and secretary - Mr S. S. Dhillon of CR Jat College, Hisar.

THEFT: Digital cameras and films worth around Rs 2.5 lakh were allegedly stolen from a colour laboratory in Ganesh Market of the city on Sunday. The police has registered a case and started investigations in this regard.

SBoP FUNCTION: The local branch of the State Bank of Patiala organised a function at Saint Birs’ School here on Tuesday as part of the community banking scheme. Prizes to winners of the “Raj Bhasha Chetna” contest were given away by the Senior Manager of the bank, Mr S.C. Dhall. The fortnight to promote Hindi ended on Tuesday. Ms Seema Bansal, Deputy Manager of the bank, highlighted various achievements of the bank. The best teacher award was given to Ms Aruna Rana while the best student award was given to Payal Kantli.

STOLEN: Computers and other related equipments worth Rs 6.5 lakh were stolen from Delhi Public School here on Sunday. The police has registered a case. SP Suman Manjri and other police officials along with a dog squad visited the spot.

ARRESTED: The police has arrested Hari Singh, his son Jaynarayan Godra, Mukesh and Umed Singh for allegedly murdering Om Parkash Godra of Kharian village.

HELD: The police has arrested Kesar, his son Narinder Singh and Shishpal for allegedly threatening Mr Trilok Chand Goyal, a local trader. According to sources, the accused threatened the trader following a tiff over a faulty electric gadget. A case under Sections 452, 506 and 34 of the IPC has been registered.

ELECTED: Mr Shishpal Hardu, a lecturer at Government National PG College, has been elected general secretary of the Haryana Teachers Association, according to a press statement issued here on Monday.

KILLED: One person was killed and another injured when their scooter was hit by a car on the GT Road near Rai village, 13 km from here, on Tuesday. A case has been registered against the driver of the car. In another incident, seven persons, including two women, were injured when the auto-rickshaw on which they were travelling was hit by a car. All injured have been hospitalised.



SEIZED: The police has seized 400 gm of charas from a Maruti van parked outside Windsmore Hotel at Parwanoo. The owner of the vehicle, Sanjeev Sharma, has been arrested and a case has been registered.

UPGRADED: With a view to ensuring effective monitoring of environment in the Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh industrial belt the State Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board has upgraded its Baddi office. A post of environment engineer has been created and the senior scientific officer, Mr Chetan Joshi, has been transferred from Poanta Sahib to Baddi.


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