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NEW TEHSILDARS: Mr K.K. Verma joined as the new Tehsildar, Batala, in place of Mrs Vinay Sharma who has been transferred to Jalandhar on deputation with the PWD (B&R). Similarly, Mr Ranjit Singh joined as Naib-Tehsildar in place of Mr H.S. Gill. Mr Verma has been transferred to Batala from Budlada and Mr Ranjit Singh from Tarn Taran.

DHARNA HELD: Activists of the Democratic Teacher’s Front on Wednesday stated a dharna in front of local Treasury Office to lodge their protest against the non-release of the salaries of teachers for the past about three months. In a release here on Wednesday Mr Paramjit Singh, district committee member DTF, demanded that the salaries of teachers working in government schools be released immediately.

CHETNA RALLY: A Dalit chetna rally will be organised on June 4 at Subhash Market here. In a press release Mr Sunil Kumar, co-chairman, Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee ( SC\ST) said Mr S G Venktaswami, Deputy Leader, Lok Sabha Mr Oskar Fernandes, statistics and programme minister Mr Sandeep Dikshit, Member Parliament and Mr Surinder Singla, Punjab Finance Minister would attend the rally.

CAMP TO CHECK ARMS: A camp to check arms and ammunition of residents of Khanna and the surrounding areas was organised at a city police station here today. The camp was organised on the directions of S.S.P. Khanna Naunihal Singh. At least 127 persons reached the camp to show their arm, ammunition and licences to police officials.

SHOPS CLOSED: The president of the Cloth Merchants Association, Khanna, Krishan Lal and secretary Surbir Singh Sethi said here today in a press note that shopkeepers of Guru Amardas Market Karnail Singh Road, Subash Bazar, Main Bazar, Chandla Market, Tankey Road, Nirankari Road, Lalheri Road, Novelty Road, G.T. Road, Samrala road and Dhobianwali Gali will remain closed on last Sundays of May, June and August.

MBA INTERVIEWS: The Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE), Ludhiana, conducts management aptitude test (MAT) to admit students but from this session. It will be the first college in the region to conduct group discussions and interviews for 730 candidates, who have opted for PCTE’s 25 management quota seats. After shortlisting the candidates, they have been called for the group discussion and interviews on June 13.

Dental camp: The Shaheed Baba Deep Singh Society, in collaboration with Lifeline Hospital, will organise a free dental check-up camp at Gurdwara Akal Sahib here on May 29. A team of doctors, led by Dr Komal Dhillon, will examine the patients, who will also be given medicines free of cost. 

AHIMSA YATRA: Jain Muni Acharya Mahapraygya (86) will come to Punjab during 2006 as a part of his five year “ahimsa yatra” which is also the concluding year of his yatra. His disciple Muni Abhay who is here in connection with the arrangements of forthcoming “Ahimsa Yatra”, stated this at the residence of SAD leader Ramesh Singla. He added Acharya Mahapraygya after completing his yatra in Gujarat, MP, Maharastra and Delhi in December 2005 will come to Punjab in January, 2006.

CLERK NABBED: The Vigilance Bureau nabbed a clerk working in the office of the Divisional Commissioner while allegedly accepting illegal gratification. The clerk, Harmesh Lal, was responsible for registering power of attorneys. A case has been registered.

BLOOD DONATION: As many as 54 persons donated blood in a blood donation camp organised at Public College, Samana, on Wednesday. The camp was inaugurated by Mr Shivundular Singh Dhillion, Additional Deputy Commissioner (General), and sponsored by the old students of this college. On this occasion, college Principal Dr Jarnail Singh highlighted the achievement of the college in the field of blood donation.

AUCTION: The twice-postponed auction of octroi posts of the local Nagar Council would be held at Phagwara on May 30. This was stated by Nagar Council president Malkiat Singh Ragbotra here on Friday. Earlier the auction used to be held in the office of the Deputy Director, Local Bodies, Jalandhar. It would be held for the first time at Phagwara.

4 BOOKED FOR DOWRY: The police on Friday booked four persons under Sections 498-A,406,506,323,34 of the IPC on charges of subjecting a woman, Meenakshi Sharma, to cruelty,criminal breach of trust and intimidation and causing her hurt. Those booked included Mr Raman Kumar Sharma, husband, Mr Ashok Kumar Sharma, father-in-law.

BSNL towers :
The BSNL will to erect 47 mobile towers till September in Ropar district. This will help in better signal reception in the area, according to the General Manager of BSNL, Mr R.P Singhal, during the launch of NETONE service in the district here on Thursday. He said in view of the demand of residents BSNL had started NETONE service in the district. Residents now can access Internet at the rate of 10 paisa per minute besides the call charges.

Top positions: Three students of Shivalik Public School here secured the first three positions in the Ropar city in Class X CBSE exam. Vivek Pavla who got 91 per cent came first while, Kiranpreet Kaur (90 per cent) stood second and Manpreet 88.2 per cent stood third, the principal of the school, said.

Poll deferred:
The Brahmin Sabha here has mourned the death of Ms Aarti, daughter of Mr Sudesh Sharma, an employee leader and a senior official of the Brahmin Sabha. In view of the sad death, the election of the sabha scheduled for May 29 stands postponed it was stated by Mr Beharilal Saddi, president of the Brahmin Sabha.

100 pc result: The results of class X of Kripal Singh Seva Panthi Senior Secondary Public School on, Neelon, remained 100 per cent again, according to Ms A Bakshi, Director of the school. Ravneet Kaur got 93.4 per cent and stood first in Samrala tehsil and Ravdeep Kaur Palak Bhatia took second and third positions, Ms Bakshi added.

Appointed: Mr V.K. Sharma, has taken over as manager in the local branch of the State Bank of Patiala in place of Mr R.P Aggarwal who has gone to Ludhiana.



ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Press Club, Kalka: chairman — H.S. Jaggi; president — Madan Sarhali; vice-presidents — Raj Kumar Chandel and T.S. Gujral; general secretary — Hemant Kumar; secretary — Raj Kumar; joint secretary — B.B. Mangla; and cashier — Komal Romola. 

RAIDED: Officials of the Food and Supplies Department, headed by Mr Lila Dhar, Deputy Director, on Friday started door-to-door checking to probe public complaints about the diversion of rationed articles into the black market. It is learnt that the officials checked the record of at least 30 ration depots at Kharkhauda Sonepat, Rai and Gohana.

ARRESTED: The Rai police on Friday claimed to have arrested six more youths of Rathdhanna village in connection with an alleged assault on the members of a marriage party of Munirka village on May 20. The arrested youths were identified as Pawan, Ravinder, Manjeet, Pradeep, Devi and Rajesh.

ABDUCTION CASE: The Ganaur police on Friday claimed to have arrested a youth, Pritam, of Shikopur village in Baghpat district of UP on the charge of providing shelter to the alleged abduction of a housewife and a minor girl of Bega village in Sonepat district on the evening of May 17.


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