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SEVEN INJURED: Seven occupants of a three-wheeler, including five women, were injured as the vehicle overturned at college road here on Sunday. The three-wheeler was carrying them back on the completion of a weekly satsang from the Radhasoami Dera located on the Hanumangarh road. Those injured were identified as Mrs Manmohan Munjal, Mrs Krishna Rani, Mrs Shila Rani, Mrs Raj Rani, Mrs Sumitra Devi, Mr Mohan Lal and Mr Rajinder Kumar.

ELECTION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Rotary Club, Abohar Mid-town: president — Dr Ramesh Sidana; vice president — Mr Raj Kumar Kamra; secretary — Mr Manish Narang; joint secretary — Mr N.K. Kalra; finance secretary — Mr Satinder Setia; sergeant-at-arms — Mr Vipan Jagga; chief coordinator — Dr Sushil Miglani; directors — Dr Sumit Talwar, Mr Rakesh Pahuja, Mr Jagjit Chhabra, Dr S.L. Chalana, Mr Tej Parkash Nagpal, Mr Pardeep Dawra, Mr Ravinder Setia and Dr A.C. Sidana. 

TRUST FORMED: Mr Gurcharan Singh Shergill, a UK-based NRI, has set up a trust in the memory of his wife, Surinder Kaur Shergill, who died of cancer in the UK. The bhog and antim ardas of Surinder was held on the gurdwara premises of Amardeep Singh Shergill Memorial College, Mukandpur on Saturday. Funds to the tune of Rs 25 lakh were collected for the trust at the bhog ceremony. The trust will look after cancer patients. The trust will be set up at Bilga Charitable Hospital, Bilga, in Jalandhar district.

Booked for assault
: Seven persons, including three women, allegedly assaulted a person. The Humbran police has registered a case.
According to the information, Satnam Singh, Kulwant Singh, Dial Singh, Bhagat Singh, Rano Bai, Dharmo Bai, and Bimla Kaur of Kotli allegedly assaulted Joginder Singh of the village on June 16. The Humbran police has now registered a case. A dispute pertaining to construction of a wall is said to be the reason behind the assault.

NEW COLLECTION: Wills Classic has come out with a new collection for men and women, a company press note said the new collection, ‘World One’, featured meticulously crafted and luxuriously structured outfits.

PLASMA TV: Hyundai Electronics has introduced Plasma TV and LCD. According to the company, priced at Rs 2.25 lakh for Hyundai PDP TV and Rs 1.09 lakh for Hyundai LCD TV, the new range delivers a rich cinematic experience.

MANAGER: Mr R.S. Channa has taken over as Manager, of Punjab National Bank, here in place of Mr Yash Pal Sikka, who has gone to Moga. Earlier, Mr Channa was posted at Nangal.

ELECTION: At a meeting of members of the Nagar Council, held under the presidentship of Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, Mr Zeera Ram was elected vice-president unanimously.

BSP MEETING: At a meeting of workers of the BSP held under the presidentship of Mr Rajinder Singh Nauherian (Raja) here, Mr Teja Singh Rangeela of Bhorlay was elected president of the BSP Samrala Constituency. The post was lying vacant since the death of Mr Daleep Singh Bijlipuria. Mr Darshan Kumar Padam was elected general secretary and Mr Sandeep Kumar secretary.

SHO TAKES OVER: Inspector Bhupinder Singh Bhullar took over as SHO, Samrala, here on Monday. Similarly, Inspector Pritpal Singh took over as SHO, Machhiwara.

EYE CAMP: Mr Sham Lal Gupta, Principal, S.D. Model Public High School, Samana, said a free eye and dental check-up camp was organised in the school on Saturday on the behalf of the Lions Club, Samana. As many as 205 children were examined by Dr Manjit Singh, eye specialist, and Dr Manpreet Kaur, dentist, along with their teams.



MFC, M.Sc RESULTS: The results of MFC part-I and II and M.Sc (IT) part-I, examinations conducted by Panjab University in April/May, 2005, have been declared. The gazettes will be available in the new enquiry of the university tomorrow after 11 a.m. and all working days. No results enquiry will be entertained on the telephone, according to the Controller of Examinations.

RECARPETING OF ROADS: The Road Committee of the Municipal Corporation on Monday approved 280 km carpeting of roads in the city at its meeting here. While 110 km roads have been recarpeted so far, the remaining would be recarpeted this financial year. 



STOLEN: Thieves broke into two houses at Mastana Chowk falling under Qila police post on Friday and decamped with cash, jewellery and several domestic items. According to the information, the thieves stole two TV sets, two table fans, stereo, cash, jewellery and other domestic items from Sohan Lal and Sunder Lal’s houses.

DEAD: Ravi, a motor mechanic, was killed as an air compressor installed at his shop at Noorwala village burst on Sunday. According to the information, the accident took place when he was repairing puncture in a tyre of a motor vehicle.

PEAHEN DEAD: A peahen (the National Bird) died when it accidentally got ensnared in a net which was cast by some unknown hunters to nab rabbits from the forest area at Bhatsana village, about 20 km from here, on Saturday. Following a complaint by the village Sarpanch, Mrs Meena Devi, the Dharuhera police has registered a case under Section 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act.

STOLEN: Thieves allegedly barged into Hafed’s barley plant at Jatusana and stole 34 bags of mustard from there on Saturday night. They reportedly carried the stolen bags in a tractor trailer which was later abandoned after it got stuck at a spot on the disrepaired road near Parkhotampur village, about 2 km from Jatusana.

THEFT: Thieves reportedly broke into a liquor shop at Maheshwari village near Dharuhera on Saturday night and decamped with 15 cartons of liquor. A case of theft has been registered.

BEAUTIFICATION: The district administration has launched a drive to capture stray cattle as a part of its city beautification campaign here. The Deputy Commissioner-cum-chairman of the campaign informed that 54 head of stray cattle had been nabbed from various parts of the city and dispatched to remote places.

RECEPTION: The Haryana Irrigation and Revenue Minister, Capt Ajay Singh Yadav, was accorded a civic reception at a function organised by the Haryana Social Welfare Committee (HSWC) here on Sunday. Mr Bhagwan Das Ranga, president of the HSWC, presented a silver crown as well as a turban to the minister while a turban was also presented to Congress legislator Bhupinder Singh (Pataudi) who presided over the function.

SUSPENDED: Bali Ram Malik, in charge, polilce post on the G.T. Road near Ganaur has been placed under suspension and sent to the Police Lines, Sonepat.

SHOBHA YATRA: Shree Radha Madhav Sankirtan Mandal organised a ‘shobha yatra’ in different parts of the city in connection with its ‘jhoolan utsav’. According to a report, a large number of devotees took park in the shobha yatra.



SEIZED: The police seized 54 logs of diar and kail wood from a truck (HR-02a-3787) on the Kalka-Shimla national highway on Saturday. The estimated value of the seized wood was amounted to Rs 1.25 lakh. The driver and the cleaner of the truck fled from the spot. A case under Sections 279 and 379 of the IPC and Sections 41, 42 of the Forest Act has been registered.

INAUGURATED: The Irrigation and Public Health Minister, Mr Kaul Singh Thakur, on Sunday said that over 3176 hectares of land would be brought under plantation in the district in the current year. Inaugurating the state-level 56th vanamahotsava at Siajan Bagla in Karsog block, Mr Thakur said that the government would spend Rs 2.8 crore on the tree plantation in the district.


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