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Seized: The Department of Agriculture has seized 1,841 bags of DAP fertiliser from the godown of Chambal Fertilisers. Mr Yadwinder Singh Chhina, Chief Agriculture Officer, said here on Tuesday that the firm had reported to the department that it had sold all the stock of the DAP. However, during a raid 1,841 bags of DAP had been seized from the godown of the firm. He said action was taken against the firm under the Fertilisers (Control) Act and the Essential Commodities Act.

Youth festival: On the second day of Women’s ‘A-Zone’ youth festival of Guru Nanak Dev University, competitions were held in mime, fancy dress, skit, western vocal, western group song, classical instrumental (percussion), classical instrumental (non-ercussion), classical vocal, quiz, painting, sketching, cartooning, poster making, collage and clay modelling on Tuesday.

Woman injured: Ms Kuldeep Kaur of New Mohni Park was stabbed by an unidentified person at her house in broad daylight on Tuesday. According to residents of the area, an unidentified person with the intension of theft entered her house when she was alone. He stabbed her with a sharp-edged weapon. However, injured Kuldeep Kaur displayed bravery and retaliated by throwing a brick at the intruder. As a result he got injured and ran away.

Directive to LIC: The District Consumer Forum headed by Mr B.C. Gupta, president, Ms Manjeet Valia and Mr Amarjit Singh Jauhar, has ordered the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) to make payment of Rs 2 lakh along with compensation of Rs 10,000 to Anil Gupta, a resident of mohalla committee bazar, within a period of two months. Mr Gupta had filed a complaint against the LIC for not making payment of an insured amount of Rs 2 lakh on account of death of his wife.

: Sukhwinder Kaur, wife of late Charan Singh, was allegedly molested by Kakku, on Monday. In a complaint to the police, she alleged that when she was returning home the accused stopped her on the way and molested her.



“Navchetna” camp: The Art of Living organised a five-day “Navchetna” camp at Maharishi Dayanand Public School, Daria, Chandigarh. Sandeep Singh and Amarinder, instructors of The Art of Living, gave the message of Guru Shri Shri Ravi Shankar about life to students, teachers and villagers through meditation and yoga. Principal of the school Vinod Kumar thanked the instructors.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Punjab Government Employees Residents Welfare Association (Category-I houses), Sector 39-C: president — Mr Balwinder Singh Bhinder; vice-chairman — Mr Bhupinder Singh; joint secretary — Mr Nand Kishore Tiwari; spokesman — Mr Ashok Kumar Sharma; press secretary — Mr Naresh Kumar Sharma and organising secretary — Mr Manvir Singh. 

AWARDED: Dr. D.D. Bansal, Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Panjab University, has been awarded the prestigious Dr. P.N. Shah Oration of the Endocrine Society of India award for year 2005. A communication to this effect has been received from Dr. S.R. Sridhar, MD, DM, Secretary, Endocrine Society of India’s Secretariat, Endocrine and Diabetes Centre, 15-12-16, Krishnanagar, Visakhapat-nam.

Promoted: The Union Ministry of Information and Broad-casting has promoted Mr Chaman Lal, Deputy Principal Information Officer, Press Information Bureau (PIB), Northern Region, Chandigarh, as Director Public Relations, PIB, Chandigarh.



14 deodar sleepers seized: The police has seized 14 deodar logs of timber and impounded a private vehicle in which these were being smuggled at Rajera village, about 10 km from here, on Wednesday. According to official reports received here, two persons, Lavlesh Kumar and Mohinder Singh, have been arrested by the police and cases registered against them under the Forest Act.

Inaugurated: The Deputy Commissioner of Lahaul-Spiti, Mr R. Selvam, inaugurated the first branch of the Punjab National Bank here on Monday. Mr P.N. Wali, senior Regional Manager, and Mr Theele Ramgyal, branch manager, were also present on the occasion.

Directive to BSNL: The District Consumer Forum has directed Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to pay Rs 3,000 as compensation to its subscriber, Mr M.G. Mehta, for not providing proper service to him.

Protest: The BJP’s local farmer wing, the Kisan Morcha, on Monday held a protest march against the local administration’s failure in controlling monkey and wild pig menace in the nearby villages. The protestors were demanding to check the monkey population and grant permission to the affected farmers to kill wild boars. They often destroyed maize and other cash crops. The rally was led by the local MLA, Dr Rajiv Bindal, Mr H.N. Kashyap, convener of BJP’s media cell. A memorandum was submitted to the Deputy Commissioner.


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