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MC Inspector held
: The Vigilance Bureau on Friday allegedly nabbed red-handed Mahinder Singh, Building Inspector of the Municipal Corporation, while taking bribe of Rs 7,000 from Ravi Kumar, a resident of Dashmesh Nagar here. SSP R.P.S. Bajwa said the accused was demanding money for allowing Ravi to reconstruct his old demolished house. A case has been registered. 

Three booked: The Vigilance Bureau has booked three persons allegedly for submitting fake adoption deed for getting admission in MBBS course under the Scheduled Caste quota. SSP R.P.S. Bajwa, said the accused — Indermohan of Anand Avenue, his son Raghav and Basant Lal of Krishna Nagar — made a fake adoption deed. Indermohan and Basant had been arrested while Raghav was at large, he added.

Children’s day celebrated: The Ladies Club of Guru Nanak Dev University on Friday celebrated Children's Day on the university campus here. Forty-five campus children in the age groups of 5-8 and 9-14 years participated in a quiz competition based on the life of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Prof Jagjit Kaur, president of the club and Ms Jyoti, Head of the Commerce Department of local SR Government College for Women, addressed the gathering. 

Alumni meet: The Department of Commerce and Business Management of Guru Nanak Dev University will organise an alumni meet of MBA and M.Com students on November 19 at Guru Nanak Bhavan on the university campus here. Dr A.S. Sidhu, Head of the department, said the function would start at 9.30 am and Dr S.P. Singh would preside over.

: The Vigilance Bureau on Friday raided an excise and taxation barrier in Mansar on the Jalandhar-Pathankot road. Sources said there were complaints against the excise staff posted at the point of allegedly taking bribe from the truck owners and harassing other commuters.

Body found: The body of Ram Krishan (45), son of Ram Rakha of Bhanjla village was found near an unmanned level crossing near Golian village on Friday. The accused, who was working as a postmaster here, went for a morning walk. It is suspected that he was crushed by DMU going from Jaijon to Nawanshahar. 

Stolen: Eighty mobile phones worth Rs 4 lakh and recharge coupons worth Rs 1 lakh were allegedly stolen from a showroom, Sangar Telecom, in Tanda on Thursday. Mr Ranjan Sangar, proprietor, complained to the police that when he came to open the shop on Friday morning he found the locks of the showroom broken.

Visited: On the request of the Inhabitants of Scheme No. 2, Mr Pawan Kumar Adia, Chairman, Improvement Trust, on Friday visited the area where houses and shops were recently demolished by the Trust and assured that he would sort out a solution by negotiating with the administration. 

Youth festival: The 47th Inter Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival of Panjab University, Chandigarh, going on at Ramgarhia Girls College here entered its sixth day today with competitions held in Histrionics, skit, mime, mimicry, kawishri and vaar singing. The morning session was presided over by Mr Paramjit Singh Sarna, president, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, while the guest for evening session was Mr S.S.Bari, Registrar, Panjab University, Chandigarh. 

Car dealers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Ludhiana car dealers association: Mr Gurjit Singh — chairman; Mr Suresh Sharma Kaku — president; Mr Gurinder Singh — vice-president; Mr Baljit Singh — general secretary; and Mr Sarbjit Singh — treasurer. 

: The debate on terrorism held recently in the state Assembly has unmasked the real face of the Akali Dal Badal, said Mr Paramjit Singh Sahauli, national president of the Akali Dal 1920. While talking to mediapersons at local circuit house on Friday, he said it was pity to see that the leaders enjoyed trading charges on each other while victim families were still struggling to get justice and relief.

Function: Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will be the chief guest of the inaugural function of 250th foundation year's celebrations of the city, according to Infotech chairman and MLA Randip Singh. He said Punjabi singer Hans Raj Hans and other renowned artistes would perform on the occasion. 

Book released: Safar Da Aagaz, a collection of poems composed by Harpreet Rooby, was released by Surjit Patar in a function organised by the Global Punjabi Foundation here on Friday. Prominent literary figures, including Kulwant Grewal, Anoop Virk, Amar Preet Kaur, Prof Bhim, Prof Bir and Darshan Bootter, were among others present on the book release ceremony. 

Competitions held
: The NCC unit of B.L.M.College here organised slogan writing and poster making competitions on drug abuse and female foeticide on Friday. Renu, Rajni, Sareena and Harpreet won the slogan writing competition and Isha, Manjit Kaur, Dalwinder Kaur, Ritu Thind and Neha won prizes in the poster making competition. Dr Neelam Goyal, Principal, presided over and gave away the prizes.

Children’s Day
: Bhupindra International Public School celebrated Children’s Day today by holding a simple but impressive function at the school’s premises on Dakala roda, near here, today. Students celebrated the day with a small but beatutiful function. It began with the school choir ‘Showers of blessings’ prepared by the students of class IV & V. The celebrations included students of the preparatory wing presenting a fancy dress show while children of Class I presented two dances. A declamation contest was held for students of Class VI, VII and VIII on topics like ‘children are the future of the nation’ and ‘child is the father of man’.

: In a simple but impressive function at the local Government Senior Secondary School for Girls, sweaters and shoes were distributed among 86 poor students, by the Principal, Mr Bachittar Barn, today. These shoes were sent by NRIs, Baljeet Kaur and Satbir Kaur. 

Death anniversary: To celebrate the 13th death anniversary of Sant Baba Lal Singh Ji Bedi, the annual religious function will be held from November 16 to 18 at Nanewal village, 10 km from here, according to Sewadar Gurdev Singh Manewal. Kirtan Darbar/Dhadi Darbar and poetry competitions will be the main attraction, Mr Manewal added.

Solemnised: At a function held today in Budhewal stadium, 9 marriages were solemnised by the welfare society, Budhewal, 10 km from here, according to Mr Rajwant Singh Gill, chairman of the society. Mr Sharnajeet Singh Dhillon, Member of Parliament, was the chief guest while Mr Santa Singh Umaidpur and Baba Jagroop Singh were the guest of honours.

Tarn Taran
Rally organised
: The Bahujan Samaj Party (Ambedkari) organised a rally here on Friday under the chairmanship of Mr Devi Das Nahar, national president of the party. Mr Harbhajan Singh Lakha, former MP, and Mr Shangara Ram Sahunghra, former MLA, were among others who addressed the gathering. 



Meet held: Koshish (INTEL masters trainers club) organised a meet at St Xavier’s School, Sector 20, here on Friday. Mr R.S. Gujral, Principal Secretary, Education, presided over the function and released the fifth issue of “Koshish Newsletter”. Mrs Madhuri Bhatnagar, Intel Coordinator, announced the winners of the Project-Based Learning programme. The winners are: Ms Harpreet Kaur, Mrs Meenakshi Chauhan, Ms Namita Chauhan, Ms Nimrata Kaura and Ms Manisha Aujla. 

Seminars : Around 165 students of Class XI and XII of Chaman Lal DAV School, Sector 11, attended a seminar on “Career Pathway Planning and Further Education”. The seminar was organised by Ms Namrata Pandey, Branch Manager of The Chopras, global education professional consultant. Meanwhile, a seminar on “Challenges of Work Culture in Industry”, was organised by the Institute of Development Studies and Training at HMT, Pinjore, on Friday. Prof Veer Singh, Dean, University of Instructions, Panjab University, was the keynote speaker. He said faster economic growth could be achieved if work culture in the industry was improved with respect to workers’ security.

Dead: Suran Singh, a resident of Mehmoodpur village, who was injured in a road accident on November 1, died at Command Hospital here on Thursday. The victim, an ex-serviceman, was going on a motorcycle with his son, Satish, when they were seriously injured in an accident near Kala Amb. His son is stated to be serious. 

Family Planning programme: A family planning programme was organised at Kalka Civil Hospital in association with State Bank of Patiala, Kalka branch. As many as 52 persons came for family planning operations, of which 37 operations were performed on Thursday. Utensils were distributed to the acceptors of family planning method by the Senior Manager of the bank. 

Mass marriages: The Nishkam Seva Parishad of India is organising mass marriages of poor girls on November 14 at Pracheen Shiv Mandir, Sector 9. Mr B.R. Kamboj, Prime Sanchalak, said that 38 brilliant students from poor families will also be honoured on this occasion. 



Freshers party
: Students of the Technological Institute of Textile and Sciences organised a freshers party on the college premises on Friday. Rohtak MP Deepender Singh Hooda, who is one of the alumni of the institute, was the chief guest, while local MLA Dr Shiv Shankar Bhardwaj presided over the function.

Awareness week
: Vigilance awareness week was observed at the group headquarters of the Power Grid Corporation of India here from November 7 to 11. Various competitions, including essay-writing and debates among Power Grid employees, were organised on the occasion. Income Tax Commissioner Balbir Singh was the chief guest, while Assistant Income Tax Commissioner S.R. Kaushik and Power Grid Group Head Vinod Khare also addressed the gathering.

Bodies go missing: A case of bodies of several children going missing from a local cremation ground has come to light. The district police chief, Mr A.S.Chawla, said an FIR had been registered in this regard. Police experts have collected clues from the scene and further investigations are going on.

Body found from pond
: A decomposed body of a labourer was found floating in a pond near Kalupur village, near here, on Saturday. According to a report, the body was fished out from the pond and sent for a postmortem examination by the police. The victim had been reportedly missing from his house for the past 10 days.



Quota for women
: Three wards of the Municipal Council, namely Sapri, Sultanpur and Julahkari, have been reserved for women candidates while Chowgan ward has been reserved for SC (woman) and Hatnala ward for SC (general).

Cong leader quits
: Congress leader and senior vice-president of Kalpa block Durga Chand Negi has resigned from the primary membership of the party alleging partial attitude of the local MLA, Mr Jagat Singh Negi, towards the development of his area.

Cong leader resigns: Congress leader and senior vice-president of Kalpa block Durga Chand Negi has resigned from the primary membership of the party alleging partial attitude of the local MLA, Mr Jagat Singh Negi, towards the development of his area. 

HPPSC interview
: The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission will conduct interviews for the posts of Lecturers (college cadre) of Chemistry, Sanskrit and Economics from November 11 to December 1.

Condoled: Governor V.S. Kokje and Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh have expressed grief over the demise of former President K.R. Narayanan.


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