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ABOHAR
Baby escapes death: A woman jumped before a passenger train along with two children on Monday. While 15-month-old Vishal escaped with hurts, Reshma, 4, and mother Kanta were sliced by the Bathinda-Sriganganagar train at the level crossing near Panjkosi village. The Railway Police disposed of the case under Section 174, Cr PC.

BARNALA
15 arrested
: The Tapa police arrested 15 persons in four different cases when they were playing gambling at public places. As per information the police seized Rs 12,557 from their possession on the spot. In a separate case the police has registered a case against Binder Singh of Tapa for negligent driving.

Dr R.C. GARG: Dr R.C. Garg from here was decorated with the IMA Dr A.K.N. Sinha National Award (2004-2005) in Chennai on December 28, 2005.

BATALA
4 POs HELD: While talking to media persons here on Tuesday, Dr Jatindra Jain, SSP, said that four proclaimed offenders, Harwant Singh, alias Bhilla, Rashpal Singh, Mohan Singh and Sharif Masih, had been arrested and produced before the court. The police seized three working stills and a huge quantity of lahan, illicit liquor and other narcotics during the past two days.

BATHINDA
Road safety week: A road safety week started here on Monday. Reflectors were fixed on vehicles at the local truck union. The DTO, Mr Charandev Singh Mann, said the department would work for preventing overloading and over-speeding in this year. He said various programmes would also be organised at Rampura Phul and Talwandi Sabo.

R-Day parade: Three NCC cadets of the 20 Punjab Bn NCC, Bathinda, have been selected to participate in the Republic Day parade at the RDC camp, 2006. They are Cadet Ekant Monga, Cadet Davinder Singh and Cadet Jaspreet Kaur.

Ludhiana
Showroom
: Popular Electronics has opened a new showroom at Dugri Road here. Manjit Singh Kanwal, owner, in a press note issued here on Tuesday said products of 10 leading companies, including LG, Sony, Samsung and Nokia, would be available at the showroom.

NAWANSHAHR
Training unemployed
: Unemployed graduates and post-graduates in the district will be trained for jobs in service and corporate sectors. The training workshops for three months will be organised with the help of the Sainik Welfare Department. Experts from the Institute of Tourism and Future Management Trend (ITFT), Chandigarh, will impart the training. A pre-training seminar would be held at the Punjab Mata Vidhyawati Bhavan here on January 12.

Gurvinder Pabla: Gurvinder Singh Pabla, a student of the local Government Senior Secondary School, has been selected in the School India Handball Team (under 17). He has represented the Punjab School Handball Team (under 17), which won silver in the National School Games held in New Delhi recently, informed Mr Iqbal Singh, Principal.

Samrala
Meeting:
A meeting of the Bath Sports and Welfare Club and members of the gram panchayat, including sarpanch of Manki village, was held under the leadership of club president Karamjeet Singh here on Tuesday. It was decided to hold village sports festival from February 9 to 12 at the village school grounds. Events in kabaddi, dog, horse and bullock cart races will be the main attraction of the game, club president Karamjeet Singh said.

Tributes paid: Tributes were paid to former vice-president of the Municipal Committee Sat Dev Verma at Durga Mandir here on Tuesday. Among those who appreciated the services of the leader were nagar council president Jasvir Singh Dhillon and former nagar council president Mitter Pal Singh Lovely.
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CHANDIGARH

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been appointed office-bearers of the Steel Traders Association of Chandigarh: chairman Mr Ram Charan Gupta; president Mr O.P. Garg; vice-president Mr Devraj Thapar; general secretary Mr Pawan Aggarwal; adviser Mr B.D. Gupta; joint secretary Mr Suresh Chadda; cashier Mr Arun Gupta; and patron Mr Pawan Mangla.

Admissions extended: The last date for admissions to MBA and MS (Finance) leading to CFA, MS Banking, MS Insurance and MS Accounting in the Distance Learning Programme of ICFAI University has been extended till January 5, according to a press note issued here on Tuesday.
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HARYANA

Bhiwani
15 satta players arrested:
Launching a special drive against the satta players and gamblers, the local police has arrested 15 persons from different places in the district. The police has recovered Rs 4,000 from their possession and registered cases under the relevant sections. In another case, the police raided five places and recovered 450 kg of lahan and illegal country liquor. Five persons have been arrested in this connection. The police has registered cases against these persons under the Excise Act.

HISAR
DHBVN revenue up by 20 pc
: The monthly revenue of the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) crossed Rs 200 crore (20 pc) for the third consecutive month in December last, a spokesman for the nigam said here on Tuesday. The increase in the revenue collection during October, November and December had been possible due to improved collection efficiency and check on the theft of electricity.

NSS camp ends: A camp organised by the NSS unit of Guru Nanak Dev Girls Senior Secondary School here concluded on Tuesday. The Vice-Chancellor of Guru Jambheshwar University, Dr R.P. Bajpai, was the chief guest at the valedictory ceremony on the school premises. Dr Bajpai exhorted the NSS volunteers to perform their duties with dedication.

JHAJJAR
Life term for 3: Harphool, Zahid and Aftab of the Bawarian gang were sentenced to life imprisonment by the Additional Sessions Judge, Mr Dharampal. They had killed the father and injured the wife of Mr SK Chhillar, Executive Engineer, HVPN, Sector 6, Bahadurgarh, in March 2,000. They had also looted cash and other valuables from the house.

SONEPAT
Killed: A cleaner of the vehicle was killed on the spot when it overturned on the Sonepat-Meerut road near Khewra village, 13 km from here, on Tuesday. According to a report, the deceased was identified as Basant (20) of Baghpat (UP). The police has registered a case against the driver of the vehicle and sent the body for a post-mortem examination.

Open Darbar: The UHBVN is holding its open darbar on the premises of the 132-kv power substation at Ganaur in this district tomorrow. According to a report, complaints of consumers would be redressed by officials in this darbar.
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