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Swagat-2006
: Students of Guru Nanak Dev University highlighted social, political, economic and religious evils prevailing in our society at a one-day cultural programme, Swagat-2006. The programme was organised by the Dean, Students Welfare, to welcome freshers of various departments. Dr Jai Rup Singh, Vice-Chancellor, inaugurated this cultural fete.


CHANDIGARH

BANK SHIFTED: The main branch of Punjab National Bank at Krishna Mandi, Kurali, has shifted to a more spacious premises on the Ropar Road, Kurali. The new branch was inaugurated by Mr I.D. Singh, General Manager of the bank. He said the bank would soon have an ATM here.

SEMINAR: The Federation of Small Scale Industries, in association with CITCO, organised a workshop on "success over stress" here on Thursday. More than 50 entrepreneurs from the city and adjoining areas participated in the workshop, which was conducted by Mr Thomas Mathew and Ms Bindu, from Insignia Solutions, New Delhi.

STRIKE: On a call given by the Punjab and Sind Bank Staff (North West Zone Coordination Committee), employees of all zonal offices staged a dharna in front of their zonal office in Sector 17-B on Wednesday. They were pressing the authorities concerned for their long-pending demands for appointment on compassionate grounds, restoration of overtime for award staff, rescheduling of business hours of branch, conversion of all part time temporary sweepers into regular staff as per guidelines of the Ministry of Finance and time-bound promotions.

CUSTOMERSí MEET: The Punjab postal circle on Thursday organised a customersí meet here as part of the National Postal Week celebrations, which will end on October 14. The meet was chaired by Ms Manjula Prashar, Chief Postmaster General, Punjab Circle. Thirty senior citizens attended the meet. Mr Rajeev Sagar, Regional Director of the National Small Savings Organisations, gave a detailed presentation of the benefits of various small savings.

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HARYANA

KAITHAL 
Appointments
: The Haryana Urban Development Department (HUDA) has appointed the District and Sessions Judge, Kaithal, as president of the tribunal constituted for performing functions of the court with reference to acquisition of land for the Improvement Trust, Kaithal. Mr Randhir Rana, advocate, and Mr Dalbir Singh Punia have been appointed assessors of this tribunal. They will continue in office for two years.

One held: A woman employee working at the District Industries Centre here was arrested by a team of the Vigilance Bureau here on Wednesday while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 700 from an unemployed youth who had applied for loan under the Prime Ministerís Rozgar Yojna. A team of the Vigilance Department accompanied by the local Naib Tehsildar as Executive Magistrate laid a trap. As the complainant offered Rs 700 to Urmila Sharma, she was arrested by the team and booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Studentsí protest: Students of the local Engineering College kept traffic blocked on the Chandigarh-Hisar National Highway for more than two hours here on Wednesday. As a result of this blockade, a large number of vehicles remained stranded. Two students of this college were killed in a road accident here on Tuesday. The students blocked traffic at two places near Ujana village and put up obstacles on the road towards Kaithal in protest against the incident.

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

SOLAN
Body Found
: The body of labourer Gian Chand, bearing injury marks on the face, was found near a grassland in his village Kalar Seri in Arki tehsil. According to a complaint registered with the police, he had gone to work at the house of Brij Lal of Aali village on Saturday but did not return. His body was found by a villager. The police has detained Brij Lal and Dharam Singh for interrogation.

Notification: District Magistrate Rajesh Kumar Rao issued a notification under Section 144 of the Cr.P.C. to make registration of migrant labourers, traders, vendors, beggars as well as snake charmers staying here for earning a livelihood compulsory. It has been made mandatory for these sections to carry authentic identity cards. 

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