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Appointed: Director, Education Department (Secondary Education), Jagtar Singh has appointed Sangrur’s District Education Officer (Secondary Education) as correspondent of S.A. Jain High School, Malerkotla, till further orders for the purpose of distribution of the salary. A copy of the order has been forwarded to the principal of the school. — TNS

MLA injured
: BJP MLA Bishamber Dass was injured in a road accident at Mahilpur on Tuesday. According to police sources, Dass was going to Chandigarh from Gurdaspur in his official vehicle. When they reached near a marriage palace at Mahilpur, driver Dilbagh Singh suddenly applied the brakes due to which the vehicle was hit from behind by another vehicle. Dass was rushed to the local civil hospital. — OC

Eye donation: Eyes of Hazura Singh Rai (68), a resident of Saroop Nagar, were donated after death to the Eyes Donation Association (EDA) here. According to the president and secretary of the EDA, Prof Bahadur Singh Sunet and Jasbir Singh, respectively, donated eyes were sent to the Punar Jot Eye Bank, Ludhiana, for transplantation to the needy persons. — OC

Air Marshal visit
: Air Marshal Paramjit Singh Bhangu of Western Air Command paid a visit to Adampur Air Force station on Monday. — TNS

Cache of drugs seized: In a joint raid conducted by the Narcotic Cell of the district police and the Health Department, a cache of drugs was recovered from border township Amarkot, 40 km from here, on Tuesday. Harinder Singh Chahal, SSP, said 18,000 tablets had been recovered from chemist Major Singh. The department was represented by drug inspector Lakhwant Singh. The cache has been sealed and the sample sent for examination to the laboratory. — OC

4 hurt in armed attack: Four persons, including a woman, were injured in a firing incident at Rasulpur village, 45 km from here, last night. The police has registered a case under Sections 307, 148 and 149 of the IPC and 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act. Sources said six of the suspects had been identified as Shamsher Singh, Avtar Singh, Sarwan Singh, Gurjit Singh, Surinder Singh of Rasulpur village and Harnand Singh of Dubli village. Major Singh, the relative of one of the injured, alleged that the suspects came to the farmhouse of his cousin Jaspal Singh and opened fire at him. In the firing, besides Jaspal, his (Jaspal’s) mother-in-law Lakhbir Kaur of Mehandipur village, Gurjit Singh and Bikkar Singh were injured. — OC



Missing man’s kin meet SP
: Villagers and family members of the missing car driver of Patuwas village on Tuesday met the district police chief and submitted a memorandum to him seeking immediate recovery of Ajit Singh. He is missing since July 9 when three persons had hired his taxi from the old bus stand here for Rohtak. They said the police had not done any serious effort to find Ajit Singh. They further alleged that the police was adopting apathetic attitude in the case. — OC

College magazine released
: “Sikta” - annual magazine of Government College, Dubaldhan, here - was released by principal O.P. Ahlawat at a ceremony held on the college campus on Monday. Spokesperson for the college Sunit Mukherjee said a yajna was organised to mark the onset of the new academic session. Meanwhile, an orientation programme for BA (1st year) students was organised, in which the students were briefed about academic, extra-curricular and other activities of the college. — OC

Online counselling
: Prof S.P. Khatkar, director, University Institute of Engineering and Technology, MDU, on Tuesday said the facility of online counselling would be available at the institute from July 14 to 24 for the benefit of the students, who appeared in AIEEE. The first list of seat allotment by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) would be released on July 26, he said, adding that the students could utilise the facility at the institute between 9 am and 5 pm. — TNS



Anganwari workers hold protest rally
: The Anganwari Workers and Helpers Union (CITU) organised a rally in support of their demands at the tribal sub-divisional headquarters of Bharmour on Monday. The rally, led by Sudesh Thakur, general secretary of the district unit of CITU, submitted a memorandum of demands to Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal. Their demands included monthly salary of Rs 4,000 to the anganwari workers and Rs 2,000 to the anganwari helpers. They demanded that 50 per cent of the posts of the anganwari workers should be filled through seniority and 50 per cent through written test. A welfare fund should also be created for the anganwari workers, they demanded. — OC

Rotary club district governor: The Rotary Club, Hamirpur district, installed Dr Vinod Sharma as the new district governor on Sunday. The members of the club felicitated Dr Sharma on taking the charge of the governor. The club also elected Sanjay Sharma as the district president in the function. — TNS

Summer school: The AICTE-sponsored summer school on design techniques for VLSI & nanotechnology (DTV-08) was inaugurated on Saturday. Prof R.L. Sharma, officiating director of the institute, emphasised the need for continuous improvement in the teaching fraternity. Various design techniques for VLSI and nanotechnology would be the main focus of the summer school. Participants have come from Karnataka, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttaranchal, West Bengal, J&K, UP, HP and MP. — TNS



Hunger strike
: The Amarnath Yatra Sangharsh Samiti on Tuesday said it would hold relay hunger strike at all district headquarters in the Jammu region from July 20 to 27 in support of its demands over the Amarnath land row. Samiti convener Leela Karan Sharma said it would hold peaceful protests during the Jammu bandh on Wednesday. He also termed the Governor's reported statement “no land was taken nor any returned” as unfortunate. “If that is the case then what was the exercise that had been going on for the past three years? Why did the government first divert the land to the board and then revoke the order under pressure from the separatists,” he asked. — TNS

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