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Market secy  reinstated:
The Chandigarh administration today reinstated market committee secretary Jarnail Singh, who was suspended for recruiting more candidates than the post available in mandi board. It is to be mentioned that Jarnail Singh was suspended on the grounds of recruiting six persons against four posts available in the board. It was also alleged that he was also involved in the case lodged against Congress councillor and former chairman of the market committee Devinder Singh Babla for irregularities in allotment of mandi sheds.

Beopar mandal forms panel for polls: The Chandigarh Beopar Mandal(CBM) has constituted a five-member committee to conduct free and fair election for the post of the president scheduled to be held in February next year. According to a press note, Sat Pal Gupta, Jagdish Arora, B.K.Sood, Gursharan Batra and Radhey Lal will comprise the committee. A code of conduct will be framed to avoid conflict and unnecessary expenditure during the campaign, the press note said.

Office-bearers of the House Owners Welfare Society, Phase V, Mohali are chairman-Kartar Singh; senior vice-presidents-Surjeet Singh Grewal, Sewak Singh, Kirat Singh and DS Aujla; vice-presidents-Sikander Singh, MS Wadwa and Mukesh Bansal; secretary-DP Yadav and Rashpal Singh; press secretary-Manjeet Singh and joint secretaries- Palminder Singh and Surjeet Singh. — TNS


CM to visit Narnaul:
In view of the Chief Minister’s visit on January 4, Deputy Commissioner Chander Prakash convened a meeting of officials here on Monday and directed them to complete the ongoing development works, which were on the verge of completion. Hooda will open the classes of the Central University to be run in the BEd college building here and also inaugurate the new building of the consumer court built at the cost of Rs 70 lakh. He will also lay the foundation stone of an auditorium at the mini-secretariat. The DC also visited the BEd college and gave instructions for preparation of the CM’s visit. — OC

24 goats killed in fire:
As many as 24 goats were killed in a fire that broke out in a thatched enclosure on the outskirts of Satnali town of Mahendragarh district, 70 km from here, on Sunday. However, six goats, who managed to extricate themselves from the fire, were also partially burnt. Sources said they were now being treated at a veterinary hospital in Satnali. The cause of the fire could not be ascertained. The shepherd identified as Bahadur Singh, who suffered a heavy loss, has sought financial assistance from the district administration of Narnaul. — OC



Hit by vehicle, leopard dies:
A leopard died on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway after being hit by a vehicle at Banihal, about 200 km from here, on Monday. State wildlife officials said the carcass was found on the highway in Ramban district with multiple injury marks. — PTI

Heritage Utsav: The Raghunath Bazar Businessmen Association will organise a three-day-long Heritage Utsav from January 11 to 13. In a statement, president of the association Baldev Khullar said Dogra culture would be promoted in the festival. He also expressed gratitude to the Department of Tourism for supporting the cause. He further said during the festival, free parking would be provided to the visitors in the Raghunath Bazar. — TNS 

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