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Punjab Briefs

Public darbar: Mr T R Sarangal, Deputy Commissioner, held a public darbar at Amloh sub-division on Wednesday. More than 50 complaints were made by various panchayats regarding the non-payment of paddy produce, shortage of DAP fertiliser and encroachments on panchayat lands by influential persons. The Deputy Commissioner directed that the wine shop in Bhadalthua village should be shifted.


Dharna: Members of the Class IV Government Employees Union here staged a rally in front of the office of Deputy Commissioner on Wednesday. Mr Manohar Lal Sharma, general secretary of union, demanded release of bonus and regularisation of the services of the work-charged employees.


Award: Citizens Urban Cooperative Bank in memory of late Vijay Sethi, founder-Chairman and Managing Director of the bank, has instituted an award which will be given every year to the best cooperator and the best officer of the department. This year the award for the best cooperator will be given to Mr Charan Singh Boparai, and the award for the best officer award will be given to Mr J.R. Kundal, Registrar, Cooperative Societies.

Prize: Aastha Parkashan, New Delhi, will give Giani Sant Singh Prize to Mr Mohan Sapra, a well-known Hindi poet for his writing "Bargad ko Katate Huye Dekhana". Mr Vinod Sagar of the Parkashan, in a press statement on Wednesday, said the award comprised Rs 5000 and a certificate.


Science models: Two science models made by students of Government High School, Brahmina di Bassian village of the block got first prize in the 27th science fair held at SAS Nagar from November 5 to 8. One of the models made in school will be exhibited at national level science fair to be held at Amritsar.


Students hurt: Three persons were injured in the S.D Government College premises when a group of five miscreants entered the college and attacked Ranjit Singh, a student with sharp-edged weapons. The injured were rushed to a hospital. According to an FIR lodged with the police, a personal vendetta is the reason for the attack.


Camp concludes: As many as 703 patients were examined at a free eye camp organised by the Milkha Singh Charitable Trust in Bareta town of Mansa district which concluded on Wednesday.


Reinstated: SSP Bharat Bhushan Garg and Deputy Superintendent of Police Surinder Singh Sandhu who were suspended last month for alleged negligence in a murder case while posted at Moga have been reinstated, according to an official report here on Wednesday. The officials have not been posted yet.


Contest: As many as 15 students participated in a paper reading contest held under the aegis of the English literary society of Government College here. Principal P S Sidhu inaugurated the function. Sidharth Sharma was adjudged the best speaker while Puneet Walia and Nidhi Dixit bagged second and third prize, respectively.

Drive criticised: The district unit of the Shiv Sena ( Bal Thackeray) has alleged that the cleanliness drive being undertaken by the government from November 1 is a farce. The drive is being carried only at select places at the instance of influential persons of the district, it said.


Suspended: Mr Iqbal Singh, SSP Kapurthala, has suspended Davinder Atri, SHO, Sadar Police Station, here for dereliction of duty. Mr Atri had been sent to district Police Lines, Kapurthala.

Tributes paid: Tributes were paid to veteran Punjabi poet Niranjan Singh Tangi at a function on Wednesday. Noted Punjabi writer Piara Singh Bhogal and educationist Agat Singh Palahi described him as a pioneer in technical teaching in the state.


Police academy: A three-day course on attitudinal and behavioural change for field police officers was organised at Punjab Police Academy here from November 9 to 11. Dr D.J. Singh, Deputy Director of the academy, who was the course director said role of ethics, time management and reflexology were discussed with the participants.

Urged: Laghu Udyog Bharati, Punjab President Balwant Rai Gupta on Wednesday urged the state government to withdraw 1 per cent surcharge level on the turnover of traders and industrialists. He demanded the intervention of the Chief Minister, into the matter.


Ex-servicemen league: The following have been elected office-bearers of the district unit of Indian Ex-servicemen League : President — Col Malkeet Singh Morinda; Senior Vice-President — Mr Sadhu Singh; Vice President — Mr K Mohinder Singh; General Secretary — Mr A S Sohal; Joint Secretary — Mr Karnail Singh and Treasurer — Mr Joginder Singh.

Arrested: The police has arrested Sulinder Kumar (18), resident of Lodhipur in Nawanshahr district, for snatching a Tata Sumo from a driver near Ghanauli village.


Children's rally: A rally of schoolchildren was organised by the district health authorities here on Wednesday to bring awareness among the public as a part of the dental health fortnight being observed from November 2. Over 200 children participated in the rally, Dr P.C. Gupta, CMO (Dental) said.


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Chandigarh Briefs
Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Nepal Student Union: president — Mr Khadag Bahadur Roka Chhetri; vice-president — Mr Bal Krishna Sharma; secretary — Mr Amrit Sharma; and treasurer — Mr Khum Prasad Kafle.

Karamchari union: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Government Press Technical Karamchari Union, Chandigarh: chairman — Mr Hira Singh Bisht; convener — Mr Ram Sarup Kamal; president; president — Mr Ravi Nandan' senior vice-president — Mr Amba Dutt; vice-presidents — Mr Amrik Singh and Mrs Manjeet Kaur; and general secretary — Sunil Anjoria.

Office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the SLIET Faculty Association of the Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology: president — Mr Mahesh Kumar; vice-president — Mr Vikas Nanda; secretary — Mr Anil Singla; and treasurer — Mr Bhupinder Singh Dhillon.


Awareness camp: An employ ment awareness camp for the literate but unemployed youth was organised by the District Employment Office at Government Senior Secondary School in Sector 7 here on Wednesday. The General Manager of the District Industries Centre, Mr Hem Raj, who inaugurated the camp said the job opportunities in the government run institutions had decreased due to population explosion.

Mr I.K. Gupta, an Assistant Director at State Employment Office and Mr Anil Kumar, District Employment Officer, also addressed the participants.

Excursion: The District Council for Child Welfare is organising an excursion for slum children to Yadavindra Gardens at Pinjore on Children's Day which falls on Saturday. The District Child Welfare Officer, Mrs Anita, said at least 100 slum children had been identified for the excursion.

Painting competition: A local textile manufacturer is organising an on-the-spot painting competition, best-out-of waste and talent contests here on Friday.

The participants have been divided into three categories. The prizes will be given on Saturday.


Eye camp: The local Inner Wheel Club along with the Rotary Club will organise a free eye camp for the needy at the Kharar Civil Hospital, with a check-up on Saturday and operations on Sunday.

Mazdoor Sangh: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local JCT Electronics Mazdoor Sangh: chairman — Mr Kartar Singh Rathore; vice-chairman — Mr Bhupinder Singh; president — Mr Vinod Tyagi; senior vice-president — Mr Sukhvinder Singh; and general secretary — Mr Shivkant Tripathi.top

Haryana briefs

Robbed: Retired Major Yespal Gosain was robbed of more than Rs 1 lakh by two youths in old Faridabad on Wednesday. He was coming on his scooter after withdrawing the amount from the bank. On the way he was stopped by the two motorcyclist who snatched the money bag and fled from the scene.

Promoted: Mr G.C. Tewatia, Superintending Engineer, Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam, here has been promoted and posted as chief engineer of the Delhi zone of the nigam.

DM's order: The District Magistrate on Wednesday issued a order under Section 144 of the CRPC that all restaurants, hotels and dhabas situated on the national highway and state highways should close by 11 p.m.


Eye camp: As many as 1000 patients were examined at a four-day free eye camp organised by Vishvas a social organisation at Rawalwasia Dharamshala here which concluded on Wednesday. Ninety eye operations were also performed.

Crushed to death: Scooterist Virender (30), of Rohtak was crushed to death by a vehicle on the night of Wednesday on the Barwala-Hansi road. A case has been registered by the police.


Burglars held: The police has arrested Kaali Charan, alias Bhima, Brajpal, alias Pappu alias Sohan, Vijay, alias Tola, and Bhanwar Lal alias Sher Singh, for allegedly stealing gold and silver jewellery and Rs 35 lakh from a jewellery shop at Ladwa in district last year. They had been remanded in police custody till November 16.

Office-bearers: The following were elected office bearers of the Kurukshetra University Teachers' Association (KUTA), here on Wednesday: President — Prof K.L Tuteja, Vice President — Dr Amarjeet, Secretary — Dr S.S. Teotia, Joint — Secretary — Dr Jai Singh and Treasurer — Mr R.P.S. Lohan.


Dowry death: The police has booked a case of dowry death against three members of a family. According to a report lodged with the police, the father of Rajesh Kumari, has alleged that Jai Bhagwan, the husband of his daughter of Jhanbi village in Jhajjar district murdered her on November 9 by lacing her food with some poisonous substance. He alleged that she was being harassed for dowry by her husband, her brother-in-law and the wife of her brother-in-law.


Truck recovered: The Kharkhauda police has recovered a stolen truck and arrested Rajkuwar of Sisana village in this connection. According to the SP, the truck belonged to Mr Mange Ram of the same village.

Panches' allegation: Sarpanches, panches and members of block samitis on Tuesday protested against the irregular supply of rationed commodities in their villages and demanded a probe into the matter. They alleged that kerosene oil and levy sugar quota were being sold in the black market by certain officials of the Food and Supplies Department in collusion with depot holders.top

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