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Punjab Briefs

Anti-smuggling drive: The police claims to have arrested about 40 persons, who were allegedly involved in drug peddling in the course of its anti-smuggling drive. Mr Gurdev Singh Sahota, SSP, said here on Friday. Mr Sahota also held a meeting with chemists and directed them to display their licences outside their shops.
Subsidy on tractors: Under the Central Government's scheme, nine small 30 horsepower tractors will be given to farmers or groups of farmers on 30 per cent subsidy with a maximum of Rs 30,000 per beneficiary, according to Mr Narinderjit Singh, Deputy Commissioner.


Sikh conference: The All-India Sikh Educational Conference will be held in Guru Nanak Mission Hospital, Dhahan Kaleran, Nawanshahr from November 27 to 29, according to Mr Budh Singh Dhaha, Chairman of the conference.


Girl untraced: Mr Tarsem Lal, a tea stall vendor of Jattian Mohalla here, in an affidavit alleged that the police has not made any effort to locate his missing minor girl, Indira Rani. The girl has been missing since September 12. The police has registered a case under Sections 363 and 366-A, IPC.


Training camp: The Ghall Khurd Agricultural Development Office organised a block-level training camp for farmers at Manainh Wala village on Thursday. During the camp farmers were trained to increase the yield of crops.
Patwari arrested: The DSP Vigilance Bureau, Mr Mehal Singh, has arrested Balwinder Singh, a revenue patwari of Chugga Kalan in Zira tehsil, for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1,500 from Gurmel Singh, a resident of Janer village.
Small tractors: During the current financial year, the government will provide nine small tractors to farmers of this district on a subsidised basis, according to Mr Gurdev Singh, Deputy Commissioner. He said a subsidy of Rs 30,000 would be given on each tractor and two tractors would be reserved for farmers belonging to the SC and BC category.


No DAP shortage: Mr Iqbal Singh Sidhu, Deputy Commissioner, said here on Friday that there was no shortage of DAP fertiliser in the district. He said the DAP was available in all branches of Markfed.
Dentures provided: As many as 60 patients were provided with dentures by the Civil Hospital at a function organised here on Thursday. Dr Mohinder Singh, District Dental Health Officer, said the awareness and treatment of dental diseases campaign would continue in civil hospitals in the district.
Ban: Keeping in view the byelection of Adampur constituency on November 25, Mr Iqbal Singh Sidhu, District Magistrate, has ordered closure of liquor shops at Shamchaurasi, Tanda and Mahilpur areas from November 23 to 29. He also ordered that no individual would store liquor during this period.


Free camp: As many as 25 operations were performed and 110 patients were examined in a free eye operation camp which concluded here on Thursday. The camp was organised at the Civil Hospital by the Rotary and Inner-wheel Club of SAS nagar and Kharar under the guidance of Dr K K Gupta.


Survey: The Director of Agriculture, Capt Avtar Singh Randhawa, conducted a survey in Patiala, Sangrur, Fatehgarh Sahib and Ludhiana districts to assess the sowing of paddy. At a meeting of agriculture officers, the distribution of DAP fertilisers among the farmers was discussed.
Deputation: A deputation of the non-teaching staff of non-government aided colleges of Punjab met the Principal Secretary, Higher Education, Mr G.P.S. Shahi, to press their demands which include implementation of the revised pay scales and the retirement benefits.


Camp: The local Lions Club, Patiala (Central), organised a week-long free eye operation camp at DAV High School, Devigarh, near here. Dr R.S. Gill and his team of doctors from Government Rajindra Hospital examined more than 800 patients and performed 137 operations.
Welcome: Dr Jeol Rodney, Executive Officer and Dean of the University of Wisconsin, Washington was given a warm welcome by the NRI Sabha, Patiala division, at a function organised at Red Cross Bhavan.
Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the district unit of the Punjab Subordinate Services Federation (INTUC): Chairman — Mr Boota Singh; President — Mr Gurcharan Singh Mann; Senior Vice-Presidents — Mr Harbhajan Singh Khokhar and Mr Harsharan Singh Walia; General Secretary — Mr Satish Kumar Marya; and Treasurer - Mr Bahadur Singh.
Eye camp: Dedicated Brothers Group will organise a free eye operation camp-cum-general check-up camp on Sunday at Shri Guru Nanak Sat Sang Sabha.
Nominated: Dr P.K Chattopadhyay, Professor of Forensic Science, Punjabi University, has been nominated member of the editorial board of the International Journal, 'Legal Medicine', to be published from Japan.

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Chandigarh Briefs
Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Chandigarh Development Officers Association: president — Mr Jaswant Singh; vice-president — Mr Vijendra Sikri; general secretary — Mr Sanjay Mehta; and joint secretary — Mr Pramod Bisht.
Welfare body: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Welfare Association, Sector 42-B: President — Mrs Gurmail Kaur Dhaliwal; Senior Vice-President — Mr Rajesh Goyal; Vice-President — Mr Mandeep Judge; General Secretary — Mr Harjinder Malhotra; and Joint Secretary — Mr Sarabjit Singh.
Office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Co-Ordination Committee of Central Government Employees and Workers: Chairman — Mr R.K. Kakkar; President — Mr Sudesh Kumar; Vice-Presidents — Mr Joginder Pal, Mr R.K. Sharma and Mr Brij Bhushan; and General Secretary — Mr R.L. Moudgil.
Ekta week: The local Labour Bureau will organise a two-day Quami Ekta Week from Monday. An essay competition on communal harmony, a poster competition besides a cultural competition would be held. This was stated by Mr Daljeet Singh, Joint Director of the Bureau, on Saturday.

Haryana briefs

One killed: A 12-year-old boy was killed in a road accident near the local S D School on Thursday. The police has registered a case.


Case registered: A criminal case was registered under Sections 332, 353 and 186, IPC, against Sukhdev Singh of Sirsa at the city police station on Thursday, on a complaint of Mr Om Parkash and Mr Bikhi Ram, employees of the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam.
Injured: Mr Pragat Singh, President , Taxi Stand Union, was injured when he was attacked by a member of the union with a sharp-edged weapon on Thursday. The cause of the attack was stated to be old enmity.


Two killed: Pardeep Kumar (11) , a cyclist, was killed in a head-on collision with a scooter at Farakhpur village on Thursday. The police has registered a case. In another incident, Anil Kumar, a resident of Arya Nagar, was crushed by a train here on Thursday.top

Himachal Briefs

Flayed: Mr Hoshiar Singh Thakur, Member Zila Parishad, has strongly criticised the UCO Bank for allegedly blocking loans to unemployed youths which had been approved by the Development Blocks and the District Industries Department under the Prime Minister's Self-Employment Scheme.
Ban: The District Magistrate has banned carrying of firearms and ammunition within the limits of gram panchayats of Badgaaon, Dhaun Kothi and Barthin in view of the byelections to panchayat bodies and panchayat samitis. He said the district-level 'shikayat nivaran divas' would be observed on November 24 at the remote villages of Mallokhar.


Case registered: The teaching staff of Government Senior Secondary School, Lodhwan, in this subdivision has been feeling insecure after an incident in which two teachers, Mr Govinder Singh and Mr Ramesh Chand, were allegedly beaten by a group of villagers on Thursday. The police has registered a case under Sections 147, 353 and 506, IPC, against Mastan Singh, a former President of the BJP, Gangath assembly segment, and nine others.


Function: The Theog Students Association, a non-political students' body, organised a cultural function in Kali Bari Hall here on Friday. The association has demanded a degree college at Theog.top

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