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Punjab Briefs

Welfare schemes
A sum of Rs 3.87 crore would be spent on various welfare schemes in this district by the District Planning and Development Board, Mr Gurdev Singh Badal, Agriculture Minister, Punjab, said at a meeting here on Tuesday.


Houses allotted
Addressing a gathering at Khanna village in Zira subdivision, Mr Inderjit Singh Zira, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, handed over to the allottees, the keys of 16 houses built for the poor. He also laid the foundation stone of a community centre.

Cleanliness drive
Activists of the Bharatiya Yuva Morcha started a cleanliness drive in Bansi Nagar here on Sunday. During the drive, they removed heaps of garbage, cleaned the drains and swept the streets of the mohalla.


The following have been elected office-bearers of the district unit of the All-India Sikh Students Federation: president — Mr Kirpal Singh; vice-presidents — Mr Harshwinder Singh and Mr Lakhwinder Singh Thandi; general secretaries — Mr Ranjit Singh and Mr Kuldip Singh and secretary — Mr Gurnam Singh.
Blood donation camp
The local Rotary Club, in collaboration with the Doaba Cooperative Sugar Mill, organised a blood donation camp here on Saturday. The Deputy Commissioner inaugurated the camp. As many as 81 units of blood were collected at the camp.
Traffic blocked
The district units of the Kirti Kisan Union, the Pendu Mazdoor Union, the Kirti Mazdoor Union, the Lok Morcha and the Jamhuri Morcha blocked traffic at Chandigarh Chowk for more than two hours on Monday. They were protesting against the hike in bus fares, power tariff and the rising prices of essential commodities.


Gang busted
The local police claimed to have busted a gang of thieves with the arrest of three members of a gang and recovered some stolen vehicles from their possession. A case has been registered against them under Sections 379, 411, 471 and 420, IPC.top

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Chandigarh Briefs
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 21-A, has urged the Education Department to post a Sanskrit teacher in the school. A post of Sanskrit teacher had been sanctioned in the school, but no one has been appointed against this post so far, a PTA member said.
Mr Dilbar Singh of Janata Colony on Tuesday complained against the "arrogant" behaviour of the SHO when he went to lodge a complaint at the Sector 31 police station last night. He said his father was seriously injured after a truck hit him near the Sector 47 gurdwara. He said the SHO got agitated when he went to lodge a complaint.
CPI conference
The 10th conference of the local unit of the CPI urged the government to accept the genuine demands of teachers so that the studies of students were not affected. The conference also elected the 33-member district council. Mr Sohan Lal Bansal was elected secretary of the council.
Welfare association
The following have been elected office-bearers of the Sector 37 Market Welfare Association: chief patron — Mr Vinod Kumar Mittal; president — Mr Sohan Lal Sharma; senior vice-president — Mr Yadvinder Salwan; and general secretary — Mr Rajesh Sharma.
Major D.S. Multani (retd) has been appointed general secretary of the Sector 30 Baba Makhan Shah Lobana Foundation.
Beauty contest
Indian arts, a local cultural group, at a meeting held here on Tuesday announced that a beauty contest for women between 22 and 35 years would be organised here in October.

Haryana briefs

At least 50 slaughtered cows were seized by the police from two trucks near Rajeev Chowk on Sunday. The drivers of the trucks, however, managed to escape. The police has registered a case.


Activists of the BJP youth wing staged a demonstration at Dharuhera on Monday in protest against the imposition of economic sanctions on India by the US Government following the Pokhran blasts. Later they burnt an effigy of the American President.
Students of the local Government Senior Secondary School complained to the Deputy Commissioner regarding officials of the Haryana Roadways, who were charging Rs 5 for laminating the students bus passes. They urged him to take appropriate action against the official concerned.


One injured
Ram Chander was injured seriously when his son, Wazir Singh, fired shots at him at Anwali village in the Gohana subdivision on Monday. A dispute over the property is stated to be the cause of the incident.
Four arrested
The anti-crime branch has arrested four persons while they were planning to commit a robbery. The police recovered a pistol, an airgun and a cartridge from them.


The Dina Nath Kohli Charitable Trust and the district Red Cross Society organised a camp for physically handicapped persons at Jagadhri on Sunday. The Deputy Commissioner announced that so far the society had provided 532 tri-cycles, 421 wheel chairs to the handicapped persons of this district.top

Himachal Briefs

The Health Department collected mustard oil samples from various parts of the district to check adulteration, the Deputy Commissioner said on Tuesday. He said one sample was found to be adulterated at Bhota.


The following have been elected office-bearers of the HP NGO's Federation, Manali block: president — Mr Mohan Lal Sharma; senior vice-president — Mr Man Singh; vice president — Mr Pir Sahai; general secretary — Mr Shiv Chand Thakur; finance secretary — Ms Jayoti Chouhan; joint secretary — Mr Nil Chand; and organising secretary — Mr Ghan Shayam.


The Deputy Commissioner has visited the areas which had been affected by the Batta rivulet. He ordered the departments concerned to take appropriate steps to further check the flood.top

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