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Punjab Briefs

Hooch death
Surjit Singh (30), resident of Kangh village died on Thursday after consuming spurious liquor. The police has registered a case under Section 174, Cr P.C. The deceased was an Army jawan on leave.


Medical camp
As many as 250 labourers were examined and treated free of cost at a medical camp organised at Zira on Saturday. A function was also held to create awareness about literacy among them. It was addressed by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Gurdev Singh Sidhu.


Harjit Kaur (21) of Sidhwan committed suicide by consuming celphos on Thursday. A love affair was stated to be the reason for her suicide. The police arrested Yoga Singh, the alleged lover of the deceased. A case under Sections 306 and 34 of the IPC has been registered.


Paddy procurement
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Iqbal Singh said at a khula darbar at Nathupur village on Friday that all necessary arrangements had been made for the procurement of paddy. He said regular procurement would start from September 15 in the district and more than 90,000 tonnes of paddy was likely to arrive at 49 procurement centres.


Hindi fortnight
Kharar Textile Mills, is celebrating a Hindi fortnight. The final function will be held on September 14, according to Mr N.K. Shrivastwa, Hindi officer of the mill.

Case registered
The Punjab Vigilance Department has registered a case under the Anti-Corruption Act against a senior officer of the Punjab Roadways, Chandigarh, on a charge of causing a loss of Rs 47 lakh to the Punjab Government. According to information received here on Friday, the officer, while working as a Divisional Manager, decided time-barred appeals of some drivers and conductors which were seven to 12 years old, because of this the government had to pay large amounts as arrears. An inquiry into the matter was conducted by a DSP of the vigilance Department.


Ghazal programme
Mr Harpal Tiwana, an eminent artist and director of the Punjabi theatre, TV and cinema, presided over a programme of ghazals presented by the Saaz-aur-Awaz Club at Bhasha Bhavan here. He lauded the role of the club in reviving the rich tradition of music and ghazals, and providing a forum to the artists and ghazal lovers of the city.


Jan Chetna rallies
The Bahujan Samaj Morcha, headed by Mr Satnam Singh Kainth, MP, has decided to launch district-level Bahujan Jan Chetna rallies. Mr Parveen Banga, general secretary of the morcha, said on Saturday that the rallies would be held daily at Nawanshahr, Fatehgarh Sahib, Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Ludhiana, Patiala, Sangrur, Kapurthala, Jalandhar, Ropar, Moga, Ferozepore, Faridkot and Mansa from October 3 to 16.


Sapling plantation
A sapling plantation function was organised by Punjab National Bank, Goraya, in collaboration with the Rotary Club on Saturday. It was inaugurated by Mr K.L. Dua, Regional Manager of the bank. About 150 saplings were planted at Mahal and Gohawar villages. The Chief Manager of the bank, Mr P.S. Bedi, and Rotarian, Mr J.S. Suri, also spoke.


Anganwari workers
More than 250 Anganwari workers and helpers took out a procession on Friday in the bazaar here to draw the attention of the authorities to their demands. Later they submitted a memorandum to the SDM, Mr Sanjay Popli.
New SP
Mr Hartej Singh Sekhon, has taken over as S.P. (D), Khanna police district, in place of Mr Paramraj Singh Dhaliwal who has been posted as SSP Fatehgarh Sahib.


Shagun scheme
An amount of Rs 1.67 lakh has been distributed among 3275 Scheduled Castes girls during the last financial year as part of the government's shagun scheme. According to Mr Anirudh Tewari, Deputy Commissioner, an amount of Rs 64.75 lakh has been released in the current year for the purpose by the District Development Planning Board.top

  Haryana briefs

Dental camp
The Lions Club organised a dental check-up camp at the Ratia Government Girls Senior Secondary School on the occasion of Teachers Day. The SP, Mr Rajbir Deswal, was the chief guest. The club also honoured teachers with good academic records.
Adhyapak sangh
The following have been elected office-bearers of the Bhuna block unit of the Haryana Rajkiya Adhyapak Sangh: president — Mr Mewa Singh; vice-president — Mr Sadhu Ram; secretary — Mr Uggar Sein; joint-secretary — Mr Roshan Lal and treasurer — Mr Dharam Paul.
Literacy sammelan
The district administration will organise a "literacy sammelan" on the occasion of International Literacy Day, on September 8, at Manohar Memorial College here. According to the Deputy Commissioner, Mr K.S. Yadav, the sammelan would be organised jointly by the Saksharta Samiti, the Public Relations Department, the Education Department and the district administration.


One person,identified as Dayanand, was murdered in the Patel Nagar area here on Friday evening by four persons who attacked him with sharp-edged weapons. A case under Section 304 of the IPC has been registered.


PCC Labour Cell
The following have been nominated office-bearers of the Labour cell of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee. Chairman — Mr Shyam Singh Chauhan; vice-chairmen — Mr Dinesh Malik, Mr R.L Sharma, Mr Surinder Sharma and Mr Banwari Lal Bishnoi; general secretaries — Mr Sagar Ram Gupta, Mr Yogesh Sharma and Mr N.K Tyagi; and secretaries — Mr Sajjan Singh, Mr Pawan Juneja, Mr Subhash Khattar and Mr Balbir Singh.


Liquor seized
The Jhajjar police has seized liquor worth Rs 18 lakh from some persons in Bazitpur village, about 50 km from here, on Thursday. the seizure was made when about 60,000 pouches of English liquor were being off-loaded from a truck. The liquor was alleged to have been smuggled from Madhya Pradesh. The police has impounded the truck and arrested five persons including its driver and cleaner.


The local Municipal Council has launched a week-long special cleanliness campaign in the city. Mrs Veena Rani, chairperson of the council, told mediapersons here on Saturday that additional safai workers had been deployed to lift the garbage and filth from the city. She appealed to people to cooperate with the municipal staff and make the campaign a success.
CM's visit

The Chief Minister, Mr Bansi Lal, will arrive here on September 7 on a one-day visit. Mr Rajiv Jain, general secretary of the Haryana Vikas Party, told mediapersons here on Friday that Mr Bansi Lal would address a meeting of party workers at the local Panchayat Bhavan at 11 a.m. and later on review the progress of the on-going development schemes.

Officials of the Health Department conduced surprise raids on shops at Murthal village in the district on Thursday and seized four samples of mustard oil from there. The number of samples seized by the officials in the district has gone up to 20.

Mr Ranbir Dahiya, president of the district unit of the Indian National Lok Dal, on Thursday nominated Mr Om Parkash Saroha as the district president of the Kisan Cell and Mr Pale Ram, advocate, as the district president of the Legal Cell of the party.

Resentment prevails among the telephone subscribers of Sector 14 and other parts of the city as their telephones have not been functioning for the past two months. The subscribers have threatened to file complaints with the District Consumers Disputes Redressal Forum for seeking compensation for the losses suffered during the period.

The anti-crime branch of the police has foiled an attempt to loot a petrol pump and arrested four persons in a surprise raid conducted at their hideout on the GT Road, near Kanwali village of the district. The SP, Mr K. Selvraj, told mediapersons here on Friday that the police had recovered a pistol, an airgun, and a live cartridge from the possession of those arrested.
The Haryana Federation of University and College Teachers' Organisation has urged the state Governor to seek exemption from the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) for teachers. The act has been invoked to deal with the ongoing strike of the teachers. It also pointed out that the university and college teachers in the state had not so far been paid their salaries for last month.top

Himachal Briefs

Woman dead
Sudershna (29), a married woman, died on Saturday under mysterious circumstances in the local hospital. She was reportedly pregnant. The police has registered a case.


The local police has registered a cheating case under Sections 420 and 34 of the IPC against a former Army captain of Thoda Bhaloon village of this subdivision for allegedly taking money from unemployed youths on the pretext of getting them recruited in the Army.


Flash flood
Two persons, Raju Ram and Sonu Ram, were washed away in a flash flood in the Ner-Gharvasra panchayat area of Jogindernagar on Friday night.

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