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Punjab Briefs
Cattle stolen:
A gang of more than 12 robbers took away 12 buffaloes from five farmhouses of nearby village Chaheru on the night of Friday and Saturday. They also robbed inmates of cash on Monday. However, the amount looted could not be confirmed. The robbers tied inmates with ropes and transported cattle in a truck parked on the outskirts of the village towards the GT road. Some of the gangsters spoke Hindi. Unconfirmed reports said they were armed.
Roof caves in:
One person died and two were injured when tinned roof of a bank caved in on Sunday afternoon near the sugarmill chowk on the GT road. The deceased was identified as Satta of Salarpur village. The injured include Joginder Ram of Sundra village and Binder of Kahna Dehsian. One was hospitalised here with fractures. The workers were repairing roof of the extension counter of the Punjab and Sind Bank at the local Oswal Agrosugar Mill premises.
Balwinder Singh (45) succumbed to his injuries on way to hospital while his son Sunny (8) and brother Mukhjit Singh (32) were killed on the spot on Sunday when their scooter collided with a Punjab Roadways bus near Phagwara bus stand on the GT Road to Jalandhar from Ludhiana. A case has been registered.

PPCC cell chief:
The Chairman of the Backward Classes Cell, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Mr Lakhwinder Singh, has appointed Mr Gurinder Pal Singh Rehal as state general secretary of the cell. Mr Rehal has also been appointed in charge for strengthening the backward classes cell in the Hoshiarpur, Ropar, Nawanshahr and Fatehgarh Sahib districts.

Clothes distributed: The local Inner Wheel Club, a women’s wing of the International Lion Club on Monday distributed 50 bed sheets, 50 pillows with covers, winter clothes, 100 kg wheat, vegetables, fruits and dry fruits among the Vridh Ashram inmates of old age persons Home Anarkali, Batala. These were distributed by Mrs Surinder Taak president Inner Wheel Club, Mr Annu Kwatra, chairperson, Gurdaspur district Inner Wheel Club.

Mr Manjit Singh Khamanon of the SAD (B) was elected Chairman of the Khamanon Agricultural Land Mortgage Bank on Monday. According to a spokesman, the party has captured all four posts of the bank.


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Chandigarh Briefs
Dharna: Joint Action Committee of Punjab and UT Employees has decided to organise a dharna on October 9 at Sector 17 here. In a press note issued here on Monday, the general secretary of the committee, Mr Tarlochan Singh said the demands of the employees included payment of bonus before Divali, regularisation of employees' service and time-bound promotion.
The following have been elected office-bearers of the Roadside Cycle Repairers and Workers Welfare Society Chandigarh: president — Mr Ram Partap; vice-president — Mr Shiv Sahai Gupta; Generel secretary — Mr.Lalit Parsad and advisor-Mr Prem Chand.
Dasehra committee:
The following have been elected office-bearers of the sector 37, Dasehra and Social Welfare Committee: chairman — Mr D.R. Chaudhary; President — Mr Prem Sagar Gupta; general secretary — Mr Ramesh Sharma and stage secretary — Mr Rajinder Shastri.
Blood donation:
A blood donation camp was organised by the Bank of Rajasthan and the Lions Club Chandigarh (Vishal) at the bank's extension counter in Sector 44-B on Monday,a press note said.
Saplings planted:
As many as 100 saplings of different trees were planted as part of a function organised by the State bank of Patiala a Government Model School, Sector 26, on Monday.

: As many as 2,046 children were immunised against hepatitis-B during a seven-day subsidised immunisation which concluded on Monday. The camp was organised by the local office of Department of Social Service and International Shri Geeta Ashram (USA) various schools in Panchkula and Ambala district.
The following have been elected office-bearers of the Shivalik Vikas Manch, Haryana: vice-president — Mr K.P. Singh and Mrs Usha Sharma; finance secretary — Mr Krishan Lal; secretary (headquarters) — Mr Yashpal Rana; and press secretary — Mr Kapil Chadha.
Bhoomi pujan: Bhoomi pujan of Saini Bhavan was performed by the local Saini Welfare Association in Sector 12-A here on Sunday. Two halls and eight rooms would be constructed in the first phase, said a spokesman of the association here on Monday.


Haryana briefs
Sohan Lal Bajigar (45), father of seven children of Kharia village in Sirsa district reportedly consumed certain poisonous substance at his village on Saturday and died within few hours. The cause of suicide could not be known. The matter is being investigated.
Bad sewerage:
Resentment prevails among residents of Aggarsain Colony, Kirti Nagar, Begu road and Patel Nagar here against the local Public Health authorities as sewerage in these localities has collapsed. Mr Raj Kumar Verma and Mr Radhey Shyam Sharma both municipal councillors Sirsa alleged that dirty water was overflowing from manholes and authorities concerned had not been taking interest to solve the problems. They warned that in case the problems were not solved soon they would be forced to stage a dharna in front of the Public Health Office.

Power plant:
Mr Narain Singh, Minister for Technical Education, Haryana said that Rs 1163 crore would be provided for a 432 mega watt power plant at Faridabad. The plant will be built by the National Thermal Power Corporation. The first unit of 146 mega watt would be available in January 1999, the second unit mega watt in March 1999. The plant will be completed at the end of next year and provide 90 lakh units of power per day to Haryana has the capacity. The plant to provide 24-hour power supply to Haryana.
A meeting of the leaders of the Parent Teachers Association was held under the presidentship of Ms Kavita Goel, principal Government Senior Secondary School, Gurhi (Junction). The following have been elected office-bearers of the PTA: president — Mr Shyam Bihari Jain; and cashier — Mr Umang Kapoor.

Car taken away:
The Gohana police has launched a hunt to apprehend three miscreants who have allegedly forcibly taken away a Maruti car near Mahara village in this district from Mr Ishwar Singh Hooda, officer of the Agriculture Department. Mr Hooda of Rohtak had gone to Gohana for official work.

Dr Shyam Sunder Ailawadi (57), a Professor at the Department of Economics, University College here, died on Sunday after a prolonged illness. He is survived by wife and two children.
A blood donation camp was organised here by the Sant Nirankari Mandal on Sunday in memory of the late Gurbachan Singh, former head of the mandal.


Himachal Briefs
Certificates issued:
The District Medical Board held a camp at Talai, 72 km from here, on Sunday and issued 'handicapped persons' certificates to 19 persons at Chief Medical Officer, M.L. Mahajan said a similar camp would be held at Panjgain on October 17.
Camp held:
As many as 43 cases were settled at a "Shikayat Nivaran Shivir" held in Suhar Ghat near here on Sunday. It was presided over by the SDM, Mr Roshan Lal Rana.
Leader dead:
Munshi Ram (71), a prominent Marxist leader and district CPM secretary, died of an asthma attack at Behna Jattan village on Sunday.

The Chief Minister, Mr P.K. Dhumal, inaugurated a 33-kv substation at Nagar village, 25 km from here, on the Manali-Kulu road on Sunday. The substation has been completed at a cost of Rs 234.41 lakh by the state electricity board. About 170 villages of this subdivision will benefit from it.


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