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Punjab Briefs
The Sadar police arrested two cyclists near a canal bridge of Chakra village on Friday and recovered one pistol and three cartridges from them. The police has registered a case against them.

Killed: Bhawna (4), daughter of Mr Prithvi Raj, of Khukhera village, was crushed to death by a Tata Sumo on Friday. The police has registered a case.

Musical fiesta:
Guru Nanak Dev University in collaboration with the North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala, organised a two-day musical fiestat Dashmesh auditorium of the university here on Thursday. Ustad Shujat Hussain Khan and Sikhawat Hussain Khan Nishat, among others, performed. Mr A.A. Sidique, ADGP, Punjab, presided.

The Lions Club, Mandi Gobindgarh, organised a free gynaecological check-up camp at the local Parbhat Puri Charitable Hospital on Saturday. Dr Rama Sofat, Professor and Head of Gynae, D.M.C. Ludhiana, along with her team examined more than 250 patients.

The A.S College Alumni Association organised a function at A.S. Senior Secondary School to help the needy students. As many as 20 students, 10 from A.S. College for Girls and 10 from A.S. Senior Secondary School were selected and offered scholarships.

Workshop held:
Dr Jaspinder Singh Kolar, Director, Extension Education, PAU, presiding over a state-level workshop of chief agricultural officers, soil testing officers and other functionaries of the state department, said out of 11 lakh farming families in the state, 6 lakh were reeling below the poverty line. He recommended the use of fertilisers to reduce the cost of cultivation.

Four arrested:
The local police has arrested four persons in connection with the alleged theft at the Central Warehousing Corporation godowns here on Thursday. A case under Sections 380, 409 and 411, IPC, has been registered against them.

The Dedicated Brothers Group organised a free medical check-up camp at Noor Kherian village on the eve of the birth anniversary of Satguru Satnam Singh (Sirse wale). As many as 236 persons were examined. Mr Harinder Sharma, Manager, State Bank of Patiala, (Theri branch), was the chief guest.

Training centre: The local Shri Yog Vedant Seva Samiti has opened a free sewing training centre in memory of Mata Mehengeeba, mother of Sant Shri Asa Ram Ji Maharaj.

Body of physicians: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Indian Institute of Homoeopathic Physicians, Punjab: president — Dr Avtar Singh (Patiala); vice-presidents — Dr Sarmit Singh Mavi (Jalandhar), Dr Raman Kant Jagpal (Ludhiana), and Dr Vinod Singla (Ludhiana); general secretary — Dr A.S. Mann (Sangrur); and treasurer — Dr Kultar Singh (Khanna).

Doctors' panel: The following have been elected office-bearers of the executive body of doctors posted at the Government Medical College and Rajindra Hospital, Patiala: president — Dr D.S. Bhullar; general secretary — Dr Ashok Kumar; and treasurer — Dr Yadvinder Singh Banga.

Elected: The following have been elected to the Patiala Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society: president — Dr Ashi R.Sarin, vice-presidents — Dr Sunita Modi, Dr Kiran Tandon and Dr Deepa Goel; honorary secretary — Dr Monica Verma; joint secretaries — Dr Ruby Bhatia, and Dr Meena Garg; and treasurer — Dr Sarita Aggarwal.

Case registered:
Tarsem Kaur (40) was allegedly strangled with a rope at Khangura village on Friday. She was the mother of four children. The police has registered a case under Section 302, IPC, against her husband Gurmel Ram.

Punjabi fortnightly:
A Punjabi fortnightly, "Namanigar," was launched in Machhiwara at a function held at Senior Secondary School, 9 km from here, on Thursday. Mr Harcharanjit Singh Mauji, News Editior, of "Daily Jag Bani", released the first copy.

Pending bills: Mr H.S.Saluja, Additional Superintending Engineer, of the PSEB here has launched a drive against the recovery of pending bills. In a press conference on Friday, he said, the local division had a target to recover the maximum defaulting amount before March 31. He instructed staff to regularise unauthorised loads and check power thefts. top

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Haryana briefs
Police clueless:
The district police has failed to get any clue to the robbery committed by two youths here on Wednesday. It said search operations had been launched in the surrounding areas and police stations in the neighbouring states had been informed. Two special teams for investigation had also been constituted.

Release of grants: Mr R.P.Vij, general secretary, Haryana Non-Government Colleges Management Association, on Friday expressed concern over the delay in the release of grants by the Director, Higher Education. He said it had created problems as the salaries could not be disbursed.

A local court has discharged five persons who were arrested in connection with the kidnapping and murder of Balmukund Madan. They are Pritam Lal Gandhi, Ajay Gandhi, Vijay Gandhi, Om Prakash Grover and Manish.

Charas seized: The police arrested Rajan Kumar of Bihar on Friday and seized 1 kg charas from his possession near the railway road.

Industrial units:
The Industries Department has registered five new industrial units in the district during the past month and has provided employment to 24 youths, according to the Deputy Commissioner, Mr V. Raja Shekhar. He said Rs 33.21 lakh had been invested in these units. The department had set a target of providing loans to 250 youths. Meanwhile, he said the district administration had made arrangements for the prevention of malaria in the coming season.

Lok Adalat:
The 58th Lok Adalat of the district will be held at the local Judicial Complex on February 13, Ms Neelima Shangla, Chief Judicial Magistrate, said on Friday. So far, 57 such Adalats had been held and 22,889 cases settled.

A delegation of the Haryana Non-Government College Principals Association, led by Mr Swarn Chaudhari and Dr K.L. Miglani, president and general secretary, respectively of the association, met Dr M.L. Ranga, Vice-Chancellor, Kurukshetra University, here on Wednesday and discuss problems faced by the colleges. The Vice-Chancellor assured them that he would look into the matter.

SUCI dharna:
Activists of the district unit of the Socialist Unity Centre of India staged a dharna on Saturday in front of the mini secretariat here in protest against the rise in prices of essential commodities. The protesters later submitted a memorandum to the district authorities.

The Vice-Sarpanch of Aboobshar village in the district was allegedly stabbed to death by five persons. Some personal feud was stated to be the cause of the crime. The victim Baldev Singh (45) was a member of the block samiti. A case has been registered.

Dharna: Members of the Haryana PWD Mechanical Workers Union, Sirsa unit, held a dharna in front of the office of the Irrigation Department here on Friday in support of their demands. Their demands include release of bonus.

Cases settled: Koshish, a voluntary organisation run by the Sirsa police, has settled as many as 11 complaints relating to matrimonial disputes.

Blood donation: A blood donation camp was held at JBT Training Institute, Odhan, in this district. As many as 74 students of the institute and Industrial Training Institute donated blood.

The District Magistrate has imposed Section 144 on Sunday and Monday in the district on account of a written test for recruitment to the post of "Gram Sachiv." He prohibited the carrying of weapons 500 metres around the centres. The order would not apply to police and public servants on duty.

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