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Punjab Briefs
Raids conducted: A police party from Sriganganagar conducted a raid here on Sunday and arrested Deepak Sharma, a doctor who runs a clinic on the Abohar-Sriganganagar road, Harinder Singh Bittu and Rupender Singh, both residents of Chiragh Dhani here, under Sections 380 and 457, IPC. The group was responsible for committing theft at the residence of Mr Nirmal Singh Dhaliwal in the Jawahar Nagar area.

Society: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Missionary Educational Society: President — Mr Kuljit Singh; Senior Vice-President — Mr Vipul Arora; Finance Secretary — Mr H.S. Sood; and Organising Secretary — Mr Anish Arora.

Medical camp: An eye check-up camp was organised at Nahar Sugar Mills, Amloh, by the local District Transport Office in which more than 100 drivers were examined. Mr M.S. Jaggi, DTO, said the driving licenses were issued to those who passed the test. The camp was a part of the rod safety week.

Municipal Council: A case under Sections 380, 353 and 186, IPC, has been registered against four local municipal councillors on a complaint filed by an Executive Officer of the Municipal Council (MC). He alleged that the councillors had damaged the proceeding book on January 1.

Road safety: A road safety week has been launched here by the District Transport Office in collaboration with various social organisations. Mr Harminder Singh, District Transport Officer, said here on Tuesday that the literature regarding road safety and traffic rules was being distributed among the public. Seminars on road safety would be organised in schools, colleges and public places during the week.

Fund not received: The district Planning Board, Sangrur, had sanctioned Rs 15 lakh to the Municipal Council here for development in the town. But the funds have not been received so far due to which no work has been started.

Staff shortage: Residents here have been facing a lot of inconvenience due to staff shortage at Gulshan Bazar sub-post office in the city. Mr Kamal Kant Barthwal, President, Nagrik Hitkarini Sabha, has urged the higher authorities to take immediate steps in this regard.

Satsang: The Yog Vedant Seva Samiti organised a three-day satsang by Swami Nar Singh Nand at the Ramlila ground, Ragho Majra, here which concluded on Sunday.

Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Ex-Servicemen Welfare Committee of Rajpura block: President — Mr Jagdeep; and Secretary — Mr Jagjit Singh.

Appeal: The joint convener of the Intellectual Cell (Vichar Vibhag), DCC(I) (Rural), Mr Sant Singh Ghagga, in a statement issued here on Monday, appealed to the AICC President, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, not to postpone the "Deg Tegh Fateh Sarbans Dani Yatra" to be held on January 14. He said the postponement of the yatra would weaken the party's cause in Punjab.

Target achieved: The district has achieved its target of collecting Rs 106 crore through small savings by collecting Rs 107.80 crore during the current financial year. This was stated by Mr K.S. Sidhu, Deputy Commissioner.

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Chandigarh Briefs
NSS camp: A 10-day National Service Scheme camp organised by Punjab Engineering College concluded here on Tuesday. During the camp, 150 participants apprised slum-dwellers of the importance of community hygiene, threat posed by AIDS and the necessity to get their children vaccinated against polio and other diseases.

Workshop: A 10-day theatre workshop organised for children and teenagers by the Utsav Theatre concluded at Gandhi Samarak Bhavan, Sector 16, here on Tuesday. Mr C. Madhu Manav, president of the theatre, said during the workshop the participants were encouraged to improve their dialogue delivery and develop other hidden capabilities by renowned theatre artistes.

Installed: Mr Satwant Gill has been installed president of the Lions Club Chandigarh Kansal.

The following have been elected office bearers of the Resident Welfare Association of Sector 8: President — Mr N.D.Chandan; Senior Vice-President — Mr S.K.Gupta; Vice-President — Mr T.R.Tuli; General Secretary — Mr H.K.Sharma; Secretary — Mr G.C.Kansal; and Finance Secretary— Mr V.K.Dhir.

Demand: Swami Krishnanand, President of the All-India Hindu Mahasangh, who is based at Old Panchkula, has urged the Kerala Government to reconsider promulgation of an ordinance regarding rights to non-Hindus to elect representatives to Devaswom boards. top

  Haryana briefs
Booked: The police has booked Om Parkash, Anita, Mam Chand, Sanjay and Krishna, all residents of Sharda Nagar, for allegedly poisoning Rajesh Kumar who died on December 30. A case under Section 302, IPC, has been registered against his in-laws.

Killed: Praney, a four-year-old boy was killed when the motor cycle on which he was riding was hit by a Punjab Roadways bus near Shastri Colony in the cantonment on Sunday. Another person who was accompanying him was injured.

NSS camp: Students of the NSS unit of DAV Centenary College organised an AIDS awareness programme at Mawai village during their 10-day camp which concluded on Sunday. Mr P.P. Nanda, principal of the college, said that the students also whitewashed the village school building, repaired roads and drains and made a survey of the problems of the villagers.

Memorandum: The Faridabad Slum Jan Kalyan Manch on Monday handed over a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner and sought lifting of the ban on the issuance of ration cards to slum-dwellers. Members of the manch threatened to go on fast on January 7 in protest against the ban imposed by the Haryana Government.

Power theft: The police has booked four persons for allegedly manhandling a junior engineer of the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam, who had gone to their places to look into the complaints of power theft. Mr Rajbir Deswal, SP, said Makhan Singh, Punchhi Ram, Ram Kumar and Surender, all residents of Dhani Majra village roughed up the officials and caused hinderance in their official duties. A case under Sections 353 and 332, IPC, and Section 186 of the Electricity Act has been registered.

Arrested: The police has arrested two persons who were wanted in the kidnapping of an old woman in Hisar. The SP, Mr Rajbir Deswal, said the police arrested Baldev of Saithali village and Ravinder of Barwala village and recovered a .315 bore pistol and five cartridges from them.

An animal show and breed competition was held in the memory of Udham Singh at Damdama village of the district. It was organised by the Department of Animal Husbandry and the family of Udham Singh. The show was inaugurated by Mr R.K. Gupta, Deputy Director, Animal Husbandry Department.

Annual day function:
Mr Rajiv Jain, Political Press Adviser to the Chief Minister, Haryana, gave away academic awards to the meritorious students of Jankidas Kapur Montessori and Public School at the annual day function held here on Sunday.

Murder: The Kharkhauda police has arrested Mohinder of Thana Kalan village in connection with the alleged murder of his brother, Rajinder, last month. Mr K. Selvraj, SP, said on Monday that the suspect had an altercation with his brother over some monetary issue which led to the crime.

Held: The CIA staff has arrested Ashok of Arya Nagar here and recovered an unlicensed pistol and a cartridge from him. A case under the Indian Arms Act has been registered.

Liquor seized: The Rai police intercepted a Maruti, car carrying liquor at Kundli village, 25 km from here, on Sunday. During the search, the police recovered 1,600 pouches of liquor from the car, but the inmates managed to escape. A case under the Excise Act has been registered.top

  Himachal Briefs
Asssurance: The District Education Officer, Mr O.P. Sharma, presided over a grievances committee meeting of the Education Department held here on Monday, in which an assurance was given to solve the problems of Class IV and part-time employees in the district.

Bal sevikas: Mr Krishan Dass Gautam, President, gram panchayat, Barthin, 40 km from here, has urged the Chief Minister and the Primary Education Minister to provide employment to "bal sevikas" who were trained by the State Welfare Department. They could be adjusted against the posts of JBT teachers, he added.

Honoured: Mr Shyam Prashad Chatterji, Regional Manager, Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC), honoured 15 HRTC employees of this region on Sunday for excellence in various fields during the past year.

Office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Bar Association here : President — Mr D.P. Malhotra; Vice-President — Mr Jai Singh; and Secretary — Mr R.K. Kaushal.

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