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Punjab Briefs
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Narinderjit Singh, made an appeal to the farmers, who have stored wheat stocks, not to sell the same at throw-away rates to traders, but to bring it to the mandis for selling it to government in a press note issued here on Thursday, the Deputy Commissioner said necessary instructions had been issued to the agencies regarding this.

Mr Sukhdev Raj, Public Relations Officer, Young Blood Club, in a press note issued here on Thursday said the club would hold a state-level youth conference on AIDS, safe blood, hepatitis-B and environment on June 20 at the local SSD Girls College.

Smugglers held:
The district police has arrested five suspected smugglers and seized 30 kg of opium from them. According to an official press note issued here on Thursday, the local SSP, Mr Gurcharan Singh Pherurai, said the police had arrested the suspects at a naka.

The police on Tuesday arrested Sanjiv Kumar, alias Chhajju, and Ashok Kumar, both of Pathankot, and Jatinder Kumar of Garhdiwala in Hoshiarpur district, and recovered two pistols, a 32 bore revolver along with two cartridges from them. A case under Sections 25, 54 and 59, Arms Act, has been registered.
The following persons have been elected office-bearers of the Bharat Vikas Parishad here: President — Mr Joginder Vohra; Senior Vice-President — Mr Suneel Mahajan; Vice-President — Mr Sat Pal Sarangal; Secretary — Mr Sandeep Walia; Joint Secretary — Mr Baldev Singh Sabherwal; and Treasurer — Mr Pawan Kumar.

Mr Mohan Lal Chugh, a social worker and an educationist, has been appointed Deputy Cabinet Secretary, district 321-F, International Association of Lions Clubs, for 1999-2000.
The following have been elected office-bearers of the Sarafa Welfare Association: President — Mr Avtar Singh; Vice-President — Mr Manmohan Singh; General Secretary — Mr Susham Singla; Secretary — Mr Pawan Gupta; and Treasurer — Mr Naresh Kumar.

Mr Hari Parshad Kapoor has been appointed President of the Ropar block of the BJP in place of Mr Om Parkash Jain who died of heart attack recently.
Garhwal Sabha:
The following have been elected office-bearers of the Garhwal Bhratria Sabha, Nuhon (Ghanauli), near here: President — Mr Satya Parkash Joshi; Vice-President — Mr Jagdish Chand; Secretary — Mr Sukhdev Prasad Badola; and Treasurer — Mr Bhagwan Singh Negi.

The following have been elected office-bearers of the National Homoeopathic Association, Amritsar: President — Dr Manwant Singh Sood; Vice-President — Dr Tejinder Singh; General Secretary — Dr Sarabjeet Singh; and Treasurer — Dr Suraj Partap Singh.
The following have been elected office-bearers of the Gazetted and Non-Gazetted SC/BC Employees Welfare Association: President — Mr Tarsem Singh Aheer; Vice-President — Mr Sarwan Singh Rasulpur; and Secretaries — Mr Khazan Chand and Mr Tota Singh.

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Chandigarh Briefs
Sarpanches' meeting: A meeting of sarpanches and panches and prominent persons connected with rural development was convened at Central Polytechnic, Chandigarh, on Friday morning. The meeting was chaired by Dr S.K. Aggarwal, Director, Technical Education, UT, Chandigarh, and also attended by Mr S K Chopra, Head, Rural Development, TTTI, and the Principal, Mr S.L. Sapra. They interacted with the sarpanches and panches and explained the community polytechnic scheme.
Agricultural produce: The market fee on all agricultural produce bought or sold by the licensee in the notified market area in the city has been fixed at 2 per cent. Orders to this effect were issued by the Administrator exercising the powers of the State Agricultural Marketing Board and the same was notified by the Administration.
Workshop ends: A theatre workshop conducted by a group of professionals from the Department of Indian Theatre, Panjab University, at Kailash Bahl, DAV Centenary Public School, Sector 7-B, concluded here on Friday. About 50 students in the age group of 4 to 14 participated in the workshop. Training was imparted to students in theatre games, improvisation, communication and expression and group living etc. Later, Mr B.S. Bahl distributed certificates to the participants.
Water problems: Residents of Rehabilitation Colony in Sector 52 have complained of low water pressure for the past over three months. They alleged that sometimes the pressure was so low that they had to fetch water from the adjoining Nehru Colony in Sector 53. Mr Dilbagh Tank, alleged that whenever they approached senior officials of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh some water tankers were sent. After that, nothing was done to improve the water supply.
SAD meeting: The local unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) at its meeting held here on Friday described the new unit of the All-India SAD as “paper tiger”. The unit maintained that it would continue to work for the transfer of Chandigarh to Punjab and implementation of Punjabi as official language in the Chandigarh Administration and the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation.

Foundation stone:
Capt. Kanwaljit Singh, Finance Minister of Punjab, will lay the foundation stone of the tehsil complex here on Sunday. He will also lay the foundation stone of a municipal shopping complex near the local Ram Leela ground and inaugurate the building of the Municipal Community Hall the same day.

The local municipal committee has asked all traders and others to remove goods and sign boards lying on both sides of roads passing through municipal limits till June 20, failing which the committee would start removing these goods with effect from June 21. According to Mr Gian Chand Gupta of the committee this step has been taken keeping in view the orders of the Supreme Court of India. He appealed to the people to remove encroachments, especially on the Kharar-Mohali road. He said all attractive boards which were becoming traffic hazards would be removed
Qawaali programme: A qawaali programme, “Shame-e-qawali”, will be organised by the local Rotary Club at Arya Kanya vidayalia, Town Road, here on Saturday at 8 p.m. This information was given by Mr Pawan Kumar Dhelpur, Project Chairman and Mr Harpreet Singh Rekhi, Secretary of the club. India’s famous qawaali singer Baby Naaz and party from Delhi would perform at the nite.

Salary donated:
Employees posted in the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum here have donated a month’s salary in aid of the soldiers fighting intruders in the Dras sector

Haryana briefs
Roadways union:
The Roadways Karamchari Union has decided to launch a stir against the Haryana Government to protest against the non-implementation of its demands. The union will hold a convention at Rohtak on June 26 and district-level rallies on July 7.

A minor girl has been abducted by a youth from the medical campus locality here. The father of the girl alleged that Shekhar, living in 14-J, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science and Research, had taken the girl along with him on some pretext. A case has been registered under Sections 363 and 366, IPC.
Gang busted:
The Government Railway Police (GRP) here has busted a gang of robbers by arresting four of its members, including a woman, who used to loot train passengers by offering them "prasad" mixed with chemical substances. A GRP spokesman said on Thursday that they all were arrested while travelling on a train.

Toll rises:
The toll in the looting incidents that took place at some dhanies of the district three days back has risen to two. According to information, Raju, son of late Chunilal, succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday at Rohtak Medical College.
Mr Mohan Singh, a middle-aged railway employee, died on Wednesday when he was hit by a train. The accident took place when he was checking a railway line near Bajekan village.
Police remand:
Dr Onkar Verma' arrested two days back in connection with a cheating case, has been remanded in police custody for five days, according to sources here on Thursday. The police is yet to recover Rs 2 lakh extorted by him from one of his relatives.
Vijay Kumar of the local Agarsain Colony, working as Secretary, Cooperative Bank, Baruwali village in the district, was arrested on Wednesday by the police on the charge of allegedly cheating persons by making bogus accounts. A case under Sections 420, 409, 467, 468 and 471, IPC, has been registered.
Vijay Kumar of Meerpur village near here was seriously injured by sharp-edged weapons when certain persons attached him near the village on Wednesday when he was returning home. The cause of the assault was stated to be an old enmity.
Jagdish Chander of Burj Bhangu village and Sat Parkash of Bhandra village in the district were arrested by the police on the charge of impersonating here on Wednesday on the complaint of Mr Rattan Lal, Superintendent of an examination centre, here. Both accused were appearing in the exam in place of Mohinder and Joginder Singh. A case under Sections 420, 419 and 120, IPC, was registered.

Mr Vijay Kumar Chaurasia, a local resident, was electrocuted at the shop of Ms Chaudhary Tyres here on Wednesday. According to police sources, the victim died when he accidentally touched a wire of the cooler.


Himachal Briefs
Case registered:
A case has been registered against three persons of Channi village in connection with a murder of a person named Raju. The SSP, Mr K.C Sadyal, said there was a fight between Raju and Naseer on Tuesday which led to the crime.

Telephone services in the Nadaun revenue subdivision of the district remained paralysed for the sixth day on Thursday. A major fault had reportedly developed in the exchange which the Department of Telecommunication had failed to rectify, residents alleged.

Vacant posts:
Resentment prevails among forest guards and the deputy forest rangers against the government's lukewarm response towards the filling of the vacant posts in the department for the past few years. This was affecting the normal working of the department, they alleged Mr O.P Singh Gill, President, Himachal Pradesh Foresters Association, Dharamsala, said an agitation would be launched if the posts were not filled.

Drinking water schemes:
Resentment prevails among villagers of Bharmolli, Bhadwar, Nagni, Lagor and Ladori gram panchayats against the Irrigation and Public Health (IPH) Department for its failure to restore drinking water supply schemes since last week. The villagers of Ladori panchayat staged a dharna in front of the office of the Executive Engineer, IPH Department, on Tuesday in protest against the indifferent attitude of the authorities concerned.


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