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Punjab Briefs
The Dhariwal police arrested Hazara Singh of Harpura village under Batala subdivision on Friday under Sections 420, 468, 470 and 471, IPC, according to Mr Varinder Kumar, SSP. The truck which he had got financed was recovered from him. He had absconded without paying the instalments.

Gang busted: The police has claimed to have busted a gang of thieves involved in many thefts of electronics goods and cycles. Goods worth thousands were recovered from them. A case under Sections 379 and 411, IPC, has been registered.

Resentment: Resentment prevails among examinees of plus 2, who had appeared for the political science paper on September 13 at the Government Senior Secondary School for Girls here for reportedly being given question papers half-an-hour late. Moreover, they alleged that the answersheets were taken back five minutes earlier.

Special camp:
A special camp was organised by a women's welfare organisation on Sunday under the family planning programme. The President of the association, Mrs Sushma Ojha, inaugurated the camp.

The district unit of the PCMSA on Saturday passed a resolution condemning the Punjab Government for empowering the village panchayats to pass resolutions certifying regularity and punctuality of the health staff. It also condemned the failure of the state government to implement the recommendations of the Fourth Pay Commission.

Transformer stolen:
The sarpanch of Charik village in the district in a complaint lodged with the police on Saturday said a transformer had been stolen from the village. He named certain persons in connection with the theft.

Awareness camp:
A camp for creating awareness among women about their rights concluded at Government primary school Dobeta, here on Saturday. The camp was organised by an NGO, Arpan, and the Central Board for Worker Education. Mrs Sarla Wadwa, Regional Director of the Board, was the chief guest.
Competitions held: The three-day tehsil-level competitions organised for high and senior secondary students by the Punjab School Education Board,concluded here on Friday at JSFH Khalsa High School.

Eyes donated:
A resident of Akrar village under the Rajpura police station on Saturday donated the eyes of his son Joginder Singh, who died due to spray poisoning.

Couples honoured:
The local branch of the Bharat Vikas Parishad on Saturday honoured 14 couples who had completed 50 years of married life. The couples were presented shawls and trophies. Fourteen meritorious students of class X were also honoured.

Cultural programme: Film and Music (Punjabi magazine), the local Sher-e-Punjab Cultural Club and the Punjab Lok Gayak Kalakar Manch on Saturday organised a cultural programme 'Pranam Shaheedan Nu' in memory of Kargil martyrs. The Punjab Public Relations Minister, Mr Sewa Singh Sekhwan, was the chief guest while the Education Minister, Mr Swarna Ram, presided over the programme.

Arrears: The Punjab Government has released a grant of Rs 23.61 crore as arrears for 1996-98 to private aided colleges. Sources said on Sunday the arrears had been cleared in instalments as per the agreement of the government with representatives of Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union.

Vishavkarma Sabha:
The following have been elected office-bearers of the District Vishavkarma Sabha: President — Mr Gurinderpal Singh Rehal; Senior Vice-President — Mr Ajit Singh Ramgarhia; Vice-Presidents — Mr Sucha Singh and Mr Gurcharan Singh; General Secretaries — Mr Balwant Singh, Mr Ram Gopal and Mr Devinder Singh Rehal; and Treasurers — Mr Kulwant Singh Panesar and Mr Harjit Singh Rattewalia.

PSEB union:
The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Junior Engineers PSEB Association: President — Mr Prem Singh; Vice-President — Mr Swaran Singh Bath; Secretary — Mr J.K. Sharma; Treasurer — Mr Amarjit Singh; and Assistant Secretary — Mr Pardeep Kumar.

Rally: Employees of the PSEB held a rally here on Saturday and demanded the arrest of the persons of Madpur village, near here who had misbehaved with their colleagues when the latter visited the village on Friday. top

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Chandigarh Briefs
Certificates given: The students who have completed their training in vocational trades like cutting, tailoring and embroidery were given certificates at a function organised by the Divine Life Society at Seva Sadan on Sunday. Later, students presented a cultural programme. The certificates were distributed by Mr R.C. Sharma, in charge of the centre.

Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Parent-Teachers Association of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19-C: Patron — Mrs Saroj Gupta; President — Mr Balram Aggarwal; Vice-President — Mr K.G. Malik; General Secretary — Mrs Manjit Anand; Secretary — Mrs Neha Mantro; Cashier — Mr Vijay Kumar; and Auditors — Mr D. Pandey, Mr Anwar Aziz Khan and Mr C.L. Bansal.

Office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Parent-Teachers Association of Government Model High School, Sector 36-D: President — Mr Ashok Kumar Saini; Vice-President — Mr R.S. Tandon; Secretary General — Mr G.I.P.S. Brar; and Auditor — Mr Pawan Kumar Sharma.

Managing committee: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Sector 7 Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha Managing Committee: President — Mr Nirbhai Singh; Senior Vice-President — Mr Rajinder Singh; Vice-President — Mr Amar Singh; General Secretary — Mr Surinder Singh; Joint Secretary — Mr Darshan Singh; Organising Secretary — Mr Jag Singh Mann; and Cashier — Mr Smat Singh.top

Haryana briefs
Pensioners' meet:
The Sadar Bazaar branch of the State Bank of India organised a pensioners' meeting on Sunday. Three oldest pension account holders were honoured on the occasion.

Eye camp: The Shakti Union here organised an eye camp in Ambala City. About 500 patients were examined.

Section 144: The District Magistrate, Ms Navraj Sandhu, here has imposed Section 144 within 200 metres of the counting centres at Ambala Cantonment, Naraingarh and Ambala City. Action would be taken against those found violating the orders, she added.

Meeting held:
A meeting of the district committee of the Market Committee Fourth Class Employees Union, Haryana, was held at Tohana in the district on Saturday to discuss the preparations for the sixth biennial convention of the union to be held at Kurukshetra on September 23.

Car-lifters arrested:
The police has arrested five persons belonging to two gangs of car lifters and recovered Maruti cars stolen from various parts of the district. The arrested persons have been identified as Zakir Husain, Shaukat Ali, Tahir Husain, Jagdish and Kiran. Zakir Husain and Shaukat Ali have been remanded in police custody while the others have been sent to jail.

A minor girl of the local Shergar Basti near the TV tower was allegedly raped by two youths here on Friday. A case has been registered under Sections 376 and 34, IPC.

Dead: Mr Jagdish Rai, an industrialist of the district and owner of the local Kundan Cinema, died in Delhi on Thursday. He was cremated here on Friday.

Kapil Bajaj (20), a student of the local engineering college was killed and two other students injured in an accident on Friday. The students were coming back to Kaithal in a car from their college after attending the classes. The car skidded and fell into a ditch near Jagdishpura village.

Shiv Nath, a servant, allegedly stole Rs 95,000 from his owner's house at the Arya Nagar locality here on Friday. Mr Parkash in his complaint said his servant, who belonged to Uttar Pradesh, broke open an almirah and ran away with the amount. A case has been registered.

Textile mill:
Mr Howa Singh, Vice-President of the Haryana unit of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) on Sunday urged the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala to intervene in the employees-employer dispute of Vog Textile Mills at Bahalgarh and order immediate lifting of what he called illegal lockout declared by the management on June 3.

Observer: Mr Azad Singh Nehra, a youth Congress leader of the district, has been appointed as an additional observer of the party for the Hamirpur Lok Sabha seat in Himachal Pradesh. top

Himachal Briefs
Army jawans in Kasauli celebrated this year's Vanmahotsava by planting 4,100 saplings during a special drive which started on August 21. The Station Staff Officer, Kasauli cantonment, Major D.R. Sharma, in a press note issued here on Saturday said a target of planting 10,000 saplings had been fixed for the current year.

The Sessions Judge, Mr J.N. Barowalia, on Friday sentenced Raj Mohammad, alias Raju of Jaijjo village in Hoshiarpur to 10 years' imprisonment for illegally possessing 1.35 kg poppy husk.

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