Wednesday, November 13, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Students take part in contests
Our correspondent

Jagraon, November 12
Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Jagraon, organised a number of competitions for school students. Students from six schools participated in these competitions.

Mr Mohinder Singh Jassal, Director, Sanmati Government College of Science Education and Research, was the chief guest. Mr Baldev Singh, lecturer in English, District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Jagraon, Mr Bal Krishan Bhandari and Ms Kiran Handa acted as judges.

In the painting competition, Gautamjit Singh of Swami Roop Chand Jain Senior Secondary Public School got the first prize and Narinder Kaur of Government Girls School got the second prize.

In the declamation contest, Mega Arora of Swami Room Chand Jain School and Ranjit Kaur of the host school stood first and second, respectively.

In the poetry-recitation contest, the first prize was bagged by Suman Kaur of the host school and the second prize went to Jaswinder Singh of Khalsa Senior Secondary School. The quiz was conducted by Mr Baldev Singh of DIET, Jagraon. In this contest, the first prize was bagged by Nirmaljit Kaur and Alka of the host school and the second prize was won by Gurikbal Singh and Ramandeep Singh of Khalsa Senior Secondary School.

The winners were given prizes. The Principal of the school, Ms Parveen Kaur, thanked the staff and the students for cooperation.



Police remand for dowry seekers
Our Correspondent

Jagraon, November 12
Som Nath Kataria and Saroj Kataria, brother-in-law and sister-in-law of the husband of Ms Prakash Bhatia of Anarkali Bazar, Jagraon, have been remanded in police custody by the court of Mr Tejwinder Singh, Subdivisional Judicial Magistrate, for two days on the pretext of recovery of a TV set, VCR, fridge and other articles of dowry. According to the complainant, her husband Vinod Bhatia, mother-in-law Raj Bhatia and father-in-law Mohal Lal, all residents of Vikas Nagar, Delhi, along with the other two accused, beat up the complainant and disposed of her dowry articles worth Rs 9 lakh. After an inquiry, a case was registered under Sections 406, 498 and 34, IPC, by the local police and both the accused were arrested and produced in the court.



NRI remanded in custody
Our Correspondent

Kharar, November 12
Mr Roshan Lal Chouhan, Judicial Magistrate, Kharar, has remanded Sarabjit Singh, an alleged member of international gang of smugglers, in Judicial custody till January 10. The accused a US citizen and wanted by a US court, was arrested by the SAS Nagar police.

Mr Jatinderjit Singh Punn, public prosecutor, and Mr Pritam Singh SHO, SAS Nagar, appeared in the court and pleaded to extend police remand.

They said $ 42,220 and Rs 6.5 lakh were recovered from his possession. But the magistrate remanded him in judicial custody. The police has already informed the CBI about his arrest so that Interpol and the Ministry of External Affairs be informed about his arrest.


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