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Play to promote habit of book reading

Faridabad: Theatre in Education - a branch of the National School of Drama, will hold a play ‘kitabon mein helchal’, at St Anthony Public School here on November 3, to promote books reading among the schoolchildren. The programme will be organised under the auspices of ‘Educational Rays and Ways’, a body engaged in the field of learning and education here.

The convenor of the programme, Prof Umesh Bhatia, said that the play was a comedy, which had been inspired by the original play ‘Hubbab’ on the bookshelf, by Alice Woster, It highlights the importance of various subjects and their inter-relationships. The play revolves around an old book-shelf, which contain books on different subjects.

Sister Maltidia, principal St Anthony, will preside and Mrs Renu Sood, Principal of Gita Bal Niketan Senior Secondary School, will be guest of honour.


Family members accused of attacking cops get bail
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, October 31
The police have arrested five members of a family on charge of assaulting two policemen on duty and snatching a purse containing Rs 400 and an identity card.

According to a report, the arrested persons were produced before a Judicial Magistrate and were later released on bail. The police had registered the case against the culprits on October 27.

According to the police version, Head Constables Ashok Kumar and Ramesh Kumar on a patrolling duty asked a number of people, who were under the influence of alcohol and sitting at a stall, to disperse. The constable also asked the stall owner to close down the stall.

Thereafter, the two constables left the place. However, when they returned after sometime, they saw that some people were engaged in a quarrel. When the constables intervened to halt the quarrel, they were attacked by five members of a family.

During the scuffle, the uniforms of both the policemen were torn and they were also manhandled.

Thereafter, the police registered the case and arrested all the five persons. Meanwhile, Satbir, one of the owners of the wooden stall, alleged that the police had registered a false case against him and others as no incident of assault on the policemen had occurred.

Instead, the police had beaten up his 12-year-old son, Sonu, and both the policemen were under the influence of liquor, he alleged.

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