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NEW CHIEF ENGINEER : Mr P.S. Luthra who was Chief Engineer of the Ropar Thermal Plant has taken over as Chief Engineer of the local Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant. Mr Luthra has replaced Mr S.C. Mahajan who has been made Member (Power), Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB), by the Government of India, according to a press note.

ELECTROCUTED: Fiftyone sheep were electrocuted, when the truck on which these were being transported collided with an electric pole near Laxmi Dharam Kanta on the Fazilka-Ferozepur road here on Monday night. The driver and cleaner of the truck also received electric shocks but both had a narrow escape as they jumped out of the truck immediately after the mishap. The power supply of the feeder also remained disrupted for the whole night. According to information, a truck was on its way from Sriganganagar to  Amritsar and to save an employee of a nearby dhaba, who had suddenly appeared on the road, it rammed into the electric pole.

Alliance: Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra, SGPC President, while addressing a huge gathering after laying the foundation stone of the new building of a gurdwara announced a grant of Rs 5 lakh for the building and also announced a grant of Rs10 lakh for SGGS Public School. He urged the people of Punjab to adopt the teaching of 10 gurus.oc

CAMPAIGN: A four- day awareness campaign is being organised at D.D. Jain College of Education. The campaign sponsored by the Department of Adult, Continuing Education and Extension, Panjab University, Chandigarh, began today and will conclude on January 10. The function was inaugurated by Dr Manjeet Kaur, gynecologist and SMO ,Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital . Dr Chander Mohini welcomed the Chief guest Dr Manjeet. Dr Usha Bali on the behalf of the president, Mr Narinder Kumar Jain, and other members of the managing committee welcomed the guests.

DONATED: Ghanaiya Charitable Hospital Trust donated 330 woolen sweaters among students of Government Elementary School, Kailash Nagar. Mr Manoj Kumar, Mr Surinder Kumar Chinda, Mr Pardeep Thaman and other members distributed the sweaters among the children.

CONTEST: A declamation contest was recently organised at Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran on the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh here . About 21 schools participated in this competition. Students of S.N. Public High School, Indra Puri, were given the running trophy.

DISTRIBUTED: The Basant Ritu Youth Club, an NGO organised a human service camp at Multipurpose Senior Secondary to distribute woollens among nearly 530 poor and needy children of the city and nearby places here on Wednesday. Besides this, the club also distributed ration among 25 senior citizens of the city. The woollens and ration were handed over by Ajay Sharma,ACA PUDA. The Principal of the school Baldev Singh Sidhu presided over the function.

CONFERENCE: The SAD(A) will organise a big political conference on Saturday in front of the SDM's court at Samrala. This was stated by Jathedar Gurmakh Singh Purba, General Secretary of the district unit of the SAD(A) on Wednesday. Mr Purba said the President of the SAD(A) , Mr Simranjeet Singh Mann, and the general secretary of the party, Mr Charan Singh Lohara, would address the gathering. 

Dead Telephne: The telephone of the local police station which was lying dead for the past more than one year started functioning from wednesday. This was stated by the SHO Sarbjeet Singh. The new telephone No . is 263636.


ARRESTED: The police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested 18 persons for betting and gambling and registered 16 cases against them. A police press note issued here on Tuesday said the new SP, Mr Saurabh Singh, had directed personnel in charge of various police stations and police posts under the territorial jurisdiction of the district to get tough with economic offenders and bootleggers.

NEW DC: Dr R.B. Langyan, Deputy Commissioner, Fatehabad, assumed the charge of new Deputy Commissioner here on Tuesday in place of Mr Abhilaksh Likhi, who has been transferred to Chandigarh as Registrar, Cooperative Societies.

PISTOLS: The local police on Tuesday recovered two pistols and two live cartridges from two persons. According to a police spokesman, the Sadar police arrested Raj Kumar of nearby Gawar village and recovered a revolver and a cartridge from his possession. The Civil Lines police recovered a countrymade pistol and a cartridge from Anil Kumar, a local resident. The police has registered cases against them under Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act.

ELECTED: Dr A.S. Nandwal, senior plant physiologist of Haryana Agricultural University here, has been elected Zonal Secretary ( Northern) of the Indian Society for Plant Physiology ( ISSP). According to a university spokesperson, he defeated Dr B.K. Dubey of Lucknow University in a direct contest.


VISIT: Himachal Governor V.s. Kokje on Tuesday visited the historic Ram Gopal Temple at Damtal, about 90 km from here. The Governor was welcomed by temple priests. After paying his obeisance, mr Kokje went round the premises and held discussions with the priests, local citizens and Mr Ravi Joshi, managing director of the Ravi Management Group, which plans to set up a centre for 500 cows here.

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