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: A daily-wage earner was found dead in his rented room in Indira Nagri locality here on Tuesday. Neighbours informed the city police that the door of the room was lying closed for last two days. The body has been brought to Civil Hospital for post-mortem examination. No injury mark was found on the body. Residents of the locality used to call him “Bengali Babu” and no body knew his real identity, so it will not be possible to inform his family about the death.

HARYANA SIKHS MEET: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has called a meeting of representatives of Sikh organisations in Haryana on Saturday at Manji Sahib at Ambala to discuss celebrations of Gurpurb.

GURMUKHI TEACHING CAMPS: The Akal Purakh ki Fauj (India) (APKF) will impart teaching of Gurmukhi to persons of 98 villages of Khadoor Sahib subdivision from February 15.

SGPC’S THREAT: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has threatened to sue Mr Harbeant Singh, who was removed for getting job on the basis of a fake certificate, in case he (Mr Harbeant Singh) did not withdraw a case from the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The SGPC executive had also decided to charge Rs 25,000 from Mr Harbeant Singh as fine.

Anandpur Sahib
2 HURT IN ATTACK: Surinder Pal, a tax operator and Amrit Bhushan of Basowal village were attacked with sharp-edged weapons when they were returning from Anandpur Sahib in their vehicle near Saleghora village.

BODY FOUND: Body of a young boy (about 22/23) was found from the Chohal forest area near water supply headworks of Saleran, 15 km from here on Tuesday. The body has marks of sharp-edged weapons on the face, the neck, the forehead and the hands. The police has registered a case under Section 302 of the IPC on the statement of Mr Gurjeet Singh, Sarpanch of Chohal village.

11 HELD FOR BETTING: The district police has nabbed 11 persons here for allegedly betting on the outcome of the one-day international played between India and Australia on Monday. The accused were nabbed with a bid amount of around Rs 1.85 lakh and 12 mobile telephones during a raid in the Kooncha mohalla, Shekhon bazar, here.

REVENUE FROM FINE: District Transport Officer Chander Gaindh said on Tuesday that Rs 1.25 crore was collected as fine in eight months.

PARKASH UTSAV: The district administration will observe the 189th Parkash Utsav of Namdhari Satguru Ram Singh at Bhaini Sahib on January 26. Mr Tejparkash Singh, Transport Minister, will be the chief guest and Mr H.S. Hanspal, PPCC President, will preside over the function.

Poetry festival: The Kala Sewa Society, Ludhiana, will organise for the first time in North India an intensive, interactive poetry festival-cum-workshop for the young talented poets of the Punjab region. It will be a workshop for the budding poets in Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and English and will be held at the Government College for Boys, Ludhiana, from January 23 to 25. The workshop will be inaugurated in Sahir Auditorium at the SCD Government College for Men. 

SUICIDE BID: Okash Kumar (24) son of Prabh Dyal on Tuesday allegedly consumed some poisonous substance at the main Satta Chowk here. He is said to be in depressed state of mind following his marriage.

TWO HELD: The police here had arrested Ramjan and Sham Sunder said Mr Gurinder Singh Dhillon, SSP, Sangrur, on Tuesday. Two coloured TV sets, one radio set, ornaments and one moped were recovered from them.

Tarn Taran
PAK NATIONAL HELD: A Pakistani national was nabbed from near the Karma check post on Monday night by the BSF. The Khalra police had registered a case under the Passport Act against the accused said Mr Gurkirpal Singh, SSP, on Tuesday.



TALK: Growing problem of “hyper-stressed urban life” was discussed during a talk on stress management by the Director of the Institute of Stress Management, Mr V.K. Kapoor. The function, held at Government College in Sector 46, was presided over by Principal Geeta Mohan. Addressing the gathering, Mr Kapoor discussed in detail the causes of stress occurrence, its consequences and how to manage stress situations. The head of the Commerce Department, Dr R.K. Dixit, in his concluding remarks, emphasised the need for spiritual awakening. The talk was organised by the Commerce Society. It was convened by commerce lecturer Surinder Kaur.

CONTEST: They used dramatics to talk about science at “science drama competition” organised by the Punjab State Institute of Science Education at Shivalik Public School in Sector 41. The competition concluded on Wednesday. The Director of the institute Ms Surinder Dhingra, said that the intention behind their maiden effort was to encourage students and teachers to explore and experiment with dramatics to convey “the scientific message”. According to a press note, the first prize was won by Shivalik Public School in Sector 41, second by Government High School, Ramgarh, and third prize by Pathankot Public School. Pritpal Kaur from Government Senior Secondary School, Faridkot, was adjudged best actor. The team which stood first will represent Punjab for “zonal science drama competition” to be held in New Delhi for two days from January 28.

RALLY: An AIDS awareness rally was organised by Government Model High School in Sector 20 on Wednesday. Dr Ajit Singh Saroha of the AIDS Control Society, accompanied by Dr Avinash Jolly, flagged off the rally. According to a press note, students of Class IX and X, along with their teachers, went around streets and market of Sector 20. They conveyed the message through placards , banners and slogans.

ELECTED: Mr Sanjeev Gupta has been elected president of the Moti Ram Old Students’ Association. Mr Sandeep Chopra and Mr Rajat Jain have been elected vice-president and secretary, respectively. Mr Ashish Bindra is the joint secretary, Mr Deepak Gupta is the treasurer. The executive members are: Mr Narinder Sethi, Mr Vinod Kumar, Mr Sandeep Saluja, Mr Navneet Singh, Mr Rupesh Kumar, Mr Vikram Khanna and Mr Suneel Aggarwal.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the CIL Recreation Club, Chandigarh: Chief patron — Mr R.S. Kainth; president — Mr Rajendra Singh; general secretary — Mr Paramjit Singh; and treasurer — Mr Girija Shankar Mohanty. 

Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Footpath Cycle Workers Union: president — Mr Megh Raj Verma; general secretary- Mr John Masih; senior vice-president — Mr Balwant Singh Saini; vice-president — Mr Balbir Singh; and treasurer — Mr Ram Krishan. 



MAHILA CONGRESS: Haryana Pradesh Mahila Congress president Ms Sumita Singh here on Tuesday said that a rally would be held in Bhiwani on January 24 to seek more representation for women in Vidhan Sabha elections. General secretary Ms Kusum Sharma, district unit president (rural) Krishan Devi and Premwati Goyat, president (urban) Gyan Kajal, youth leader Kamal Singh, Raju Maan and district general secretary Vinod Bagri were also present.

SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT: A sewage treatment plant would be set up at Manoharpur village in the district on 10 acres. The Deputy commissioner, Jind, Mr Rajiv Sharma stated that electricity would be generated from the domestic waste.

SCHOOL EXAMS: The Deputy Commissioner, Dr R.B. Langyan, at a press conference held here on Tuesday, said concerted efforts were being made by the district administration, the police, the Education Department and the HSEB to ensure smooth conduct of the ensuing annual examinations and top priority would be given to check copying and outside interference.

GANG BUSTED: Following the arrest of one person, the Kurukshetra district police crime branch has busted a four-member inter-state gang of dacoits. Stating this here on Tuesday, the district police chief, Mr K.K. Rao, said the arrested person had been identified as the gang leader, Sukhdev Singh alias Fauzi, a resident of Dhoolkhan village, Majitha, district Amritsar. The gang had looted lakhs of rupees on gunpoint from various persons.

WELFARE SCHEMES: The Welfare Department has distributed Rs 53 lakh among beneficiaries under different welfare schemes in the district, said Mr Vijayendra Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, here on Wednesday. He added that seven farmers of the district would get Rs 23 lakh to install solar energy pump sets under the integrated non-conventional energy programme.



FOUNDATION STONE LAID: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday at Ghera in Shahpur constituency laid the foundation stone of Rs 65 lakh Dhar-Kandi bridge on the Ghera-Kareri road. He added that a welfare board would be set upon for OBCs. He also announced the opening of a health centre at Lareri and declared that Chari-Chambyana and Gaj roads would be metalled.

10 HURT: As many as 10 persons were injured, two of them seriously, in three different accident in the district on Tuesday. Three persons were injured when a bus collided with a van on the NH-21. A jeep fell into a 100 feet gorge near Tihra in Sarkaghat subdivision. Three persons were injured in the incident. In the same area, a jeep ramped against a tractor, injuring two persons.


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