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The police has arrested Raj Kumar of Sardulapur, Maninder Kumar of Mahilpur and Ram Lubhaiya of Baddowan while they were issuing tickets instead of lottery tickets of the Punjab Government to buyers.

FOUNDATION: Mr Sant Ram Singla, Chairman, Punjab Mandi Board, laid the foundation stone of the rural links roads project to be carried out at a cost of Rs 1 crore in the Banga Assembly segment at Jandiala village, about 20 km from here, on Monday.

Mandi Gobindgarh
“Agaz-a-Zindagi” (Beginning of Life) a programme depicting the role of Ayurvedic medicines from the very beginning of life was organised at Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic Medical College and Hospital, Mandi Gobindgarh on Monday. Principal R.C. Jain inaugurated the function and said the Ayurvedic system of medicine has no side effects and many diseases can be curable at home with Ayurvedics medicines.

KILLED: A 25-year-old woman, Sevi, was killed while her 4-year-old son, Sonu, and husband Gian Chand sustained injuries when the motorcycle they were riding was hit by a Tata Qualis on the GT road near Jamalpur village, near here, on Monday.

Tarn Taran
LIQUOR SEIZED: The local district police has booked a couple from whom huge quantity of liquor has been recovered. Police sources told this correspondent here that the couple had been identified as Jaspal Singh and his wife Sukhraj Kaur, residents of Eeram village, from whom 3, 28, 450 ml of illicit liquor was recovered.



Charge taken: Prof S.K. Sharma of the Department of Chemical Engineering, Panjab University, took over as the Dean of University Instruction here on Tuesday. He succeeds Dr R.J. Hans Gill who retired on January 31. The appointment was approved by the Syndicate at its meeting held on January 14. 

RALLY: Employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) will hold a protest rally at Parade Ground on Wednesday on the call given by the Technical Services Union. The rally will be organised to protest against the state government’s decision to split the board into six corporations, said Mr Gurdial Singh Bhangal, convener, Anti- Agreement Manch, Technical Services Union, Punjab, here on Sunday. He called upon the state government to review its decision to privatise the board, else the employees would be forced to go on an indefinite strike.

OIL FORTNIGHT: The Oil and Gas Conservation Fortnight-2004, which began on January 15, concluded with a valedictory function at the Institution of Engineers at Sector 19 here on Saturday. The function was convened by Mr D.P. Vaed, state coordinator (Oil Industry) for Punjab and General Manager, Indian Oil, talked about various activities conducted in the state during the fortnight. Besides activities like “sammelans” for drivers and transporters at retail outlets of the oil companies, a number of contests for schoolchildren were also organised during the celebration.

Bank election: The following have been elected office-bearers at the general body meeting of the State Bank of India Staff Association Panjab University Branch: president — Mr S.P. Thakur; vice-president — Mr Ram Lal; Secretary — Mr Narinder S. Manral; assistant secretary — Mr Gurminder Singh Sahni; and treasurer — Mr Bheem Sain.



Hospital sought
: The Citizens Council on Tuesday demanded a hospital at Saha on the pattern of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences. The council stated that Mrs Sushma Swaraj had made an announcement in this regard. 

Awarded: Dr Vinay Kumar Malhotra of the Postgraduate Department of Political Science, GMN College, Ambala Cantt, has won the Prof A.P. Rana Award. Dr Malhotra was selected by the Indian Association for American Studies for Prof A.P. Rana award for presenting best paper on international relations. The paper was presented at annual national conference held at M.L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur. He has also been selected by the Indian Council of Social Science Research as one of its authors for an all-India project “Survey of Research in Political Science”. 

Seized: The police has seized 440 fake VCDs from a shop in Dudhla Gulab Mandi. A case has been registered under the Copyright Act, 1957.

PRIZES: The Punjab Pollution Control Board, Chairman, Mr Rana K P Singh, MLA gave away the prizes to the winners of various competitions at the annual function of Maharana Pratap Public School here on Monday. The function was presided over by Mr R S Chauhan, President, District Congress Committee, Panchkula, while the school principal, Mrs Annie Philip read out the annual report.

KILLED: One person died in a road accident here on Monday. According to information 42-year-old Kanwarpal, a resident of Jaidhar village, about 20 from here, was going to the fields when he was hit by a truck. He died on the spot. The Chhachhrauli police has registered a case .


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