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THREE BOOKED: The district police on Thursday booked three persons, including a woman, on the charge of murdering Dilbagh Singh of Boharwala village in November last year. Dilbagh was allegedly poisoned to death by Harjit Kaur, her husband, Resham Singh, and Rajbir Singh of Nive Tung village. The police has registered a case under Sections 302, 201 and 34 of the IPC at the Civil Lines police station.

CASE REGISTERED: On a complaint of Kavita, wife of Sameshwar Dutt Mehra a resident of Ward 6, Dasuya, the police has registered a case under Sections 498A and 406 of the IPC against her husband, father-in-law Lekh Raj Mehta, mother-in-law Sandhya, brother-in-law Nikhil and sister-in-law Raj Reema, residents of Datarpur. In her complaint, she alleged that her in-laws had thrown her out of the house for not bringing dowry.

INTERACTION: A large number of ex-servicemen interacted with Dr Swaran Singh, Jalandhar Divisional Commissioner, during his visit to the District Sainik Welfare Office here on Wednesday. Lieut-Colonel Manmohan Singh, Deputy Director of the Sainik Welfare, Jalandhar, briefed them about the courses being run by the Zila Sainik Board and its pre-recruitment training centre. The Commissioner also visited the Punjab State War Memorial and its “Kargil Corner”.

VISIT : Mrs Lakshmi Raman, wife of Lt-Gen S. Pattabhiraman and president, Vajra Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA), visited the Military Station, Beas, on Thursday and attended a family welfare meet organised by the Double Victory Brigade. Mrs Raman also inaugurated ‘‘Suvidha’’, the AWWA grocery shop, at the Double Victory shopping complex. Eleven war widows from neighbouring villages were honoured on the occasion.

ELECTROCUTED: Hakim Singh, a lineman of the PSEB, was electrocuted which he was repairing a transformer in the town on Thursday. His body has been sent for a post-mortem examination.

CONVOCATION : Dr Amarjit Singh Dua, Dean, College Development Council, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, presided over the annual convocation at the local BLM Girls College here on Thursday. He conferred degrees on 220 graduates. He also honoured three college students — Nisha Sharma, Arti Sengar and Arti Chawla — for excelling at the national and state levels in co-curricular activities. Ms C. Tassavur, Principal read out the annual report of the college.

REPAIR OF ROADS : Mr B.C. Gupta, Finance Commissioner, Punjab, while presiding over a meeting of district officials here on Thursday, said the state government would spend Rs 264 crore to ensure round-the-clock power supply in each village of the state by June 30 this year. He said the government had completed the repair of roads constructed during 1994-95 and would start the repair of 20,000-km length of roads constructed during 1996-98.

INAUGURATED : Mr Arvind Khanna, local MLA, here on Thursday inaugurated a water treatment plant, installed at a cost of Rs 10 lakh, at the swimming pool in Banasar Garden. The MLA also laid the foundation stone for the repair of the Sangrur-Sunam road. The road will be repaired at a cost of Rs 46.45 lakh in about 40 days.

OFFICE-BEARERS : The following have been elected office-bearers of the Revenue Class Four Union, Deputy Commissioner’s office, Sangrur : president — Mr Karamjit Singh; vice-president — Ms Vidiya Devi; general secretary — Mr Rajwinder Singh Haripura; and treasurer — Mr Parshotam Kumar.



nagar kirtan: A nagar kirtan will be organised in connection with the birth anniversary of Sahibzada Ajit Singh here on February 28. Mr Joginder Singh Sondhi, president of the Gurdwara Coordination Committee, said the procession would start from the Phase IV gurdwara at 2 pm and culminate at the gurdwara in Phase XI.



SAPLINGS PLANTED: The Haryana Environmental Society organised a district-level sapling plantation camp at the local City Centre Park on Friday on the occasion of retirement of three district officers — Dr N.K. Sharma, Civil Surgeon, Mr R.K. Sharma, District Development and Panchayat Officer, and Mr Rajinder Singh, District Education Officer.

SCIENCE DAY: The science forum of MLN College celebrated National Science Day here on Thursday. 



ASSURANCE: Trained primary teachers working on contract in Himachal Pradesh will be regularised from the 2004-05 academic session. This assurance was given by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh to a deputation of the Himachal State Trained Contract Primary Teachers Union led by Vidhan Sabha Speaker G.R. Musafir and state IPH Minister Kaul Singh Thakur at Shimla on Wednesday.

CAMP: Nine youths of various yuva mandals in the district have gone to Ghaziabad to participate in a national integration camp. Nehru Yuva Kendra district youth coordinator Som Dutt said these youths were Hemraj, Jyoti Parshad, Surjeet Kumar, Lalit Kumar, Barjender Kumar, Amul Gautam, Vikas Gautam, Arjun Singh and Surat Ram.

CHEATING CASE: The Dehra police has registered a cheating case against Harish Chand, a resident of Sonepat, Haryana, on a complaint of Kuldip Singh, a resident of Bhali village. Kuldip alleged that his son, Baldev Singh, was assured a job abroad by Harish Chand, who took Rs 2 lakh from him for the purpose. Harish allegedly took Baldev along with him but did not return.

KIDNAP BID: The Kasauli police arrested Sanjeev Kumar, a taxi driver from Bhatol village, on Thursday on the charge of attempting to kidnap a 16-year-old girl, Lata Devi. The girl, a resident of Batee village, had taken lift from the taxi driver after she had missed her school bus. When Sanjeev attempted to kidnap her, Lata Devi started crying and managed to alight from the taxi.


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