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BAN ORDER: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Raminder Singh, has banned the assembly of five or more persons outside examination centres in view of the board examinations of Class X and XII. the Deputy Commissioner, in a press release here said that he had imposed the ban under Section 144 of the Cr P.C. after receiving complaints of cheating at the examination centres with the help of outsiders.

ELECTED: Mr Prakash Singh, a resident of Issanpur village, has been elected president of the Four Wheelers Union, Dera Bassi, here on Thursday. He defeated his rival Mr Mam Raj of Mukandpur village in the union’s election.

ACCORDED: On the recommendations of the Reward Evaluation Committee, the Punjab Government has accorded a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh to Mr dharampal, Excise and Taxation Officer, Hoshiarpur, for his commendable job in detecting excise evasion cases according to official sources here on Wednesday.

ORDERED: Mr Kirandeep Singh Bhullar, District Magistrate, Hoshiarpur, has imposed ban on wheat thrashing with combine from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. in the district keeping in view the harvesting season. these orders will remain in force from April 10 to April 30.

ELECTROPLATERS: A deputation of the local Electroplaters Association, headed by its President, Joginder Kumar, met Mr Jai Singh Gill, Chief Secretary, Punjab, recently. It told Mr Gill that the six big industrial houses to whom undeveloped land was allotted in Phase VIII in 1993-94, were seeking permission from the government to sell the same, which was unjustified and uncalled for. The undeveloped land should be allotted to the association for the relocation of electroplating units from the residential areas, the members of the delegation said. The delegation also met Mr Mukul Joshi, Finance Commissioner Taxation (FCT), Punjab.

CM ASKED TO QUIT: The BJP on Thursday asked the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to quit in the wake of the cancellation of the auctions of liquor vends in Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar and Nawanshahr districts. Mr Sukhminder Singh Grewal, member of the state executive of the party while addressing a party workers meeting in support of BJP-SAD candidate Sharanjit Singh Dhillon at Barewal Road here charged the government with committing massive irregularities in the auction of liquor vends all over the state to ensure monopoly of a liquor baron from Uttar Pradesh.

LASHKARA UTSAV: Ms Priyanka of Rampura Phul, winner of first prize of the last draw of ‘Lashkara Utsav’ was given a Maruti Zen LX at a ceremony held at the Lashkara office situated at Mall Road here. The keys of the car were handed over to the winner by Mr Jairup Bawa, Director of Lashkara Channel. Also present at the occasion were Mr Manav Inder Singh Guram, Vice-President (Operations) and Mr R.C. Raina, Administration of Lashkara Channel.

DISTRIBUTED: Mr Raj Kamal Chaudhary, Deputy Commissioner and Mrs Meena Chaudhary, Chairperson, District Child Welfare Council, Mansa, on Wednesday distributed scholarships and books among students who had been taking education in the six night schools being run by the District Child Welfare Council, as per the official press release.

GUTTED: Goods worth lakhs of rupees was gutted in a fire that broke out in a fast food shop situated at Dalhousie road here on Thursday. Mr Anup Kumar, proprietor said he came to know about the fire only in the morning when he went to open the shop.

ACADEMICIAN RETIRES: Prof Narinder Singh Kapoor, a multi-dimensional academician of Journalism and Mass Communication Department of Punjabi University retired on Wednesday. Professor Kapoor was given a warm farewell by the faculty and students of the department. He joined the university in 1971 as Professor and retired as Dean of the Faculty of Education and Information Sciences. He also had a year’s stint as Dean, Student Welfare. Prof Navjit Johal, Head of the department, Dr Harjinder Walia and Mr Gurmeet Maan appreciated Professor Kapoor’s philosophy and vision in raising the department to its present status.

RETIRES: Mr S.K. Anand, Member, Distribution, Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), retired on Thursday after rendering services to the board for more than 40 years. On the occasion a farewell party was also organised at the PSEB head office. While appreciating the services of Mr Anand, the Chairman, PSEB, Mr Y.S. Ratra, highlighted the achievements made by the Board during the tenure of Mr Anand as Member, Distribution. The Member, Finance and Account, Mr H.S. Sohi, and Board Secretary Jaspreet Talwar were also present on the occasion.



MONEY STOLEN: Local journalist Vinod Sharma reported to the police that some unidentified person has stolen an amount of Rs 15,000 from his pocket when he was coming out of the Mansa Devi Temple. Mr Sharma alleged that he had informed the police immediately, but nothing was done. A case has been registered.

PRIZE: Ashok Singh, a student of Class IV of the local Shishu Niketan Public School, has been awarded the third prize in the national-level talent search examination. The examination was held for students of Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula by the Unified Council in January this year. 



FIRST POSITION: Rakesh Kumar Sethi, a student of Tagore Model School here has secured the first position in the district in the middle standard examination organised by the Haryana School Education Board. He has scored 569 marks out of 600 marks. Ms Shalen Bhaskar, Principal of the school told mediapersons here on Wednesday that 24 out of 66 students of the school who appeared in the middle standard examination this year had been placed on the merit list.

INAUGURATED: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Mahtab Singh Sehrawat inaugurated the annual session of Maharaja Aggarsain Public School here on Wednesday. Mr Ram Niwas Goyal, patron of the Aggarwal Sabha, Fatehabad, Mr Ved Parkash Garg, president, Ms Sushil Saraf, president of the Aggarwal Mahila Samaj and Ms Leela Jaswal, principal of the school were present at the function. The Deputy Commissioner stressed the need for providing quality education to children.

BAN ORDERS: To ensure the peaceful conduct of Kurukshetra University examinations the District Magistrate, Mr Anurag Agarwal, has banned the assembly of five or more persons under Section 144 of the CrPC within a radius of 200 metres from the examination centres. Through these orders persons operating photostat machines within a radius of 500 metres from the examination centres have also been directed to keep their photostat machines closed between 2 pm and 5 pm. These orders shall remain in force till April 30.


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