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DOWRY DEATH: Krishna Devi (22) died on Thursday after consuming insecticide at her in-law’s house in Kallarkhera village on the Abohar-Sriganganagar road here. Her parents alleged that she had been killed. She belonged to Maujgarh village and married Surender Kumar of Kallarkhera village. her parents told the police that Krishna had complained of intimidation by the in-laws for insufficient dowry.

CRUSHED TO DEATH: Dilbagh Singh son of Lakhwant Singh was crushed to death by a tractor when he was returning home at Dharangwala village from the town on Wednesday. His motor cycle was damaged in the accident. The police has registered a case.

KILLED: Janak Raj son of a cement dealer Atma Ram was run over and killed by a train near the college road level crossing here on Wednesday. The victim lived near the rail track. Body was handed over by the GRP to the family.

IMPERSONATOR HELD: Devinder Kumar, a student of matriculation, was caught here by an invigilator on Thursday for taking examination in place of someone else.

BAR ASSOCIATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the district Bar Association here: president — Mr Harbhajan Singh Rehill, vice-president — Mr Sandeep Singh Bajwa; secretary — Mr Tajinder Singh Babbi and joint secretary — Ms Sarbjit Kaur.

SEMINAR ON WATER: The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad here organised a seminar on the Water Conservation “Need of Hour” here on Thursday. It was stressed that water was a prime resource and a basic need of the human beings and it should be conserved.

SALESMAN BOOKED: On the complaint of Gurinderjit Singh of Ludhiana, the police has registered a case under Sections 408/409 of the IPC against Ashok Kumar, agent and salesman, of embezzlement of Rs 14 lakh.

COUNSELLING: The Adult and Continuing Education Department of the SDP College for Women arranged a counselling session on Friday for mothers of wards admitted in Child Labour School, being run by the SDP Sabha on the college campus under the auspices of National Child Labour Welfare School. Dr Parminder Sood and Dr Rahul Bhardwaj were invited to spread awareness about various issues like female foeticide, AIDS, drugs and family planning. Women of the surrounding area were made aware of the problems related to health and hygiene. 

ANNUAL FUNCTION: Students and staff of Verma Modern Public School, Payal, organised its fourth annual prize distribution function on Friday. The programme began with shabad singing, after which Mr Mahinder Pal Verma, Principal, read the annual report. Schoolchildren presented a colourful cultural show. Students who had secured top three positions in their clasess were given prizes by members of school managing committee. 

SEMINAR: The Punjab Jagriti Manch, in association with Sambhav, will organise a seminar on national awakening at Extension Library, Fountain Chowk, on April 4. Mr Yadwinder Singh, president of manch, said on Friday that the seminar would focus on issues like control of population, removal of corruption, and participation of the youth in sports. 

STUDENTS CLASH: Four students of Lala Lajpat Rai College and Institute of Technical Training, situated 7 km from here on the GT road, including, a girl student, were injured in a clash between two groups. The police has arrested Amrinder Singh a student of the said college under Sections 307/427/506/48/49 of the IPC.

FOOD JOINT GUTTED: A fast food joint was gutted on Thursday morning as a fire broke out due to short-circuit at Dalhousie road here. Fire engines controlled the fire and neighbouring shops were saved from damage.

ONE DEAD, 4 HURT: In two separate accidents in and around Phagwara, Ms Nirmala Devi, who was knocked down by a car on the GT road succumbed to her injuries in a Ludhiana hospital on Thursday. Meanwhile, four farmers Harjit Singh of Mattian 
village, Hakim Singh of Gurdialpur village, Pargat Singh and Bhola Singh of Harchand Pura village in Malwa and Majha areas were injured when their combine harvester overturned near Chiheru village on the GT road after being hit by a truck. 


DISCOURSE: The disciple of Swami Parthasarthy, Amitji, will deliver a discourse on Bhagvadgita every Sunday from 8.30 am to 9.30 pm in Sector 18 New Public School. Talking about the secret of success through Bhagvadgita, Amit Kinikar of the Vedanta Life Institute in Mumbai, said, “It is a scientific text explaining systematically the knowledge of right living.” 

KALASH ROHAN: A two-day programme of Kalash Rohan and Murti Sathapna, along with the inauguration ceremony of Sri Krishan Mandir in Sector 33-C, is being organised from April 3 in city. According to Mahant Shahapurkar, the programme will start with Gita Paath at 6 in the morning. Pravachan and bhajan kirtan will be organised from 9 am to 1 pm. At 2.30 pm, a shobha yatra will be taken out. It will culminate at 7.30 pm at the temple. A bhajan programme will be organised from 8.30 pm. The inauguration and murti sathapana will take place on Sunday from 8 am. 

RALLY: Government Senior Secondary School, Ram Darbar, Chandigarh, held a rally on Friday in support of the pulse polio immunisation to be held on April 4. Three hundred students, teachers, Dr Rajinder Samhotra, Senior Medical Officer, Dr Naresh Singla and Dr Neena Chaudhary participated in the rally. Mr D.P. Singh, Principal of the college, flagged off the rally. 

ORIENTATION CAMP: During the exams, the free time was utilised by teachers of Sharda Sarvhitkari School by organising an orientation camp in which the Principal of the school, Mr B.S. Kanwar, also participated. The participants discussed various topics like “The increasing load of the school bag”, “How to maintain discipline in school”, “How to inculcate moral values among students”. Workshops on “time management” and “personality development” were also held. A trip to Naina Devi shrine was also organised. On the way they visited Gurdwara Anandpur Sahib. 

MIDDLE RESULT: The Headmaster of Government High School, Sarangpur, Mr Nachattar Singh, in a statement said the school had stood second among the rural schools. The pass percentage of the school was 95.08 per cent as compared to 81.50 per cent of last year. 

AIDS CAMP: An AIDS awareness camp was organised by the Haryana AIDS Control Society in collaboration with the Dhanwantri Educational Society at the Indira Colony here on Friday. According to a press note, 107 patients, including 60 women, examined at the camp and six were found to be suffering from the sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs). Doctors briefed the participants about various aspects related to the spread of STDs. 


DEAD: Mr V.K. Makhija (58), Professor in the Agricultural Extension Education Department, Haryana Agriculture University, died at his residence on Thursday. He leaves a wife, a son and a daughter. 


GOVT CLAIM REFUTED: Mr Randhir Sharma, a BJP leader, said here on Thursday that the Himachal government had provided jobs to daughters, sons, nephews and relations of the Chief Minister, Ministers and Congress leaders through the back door.

BAR ASSOCIATION: Mr D.S Kutal was elected president, Mr Ashwini Kumar — vice-president; Mr Pawan Chandel — general secretary; Mr Ramlal Bhardwaj — Secretary, Mr Premsingh Verma — Cashier and Mr P.K. Sharma — Special Finance Secretary of the District Bar Association here on Wednesday.

ACCIDENT: Suneet Kumar was killed in an accident when his scooter slipped at Palampur on Wednesday evening, the police said on Thursday. The police has registered a case under Sections 279 and 337 of the IPC.

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