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HOME GUARD JAWANS: Ms Laxmi Kanta Chawla, state vice-president of the BJP, on Monday urged the state government to provide salaries and insurance to Home Guard jawans on election duty in Uttar Pradesh on a par with employees of the police, the IRB and the PAP. She said the government should also regularise their services.

MEETING: The Inspector-General of Police, Mr S.K. Sharma, met police officials of Khanna police district here on Tuesday. Mr Pramod Ban said Mr Sharma reviewed the law and order situation. The DIG, Mr Dinkar Gupta, was also present. 

Interactive session: As a part of World Health Day celebrations, Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, in association with District Health and Family Welfare Office, will organise an interactive session and a quiz on road safety on Wednesday. District health officials, district mass education and information officer, writers and lyricists like Harjinder Singh and Surinderjit Kaur will address the gathering.

Pulse polio: The junior wing of 3 Punjab Girls Battalion of NCC participated in a pulse polio programme conducted from April 4 to 6. Cadets went door to door to administer polio drops. They were initially trained by doctors from Sunet Dispensary, BRS Nagar.

Meeting: To discuss new education policies of the government, members of the Save Elementary Education Front, Punjab, will hold a meeting with Dr Jagtar Singh Khattra, DPI (Elementary), on April 20 in Chandigarh. This was stated by Mr Piara Singh Dhillon, president of the front. He said that the members of the front would prepare an agenda of the problems and policies to be discussed with the DPI during their internal meeting scheduled to be held at Government Senior Secondary School, Jawahar Nagar, on April 18.

5 HURT IN MISHAP: Five persons were injured in an accident near Maloud on Ludhiana road here. Mohinder Singh and Jagdev Singh were going to Maloud on their scooter when a Maruti car hit them. The car also hit a tree on the road due to which all three occupants, Raj Singh, Mohinder Kaur and Lakhi Singh, were injured.

Ban imposed: The District Administration on Tuesday banned the manufacture and use of polythene bags, made of recycled plastics, for storing, carrying or packing food stuff following the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The administration also urged shopkeepers not to sell polythene bags plastics, having thickness less than 20 microns. It has also appealed to all whose sale dealers in Patiala district o register their firms with the Punjab Pollution Board within 10 days.

AWARENESS CAMP: Industrial Services International, an NGO, organised a one-week awareness camps for rural and poor women at Rauni village and Dhamomajra. The basic aim of these camps was to spread awareness regarding health of child and mother, legal rights of women, child nutrition and AIDS. 

INAUGURATED: The divisional office of the New India Assurance Company Limited was inaugurated here on Tuesday. The Regional Manager, Mr S.K. Jain, was the chief guest.

B.S. BHOGAL: All educational institutions run by the Ramgarhia Educational Council (REC) remained closed on Monday as a mark of respect to 21-year-old Brishpal Singh Bhogal who died yesterday after a brief illness. The deceased was a grandson of Mr Pritam Singh Bhogal, president and son of Mr Bharpur Singh Bhogal, secretary, REC.

BOOKED FOR FRAUD: The local police has booked four persons, including an NRI, on charges of fraud, criminal breach of trust and conspiracy under Sections 420, 406 and 120-B, IPC. Those booked are Balwinder Singh, alias Billa, his wife Devinder Kaur, son Satnam Singh, all of Phillaur, and NRI Joginder Kaur of Domeli village settled in Canada. They had defrauded Surjit Singh of Domeli of Rs 12 lakh.



Health camp: Fortis Heart Institute and Multi-Speciality Hospital, Mohali, in association with the Government of Haryana will organise a free cardiac and multi-speciality health check-up camp in the Haryana Secretariat, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. 

School branch: The Ajit Karam Singh International Public School opened its third branch in Sector 45-A here on Tuesday. The DGP, Punjab, Dr A.A. Siddiqui, inaugurated the branch. The executive director of the school, Mr Jasdeep Kalra, welcomed the participants. A cultural function followed the inaugural ceremony. Ms Harpreet Kaur, mistress of the new branch, presented the vote of thanks. 



PENSIONERS’ PLEA: The Himachal Pensioners Welfare Association has urged the state government to review its decision on deferring additional dearness allowance (ADA). In a press note issued here on Tuesday, the association sought another ADA instalment due from January, 2004 and merger of 50 percent DA with basic pension of the retirees from April 1, 2004.

10 HURT: Ten persons were injured when a private bus collided with a tractor-trailer near Jwali on Sunday. According to a complaint by tractor driver Sanjeev Kumar of Datarpur village in Hoshiarpur district of Punjab, the bus (HP 38-9533) collided with his vehicle. As a result ten persons were hurt.


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