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OFFICER’S CAR STOLEN: Car of Mr Harbhupinder Singh Nanda, a former ADC here was stolen from his house in the Basant Avenue area on Wednesday. Earlier house of a former Deputy Commissioner Sarbjit Singh also burgled.

CHEATING CASE: On the complaint of Dev Kumar of Gondhpur village, the police registered a case under Section 420 of the IPC against Parminder Singh and Manminder Singh of Chhauni Kalan for cheating him. He alleged that the said persons took Rs 2.20 lakhs from him for sending his son to Italy. But they did not do so.

Blood donation camp: The Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bhaddal, organised a blood donation camp on Wednesday on the college campus. The team of 14 members from the PGI, Chandigarh, headed by Dr Meenu Bajpai, collected 360 units of blood donated voluntarily by the staff and students of the institution. Dr R.R. Sharma, Assistant Professor, Department of Transfusion-Medicine, PGI, Chandigarh, was the chief guest on the occasion.

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WOMAN BOOKED: The Valtoha police recovered one kilogram of opium from Rumani wife of Devi Lal, resident of Karansari village falling under Bhilwara police station (Rajasthan). She was arrested at Rasulpur village on Tuesday. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered.

ACCIDENT: Narinder Singh (25), a resident of Bundala village was crushed to death by a vehicle at Kadgill village, 5 km from here on Tuesday. The police has registered a case. Narinder Singh was going on his scooter (PB-02,V2195) when he was crushed to death by a vehicle.



SHOBHA YATRA: Panchkalyanak Partishta Mahotsav celebrations started early this morning with the taking out of a shobha yatra. It started from Sector 27 Digamber Jain temple. The celebrations are being held after 35 years and will continue till April 30. The idol of Lord Mahavira was placed on a white chariot decked up with flowers. Jain Muni Gupti Sagar led the procession with chanting of hymns. Followers in large number participated in the yatra. It reached Sector 28 and before culminating back at the temple.

PARSURAM JAYANTI: Parsuram jayanti was celebrated at Parsuram Bhawan in Sector 37-C on Thursday. Celebrations started with havan yajna in the morning followed by recitation of sunderkand. The devotees participated in the sankirtan and pravachan programme. Bhandara was also organised later during the day. The function was organised by Sri Brahman Sabha.

HEALTH CAMP: About 25 girls participated in health awareness camp at Dhanas village on Thursday. Girls were informed about hygiene and food habits. They were told about minerals and proteins in foods available in their homes. The camp began with an introductory lecture by Honorary General Secretary of the Indian council of Social Welfare, Ms Shareshta Mehta. Dr Nena Goyal also addressed the participants on the virtues of healthy and hygienic habits.

SRIMAD BHAGVAT SAPTAH: Srimad Bhagvat Saptah started in Sector 29 on Thursday. Acharya Pandit Shri Shyam Sunder Parashar Shastri was the katha pravachaka. Sitar, flute and violin artists were also present. Bhajan singers too accompanied the acharya. According to a press release, residents in large number attended the religious discourse.

WORKSHOP: A three-day psychology orientation programme for teachers of the CBSE-affiliated schools is being organised at Vivek High School here from Friday. The programme is being organised for review of text books review. The main speakers would be Prof G.Mishra, Dr Kailash Tuli, Dr Raksha Arora, Mr E. Deniel Raju, and Ms Neelima Chowdhary, head of psychology of the school would conduct the workshop.

ELECTED: Mr H.L. Dhammi has been re-elected as the president of the Senior Citizens Federation (North Zone). He pledged to set up the All-India Senior Citizens Association, according to a press note. 



HONOURED: The Haryana unit of the All India Anti Terrorist Front honoured the five policemen who had nabbed dreaded Babbar Khalsa terrorist Harjit Singh. Mr R.K. Bindra, state president of the AIATF, said they honoured Inspector Hari Singh, head constable Pale Ram, constable Jitender, constable Kulbir and constable Balkar. “We presented them with memento and shawl for having nabbed a dreaded militant,” he said. Among others, Mr Kanwardeep, Mr Rajesh Sharma, Dr Rawal, Mr Inderjit Singh, Mr Pawan Sharma, Mr Jaspal Singh Raja and Mr Dheeraj Kohli were present.

VALMIKI SAMAJ: The Valmiki Samaj on Thursday decided not to vote for Congress candidate Kumari Selja. A meeting of Valmiki Samaj was held here under the presidentship of Mr Yogendra Singh Kandara. A number of Valmiki Samaj members from different parts of the Ambala Lok Sabha seat had arrived at the residence of Mr M.L. Sarwan to participate in the meeting. The speakers at the meeting claimed that Kumari Selja left the traditional seat of Sirsa to contest from Ambala as the Sirsa seat had been ignored by her. They claimed that there has been lack of development in Sirsa during the period when Kumari Selja was an MP.



FOUR HELD: The police on Tuesday evening seized 37 boxes of liquor from the home of Prem Lal, of Obdi Mohalla on the outskirts of Chamba town. Prem Lal, his two sons Ashok Kumar and Ajay Lal and his daughter-in-law Geeta Devi were arrested by the police and a case under the Excise Act was registered.

ONE DIES IN MISHAP: One person was killed and five others were injured in three accidents on Tuesday. Motorcyclist Sanjay Gupta of Palace Colony, Mandi died on the spot when his vehicle hit a parapet on the Mandi-Pandoh road. In another accident three persons were injured, two of them seriously, when a Tata Sumo they were travelling by collided with a car at Bijni near here. The injured were identified Chuni Lal and his two sons Pawan and Jaikaran. In third incident a jeel fell 25 feet off the road near Shalanoo village in Bali Chowki 60 km from here. Hukam Ram was injured seriously.


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