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SOUVENIR RELEASED: Joyti Oha — a souvenir was released to mark 500th birth anniversary of Guru Angad Dev Ji at Kahdoor Sahib. The souvenir was released by Giani Iqbal Singh, Jathedar Takht Patna Sahib and Mr Sukhdev Singh Bhaur SGPC general secretary here on Thursday.

BOOKED FOR FRAUD: The police booked Gurmukh Singh allegedly for defrauding several persons here. He has been booked under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471 and 120-B of the IPC. Anil Anand of Mahan Singh Gate had alleged that the accused had demanded money from him for purchasing a mobile phone and threatened him with implicating him in a false case. Mr Ashwani Kumar of Radha Chemical Factory complained that he had demanded Rs 1500 from him by posing an Income Tax Inspector.

EMBEZZLEMENT CASE: On the complaint of Mr K.S. Kang, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, here the Sultanwind police has booked octroi employee Love Kumar and octroi Sewadar Rajinder Singh along with six others for alleged misappropriation of octroi of Rs 15,000 here. A case under Sections 420, 467, 468 and 471 of the
IPC has been registered against them. The six are Bittu, Sukha, Lakha, Ashok and Joya, all residents of Amritsar.

Resignation accepted
: The governing council of A.S. Modern Senior Secondary School, Khanna, has accepted the resignation of the school Principal unanimously at a meeting held here on Friday. The Principal, Mr G.S. Bajwa, had submitted his resignation on April 20 to the managing committee. All seven members of the council namely Dr Ashwani Bansal, Mr Vijay Sharma, Mr Rajesh Dally, Mr Shushil Kumar, Mr Ranvir Khanna, Mr Raj Kumar Sahnewalia and Mr Krishan Murari Bedi attended the meeting.

Visit: Mr B.B. Mohanti, election observer, inspected the counting centre situated at Hindi Putri Pathshala Senior Secondary School, here on Friday. The SDM, Khanna, Mr Jaspal Mittal, the SSP, Mr Pramod Ban, the SP (H), Mr Ajmer Singh, and the tehsildar, Mr Parmjit Singh, were along with the observer.

Suicide: A 30-yr-old man committed suicide by hanging himself in a room here today evening. According to information, Raju, who migrated from Haryana two years ago, had been in depression for some time due to financial crunch. He hanged himself with a rope in his room in the Sunder Nagar area. He was taken to the local Civil Hospital where he was declared brought dead.

SAMAGAM: An ardas samagam will be organised at Om Enclave, Chhaju Majra Road, Mundi Kharar, on Sunday. The samagam is being organised in connection with the setting up of a Bhai Gurdas Library and Gurmat Prachar Kender. Kirtan will be organised Giani Sant Singh Maskeen will present a religious discourse. OC

MEDICAL CAMP: A free medical and dental check-up camp was organised on the premises of the Sahibzada Jorawar Singh Charitable Trust in which more than 113 patients were examined. The camp was organised by the Sukh Dham Sewa Trust. Among those present on the occasion were Mr Dalip Kumar, Mr Kulbhushan Gupta, Mr Dalip Singh Bhinder and Mr Harish Khullar. Dr S.S. Gill, general secretary of the trust, said the aim of the trust was to provide cheap and best treatment to the poor.

elected: Mr Inderjit Singh Pardhan was re-elected president of the Chamber of Commercial and Industrial Undertakings (CICU) for the year 2004-2005 at a annual general body meeting held here on Friday. The meeting was presided over by Mr J.S. Kullar, former director of Small Industries Service Institute. The CICU president vowed to work for protecting the interests and serving the cause of trade and industry of the city.

FUNCTION: The State Bank of India Ladies Club organised a function at KDM Model Public School, New Patel Nagar, here on Friday. While inaugurating the function, the Principal welcomed Ms Mohini Saran, president of the club, and its members. The club donated two almirahs and “durries” to the school and distributed lunch boxes among, students of the school. Ms Abha Moha, Ms Sushma Ahuja, Ms Sarla Jain, Ms Rajinder Kaur and other members were present on the occasion.



: Thieves decamped with cash, goods and gold worth Rs 1.5 lakh from a house in Sector 70, here. According to the police, thieves struck at house number 1104, Sector 70, when the occupants of the house, Mr Kuldip Singh and Mrs Jasmer Kaur, had gone to see off their nephew at Konke village, near Jagraon, two days ago. The family returned this morning and found the house ransacked. The thief had cut open the kitchen window grill and entered the house decamping with 120 gm of gold, $ 800 and Rs 35000.

DANCE SCHOOL: There is a need to create awareness among the new generation about some folk dances of Punjab which are almost dying. Most of the people are familiar with bhangra and giddha, but they do not know about mahiya, jindwa, dhola or Malwai giddha. This was stated by choreographers Khushal and Kamal, who have set up a dance academy in Phase II here, while talking to mediapersons at a press conference on Friday.


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