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HARASSMENT: Mr J.N.Sharma, general secretary of the Vishva Hindu Parishad, Punjab, at a party meeting here on Saturday alleged the police was harassing workers of the Bajrang Dal over the ransacking of the municipal council office. The attack had followed a fire incident at Lakkar Mandi here.

CHILD KILLED: Laxmi, a two-year-old girl, was killed in an accident here on Sunday on the Ferozepore road, 6 km from here. She was a daughter of Brijesh Kumar from Uttar Pradesh, here for sowing paddy. Laxmi was hit by a vehicle while she was crossing road.

BAN ORDERS: The Deputy Commissioner here on Sunday directed the Health officials not to allow the sale of cut fruits, substandard soft drinks and, flyblown eatables.

LAND DONATED: Residents of Lohara village in the district have donated 10 hectares of land for setting up a gaushala between Lohara and Jener villages. DC G. Romesh Kumar here on Sunday praised the villagers for gesture of bane-volance.

STUDENTS HONOURED: Government Elementary School Ladhaheri, 10 km from here, honoured schoolchildren who excelled in middle standard examination.

LOK ADALAT: A Lok adalat was organised in the civil courts complex here and 61 cases were settled.

DIES: Mr Ramesh Kumar (21) from UP who was injured in a train accident on May 19 and hospitalised here succumbed to his injuries on Sunday. He was travelling by the Kathiar-Amritsar Amarpali train and had fallen on track near Mauli village barrier.

DISINVESTMENT: The Congress government at the Centre would not allow disinvestment of the National Fertilisers Limited (NFL), said Mr K.P.S. Rana, Chairman of the Punjab Pollution Control Board, on Saturday after meeting a delegation of company workers. NFL had been making profits, so the state government would request the Centre to discontinue the disinvestment process of the company, he added.

NURSING COLLEGE: The Guru Nanak College of Nursing, Dhahan Kaleran, held a week-long programme to mark International Nurses Day. Dr Saroj Sharma, Principal, said a seminar on the life and philosophy of Florence Nightingale was organised. Also people were made aware of precautionary measures and sanitation habits to check diseases.

LIONS CLUB: Dr Surinder Singla has been unanimously elected president of the local Lions Club for 2004-05. The following have been elected other office-bearers of the club — vice-presidents — Mr Rashik Verma, Mr Rakesh Singla and Mr Jagjit Jaggi, Secretary — Dr Suresh Garg, Joint Secretary — Mr Pankaj Goyal and Mr Shiv Arya — Treasurer. Dr A.S. Chawla, Mr B.K. Goyal, Dr Pawan Aggarwal, Mr Jagan Nath Goyal, Mr Jagrup Lal Gupta, Mr Hem Raj Bansal, Mr Rakesh Goyal, Mr Prem Chand Garg, Mr Ashok Singla and Mr A.N. Gabha have been included in the board of directors.

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SHOT AT: Mr Tarsem Singh, a patwari at Sarhali, was injured when he was shot at by unidentified persons while on duty. A case under Sections 307 and 34 of the IPC and 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act has been registered at Sarhali police station.

MURDER: Manjit Kaur (45) of Manakdeykey village under the Goindwal Sahib police station was found murdered on Saturday night. The police has registered a case under Section 302, 34 of the IPC. Mehal Singh, a brother-in-law, of the deceased, suspected to have killed her. 



MUKAT HOSPITAL: The city-based Mukat Hospital and Health Institute (MHHI) has been empanelled by the Haryana government for the treatment of its employees. According to Dr Rav Inder Singh, Director of MHHI, the Haryana Government employees can now get procedures like angiography, angioplasty, bypass surgery, pacemaker implantation done at the hospital. “The reimbursement made to the government servants will be total as the MHHI management has made an agreement with the Haryana Government to charge the beneficiaries at the rates prevalent in government institutions like the PGI and AIIMS.”

Celebrated: A special Divan was organised in Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Sector 19, to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Amardas. Mr Gurcharan Singh Chawla, Executive member, felicitated the Sikh community on Dr Manmohan Singh becoming the Prime Minister. He hoped that the Prime Minister would make efforts to improve relations with Pakistan.

BOOK FAIR: Shrijee Bookshop has organised a book fair at Lajpat Rai Bhavan, Sector 15-B, Chandigarh. The fair will conclude on May 30. A discount of 25 to 70 per cent is available on books on fiction, non-fiction, interiors, architecture, furniture, advertising, art, beauty, fashion, gardening, cookery, literature, designing, sports, history, management and textile, and children books. The owner of Shrijee Bookshop said the people, especially the book lovers of the city, were coming to the fair in large numbers.



NSS CAMP: A 10-day camp of the National Service Scheme (NSS) wing of Manohar Memorial College here was inaugurated at Bhodia Khera village in the district on Saturday to educate people on cleanliness. Mr R. K. Kaushik and Ms Jyoti Nagpal, in charges of the men and women’s wings of the NSS, respectively, said the volunteers were regarding cleanliness of surroundings.

BAN ORDERS: The District Magistrate here has banned the sale of unchlorinated drinking water, cut fruits and cold drinks in insanitary conditions. The orders 
will be in force till December 31.

NEW SP: Mrs Bharti Arora has taken over as SP here in place of Mr Yoginder Singh Nehra, who has been posted as SP Home Guard.



PROBE RE-STARTED: The Himachal Vigilance Bureau has again started a probe into the alleged misuse of the Rs 8 lakh used for laying a road from Guru-ka-Lahore to Tarsooh road during the BJP regime.

TWO ARRESTED: The Jwalamukhi police has arrested Uttam Singh of Landa (Chhey-gran) and Jagdish of Dolu in the Jaisinghpur subdivision for setting a forest near Surani on fire.

ONE DEAD: Jaswant Singh died and Jagdev Singh was injured when a truck overturned and fell into a gorge near Khakhodkhud. The accident occurred near Dorna under the Shapur police station. In another accident near Sidhbari under the Dharamsala police station, Pankaj Sharma was injured when an tractor hit his scooter.

YOGA CAMP: Week-long yoga and meditation camps concluded on Sunday at DAV Senior Secondary School at Geeta Bhavan. Camps were organised by Vivekananda Kendra. Mr Ravi Sharma of Vivekananda Kendra Kanya Kumari taught yoga to people.


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