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BOY MAKES IT TO IIM: Mandeep Singh Brar, a city resident, has made it to the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) at Kozhikode in Kerala. Mandeep, a computer engineering graduate from Thapar Institute, Patiala, was presently working with Quark Media House at Chandigarh.

COUPLE BOOKED: The police here on Sunday, booked Lakhwinder Singh and his wife Harbans Kaur, travel agents of Narangpur Begowal village, allegedly for taking Rs 8.50 lakh from Amrita Pritam Kaur of Chack Bhamu for sending her son Amandeep Singh abroad. Neither they sent her son abroad nor returned the money.

PAK YOUTH HELD: The Border Security Force (BSF) apprehended a Pakistani youth, Mohammad Nazeem (20), after he entered India in the Amritsar sector on Sunday afternoon.

THREE ARRESTED: The District Forest Officer arrested three youths allegedly for killing a sambhar in Damunda village near Adampur on Sunday. They were identified as Ranbir Singh, Harikrishan and Tarsem Singh. They were booked under the Wildlife Protection Act.

BHAGWAT WEEK: Shri Gyan Sthal Mandir and the Istri Satsang Sabha are jointly organising a Bhagwat week at the mandir from June 19 onwards, according to Mr Ram Parkash Thakkar, spokesman for the organisers. Mahamandaleshwar Ved Bharti will deliver her discourses on the Bhagwat from June 19 to June 25 every day from 9 am to 12 noon and from 3 pm to 6 pm.

SHOBHA YATRA: The Shri Shiv Shakti Kanwar Sangh will take out a ‘shobha yatra’ from Sita Mata Mandir at Daresi grounds on July 15 in connection with the ‘kanwar’ yatra arriving in the city from Hardwar. According to Mr Roshan Lal Goyal, spokesman for the sangh, the yatra will pass through the old Sabzi Mandi, Partap Bazar, Mata Rani Chowk, Clock Tower Chowk, Chaura Bazar, Chauri Sarak and the Khwaja Kothi

WIDOWS’ PENSION: The Shri Gyan Sthal Mandir Sabha and the Lala Jagat Narayan Nishkam Sewa Sangh will jointly hold the 82nd monthly widow pension and ration distribution function on June 13 on the premises of the Gyan Sthal Mandir. Mr Vijay Kumar Chopra, Editor-in-Chief of the Hind Samachar group of newspapers, will be the chief guest. An on-the-spot painting competition will also be held. As many as 651 widows of the town will be given ration at the function.

BODY RECOVERED: The body of a 13-year-old boy was recovered from a deserted place near bustand, at Longowal village on Sunday morning. The deceased has been identified as Sadh, son of Mr Hakam Singh of Longowal. He used to work at a shop in the village. The police is investigating the case.



TWO BOOKED: The police here has booked Pawan Kumar of Deeng village and Deepak of Kirmach village allegedly for stealing the motorcycle of ASI Suraj Bhan and beating him up.

RS 10 CR FOR VILLAGES: Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala on Sunday sanctioned development works involving Rs 10 crore for improving conditions in villages.

BANK EMPLOYEE BOOKED: The police has booked Punjab National Bank employee Daya Nand of Bajekan for embezzling Rs 7934.

ADVOCATES’ STRIKE: The District Bar Association will hold a demonstration on June 9 in protest against the failure of the administration to arrest those who attacked Gurratan Pal Kingra. The secretary of the Bar Association, Mr Gurdev Singh Virk said that they had decided to strike work and hold a dharna outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office.

STIR THREAT: The Haryana Public Works Department Technical Employees’ Union at a meeting on Sunday demanded that retrenched employees of the State Minor Irrigation Tubewell Corporation be absorbed in other departments. The following were elected office-bearers of the union: Mr Balraj Singh Dahiya — chairman; Mr Harichand — president; vice-presidents — Mr Pyara Singh and Mr Radhakishan; Mr Madan Lal; — campaign secretary; joint secretaries — Mr Babu Lal and Mr Richpal.

ACCIDENT: One person was killed and 18 were injured in an accident on the Kharkhauda-Sampla road, 20 km from here on Saturday. All injured persons were hospitalised and four of them were referred to the PGIMS, Rohtak. The police has registered a case.

BURGLARY: The thieves broke into a house in Kumahran Gate area on Sunday and stole gold ornaments, cash and other valuables. The police has lodged an FIR in this connection. According to another report, a motorcycle was stolen from a house in HUDA residential colony.

ARRESTED: The police arrested Satyavan of Bhatgaon village following the recovery of a country-made pistol and one cartridge from his possession on Sunday. A case under the Indian Arms Act has been registered.

SUICIDE: A youth Joginder committed suicide by consuming celphos-tablets in his house at Pipli Khera village, 15 km from here on Sunday. The police sent the body for a post-mortem examination.

NOMINATED: Mr Kamal Hasija has been nominated president of the district unit of the Youth Congress by Mr Randeep Singh Surjewala, President of the All-India Youth Congress.

STOLEN: Two electricity transformers were stolen from the fields at Khera village, 13 km from here on Saturday. The officials of Uttar haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) lodged an FIR in this connection.

POSTPONED: Mr RK Nagar, member, state executive, Sangharsh Samiti, said there on Monday that the rally of HUDA employees in support of their demands scheduled to be held at Panchkula on June 9 had been postponed following the acceptances of certain demands and an assurance that the remaining ones would be dealt with sympathetically by the Chief Administrator, HUDA.

7 STUDENTS IN MERIT LIST: Seven students of the Tilak Raj Chadha Institute of Management and Technology won seven out of top 10 university positions in Kurukshetra University MBA III, Semester, five university positions in MBA I Semester and six in the MCA I Semester examination held in January, 2004.



POWER REFORMS: To revamp reform electricity network in Chamba district, the government recently approved a Rs 27.28 crore project “Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme” (APDRP) said Mr Harsh Mahajan, Himachal Animal Husbandry Minister on Sunday.

EXHIBITION: An exhibition on cultural heritage of Rajasthan was put up at the Kangra Art Museum hereon Sunday. Works of three artists — Raj Chauhan, Gopal R. Kumawat and Phool Chand were displayed. Jointly organised by the Language and Culture Department of Himachal Pradesh and the National Nature Society, Rajasthan it was inaugurated by Raja Aditya Dev Katoch.

MEDICAL OFFICERS: The Himachal Pradesh Medical Officers’ Association, Kangra chapter, here on Sunday elected its following office-bearers: Dr Naresh Gupta — president; Dr Gurdarshan Gupta — vice-president; Dr Ajay Gupta — general secretary; Dr R.S. Rana - joint secretary; Dr K.K. Rattan — treasurer; Dr Ajay Pathania — press secretary.

ANIMAL ADOPTION: The Himalayan Nature park at Kufri started a scheme to create awareness about the conservation of wildlife under which individuals could adopt animals kept in captivity. The scheme got under way when Mrs Asha Kumari, Education Minister, adopted Johnny, bear cub born in the park in February, at a simple function at Kufri on Sunday.

BEATEN UP: The Kangra District Drivers and Cleaners Federation’s president Kuljeet Rana was beaten up allegedly by supporters of a political leaders for his raising the issue of corruption in the Irrigation and Public Health Department. Mr Rana was allegedly forced to with-draw the complaint, he had made to the police ragarding his being beaten up.


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