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WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN: A 10-day cultural and theatre workshop started at Hasham Shah Public School, Jagdev Kalan, native village of noted poet Hasham Shah on Friday. At the workshop, children will be trained in acting, singing Shabad Kirtan, bhangra and giddha, glass painting, fabric painting and dress designing etc.

TARKSHEEL SOCIETY: The Tarksheel society, an organisation against social evils like female foeticide, dowry, vulgarity, drugs etc on Friday met the Deputy Commissioner and demanded a ban on babas, tantriks and astrologers. The society also demand psychiatrists in village and urban dispensaries, ban on TV serials and programmes promoting aforesaid evils.

FARMERS’ MEETING: State Bank of India (SBI), Kot Shamir branch, organised a meeting of farmers on Friday in which 125 farmers participated. Farmers were informed about agriculture cash credit, Kisan Credit Card, Rural housing and education loan schemes meant for their benefits.

BIRTH CERTIFICATES: At a meeting here on Friday, Ms K.P. Brar, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Bathinda, said that 1,44,700 children, born between January, 1989, and July, 2004, would be issued birth certificates and 81,372 children had already been issued birth certificates.

TV JOURNALIST ATTACKED: Baba Narinder Dass, his wife Gurmeet and son Sumeet alias Honey, residents of Dhobi Ghat Mohalla here, along with 15-18 persons allegedly assaulted Sukhpal Singh Walia, District Correspondent of TV Channel Punjab Today, in his office on the Ravi Dass Nagar Road near DAV College on Thursday night. Sukhpal Singh was wounded and admitted in Civil Hospital. The police has registered a case against Baba Narinder Dass, his wife, son and his others.

2 HELD FOR RAPE: The police have arrested two persons—Vicky Sahni of Ludhiana and Ajay Sahni of Delhi, on Friday for raping allegedly a woman in the Sabzi Mandi area.

CLERK SENTENCED: A court here on Friday sentenced Krishan Kumar, a clerk of Bholath tehsil office to five years imprisonment and fined him Rs 1,000 in a corruption case.

COMPUTER CENTRE: The Rail Coach Factory Women Welfare Organisation has been running a computer centre in the factory to promote computer awareness among family members of the employees. It on Friday awarded certificates to 60 students who had undergone training in computer.

Exhibition opens
: A two-day exhibition on fashion and textile designing opened at the DD Jain Institute of Computer Sciences and Vocational Studies here on Saturday. Designer sarees, lehngas, suits and dupattas were a special attraction.

CEREMONY: The Institute of Nursing Education, Narangwal, organised a candle-light vigil here on Saturday. The first candle was lighted by a well known social worker Kewal Singh Barnala. The director of institute, Dr Sarabjit Singh, read out a detailed report of the college. Principlal Suman made the girls take an oath that they would follow ideals of Florence Nightingale and serve the sick with utmost dedication. The students presented a cultural programme on the occasion.

PROGRAMME: The Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town , Ludhiana, is organising an AICTE-ISTE-sponsored short-term training programmes (STTP) on its campus from June 14-18. The main theme of the programme is ‘Emerging trends in financial services’. Around 30 participants from all over India are coming to attend this training programme.

STUDENT THREAT: The Punjab Students Union at a meeting here on Friday condemned the decision of Punjabi University, Patiala on the Punjabi language and increase in fee. Raminder Singh Patiala and Kulwinder Singh Chahal, president and general secretary, respectively, said that the PSU would start a stir to oppose it from next session.

10 FINED: The police here on Friday arrested 10 persons Manmohan Kumar, Vicky, Jatinder Kumar, Karnail Singh, Ruchit Gupta, Sandeep, Prince, Vikas, Rachit Sharma and Mohit Sharma. A magistrate released them after they paid the fine.



NSUI APPOINTMENTS: Sumit Chaudhry of Kurukshetra and Lalit Bhargawa of Shahabad Markanda, have been appointed Urban and Rural Presidents of the National Students Union of India (NSUI), Kurukshetra.

DOMICILE CERTIFICATES: Students of Class IX, X, XI and XII in the district will get domicile/caste certificates in school premises said Mr R.S. Doon, District Magistrate. Principal/Head Master of the school will do verification of students. No other verification would be required.

TRAINING IN FLYING: The Haryana Institute of Civil Aviation (HICA) will impart flying and gliding training to boys and girls at the flying clubs of Karnal, Pinjore and Hisar. The candidates should be in the age group of 17 years to 25 years and passed 10+2 with physics and mathematics subjects. For gliding the candidates should be in the age group 16 years to 25 years and passed matriculation.


ELECTED: Mr Ram Lal Thakur, a former senior vice-president of the District Congress Committee and former chairman of the Bilaspur Sadar Block Development Committee, has been elected president of the Bilaspur District Ex-servicemen Truck Operators Union here on Wednesday.

ACTION DEMANDED: The Village Vikas Samiti, Khannh-Ghungraad president, Garjaram Chandel, has expressed dissatisfaction over poor matriculation examination results of Government High School, Chandpur. Only 13 students out of 93 passed the examination. In a representation to the Chief Minister, he demanded an inquiry into the poor result of the school.

MINJAR FAIR: Minjar fair of Chamba would be celebrated from July 25 to August 1, said Deputy Commissioner Rahul Anand, here on Friday.

CRITICISED: Mr Kishori Lal, a former minister and senior BJP leader, said that the Budget was against the interests of unemployed youths, employees, farmers and labourers. He also criticised the Congress government for banning recruitment to government jobs.

SUICIDE BID BY COP: Head constable Prem Chand posted at Mirthal attempted to commit suicide with his service rifle on Friday. A bullet pierced the left side of his neck. He was shifted to Government Hospital at Mukerian. He was referred to Zonal Hospital, Dharamsala, where he was operated up and his condition is said to be stable.

WORKSHOP: Farmers should be encouraged to cultivate commercially viable medicinal plants in the state, according to Mr Ali Raza Rizvi, Deputy Commissioner, Mandi. Inaugurating a one-day workshop on medicinal herb and aromatic plants farming, organised by the Himalayan Phytochemical and Growers Association in association with the district administration, here on Wednesday, Mr Rizvi said farmer entrepreneurs and scientists should produce herbal products and ensure benefit to farmers.

ACCIDENT: Sat Pal was killed and four others Jatinder, Urmila, Roshan and Bittu, injured when their car, collided with truck, near Chururu village on the Una-Amb road here on Friday. Jatinder, Urmila, Roshan and Bittu were admitted to a hospital.


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