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SEMINAR: A seminar on career opportunities will be organised by Punjab Technical University here on June 16 at Sheetal Palace. Mr S.K. Bhatia, director (Outreach), PTU will award degrees to the students of the varsity.

MEDICAL CAMP: A one-day free medical check-up camp was organised on Sunday at Jagat Giri by K.D. Hospital. More than 800 patients were examined and were given medicines free of cost.

ELECTED: Following have been elected as office-bearers of the Sri Brahman Samaj : Nand Lal — president; Pushpinder Pathak and Ved Prakash Prabhakar vice presidents; Ved Prakash Sharma — general secretary; Kulbhushan Sharma — press secretary; Dharam Pal Sharma — cashier; Sandeep Dixit — secretary; Roshan Lal Sharma — office secretary; and Jit Ram Sharma — auditor. 

WELCOMED: The local unit of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union has welcomed the SGPC decision to appoint Mr Harmail Singh Tohra as Additional Secretary of the local Parmbandhak Committee, Khalsa College, on Monday. The union further said that under the guidance of Mr Harmail Singh, the college would further progress in all aspects. The president of the local unit Mr Jaswant Singh, appealed to Mr Harmail Singh to resolve the ‘long pending’ land dispute of the college. 

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of Sri Brahman Samaj: president — Nand Lal; vice-presidents — Pushpinder Pathak and Ved Prakash Prabhakar; general secretary — Ved Prakash Sharma; press secretary — Kulbhushan Sharma; cashier — Dharam Pal Sharma; secretary — Sandeep Dixit; office secretary — Roshan Lal Sharma; and auditor — Jit Ram Sharma.

POSTPONED: The PSEB Diploma Engineers’ Association decided to postpone its chain fast agitation following talks between the Secretary, Punjab State Electricity Board and the delegation of the association here on Monday. Mr C.S. Gill, general secretary of the association, said that the Secretary, PSEB, had assured to settle the issue of underemployment expeditiously. 

TWO DIE IN MISHAP: In a hit-and-run case,two pilgrims, Mr Kuldip Singh of Palahi road and Laddi of Banga returning on their motor cycle after paying obeisance at Mata Chintpurni shrine in Himachal Pradesh on Monday were knocked down and killed by a speeding vehicle near Khati village, 4 km from here on the Phagwara-Hoshiarpur road. Both were in their early twenties. The SMO, Civil Hospital, Dr Subhash Sharma, rushed the hospital ambulance to the site on hearing about the accident. According to eyewitnesses, a Qualis had hit the motorcyclists fatally before speeding away.

NEW POLICE TEAM: The patrolling section of the Police control Room (PCR) Cell, comprising as many as 70 constables and head Constables, has been transferred from Phagwara to Kapurthala police lines. A new team has taken over, it was learnt on Sunday. The change was ordered by Kapurthala SSP S.K. Asthana. The new team has been given a 21-day training before its deployment here. It will keep round-the-clock vigil in Phagwara and is fully capable of meeting any contingency.

BOOKED FOR FRAUD: Mr Balbirpal Dhadian, his wife Asha Dhadian and daughter Sapna Dhadian of Panchkula have been booked for allegedly duping Mr Kulwaran Singh of Narur village of Rs 11 lakh. They had reportedly promised to send him to Canada but instead sent him to Indonesia where he was arrested. Mrs Avinash Kaur, wife of Mr Kulwaran Singh, had lodged a complaint with the Kapurthala SSP, Mr S.K. Ashtana, who had ordered registration of a case of fraud.

SAD (A) PRESS SECY QUITS: Mr Harpreet Singh Bhandari, press secretary of the Sangrur district unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), resigned from his post on Monday. Mr Bhandari said he had not resigned from the primary membership of the party, as he had full faith in the leadership of Mr Simranjit Singh Mann and policies of the party. He had resigned as he was not happy with the groupism among jathedars at the lower level in the district unit of the party.



EXHIBITION: The local Nehru Yuvak Kendra, in association with the Centre for Policy Studies, Chennai, organised a “Jagrat Bharat Utsav”exhibition here on Sunday. The week-long exhibition showcases ancient Indian art. The exhibition was inaugurated by the director of the kendra, Mr Laabh Singh .He said the exhibition reflected our country’s uniqueness of unity in diversity. Mr G.S. Bajwa, organiser of the exhibition, urged the youth to follow our cultural traditions. 



ROAD BLOCKED: Members of the local Canter Union blocked the road at Pehowa Chowk in protest against the alleged high handedness of the local police in registering a case against some of their colleagues in connection with the theft of a vehicle. They were demanding cancellation of the FIR and an end to interference by the police in loading operations.

DISPUTE SETTLED: A long standing dispute between the brick kiln labourers and owners of this district over payment of minimum wages as per directions of the state government was resolved here on Saturday. The Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mr Pankaj Yadav, intervened the dispute as the brick kiln labourers of this district had been agitating for a long time.

CYCLIST ROBBED: A cyclist was robbed of Rs 13,000 in cash on the Tarana road, here on Sunday. The cyclist, Mr Pankaj Garg, a resident of Sector 15, was going to the railway station to board a Delhi-bound train. When he reached Tarana Cinema, some boys threw a rope in front of his bicycle and he fell down. On seeing him, a number of people rushed to help him. In the meantime, a boy took away the cash bag and disappeared.

CHAIN SNATCHED: Two unidentified youths riding a motor cycle reportedly snatched a gold chain from a woman while she was returning to her house here on Saturday night.

GIRL KILLED: A girl was killed and four others were seriously injured when a wall of a house which was under construction collapsed in Lohara Wali Gali here on Monday. According to a report, the victim was identified as Moni (18 month). The injured are Ms Shakuntala (45), Deepak (five), Shabnam (12) and Kala (18).


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