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AWARD: St. Jude High School has set up Harshita Gupta award, after its student Harshita Gupta, who died on February 24. She was a student of class II and was excellent in studies and sports. Mr Jude D’sa, Principal, said the family of the girl was sponsoring the award. This year the award was given to Rajbir Singh. Dr Sunita Gupta, mother of the girl and head of the Department of Psychology, Guru Nanak Dev University, presented the award.

MEDICAL TEAMS: Apprehending breakout of water-borne diseases, local health authorities have formed three medical teams to chlorinate ‘sweetened water’ served during ‘chabelis’ on the occasion of Gurpurab on June 16. Dr H.S. Gill, Civil Surgeon, said potassium permagnate would be provided to wash utensils.

TWO ARRESTED: The police arrested two persons and seized 1 kg of narcotics worth Rs 10 lakh in the international market. Mr Narinderpal Singh, DSP, Abohar, said Mr Tilak Raj and Mr Rachpal Singh, both ASIs with the CIA wing, arrested Abdul Haris and Aslam, both residents of Rajasthan, from Islamwala village in this subdivision on Tuesday.

FUNCTION: World Blood Donation Day was celebrated here on Monday. A function was organised jointly by the District Red Cross Society and the Health Department, which was presided over by Mr Gopal Krishan Sabharwal, Additional Deputy Commissioner. Dr Ajay Bagga, in charge, school Children Health Programme, spoke on the occasion.

PROHIBITORY ORDERS: Mr Kirandeep Singh Bhullar, District Magistrate, has reimposed prohibitory orders in the district. He has banned assembly of five or more persons, taking out processions, carrying sharp-edged weapons and fire arms and shouting of slogans in public places. The orders will remain in force till August 11.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearer of the Lions Club Greater. president — Mr Ashok Gupta; general secretary — Mr A.P.S. Bhanwra; treasurer — Mr Sudershan Gupta; and PRO — Mr Ashok Mahajan.

ASSURANCE: The civic body chief, Mr Sharvan Kumar, today assured local traders that he would look into their complaints against octroi contractors. At a meeting with leaders of the traders and shopkeepers, Mr Kumar said no private contractor would be allowed to harass the traders. He clarified that the contractors had no right to recover penalties from the defaulters.

MEETING: Problems of Non-Resident Indians (NRI’s) will be solved on priority. Addressing a meeting of the NRI Sabha at Gurdaspur on Monday, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Harjit Singh, said a separate cell for the NRIs had been set up.

THEFT: Thieves entered the house of NRI Ujjagar Singh Dosanjh on the Khera Masjid road and took away valuables worth Rs 5 lakh on Tuesday morning. Since Mr Dosanjh is settled in the USA, his son-in-law Jagdip Singh lives in the house. He was all alone when the theft took place.

TaKEs over: Mr Lajpat Rai took over as the Assistant Engineer of the PSEB (City) subdivision here on Tuesday.This post was lying vacant since April 1. Earlier, Mr Lajpat Rai was posted at Mohali. 

Promoted: Mr Jasbir Singh, Manager, Bank of Punjab, Samrala branch, has been promoted as Senior Manager. 

Posted: Mr Jaspal Singh took over as the Manager of the local branch of Punjab and Sind Bank on Tuesday. Earlier, Mr Jaspal Singh was posted in Ludhiana.

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TWO SUICIDES: Two persons, including a married woman, committed suicide in two incidents during the past 24 hours. The police has registered cases. The married woman has been identified as Baljit Kaur of Mahneke village. Nirmal Singh, her husband and Jagir Kaur mother-in-law, have been booked under Sections 306 and 34 of the IPC. In another incident, Avtar Singh (26) of Naurangabad village committed suicide by consuming by poison.



OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Punjabi Kavi Mandal, Chandigarh: Mr Kewal Mankpuri — president; Mr Manjit Singh Gill — senior vice-president; Dr (Mrs) B.K. Pannu Parwaz and Mr Sat Pal Singh Noor— vice-presidents; Mr Saroop Singh Saqui — general secretary; Dr Panna Lal Mustfabadi — press secretary; Mr Rattan Babkwala — finance secretary; Mr Sawarnjeet Singh Jeet — assistant finance secretary; Mr Raj Zakhmi — office secretary; and Mr Jai Gopal Aashk — auditor. 

MEETING: A general body meeting of the CITCO Workers Union held here on Tuesday and adopted a unanimous resolution demanding fresh election of office-bearers because the term of the present office-bearers has already expired. The meeting also finalised the election schedule as follows: date for filing nominations : June 15, last date for withdrawal of nominations :June 17 and polling, if necessary, June 19. Mr Rakesh Walia will be the returning officer.

Memorandum submitted: A deputation of the Chandigarh Weights and Measures Repairers Association on Tuesday met Mr Naresh Narwal, Controller, Weights and Measures, UT, and submitted a memorandum against a driver-cum-manual assistant of the department who it alleged was engaged in business even when he was in government job in violation of government rules. The deputation demanded immediate action in the matter.

Painting workshop: The Servants of the People Society’s 10-day-long painting workshop for children between the age group of six and 18 was inaugurated by society chairman Onkar Chand. It will continue till June 24 at Raj Rishi Tandon Bal Pustakalaya in Lajpat Rai Bhavan in Sector 15-B. The workshop will be held from 10 am to 12 noon. The workshop is being organised in collaboration with Pidilite Industries. In the workshop, experienced instructors will teach children art of painting on fabric and pots, candle making, fabric glue techniques, glass painting, sticker making and silk painting.



BAR ASSOCIATION: The following were elected office-bearers of the District Bar Association. president — Naseeb Singh Kadian; vice-president — Mr Joginder Chauhan; secretary — Mr Rajpal Mor; joint secretary — Mr Anil Punia; and treasurer — Mr Samarjeet Singh.

ELECTION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Rewari District Bar Association: president — Mr Vivek Yadav; vice-president — Mr Vinod Kumar; secretary — Mr Sanjiv Gautam; joint-secretary — Mr Manoj Kumar; and treasurer — Mr Parmanand Yadav.

WORKERS UNION: Mr Rajender Singh has been elected president of the worker’s union of Hero Honda Motors Ltd., Dharuhera. He defeated Mr Satish Yadav by a margin of 23 votes. Mr Rajender Singh polled 666 votes. Mr Dal Chand and Mr Japan Singh were elected general secretary and treasurer, respectively.

COMPENSATION: The Health Minister, Dr M.L. Ranga, presented a cheque for Rs 1 lakh under the ‘Devi Rakshak Yojna’ to Ms Kamla Devi, a local resident, on Monday. Her son Pawan Kumar had died in a road accident. Dr Ranga said 34 families of accidental victims had been paid financial compensation in the district.

ROBBERY: Four armed gangsters looted Rs 20,000 at gunpoint on Saturday from Mr Ashok Jain, Assistant Manager, State Bank of India, Panchkula branch. He who was staying in a hotel located at about 10 km from here. A case has been registered.

PROCESSION: BJP workers took out a procession here on Tuesday in protest against the induction of ministers with criminal records in the UPA-led government. Carrying placards and raising anti-UPA government slogans, protesters marched through various bazaars of the city before reaching the mini-secretariat. Mr Kishan Singh Sangwan, MP from Sonepat, led the procession. The BJP workers also submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner.

COMPENSATION: The Additional Sessions Judge of Sonepat, Mr Dharam Singh, on Tuesday directed Anand of Sargathal village to pay a compensation of Rs 2.52 lakh to family members of Mamta who was crushed to death under his tractor on April 23, 2002.

CLASH: At least five persons were injured in a clash that took places between two groups at Garhi Brahmanan village on Monday night. The police is investigating into the case.

DESILTING: The Haryana government has allocated Rs 4 lakh for desilting and deweeding of drain no. 6 and the diversion drain no. 8 passing through this district during this financial year.



THEFT: Mr Des Raj Sharma, a former Chairman of the Chamba Zila Parishad, has reported theft of 70 angle irons from the Khajjiar Lake. Mr Sharma said departments concerned were not serious about the theft.

WORKSHOP: A week-long workshop concluded at NIT here on Monday. Prof M.S. Satsangi, a Delhi-based architect, was the chief guest. Nearly 45 students took part in the workshop and prepared a model of geodesic dome, which will be installed in front of the administrative block of the institute. Ms Meenakshi Jain, head of the architecture Department, claimed that the workshop was a grand success.


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