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SEMINAR: The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysis of India (ICFAI) organised a seminar on ‘Career planning to achieve personal goals’ on Tuesday. Mr N. Balaji, senior manager of the institute, said the objective of the seminar was to help identify the challenges and opportunities in the new emergent India and relate them to personal objectives and career prospect.

NRI CELL: The district authorities established an NRI cell on the local court complex to redress their grievances. Stating this in a press note issued here on Tuesday, Mr Raminder Singh, Deputy Commissioner, said the cell had become operational and would deal with various problems faced by NRIs. For this purpose the NRI sabha would work and would even take help of the police, he added.

HEROIN SEIZED: The district police has arrested a migrant labourer on the allegations of smuggling narcotics and seized 2.5 kg heroin from his possession. According to the police, the arrested person has been identified as Narayan Singh of Betai district in Bihar. A case under Sections 20, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered.

KISAN SABHA: The Punjab Kisan Sabha on Tuesday urged upon all political and farmer organisations not to issue provoking statements over the issue of SYL canal which could flare up sentiments of the people in both states. Mr Lehmbar Singh Taggar, state general secretary of the sabha, in a press note, said Punjab has no surplus water to share with Haryana.

DIKSHA JAYANTI: Prayers meetings were held in various parts of the town on Tuesday in connection with the diksha jayanti of Acharya Atma Ram Maharaj. Rattan Muni Maharaj spoke on the life of Acharya Atma Ram after a recitation at the Samadhi of Acharya Moti Ram on the Gaushala Road. He said that Acharya Atma Ram worked for establishing a society having no discriminations.

KANWAR SANGH: A meeting of the Jai Bhole Kanwar Sangh, which was held at Naya Mohalla here on Tuesday, decided to send a batch of 31 kanwars to Hardwar from where they would bring holy Ganga water to be offered at the local Sanglan Wala Shivala on July 15, according to Mr Ram Lal Singla.

KAVI DARBAR: In the memory of Baba Banda Bahadur, the management of gurdwara Singh Sabha, Sarabha Nagar, in collaboration with Sikh Missionary College, would organdie a shaheedi kavi darbar on June 27, according to a press release by the gurdwara management. Among the prominent poets who would take part in the darbar are Rabinder Singh Masroor, Balbir Singh Ball, Sadhu Singh Dard, Satnam Singh Komal, Sukhjinder Kaur Sukhi and Joginder Singh Kang.

CHATURMAS: Shri Amar Muniji Maharaj, a disciple of Shri Atma Ramji, will spend his "Chaturmas" at the Jain Sthanak in Rupa Mistry street, according to Mr Moti Lal Jain, president, S.S. Jain Biradari. The muni will be arriving along with his disciples at the sathanak on June 25 to spend his "Chaturmas" in the company of Bhole Baba Rattan Muniji there as directed by his acharya Shiv Muniji.

INSTALLATION DAY: Shri Gopal Mandir at Iqbal Ganj here celebrated its eighth annual idol installation day with religious fervour on Monday. The celebrations got off to a flying start with the holding of havan-yajna under the supervision of Pandit Badrinath. Later, a sankirtan was held in which members of the Shri Mahadev Sewa Dal and members of the Mahila Sankirtan Mandal rendered hymns.

TRADER ROBBED: Employees of an octroi contractor allegedly snatched Rs 20,000, a mobile phone and some documents from a Mansa-based trader at Badhani Kalan village on Monday night. The Badhani Kalan police has registered a case and arrested the octroi contractor, Sukhdev Singh, and one of his employee Mandar Singh. The trader, Mr Sham Singh, was on his way from Amritsar to Mansa, when around 11 pm, some armed persons in an open jeep allegedly looted him at gunpoint.

DEMAND: Residents of the local Jain Colony here submitted a memorandum to the Executive Officer, of the municipal council here on Tuesday demanding that the licence for the proposed opening of meat shop near the Jain Colony at the Rahon road should not be granted. Besides, Jain Colony, a number of educational institutions are also situated in the vicinity of the proposed site of the meat shop, said Mr Munish Jain, a resident of the colony.

HONOURED: The Guru Nanak Mission Medical and Education Trust Dhahan Kaleran, organised a ‘sanmann samaroh’ on the trust premises on Tuesday. Dr Inderjit Kaur, president of the All-India Pingalwara Charitable Society, Amritsar, presided over the function and honoured distinguished personalities of about 15 villages, who have not only been donating wheat but also extending cooperation to collect wheat from about 250 villages for the langar for patients and their attendants, for the past two and half decades.



LABOURER KILLED: One person was killed and three were injured when a wall of the Surya Roshni factory in Bahadurgarh town collapsed on Tuesday. The mason and other labourers were plastering the leaking wall when it collapsed, leading to the death of Adam Malik, a labourer. Junior engineer Akhilesh Singh, Rakesh and Jhelam Murari were buried under the debris and sustained injuries.

GIRL KILLED: A nine-year-old girl was killed and six labourers were injured, two of them seriously, when the roof of a factory collapsed due to storman heavy rain in the Shivnagar locality here on Tuesday.

BURGLARY: Thieves allegedly struck the house of Mr Jai Singh Dahiya in West Ram Nagar here on Tuesday and decamped with Rs 27,000 and jewellery worth several lakh rupees. No one was present in the house at the time of the incident. An FIR has been lodged.

TUBERCULOSIS: Despite the precautionary measures taken by the Health Department, the number of tuberculosis (TB) patients in Sonepat district has increased from 1473 in 1993 to 2213 in 2003, registering raise of nearly 60 per cent. The health authorities blame the negligent attitude of the people for this increase. The District TB Officer, Dr Subhash Mathur, said the duration of the treatment is six to eight months, but many patients stop taking treatment just after four or five months.



BABY FOUND: A newly born boy has been found abandoned at a public toilet in Arki. Ms Kamla Devi informed the police on Wednesday that she found the baby in the toilet on Sunday morning and brought him home. A case under Section 317, IPC, was registered. The infant has been admitted to Community Health Centre, Arki.

Bhoomi Poojan
: Speaker of the HP Vidhan Sabha G.S. Musafir on the occasion of the bhumi poojan of Paramhans Yoganand University at Chunvi on Saturday said the private sector had a big role to play in the expansion of education. He hoped that a new chapter of development would start in the area. He disclosed that the 8-km Chadna-Bhuvai road project had been approved under a Nabard scheme and Rs 1.35 crore sanctioned for this purpose.


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