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OVERCHARGING ALLEGED: The Volunteers of India Forum (VIF) has decried overcharging at parking lots. The forum alleged that contractors of parking lots charged Rs 5 for two-wheelers which, it alleged, was excessive.

OPEN HUSSAINIWALA BORDER: The International Bhai Mardana Yadgari Kirtan Darbar Society ( IBMYKDS) on Monday demanded the opening of the Hussainiwala border. The society said it would boost economy of the Malwa region. It also demanded a passage to Kartarpur gurdwara, 3 km inside Pakistan from Dera Baba Nanak in Indian territory.

BLOOD CAMP: The United Welfare Society on Monday organised a blood donation camp at Tungwali village of this district in the memory of Mata Jarnail Kaur. A cultural programme was also held.

DC’s DIRECTIVE: The Deputy Commissioner here on Monday directed panchayats, anganwadi centres in rural areas and the schools and Nagar Councils to issue birth certificates of newly born babies after the registration of particulars. He was presiding over a meeting of the senior officers.

Anti-graft step: The Punjab Government has directed all Nagar Councils and Municipal Corporations not to enlist a person as contractor who was related to a councillor or an official of the body. This direction has been issued to thwart nexus between councillors and contractors.

ENCROACHMENTS REMOVED: The Municipal Corporation on Monday removed kiosks from a road and footpaths near Jyoti Chowk here. As many as 20 kiosks and “pharris” were removed.

BANKS’ SECURITY REVIEWED: The police here on Monday reviewed security arrangement of 200 banks. It was decided to monitor movements of employees of money dealers in the city. Some banks had no security guards. Security guards were briefed on the use of arms in emergency.

Nine injured
: Nine persons were injured in a clash over a land dispute at Shanna village of Sultanpur Lodhi subdivision here on Tuesday. A case has been registered under Section 145 of th1e CrPC. The injured were admitted to various hospitals in Kapurthala and Amritsar.

FREE CAMP: The International Hospital of Natural Therapies organised a free acu-magnetic camp at Gurdwara Dukhinwaran Sahib here on Monday. It was organised under the aegis of Dr Rakesh Vermi, president of the Dedicated Brother Group, an NGO. 

APPEAL: The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) has appealed to the state government to initiate dialogue with the PCCTU on the basis of the report submitted by the Planning Commission. It also urged the state government to postpone the decision of shifting Class XII to schools for one year.

BLOOD DONATION: The Thalassaemic Children Welfare Association in association with the State Bank of Patiala and the District Red Cross Society organised a blood donation camp at Rajindra Hospital, here on Saturday. It was inaugurated by the Manager of the bank, Mr B.L. Gupta. As many as 125 persons donated blood.

INAUGURATED: Rashtriya Kranti, an NGO, was inaugurated by its founder and chairman here recently. The basic objective of the organisation is to provide social justice and legal protection to the members of weaker section of society. 



DOCTORS’ MEMO: The All-India Indian Medicine Graduates Association (AIIMGA) here submitted a memorandum to the district authorities on Monday demanding withdrawal of a case registered against Dr Vinod Kapil Pundri. He was booked on the complaint of relatives of a patient who died during treatment recently. The association demanded that in such cases the police should grant bail to a doctor.

SIX BOOKED: The police has booked Sukhdev Singh, Balwinder Kaur and Pramjeet Kaur of Khairpur Colony, Puran and Jeeto of Baltana, on charges of duping a person of Rs 1.5 lakh. The police said Mr Sukhwinder Singh, a resident of Rania village lodged a complaint against the accused. A case was registered under Sections 420, 34 of the IPC.

POSTPONED: The Janata Dal (S) has postponed its workers’ convention to be held on July 1 here. According to a report, the convention will now be held on July 5 and would be addressed by the national and state-level leaders of the party.

HURT: Five members of a marriage party sustained injuries when they were attacked by a group of youths at Jathord village, 6 km from here on Monday. According to a report, trouble arose when a group of youth arrived at the shop of Mr Rajesh and started abusing him. The members of the marriage party sitting in Mr Rajesh’s Shop tried to save the shopkeeper but were attacked by the youth. All injured persons were immediately rushed to a local Civil Hospital. The police was invistigating the case. No arrest has been made in this connection.

SUICIDE: A widow, Meena, committed suicide at her house at Nizampur Majra village, 25 km from here on Tuesday. According to a report, she took the extreme step as she was under debt. The police has sent the body for a post-mortem and investigations were in progress.

RAPED: A 13-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth on the premises of the Haryana State Industrial Development Corporation at Kundli village.

CLASH: At least six persons, including two women, were injured in a clash that took place between two rival groups at Silana village, 15 km from here on Tuesday. According to a report, all injured persons were immediately hospitalised and are stated to be out of danger. The police is investigating the case. A dispute over a plot is stated to be the main cause of the clash.

VANAMAHOTSAVA: Deputy Commissioner Vijaynder Kumar, here has asked the heads of various departments to supervise tree plantation drive and meet targets. As many as 56 lakh saplings are to be planted in the district in the current year.



Trekking COURSE
: A group of 41 students from Haryana scaled 4,220 metres high peaks of Dhauladhar, covering 140 km in the ranges in eight-day high altitude course organised by the Regional Mountaineering Contre, which concluded here on Monday. The course was sponsored by The Haryana Sports and Youth Welfare Department.

INAUGURATED: A training centre for circle supervisors of the Women and Child Development Department was inaugurated here on Monday, by Deputy Commissioner Shrikant Baldi. The centre is established under the Rs 600 crore World Bank programme— `Udeesha’. The project was launched in 1999 in India and the centre is the first in Himachal Pradesh.

Senior citizens’ gesture
: The Senior Citizens Association of Parwanoo has resolved to fund education of poor children till they finish Class XII, Mr J.L. Kaul, founder president of the association said here on Tuesday. Already financial aid was being given to 20 students of Senior Secondary School here.

REVIEWED: Mr Dhani Ram Shandil, MP, on Monday reviewed development schemes in the district, run with Rs 3.28 crore from the MP’s local Area Development Fund.

DOWRY CASE: The Parwanoo police has registered a case on the complaint of Ms Kanta Kumari of Kamli village, against the family of her in-laws allegedly for demanding dowry. She married Sohan Lal of Malgan village near Baddi in 1999.

DONATION: The Potter’s Hill Nature Park for Eco-Tourism Society, contributed Rs 51,000 towards the Chief Minister’s relief fund on Monday. The Chief Minister released two pamphlets “ Trees and Orchids at Van Vihar: Potter Hill and Explore the Medicinal Plant Wealth of Van Vihar at Potters Hill meant for educating common man on floral wealth.


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