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DHARNA: Workers of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, led by Mr Sanjiv Talwar, district president of the morcha, Mr Satpal Sareen, district president of the BJP, Mr Hans Raj Nakra, member of the state BJP executive, Mr Moti Lal Sud, municipal councillor, staged a dharna at local Clock Tower Chowk on Monday in protest against the PSEB for imposing intermittent undeclared power cuts daily, causing heavy losses to the small-scale industrialists and great inconvenience to the public.

SGPC POLL: All arrangements for holding fair and free elections of the SGPC have been completed in Hoshiarpur district, said Mr Kirandeep Singh Bhullar, Deputy Commissioner, Hoshiarpur, here on Monday. He said 374 polling stations had been set up for six SGPC segments, Mukerian, Dasuya double, Shamchaurasi, Hoshiarpur and Garhshanker in the district. There were 1,67,433 voters in the district and 14 candidates were in the fray in all the segments of the district, he added.

ADMISSION: The Lovely Institute of Higher Studies here has introduced B.Com, B.Com (Professional), PGDCA, B Lib, B.Sc (Bio-Technology), and Bachelor of Physiotherapy courses. Admission to B Lib will be held on the basis of an entrance test to be conducted by Guru Nanak Dev University. Admission to the rest of the courses will be held directly. The college has also announced scholarships for students on the basis of their marks in the qualifying examination.

BOYCOTT: The Kharar Journalists Association has decided to boycott the coverage of the Municipal Council, its president and the two Municipal Employees Unions. The decision was taken in protest against the holding of a dharna and raising of slogans by the two employees unions against mediapersons on June 29.

SANKIRTAN: A meeting of the Shri Mahavir Sankirtan Mandal, was held at Shri Radha-Krishan Mandir in Tagore Nagar here on Sunday. The mandal it was decided to hold its ninth annual Harinam Sankirtan Sammelan from July 16 to 18, according to Mr Sanjiv Sharma, spokesman for the mandal. Among those who attended the meeting were Mr Jagan Nath Malhotra, Mr Munish Sharma, Mr Harish Bakshi, Mr Sanjiv Popli, Mr Manmohan Popli, Mr Pankaj Kumar , Mr Sat Pal Sharma and Mr Raj Kumar Sharma.

SATSANG: A satsang was held at Shri Baba Balak Nath temple in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar here on Sunday. Bhagat Vijay Kapiur delivered a sermon. Mr Jagmohan Oberoi, general secretary of the temple managing committee, announced that an idol of Baba Balak Nath would be installed in the satsang hall after it was completed.

‘PARBHAT PHERI’: A “parbhat pheri” was taken out on Sunday from Gurdwara Chhevi Patshai at the CMC chowk in connection with the birthday celebration of Guru Hargobind. The “parbhat pheri” covered Khud Mohalla, old Civil Hospital, Kalgidhar chowk, Nim Wala chowk, Khwaja Kothi, Division No. 3 and Baba Thaan Singh chowk before culminating at the gurdwara. A kirtan darbar was held later in the evening.

INTOXICANTS: The police has booked Manjit Singh, son of Pritam Singh Jat, a resident of Khehra Kotli for selling intoxicating drugs here on Sunday. Mr Narinder Bhargav said a case under Section 188 of the NDPC Act had been registered.

: Prof Joginder Singh has been appointed Director, Sri Guru Harkrishan Senior Secondary School, here.

Awarded: Mr Raghubir Singh, Senior Section Engineer, has been awarded a ‘national-level Railway Award’ for outstanding work in the Power Pack Shop of DMW at function held here on Monday. The award was presented over by Mr A.K. Gupta, Chief Administrative Officer.

Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Punjab Pradesh Slum Area Welfare Associations: president — Mr Darshan Singh Mann, vice-president — Gurnam Singh Ghami, secretaries — Mr Balbir Singh Sullar, Mr Jagdish Singh, president district Fatehgarh Sahib — Mr Harpal Singh, President Ropar district — Mr Chander Singh and president Chandigarh — Mr Malkit Singh.

Opened: The Bharat Vikas Parishad (East) opened a charitable homoeopathic dispensary at Parishad Bhavan near Sanouri Adda here on Monday. The dispensary was inaugurated by the Chief Manager, State Bank of Patiala, Mr D.P.S. Chhabra. 

Dharna: Workers of the Bharti Kisan Union (Rajewal) staged a dharna in front of the local SDM courts, under the leadership of Mr Netar Singh Nagra, district president, here on Monday. Later, they submitted a memorandum to the local SDM, Mr J.S. Jassi, demanding 12-hour regular electricity supply for the repair of Chawa Road, Bhagwanpura Road, and Ottalan Road, which had been lying incomplete for the past two years. Addressing the rally, Mr Balbir Singh Rajewal, national general secretary, said only four-hour electricity was given to the farmers this paddy season. Mr Kartar Singh Neelon, vice-president of the district unit, Mr Mewa Singh Sihala, press secretary, and Mr Narinderjit Singh Isru, president, Khanna block, also addressed the rally.

Ceremony: Mr P. Ram, Principal Secretary (Forests), Punjab, will preside over a ceremony at Begowal village on Friday to declare the village the first “green village” in Punjab, according to Mr Rajwinder Singh Begowal, Sarpanch of the village.



Elected: The Chandigarh Plywood Dealers Association held its annual meeting in a hotel in Sector 35 recently. The following were elected office-bearers for the year 2004-2005: president — Mr Umesh Sood; vice-presidents — Mr Ajay Gupta and Mr Prakash Mimani; general secretary — Mr Arun Kakkar; joint secretary — Mr R.K. Sharma; and finance secretary — Mr Manoj Bansal.

Office-bearers: The 42nd annual general meeting of the Industries Association of Chandigarh was held here on Monday. The following were unanimously elected office-bearers for the year 2004-2005: president — Mr Arvind K Mehan (NCI (India) Private Limited); vice-president — Mr Harinder Kumar Aggarwal (La-Tech Exports Private Limited); secretary — Mr Nitin K Peshawaria (Alvind Industries); joint secretary — Mr Sandeep Gulati (Leela Confectionary Private Limited); treasurer — Mr Pawan K. Aggarwal (Shivalik Steels).

TAKES CHARGE: Mr Rajiv Jain has taken over as President of Lions Club, Chandigarh Central. The other bearers include secretary — Vinod Aggarwal; treasurer — Bikram Jindal and PRO — Sanjeev Gupta. The past District Governor, Janak Gupta installed the team and handed over a gavel, the symbol of duties and authority to the new president. The chief guest, Past Multiple Council Chairman, Dr N.K. Grover, released the new membership directory and Past Multiple Council Chairman, Satish Bargodia was the guest of honour.



MEETING: A meeting of the District Youth Congress Ambala (Urban) was held here today. The meeting was presided over by Mr Tarun Chugh at the residence of the vice-president, Mr Kehar Singh Dhamoli. Mr Chugh said the Satluj Yamuna Link canal must be constructed at the earliest. He said the SYL was the life source for Haryana and the construction must be completed in time.

INJURED: As many as eight persons were injured when a cow went amuck in the areas of Jiwan Nagar and Pancham Nagar on Monday. According to a report, angry residents pelted stones and bricks on the cow and the cow sustained injuries. All injured persons were hospitalised and stated to be out of danger.

ONE HELD: Bijender, a youth of Malikpur village, was arrested by the police here on Monday, in connection with a theft case. According to report, the police also recovered some stolen goods from his possession. A case of theft has been registered against him.

2 HURT IN CLASHES: Two persons were injured in clashes which took place in this district on Monday. The injured include a woman who was rushed to the Community Health Centre at Kharkhauda. The other injured person has been identified as Krishan of Ahmadpur village. The alleged assailants are absconding.



POWER SUPPLY: The Dharamsala unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has criticised the state government for making power costlier. BJP leader Kishan Kapoor, said by raising the cost of basic facilities, the government was putting unnecessary burden on the public.

FUNCTIONS: The Regional Centre for Entrepre-neurship Development organised functions at three local schools of the town to create awareness regarding the depleting energy sources and measures to conserve them. These functions were organised as part of their nationwide campaign to educate people regarding the scenario of depleting energy sources and steps to control wastage of various sources such as gas, petrol, diesel and fuel. Schoolchildren also took part in debates, essay writing and quiz competitions. First three participants of each school were also given prizes by the organisation.

ANOTHER SUICIDE: Close on the heels of a suicide by a woman near her native village Majra under Kasauli police station, a similar case was reported on Sunday from the area. Guru Dutt(32) was found hanging from a tree in the Ticket Hatti forest area. According to the suicide note, he had taken the extreme step as he was fed up with his life.

FUNCTION: DAV School, Rajgarh, organised a function on the occasion of nasha nivaran week, in which essay competition, declamation contest and rallies were organised by the students. In essay writing contest, Sachin of Class X stood first, Shivani Thakur of Class IX second and Shivani of Class VIII secured third place in senior category, while Priti, Shilakha and Iti Chauhan secured first, second and third places, respectively, in the junior category.


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