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AMLOH
FLAGGED OFF: A truckload of foodgrain and clothes to be distributed among Jammu and Kashmir refugees was flagged off by Mr Parbodh Kumar Sood, Naib Tehsildar here. Funds for the eatables were collected by the Manav Bhalai Manch. This was stated by Mr Manohar Lal Verma, secretary of the manch on Sunday.

Faridkot
2 KILLED: Two persons were killed when a canter rammed into Their scooter near Mahimuana village. on Sunday. Sources said the victims, Varinder Singh of Pakka Kalan village and his mother Paramjeet Kaur, were on their way from Sadik to Faridkot. While Paramjeet Kaur died on the spot, Varinder Singh succumbed to injuries in Guru Gobind Singh Medical and Hospital.

HIGHWAY PATROLLING: To check the rising number of accidents and violations of traffic rules, the Faridkot range has been given two vehicles fitted with equipment for highway patrolling. Out of these, one vehicle will man the Kotkapura-Bathinda road and the other Bathinda-Mansa road. The vehicles are equipped with hooter, movie camera, alcometre, radar, fire extinguisher, first-aid kit, walky talky, stretcher, and battery.

Hoshiarpur
RAPE CASE: A case of raping of a minor girl from Chansu Brahmina village was reported in the Mahilpur police station of Hoshiarpur district on Sunday. According to police sources, Hardial Singh (17), alias Lali, a resident of Chansu Brahmina village lured an eight-year-old girl of the same village to his house where he raped her. The police has registered a case under Section 376 of the IPC against Hardial Singh, who is absconding.

3 WOMEN HELD: In continuation of drive against anti-social elements, the Tanda police arrested three women, Akki, Swarno and Pushpa, of Sangatpur village under Sections 61, 1, 14 of the Excise Act on Sunday. The police seized 21750 ml illicit liquor from them.

ARRESTED: The police has arrested a proclaimed offender, Vinod Kumar Bodhi, a resident of the local Katcha quarters. A case was registered against him under Sections 25, 54, 59 of the Arms Act in 1994. Since then he was absconding.

THIEVES HELD: Mr Lok Nath Angra, SSP, Hoshiarpur, said here on Monday that two thieves, Gurjit Singh of Khushalpur and Narinder Singh of Bhagatpur, had been arrested. The accused had snatched Rs 7,500 and a mobile phone from a trader near Kot Fathui. The Mahilpur police had registered a case under Sections 382 and 34 of the IPC in this connection.

LUDHIANA
WELCOMED: The local Indian Medical Association has hailed the appointment of Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal as Deputy Chief Minister. It also welcomed the decision of the Punjab government to allocate the ministry of Medical Education to her. A resolution to this effect was passed at a meeting of the IMA held here under the chairmanship of its president Dr Gursharan Singh, who is also the national vice-president of the association and member of the Punjab Medical Council. 

GANPATI MAHOTSAV: Preparations for the Ganpati Mahotsav that falls in September started here on Sunday with the holding of a ‘poojan’ ceremony. Artisans from Orissa worshipped the tools with which they would make more than 100 idols for a shobha yatra. The programme would be held from September 18 to 27 .

BHAGWAT KATHA: The ISKCON Prachar Samiti, in collaboration with the Ram Nagar Welfare Society, will organise a Bhagwat Katha recitation and sankirtan from July 19 to 25 at Pindi Dyal Dharamshala near Kailash Cinema. The Bhagwat would be narrated by Sakshi Gopal Dass ji, head of the ISKCON at Kurukshetra, and Raj Surya Dass Ji from 9 am to 11 am and from 8 pm to 11 pm. A parbhat pheri would be held every day at 6 am from the ISKCON temple on the Vrindavan Road till July 18.

Lecture: The Indian Health Foundation organised a lecture on ‘Reduce population — live happily’ in Randhir Nagar here on Monday. Dr Anil Dheer of the Kalyan Samiti explained to the people different methods of birth control. He highlighted the importance on sex education.

Founder’s day: The Sukhdev Shakha of the Bharat Vikas Parishad, Ludhiana, celebrated its founder’s day on Sunday. The chief guest of the function was Mr R.C. Singal, while Mr Raj Kumar Chaudhry, Bharat Vikas Parishad State PRO, Jalandhar, was the chief speaker. The guest of honour was Dr Vineet Gulati, ENT specialist and senior consultant at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Ludhiana.The function started with ‘deep prajawalan’ followed by singing of Vande Matram. Dr Vineet Gulati gave a lecture on ENT. Mr Dalbir Nanda, secretary, presented the vote of thanks and the function ended with the singing of the National Anthem.

PATIALA
CAMP: The Rotary Club Patiala Mid Town in association with the State Bank of Patiala organised a dental check-up camp near new grain market here on Sunday. The Chief Manager of the bank, Mr D.P. Sharma, inaugurated the camp.

SATSANG: Ananda Marga Pracaraka Samgha organised a three-day satsang and yog sadhna shivir here on Monday. As many as 500 persons participated in the camp. 

FUNCTION: The Patiala Social Welfare Society organised an annual function here on Monday. The Commissioner, Income Tax, Patiala, Mr Daya Shankar, was the chief guest. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Shankar said there was a need to spread social awareness among people. 

Sangrur
SUICIDE : Dil Bahadur (35), a Nepali national, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in a room of a private school, situated on the Sangrur-Barnala road, here on Saturday. The police said he had been under depression for the past some days as his wife had eloped with another person.

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CHANDIGARH

INAUGURATED: A Rotary vocational training and community service centre was inaugurated at Ropar on Sunday by Mr R.K. Saboo, a former president of Rotary International. The building has been constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 20 lakh by the Rotary Club Ropar.

Mohali
ELECTED: Mr Pratap Singh has been elected president of the Residents Welfare Society, Sector 70. Mr Jiwan Singh Gill will be the vice-president, while Mr Pramod Kumar Mitra will be the general secretary. Mr Bakhshish Singh will be the joint secretary and Mr Bahadur Singh will be the press secretary. Mr Som Nath Kapoor will be the cashier.

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HARYANA

SONEPAT
FREED ON BAIL: Kanwar Bhan Saluja, branch manager of State Bank of Patiala, Kundli branch, his accomplice, Sanjay and two women of Uttam Nagar, Delhi, were released on bail by the Magistrate here on Sunday. According to a report, the four were arrested by the police after being found in a compromising position in a building on the New Courts Road near the Deputy Commissioner’s camp office here on Saturday.

SUICIDE BID: Partap, a prisoner, made an unsuccessful attempt to commit suicide in the district jail here on Sunday. According to a report, Partap who belonged to Muzaffarnagar had been undergoing imprisonment for the past five years in a case of dacoity and working as a cook in the jail. On Friday, Partap had quarrelled with another prisoner, stated to be a dreaded criminal but had later struck a compromise with him.

ARRESTED : The Kharkhauda police claims to have arrested a youth, Gaurav, and his mother, Bimla Devi of Gandhi Camp Colony, Rohtak, following the alleged recovery of a minor girl of Kharkhauda town who was allegedly kidnapped and raped.

NO POWER : Chatia Deva, a tiny village in the district, has been going without power for the past two weeks. According to a report, this has caused resentment among residents of the village and they are planning to hold a demonstration on this issue. Mr Azad Singh Nehra, secretary of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC), on Sunday threatened to launch a gherao of substations and officials of the UHBVN if the power supply was not restored to the village within two days.

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

Kangra
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Trigarth Press Clubs: patron — Mr Anil Soni (Editor, Divya Himachal); chief adviser — Mr Ashok Raina (The Tribune); president — Mr Surender Kalra (Punjab Kesri); senior vice-president — Mr S.L. Choudary (Indian Express) and Ms Suneeta Bowal (Dainik Tribune); vice-president — Mr Pankaj Pandit (Dainik Bhaskar) and Mr Ritesh Grover (Dainik Jagran); general secretary — Mr Rakesh Kathuria (Divya Himachal); organising secretary — Ajay Sehgal (Ajit Samachar); joint secretaries — Mr Rajesh Sharma (Himachal Kesri) and Mr Pankaj Oberoi (Divya Himachal); secretary — Mr Sandeep Orhy (Amar Ujala); and treasurer — Mr Asish Dahmir.

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