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3 ARRESTED: The police claims to have solved a case of murder of Krishan Lal, son of Nibahu Ram Kamboj, a caretaker of a religious place at Sappanwali village in this subdivision, and arrested three persons, including the wife of the victim, on Monday. DSP Narinder Pal Singh Waring said at a press conference that Sohan Lal and Sat Narain were the other two persons who were arrested from a locality in Fazilka two for their involvement in the murder.

SEMINAR: Nearly 150 doctors from different parts of the state attended a seminar, ‘‘Diseases of the nose and surgical treatment with an endoscope,’’ organised by the Indian Medical Association ( IMA) here on Sunday.

INJURED: Six persons were injured seriously in an accident near Kupkhurd village on the Ludhiana road on Monday. According to information, Manjinder Singh and Harjeet Singh were going to Kupkhurd on their scooter when a Maruti car hit them. After hitting them the car hit a tree on the main road due to which all four persons, namely Jasjeet Singh, Prem Kumar, Laddi Singh and Happy Kumar, travelling in the car were injured seriously.

HONOURED: Mr Surinder Singla, Finance and Planning Minister, Punjab, visited the town on Sunday. The programme was organised by Citizens’ Council of Samana at Rotary Bhawan. He was honoured by the council and other 12 clubs and association.


RESIDENTS’ DEMAND: Residents of Valmiki Basti, have demanded that the sewerage line to their area be completed at the earliest. The residents said their earlier requests to the authorities concerned had failed to get any response.

HAVAN FOR RAIN: The Green Circle, an organisation working for better environment, today performed havan to propitiate the rain god. Mr R.P. Gupta, secretary of the Green Circle, said that the havan was performed at Indra Park, Ambala Cantt. Those present on the occasion included Mr Madan Lal Garg, Mr S.K. Aggarwal, Mr J.S. Nandra, Mr Bhushan Gupta, Mr Ram Gupta, Mr Satpal Singh, Mr Ashok Sabharwal, Col S.K. Gupta, Mr Naresh Chadha, Mr Mohan Lal Aggarwal, Mr Kulwant Singh, Mr Nem Chand Jain and Mr Brij Gupta.



CAMP: The Animal Husbandry Department held a one-day “operation and treatment camp” for cattle breeders at Chhakoh, 40 km from here, on Saturday. Five cows were operated upon while 17 other cattle with various diseases were treated at the camp. A seminar was also organised for farmers and cattle breeders.

Award: Kishorilal of Harnoda has been declared ‘Best Small Savings Agent’ among men while Ms Prem Sharma of Zagatkhana was declared ‘Best Small Savings Agent’ among women in the district. Both were honoured by Deputy Commissioner Subhasheesh Panda at a Small Savings function here on Saturday.

SUICIDE: Vimla Devi (25) committed suicide after consuming poison on Saturday in the Haripur area. Des Raj, brother-in-law of Vimla Devi, told the police that she had been married for five years and was not getting along with her husband Baldev Singh. The police is investigating.

GANG BUSTED: The Hamirpur police has made a major breakthrough by arresting the leader of a gang which was operating in various parts of Hamirpur and Kangra districts by stealing copper and aluminum wires of the state power board and the department of communications. According to Mr Krishan Gopal Kapoor, DSP, Hamirpur. The police apprehended a jeep near Hamirpur town and arrested Sunil Kumar of Baroha village who was returning from Una after selling the stolen material. A case under Section 379 of the IPC has been registered.

RELIEF DISTRIBUTED: A team of the Rotary Club distributed cash relief worth Rs 11,000 among four families of the district whose houses were burnt due to fire on May 16 last. Mr N.K. Sharma, president of the club, gave away the relief to the fire victims.

ACCIDENTS: One person died and six were injured in three separate accidents on the Kalka-Shimla national highway on Saturday. The deceased, identified as Geeta Ram of Tatta Pani in Shimla district, died on the spot when a Canter carrying him and three others rolled down into 180-feet gorge near Sanwara, 10 km from here. The injured have been admitted to Zonal Hospital, Solan. In another accident two scooter borne persons sustained injuries when a Canter hit them at Kumharda village, near Dharampur. One of the seriously injured was referred to the PGI, Chandigarh. In the third accident, one person sustained injuries when a Tata 407 and a jeep collided head on near here.

INCREMENTS SOUGHT: The HP School Lecturers Association ( HPSLA) has urged the state government to implement its decision to give increments and practical allowance to the lecturers who have done their Ph.D as promised. In a joint statement issued here Mr Sushil Kumar Sharma, general secretary, and Mr Prakash Chand Dhiman, press secretary, HPSLA stated the state government had promised that it would give the increments and practical allowance to the lecturers, but no notification has been issued in this regard even after a year.

UNITY CALL: The former Union Minister, Mr Shanta Kumar, who lost the Lok Sabha elections from the Kangra parliamentary constituency has called upon the BJP workers to unite addressing a workers’ meeting during his one-day thanksgiving tour of Nurpur and Fatehpur, Mr Shanta Kumar owned the responsibility for the defeat.

SENTENCED: Mr Yashwant Singh, Additional Judicial Magistrate, has sentenced Rajinder Kumar and Krishan Kumar to four months imprisonment and fined them Rs 1000 each in a resin smuggling case.

SCHEMES: A sum of Rs 45 lakh is being spent on various drinking water supply schemes under the Swajaldhara Yojna in the first phase in Shimla district. While reviewing the Swajaldhara Yojna at a meeting here on Saturday ADC, Mr Dinesh Malhotra, said the centrally sponsored scheme was proving to be very beneficial in the rural areas. he said construction work was in progress on 14 such schemes in the district.

PROJECT CELL: To help mobilise additional resources through externally aided projects, the Agriculture Department has decided to set up a project cell. The Agriculture Minister, Mr Raj Krishan Gaur, said on Saturday that project preparation was a specialised job which required skill, knowledge and expertise. “Officers working in the project cell will be imparted special training and exposure so that suitable project proposals are prepared to enable funding from donor agencies”, he said.

FOUNDATION STONE: The Chairperson of the Central Board of Direct Taxes, Ms Shobha Mazumdra, laid the foundation stone of the new office-cum-residential complex of the Solan range of the Income Tax Department here on Saturday. Mr B M Singh, Chief Commissioner, Income Tax, HP, range said the proposed building complex would be built at a cost of Rs 27 crore. Similar complexes were mooted for Rampur in Shimla district and at Una.


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