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Amritsar
DECIDED: Ryan International School has decided to adopt a village and promote tree plantation by planting saplings. This was revealed by Ms Priyanka, Headmistress, on the concluding ceremony of a week-long celebrations of environmental week here on Monday.

LECTURE: The National Accreditation and Assessment Committee (NAAC) is commemorating its 10th year by organising a series of five lectures throughout the country. According to press release issued by the local BBK DAV College for Women, the college has been selected for one such lecture to be held on July 30.

Bathinda
PLEDGE TAKEN: Members of the All India Bank Employees Association ( AIBEA) on Monday pledged to work for the progress and success of the public sector banks at a function to mark bank nationalisation day. Mr Pawan Jindal, secretary, AIBEA, in a press release said members also took pledge to improve customer services so that more business could be fetched for the public sector banks.

APPOINTED: Dr J.S. Anand, a noted poet, who has authored eight books in English poetry, has taken over as Principal, DAV College, Bathinda, as per a press note issued here on Monday.

Faridkot
DECIDED: Disappointed over inaction against a Head Constable who was reportedly caught keeping poppy husk in a villager’s house, the Rodikapura panchayat has decided to move the High Court. The villagers took this step after they did not get positive response from top police officials, DC and the Punjab State Human Rights Commission.

Hoshiarpur
CASE REGISTERED: On the complaint of Mr Onkar Singh of Mehtiana, the sadar police has registered a case under Section 420 of the IPC against Rajinder Kumar of Prem Garh mohalla. In his complaint, Onkar Singh had alleged that Rajinder Kumar took Rs 50,000 from him for sending his son Jagmohan Singh and worker Balbir Singh to Jordan. He neither sent the boys to Jordan nor returned his money.

Moga
RAPED: A married woman was raped at Rajeana village on Monday when she was alone at home. One of the accused has been arrested, while the other has absconded. Sources said the victim’s husband had gone out when two persons came to her grocery shop, which is in the premises of her house, and asked for some items. When she went in to fetch the one of them followed her and raped her, while the other one stood guard. Meanwhile, her husband returned and both the two accused ran away. Later, the police arrested Nayat Khan, and registered a case against him under Sections 376, 452, 506, 34 of the IPC.

JUDICIAL REMAND: The DTO, Mr S.S. Sidhu, who was arrested in a bribe case has been sent to judicial remand till July 30. Earlier, the Vigilance conducted search operations at his Mohali residence and local office, but could not find anything important. Meanwhile, a Punjab police team from Chandigarh, which was here to obtain transit remand of the DTO, had to return disappointed when the court rejected its plea. Sources said the police wanted to interrogate him in connection with the multi-crore bitumen scam. The sources added that when the DTO was working at Fatehgarh Sahib he had reportedly allotted passing slips to the vehicles used in the scam.

Nawanshahr
COMPETITION: Shivalik Public School organised a “poetry recitation competition” here on Monday. As many as 32 students participated. Ms Suwinder Bedi, Principal, presided over the function while Simran, Pallavi Sareen, Archita Rajpal got the first three positions in the junior group, in the senior group, Nitika Agnihotri and Manpreet Kaur were declared joint winners of the first positions. Deepika Kainth and Harpreet Kalsi bagged the second and third positions, respectively. Anchal and Rupali Sareen got consolation prizes in the junior and senior groups, respectively.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Rotary Club: president — Mr Rajnish Gupta; secretary — Mr GS Toor; senior vice-president — Mr Inder Mohan Datta; vice-president — Dr S K Sukhi; assistant secretary — Mr Jawahar Lal Jain and treasurer — Mr Vinod Jangra.

Phagwara
LOK ADALAT: The Subdivisional Legal Committee on Monday held a meeting with tits chairperson Mrs Ramesh Kumari, Additional Civil Judge, Senior Division, in chair. An official press release said Mr Rajiv Beri, Civil Judge, Junior Division, was among those who attended the meeting. The meeting decided to hold next quarterly Lok Adalat here on September 4. 

Tarn Taran
ARRESTED: Bikramjit Singh, a resident of the Naraingarh locality of the Amritsar, was arrested on Sunday for illegally selling cement belonging to Ambuja company. A case under Sections 420, 406, IPC, has been registered. The police said 500 bags of cement were loaded in a truck which was to be brought to Amritsar but the owner of the truck sold it in the border area illegally and was caught by the police.

BOOKED: Lakhwinder Singh, alias Fauji, a resident of Maniala Jai Singh village, has been booked by the Bhikhiwind police for allegedly molesting a Dalit woman of the same village. Police sources said on Monday that Lakhwinder forcibly entered the victim’s house when she  was alone and tried to molest her.

KISAN SABHA: The following have been elected office-bearers of the area committee of the Jamhoori Kisan Sabha: president — Mr Sukhdev Singh Bath; vice-president — Mr Major Singh; secretary — Mr Gursahib Singh; joint secretary — Mr Joginder Singh; press secretary — Mr Balkar Singh and treasurer — Mr Sukha Singh.

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CHANDIGARH

SUSPENDED: The management of Maya Palace-35 hotel has suspended five of its employees on the charges of “illegal strike” by workers on July 15. According to the management, hotel workers and union leaders had been trying to pressurise authorities to reinstate the suspended workers by organising rallies and levelling false allegations against the management. The management’s director alleged that despite the court orders, a rally in which workers raised slogans was held in front of the hotel.

COUNSELLING: A career counselling fair was organised by the Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes at the Indian Medical Association Complex, Sector 35, here today. Speaking on the occasion, the Indian Medical Association president, Dr Neeraj Nagpal, said that the medical field had a wide scope for students. Dr Zora Singh, chairman of the institute, announced that the Desh Bhagat group would open five new colleges in Mandi Gobindgarh and Moga. Film actor and comedian Jaspal Bhatti and his wife Savita Bhatti were the chief guests on the occasion.

OFFICE-BEARERS ELECTED: Mr Brijmohan has been elected president of the Chandigarh Industrial Tourism Development Corporation (CITCO) Workers’ Union at the annual meeting held at the CITCO head office. Other office-bearers are: sr-vice-president Ashwani Bhardwaj; general secretary Adarsh Gulati; joint secretary Manmohan Singh; organisation secretary Shankar Singh; cashier Lal Singh; propaganda secretary Swaran Singh; vice-presidents Ajay Tandon and Ravi Mehra.

Saplings planted: As many as 100 saplings of various medicinal plants were planted at the Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, under a special drive launched by the NCC here today. About 120 junior division cadets from the host school and the Government Model High School, Sector 20, took part in the drive.

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HARYANA

Sonepat
ELECTROCUTED: An electrician Bittoo (28) was electrocuted at a poultry farm of Bari village on the GT Road, about 15 km from here, on Monday. According to a report, the victim was repairing the faulty wire when he touched a live wire. The victim belonged to Ganaur.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Sonepat Hindu Educational and Charitable Society: president — Mr Siri Bhagwan Gupta; vice-president — Mr Ravi Parkash; general secretary — Mr Naresh Bansal; and treasurer — Mr Hari Parkash Mangala.

CLASH: As many as eight persons were injured in a clash between the two rival groups at Ferozepore Bangal village, about 23 km from here on Monday. The condition of two persons was stated to be serious and they were sent to the PGIMS at Rohtak for further treatment.

THEFTS: Thieves broke open the locks of a house in Aterna village about 25 km from here on Monday night and decamped with cash and gold ornaments worth several lakhs of rupees. The thieves also entered another house and took away Rs 50,000 in cash and other valuables. Similarly, two more thefts were reported from Deepalpur village on Monday night.

SANCTIONED: The Sonepat Zila Parishad on Tuesday sanctioned Rs 5.7 crore for launching development scheme in different villages during the current financial year. A sum of Rs 4,30,800 was also sanctioned for an old age home.

STRIKE: Safai workers went on a mass casual leave and observed a day’s strike here on Tuesday in protest against the non-fulfilment of their demands. They staged a demonstration by raising slogans against the municipal authorities and state government.

ASSAULT: Raj Kumar, resident of Azadpur, Delhi, was seriously injured when he was assaulted by three car-borne youths on the Sonepat-Bahalgarh road near Dewan Palace, about 5 km from here on Tuesday. In another incident, a youth, Ashok, was assaulted by a PCO owner near the West Ram Nagar area here on Tuesday.

Jhajjar
KILLED: One person was killed and his wife injured when a vehicle collided with their motor cycle near Jahangirpur village on the Jhajjar-Badli road here on Monday. The police has arrested the driver of the vehicle Krishan, after registering a case against him.

Rohtak
POISONED: A youth was allegedly poisoned to death by his friend in Jain Mohalla here on Sunday. According to the police, the deceased, Subhash, had gone with his friend, Ashwani, late in the night. His family suspects that he was poisoned. The police has registered a case.

Sonepat
FIVE INJURED: Two persons were seriously injured when the scooter they were riding on was hit by a truck on the GT Road near Rasoi village, about 15 km from here, on Tuesday. The injured persons were identified as Dina Nath of Delhi an Som Parkash. In another accident, a scooterist, Mohinder Singh, resident of Kakroi village, sustained serious injuries when he was hit by a tractor near Gita Bhawan here. In yet another road accident, two persons were injured here. Cases have been registered.

BODIES RECOVERED: The Rai police on Tuesday recovered the body of a man from the GT Road about 20 km from here. It has been sent for a post-mortem examination. The police also recovered the decomposed body of Baldev, resident of Rathdhanna village. It has been sent for a post-mortem examination.

ELECTROCUTED: A youth, Krishna Kumar (29), was electrocuted at Ganaur town, 19 km from here, on Tuesday. The police has sent the body for a post-mortem examination.

DEMONSTRATION: Employees of the CR State College of Engineering, Murthal, held a demonstration on Tuesday in protest against the state government’s move to hand over the college to a private society.

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