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ARRESTED: A case of dowry was registered against six members of a family here on Tuesday. The complainant said she was married to Gurpreet Singh of Dhilwa Kalan in 2002. She alleged her in-laws were not satisfied with the dowry and were harassing her.

DHARNA: Residents of Bhana village and members of the Punjab Khet Majdoor Union staged a dharna outside the Sadar police station against the alleged police inaction and a bid to cover up a rape case of a Dalit woman.

RAIDS: The Council of Junior Engineers has decided that electricity board employees will not carry out raids without police protection, government vehicle and presence of higher officials of the board.

MEDICAL CAMP: The Mai Bhago Ayurvedic College for Women organised a free medical check-up and treatment camp at Bura Gujjar village, on Tuesday. Acting Civil Surgeon Muktsar, Dr K.S. Sandhu, inaugurated the camp.

CHEQUES DISTRIBUTED: MLA Randip Singh has distributed cheques worth Rs 2.92 lakh to 15 persons, who had become handicap due to thrashers accidents.

ORGANISED: The Lions Club, City Smile, Banga, organised a Vanamahotsava function at Government Elementary School, Paddi Mathwali, about 10 km from here, on Monday. Nearly 50 saplings were planted on this occasion.

LOK ADALAT: According to the District Legal Aid Authority’s press statement, a Lok Adalat will be held in the court complex, Gurdaspur, on August 7. Mr J.P. Mahimi, Sessions Judge, will preside over it.

SELECTED: Scouts of G.S.S. School, Lachkarmi, participated in a Governor award scout testing camp organised at Tara Devi from July 28 to August 2. All scouts of Patiala district have been selected for the highest state award. 

CONTEST: Rai Varinder Singh and Jyotika Arora were declared Mr Punjab and Miss Punjab, respectively, in a contest organised by Ess Vee Academy here on Monday evening. The programme was presided over by Chairman Improvement Trust K.K. Sharma. While C.S. Shrivastva was the chief guest. 

MA COURSE: The Global Punjab Foundation on Tuesday appreciated the introduction of a postgraduate course in Gurmat Sangeet by Punjabi University. The general secretary of the foundation, Dr Harjinder Walia, said they would also organise a seminar on global perspective of Gurmat Sangeet shortly. 

Lecture: The local Multani Mal Modi College organised a lecture on ‘Swami Vivekanand’s thoughts on education’ on Tuesday. A renowned scholar of philosophy and president of the Vivekanand Study Circle, Bathinda, Mr Makhan Lal, was the key speaker on the occasion. He said Vivekanand’s ideas were so influential that most of contemporaries were impressed by them. He was a rationalist, straightforward, well read and objective in the quest of truth. He was inspired by the ideas of Ramkrishan Paramhans who preached simplicity, truth and love for humanity.



ASSAULTED: Sita Ram of Chatt village has accused Ashok Kumar, a resident of Sector 26 of assaulting him with iron rod, at a maintenance booth of General Hospital in Sector 16. He got his back bone fractured in the attack. The police has registered a case under Section 325 of the IPC in Sector 17 police station.

INJURED: A child was reportedly hit by a motor-cycle-borne youth in the PGI. Rajesh of Purana Nidha village was injured in the accident and admitted to the PGI. The police has registered a case. The accused was arrested and later released on bail.

WORKSHOP: A two days workship organised for students of different peace clubs formed in the city to promote ‘campaign for peace city Chandigarh’ ended with a resolve to make the city peaceful in real terms. The workshop was jointly organised by Dev Samaj College of Education and Chandigarh and Sirjan Peace Education Centre of the Yuvsatta.

Lecture: Mr Satyapal from Pratibhimbat Institute for Blind, Sector 26, spoke on the origin of Lord Ganesha on July 31. He said that Ganesha stands for lord that transconds the knowledge.



COMPLAINT: The panchayat of Gujrani village has sought immediate arrest of the accused of double murder. The members of the panchayat met the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and complained that the police had not arrested the killer of Satyanarain. The DSP assured the panchayat of an early arrest of the culprit.

INAUGURATED: Ms Chetana Sehrawat, Chairperson, Hospital Welfare Centre of the District Red Cross, inaugurated a sewing machine training centre and a beauty parlour in the Geeta Mandir here on Monday.

NEW FORMS: The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam has decided to accept agreement and application (A&A) forms for new power connections directly from consumers, a spokesman for the nigam said here on Monday. The A&A forms would have unique serial numbers. He further said the decision had been taken in view of the increasing interference of milddlemen in obtaining electricity connection.

ARRESTED: Ram Kishan, a resident of Manoli Tonki village, was arrested by the Kundli police on Tuesday on the charge of cheating. A case under Section 420, IPC, has been registered.

SUICIDE: A youth, Dalbir, committed suicide by taking poisonous substance in his house at Rohat village, about 5 km from here, on Tuesday.

BODY RECOVERED: The Rai police recovered the body of an unidentified man lying on the GT Road near Rasoi village, about 15 km from here, on Tuesday.

ARRESTED: Three persons assaulted Shri Krishan with swords at Lalehri village, about 15 km from here, on Tuesday. He sustained serious injuries and was hospitalised. The police has registered a case.



SANSKRIT COURSE: A 10-day Sanskrit speaking course that had been started in the local MCM DAV College concluded here on Monday. About 105 participants attended the camp.

RESIDENTS’ PROBLEMS: The Muslim Welfare Committee of Sirmaur expressed its concern over the conditions under which 170 families of the village were living. Mr Naseem Mohammad Deeddan, president of the committee, said due to encroachment the residents were facing numerous problems.

CRITICISED: Various social organisations of Mandi district on Monday criticised the move of the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation to close “Siraj Café” which had been run by the department for the past more than two decades.


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