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CAR TAKEN AWAY: A Maruti Zen was taken away from Ms Neha Bhatia, a medical college student and resident of Bhushanpura locality in the Lawrence Road area here on Thursday. The Majitha police station has registered a case.

RICE MILLERS: The Amritsar Rice Miller Association on Thursday elected the following office-bearers: Mr Harish Chander Devgan — president; Mr Satish Kumar — senior vice-president; Mr Avtar Singh Taneja — general secretary; and Mr Vinod Kumar — finance secretary.

VANAMAHOTSAVA: Punjab National Bank here on Thursday organised a camp in a public school here. More than 100 children and many officers and employees of PNB participated in it and decided that every one would plant five saplings during this monsoon season.

ACTION DEMANDED: Mr Jagdish Singh, general secretary, Bagh Rama Nand Welfare Association, demanded action against two Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) employees who allegedly attacked him on August 3 at Ghee Mandi Sub-Divisional office.

DOWRY CASES: The Amritsar Human Rights Society on Thursday demanded the police should register dowry cases after proper investigation. The society alleged that majority of the dowry cases registered were found to be false. It also expressed concern over the alleged corruption in police stations. The society also demanded stopping of construction of shops after demolishing girls’ toilets in Karampura village.

GRANTH SAHIB PUBLICATIONS: Sikh organisations on Thursday appealed to the SGPC, the SAD and the government to enact a law for the implementation of the ‘hukamnamas’ relating to the publishing of Guru Granth Sahib exclusively by the SGPC and ban on its ‘parkash’ at mazars, places of cremation etc. The organisations are Sikh Missionary College, Chief Khalsa Diwan, Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, Sant Singh Sukha Singh educational Institutions, Gurmat Gian Missionary, College and the Akal Purukh Ki Fauj.

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: More than 250 fans are being donated by the District Red Cross Society to those schools having no fan in classrooms. This was stated here by the Deputy Commissioner while distributing fans at Government Elementary School Saidpura, GES Sadhu Garh and Government Primary School Madhopur. He said during a surprise checking of schools, he was stunned to know that there were no fans in the classrooms and no provision for drinking water and mats for students.

LAST DATE: The regional centre of Indira Gandhi National Open University at Khanna has decided to accept application forms for BA, BCom, MA, MTM, BTS and other courses for its 2004-05 academic session till August 30 with a late fee of Rs. 200. It has also decided to grant provisional admission to students who are not able to submit proof of eligibility, which they have to submit by September 30.

BOOK PUBLISHED: The Centre for Communication, Languages and Culture, Punjab Agricultural University, has published a book written by three scientists — Dr Anita Kochhar, Dr Malkiat Nagi and Ms Renuka Aggarwal — of the Food and Nutrition Department of the College of Home Science. The book, covering diabetics, has been edited by Dr Narinder Pal Singh.

libraries set up: Agricultural libraries have been set up at Mehmuana, Kothe Kehar Singh, Dal Singh Wala, Bargari and Tehna villages.

death condoled: A meeting of the Excise and Taxation Officers’ Association was held here on Friday to condole the death of Ved Bhushan Sharma, who died on Thursday. A two-minute silence was observed.

PIRATED CDs SEIZED: The police here arrested Hardial Singh of Fateh Nagar and Varun Kumar of MC road here and seized priated CDs, blue films, DVDs etc. The police seized 1725 CDs, eight blue films, 2300 wrappers, five CD writers, one scanner etc. He was held under Sections 51/52/52 A/63/64/68/68A of the Copy Right Act 1957 and Sections 292/294A/420 of the IPC.

INVITED: Mr Vishav Vir Singh Mann, a student of the B. Tech department of Punjabi University, has been invited to present his paper on “Information technology on social and economic canvas” in an International Management and Technology Conference being held in Orlando, Florida, USA. His paper has also been accepted for publication.

FREE YOGA CAMP: Muni Lal Kumra, a yoga expert, is organising a free yoga camp in the community park, Taffazalpur. Mr Kumra has appealed to the people suffering from chronic diseases to participate in the camp. He claimed that many participants had been cured of their chronic diseases through yoga.

QUIZ CONTEST: The local Social Welfare Society in collaboration with the Traffic Police Road Safety and Education Cell organised a quiz contest and road signal competition at the local Government Senior Secondary School, New Power Colony, here on Friday. The president of the society, Mr Vijay Goyal, said the basic objective of organising the competition was to spread awareness among children regarding traffic rules and regulations. He appealed to the students to follow the traffic rules and regulations.

RELIEF PROVIDED: Students of Le-Ice Academy, Rajpura, rendered their help to flood victims of nearby villages here on Friday. The students distributed nearly two tonnes of wheat flour, pulses, rice, oil, medicines to the affected people. The Headmaster of the school Rajnish Sharma and the staff also extended their help in donating the essential commodities. 

Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of PRTC K.M. Scheme, a bus operators association: president — Baljit Singh; general secretary — Kuljit Singh; vice-president — Tara Singh; joint secretary — Sukhjit Singh; and treasurer — Surjit Singh and Shiv Dyal Singh.



LATHICHARGE FLAYED: Former BJP Haryana unit president Ratan Lal Kataria on Thursday condemned the lathicharge on women activists at Chandigarh. Mr Kataria said the lathicharge on women activists of the BJP was a shameful act and reflected police brutality. He said there was no arrangement of women constables. Mr Kataria said they had now decided to raise the SYL issue in Delhi. We are planning to hold a major rally “Chalo Dilli”, he said. Ms Rosy Malik, BJP women cell chief, said she was hit on the arm by a lathi-wielding policeman. Other office-bearers, including Pinky and Sunita Lochab, have been injured in the lathicharge.”



RAPE: A woman (32) from Reeli Manjali village here on Thursday accused Bhajan Lal of the same village of raping her. A case under Sections 376, 323 and 506 of the IPC has been registered.

HANDPUMPS PROMISED: Irrigation and Public Health Minister Thakur Kaul Singh here on Thursday said the government would install handpumps after the monsoon.

LECTURERS’ PLEA: The Himachal Pradesh Promotee School Lecturers Association has urged the government to clear the backlog of 1,383 posts of promotee lecturer by filling these posts through promotions from trained graduate teachers instead of appointing para teachers.


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