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PUNJAB

Abohar
SEMINAR: More than 200 teachers and principals of 15 schools of Ferozepore and Bathinda zones participated in a seminar-cum-workshop on faculty development at LRS DAV Senior Secondary School here on Saturday.

Amritsar
ARRESTED: The Sadar police has arrested three cops, including an inspector, in charge of the Madhopur police post, under Sections 13(2) 88 of the Prevention of Corruption Act for allegedly charging entry fee from the vehicles coming from Jammu and Kashmir while the government has not imposed any levy or tax on the entry in Punjab.

BODIES FOUND: The police has recovered bodies of two persons, including a woman, Manjit Kaur,(29), of Marri Kamboke village, who was missing for the past many days. Another body was identified as Harjnder Singh, (23), of Doblian village.Modem

TREE PLANTATION WEEK: The BBK DAV College for Women here on Friday decided to celebrate tree plantation week. About 100 saplings of various trees would be planted in this regard. In a press release issued here, the spokesman for the college said the garden club of the college organised a tree plantation event in the college campus, which was inaugurated by Ms Sonia Sharma, councillor and Ms J Kackria, principal of the college.

Batala
MEDICAL CAMP: The Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP), Batala, in collaboration with the All-Saints Institute of Medical Sciences and Research College of Physiotherapy, Ludhiana, held a free physiotherapy medical camp at Kaushalya Devi Sanan Eye Hospital here on Sunday. Dr Jaswinder Pal Singh, Chairman, ASIMSRC, Ludhiana, was the chief guest. Dr Uttam Chopra, state health convener, BVP, was also present on the occasion. About 490 patients were examined at the camp.

Bathinda
PROTEST: Hundreds of members of the Unemployed ETT Teachers Union today observed a black Independence Day to lodge their protest against the state government’s move to recruit new teachers on contract basis, and the lathi-charge on them by the police in Jalandhar. Members of the union, who were wearing black gowns with photos of national martyrs hanging around their necks and fetters on their legs, took out a protest march in the city also.

Faridkot
KILLED: A school student was killed in a road accident near Bambihabhai village here on Saturday. The deceased, Navjot Singh, was a resident of Jawaharsinghwala village. The accident took place when Navjot saw his brother, who was returning home after a long time and jumped out of the bus. He got serious injuries and was rushed to the Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

SUICIDE: A resident of Sarawa village committed suicide by jumping in front of a goods train here on Sunday. The deceased, Angrez Singh, was a mechanic and a habitual drinker. He was depressed for the past few weeks.

Moga
RECOVERED: The Baghapurana police has seized 14 quintals of poppy husk from Cattle Mandi in Chadik village here on Sunday. The police arrested two smugglers, Satnam Singh and Tota Singh, while their three
accomplices, Nirmal Singh, Jhirmil Singh and Satpal Singh, were yet to be held. A case has been registered under Sections 15, 61 and 86 of the NDPS Act.

Pathankot
ADVOCATES: Mr Ravinder Singh Thakur on Saturday was elected president of the lawyers’ body here. Mr Prem Gopal Sharma, and Mr Massa Singh Kaler were elected vice- president and general secretary respectively.

Phagwara
RESIGNS: Mr Gurmukh Singh, President, Phagwara, Circle of the SAD, resigned his post on Saturday due to personal reasons.

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HARYANA

Hisar
PROBE ORDERED: The Vice-Chancellor of Haryana Agriculture University, Mr M.K. Miglani, has directed the Central Disciplinary Committee of the university to probe the incident of attack on university students and submit the report at the earliest.

HONOURED: Rajya Sabha member and INLD general secretary Ajay Chautala was honoured at Dayanand College premises here on Saturday. He has been a student of this college. He inaugurated a conference hall of the college and planted a sapling on the college premises. Sixty students of the college were honoured by Mr Chautala.

Jhajjar
ANIMALS IMPOUNDED: On a tip-off by the People for Animal, the Bahadurgarh police intercepted a truck and impounded 17 buffaloes, 62 buffalo calves, and 116 sheep and 1050 hens in another truck. The three persons identified as Sidikali, Ashok and Gulab Khan were arrested.

Jind
SENTENCED: The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr Virender Singh, while announcing punishment in a double murder case on Friday sentenced Dalel Singh, resident of Hatho village to life imprisonment. The Judge also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000. According to the prosecution, Dalel Singh had murdered his wife Guddi and his daughter Kanti with some sharp edged weapon on March 18.

ARRESTED: The district police on Friday arrested one Joginder of Kalwa village in connection with the death of his wife Kanta Devi. Joginder had allegedly set his wife on fire after sprinkling kerosene on her body.

Rewari
ARRESTED : Three persons, Surender of Nagaur district in Rajasthan, Jagtar Singh of Ropar district in Punjab and Govind of Ballabhgarh town in Haryana, were arrested from different spots on the National Highway No. 8 on Wednesday under the NDPS Act. Mr Jag Pravesh Dahiya, DSP (City), said 75 kg of poppy husk was seized from them. Three cases have been registered against them.

SANCTIONED: The Haryana Government has sanctioned Rs 48 lakh for the construction of 16 community centres in various villages of Kosli subdivision of Rewari district, according to the Deputy Commissioner, Mr C.R. Rana. He said sewing training centres and other allied programmes would be conducted in these community centres for upliftment of women belonging to poor families.

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

Bilaspur
NAVRATRA FAIR: The ten-day annual Navratra fair will begin at shrine of Shri Nainadevi from August 17. The administration has made arrangements for the pilgrims during their stay at Nainadevi.

Nahan
CASE SOLVED: The Majra police has solved a theft case of Majra town within 24 hours and recovered stolen articles worth Rs 1.23 lakh said Mr S.R.Sharma, Superintendent of Police, Sirmour. He said a resident of Majra, Mr Rajesh Gupta reported theft of cash, gold and silver ornaments from his house on Thursday. The police arrested two youths, Rakesh Kumar and Dhanbir Singh, of the area on Friday and recovered the stolen articles, he added.

PROCESSION: Members of Anganwari and the Helper Union and Union of Water Carriers took out a procession here on Saturday under the banner of the Communist Party affiliated workers union CITU against the economic policies of the Union Government and the state government. They demanded increase in the GPF and CPF, opposed direct foreign investment in profit making institutes of the country, minimum wages for the Anganwari workers, helpers, Panchyat chowkidars and persons working as water carriers.

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