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ARRESTED: The Majitha police arrested Avtar Singh and Tarsem Singh, both residents of Bagga village, on Wednesday. They had allegedly killed their father over a property dispute and disposed the body in the field.

COMPETITION: As many as 266 children from 25 schools of the district participated in a painting competition held at Thakur Singh Art Gallery here on Wednesday. It was organised by the Child Welfare Council. Ms Napinder Kaur, chairperson of the Hospital Welfare Society, inaugurated the competition.

HELD: Davinder Kumar and Rocky, both resident of Guru Ram Das Nagar, have been arrested for allegedly stealing a car. They were nabbed by the Delhi police while selling the car. A case was registered on the complaint of Amarpal Singh of Bahadur Nagar.

SUSPENDED: The Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Mr Ram Singh, suspended four cops for dereliction of duty on Wednesday. In a press note, the SSP said that two student groups of Guru Nanak College clashed over a dispute. One student was seriously injured. Police personnel present at the college campus did not take any action to prevent the clash. They also did not bring the incident to the notice of the authorities. The suspended police personnel are ASI Pritpal Singh, and Baldev Raj, Satnam Singh and Waryam Singh, all constables.

BOOKED: In a drive against gamblers and drug peddlers, the Batala police has arrested seven persons. In a press note, the SSP said the arrested were Anil Kumar, Vishal, Bachan Lal, Chander, Sanjeev Kumar and Ajay. A case has been registered.

HELD: Balraj Singh was arrested at a naka and 20 gm of smack seized from his possession here on Wednesday. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered.

youth killed
: A youth was killed in a road accident at the Bathinda-Goniana road early Wednesday. Volunteers of Sahara Jan Sewa shifted the body to the Civil Hospital for post-mortem. The deceased could not be identified.

‘kisan goshti’: ‘Kisan goshti’ was organised by the State Bank of Patiala, Balluana, and the Virk branch at the focal point of Balluana village. Addressing the farmers, Mr D.J. Makand, Deputy General Manager, SBOP, Bathinda zone, advised them to avail of various bank schemes. Mr M.S. Walia, Chief Manager, laid stress on various new farmers-oriented schemes, particularly for distressed farmers affected by natural or other calamity. About 400 farmers from attended the conference.

award: The local Krishi Vigyan Kendra of the Regional Research Station has bagged the second prize at the annual workshop of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs), Zone-1, held at Srinagar from September 9 to September 11. Dr D.S. Brar, Director, KVK, Bathinda, said the kendra had won the prize for its work in farm training, conducting of frontline demonstration and farm research trails. It had also made a mark in the field of in-service training for extension functionaries.

saplings planted: Thousands of saplings were planted on the ash pond of the local Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant (GNDTP) to improve environment here on Wednesday. Mr P.S. Luthra, General Manager, GNDTP, in a press note issued said the authorities had been working hard to prevent pollution being caused by the power plant. Electrostatic precipitators and an ammonia-free gas conditioning system had been installed to reduce the emission of ash content from chimneys.

painting contest
: The District Child Welfare Council organised a divisional-level painting competition here on Wednesday. Students from Bathinda, Mansa, Ferozepore, Faridkot and Moga had participated. Ms Uma Ratra, Secretary, Child Welfare Council, Punjab and Chandigarh, told the participants that the results would be prepared soon.

Engineers’ day
: Engineers’ Day was celebrated at Lala Lajpat Rai Institute of Engineering Technology here on Wednesday. The principal of the institute, Dr Joginder Singh, inaugurated the event. Students participated in a poster-making contest. The programme concluded with the national anthem. Vikas Chawla, Deepti Devgun, and Kanika were the coordinators of the event.

APPOINTED: The following have been appointed members of the Indian Medical Association, Nabha: patron—Dr I.D. Goel; president—J.L. Garg; secretary—Dr Lajinderjit Verma; and treasurer—Dr Sumit Garg.

Office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Dera Baba Bhai Dalbari Upashak Shardhaloo Sevadar Committee of Ottalan village: president - Mr Satwinder Singh; vice-president - Mr Bharpoor Singh; general secretary - Mr Geja Singh; secretary - Mr Vikresh Jaidka; treasurer - Mr Mehar Singh; and press secretary - Mr Pritam Singh.

Effigy burnt: Hundreds of employees of the PSEB, Ghulal Division, hold a rally in front of the SDM Courts and burnt an effigy of the Chairman of the board at Patiala in protest against the alleged illegal transfers done in the department a few months back. They submitted a memorandum to the SDM, Mr Baldev Singh, to be forwarded to the Punjab Government.

Patwar union: At a meeting of the Revenue Patwar Union held here on Thursday under the presidentship of Mr Budh Singh, president of the Samrala Patwar Union, it was unanimously resolved that if a case against patwari Rajinder Pal, registered by the Vigilance Bureau, was not withdrawn, the patwaris would go on a strike on September 27 as per the instructions of the Punjab Patwar Union.



ELECTION: The triennial election of the Indian Ex-Services League, UT, Chandigarh, will take place on October 16 at the Giani Gurmukh Singh Bhavan, Sector 24-C, Chandigarh, according to an announcement here on Thursday by Major Prem Singh (retd), secretary of the league. The last date for filing nominations is October 2. The scrutiny of papers will take place on October 6 and the last date for withdrawal is October 8. 

Plots demanded
: The Residential Welfare Association (Industrial Focal Point, Phase VIII A and VIII B) has demanded that the applicants, who were declared successful after a draw of lots, should be given plots by the Punjab Small Industry and Export Corporation (PSIEC). An executive member of the association said at a press conference here on Thursday that the PSIEC had refused to give plots and the earnest money collected at the time of receiving applications was being refunded. The affected persons had filed a writ petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court in this regard. Meanwhile, the Mohali Property Consultants Association, has appealed to the PSIEC to change certain rules, which led to the harassment of the public. It said that the corporation wanted the seller to present himself personally and was not accepting an affidavit in this regard. Moreover, the transfer fee of 10 per cent was far too high when the registration fee was 6 per cent.

PAINTING CONTEST: Abhishek Jindal, a Class III student of Holy Child School, has won the first prize in a painting competition organised by the District Council for Child Welfare at the Bal Bhavan recently. Over 608 students from 34 schools had participated in the competition and painted their favourite animal and favourite season. The school Director, Mr Aditya Trehan, said that the child had made the school proud.

NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE: The Municipal Council has fixed two days each week — Thursday and Friday — for issuing no objection certificate (NOC) for plots and built-up houses. The MC president, Ms Seema Chaudhary, said that the certificates would be issued to the applicants in a week. She also said that the MC had registered five draftsmen for making the building plans.

MEDICAL CAMP: Kaiser Hospital is organising a diabetes awareness camp in its premises on September 18. This camp will include audio-visual education to diabetes patients, micral test and free consultation. A press note issued by the hospital said that investigation ordered by the consultant would be done at subsidised rates by the hospital.



cotton crop: The cotton crop in Hisar and Fatehabad districts is in good condition with minimum attack of pests. This has been stated in a survey report of the Department of Entomology of Haryana Agricultural University here. The survey was conducted by Dr R.K. Saini and Dr Ombir. Twentythree fields of cotton in 15 villages were surveyed.

exhibition: A four-day exhibition of paintings by Divya Gupta was inauguratd by the Additional Deputy Commissioner at the local Patwar Bhawan here on Wednesday. The paintings depict the women in various roles.

convicts escape: Two convicts who came on parole from Ambala jail to their native villages in Karnal district have fled. The Karnal police has registered a case on the complaint of the Jail Superintendent of Ambala in the Sadar police station. The police has launched a hunt to nab the convicts and recorded the statements of the family members and the village sarpanch.

meeting: A meeting of the Advisory Committee of the Gandhian Studies Centre of Kurukshetra University was held under the chairmanship of Dr A.K. Chawla, Vice-Chancellor, here on Wednesday. Dr Chawla approved various important proposals, including a research fellowship of Rs 2,500 per month, holding of lectures on different facets of Gandhi, organisation of an exhibition and a national-level seminar on Gandhian thought.

DHARNA: The Haryana Bank Employees Federation staged a dharna at Gita Bhavan Chowk here on Wednesday. They were demanding early revision of pay scales. Mr N.P. Munjal, general secretary of the federation, said if their demands were not met, they would take part in a two-day strike in October.

ARRESTED: The Kundli police has arrested a youth, Deepak, on the charge of molesting a girl while she was asleep in her house.



SEMINAR: The first national seminar on the “Role on Ayurvedic drugs and lifestyle management in ante-natal care” was held at Rajiv Gandhi Government Post-graduate Ayurvedic College, Paprola, near here. More than 250 delegates fromed across the country participated. On the occasion, All-India Association of Prasuti Tantra Istri Roga and Kumar Bharitya was from with Dr P.V. Tiwari as its chief patron, Dr Induben Mistry as patron, Dr Esna Sharma as vice-chairman and Dr Swaroop Singh Rana as secretary-general.


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