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DHARNA: Residents of Tarn Taran will stage a dharna in front of the office of the Senior Superintendent of Police against the alleged indifferent attitude of the police in an accident case in which a religious baba was involved. Babaljit Singh, (18), a resident of Pandori village, whose body recovered from a canal, it is alleged, was seriously injured in an accident with the vehicle of the baba and it is believed that the baba threw his body into canal. A case has been registered under Sections 304, 279,337 and 365 of the IPC.

CONDEMNED: Mr Amarjit Singh Asal, a CPI leader and state secretary of the AITUC, in a press note here on Tuesday said he condemned the police inaction in arresting those involved in an attack on Mr Baldev Singh Babbu, general secretary of the Private Transport Workers Union. He said all workers union would jointly organise a protest march and would resort to 'chakka jam' of buses for two-hours on Saturday, near the bus stand.

STARTED: A three-day 35th annual Ijtima of Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya Bharat started at Qadian, 45 km from here, on Tuesday. Mr Hadhrath Mirza Wascem Ahmed, chief secretary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, presided. Mr Harjit Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Gurdaspur, said youths were the future of the nation and they should be saved from the dangers of drugs and other intoxicants.

RALLY: Ex-servicemen of Gurdaspur district held a rally at Dera Baba Nanak here on Tuesday. The rally was organised with a view to providing a forum for interaction of ex-servicemen with the Army and civil administration to solve their problems and grievances.

DEMANDED: Followers of the Divya-Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan on Tuesday demanded strict action against the assailants who attacked the devotees of the sansthan on Sunday at Harpura village in Batala subdivision. They said they had submitted a memorandum to the Sub Divisional Magistrate, Batala, in this connection.

DECIDED: The state unit of Janata Dal (S) had decided to support Comrade Maha Singh Rouri, CPM candidate for the Garhshanker seat Assembly. This was stated by Mr Raj Kumar Nidar, a spokesman for the unit, here on Tuesday.

SET ON FIRE: Ms Prem Kumari, head teacher of Government Elementary School, Janauri, said some miscreants broke open the locks of office room and set the office record ablaze, here on Tuesday. A case has been registered.

RALLY: The Para-Medical and Health Employees Union, Jagraon, organised a gate rally in front of the Civil Hospital on Wednesday. The rally was held on the call given by the Punjab Subordinate Service Federation. The protesters condemned cane charging on its employees at Garhshankar by the police. The rally was addressed, among others, by Mr Avtar Singh Gill, Mr Nirmal Singh, Mr Gurdev Singh, Mr Mohan Singh, Mr Davinder Kumar, Mr Dharam Singh, Mr Kuldip Singh and Ms Naseeb Kaur.

FIRST POSITION: Lt Vishaw Jyoti, an associate NCC officer of 2nd Punjab Girls Battalion of NCC, Nakdoar, has secured first position during a pre-commission course at NCC Officers' Training Academy, Gwalior. She stood first in firing, theoretical analysis and cultural programme.

SENIOR CITIZENS: Mr Hardeep Singh, president, All-Department Pensioners Association, Kharar, said here on Wednesday that his organisation would celebrate the Senior Citizens Day on November 1.

LAUNCHED: Monte Carlo has launched its pre-winter collection for men and women. The collection includes jackets, coats, tracksuits and sweatshirts, stated a company’s note. While men can choose from quilted Nehru jackets, reversible jackets, sherpa bonded jean jackets with coduroy fur trimming etc, women can choose from a wide variety like leather finish jackets, knee length trench coats, short jackets etc.

AWARENESS: With an aim to create awareness among farmers about various schemes being offered by banks, Punjab National Bank organised a kisaan “goshti” at Dhandra village in which over 250 farmers participated. Mr Harwant Singh, General Manager, Punjab zone, urged farmers to come up with problems. He explained various loan schemes. Mr R.K. Sharma, Senior Regional Manager, Mr Anil Sama, Chief Manager, and Mr Major Sigh, Manager, were present, among others.

COMPUTER CENTRE: A computer centre was inaugurated by Dr Ravinder Kala and Ms Jasbir Kaur, general secretary and joint secretary, respectively, of Roshni, a non-government organisation, for the youth of Jassian village on Wednesday. The NGO has been working for the protection of women, children, the elderly, drug addicts and the mentally imbalanced.

DONATION: Students of Om Prakash Bansal Modern School contributed Rs 65,442 for the welfare of the children of SOS village, near Rajpura. The authorities of the village has planned to distribute certificates among children of the school at the function to be held on Tuesday on the school premises.

Man assaulted: Mr Naresh Kumar, a resident of Vikas Nagar, here has complained to the district police chief to take action against two persons who had assaulted him at his residence on October 2. Mr Naresh Kumar, who is undergoing treatment at the Civil Hospital, said two persons had entered his house and wounded him.

ORGANISED: The local Shivalik Public School organised an inter-house science and general knowledge competition on the school premises on Tuesday. In the science quiz-Rajguru House comprising Deepika Kainth, Aditi Sareen, Sakshi Murgai in senior group and Lajpat House comprising Akshay Thakur, Ashish, Dadhichi Thakur in junior group won the top positions. In the general knowledge quiz-Lajpat House comprising Manjyoti Lakha, Amandeep Kaur, Renu Bali in senior group and Udham Singh House comprising Surkanwalpreet Singh, Ramnik Singh Nagra and Pallavi Sareen in junior group won the top positions.

ARRESTED: The local police has arrested two women drug traffickers, Manjit Kaur and Kulwinder Kaur, both residents of Mukandpur and seized 85 and 15 grams of smack, respectively, from them. Cases under Section 21/61/85 of the NDPS Act have been registered.

SUICIDE: Shivani (35) succumbed to her burn injuries on Tuesday evening. She had sprinkled kerosene on her clothes at her residence in Nigahan Mohalla. Domestic tension was said to be the cause of this extreme step.

INJURED: Seven persons, including employees of a liquor vend were injured when they refused to loan out two bottles of liquor to car-borne persons at Khurampur village, near here, on Tuesday. The injured including Karnail Singh and Polo, employees of the vend, Vipin, Balwinder Singh, Ashok Kumar, Bahadur Dutt and Hans Raj.

FUNCTION: The Adhyapak Chetna Manch, Samrala, organised a function at the Senior Secondary for Boys here on Wednesday. Mr Jagtar Singh Khattra, DPI (E), was the chief guest. Cash award, trophies and certificates were distributed among 25 students. Mr Mehma Singh Kang, president of the manch, said the function is held every year. Among others present at the function were Mr Rashpal Singh, president, Anti-Corruption Front, Mr Bhupinder Singh Benipal, a former Chairman, Panchayat Samiti, Samrala, Mr Avtar Singh Ghulal, a Youth Congress leader, Mr Harpal Singh Dhillon, president, Arhitya Association, and Mr Avinash Chander Sethi, DEO (Schools).

CAMP: A district-level farmers' training camp was organised here on Tuesday to impart training about rabi crops. Mr Husan Lal, Deputy Commissioner, inaugurated the camp. Dr Ajmer Singh, Director, Agriculture Department, Punjab, was the chief guest. Experts from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, including Dr Gurtej Singh Brar, Dr Sat Pal Mishra, Dr K.S. Sandhu and other agriculture officers from the district also participated in the camp.



CAMP: One-day deaddiction camp was organised at Khudda Ali Sher by the Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, in collaboration with the village panchayat on Wednesday. Panchayat members especially the sarpanch, Mr Gurdial Singh, was also present on the occasion. About 45 patients attended the camp.

ELECTED: Mr Bhagat Singh, was elected president of the Baba Makhan Shah Lobana Foundation, Sector 30, Chandigarh at the annual general meeting of the members of the foundation. At the meeting, Major Mehar Singh, outgoing president, proposed the name of Mr Bhagat Singh and which was approved by the members. 

COCKTAIL CONTEST: A cocktail competition for young and aspiring bartenders was held at the Dr Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Sector 42, on Wednesday. Around 12 participants got selected after the objective type question round The participants came up with innovative ideas and made classic cocktails. The winner was Vikas Bhalla The first runner-up was Abhishek Sharma and Anurag Badoni was declared second runner-up.

MEDICAL CAMP: More than 250 patients were examined at a two-day clinic organised by Fortis Hospital, Mohali, for senior citizens which concluded on Wednesday.

AMBULANCE: The Management of the Shri Dhanwantry Educational Society, in collaboration with Dabur India, is procuring an air-conditioned ambulance for the benefit of the people of the city and its surrounding areas. It will be equipped with all modern gadgets. Executive Director Charanjit Mohan, Dabur India Limited, will flag off the ambulance on October 9. The ambulance will be available round-the-clock for patients on no-profit-no-loss basis.

CONFERENCE: The Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Panchayati Raj, Mr Mani Shanker Aiyar, will inaugurate the fourth Round Table Conference on Panchayati Raj here on Thursday. The topic of discussion is “Panchayati Raj in Union Territories and Panchayati Raj Jurisprudence”. The objective of this conference is to finalise an action plan for strengthening the Panchayati Raj system and to ensure effective implementation of the existing constitutional provisions pertaining to the Panchayati Raj in the country.

SCF OWNERS: City traders has formed the “Chandigarh shop-cum-flats welfare association” to give suggestions for need-based changes. The working committee will comprises of President — Mr J. P. Khanna and General Secretary — Mr Vivek Jolly.


YC SECRETARY: Mr Dinesh Ahuja has been appointed secretary of the Haryana Pradesh Youth Congress by state president Satwinder Singh Sandhu.

RECOVERED: The police on Tuesday recovered a rich haul of poppy husk from a Canter and arrested three persons. The SP, Mr Saurabh Singh, informed mediapersons that the police had arrested Vinod, Krishan and Dharam Pal and recovered 40 bags of poppy husk. They were carrying the contraband in a Canter.

DEMONSTRATION: Employees of various government departments staged a demonstration at the mini-secretariat here on Tuesday. The protesters, under the banner of the Haryana Sanyukt Karmchari Manch, also submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister through the Deputy Commissioner. Their main demands include the abolition of the contractual system of appointments, cancellation of transfers made on political grounds and withdraw move to privatise public sector units.

CONDEMNED: Mr Ram Pal Mazra, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Haryana, has condemned the adverse comments of Mr Parveen Kumar Tagoria published in some papers regarding the formation of ‘Satyamev Puram’. He said that calling Satyamev Puram and ‘mini Kashmir’ by Mr Tagodia was an insult to the sentiments of members of a particular community. Mr Mazra said the purpose of creating a separate district for Mewat was to accelerate the tempo of development in the area and redress the grievances of residents of the area at the local level.

PULSE POLIO CAMPAIGN: As many as 564 centres will be set up in Panipat district on Sunday for the pulse polio campaign. This was stated by the Civil Surgeon, Dr Nehlata, during a meeting of NGOs here on Tuesday. Besides 15 transit teams and eight mobile teams would also work on that day to administer polio drops to children below five years of age, she said.

INJURED: An aged woman was injured when she was hit by a bus on the railway road on Wednesday. She was taken to the local Civil Hospital but the doctors referred her to the PGI, Rohtak. She was identified as Krishna, wife of Naresh.

STOLEN: A motor cycle belonging to Mr Rajbir was stolen from the parking lot of a bank at Gohana town, 35 km from here, on Wednesday.

CONCLUDED: A 10-day NSS camp concluded on the premises of Girls College at Kharkhauda , 19 km from here, on Wednesday. During the camp students had planted saplings and done sanitary work. Dr Usha Kapooria, Principal of the college, asked the students to carry out such social work in the future.

RALLY: The Sarv Karamchari Sangh, Haryana, will hold a rally on October 17 at Bhiwani to protest against the failure of the state government to fulfil the long-pending demands of the employees. The district unit of the sangh will take out a procession on October 14 at Sonepat.



RALLY HELD: The Himachal Pradesh State Forest Corporation-controlled Rosin and Turpentine Factory Workers Union at Raghunathpura near here started its ‘work-to-rule’ stir on Tuesday and held a demonstration and rally at the factory’s main gate. Union leaders declared that the strike would continue till the factory management accepted and implemented their demand regarding the regularisation of the services of daily wage earners who had put in 13 to 14 years 
of service.

DEMANDED: The district unit of the BJP has demanded a change in the method of identifying families living below the poverty line. Addressing mediapersons here on Tuesday, the district leaders demanded that a fresh survey should be got done through panchayat representatives and the government departments concerned.

SENTENCED: The Sessions Judge, Hamirpur, Mr T.N. Vaidya, on Tuesday sentenced Krishan Chand of Ballu village to undergo seven years’ rigorous imprisonment and fined him Rs 5000 for causing death of a woman. In the case of default in payment of the fine, Krishan Chand would further undergo rigorous imprisonment for six months. The Sessions Judge also sentenced Sanjay Kumar, the co-accused in the case, to undergo two years’ RI and a fine of Rs 1000.


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