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SEIZED: The Excise and Taxation Department impounded a car with red beacon light carrying 662 bottles of liquor on Thursday. Gurmukh Singh, alias Billu, of Annagarh and Naresh Kumar of Gurdaspur, were arrested in this connection. A case under the Excise Act has been registered.

DHARNA: Members of the Scheduled Caste and Backward Class Employees Welfare Federation held a dharna in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner here on Thursday. Mr Jasbir Singh Pal, president of the federation, said their demands included implementation of the 85th amendment, release of scholarship, reservation in the private sector and promotions and implementation of the Mandal Commission recommendations.

URGED: Ms Lakshmi Kantra Chawla, Vice-President of the state BJP, here on Thursday said the burning of effigies of Ravana was a futile exercise unless society did not give due respect to women and punishment to the corrupt.

APPOINTED: The following have been appointed office-bearers of the Punjab State Aided School Teaches Union: senior vice-president-Mr Pardeep Kumar Sareen; vice-presidents-Mr Dibagh Singh and Ms Kuljit Kaur; secretary-Mr Pardeep Kumar Sareen; joint secretary-Mr Balwinder Kumar; assistant secretary-Mr Gurparshad; organising secretary-Mr Arjun Thakur; cashier-Mr Khazan Singh; auditor-Mr Kanwar Pal Singh; and adviser-Mr Surinder Sharma.

ORGANISED: To commemorate the 61st anniversary of the establishment of temporary Indian Government in Singapore by Subhas Chandra Bose in 1945, the Freedom Fighter Mehnga Singh Saini Yadgari Committee organised a function here on Thursday. Former members of the Indian National army Mr Ajmail Singh, Gurdial Singh Dhillon and freedom fighter Joginder Nath Joshi- were felicitated on the occasion.

BIRTH ANNIVERSARY: Mr Ram Kumar Aggarwal, president of the Aggarwal Sabha, here on Friday said the sabha would celebrate the birth anniversary of Maharaja Aggarsen on October 24 at Aggarwal Bhavan, Khajuri Gate.

OBSERVE: The District Legal Services Authority will hold Legal Services Week from November 3 to 9 in the district. This was stated by Mr Harbans Lal, District and Sessions Judge, while presiding over a meeting of the Legal Service Authority here on Thursday. He said during the period, seminars and Lok Adalats would be organised to provide knowledge to public about free legal aid and significance of Lok Adalats.

Students excel
: Students of MCom-I of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujjarkhan campus, have perform exceedingly well in the second semester examination of Punjab University held in April, 2004. All students scored above 60 per cent marks with 10 of them securing above 75 per cent. Davinder Kaur secured 80 per cent and stood first in the college, while Robin came second in the college securing 79.4 per cent and Amandeep Kaur got third position securing 77.8 per cent marks.

Dandia: To popularise Dandia, the folk dance of Gujarat, in the region, a dance group organised “Dandia Dhamaka” here on Thursday. Club members participated in the function. Dancers replicated the movement on traditional Gujarati rhythm. The function concluded with “Ashtmi Puja” and “Kaykar” ceremony.

KILLED: Deepak Sharma (33), a resident of Gharota area, was killed when his car collided with a train near Nangal Farida village of Sarna here on Thursday. He was trying to cross an unmanned railway crossing.

INSPECTED: Mr Joga Singh, District and Sessions Judge, Gurdaspur, inspected local courts and sub-jail here on Thursday. He heard the problems of jail inmates.

ARRESTED: The police has arrested Kuldip Kumar of Ajnoha village. He was among three miscreants who took away a motor cycle and Rs 6,000 in cash from Deepak Gaba near Dana Mandi on October 15.



A jagran was performed by the Sri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board at the Mansa Devi shrine last night. Famous singer Ms Asha Kiran, and her accomplices enthralled the audience. Deputy Commissioner, Neelam P Kasni was the chief guest. During the mela, offerings worth, worth Rs 20,09,053 have been made, and 51 gold and 447 silver items have been offered at the shrine.

competition: A painting competition on the theme of environment was organised at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 7 on Thursday. The competition was organised by the Lajwantio Eco Club, and 58 children participated in the competition. In the first category, Bawan Saha, Indrajeet and Shiv Charan won the prize, while Munish, Ram Avtar and Prem Chand won the prize in the second category. 



: The process of issuing of new photo identity cards of voters will begin on October 25 in the district. The Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer, Mr Mahtab Singh Sehrawat, said here on Friday photographs would be taken in the Bhattu Kalan, Tohana, Rattia and Fatehabad Assembly seats.

PLAY: Schoolchildren of Jindal Modern School staged a play "Chee Patak Dum-Dum" here on Thursday night. The play was performed by tiny tots in the age group of 3 to 10. Mr Raj Kumar Sangwan, a winner of Arjuna Award, was the chief guest.

ELECTED: Mr Ramesh Sharma, Deputy Registrar of Kurukshetra University, here on Thursday said Mr Vijay Sabharwal, secretary, All-India DAV College managing committee, Kurukshetra, and Mr Pawan Garg, president, Indira Gandhi Memorial College, Ladwa, had been unanimously elected members of the Kurukshetra University court for a term of two years.

KILLED: Sonu son of Mr Rajpal, a resident of Pharipur village, was crushed to death by a bus when he was crossing the road near Chhchhuwas village here on Thursday. The police has registered a case.

The Gohana police on Friday claimed to have arrested Dinesh and Harish in connection with the alleged murder of Jatinder Bhatia, lawyer of Gohana town, on Tuesday last. According to a report, the police is still investigating the case. More arrests are likely to be made in this connection. According to another report, the Murthal police has arrested a youth, Anil, on the charge of assaulting Dal Singh, a resident of Rewli village, on October 15 last.

CONVOCATION: The convocation of the Hindu College of Education will be held here on October 27. According to Dr N.K. Bansal, Principal, the Commissioner of Higher Education, Haryana, Mr Dhanpat Singh, will be the chief guest on this occasion.

BURN INJURIES: Sunita (29) sustained burn injuries when a stove burst in her house in the Delhi Camp area, near Sikka Colony, here on Friday. She was cooking food when the stove burst. She was rushed to the local Civil Hospital wherefrom was referred to the PGIMS, Rohtak. Her condition was stated to be serious.

ASSAULT: A youth, Udey Bhan, was seriously injured when he was attacked with lathis by some persons at his house in Kharkhauda town, 19 km from here, on Friday. He was taking the meals when he was attacked. He got multiple injuries. He was rushed to the Civil Hospital and was stated to be out of danger.



CAUGHT: Sonu, a resident of Lalkurti, Ambala Cantonment, was caught while trying to burgle a shop here on Thursday. Ram Singh, a watchman of the Beopar Mandal, caught him red handed. A case has been registered.

WATER: Himachal Pradesh Irrigation and Public Health Minister Thakur Kaul Singh on Thursday said Rs 154 would be spent on enhancing availability of potable water in Solan district. He was speaking at Durga Asthmi function at Sultanpur, near here. Mr Ragu Raj, MLA, also spoke on the occasion.

YOGA: Ramesh Nadda from Snara village in Ghumarwi tehsil in Bilaspur district won the bronze medal at the 18th International Yoga and Yoga Therapy Conference held at Madrid on October 16-17.

FIREMEN’S PLEA: HP Fire Brigade Union Mahasangh’s senior vice-president Bhupinderpal Dogra has urged the Chief Minister to appoint over 40 per cent of employees in the Fire Department from the home department, as done earlier. He has also sought that the firemen be promoted on a par with the clerical cadre and not on a contract basis.

ALTERCATION: An altercation between conductors of an HRTC bus and a private bus at Jassur, near here, on Thursday led to an hour-long traffic jam on the highway. The traffic was restored on police intervention. The police has lodged an FIR against the conductors.


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