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Amritsar
LEGAL SERVICE WEEK: The District Legal Services Authority will observe Legal Service Week from November 3 to 9. Mr Gurdev Singh, District and Sessions Judge-cum-Chairman, District Legal Services Authority will preside. Under the programme, legal literacy camps, seminars and Lok Adalts will be held.

YOUTH FESTIVAL: Mr Partap Singh Bajwa, Minister of Cultural Affairs, Archaeology and Museums, Punjab, will inaugurate Guru Nanak Dev University's four-day Zonal Youth Festival for Women on Monday at the university campus. According to Mr Baljit Singh Sekhon, Director, Youth Welfare, more than 900 students from the colleges of Amritsar and Gurdaspur will participate.

Patiala
PROMOTED: The Punjab State Electricity Board has promoted two Chief Engineers to the rank of Engineers-in-Chief. Mr R.P. Singh has been promoted as Engineer-in-Chief (Planning) and Mr S.M. Dhir has been made Engineer-in-Chief (Commercial), according to a press note here on Saturday.

PARENT-TEACHER MEET: The Biotechnology Department of Khalsa College, Patiala, organised a parent-teacher meet here on Sunday to answer queries of parents pertaining to the newly emerging field of biotechnology in India. Dr Sunil Khanna, Head, Department of Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences, Thapar College of Engineering and Technology, highlighted the role of biotechnology in developing disease-free healthy species of plant and animal and in the pharmaceutical industry for making medicines of biological origin instead of synthetic drugs.

Phagwara
LEGAL AID WEEK: Ms Ramesh Kumari, Additional Civil Judge, Senior Division, said a free Legal Aid Week would be observed in Kapurthala district from November 3 to 9, according to a press note here on Saturday. She said a seminar would be held at the local court complex on November 6, from 10 am to 1 pm. Mr Sham Sunder Gupta, District and Sessions Judge, Kapurthala, would be the chief guest.

MURDERED: Chimpu Kumari (20) was found murdered at Narur village. Her body was found in a "chalah" (water tank) of a tubewell belonging to Mohinder Singh and Piara Singh. A case has been registered.

Pathankot
BUSTED: The Gurdaspur police claims to have busted a gang of car lifters and arrested two persons in this connection. The accused have been identified as Amarjit Singh, a resident of Sultanwind Road, Amritsar and Charanjit Kaur, alias Channi of Amritsar.

Ropar
ROAD MAINTENANCE: Ms Seema Jain, Deputy Commissioner, said here on Saturday that during the fifth phase of maintenance, 59 link roads of the district would be completed before November 30. Besides this, the Ropar-Chamkaur Sahib Barsata Sirhind Canal road and Bela to Chamkaur Sahib road would be widened.

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CHANDIGARH

FUNCTION HELD: Womenís wing of the Citizensí Association, Sector 21, organised a Karva Chauth function at the community centre here today. Presided over by Ms Madhu Bansal, wife of local Member of Parliament, Mr Pawan Bansal, the function was attended by 150 women. Deliberations, games, stalls and tambola was organised for the women and prizes were given away to the winners.

DEMANDED: The Chandigarh Pradesh Valmiki Sabha expressed resentment over the delay in holding elections of the organisation at a press conference held in Sector 22, here today. Members expressed resentment that a former bureaucrat, Mr K.S. Raju, was carrying on with the activities of the organisation as its president and had not paid heed to the repeated demands for holding elections, they claimed. The members, Mr K.P. Gehlot and Mr Bhagat Raj, added that they had moved court to ensure that the management of funds of the society was carried out in a democratic way and elections should be held at the earliest.

Panchkula
SCHOOL FUNCTION: The inaugural function of the first phase of the Delhi Public School, Pinjore, was held on Saturday, and the Chairman of DPS Society, Mr Narendra Kumar inaugurated the school building. A cultural programme was presented by the school students to promote the feeling of goodwill and oneness. Tiny tots of Shiksha Kendra (a social cause undertaken by the school to educate poor students) presented nursery rhymes on the occasion. An art and craft exhibition was also organised on this occasion. the function concluded with a prize distribution function. 

Tributes paid to Indira: The Forum For Common Cause, paid tributes to former Prime Minister, Ms Indira Gandhi , on her martyrdom day on Sunday. Mr Deepak Rai Walia, President of the Forum, and Deputy Spokesman of Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee, urged the people to renew their pledge to fight the menace of terrorism. People also lit candles before the portrait of Ms Indira Gandhi.

Jainendra School wins: The Badminton team (under 14) of Jainendra Public School has won the first position in the North Zone Cluster I Badminton Tournaments organised by Central Board of Secondary Education at New Era Public School, Delhi. School principal, Ms Sudha Babbar, informed that participants in the boys team were Ravi Kant Singla, Puneet, Prateek and Deepak, and participants in the girls team were Jyoti Rawat, Ambika, Preeti and Jyoti.

Elected: Mr Varinder Mohan Chaudhary has been elected President of the Saini Welfare Association, Panchkula, here on Saturday Mr Rajinder Singh Saini has been elected as general secretary of the Association. 

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HARYANA

Kaithal
LOK ADALAT: As many as 295 cases were settled at a Lok Adalat held in the district courts here on Saturday. Mr V.K. Bakshi, Additional District and Sessions Judge-cum-Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, presided.

Kurukshetra
SEMINAR: Kurukshetra University will hold a three-day international seminar on Indo-Pak relations on the university campus from December 11. Dr A.K. Chawla, Vice-Chancellor, said the objective of the seminar would be to trace major issues of cooperation and conflict between the two countries.

Rewari
ORDERS: The District Magistrate, Mr C.R. Rana, has specified certain areas, including Ramlila Ground, Brass Market, Government Senior Secondary School for Boys in Bawal town, Mela Grund in Kosli and Government Senior Secondary School in Dharuhera, for the sale of fire crackers during Divali. It has also been made mandatory for all shopkeepers to obtain a licence under the Indian Explosives Act, 1834. The order will remain in force till November 14.

COMPENSATION: The Haryana Health Minister, Dr M.L. Ranga, presented a cheque of Rs 1 lakh each under the Devi Rakshak Yojna to Ms Ram Kala wife of Hans Raj of Mohanpur village and Ms Kamlesh wife of Mukesh, a resident of Dhani Jetpur village here on Saturday. Both Hans Raj and Mukesh had died in road accidents recently.

Sonepat
KILLED: Two persons were killed in a road accident near Rukhi village, about 60 km from here, on Saturday night. The victims were identified as Kuldeep and Bijender of Indira Colony in Rohtak. Both were going towards Rohtak.

INJURED: Four persons were injured in a clash at Salapur Majra village, about 15 km from here, on Sunday. The injured persons were identified as Jagdish, Satish, Rajinder and Raghbir. All of them were admitted to the local Civil Hospital. The police has registered a case.

HURT: Mr Jai Kumar, a goldsmith and resident of Nangloi village (Delhi) sustained bullet injuries when he was fired at near Kalan village, about 25 km from here, on Saturday night. He was admitted to Loknayak Jaiprakash Hospital at Delhi. He along with his wife was going to Palla village (Delhi). A case has been registered.

CANCELLED: The Food and Supplies Department has cancelled the licences of 19 fair price shops and confiscated their security deposit amounting to Rs 42,000 after finding irregularities in the distribution of rationed commodities by them.

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

Bilaspur
ARRESTED: The police arrested one migrant labourer, Rajkumar, for allegedly murdering another labourer, Bhim Bahadur, here on Saturday. The police said Rajkumar was suspicious of him of having illicit relations with his wife. A case has been registered.

SENTENCED: The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr R.L. Azad, of the fast-track court has sentenced Hoshiyar Singh of Sandoh village to four years of imprisonment and fined him Rs 2000 in case of attempted to rape and molestation.

Solan
Body recovered
: The body of an unidentified person was recovered from a nullah near Dedgharat, near Kandhaghat, on Friday along with three rolls of iron and copper. The body, which could not be identified, was later taken for post mortem to the district hospital where it has been kept for identification.

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