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VIGILANCE WEEK: The Vigilance Bureau is celebrating A vigilance week to spread awareness among the masses to free society from corruption. This was stated by Mr Dilbagh Singh Gill, Senior Superintendent of Police, of the bureau, here on Monday.

CAMP: As many as 80 volunteers attended a one-day NSS camp organised at DAV College here on Monday. Dr J.S. Anand asked the participants to take up the task of cleanliness on the college campus.

CASE REGISTERED: A case has been registered against Maghhar Singh and Gurdev Singh, both residents of Nand Kotra village in the district for their alleged involvement in manhandling members of a police party.

BAN ORDERS: Mr S.K. Ahluwalia District Magistrate Fatehgarh Sahib has banned the assembling of five or more persons on November 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, in the district.

ARRESTED: The Pathankot police arrested Sham Lal, a driver of an oil tanker and Vicky Mahajan, who were selling diesel illegally. Mr Narinder Bhargava, Senior Superintendent of Police, said here on Monday that Sham Lal stole petrol from his oil tanker and sold it to Mr Mahajan. About 600 litres of diesel was recovered from his possession. A case under Sections 420 and 379 of the IPC has been registered.

THEFT: Thieves broke into the house of Mr Mangaru Ram, an employee of the Punjab State Electricity Board in Lalru in broad daylight and took away Rs 1,600, a LPG Cylinder, a pass book and some other articles. The police has lodged a Daily Diary Report.

: Monsanto has come out with a special offer for farmers for the festive season. Under the offer, the farmer will enjoy a three-fold benefit by using the company’s herbicide “Leader”, said a press note. The company claims that the herbicide will provide long lasting and quick relief apart from relieving the farmers from mandoosi, a weed.

VIGILANCE WEEK BEGINS: Various banks and financial organisations are observing Vigilance Awareness Week from November 1 to 6. Mr Harwant Singh, General Manager, Punjab zone, Punjab National Bank, administered pledge to all employees of zonal office here to provide better and quick services to customers. Mr R.S. Singhal, Regional Manager, United India Insurance, administered the pledge to all employees at regional office this morning. 



Letter to CM:
Mr B.L. Tandon, founder of the People’s Voice God’s Voice group has written to the Chief Minister, asking him to withdraw all works and services from the Municipal Council. Mr Tandon alleged that the council had failed to perform its duties of maintaining streetlights, parks, roads and sanitation, leading to financial losses, besides causing inconvenience to the public. 

Goral rescued: An injured goral today strayed on the Panchkula-Morni road from the Barwala forest. The animal, which was bleeding after being scratched all over, was lying on the road when it was spotted by two wildlife guards, Ishwar Singh and Rajbir. They called a veterinary doctor., and got it treated. 

Complex opened: An operation theatre complex was today inaugurated in the Civil Hospital, Kalka. Dr Satvir Chaudhary, Civil Surgeon, Panchkula, said the theatre had been constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 10 lakh. 

Selected: Nishant Sharma, a class IX student of Satluj Public School, Sector 4, has been selected by the Association of British Scholars, Chandigarh Chapter, to represent the region in the finals of Tata Rolling Trophy.

Chain snatched: Two scooter-borne miscreants snatched a gold chain from a Sector 9 resident, when she was going home from Sector 10. It is learnt that Ms Nirmal Gupta, was on her way home when two youth, on a scooter approached her, and one of them pushed her while trying to snatch the chain. She resisted, but they managed to get the chain and fled away. 

Burglary: Rs 1 lakh and jewellery worth Rs 50,000 was stolen from a house in Sector 6 here yesterday. The owner of the house, Mr Chotu Ram Jalry, was out of station when the burglars struck. 



Scouts and guides of primary schools organised a rally for the protection of environment at Bhattu Kalan here on Monday. Mr S.D. Dhamija, district coordinator, led the rally. Later, a function was organised at Government Primary School here. Mr Hari Singh Rinwa, District Primary Education Officer, addressed the gathering.

DEMANDED: Mr Hari Om Nayak, president of the Akhil Bharatiya Nayak Samaj Sudhar Sabha, alleged that the Central Government and state governments had done injustice to them by not including their community in the scheduled castes category. Speaking at a meeting in Ratta Khera he demanded inclusion of the community in the category.

CONVENTION: A district convention of the CPM will be held at Rattia from November 6 to 7. At a meeting of the district unit of the party held here on Monday, the party criticised the state government for the alleged detention of farmers for recovery of loans.

KILLED: A sadhu, Bhagwan Nath (80) was killed by unidentified assailants at Musaddi Nath Ashram in Rasiawas village, about 20 km from here, on Sunday night. A case has been registered.

KILLED: Sagar (17) was killed and Sunil (26) injured when their Maruti van rammed into a truck on the G.T.Road near Rai village, 13 km from here, on Monday night. The driver of the truck fled. The police has registered a case.

SUICIDE: Seema (23) reportedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at her house in Asadpur Nandnau village, about 15 km from here, on Tuesday. A family dispute is said to be the cause of the extreme step.

CAR RECOVERED: The Kharkhauda police recovered a burnt Maruti car from Seohti village, about 20 km from here, on Tuesday. Villagers spotted the car in the fields in the morning. The police took the car in possession for investigations.

PROCESSION: A large number of women Congress workers held a procession here on Tuesday to awaken the people against the misrule of the INLD government headed by Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala and spread the message of the Congress for maintaining unity and integrity of the country. The procession passed through the main bazaar of the city.

Saras, an NGO, started a primary school for children of labourers at Prannath Lamba Brick-klin in Parwaloon village here on Monday. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Vijayender Kumar inaugurated. Directors of the Saras, Ms Ulla Asberg and Ms Velri Harra were present on the occasion.



SEIZED: The Parwanoo police seized 1.30 kg of charas from two bus passengers at a naka on the Kalka-Shimla highway here on Monday. Sonu of Ekta Vihar Colony, Panipat and Ajay of Ajagate, Nalwa Colony, Chandni Bagh, Panipat, were arrested in this connection. A case has been registered.


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