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SEMINAR: Speaking at a seminar Mr Dilbagh Singh, Head, Vigilance Bureau, here on Thursday urged the people to make society corruption free. The Senior Superintendent of Police said panchayati institutions and youth could play a significant role in establishing value-based society. The Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mr Parveen Kumar, said bureaucratic hurdles bred corruption.

SEIZED: The local police seized 400 Proxivon capsules from Sodhi Medical Store here on Thursday. Mr Balawinder Singh, son of Mr Jaswant Singh, a resident of Talwandi Lal Singh village, who is the owner of the medical store, was arrested in this connection. A case under Section 188 of the IPC has been registered.

SAMMELAN: The 34th three-day Hari Bhagat Sant Sammelan is being organised at Shiv Durga Mandir, Prem Nagar Mohalla, Dera Road, here from November 4 to 6.

KILLED: Viren Chaudhary, a resident of Jehanabad (Bihar), was killed in a road accident on the outskirts of the city on the Abohar road here on Wednesday night. He was returning home after work when a truck hit him.

Campus interview: Spice Telecom today visited Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College (BBSBEC), Fatehgarh Sahib, for campus interview of B.Tech (IT) final year students. Senior officers of the company conducted written and aptitude tests of around 40 students and shortlisted 20 students for final interview. Six students were finally selected. College principal Dr DS Hira said three students of IT Department, Ranjit Singh, Harpreet Chawala and Tejinder Kaur, were selected and would join the company. Amandeep Kaur, Govind Paul and Jaspreet Kaur were placed on the waiting list.

legal services week: To celebrate Legal Services week, a district-level seminar was organised at the District Bar Room under the chairmanship of Ms Sabina, District and Sessions Judge. It was also attended by Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, DC, J.S. Klar, Additional District and Sessions Judge, Fatehgarh Sahib. D.S. Johal, Civil Judge, Senior Division-cum-Secretary District Free Legal Services Authority, G.S. Dhillon, Chief Judicial Magistrate, H.S. Rai, N.S. Tiwana, R.N. Goel, N.K. Puri advocates also addressed.

SHORTAGE: Former Education Minister and Congress leader, Mr Khushal Behl, has expressed concern over the shortage of DAP fertilisers in the district. Mr Behl said many farmers had complained to him in this regard. He said he had written a letter to the Chief Minister in this connection.

TOILETS: The facility of public toilets has not been provided in some markets of the town. Shopkeepers complained that they had to go to their houses to ease themselves after leaving their shops unattended which created problems. Complaints made in this regard to authorities concerned failed to yield any results.

booked for theft: Bhupinder Kaur and her husband, Harinder Singh, residents of Chuhar Chak, who were residing in New Dashmesh Nagar Jagraon in a house provided to them by their relative Harminder Singh, are alleged to have broken open the locks of some rooms of the house and stolen Rs 15,000, jewellery and other domestic articles. Harminder Singh has recently returned to India from German. A case has been registered against the couple, but no arrest has been made so far.

Stolen: An LPG cylinder, iron rods and a sword were allegedly stolen by 10 unidentified persons from the house of Buta Singh of Manuke. A case has been registered.

Kidnapped: Inderjit Singh, a newspaper vendor of Agwar Ladhai, Jagraon, was allegedly kidnapped on Friday morning while he was going to collect newspaper on his scooter. He made a call from his cellphone to his members of his family and informed that he has been kidnapped by some unidentified person and has been detained in a room. A case has been registered.

MEDICAL CAMP: A two-day medical and veterinary camp concluded at Machhedi village of Billawar tehsil here on Thursday. The camp was organised by the Army under the aegis of Gurj Division. As many as 1513 patients were examined. Medicines were given free of cost.

DEAD: Santokh Singh, assistant lineman, PSEB, was killed and three others were injured near Mamial village when they were repairing an electricity pole here on Thursday. The injured Parbhat Singh, Balwinder and Gurdial, have been admitted to hospital. The police is investigating the matter.

Tribute: The Art Promote Society here, a budding NGO, has decided to observe the martyrdom day of Lt Triveni Singh by organising an exhibition-cum-painting contest from November 5 to 7. This was stated by Mr Manu Sharma, spokesperson of the society. Lt Triveni Singh, Ashoka Chakra awardee (posthumously) of the 5-JAK LI, sacrificed his life to save hundreds of passengers at the Jammu railway station during a fidayeen attack. He joined the Army in December, 2001. An IMA topper, he was posted at the Sanjwan base in Jammu.

Toothcare: The Indian Dental Association (IDA) here has launched a campaign to provide free services to needy persons. Under its programme it has so far distributed 25,000 brushes and toothpastes. Dr Mohinder Mahajan, president of the association, said here on Wednesday that the IDA had decided to distribute toothcare brushes free of cost among at least 50,000 persons.

CAMP: A free medical camp was organised in S.D. Medical High School here on Thursday. A team of doctors comprising Dr Munish Gupta (physiotherapist), Dr Harpeet Singh (orthopaedician), Dr Davinder Sharma (dentist), Dr B.S. Chhabra (eye surgeon) and Dr Jatinder examined school children and their ailing parents. Medicines were given free of cost.



DHABA REMOVED: The Enforcement Staff of Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) today removed encroachments in Sector 10. A dhaba constructed on HUDA land, near Taawa restaurant in Sector 10, was removed during today’s drive.

Bijli Sabha: Superin-tending Engineer, A V Ahuja, will hold a Bijli Sabha on November 6 at the 66 KV Sub Station in Industrial Area Phase II. An official press release said that the SE will redress the grievances of consumers regarding wrong meter reading, bill distribution, incorrect bill, break down and release of power connection.

Voters Cards: A special camp is being held at Aggarwal Bhavan, Sector 16 on November 4, for getting voters identity cards made. Mr SS Goel, Councillor from Sector 9, informed that the camp has been arranged so that all residents of Sector 16 who have not procured their photo Voters ID cards, could get them made now. 

Awareness Week: The district administration is celebrating the Vigilance Awareness Week from November 1- 6. Deputy Commissioner, Ms Neelam P Kasni, said that as part of the celebrations the employees in various offices here were made to pledge to fight corruption. She said debates and declamation contests against corruption will also be held in schools in the town.

SCHOOL BUILDING: The Haryana Governor, Dr A.R. Kidwai, today emphasised the role of education in carving the destiny of the individual and the nation. He was addressing a gathering at the building inauguration ceremony of Shishu Niketan Public School at Sector 5 Mansa Devi Complex here today. The school building has been constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 1 crore.

WORK ASSESSED: The Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Mr B.D. Dahlia, today assessed the development works carried out after announcements were made regarding these in the Sarkar Aapke Dwaar programmes. He directed officials to send a report to the state government, in case certain development works had to be stalled. He asked the local administration to expedite the work on laying of new routes to Morni.

Dr Rai joins Fortis: Dr Jaswant Rai has joined as Director — Orthopaedics and Joint Replacement at Fortis Hospital, Mohali. Dr Rai has worked in PGI for 30 years. He has also taught sports medicine and sports physiology at the Panjab University, Chandigarh from 1989 to 2003.

One held: The local police arrested a Chandigarh resident for stealing a car stereo from a car parked near Dara studio here on Thursday. According to the police he was caught red handed by the passing police car. 



SEMINAR: Career guidance and placement centre of DAV College, Ambala City organised a seminar on legal rights of the students in collaboration with the District Legal Services Authority. Legal rights and legal problems which an individual may face in day-to-day life were discussed. Principal Mr JS Nain linked legal rights with duties. Mr Vinod Bharadwaj, spoke on permanent Lok Adalat and Ms Namrata Gaur on matrimonial cases.

CROSS COUNTRY: A Western Command cross -country competition was held for wards of serving defence personnel here on Wednesday. Around 80 children participated in the competition. The children were later felicitated by Brig A.A. Ramchandani, Cdr Mech AD Bde.

AWARENESS CAMP: A legal awareness camp will be organised in Ambala central jail on November 6 to provide legal awareness to undertrial prisoners.

KILLED: Sujan Singh was killed and Rajbir injured in a road accident near Mahendgarh bypass at Charkhi Dadri here on Wednesday night. Rajbir was admitted to the local Civil Hospital and later referred to Medical College, Rohtak. They were going on their motorcycle when a truck hit them. The truck driver fled. A case has been registered.

Four hurt: Four persons sustained injuries in a group clash that took place at Hansawas village due to a land dispute on Thursday. The injured include Mr Ram Chander, Mr Vedpal, Dhanpat and Mr Ashok. They have been admitted to the Civil Hospital. In another incident, a motor cycle parked in the Civil Hospital premises was stolen. A complaint has been lodged with the police.

SBP HELP: Mr P.C. Singla, Assistant General Manager of the State Bank of Patiala on Friday disbursed loans amounting to over Rs 5 lakh among 20 women farmers under a self-help group. The function was organised by the main branch of the bank at Kalka. The main branch of the bank has sponsored four self-help groups in the rural areas, said Mr S.C. Dhall, Manager of the Bank. 

DHARNA: HVPN employees, under the banner of the All-India Power Corporation Workers' Union, staged a dharna at the Vidyut Sadan here on Thursday. They submitted a memorandum to the Superintending Engineer, HVPN, to be forwarded to the HVPN Managing Director. Mr S.K. Singla, general secretary of the union, said their demands included promotion policy, regularisation of the part-time employees, new posts in new substations and filling of all vacant posts.

BAN ORDERS: Mr Anurag Rastogi, District Magistrate, has banned sale and storage of fire crackers in crowded areas including Panipat city, Matloda and Samalkha. Mr Ragstogi has specified three areas for selling of fire crackers, including Shivaji Stadium, HUDA ground and Circus Ground in the city, Golden Park in Samalkha and Dashera ground in Matloda.

SURRENDERED: Santosh and Sangeeta, wanted in a murder case, surrendered before the police at Ganaur, 16 km from here, on Friday. The police had already arrested five persons, including a woman, in this connection. A youth, Dilbagh, was murdered by the culprits on October 10.

ARRESTED: The Kharkhauda police arrested Krishan Kumar of Lodhi Colony, Delhi, in a cheating case here on Friday. A case was registered against him on a complaint by Dr Anil Dahiya. Three persons had already been arrested in this connection.

ASSAULTED: A group of youths armed with hockey sticks and lathis assaulted Amit, a shopkeeper, and injured him in Dhingra Market at Ganaur, 16 km from here, on Thursday evening. The alleged assailants tried to take away goods from the shop. This led to an altercation and attack on the shopkeeper.



CASES DISPOSED OF: Twelve cases were disposed of in a Lok Adalat which was held under the chairmanship of Mr P.D. Goel, District and Sessions Judge, here on Friday.

DECISION HAILED: Mr Manoj Chadha, a member of the Board of Directors of the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation, has hailed the state government's decision to celebrate Dalhousie summer festival regularly from the next year to boost tourism in the state.

COMPENSATION: The District Consumers Redressal Forum has ordered a compensation of Rs 10,000 in favour of Mr Zahur Hairder Zaidi, who had filed a case against a chocolate manufacturing company. He alleged that his son had fallen ill after consuming a chocolate.

INAUGURATED: Mr Bal Krishen Sharma, chairman, Municipal Committee, inaugurated a hospital in the Birta locality here on Thursday. Dr Rajesh Sharma, Director of the hospital, said it had a cardiac care unit with TMT, ecographs and ECG facilities. He said it would provide better health care facilities to the people.

SEIZED: The police seized 126 bottles of IMFL from a Maruti car at the Parwanoo barrier on Wednesday. The driver of the car, Hira Prakash and another occupant Giri Raj, were arrested in this connection. A case under Sections 61/1/14 of the Excise Act has been registered.

ARRESTED: The police arrested a bus passenger, Karam Chand, a resident of Surhu village in Baijnath, at the Bajaura police barrier, 15 km from here, on Thursday. It seized 1.2 kg of charas from his possession which was concealed in a bag under his seat. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered.

URGED: The Himachal Pradesh Employees Confederation has urged the state government to review the transfers ordered since March 2003 to provide relief to employees who have allegedly been victimised. It has demanded merger of 50 per cent dearness allowance in the basic salary.

BODY RECOVERED: The police recovered the body of Surinder Pal, a resident of Kaleen, near a primary school here on Wednesday. The man was known to be an alcoholic, said the police


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