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: Mr Balwant Singh Shahpur, former MLA, Amloh, has called a meeting of the SAD activists of the Amloh, Bhadson and Mullepur area at Shahpur village on November 15 to prepare for the tercentenary celebrations of the supreme sacrifice of the sons of Guru Gobind Singh. The meeting would be addressed by a former Finance Minister, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, Mr Shahpur said.

ANNUAL DAY: The annual day of Tagore Public School was inaugurated by Parliamentary Secretary Surinder Dawar on Monday. Prizes were distributed to students under various categories on the occasion. The annual report of the school was presented by principal Amrita Gakhar, in which she highlighted various achievements of the school. The chief guest announced a grant of Rs 1 lakh to the school.

INTERNET SERVICES: Hathway Cable Internet, a broadband cable ISP, here on Monday launched is broadband package. The company claimed to provide high-speed Internet services up to 12 kbps via cable for a monthly charge of Rs 250.

Opened: The Marias Shivalikwala Group inaugurated its trading house for distributing brass products at Anarkali Complex, Mall Road, Ludhiana, on Monday. Mr Sham Sunder Maria, chief guest, inaugurated the corporate office of the group. Mr Sunil Maria, Managing Director of the group, said the trading house would sell branded products of a large number of companies. Mr Maria said the group had established a network of reputed dealers in five districts- Ludhiana, Patiala, Faridkot, Bathinda and Ferozepore and its surrounding area. 





CELEBRATED: The Rotary Club, Chandigarh, celebrated Divali with senior citizens of the city. Nearly 130 senior citizens gathered at the Rotary house in Sector 18 as special guests of the Rotarians. Three senior citizens were also honoured at the function for their continued contribution to society.

DISTRIBUTED: The Indian Red Society distributed blankets to poor patients and their attendants at the PGI. The Director, PGI, Prof K.K. Talwar, told the society members about the problem of provisions of free medicines to patients living below the poverty line.

CONDEMNED: The local unit of Vishwa Hindu Parishad condemned the attempt to stop children from using crackers Divali. In a joint statement, Mr Satinder Singh and Mr Shakti Prakash Devshali, secretary and publicity in charge, respectively, of the VHP said some so-called social organisations are making a desperate attempt to divert the attention of the innocent children from the rich Hindusthani culture.

LOK ADALAT: The State Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh, organised a special lok adalat at the District Courts here on Tuesday on the occasion national legal services day. According to a press note, 69 civil cases, 259 criminal cases and 1,318 challans pertaining to the Motor Vehicles Act and the shop and commercial Acts were settled. An amount of Rs 1.96 lakh was recovered as compounding fee. Among those who visited all 10 benches were Mr H.S. Bhalla, District and Sessions Judge, and Mr Sant Parkash, member-secretary of the authority. A seminar on legal awareness was also organised at Maloya. 

VIDEOGRAPHED: The Mohali police on Monday videographed over 700 residents of three illegal colonies during a special combing operation carried out here. The operation led by the SP Mohali, Mr Rakesh Agarwal, was carried out in Badhmajra, Amb Sahib and Guru Nanak Colonies. Sources added that the police picked up over 40 persons for interrogations but a majority of them were released following verification.

FOUNDATION STONE: The Kharar MLA, Mr Bir Devinder Singh, laid the foundation stone for a proposed tubewell plant at Kumbra village here on Monday. The tubewell would be functional by March 2005. It would be constructed at a cost of Rs 17.47 lakh. Stating that the project has been started as part of the Swajaldhara yojna of the Central government. he said the tubewell would be catering to the drinking water needs of Kumbra village. He also asked for the records related to the village population from the Public Health Department. He also asked of the department to conduct a fresh survey and submit its report within 15 days.

BOOKED: The police booked one person here on Tuesday on charges of trespassing and voluntarily causing hurt. Harjit Singh, a resident of Nayagaon, had lodged a complaint that Balbir Singh, a driver of the PA of the Punjab Chief Minister, had entered his house forcibly, broken widow panes and also beat him up. The police has registered a case under Sections 452, 323, 506 and 427 of the IPC against Balbir Singh.



Seminar held: A seminar on “awareness about legal rights and free legal aid” was organised at GMN College, Ambala Cantt, on Tuesday. The seminar was held under the direction of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Kanchan Mahi and was organised by the Political Science Association and the Women Cell of the college. Dr R.R. Malik, college Principal, initiated the discussion by emphasising on the need for awareness among students about their rights and duties. Mr K.L. Dua, retired District Attorney, highlighted the rights of consumers, victims of accidents and dowry victims. Ms Narmata Kaur and Mr Nitish Sawhney spoke on the occasion. The Seminar was conducted by Dr V.K. Malhotra, Head, Political Science Department.

Competition: Mr and Miss Hartron Ambala Cantt competition was held here on Tuesday. Information Technology student Naib Singh became Mr Hartron while MSc software student Jimmy Verma won the Miss Hartorn title. The competition was held as part of Diwali celebration. Ambala Cantt MLA Anil Vij was the chief guest. 

Office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Saudagar Bazar Traders Association, president — Mr Vishwa Prakash Walia; general secretary — Mr Ashok Sabharwal; treasurer — Mr Ramesh Jain; auditor — Mr Ashwani Aggarwal; vice-president — Mr Brij Mohan Soni; joint secretary — Mr Puran Chand Rastogi; and joint cashier — Mr Parminder Singh. 


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