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DHARNA: The Revenue Patwar Union, led by Mr Gurmail Singh, state president, on Monday threatened to intensify their stir against the alleged “Wrong transfers” by the District Revenue Officer (DRO) here. A large number of patwaris held a protest dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office. They condemned the DRO in this regard.

NCC FUNCTION: A state-level function was organised to celebrate the 56th anniversary of the National Cadet Corps on the Guru Nanak Dev University campus by the NCC Group Headquarters, Amritsar.


Child killed: A 10-year-old child, who was hit by a speeding vehicle near Gole Market, died on Monday at the local Civil Hospital. Mr Vijay Goyal, president, Sahara Jan Sewa, said in a press note here that the child, who could not be identified, died three hours after he was admitted to hospital.

NCC Raising Day: A function was organised by 20 Punjab Battalion at MHR School to celebrate the 56th Raising Day of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) here on Monday. Dr J.S. Anand, Principal, DAV College, flagged off a rally of NCC cadets, which marched through the main markets of the city.

2 ARRESTED: The Mahilpur police has arrested Balwinder Singh of Sakruli village under the Excise Act and seized a large quantity of liquor from him on Monday. The Tanda police arrested Vaishnu Dass, a local resident, and seized 17 kg of poppy husk from him on Monday. A case has been registered.

KIDNAPPED: Gurmeet Singh of Bathula village was allegedly kidnapped by Navneet Singh and his sons Rinku, Billa and Rockey of Bassi Kalan while he was going from his village. Later, they locked him in a room and beat him up mercilessly. They also snatched his mobile phone, a gold chain and Rs 10,000. The Sadar police has registered a case against Navneet Singh and his sons.

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CASE OF FRAUD: The Sarhali police has booked the branch manager of Agriculture Development Bank, Chohla Sahib, and eight others, including two women, in a fraud case. It is alleged that the suspects withdrew a loan of Rs 4.79 lakhs from the bank by producing fake documents in the bank in connivance with the manager.



NEW HEAD: Mr Jayanth N. Pethkar on Tuesday took over as Head of the Department of Mass Communication, Panjab University, after the completion of the tenure of Mr Sanjay Wadwalkar.

CANDY STORES: Candico (I) Ltd, is planning to set up candy stores in the region. Mr Karan Gupta, Executive Director of the company, disclosed this today. He said company-owned outlets would be opened in Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Bathinda and Chandigarh.

SCOOTER STOLEN: Mr Gurmeet Singh, resident of Sector 41, Chandigarh today complained to the police that his scooter CH-01J 6755 was stolen from khokha market Phase I here on Tuesday. The police has registered a case under Section of 379 of the IPC.

SCHOOL FUNCTION: Students of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School here today performed on the theme ‘Heal the World’ at the peace monument at the Lake Club, Chandigarh. The students welcomed Dr Glenn E. Estess the Rotary International President with a release of balloons. Students dressed as fairies and angels performed before the visitors there. President of the Rotary Club of Chandigarh Mr Baldev Aggarwal and former President of Rotary International Mr R.K. Saboo along with others graced the occasion.



Function: The annual function of R.K.S.D. Senior Secondary Public School was held here on Sunday. An impressive and colourful cultural programme was presented by students. Mr Leela Ram, local MLA, was the chief guest. Mr Y.K. Mangal, president, governing body, Mr Kamal Choudhry, Chairman, local Municipal Council, Ms Priti Sharma, Principal were also present on the occasion.

Booked: Four relatives have been booked for allegedly assaulting and injuring a widow lady constable, Ms Balwinder Kaur, posted as wireless operator at the Panipat SP office. An FIR was registered at the Samalkha police station against Mohinder, uncle of her husband, and his three sons Sanjay, Kuldeep and Pawan. The FIR stated that they forcibly entered Balwinder’s house at Samalkha and attacked her, her sister Paramjit Kaur and her brother-in-law Sudhir. The cause of the attack was reportedly some property dispute.



HOARDINGS ON TREES: Hoardings and signboards hang on the green trees along the Chamba-Pathankot highway. Even signboards relating to government orders prohibiting parking of vehicles and other guidelines can also been seen around rest houses, circuit houses and government buildings.

MAN ARRESTED: The police arrested a man for allegedy manufacturing and repairing guns at Bassi Salara village under Barotiwala police station on Tuesday morning. Acting on a tip-off Jai Singh has been booked under Sections 25,54 and 59 of the Arms Act. During the police raid a double-barrel gun and gun-making material were seized from him.

BOOK RELEASED: The Chief Minister, Mr Virbhadra Singh, released a book, “Pest Management in Horticulture Crops — Principles and Practices”, here on Monday. The book has been jointly authored by Dr. L.R. Verma, Vice-Chancellor of Himachal Pradesh University, Dr A.K. Verma, Professor in Entomology and Agriculture at the Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, and Dr. D.C. Gautam, Department of Zoology and Biosciences at HPU. The book provides detailed information on the management of pests of almost all the tropical, sub-topical and temperate horticulture crops.


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