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FAIR: The Hospital Welfare Section of the local Indian Red Cross Society organised a fair to raise funds for charitable activities at Green View Park here on Saturday. Ms Sukhwant Kaur Bhullar, chairperson of the hospital, inaugurated the camp.

CASE REGISTERED: On a complaint of Mr Paras Ram, Executive Engineer, Kandi Watershed Drainage Division, the police has registered a case against Amrik Singh, senior assistant of the division. Mr Ram alleged that Amrik Singh embezzled lakhs of rupees of the department.

RELIGIOUS FUNCTION: A religious function was organised under the presidentship of Mr Roshan Lal Arya at Arya Samaj Maharishi Dayanand Bazar on Sunday. Gayatri Yajna was held at the start of the function. Maha Mantri of Arya Samaj Devpal said religious functions helped in spreading peace. Swami Shobanand said Arya Samaj had been working for public welfare by organising campaigns against social evils.

SALOON INAUGURATED: A Sylvie saloon, set up in collaboration with L’Oreal, was inaugurated on Sunday afternoon at Sarabha Nagar. Sylvie, a well-known hair stylist, inaugurated the saloon. Hair stylists trained by Sylvie and beauticians trained by L’Oreal would be attending the clients here.

ELECTED: Mr Prem Kumar Rattan, Mr Pushottam Lal and Mr Gurkirat Singh have been elected president, vice-president and secretary, respectively, of the District unit of the Ministerial Staff (Education Department) Association.

DISTRIBUTED: Mr Ajit Ram Khaitan, District Education Officer, has distributed cheques for Rs 1,000 each among 150 government schools for carrying out the activities of eco clubs at a function organised at Government Senior Secondary School. The clubs have been constituted as per the direction of the Ministry of Forests and Environment, New Delhi and the Punjab State Council of Science and Technology. The aim of the clubs is to mobilise students for creating awareness among the masses regarding environment pollution.

KHALSA MARCH: A large number of devotees of Dehra Baba Gulab, Naura, took out a Khalsa march on Saturday in connection with the tercentenary celebrations of Sahibzadas. The march started from Naura and passed through a number of villages and the town before leaving for Fatehgarh Sahib.

WON: Tejinder Kumar, a student of the local Government Senior Secondary School, has brought laurels by winning the second prize in the on the spot painting competition and a special prize in the sculpture category at the 11th Balraj Sahni Yadhgari Natak Mela organised by the Pragati Kala Kendra, Ladhran, Jalandhar. This was stated by Mr Surjit Singh Saini, Principal of the school, on Saturday.

INAUGURATED: Mr Amarjeet Pal, SDM, inaugurated the Kala Utsav-2004 organised by the Abhinaye Kala Mandir at the Kali Mata Mandir Auditorium here on Saturday. This was stated by Mr Anup Rampal, adviser of the kala mandir.

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DISTRIBUTED: As many as 400 poor students of various schools were given sweaters and shoes at a function organised at Sewa Devi S.D. College by the local Sanatan Dharam Children Welfare Society here on Saturday. Dr Rattan Singh Ajnala, Member of Parliament, was the chief guest and Mr Harmit Singh Sandhu, MLA, presided over the function. Dr Ajnala announced to give Rs 1 lakh to society from his Local Area Development fund.



Medical Camp: A medical camp was organised by the Bharatiya Health care for patients with problems of piles and fistula-mano at Mani Majra here on Sunday. Over 70 patients were examined and 12 surgeries performed. Free surgery was conducted on the poor patients. Doctors headed by Dr Bhupendra Gupta supervised the camp. Dr Gupta claimed to cure through ayurveda the diseases, which required surgical treatment in allopathy.

BLOOD CAMP: A blood donation and ECG camp was organised by Brahman Sabha, Chandigarh in collaboration with the PGI doctors at Parshuman Bhavan here on Sunday. More than 100 persons attended the camp organised to mark the martyrdom day of Shri Gurdev Bhai Matidas Sharma. 



BOOKED: The police on Saturday booked nine officials of a UP-based sugar mill for fraud with a local resident Mr Rupesh Garg. In an FIR lodged with the police Mr Garg alleged that SBEC Sugar Mill, Baghpat, had invited applications for the appointment of its authorised distributors in various part of the country. He alleged that the company appointed him as distributor for Patiala district and for that he was made to deposit Rs 7 lakh as security. He said that though he deposited the security in 1998, the mill was yet to supply sugar to his firm. The police has registered a case.

REDRESSED: Eight out of a total of 10 complaints presented at the monthly meeting of district Grievances Cell were redressed on the spot here on Saturday. The meeting was presided over by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anuraj Rastogi. The Additional Deputy Commissioner Mr Wazir Singh Goyat, Samalkha SDM Satya Prakash and several other officers were present at the meeting.

RECOVERED: The police on Saturday recovered a truck which was found abandoned near the Haryana-Delhi border at Kundli village. According to a report, the truck was allegedly taken away from Mohammad Afzal, driver of the truck who was going to Jammu and Kashmir near Devilal Park at Bahalgarh GT Road Chowk on Tuesday. However, no arrest has been made.

SUBMITTED: As many as six women beggars on Saturday submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner and the Superintendent of Police demanding action against those policemen who had snatched about Rs 7,000 from them after taking them to the police station on December 6. The policemen, they alleged, had snatched the money which they had collected and they were forced to board a train.

KILLED: Surinder, a youth, was allegedly stabbed to death by some persons at Gumar village, about 25 km from here, on Saturday night. It is stated that when he was passing through a chaupal, he was assaulted by Rajpal and his friends with knives. He was taken to the Community Health Centre at Ganaur but he succumbed to his injuries on the way.

ARRESTED: The Sadar police has arrested Jaipal, a resident of Sham Nagar, on the charge of theft and recovered at least 52 kg of fish which had been stolen from the Yamuna canal. A case has been registered.

Rape Case: The Saidpur police has arrested a youth, Mahavir, in connection with alleged kidnapping and rape of a minor girl of Rampur Kundal village.



BOOKED: Six youths have been booked under the Sections 147, 323, 151, 425 and 506 of the IPC for allegedly beating a shopkeeper and staff of a private hotel, besides causing damage to the hotel property at Jabli on Friday night. Mr Ram Chand from Uttar Pradesh, who runs a shop alleged youths came to his shop and asked for cigarettes. They started beating him up with out any provocation. He can to a nearly hotel where the youths manhandled the staff, who tried to intervene.

TRAINING : Dr Jagmohan Singh, Vice-Chancellor, CSK HP Agriculture University, on Saturday underlined the importance of women empowerment while addressing the concluding ceremony of a three-day training programme on fish farming. Dr R.C. Katoch, Dean, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, and Dr J.R. Dhanje, Head, Department of Fishers, were also present in the programme.


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