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BOOKED: The railway police has booked seven persons, including a property dealer, in connection with the suicide bid by Dalip Kumar, a resident of Subhash Nagar, in his statement to the GRP he said his relatives had deprived him of his share in immovable property by selling agricultural land, worth millions of rupees, at throwaway prices allegedly in connivance with a property dealer. A case has been registered.

EXHORTED: Dr Ranjana Kaul, a Canada-based international space law expert, exhorted teacher and parents to inculcate good habits besides interest in science and technology among students of primary classes. She was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the annual cultural and prize distribution function of Sachkhand Convent School here. Dr Arpita Chatterji, Principal, staff and managing committee of the school welcomed her. 

ALLEGED: Ms Laxmi Kanta Chawla, state vice-president of the BJP, on Sunday alleged that while the state government was spending public money to prove cases of corruption against Mr Parkash Singh Badal and his son. The Punjab Assembly had approved Rs 88 lakh for foreign tours of MLAs. It was not providing funds for widows and old age pension.

CELEBRATED: Pensioners under the banner of the Punjab State Pensioners and Senior Citizen Welfare Association celebrated Pensioners’ Day here on Sunday. Prof. Darbari Lal, Deputy Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, was the chief guest. Mr Avtar Singh Afat, president of the association, said a memorandum of their demands was given to Professor Darbari Lal and he assured them to arrange a meeting with the state Chief Minister.

NOMINATED: Mr Avinash Rai Khanna, president, BJP, Punjab unit, has nominated Mr Rajesh Nakra member of the state executive committee of the party in place of his father, Mr Hans Raj Nakra, according to a press release issued by Mr Vijay Aggarwal, district president of the unit here on Monday.

Convention: One-day state convention of the Saini Community held at Dinanagar, 25 km from here, was concluded on Sunday. Mr Brahama Nand Saini, president of the Akhil Bharatiya Saini Sangathan, said the communiy had not been recognised on political front in spite of having a population of eight crore. Mr Kamal Choudhry, ex-MP, regretted that the government was not serious for the uplift of the community.

Painting competition: An on-the-spot painting competition was organised by the State Bank of India at DAV School here on Sunday. As many as 147 students from different schools participated in the competition. Mr Harish Gupta, manager of the bank, gave away prizes to 12 winner student.

THEFTS: A showroom belonging to Mr Naresh Bawa Kohli on G.T.Road near Tehsil Complex was burgled on Sunday. Thieves decamped with goods worth Rs 90,000. In another incident, burglars struck at Manav Music Centre and took away goods worth Rs 15,000.

HONOURED: Mr Vijay Syal, PA to Deputy Commissioner, has been awarded President’s silver medal for his services during the Census of India —2001. The medal was conferred on him by Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), Governor of Punjab, at a function recently.



BLOOD-TESTING CAMP: A blood-testing camp was organised by the Piya Sharma Charitable Trust on Monday. Under the WHO project, this camp was held in Government High School, Sector 17, Panchkula. As many as 120 children were examined for anaemia, lymph nodes and other nutritional deficiency diseases at the camp, which was organised in collaboration with the GMCH, Sector 32.



MEETING: Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), an NGO, arranged a meeting of a ward with the local Municipal Councillor, Vijay Kirar. Some of residents alleged that they were facing problems in getting electricity connections. Women also demanded the opening of a sewing and embroidery centre. Mr Surender and Ms Apolo Bharti, representatives of the NGO, informed the participants about the importance of registration of birth and death.

INJURED: Subhash and Karambir of Wadhawa Ram Colony were injured in a clash with their neighboures on some financial issue on Sunday. Both were taken to Bhim Sen Sachar hospital for treatment.



ANNUAL FUNCTION: The 13th annual prize distribution function of Noorpur Public School was held on Sunday which was presided over by Dr R.D. Sharma, Deputy Director (Senior Secondary) of the HP Board of School Education. Schoolchildren presented a cultural programme. The chief guest gave away academic, sports and other school competition awards to the students.

RECRUITMENT RALLY: Col. R.S. Chopra, Director, Recruiting Branch of Shimla, has said a rally for recruitment to the Army for Sikh candidates from Himachal Pradesh will be held at the Paonta Sahib gurdwara ground on January 6 and 7. A written test will be held at the Infantry Battalion ground on February 27. Candidates with 45 per cent marks in matriculation will be eligible.

APPOINTED: Mr K.C. Lenka has appointed Mr Amar Nath Vidyarthi general secretary of the local Pradesh Congress Committee as in charge of organisational elections in the state. He will be assisted by Mr Kuldeep Singh Rathore and Mr Harashwardhan Chauhan.


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