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RECOVERED: The Senior Superintendent of the Police said here on Saturday that the police has arrested Harpreet Singh, alias Rinku, a resident of Kotmit Singh and Bikramjit Singh of Kiratgarh and recovered a stolen car, two motor cycles and two scooters from their possession. In another incident, the police rounded up Mohinder Singh, Balwinder Singh and Harjit Singh of Patti and recovered a car and sharp edged weapons from their possession.

SEMINAR: A seminar, dedicated to the martyrdom of Mata Gujri and four Sahibzadas of Guru Gobind Singh, was organised at the local Khalsa College premises here on Saturday. Bhai Harvinder Singh, a ragi, performed kirtan on the occasion.

CONDOLENCE MEETING: A condolence meeting was held at the local Baring Union Christian College on Friday in the memory of those people who had lost their lives in tsunami tidal waves. Mr Ashwani Sekhri, Parliamentary Secretary, Punjab, Mr R.M. Chaudhary and Dr Hepesh Shepherd, Director and Principal, respectively, including their staff members took part in prayer. Dr Shepherd said the members of the college staff would contribute one-day salary towards the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund.

SHOOTERS CLUB: The following have been unanimously elected office-bearers of the newly formed Fatehgarh Sahib shooters Club: president Nakesh Jindal; general secretary — Capt Y.S. Matta; and treasurer — Surinderpal Singh. It was decided at a meeting to organise a state-level open shooting competition at Fatehgarh Sahib in the last week of January.

ONE BOOKED: A case has been registered on a complaint of Mr Ranjit Singh of Alampur against Gurbachan Singh. Mr Ranjit Singh alleged that he duped him of Rs 42,000 on the pretext of sending his son abroad. He neither sent his son abroad nor returned the money.

CASE REGISTERED: On a complaint of Ms Teena Rani, daughter of Tilak Raj of Jangniwal village, a case has been registered against Ajit Singh, Onkar Singh, Swarn kaur and Sarabjit of the village. She alleged that when she was alone in her house they tried to outrage her modesty.

ALLEGED: The gram panchayat of Kalra has alleged that Hardial Singh and Naranjan Singh illegally cut down four sheesham trees and 11 eucalyptus trees from shamlat land of the village. A case has been registered.

KILLED: Rattan Singh of Dhagrhi village was killed and his wife, Shinder Kaur, was seriously injured when a Qualis hit their scooter near Rara on Saturday. She was taken to the Civil Hospital,Tanda, for treatment. A case has been registered.

Lawyers’ gesture
: The members of Bar Association Jagraon on Friday sent a draft of Rs 50,000 to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for tsunami victims. Mr Zorawar Singh Virk, President of the bar.

Scooter stolen: A Honda scooter (25-C-1859) and cell phone of Pushpinder Kumar of street no. 9, Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar, Jagraon is reported to have been stolen. The police has registered a case under Section 379 IPC.

ROAD SAFETY WEEK: A road safety week was observed at Khamano. Truck and taxi drivers were educated about traffic rules on the occasion. The DSP, Khamano, Mr Balwant Singh, and the SHO, Mr Ajaypal Singh, told mediapersons that traffic personnel were sent to different schools of the area to educate the students about traffic rules. They said that due to an increase in the number of vehicles, accidents were using. They appealed to the people to use reflectors behind their vehicles. Eye specialist Dr Naresh Chauhan checked the eyes of about 50 persons. Mr Darshan Singh, traffic in charge, SI Tara Singh and others were present on the occasion.

MEETING: A meeting of the District Fencing Association will be held at Government Senior Secondary School, Khamano, on January 11 at 2.15 p.m. under the chairmanship of Dr Jagdeep Singh Rana, according to the general secretary of the association, Mr T.S. Dogra.

: The Indian Emergency Blood Donors Association Khanna unit organised a blood camp at Raj Agro Aids in village Lalheri on Saturday. Parliamentary Secretary Harbans Kaur Dullo inaugurated the camp. Thirtyone units of blood were collected. The association handed over Rs 3100 to a handicapped person of the village.

FOETUS FOUND: A male foetus was found abandoned on a heap of garbage on the Ramgarhia gurdwara-Hoshiarpur road here on Saturday. A case has been registered on a complaint by Ms Kusam Sharma, a councillor of the Congress.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar Welfare Society: president-Mr Tarlochan Singh Parmar; vice-president-Mr J.K. Soni; secretary-Mr Naresh Bhandari; joint secretary-Mr Zorawar Singh and treasurer-Mr Yash Chhabra.

SEMINAR: On the sixth day of the Road Safety Week a seminar was organised at Government Senior Secondary School for Boys here on Friday. Later, a rally was taken out by students to make people aware of traffic rules. The Sub Divisional Magistrate, Mr Pritam Singh, presided over the seminar and flagged off the rally.

DONATED: The Sub Divisional Magistrate-cum-Superintendent of the local sub-jail distributed blankets among prisoners on Saturday. The blankets were donated by the local Rotary Club South East.

INJURED: Ms Rajinder Kaur was injured when a bullet hit her at her residence in Ladda Kothi on Friday. She was taken to Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, for treatment. She reportedly received the injury from a rifle of her husband, who is a Indian Reserve Battalion -2 jawan.

DONATED: Mr Mohan Sharma, senior district saving officer, has said small savings agents of the local district have handed over a bank draft for Rs 1.18 lakh to the Deputy Commissioner for tsunami victims.

Tarn Taran
ARRESTED: The local police has arrested Tarlok Singh of Shahabpur village and recovered a motor cycle from his possession. A case has been registered. This was stated by Mr Paramjit Singh Grewal, SSP, here on Saturday.

LOHRI CELEBRATED: Setting aside traditions, the local social organisations celebrated Lohri on the birth of 10 newborn female babies here on Saturday. Mr Harmit Singh Sandhu, MLA, was the chief guest. Mr Gulzar Singh Sidhu, Deputy District Education Officer, presided over the function. Speakers appealed to social organisations to come forward to aware people about killings of female foetus.



Jagran: Shri Hari Mandir Committee Welfare Society, Sector-12 (PGI campus), here organised a Bhagwati jagran on the premises of the temple on Saturday. Mayor Anu Chatrath was also present at the jagran. Around 500 devotees took part in it.

Martyrdom day: A programme was held to observe Tercentenary martyrdom day of Sahibzadas of Guru Gobind Singh ji at The Chandigarh Kashyap Rajput Sabha, Sector 37 today. Mr Kirpal Singh Kashyap, Minister, Uttar Pradesh was the chief guest on the occasion.

RELIEF: Staff members of Indo-Global College of Engineering donated one-day’s salary as relief for tsunami victims.

BLOOD CAMP: As many as 204 persons donated blood, at a camp organised by Sri Shiv Mandir Nav Durga Charitable Trust, Mahadevpur, at Saketri today. The camp was inaugurated by the Chairman of the Trust, Mr J.P. Singh. 

ELECTED: Mr Mohan Singh Rawat was elected as the President of the Garhwal Sabha, Panchkula, at a meeting of the Sabha at Sector 19. Mr Arjun Singh Bisht was elected General Secretary, while Mr Jai Krit Singh Negi was now appointed Finance Secretary. An eight-member working committee of the Sabha was also elected today.

DRIVE: The State Bank of Patiala, Kalka, has launched a drive for issuing ATM cards to its customers. Mr S C Dhall, Senior Manager of the bank said that the branch had issued 3000 ATM cards.

Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of House Owners and Plot Holders Welfare Association, Sector 11: president — Mr Mahesh Goyal, vice-president — Ms Darshan Kaushik; general secretary — Mr Rakesh Sukhija; and treasurer — Mr Amrik Singh Saini. 

APPOINTED: Mr Mangat Rai Singla, a resident of Sector 17 has been appointed General Secretary of the Town Congress Committee.

HAVAN: The Shiv Mandir Charitable Trust, Sector 9, on Sunday organised a havan to pray for those who died in the tsunami disaster on December 26. The havan was organised in front of Pracheen Shiv Mandir and a large number of people participated in the yajna. 

EXHIBITION: An exhibition was organised at St Vivekanand Millennium School , Pinjore today. The exhibition was inaugurated by the Assistant General Manager of HMT, Pinjore, Mr B.N. Kaul. He appreciated the efforts put in by the students in making science models. A dance and a tableau on Swami Vivekanand’s life was also presented by the students.



NOTICE SERVED: The District Election Officer-cum-Magistrate on Saturday served on a notice on the state president of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Chaudhary Ved Pal, under the Defacement of Property Act, for pasting posters on electric poles and other places without prior permission. The Election Officer sought an explanation within 24 hours from the NCP president.

RAILWAY TRAFFIC HIT: Railway traffic on the Ambala-Sharanpur line remained disrupted for over two-hours after a tractor-trailer overturned on the railway track here on Saturday. Railway officials reached the spot and made arrangements for clearing the track.


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