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WINNERS: Two locals Shiny and Sandeep Khanna, have been selected for best advise to “Jassi” of serial “Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin”, viewers were asked to send their views whether to forgive or punish ‘Armaan’ for his deviousness. The winners will spend a day with “Jassi”.

SKILLED WORK FUND: Mr Gurmit Singh Virk, Deputy Registrar, Cooperative Societies, has said skilled work requiring funds up to Rs 15 lakh will be given to the Cooperative Labour and Construction Society Limited (CLCS).

DELEGATION: A team of six Rotary members from Brazil, led by Mr Luiz Claudio Dib Binato, visited Khalsa College here on Tuesday. The Principal of the college, welcomed the team and discussed various courses and teaching programmes with delegates.

GESTURE: The All-India Pingalwara Charitable Society, a society for the disabled, on Tuesday distributed 18 tricycles among polio-affected children at various schools. Mr Navjot Singh Sidhu, cricketer-turned politician was the chief guest. Dr Bibi Inderjit Kaur, president, Pingalwara Society, spoke on the occasion.

SENTENCED: Sessions Judge Mahinderpal Singh has sentenced Jagdev Singh and Jagtar Singh of Chakshahu village to life imprisonment for the murder of Jaswinder Singh, a cloth merchant of Golewala village, in 2001, and imposed a fine of Rs 1,500 on each on them. Another accused in the case, Daljeet Kaur, has been acquitted.

PURSE SNATCHED: Two scooter-borne youths snatched a purse from a woman on Monday night n ear Jandi Mandir on the G.T. Road, Khanna. According to Jaswinder Kaur, she was going to her house after shopping at about 8.30 p.m. When she reached near Jandi Mandir, two youths snatched her purse and fled.

DISTRIBUTED: A function to distribute sweaters and shoes to needy students was organised at Shaheed Karnail Singh Isru Government Senior Secondary School, Isru. These articles were distributed among students by the Khanna SDM, Mr Jaspal Mittal. Mr Sukhjinder Singh Tiwana, Tehsildar, Khanna, APRO. Rashim Verma and Principal Harjit Singh Balari were also present on the occasion. A cultural programme was also organised.

FUNCTION: The State Bank of Patiala, on the occasion of Lohri, organised a loan distribution function at Bhadaur, near Dhuri, in which loans amounting to Rs 1.70 crore were distributed to nearly 200 persons under different schemes of the bank. The Deputy General Manager of Patiala zone, Mr C.S. Kang, presided over the function. While addressing the gathering, he requested the customers to get maximum benefits from the various schemes provided by the bank.

DONATED: Chairman of the Improvement Trust here K.K. Sharma, donated Rs 35,000 by way of his five months salary for tsunami victims. The employees of the trust also handed over a cheque of Rs 1.25 lakh to the CM’s relief fund. The Adalat Bazar Traders Association, also donated Rs 2.30 lakhs to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.

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BAR PANEL: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Bar Association: president — Mr Joga Singh Sandhu; vice-president — Mr Shamsher Singh Kang; secretary — Mr Kanwaljit Singh Virk; and joint secretary — Mr S.S. Sandhawalia.

DHARNA: On a call by the Government Teachers Union, a large number of teachers of the local subdivision staged a dharna on Tuesday front of the office of the treasury office against the state government’s decision to go back on higher scales for qualified teachers.

LOHRI FOR GIRL CHILD: A function to celebrate Lohri of 60 female babies was celebrated at Dhotian village on Tuesday. The function was jointly celebrated by the village panchayat, Shahid Bhagat Singh Sports and Cultural Society and the Social Security Department.


ICCW EMPLOYEES: Representatives of the Indian Council of Child Welfare (ICCW) Employees Union Chandigarh met Home Secretary Krishan Mohan on Tuesday and urged him to implement their demands related to pay scales, allowances and terms and conditions of employment. TNS DONATIONS: Employees of Godfrey Philips India, handed over a cheque of Rs 1.28 lakh to SOS Children’s Villages of India, here today. The donations are made essentially by Mr Nitish Das, Mr Surinder Monga, Mr Vishnu Sharma, Mr Sumit Khatri, Mr Alok Shrivastva and Ms Saurabh Bricks Co. SOS CVI is a voluntary child care organisation which has set up 16 relief centres in Nagapattnam, Cuddalore, Kanyakumari for tsunami hit.

AIDS AWARENESS: The Citizens Awareness Group in collaboration with the State AIDS Control Society, Chandigarh organised an AIDS awareness camp for roadside barbers, hairdressers and beauticians in Sector 42 here on Wednesday. More than 100 persons from different parts of the city attended the camp.


ORGANISED: A debate on human rights and the role of the police was organised on the premises of Chhaju Ram Memorial Jat Post-Graduate College here on Tuesday. Mr Resham Singh, Inspector-General of Police, presided. Mr Vishnu Bhagwan, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Jambheshwar University, was the chief guest.

SUICIDE: Ashok, a student of Gandhi College of Pharmacy, has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself with a rope in his house in the Dev Nagar area here. His failure in exams is reported to be the reason behind the suicide. A case has been registered.

KILLED: Rohtas, a resident of Matindu village was killed when he fell from a tractor on the Kharkhauda-Matindo road, 20 km from here, on Monday. The body has been sent for the post-mortem. In another incident, Rasheed of Bayyanpur was injured when a truck hit him, while he was on a cycle, near Kanwali village, 15 km from here, on Monday.


RALLY HELD: Students of local Him Academy Public School took out a rally for creating awareness among people for the preservation of environment. Carrying placards and banners, the students marched through main bazaar here and also raised pro-environment slogans.

INJURED: Five persons were injured when a Maruti van collided head on with a Mahindra pickup van on the Kalka-Shimla road near here on Monday. One of the injured was rushed to Community Health Centre, Dharampur. No case has been registered.

TAKES CHARGE: Mr A.K. Mishra, a senior officer of the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation, has taken the charge of General Manager of the Parbati Hydroelectric Project. A civil engineer and M.Tech in soil mechanics and foundation engineering, Mr Mishra had been involved in the execution of Manipur Rangit Project in Sikkim and Kuruchu Project in Bhutan.

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