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ALLEGED: The Sangarsh Committee of Government High School, Karmapura, on Monday accused the school principal, Mr Joginder Singh, of taking arbitrary decision to sideline some members of the Parent Teachers Association (PTA), who had accused him of funds misappropriation.

RRD cells: Col. Dharam Singh, convener of the Rashtriya Raksha Dal (RRD), Punjab, recently visited Amritsar, Raja Sansi and Ajnala blocks and established cells of the party. The following were appointed presidents of these blocks: Sub. Major Singh-president, Amritsar Block; Hav. Parkash Singh-vice-president, Raja Sansi block; Sub. Avtar Singh-president, Ajnala block; Sub. Lakhi Singh- vice-president, Ajnala block; Hav. Ranjit Singh-general secretary, Ajnala block; Mr Paramjit Singh-youth wing president; S. R S Babbar-youth wing general secretary; Major Singh- vice-president of youth wing; S. Partap Singh-president, Kisan Wing. Col. Dharam Singh said he would visit Mehlan wali zail and Ramdas block, and would set up RRD cell in each village.

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The local unit of Shri Yog Vedant Sewa Samiti will organise a three-day satsang on Srimad Bhagwadgita here from February 11. Mr Ramesh Sharma, organiser, said it would be held daily at 10 a.m. and 6.30 p.m.

ORGANISED: A function was organised on the occasion of 15th foundation day of Malwa Public School here on Monday. Students presented various cultural events during the occasion. Mr D.C. Mukheja, Principal, presented report of the year. Kaka Randip Singh, chief guest, gave away prizes to meritorious students.

SHOP ACT FLOUTED: Mr Indu Bhushan, local Congress leader, on Monday expressed concern over the violation of the Shop Act by the shopkeepers at the railway road by keeping their shops open on Sundays.

MEDICAL CAMP: A one-day free eye operation camp was organised at Civil Hospital here by the Sudeep Charitable Trust on Sunday. Mr Vinay Sharma, director of the trust, said 450 persons were examined and 20 cataract operations were performed by a team of doctors headed by Dr Parvez Taneja.

DeaD: A driver, Sher Singh, working with the district Public Relations Department, died in a road accident near Gharuanh village here on Tuesday. He had sustained serious injuries when he was hit by a Tata Sumo while he was on his way to home. He was admitted to the PGI where he succumbed to injuries.

ADULTERATION: With a view to spread awareness among the consumers about adulteration in the milk, the Dairy Development Department will organise a camp on Wednesday on the Haweli road in the city. The Joint department, Mr K.S Bhambi, said the main objective of the camp was to inform the consumers about harmful effect of consumption of adulterated milk. The people could get tested the samples of the milk they had been consuming every day free of cost, he added. 

TRUCK OVERTURNS: The traffic remained stranded for about an hour on the Sutlej bridge in the city when a mini truck overturned in the middle of it on Tuesday. The truck was coming from Nawanshahr.

All employees of the local Nankana Sahib Public School have donated their one-day salary for tsunami-effected people, according to Ms Kuldeep Kaur, Principal of the school. The cheque for Rs 10,000 has been sent to the CBSE Tsunami Relief Fund, she added.

Protest plan: Revenue patwaris of in Punjab will hold a big protest rally on February 17 at Ajnala against the Congress government, according to Mr Gurmel Singh, state unit president, and Mr Sukhdev Singh Chauhan, senior vice-president of the Punjab State Revenue Patwar Union, here on Tuesday.

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TRANSFERRED: Mr Balbir Singh Dhillon, state president of the Punjab Non-Gazetted Forest Officers Union and Ms Lakhwinder Kaur, co-convener of the Forest Staff Joint Action Committee, in a joint press statement issued here on Monday said Mr V.P. Singh Sandhu, DFO, Amritsar, had been transferred to Jalandhar on the demand of agitating employees. Mr Ram Sharan Chaudhry, PFS, has replaced Mr Sandhu.



BJP MEMO: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by former Member of Parliament, Rattan Lal Kataria, submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner, here against the toppling of the BJP-led government in Goa. BJP members raised slogans against the Congress-led UPA government. Accompanied by Mr B.K. Nayar, President of Panchkula unit of BJP, and Councillor Mr V.K. Sood, Mr Kataria submitted a memorandum to the DC.

INLD MEETING: With the Congress gaining majority in the Municipal Council, the Indian National Lok Dal today summoned a meeting of its Councillors presided over by INLD candidate from Kalka, Pradeep Chaudhary and MC President, Ms Seema Chaudhary. Three of INLD Councillors defected to the Congress in past two months. As now, the Congress has a strength of 18, INLD 10 and BJP three in the 31-member House.

CLOTHES DISTRIBUTED: The Cost Accountants Society of Panchkula on Tuesday distributed clothes at Community Centre, Nehru Colony, Kajehri, here. 



A four-day UGC sponsored national seminar-cum-workshop on Strategies for integrating yoga in higher education began in Sohan Lal DAV College of Education today. Dr Satya Pal Duggal, former principal and a yoga expert, while inaugurating the seminar, said the yoga education had to be taken into consideration in its totality. The college Principal, Dr DP Asija, spoke about the significance of the national seminar on yoga. The inauguration programme was conducted by Dr Vivek Kohli.

INJURED: Eight persons, including two women, were injured in a clash between two families in Silana village of the district on Tuesday. According to information, families of Gopiram and his neighbour Rameshwar attacked each other with lathis and bricks allegedly over an incident of eve teasing by a youth.

HURT: Ram Kumar, a policeman, was injured when his motor cycle was hit by another motor cycle on the Sonepat-Murthal road, near here, on Tuesday. He has been admitted to a hospital. A case has been registered. According to another report, Mr Kuldeep and Mr V.C. Misra were injured in a road accident near the Patel Nagar Colony here.

Lok Adalat: Lok Adalat will be held on March 5 at Sonepat and Ganaur for the disposal of pending case in various civil and criminal courts of the district. Lok Adalat will also be held on March 2 at Judicial Complex here, for the disposal of recovery cases of various banks and insurance companies.

Arrested: The Kharkhauda police on Tuesday arrested Rajinder of Gorar village on the complaint of his daughter-in-law Pooja (18), who had alleged that he raped her. According to another report, the police has arrested Sonu of Guhna village allegedly for kidnapping and raping a married woman of Shiv Colony here.

LIGHTENING STRIKES: Lightning struck a house in Mahlana village on Sunday damaging roof and walls of the house. It also affected around a dozen adjacent houses damaging various electrical items like freezer and television and electrical fittings. 


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