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WORKSHOP: A one-day workshop on computer teaching and curriculum designing was held at L.R.S. DAV Senior Secondary School here on Monday. Teachers from other DAV schools of the region also participated.

TSUNAMI AID: Mr Gaurav Vij, Mr Sonu Babbar and Mr Ashish Makkar, members of the Sparsh Theatre Society, presented a draft for Rs 11,000 for tsunami victims to SDM Jaskiran Singh here on Monday. The collection was made by staging a comedy play by young artistes.

INAUGURATED: A five-day vasectomy camp was inaugurated by Principal Secretary (Health) Darbara Singh Guru at the Civil Hospital here on Monday. As many as 126 operations were performed.

LOOTED: Two scooter-borne persons looted Rs 2.5 lakh from Parshotam Lal, salesman of a liquor shop, near the Durga Mata temple on the Pathankot-Damtal road here on Monday. The salesman was carrying daily collection of the shop. A case has been registered.

CAUGHT: The police on Monday raided the Canal area of Khanpur Sahota village and arrested Mohinder Singh, son of Baba Ram of Zahoora, while he was removing the skin of a cow. His accomplices, Kishan Chand, son of Khushi Ram of Talwandi Dadian, and Kashmiri Lal, son of Kishan, managed to escape.

INVITED: Dr Rakesh Mohan Sharma, Principal, SPN College, Mukerian, has been invited to read his research paper at an international conference on Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen at Wuhan in China.

HELD: Five persons were reportedly detained on Monday, while committing theft at a retired DSP's house at Mansoorwal here. Mr Raja Singh was away to Chandigarh when his neighbourers noticed the thieves in the locked house and informed the police.

MEDICAL CAMP: The Guru Nanak Mission Medical and Educational Trust, Dhahan Kaleran, with the cooperation of a UK-based NRI, Mr Avtar Singh Sahota, organised a free medical check-up camp at Daulatpur village on Sunday. As many as 467 patients were examined and 30 eye operations were performed.

ORGANISED: The Punjabi Sahit Sabha, Banga and Nawanshahr, organised a function at JSFH Khalsa Senior Secondary School here on Sunday. Punjabi poet Biba Kulwant was honoured. A book of Punjabi poems, "Ik Lap Kirna Di", by Mr Harbans Lal Pardesi was also released.

ARRESTED: Twelve Bangladeshi nationals, including two women, were arrested on the charges of trespassing into the Indian territory here on Monday. According to the police, the accused have been identified as Immamoo Husain, Alam, Abdulha, Mohammad Rashid, Shaker Alam, Khalid, Naqool Alam, Narool Islam, Shtab Din, Sahin Alam Choudhry, Shaheeda and Razia.



ELECTED: The following have been elected members of Mata Jayanti Devi Temple Management and Langar Committee, Mullanpur Garibdas (Ropar): chairman — Mr Jaspal Verma; vice-chairman — Mr Kalu Ram; president — Mr Harmesh K. Verma; vice-president — Mr Ashok Verma; general secretary — Mr Puneet Verma; secretary — Mr Neeraj Prashar; treasurer — Mr Sanjeev K. Verma; and press secretary — Mr Gaurav Gaur.

FIRST-AID TRAINING: The UT Red Cross Society in association with the Civil Defence Department has decided to launch a programme for imparting training in first-aid. Deputy Commissioner Arun Kumar said a two-week programme involving lectures in theory and practicals shall be conducted.

NOMINATED: A former Mayor of Chandigarh, Mr Gian Chand Gupta, has been nominated as member of the All-India Working Committee of the Vaish Maha Sammelan.

Passion-2005: The Chitkara Institute of Engineering and Technology (CIET) celebrated Valentine’s day with “Passion 2005”, which began with a cultural show. This was followed by a fete where students put up stalls. The stall of flowers was the most sought after, offering anything from a single stem to a bouquet. Dr Madhu Chitkara, director of the institute launched the Phoenix Page Three Club on the occasion.

MEETING: A meeting of the Indo-Canadian Society and Readers and Writers Society of India was held here on Sunday to honour a visiting Canadian humanist, Mr Amarjit Gill. The meeting was followed by a poetry symposium, a press note. 


DEAD: A five-year-old boy died under mysterious circumstances at a private hospital at Madhuban here on Sunday. According to information, Rahul, son of Darshan Lal of Shiv Colony, allegedly consumed some poisonous substance while playing.

INJURED: Four persons were injured when a three-wheeler in which they were travelling overturned at Jatipur village here on Monday. The injured, identified as Krishan of Khukhrana village, Prithvi of Saudhapur village, Mange Ram of Maurchi village and Popat Lal of Panipat, have been admitted to the Bhim Sen Sachar hospital.

STABBED: A youth was stabbed to death and another injured when they were attacked by a group of youths in the main market of Sector 14, HUDA Colony here, on Tuesday. The accused have been arrested.

ARRESTED: The Kundli police on Tuesday arrested Anil of Nahri village on the charge of allegedly forcing his wife Suresh Devi to commit suicide. The brother of the victim, Suresh, had alleged in his complaint that the accused and three other members of his family tortured his sister which forced her to commit suicide.

INJURED: Sunita of Dhanik Basti sustained burn injuries when a stove busted in her house on Monday. She was admitted to a hospital.

KILLED: Dhan Singh, a resident of Pritampura village, was killed when he was hit by an unidentified vehicle on the GT Road near Rai village, 13 km from here, on Tuesday. A case has been registered. According to another report, Viren Dahiya, student of class VIII, was injured when his cycle was hit by a school bus near Sonepat Cooperative Sugar Mill here. 



SEIZED: The Nalagarh police has seized 15 kg of poppy husk from a cyclist, Netar Singh of Dhar village in Chamkaur Sahib, Ropar, near Manjholi village. A case has been registered.

DA MERGER: The local Citizens Progressive Council has urged the state government to merge 50 per cent dearness allowance in the basic pay. The other demands of the council include increase in pension by 5 per cent after attaining the age of 65 years and 10 per cent after attaining the age of 70 years. In a handout issued here on Tuesday, Major S. C. Nayyar, senior vice-president of the council, said that these demands had already been conceded by the Central Government and the Punjab Government.

PROTEST: Students of local Government Polytechnic College held a gate meeting and dharana on the seventh day of agitation on Monday demanding a golden chance and carry on system for compartment candidates. The students raised slogans against the technical education authorities and vowed to continue the strike till their demands were met.

SEIZED: The Rajgarh police on Monday seized 1 kg of charas from the possession of Kamla Devi of Kotla Bangi village under the Rajgarh subdivision. A case has been registered.

ROBBED: Parshotam Singh, an employee of a wine contractor of Kandwal circle in this subdivision, was attacked and robbed of Rs 2,63,520 contained a bag at a hilltop temple near Damtal on Monday. He was attacked with sticks by two persons. He was injured and robbed of the cash bag.


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