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: The Pandit Megh Raj Sharma Memorial Trust Nabha has built two new structures in Dhaula village cremation ground to facilitate the public, said Mr Devinder Pal Sharma, a spokesman for the trust. Ms Vidya Wati Sharma, wife of late Pandit Megh Raj Sharma, inaugurated the structures.

DISCLOSED: The state government has spent Rs 8 crore to ensure supply of drinking water to the sub-mountainous region of Dasuya. This was stated by Health and Family Welfare Minister Romesh Chander Dogra at a public gathering at Badla village on Wednesday.

ARRESTED: The Mahilpur police has arrested Amarjit Kaur, alias Jito, wife of Kulwinder, and seized 3.80 gm of smack from her possession. Rani, wife of Sohan Lal of Sarhala Kalan, Gurdev Singh, son of Tarlochan Singh, and Avtar Singh of local Bhawani Nagar have also been arrested and 26 kg of poppy husk has been seized from their possession.

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WATER SHORTAGE: Residents of local Power Colony have been facing an acute shortage of water as the supply has been suspended for the past 10 days. Mr M.S. Khehra, Additional Superintending Engineer (SE), said the supply was suspended due to breakdown of a tubewell of the area.


PROGRAMME: A 10-day personal contact programme for students of Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA) of Department of Correspondence Studies was conducted from February 10 to February 19 in the Department of Computer Science & Applications, Panjab University under the coordination of Dr M. Syamala Devi, Chairperson of the Department. The faculty from the Department of Computer Science & Applications as well as the guest faculty from the neighboring institutes were deputed to provide effective theory and practical training to the students of PGDCA.

SEMINAR: A two-day International Seminar on ‘Creative forms of Punjabi culture’ will be organised by the Department of Correspondence Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh, in collaboration with Punjabi Academy, Delhi on February 28 & March 1, 2005. Over 80 Punjabi writers, from all over India and abroad, including 25 eminent Pakistani Punjabi writers would be participating in the seminar. As many as 15 papers would be presented at the seminar which would be later on published in a book form.

SECURITY SYSTEM: Sarab enterprises, distributor for a Mumbai-based company, have introduced a remote-operated security system for motor cycles and scooters for prevention of theft. This system can be compared with central-locking system being used in a car. it has features of theft detection, ignition cut, bike immobiliser, inbuilt hooter and location service. This system comes with six months’ warranty. The system would also offer security and remote operation convenience. Special offer is being given during the Festival of Gardens. 

Liquor vends to remain closed: The Chandigarh Administration has decided to keep the vends near the Haryana border closed on February 27, in view of the counting of votes for Assembly elections. Seven vends bordering Panchkula — two in Mauli Jagran, two in Mani Majra and one each on Panchkula road, Raipur Kalan and Indira Colony will remain closed, an official press release said today.

Appointed: Mr Mahesh Parmar has been appointed as secretary and Mr Yogesh Kaushik as Organising secretary of Panchkula District Youth Congress.



SENTENCED: Additional District Judge Sandeep Kumar sentenced Rohit, son of Ramesh of Behal, to seven years imprisonment and fined Rs 1,000 for a murderous assault on Mahavir and his son Jai Karan of the same village. Two other accused were also sentenced to one-year imprisonment and fined Rs 500 each.

MINOR RAPED: A minor girl was allegedly raped by two youths at Paintawas Kalan village near here on Wednesday. Relatives of the victim have alleged that Kalia and Triveni lured the girl and raped her. A case has been registered.

DIED: Abhishek, a student of local Adarsh Public School, died and at least 14 others were injured when the school bus collided with a Canter on the Jind road near here on Thursday. The injured have been admitted to the Trauma Centre here. A case has been registered against the driver of the Canter who fled the scene.

ARRESTED: The district police has arrested Balwinder Singh and seized a pistol, one live cartridge and a stolen imported camera from his possession. A case has been registered.


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