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POSTAGE STAMP: The Government of India will issue a commemorating postage stamp to mark the quadricentennial celebrations of installation of Guru Granth Sahib, according to a press note here on Monday. Mr Dayanidhi Maran, Minister of Communication and Information Technology, in a communication to Bibi Jagir Kaur, President, SGPC, said the stamp would be released shortly.

CONDEMNED: The Government School Lecturer Union, Punjab, has condemned the decision of the state government to appoint matriculate vocational diploma holders as Principal. The association demanded to roll back its decision. This was stated by Prof Kashmir Singh Gill, state president of the union, here on Monday.

ARRESTED: The Tanda police has arrested a proclaimed offender, Amrik Singh, son of Pritam Singh of Alarh village. He was wanted in a murder case. A case was registered against him under various Sections of the IPC.

THEFTS: Some unknown persons burgled the house of Ms Rajinder Kaur of Mullanpur after breaking open its locks. The Dakha police has registered a case under Sections 451, 380, IPC. In another incident, Dr Arun Kumar, a resident of Punjabi Bagh, Jagraon, has lodged a report of burglary with the police against some unknown persons who allegedly stole Rs 3,500 from his house after breaking open its lock. A case has been registered.

ARRESTED: The police arrested a shopkeeper for allegedly selling blue-film CDs during a raid here on Monday. The raid was conducted by the Superintendent of Police (D), Mr Gurmit Singh, and confiscated 20 such CDs from Komal Video Laboratory. A case has been registered.

INJURED: Sunil Kumar was injured when a bullet hit him from the revolver of Mr Malvinder Singh Chahal, a leader of the Congress, at a party in Jagatjit Club here on Sunday. Sunil was taken to a hospital for treatment. Mr Chahal claimed that it was an accidental fire.

LOK ADALATS: A meeting of the legal services committee, Khanna subdivision, was held under the presidentship of Ms Prya Sood, Additional Civil Judge (senior division), at Judicial Complex here on Monday. While addressing the meeting Ms Sood said there were many cases pending in the court from a long time. To settle these cases, Lok Adalats would be organised on March 26, April 2 and 9 at the court complex.

RELIEF: A bank draft for Rs 9,001 was handed over to the SDM, Mr Sukhvinder Singh Gill, by the local S.S. Jain Sabha here on Monday as relief for the tsunami affected persons. The draft was presented by the president of the Sabha, Mr Rakesh Jain.

LECTURE: Dr Harish K. Malhotra, clinical Associate Professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey (USA) will deliver a lecture on management of depression, stress and drug addiction at Ludhiana Acupuncture Medical College and Hospital here on Wednesday. According to Dr Inderjit Singh, principal of the college, the visiting specialist would outline the management of acute detoxification and treatment of different substances of abuse.

: A seminar on “Punjabi Journalism in Canada” was organised at Punjabi University on Tuesday. Dr Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal, Editor of Toronto Tribune, Canada, while delivering a lecture said yellow journalism was prevalent in Punjabi newspapers published there. He said newspaper publishing had become a trend to earn money among Indians there as no licence was required for the purpose. Dr H.P.S. Walia, Head, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, also expressed his views on the subject. Prof Navjit Johal presented the vote of thanks.



CAUGHT: A clerk, Sunil, working in the local SDM office was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe on Tuesday. Sunil, who prepares driving licences, was arrested by the Vigilance sleuths after he accepted a bribe of Rs 1,000 from Mr Ashwini Kumar, a city resident. Mr Kumar said in his complaint that the clerk demanded Rs 1000 for preparing the driving licence of his daughter.

CAR STOLEN: A Mitsubishi Lancer car was stolen from Kingfisher tourist complex on Monday. Mr Neeraj Garg of the Oriental Science Apparatus workshop had gone to attend the installation ceremony of Ambala Scientific Instruments Manufacturers Association at complex. At about 10.30 pm he found his car missing from the parking lot. A case has been registered at Baldev Nagar police station.


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