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NABBED: The Border Security Force has nabbed Mohammad Yunis, a resident of Khujeje in Koyoto district of Pakistan, while crossing over to the Indian territory illegally. He was arrested near Mahawa village and Rs 774 of Pak currency was seized. The BSF handed over the accused to the Gharinda police. A case has been registered.

DEAD: With the death of one more persons here on Tuesday, the number of deceased rose to four who were killed in an LPG cylinder blast in a building in Lohgarh here on Monday. The deceased was identified as Vipin Seth.

BOOKED: Dr Ashutosh Rastogi, Niraj Kapoor and Nukul Kohli, all residents of New Delhi, were booked by the local Civil Lines police for allegedly duping Mr Jagjit Singh of Kapurthala. Mr Jagjit Singh alleged that they had duped him of Rs 8 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad. They neither sent him abroad nor returned the money. A case has been registered.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Barton Club: chairman—Mr S.P. Mahindru; president—Mr Randhir Thakur; vice-president—Mr Prem Garg; secretary—Mr Raman Khullar; and joint secretary—Mr Bimal Kuthiala.

Resentment: Resentment prevails among residents here as there has been no cable TV service for them since March 21. The PSEB authorities has stopped power supply to the cable owners as they have not paid it Rs 28 lakh for using electricity poles to lay their cable network.

Seized: Binder Singh of Galib Kalan has been arrested and 9 kg of poppy husk seized. A case under Section 15,61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered at the Sidhwanbet police station.

: Two students of GGS College of Modern Technology here won the first two positions in group discussion and extempore speech at a tech-fair held at BBSBEC, Fatehgarh Sahib. According to the Principal of the college, winners were Mohit Vir Singh and Gaurav Bakshi, he said that 80 participants from 40 engineering colleges participated in the fair.

3 booked: The Kharar police today booked three residents of Teera village here on charges of beating up a 70-year-old resident of the village, Amar Singh. The victim reported to the police that on March 15, he was beaten up by three persons, Jatinder Pal Singh, alias Billa, Thakur Singh and Sheesh Pal Singh due to an old rivalry over a piece of shamlat land. He was injured and was admitted to the hospital. According to the SHO, Mullanpur Garibdass, Mr Bhagwant Singh, the police today registered a case under Sections 325 and 34 of the IPC for causing hurt with common intention.

SEMINAR: Dr B.P. Mishra, Associate Professor in the department of psychiatry, DMCH, conducted a seminar at BVM Udham Singh Nagar, Ludhiana, on the topic “How to handle problematic children without corporal punishment”. He talked of causes that makes children problematic. He said a teacher could play an important role and make the child a responsible citizen. He also suggested some remedies to solve this problem and how a teacher’s personality affects children and society as a whole.

School function: The annual function of Chanda Mama and Lovely Lotus Children was celebrated on the Chanda Mama School campus on Tuesday. Dr Pritam Singh, who retired as principal, Khalsa College of Education, Amritsar, was the chief guest on the occasion. The chief guest released portfolios of the children prepared by the children themselves, including all their art work, assignments showing their GK base, confidence building and personality development, table manners and family values etc.

MEETING: Mr Harjit Inder Singh Grewal, Deputy Commissioner, while presiding over the meeting of district consultative committee and the district-level review committee laid stress on the need to initiate efforts by various government departments and banks for the implementation of poverty alleviation and self-employment schemes. He said banks could play a vital role by providing credit facilities to unemployed youth, self-help groups and farmers to accelerate the pace of growth of economy. The meeting was attended by heads of various government departments and representatives of various banks of the district.

Elected: Ms Rama Nohria has been elected as president of the Inner Wheel Club, Patiala, for the year 2005-06. The other office bearers are: secretary — Mrs Kuljeet Banga; vice-president — Dr Amerjeet Ranikhy; treasurer — Aujna Dua and PRO — Balwant Arora.

Elected: Dr Ramesh Sharma has been declared unanimously as president elect of the Indian Dental Association (IDA) Punjab State Branch 2004-2005 in the election of IDA State Branch held recently.

Tributes paid: Studnets and staff of Government College of Education, Patiala, remembered and paid rich tributes to martyr Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru for their contribution to the freedom struggle. Swarn Singh and Atma Ram presented a patriotic song and a poem, respectively. Jagtar Singh narrated the life and achievements of Saheed Bhagat Singh. Narinder Singh Tejan, students organiser of the programme highlighted the revolutionary ideology of the martyr.

Eye check-up camp: State Bank of Patiala, Bhadson branch, in Association with Lions Club, Patiala fort, organised a free eye check-up camp at Primary Health Centre, Bhadson. Nabha sub-divisional magistrate Navtej Singh inaugurated the camp more than 1,000 patients were checked and 50 eye operations were performed by Dr Sukhdeep Singh Boparai and his team.

AWARD: Residents of Palahi village here on Monday decided to institute an award to honour NRIs for their contribution in community development programmes. Addressing a joint function of the NRIs and other villagers, Mr Jagat Singh Palahi, eminent educationist, said a “miri piri medal”, a citation and a scroll would be given every year to an NRI of the village for their contribution.

KILLED: Two NRIs were killed and four others injured when a Tata Sumo in which they were travelling collided with a bus near Katarian village on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Inderjit Singh and Gurmail Singh of Barrapind village. The injured taken to hospital for treatment. The accident occurred when the driver of Sumo lost his control over the vehicle. The dead bodies of the deceased were handed over to their family members after conducting post-mortem.

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NOMINATED: Mr Vishal Bhardwaj was nominated legal adviser for the local chemist association here on Monday. Mr Sanjay Gupta, president of the association, said the association would not pursue the cases of chemists who dealt with the sale of drugs.

DEMANDED: Mr Harjit Bharti, president, Headmasters Association, here on Monday demanded that the Headmasters/Headmistresses should be promoted to the post of Principal. He said none of the Headmasters had been promoted since 1996.



Convocation: Government College, Kalka, will hold its annual convocation at 10. 30 am on March 25. The function will be presided over by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Brijendra Singh.

Encroachments: The Citizens Welfare Association has demanded that jhuggies be removed from all government and vacant land in the township. Mr S.K. Nayar, president of the association, said the Estate Office had taken many steps to remove these encroachments. Since no preventive steps were taken by other departments to stop their resettlement, the jhuggies cropped up a few days after these illegal hutments were removed. He has urged the state government to adopt remedial measures.

Scholarships: The national governing body of the Nishkam Sewa Parishad of India will give scholarships to poor students and sportspersons in six cities to the tune of Rs 1,24,000. In Panchkula, 16 students have been selected for the scholarships and 108 students, including 44 physically challenged students of Saket High School, Chandimandir.

Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Punjabi Sabha, Pinjore: chairman — Lala Sham Arora, president — Mohinder Arora; vice president — Subhash Nagpal; secretary — Charanjit Kohli.

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: A Dutch company Keune’s hair cosmetics products have been introduced at Nicks and Ria, a beauty lounge here. Keune company’s area sales manager, C.P Bhasin and business development executive, Savita Khanna told media- persons at a press conference on Wednesday that Keune had brought an array of beauty products to India. The company’s technical adviser Nisarg, attended to many cases of hair care and colouring.



GIRDAWRI REPORT: The Deputy Commissioner, Ms Suprabha Dahiya, said here on Tuesday that the special girdawri report of the damage caused by the hailstorm had been sent to the state government. Ms Dahiya said about 41,355 acres of standing crop in 47 villages had been damaged due to untimely rain and hailstorm. She said elaborate arrangements had been made for the smooth holding of civil poll on April 3.

FLAYED: Mr Anil Yadav, president of the local unit of the Haryana School Lecturers Association, has flayed the officials concerned of the Haryana Board of School Education for allegedly committing irregularities in the appointment of head examiners at the spot-marking centres for the Class XII examination in Satish Public Senior Secondary School. Mr Yadav said it was ironical that lecturers, junior in service, had been appointed head examiners in the subjects of Hindi, English and physical education, while lecturers, senior in service, had been made to work as sub-examiners under them at the centre.

INJURED: At least six persons, including two women, were injured in a clash took place between two groups at Sisana village on the Sonepat-Rohtak road, about 25 km from here, on Monday. The injured persons were taken to hospital for treatment. The injured were Ram Phal, his wife, Ompati, their son, Naresh and his wife, Kamla, and Howa Singh and his son, Sonu.

CASE REGISTERED: On the complaint of Rekha Rani of Bhera Baqipur village, the police registered a dowry case here on Monday. Rekha Rani alleged that she was harassed and beaten up by her husband Ghansham, father-in-law Ran Singh, mother-in-law Kaushalya Devi, brother-in-law Hari Dev and sister-in-law Sushma, all residents of Dhaka Gheespur village, for not bringing more dowry.

ROBBED: A shopkeeper, Harish, was robbed of cash and other documents by three unidentified motor cycle-borne youths near the Kumahran Gate area here on Monday night. He was on his way to home after closing his shop. A case has been registered.

YOUTH KIDNAPPED: A youth, Amarjit (16), was reportedly kidnapped from his house at Jharot village, 8 km from here, on Wednesday. Mr Rajbir, father of the youth, lodged an FIR against a truck driver in this connection. He alleged that his son was lured by the driver and taken with him.



DEMANDED: The Elder Citizens Association has objected to the proposed auction of Municipal Rest House here. Col A.P. Gautam (retd.), president of the association, said the rest house was the only place where all social and religious ceremonies were performed. The Nagar Vikas Sabha also criticised the decision of the Nagar Parishad. The association urged both Forest Minister Ram Lal Thakur and local MLA Tilak Raj Sharma to intervene and defer the auction.

CAMP: More than 500 members of 64 panchayats and mahila mandals here on Tuesday attended a one-day training camp under the Swaran Jayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojna in the local block office. Cheques worth Rs 16.50 lakh were disbursed among 60 families for the construction of their houses. Ten mahila mandals were selected and honoured for their outstanding contribution and the first prize of Rs 28,292 was bagged by the Jagrati Mahila Mandal, Soura.

PROTEST: Members of the local Bar Association and the Bar Association of Amb on Wednesday struck court work in protest against professional tax levied by the Himachal Government in the Budget. None of advocate appeared before any judicial or revenue courts in Una and Amb. Thakur Kashmir singh, president of the District Bar Association, Una, said the tax was uncalled for.


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