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: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Commission Agents Association, Amloh, in a meeting held here on Sunday; president – Mr Jeewan Kumar Puri; general secretary – Mr Gurpreet Singh Babbu; secretary – Mr Sushil Bansal; vice-presidents — Mr Nirbhay Singh Saunti and Mr Karnail Singh Khalsa, Dargaha Pur; cashier-Mr Harjinder Singh Pammi and Mr Rakesh Garg; and Patron-Mr Hari Chand Mittal.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Panchayti Raj Public Works Junior Engineers Association : Mr Jaswinder Singh — president; Mr Palwinder Singh — general secretary; Mr Kulwant Singh Gill — senior vice-president; Mr Kulwant Singh, Mr Balwinder Singh — vice-president; Mr Baljit Singh — cashier; Mr Kewal Krishan - press secretary; Mr Gurcharan Singh and Mr Jawahar Lal Verma - secretaries.

HAHNEMANN REMEMBERED: Hahnemannian Education and Research Forum held a seminar to celebrate the 250th birth anniversary of its founder Samuel Hahnemann at Hotel Park View, Harkul Resort, here on Sunday. Dr Paramjit Singh Rano, Centre Council member, Homoeopathy System of Medical College was the chief guest. Around 300 doctors attended the seminar.

TRAINING CAMP: A three-day annual students training camp of Ananda Marga School, New Kundanpuri, Civil Lines here, will conclude on Tuesday, according to Mr Acharya Dev Kripan, Principal. Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha, MLA, will give away the prizes to the students who have excelled in the annual examinations.

WELCOMED: Kundan Vidya Mandir, City Branch, gave a rousing welcome to the kindergarten students in its new academic session which began here on Monday. The students arrived all pepped up in their new uniforms and bags. The campus was decked up with colourful balloons and the students danced to the tunes of various nursery rhymes.

distributed: The Punjabi Nishkam Sewa organised a ration distribution function at Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Shahpur Road, here on Sunday. The function was organised under the presidentship of Mr Sushil Prashar. Mr Jang Bahadur and Mr Ashwani Pandey from Australia were the chief guests. Another NRI, Mr Narinder Sharma, had sent 56 suits from Australia for the needy. These were distributed by the chief guests.

JYOTISH SAMMELANS: Ms Preneet Kaur, MP, Punjab Infotech Chairman Kaka Randeep Singh, SAD leader Raja Narinder Singh and Hardial Singh Kamboj were among the prominent persons who visited two jyotish sammelans which concluded here on Sunday. 

SINGLA CRITICISED: Prof Balwant Singh, secretary, CPM, Punjab, said here on Sunday that Mr Surinder Singla, Finance Minister, Punjab, had failed to plug the theft of sales tax in crores and generate revenues sources. Instead of addressing to these problems, he has been blaming the economic policies of Pandit Nehru, he lamented.

OSHO CAMP: Ma Yog Neelam conducted a three-day meditation camp at S.B. Nursing Home, Banga, about 13 km from here. The camp, which was convened by Dr Javed Alam, concluded on Sunday.

BUILDING: The building of the patwar khanna built by the PWD has created headache for those patwaris who are working here. Sources told this correspondent that lakhs of rupees were spent on the building, the floor had developed cracks. OC 



BOY MISSING: Krishan, a mentally challenged boy, was reported to be missing since Saturday last from his house at Kharkhauda town in this district. The parents of the boy have informed the police about the disappearance of the boy.

YOUTH KILLED: A 23-year-old youth, Pawan of Nizampur Khurd village, was killed when he was hit by a tractor-trailer on the Kharkhauda-Delhi road near Pipli village, about 25 km from here, on Sunday. A case against the driver of the tractor-trailer has been registered. The body has been sent for post-mortem examination.

INJURED: At least six members of a family were injured when the car in which they were travelling was hit by a tractor-trailer on the G.T. Road near Badh Malik village, about 13 km from here, on Sunday. The injured persons have been identified as Parkash Singh, his wife Bhupinder Kaur, his son Tinu, his daughters Romi Kaur and Puneet Kaur and a relative Jasbir Kaur. All the injured persons, who belonged to Mohali, were rushed to the community health Centre at Badh Malik village wherefrom they were referred to the Civil Hospital, Sonepat, All injured were discharged after first aid. The police has not yet registered any case.

DEMAND: Residents of Rai and other villages on Monday sent a memorandum to the Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, demanding immediate transfer of the SDO and other staff of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) posted at the 132 KV sub-station of Rai. The memorandum alleged that the staff of the complaint centre were indifferent to the consumers and the SDO had remained silent spectator whenever he was approached in connection with the power breakdowns.



ARRESTED: The local police on Saturday seized 3 kg charas in two incidents. According to sources, 2 kg charas was recovered from the possession of Mukesh Kumar of Gohana, Sonepat. In another incident, 750 gram charas was seized from the possession of Dhano of Himgiri in the district. Cases have been registered against them.

DEAD: Three persons died when a private truck fell into Budhil rivulet, a tributary of the Ravi at Thalla on the Chamba-Bharmour highway, 50 km from here on Saturday. Mohinder Singh, a conductor, and an Army man reportedly died on the spot.

MEMBERSHIP: The Press Club of Shimla, president, Mr Krihsan Bhanu, stated here on Sunday that the membership of the club was open to all journalists in the state. Besides, the PCS will provide a life insurance worth Rs 1 lakh to each member.

‘IRAVATI’ RELEASED: The Virbhadra Singh, the Chief Minister, on Sunday released the inaugural issue of Iravati, being published by Mr Abhishek Sharma and edited by Mr Rajendra Rajan. The Chief Minister said that the old manuscripts relating to the art, culture and tradition of the state and literary works of the state were being reprinted.

CONVICTED: The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr D.K. Sharma, on Saturday sentenced Manoj Kumar to life imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 for attempted rape and subsequent murder of a woman Sarswati Devi. The judge further announced a sentence of one year in case of non-payment of fine. An additional sentence of five years and a fine of Rs 5,000 was also announced for attempting to rape. Both sentences would run concurrently.


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