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NINE BOOKED: Dr Jatendra Kumar Jain, Chief of Batala Police, said here on Monday that the Batala police had arrested nine persons for raising unauthorised colonies here. The arrested persons are: Tej Kaur, Yash Pal Singh, Gurveer Singh, Ashok Kumar, Bawa Ram, Dalip Singh, Jagir Singh, Hardeep Singh and Piara Singh.

RALLY: Members of the ITI Employees Union, Hoshiarpur, led by its president, Mr K.K. Saini, staged rally in front of the ITI here on Monday against privatisation of it is. They condemned the government for barring recruitment of staff and increasing fee in ITIs.

KAVI DARBAR: Poems depicting valour of Jarnail Jassa Singh Ramgarhia were recited during a Kavi Darbar organised the local Ramgarhia gurdwara on Sunday by the Ramgarhia Virasat, an organisation of Ramgarhia Sikhs. According to Mr K.S. Bahra, spokesman of the virasat, a calendar published by the Ramgarhia Virasat, was also released on the occasion by Mr Channan Singh Wilkhu, Chairman, Sultej Motors Limited.

CONDEMNED: Condemning the state government for not fulfilling their demands, the PSEB Accounts Audit and Administrative Services Association has decided to strike work on April 19.

CAMP: The Sahara Jan Seva organised a children check-up camp at Kundan Lal Dharamsala here on Sunday. A team led by Dr B.K. Jain and Dr Sanjeev Gupta of the DMC Hospital, Ludhiana, examined more than 400 patients. Medicines were given free of cost.

ALLEGED: The local Baba Jujhar Singh Nagar Welfare Association has accused the PUDA authorities of adopting partial attitude towards the small plot holders and residents of Baba Jujhar Singh Nagar here on the Chandigarh road. Mr Dilbagh Singh Pabla, president of the association, in a press note here on Monday alleged that the PUDA authorities had kept the plots and houses of the persons having political clout, out of the purview of the proposed urban estate in the town.

SEMINAR: Godrej Grovet Limited in collaboration with the American Soyabean Association organised a seminar on poultry production here on Monday. A large number of poultry farmers participated. Dr S.C. Gupt, a poultry expert, laid stress on the need of adopting scientific management and bio-security for boiler farming with a view to making it more remunerative venture.

CONFERENCE: The Kirti Kisan Union has decided to boycott the payment of power, canal water charges and land revenue. The union decided this at a delegates conference held here at Mai Mazara on Sunday. The following were elected office-bearers of the union: president-Mr Manjit Singh Charhmazara; secretary-Mr Jarnail Singh; vice-presidents-Mr Jagtar Singh Balli and Mr Kewal Singh and cashier-Mr Pakher Singh.

COMMITTEE: A meeting of Arya Samaj leaders was held here at Adarsh Bal Vidyalya on Sunday. As many as 60 delegates participated in the meeting. A three-member committee comprising Mr D.P. Dutta (Nawanshahr), Mr Ajay Sood (Moga) and Mr Ashwani Kumar Sharma (Jalandhar) was constituted for suggesting improvements in the Arya educational institutions.

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KILLED: A cyclist, Bhupinder Singh (40) was killed and Nishan Singh, pillion rider, was wounded. The cylist was hit by a private bus at Patti on Monday.



SENTENCED: A local court on Monday sentenced Patwari Lila Ram to three years imprisonment for demanding and accepting bribe from farmer Dalbir Singh for a copy of revenue record. The patwari was nabbed by the state Vigilance Bureau on June 18, 2003.

ARRESTED: The district police has arrested Rajbir of Kalayat, a proclaimed offender. The police arrested Rajbir along with Sonu of Kalyat, Sunil of Bighana and Hardeep of Belarkhan. The Pundri police arrested nine persons for gambling at a public place.

QUIZ CONTEST: As many as four teams comprising Vikas and Rohan (Emerald); Sandeep and Sunil (Coral); Sonal and Priyanka (Sapphire); and Sudhir and Satprakash (Pearl) participated in a quiz contest held under the auspices of the Department of Master of Business Administration in the Somany Institute of Technology and Management here on Monday.

ANNUAL FUNCTION: As many as 1,025 students were given away degrees during the annual convocation of Guru Nanak Girls College here on Monday. Mr S.S. Arora, General Manager, Balapur Industries Limited, was the chief guest.

GANG BUSTED: With the arrest of three persons, the special police staff claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of auto thieves operating in parts of Haryana and its neighbouring states for the past few months. The arrested persons were identified as Jatinder of Jatheri village, Dharamvir and Ajay of Chhatehra village.

CRIMINAL BOOKED: The police has registered a case against a hardcore criminal, Anil of Salimsar Majra village, for allegedly making an attempt to kill Mr Chand Singh of the same village who was a rival candidate of his wife, Suman, a candidate for the post of sarpanch, and launched a hunt to apprehend him. 


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