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Bathinda
DEMANDED: Mr Jagroop Singh Gill, president, Government Secondary School, Paras Ram Nagar, has demanded the continuation of Parents Teachers Association fund which had been stopped by the state government. Mr Gill said it would adversely affect basic requirements of schools, including electricity, water, sewerage and stationary. He said he had already written a letter to Ms Tejinder Kaur, Principal Secretary, Education Department, in this regard.

TELEFILM: Mr Surinder Kumar Singla, Finance Minister, has released a grant of Rs 50,000 for the production of a Punjabi telefilm on female foeticide being produced by the local PNDT cell.

Kapurthala
THEFT: A theft was committed in Brahamkund Mandir near Shalimar Bagh here on Wednesday. Thieves decamped with a silver headgear, a gold nose ring, a necklace and the temple cash box. A case has been registered.

Malerkotla
ARRESTED: The Malerkotla police has arrested Mohammadd Salamdin, son of Mohammad Habib and Mohammad Akram, son of Mohd Ahankan, residents of Jamalpura Mohalla, for allegedly selling spurious milk. Mr Mukand Singh Malli, DSP, said the police recovered a tanker containing 800 litres of spurious milk and some chemicals used to prepare the milk.

Nawanshahr
FUNCTION: The District Health Department on Thursday organised a function to mark the World Health Day here at Ravidass Nagar with a view to educating people on the significance of health of mothers and children. Dr Dalip Kumar, Civil Surgeon and Dr Surinder Mohan Singh Sidhu were present on the occasion.

BLOOD DONATED: As many as 55 PSEB employees donated blood at a camp organised at Blood Donors Council Complex in the memory of their departed colleague, Harmesh Lal, here on Wednesday. This was stated by Mr Jaspal Gidda, spokesman of the council, here on Thursday.

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CHANDIGARH

Panchkula
Arrested: The police has arrested Kuldeep Singh on charges of assault. He, along with three others has been accused of assaulting Mr Ajay Goel, a resident of Sector 7. The latter has alleged that the owners of the house where he was staying were harassing him for getting the house vacated and Kuldeep Singh was in collusion with his landlords.

Remanded: A court here has remanded the seven accused, including two men Raj Kumar and Lakhwinder Singh, who were allegedly involved in flesh trade at Raipur Rani, into judicial remand. The racket was busted by a team of police led by CIA In charge, Mr Mukesh Kumar and Station House Officer, Raipur Rani, Mr Satish Mohan yesterday. 

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HARYANA

Ambala
Poll arrangements
: District Magistrate, Mr J P Kaushik has nominated four Special Executive Magistrates for the panchayat elections to be held on April 9. Similarly 16 Duty Magistrates and 27 supervisors were also appointed to conduct the election.

Convocation: Convocation function of S A Jain College, Ambala City will be organised on April 11. Haryana Education Minister, Phool Chand Mulana, will be the chief guest. Principal of the college Mr. S P Singh told that 450 graduates and post graduates would be given degrees on this occasion.

Panipat
Body found
: A body of an unidentified person in mid thirties was recovered from fields in Diwana village of the district here Friday. It is suspected that the body was dumped after killing the person. A Mange Ram, a farmer, saw the body when he went to his fields today. He informed the Chandni Bagh police.

Rewari
CASE REGISTERED: Manisha (21), wife of Deepak, reportedly set herself afire by sprinkling kerosene at Ransi Majri village, 16 km from here, on Wednesday. It is alleged that she was being harassed by her in-laws for dowry. On a complaint by her father, Pratap Singh, the police has registered a case against her husband, mother-in-law Rajjo Devi and a sister-in-law.

SUICIDE: Sharmila (20), wife of Manoj, reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself at Surehli village, about 30 km from here, on Wednesday. It is alleged that her husband, in connivance with his two accomplices, maltreated her and compelled her to commit suicide. On a complaint by her father, Rohtash Singh, a case has been registered against her husband, Manoj, and his two accomplices, Ram Chander and Nathu Ram.

Sonepat
DC ESCAPES UNHURT: Mr Balbir Singh Malik, Deputy Commissioner, escaped unhurt when a jeep hit his car near Chah Dayal Chowk here on Thursday. According to a report, Mr Malik was returning to his residence after attending a meeting at the PWD rest house. The police has arrested the jeep driver.

DESTROYED: Wheat crop in seven acres of land at Jharot and Thana Kalan villages was damaged in fire here on Friday. Sparking from transmission lines said to be the cause of the fire. 

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

Nalagarh
CROP BURNT: The standing wheat crop was destroyed in a fire that broke in fields near Tahliwala village, about 5 km from here, on Thursday. A spark from an electric transmitter caused the fire the police said. Fire engines were pressed into service, which managed to control the fire. The total loss is estimated to be between Rs 15,000-20,000.

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