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ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the National Union of Postal Employees, Class III: president—Mr Balwant Singh; divisional secretary—Mr Ashwani Kumar Puri; and treasurer—Mr Shiv Nath Puri.

SUICIDE: Kulwinder Singh (23), a resident of Bhandori Rajputan village, committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence here on Saturday. It is said he had a love affair, but it was not acceptable to residents of the village. The deceased held a meeting with the Sarpanch of the village on Saturday, but reportedly failed to convince him in this regard. Later, he came to his residence and committed suicide.

Lecture: Dr M.S. Jawanda, Surgeon, Civil Hospital, here delivered a lecture on common surgical problems in different age groups at A.S. College, Khanna, on Saturday according to a press note issued by the Principal of the college here today. Dr R.S. Jhanji, Principal of the college, presented the vote of thanks.

Poll postponed: The election of the Private Colleges Non-Teaching Employees Union Punjab and Chandigarh, scheduled for April 17, has been postponed. This was stated here today by M.L. Khullar, convener of the union, in a press note issued here today.

Mr V.P. Chopra was elected president of the Wire Drawing Federation of Punjab at the federation’s general body meeting held here last week. Mr Pritam Singh and Mr Kulwinder Singh were elected vice-presidents, Mr Badish Jindal general secretary and Mr Naresh Gupta was elected joint secretary.

PEACE MARCH: With a mission to establish peace and cordial relations between India and Pakistan, a 34-member delegation of the Indo-Pak Peace Mission headed by Mr Sandeep Pandey of Gajipur in Uttar Pradesh is on a peace march on foot from Lucknow to Multan in Pakistan. The march started from Lucknow on March 23 and will reach Multan on May 11. Members of the mission were accorded a warm reception on their arrival here on Sunday.

BOOKED: The police has booked two persons allegedly responsible for killing a youth, Gurpreet Singh, who was found dead in a car near the local Civil Hospital on
January 1. The father of the deceased, Mr Seva Singh, had complained that Vikas and Anuj, were responsible for administering poison to his son. The police said the report of a chemical analyst confirmed it as a case of poisoning. A case has been registered.

TWO KILLED: Two persons were killed in different road accidents during the past 24 hours. Sohan Singh (61) of Chaheru village was knocked down to death on the GT Road by an unidentified vehicle. He was going to his fields on a cycle when a vehicle hit him. In another incident, Bhagwant Singh (60) was killed when a car hit him near Khajurala village. He was crossing the road at that time. He was taken to a hospital here but he succumbed to his injuries.

YOGA CLASSES: More than 100 members of the Bharatiya Yog Sanstha organised special yoga classes to spread awareness among the general public about the importance of yoga on its foundation day function held at Giani Zail Singh Nagar here on Sunday. The organisation has been organising free yoga class at several places in the district, according to zonal in-charge of Ropar M.S. Chowdhary.

ANTI-POLIO DRIVE: Anti-polio drops were administered to 1,70,618 children up to five years of age at 1087 polio booths and by 44 mobile teams in the district on Sunday, according to Dr Inderjit Kaur Walia, Civil Surgeon, Sangrur. Dr Walia said there were about 2.72 lakh children up to five years of age in the district. She said those who were left would be covered by workers of the Health Department and other volunteers during the next two days.



PRESENTED: The Punjab Finance Minister, Mr Surinder Singla, presents a mento to the Chairman and Managing Director, Punjab National Bank, Mr S.S. Kohli, for his contribution towards implementing various government-sponsored schemes and programmes at the state-level Bankers’ Committee (Punjab), held in Chandigarh on Monday. 

Launched: Himalaya Opticals, Sector 9, unveiled its latest summer collection of cool and funky glasses on Saturday. Mr Shrawan Binani, director, said nearly 60 models had been launched in the premium segment and 40 in the non-branded segment to commemorate the first anniversary of the outlet here. 

Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Mahavir Jain Yuvak Mandal: president--Mr Sudhir Jain; vice-president--Mr Deepak Jain; general secretary--Mr Neeraj Jain; and auditor--Mr Rajan Jain.

Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Residents’ Welfare Association, Sector 71 (north): president — Col R.S. Mangat’ senior vice-president — Col D.S. Sandhu; vice-president — Lt Col N.S. Rangi; general secretary — Mr Gurpal Singh; finance secretary — Mr Shivendra Singh; joint secretary — Mr Amanpreet Singh; and press secretary — Mr Gurpreet N.P. Singh.



ASSAULTED: Two armed youths attacked a Junior Engineer, Mr Baljit Singh, at a power substation at Jasaur Kheri village in the district here on Sunday night. He was taken to the PGIMS at Rohtak with stab injuries. The unidentified assailants with covered faces carrying a pistol and a knife started beating up the JE who was alone at that time and ransacked the office. A case has been registered.

DONATED: About 1,000 poor students of various educational institutions were given textbooks and stationery items free of cost at a function organised by the Samaj Seva Samiti in Sector 14 here on Monday. Mr Manohar Lal Jain, a social activist, presided. Mr Parkash Mangla, a businessman, was the chief guest.

INAUGURATED: Mr Mitter Sain Arya, an Arya Samaj leader of Rajasthan, inaugurated the newly constructed building of Vedic Kanya Gurukul in Indira Colony at Bahalgarh village, 10 km from here, on Monday.

SEMINAR: Brig O.P. Chaudhary (retd), former chairman of the Haryana Education Board and Vice-Chancellor of Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, inaugurated a one-day national seminar on ‘Corporate governance— emerging scenario’ at the auditorium of Hindu College here on Saturday. The seminar was organised by the Hindu Institute of Management. 



SUHI FAIR: A three-day Suhi fair began here on Sunday. The fair will conclude on April 12 on the premises of the palanquin-shaped Suhi temple located on a hillock. The local administration has made all possible efforts in coordination with the local Suhi Sewa Samiti for the smooth conduct of the fair.


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