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YOUTH CONG CAMP: The Punjab Youth Congress will organise a north zone youth leadership camp from May 15 to 17. Mr Raminder Aulan, president, Punjab Youth Congress, announced this here on Sunday. Mr Ashok Gehlot, former Rajasthan Chief Minister, would inaugurate the camp. Mr Ashok Tanwar, president, All-India Youth Congress, would preside.

EX-SERVICEMEN WING: Col (Retd) Ajit Singh was appointed president of the district unit of the ex-servicemen wing of the Shiromani Akali Dal at a special function organised here on Sunday. Senior Akali leaders, including Mr Ranjit Singh Brahampura, Mr Gulzar Singh Ranike, Mr Veer Singh Lopoke and, Mr Majinder Singh Kang, were present.

ELECTIONS: Dr Jagjit Singh Komal of Akal Degree College, Mastuana, and Dr Balbir Singh of Desh Bhagat College, Bardwal (Dhuri), were elected president and secretary, respectively, of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU), Sangrur district, on Sunday. A meeting was held under the chairmanship of Prof P.K. Sharma.

LOK ADALAT HELD: As many as 108 cases were settled by way of compromise and compensation of about Rs 2.4 crore was awarded to beneficiaries by eight Benches of the Lok Adalat here on Saturday.

POWER SUPPLY: The Punjab Government is planning to provide uninterrupted power supply to all villages of the state. This was stated by Punjab Local Bodies Minister, Chaudhary Jagjit Singh, while addressing a series of functions at a number of villages in the Kartarpur area on Saturday. He said nearly 92,000 villages had already been provided with 24-hour power supply, while remaining 3200 villages would get the facility soon.

EXTENSION GIVEN: Col Sandeep Kumar, Principal, Sainik School, Kapurthala, has been given a one-year extension by the Ministry of Defence.

SETTLED: Claims worth Rs 9,62,700 were settled at lok adalats held here on Saturday. A total of 29 cases under the Hindu Marriage Act, MATC, civil and criminals were taken up and 14 cases were settled on the spot. Two lok adalats will be held on May 21 and May 28 at Phagwara and Sultanpur Lodhi, respectively.

ELECTED: Mr R.N. Modgil was on Saturday elected president of the Ropar District Bar Association. Mr Rajiv Kumar Rana was elected secretary, Rajinder Singh as vice president, Mr Varun Garg as joint secretary, and Ms Jaspinder Kaur as cashier. The following has been chosen members of the Bar: Gangandeep, Sumit Pashrija and Gurdeep Singh.

MEMORANDUM SENT: The employees union of Punjab Alkalies and Chemicals Limited (PACL) on Saturday sent a memorandum to the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, against the Punjab Government’s move to privatise PACL. The union has, in a memorandum said Punjab Alkalies and Chemical Limited, Naya Nangal, had earned a net profit of more than Rs 20 crore and had planned to achieve net profit of Rs 50 crore this year. They requested the Chief Minister that before taking any final decision about PACL, the government should invite representative of the employees to discuss the issue.

MAY DAY RALLY: Activists of the local units of the CPI, the CPM, the Government Teachers Union, the Trade Union Council, the Punjab Motor Transport Union, the PSEB Employees Union and the BSNL Employees Union organised a rally here on Sunday to mark May Day. Speakers criticised the proposed move of the government to privatise schools.

JUDICIAL REMAND: After one day in police remand, Bihari migrant Mohammed Naseem, arrested on the charge of rape, was remanded in 14-day judicial custody, it was learnt on Monday. Naseem had raped a 14-year-old Bihari girl in Kaulsar Mohalla on the Khothran road on the night of April 28.

Crop damaged: About one-and-a-half acres of wheat crop was burnt to ashes at Kirpalpur village on the Phagwara-Nakodar road on Monday. The crop belonged to Pawittar Singh. An overhead electric wire reportedly got snapped accidentally and set the crop on fire. The Janata Seva Samiti headed by Mr Vipin Khurana began its 19th annual jal seva programme of serving cold water to railway passengers at Phagwara railway station on Sunday. A “havan” was held on this occasion. The samiti would serve water till October. After it, it would start serving fruits and milk to patients.

BODY RECOVERED: The Sadar police on Sunday today recovered a decomposed body from a village well at nearby Madhopur. The body had not been unidentified yet. It appeared to have been dumped there over three weeks ago. Its face was badly decomposed.



WELFARE SOCIETY: The following have been elected office-bearers of the of the Mohalla Welfare Society, Sector 30-B. President — Mr Pyara Singh; Vice-President — Mr Prem Singh; General Secretary — Mr Waryam Singh; Joint Secretary — Mr Saroop Singh and Cashier — Mr Bali Ram .

TOWN PLANNERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Chandigarh Regional Chapter Institute of Town Planners. Chairman — Mr Kuldeep Singh; Secretary — Mr M.L. Kaushal; Treasurer — Mr Gopal Johri and Auditor — Mr Raj Wadhawan.

FUMIGATION: Deputy Commissioner, Brijendra Singh, today directed the district health authorities to carry out regular fumigation in the town. The DC was presiding over a meeting of District Malaria Standing Committee. He said that fogging should be carried out wherever there is standing water and in all labour and slum colonies of the town. He also cautioned people to keep their surroundings clean in order to avoid a malaria or dengue outbreak. Civil Surgeon, Dr Satvir Chaudhaey was also present in the meeting.

Swearing in on May 4: The newly elected panches and sarpanches of various ‘panchayats in the district will be administered the oath of office on May 4. An official press release said that the oath will be administered by the Block Development and Panchayat Officers at the block level.



CASES SETTLED: As many as 605 cases were disposed at a Lok Adalat held at the judicial complex here on Saturday. The adalat held under the aegis of District Legal Services Authority, was supervised by Mr Sekhar Dhawan, Secretary, Haryana State Legal Services Authority. The Chief Judicial Magistrate and Secretary of the District Legal Services Authority, Mr Basehar Singh, informed that 889 cases were taken up out of which 605 cases were settled .

DOWRY DEATH: A man reportedly strangled his wife in Kharhar village of Bahadurgarh subdivision on Friday. The police has registered a case of dowry killing against the husband who has been arrested. The body of the woman was handed over to her parents after the post mortem at Civil Hospital, Bahadurgarh, on Saturday.

BODY FOUND: The body of an unidentified man was lying on the national highway between Taraori and Nilokheri. It was brought to the local Civil Hospital for most mortem.

DAIRYING WORKSHOP: A three-day training programme on scientific dairy farming organised for 28 members of various self-help groups of Nalbari, Darang and Kamrut districts of Assam concluded at Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) of the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) here on Sunday. The training programme was sponsored by the State Institute of Rural Development, Guwahati, that has formed 57 self-help groups in dairying under the Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana.

OATH: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Mahender Kumar, administered the oath of office and secrecy to 348 newly elected sarpanches, 3,006 panches, 123 block samiti members and 16 zila parishad members of Rewari district on Sunday. The Deputy Commissioner announced that the panchayats, which would show outstanding performances, would be given a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh for additional development projects.

KILLED: Dinesh (23), an employee of HDFC Bank here, killed and his colleagues, Sanjay (22), injured when their motor cycle (HR-12G-0215) was hit by an Indica car (HR-47D,-0174)on the Rewari-Mahendergarh road, near Jadra village 8 km from here, on Saturday evening. The deceased was resident of Anwal village in Rohtak district. Tributes were paid to late Mr R.D. Somany, a freedom fighter and social activist of Rewari region, at a function organised to mark his 85th birth anniversary in the Somany Institute of Technology and Management here on Sunday. A havan and an all-religion prayer were held on this occasion.

TRIBUTES PAID: Tributes were paid to late Mr R.D. Somany, a freedom fighter and social activist of Rewari region, at a function organised to mark his 85th birth anniversary in the Somany Institute of Technology and Management here on Sunday. A havan and an all-religion prayer were held on this occasion. 

ORGANISED: The All-India Saini Sewa Samaj on Saturday organised a meeting of members of the Saini community at which a judicial probe into the post-poll violence at Naya Gaon village of Jhajjar district during the panchayat elections was demanded. 

ACCIDENT VICTIM: A-15-year-old youth died after this autorickshaw was hit by a tractor-trailer near Gulabgarh Chowk here on Sunday noon. The victim, Bhajan Lal, a resident of Chhachhrouli, was going to Jagadhri along with a relative when the accident took place. He sustained injuries in the accident and was rushed to hospital, where he died. A case has been registered. 


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