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Amritsar
ARRESTED: The district police has arrested five persons for stealing 24 shuttering plates. These include Gurpinder Singh, a resident of Lucknow, Sewak Singh of Rajpura, Sukhraj Singh and Manjit Singh of Maqboolpura and Geja Singh of the Sultanwind area.

Batala
BOOKS DISTRIBUTED: The Sukhmani Sahib Sewa Society distributed free books among 370 needy and poor children of Batala town here on Tuesday. Society president Rajinder Singh and general secretary Harbans Singh Hanspal told mediapersons that they had collected the donations for books from various donors of the town.

BIRTH ANNIVERSARY: The Lord Parshuram birth anniversary was celebrated with great enthusiasm here on Tuesday. The function was organised at the Rai Sahib Nihal Chand Mandir, Ohri Chowk, by the Brahmin Sabha. Thousands of devotees from all over the town participated in the function.

Hoshiarpur
RALLY: Workers of Mukerian Paper Mill held a rally in front of their mill at Mukerian, 52 km from here, on Monday to express resentment against the retrenchment of about 300 workers and employees by the management on flimsy grounds.

Tarn Taran
WOMAN MOLESTED: Baljit Kaur (not her real name), a resident of Khawaspur village under Goindwal police station, was molested by Amrik Singh of the same village. The police said a case under Sections 354, 352 of the IPC had been registered against the accused.

INAUGURATED: A modern building complex of the Dairy Training and Extension Centre was inaugurated by Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Minister for Dairy Development, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Tourism here on Monday.

ZIRAKPUR
Celebrated:
Tiny tots of Strawberry Public School, Baltana, celebrated Red Colour Day by ting red ribbons to their wrists. The enthusiastic kids also danced on the tunes of Punjabi and Hindi songs besides enjoying cold drinks. The school was decorated with red objects to mark the day.

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HARYANA

Ambala
MOTHERíS DAY: The pre-primary wing of DAV Senior Secondary Public School, Ambala City, celebrated the Motherís Day with much fanfare. The function was presided over by the principal of the school, Ms Reena Nagrath. A number of mothers of students also took part in the function. Sonia Sharma and Ranjna Katoch were the winners in the musical chair, while Sonia, Gurvinderjeet and Seema Chandan won the riddle race. Ritu Gupta and Roli Jain were adjudged the best-dressed mother. A dance competition was also organised, in which mothers Riya Sharma, Preeti, Ruby Agnihotri, Rakhi and Vandna Malhotra and Deepti Mittal were declared winners.

Jhajjar
SNATCHED: A seven-year-old boy reportedly snatched a bag containing Rs 20,000 from a person outside the State Bank branch in Bahadurgarh on Monday. The boy was caught by people and handed over to the police. According to information, when the victim came out of the bank, the boy, who revealed his name as Prakash, first teased him and then snatched the bag containing the money. He tried to flee but was captured by people.

Panipat
BEATEN UP: A youth of Sanjay Colony here was reportedly beaten up by some persons over a financial matter here on Monday. The youth who was identified as Krishan received multiple injuries.

Rewari
SEMINAR: Dealers from various parts of Rewari, Mahendergarh and Gurgaon districts of South Haryana as well as Alwar district of Rajasthan participated in a marketing-oriented seminar organised by Dev Seeds International (DSI) here on Monday. The DSI, which is engaged in the development and production of quality seeds of mustard, cotton, rice, wheat, hybrid bajara and certain vegetables, has been catering to the needs of farmers in Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.

Sonepat
KILLED: An unidentified man was killed when he was hit by a speedy car on the GT Road, near Kundli village, about 25 km from here, on Tuesday. The police has sent the body for a post-mortem examination. The car driver escaped after the accident.

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

Kumarhatti
INAUGURATED: Thakur Dharampal, Deputy Speaker of the Himachal Vidhan Sabha, inaugurated a 2.5 km new road in the interior of Arki subdivision on Monday.

SEIZED: The Barotiwala police seized 27 boxes containing countrymade liquor from a khokha owner at the truck union in Barotiwala on Monday. The khokha owner, Kamaljeet Singh, was booked under the Excise Act.

Nalagarh
WOOD SEIZED: The local police recovered 18 logs of sheesham, 7 logs of tuni, 22 logs of kikar and three quintals of firewood from a tractor which was coming from Gulerwala on Monday. The driver, Madan Lal, hailing from Hardo Haripur village in Anandpur Sahib and Ramesh hailing from Chanpatti district in Bihar were arrested by the police and a case under Sections 41/42/33 of the Indian Forest Act and 379 of the IPC was registered against them.

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