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ARRESTED: The district police here on Friday arrested three persons for allegedly making and selling adulterated petrol and seized huge quantity of spurious petrol from them. The arrested persons were Gurinder Singh of Dhakka Colony, Pawan Kumar of Fair Land Colony and Surinder Arora of Gurbux Nagar.

TRAFFIC: In view of the visit of the President here on May 16, the district administration has decided to divert traffic from Bhucho Chowk to Bibiwala Chowk for five hours. The traffic from Bathinda to Rampura will pass through Bibiwala Chowk, Bibiwala village, Gobindpura, Bhucho Kalan and Bhucho main crossing. Traffic coming from Rampura towards Bathinda will pass through Bhucho Kalan Chowk, Gurdwara Laverisar Road, Tungwali village, Bhagu, Phoos Mandi and Jassi Pauwali.

MEETING: A meeting of the Regional Teachers’ Forum was held at the local Punjabi University regional centre on Thursday. Members discussed the position paper prepared by the Association of Indian Universities on GATS and its implications on higher education.

Dera Bassi
MEDICAL CAMP: More than 200 patients were examined at a general medical check-up and dental care camp organised at Janetpur village by the Sri Sukhmani Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Dera Bassi, on Thursday. A team of doctors from the hospital with the help of volunteers of the NSS unit of the Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dera Bassi, examined the patients and distributed medicines free of cost to them. 

CONTAMINATED WATER: Mr Jai Gopal Dhiman, president, Social Democratic Party of India, has lodged a complaint with the District Health Officer regarding supplying of contaminated drinking water by the Municipal Council in Premgarh Mohalla and Bazar Vakilan. In a press note here on Friday, Mr Dhiman said water samples were submitted to the health officer. He urged the health officer to get water samples tested and ensure regular chlorination of water.

DHARNA: Irked over the Municipal Corporation move to close down the Sanjay Gandhi Market for vehicular traffic, shopkeepers of the market organised a dharna at the BMC Chowk here on Friday and threatened that they would close their shops in case the flow of vehicular traffic was stopped.

BLOOD DONATION CAMP: As many as 84 persons, including 27 women, donated blood at a camp organised by Shaheed Bhagat Singh Blood Donors Society at Pamour village on Saturday. The camp was inaugurated by Mr Didar Singh Bhatti, member, SGPC. The society had organised nine blood donations camp in one year in which 677 units of blood was donated. 

Sartaj Singh, a teenager from the city, found an insect in a Verka ice-cream bought from an outlet located on Dutt Road here. Sartaj’s father, Dr Narinder Singh, said he had bought Verka’s Milky Treat ice-cream having batch No. 95 and date of manufacture as April 5. He has lodged a complaint with the Civil Surgeon in this regard.

MINOR RAPED: A four-year-old girl, Rajni, daughter of Raj Kumar, a hair dresser, was allegedly raped and murdered on Thursday night. According to information, Raj Kumar when came back from his shop at 9.15 pm he found that his other three children were present in the house except Rajni. He asked his wife whereabouts of Rajni, she said she might be playing in the street. After making enquiry from neighbour, they started search for her. At about 11 pm the body of Rajni was found in an ice-box near shops of scrap dealers. They took her to a hospital and reported the police. A case has been registered.

PRIZE DISTRIBUTION: The local WL Arya Girls Senior Secondary School organised a prize distribution function on Friday. An NRI couple, Mr Varinder Kundra and Mrs Priyavanda Kundra presided over the function. As many as 55 students were honoured. They donated Rs 21,000 for installing water-cooler in the school.

SEIZED: The police here on Friday arrested three motor-cyclists, Umardeen of Khothran road, Jagdish Chander of Sarai road and Pal Singh, alias Ghungari, of Khera village and seized fake currency notes of Rs 30,800. All notes were of Rs 100 denomination.

BURNT: Two youths signalled a motor-cyclist Ninder Pal of Begampura to stop on May 12, threw some liquid on him and set him on fire before fleeing. Ninder Pal got serious burns. He was taken to the local Civil Hospital from where he was shifted to Jalandhar

KILLED: An unidentified man was killed under Shalimar Express here on Friday. The body was sent to the Civil Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

Tarn Taran
GHEROED: A petrol pump situated at Bhagupur village falling under Patti subdivision was gharoed by residents of the area. They alleged that adulterated diesel and petrol were being sold from the pump.



LECTURE: As a part of the continuing dental education programme of the Chandigarh branch of the Indian Dental Association, a lecture was organised on “Biomedical waste management in dental practice” on Wednesday. The speaker on the occasion, Prof J.K. Das, Medical Superinten-dent Government Medical College Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, apprised the dentists of the present day dental practice with reference to preventing personal, hospital and environmental hazards which biomedical wastes causes.

Research paper: A Ph.D student of the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab University, Aman Trehan, who will present his research paper at the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Canada, is pursuing his Ph.D under the expert guidance of Prof V.R. Sinha. The research paper is an outcome of project work of UGC-MHRD project ‘Development and Characterization of Biodegradable Micro-spheres as depot system for parental delivery’ sanctioned to Prof V.R. Sinha.



DIRECTED: Judicial Magistrate Parveen Kumar on Friday directed the police to register a case against the in-laws of Jyoti Rani of Nangal village. In her complaint, Jyoti had alleged that her in-laws were harassing her for dowry.

KILLED: Captain Sukhbir Singh Rathi, secretary, District Soldier Board, was killed when his car collided with a truck on the Sirsa road here on Thursday. He was returning from Fatehabad when the mishap took place.

ARRESTED: Six persons were arrested for allegedly beating up their daughter-in-law, Parvati, here on Saturday. According to Government Railway Police, Parvati’s husband Pawan along with other relatives came to his brother-in-law’s house and allegedly started beating her over some issue.

DISTRIBUTED: The Haryana Irrigation and Revenue Minister, Capt Ajay Singh Yadav, distributed 80 sewing machines among poor women at the welfare department complex here on Friday. The women were earlier given training in tailoring. Mr Yadav said they could provide financial assistance to their families.

convicted: Mr Dharamvir Singh, Additional District and Sessions Judge, on Saturday convicted Satpal, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, of theft and sentenced him to seven years’ rigorous imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 2,000. Satpal had committed a theft in the house of Mr Satbir , a resident of Mangal Kalan village, on the night of October 26, 2000.

THEFT: An amount of Rs 1 lakh was stolen from a tailoring shop in new cloth market here on Saturday. Mr Rajbir, owner of the shop and resident of the Sunder Sanwari area, has got a case registered in this connection.

SUICIDE: Narinder, a student of an engineering college, reportedly committed suicide by consuming poison at his relative’s house at Bhatgon village, about 15 km from here, on Saturday.

HOUSE SET AFIRE: Labourer Sahab Singh’s house was allegedly set afire by a few persons at Palra village, about 20 km from here, late Friday evening. According to a report, Rs 17,000 in cash and household goods worth Rs 70,000 were destroyed in the fire. 



BOOKED: The Barotiwala police has arrested Ram Prasad, Ram Swaroop, Raju and Chhote Lal, all migrant labourers from MP, at Baddi for allegedly playing satta on Thursday and Rs 1,615 and satta slips were recovered from them. A case under the Gambling Act has been registered against them. 

KILLED: A Kashmiri labourer, Gulam Nabi, was crushed to death and six other persons were hurt when a private bus (HP-14A-5098) dashed against a pile of bricks near Shoolini Institute of Live Sciences on the Jaunajee road here on Thursday. A case has been registered against the driver of the bus, Jiwa Ram.

STOLEN: Goods worth Rs 2.7 lakh were stolen from the house of Ms Annu Sharma, a resident of Jaunajee, here on Thursday. A case has been registered. Three suspects had been rounded up for interrogation.


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