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SAFAI KARAMCHARIS: The National Commission for Safai Karamcharis has urged the Prime Minister to declare the work of safai karamcharis technical. Disclosing this on Wednesday Ms Santosh Choudhary, Chairperson of the Commission, expressed concern about the exploitation of the safai karamcharis. Ms Choudhary was here to discuss the facilities and problems, if any of the safai karamcharis of Guru Nanak Dev University with the authorities and its employees.

LOANS: The Inspector-General of Police (Bathinda zone), Mr Rajinder Singh, has announced an initiative called community policing loans to redress the grievances of pending loan settlements between farmers and commission agents. In a press note here on Wednesday, it was stated that the non-settlement of loans had led to litigation, social tension, and untoward incidents.

DHARNA: Hundreds of activists of the Bathinda unit of the Class IV Government Employees Union on Wednesday staged a dharna in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner to lodge their protest against the alleged apathetic attitude of the Civil Surgeon towards their demands.

WARNING: The Unemployed ETT Teachers Union has given a warning that if a report related to regular appointments of the ETT teachers is not released till June 12, the union will organise a permanent morcha in front of the house of the Deputy Chief Minister,  Ms Rajinder Kaur  Bhattal.

FEEDER: Members of the Nawanshahr Industrial Focal Point Association are sore over the apathetic attitude of the PSEB as it has allegedly deprived them of a separate feeder for catering to the needs of industrial units. The local Industrial Focal Point had a feeded but it was connected with the domestic supply a few years ago, alleged the industrialists, who have been running their units here.

COMPLAINT: Mr Jai Gopal Dhiman, president, Social Democratic Party of India, along with activists of the party lodged a written complaint to the Deputy Commissioner, Hoshiarpur, on Wednesday against the Public Health Department for not making arrangements to stop the leakage of water from the pipes of various rural water supply schemes in the Garshankar subdivision.

SHEDS: A deputation of the Punjab Nirman Mazdoor Union led by Mr Ganga Parshad, its president, met Mr D K Tiwari, Deputy Commissioner, Hoshiarpur, on Wednesday and demanded immediate construction of sheds at labour chowks where daily wage earners assembled for getting employment and also urged him to make arrangements for drinking water there.

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ARRESTED: The local police has arrested a travel agent at Delhi airport on a complaint of a resident of Adalat Chakki village. Kuldeep Singh, a resident of Jaboo Sudhar, complained to the police that the travel agent was neither refunding him Rs 7 lakh nor sending him to the UK for which he was paid the said amount.

LAND DISPUTE: The decade-old land dispute between tenants and landlords in this border village took a serious turn on Wednesday when six persons were seriously injured in firing between the two groups. The police has registered a case.



MC POLL: The district administration has postponed the elections to the posts of President and Vice-President of the local Municipal Council till the state government clarified on the status of Independent MLA from Sohna Assembly constituency in this district with regard his voting right. The MLA, Mr Sukhvir Jaunapuria, has asserted that some of areas like Hans Enclave, Harinagar, Rajiv Colony,Defence Colony and Nitn Vihar of his Assembly constituency fall in the municipal limits of Gurgaon city entitles him to vote in the election to the two posts.

SEARCH IN JAIL: A police party, headed by Mr Subhash Chander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Headquarters), conducted a search of the District Jail here on Thursday and recovered a mobile phone from a barrack. The mobile phone, of course, was without the battery and the sim card.

STUDENT DEAD: Yashpal, a student, died of a heart attack in DIT School here on Thursday. The student belonged to Manana village in Panipat district and he was doing the JBT course. The police sent the body for a post-mortem examination.

INJURED: Three employees were injured when a fire broke out at Indane gas plant near the IOCL refinery here on Wednesday. They have been admitted to a private hospital. Two of them were identified as Satish and Dharambir of Begampur village.


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