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SELF-EMPLOYMENT: The Small Industries Service Institute, Ludhiana, under the Government of India, Ministry of Small-Scale Industries, in association with the All-India Women Conference and District Industries Centre, Amritsar, conducted an industrial motivation campaign under the title ‘Self-Employment Campaign for Women’ here on Friday. Mr K.S. Ludu, IES, Additional Development Commissioner (SSI), Government of India, highlighted the importance of the participation of women in the country’s economic growth.

GANG BUSTED: The Senior Superintendent of Police, Dr Jatindra Jain, said here on Saturday that the police had busted a gang of thieves and two persons had been arrested. Dr Jain said they had stolen a truck (DL-16A-3383) near the Randhawa Palace here, another vehicle (HR-7399) from Ahmedabad and a vehicle (HR-47-6783) from Bikaner.

INAUGURATED: Mr D.K. Tiwari, Deputy Commissioner-cum-president, District Olympic Association, inaugurated a renovated swimming pool at the Services Club complex here on Friday. Addressing the gathering, Mr Tiwari said swimmers of the district had won various championships and brought laurels. Gurwinder Kaur, national record holder of swimming, was honoured on the occasion.

Training camp concludes
: A training camp for sarpanches and panches, which started on May 30, concluded on Friday at Government Senior Secondary School here. Representatives from 54 villages were trained and made to know the way the grant-in-aid is to be used for the maximum benefits of villages, how to settle disputes and the knowledge about various projects which should be taken on priority. Mr Gurmeet Singh, BD and PO, Jagraon, Mr Shamsher Singh Dangian, Block Chairman, Mr Jagdish Singh, Vice-Chairman, Manuke, and Mr Jaspal Singh, distributed certificates to the representatives.

BUS SERVICE: Libra Bus Service has started super deluxe semi-sleeper air-conditioned Volvo bus service between Chandigarh and Katra. The service will start from today. Two buses will start simultaneously from Chandigarh and Katra in the evening. This was stated by Mr Fateh Singh Libra, chairman, Libra Bus Service. 

COUNCILLOR BOOKED: On a complaint of Mr Pappu Kalyan, acting president of the local Municipal Council, the police on Friday registered a case against a local municipal councillor, Sakib Ali Raja, for allegedly defaming Pappu Kalyan, who belongs to the Scheduled Caste community. The police has registered a case under Sections 3/4 of the SC/ST Act, 1989, and Section 506 of the IPC against Sakib Ali Raja.

DISTRIBUTED: Mr Krishan Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, distributed artificial limbs, tricycles, wheelchairs, crutches, blind sticks and hearing aids worth Rs 4.42 lakh among 163 physically challenged school students at a camp organised at the Government Senior Secondary School here on Friday. As many as 53 tricycles, 47 wheelchairs, 15 crutches, 44 hearing aids and 4 blind sticks were distributed.

FUNCTION: The local Bhai Ghanayia Seva Samiti organised a function here at Vishawakarma Mandir on Thursday to help poor families. Mr Krishan Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, presided over the function and distributed ration among 25 poor and needy families. While lauding the gesture of the Bhai Ghanayia Seva Samiti, the Deputy Commissioner stressed the need to mobilise NGOs for community service projects.



Road show: The Department of Posts, Chandigarh postal division, organised a road show in collaboration with the Western Union Organisation here today. A number of employees of the Postal Department and Western Union participated.

Nirjala Akadeshi celebrated: Nirjala Akadeshi was celebrated with fervour at various places in the city today. People in large numbers thronged temples and offered prayers. Sweet water was served on the occasion. Chabeels were held by many organisations and individuals.



SHOT AT: A railway passenger, Tony (22), a resident of Yamunanagar, was shot at and wounded critically in the Saharanpur-bound passenger train near Jagadhri railway station on Thursday. The victim is fighting for life at the PGI, Chandigarh. The accused, Pardeep, was nabbed by the mob and handed over to the police.

PROTEST: Farmers and power consumers protested against the irregular power supply and long power cuts. They resorted to road blockade at Siwan, 10 km from here, on Friday. They raised slogans against the HVPN authorities.

HAILED: Mr Randhir Rana, secretary, Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee, Mr Sudhir Mehta, member, state executive, Mr Kavi Raj Sharma, deputy media adviser, HPCC, and Mr Dharam Pal Chhot, senior Congress leader, here on Friday welcomed the Haryana Government decision to waive the power bill arrears amounting to Rs 1600 crore belonging to farmers and other consumers.

BODY FOUND: A youth, Manjit Singh (35), a resident of Resalu village, has been found dead under mysterious circumstances. He was missing some days ago. The police has sent the body to Bhim Sen Sachar Civil Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

KILLED: A three-year-old, Chhotu, a resident of Jonawas village, near here, was crushed to death by a tractor in Sadhu Shah Nagar near the Azad Chowk here on Thursday. The driver of the tractor fled after mishap. The police has impounded the tractor and a case has been registered.

SEIZED: On a tip-off, the Rohrai police conducted raids at several places in Guraora village, about 25 km from here, on Wednesday. It apprehended seven persons while indulging in gambling and seized Rs 4,550 from their possession. A case has been registered under the Gambling Act.

BOOKED: Following an order issued by the Chief Judicial Magistrate here, the Kasaula police has booked Mangtu Ram, sarpanch, Pachore village, under the IPC. The order was issued on the complaint of Forest Ranger concerned who said that the sarpanch had been instrumental in the illicit felling of trees in the panchayati land of the village.

SUMMONED: A local court has summoned Mr D.K. Singhania, vice-president, LML Limited, and three other officials of the company in connection with a case of cheating filed by its former dealer. Mr Gulshan Narang, proprietor, Narang Automobiles, said when the company decided to launch a motor cycle, it asked his firm to upgrade the facilities which was done in due course. However, it stopped supplying scooters to them despite the advance payment for the consignment of motor cycles.

JANTA DARBAR: Mr Balbir Singh Malik, Deputy Commissioner, redressed the grievances of people at a janta darbar held by him in the office of the Block Development and Panchayat Officer at Ganaur town, 16 km from here, on Saturday. As many as 57 complaints were received by the DC who disposed of many of them on the spot.


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