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: The general body of the Service Club will be held on July 1 to decide on the elections . Mr S.S. Chhina, IPS (retd),said here on Saturday that elections to the club were to be held every year, but had not been held since1994.

NACDOR: The National Commission for Scheduled Castes, the Ministry for Social Welfare and the law and order machinery in states are responsible for atrocities against Dalits. Alleging this in a press note issued here on Sunday, the National Conference of Dalit Organisations (NACDOR), said Scheduled Caste leaders were mostly trying to secure their berths in Parliament, Assemblies and other comfortable jobs.

Gurmat camp : As many as 1200 Sikh youth attended gurmat camps organised by the Akal Purukh Di Fauj. The camps that started from June 12 at several schools, colleges and gurdwaras here concluded on Sunday.

IMA CONFERENCE: The Punjab unit of the Indian Medical Association will host a three-day 39th annual national conference of Indian Medical Association (ACADIMA-2005) at Ludhiana from October 21, Dr R.C. Garg president, Punjab IMA, said here on Monday.

ELECTED: Ravinder Luthra of Ferozepore, Gurinder Singh Sodhi of Amritsar and Sunil Kumar of Faridkot were unanimously elected president, general secretary and cashier, respectively, of the Punjab State Pharmacists Association. The other office-bearers also elected unanimously include senior vice-president Jaswinder Singh Patti of Nawanshahr, vice-president Swaranjit Singh of Muktsar and joint secretary Sunil Datt of Ropar. 

: The Health and Family Welfare Department in collaboration with the Lions Club held a meeting on drug abuse in the District Jail Complex here on Sunday. Dr Manjeet Kaur, Civil Surgeon, Mr Sat Pal Singh, Superintendent, District Jail, Dr Ajay Bagga, In charge, School Health Programme, Ms Inder Chandel, social activist, and Rajinder Singh, Principal (retd), addressed the inmates.

: Sumitra Devi, a resident of Jalandhar , complained to the SSP, Kapurthala, here on Sunday that her daughter Manju was killed by her husband and sister- in- law.Manju was brought dead to the Civil Hospital here on Saturday by her husband, a resident of mohalla Malkana

Accident: Kuldip Singh of Dhariwal village in Amritsar district was killed in an accident near Dera Baba Kikar Shah at Dhilwan on Saturday night.Kuldeep Singh was returning to Patti in his truck after unloading the goods at Una when he lost control of the vehicle and hit trees on the highway. The Dhilwan police post personnel took him to Dera Beas Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Exhibition: The local Prajapita Brahmkumari Ishwariya Vidhalaya organised an exhibition on drug abuse here at the railway station on Sunday. Dr Dalip Kumar, Civil Surgeon, inaugurated the exhibition..

Help given: The Arya Samaj, Ved Mandir, New Teachers Colony, distributed uniforms, chappals and stationery to 100 students of the school run by the local social worker, Baba Naubat Rai, at the New Grain Market.

BUS FARES: Mr Surjit Singh Soeta, general secretary, Punjab Mini Bus Operators Association, in a press note issued here on Monday criticised the recent hike in petrol and diesel prices and added that the government had not increased the bus fare for the past seven years.

: Congress MLA-cum-Chairman, Punjab Agro and Foods Corporation Joginder Singh Mann, Phagwara Nagar Council president Malkiat Singh Ragbotra and its senior vice-president Sanjeev Bugga on Monday visited Dashmesh Nagar locality, opposite the GT road, following reports of dirty water having accumulated in streets due to blocking of the drainage. They ordered laying of sewerage line in the locality.

BOOKED: The local police has booked 10 persons under Sections 452,427,323,148 and 149 of the IPC for house trespassing, assault and causing injury. Those booked include Surinder Singh, Daljit Singh, Anil Kumar, Jaipal, Damanjit Singh and Mohinder Kumar, all of Satnampura locality, Surinderpal alias Sarpanch, Jatinder Kumar and Vicky, all of mohalla Santokhpura and Mukesh Kumar of the Chaura Khuh area. The accused had allegedly stormed into a house at local Chahal Nagar on Sunday and assaulted its owner Vijay Singh and vandalised household goods.

NABBED: The police has arrested three persons on the charges of gambling. The accused Sanjeev Kumar and Sandip Kumar of Hadiabad and Amarjit of local Dadal mohalla. were allegedly playing at Hadiabad chowk, Hamshanghat, Hadiabad and Maal Godam road here, respectively.

Tarn Taran
: A case has been registered on the complaint of Mr Vijay Kumar Thakur,a Chandigarh resident ,against Sukhdeep Singh , his mother Harpreet Kaur and his wife Navjot Kaur ,all residents of Jalandhar ,for buying a residential plot on fake documents.

Drug abuse: The district police organised a meeting to discuss ways to combat drug abuse here . Besides police officials, representatives of political, religious and other organisations participated. Dr J.P. Singh , Mr Jagir Singh Sandhu ,Mr Jaspal Hans, DSP (D), took an oath to work unitedly against drug peddlers.

Undertrial dies: Rakesh Mehta, who had been lodged in the Amritsar Central jail four days back, died on Saturday.Capt S P Singh, Superintendent of the jail, said the deceased fell ill on Saturday and was admitted to the Civil Hospital where he died.

Judicial custody: A Duty Magistrate here extended judicial custody of Mr Kanwarpal Singh Bittu and Mr Sarabjit Singh Ghuman and another activist of theDal Khalsa till July 9. They were arrested by the district police on the charge of sedition on June 8.

SEMINAR: A seminar was organised by the Citizen Forum of Vidya Mandir at Maqboolpura here on Sunday. A team of Government Medical College, led by Dr A.S. Padda, Principal, visited the school for children of drug addicts here. Dr Padda said the team would hold a survey on the health of women and children in the locality.



IRREGULARITY: Residents of Indira Colony have accused the fair price shop owners of various irregularities. A delegation of residents from the slum colony led by local councillor, Mr Mahinder Singh, today met the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Brijendra Singh, and pleaded that action should be taken against the three licencees. They alleged that the depot holders often said that he had exhausted supplies and people were forced to buy supplies in the open market. Mr Brijendra Singh assured them that action would be initiated against those found guilty.

IMMUNISATION DRIVE: As many as 2,233 children were administered BCG drops, 837 were immunised against diptheria and 828 were given DPT and polio drops during the past month. An official press note said 822 children were given first dose of Vitamin A and 809 children were given second dose of Vitamin A under the 20-point vaccination programme. 

HEALTH CAMP: A free health camp is being organised by the District Red Cross Society and district health authorities at Rattewali village on Tuesday. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Brijendra Singh, will inaugurate the camp.



DUPED: The district police has registered a case under Sections 420 and 406 of the IPC against two persons allegedly for duping Sukhvinder Singh, a resident of Mohanpur of Rs 5 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad.
District police chief S.P. Ranga said Amrik Singh of Chhota Siana village and Rakesh Kumar of Maalli village, had promised to send Suhvinder abroad but they neither sent him abroad nor returned the money.

KILLED: An unidentified man was killed when he lost control of his scooter and fell from it on the G.T. Road near Ganaur, 25 km from here, on Sunday. He sustained serious injuries and was admitted to the Civil Hospital. He later succumbed to his injuries.
In another incident a truck loaded with 300 LPG cylinders dashed against a roadside tree on the Sonepat-Rohtak road near Kharkhauda town, 19 km from here, on Sunday. Three occupants of the truck, namely Jagshwar Ram, Sham Sunder and Kameshwar sustained injuries.

MURDERED: A youth Mohinder Singh, was allegedly murdered by a police Head Constable and his family members at Larsauli village, 15 km from here, on Sunday. Head Constable Subhash and his wife has surrendered. A quarrel over dumping of wood in the plot of the deceased was stated to be the cause of the murder. 



OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Chamba Welfare Association; president Mr M.C. Marwaha; senior vice president Mr Harish Chander Sharma; vice-presidents Mr D.K. Sharma; general secretary Mr Tej Singh Jasrotia, secretary Mr Yog Raj Sehgal; legal secretary Mr C.L. Sharma; finance secretary Mr A.P. Bagalwan; organising secretary Mr B.L. Bedi and auditor Mr N.D. Soni.

NARROW ROAD: The Chamba Welfare Association has demanded widening of a 34-km stretch of the main road from Goli to Chamba on the Chamba-Pathankot highway which is narrow with blind curves and is in bad shape. In a memorandum submitted to Mr Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister, Mr Tej Singh Jasrotia, general secretary of the association, regretted that this stretch of the road had not been widened to cope with the increasing vehicular traffic.

Sneh Yatra: Sneh Sajivini Yatra, led by Swami Mahesh Giri, head of the Dattatraye Devsthan, Junagarh (Gujarat), of the Art of Living, was organised here on Monday. The yatra went through Dhalpur, Lower Dhalpur, Sarwari and Beasa Mod and reached Ram Bagh at Akhara Bazar. Hundreds of followers and the local people joined the yatra. Earlier Swami Mahesh Giri addressed a press conference at the circuit house here.


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