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CDs SEIZED: The Civil Lines police has seized five x-rated and 30 pirated CDs from Sandeep Kumar. Dr Jantindra Kumar Jain, SSP, Batala, said this on Sunday. In another case, 250 gm brown sugar was found in a box of bus driver Sukhdev Singh of Amritsar. A case under the NDPC Act has been

ENTRANCE TEST: As far as 35 students who got their PMT entrance papers reevaluated found that the key to around 20 questions was incorrect. They found that the same question figured in all sets of question papers but the answers were not same. Hence the students have filed a writ petition in the high court. The students in their petition have demanded stay to the counselling session.The students also demanded that new keys should be prepared by competent persons. 

ORIENTATION PROGRAMME: The week long orientation programme conducted for the teachers of Ryan International School ( RIS) concluded on Monday with the final sessions at the PAU. The programme comprised various workshops on inter- personal behaviour, self-awareness and effectiveness, behavioral aspects, motivation and the much talked about concept of Kaizen. “These workshops were organised by the school in order to bring out the best aspects of human behaviour and to strengthen the bond between the students and teachers,” said the Principal, Ms Jaishree Gupta.

Rally held
: As many as 400 schoolchildren, holding banners and posters highlighting ill-effects of population explosion and declining female sex ratio, participated in an awareness rally organised to mark World Population Day here on Monday. Mr Krishan Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, flagged off the rally at JSFH Khalsa Senior Secondary School. The rally culminated at Doaba Arya Senior secondary School.

Seminar: The local Rotary Club and BLM Girls College organised a seminar on “Save the girl child” on the premises of the college on Monday. Mr Prem Bhardwaj, president, managing committee of the college, presided over the seminar. Dr Dalip Kumar, Civil Surgeon, Mr Verinder Ummat, president, of the club, Ms C. Tassawar, Officiating Principal and certain college students delivered lectures

Arya Samaj: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Arya Samaj (Ghas Mandi): president — Mr Prem Bhardwaj; secretary — Mr Surinder Mohan Tejpal; senior vice-president — Ms Indumati Gautam; vice-presidents — Mr Desh Bandhu Bhalla, Mr Rajinder Premi and Mr Varinder Sareen; joint secretary — Mr Amit Sharma; treasurer — Mr Kulwant Rai; propaganda secretary — Mr Lalit Kumar Sharma; and librarian — Mr Chandi Charan Tejpal.

Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Rotary Club: president — Mr Verinder Ummat; secretary — Mr Vinod Aroa; senior vice-president — Mr Inder Mohan Dutta; vice-presidents — Mr Jawahar Lal Jain, Dr S. K. Sukhi; finance secretary — Mr Vinod Jangra; joint secretary — Mr Mukesh Markan; and directors — Mr Rajnish Jain, Mr Bharat Jyoti Kundra, Mr Pawan Kumar, Mr Dhirinder Laroyia and Mr O. P. Chopra.

Judicial Magistrate (First Class) Harinderjit Singh Tiwana on Monday issued summons to seven members of the family of the in-laws of Rekha Devi, a resident of Bharoli village, here for torturing and demanding dowry under Sections 406-498A-149 of the IPC. She complained that Joginder Paul, father-in-law, Beant Kaur, mother-in-law, Neetu, Rakhi, Joyti, and Rekha, sisters-in-law had been maltreating her for not bringing adequate dowry.

Raped: A minor girl was allegedly raped by Jaswinder Singh on Saturday. According to the police, the victim had gone to answer the call of nature when the accused allegedly committed the crime A case under Sections 376-506 of the IPC has been registered.

honoured: The local Purav Chhatar Sangathan of S.M.D.R.S.D College on Sunday organised a function where a number of students with meritorious record were honoured. Local MLA Ashok Sharma presented a memento to Neha, who bagged the 31st position in the PMET held recently.

FLOOD RELIEF: SAD (A) general secretary Jaskaran Singh Kahan Singhwala has demanded Rs 15,000 compensation per acre to farmers whose crops have been damaged by floods or heavy rain, especially along the Ghaggar. He also demanded special girdawri in the affected areas. Recovery of loans from farmers should be deferred by a year, he added.

Car stolen: Amarpreet Singh, a resident of Model Town, reported to the police that someone had stolen his white Maruti car (PB-36C-8979) from his residence on Sunday. A case has been registered.

Tarn Taran
SALARY UNPAID: Anganwari workers and helpers in Naushehra Pannuan block have not been paid their salary for the past five months. They have warned of a traffic jam on the GT Road if they were not given salary within 15 days.

WOMAN MOLESTED: Sher Singh of Sursing village has been booked under Sections 354 and 452, IPC, for allegedly molesting a 40-year-old woman of the same village.



Held guilty
: The Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr J.R. Chauhan, on Monday held two persons guilty in a case of narcotic smuggling. The duo, Daljit Singh and Sukhpal Singh, both residents of Sonepat were arrested with 5 kg of charas. They were arrested from Old Panchkula, while they were trying to board a bus.

Elected: The following have been elected as office-bearers of the Punjab Ayurvedic Ministerial Staff Association: Patron Mr Devinder Pal; president — Ms Balwinder Kaur; general secretary — Mr Bhupinder Singh; vice-resident — Mr Gopal Chand and finance secretary Mr Gian Chand.



YOUTH ROBBED: A group of armed youths are reported to have robbed of Suresh, a resident of Dahiya Colony, on the Kakroi road here on Sunday. According to the police, the miscreants assaulted him and snatched Rs 33,000 from him. When a couple tried to save him from them, they too were attacked by them. Suresh and the couple sustained injuries and were immediately admitted to a hospital by some passersby. However, they are stated to be out of danger. The couple was identified as Baljit and his wife Saroj, residents of Sham Nagar.

5 HURT IN CLASH: At least five persons were injured in a clash that took place between two rival groups at Mohana village about, 19 km from here, on Monday. The injured were identified as Balbir Singh, Bhagwana, Rohtas, Rajinder and Raju. A dispute over the digging of a drain was stated to be the main cause of the clash. CHARGE TAKEN: Mr S.K. Goel has taken over as Deputy Commissioner of Sonepat. He replaced Mr Balbir Singh Malik, who has been transferred to Kaithal.



DROWNED: Two persons were reportedly drowned in the Chanju nullah when a Jeep fell into it at Madhubar on the Chamba-Satrundi road, about 45 km from here, on Sunday. Jai Singh, who sustained injuries in the accident, told the police that the owner of the vehicle Amro and Quoom, who had been drowned in the nullah, belonged to the nearby villages of the Nakrod area.

CHANDIGARH FM: Doordarshan Kendra, Kasauli, is all set to relay AIR, Chandigarh, FM programme from July 14, Mr M.S. Duhan, Centre Station Engineer, said. The programme would be relayed between 6 a.m. and 12 p.m., informed Mr Duhan.

INDUSTRIAL ESTATE: Work on the industrial estate to be set up on the border area of Kangra district at Naglar, near here, has commenced. Local MLA and Revenue Minister Sat Mahajan, said here on Sunday that the construction of the first phase of the estate was in progress. He said Rs 4 crore would be spent on the project.

AYURVEDIC DOCTORS’ PLEA: The Himachal Pradesh Unemployed Ayurvedic Doctors Association has urged Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh to direct the Department of Ayurveda to issue appointment letters to 85 aspirants who had been interviewed for the posts of Ayurvedic Doctor about two months ago. Dr Sanjiv Guleria, president of the association, said here on Monday that the Cabinet had approved filling of 85 vacant posts of Ayurvedic Doctor in batches.


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