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Amritsar
SABHA: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Kashmiri Pandit Sabha: president Mr Vijay Kumar Magazine; vice-president Mr Avtar Kishan; secretary Mr Rajas Raina; and general secretary Ms Vijay Lakshmi.

Hoshiarpur
CENTRE: The Disability Rehabilitation Centre for physically handicapped will shortly be opened at the District Red Cross Society building complex, Hoshiarpur. This was disclosed by Mr D.K. Tiwari, Deputy Commissioner-cum-President of the District Red Cross Society, here on Monday.

WIFE BOOKED: The police has registered a case under Section 302 of the IPC against Balbir Kaur, wife of police constable Gurdit Singh, a resident of local Police Lines, in connection with the killing of her husband on Monday. Gurdit Singh was found dead on November 9, 2004. Mrs Pritam Kaur, mother of the deceased, said in a complaint to the SSP that she suspected the death of Gurdit Singh was not natural. He had been killed by giving poison.

Nawanshahr
CONDEMNED: The district unit of the Coordination Committee of the Paramedical and Health Employees Association, Punjab, at a meeting at the Civil Hospital here on Monday condemned the alleged callous attitude of the Civil Surgeon towards the long-pending genuine demands and alleged victimisation of the association leaders. Mr Jaswinder Singh Patti and Mr Salinder Singh, convener and secretary, respectively.

Phagwara
RMP DEAD: A registered medical practitioner, practising at Narur village, died after consuming some medicine here on Tuesday. Gagandeep (25), who had been suffering from paralysis for quite some time, was running a clinic at nearby Narur village. As usual he took his medicine for the paralysis attack in the morning. After that his condition deteriorated and died after some time.

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CHANDIGARH

PANCHKULA
HUDA meeting: A review committee meeting of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) was held here today under the chairmanship of Chief Administrator, Mr S.S. Dhillon. Issues pertaining to land acquisition in various urban estates, progress of court cases and giving alternative plots were taken up.

Appointed: Mr Ram Phal Yadav of Bhiwani has been appointed president of the youth wing of the Yadav Mahasabha, Haryana. While issuing his appointment, Col Hoshiar Singh, president of the Yadav Mahasabha, Haryana, hoped that Mr Ram Phal would work to revive the youth wing and strengthen the cadre.

IT seminar: A seminar on electronic filing of returns was organised by the Income Tax Department here. The Joint Commissioner, Mr Raman Chopra, and Assistant Commissioner S.C. Gupta informed the participants on electronic filing of TDS returns. About 100 people from various banks, corporate employees, government employees participated. Mr A.K. Bhardwaj, Commissioner, Income Tax, was the chief guest. 

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HARYANA

Ambala
Theft:
A theft took place at a mobile phone shop located at the Nicholson road, Ambala Cantonment, on Monday night. Thieves decamped with mobile phones and cash from Jolly Communications. The theft came to light this morning when the shop was opened. The shop owner said the thieves have decamped with 25-30 mobile phone sets and Rs 45,000. 

Horse riding: Horse riding has been introduced in Police DAV Public School, Ambala City. School Principal Dr Vikas Kohli said IG, Ambala Range Mr S.S. Deswal inaugurated horse riding session in the school. The SP, Ambala, Mr Rajendra Singh, and the HAP Commandant, Mr R.P. Singh, were also present on the occasion. Mr Deswal also carried out sapling plantation. 

Rape alleged: A girl has alleged that she was raped in an ashram, around two-and-a-half months back. The case was reported to the police on Tuesday. The victim, a resident of the Mahesh Nagar area, has complained to the police that she used to reside in an ashram. She has alleged that a nephew of the ashram head raped her about a year back. He raped her again around two-and-a-half month back. A case has been registered.

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

NALAGARH
Fire: A foam factory near Rajpura, 3 km from here, was badly damaged in a fire that broke out on Tuesday morning. The fire in Dev Foam factory was noticed at around 3 am by its chowkidar. An electric short-circuit appeared to be reason behind the fire, said the police. Three fire engines were pressed into service to douse the fire. By the time these reached the spot most part of factory had been consumed by the fire. The fire could be brought under control by 6.00 a.m. The exact damage could not be ascertained. 

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