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CELEBRATED: Students of the nursery and KG classes of Flower Valley Public School celebrated Green Day on Wednesday. Ms Manjit Popli, convener of the programme, said the monsoon was the best season to bring awareness among the kids for environment. By celebrating Green Day they would certainly develop love and respect for trees.

OPIUM SEIZED: The C Division police has arrested Gurdial Singh, a resident of Bhariwal, and seized 1 kg of opium from him. A case under Section 18/61/85 of the Narcotics Act has been registered.

WORKSHOP: A workshop on managing adolescence was organised at Army Public School, Beas, in which problems of adolescence were discussed by Dr Bindu Suri and Dr Sonia Sharma. Parents of pupils, personnel from the armed forces from Amritsar, Jalandhar, Kapurthala and Beas and counsellors from the Army and Army Public Schools of Western Command participated.

School building
: The SDM on Thursday wrote to the District Education Officer, Ropar, regarding the “raid” he had conducted at a private school building here. The SDM has asked the DEO to check if the school was authorised to run in such a building or not. The SDM was most dissatisfied with the state of the way the school was running.

Remanded: A local court on Thursday remanded Kesar Singh, Avtar Singh and Rinku in police custody till July 23. They were arrested on Wednesday on charges of rape of a Nayagaon resident in 2003. Meanwhile, Latif of Kharar was remanded in one-day police custody for possessing 11 gm at smack. In yet another case, Chhagan, a local residents of 14-day judicial custody for possessing 52 kg of poppy husk.

4 held with opium
: The CIA staff arrested four persons and seized 7 kg of opium from their possession on Tuesday. Sources said the accused were on their way from Ferozepur to Moga in an Indica car when the CIA staff led by Mr Tehal Singh stopped them at a check post. On carrying out a search, 7 kg opium was recovered. The accused were identified as Soma Lal and Bhawar Lal of Ghaziabad, Shankar Lal of Bilaspur, and Babu Lal of Rajasthan.

: The following have been elected office-bearers of the accountants association of the local grain market chairman — Vasdev, president — Tarsem Singh Arneja, vice-president — Suresh Kumar Sharma, cashier — Randhir Singh, press secretary — Rajinder Kumar Babu and secretary — Rajinder Kumar Bittu 



ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Labour Court’s Bar Association: president — Mr N.K. Nagar; vice-president — Mr D.P. Sharma; general secretary — Mr Karam Singh; and treasurer — Mr V.K. Gupta. 

NOMINATED: Dr S.K. Jindal, Professor and Head, Department of Pulmonary Medicine has been nominated Associate Editor of an international journal - “Chest”. It is one of the most prestigious professional journals on lung and heart diseases in the world. Dr Jindal was recently honoured on this selection by the Board of Regents of the ACCP at the Napa Valley, San Francisco in the USA. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Indian edition of the journal and Lung India — the official publication of the Indian Chest Society. 

TOP SCORE: Ritu Mehta of Satluj Public School has topped in the Cambridge Preliminary English Test examination held in May this year. She has scored more than 90 per cent in reading, writing, speaking and listening. 

Lok Adalat: A Lok Adalat will be organised at the District Courts complex here on July 23. An official of the State Legal Service Authority said lok adalats provide a speedy justice to litigants. 

Urged: The Indian Citizens Forum has urged the Haryana government and the Chandigarh Administration to implement the orders of the Supreme Court on ban on loudspeakers between 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. 



BOOK FAIR: A book fair was organised at PKR Jain Senior Secondary School, Ambala City, on Thursday. It was organised by Scholastic India Ltd. Among others, Mr Ashok Jain, Mr Manish Jain and school principal Jyothsna Sachdeva were present. The fair would continue till July 23.

VISIT: Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan commissioner Rang Lal Jamuda visited Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1, Ambala Cantonment, on Wednesday. Assistant Commissioner D.K. Saini accompanied him. School principal Urmila Sharma informed Mr Rang Lal about various achievements of the school. Mr Rang Lal visited different areas, including the vermiculture plant, the botanical garden and the gymnasium.

VOCATIONAL  GUIDANCE WEEK: Vocational guidance week will be observed by Divisional Employment Exchange, Ambala City, from Monday. Officials will visit different senior secondary schools in Ambala district. They will inform the outgoing students about facilities available at the employment exchange. Information about training facilities and job opportunities and avenues of self-employment will also be disseminated.

One held
: The police has booked two persons in connection with the theft of stones from the prohibited Khanak mines. One of them has been arrested whereas his accomplice managed to escape leaving his tractor behind. Jitender of Dang Kalan village and his accomplice were reportedly stealing stones from the prohibited mines of Khanak quarry.

Wire stolen: Wire and other parts worth thousands of rupees have reportedly been stolen from the transformer of the electricity department installed near a minor Talu village, 17 km from here. The SDO of the department has lodged a complaint with the police in this connection.

retiring rooms: Two retiring rooms and an equal number of sheds for goods would be constructed at the Jagadhri railway station. The railways would also open the crossing on the western Yamuna canal, which was lying closed for about six months now.

TREE PLANTATION: The management, staff and students of Manohar Memorial College on Thursday organised a tree plantation camp on the occasion of Vanamahotsava. The Divisional Forest Officer, Mr R.S. Berwal, was the chief guest. 

ELOPED: Mrs Anita, along with her six-year-old daughter, has reportedly eloped with her paramour, Prabhu Yadav, from the house of her husband. Her husband, Mr Jawahar Lal, has lodged an FIR with the police in this connection.

DISTRIBUTED: Mr Parminder Singh, General Manager of the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, distributed uniforms among the poor and deserving students of Ramjas Senior Secondary School here on Wednesday. A cultural programme was presented by students on this occasion.

KILLED: Narinder Singh (26) of Kanwali village was run over and killed by a train at the railway station here on Tuesday night. He got down from the train and when he was crossing the track he was hit by the train, killing him on the spot. The GRP has sent the body for a post-mortem examination.

ARRESTED: Satish, a Steno to the District Primary Education Officer, was reportedly caught red handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 5000 from Jitender of Gohana here on Tuesday. According to the SP Vigilance Rajbir Singh Deswal, after receiving a complaint from Jitender, the matter was brought to the notice of the DC, Mr S.K. Goyal, who deputed a team to conduct a raid. Satish was caught when he accepted the amount at his Computer Centre in a local market from Jitender. He was arrested and a case has been registered against him. 

WOMAN ARRESTED: With the arrest of a woman, the police on Thursday claimed to have busted a gang of women engaged in stealing garments and other goods from shops in different parts of the city for the past few years. The police is still investigating the case after the recovery of stolen goods.

ROAD ACCIDENTS: Two youths, Dinesh and Sandeep, of Asawarpur village were seriously injured when their motor cycle was hit by a three-wheeler on the G.T. Road, near Bahalgarh Chowk, about 10 km from here, on Thursday. Both the injured youths were rushed to the Civil Hospital where from Sandeep was referred to the PGIMS at Rohtak.



CULPRIT IDENTIFIED: In the case of rape pertaining to a two-year-old girl under the Baijnath police station on July 15, the police has identified the accused as Bablu (25), who had disappeared after allegedly committing the crime. Police officials said they had made a computerised sketch of the accused, and police parties had been sent to different locations to nab him.

GIRL DIES IN MISHAP: One Nepalese girl, Mala (11) was killed in an accident at Bhang, about 4 km from Manali, on the Manali-Leh road on Tuesday. The police sources said a jeep (HP-34- B-0294) hit the victim who succumbed to injuries at Lady Wellington Mission Hospital, Mandi. A case against the driver of the jeep has been registered and the vehicle impounded.

LIQUOR SEIZED: The Manali police seized 220 litres of liquor and 920 litres of lahan at a house near Log Huts, Manali, on Wednesday. A police team headed by SHO Jagdish Chand Hans raided a house, owned by Mr Man Chand and seized the liquor. A case has been registered at the Manali police station.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Ger Shikshak Mahasangh, Kulu: president — Mr Prem Chand; senior vice-president — Mr Bhim Singh Parmar; vice-president — Mr Bhoop Singh, and finance secretary — Mr Gautam Ram.

CBS FACILITY: The local State Bank of Patiala (SBP) launched a hitech core banking solution (CBS) facility on Wednesday. The CBS will provide facility to the bank customers to operate their all types of accounts in branches of the SBP anywhere in the country. According to Mr Pradeep Sood, manager of the bank, the facility was interconnected with all branches of the banks throughout the country.

RESENTMENT: There is a lot of resentment among the income tax assessees in Nurpur and Jawali subdivisions against the move to shift the office of the Income Tax Officer (ITO) from here on Dharamsala. According to information, the department is scheduled to wind up the office in near future. There are as many as 9500 income tax assessees in the area who would face inconvenience after the shifting of the office.


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