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TALENT HUNT: A two-day talent hunting competitions at L.R.S.D.A.V. Senior Secondary Model School concluded on Saturday. Ms Kusum Khungar, Principal of the school, honoured the winners. Results: poetical symposium: group A 1. Chandan 2. Chetan, group B 1. Bhor 2. Simran, group C 1. Vishesh Batra 2. Bhanu; solo dance: group A1. Prahi Gupta 2. Chitra, group B 1. Aastha 2. Akriti; group dance 1. Gauri and party 2. Amandeep and Damini; group singing: 1. Saumya Jain and party.

POETICAL SYMPOSIUM: Gaganpreet and Amisha Thathai stood first, Pooja and Nilanshu Jagga got second prize in poetical recitation competition held for middle classes at Flower Valley Public Senior Secondary School on Saturday.

INJURED: Eight persons, including a woman, were injured in a clash over a land dispute on Saturday night at Azeemgarh town. Those admitted to the local Civil Hospital were identified as Birbal, his son, Mani Ram, grandsons Tirlok Chand and Hans Raj, Reshma and her son, Raj Kumar, Parkash Chand and his brother, Raj Kumar. ARRESTED: Ram Singh, son of Nathu Singh, a resident of Muradwala Dalsingh village was arrested by the police near Dharangawala on Saturday. He was booked under the NDPS Act on recovery of 10 gm of smack from his possession. A court remanded him in judicial custody.

CAR STOLEN: Some unidentified persons stole a Maruti-800 car (PB-10-AZ-T 5774) on Saturday. The car belonged to Manu Sethi, which was parked outside his house at Ratan Chand road.

PTA MEETING: A meeting of the Parents Teachers Association was held at Kendriya Vidyalaya here on Saturday.

SEIZED: The local police on Thursday seized 558 duplicate and obscene CDs from Mr Sanjiv Kumar, son of Mr Surinder Kumar Goyal, a resident of Barnala, during a surprise raid. A case has been registered.

POPPY HUSK SEIZED: The Mahilpur police arrested Simar Kaur, wife of Faquir Chand, a resident of Muggopati, and Amarjit Kaur, wife of Kulwinder Singh, a resident of ward no. 4 and seized 8 kg and 32 kg poppy husk, respectively, from them, on Thursday. The police booked both ladies under various sections of the NDPS Act.

CASE REGISTERED: On the complaint of Ram Kishore, son of Amar Nath of Ganguwal, the Garshankar police has registered a case under Section 420, IPC against Mohinder Singh, Sohan Lal, Surjan Singh, all of Balachaur and Ashok Kumar, son of Piara Ram of Jalandhar, for duping Rs 50,000. According to police sources they had lured Ram Kishore on the pretext that they would double his money.

ARRESTED: Two employees of Shahi Filling Station, Tanda, have been arrested for fabricating a story of looting of Rs 1.10 lakh from the filling station and to dodge the police and owners. The arrested employees have been identified as Rajinder Singh, alias, Raju and his brother, Kewal Singh, sons of Gorakh Singh and residents of Rajpur Manwal, Kangra district.

HELD: The Tanda police on Friday arrested Shahjada Singh, son of Piara Singh, under various sections of the NDPS Act and seized 19 gm of smack from him.

CASE REGISTERED: The Tanda police of Friday registered a case, against Pritam Singh, son of Bhag Singh of Rasoolpur, for constructing an unauthorised colony.

ELECTED: Mr Subhash Chander Oberoi has been elected president of the Rotary Club, Kapurthala, for 2005-06. Mr Rohit Oberoi, former president of the club, handed over the charge to him here today.

Plantation Drive
: A saplin plantation drive was organised by the Dedicated Brothers Group at the new grain market, Patiala, on Saturday. Ms Punamdeep Kaur, MDM, market committee, Patiala, planted a sapling. At another tree plantation drive prominent residents of the city planted 101 saplings at Ghanouri Gate Shamshan Bhoomi. As many as 100 saplings were planted at Kay Kay International Public School during a function organised by the Rotary Club, on Saturday. Deputy Commissioner Tejveer Singh was the chief guest. 

Office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Upvaid Union: president — Mr Kuldeep Singh Dhindsa; senior vice-president — Major Sharma; general secretary — Kesar Singh; and treasurer — Amar Lal.

School function: Kidzee Springles organised ‘Rainbow-05’ on Saturday. The function started with welcome song by children, followed by a fancy dress competition. It ended with the National Anthem which was sung by children as well as teachers. 

Seminar: The National College of the Institute of Chartered and Financial Analysts of India organised a seminar on ‘State Management of Education in Punjab’ on Saturday. Dr Kanwarjit Singh, Principal, State College of Education , presented a paper on ‘Role of UGC in Management Education’ while Mr A.J.S. Batra, Principal, ICFAI National College, presented his views on ‘Current Status of Punjab’. Dr S.P.S Virdi, Dean, Academic Affairs, Punjabi University, inaugurated the seminar.

Workers meet Barsat: A delegation of the Punjab State Printing Press workers union on Saturday met Mr Harchand Singh Barsat, Political Secretary to the Punjab Chief Minister, and the patron of the Punjab State Employees Federation to appraise him of the demands of the workers. The delegation was led by Mr Roop Lal Sharma. The demands included the repairing of the glass building of the government press, getting new machines and recruitment of new workers to fill vacant posts.

SEIZED: Mr Bhupinder Singh Sidhu, DSP, said here on Saturday that Kanwal Nain Singh In Charge, Gulzarpur Tharua police post on a secret information stopped a Canter (HR-61-3430) near Matoli village and arrested two persons, Nirmal Singh and Sukhbir Singh of Jhansala village of Hanumangarh district in Rajasthan. On search of the Canter, it recovered 15 bags of poppy husk (450 kg). The police has registered a case.



Car loan mela: A car loan mela will be organised by State Bank of Patiala at Kalka on Tuesday. Mr K.K. Chattopadhayay, Deputy General Manager of the bank, will inaugurate the mela.



SAPLINGS PLANTED: Herbal saplings were planted by tiny tots of Police DAV Public School, Ambala City, on Saturday. The Principal of the School Dr Vikas Kohli, was presant on the occasion. In ‘Run for Nature’, nursery, Kanav stood first, Aanchal second and Vikram third. In LKG, Vilakshan stood first, Aanchal Joshi second while Shweta Rana third. In UKG, Rajat stood first, Saravjeet second while Aakarshan stood third. In ‘Green Games’, nursery, Aanchal Bhatia stood first, Siya second and Varun third. In LKG, Shweta stood first, Shagundeep second while Aanchal Joshi stood third. In UKG, Himanshu stood first, Rajat second while Vidushi stood third.

Robbery: Robbers struck at the residence of former sarpanch of Dukheri village on Friday night. Former Sarpanch Ravi Pal Rana was sleeping on the third floor while other members of the family were sleeping on the ground floor. The robbers decamped with 40 tolas of gold and Rs 30,000 cash. A case has been registered.

COP KILLED: A policeman was killed when his motor cycle collided with an unidentified vehicle near Umravat village on Friday. According to a report, Dharmpal of Kanwali village of Rewari was posted at Sadar police station here. Dharmpal was admitted to Civil Hospital with serious injuries, where the doctor referred him to Medical College, Rohtak. He succumbed to his injuries on the way to Rohtak.

HELD: The police has arrested an accused involved in a bank dacoity case and recovered Rs 1 lakh from his possession. The miscreant was wanted in several cases of loot, theft, murder and dacoity. According to police sources, few unidentified miscreants had committed a dacoity in the Ratera branch of Punjab National Bank on May 9, 2005 and looted Rs 5.90 lakhs at pistol point. The arrested accused has been identified as Surender, son of Jai Narayan of Maidan Garhi village.

HUJ CONVENTION: The 26th annual convention of the Haryana Union of Working Journalists will be held here on July 31. The convener of the organising committee, Mr Ajay Malhotra, said the Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, would be the chief guest.

SENTENCED: The District and Sessions Judge, Mr Lachhman Dass, on Saturday sentenced an opium trafficker to three years’ rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 5,000. The convict will have to undergo a further imprisonment of three months in case of failure to pay the fine. The convict, Lal Chand, a resident of Lalwas village was arrested by the Rattia police with 950 gm of opium on January 8, 2001.

ELECTED: Following were elected unanimously office-bearers of the Ashok Puri Public Road Safety Association here on Friday: president — Mr Jagjit Singh Virk; vice-president — Col Balbir Singh (retd); secretary — Mr H.S. Puri; treasurer — Mr Shiv Kumar Sharma; auditor — Mr Raj Singh; medical adviser —Dr H.C. Goel, and legal adviser — Mr S.N. Kakkar.

MEDICAL CAMP: A free ayurvedic medical check-up camp was organised by the Haryana Ayyrvedic Department at Shri Dukh Bhanjan Shiv Mandir here on Friday. About 1,165 patients were examined and medicines given free of cost, said Mr Teerath Ram, president, Shiv Shakti Sewa Mandal.

PROTEST MARCH: Hundreds of BJP activists led by their former state party chief Om Prakash Grover and senior BJP leader Randhir Singh Kapriwas took out a procession from the main markets here on Friday in protest against the extremely erratic power supply. They shouted slogans against the Congress government. Later, they submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner to be forwarded to the President of India.

LOAN RECOVERY: On the directions of a local court, Mr D.K. Sharma, manager of Canara Bank, Sonepat, on Thursday lodged an FIR with the Civil Lines police against Mrs Ishwanti Devi, wife of late Vijay Chaudhary, Congress leader and businessman, for the recovery of a bank loan outstanding against Chaudhary. Accord-ing to a report, Chaudhary had got a loan of Rs 55.46 lakh from the bank before he was allegedly murdered by his younger brother. For the recovery of the loan, the bank manager had filed a suit in the court of law.

MEMORANDUM: The gram panchayats of Purkhas Dhiron and Purkha Rathi villages today urged the Inspector-Geneal of police, Rohtak Range, to order arrest of the culprits involved in the alleged assault on the Principal of Government Senior Secondary School, Purkhas village. According to a report, both the gram panchayats also submitted a memorandum to the IGP in this connection. They also threatened to lock the school if the alleged assailants are not arrested within two days.



TRANSFER FLAYED: The district unit of the BJP here has criticised the government order of transferring two specialist doctors from Regional Hospital here, thus crippling its functioning. Party spokesman Niraj Sharma said that already this hospital was without any ENT specialist and one post of each specialist in Gynaecology, children ward and M.D. and surgery had been lying vacant for about two years.

POWER PROJECT: Mr R.B. Pathak, Officer in charge Kol Dam (NTPC) Power Project, at Harnera, has started the construction work of pen-stock steel liners.

MEETING: Mr K.J.B.V. Subramanyam, Divisional Commissioner, Mandi, stressed upon the timely and early completion of power projects in the interest of the state and the nation. He was presiding over a meeting of the senior officers of the power projects execution agencies.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Himachal Pradesh State Administrative Tribunal Bar Association: president — Mr Prem P. Chauhan; vice-president — Mr Ajay Dhiman; general secretary — Ms Bindiya Sharma and treasurer — Ms Anjana Mahendroo.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the HP Milkfed Employees Union: chairman — Mr Kishan Chand; vice-chairman — Mr A.K. Ghai; general secretary — Mr Devender Kotvi; joint secretary — Mr L.L. Sharma; press secretary — Mr Bhagat Ram; office- secretary — Mr Manohar Lal; cashier — Mr Mittar Dev, propaganda secretary — Mr Jai Pal and chief adviser — Mr Mohinder Singh.


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