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FUNCTION: Nearly 300 families of all ranks attended the inaugural function of the three-week long celebrations of the Army Wives Welfare Association Day, which falls on August 23, at the local military hospital on Tuesday. The function, which was inaugurated by Ms Kiran Nandrajog, president, Chetak AWWA, included a panel discussion on “How to handle special children” and an exhibition on health awareness about AIDS, obesity and immunisation, followed by blood donation and cancer detection programme for ladies.

NABBED: Jawans of the 9th Battalion of the Border Security Force nabbed a Bangladeshi intruder near the Sadiqqi Check-post in the Fazilka sector on Monday. This was stated by Mr Alok Kumar Singh, Battalion Commandant.

DOWRY DEATH: A case of killing of a young girl, married two years ago, was reported by her mother, Biasa Devi, wife of Jagir Singh of Pandori village under Mukerian police station in this district on Tuesday. According to police sources, Biasa Devi stated in her complaint that her daughter Ranjana Devi was married to Rajesh Kumar a son of Nasib Singh of Langah village on July, 2003. She alleged that soon after the marriage, members of in-laws’ family of her daughter started torturing Ranjana Devi for more dowry. They demanded a car and a gold bangle for Rajesh Kumar.

KIDNAPPING CASE: On the complaint of Harvinder Singh, a resident of local Mohalla Premgarh, the Sadar police has registered a case under Sections 363 and 366 of IPC against Raju, a son of Ajaib Singh, his sister Sarabjit Kaur, mother Gian Kaur and Kala STD owner, all residents of Mehatpur, village for allegedly kidnapping his 15-year-old daughter. No arrest has been done so far.

TYRE THEFT: Tyres worth Rs 1.25 lakh were reportedly stolen from a shop near Chahal Nagar Chowk here on Tuesday night. According to sources, Varinder Kumar, owner of Milano Tyre Company, Chahal Nagar, reported to the police that thieves broke opened the locks of the shop and the godown as well. They took away with them tyres of different types amounting to Rs 1.25 lakh. A case has been registered.

CLARIFICATION: Mr Surinder Singh Atwal, District Education Officer (Secondary), Kapurthala, has clarified that Mr Gurmit Singh, steno-typist, who was posted in his office continued to be suspended and had not been reinstated. Mr Atwal said Gurmit Singh had been suspended as he was found to have been collecting money from those people who, had gone to the Baba Bakala office of the Punjab State Electricity Board to deposit their power bills and had allegedly issued fake receipts to them while posing as a cashier of the PSEB.

MURDER SOLVED: The police claims to have solved the Bhukhari robbery case by arresting two persons allegedly involved in the incident. The two - Gopal and Ghanshyam - are residents of the Mastgarh locality in Muzaffarpur and were wanted by the Dera Bassi police in connection with the incident. The duo were arrested by the Panchkula police and during interrogation they admitted to have involved in the robbery case. Their four accomplice - Jahori, Kanahiya, Shyam and Umesh - had already been arrested by the police.

LIQUOR SEIZED: The police on Wednesday seized 15 cases of liquor from an accidental Maruti car (HR-20A-0007) when the unidentified car occupants abandoned it. The car occupants were allegedly smuggling the liquor from Himachal Pradesh and abandoned the vehicle after it rammed into a tree in Dera Bassi.

WORKSHOP: The All-India Progressive Women’s Association will hold a two-day workshop and one-day national convention in Ludhiana from August 5 to August 7. National leaders and 60 women will participate. The topics for discussion will be the exploitation of women and the present position of women’s 

EDUCATIONAL TOUR: Mr Gautam Bansal, senior faculty, Department of Business Management, Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE), has gone to the National College of Business and Administration, Lahore, to teach rural marketing and strategic management to students during the faculty exchange programme under the agreement between the PCTE and the NCBA&E, Lahore. He will visit various other institutes, universities and industrial organisations to conduct interactive sessions on the subject. 

SHILPA TOPS B.COM-III: Shilpa Ahuja has topped the B.Com III year exams in Panjab University. The director of the institute, Mr Pankaj Abrol, at a press conference here on Wednesday, congratulated all other students who secured more than 70 per cent marks. 

AID GIVEN: Guru Nanak Charitable Trust, Mullanpur Dakha, provided artificial limbs, hearing aids, tri-cycles and stitching machines to over a hundred needy persons at a function organised here on Tuesday. District Social Society Officer Karam Singh Dhillon presented artificial limbs to 45 persons, hearing aids to 41, tri-cycles to 12 and stitching machine to 10 needy persons. 

AWARD: Mr P.K Jain, Director (Estates), PSEB, has been chosen for the Vijay Shree Award of the India International Friendship Society, New Delhi. He will be awarded a certificate of excellence at a ceremony to be held in New Delhi on September 2. 

COURT ARREST: Workers of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (EKTA), Punjab, would court arrest on August 17, in front of the Gidharbhaha railway police post. A decision in this regard was taken in a state-level meeting of the union held here on Wednesday. 

PROTEST RALLIES: On a call given by the Technical Services Union PSE Board, all subdivisions of the board, falling under the Khanna circle, held protest rallies against the management of Hero Honda and condemned the lathicharge by the police on the workers. Talking to mediapersons, circle president Sikander Singh said the workers of more than 24 subdivisions observed a day’s strike and condemned the government for giving Rs 20,000/- to the injured but they demanded to register the case against guilty police officials and civil officers concerned. 

ENCROACHMENTS REMOVED: All encroachments in the city removed on Wednesday by the police. It also warned the shopkeepers that it would not tolerate any encroachment through rehris. 

Tributes paid: Lawyers from Khanna, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ludhiana and Amloh attended the Bhog ceremony of Krishana, wife of local senior advocate K.C. Kapoor here on Wednesday in the local Durga Mandir. Representatives of social organisations, the local Press Club, judicial officers and senior advocates from the Punjab and Haryana High Court, paid rich tributes to Krishana Devi. 

1 dies in mishap: Mr Prem Singh farmer of Kulewal village , 5 km from here, died near the village last night, in a road accident. Mr Prem Singh was the leading Congress leader and social worker of the area. The police has registered a case and started investigation.Top


Urged: The local unit of the Nationalist Congress Party on Tuesday urged the management of Vivek High School to take back 30 terminated employees of the school. A delegation of the party met agitating employees outside the school gates and pledged support to them.

Camp: The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh in collaboration with the Rotary Blood Resources Centre organised a blood donation camp here on Tuesday. The camp was inaugurated by the Additional Commissioner, Mr O.P. Popli.

Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the North-West Region of the All-India MES Civilian Engineers Association: president — Mr Randir Singh; vice-president (west) — Mr Jai Bhagwan; vice-president (north) — Mr Parveen Kumar Dutta; secretary — Mr SK Parmar; joint secretaries — Mr Gurmeet Singh, Mr Jaspal Singh, Mr Rakesh Goel, Mr D.K. Sharma, Mr Shiv Kumar and Mr Tarlochan Singh.

MOURNed: The local unit of the ONGC Retired Officers Association has mourned the loss of life in the devastating fire at the Bombay High.

VANAMAHOTSAVA: Students of Spring Valley Public School, Phase XI, here celebrated Vanamahotsava by planting saplings on the school premises. The school president, Mrs Inderjit Kaur Buttar, emphasised the importance of trees. A jungle party was also organised in the school on the occasion. Children came dressed in green for the day. 

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the SBI Officers Enclave Society, Phase X: president — Mr Naresh Sharma; vice-president — Mr V.K. Malhotra; secretary — Mr Surinderpal Singh; assistant secretary — Ms Bhavna Khanna; and treasurer — Mr O.P. Sharma. 

CAR MELA: A car loan mela was organised at the State Bank of Patiala branch at Kalka on Tuesday. The camp was inaugurated by Assistant General Manager V.A. Ghai. Over 100 persons participated.



KILLED: One person was killed and another injured when their canter collided with a truck on National Highway falling under Sector 13 here on Monday.

OBEISANCE: On the occasion of Triodashi of Shraavan month, thousands of Lord Shiva devotees paid obeisance at Sri Sangmeshwar Dhaamm, Urnai (Pehowa), 30 km from here, on Tuesday. According to dhaam president Mahant Ganga Puriji Maharaj, 62 units of blood were donated at a camp organised at the Dhaam premises.

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