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In a significant development, Dr BL Goel was ‘re-appointed’ as Director Institute of Mental Health, Government Mental Hospital, here on Wednesday. Talking to The Tribune the former Director confirmed his appointment by Managing Director, Punjab Health Systems Corporation. Dr Ravinder Kumar Sharma, SMO, was managing the institute in the intervening period.

Market panel chief:
Ms Balwinder Kaur Bhattal, a retired DPRO and elder sister of Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, on Thursday assumed charge as chairperson of the local Market Committee in the presence of her supporters and Mr Bachan Singh Pakho, a veteran Congress leader and PPCC member. After assuming charge, Ms Bhattal said by appointing her chairperson of the local Market Committee, the Amarinder Government had honoured a family of freedom fighters. She further said that she would take up development works to serve the area in a big way.

Panel on ITI upgrade:
Under the centrally sponsored scheme of upgradation of industrial training institutes (ITIs) into centres of excellence (COE) by providing latest technical infrastructure in six ITIs located at Bassi Pathana, Hoshiarpur, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala and Ropar against the total strength of 100 in the country, the state government has constituted a seven-member committee headed by Mr Narinderjit Singh, Director, Technical and Industrial Education, to expedite the programme. The other members include, Mr Raj Kumar Aggarwal, SDO PWD B&R (Faridkot), Mr Amarjit Singh, Instructor, ITI, Mohali, Mr V.K. Bansal and Mr Nanak Singh, Principal and Instructor, ITI, respectively, Rajpura, Mr Dharam Pal and Mr Nasser Ali, Instructors, ITI, Patiala. 



BEATEN UP: A mechanic of Phase VII here today was allegedly beaten up by a property dealer for not giving side. It is alleged that the property dealer, who was going in a car, blew horn several times but the mechanic did not bother. This made the property dealer angry. He came out of the car and allegedly beat up the mechanic.
Soon other mechanics in the area gathered and protested in front of the property dealer’s shop. The property dealer reportedly apologised.

Cultural show
: Students of Holy Child School, Morni, presented a cultural show to mark the Independence Day celebrations here on Thursday. The show began with a welcome address from school captain Neetu Ghosh. This was followed by a disciplined drill and march past by all four houses. The Principal, Ms Neena Trehan, said that the school had been granted CBSE affiliation. Mr SD Bhambri, chief guest, congratulated the staff and students on this occasion. Dr Sardar Anjum, a poet inspired the children towards patriotism. He wrote a special poem on the occasion and presented it to the school.

HMT package: The Rs 750 crore revival package announced for HMT has been welcomed by senior Congress leaders Ravinder Rawal and Mr Vijay Bansal. In a press note, they said Mr Chander Mohan had taken up the matter with the Union Ministry of Heavy Industries on a number of occasions and it was as a result of his efforts that the revival package was announced. They also welcomed the decision to build multi-utility vehicles by HMT. 

Houses for workers: The Deputy Chief Minister, Mr Chander Mohan, has asked the Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, to direct the district administration to build houses for safai karamcharis of the Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board. In a letter to the Chief Minister, he has urged that the temporary hutments of these karamcharis were demolished by the administration earlier this year.



In-laws booked:
The police has registered a case against four members of a family of Chandawas village after they allegedly sprinkled kerosene on two sisters in order to kill them. The case has been registered on a complaint by Suresh of Dhanana, father of the victims. Suresh said in his report that he had married his two daughters, Suman and Rinku, to Naresh and Mukesh, sons of Mr Matu Ram of Chandawas. The police registered a case against Naresh, Mukesh, Matu Ram and Santra under relevant sections.

Case registered:
The Rohrai police has registered a case against Kamla Devi and her sons — Anil Kumar, Dilbagh, Devi Lal and Daya Ram — all residents of Dhanora village as well as their associate Sandeep Yadav of Karawara manakpur village on the charge of kidnapping a teenaged girl, Sarita, daughter of Jit Ram, of Dhanora village. The case under Sections 363, 366 of the IPC has been registered on the basis of a complaint lodged by the girl’s father. 

Centre opened: Mr Gokul Singh, Chief General Manager, Haryana Telecom Circle, inaugurated a newly established customer service centre in the Rewari district telecom office complex here on Wednesday. The air-conditioned CSC, which comprises the commercial section as well as the billing section, will provide all requisite facilities to customers under one roof. He said the number of mobile phones which now stood at 3.76 lakh, would cross the 7 lakh mark by March, 2006.



4 DETAINED:  Four youths including two girls have detained by the police for allegedly roaming under suspicious condition here on Wednesday. They were nabbed while roaming near Timber Trail Resort. While one girl hailed from Chandigarh another was from Hardwar. Both boys hailed from Chandigarh. A case has been registered.


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