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1,000 applications processed
: Under the guidance of Ms Jaspreet Kaur, Deputy Commissioner Fategarh Sahib, Lok Suvidha Camp of Amloh, “Kanungo” Circle was orgainsed by Mr Sandeep Hans, SDM, Amloh at Sangam Palace of Saunti village on Thursday. As many as 1,000 cases of various departments were processed. People from 54 villages participated in the camp. Mr Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, Parliamentary Secretary (Home, Justice and PWD) along with Dr Sawtantra Karkara, state secretary PPCC, visited the camp. Mr Dharamsot said that the government was for solving the problems of the people at their doorstep.

Seminar held
: A seminar on “new dimensions in banking career” was organised at the local DAV College on Thursday. Dr A. C. Chugh delivered the lecture. He also planted saplings to mark the beginning of Vanamahotsava in the college.

Body found: The dead body of an old man was found in a train here on Thursday. Volunteers of Sahara Jan Sewa shifted the dead body to the local Civil Hospital for a post-mortem examination. It was cremated with religious rites.

Army sammelan: Lieut-Gen S. Pattabhiraman, GOC-in-C, Western Command, along with his wife Lakshmi Pattabhiraman, arrived at the military station here on Thursday. General Pattabhiraman addressed a special sainik sammelan and described the station as a model station of the Army.

Low wires pose danger: The recommended height of electric live wires is supposed to be maintained by the Punjab State Electricity Board so as to save the lives of the common people who happen to live by its side or walk under. But the local electricity authorities seems to be ignorant their duties. An example of negligence is visible in the area between the office of SSP, Jagraon, to courts where the live electric wires are hanging too low and a person can easily come into contact with the same.

Shoddy patchwork: Patching of the potholes from Tehsil Chowk to railway crossing, which was carried out at the expenses of state government few days back, has vanished resulting inconvenience to public. People allege that the patchwork was of such poor quality that immediately after it was carried out, it started loosing its grip and its recent rain brought it to its original condition. People have demanded its immediate repair.

Medical camp organised
: Red Swastik, an NGO, organised a free medical camp in Bagga Kalan village. The camp was inaugurated by Dr Bali. He started examining patients from 9 am and, after diagnosis, distributed medicines free of cost. The organisers aimed to do medical check-up of 250 patients. Ms Neelam Rani and
Mr Himanash Ranjan of the NGO congratulated the rural people on Independence Day. They assured them that their organisation would organise such camps from time to time.

Price hike opposed: The state unit of the MCPI has opposed any further increase in the prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas. Mr Kuldip Singh, secretary of the unit has urged political parties, particularly the CPM and CPI, to oppose the move. The Centre should set up an independent judicial commission to go into the genesis of terrorism in Punjab.

: Mr Hardeep Singh, a social worker, was presented with a certificate of honour for his contribution to society by Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh at the Independence Day function organised at the local Government Nehru Memorial College. Mr Hardeep Singh, a physically-challenged blood donor, was also given a cash prize of Rs 11,000, a shawl and a gold plated medal. He has donated blood 54 times.

250 saplings planted: Government Secondary School, Naraingarh, celebrated Vanamahotsava on Wednesday. Mr Maghar Singh (national awardee), Circle Education Officer (CEO), Patiala division, was the chief guest. He planted a sapling on the school campus. Sarpanches, members of the Parent-Teacher Association, Members of the school development committee, staff and students also planted saplings. As many as 250 saplings were planted which were donated by Mr Baljit Singh, representative of Dera Sachha Sauda, Ania unit and gram panchayat, Bhadal Thua.

Office-bearers elected
: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Aggarwal Sabha of Samrala subdivision: president — Mr Gurdas Rai; general secretary — Mr Vinod Aggarwal; and secretary-cum-treasurer — Mr Anil Gupta. Mr Gupta said a meeting of the community would be held on August 28 in which the state president, Mr Chiran Lal, would be the guest of honour. He said the Aggarwal Sabha would provide free education to children and arrange marriage of poor persons.



NSS volunteers: Volunteers of the National Social Service (NSS) unit of MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh, celebrated Raksha Bandhan with inmates of Mother Teresa’s Home (Missionaries of Charity), Sector 23. The volunteers tied colourful rakhis on the wrists of inmates.

Cherub Foster
: Rakhi was celebrated by the kindergarten section of Cherub Foster, a preparatory and kindergarten school, with enthusiasm. The young girls in the age group of three and above tied rakhis on boys. Classrooms were decorated for the occasion and sweets distributed among children.


Bicycles distributed
: Additional Deputy Commissioner R.C. Verma distributed bicycles under Sarvshiksha Abhiyan to students of Government Girls Senior Secondary School at a function organised on the school premises here on Wednesday. Addressing the students, Mr Verma said bicycles were distributed among students of Class VI who had to travel a distance of 2-3 km to attend the school. He said 350 more cycles would be distributed among students in Kaithal, Kalayat and Rajound blocks.

Lahan seized: The police had seized 15,605 kg of lahan, seven working stills and 763 bottles of illicit liquor during July. Giving this information to mediapersons here on Thursday, SP Sat Parkash Ranga said that police also recovered stolen property worth Rs 6. 61 lakh. Besides five pistols and 17 cartridges were seized.

Sentenced: District and Sessions Judge H.S. Bhangoo in a dowry death case has sentenced Raghbir Singh, husband of the deceased, to seven years’ imprisonment and fined him Rs 10,000. According to the information, Tara Chand of Nauch Village had lodged a complaint with the police that his daughter Mishro was burnt alive by her in-laws.

Pension campaign from Aug 20
: A campaign to enrol beneficiaries of old-age pension will be launched from August 20 to September 5 in the district. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Mahender Kumar, said the district had been divided into 10 circles for the purpose. Teams would visit villages and municipal wards in Rewari city and Bawal town.

Holy dip: Thousands of people, including women and children, had a holy dip in
the Yamuna near here, on the occasion of Shravan Purnima and the Raksha Bandhan on Friday. Many devotees alleged that the Haryana Roadways failed to ply more buses to meet the rush of devotees.

Electrocuted: Promod, a factory worker, was electrocuted while he was asleep in his room here on Thursday night. The police has sent the body for post-mortem.

Run over: An aged man was run over and killed by a train at the railway station here on Friday. The police believes that the deceased was a beggar. Meanwhile, the body of a youth, Sandeep (23), was found hanging from a tree at Bhatgaon village, about 15 km from here. The police sent the body for post-mortem. — OC

Body exhumed: The police exhumed the decomposed body of Shubham, a two-and-a-half-year-old boy who died on Tuesday, at Baye village under the Ganaur police station, about 20 km from here on Friday. The police got a secret information that the boy had allegedly been murdered by his parents.



: A District Food and an IOC team raided a number of commercial establishments and shops here on Thursday. It seized 23 LPG cylinders meant for domestic use were being used for commercial purposes.

Liquor seized: The police seized more than 400 crates of liquor, worth nearly Rs 5 lakh, in the Darorla area on Wednesday. S.P. Daljit Thakur, said a truck smuggling liquor was impounded at a police naka under the Sadar Police station but the driver escaped. A case has been registered. Meanwhile the body of a cook Pritam Chand (35) was found in a well in the Chol area.

: Ms Pawan Kumari (20) of Sarkaghat was admitted to the Zonal Hospital here on Thursday after she sustained over 70 per cent burns. Though her in-laws lodged an FIR with the Sarkaghat police, her parents alleged that she had been tortured for dowry by her husband and in-laws.

: The State Electricity Regulatory Commission issued summons to the chairman and whole time members of the Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board after they failed to turn up for the hearing to review the implementation of the power tariff order, here on Thursday. Summons had been issued to them to appear before the commission on August 22.


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