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Cases settled at Lok Adalat: As many as 70 cases out of 139 were settled on the spot at a quarterly Lok Adalat organised by the District Legal Services authorities here on Saturday. Six Benches headed by senior judicial officers were constituted to settle the cases. Mr Mohinder Pal District and Sessions Judge and Chairman District Legal Services authority, Faridkot, said Lok Adalats will be held on September 3 and September 10 at Moga and Malout, respectively.

Rajiv Gandhi remembered: As many as 1500 students from various schools took part in a function organised by the district administration to commemorate the 61th birthday of Rajiv Gandhi here on Saturday. Debates and painting competitions were held and toppers were given prizes by Mr Alok Shekhar, Deputy Commissioner, who presided over the function.

Test on August 28: A written test for youths belonging to Faridkot, Moga, Muktsar and Ferozepore who were declared medically fit during a 11-day rally held at Muktsar for recruitment in the Army will be held at Muktsar on August 28 said Capt Pritam Singh Jeji, Camp Commandant, in press release here on Sunday.

Health project launched
: With a view to providing health services at doorstep in the rural areas Umeed Khanna Foundation, NGO, in collaboration with Glaxo-SmithKline Consumer Healthcare on Saturday started a mega health project in 40 selected villages. Two mobile medical teams will visit villages with follow up action after every fortnight. While Umeed will provide the required medical staff GSKCH will arrange medicine for free distribution at these camps.

Farmers’ camp
: The Punjab and Sind Bank, Garcha, organised a farmers’ camp at Dodhala village on Saturday, with a view to informing farmers about the various credit facilities launched by the bank.

NGOs’ MEETING: Mr Krishan Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, has called a meeting of various NGOs functioning in the district at BLM Girls College here on Tuesday, with a view to bringing them under one umbrella and to launch a drive against the menace of drug addiction.

Band display
: Corps of Signals Pipes and Drums Band display was held at Military Station, Madhopur, here on Sunday. Col G. S. Shanwal, Station Commander Ad hoc Station Headquarters, and all ranks of Madhopur Garrison attended the display. The Corps of Signals band has performed at several international events, including Delhi Asiad 1982, the Non-Aligned Summit in 1983, and the 3rd SAF Games at Calcutta in 1987.

Held for fraud: The police registered a case against Kulwinder Singh, a resident of Kako village in Garhshanker subdivision in Hoshiarpur district, under Sections 420, 406 and 120-B of the IPC on Monday on the basis of a complaint by Kishan Singh, a residents of Kalupur village in Garhshanker subdivision, and Shobha Sharma of New Professor Colony, Phagwara, respectively, lodged in July last year. The accused opened Pioneer Forest India Limited and collected money from the public on the pretext to doubling their money in three years.

FUNDS ALLOCATED: The Commissioner of the local Municipal Corporation, Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, has assured residents of Anand Nagar and Dashmesh Market that funds had been allocated for the development of the area. He urged the residents to inform the corporation about any lapses found in the development work.



Plea: Members of Yuvsatta, a youth organisation, has urged the local MP,
Mr Pawan Bansal, to make efforts to bring a science city project to the city. According to press note, a science city would inculcate scientific temper among the residents, particularly the students.

Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Welfare Committee, Sector 27: president — Ms Shikha Nijhawan; senior vice-president — Mr P.P. Jain; vice-president — Mr R.C. Bindra; general secretary — Mr Som Nath Saini; joint secretary — Ms Jasmine Mittle; treasurer — Mr Amardeep Singh Sehgal; and auditor — Mr HR Dhingra.

Inaugurated: Prof K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, inaugurated the branch of Canara Bank on the university campus on Monday. Mr Y.L. Madan, General Manager, Circle Office, Chandigarh, Mr P.G. Chawla, Deputy General Manager, and a large number of customers were present.

Biometrics machine: The Chandigarh Housing Board on Wednesday introduced a biometrics machine to mark the daily attendance of the employees. The machine installed at the entrance makes use of finger print to ensure the staff attendance.

Lok Adalat: The district legal authority organised a Lok Adalat at the local judicial complex on Saturday to settle the bank loan cases pertaining to various branches of Punjab National Bank. As many as 159 cases came up for hearing. Fortythree cases were settled and an amount of Rs 3,22,000 was realised according to a press note.



Shopkeepers restricted
: The district administration and municipal authorities have prohibited shopkeepers from keeping their goods in front of their shops. A ‘white line’ has been drawn in front of the shops in Rajguru market and shopkeepers have been asked not to keep their goods in the verandahs beyond the line. Besides, one-way traffic arrangement has been implemented in the Rajguru market, Nagori Gate and Arya bazaar shopping centres.

Old-age pension: The state government has decided to conduct a survey to identify the beneficiaries under the old age pension scheme. Giving this information to mediapersons here on Saturday the Deputy Commissioner, Mr B.S. Malik, said the survey would be conducted between August 22 and September 7 and as many as 19 teams had been constituted for the purpose out of which 14 will work in rural areas and five in urban areas.

3 arrested: The police on Sunday arrested Anil of Hisar and Phool Kumar of Meham in a purse snatching case. Meanwhile, Jaswant Singh of Bansa village was nabbed with over 1.5 kg of poppy husk.

Cases settled: Over seven dozen cases were settled in a special Lok Adalat organised for settling pending bank cases at the district court complex here on Saturday. The Lok Adalat was presided over by the Additional District Judge, Mr S.K. Gupta. As many as 349 cases of different banks were taken up for settlement and 88 of them were settled.

One arrested: The Khol police has arrested Mukhtiar, a resident of Bhalkhi Majra village, about 20 km from here, in connection with the murder of his younger brother, Om Prakash. The body of Om Prakash was recovered from a field near the village on Friday following which the police registered a case of murder. Mukhtiar has reportedly confessed his unintentional complicity in the crime.

Youth stabbed: A youth Amit (18) was allegedly stabbed to death by a group of unidentified persons in the Gita Bhawan area here on Saturday. The victim belonged to Subhash Chowk area. The police has registered a case against the alleged assilants and launched a massive hunt to apprehend them. The cause of the murder is not known.

Petrol pump looted
: Three armed youths looted a petrol station near Dushani village on the Yamunanagar – Saharanpur stretch of the National Highway on Friday night. The youths reached the petrol station and took the employees to a nearby farm at gunpoint. The youths reportedly tied the hands and legs of the employees using their clothes. They took away Rs 2,385 lying at the station. Luckily, the owner, Mr Bakshish Singh, had taken home most of the money.


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