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3 Bangladeshis arrested: The district police on Wednesday arrested three Bangladesh nationals who were wandering near Mochi Bazaar near the Golden Temple.

BOOKED: The Chheharta police has booked the wife and in-laws of Sukhdev Singh, a resident of Kotli Naseer Khan village, for allegedly forcing him to commit suicide. The case was registered under section 306, 201, 148, 149 of the IPC on the complaint of sister of the deceased Ms Manjit Kaur. She stated in her complaint that her brother had conveyed to her that his wife had illicit relations with one Jatinder Singh of the same village. When he objected to it, he was allegedly beaten up by his in-laws. She said her brother could not bear the humiliation and was forced to take the extreme step.

5 held under Arms Act: The Batala police has arrested Nirmal Singh, Baljinder Singh, Ashwani Kumar, Balwinder Singh and Balwinder Kaur and seized one revolver, six cartridges, one single-barrelled. 12-bore gun with two live cartridges from them. A case under Sections 399 and 400 of the IPC and under Section 25 of the Arms Act has been registered.

Case registered: Additional Chief Administrator, PUDA, Jalandhar, has got registered a case under sections 3, 5, 8, 9, 14 (2), 15, 18 and 21 of the Punjab Apartment Property Regulatory Act against Manmohan Singh and Jagmohan Singh, both residents of the Bahadurpur area, here on Wednesday.


Hindi workshop held: A two-day hindi workshop was organised in the premises of the All India Radio office here. The employees of the Prasar Bharti and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting participated in the workshop.

Janmashtami celebrated: Janamasthmi was celebrated with religious fervour at St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44 here on Thursday . As many as 400 students visited the Sanatam Dharam Mandir in Sector 15 here. The students also saw an exhibition on Lord Krishna’s eventful life. The tiny tots of Kindergarten block were attired as Krishna and Radha.

C Toss launched: Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, has become a part of the educational institutions imparting C-Toss programme. The programme has been launched in collaboration with the Chandigarh Administration. Dr S.C. Dhawan, Additional Director of IT, talked of the potential of the programme in the BPO sector.

Information officers to be appointed: The Directorate of Field Publicity (DFP), under the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, is appointing Public Information Officers of (PIO) in all parts of the country. All the 22 regional heads and two offices of the DFP will work as PIOs. Mr K.S. Dhatwalia, Regional Director of the DFP, stated this while speaking at the concluding day of the two-day zonal workshop on ‘National Rural Health Mission’ AIDS and other social sector issues here on Thursday.

Art exhibition extended: The Director of Government Museum and Art Gallery, Mr V.N. Singh, on Thursday said due to overwhelming response of visitors, the period of Exhibition ‘Plate to Pixel: The evolution of Camera’, being organised at Exhibition Hall of the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10-C, Chandigarh, had been extended for two days i.e. up to August 27.

Maths lab inaugurated: A mathematics lab was inaugurated at the Kendriya Vidyalaya No.2, 3 BRD, here, on Thursday by the school Principal, Ms Ranjaba K Bassi. Speaking on the occasion, she said Maths was a fun to learn and solve. The lab had brain teasers, puzzles, games, interesting activities on Pythagoras theorem, circle, three-dimensional colorful models, etc.

Pvt college teachers go on strike: Teachers from private colleges in the city observed two-hour strike-cum-dhrana in front of the offices of their respective principals. The call for the strike was given by the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union.

CIIS batch graduates: As many as 30 students of the second batch of CIIS College received their graduation certificates at a ceremony here on Thursday. Local MLA Bir Devinder Singh distributed the graduating certificates. These students were enrolled with the Live in Care Giver programme of the institute. Lieut-Gen K.S. Mann, Director, CIIS, said the student have the option to move abroad for further studies or professional placements in developed countries as the credits and education earned at CIIS are readily acceptable worldwide.

DEAD: Mystery shrouds the death of a 40-year-old vegetable vendor, Subhash, whose body was found near Chandimandir late last night. He was found dead near some bushes, while his cart was parked at some distance. The police has started inquest proceedings.


Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Non-Teaching Employees Association of the Postgraduate Regional Centre of Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, president — Mr Mir Singh; secretary — Mr Raj Bir; and treasurer — Mr Ram Singh.

Killed: Mukesh Kumar, a lecturer of the Somany Institute of Technology and Management, here, died in an accident on Tuesday.

Tantrik held: The Civil Lines police has arrested a tantrik after raiding a house at Mukand Vihar, Delhi, and recovered cash and gold ornaments worth several lakhs from her. Giving this information, Mr Anil Kumar Rao, SP, said here on Wednesday that the woman was identified as Seema.

Recovered: The Sonepat police has arrested two youths and recovered 500 gm of cocaine, worth Rs 50 lakh in the international market, from their possession. Mr Anil Kumar Rao, SP, informed here on Wednesday that the arrested persons were identified as Naveen Kumar of Murthal village and Mani of Bagse village in Tamil Nadu. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered.


Officers told to speed up work: The Speaker of the HP Vidhan Sabha, Mr G.R. Musafir, directed officers to speed up the progress of developmental works under the Rashtriya Swayam Vikas Yojana here on Wednesday. He disclosed that Rs 1.60 crore had so far been spent on the Nohradhar multi-village drinking water scheme. He said Rs 26 lakh had been spent on the repair and maintenance of schools in the district.

Meeting held: A meeting for project-level monitoring for the implementation of the catchment area treatment (CAT) plan was held at Barmana at the head office of the Kol Dam Project here on Tuesday. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of the Chief Conservator of Forests (Monitoring and Evaluation), Mr R.K. Kapoor.

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