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Refresher course put off
: Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) has postponed the three-week refresher course in commerce and management scheduled to commence on September 15 under the aegis of its academic staff college. A university press release issued here on Thursday said the new dates would be announced later.

Compensation to kin: Mr Jugal Kishore Sharma, MLA and chairman Amritsar Improvement Trust on Friday distributed Rs 1 lakh as compensation to the next of kin of victims of the cylinder blast on June 3. Four persons, including a woman and a girl, died in the incident. Relief of Rs 1 lakh for the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 10,000 for those injured had been announced from the Chief Minister’s relief fund. 

Police nabs four thieves
: Dr Jatinder Kumar Jain, Senior Superintendent of Police, told mediapersons on Friday that a police team headed by SI Harjinder Singh arrested four persons namely Kulwant Singh, Natha Singh, Nirmal Singh and Onkar Singh during a raid. Stolen property was recovered from the accused. They have been remanded in police custody. 

Agricultural officers’ body
: The following have been unanimously elected office-bearers of District Sangrur Agriculture Officers Association: president:— Mr Dalip Chand, general secretary :— Dr Balwant Singh and treasurer:— Dr Gurcharan Singh Sekhon.

Vigilance Bureau ‘durbar’
: More than 100 officials of the Vigilance Bureau, Jalandhar Zone, put forth their problems before Mr A.P. Pandey, Chief Director, Punjab Vigilance Bureau, during a “khula durbar” organised by the VB authorities here on Friday. Mr Pandey, who was accompanied by Mr Ishwar Chander, DIG (Jalandhar Zone), gave them a patient hearing and promised that their genuine problems would be solved on priority basis.

Lectures delivered
: The District Eye Donation Society, as part of the national-level eye donation fortnight being observed from August 25 to September 8, organised “Morning Assembly Lecture” at Govt Senior Secondary School here on Thursday. Dr J.D.Verma, president, Dr Davinder Dhanda, Mr Yash Pal Singh Hafizabadi, Mr Satish Sharma, Dr Avtar Singh (office bearers of the Association), Mr Iqbal Singh, principal, Mr Baldev Singh, among others, delivered special lecturers to motivate the students.

Students excel: Students of Govt Senior Secondary School have excelled in sports and co-curricular activities. Harneet Kaur Mall and Kamalpreet Kaur have been selected for the state Badminton team (Girls Under 19). In the district-level educational competitions Navkiran Kaur and Tejinder Singh have won the first prize in declamation contest and painting competition respectively, Baljit Singh has won the second prize in geet competition.



MEETING: The Bharatiya Balmiki Dharam Samaj at a meeting here on Saturday decided to organise a Chandigarh bandh on September 6, said Mr Naresh Tak, secretary of the samaj. The protest was organised against the arson in Gohana in which houses of Balmikis were gutted. Mr Tak said, “On September 5, we will organise a protest in front of Parliament in New Delhi. The next day we will organise a bandh in the city and lodge a protest in the Haryana Assembly”. 

LPG CUSTOMERS: The Chief Area Manager, Indian Oil Corporation, Chandigarh, Mr R.K. Tiku, in a press statement has said M/s Sunshine Gas Agency, Sector 44, has become inoperative. I interest of the LPG customers, following arrangements have been made for the customers concerned. The customers can contact IOC office at toll free number: 1600-180-1005 between 9.45 am to 5.30 pm. 

SAPLINGS PLANTED: The Rotary Chandigarh Central and the Rotract Chandigarh Central organised a sapling plantation drive at Punjab Engineering College here on Saturday. As many as 125 saplings were planted on the premises of the college, said Mr Sanjeev. The chief guest on the occasion was, Ms Kusum Gupta, wife of the PEC Director, Mr Vijay Gupta.

ELECTED: Mr Harinder Bagga has been unanimously elected president of the Lions Club, Chandigarh. 



Post-mortem report
: Following the revelation made in the post mortem report regarding the alleged suicidal death of a young woman, Som Lata the case of abetment to suicide earlier registered against her husband, Virender Singh Yadav, father-in-law Daya Nand Yadav and mother-in-law Devi has now been converted into a case of murder. The doctors, who conducted the post mortem opined that Som Lata was done to death.

Accomplices held: The police has arrested Kala and Malkha, brothers of the principal accused, Jeet Ram, in connection with the murder of Ashok Kumar Sardhana who was shot dead at a cycle stand in the Haryana Roadways bus stand complex here on Monday. Both of them have been remanded in 14 days judicial custody. The police is reportedly clueless with regard to the whereabouts of escapee undertrial Jeet Ram who had allegedly shot the victim.

Car damaged
: A car and a bicycles were badly damaged when they were struck by a car belonging to the Excise and Taxation Department at Gita Bhawan Chowk on Friday. The occupants of the car and the bicycle escapted unhurt. It is alleged that the driver of the red beacon car was under the influence of liquor. He was caught red-handed by Mr Luxmi Narain, a BJP municipal councillor of Sonepat whose car was badly damaged in the accident.

Valuables stolen: Thieves decamped with Rs 35,000 in cash, gold ornaments and other valuables worth several thousand rupees from a house in Ferozepur Bangar village, 25 km from here, on Friday. The members of the house were Sleeping on the roof of the house during the incident. A case has been registered.

Bijli Sabha: The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam will organise a ‘ Bijli Sabha’ in the 33 KV power sub-station at Khanpur Kalan village on Sunday. Mr T.C. Gupta, Superintending Engineer Operation will here the grievances of the consumers.

Sarpanch booked: The Ganaur police has registered a case against Naresh Rathi, sarpanch of Purkhas village, and his associates allegedly for assaulting Ms Shakuntala Rathi, vice-president of the district unit of the BJP Mahila Morcha, her husband, Mr Ram Kumar Rathi, and Ms Shakuntala Sharma. No arrests have been made so far. Mr Kishan Singh Sanwan, MP and national vice-president of the BJP, on Thursday condemned the attack on the BJP leaders. 

Man poisons wife to death: A woman, Birmati (30), was allegedly poisoned to death by her husband and other members of his family at Halalpur village, 25 km from here, on Wednesday. The police has registered a case against her husband Ramesh, his brother and his wife on the complaint of Mr Kirori, father of the deceased. In another incident, a woman, Suresh (34), allegedly committed suicide by consuming celphos tablets.

Erratic power supply evokes protest
: Residents of Nachron, Palewala and Madhubans villages of Radaur block and Sandhye, Ahrwara, Katrakhas, Machrouli, Rampur Behta and Mujafat villages of Bilaspur block gathered at their respective power office on Friday to lodge their protest against irregular power supply. The villagers said that due to erratic power supply, villagers were not able to cut fodder for the cattle and the water supply had also been severely hit.


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