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One held with fake passport
: Narbhai Singh, a resident of Nangal Lubana, was arrested for possessing a fake passport during an immigration check at the Rajasansi airport here on Wednesday. His agent, Kuldip Singh, owner of Vicky Tours and Travels, was also booked. A case has been registered.

Anti-dowry case: Amit Sharma, Shela, Naveen, Nidhi, Shipa, all residents of Basant avenue, were booked under the anti-dowry Act on a complaint by Ms Vandana Sharma. She has alleged that her husband, Amit Kumar, beat and harassed her for more dowry.

Dry day today: All liquor vends in Batala will remain closed on September 10 on the occasion of the marriage anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev. All government and other institutions will also remain closed.

Forger arrested: The police had arrested Ajit Pal Singh, a resident of Kot Dalpat Rai, and seized forged registration certificates, ration cards and stamps of various authorities. His two accomplices, Sakwinder Singh and Harprit Singh, escaped. A case has been registered.

Political vendetta alleged
: The local BJP unit has alleged that Ashok Verma, brother of Manoj Verma, former president, BJP Yuva Morcha, district unit, has been booked in a false case out of political vendetta. Kamal Verma, a cousin of Ashok Verma, had alleged in an FIR that Ashok Verma had beaten him up. In a joint statement on Thursday it accused the Congress of flaring up the issue to create a wedge between the cousins. It warned the administration of launching an agitation if the case was not revoked.

Sessions for farmers: Mr Raghbir Singh, AGM, NABARD, Hoshiarpur, while inaugurating a two-day exposure programme for farmers here on Wednesday said farmers would be exposed to technical sessions of experts of various fields like vermiculture, medicinal plantations, fisheries etc and would visit the fields of progressive farmers in the district.

4 women held
: Maya, Goga, Soma and Palo of dana mandi, Bhadson, were arrested by the police near the Jagraon bus stand and a chain, two earrings and a ring were recovered from their possession. A case has been registered under Sections 356 and 879, IPC, at the local police station.

Two booked: Nikka Singh and Harbans Singh Akhara allegedly assaulted Surjit Singh of their village. Both have been booked under Sections 341 and 323, IPC. In another incident, the Humbran police has registered a case under Sections 341, 324 and 506, IPC, at the instance of Ranjit Singh of Bhattian village against Jagdish Singh of his village who allegedly assaulted the complainant with sharp-edged weapon. — OC

Liquor seized: The police has arrested Baljit Singh of Akhara and allegedly seized 80 kg of lahan and 4500 ml of illicit liquor whereas the Sidhwan Bet police has arrested Jaswant Singh of Huzran and recovered 12180 ml of illicit liquor. Cases under the Excise Act have been registered.

Body found
: The body of a 65-years-old woman Jeeto, was found on the Kapurthala-Hussainpur railway line on Wednesday. She was going to answer nature’s call across the railway line from her house at Shekhupur village near here when the incident occurred. The police has sent the body for postmortem after registering a case.

WORKSHOP: A workshop was conducted by CEC Network in collaboration with the DPS Society on Thursday on the school premises. The theme of the workshop was life-long learning.” The trainer, Ms Anami Jacqueline Naths, a seasoned educationist, a into the gave an inspiring talk. Bloom’s taxonomy was dwelt upon at length. Various competence levels of knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation were contemplated. Each one was asked to do some introspection and make necessary amendments in their teaching.

NUTRITION WEEK: Community Food and Nutrition Board of India started the nutrition week in Samrala on September 1. Ms Sharanveer Kaur of the board taught people of different villages , the importance of balanced diet and how deficiency of iodine and minerals can cause diseases . Charts , posters and banners were used to make the subject more interesting to the villagers. A healthy baby slogan writing competition was held and the winners were Kulwinder Kaur, Swaran Kaur and Kuldip Kaur.

OBSERVED: International literacy day was observed by NSS volunteers of Guru Nanak Girls college, Model Town here on Thursday. The students interacted with the children of Bal Bhavan and distributed pencils , copies , erasers etc. to the students.

Car thief nabbed: The police on Wednesday arrested Tarsem Lal, a member of an inter-state gang of vehicle lifters and recovered a stolen Qualis from his possession. A raid was conducted at the residence of Kala of Toti village. While Kala managed to escape, Tarsem Lal was nabbed. The accused has been remanded to police custody.

Celebrated: The Watawaran Sambhal Society, Punjab, organised a function at G.S. School, Samrala. On the occasion the Principal of the school, Mr Smaran Singh, said we should aware the villagers to take care off the environment. The Chairman of the society, Mr Jagjit Singh Mann, said the society has strong determination to work for a pollution-free environment.



Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Sri Ram Leela Committee, Sector 27: chairman — Mr Tarloki Nath Modi; president — Mr Dharam Pal Gupta; senior vice-president — Mr G.C. Kalia; vice-presidents — Mr Lalit Kumar Modi and Mr Vinod Khosla; general secretary — Mr Mamu Ram Goyal; joint secretary — Mr Sudhir Gupta; finance secretary — Mr Rajesh Modi; stage secretary — Mr K.K. Mehta; ground secretaries — Mr Hira Lal Gupta, Mr Jatinder Gupta, Mr Subhash Chand and Mr Sandeep Sharma.

Office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Shri Sanatan Dharam Mandir Sabha: president — Mr R.D. Aggarwal; senior vice-president — Mr Sulekh Chand Gupta; vice-presidents — Mr L.C. Bajaj and Mr J.L. Sharma; organising secretary — Mr Y.K. Sarna; finance secretary — Mr Vijay Bansal; joint secretaries — Mr M.L. Vohra and Mr M.N. Sharma; cashier — Mr R.K. Malhotra; store secretary — Mr V.B. Tewari; and auditor — Mr Banta Ram Bansal. 

61 donate blood: As many as 61 persons donated blood at a camp organised by the State Bank of India on occasion of the ‘medical technology foundation day at the PGI here on Wednesday. Prof K.K.Talwar, Director of the PGI inaugurated the camp.

Teachers’ reply: The Punjab and Chandigarh College teachers union issued a press note on Wednesday in response to the statements of Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab. Dr Jagwant Singh, secretary, PCCTU, said the Chief Minister’s statement that the agitating college and school teachers should talk to the departments concerned to find proper solution instead of holding dharnas and rallies at Matka Chowk was wrong.

Rallies held: The Adult Education Department organised rallies in the slum areas of the city on Wednesday. Literacy rallies at about 20 different places were organised to generate awareness about literacy in such areas in which large number of adult learners participated. The rallies were organised in connection with the International Literacy Day. The slum areas where the rallies were organized, include Colony Number 4, Dadumajra Colony, Mauli Jagran Colony, Bapu Dham Colony, Palsora village, Manimajra, Faidan village, Nehru Colony, Sector 52, and Sector 25 Kumhar Colony.

Elected: The following has been elected office-bearers of the Parents Teachers Association of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35: president —Mr Jasbir Singh; patron—-Mrs Khushinder Sharma; senior vice-president-Mr Rakesh Sharma; vice-president—Mrs Swarn Saini; secretary—Mr Subhash Jain; joint secretary—Mr S.K. Anand; finance secretary—Mrs Seema Grover; auditor—Mr S.K. Kapoor.

Book fair: A three-day book fair started at Hansraj Public School on Thursday. It is being organised by Scholastic Publishers. Classics, biographies, novels and books on science, general knowledge, stories, mythology, etc are on display. Fiction and the latest bestsellers are also available for sale.

Quiz contest: A quiz contest was organised by Nestle India at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8. The contest aimed at checking the general knowledge of the children. The prize winners were : Tejasvi, Mayank, Vaishnavi, Adya, Avnish Mehta, Akshat Aggarwal, Piyush, Leena, Gaurav, Anmol, Siddharth and Harsh.

Declamation contest: An inter-school declamation contest was organised for schools affiliated to the ICSE Board at St Xaviers High School, Sector 20. Mr I William, Vice Chairman of St Xaviers, was the chief guest on this occasion. The prize winners were : Eshan Ganju (St Xaviers, Chandigarh), Jasleen Singh (Tender Heart, Chandigarh) and Hemant Bhatt (St Kabir, Chandigarh). Jatin Dutt and Hemant Bhart of St Kabir won the best team prize followed by Eshan Ganju and Gursimran Singh of St Xaviers, Chandigarh.

Open Darbar: An open darbar was held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner, Mr Brijendra Singh, at Nanakpur village in Pinjore on Thursday. Residents complained about erratic power supply, non-issuance of pink cards (for those below poverty line) , lack of potable drinking water facility, etc. Over 131 complaints were received in the darbar.



Agriculture loan camp: Oriental Bank of Commerce, Fatehabad branch, organised an agriculture loan disbursement camp at Razabad village in this district on Tuesday. Mr A.S.Tomar, Assistant General Manager, OBC, Rohtak region, was the chief guest. The village Sarpanch, Mr Devinder Singh, presided. He disbursed agricultural loans to the tune of Rs 30 lakh to 26 farmers. Earlier, Mr Tomar sanctioned housing loans and Oriental Business Cards worth Rs 71 lakh in the local branch of the bank.

Two held for
eve-teasing: Two persons have been arrested for allegedly trespassing, eveteasing and criminal intimidation. Bhagirathi Devi (name changed) a resident of Duniya Majra, had lodged a complaint with the police that Paramjit and Satish Kumar with the intention to outrage her modesty, entered her house and criminally intimidated, her. The accused were remanded in 14-day judicial custody.

Two killed in accidents
: Two persons were killed in separate road accidents in the district. Ramesh Kumar Yadav of Bhudpur village was crushed to death by an unidentified vehicle near the village on Wednesday. In another accident, Sanjay of Kanharwas village died on the spot when his jeep was hit by a tractor near Kosli village on Tuesday night. Cases have been registered.


Effigy burnt: ABVP activists here on Thursday condemned the alleged attempts by Transport and Tourism Minister G.S. Bali to put political pressure on the newly elected panel in a Kangra college. ABVP spokesman Rakesh Sharma said that Mr Bali should refrain from interferring in student politics. They also burnt the effigy of the minister.

Increments: The Kangra chapter of the Himachal Medical Officers Association on Thursday thanked the state government for accepting their demand of filling the posts of Block Medical Officer in the state on promotional basis. Dr Ajay Dutta, general secretary, said that the Chief Minister had also given his approval for extra postgraduate increments to the doctors.

Man rescued
: Mr Mohinder Singh, a resident of Mahajan Bazar, on Wednesday jumped from the Victoria bridge into the Beas river. Eyewitnesses fished him out and rushed him to Mandi zonal hospital. He is reported to be stable. It is alleged that he was under the influence of drugs.

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