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CHARGE TAKEN: Mr Gopal Arora, Judicial Magistrate, took charge of the second court here. This has made litigants feel happy as they now expect that the backlog will be cleared soon. Earlier, there was only one court of Ms Jitender Walia, SOJM, and there were thousands of pending cases. Now the cases have been equally divided between the two courts.

MEETING: The local unit of the Kirti Kisan Union held a meeting here. Its representatives from various areas participated in it, according to Mr Charanjit Singh Bhammipura, secretary of the union. They decided not to pay electricity arrears being demanded by PSEB authorities. They flayed the state government for defying its promise to provide free electricity and water. It was also decided to block road traffic on September 29 from 12 noon to 2 pm. Meeting was presided over by Mr Gurkeerat Singh Chakkar.

Demand quashed:
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has quashed the PSEB’s demand of Rs 7,500 made from Gurcharan Singh of Ballowal village. The board has alleged that his son was committing theft of power. Mr A.S. Narula said the board could not recover the amount from Gurcharan Singh, but it could recover it from his son in case he was stealing power. The forum directed the PSEB to refund Rs 7,500 to the complainant along with 9 per cent interest.

Cheque given: Mr Joginder Paul Singla, council chief of the richest councils of Mandi Gobindgarh, accompanied by executive officer Lachhman Singh Saini and Mr Deepak Sapra, handed over a cheque of Rs 50 lakh for development works for its subdivision headquarter of Amloh to Mr Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, Parliamentary Secretary (Home, Justice and PWD), on Tuesday.

CAMP: A night camp was organised by the students of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Mandi Gobindgarh, on Tuesday. Students of Classes VI, VII and VIII participated in a puppet show, a yoga and a meditation session. Ms Sakarsudha, Principal of the school, spoke on the benefits of such camps. Such camps inculcated self-confidence and spirit of self-discipline among the students, she added.


Rent Act: The Commercial Tenants Association on Tuesday appealed to the tenants to register with it for fighting the rent Act notification issued by the Chandigarh Administration. In a press note here, it appealed to the tenants not to be misled by any political party or organisation.

Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Coordination Committee of the Central Government Employees and Workers (Chandigarh region): chairman — Mr Kamal Sharma; president — Mr Sudesh Kumar; vice-presidents — Mr Dhani Ram Verma and Mr Surinder Singh Rakkar; general secretary — Mr Rashpal Singh; assistant general secretaries — Mr Manohar Lal and Mr DS Bawa; zonal secretaries — Mr Ram Dass, and Mr K.C. Thakur, Mr Sam Lal Sagu, Mr UPS Dhillon and Mr Sohan Lal; cashier — Mr Varinder Dev; assistant cashier — Mr Janak Raj Rana;auditor — Krishan La and legal advisers — Mr Ravi Badyal and Mr M.S. Gorsi.

SOOD SABHA: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Sood Sabha: chairman—Mr VK Sood;president — Mr Kulwant Rai Sood; senior vice-president — Mr Sham Lal Sood; vice-presidents — Mr Kuldeep Rai Sood, Mr Shashi Bhushan Sood and Mr Kapil Goel; general secretary — Mr Surinder Sood; finance secretary — Mr Umesh Sood; organising secretary — Ms Shama Sood; public relations secretary — Mr Raj Kumar Maria; secretary —Mr Sudershan Sood and joint secretaries — Mr Rajinder Sood and Mr Vikram Sood.

VISIT: As part of the on going Operation Sadbhavna of 3 Infantry Division, a 30 students from the Women’s Empowerment Centre, Nimu (Leh), on Tuesday met Gen S.F.Rodrigues, (retd) Governor of Punjab and the UT Administrator.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office bearers of Sri Radha Krishan Siddh Mandir, Panjab University campus: advisors Mr V.P. Jhingan Mr C. Haridasan and Mr Jagdev Singh Thakur; president Mr Deepak Kaushik; vice-president —Mr S.C. Sawal; senior vice-president, — Mr Tilak Raj Wadhwa; general secretary, — Mr Pardeep Kumar; secretary — Mr Sandeep Walia; publicity secretary, — Mr Dan Singh; finance secretary — Mr Gopal Krishan Karir; store secretary — Mr S.S. Bains; assistant store secretary — Mr Satish Verma; and auditor — Mr Parkash Chand.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Swastik Vihar (Phase-3) Residents Welfare Association, MDC, Panchkula: president—Mr P. S. Lohchab; vice-president—Mr M.L. Gupta; general secretary—Mr Vinay Bhatia; treasurer—Mr H. K. Vasudeva; secretary—Mr Karam Singh; and joint secretaries—Mr Ashish Aggarwal, Mr Rakesh Sehgal, Ms Karuna Kanwar and Ms Sushma Pathania.


Six arrested: The police arrested five persons, including a woman, under the Excise Act. The accused, identified as Shripal, Bindu, Ashok Kumar, Ranbir and Toshi, were produced in court. In another incident, the police re-registered a case under NDPS Act.

Woman killed: A woman (28) was crushed to death by the Delhi-Ahmedabad Mail near the Rewari-Jhajjar level crossing here on Tuesday. Her identity was yet to be established. In a second such incident, a young man, Gautam (23), of Punsika village, near here, was run over and killed by a goods train near the railway godown here.


Red Cross fair: Member of Parliament and Vice Chairperson of the State Red Cross Society, Mrs Pratibha Singh, inaugurated the District Red Cross fair and addressed a public meeting here on Tuesday. She said that the state government had adopted various measures to provide aid to the needy throughout the state through Red Cross Societies. She also stated that during the last fiscal year, Rs 11.2 lakh was collected at the District Red Cross fair and Rs 12,91,310 was given as aid to the poor.

One killed: Laxman Singh, a driver, died on the spot when his Jeep had a collision with a tipper truck on Tuesday. His helper, Vijay Kumar, who sustained serious injuries, has been admitted to the Zonal Hospital. The police has registered a case under Section 289 of the IPC.

Health centre: HP Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Mr G.R. Musafir, while presiding over the concluding function of the three-day zonal tournament for primary schools at Narag, on Tuesday sanctioned Rs 3.5 lakh for the primary health centre building at Narag. He also sanctioned Rs 50,000 for the repair of the building of a primary school at Narag.

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