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Rafi memorial society
: To commemorate the 25th death anniversary of Mohammad Rafi, the Mohammad Rafi Memorial Society will honour top singers from the country at a special function on Monday at Guru Nanak Auditorium.

Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Sirhind Industrial Association: president — Mr Rakesh Mitter; secretary — Mr Shamsher Singh; and cashier — Mr Anil Sood.

Man killed
: Jagtar Singh, son of Lachhman Singh, was killed when an unidentified vehicle hit him near Morkrima village, 14 km from here. The Dakha police has registered a case under Section 304 of the IPC. 

PSEB MAN electrocuted: Til Bahadur, an employee of the Panjab State Electricity Board, was allegedly electrocuted while on duty in the Chhokran area. The Dekha police has registered a case under Section 304 of the IPC against Ashok Kumar, JE, on the statement of Budh Singh of PSEB Colony. The JE had allegedly failed to disconnected the power supply while the victim was asked to change the phase from the transformer.

Two booked: Gurpal Singh of Tajpur and Paramjit Singh Sidhu of Raikot have been booked allegedly for forging documents to procure a loan. A case under Sections 420, 465, 467, 468 and 471 of the IPC has been registered. No arrests have been made so far. 

Protest held: Shopkeepers of Dilkusha market on Wednesday held a protest against the harassment meted out to them by the ETOs and raised slogans against the government on the promotion of inspector raj which according to them, would add to their woes. 

: Bachitter Singh, a resident of Verowal Bawwian village, committed suicide on Tuesday over the illicit relations of his wife with a person of the same village. The police has registered a case under Section 306 of the IPC against Balwinder Kaur and her paramour Jaspal Singh. Both accused have absconded. 

Man succumbs to injuries: Wassan Singh, a resident of Kallaha village, succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday. He had sustained these injuries during a quarrel on Sunday with some residents of Khadoor Sahib where he had gone to visit a fair. The accused have been identified as Kala Singh, Sanna Singh Shinda Singh, Sukhdev Singh and Shindo. The police has registered a case. 



Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the All-India Megh Sabha: president—Mr Mohinder Singh; senior vice-president—Mr Ramesh Bhagat; vice-presidents—Mr Inderjit Megh and Ms Vijay Laxmi Roozam; joint secretary— Raj Kumar Kandal; cashier — Mr Darshan Lal; auditor — Mr KC Bhagat; and chief editor (Megh Chetna). 

Appointed: Ms Kirandeep Kaur has been appointed president of the student wing of the Nationalist Congress Party. 

Health camp: A free health care camp was organised at Sri Sathya Sai Old Age Home, Sector 30 on Thursday. A team of 18 doctors from the Community Medicine Department of Government Medical College, headed by Dr H.M. Swami, visited the old age home and guided residents on general health and healthy lifestyle.

Dead: An ex -serviceman, Mahinder Pal Singh, who was hit by a vehicle near Raiwali village on Sunday, succumbed to his injuries at Command Hospital, Chandi Mandir, on Thursday. A case under section 304 A of IPC has been registered.

Blood donation camp: As many as 72 units of blood were collected during a camp organised by the State Bank of Patiala, Kalka, at Government College, Kalka, on Thursday. The camp was inaugurated by the SDM, Kalka, Mr Maheshwar Sharma. Ms S.C. Dhall, Senior Manager of the bank said they would organise more such camps in Kalka and Pinjore in association with other social organisations.



: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Guru Jambheshwar University Teachers’ Association: president — Dr Narsi Ram Bishnoi; vice-president — Dr K.P. Singh; secretary — Dr Sanjeev Kumar; joint secretary — Dr Sandeep Rana; treasurer — Dr Neeru Vasudeva; executive members — Dr S.S. Joshi, Dr S.K. Singh, Dr Snehlata Goel, Dr Sushil Kumar, Dr P.K. Gupta and Dr Tilak Sethi 

7-year imprisonment
: The Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr Dharampal, sentenced Sunil, his parents, Rupchand and Maya, to seven-years’ imprisonment on Wednesday. It was alleged that Sunil was stalking a minor girl, Seema, who committed suicide in 2003.

Four booked
: The police has booked four unidentified persons on the charge of kidnapping and trying to kill Mange Ram of Shekupura village. It is alleged that the accused kidnapped him on Monday, forced him to drink liquor, beat him up and threw him in a field near Jalandhar. A case has been registered.

Arrest sought
: The Blanket Manufacturers’ Association has demanded the arrest of several trade union leaders for allegedly misbehaving with the factory owners and trying to disrupt work at several places. 

Patwari arrested: The Vigilance Department on Wednesday arrested Bhim Singh, a patwari of the Irrigation Department on the charge of taking a bribe here on Wednesday.

Dowry case
: On a complaint lodged by Sharmila Yadav, a resident of Khaliawas village, the police booked her husband Naresh Kumar Yadav, father-in-law Krishan Singh Yadav and mother-in-law Ram Rati Yadav, all residents of Harjokri village on charges of harassment for dowry and a criminal breach of the trust. A case has been registered.

Life term
: The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr A.K. Bimal, on Wednesday sentenced Mahavir and Shivta of Bhandana village to life imprisonment and a fine of Rs 5,000 each on the charge of murdering Mr Samsher of the same village in 2001. 

Electrocuted: Ms Murti Devi of Qunashpur village was electrocuted while on her way to the fields on Thursday. The police has registered the case and sent the body for a postmortem examination.

Shop burgled: Thieves broke into a departmental store on the old Rohtak road on Wednesday and reportedly decamped with Rs 12,000 and goods worth several thousands of rupees. A case has been registered.

One killed in accident: Madhu, a resident of Sector 15, was killed on the spot and Someshwar, a resident of Sector 14, sustained serious injuries when the motor cycle they were riding was hit by an unidentified vehicle on the Sonepat-Bahalgarh road near Indira Colony on Wednesday. The police has registered a case. 



New syllabus
: The Himachal Pradesh School Lecturers’ Association has criticised the Himachal Pradesh School Education Board for failing to provide the new syllabus even after a lapse of six months in the current session. 

NGOs’ meeting
: Addressing the delegates of Northern Regional NGO Meet-2005 on Wednesday, the Governor, Mr V.S. Kokje, said there was an urgent need to evolve a mechanism for close coordination among various NGOs working for the welfare and rehabilitation of the disabled in the country. 

Camps for disabled: Camps, to identify physically handicapped, are being organised at tehsil and block headquarters by the Social Justice and Empowerment Department in the district. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K.B.S. Negi, said on Wednesday that a medical board had been set up at Deen Dayal Upadhaya Hospital for examining the disabled on every Tuesday and Friday. Medical disability certificates would be issued to persons having more than 40 per cent disability. 

Order stayed: The HP High Court has stayed the power tariff order passed by the HP State Electricity Regulatory Commission for 2005-06. The interim order was passed by a Division Bench comprising the acting Chief Justice L.S. Panta and Mr Justice Surjit Singh on a petition filed by the HP State Electricity Board. 

Man injured
: Gian Chand, a resident of Khalag village in Kasauli tehsil, sustained injuries from a gun fired by an unidentified person. He was rushed to the PGI, Chandigarh, for treatment. A case under Section 336 of the IPC has been registered. The police has not ruled out the possibility of a hunter having fired the shot to kill some animal in the forest area.

Burglary: Cash and valuables worth Rs 60,000 were stolen from the house of Dalip Sood, a resident of Kasauli, on Tuesday while he was away with his family. The locks of the house were found broken. The police has registered a case under Sections 454 and 380 of the IPC.


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