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SGPC chief's call: The newly-elected SGPC president, Mr Avtar Singh Makkar, has asked the employees of the committee to honestly discharge their duties and be more courteous. He was addressing a meeting of secretaries, additional secretaries and vice-secretaries of the SGPC here on Wednesday.

Training camp: The Sainik Welfare Board here will organise pre-recruitment training for the children of ex-servicemen, widows and economically weaker section on November 28. During the training period free boarding and lodging would be provided.

Smack seized
: Police chief Dr Jatindra Kumar Jain told the mediapersons here on Thursday that 1.5 kg of poppy husk had been seized from the possession of Avtar Singh, son of Gurdial Singh of Chaudhriwal. Yunus Masih, son of Shamu of Quadian, was arrested and two gram of smack had been seized from his possession, he added.

CPM activists protest
: Activists of the CPM led by Sathi Inderpal Singh Rehana and Dhanpat Rai Bassi Daulat Khan staged a dharna in front of the office of Subdivisional Magistrate (Civil) here on Wednesday. The activists were protesting against the alleged anti-people policies of the UPA government. Dr Jagdish Singh Chokha, comrade Jeet Singh and comrade Malkiat Singh spoke on the occasion.

Killed: Satnam, an employee of the Irrigation Department, was killed when he fell on the road while trying to alight from a bus at Nankiana Sahib chowk here on Wednesday. He was crushed under the rear wheels of the bus. The police said it had arrested the driver of the bus.

Tarn Taran
: The Patti police has booked four persons, including the husband of a married woman, for allegedly forcing her to commit suicide. A case under Section 306 of the IPC has been registered.



Meeting: The Deputy Commissioner-cum-Director, Food and Supplies, Mr R.K. Rao, on Thursday held a meeting with representatives of oil companies to ensure that LPG cylinders and unadulterated motor spirit is supplied to the consumers in time. The meeting discussed complaints of consumers. It has been decided that checking of petrol stations and gas agencies would be conducted on a regular interval to curb black marketing of LPG cylinders and supply of adulterated motor spirit.

New DPR: Mr R.C. Sharma is the new Director Public Relations of the Chandigarh Administration. He replaces Mr Vinay Singh, who has been posted as the Controller, Printing and Stationery and Sub Divisional Magistrate (South). Mr Sharma will also hold the charge of Joint Secretary (Technical Education, Health and Medical Education and Research), Secretary, House Allotment Committee, Director Hospitality, Joint Registrar Cooperative Societies and Joint Director, Food and Supplies.



Six arrested: SP Sanjay Kumar said here on Wednesday that Rajiv and Gaurav, both residents of Bhagwaanpur village, had been arrested for allegedly stealing three bags of wheat while Hukam Chand of the same village had been arrested for purchasing these stolen wheat bags. Anamika and Jasbir Singh, both residents of Rohtak and Shamshaad Ali, a resident of Ladwa, had been arrested for allegedly cheating several persons by posing as newspaper agents. Gulshan Rai, a resident of Ismailabad village, had been arrested under the Gambling Act.

Cane crushing opens: Mr Deepender Hooda, MP and son of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, inaugurated the crushing of sugarcane at the local cooperative sugar mill here on Thursday. He said the Hooda government had sanctioned the highest rates for different varieties of sugarcane to benefit the growers. These rates varied from Rs 135 to Rs 121 per quintal for different varieties. This, he said, was the tribute paid by the Congress government of Haryana to the late Sir Chhotu Ram.



LPG shortage: There is an actuate shortage of LPG cylinders in Barog. The residents here are facing hardships to arrange for gas cylinders from either Solan or Kumarhatti. The cylinders are also reportedly available at Rs 500 in black market.

Fire incident: A grocery shop, belonging to Vidhi Chand, was damaged by fire that broke out at Saproon bus stand here on Tuesday night. The police said sparks of coal from nearby rehris might have caused the fire. A case under Section 285 of the IPC has been registered.

Sanctioned: The National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned Rs 14.47 crore for the state rural road project and five bridges under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund RIDF-XI raising the cumulative sanction Rs 1,188.85 crore since the inception of the fund. A spokesman for the bank said Rs 792.99 crore had been disbursed to the state till date.


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