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Army’s action flayed: Durgiana Temple Management Committee has flayed the alleged high handedness of Army authorities for indulging in demolition of some part of the Bhoriwala Gowshala near the Army unit on Thursday. Several Hindu organisations protested on Friday against the Army’s action. However, the Army authorities said the gowshala owners were attempting to encroach Army territory.

Plea to retain ESI dispensary:
The District INTUC Council has protested against the shifting of an ESI dispensary from the city. In a press statement released here, the council said the city had turned into an industrial destination and thousands of workers were employed in different units, including the thermal plant, NFL and milk plant.

Mishap victim dies:
Avtar Singh, son of Charan Singh of Haveli, succumbed to injuries at the local Civil Hospital on Friday. He was injured when an unknown vehicle hit his motor cycle (PB-07-5383) near Bahowal on Thursday.

Inaugurated: Mr D.K. Tiwari, Deputy Commissioner, Hoshiarpur, inaugurated Red Cross Fair, organised by the Hospital Welfare Section, at local Green View Park here on Saturday. As many as 14 stalls were installed at the fair. Ms Urvashi Tiwari, Chairperson of the Hospital Welfare Section said the fair was organised to raise the funds for helping the poor and needy persons.

Body found: Body of Harbhajan Singh of Kanthan village was found in a nullah at Dasuya on Friday. According to police sources, Harbhajan Singh was a habitual drinker and on the night of November 29, he left from his working place to home. Since then, he was found missing. Sources said he fell down in the nullah under the influence of liquor.

Blood donation camp: The NSS unit of local government Senior Secondary School in collaboration with the Blood Donors Council (BDC) organised a voluntary blood donation camp here on Friday. Mr Rajinder Singh, an NRI, inaugurated the camp, where as many as 60 units of blood were collected. Mr Gurmail Singh Sahlon, District Education Officer, Mr Iqbal Singh, Principal, Mr Pushap Raj Kalia and Mr Parvesh Kumar, BDC office-bearers, among others also blessed the students, who contributed towards this noble cause.

Painting contest: The local D.A.N. College of Education for Women organised a spot painting and slogan writing competitions on AIDS. Vibha Mishra, Suchi Narang, Karamjit Kaur, Rajni, Balbir Kaur and Poonam got the first three positions in spot painting and slogan writing competitions, respectively, Mr Prem Bhardwaj, president, Arya Samaj, presided over the function.


One dies in mishap:
Ashok Kumar Yadav, a resident of Zainabad village, about 25 km from here, was killed when his motor cycle (RJ14-02-7M-0663) was hit by a Maxi Jeep (HR36-9415) near Berli village, about 14 km from here on Friday. The Jatusana police has booked the jeep driver for rash and negligent driving.

Arrested: The Murthal police on Saturday claimed to have arrested three persons in connection with the alleged murder of Hari Ram, a resident of Murthal village, on Wednesday evening. The arrested persons were identified as Virender, Joginder and Nanha of the village. The police has also recovered a motorcycle from them which was allegedly snatched from a passer-by.

Fire in factory: Fire broke out in a factory near Bahalgarh village, about 10 km from here on Saturday. The fire was brought under control within six hours. The cause of the fire was not known. The loss is still being ascertained by owners of the factory.

Blood donated
: As many as 125 units were donated during a blood donation camp held at Guru Nanak Girls College here on Friday. A camp on AIDS awareness was also held on the occasion. NSS and NCC cadets of the college were among the blood donors. Twelve students from the local DAV Dental College also donated blood at the camp.

Licences issued: As many as 100 students of Hindu Girls College, Jagadhri were issued learners driving licences during a special camp held on the college premises on Friday. The SDM, Jagadhri, inaugurated the camp. The District Licensing and Registration Department had made arrangements of on-the-spot medical check-up.



Electoral rolls: The electoral rolls for all five Assembly constituencies in Solan district will be prepared and updated till December 29. Chief Electoral Officer Prem Kumar, disclosing this here on Friday, said voters must avail this facility. He added that the voters could contact tehsildar (Election) Solan, or the SDMs, tehsildars or naib tehsildars (revenue).

Separate panel: Mr V.S. Kokje, Governor, has stressed the need to constitute a separate Finance Commissioner for the universities in the country so that greater financial autonomy could be ensured. He expressed these views while interacting with Prof P.N. Gautam, Principal Investigator, UGC Major Research Project, who called on the Governor, here yesterday.

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