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Man commits suicide
: An unidentified person committed suicide by hanging himself from an electronic railway signal in between the Sidhu Nagari level crossing and the railway platform on Monday. A woman from adjacent Arya Nagar, said she witnessed the person tying a plastic rope to the signal. The man was found hanging only a few minutes prior to the arrival of the Ambala-Sriganganagar Inter-city Express train at 11.20 a.m.

Woman’s body found
: The body of Surjit Kaur (38), wife of Paramjit Singh of Langeri village, was found floating in an abandoned well at Bharta village on Tuesday. The body was identified from her clothes and ear-rings. According to police sources, Surjit Kaur went from her house to the fields at 2 pm on December 22, but did not return. The police has sent the body to the local Civil Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

: A hockey tournament was organised by a local hockey club at Government High School, Shankar village. Teams from various schools took part in the tournament. Among those who attended the programme included village sarpanch, Mr S. Singh and Mr V.M. Duggal, former principal. Mr Joginder Singh Purewal gave prizes to the winners. Headmaster Balwant Singh presented a vote of thanks on the occasion.

Theft: Thieves struck at a grocery store in Lambra area yesterday. Cash worth Rs 1, 99,000 has been reported as stolen. Also, theft of desi ghee, dry fruits, mobile and goods worth Rs 5 lakh has been reported according to SHO Pritam Singh. The police has registered a case.

Managing Committee
: The following have been elected office-bearers of the managing committee of the local Brahmachari Hari Ram Shiv Mandir: president — Mr Sham Sunder Sharda; general secretary – Mr Ramesh Chander Gautam; secretary – Mr Kamal Dev Sareen; and treasurer – Mr Kapil Dev Bassi.

Plea for grants: Dr R.P. Bhardwaj and Dr. Jaspal Singh Randhawa, president and general secretary, respectively, of the Principals’ Association (Colleges Affiliated with GND University, Amritsar), in a joint press statement issued here on Monday urged the CM, Capt Amarinder Singh, to take concrete steps to fulfil his pre-poll promises of restoring 95 per cent salary grant and pension and gratuity to the teachers of aided colleges. They have also urged him to merge 50 per cent DA with the basic pay of the staff of the aided colleges. 

: The 624-page research treatise “Bharat Da Dalit Itihas”, written by Dr S.L. Virdi from Phagwara, would be released in Italy in January 2006. A press note issued here today said the book would be released by followers of Dr B.R. Ambedkar and NRIs in Europe at Guru Ravi Das Temple.Dr S.L. Virdi would be the chief guest on the occasion. He has written about thirty books focusing on the issues of the deprived and the downtrodden. He has travelled to Canada, USA, UK for mobilising the NRIs’ support for the poor and the needy. Dr Virdi would also visit France and Spain to deliver lectures on various burning issues, added the press note. 



Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Central Government Employees General Pool Quarters Welfare Association, Sector 46: president — Mr Jarnail Singh; general secretary — Mr Partap Singh; vice-president — Mr Ranjit Singh; joint secretary — Mr Dal Singh; treasurer — Mr Pushkar; auditor — Mr Milkhi Ram; propaganda secretary — Mr Gulshan and joint propaganda secretary — Mr Gulshan Kumar.


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