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DIG honoured: The Punjab Pradesh Youth Congress honoured newly appointed DIG (Jails), Mr Kunwar Vijay Partap, his achievements here on Friday. Mr Narinder Kumar Tinu, secretary, said the organisation honoured him for exposing crimes during his stint as SP city in the holy city.

Urged: The Fruit and Vegetable Merchants Union wrote to the Punjab Human Rights Commission (PHRC) about the lathi charge on Friday. Mr Harish Taneja and Harbans Singh Kamboj, office-bearers of the union, urged the commission to intervene to get 'false' cases cancelled against traders and get them justice.

Action sought: Gurdwara Guru Singh Sabha of the Islamabad area on Friday urged Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti to take stern action against the authorities of the gurdwara concerned from where Guru Granth Sahib was taken to the disputed site of old Sabzi Mandi where incident of alleged sacrilege happened.

Two held: The Immigration Authorities has arrested two persons for allegedly possessing fake passports at the Amritsar International Airport, Rajasansi, in two separate incidents. Amardeep Singh, a resident of Phulla village in Bathinda, and Gurbhajan Singh of Partappur in Udhampur district were caught during checking. A case under Section 420, 468, 471 of the IPC has been registered.

NSS camp
: The 10-day National Service Scheme (NSS) residential camp concluded at Government Senior Secondary Model School for Boys here on Saturday. The Youth Services Department, Punjab, that monitored these camps has been paying only Rs 30 to each student for diet. The grant had not been enhanced for last four years, some teachers said.

Demanded: Efforts should be made to open Hussainiwala border for trade between India and Pakistan, as it will boost state's economy and also provide other profitable avenues to Punjab's farmers. This was stated by Mr Balwinder Singh Bhundar, general secretary, SAD, while talking to mediapersons here on Saturday.

Package hailed: Mr Avinash Rai Khanna, MP and BJP chief, Punjab, welcomed the package of Rs 715 crore for the 84 riot victims by the Central Government. In press note issued here on Friday, he said though the package was announced after 21 years of the incident, it was a right step to console the riot victims. He also urged the Central Government to take care of all those families who had migrated to other states during the period of terrorism.

: The Patiala Chamber of Industries has urged the Punjab Finance Minister for waiving the penal interest on the interest free loan (IFL) scheme of the state government considering the weak financial status of the concerned units.

: Ms Jatinder Kaur, an NRI, a resident of Goindwal Sahib village, 22 km from here, was assaulted at her village by three persons on Friday. The police has registered a case.

Farmers’ protest: The All India Kisan Mazdoor Sabha would organise protest rallies from January 15 to press for loan waiver by the government, Mr Satbir Singh, General Secretary of the union said on Saturday. To organise support for the same, the union, he said, would hold meetings in villages from Jan 1.

Tension in village: Tension prevailed in Najaka village after a resident of the area set afire a dharamshala and a few jhuggis belonging to the members of the Dalit community on Saturday. Sarpanch of the village, Mr Amardeep Singh, and some villagers have sent a complaint to the State SC/ST Commission and the district administration on the matter. The police have registered a case under the SC/ST Act. The accused is said to be absconding.

Camp: Indian Oil’s LPG bottling plant organised a “Consumer Health & Safety Week-2005.” An eye check-up camp was held on the occasion on Friday. Also conducted was a training programme for TT crew, security personnel on safety aspects to be taken care of while handling petroleum products.

Cultural night: A cultural night was organised at Lovely Institutes campus for nearly 200 principals from various colleges across country, in city to attend a national conference, on Friday.



Kisan rally
: The 9th annual state level convention of the state unit of the Akhil Bhartiya Kisan Sabha (ABKS) was held on Friday at Tohana in this district. The sabha also organised a kisan rally. Mr Nand Kishore Shukla, general secretary of the ABKS, Mr Krishan Swaroop, state general secretary of the ABKS, Ms Jagmati Sangwan, general secretary of the state unit of the All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA), Mr Prithvi Singh Gorakhpuria, Mr Sheopat Singh, a former MP and a kisan leader from Rajasthan, Mr Phool Singh Sheokand and Mr Harpal Singh also addressed the rally.

100-bed hospital: The Commissioner, Rohtak Division, Mr NC Wadhwa, on Friday held a meeting of the district officials to review the progress in various development projects being undertaken in the district. He urged the officials to bring transparency in the functioning and expedite the work. He said a 100-bed hospital would be set up in Bahadurgarh town for which the state government has given sanction. The Commissioner also directed the local civic body to launch a special campaign to recover the dues of the House Tax and the Development Charges. The Deputy Commissioner, Mrs Suprabha Dahiya and other district officials were present in the meeting.

Buffaloes rescued: On a tip off the Dharuhera Police intercepted a truck (RJ32 G 2857) on the Jaipur -Delhi highway near Dharuhera on Thursday and rescued 23 buffaloes which were being taken to Delhi for butchery. The police also arrested Chhuttan, Irfan and Iqbal— all residents of the Jaipur region of Rajasthan in this connection. A case under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act has been registered.

Car stolen: A Maruti (HR 36A 5921), owned by Mr Jagdish Sapra parked in the outer premises of his residence in Housing Board Colony here, was stolen on Thursday night. In another incident, a motor cycle (HR 36 C 9531), parked near the house of its owner Yudh Vir at Jarthal village near here, was stolen in the early hours on December 23. The police has registered separate cases.

Shop burgled: Thieves burgled a shop at Dharuhera on Thursday night and decamped with tyres and tubes worth about Rs 60,000. A case has been registered on the complaint of the shop owner, Mr Amit Kumar.

3 booked: A case in which an old farmer Ami Chand of Bhairampur Bharangi village near here, was fraudulently dispossessed of his agricultural land by three other residents of the same village, was registered following a complaint lodged with the Bawal police by the farmer. It was alleged Rajpal, Jai Singh and Umrao Singh of Bhairampur Bharangi deceitfully got Ami Chand’s agricultural land measuring 31 kanal and 10 marlas transferred to their name in May last. Later on Ami Chand’s complaint to the Bawal police the accused had been booked on charges of cheating, forgery and criminal breach of trust. A case under sections 420, 406, 467, 468, 471 of the IPC has been registered against them.

Man poisoned to death: Shamsher Singh, a resident of Dhamar village in Rohtak district, has allegedly been poisoned to death by his in-laws at their house in Baroda village under Baroda police station in the district. On the complaint of brother of deceased, Himmat Singh, the police have registered a case against Shamsher Singh’s father-in-law Rajbir, mother-in-law Krishna, wife Pinki and brother-in-law Sumit under Section 306, 34 and 20-B of IPC, but no arrest has been made so far. Shamsher Singh’s wife had come to her parents about a month back reportedly after some quarrel with her in-laws. After receiving a call from her, Shamsher Singh came to Baroda village on Thursday evening. However he was found dead on Friday.

Management programme
: More than 50 management experts from Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh participated in a three-day ‘Management Development Programme’ organised by the Yamunanagar-Jagadhri Management Association (MJMA) in collaboration with Small Industries Service Institute (SSI). The programme was aimed to help people who are running export units as well as to encourage others to set up export businesses, said Dr M.K Sehgal, President, YJMA. Among others who participated in the programme included B.S Taneja of SSI and Prof R.S Wadhawan of Maharaja Agrasen College, Jagadhri.

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