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Relief package hailed
: Mr Jugal Kishore Sharma, MLA and Chairman Improvement Trust, welcomed the relief package and, said the massive assistance would help in assuaging the hurt of 1984 riot-affected.

Farewell to AWWA chief: ‘Nirali’, the pilot project of the Chetak Sahara Yojana, on Friday gave an emotional send-off to Ms Kiran Nandrajog, president, Chetak AWWA. She was accorded a warm farewell by the Nirali family on the eve of her departure from the station. Mrs Nandrajog had founded the ‘Nirali’ project.

IMA appeal
: The In-Service Doctors Wing (ISDW) of the Indian Medical Association(IMA) Punjab, has appealed to the Indian Medical Council (IMC) of India to postpone its three-day simultaneous inspection from January 4 next of three state medical colleges located at Faridkot, Amritsar and Patiala keeping in view the acute shortage of staff and other infrastructure in the institutions.

Grant given under Ashirwad: Mr Avtar Singh Brar, vice-president, PPCC, distributed cheques worth Rs 61,000 to 10 families under the Ashirwad scheme of Faridkot block here. He said the state government planned to increase its amount from Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 to each beneficiary.

CPM dharna
: CPM workers staged a day-long-dharna in front of Hazipur, police station about 72 km from here on Sunday. The protesters were asking for the return of the dowry articles of Nirmla Devi from her in-laws residing at Tiura in Himachal Pradesh.

1 held with poppy
: Jagga Singh of Birmi was arrested when a Maruti car (PB-12-4060) was intercepted by the Raikot police in Tajpura village. The police seized 60 kg poppy husk from the car, Jagga Singh was carrying. A case under Sections 15, 25, 60, 61, 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered. The car has been impounded. In another incident, the Raikot police arrested Mukhtian Singh of Kalsian and Sukhwinder Singh of the village and seized eight kg of the narcotics. A case has been registered.

ROAD SAFETY WEEK: The 17th Road Safety Week being observed from January 2 to 8 was inaugurated by Mr R.K. Jaiswal, SSP, Jagraon police district, on Monday on the GT Road near the court complex. The public was apprised of traffic rules and regulations. Later, the gathering proceeded through the market in the town carrying banners in this regard.

MOPED RECOVERED: The police arrested Mohan Lal of Kukkar Bazar, Jagraon, and recovered a stolen moped No PB-10 AF -0663 from him. The police has registered a case under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC.

ASSAULT CASE: Lakhi, Kaka and Jawala of Kamalpura and Mistri of Bhundri have allegedly assaulted Lakhvir Singh and Malkit Singh of Kamalpura with sharp-edged weapons. The police has registered a case under Sections 324, 323, 294 and 34 of the IPC.

Bhuriwale function: A large number of devotees paid their obeisance to Satguru Lal Dass Ji Maharaj Bhuriwale at Tapparian Khurd, about 25 km from here, on Sunday. A medical check-up was also organised. A team of specialists comprising Dr Balraj Chaudhary, Dr L.R. Badhan, Dr Harinder Pal Singh, Dr Dinesh Verma, Dr Rajiv Kumar, Dr S.K. Sudan, examined about 1,000 patients. Medicines were given to the needy patients. The historical palanquin was part of the Shobha Yatra led by Swami Chetnanard ji, the present guru of the Bhuriwale sect, on Saturday.

DTF prizes: The district unit of the Democratic Teachers Front (DTF) gave scholarships and prizes to 30 students and special prizes to 74 students of fifth, eighth and 10th classes at a special function held here on Saturday. These students had secured positions in the scholarship examinations, conducted by the DTF, Sangrur, for the year 2005. The scholarships and prizes were given to the students by Dr Maghar Singh, Circle Education Officer, Patiala, (Nabha). As many as 3,268 students of fifth, eighth and 10th classes had appeared in the scholarship examinations.



Inaugurated: The local Congress MLA, Ms Savitri Jindal, inaugurated a project of construction of a road network spread across the ITI, Jawahar Nagar, Housing Board Colony, Kath Mandi and Dheya Basti areas of the city on Monday. Ms Jindal said various development projects involving an expenditure of Rs 5 crore were under way and money would not be a problem in implementing welfare projects.

23 buffaloes seized: On a tip off the Dharuhera police intercepted a truck (RJ32 G 2857) on the Jaipur-Delhi highway near Dharuhera 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. A case under the Prevention of cruelty to Animals Act, has been registered.

3 booked for cheating: A case in which an old farmer Ami Chand of Bhairampur Bharangi village, near here, was fraudulently is 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. The discussed Rajpal, Jai Singh and Umrao Singh of Bhairampur Bharangi been booked on charges of cheating, forgery and criminal breach of trust. 

Man poisoned by in-laws: 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 the Baroda police station in the district. On the complaint of brother of deceased, Himmat Singh, the police has registered a case against Shamsher Singh’s father-in-law Rajbir, mother-in-law Krishna, wife Pinki and brother-in-law Sumit under Sections 06, 34 and 20-B of IPC, No arrest has been made so far.

5 booked for murder: The Mohana police has registered a case of murder against five persons, including Prithvi Singh, his three sons, Jassu, Raju and Dhoopa, and their friend, Peela, and launched a hunt to apprehend them as they had fled after murdering Ram Kishan, younger brother of Prithvi Singh on December 31 last. According to a report, Ram Kishan was shot dead and his brother Ram Kumar was injured.

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 the 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.



Nominated: Congress leader and former MLA from Kotkehloor Krishan Kumar Kaushal has been nominated as a permanent invitee of the Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee. This was announced here on Sunday by party state general secretary Harbhajan Singh Bhaji, MLA, in a communication to Mr Kaushal.

Oath administered: Newly elected members of the Zila Parishad were administered oath of office and secrecy by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Chamel Singh, here. All 14 members were present. The members are Hari Chand Sharma, Lalita Kumari, Krishan Singh, Toli Devi, Indu Patiyal, Prema Devi, Devender Negi, Pradeep Parmar, Goyala Devi, Ses Ram, Pratap Thakur, Rupender Singh, Ses Rain and Dhaneshwari Thakur.

Pensioners seek DA arrears: Senior citizens have expressed resentment against the state government for not disbursing the Dearness Allowance (DA) arrears of last year to the pensioners till date. Mr BL Sharma, general secretary, Senior Citizens Forum, said the old aged pensioners, getting meagre pension, were suffering due to the government apathy because the notification of the DA arrears of last year was not issued. He demanded that the DA arrears be disbursed in cash and in one lot.

Dead: Krishan Kumar (40) of Hariara died on the spot when his tractor-trailer overturned at Dhaluna village near Fatehpur on Saturday. The deceased, who was driving a loaded tractor, lost control over the vehicle which overturned, killing him on the spot. The police has registered a case under Sections 279 and 304 of the IPC.

Convicted: Mr Rakesh Kanthla, Civil Judge, Junior Division, Jawali, convicted Bishamber Singh, a salesman of the Keherian Cooperative Society, under the Food Adulteration Act on Saturday. He was sentenced to six months in prison and fined Rs 1,000.

Pavilion block inaugurated: The Chief Minister, Mr Virbhadra Singh, on Friday inaugurated the pavilion block in the ice skating rink, constructed at a cost of Rs 45 lakh. The double-storyed block has facility for warmup-cum-waiting, changing rooms, restaurant-cum-viewing gallery, billiards hall, table tennis and gymnasium. Youth Services and Sports Minister Ram Lal Thakur, local MLA Harbhajan Singh Bhajji and Mayor Sohan Lal were present.

Office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the SC, ST, OBC Employees Association, Economics and Statistics department: chief adviser — Mr M.C. Kochar; president — Mr M.R. Chauhan; vice president — Mr Prem Dass; general secretary — Mr Susheel Kumar; finance secretary — Mr Nikka Ram; and press secretary — Mr Dinesh Kumar Garg.


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