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Smack seized: The jail authorities on Wednesday seized 35 gram of smack from Harwinder Singh, a former policeman. Confirming this Mr Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh, SSP-cum-Superintendent, jail, said Harvinder Singh was undergoing imprisonment of 10 years.

Braille day: Presentation of unique orchestra by inmates of the Institute for Blind here on Wednesday marked the Braille day celebrations. Recitation of shlokas of Gita by Gurpreet, a young student, in Sanskrit was the highlight of the hour-long cultural programme presented by students. Mr Inderjit Singh Sud, president of the institute, exhorted the students.

Facilities for riot victims: Mr Amarjit Singh Asal, secretary CPI District Counsel Urban here on Wednesday urged the state government to issue more compensation and facilities for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims as announced by the Central government. He, along with a deputation of riot victims, presented a memorandum in this regard.

RASA rallies: The Recognised and Affiliated Schools Association (RASA), Punjab, has decided to hold district-level rallies from this month to protest against the autocratic decision of the state government to shift students of one school to another during the forthcoming annual examinations being conducted by the Punjab School Education Board. The first stir in this connection will be held at Ludhiana the home Assembly constituency of the Education Minister, Mr Harnam Dass Johar, on January 8. 

Snatched: A youth armed with a dagger snatched two gold bangles, a pair of gold earrings and two gold finger rings from Ms Harminder Kaur, wife of Mr Gurdip Singh, while she was opening the shutter of her tailoring and knitting shop near Baba Thakur Dwara temple at Tanda, 36 km from here, at 8.30 am on Thursday morning. Tanda police has registered a case in this connection.

Condemned: Mr Kamal Chaudhry, former MP and leader of the Nationalist Congress Party, condemned the recent demolishing of houses of about 220 Punjabis in Uttranchal by the state government, Mr Chaudhry on Thursday stated that the victim Punjabi families had struggled to develop the area and make it fertile. They had been living there for the past 40 years. The Uttranchal Government had bulldozed 220 houses of Punjabis during the night.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the International Sarv Sanjha Parivar, at a meeting held at Sri Durga Devi Mandir, Lalru mandi: chairman — Mr Balbir Singh Wadhwan; president — Mr Ram Narayan; senior vice president — Mr Vijay Kumar; vice president - Mr Ram Pyara Chhokar; general secretary — Mr Shanti Lal Chawla; assistant general secretary — Mr Ram Lal Bhola; organising secretary — Ms Savita Wadhwan; assistant organising secretary — Mr Rajesh Kumar Vaid; cashier — Mr Hansraj; joint secretary — Mr Parmanand Chawla; propaganda secretary — Mr Baldev Raj Ghai and adviser — Mr Kuldeep Singh.

Cong charge: Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee secretary Parminder Mehta has alleged that Shiromani Akali Dal general secretary and son of SAD President, Sukhbir Singh Badal was crying for fresh assembly elections only to save the defection in the SAD, which was affordable to them at this stage. Mr Mehta claimed that the Congress-led state government was working for the welfare and development of the state.

Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Parvati Enclave Residents Welfare Society: president — Mr B.R. Sharma; vice-president — Mr Balwinder Singh Aujla; general secretary — Mr Ravinder Singh; joint secretary — Mr B.N. Rana; treasurer — Mr Kanwar Singh; press secretary — Mr Baldev Singh and executive member — Mr Bhagwati Parshad.



BUSINESS CONCLAVE: Students of University Business School, Panjab University, will participate in “Manfest”, annual business conclave of the IIM, Lucknow, which is set to commence on January 20 in Lucknow. Over 350 students from various business schools across the country will participate in it.

LECTURE: The Department of Mass Communication, MCM DAV College, organised a lecture on “Public relations and globalisation”. The lecture was delivered by Mr Chaman Lal, who has retired as the Director Public Relations, Press Information Bureau, Chandigarh. He talked about the changing global scenario in public relations and also laid stress on the importance of internship as a mode of learning.



: The police on Wednesday burnt the intoxicants like charas, puppy husk, smack etc, which were seized in the past 10 years in the new police line ground. A team of senior officials, including the Inspector-General, Rohtak Range, Mr Sharad Kumar, SP of Jhajjar and Rohtak and a tehsildar were present when the heaps of toxic material were consigned to flames. The police said the seized stock was destroyed after taking consent of the court.

Road accident
: As many four persons lost their lives, while two others, were injured in separate accidents in the district on Wednesday. Two mineral water vendors, Devi Singh Saini and Hari Singh of Dharuhera were crushed to death, while two others were injured when a truck HR 47- 7126 overturned on the pavement near the bus-stand at Dharuhera on Wednesday. In the second such incident, the driver, Mukesh Kumar, a resident of Charkhi Dadri town of Bhiwani district and the conductor Harbir Singh of Bharatpur district of Rajasthan died on the spot when their pick-up van RJ 14 GA- 0988 rammed into a truck on the Delhi-Jaipur highway near Odhi village, about 16 km from here yesterday. A case has been registered.

Escaped unhurt
: A group of rickshaw pullers escaped unhurt when a truck driver under the influence of liquor rammed into them at the railway station here on Wednesday. On seeing the truck ply towards them, they jumped out of the rickshaw and saved them selves from the mishap. However, a number of rickshaws were badly damaged thereafter, the rickshaw registered a complaint at the GRP police station.


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