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Donation for school building: Dr Karan Duggal, President, Rotary Club (Civil Lines) and Mr Vipan Khanna offered to donate money for the construction of a new building of Citizen’s Forum Vidhya Mandir, a school for the children of addicts. Dr Duggal pledged to donate Rs 10,000 while Mr Khanna would bear the cost of constructing roofs of the building.

Inauguration: Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), Governor, Punjab, and Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, will inaugurate an indoor multi-purpose gymnasium, built at a cost of Rs 2 crore, on the university campus on Sunday. Union Minister for Law and Justice H.R. Bhardwaj will inaugurate the Botanical Museum of the university, built at a cost of Rs 15 lakh in the Botanical Garden.

Man held: The immigration authorities at the International Rajasansi Airport held Avtar Singh of Balo Majra village with a fake passport. A case under 419, 420, 468 and 471, IPC, was registered against the accused at Rajasansi police station on Friday. Mr Vivek Kumar, Immigration Officer, stated in the complaint that passport of the accused who alighted from flight of Air Slovakia was found to be fake during checking. He was handed over to Rajasansi police.

3 booked: After the death of Sukhjit Singh, who succumbed to his injuries at DMC Ludhiana on Thursday, the Tanda police has registered a case under Section 302 of IPC against assailants Avtar Singh, son of Mohinder Singh, his mother Gurmit Kaur and Joginder Singh, son of Mal Singh, of the same village. According to the police Sukhjit Singh was seriously injured when the alleged assailants assaulted him with blunt weapons while he was going on his motorcycle on December 28. He was referred to DMC, Ludhiana, where he breathed his last. Tanda police had already registered a case under Sections 307, 341, 323 and 34 of the IPC against the assailants after the assault.

Man booked: A case was registered here yesterday against a person and his family members for breaking engagement with a girl, the police said. According to the police, Balbir Singh’s daughter was engaged to Sukhpreetam Singh, a resident of Mirzapur on January 21, 2005. He alleged that a huge amount of money was spent at the engagement ceremony but now after the gap of one year, Sukhpreetam had refused to marry his daughter. On the complaint of Balbir Singh, the police registered a case against Sukhpreetam Singh, his father and brother under Sections 406 and 420 of the IPC.

Wishes for team: Ebony store is now giving an opportunity to send messages to the Indian cricket, currently touring Pakistan. The store here has put up a banner where customers can write their best wishes for the team. It would then be sent to the cricket players in Pakistan, a release said.

Opium seized:
The Dewan police has arrested Tarsem Lal of Bhundri from Phullanwal and seized 250 gm of opium from him.

PROPERTY ACT: Meetpal of Model Gram, Ludhiana, and Rana Chawal and Tejinder Singh of Basant Avenue, Ludhiana, have been booked by the Sudhar police under Sections 3, 5, 21 and 36 of the Punjab Property Regulation Act 1995 as the trio carved out plots at Mansooran without the approval of PUDA.

LAHAN SEIZED: The Sidhwanbet police has arrested Mukhtiar Singh of Aliwal and Baldev Singh of Walipur from Bhundri village and seized 40 kg of lahan along with 5180 ml of illicit liquor. Both have been booked under the Excise Act.

Appeal to Sonia: The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee Secretary, Mr Parminder Mehta has urged the AICC President, Ms Sonia Gandhi, and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to send a high level delegation to Uttaranchal to take stock of the situation that had risen after a high level demolition drive was launched by Uttaranchal Government in Punjabi Sikh dominated areas, including Udham Singh Nagar. Talking to mediapersons after addressing party activists in Rahon, Mr Mehta urged the Uttaranchal Government to immediately stop the demolition drive. Mr Mehta said the national executive meeting of the All-India Congress Committee would be held from January 21 to 23 at Hyderabad to finalise the poll strategy in different states.

Plays staged: Artistes of Sangrur Kala Kendra in association with the North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala, staged two plays “Girgit” and “Chichrri” on Friday at Holland Public School at Badrukhan village, near here. Mr Yash directed both the plays. The play “Girgit” is a satire on Indian sycophants in pre 1947 era, while the play “Chichrri” takes a dig at uninvited guests.


Customer meet
: A customers meet was organised by the State Bank of Patiala, SSI specialised branch, in the bhawan of the Mohali Industries Association here on Saturday. Mr S.L. Garg, Assistant General Manager of the bank, said a power presentation about major schemes’ including mortgage loan scheme, credit linked subsidy scheme, SME smart core, etc was given by a team from the bank’s head office. Mr S.M. Bhatnagar, branch manager, was also present. More than 150 customers attended the meet.


Mandore Express
: The Northern Railway has provided additional stoppage to the 2461/2462 Mandore Express train at Garhi Harsaru station. According to Railway sources, the stoppage has been provided on temporary basis with effect from January 5 and it will continue till March 31. The 2461 Mandore Express train will arrive at Garhi Harsaru at 10.03 pm while train number 2462 will halt at Garhi Harsaru at 5.17 am. Both trains will stop for one minute.

Noise pollution
: The district administration will take strict action against the owners of generator sets and other equipment for causing noise pollution. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Vimal Chandra, said here on Thursday that under the Resolution and Control-109, NP 2003 issued by the state Government, the SDMs concerned had been authorised to take necessary action against the owners of such equipment. Mr Chandra has appealed to the residents to either keep their generator sets and other noise-emitting equipment on their rooftops or use proper silencers so that no inconvenience is caused to others. In another order issued under a Supreme Court directive, the use of loudspeakers from 10 pm to 6 am has been completely banned in the district.

Security gadgets
: With an aim of enhancing security, the district administration has ordered all the petrol stations and banks functioning in the district to install security gadgets. Deputy Commissioner Sukhri Likhi has ordered the petrol station owners and banks to immediately install sirens, alarms and hidden cameras and then notify the same to the Superintendent of Police.




Workshop: With a view to educate the truck drivers about road safety norms the transport department on Saturday organised a day’s workshop here on the occasion of road safety week’s celebrations. The Regional Transport Authority, Mr Sanjay Sharma said violations of traffic norms often proved fatal and caused accidents. The workshop was attended by truck drivers of Nalagarh Truck union, officials of the transport department, including the regional manager, HRTC, Mr Santosh Kumar, Mr Gian Singh and others.


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