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YC leader
: Mr Amarinder Singh of Tarn Taran was elected senior vice-president of the District Youth Congress (Rural) here on Tuesday. Earlier, he had been secretary and vice-president of the party.

Sukhbar Nala
: The Golden Arrow Division of the Indian Army in coordination with the local administration has undertaken the responsibility to desilt Sukhbar Nala here under project Sadbhawna. According to Army sources, the project will be taken up in two phases.

Dowry case
: A case of torturing a bride for more dowry was registered at Mahilpur police station on Monday evening. According to police sources, Neelam Kumari, wife of Pardeep Kumar of Chak Kataru, had stated in her complaint that she was married to Pardeep Kumar on October 10, 2002. She had been tortured and maltreated since her marriage for dowry. The police has registered a case under Section 498-A of the IPC against her husband.

: The Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor, Dr Swarn Singh Boparai, has appointed Dr Baltej Singh Mann as the new Dean (Resource Mobilisation and Advancement) of the university. Dr Mann was member of the educational fund-raising delegation led by Vice-Chancellor to the USA, the UK and Canada last year.

Tarn Taran
BJP state unit
: The zonal meeting of the BJP, presided over by Mr Avinash Rai Khanna, state BJP president, on Monday resolved to strengthen the organisation keeping in view the forthcoming Assembly elections in the state. At a meeting of the office-bearers of the district unit, he said the party had organised a survey, which revealed that the Akali-BJP alliance would regain power with a majority.



Cloth shop gutted
: Cloth worth lakhs of rupees was gutted in fire that broke out in a shop at Charkhi Dadri, 30 km from here, on early Wednesday. The fire engines took more than six hours to extinguish the fire. The fire broke out in the three-floored Prakash Emporium, a retail outlet of cloth, located on the Delhi road. The fire also damaged a nearby shop while subsequent shops were saved by pouring water from the local containers.

Father, son convicted: Additional District Judge Venod Kumar Jain convicted a father and a son for murder and sentenced them to life imprisonment on Tuesday. The court slapped a fine of Rs 1.30 lakh on the accused and ordered to undergo further three years of imprisonment each if they failed to pay the fine. According to prosecution, Devender of Rasiwas village had registered a report with a Charkhi Dadri police on July 9, 2004, that he was with his father in his house when his uncle Meen Singh and his son, Yogender, entered the house and attacked them with sharp edged weapons.

RI in rape case: Mrs Ritu Tagore, Additional District and Sessions Judge, here has sentenced a youth, Jai Prakash, a resident of Shiv Colony, to 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment for raping a minor girl of Gulabi Bagh Colony here in July, 2004. Besides, the judge has also imposed a fine of Rs 5000 on the convict. According to the prosecution, Jai Prakash, who was a frequent visitor to the victim’s house, criminally assaulted the girl when her parents were away.

Theft case: Thieves are reported to have decamped with currency notes worth Rs 1 lakh from the almirah of a factory at Shershah village, about 25 km from here, on Tuesday night. The owner of the factory, Mr Sanjay Gupta, has lodged a complaint with the Kundli police in this connection. It is stated that the locks of the almirah were found broken when the cashier of the factory went to take the money from it.

Honoured: As many as 20 employees of Haryana Roadways were honoured with commendation certificates for their contributions by Ms Neerja Shekhar, Deputy Commissioner, at a function here on Wednesday.

Road blocked: A large number of angry residents blocked the Sonepat-Mahlana road passing through Mahlana village, about 5 km from here, on Wednesday in protest against the power crisis. The residents put branches of trees and other obstacles in the middle of the road and did not allow any vehicles to pass.



: The Superintendent of Police said in a press release here on Wednesday that open recruitment of police constables would be held at the police ground at Bashing, near here on January 19 to 21. He said that the candidates should have their names registered in the employment exchanges of this district.

Buried alive: A JCB machine assistant operator was buried alive when loose earth gave way at Haripur Baba Gurdwara, near Baddi, on Tuesday night. Balwant, the deceased, was busy with other kar sewaks at the gurdwara to construct an approaching road when the incident took place.

Probe launched: Following intervention by the Chief Minister, Mr Virbhadra Singh, the Kangra police on Tuesday started investigation into the alleged illegal activities of a private finance company which had been operating at Raja Ka Talab, near here. Mr P.D. Prasad, ASP, Kangra, started interrogating as many as five persons named in the complaint allegedly exploiting the poor people of the area who had taken loans from them.


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