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PUNJAB

ROPAR
case registered: A case of attempt to murder was registered on Monday against Jaswinder Singh of Pauwal village for causing serious burns to his wife Bhupinder Kaur. The victim, in her statement to the police, has alleged that her husband, who is addicted to liquor, poured kerosene oil on her and set her ablaze when she refused to handover money to him. One of her relatives took her to a nearby hospital. Bhupinder Kaur got married to Jaswinder Singh in 1998 and has three children.

Rain: Rain in the district on Monday brought relief to the farmers, who have been fearing damage to their crops due to dry weather and cold wave. The rain shower began early morning and continued during the day forcing the residents to stay indoors.

Samrala
EYE CAMP: The Shri Brahmin Sabha Samrala, organised a free eye check- up camp here on Sunday under the supervision of an eye specialist, Dr Romesh Mansooranwala in which 229 persons were examined. Medicines were given free of cost. The camp was inaugurated by the local SDM, Mr Baldev Singh. On this occasion 51 persons, offered their eyes after their death.

TRIBUTES PAID: Tributes were paid to Harkrishan Kaur (70), sister of a senior mediaperson, G. S. Rupal at their native village Sante Majra. Among others who highlighted the social services rendered by Harkishan Kaur were Punjab Veterinary Minister Jagmohan Singh Kang, MLA Bir Devinder Singh, former MLA Dalip Singh Pandhi and social worker Amarjeet Singh Cheema. A two-minute silence was observed by members of the Press Club, Samrala.

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CHANDIGARH

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the EWS Resident Welfare Association, Sector 45: president — Mr Kewal Ram; vice presidents — Dr Sanjay and Mr Gandhi; secretary — Mr R.K. Berri; joint secretary — Mr Jawahar Lal; and cashier — Mr Ramesh Hans.

OFFICE-BEARERS:The following have been elected office-bearers of the State Bank of India Staff Association, SCB Industrial Estate, Phase 1, Chandigarh: chairman—Mr Deepak Kumar; vice-chairman—Mr Khushial; secretary—Mr Dalip Katyal; assistant secretary—Mr Parveen Goyal; treasurer—Mr Sunil Kumar; and assistant treasurer—Mr Ravinder Kumar.

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HARYANA

Ambala
Selected:
Four NCC cadets of GMN College, Ambala Cantt, have been selected for the Republic Day parade at New Delhi. They are Amit Kadian, Vinay Prasar, Jitender Kumar and Sharad Chandra, said Lieut S.S. Nain. 

Hisar
Training camp for farmers
: The local Market Committee will organise a training camp for farmers at the Agri-Business Information Centre here at 11 am on Tuesday. The camp will focus on the wheat crop. The Deputy Director, Agriculture, Mr Sultan Singh, will deliver a speech on the facilities provided to the farmers. 

Jhajjar
Public toilets
: The Union Urban Development Ministry’s scheme to construct sulabh sauchalayas (public toilets) will commence from here on January 30. Mr Deepender Hooda, MP from Rohtak, stated this at a press conference here on Sunday.

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

MANDI
Annual function
: The Excise and Taxation Minister, Mr Rangila Ram Rao, on Sunday said the state government was opening over 10,000 anganwadi kendras in the state to provide diet and nutrition to the lactating mothers and their children at the pre-school stage. He was addressing a gathering at the Dadaur School annual function in the district.

School function: The Irrigation and Public Health Minister, Mr Kaul Singh Thakur, said the Union Heavy Industry Minister, Mr Santosh Mohan Deb, would inaugurate the Rs 300-crore rock salt-based plant at Maigal near Drang soon. He said this at the prize distribution function of Senior Secondary School, Drang, about 20 km from here, on Sunday. 

Resentment: The Parents Association of Kendriya Vidyalya (PAKV), Mandi, has expressed resentment against the Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalya Sangathan (KVS), New Delhi, failing to issue a direction to the school here to start admissions to classes I to IX as the deadline expired on December 31.

Artistes’ demand: Mandi theatre artistes, scholars and writers, who on Saturday formed a 15-member Darbar Hall Action Committee (DHAC), demanded that the state government expedite the transfer of the historic Darbar Hall, which completed 100 years on Friday, from the Department of Posts and restore it as a centre for art and cultural activities. This was stated by Mr Manohar Lal, patron of the DHAC. 

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