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LOK ADALAT: At two lok adalats held here on Saturday, about 200 cases were settled. Mrs Jitender Walia, Additional Civil Judge, Senior Division, Jagraon, got settled seven suits which involved an amount of Rs 34,00,000, five execution petitions involving Rs 2,65,500, two complaints under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act involving Rs 1,30,000, one IPC case, 15 untraced reports and 108 traffic challans. An amount of Rs 31,900 was collected as fine from traffic challans.

DHARNA: On a call of the Democratic Teachers Front, hundreds of teachers from Jagraon, Sidhwan Bet, Pakhowal and Sudhar Blocks held a dharna near the office of the SDM here against the education policy of the state government and transfer of two teachers. Flaying the state policy, they demanded immediate appointment of 28,000 teachers against vacant posts and permanent status for EET teachers.


Development projects
: The local MLA, Mr Shiv Shankar Bhardwaj, has asked the district administration to complete the ongoing development projects within the stipulated period. At a meeting convened to review the progress of development works here on Friday, Mr Bhardwaj said the on-going projects should be completed in time so that next projects could be undertaken. Deputy Commissioner Sri Kant Walgad and senior officers of Irrigation, Public Works, Public Health, Electricity Department and Municipal Council were present at the meeting.

National Youth Week
: The Manohar Memorial Group of Education Institutions on Friday organised a function to mark National Youth Week, Mr R.R. Fuliya, Commissioner, Hisar Division, was the chief guest. Speaking at the function, Mr Fuliya said the teaching of Swami Vivekananda were relevant even today. He said that age-old culture and traditions could be saved only by following the teachings of the Swami.

Liquor recovered: The police on Saturday recovered a big cache of countrymade liquor from a truck and arrested one person in this regard. Two other persons managed to escape. A police party stopped a truck near Khabra Kalan village in the district after a tip-off. On searching the vehicle, it recovered 1300 cartons of countrymade liquor. The police arrested the truck driver Ram Swaroop, a resident of Sadalpur village from the spot, while two other persons — Hawa Singh and Pawan Kumar — managed to escape. The consignment belonged to one Kalu Ram of Sadalpur, who was transporting the consignment from Darba Kalan to Sadalpur.

Youth booked
: The police has booked Jaswinder Singh of Buchi village in Kaithal district for allegedly kidnapping a minor girl of Kohand in Karnal district. The father of the girl, in his complaint, alleged that the accused had kidnapped his minor girl on January 2. An FIR was registered at Gharaunda police station against the accused.

Sewing machines
: The Haryana Revenue and Irrigation Minister, Capt Ajay Singh Yadav, distributed 20 sewing machines among poor women trainees at a function held under the auspices of the Rewari branch of the State Urban Development Agency here on Friday. The women had received training in tailoring at the training centre being run here under the Swarn Jayanti Shehri Rozgar Yojna.

2 crushed to death: Two youths were crushed to death when their scooter (HR-26K-7827) was hit by a truck (HR-38 F-1558 ) on the Delhi-Jaipur highway near Sangwari village, about 10 km from here, on Thursday. The victims have been identified as Ravinder and Manohar, both employees of a petrol station at Bilaspur village, near Dharuhera. Both belonged to Himachal Pradesh. The Kasaula police has registered a case of rash and negligent driving against the truck driver.

Development funds: The Haryana Revenue and Irrigation Minister, Capt Ajay Singh Yadav, distributed cheques for Rs 3 lakh each to the 10 forest development committees of Harzipur, Tehna Deepalpur, Sangwari, Panwar, Karoli, Suthana, Dulehra, Nimoth, Chhawwa and Rojhuwas villages in the district at a function organised here on Thursday. The amount will be spent on development and economic empowerment of the villages. 

Inquiry work to begin
: On the orders of the state government, the district administration has decided to start the inquiry work for pensioners under the Oldage Scheme from January 23. According to a report, the main aim of the inquiry is to delete the names of those persons who are getting the pension through unfair means and showing the age above 60.

Students’ strike continues: Angry students continued their strike in the Hindu Institute of Technology (HIT) here on Saturday to press for their demands. The striking students assembled outside the institute and held a demonstration against the Director-cum-principal and the management of the college.The main demands of the students, including the fixation of study hours between 9 a.m. and 3.10 p.m., arrangement for the supply of drinking water and decrease in the amount of fine being imposed on the students for missing classes.

MLA’s kin killed: Mr Akhil Sharma (43), a relative of Mr Ramesh Kaushik, MLA, Rai, was killed when his scooter was hit by a car on the GT Road near Bahalgarh Chowk, about 10 km from here, on Thursday evening. According to a report, the Rai police has arrested the car driver in this connection and sent the body for a post-mortem examination. The victim was returning to Bahalgarh after visiting Kundli village on the Haryana-Delhi border.

1 killed in road mishap: One youth was killed and another injured when their motor cycle was hit by a canter on the G.T. Road near the Singh border about 25 km from here on Saturday. Both youths were rushed to the Safdarjang Hospital at Delhi but one of them succumbed to his injuries on way to the hospital. The police has registered a case. Deceased was identified as Rakesh Jain of Samlkha and the injured as Sanjay Kala.

Remand for SI
: Babu Ram Walia, a Sub-Inspector, who was caught red-handed while taking bribe by a DSP and later fled surrendered in a local court, on Friday which remanded him to judicial custody till January 23. Babu Ram was caught taking Rs 3,000 from a shopkeeper in Jagadhri on December 22. 


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