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Office-bearers elected
: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Lions Club Harmony Barnala for the session 2006-2007: president — Mr Harish Goyal; vice-president — Dr Bharat Vipin Garg; secretary — Mr Sanjay Bansal; treasurer — Prof Mandeep Ghai; and PRO — Prof R.P. Sharma. The following have been elected office-bearers of the Barnala Chartered Accountants Tax Association for the session 2006-2007: president — Mr Balraj Singla; secretary — Mr Pardeep Goyal; and treasurer — Mr Rahul Dev Garg. 

Youth Cong protest
: A slogan-shouting procession was taken out by Youth Congress workers of Shampura village in this tehsil to protest against the alleged high-handedness of the sarpanch, Mrs Harjinder Kaur, and her husband Gurinder Singh Shampura who is also a member of the SGPC. The processionists raised slogans against the BDPO of Batala and Mr Shampura. They alleged harassment to a minority community.

Seminar on AIDS
: A seminar on the “Correct and complete information could prevent from AIDS” was organised by the ESI Hospital at Appollo Fibres Limited, Chohal, 12 km from here, on Wednesday. Mr Dipankar Ganguly, Managing Director, Appollo Fibres, said prevention was the only treatment of AIDS. He emphasised the need for mass awakening about this disease. Dr Manjit Kaur, Civil Surgeon, Hoshiarpur, who presided over the seminar, said out of 4.3 crore persons suffering from AIDS, 50 per cent were women in the world. The main cause for spreading this disease was unsafe sex.

Man shot at: Mr Harbhajan Singh, alias Babba, was seriously wounded when Bhupinder Singh, alias Bhinda, an employee of the Punjab police posted at Ludhiana, allegedly opened fire on him from his revolver at Sikri PS Hariana village on Tuesday evening. He was admitted to the local Civil Hospital from where he was referred to DMC, Ludhiana. The Hariana police has registered a case against the two under Section 25 of the Arms Act and Sections 307 and 34 of the IPC.

Mandir panel poll
: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Prabhandhak Committee, Shiv Mandir, Chowk Pattuan, Rahon: Chairman — Mr Inderjit Sehajpal, President — Mr Vinod Sehajpal, senior vice-president — Mr Jagdish Lal Verma, vice-president — Mr Neeraj Chopra, general secretary — Mr Naresh Parbhakar, secretary — Mr Satya Dev Joshi, joint secretary — Mr Pawan Kumar Joshi and cashier — Mr Gulshan Kumar Sharma.

School gets fund
: Mr Gurminder Singh Rataul, Chairman of the local Market Committee, presented a cheque for Rs 1.70 lakh to the Rural Education Development Committee (REDC), Government High School, Rataul, on Wednesday under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan.



Body found
: The decomposed body of a youth, Sudhir Kumar (23), was recovered by the Dharuhera police from a field at Jeetpura Istemurar village, 12 km from here, on Wednesday. he had been missing since February 6, 2006. The body has been sent for autopsy to the PGIMS, Rohtak. 

Theft in factory: Thieves broke into a metal factory at Pataudi Chowk here on Tuesday night and decamped with copper material worth about Rs 40,000. The Sadar police here has registered a case of burglary 

Lawyers suspend work
: The District Bar Association on Wednesday observed work suspension in the courts here in protest against the imposition of service tax on practising advocates by the Central Government.


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