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Abohar
Kidnap case
: The city police has booked Gurpreet Singh, his father Jaskiran Singh, mother Jagwinder Kaur and Sukhwinder Kaur under Sections 363 and 366, IPC, in connection with kidnapping of a girl who was soon to be married. Mr Gursewak Singh, a resident of Bhangala, near here, said that he had fixed the marriage of his two daughters for Sunday. One of them was appearing in the plus two exam. She was allegedly kidnapped by a Gurpreet Singh as she came out of the examination centre at the Government Senior Secondary School for Girls on Civil Hospital Road here on Friday. All those booked have absconded. Police today carried raids to trace the kidnapped girl but could not succeed, sources said.

Ludhiana
Lions Club poll:
Election of the president for 2006-7 of the Lions Club, here was held here on Sunday under the chairmanship of Lion S.K. Kalra, President of the Lions club. Following were elected as office-bearers of the club: Skipper Lion Prithvi Raj Jairath, president; Lion A.K. Dutta and Lion N.K. Marwah secretary and First president respectively.

Taran tops: Taran preet Singh of BCM Arya Model School has secured 98.8 per cent marks and has stood 1st in Class IX out of 359 students.

Visit to coach factory: The BNSM College of Technical Education, Alamgir, organised a visit for students of the institute to the Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, under the supervision of Prof. Amandip Singh. Mr Gurjit Singh , Public Relation Officer, RCF , took the students to different departments. The students were acquainted with the production system of railway coaches.

Asian Club: The Asian Club will bring out the talents of youth and perform activities of social interest. The club will also bring out its news letter New Signature. Founder and MD Mr Sukhminder Singh said the club would provide free aroma therapy and free astrological advice.

Elections held: A meeting of members of PCCTU Unit of the Malwa Central College of Education for Women was held here on Monday under the president ship of Ms Devinder Kaur Sandhu. The following have been elected office-bearers for the session 2006-7.

President: Ms Mohua Khosla; Secretary Dr(Ms) Nerotma Sharma; Treasurer: Dr Gurmit Singh; Delegate: Mr Avinder Preet Singh.

Scholarships distributed: Since its inception the Senior Citizens’ Conclave in March 2005, SSC has been providing social service in different kinds of fields. Yesterday, at a function, the president of the conclave, Mr S.P. Karkara, distributed scholarships to economically weaker section of the society. The awardees were given Rs 1,000 each to students of Government School, Phullanwal, Government Senior Secondary School, Jawahar Camp,. Government Primary and Government Senior Secondary School, Haibowal Khurd. Speaking on the occasion Lt. Col. (Dr) D.B. Sharma gave out the policies and programmes of the SSC.

Meeting held: A special meeting of the Punjab Welfare Forum, was held under the chairmanship of Mr Dalip Singh Virk (retd Joint Director, Welfare Department, Punjab). During the meeting, the economic condition of the scheduled castes and backward classes was discussed.

Office-bearers elected: A meeting of Bharat Vikas Parishad, Shiva ji Branch, was held at Gyan Palace here on Monday to elect office-bearers. Mr Randhir Sharma, Mr Naresh Nauhria and Mr Gopal Krishan Aggarwal were elected president, secretary and treasurer unanimously. Dr S.K. Sharma a specialist in acupuncture stressed upon change in the lifestyle and food.

Tarn Taran
Booked for rape
: Satnam Singh, alias Satta a resident of Jhander, has been booked for raping a girl whom he had promised marriage. The victim in her complaint to the police said Satnam had been meeting her for the past six months and had promised to marry her. The police has registered a case under Sections 376 and 506, IPC. The accused has been arrested.

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

KANGRA
Poppy husk, charas seized
: The police on a tip-off recovered 44 kg of poppy husk concealed in a three-foot-deep ditch in an orchard at Milva in this district, besides seized nearly 10,000 ml of the country liquor in this subdivision and seized 50 gm of charas from a youth at Nurpur, the police said here on Saturday. The Kangra district police chief, Mr S.P. Singh, said the police cordoned off an orchard in Milva village and searched for the poppy husk kept in the orchard. It was seized from three-foot-deep ditch. The police registered a case under the NDTP Act.

NAHAN
Women’s awareness camp
: Women Empowerment Department conducted a women awareness camp at Molhoti in Rajgarh subdivision in Sirmaur district on Sunday. Addressing the women on this occasion, the Speaker, HP Vidhan Sabha, Mr G.R. Musafir said that 8,0,27 women ward members, 86 zila parishad members and 1092 mahila pradhans were elected to Panchyat Raj Institutions this time in the state.

Link roads inaugurated: The Speaker, HP, Vidhan Sabha, Mr G.R. Musafir, on Sunday inaugurated link roads at different places in Rajgarh subdivision in Sirmaur district. The 6-km Shilanji-Banjan road has been completed at the cost of Rs 16 lakh, whereas Dhandlel-Kanog road at Rs 3 lakh. He also laid the foundation stone of a channel irrigation system at Chakhal. 

SHIMLA
Condolence meeting
: The state chapter of the Public Relations Society of India has expressed grief over the demise of Vineet Verma, son of Mr Vijay Verma, Senior Vice-Chairman and Deputy General Manager, Communication, Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam. Vineet died in a road accident in Agra on Saturday evening. The Shimla Press Club also expressed grief. 

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