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Rajbhasha panel meeting
: The Nagar Rajbhasha Karyanvan Samiti, Amritsar, will hold a meeting at Kendriya Vidyalaya No 1 here on April 25. Ms Saroj Bala, Chief Commissioner, Income Tax, will chair the meeting. Mr Bhupinder Singh, Principal of the school, said representatives of the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Rajbhasha Department were expected to participate.

Missing boys found
: The police has recovered three minor boys who had run away from their homes, according to Dr Jatindera Kumar Jain, chief of Batala police district. An ASI, Mr Jitender Singh, in charge, Simble Chowki, with the help of Inspector Dilbagh Singh, SHO Kotwali, Amritsar, recovered Kewal Kumar, Deepak, and Pawan Kumar, all residents of Murgi Mohalla here. They were handed over to their parents on Wednesday.

One injured
: A man sustained bullet injuries on his right elbow from his own gun that accidentally went off on Thursday morning in the District Administrative Complex here. As per the police, the gun belonged to one Gurnam Singh, a resident of Kotkalan village in Nurmahal. Eyewitnesses said the incident occurred when the victim was unloading his .32 bore revolver while standing in a queue to get its licence renewed.

Two arrested: Two members of a gang of thieves have been arrested by the Division Number 8 police here on Thursday. The SHO of the police station, Mr Sukha Singh, said valuable and goods, including TVs, cylinders and metal covers, were recovered from the possession of the accused.

Ghadar Party: The Ghadar Party on Thursday celebrated its 94th foundation day at the Desh Bhagat Yaadgaar Hall here. The last of the surviving Ghadari Babas Bhagat Singh Bilga, nephew of martyr Bhagat Singh, Professor Jagmohan Singh and State Secretary of CPM (Punjab) Mr Mangat Ram Pasla were present on the occasion. A symposium on a book written by Dr Prem Singh was also organised.

Licences issued at camp
: The local administration organised a camp for issuing driving licences to applicants on Tuesday at Shahpur Kandi township. Mr Ashok Sharma, MLA, was the chief guest. Mr Amarjit Pal, SDM, said 400 licences were issued at the camp.

Fast unto death planned
: Unemployed ETT teachers will go on a fast unto death outside the office of the DPI (Elementary) in Chandigarh on April 20, according to Mr Sukhvir Singh, district press secretary of the Unemployed Elementary Teachers Union, and Mr Jagtar Singh Eilwal, district president, DIET Students Welfare Association. ETT unions would submit memorandums listing their demands to ministers throughout the state, they added.


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