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AMRITSAR
Rally against female foeticide
: NCC Unit of Dayanand ITI here carried out a motor cycle rally to make people aware of female foeticide on Tuesday. NCC Officer Lt. Sanjeev Sharma of ITI said the rally started from the institute and passing through Ajnala, Fatehgarh Churriyan concluded at Majitha. Group Commander of 11 Punjab Battalion Col G.P.S Sahni who flagged off the rally, said such rallies had become important in view of falling number of girl children. 

Honoured: Mr Harmohinder Singh Bedi, Professor, Hindi, Guru Nanak Dev University, has been chosen for the Best Citizens of India Award by a Delhi-based publishing house- Best Citizen Publishing House for - his contribution in the field of Hindi language and literature. Dr Bedi has 30 books in Hindi and Punjabi to his credit.

HOSHIARPUR
Duping case
: A case of duping involving Rs 1 lakh an innocent person on the pretext of sending him abroad has been reported in the Sadar Police Station Hoshiarpur. According to the police sources, Harmesh Kumar son of Ram Lubhaya of Bassi Gulam Hussain alleged in his complaint that a travel agent Mahinder Singh of Chhadosi PS Pojewal of Nawanshehr district took Rs. 1 lakh from him for sending him to Kuwait. He neither sent him abroad nor returned this money. Police has registered a case under section 406, 420 of IPC against Mahinder Singh.

Lab instruments stolen: Dr Anu Parashar, Veterinary Officers, Veterinary Hospital, Dasuya, in a complaint stated that some miscreants stole laboratory instruments worth Rs. 16700 from the hospital on April 16 night. Police has registered a case under section 457, 380 of IPC.

Smack seized: Hariana police of Hoshiarpur district has arrested Harwinder Singh alias Laddu, of Chotala village and seized 100 gms. smack from him. A case under section 21/61/85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against him.

Jalandhar
Protest by journalists
: Journalists in the city on Wednesday criticised the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid for his alleged attack on reporters in New Delhi on Tuesday. Expressing solidarity with their counterparts embroiled in the fiasco, the print and electronic media journalists demanded that the religious head must apologise for the incident.

Water shortage: Residents of the Guru Nanak Pura area staged a protest on Wednesday against the Municipal Corporation for the shortage of drinking water in their area. Protest in front of the office of the Commissioner, Mr Satwant Singh Johal, the residents demanded that in the absence of a tube well in the area, they were facing water shortage at the very onset of summers and the situation was likely to worsen once the mercury begins to rise further. Councillor of ward number 28, Mr Manjinder Singh, was also among the protesters.

NAWANSHAHR
85 complaints settled
: Mr Krishan Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, heard peoples’s grievances here at the weekly “Jan Sampark Divas” organised at Dilbagh Hall on Tuesday. He settled as many as 85 complaints on the spot and directed the concerned officials to take immediate action for redressal of public grievances.

Medical camp: Sardar Dilbagh Singh Memorial Trust has decided to organize a free medical check-up camp for people suffering from mental disorders, at Dilbagh Singh Samarak situated near Barnala Kalan village on Chandigarh road here on the last Saturday of every month to commemorate the memory of late minister Dilbagh Singh.

Elected: Mr Iqbal Singh, a transporter has been unanimously elected president of the Lions Club,Nawanshahr City for the consecutive eleventh time.

Phagwara
Attack on shop
: As many as six unidentified miscreants ransacked a shop and attacked a customer sitting in the shop with sharp-edged weapons in the Satnampura locality near here on Tuesday night. According to information, the customer, identified as one Charanjit Singh alias Tony, a resident of Satnampura, was attacked with baseball bats and sharp-edged weapons. The miscreants fled the scene after snatching a mobile phone and Rs 2,300 in cash from shop owner, Joga Singh. Charanjit Singh was admitted to the Civil Hospital in critical condition. He was later referred to DMC, Ludhiana. Residents of the locality claimed this was the third incident of thrashing and looting in this locality within a span of one month.

CITU, AITUC protest: The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and All-India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) would hold a protest in the town on April 20 to demand an increase in the minimum wages of workers and proper implementation of labour laws. General Secretary of CITU, Punjab, Mr Raghunath Singh said on Wednesday that a majority of the employers across the state were yet to implement minimum wages. He alleged that they were working in connivance with the Labour Department. He also alleged that the government had done nothing for the labourers. 

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CHANDIGARH

BLOOD DONATION: At least 90 units of blood was donated a blood donation camp organised by the District Bar Association here on Wednesday. Mr N.K. Nanda and Mr K.S. Lamba, president and general secretary of the association, said two judicial officers were among those who donated blood on the occasion.

BEREAVED: Asha Arora, wife of Mr Kamal Arora, vice-chairperson, Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi, died on Tuesday after a three-and-a-half month-long illness. She was suffering from myopathy and neuropathy. Ms Arora is survived by her husband and two sons.

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

Bilaspur
Recruitment rally
: A recruitment rally for jawans from Bilaspur, Una and Hamirpur districts will be held from June 27 to July 1 here at Luhnu Sports Ground. On June 27 the recruitment will be held for GD jawans of Bilaspur district while for Una and Hamirpur district, it will held on June 28 and 29 and on June 30 sepoy-clerks and technical personnel will be interviewed and medical test will be held on July 1.

Mandi
Plea to CM
: The Mandi Citizens’ Council on Monday urged the Chief Minister, Mr Virbhadra Singh, to expedite efforts to start work on the construction of the wholesale market complex, bus stand, and the swimming pool in the town. Raising their demand at the general house meeting, the members pleaded that the Chief Minister be asked to direct the departments concerned to complete the pending works soon. 

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