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Held with smack
: The subdivisional police has arrested four persons for selling smack. Pardeep Kumar Ghoga, Suresh Kumar and his brother Naresh Kumar, residents of Nai Abadi, and Sher Singh Sheri of Seed Farm locality were held with 33 gm of smack. 

Blood donation
: Giani Zail Singh Blood Donors Club on Monday held a blood donation camp under the banner of the NSS unit of Giani Zail Singh College of Engineering and Technology. College principal Dr Harpal Singh inaugurated the camp. About 150 units of blood were donated by students and staff members. 

Exhibition of books: To promote book culture among students, Guru Harkrishan Public School here on Monday organised a books exhibition to mark the World Book Day. School principal Jaswinder Singh said the exhibition not only drew students but also people from different walks of life. 

Him Mitter Mandal
: A family get-together of Him Mitter Mandal was organised at the local Shakti Temple here on Sunday. In which more than 500 families of Hoshiarpur participated. Mr Varinder Singh Bajwa, member, Rajya Sabha, was the chief guest. He appreciated the office-bearers of the mandal for uniting families of Himachal Pradesh residing in Hoshiarpur and for doing social service. He announced Rs 5 lakh from the MPLAD scheme for the community hall being constructed by the mandal. Langar was served on the occasion.

Computer teachers: A deputation of the computer teachers of government schools, Punjab, led by Mr Deepak Sharma, met Mr Harnam Dass Johar, Education Minister, at Chandigarh on Tuesday. The deputation submitted its charter of demands to the Education Minister which included regularisation of their services. Mr Johar assured the deputation that he would take up this issue at the next Cabinet meeting of the state government to get their aforesaid demand accepted 

: The Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ishwar Singh has in a statement issued here today directed all residents of the district, who have been issued licenses for holding firearms, to inform relevant details about their licensed weapons to the police station of their residing area within one week. The registration was mandatory, he added. 

Women hurt in mishap
: Five women labourers and a man received injuries when a truck heading towards Malerkotla hit the three-wheeler in which they were travelling from the rear near Kularan village, 8 km from here. The women, who belonged to Nabha, were going to the Grain Market at Galwatti on the Nabha-Malerkotla road to earn livelihood. The injured were rushed to the Civil Hospital, Nabha. Kashmir Kaur was shifted to Rajindra Hospital, Patiala.

One killed
: Prem Singh (60), a resident of nearby Manav Nagar, who was riding a scooter, was killed on the spot when he was hit by an unidentified vehicle near the Hadiabad-Mehtan road here today. His body was sent to the local Civil Hospital for postmortem.

One arrested: The Phagwara police has arrested one person from whose possession 75 kg of poppy husk was recovered at the nearby Lakhpur village here. The police party had laid a naka near the village. In the search operation, the police found three sacks containing 75 kg of poppy husk. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against the accused. 




Rally: The GIC Employees Union on Tuesday organised a rally in Sector 17 in support of their demands. Immediate settlement of the wage revision for Class II officers and declaration of promotional vacancies for all classes were the demands highlighted by various speakers at the rally. 

Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the North India Mair Rajput Mahasangh:president — Mr Gopal Dass Verma; senior vice-president — Mr Prem Lal Kanda; vice-presidents — Mr Mangat Ram Verma, Mr Naresh Kanda and Dr Rajesh Verma; general secretary — Mr Parveen Verma; joint secretaries — Mr Lalit Kanda and Mr Surinder Kanda; finance secretary—Mr Ajay Verma; auditors — Mr Rajender Verma and Mr Mitterpal Verma; press secretaries — Mr Surinderpal Verma and Mr Subhash Chand Kanda;and advisers — Mr Sukhdev Sehdev, Mr Rakesh Verma, Mr Ram Gopal Kanda and Mr Rajesh Kanda.

Demanded: The local unit of the INTUC on Tuesday urged the Central Government to declare the International Labour Day, May 1, as a national holiday under the Negotiable Instruments Act and the Factories Act.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office bearers of the newly formed governing body of the District Badminton Association, Mohali: president: Mr. A.K. Kaushal, Sr vice-president: Mr Harkirat Singh, vice-president: Mr Gurjaspal Singh, executive secretary: Mr Parminder Sharma, joint secretary: Mr Vivek Goyal and treasurer: Mr Gurajitpal Singh.



: Mr G.S. Sandhu has been appointed as civilians’ nominated member of the Dagshai cantonment Board. Mr Sandhu, a retired MES administrative officer, was also president of the Congress unit of Dagshai cantonment. The post has remained vacant since January, 2002.

Decision hailed
: The Himachal Pradesh Tyre Retreaders Association has hailed the government decision to grant sales tax incentive as per the state industrial policy. Mr Ajay Gupta, general secretary of the association, said more than 200 retreaders would benefit from the decision. The Excise and Taxation Department had reversed stand on sales tax incentive and issued notices for recovery of sales tax.


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