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Founder’s Day
: The local branch of the Allahabad Bank on Tuesday celebrated 142nd Founder’s Day. Mr G S Pahwa, senior branch manager, enlightened the customers on the improvised advancing and deposit schemes for senior citizens. He honoured the guest customers with mementos and gifts. Dr A R Talwar, Dr Jaswant Singh and Mr Krishan Nagpal complimented the management for making new strides.

Gang busted
: The Batala police on Tuesday busted a gang of inter-district robbers and recovered one .315 bore pistol and one live cartridge besides one Palio car, one Bajaj Chetak scooter, one mobile phone, two gold rings and cash totalling Rs 15,000. The estimated value of all these items is about rupees six lacs.

AWWA farewell
: Vajra Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) gave a warm farewell to Ms Dia Gupta, who had been the president of the association for the past two years. The function, which was held at Vajra Vocational Training Centre (VVTC), was attended by wives of senior army officers of the garrison, including Ms Manju Yadu, VVTC executive member. Ms Dia Gupta is the wife of Major General B.J. Gupta, who has now been promoted as Lieutenant General.

Cash looted: Thieves decamped with some cash from two shops in Kartarpur area on Tuesday night. The shops dealing in spare parts are situated on the national highway in Kartarpur. The police is investigating the case.

: The district-level NGOs coordination society, Upkar, organised a seminar on female foeticide at Sandhu Nursing Institute here on Tuesday. Ms Sarita, wife of the Deputy Commissioner, presided over. Lauding the efforts being made by the NGOs to convert the drive against the social evil into a mass movement, Ms Sarita said girl students had to bear greater responsibility in waging a war against the female foeticide menace. 

Annual function: The Sikh Missionary College, Ludhiana, organised the prize distribution function at Satlej Public Senior Secondary School, Banga, about 13 km from here, on Tuesday. Mr Gurcharan Singh Basiala and Mr Ajit Singh distributed prizes among students, who have excelled in the national-level religious examination conducted by the college. As many as 104 students of the school appeared in the examination.

: Three unidentified armed motorcycle-borne persons on Tuesday night attacked a bakery shop owner and snatched Rs 1,800 in cash and a mobile phone near Darvesh Pind village. The victim, Jawahar Uppal, a resident of Hadiabad locality, who was admitted to the local Civil Hospital, said that he was coming back to his house after closing his shop on his motorcycle at about 9 pm. He further said that when he reached Darvesh Pind village, three miscreants attacked him from behind and took away Rs 1,800 in cash, a mobile phone and a gold ring and fled away. The police has registered a case in this connection.

GOOD DAY: This May 4, 2006, at 2 minutes and 3 seconds after 1 pm/am, the time and date will be, and it will never happen again. This was stated by Dr P. K. Sharma, an astrologer of Panchkula, here on Wednesday. Dr Sharma said 1 hour, 2 minutes and 3 seconds on May 4, 2006, is a good day for those who will note this period at his own place.

Woman killed: An old woman was crushed to death under a train when she was trying to cross the rail track in Guru Nanak Pura on Wednesday morning. The woman has not been identified yet and the General Railway Police has registered a case.



Bar Association
: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Income Tax Bar Association (Yamunanagar district): president — Mr Arun Gupta; vice-president — Mr Surinder Gupta; secretary — Mr Vikas Gupta; and joint secretary — Mr Rajeev Behal. 

Fire in shop
: Medicines worth about Rs 2 lakh were destroyed in a fire which broke out in a Chemist Shop at Bawala on Sunday. When the store-owner Sheo Raj opened the shop on Monday, he was shocked to see the destruction caused by the fire. In another incident, household articles, wheat and chaff were gutted in a fire which broke out in Raghuvir Pratap’s farm.



Pension cases
: The government has sanctioned 56,967 cases of social security pension in the past three years and a total amount of Rs 53.49 crore is being spent every year for providing pension to 2.12 lakh families in Himachal. this was announced by Himachal Pradesh Agriculture and Rural Development Bank chairman Ghumarwin on Tuesday.

Parshuram Jayanti
: The Sundernagar Brahman Sabha will celebrate the Parshuram Jayanti at Jangam Bagh here on April 30 where “yagyopavit sanskar” of more than 50 boys would be held.


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