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Man electrocuted
: Sukhwinder Singh (30) died of electrocution while taking a bath at a tubewell in Bholath here on Friday. His five-year-old son was present when the incident occurred. After the incident, the child rushed home to call the family members. When they took Sukhwinder to the hospital, he was declared brought dead.

Abacus training
: ICMAS, an abacus training company with more than 2,600 centres across India, launched its operation in Patiala district on Friday. The GP Education has been appointed distributor for the district. 

Trustees elected
: Councillors Kusum Sharma, Davinder Sapra and Shinder Pal were unanimously elected trustees to the Phagwara Improvement Trust in a meeting of the Phagwara Nagar Council here on Thursday. The names of the three were finalised at a meeting of Congress councillors held at the residence of MLA Joginder Singh Mann. 

Nambardar attacked: Some unidentified persons attacked a Nambardar of Jandiali village with sharp-edged weapons when he was taking a stroll with his wife in the village on Thursday night. Rampal was admitted to DMC, Ludhiana with serious injuries. The victim’s wife, Bakhsho, is a sarpanch of the village. ASP Sukhchain Singh Gill claimed it was a case of an old enmity.

Three held: Three persons were arrested along with a stolen motorcycle at a naka in Maheru village here on Friday. The police said the arrests were made by on a team headed by Sadar police station SHO. The police said the accused, all residents of Jalandhar, had confessed to have stolen the motorcycle from Dakoha village.




SUMMER CAMP: The Rajasthan Parishad will organise a summer camp from May 15 at Rajasthan Bhavan, Sector 33-A. Children will be taught art and craft, western dance, English speaking, dramatics, casio, guitar, mouth organ, mind sharpening games and yoga. The concluding function will be held on June 18 showcasing the creativity of children.

Office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Sector 46-D: president — Mr Kesar Singh; seniior vice-president — Mr Amrik Singh; vice-presidents — Mr Gurmail Singh Sandh and Mr Joginder Singh; general secretary — Mr Himmat Singh; joint secretaries — Mr Avtar Singh and Mr Harpal Singh; cashier — Mr HS Monga; assistant cashier — Mr Devinder Singh; medical secretary — Mr DS Sodhi; store secretary — Mr Khazan Singh; stage secretary — Mr HS Sachdeva; and auditor — Mr JS Jogi.

Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Residents Welfare Organisation, Sector 38(A and B): president — Mr KC Sethi; vice-president — Mr R Bassi; general secretary — Maj DP Singh (retd); joint secretary — Mr ML Dhawan; finance secretary — Mr HC Kansal; and auditor — Mr SB Goel. 

Office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Senior Citizens Association, Sector 27-D:president—Mr Sohan Singh; vice-president—Mr PP jain; general secretary—Mr Ramlesh Bindra; cashier—Mr RN Bindra; and auditor—Mr Gian Chand Sharma.

Sabha officials: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Shri Sanatan Dharm Sabha,Sector 32-D:president—Mr Ashwani Khanna; senior vice-president—Mr SP Sharma; vice-president—Mr PL Passi; general secretary—Mr ML Sabharwal; finance secretary—Mr RL Sachdeva; joint secretary—Mr ML Shelly; and organising secretary—Mr B.D. Mahajan.

Blood donation
: Eightyfive units of blood were donated at a camp organised by the Mata Sahib Kaur Institute of Nursing and the Baba Sheikh Farid Blood Donors Council here on Friday. The camp was inaugurated by Dr Kiranjeet Kaur, Director, Research and Medical Education, Punjab. The staff and students of the institute donated blood. Students presented a cultural programme.

Celebrated : The local Block Congress Committee celebrated the victory of Mrs Sonia Gandhi from Rae Bareli at a meeting held here on Friday. The president of the committee, Mr Kuljit Singh Bedi, said the victory of Mrs Gandhi had proved that she worked for the welfare of people. 


Horse riding
: The Principal of Police DAV Public School, Ambala City, Dr Vikas Kohli, on Friday said that students were being imparted horse riding training in the school. The horses had been brought from Madhuban and three trainers were teaching the students.

Student honoured: Promila Sehgal, a student of SD College, Ambala Cantt, was honoured at a function organised by the NCC Group Headquarters on Friday. College Principal Desh Bandhu said Col K.B.K. Keshab presented her with a wing, a memento and Rs 500. She is the first cadet of I Haryana Girls Battalion who has completed four para jumps from the height of 3,000 feet.

Dental camp: A free dental check-up camp was held at Ambala Public School here on Friday. Dr Raj Kamal Grewal and Dr Shweta Grewal examined students. Avneet Bhatia was selected as the best student with healthy teeth. 

Award presented
: Dr A.S. Nandwal, Senior Plant Physiologist at Haryana Agricultural University, has been conferred with the Bharat Jyoti Award in recognition of his achievements in the field of science and technology. He was presented with the award by the Haryana Assembly Speaker, Dr Raghubir Singh Kadyan, at a function organised by the Indian International Friendship Society in New Delhi recently. 

: Rajesh Shandilya was unanimously elected district president of the Haryana Patarkar Sangh, affiliated to the Indian Journalists Union for the sixth time here on Wednesday.



New Registrar
: Mr Narendra Sharma, an HAS officer, joined as Registrar at CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, Palampur, on Wednesday. Prior to his new assignment, he was working as Joint Commissioner (Transport). During his 24 years of service, he has worked as SDM at four different places. He also served in the Departments of Technical Education, Industries, Revenue and General Administration. 

School function: The annual prize distribution function of Army School, Yol Cantonment, was held here on Wednesday with Maj-Gen RS Mehta as the chief guest. The students presented a cultural programme. Ms Sarmishtha of class XII presented the ‘suswagatam’ dance. School parliament and mime shows were also presented, according to a school teacher, Mr Sandeep Maratha. The school Principal, Mr AK Ambastha, presented the annual report. 

5 convicted
: Mrs Kanta Verma, Judicial Magistrate, First Class, Mandi, has convicted Jai Singh, Rakesh Kumar, Palas Ram, Dipan Kumar and Naresh Kumar for transporting timber without valid permit and sentenced them to simple imprisonment of three months and fined them Rs 500 each. The accused were nabbed by a police party in 2003 near Sangari while they were travelling in a jeep (HP-29-3237). As many as 14 logs of pine were seized from them. The police registered a case under Section 379 of the IPC and Sections 41,41 of Indian Forest Act. The orders were passed on Tuesday.


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