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Free coaching for NDA, CDS
: The District Sainik Welfare Office from June 7 would hold free preparatory classes for candidates aspiring to get commissioned in the Armed Forces through NDA and CDS examinations. Lieut-Col Manmohan Singh, Deputy Director, Sainik Welfare, said on Tuesday that only those candidates who had filled forms for the tests should apply by June 3. Wards of ex-servicemen and serving defence personnel would be given priority.

Women robbed
: An impersonator allegedly robbed a woman of three grams of gold ornaments in the Urban Estate locality here Tuesday afternoon. According to the victim, a person riding a bicycle and posing as an LIC agent told her that he was carrying a cheque for Rs 27,000 meant for her and asked her to show some gold ornaments before receiving the cheque. She added that the person, on the pretext of ascertaining whether the ornaments were real or not, took the ornaments and fled the spot. The police has been informed.

Charge assumed
: Dr Ranjeet Singh has taken over as soil testing officer-cum-agricultural officer in this subdivision on Tuesday. Earlier, he was posted at Machhiwara as Deputy Agricultural Officer.

CBSE result: The result of Class XII was declared on Tuesday. Parvinder Kaur of Nankana Sahib Public School secured 84 per cent marks in the science stream, while Harveer Kaur got 76 per cent marks.

Mobile phone tower: A mobile phone tower was inaugurated at Mohanpur village, near here, on Tuesday by Mr S.R. Aggarwal, Principal General Manager, Telephones. While addressing the gathering, Mr Aggarwal said this tower is 19th in Samrala division. He said the bills would be distributed through courier and the bill payment would be deposited in banks. On this occasion, a deputation of residents of Behlolpur, Bhamian, Bhadla, Khan and Manji Sahib Kotan villages demanded five more towers for the proper signal.


: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Zila Kar Salahkar Sangthan: president — Jeet Ram Gupta (Charkhi Dadri); vice-president — Sunder Lal Gupta; secretary — Rakesh Kataria; joint secretary — Pawan Kumar Jain; treasurer — Madan Lal Garg; tax-payees welfare fund — Neeraj Agarwal; library manager —Dheeraj Saini; and grievances committee — Rishikesh Bhardwaj.

‘Parichay sammelan’
: As many as 140 marriageable boys and 88 girls of the Punjabi Samaj, along with their guardians, from various parts of Haryana, Rajasthan and Delhi participated in a “parichay sammelan” held under the auspices of the Sanyog Sanstha in Punjabi Dharamshala here on Sunday. After going through an intensive exercise comprising exchange of first-hand information about the prospective spouses as well as their family background, 35 prospective couples resolved to tie the nuptial knot in the near future.




Army gives aid
: Daughters of Havildar Lala Chand, who died of a prolonged illness, were given Rs 30,000 each by the 9 Core Headquarters in Yol Cantonment on Monday. The two girls had earlier lost their mother too. Lt-Gen P.K. Rampal, GOC of 9 Core, handed over the cheques to the girls at a function organised in the cantonment. The Sainik Welfare Board had also given monetary support to the girls.

Summer Festival: Playback singer Abhijeet and Punjabi pop star Harbhajan Mann will perform at the state-level Summer Festival to be organised by the district administration at the Police Grounds here from May 27 to 29. Addressing a press conference here today, the Deputy Commissioner said the event would give a platform to local artistes to show talent. Anuj, of the Indian Idol fame, would perform too.

Pharma hub
: Mr Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister, said on Monday that the hill-state was all set to become the pharmaceutical hub of the country with all big companies setting up manufacturing facility here. Addressing a public meeting at Andhra village in Rohru subdivision after laying the foundation stone of Kasturba Gandhi Girls Residential School Building, he said with the commissioning of these units, the state would be responsible for the manufacture of 60 per cent of the total medicines produced in the country.


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