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BJP holds protest:
Members of the Scheduled Caste cell of the BJP unit of Mukerian led by their president, Mr Avtar Singh Sikri, Ms Trishna Minhas, former president, BJP Mahila Morcha, Punjab, and Mr Nand Kishore Sahni staged dharna at Mata Rani Chowk, Mukerian, 52 km from here, on Monday in protest against the police inaction against an accused in the killing of Nirmla Devi, daughter of Nand Lal of Garhiyal village.

Traffic blocked: Activists of the Kandi Sangarsh Committee led by their president, Mr Darshan Singh Mattoo, staged a dharna and blocked traffic in front of the local courts for about half an hour at Garhshankar on the Hoshiarpur-Chandigarh road on Monday in support of various demands such as due compensation to farmers of kandi for damaged crop, arrangement to save crops from wild animals and waiving of electric bills.

Woman suffers burns
: Gas leaking from the cylinder flared up after a woman in the Industrial Area switched on the light of her kitchen on Wednesday morning. Preeti suffered burns and has been admitted to a private hospital.

PTU dispatches admit cards: The Punjab Technical University has dispatched admit cards to the candidates appearing for CET-06, scheduled for May 28. Coordinator of CET Cell, Dr V.K. Arora, said in case any candidate did not receive the admit card, an online one could be downloaded from www.ptu.ac.in . In case the candidates was not be able to download the admit card, they could collect a duplicate one from the CET cell, Dr Arora added.

Shop gutted: A chemist shop situated on the Dalhousie road was gutted here on Monday following a short circuit. The fire brigade brought the fire under control. Mr Vivak Sharma, owner of the shop, said goods worth of Rs 10 lakh had been destroyed in the fire. A case has been lodged.

Suvidha camp
: The 5th Lok Suvidha Camp was organised at Government High School in Pandori village of Phagwara subdivision on Wednesday to provide hassle-free delivery of services of various departments to the people of Pandori and nearby villages. As many as 4,000 people availed of the services for which departments had put up service counters and exhibitions.

Strike call: Like Jalandhar, the Phagwara unit of the Indian Medical Association, Indian Dental Association and National Integrated Medical Association on Wednesday called for a Medical Bandh in the town on May 25.

Woman molested
: A resident of Khakh village under Verowal was allegedly molested by Ranjit Singh of the same village. She was sleeping in her house with her children when Ranjit entered her house and molested her. A case has been registered.




YAJNA CONCLUDES: The week-long Atharaveda parayan yajna and religious discourse being held by the Arya Samaj, Sector 7-B, concluded on Sunday. Raju Bighianik, who was the special guest on the occasion, said the main aim of the human life was to search God. The president of the samaj, Mr Ravinder Talwar, and other office-bearers were present on the occasion.




Cleanliness campaign: Dr Saroj Sharma, wife of the Deputy Commissioner, Mr T.K. Sharma, inaugurated a cleanliness campaign at Rajiv Colony here on Tuesday. Dr Sharma called upon the people to make the cleanliness programme a part of their daily routine. The city Magistrate, Ms Hema Sharma, the Municipal Council chairperson, Ms Uma Sudha, the District Public Relations Officer, Ms Vandna Sharma, Red Cross Society volunteers and employees of the Municipal Council, Thanesar, were among those who participated in the campaign.

One killed in mishap: One person of Seenkh village in the district died while two others sustained injuries when their car collided with a Tata 407 vehicle at near Hadhiana, near Matlauda in the district. They were returning to the village late last night when the accident took place. The police said that Amar Singh was killed in the accident, while Anil and Parvinder sustained injuries. The police had registered a case.



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.

Youth killed in mishap: A youth was killed and another injured when their motor cycle (HR-49-2397) was hit by a speeding bus (HP-11-4331) near Gumberpul on the Subathu-Kunihaar road, 15 km from Subathu, on Monday. Shiv Kumar, alias Robin, who hailed from Subathu, was rushed to Primary Health Centre, Kunihaar, but he succumbed to his injuries. The deceased was returning to Subathu along with his friend, Avinash Thapa, who hailed from Arhaat Bazaar, Subathu. The bus driver, Lala Ram, was arrested. A case under Section 279, 337 and 304-A of the IPC has been registered.

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.

2 youths attacked: Two youths, Mukesh Sharma and Tara Chand, were attacked by three unidentified miscreants near the railway tracks at Chambaghat on Monday when they were returning home after closing their shops. Mukesh, who runs a mobile repair shop on the Mall Road, said he was attacked with sharp-edged weapons which caused injuries on his head. Tara Chand received wounds on his face and head.


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