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Body found: The body of a local trader was recovered from a room of Hotel Sun Citi Classic here on Sunday. The trader reportedly committed suicide by consuming celphos tablets. A suicide note was also reportedly recovered from his pocket.

School's achievement: Guru Tegh Bahadur Public School, Bardwal (Dhuri) in Sangrur district, has achieved a pass percentage of 100 in the Class X examination conducted by the CBSE in 2006. The overall highest pass marks obtained by an individual are 97 per cent, according to a statement by the principal of the school. 

Suvidha Camp
: A total of 2213 cases were disposed of on the spot at Suvidha Camp held at Kala Sanghian village here today, a press release said on Monday. It added that 520 learning driving licenses, 492 certificates of scheduled castes, 108 certificates of backward class and 15 certificates of residence were issued. Food and Supply department issued 161 new ration cards while 14 duplicate ration cards were issued and 15 ration cards were amended at the camp and 676 persons were checked by health department. In the camp, CDPO office, Kapurthala, accepted 148 applications for pensions under various categories. 

Suvidha camp: For people belonging to 33 villages falling under the Naura and Nawanshahr Kanugo circle, the district administration organised Lok Suvidha camp at Govt. Senior Secondary School, Naura, about 12 km from here, on Saturday. 

Topper: Talvinder Kaur, a student of Swami Roop Chand Jain Model School, Banga, has stood first in the district in the Middle Standard examination conducted by the Punjab School Education Board. She got 23rd position in the merit list of PSEB. Monika Sharma, another student of the school, also figured in the merit list. 

House burgled:
In the fourth incident of theft in the town in the last 48 hours, unidentified persons broke into the house of one Ashok Kumar in Mehli Gate and took away half a kg of silver ornaments, some gold ornaments and Rs 10,000 in cash. The house owner was away to attend a marriage with other family members when the incident occurred. When contacted, Phagwara ASP Sukhchain Singh Gill said the police was on the job and the thieves would be nabbed soon.

Noormahal police busted a gang of inter-state smugglers and arrested its two members identified as Avtar Singh of Ludhiana, and Jagtar Singh of Phillaur. Their two accomplices Shingara Singh of Dhadha village in PS Mahilpur and Rani of Khanpur village in PS Phillaur managed to escape. Police has recovered 1440 kg poppy husk from canter number HP-63-0942, which has also been impounded. 



Tubewell problems
: In the absence of power supply, tubewells installed at a cost of Rs 1.20 crore in 20 villages of the Radour block here have not become operational even after a year. Villagers complain that they are forced to drink handpump water. Sources said the files regarding power connections had been sent to the Electricity Department and the connections were expected to be given soon. 


Action against BJP leader sought
: Mr Prakash Chand Sankhyayan, a senior BJP leader, has demanded action against prominent BJP leader and former Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nandda for his alleged anti-party activities in the past few weeks. He was addressing mediapersons at circuit house here on Sunday. 

New IPH division soon
: The IPH Minister, Thakur Kaul Singh, while speaking on the concluding day of the Shirgu fair on Sunday disclosed that an IPH division would start functioning at Nohradhar within 10 days. An Executive Engineer would be stationed at Nohradhar. 

‘Set up panel on quota issue’: Thakur Gulab Singh, former Speaker and BJP leader, has urged the Union Government to set up a commission to review the benefits of reservation in the past 50 years. He said the government should determine whether deserving SC, ST and OBC candidates had availed the benefits of reservation or not. He was addressing mediapersons here on Saturday. 

The biennial conference of the All-India Postal Administrative Offices Employees Union Groups “C” and “D” of Himachal Pradesh Postal Circle was held here on Thursday to elect the following office-bearers: president-Mr R.P. Sharma; senior vice-president — Mr Baldev Singh Thakur; vice-president — Ms Madhu Sharma; circle secretary — Mr Kailash Sharma; and treasurer — Mr Ashwani Kumar Sharma.

Photo exhibition: An exhibition of photographs showing snowscapes captured by young photographer, Anil Dayal, a local photo journalist, attracted a large number of tourists on its opening day here on Sunday. Mr V.S. Kokje, Governor, inaugurated the exhibition. 

Awareness camp: A legal awareness camp was organised by the Legal Services Authority at Rohroo on Sunday. Mr T.N. Vaidya, District and Sessions Judge, presided over the camp.Top

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