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Pirated CD
s recovered: The police seized one lakh fake wrappers of popular CD numbers and 1,500 pirated CDs, following interrogation of accused Manoj Aggarwal on Sunday. The police had earlier seized 2,500 pirated CDs and 1.10 lakh wrappers during a raid at his Gaushala Road house on Saturday. SHO Satish Malhotra said that Manoj purchased fake CD wrappers from New Delhi and supplied to persons involved in music piracy.

One arrested
: The Majitha police has arrested Tarlok Singh, a resident of Khalchian, and has seized 14,000 tablets and capsules used as drugs from his possession. Mr Gautam Cheema, SSP, Majitha, said accused Tarlok Singh used to supply intoxicants to nearby villages around Khalchian. A case under Sections 22/61/85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against him.

B. Ed teachers gherao Dogra
: Members of the Unemployed B. Ed Teachers Union gheraoed Mr Romesh Chander Dogra, Health and Family Welfare Minister, Punjab, and blocked vehicular traffic at Bhol village on Sunday. After an assurance by the minister that he would take up the matter of their employment with the Chief Minister, the gherao was lifted.

Placements at PTU centre:
Campus placements were held by the Tata Teleservices in the PTUís Model Town Centre here on Monday. Mr Sanjeev from the company had come to take interviews for the post of Team Leaders and for back office operations.

BVP foundation day: The Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP), Dr Kitchlu Nagar Branch, held its 43rd foundation day here on Sunday at Viklang Sahayata Kenra. Women and children presented cultural programme. 30 children belonging to member families were honoured with medals for their outstanding services. The function was presided over by Dr Rajesh Mannan, secretary, BVP, Punjab North. He highlighted the activities of the Parishad. Mr Surinder Dhir, Director Sports (retd) Punjab was the chief guest.

Unidentified woman cremated: Members of the Guru Kirpa Seva Mission Charitable Trust on Saturday cremated an unidentified old woman who died after being looked after by the workers of the Trust for some weeks. Mr Arun Atri, president of the trust, said it was our solemn duty to take care of abandoned people. The old woman was picked up from Clock Tower a week ago. She was admitted to the Civil Hospital. After being treated in the hospital for five days, she was abandoned at Dhole Wala Chowk. She was taken to Durga Mata Temple where she was looked after.

Grants distributed
: Mr Parkash Singh, Parliamentary Secretary, inaugurated a link road at Sehbajpur village and handed over development grants to panchayats of Jania, Gorakhpur, Karnana and Rasulpur villages for drainage of sullage water and other such projects on Sunday.

Awareness programme: The district NGO Coordination Society in collaboration with the gram panchayat of Malla Bedian village organised an awareness programme on female foeticide and drug addiction. Mr Krishan Kumar, DC, presided over.



Link road inaugurated
: Mr G R Musafir, Speaker of the HP Vidhan Sabha, inaugurated the Marighat- Magroh link road in Sirmaur on Sunday. He said that the Himachal Government had provided subsidised seeds to farmers at a cost of Rs 20 lakh under the drought relief programme.

Tie-up with Swiss school
: The Institute of Vocational Studies of Himachal Pradesh University will have a tie- up with Swiss Hotel Management School. The students under the tie-up will be paid a stipend during their three-month training, according to the chairman of the institute, Dr SP Bansal.


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