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11 hurt in accident
: Eleven passengers, including a baby, were injured as a three-wheeler in which they were travelling overturned on Thursday. Sources said the passengers were coming from Panjkosi village to participate in a condolence meeting at Killianwali village. The injured were rushed to the Civil Hospital at Panjkosi.

NRI counselling
: Counselling for NRI candidates for admission to MBA/MBA(HRM) at Guru Nanak Dev University here, DAV College, Jalandhar and GND varsity Regional Campus, Gurdaspur will be held here on Thursday.

Case against father
: Rohini Singh of mohalla Chhatta Bazaar has got a case registered against her father Rajesh Chander under Sections 323 and 506 of the IPC. She alleged that her father had been harassing and threatening her husband and her mother-in-law.

Purse snatched: Two motor cycle-borne youths snatched a purse containing Rs 16,000 and a mobile phone from Ms Kanchan Kumari of Budi Pind while she was going on her bicycle from Tanda to her village on Wednesday. The Tanda police has registered a case under Sections 382 and 34 of the IPC.

Tree plantation
: Mr Sarwan Kumar , Chairman, Nishkam Sewa Ashram said at a tree plantation function organised in its ashram premises here on Thursday that we needed to grow more trees to curb pollution. He urged the people to plant fruit trees as they not only provide shelter but also food. Nishkam has been helping plant such trees in schools, banks and government departments for the past 30 years.

Housefed plans more loans
: Punjab Housefed, which extended Rs 109.9 crore as loan to housing societies for building 5,426 residential units in the state in 2005-06, proposes to disburse Rs 160 crore in the current fiscal. This was stated by State Cooperation and Horticulture Minister, Mr Jasjit Singh Randhawa, while talking for newsmen here on Thursday. He said Housefed had advanced loans totalling Rs 109.9 crore during 2005-06 to the members of cooperative house building societies.

Act tough with terrorism: BJP: The former Punjab BJP president and former minister, Mr Madan Mohan Mittal, has urged the Union Government to convene an all-party meeting to discuss the increasing incidents of violence by the militants encouraged by foreign powers in some parts of the country. Talking to newsmen here on Thursday, Mr Mittal said India should adopt a “tough stance” against Pakistan as the cross-border terrorism had crossed all limits of tolerance. 



: Mr V.A. Ghai, Assistant General Manager, State Bank of Patiala, on Friday called upon branch managers to improve credit quality. He was addressing the customer relations programme of the bank’s main branch at Kalka. Over 100 customers participated in the meet.

Seminar: A seminar on Rajbhasha was organised by the zonal audit office of the Punjab National Bank at Panchkula on Friday. The seminar was attended by concurrent auditors to understand various risk concepts in implementing the new audit system. Mr P.S. Bedi, Assistant General Manager, gave tips on controlling risks while implementing the latest concept.



UTI chief agent
: Mr Vinay Aggarwal has been appointed chief agent of the UTI Mutual Fund for Ambala cantonment.This was announced at a meeting held at Investment Point on Staff Road, according to a press note.

Road show: Samsung held a dream home road show at Ambala cantonment on Friday. Mr Ravi Madaan of Madaan Electronics said the road show was held at Uphaar Palace in Mahesh Nagar. The event showcased the company's products. The highlight of the road show was the Samsung LCD range, including `Bordeaux' range.

Scooterist killed
: A scooterist was killed and another person injured when their vehicle collided with a truck near Machhroli village in the district on Friday. According to information, Prakash, a resident of Machhroli, was going towards his village when a truck coming from opposite side rammed into it. He died on the spot.

Minor raped: A seven-year-old girl was raped allegedly by a migrant labourer in Bahadurgarh on Thursday night. The mother of the victim has lodged a complaint with the police against Basawan, also a migrant labourer. The police said the accused took the girl to a secluded place and raped her.



BANK FUNCTION: The McLeodganj branch of the State Bank of India organised a special function for the Tibetan in the branch premises here on Thursday in which nearly 60 Tibetans took part. Mr Raj Kanwar, Deputy General Manager, HP Module of the SBI, addressed the customers and gave details of various schemes of the bank.

CYCLE EXPEDITION: A bicycle expedition, organised by Rising Star Corps as a part of its effort to inculcate the spirit of adventure among youth, was flagged off from the Yol cantonment, by the Chief of Staff, 9 corps, Major-Gen GS Grewal on Thursday. A team of 13 cyclists of Dogra Regiment, led by Capt. Vaijoyant Kundu included 12 other motivated jawans from different units of Sunjuwan Infantry Bridge. The team started its journey from Jammu on July 15 and has traversed around 210 km.

DANCE WORKSHOP: The Kalakshetra Yuva Mandal, Mandi started a three-day training workshop on kathak dance at Gandhi Bhavan here on Thursday. The vice-president of the manch Ms Poonam Chouhan, said a solo dance completion would be organised on Saturday.

MEDIA INCHARGE: The former Telecom Minister and Mandi Sadar, Congress, MLA, Mr Sukh Ram, has appointed Mr Rajesh Mahendru as media in charge, block Congress Sadar Committee.


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