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Resignations withdrawn
: Zila Parishad members, including its chairman, Mr Arjan Singh and 16 other members, have withdrawn their resignations submitted on August 2, following an assurance by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr D K Tiwari, on Monday. The members had resigned in protest against the behaviour of the Chief Executive Officer-cum- Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development), Hoshiarpur, and other staff members.

Rally on Aug 17
: Strongly condemning the police lathicharge on unemployed veterinary pharmacists in Chandigarh on August 7, the Veterinary Pharmacists Union has decided to call a protest rally in favour of their demands in Chandigarh on August 17, a press release said on Tuesday.

Urs celebrations: The 1093rd Urs of Khawaja Imam Nasir-ud-Din will be celebrated on August 9 and 10 at Dargah Sharief Hazrat Khawaja Imam Nasir-ud-Din in Jalandhar. Mr Abdus Salam, Estate Officer, Punjab Waqf Board, on Tuesday said Islamic scholars and priests from Saharanpur and Deoband would throw light on the life of the Imam and Urs. Qawwali programmes would also be organised, he added.

Dharna by teachers
: On a call by Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union, teachers from non-government- aided colleges staged a dharna in front of the DC office on Monday. Protesting the non-implementation of their long-pending demands the teachers also submitted a memorandum to the DC. 

: The following have been elected office-bearers of the District Tournament Committee: president- Mr Gurmail Singh Sahlon; general secretary – Mr Baldev Singh Pabla; vice-presidents- Mr Harjit Singh Mahil, Mr Nazar Ram, Mr Harbans Lal, Mr Mohan Lal, Ms Bhupinderjit Kaur and Mr Amrik Singh.

House burgled
: Some unidentified burglers on Monday decamped with goods worth lakhs of rupees after breaking into the house of an NRI in the Amar Nagar locality on Monday night. The house owner, Kewal Singh Randhawa, is settled in the UK.



Machines distributed: The Lions Club Chandigarh Mid-Town organised a function at Government High School, Sector 45, on Tuesday. At the function, 52 women of Colony No: 5 were given certificates and sewing machines by Mr R.K. Rana, district governor of District 321-F. These women completed their six-month free tailoring course conducted by the club, according to press note issued by Ms Renu Bali, district PRO.

Celebrated: Students of Kendriya Vidyalaya No: 2, 3 BRD, celebrated Rakshabandhan on Tuesday. Earlier, tiny-tots prepared rakhis by using creative and innovative ideas. The importance of the festival was conveyed by the school coordinator, Ms Anjali Jaitley.

Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Association of Retired Officers of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, Government of India, Chandigarh, in the election held at AG (Punjab), Sector 17, Chandigarh: Mr R. C. Hastir—president; Mr Y. P. Doshi—general secretary; and Mr K. L. Talwar—finance secretary. The newly elected body will hold the first meeting of its executive on August 18 at 11 am in the AG (Punjab) office. 



Norms for schools
: Taking a serious note of irregularities in the use of various modes of transportation for students, the district administration has asked the school managements to file affidavits within a week ensuring the required safety norms adopted by them. The District Transport Officer has been instructed to ensure that the buses of all private schools adhere to the norms set by the apex court.

Lawyers’ protest
: In protest against the amendment in the Cr PC by the Central Government, the local Bar Association on Monday held an emergency meeting and decided to observe a two-day work suspension. It was decided to send a five-member team to meet the Bar Council of India to register their protest.



Worker crushed
: Manoj Kumar, from Nadaun in Hamirpur, working as a crane operator with JP Industries, succumbed to his injuries on way to IGMC, Shimla, on Monday. He was crushed under the crane operated by him.

Nominated: State government has nominated Congress leader, Dr Biroo Ram Kishore, as non-official member of state-level Bhakra Dam project oustees rehabilitation and Advisory Committee.

Merger opposed
: The Shimla Upnagriya Jan Kalyan Samanvay Samiti will oppose the government decision of merging the Special Area Development Authorities (SADA) of Kasumpti, Dhalli and Totu, into the Municipal Corporation, according to its president, Mr Chanderpal Mehta.

CM assures on firing range: The Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh, on Monday, assured a delegation of gram panchayats of Palio, Gumti, Kaunwala, Bhoor, Barma, Papri, Kyari and Jangalpur, that he would take up their objection to the setting up of a firing range near Nahan, with the Union Ministry of Defence. 

Woman alleges harassment
: Ms Manju Aggrawal, in a complaint to the police on Monday, has alleged that she was harassed for dowry and also beaten up by her husband, mother-in-law and her husband's friend. The Additional SP, Yogender Kanwar, said the case was being investigated after registration.


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