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BARNALA
Fashion show: 
“Xpressions of Designers 2006", a fashion show organised by the International Institute of Fashion Design and Institute of Computer and Information Technology to exhibit designs by budding designers, was held on Saturday.

HOSHIARPUR
Case registered: The police has registered a case against the husband, father-in-law, mother-in-law of Harpreet Kaur of Banda village and two others. Harpreet had filed a complaint alleging that she was maltreated, tortured and severely beaten for dowry by the accused for five years.

Money snatched: Five persons threw chilly powder in the eyes of Sukhwinder Singh, a class IV employee of a contractor of filling plant of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, Dhaha, and snatched a bag containing Rs 50,000 from him, at Nasrala choe on Monday.

Jagraon
One killed
: Satwinder Singh of Guru Angad Dev Colony, Ludhiana, was crushed to death when he was boarding a bus at Sudhar Bazar and the driver accelerated the vehicle. A case was registered under Sections 279, 304-A IPC by the Sudhar police and Sikander Singh, driver, was arrested.

One held: The Raikot police, on a tip-off, arrested Bhinder Singh from the Barnala Chowk area and recovered a stolen Bajaj CD100 motorcycle from his possession. The police has registered a case under Section 411 IPC. 

opium seized: The Jagraon police has arrested Jaswant Singh of Sodhiwal and allegedly recovered 1 kg of opium from his possession in the Akhara village. The local police registered a case under Section 18, 61, 85 of the NDPS Act.

2 booked: Harjinder Singh and Bhupinder Singh of Lamme village allegedly fired shots with .12 bore gun and threatened and abused Bachan Singh of their village. The police has registered a case under Sections 336, 294, 506, 34 IPC.

Retirement benefits: The Municipal Council here has not so far issued retirement benefits to its Assistant Municipal Engineer, Mr Isher Singh, who retired on April 30, 2006. This violates the orders issued by the Director, Local Bodies, Chandigarh, according to which all benefits are to be given to the employee on the day of his retirement and his pension is to be prepared at least six months in advance.

Recruitment: 876 posts of the PAP are to be filled, according to a Press statement issued by Mr R.K. Jaiswal IPS, SSP, Jagraon. He disclosed that the forms for the same could be obtained by making a payment of Rs 100 from August 16 to August 26, 2006.

Ludhiana
2-day off for chemist shops:
All wholesale chemist shops in Pindi Street here will remain closed on August 15 and 16 for Independence Day and Janamashtmi, respectively. This was decided in a meeting of Wholesale Chemists Association here on Saturday. The meeting was presided over by Mr Tikka Dalip Singh, president of the association.

QUADIAN
Ex-sarpanch nabbed: The police has arrested a former sarpanch of Kalwan village, Swaran Singh, alias Attu, on the charge of selling narcotics. The police raided the premises of the former sarpanch on a tip-off and arrested him. Smack was seized from his residence.

Samrala
Appointment:
Dr Sabita took over as Tehsildar, Samrala, today replacing Mrs Balraj Kaur Grewal who has been promoted as District Revenue Officer, Nawanshahr. Earlier, Dr Sabita was posted as Tehsildar at Dhuri Tehsil.

PSEB transfer: Mr N. S. Dhanoa has taken over as Xen, Samrala division, in place of Mr R.K. Dhawan who has been transferred to Patiala (Enforcement ). Earlier, Mr Dhanoa was posted in PSEB enforcement, Patiala. OC

Independence Day: The Independence Day will be celebrated in the old grain market premises with great pomp and show, Mr Baldev Singh, SDM Samrala, said here today. The Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Dr Harbans Lal, will unfurl the National Flag.

Promotion: The Manager of the Bank of India branch, Machhiwara, Mr Hakam Singh, has been promoted as Senior Manager and sent to the bank’s Mumbai head office. In the meantime, the Senior Manager, Mr Sukhdev Singh Khaira, has taken over the charge at Machhiwara.

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CHANDIGARH

Independence Day: The State Bank of India, Sector 7, celebrated Independence Day by distributing 256 sweet packets to inmates of the Blind School, Sector 26, on Monday. A cultural show, was presented by the inmates. Ms Pushpinder Kaur, Assistant-General Manager, of the branch donated a synthesizer to the school on this occasion. 

farewell: The PGI Employees Union bid a warm farewell to 15 employees of the institution in an impressive function organised by the management committee of the Benevolent Fund Scheme of the union at Bhargava Auditorium, here on monday.Prof K.K. Talwar, director of the PGI, who was the chief guest lauded the services rendered by the employees during their job. He also handed over cheques of Rs 51,000 to the families of two deceased members of the union. 

Celebrations at PGI: The Director of PGI, Prof K.K. Talwar, will unfurl the National Flag at 9 am on the Independence Day celebrations and address the employees of the institute. After the celebrations Prof Talwar will also preside over a Van Mahotsava function at the Married Doctors Hostel and Teachers flats. 

Celebrations: On the eve of Independence Day, WWICS celebrated the 59th Independence Day with pomp and show. Mr Bir Devinder Singh, Congress MLA of the area, spoke about the martyrs. He appreciated the efforts of WWICS in organising such a beautiful function. Eminent persons like Brig Sant Singh, the recipient of the Paramveer Chakra and Brig Chandpuri, the hero of war against Pakistan, and many other eminent persons were also present. 

Panchkula
Office-beares
: The office-bearers of the Panchkula Punjabi Sabha were elected unanimously. Chairman- Mr J S Sangari; president-Hemant Kinger, vice-president-Ashok Narang; general secretary-Tilak Kataria; and finance secretary- S D DaidA deputation of the newly formed sabha had approached the Chief minister of Haryana for the allotment of land, free of cost, at a suitable place in Panchkula. The deputation also met Dr. K V Singh, OSD to the Chief Minister, Haryana.

Zirakpur
FUNCTION: The Mahila Mandal of the Highland Cooperative Society, Bartana (Zirakpur), will celebrate Janamashtami on the society premises on Tuesday at 8 pm. Jhakies, raslila and dances on Krishna-related songs, etc will be the highlights of the programme.


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HIMACHAL PRADESH

BILASPUR
Targets achieved
: The district has been placed at the first position in achieving its development targets in providing drinking water supply, protecting children from diseases, setting up bio-gas plants and hand pumps during the past one year, according to the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Maneesh Garg.

Survey demanded: The Adarsh Yuva Mandal on Sunday urged the Chief Minister, Mr Virbhadra Singh, to send a team to conduct a survey of IRDP families in Nouni and Mandi areas to include the poor Bhakra Dam oustees of SC, ST and backward classes who had been deleted from the list of below poverty line.

CHAMBA
Fake CDs recovered: The police on Sunday recovered fake CDs worth Rs 2 lakh during a raid in Banikhet. A case has been registered against the owner of the shop. In another case fake CDs have been recovered from a trader at Minjar fair.


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