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Do not interfere, says SDM
: Subdivisional Magistrate Jaskiran Singh on Wednesday asked trade unionists to refrain from interfering in the shifting of machinery from the Shri Bhawani Cotton Mills complex. The wages of the retrenched workers would be settled by the official liquidator on priority basis, he said.

: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Revolutionary Socialist Party (Rural): president (youth front) — Mr Mahinder Singh; secretary — Mr Anil Singh; joint secretary — Mr Varinder Singh; secretary (labour cell) — Mr Chanchal Singh; and secretary (student wing) — Mr Krishan Pal Sharma.

Dharna by residents
: Members of the Anti-Punjab Urban Development Authority Action committee will stage a protest rally on August 27 against the proposed taking over of land of Courts Chowk, ITI Chowk, the bypass road colonies, which was acquired by PUDA in 1981 for a colony but was never publicly notified and the residents had built houses after approval by the Municipal Council.

Nominations invited
: The Baba Farid Society has invited nominations for the Bhagat Puran Singh award for service to humanity and the Baba Farid award for honesty by September 4. The prizes will be given away at the annual Baba Farid mela.

Three booked
: The police has registered a case under Sections 382 and 34 of the IPC against Jeeta, Shinda, and Sunni, residents of Garhshankar, for snatching cash and a mobile phone set from Chandan on Tuesday night.

Body found: The body of Bishan Dass, a resident of Tanda, was found hanging from a tree in the fields on the Tanda-Talwandi Salan road on Wednesday. According to the police, the deceased committed suicide because he was under a heavy debt.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Associate Banks Officers Association of the State Bank of Patiala: chairman — Mr M.J. Walia; vice-chairman — Mr Rakesh Jasra; secretary Mr Amar Singh; organising secretary — Mr Pramod Sharma; and treasurer — Mr Chaman Lal Singla

Funds distributed
: Cheques amounting to Rs 42.20 lakh were distributed by the SDM, Mr Gurtej Singh, among 211 beneficiaries from 17 villages for making concrete houses.



TOSHIBA STORE: The first Toshiba concept store in North India, Shop Toshiba, opened in Sector 20 here on Thursday. This store has been opened in partnership with HCL Infosystem. Talking to TNS, Ms Rohini Walia, deputy manager, Toshiba India’s Computer Systems Division, said including Chandigarh, Toshiba now had nine stores across the country. She said students being a major chunk of their customers of notebooks, they had introduced specific models for them.

BJP office: The BJP president, Mr Rajnath Singh, will inaugurate the BJP office, kamlam in Sector 33-A here on September 24. According to a press note issued here, the BJP president will be accompanied by Mr Arun Jaitely, a former Union Law Minister. The local unit of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha will hold a sammelan on September 10. 

PROGRAMME: Chandigarh Scheduled Caste, Backward Classes and Minorities Financial and Development Corporation Limited will impact one-year free training programme in dress designing to the scheduled castes, backward classes, minorities, and dependent of safai karamcharis, an official press note said here Thursday. It has invited application for free training programme. The last date of application is September 4. The interview will be held on September 12 at the office of the corporation.

HEALTH CAMP: As many as 473 patients were examined and provided free health check up along with medicines free of cost at an awareness camp organised by Red Cross Society in collaboration with the UT Health Department at Government Primary School, Palsora village, Chandigarh, here on Thursday. It was inaugurated by
Mr Mohanjeet Singh, Chairman of the Chandigarh Housing Board. Director Health Services, Manjeet Singh Bains and managing body members of the Red Cross were also present on the occasion.



Arrest sought
: The family of Ranjita, who succumbed to her burn injuries on Tuesday, marched through the streets on Wednesday demanding arrest of her in-laws. Her father, Mr Baldev Raj, alleged that her in-laws had been harassing his daughter for dowry and the police was not arresting them even after registration of a case. 

Docs’ demand
: The Haryana Ayurvedic Doctor’s Association has demanded the cancellation of the HSSC test held on August 20 for filling posts of Ayurvedic Medical Officers’ and holding the test again.

: Local journalists on Thursday staged a dharna against the alleged misbehaviour of a police official with a Hisar-based journalist and cameraman. A delegation met the Deputy Commissioner, Mr O.P. Sheoran.

Life term for 7
:The Additional Sessions Judge, Narnaul, Mr S. K. Kaushik, has sentenced Raj Kumar and Sudama, both residents of Bijorawas village in Rajasthan, Siya Ram, Sanjay, Rajesh and Deepak, all residents of Narnaul and Jitender of Kothal Kalan village near Narnaul, to imprisonment for life holding them guilty of the murder-cum- looting of Hem Chander, a prominent jeweller of Narnaul, in Mohalla Franskhana at Narnaul on April 23, 2002.


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