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2 held for triple murder
: Kulmohan Singh, an ex-serviceman, and Swaran Singh have been arrested in connection with a triple murder case registered at Guruharsahai on July 12. SSP Arpit Shukla said during the intervening night of July 11-12, Daljit Singh, his mother Jaswant Kaur and sister Tej Kaur were murdered by six persons in their house located in Jandwala near Guruhar-sahai. It was a case of contract killings crafted at the behest of the father-in-law of Daljit Singh with the consent of the second wife of the slain head of the family to grab 80 acres.

Loan function held
: Punjab Gramin Bank organised a loan distribution function at Bajidpur village in which 181 farmers and unemployed youths were given loans amounting to Rs 301 lakh on Friday. Mr Dinesh Sharma, District Coordinator, told that Mr K.C. Sahota, chairman of the bank, handed over the cheques to the farmers and assured them of all timely assistance and cooperation from the bank.

Sudhar Sabha
: Bhai Paramjit Singh, chairman of Sudhar Sabha, a social organisation, on Friday started a padyatra to meet voters to make them aware that no development had been carried out in the town by the leaders concerned and also to caution them from the designs of ‘cheaters’ operating in the region. Before the padyatra, a yagya was performed in which politicians; social activists, religious preachers and others took part. Mr Dalbir Singh Azad, district president of the Sudhar Sabha, said that Bhai Paramjit Singh would also initiate a programme ‘Aap ka sewak, aap ke dewar’ programme in which he is expected to address the problems of voters.

Octroi abolition welcomed: The Punjab Pardesh Beopar Mandal has welcomed the Punjab government’s decision to abolish octroi from September 1. A press release by Mr Madan Lal Kapoor, president of the mandal, said the industry the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, for the decision to abolish octroi. Also present at the meeting where a resolution was passed to welcome the government’s move were Mr Bimal Gupta, chairman, Mr T.R Singla, general secretary and Mr Nachatar Singh, vice-president of the mandal.

Competitions: The English Literary Society of Government College for Girls (GCG) organised talent search competitions on the college campus here on Saturday. About 40 students participated in various competitions. Prof Baljit Walia of the Economics Department and Prof Kamlesh Mahindero of the Psychology Department were the judges.

38 law-breakers arrested
: The Railway police arrested 38 law-breakers in Ferozepore division of Northern Railway during August. This was stated by GRP IG Raj Paul Meena, while talking to reporters here on Friday.



Inter-school contest: ICSE inter-school quiz competition was held at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, on Saturday. Eight schools from the city participated. Various rounds like audio-visual, general knowledge and sports were held. Four teams of St Kabir School, St Stephens School, Little Flower School, Panchkula, and St Xavier’s School, qualified for the finals. Father Sebastian, who is deputy director of Navjeevan Don Bosco Church, Sector 24, was the chief guest.

Women empowerment: The Department of English, Government College, Sector 11, in collaboration with the women forum of the college conducted various programmes on the theme “Women empowerment” in the college on Saturday. The SDM East, Mrs Swati Sharma, inaugurated a chain of events scheduled for the day with a book exhibition in the college library. Paper-reading and poster-making contests were also organized. 

Lecture: ‘‘If you desire a disease free life then correct eating habits must be adopted’’. These views were expressed by Ms Aastha Dhawal, yoga and naturopathy expert, while delivering a lecture on yoga and naturopathy, at Gandhi Smarak Bhavan here on Saturday. Speaking on the occasion she said grains and vegetables in natural form were far more useful than the food sprayed with pesticides. She highlighted the value of sunlight and pollution-free pure air from the trees and greenery around us. Ms Dhawal urged the people, particularly the youth, to involve themselves more in the religious interactive sessions and meditation. She advocated fasting once a week along with regular "yoga asanas", pranayam and other exercises. Expressing deep concern over the youth falling prey to addictions, Ms Dhawal said the NGOs and other voluntary organisations should step up the efforts to prevent young persons from falling prey to such addictions. 



Women fight hooch
: A resolution adopted by the woman led panchayat of Rasulpur village of the Sadhoura block here to impose heavy financial penalty on hooch sale and the subsequent positive results have started a chain reaction. Dalit women of Machhrouli village of the Bilaspur block took a pledge to thrash hooch sellers and consumers on Wednesday. The panchayat of Shampur of the Sadhoura block also passed a resolution on Friday to impose Rs 5,000 fine on any shopkeeper who sold hooch and lock out his shop if he repeated the offence. Fed up with free flow of liquor in the village and the subsequent nuisance created by the tipsy villagers, including youths, forced the panchayat to adopt the resolution.

Documentation of manuscripts: Surveyors selected for carrying out the documentation of manuscripts in the district were trained at the mini Secretariat in Jagadhri here on Friday. A survey of manuscripts under the ‘National Mission for Manuscripts’, an ambitious project of the Ministry of Culture, would be carried out in the state between September 4 and 8. The idea behind the survey is to locate all manuscripts of Haryana and document them. Under the project, 12 states of the country have already been covered and as many as 2 million manuscripts have been located.

War widows honoured
: A function to honour war widows of the district was organised at the Aparajit Hall of the
Hisar Military Station here on Friday. The function, organised with a view to knowing the problems faced by the war widows and to extend a helping hand to me, was attended by a number of women from the district. A medical check-up camp was also organised on the occasion. The CSD facility was available on the spot. Representatives of the District Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen Board, the District Pension Disbursement Office, the Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme and other civil dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

Woman robs another
: An unidentified woman reportedly robbed another woman off jewellery after the latter drank juice laced with some intoxicant offered by the former in Bahadurgarh town of the district on Friday. According to information, Sonia, a woman of Najafgarh, had come to Bahadurgarh. An elderly woman called her and claimed to know her. She took Sonia to a juice shop and offered her juice, which was allegedly mixed with some intoxicant. When Sonia became unconscious the old woman decamped with her jewellery.


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