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Man held with fake visa
: The immigration authorities at Atari Railway station reportedly arrested Mohammad Irfan of Saharanpur with a fake visa here on Monday. According to information Mohammad Irfan was going to Pakistan through Samjhouta Express. A case has been registered.

2 shot dead: Two persons were shot dead by the BSF when they were trying to sneak into Pakistan near Muhava village. According to information Nuran Ali and Raj Ullah both residents of West Bengal, made the illegal attempt to cross over to Pakistan. The BSF jawans challenged the two and asked them to stop. However, they tried to run away and the jawans opened fire.

Symposium held
: The Barnala Welfare Club on Monday organised a symposium on “less percentage of polling in the urban areas as compared to the rural areas. Likhari Sabha general secretary Jagir Singh Jagtar in his keynote address said the decline in polling pecentage in the urban areas was quite serious. Mr Anil Dutt Sharma expressed concern over corruption in politics. He said that the youth is completely disappointed over the prevailing political atmosphere in the country.

Two sentenced in suicide case
: Mr G.K. Rai, District and Sessions Judge, Hoshiarpur, has sentenced Satish Kumar and his uncle Onkar Chand of Passi Kandi village to four years’ of rigorous imprisonment for compelling Sushma Devi to commit suicide. He imposed a fine of Rs 1000 each on them. In case of the non-payment of the fine, they would undergo further imprisonment for three months each.

Gold stolen: On the complaint of Sulesh Kumar, a goldsmith of local Kaserian Bazaar, the police has registered a case under Section 380 of the IPC against Santosh and Anil Kumar of Maharashtra for allegedly stealing 60 gram of gold from his shop.

Liquor seized: The Raikot police has arrested Jarnail Singh of Accharwal village and seized 6,750 ml of illicit liquor from his possession. In another case, the police has arrested Hakam Singh of the same village and seized 20 kg of lahan from his possession. The police has registered cases under the Excise Act.

Booked for theft: The Sidhwan Bet police has booked Raju of Leelan Megh Singh village on charges of theft. He allegedly burgled the shop of Gurpal Singh. The police has registered a case under Section 379 of the IPC.

Case registered: The Hambran police has booked Gurmail Singh, Jagjit Singh and Jagjit Singh of Issewal village on charges of assault. The accused assaulted Harmander Singh and snatched cash and a mobile phone from him. The police has registered a case under Sections 341, 323, 326, 356 and 34 of the IPC. The injured has been admitted to Sutlej Hospital, Ludhiana.

Freshers’ party
: Flying Cats organised a freshers’ bash here on Monday. Abhinav Shukla, Mr Best Potential Gladrags Manhunt — 2004 and Best Physique Grasim — 2005, Aman Bhatia, a former air hostess, and Shivani Sabhiki, a ramp model, judged students for various titles.

Physically challenged to hold protest
: The Physically Handicapped Association, Punjab, has decided to hold a black cloak demonstrations at district headquarters in the state on September 18 in protest against the alleged apathetic attitude of the state government towards demands of the physically challenged persons. This was decided at the state executive committee meeting here on Sunday.

Awareness drive: The District unit of Indian Dental Association organised an awareness programme to sensitise school heads on oral health at Government Senior Secondary School here on Monday. As many as 100 heads of the government school in the district participated. Dr Ashwani Dhir, Dr Gurpal Arora, Dr Gulzar Chand and Dr Amandip Singh, gave tips to the school heads to mobilise students to ensure proper oral health.

: The Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, Dr Yash Pal Singla, inspected the local Civil Hospital on Tuesday. On this occasion, Dr Harwinder Singh, Senior Medical Officer, highlighted problems of hospital employees. The Civil Surgeon visited various departments of the hospital.



Nominated: Mr D.B. Dwivedi, president of Bihar Parishad, has nominated the following office-bearers: vice-presidents — Mr D.D. Singh and Mr Goswami; secretary — Mr Dhananjal Kumar; joint secretary — Mr Pankaj Mishra; finance secretary — Mr Y.N. Mishra; organising secretary — Mr Ashok Kumar; and publicity secretary —Mr J.S. Kanth.

Cultural show: The Air Hostess Academy (AHA) on Monday organised a cultural function at the Kalagram here today. The show was hosted by the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation. A cultural programme and ramp show was organised.

New channel
: Parliamentary Secretary Krishna Pandit, urged the electronic media on Monday to give top priority to news related to education, health and sports. Speaking after inaugurating the local television channel, Channel, 8, at Sector 10, here, she said it must be used as a medium to preserve the cultural heritage and create an awakening among the youth about the rich past.

Contests held: A poem recitation contest was held at the Doon Public School, Sector 21, here on Monday. Tiny tots recited poems with actions and displayed enthusiasm. A story telling contest was held for students of Classes I and II.



Teacher awarded
: Mrs Smriti Sehgal, PRT, Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1, Ambala Cantt, has been honoured with the incentive award by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan recently. The award was given to Mrs Sehgal by the Union HRD Minister, Mr Arjun Singh, at a ceremony held at the Air Force auditorium in New Delhi. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 10,000 along with a citation. Mrs Sehgal is one of the 50 teachers from 929 Kendriya Vidyalayas, who were selected for the coveted award.

Inaugurated: The Special Home Secretary of Haryana, Ms Keshni Anand Arora, said on Tuesday that there was a need for better coordination among the police, security forces and the people for tackling terrorism at the national level and maintaining internal security. Ms Arora was addressing a gathering during the inauguration of Saha police station.

Rojgar yojna: As many as 500 youth of the district will be made self-reliant under the Prime Minister Rojgar Yojna (PMRY) in the current financial year. This information was given by Mr Rajinder Kataria, Deputy Commissioner, here on Monday. He said during 2005-06 as many as 451 beneficiaries were advanced loans to set up their own business and they were earning their livelihood.

Krishi mela: Mr Harmo-hinder Singh Chatha, Agricultural Minister, Haryana, will be the chief guest at a krishi mela to be organised at Cooperative Sugar Mill here on Friday. Ms Meena Mandal, State Cooperative Minister, will preside over the function.

Labourer dies of snake bite
: Ram Kanwar, a labourer of Ismailpur village in Jhajjar district, who was bitten by a snake while removing debris from a house, died in the Civil Hospital here on Monday.

Radiographer arrested
: A radiographer, Manjeet Singh, posted at the Civil Hospital here was allegedly arrested by a Vigilance team while accepting Rs 10,000 from former Municipal Councillor Tayeab Husain on Saturday for issuing a fake X-ray report showing fracture in the right arm of a son of the latter.



Health camp
: More than 300 persons were examined at a rural health camp organised by the local unit of the Bharat Vikas Parishad at Beasar village on Sunday. Dr Bimal Upadhyaye, president of the organisation, said they had been organising such camps in the remote villages for the past many years. Medicines free of cost were distributed by the Remsaran Dass Trust, Kulu.

Dance performance
: Spicmacy on Monday revived its presence in the “Queen of Hills” with a scintillating kathakali performance by Guru Kala Mandalam Gopi from Kerala. The Governor, Mr V.S. Kokje, inaugurated the dance programme at St Bede’s College. Speaking at the function, Mr Kokje stressed the need for preserving and protecting the rich culture of the country.

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