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Two nabbed with fake visa:
The immigration authorities at Raja Sansi Airport on Friday nabbed two persons, including a woman, who were trying to board Uzbekistan flight on fake visas. The accused have been identified as Paramjit Kaur, a resident of Baba Bakala, Amritsar and Baljeet Singh, a resident of Kapurthala. They were handed over to the local police at Raja Sansi police station.

Car stolen: A Maruti car bearing number PB-02-W-2913 belonging to Subash Chander Sobti, Treasury Officer of Tarn Taran district, was stolen from outside his residence in Gokal Avenue, Majitha Road, here on Friday. Vijay Nagar police has registered a case.

Paper-reading contest: A paper reading contest on the theme of female foeticide was organised here for the students of Guru Nanak Dev University by the Dean, Students’ Welfare of the University on Friday. Ms Mansi Thukral of Hindi Department was declared Ist while Gaurav Mahajan of Economics Department and Saniya Bakshi of Laws Department were adjudged second and third, respectively. Three consolation prizes were also given.

Fatal assault:
Vipin Kumar, son of Gori Shankar of Chameli (Bihar), succumbed to his injuries at local Civil Hospital on Friday. He was seriously wounded when Gurbachan Singh, son of Dalip Singh, resident of Rahimpur, made a murderous assault on him. According to the police sources, Gurbachan Singh suspected that Vipin Kumar had illicit relations with his wife Santosh Kumari. Model Town police has registered a case.

National conference:
A two-day national level conference on “Recent Advances in Mechanical Engineering” NCRAME - 2006) was organised at Rayat Institute of Engineering and Information Technology, Rail Mazra (Nawanshahr). New technologies, research and innovation in the field of mechanical engineering were discussed and a paper on the latest trends in different aspects of mechanical engineering was presented.

BEd college: Mr Sumer Singh, Additional Secretary, Higher Education, inaugurated Maharaj Brahma Nand Bhuriwale Garib Dassi Rana Gajendera Chand Girls B.Ed. College, Mansowal. He lauded the contribution of Acharya Chetna Nand, present master of the Bhuriwale sect, for providing education facilities to girls in the Kandi area.

NGO lauded: Dr Gurmit Singh Chahlyana, president, US-based NGO North America Sikh Medical and Dental Association (NASMDA), visited Guru Nanak Mission Hospital, Dhahan Kaleran. Dr Budh Singh Dhahan, president, Guru Nanak Mission Medical and Educational Trust, Dhahan Kaleran, lauded the gesture of the NASMDA, which has adopted the hospital for providing the latest medical equipment and technical know-how.

Appointed gen secy: Mr Surinder Kumar Pathak, a resident of Banga, has been appointed general secretary, Economic and Planning Cell of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee.

Rally from PDS implementation: The district unit of All-India Agriculture Workers Union organised a massive rally here on Friday. Among others, Mr Ram Singh Nurpuri, state senior vice president of the union, addressed the rally and demanded proper implementation of public distribution system (PDS) and job guarantee scheme in all districts of the state. The activists also took out a protest march in the town and submitted a memorandum to the DC for onward submission to the Prime Minister.

Memo submitted: The district unit of Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) led by Mr Rakesh Nayyar, state joint secretary, Mr Gurnam Singh Khandupur and Mr Narinder Gosal, district president and secretary of the DYFI, respectively, submitted a memorandum “Job for all” and “Education for all” to the Deputy Commissioner here on Friday.

Aged couple murdered: An aged couple Raghubir Singh and Pritam Kaur was found brutally murdered at their farmhouse situated near Rahon on Nawanshahr Rahon Road here on Friday. The police found out that the burglars had searched each and every room of the house. The household articles are lying scattered. A case has been registered.

Union seeks free power: The district unit of Pendu Mazdoor Union has started a dharna here in front of the District Administrative Complex on the Chandigarh Road to press the demand for issuance of a notification regarding free power facility. The activists of the union also took out protest march.

Mr Dharam Pal Singh has taken over as Deputy Range Officer (Forests) of Samrala tehsil here today in place of Mr Jeet Singh Padha who has taken voluntarily retirement. Earlier, Mr Dharam Pal was posted in the Divisional Forest office at Ludhiana.

Jathedar appointed: Jathedar Sarbans Singh Manki has been appointed Samrala Circle Jathedar (rural) of the Youth Akalidal (B) and Mr Mangat Rai as Samrala city Jathedar by Mr Sharanjeet Singh Dhillon, president of the Youth Akali Dal here on Saturday.



Freedom fighter dead:
A freedom fighter, Amar Nath Mahajan, died at his residence in Sultanpur on the outskirts of Chamba town on Friday. He was 97 and was survived by four sons and four daughters. Sub-Divisional Magistrate Rakesh Gautam laid wreath on the body of the freedom fighter on behalf of the administration.

Financial aid: The Federation of the All-India Hindustan Construction Workers’ Union on Saturday offered Rs 1 lakh to Kahn Singh Tomar, who lost his son Vijay Kumar in Dakog incident on June 10 on the project site of Chamera Hydroelectric Project (stage-III) in Chamba district. This was informed by Mr Sunil Sarkar, general secretary of the federation.

Man killed:
Chander Singh Negi (62), resident of Gaibung village of Ropa valley, Kinnaur district, was killed after he was allegedly hit by an HRTC bus on Friday. The deceased was a renowned educationist of this tribal belt and retired as a Principal of a government school. Local MLA Jagat Singh Negi condoled the family of the deceased. A case has been registered.


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