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DELEGATION: A delegation of the Homoeopathic Medical College Teachers Association met Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, Union Minister of State for Finance and is sitting member of the Senate of Panjab university, on Saturday. He told the delegation that he would take up the matter with the Vice-Chancellor regarding the fulfillment of conditions laid down by the Team that inspected the college.

GET-TOGETHER: The Madras Regiment held a get-together at Chandimandir on Monday. The event gave serving and retired officers the opportunity to strengthen regimental affiliations.



KARNA BALLET: HQ PH & HP (I) Sub-Area organised Karna ballet at the Kharga stadium in Ambala Cantonment on Saturday. The ballet was staged by Shriram Bhartiya Kala Kendra and portrayed various stages of Karna’s life.

UGC SEMINAR: A UGC-sponsored national seminar on “India’s foreign policy in post-cold war era,” was inaugurated at SA Jain (PG) College on Monday. Scholar Devender Kaushik, Ex-chairman of the Maulana Azad Institute of Asian Studies, presided. Prof R.S. Yadav from Kurukshera University delivered the keynote lecture.

NABBED: The State Vigilance Bureau, Ambala, has nabbed a private assistant of a patwari for taking a bribe of Rs 2,000 from a doctor. Dr R.P. Sharma had filed a complaint with the DIG of the bureau that the patwari of Ghel  circle and his private assistant had demanded Rs 2,000 from him for entering the detail of his property in the revenue record.

Smuggler sentenced:
The Addition-al District Judge, Mr Sandeep Kumar Garg, has convicted a cattle trader for smuggling counterfeit currency and sentenced him to imprisonment for four years and slapped a fine of Rs 5,000. 

Man beaten to death: Ramesh was allegedly murdered by Rishu, Kalu and two of their accomplices of Durga Colony following an altercation on Saturday. 

Meeting on female foeticide
: As many as 40 gynaecologists, doctors of ultrasound centres and other office-bearers of the Rewari district unit of the Indian Medical Association participated in a meeting convened by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Chander Prakash, here on Friday to discuss ways and means to curb female foeticide. Expressing concern at the declining sex ratio in the district, the Deputy Commissioner said to check female foeticide there was an urgency to negate the growing tendency among parents to go in for pre-natal sex determination tests. 

Ration denied
: More than 2,600 new pink card holders in the district have been denied the benefits of the Antyodya Aan Yojna (AAY) as they are not being given wheat from the depots as per their new ration card. They are entitled to get 35 kg of wheat at a rate of Rs 2.10 per kg. It is for the second time in row that the poor have not get their monthly quota. Mr Jaipal Singh, DFSC, said the allocation for the new pink card holders had not yet been released.



Bank merger okayed:
The general house of the Mandi Urban Cooperative Bank on Sunday passed a resolution for the merger of the bank with other cooperative bank. However, the body did not approve the selling of the bank building to raise funds to bring the crisis-ridden bank back on the rails. 

Two arrested for vandalism: The police on Saturday arrested two persons under the Prevention and Damage to Public Property Act when they allegedly tried to provoke the candidates who had come for SCVT counselling at the local ITI. According to the police, the two had tried to disrupt the proceedings, provoked other candidates and damaged furniture inside the ITI.


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