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Property stolen: The Sidhwan Bet police has registered a case under Section 379 of the IPC against Charanjit Singh of Bahadurke on the charge of stealing one water pump worth Rs. 2500 belonging to Mukhtiar Singh of Bahadurke. In similar case, some unknown miscreant allegedly stole two electric motors costing Rs. 15000 from Burj Lambran village. The Humbran police has registered a case.

4 held with poppy husk: The Sudhar police has registered a case under Sections 15, 61, 85 of the NDPS Act against Dilwara Singh, alias Gandhi, Sadhu Singh, alias, Sadhi of Ballowal, Kala and Fauji and reportedly recovered 15 kg of poppy husk from them on Thursday.

Scooterist injured: Manjinder Singh of Atam Nagar, Jagraon, was injured when his scooter was hit by a car near Agwar Gujjran. The injured has been admitted to DMC&H Ludhiana. The has registered a case under Sections 279, 337, 338, 427 of the IPC against the driver of the car.

6 booked for assault: The Jagraon police has registered a case under Sections 341, 325, 294, 506, 148 and 149 of the IPC against Bittu Brar, Jaggi, Verma and two other unknown persons on the charge of assaulting Harjap Singh of Gureh at a marriage palace here during sankalp yatra organised by the Youth Congress.

RESIGNATION SOUGHT: The Indian Ex-services League, Punjab and Chandigarh, president Lt Col Chanan Singh Dhillon (retired) on Wednesday asked the Director Sainik Welfare Board Punjab to resign. Col Dhillon said allegations of sexual harassment had been levelled against the Director by the widow of an Armyman.

NSS DAY: National integration and communal harmony day was organised during the 10-day NSS camp by the NSS department of the government college Malerkotla here on Wednesday. The guidance of Dr Mohd Iqbal, NSS coordinator of the college, pledged to fight divisive and anti-social elements and strive for communal harmony and service. A blood donation camp was also organised on the occasion.

Residents’ resentment: Residents of the gali No 2, New Teachers Colony, have expressed resentment over lack of basic civic amenities. Despite depositing ‘development charges’ with the local municipal council before the construction of their houses no streets, drains and streetlights have been provided. Mr Lalit Mohan Pathak, president, municipal council, when contacted, said tender for the development works had been cleared.

B.Ed forms: Mr Jujhar Singh Sahungra and Mr Gurdial Mann, general secretary and press secretary, respectively of the district unit of Be-Rojgar B.Ed Adhiyapak Front, in a press statement on Wednesday alleged that teachers had been facing inconvenience in submitting their on-line applications with C-DAC due to the alleged non-availability of the sites. The posts of B.Ed teachers were advertised on December 22 and the last date of submission of on-line applications is December 31.

Man crushed
: An unidentified person, aged about 50, was crushed under the Janseva Express at Phagwara railway station here on Wednesday. The railway police has sent the body of the deceased to the local Civil Hospital for a post-mortem examination and identification.

Car stolen: Mr Atul Mahajan, a resident of Railway Road, here reported to the police that his Indica car (PB-36-D-0606) was stolen on Wednesday. A case under Section 379 of the IPC has been registered at the City police station.

Tarn Taran
Specialist doctors:
The PCMS Specialist Doctors’ Association in a memorandum to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh demanded facilities on a par with central government health services. The association said specialist doctors working in PCMS in the state performed specialist work but paid lower salaries than their counterparts in the Central Government Health Services. It demanded advance increments for doctor specialists.

Weapons seized: The Jhabal police recovered two country-made pistols and a rifle one Tata Sumo and a motorcycle from two barriers in the area on Tuesday night. The accused were identified as Jaswant Singh, Natha Singh and Heera Singh of Manochahal village Sukhdev Singh of Harike and Dilbagh Singh of village Thatha.



OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Indian Dental Association, Chandigarh branch: president — Dr D.P. Singh; president elect Dr B.R. Pruthi; vice-president.


Workshop: A workshop on ‘Personality Development Through Performing Arts’ began on Thursday at the local Manohar Memorial College. The Cultural and Women Department of the college is organising the workshop.

Rally: BJP activists led by the district President Dr Harish Yadav, took out an anti-government rally on Wednesday. Later, they staged a dharna in front of the district secretariat. Dr Yadav flayed the Hooda as well as the Central government for their anti-people and anti-farmer policies.

Surprise visit: The Haryana Parliamentary Secretary, Health and Medical Education, Dr Krishna Pandit, has expressed anguish over the inefficient and unsatisfactory working of the 100-bedded Civil Hospital during her 6 hour-long surprise of the hospital here on Wednesday.


Saint remembered
: Swami Dam Kak Ji’s jayanti was celebrated on Wednesday at Dari Bajan and recitation of the Vedic hymns marked the occasion. Swami Dam Kak, who was born at Wanpooh in Anantnag district of the Kashmir valley, was disciple of Swami Ashokanand. He died in 1984. A large number of Kashmiri Pandits are his followers.

Resentment unwarranted:
Mr Ashwani Kumar Sohal, Chief Organising Secretary of the Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board JE’s /AAE’s Association said on Wednesday that the resentment of HPSEB degree engineers was unwarranted and uncalled for. The contention of these engineers about the stagnation due to the promotion criteria fixed by the government was hardly convincing because diploma holders were promoted against 75 per cent quota meant for them. The remaining 25 per cent was also in fraction. These engineers were given promotion after 30 to 31 years of service as against the fixed criteria of seven years.

: BJP leaders of the district said on Wednesday that they supported BJP high command’s move to appoint Mr Jai Ram Thakur, who represents the Chaihciot constituency in the district, as the new state BJP President. This was stated by the BJP media in charge Mr Ajit Kapur.

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