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Societies registered
: In view of the forthcoming Assembly elections, slated for February 13, 2007, the Department of Industries has registered more than 1,100 societies, social clubs, sports clubs, village dharmshalas and mahila mandals in the district alone. The number of such societies, registered under the Charitable Society Act 1860 would be in thousands in the entire state. After the registration of these societies, the legislatures, including a minister, doled out government funds keeping in view the Assembly elections.

Appointed: Prof B.R. Batra, Guru Ram Das School of Planning, Guru Nanak Dev University, has been appointed professor-in-charge of examinations, a university press note stated on Friday. Similarly, Prof Harbhajan Singh Bhatia of the School of Punjabi Studies has been appointed Director, Academic Staff College.

NSS camp: More than 100 students of Guru Nanak Dev University took part in a 10-day NSS camp which started on Saturday. The camp was inaugurated by Dr T.D. Narang, Dean Academic Affairs of the university.

Godown catches fire
: The godown No 13 of a cotton unit of the Trident group located at Raikor road caught fire at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday. Mr Rajinder Gupta of Trident said cotton worth Rs 2.5 crore had been destroyed in fire. Local fire brigade rushed to the spot with two vehicles. Local Air force station also sent fire fighting vehicles from Sangrur and Dhaula to control the fire. The fire was brought under control after 2 hours.

Caught accepting bribe
A Sub-Inspector posted at Rampura Phul police station was arrested by a Vigilance team while accepting a bribe of Rs2,500 through his aide on Saturday. A complainant, Gurwinder Singh, had met with an accident while was working as a driver with Rajkamal Bus Service. Karnail Singh,SI, had sought Rs 5,000 as bribe for helping him out. When the complainant pleaded the deal was struck for Rs 2,500. Gurwinder then lodged a complaint with the Vigilance Bureau and the SI was caught.

Arrested: Bathinda Raju Parsad, a Home Guard posted in the GRP, has been arrested while he along with his aide, Satnam Singh, was selling poppy husk near the grain market here. About 55 kg of poppy husk has been seized from their possession. A case has been registered against them.

Three booked
: The district police on Friday booked three persons, including two policemen and a woman, on the charge of enticing a girl to marry a havildar, who had allegedly married and divorced twice before. The girl who belongs to Phulewal village had alleged that she was enticed to marry Jaswinder Singh. Puran Singh and his wife had approached her parents and persuaded them to get her married to him, whom they claimed was a bachelor. A case has been registered against havildars, Jaswinder Singh, Puran Singh and his wife Kuldip Kaur at the Bhagapurana police station.



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