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Special lecture
: Guru Nanak Dev University will organise a special lecture on “India's external relations - an insider’s overview” under the aegis of the Department of Political Science on April 12. Former IFS officer B.L. Anand from New Delhi would deliver the lecture, while vice-chancellor Jai Rup Singh would preside over, according to a press release issued here on Tuesday.

Fatehgarh Sahib
EFFIGY BURNT
: Hundreds of BJP workers, led by district party president Dharmpal, on Monday staged a dharna in front of the office of deputy commissioner here. They were protesting against the registration of a case against BJP national president Rajnath Singh and other leaders in the wake of the CD controversy. They also burnt the effigy of Mulayam Singh Yadav, Chief Minister of UP.

Hoshiarpur
One held for abduction
: The Tanda police has booked Nirmal Singh alias Bittu, son of Gurbachan Singh of Kandhala Guru, under sections 364 and 511 of the IPC last night for allegedly trying to abduct Kamaljit Kaur’s son. According to the police, Kamaljit alleged that her 4-year-old son Gurbaz Singh was playing in front of her house last evening when she found that an unknown person had abducted her son. She raised an alarm and her brother-in-law Harjinder Singh overpowered the abductor after a brief chase. Later, the abductor, identified as Nirmal Singh, was handed over to the police.

Two booked: Acting on the complaint of Karnail Singh, forester and in charge of the Bet Behat Mawa Forest Range-2, the Talwara Police Station has registered case against Satpal Singh of Namoli and Sanjay Kumar of Ballu village for allegedly stealing Khair wood worth Rs 60,000 from the forest area of Bet Behat Mawa Forest Range - 2, Talwara.

Cow killing: The police has booked Rani, wife of Kishan of Dalewal, under sections 3, 4 and 8 of the Cow Slaughter Act and section 429 of the IPC last evening. According to the police, Maninder Singh, son of Surjit Singh of local Basant Vihar, alleged that Rani had allegedly killed his cow by poisoning it.

Dowry case: The Dasuya Police has registered a case against one Rachpal Singh, husband of Sushma Rani, of village Sikri, for demanding dowry. According to the police , Sushma Rani stated that she was married with Rachpal Singh on December 12, 2004. Soon after marriage, she was allegedly tortured and maltreated by her husband for more dowry.

Medical visit: To do complete and quality medical check-up of all school-going children, up to Class VIII, in government and non-government schools, medical officers of the respective areas would visit schools on prefixed dates along with paramedical staff stated civil surgeon, Kamaljit Kaur. If any student was found suffering from any disease, he or she would be referred to the nearby government-run institution.

Patiala
APPOINTED
: The government of Punjab has appointed Sohan Singh Bhullar of Patiala as deputy advocate general here on Tuesday. He retired as district attorney, Patiala, recently. He also served in the prosecution department from 1975 to 2006, in various districts of Punjab.

YOGA CAMP: Yoga buffs and members of the National Theatre Arts Society and Morning Walkers Club assembled at the Baradari Gardens and exchanged health tips here on Monday. According to Mahant Atma Ram, who is heading Udaseen Ashram Dera in Chhatta Baba Mangni Ram, a six-day yoga camp by yoga guru Ram Dev is being organised at Polo Ground from April 30 in memory of Baba Mangni Ram Ji, founder of the ashram.

TARN TARAN
JE in VB net
: A Vigilance Bureau party on Tuesday nabbed junior engineer Harjit Singh posted at Sursingh subdivision while accepting a bribe of Rs 2,000 from a consumer Amarjit Singh of Sursingh. The VB said that a case has been registered. The JE took the bribe for removing the 11-KV cable passing over the rooftop of his plot.



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HIMACHAL PRADESH

BILASPUR
Watershed project
: Mid Himalayan Watershed Development Project worth Rs 635 crore is being implemented in 602- gram panchayats of the state. It is the first World Bank-financed projects, which is working towards improving the economy of people of the area by involving them in improvement of environment through afforestation. Himachal forests, youth services and sports minister Ramlal Thakur said this while laying the foundation stone of Rs 14 lakh village bridge, over Gambharola Khud, at Saikali, about 45 km from here, on Monday. He said the bridge would be constructed with project funds.

Bees attack man: Sohan Lal (60), a resident of Judwana village near Bharari in the district, was suddenly attacked by a swarm of wild bees near Ghandalwin Nallah and was injured seriously on Monday evening. All attempts of Sohan Lal to save himself from deadly stings of wild bees failed. Villagers carried him first to the nearby Bharari Primary Health Center and later to Ghumarwin Civil Hospital. But he could not be saved and was declared dead at Ghumarwin hospital.

CHAMBA
New resident commissioner
: The Himachal Pradesh Government has posted N. K. Lath as the new resident commissioner of Bharmour tribal region of Chamba district with immediate effect. According to an official communiqué here on Tuesday, Lath will take charge on Thursday.


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