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Rataul new Arhtiya chief
: Gurminder Singh Rataul, chairman of the local market committee, has been elected district president of the Federation of Arhtiya Association. Arhtiyas from 35 mandis of the district participated in the meeting here today to elect the president.The Federation said Vajay Kumar Kalra and Ajit Singh Sohal state president and the chairman of the federation participated in the meeting. Rataul has been given the rights to form the district body. — OC

Scribes locked: Two newsmen of a local vernacular daily were locked in room here today when they had gone to cover some report regarding the alleged irregularities being committed in the tenders for loading and unloading in the mandis of the district. — OC

Horse riding
: The horse riding team of Kirpal Sagar Academy, near Rahon (Nawanshahr), has brought laurels by bagging as many as 32 medals at riding show organised by the Army Polo Club, Delhi Cantt, recently. More than 50 teams (age group 7-21) from Madras, Mysore, Haryana, Himachal Pardesh, Gujarat, Delhi and Punjab participated in the competition. The teams of PPS from Nabha and Kirpal Sagar Academy represented Punjab. The riders are Davinderjit Singh, Amritpal Singh, Sukhjinder Singh, Gurniwaj singh, Arshdeep Singh, B. Ambika Rao, Nartej Rana,Gurjap Singh Chhina, Taminder Kaur, Satnam Singh. — OC

Dowry case
: The Tanda police booked Satnam Singh, his father Tara Chand, and Balbir Kaur, all residents of Ludhiana, under sections 498-A, 406 and 34 of the IPC on Tuesday evening. According to police sources, Reena Rani, daughter of Kishan Kumar of Urmur, alleged that these members of her in-laws’ family maltreated and tortured her for more dowry. — OC

Fire in dera: Fire broke out in the dera of Ali Hassan and Sher Ali at Meerpur village in Mukerian on Tuesday night. According to police sources, all the household articles, including clothes, blankets, utensils, two bicycles and Rs 45,000 were reduced to ashes in the fire. — OC

: A two-day annual conference of Tarksheel Society would be held held on April 14 at Barnala. In a press release issued here, medical chief Sumit Singh, stated that besides presenting the annual report, conference would also discuss the next plan of action of the society. He said the delegates would also interact on various issues concerning to society including of casteism, blind faiths, deraism and drugs menace. — OC

: The department of transfusion medicine (Blood Bank) of Government Medical College, Patiala, has prepared a directory of voluntary organisations. It has been prepared in association with the NSS department of Punjabi University. This was stated by Dr Kulbir Kaur, head of the bank, here on Thursday.

WORKSHOP: Civil surgeon Rakesh Gupta inaugurated a workshop on acute flaccid paralysis at his office here on Thursday. He stressed the importance of acute flaccid paralysis surveillance in detection of polio cases and in eradication of the disease from the country. Dr Om Raj Goldie, surveillance medical officer, WHO, participated in the workshop. — TNS



DECISION HAILED: R.K. Sharma, president of the non-teaching employees federation of non-government aided colleges of Chandigarh, on behalf of the association hailed the decision of GGDSD College management to contribute provident fund on gross salary. He thanked the teachers union of the GGDSD College, principal and president of its management Upkar Krishan Sharma for keeping a positive attitude towards the employees of the college. He also appealed to all other managements and principals of non-government aided colleges to come forward to fulfil the provision of Panjab University 's rules and regulations in letter and spirit. — TNS

LAUNCHED: Mukat Hospital and Heart Institute here has introduced cosmetic surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery facility in its hospital. Although reconstructive plastic surgical procedures were already being performed at the hospital, non-surgical, non-invasive, without cut stitches and filler injections like Botox, Hydrogel and Artecol, have been added. — TNS



MEETING: The annual meeting of the General Merchants Association was held here on Wednesday. Its president R.P. Gupta said the issue of increasing traffic in the Sadar bazar area was discussed. He has demanded that the work on laying sewerage in the area must be completed at the earliest. — TNS

RLY WINS SHIELDS: Divisional railway manager, Ambala, H.K. Jaggi on Thursday said Ambala railway division had won eight shields, including that for best overall performance in Northern Railway. The division had won the highest number of shields this year. The shields were presented to railway officials at a function held in New Delhi recently. — TNS



Appointed: Ram Kumar Sharma, a BJP youth leader, has been appointed as state secretary of the BJP Kisan Morcha . — OC

Blood donation: A blood camp was held at Central Research Institute (CRI), Kasauli, on Wednesday. In the camp, 131 persons donated blood. — OC

Sentenced: Additional District and Sessions Judge, Solan, S.C. Kainthla has sentenced Geeta Devi to four year’s rigorous punishment and imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 on her in a case registered her under the NDPS Act. — OC

Bank branch: Allahabad Bank opened its second branch at Nalagarh on Thursday. Rajesh Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Solan, inaugurated the branch. — OC

Press Club: The Chief Minister on Wednesday inaugurated the building of Nurpur Press Club. The building was constructed at a cost of Rs 10 lakh. — OC

Man killed: A truck cleaner, Surinder Kumar, was crushed between two trucks at Darlaghat on Tuesday. He was a resident of Kohag village in Bilaspur. The accident took place on the premises of Gujarat Ambuja Cement Limited. — OC

Dalai Lama: As per a communication received by the office of the Rajgarh SDM, the Dalai Lama would reach Dolanjee Monastery at Kala Ghat Tibetan settlement under Rajgarh subdivision on April 21. — OC


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