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Newborn found dead: The body of a newborn baby was found on the outskirts of Pandori Ladha Singh village on Monday evening. The Mahilpur police has sent the body for a post-mortem examination. A case under Section 317 of the IPC has been 
registered in this connection.

Smack seized: The police has arrested two smack smugglers and seized 20 gm of smack from them. According to sources, the Tanda police, on a tip-off, intercepted a Maruti car (PB-07-E-8562) Dehriwal village and on the search of its occupants, who were identified as Amarjit Singh, alias Katta, of Budi Pind and Mandip Singh, alias Sonu, of Ghorewaha, seized 20 gm of smack from them.

Effigies burnt: Activists of the Balmiki community, led by Bharatiya Balmiki Dharam Samaj (Bhawadass) district president Anil Hans and Balmik Samaj Sabha chief Hans Raj Hans burnt the effigies of TV news channel Aaj Tak and its bureau chief of New Delhi at Clock Tower here on Tuesday in protest against the alleged telecasting of the history of a bad character in the name of Maharshi Balmik on Monday. They demanded an apology from the TV channel and its bureau chief.

Car thief held: The Mahilpur police arrested Satnam Singh, a son of Jit Ram of Bahadurpur (Nawanshahr) under section 411 of the IPC on Monday evening and recovered a Maruti car (PB-28-B-1779) from his possession. According to police sources, a special naka had been put up at on the Hoshiarpur-Chandigarh road to nab the car thief. The car had been allegedly stolen from Nawanshahr area.

Truck stolen
: A truck, belonging to Gurmail Singh of Sirsa, has been stolen from Jagraon, near Lal Palace G.T road. According to sources, some unknown persons allegedly stole the truck (No. JH-12B-1817). The local police has registered a case under Section 379, IPC. No arrest has been made so far.

10 booked: Kuldeep Singh of Gill Patti Sudhar, Bahadur Singh of Rajoana and eight others have been held for making a bid to take forcible possession of the land belonging to Darwara Singh of Sudhar. The accused harvested the wheat by using a combine belonging to the complainant and stole the wheat from there. The Sudhar police has registered a case under Sections 447, 379, 511 of the IPC. However, no arrest has been made so far.

Bangle carnival
: Kirtilals has unveiled its collection of bangles available at special prices. The company said the collection offered a wide variety like bulky gold, gold in tulle, gold in ribbons, mirrored gold etc.

Rural education
:The spread of technical education, especially information technology, is a must for the state so that the youth, belonging to rural areas, can be enabled to face the challenges in the present era of globalisation. This was stated by technical education and industrial training minister Chaudhary Swarna Ram, while presiding over the 18th prize distribution function at Doaba Polytechnic, Raipur (Nawanshahr), today. There is a strong aspiration among Doaba youth to settle abroad. The technical education could help them find better job opportunities abroad, said the minister while lauding the efforts of the college management for providing technical education facilities for the rural youth. The minister later distributed cash prizes to the meritorious students on the occasion. Earlier, executive director Manjit Singh, while presenting the progress report of the Doaba Group of colleges, explained the mock test CET/JET being conducted by the Doaba Group of Colleges on April 22

Girl missing
: Manpreet Kaur, a resident of Fateh Singh Nagar, has gone missing under mysterious circumstances. The girl’s father Sohan Singh, said Manpreet went to gurdwara on Saurday but never returned.



OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Haryana Public Service Commission Employee’s Association: president - Udai Singh; general secretary - Ved Singh Kuhar; senior vice-president - Bimla Setia; vice-president - Satbir Singh; cashier - Om Parkash; and office secretary - Anil Kumar Gulia.

ELECTED: Following have been elected office-bearers of the SBI Staff Residents Welfare Association, Sector 42-C, Chandigarh: president - B.S. Chauhan; vice-presidents - Suresh Sharma and Khem Chand Sharma; secretary - Rakesh Singh; assistant secretaries - Siya Ram, Ravinder Kapoor; treasurer - Manjit Singh; assistant treasurer - V.K. Yadav and organising secretary - V.K. Dogra; executive members: Raghubir Parsad, Ravinder Kapoor, B.S. Chauhan, H.S. Chanana, Jarnail Singh, Trilochan Singh, Nandan Singh, Siya Ram, Hardeep Mehta, R.S. Pathania, Arun Dhawan, V.k. Dogra, Rakesh Singh, Suresh Sharma, Khem Chand Sharma, R.K. Kalia, S.S. Lamba, Mohan Singh Rawat, Tarun Sharma, Raghubir Singh Rautela, V.K. Yadav, Manjit Singh, Ashok Gupta, Ramesh Kumar and women representatives - Raman Singla and Kiran Behl.



: Ambala cantt BJP president Gian Chand Aggarwal on Tuesday demanded that municipal council, Ambala Sadar, president Neelam Sharma must step down from her post on moral grounds. Aggarwal said some Congress councillors had levelled allegations of financial irregularities against the MC president.

Injured: A person was injured in an accident on the Ambala-Chandigarh highway late last night. Ram Pal, 25, was travelling in a Canter, which collided with a truck late last night. He suffered serious injuries and was admitted to the Civil Hospital, Ambala cantt.



MC House tax opposed: Opposing the house tax imposed by the local municipal council , the Chamba Citizens Progressive Council, a local NGO, has appealed to the residents not to pay the tax Council president D. N. Pardesi said the council would seek judicial remedy against the house tax imposed arbitrarily.

School teachers protest: Even as the Himachal Board of School Education is trying to implement certain norms for private schools, employees of these schools have expressed resentment claiming this would lead to reduction in the posts of teachers. The decision of the board to reduce about 60 per cent seats in Him Academy Public School was protested by the teachers. They have submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister.

Youth killed: Rajeev Singh (24) resident of Kathog village of the Dhera subdivision was killed in a hit-and-run case on Tuesday. Ram Singh, father of the deceased, said his son was hit by a vehicle and the driver fled from the spot. A case has been registered.

Three injured: Three persons were injured when the vehicle in which they were travelling overturned at Niazpur on Tuesday. Those injured were Parveen Kumar, Gulzar and Ismail. They were admitted to a hospital.

Judge’s car damaged: The parked car (HP 06-616) of Pardeep Singh Sambyal, Civil Judge (JMIC I), was damaged when a tractor (HP 40-6625) hit it from behind at Tehsil Chowk. There was no one in the car when the accident took place. The police has arrested the driver and impounded the tractor.

: A five-day workshop to inform district officials on the human development index (HDI) and other economic indicators was organised by the Economic and Statistics Department on Tuesday. Deputy director, Central Statistics Organisation, Savita Sharma, demonstrated how to gather exact figures and other economic indicators to prepare and calculate the gross state domestic product (GSDP), gross district domestic product (GDDP), per-capita income and HDI of the district and the state.

Lok Adalat: Over 236 pending cases of motor accident claim appeals would be taken up at the Lok Adalat where the seven benches specifically constituted for the purpose would hear the cases. Registrar (vigilance), high court, V.K. Gupta, said each of the benches would be headed by a senior judicial officer who would be assisted by a senior lawyer and an orthopaedic surgeon. He said in the four Lok Adalats held earlier, a total of 447 cases were decided and a compensation of Rs 6.68 crore awarded to the aggrieved persons.

Rs 22 cr for agriculture: The Centre has approved a Rs 22.22-crore scheme for speedy agricultural development in the state during the current financial year. Director (agriculture) J.C. Rana said the scheme was granted to the state at a meeting held in News Delhi.

CM urges students for Scouts training: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has urged students from classes VI to X to get themselves involved in the Bharat Scouts and Guides activities. He said his government would set up the headquarters of the state branch of the Bharat Scouts and Guides where all training facilities would be provided.

Benefit from govt schemes: Speaker: Speaker Gangu Ram Musafir has said that people should derive maximum benefits from various government welfare schemes. “People should attend public information campaigns so that they benefit from schemes like the National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme (NREGP), the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, the Mid-Day Meal Scheme, the Integrated Child Development Services Scheme and the Right to Information Act,” he said.

Shimla-Manali highway blocked
: The Shimla-Manali national highway remained blocked for about four hours today as a landslide blocked the road near Shalaghat around noon. The landslide occurred as work on expanding this section of the highway was under way. The PWD rushed two JCBs to clear the road. The landslide was cleared for traffic by 4 p.m, said NH executive engineer Anil Sharma.

Industrialists meet Sukhbir Badal: Peeved at the bad condition of roads connecting the state’s industrial hub Baddi to Chandigarh, a deputation of the Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh Industries Association recently met Sukhbir Badal, MP, for an alternative route from Baddi to Chandigarh via Nawan Nagar Siswan. Sukhbir Badal assured them to complete work on the portion of road falling in Punjab.

Woman attacked by bear: Kala Devi (50) was grievously injured when a bear attacked her while she was cutting grass near Gyana village. The woman had gone to the forest with her two daughters. She received severe injuries on the right side of her body. The woman was rushed to the Arki Civil Hospital where she received 30 stitches from where she was referred to IGMC, Shimla.

Father cries for compensation: Demanding proper action in case of untimely demise of his son, Sanjay Kumar (19), due to electrocution while working as an electrician for Dev Bhoomi Apartments on March 28, his father Prem Singh wrote a complaint to the SP on Monday. Prem Singh said the employer concerned had got away due to his influence and the police had failed to investigate the case.



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