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DONATED: The Dedicated Brothers Group, a social organisation, distributed notebooks among the needy students of local government schools at Government Elementary School, factory area, on Friday. This was stated by president of the group Rakesh Vermi and project in charge Tarjeet Singh Sandhu. Deputy commissioner D. S. Grewal was the chief guest. 

DELEGATION: A delegation of the local North Avenue Residents Welfare Association on Friday met the municipal commissioner and submitted to him a charter of demands. Their demands included provision of new roads, water supply, sewerage and a park in the area.

DONATED: The Dedicated Brothers Group, a social organisation, distributed notebooks among the needy students of local government schools at Government Elementary School, factory area, on Friday. This was stated by president of the group Rakesh Vermi and project in charge Tarjeet Singh Sandhu. Deputy commissioner D. S. Grewal was the chief guest.

DELEGATION: A delegation of the local North Avenue Residents Welfare Association on Friday met the municipal commissioner and submitted to him a charter of demands. Their demands included provision of new roads, water supply, sewerage and a park in the area.


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HIMACHAL PRADESH

Bilaspur
Ensure adequate supply: DC
  Deputy commissioner, Rajinder Singh, has ordered all officers and field employees of the district food and supplies department, to ensure that all essential commodities were available at reasonable and fixed rates, and ordered them to present a weekly report to him regarding prices in the market. Presiding over a meeting of officers about the availability and prices of essential commodities, the DC ordered the officials to keep a watch on the stocks of these commodities in the fair price shops. District Controller Food and Civil Supplies, SS Thakur, claimed that there was no increase in the prices of essentials since last month. He said the deptt officers had raided and inspected 200 shops in the entire district to check the prices of essentials from January till March end, and had recovere Rs 1,34,849 as fine for various lapses while 22 shopkeepers had been given a warning.

CHAMBA
Revision of electoral rolls:
The process of revision of photo electoral rolls, with January 1 as the qualifying date, is nearing completion. The process of filing claims and objections is going on efficiently. It will conclude on April 23. The printing of supplement will be done after April 24, while the final publication will be by June 5. 

DALHOUSIE
Bus service launched:
A bus service has been launched between Langera village in Salooni tehsil of Chamba and Shimla. Banikhet MLA and former education minister Asha Kumari flagged off a Himachal Road Transport Corporation bus on the route on Tuesday evening. The bus would take up 554-km long route via Salooni, Pathankot, Una, Baddi-Barotiwala, Pinjore and Solan to reach Shimla.

Hamirpur
Katara issue ‘not to hit’ poll prospects:
State BJP chief Jai Ram Thakur said the recent episode related to party MP Babu Ram Katara, who was found involved in human trafficking, would not be allowed to have any impact in the Hamirpur parliamentary byelection. Talking to mediapersons here, he said the party had many formidable party candidates from here and could ensure victory of any of them since it was their stronghold. Lashing out at Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, Thakur said “ While the BJP CM’s were known for development work, Virbhadra is known for Rs 21,000-crore debt on the state”.

Nurpur
Cousin booked on rape charge:
The police has registered a case against Pinku, alias Sukhdev, of Balakh village in this subdivision for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl of the same village on the intervening night of April 18 and 19 in a hotel at Jassur. The complainant, who has just appeared in the matriculation examination, had gone to Tapovan, near Dharamsala, along with her two friends on April 16. When they returned on April 18, two cousins of the victim met them at Jassur and persuaded her to stay there for the night. She was allegedly raped by the accused in the night. The victim has been medically examined.

Shimla:
Khan appointed DAG:
The Himachal government on Friday appointed M.A. Khan as deputy advocate- general to conduct the civil and criminal cases in the state high court. It is for the first time that the government has appointed a candidate from the minority community.

Kaushal’s death mourned: The officials of the town and country planning department have mourned the death of Shimla town planner, H.S. Kaushal, in a road accident near Ambala. Kaushal, who had served in various capacities in the TCP department, Municipal Corporation and HIMUDA, met with an accident while he was on his way to Delhi with his wife. Town and country planning non-gazetted employees association expressed grief over the sudden demise of Kaushal. President of the association, Rakesh Dogra, said Kaushal was a very honest, dedicated and capable officer who would be remembered for the services he rendered.— TNS
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