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PAU former director dead:
Dr J N Sharma,former director, PAU Regional Fruit Research Station, here died of cardiac arrest near New Delhi on Monday.His son,Amit Sharma,stage artiste and TV programmer,gave the information on Tuesday on the phone.The last prayer meeting for the departed soul has been fixed for May 2 at Roorkee.

Guard duty:
Deputy Commissioner D.K. Tiwari has ordered that all the able-bodied persons in the rural areas of the district to perform “thikri pehra” to protect transmission lines, substations, transformers, railway tracks, stores of the FCI, bridges, petrol stations, government buildings, including banks and post offices, etc. The order will remain in force up to 
June 26.

3-day contest: Director of technical education, industrial training department G. Romesh Kumar inaugurated a three day state-level sports competition of ITIs at the local ITI ground on Tuesday. Romesh Kumar said that students of 265 ITIs of the state were being motivated to take part in sports. ITI principal Hardev Chand Sandhu and Hoshiarpur JR Government Polytechnic principal Rachna Kaur also addressed the students.

One booked for intimidation:
Navinder Singh Lakhi of Pona was booked by the local police under Sections 323, 294, 506 IPC on the charge of intimidating Charnjit Kaur of Malak. According to the information, the accused used to make calls to Charnjit Kaur on her mobile phone using insulting language.

Tractor stolen: Some unknown person allegedly stole one tractor (No. PB-10AM-4357) from the village Mansooran, which belonged to Tirath Singh of the same village. According to the information, the tractor was deployed with Deepak India Company for the carriage purpose and the owner had left the same on April 8, near the place of work. On the next day when he returned, found the tractor stolen. Sudhar police has registered a case under the Section 379 IPC. No arrest has been made so far.

Army man injured in road mishap: LNK Deepak Thapa, was injured near the village Bhuttari when his scooter was hit by a speeding car (No. PB-10AB-3042). It was driven by Tejinder Singh Vicky of Khatra Choharam. Dehlon police has registered a case under Sections 279, 338 IPC against the driver. The injured was admitted to the civil hospital.

Attempt to theft: Some unknown persons allegedly made an attempt to commit a theft in the Health Center Purain building by breaking the window glasses. However, they could not commit the theft. Humbran police has registered a case under Sections 457, 380, 511, 427 IPC.

School event
: The students of Army School presented various cultural items during celebration of its annual function. The chief guest was chairman of the school Brigadier G. Bhattacharya, Commander 38 Infantary Brigade.The chief guest gave away the prizes to the winners.

2,106 forms for liquor vends:
The District Excise and Taxation authorities have received 2,106 application forms for the allotment of 78 liquor vends through draw system.J. P. Gupta,assistant, Excise and Taxation Commissioner, Mansa said the department had generated revenue to the tune of Rs 1.36 crore from the sale of these application forms, which was a record of sorts.

27-acre crop catches fire:
Wheat crops in 27 acres of fields belonging to seven farmers was reduced to ashes in a major fire which broke in nearby village Bhaghana today. The affected farmers have been identified as Tersem Lal (6Acres),Sohan Singh(3acres),Satnam Singh (4.5acres), Dalbara Singh (3acres), Joginder Singh (5acres) and Nirmal Singh ( 2.5acres) It took nearly two hours for the fire tendors of Phagwara to control the fire.

Charge taken
:Sukhdev Singh took over as the sub-divisional magistrate, here, today, vice Baldev Singh who had gone to Tarntaran as SDM. Earlier, Sukhdev Singh was posted as GA to DC Ferozepur.

Unidentified body: The local police brought an unidentified body of a young, slim person of 35/40 years, having height of 5 feet, wearing black shirt, khaki colour pants today. It was kept in the local civil hospital for identification, according to the SHO Samrala, G. S. Gosal.

According to the police sources, an unidentified vehicle hit him near the Neelon Bridge, while he was crossing the road. The police has registered the case under Sections 279/304 IPC against the owner of unidentified vehicle.



Self-defence camps: As many as 730 girl students from 10 senior secondary schools got tips on self-defence from the police experts under the Samarth Yojna launched in the district. The camps were organised at 10 schools in Mandi, Kotli, Pairi, Randhara, Bhagrotu, Panarsa, Chalthara, Paddar and Gohar on Monday. SP Mandi M. Chander Sekhar said the effort would be extended to other schools, too.

Water scheme: IPH Minister Kaul Singh Thakur has said that all villages where the water sources have dried up due to the construction of the Larji project will get benefit from the Rs 3.61-crore water supply scheme. Addressing a gathering after inaugurating the Manal bridge in Snor valley in the Drang constituency here today, he said the villagers would get the water supply every soon.

Red Cross mela: The state-level Red Cross mela will be held at Mandi on May 8. Governor V.S. Kokje will be the chief guest on the occasion, Mandi DC Subhasish Panda said.

World Earth Day: Students and teachers of DAV Ambuja Vidya Niketan School, Darlaghat, observed World Earth Day on Monday. Competitions were held on the occasion. The nature club organised an on-the-spot painting and writing competition on topics related to the environment.

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