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Hoshiarpur
300 industrial units get subsidy:
In a bid to encourage the industrialists in the state and stop shifting of industrial units from Punjab to other states, the state government has recently released a subsidy of Rs 31 crore to 300 industrial units, agriculture minister Sucha Singh Langah said. The minister, who was addressing a public gathering at Piplanwala village, said an additional subsidy of Rs 100 crore would be released during the current financial year. “Industrial focal points would be set up again for which Rs 45 crore has been earmarked. It had been decided to constitute three industrial development boards for the promotion of industry in the state,” said Langah.

Fake agent booked: A fake travel agent was booked by Mehtiana police on Monday. The accused Bhushan Kumar allegedly duped Kundan Shah of Badla Harta village of Rs 50,000 on the pretext of sending his son abroad. Shah complained to the police that Shah neither fulfilel dhis promise nor returned the money.

JALANDHAR
New session begins: St. Soldier College, Basti Danishmandan began its new session with the recitation of Sukhmani Sahib. Anshupreet Kaur and her jatha recited devotional songs in semi-classical style. Anoop Singh Multani, director of the college appreciated the efforts of students and teachers. Members of the teaching and non-teaching staff were also present on the occasion. 

School affiliation row: Stating that they had been kept in the dark on the affiliation status of the institution, a protest was staged by the parents of class X students of Mayor World School. The parents said their kids were living under constant tension and not able to concentrate on their studies. “There is no one available in the school to clear our doubts. The principal G.Bindra is on leave,” rued one of the agitators. Later, the parents met Rajesh Mayor, owner of the school, who assured that he would get a special permission for the students to sit in exams. 

ROPAR
Day 2 of strike :The tool-down strike by contractual workers of Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant, Ropar, entered its second day on Tuesday. Hundreds of these workers have been employed on contract by Ropar Thermal Plant (RTP) contractors and been demanding grant of pay parity with the employees of the PSEB. The assistant labour commissioner declared the strike illegal.

TARN TARAN
Protest: Residents of Jahangir village here on Sunday protested against the alleged distortion of facts by the police in a rape case. Led by sarpanch of Dildar Singh village , the villagers, mostly Dalits, took out a march and raised slogans in front of the Sadar police station.According to the FIR registered in the rape case, Ranjit Singh and Shamsher Singh, alias Shera, had allegedly raped a minor Dalit girl at her house when her parents were away. A case has been registered.

Bijli darbar disposes of 45 complaints: A Bijli Darbar organised by Punjab State Electrical Board (PSEB) disposed of 45 complaints here on Saturday. A deputation of Kisan Sangarash Committee, led by Satnam Singh, submitted a memorandum highlighting the consumers’ problems, to the officials. 

Block chiefs nominated: The District Youth Congress Committee has nominated Harjit Singh, Saraj Singh, Beant Singh, Gurbhej Singh, Anil Kumar and Arjun Singh as presidents of Gandiwind, Valtoha, Patti, Naushehra Panuan, Chohla Sahib and Khadoor Sahib blocks, respectively. The nominations were made by the party’s district chief Aman Inder Pannu. Secretary Shiv Darshan Kaur was also present.


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HIMACHAL PRADESH

Bilaspur
Pickpockets
: Three pickpockets of Ludhiana, Raj Verma, Yashin, alias Raju, and Rakesh Kumar, were arrested for picking the pockets of pilgrims at Naina Devi on Monday. They had deprived Dharamveer Bansal of Rampur Khurd in Punjab of Rs 3000 while Champa Devi was robbed of her gold chain costing Rs 10,000.

HAMIRPUR
Regularisation: The Panchayat Chowkidar Union on Tuesday held a dharna and observed hunger strike infront of the DC’s office to highlight their demands. Kishori Lal, secretary, said they were agitating to demand regularisation of panchayat chowkidars who had completed 8-years of their service.

Shimla
Tunnel mishap
: Debris falling from a tunnel under construction for the Rampur hydroelectric project killed one person on Monday night. The deceased, Shalendra Sey, a resident of Bindu Ka Tola in Jharkahand, was engaged by a private contractor executing the project.

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