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Camp begins
: A four-week camp for training in food processing under the central governmentís entrepreneurs development programme was inaugurated at the Central Institute of Post Harvesting Technology here on Tuesday. 

Man cuts wrist: Anil Kumar allegedly attempted suicide by cutting his wrist with a surgical blade near the lake here on Monday evening.A profusely bleeding Anil was taken to the local Civil Hospital by volunteers of the Naujawan Sabha. He was refused admission to a de-addiction centre on the ground that he must bring an attendant with him.In frustration Anil cut his wrist veins.

Dharna: More than 100 agitating elementary trainee teachers(ETT) staged a dharna in front of the office of the DC here on Monday.The agitators from different parts of the district assembled at Nehru Park and took out a march raising anti-government slogans.They were demanding de-recognition of teaching courses offered by various private colleges.

Motorist dies: Mandip Singh, a resident of Nanglan village, succumbed to his injuries at local Civil Hospital on Tuesday. According to the police, Mandip Singh along with his friend Harwinder Singh, of the same village were seriously injured when a bus of Allas High School hit their motorcycle. They were on their way to Garhshankar from their village to appear for supplementary examination. Both were admitted to the Civil Hospital, Mahilpur, from where Mandip Singh was referred to Civil Hospital, Hoshiarpur.

One murdered: A case was registered against two brothers for allegedly murdering Sucha Singh by throwing him from the roof-top of his house on Sunday evening. The accused have been identified as Bias Dev and Kala, residents of the Kalwal Lalian village. Both the brothers fled after the incident. In a complaint filed by deceasedís son Kulwinder Singh, he alleged that both the brothers threw his father from the rooftop in a fit of rage over some dispute. 

Six booked
: The district police here on Monday registered cases against six persons for evasion of stamp duty by showing residential plot as agriculture land in land sale deed.A case of forgery was registered against buyer Bhajan Kaur,Ajit Singh, who sold off the land, witness Sukhwinder Singh,nambardar Mahinder Singh and deed writer Ravi Bansal.

Dharna staged: Activists of the DIET students welfare association (DSWA) held a protest dharna in front of the office of the deputy commissioner to protest against the anti-education policies of the state government, here on Tuesday. Ajay Kumar Yadav and Gurjinder Singh, presidents of the Doaba zone and district units, respectively, demanded imposition of a ban on the recruitment of B.Ed. teachers against ETT posts, scrapping recognition of ETT from Jammu in Punjab, scrapping policy of recruiting teachers on contractual basis and shifting of ETT seats allotted to private colleges to DIETs.

Ex-servicemen meet: A meeting of the all-India ex-servicemen action committee was held under the presidentship of Major Harchand Singh at Neelon, 10 km from here, on Monday. A resolution demanded that the pay of a soldier must be delinked from the pay of civilian employees because his work was more strenuous and risky. He must be given 80 per cent of the last pay drawn as premium because of the early retirement policy.

Blood camp: A blood camp will be held on July 31 in the dharamshala near the Bank of Baroda. It will be organised by Shaheed Udham Singh Club and the Lions Club. The SDM and the DSP will inaugurate the camp while Jagjeewan Singh, MLA, will be the chief guest. 

Protest: Under the banner of the DIET Students Welfare Association, a dharna was staged by members in front of the office of the DC here on Monday.The protesters, led by state president of the association Jagtar Singh Jhabbar, also took out a march through the main bazar, raising slogans in support of their demands, including regular appointments for ETT teachers.

TB awareness: Tuberculosis (TB) kills more women in India than any other infectious disease. It is also responsible for infertility among them to a great extent.This was disclosed by district TB officer Surinder Singla while addressing a TB awareness programme organised by the District TB Control Society at the Government Hospital, Lehragagga, on Monday.



Stone laid: Local MLA Anita Verma said Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh had worked towards the development of the state. She was addressing a public meeting after laying the foundation stone of a bridge at Salasi Khad .She said the government had taken several steps to build infrastructure in health, education and constructing roads and bridges and had released funds through public representatives.

Criticised: BJP spokesman Rajinder Rana criticised local MLA Anita Verma for laying the foundation stone at Salasi Khad at Chabot village. He claimed that the work on the bridge had already started. Talking to mediapersons here he said it was strange that the MLA had laid the foundation stone of a bridge, 50 per cent work on which was already over.

Condoled: The staff of the district public relation office,here have condoled the sudden death of assistant public relation officer Madan Lal Sharma, who was working at Palampur. 

: Virender Kumar (24) was found murdered in his room at Shirar village, 17 km from here, on Tuesday. The police has detained the younger brother of the deceased and registered a case under 302, IPC. The detained brother said four persons with covered faces entered their house around 11.30 p.m. on Monday night and started beating Virender, who died on the spot. All of them managed to escape.


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