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ABOHAR
Lions Club: The following have been selected office-bearers of the Lions Club, Mandi-Abohar: president - G S Jassal; vice-presidents - Vipan Nagpal, H S Chahil and Sham Lal Arora; secretary - H S Popli; joint secretary - Rakesh Bharti; treasurer - Harpreet Singh; joint treasurer - Manjit Singh; tail tamer - Subhash Paruthi; tail twister - Narotam Singh; PROs - S S Gagneja and Balwinder Singh; directors - Jaswant Singh, Naresh Khurana, P N Sehgal, F C Chawla and Manpreet Brar.

Lecture: Bhagwant Singh Werad, XEN (Irrigation), delivered a lecture on ‘History of canals and irrigation system’ at Jhamku Devi Senior Secondary School at Dhora Mehrajpur village on Monday.He also felicitated principal Kuriakose VK on receiving the Jewel of India award.

Seminar: A seminar-cum-workshop was held at LRS DAV Senior Secondary Model School on Monday as a preparatory exercise for students’ parliament. Principal Kusum Khungar presided over the seminar.

MOGA
Duped: Mohkam Singh of Fatehgarh Punjtur village has alleged that commission agent Ashok Kumar duped him of Rs 18 lakh. Following his complaint, the Kot Isse Khan police has registered a case against Ashok Kumar, his wife Paramjit Kaur and Harmeet Singh, all residents of Fatehgarh Punjtur village.

Dowry death: Seema Gupta, mother of two, was allegedly killed by her in-laws who were demanding more dowry.A case was registered against three persons, husband Ashu Gupta, his father Rajpal and mother Raksha Devi, here on Monday on a complaint of Hukam Chand,father of the deceased and resident of Ganganagar. The complainant alleged that his daughter died on Sunday after being given something poisonous to eat by her in-laws.

NABHA
Theft: Thieves, who have been active in the area for the past two months, struck again on Sunday, targeting a chemist shop, belonging to Rajan, in the town. They decamped Rs 2,000 and spoilt medicines worth Rs 10,000. The Nabha Chemist Association has called an emergency meeting to decide the course of action to put pressure on the police and administration.
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CHANDIGARH

SELECTED: Sushant Kapoor (19), a student of Dr Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Sector 42, here, has been selected for a summer internship at the Vatel International Business School, Nimes, France. Sushant will get classes on food production during the 45-day internship.

SAPLINGS PLANTED: The Modern Housing Complex unit of the Bharat Vikas Parishad organised a plantation drive at Government Senior Secondary School, Mani Majra, on Friday. About 150 ornamental and medicinal saplings were planted. IFS officer Ishwar Singh was the chief guest. Dr S.P. Tiwari, president, Chandigarh Mahanagar, BVP, presided over the function.
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HIMACHAL PRADESH

BILASPUR
Stir threat: The Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) affiliated with the HP State Irrigation and Public Health Mazdoor Union has warned the government that the union would be forced to launch a statewide agitation, if its long-pending demand was ignored. State president Vipin Dogra on Monday demanded that all transfers of fitters and pump operators from their home areas should be cancelled, ITI trained should be given higher pay.

Allegation: State BJP unit spokesman Randhir Sharma lashed out at Kot Kehloor legislator and forest minister Ram Lal Thakur. He alleged that he had been amassing wealth and had failed to attend to his public duties. Addressing a series of public meetings in the Sikroha and Dhuni Panjail punchayat areas near here, in the past two days, Sharma said he had become a minister for the third time, but he had no time to look in to grievances of the people.

Breast-feeding week: The World Breast-Feeding Week celebration was held at Phatoh village about 20 km from here and the function was presided by district family welfare officer M. L. Verma. Addressing a seminar organized on the occasion, Verma said breast-feeding was very essential for infants as it saved them from infections and diseases. He said first milk of the mother after childbirth called colustrum helped child develop immunity against various diseases.

KUMARHATTI
Arrested: Hardeep, alias Monto, was arrested on Sunday for stealing tyres of a Gypsy that met with an accident at Bagbania village, near Nalagarh. Muhammed Imraan, who accompanied Hardeep, was also arrested. A case under Section 379 of the IPC has been registered.
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