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ABOHAR
Elected:
The following have been elected office-bearers of the Shri Guru Nanak AV Education Society: president - Virender Grover Advocate; vice-president - Ram Parkash Setia; manager - Om Parkash Luthra; secretary - Vipan Kumar; treasurer - Amar Lal Babbar; auditor - Vakil Chand Madan.

Arrested: Narayan Singh Ghattianwali, Paramjit Singh “Channu” Mahalam and Jangir Singh Arayianwala were arrested for smuggling poppy husk from Rajasthan , sources said on Thursday. They were booked under the NDPS Act after 34 kg of poppy husk was seized from them.

Amritsar
Jobs on mind:
Border range IG R.P. Meena formed a selection board for providing vocational training to unemployed youth on Thursday. The board would be headed by Amritsar SSP (rural) Iqbal Singh. Meena said the selection process would start on October 15 and the written test would be conducted on October 17. He said the interested candidates should reach Police Lines, Amritsar Rural, near Daburji.

Contest: Frankfinn Mr Singh International contest, to be organised by the Akal Purukh Ki Fauj, will be held in Amritsar on December 15. The audition for the contest will start from October 21. This was stated by Jaswinder Singh, member, SGPC here on Thursday.

Ban order: District magistrate Kahan Singh Pannu on Thursday imposed Section 144, CrPC, banning the holding of protest rallies and dharnas. The district magistrate banned the gathering of five or more persons, raising of slogans, meetings and rallies. The orders would remain imposed till December.

BATHINDA
Fire accident: There was a fire incident in an area shared by the Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant and the Cement Corporation of India on the Malout road here on Thursday. No loss of lives or property was reported. Five fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the fire was extinguished.

Found dead: A newly-born girl was found dead at Maisar Khana village, near here, on Thursday. This is the fourth incident of a child being found either dead or abandoned in the district. A case had been registered in this connection.

Body found: A local welfare association reportedly found the body of a man on the Bathinda-Dabwali railway line, 40 km from here, on Thursday. The body was identified as that of Rajinder Kumar of Kalan Wali village.

Dhadi darbar: The Shiromani Dhadi Sabha and the Guru Kashi Dhadi Kavishar Sabha organised their first state-level dhadi darbar at Joga Nand village near here on Thursday. President of the SGPC Avtar Singh was the chief guest while Jathedar Balwant Singh Nandgarh presided over it. Baljinder Singh and Makhan Singh Bhaura, president and general secretary, Guru Kashi Dhadi Kavishar Sabha, also presented their views.

Nawanshahr
Teacher training:
The district unit of Indian Dental Association organised teachers’ training programme here at Government Senior Secondary School on Thursday. District education officer Piara Singh inaugurated the programme, which was attended by about 300 teachers belonging to different schools of the district. Dr Ashwani Dhir, Dr Rakesh Chopra, Dr Gurpal Aroa, Dr Gulzar Chand and Dr Amandeep Singh delivered lectures.

Phillaur
Assaulted by son, man dies:
Hariblas, resident of Mand village, who had sustained serious injuries after being attacked by his son, succumbed to his wounds in a Ludhiana hospital on Thursday. According to police, Nikku, a drug addict, had assaulted his father with an iron rod. His mother had also sustained injuries while trying to save her husband. Police said Nikku was under depression. A case has been registered. The accused is absconding.

Body found: Body of a married woman, Amandeep Kaur, was found in mysterious circumstances in the house of her in-laws at Kala village here on Wednesday night. Police has sent the body to Phillaur civil hospital for postmortem examination to ascertain the cause of death.

Samrala
Club Office-bearers:
The long awaited list of the office bearers of the Samrala Community Centre Club has been released by the local SDM-cum-president of the club Sukhdev Singh Mahal here today. Satish Khullar is the vice president, advocate Sanjeev Kapoor as secretary and Rajiv Marwaha as a cashier. Nine executive members have also been nominated by the SDM.

Sports club meeting: A meeting of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sports Club of village, Ghulal, was held under the president ship of Taranjeet Singh Ghulal, its president in which it was decided to hold yearly tournament on November 28-29-30. In the sports mela, the events of the sports as Kabaddi of all types,volleyball , shooting, athletics, bullock-cart races, dog races and dastar bandi of children will be the main attraction, said Ninda Ghulalia, press secretary, in the local civil rest house.

SANGRUR
Field day:
Vice-chancellor of PAU, Ludhiana, Manjit Singh Kang, on Thursday advised farmers to shift towards crops which needed less water. He was addressing farmers after inaugurating a field day programme organised by the Krishi Vigiyan Kendra, Kherri, and the Farm Advisory Service Scheme, Sangrur, at the Akal Seed Farm, Mastuana Sahib. Director, extension education, PAU, Nachhattar Singh Malhi presided over it.

Tarn Taran
Looted:
Three armed persons looted some cash from a secretary of the cooperative farmers society, Marri Kamke, on Wednesday. A case has been registered. According to reports, the secretary, Satnam Singh, was coming to deposit the amount on a motor cycle along with his friend to the nearby branch of the cooperative bank at Khalra when three car-borne persons committed the crime.



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HIMACHAL PRADESH

BILASPUR
Red Cross mela:
The District Red Cross mela would be held in Government Boys Senior Secondary School on October 28. Programmes like games, sports, lucky draw, cultural programs and a competition of folk songs and dances between mahila mandals would be held. Chairman and deputy commissioner Rajinder Singh said various stalls of eatables would be set up. He said the entire income from the fair would be spent for welfare of the needy.

New scheme: The government has started a scheme for encouraging games and sports among village youths which would be implemented through mahila mandals and yuvak mandals who will select and prepare project reports for encouraging five popular sports of their area and they would be provided financial help through the Nehru Yuva Kendras. District youth co-ordinater Som Datt Zard said this at a social service camp organised by the Nehru Yuva Kendra at Bhadrog near Ghumarwin on Wednesday. Yuva mandal, Bhadrog, and yuva mandal, Marhana, were declared the best yuva mandals in the camp and given prizes.

DALHOUSIE
Seed price:
Poor farmers of this region have expressed resentment over the steep hike in seed prices of wheat. They said the price of a 40-kg bag of wheat seed has gone up to Rs 460 from last year’s price of Rs 285. They have urged the government to withdraw the price the hike.

Shimla
Death mourned:
Governor V.S.Kokje and Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh have mourned the demise of Kaushlaya Devi, mother of former Chief Minister Shanta Kumar. In his condolence message Kokje prayed to the Almighty to give peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss. Virbhadra Singh, who is on a tour to the USA, also sent a message expressing sympathies with the bereaved family.


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