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The Fazilka Central Cooperative Bank (FCCB), having its headquarters here, went hi-tech with the inauguration of a fully air-conditioned, computerised branch at Maujgarh, which is the native village of the Madhya Pradesh Governor Dr Balram Jakhar. His youngest son, MLA Sunil Jakhar, inaugurated the branch on Friday. The Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperatives Ltd provided 45 complete computer sets to the bank to computerise 12 rural branches.

Miss Fresher: Supreeti was crowned Miss Fresher during the hostel celebrations at the DAV College of Education here on Friday night. Every student was asked to perform in one or the other cultural item besides one-minute games.

2 die in mishap: Two residents of Gumjal village in this sub-division were killed as the tractor-trailer they were travelling on collided with an oil tanker at 8.35 pm on Friday. The head-on collision mangled the tractor injuring its passengers Atma Ram and Sahab Ram seriously. The Punjab Police highway patrolling staff rushed the injured to the civil hospital, but the two died on the way. A case against the driver of the oil tanker has been registered.

Shot dead: A resident of Haryana was shot dead on Friday night by some persons near the official residence of the DSP. Jagdip Singh, a resident of Ratia, said in a complaint registered with the city police under Section 302, IPC, that the assailants fired indiscriminately at a black Hyundai Accent car in the Maharaja Aggarsein Chowk area at around 8 pm on Friday. One of the bullets hit Jasbir Singh, a resident of Marhd village of Fatehabad. He was rushed to the nearby Nehru Memorial Civil Hospital, where the doctors declared the victim dead at 8.12 pm. DSP Parampal Singh and SHO Jagrup Singh rushed with staff to the spot, but the assailants could not be nabbed.

Case filed: The city police has registered a case against the son and brother of a police official posted here under Secton 302, IPC, in connection with last night’s shootout that claimed the life of Jasbir Singh of Fatehabad (Haryana).The complainant identified the alleged killers as Sikander and his uncle Vijay Sharma on Saturday. The cooperative employee killed had arrived here to attend a marriage in the Kothi Faiz locality.

Farewell given:
The Amritsar Bar Association on Saturday gave a warm farewell to Justice K.C. Puri, District and Session Judge, Amritsar, who will soon join as a Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court at Chandigarh.Among those who were present at the function included Kashmir Singh Patti, chairman, Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission, Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, district police chief , judicial officers and members of the bar assication.

Strangulated: Billa Singh (28), a resident of Barlas village, was allegedly strangled to death by his uncles Bachitar Singh and Balwinder Singh of the same area here late Friday evening.The police has lodged a complaint on the statement of Kartar Singh, father of the deceased. Kartar Singh in his complaint alleged that the accused Bachitar suspected that Billa had illicit relations with his wife.

Judicial complex:
The Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana high court Vijender Jain would lay the foundation stone of new judicial complex at Jagraon on October 18. Four courts would be constructed in the complex, informed the District and Sessions Judge G K Rai. The function would also be attended by Justice Mehtab Singh Gill, Justice Uma Nath Singh.

Sexual assault:
The Baghapurana police station on Saturday held an Army man, Balbir Singh, for sexual assault. Sukhpal Kaur of Bhalur village alleged that she was sexually assaulted by Balbir Singh on Friday.The police has registered a case under relevant sections.

Three killed:
Three persons were killed in a road accidents in the district in the past 24 hours. A Tata-407 collided with truck at Nangal Bhur near Mirthal, 20 km from here, on Saturday morning. Ram Krishan, resident of Dhiar, Panipat district, was killed on the spot while his teenager son, Om Veer, succumbed to his injuries in a hospital at Mukerian.In another accident, Jagdish Chand (39),working as a safai karamchari in the Army headquarters at Mamun, was killed in a road accident near Jandwal village, 10 km from here. A case had been registered.

The Old Students’ Association of Government Mohindra College mourned the death of Justice R.S Sarkaria, a retired judge of Supreme Court, who was a distinguished alumnae of Mohindra College. “The country has lost an honest and top legal luminary who contributed a lot to the judiciary,” general secretary of the association, M.S Salh said here today.

The manager of the Samrala Pry co-operative land mortgage bank Vijay Kumar Passi has been transferred to PADB branch, Machhiwara.



Committee formed:
A development and welfare committee for houses in Sector 70 has been set up which will look after the interests of owners of MIG (I) house number 4609 to 4762. The committee will interact with residents and take up with the authorities problems such as cattle menace, maintenance of parks and streetlights and the cleaning of road gullies.

Visit to Dolls Museum: Tiny tots from Ashmah International School paid a visit to the Dolls Museum, Sector 23 on Saturday. The students were made aware of different dresses and cultures of India depicted through dolls.



Political party status:
Vikas Parishad, which is headed by former Ambala cantt MLA Anil Vij, has now become a registered state political party. “Vikas Parishad has been accorded the status of a state political party by the Election Commission of India,” said Anil Vij. He said they have been given ‘golden yellow’ colour for the flag which signifies purity, sacrifice and humanity. Anil Vij parried questions about fielding candidates in the forthcoming general and assembly elections.

Protest: Joint forum of BSNL employees, Haryana circle, today staged a dharna outside the office of chief general manager telecom. The demands of the BSNL employees include immediate supply of 2G and 3G GSM lines, granting of Navratna status to BSNL, ensuring financial viability and withdrawing of conditions on grant of pension.



Sports meet: Chairman of the state School Education Board B.R. Rahi on Saturday said a state-level sports meet for private schools would be organised and the exact plan for it would be chalked out after October 16.

Resentment: Resentment prevails among pensioners as the government has not accepted their demands despite assurance by CM Virbhadra Singh in the pensioners convention this year. Spokesman of the local unit of the State Pensioners Welfare Association said more than 1 lakh pensioners and family pensioners had been demanding increase in their pension after attaining the age of 65 and 75 years.


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