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Cancelled: The 4525 Up-4526 Down Ambala-Sriganganagar Inter-City Express shall remain suspended till November 14 due to technical reasons, railway sources said on Monday night.

Killed: A motorcyclist, identified as Subhash Chander, a resident of Nihalkhera village, 10 km from here, was killed on way to Mammukhera village when his two-wheeler hit a roadside tree after losing balance, on Monday, the sources said.

Death mourned: Members of the Chandigarh-Punjab union of journalists mourned the death of Ran Singh, a resident of Fatoohikhera village, and expressed sympathies with his son Ajmer Singh Brar, president of the Malout Working Journalists Union.

Personality devp
: A group of students from Government Senior Secondary School, Narli in Tarn Taran, took part in the first personality development camp organised by Spring Dale Educational Society.

: Surinder Kumar, a resident of Rampura Mandi, lodged a complaint with the police alleging that Jiwan Kumar and Kaka shot at him and injured him, on Monday. Police sources said the accused used to enter the lane in which he lived and tease women. When the complainant prevented them from doing so, they fired at him and threatened him with dire consequences.

Girls injured: Two girls, Sofi (19) and Saneha (26), were injured in a tractor-car collision on the Bathinda-Dabwali road on Tuesday. The two were returning from a party in Dabwali.


Snatching: Kulwinder Kumar, a resident of Paras Ram Nagar, reported to the police alleging that Harbhajan Singh of Phus Mandi and Harbhajan Singh of Hazura Kapura Colony here snatched Rs 4,000 and a mobile phone from his possession on Monday. The Police has arrested the accused.

Molestation: Jagga Singh lodged a complaint with the Sangat police alleging that Deepa Singh and Karamjit Singh, both residents of Jassi Bag Wali village, entered his house on the Monday night and molested his daughter. The police sources said the girl was sleeping with her family members when the accused entered the house and committed the crime.

Victory: Sachin of DPS Rohtak scored 39 runs and guided the team to victory defeating DPS Hissar by 84 runs on the second day of Inter DPS North Zone I (under-14) cricket matches. In the second match that was played at the Government Rajindra College, DPS Jammu thrashed DPS Palval by 90 runs. While in the third match between DPS Srinagar and DPS Amritsar, the latter won by 111 runs. A total of three matches were played on the day at two venues, Govt Rajindra College and DPS Bathinda.

4 injured: Four persons were injured in a road mishap between a car and truck, at Bathinda-Malout road near a cement factory here this morning. In the head-on collision, the truck rammed into the car. The injured were identified as Avinash Kumar (32), Pardeep Kumar (28), Kuldeep (19) and Vipan (35), all belonging to Bathinda.

School games: Sarabjit Singh won the 800m under-19 event on the opening day of the two-day 53rd District Bathinda Schools Tournament which started at sports stadium, Bathinda today.

: Two state-level victorious athletes were felicitated at a function organised by Sher Singh, chief parliamentary secretary and MLA, Jalalabad here on Tuesday. Shallu had stood first in the 100 metre race and second in 200 metre race and was declared the best athlete in the state while Sandeep Singh had stood first in long jump at the state-level school games.

Three youths snatch purse
: Three motorcycle borne persons snatched a purse containing Rs 12,500 cash and a mobile phone from Kusam Lata Dogra of Mohalla Naloyian last evening. According to police sources, Dogra alongwith her daughter Smitri was returning on a rickshaw to her house from the market last evening. When they were about 100 yards away from their house, the three accused on a motorcycle appeared before them and snatched the purse and  fled away. A case has been registered.

Tributes to Nehru: Addressing a function organised in connection with the celebration of the birth anniversary of Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru at Hajipur, the union state minister for industries Ashwani Kumar paid rich tributes to the former Prime Minister and said he was an architect of modern India and played a major role in the development of the country.  Talking about the ongoing situation in the country, he said Congress was the only secular party which had always worked  above the petty party politics and in the interest of the country.

Lok adalat:
For quick disposal of pending cases in the labour court here, the labour department has decided to organise a lok adalat on Wednesday in the labour court complex here. Presiding officer of the labour court Balbir Singh said an effort would be made to resolve the matters amicably by mutual understanding between the two parties and awarding a compensation to the affected groups.

Timings changed: DC Ajeet Singh Pannu has ordered change of timings of sangat darshan programme held every Tuesday in the district administrative complex. He said owing to change in weather, the new timings from next Tuesday would be 10.30 am to 12 noon so that people from far-flung areas could reach the complex to put forth their  grievances.

Golf tourney
: The RCF Sports Association is organising the 52nd all-India railway golf championship from November 16 to 18 at the RCF golf course. This is the sixth time that the championship is being organised at  the RCF.

Ex-MLA joins Cong
: Former MLA Romesh Singla today once again joined the Congress by accepting a siropa from party president Rajinder Kaur Bhattal. He has joined the party for the fourth time. The former MLA won the state Assembly election in 1992 as an Independent. In 1997 he contested from Nabha constituency as Congress candidate but was defeated. After being denied Congress ticket in the next election, he joined Rashtrawadi Congress of Sharad Pawar. After elections he joined the SAD. Singla again quit the Congress and contest as Independent after the party expressed their faith in Randeep.

Vigilance week
: The NFL Nangal unit is organising a Vigilance Awareness Week from November 12 to 16 as per the instructions of the CVC. B.G. Singh, general manager O&M, led the employees of the NFL and the CISF in taking the pledge to do duties consciously and act without fear or favour.


ROLL NOS: The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has issued admission certificates (roll numbers) to all eligible candidates for the deputy field officer (tele) examination-2007, scheduled to be held on November 17.

VIGILANCE WEEK: Vigilance Awareness Week is being observed by Kribhco at KRIBCHO Bhawan from November 12 to 16. Kribhco staff took oath to become vigilant and to bring transparency in day to day working. The programmes like group discussions, cooperative conferences etc will be conducted.



Resentment over quota: The district unit of the Himachal Pradesh Non-reservation Employees Union has warned the state government that any attempt to enforce the 85th Constitutional Amendment would be sternly opposed by the union throughout state. District president Lekhram Kaundal, general secretary Vinod Bhardwaj and finance secretary Chander Shekhar Vashisht said the reservation provision was made only for 10 years, but some political parties used this concession to create a vote bank and it was still continuing even after 60 years. Resolution said promotions on bases of castes would further strengthen caste barriers, apart from denying due promotions to lakhs of senior employees.

Voter cards: Photo identity cards of remaining voters, whose names are already included in the voter list, will be prepared between November 15 and 30. Information in this regard would be available from office of district election officer on phone number 222472 and the SDM offices at Bilaspur and Ghumarwin at phone numbers 224798 and 255227. A notification issued by district election officer-cum-DC Devesh Kumar said any mistakes in earlier made photo identity cards would also be corrected during this period.

Manís body found: The Kala Amb police found the body of a 65-year-old man near the TripurBala Sunderi temple at Trilokpur village on Tuesday. The body had no other identification mark except Singh Ram written on one of the arms. The police also found a pack of pesticide tablets from his clothes. The body has been sent for a post-mortem.


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