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Teachers’ Club
: Chief parliamentary secretary Sher Singh Ghubaya would be chief guest at the Teachers’ Club’s silver jubilee celebrations to be held on April 11 at the Arorvansh Dharamshala here, president Gobind Nagpal informed. Former MLA Ram Kumar Goyal will preside over the function, S.S. Sangha, principal of Dasmesh Girls College of Education, Badal, shall be the guest of honour. 

Killed in road mishap: One Inderjit was killed on the spot while another person sustained serious injuries as the vehicle they were travelling in hit a tree on the outskirts of the town during the wee hours on Wednesday. The owner of the vehicle, Karan, was admitted to a private hospital with multiple injuries. 

CM effigy’s burnt
: The Gumtala branch of the CPM on Wednesday burnt the effigy of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in protest against unprecedented inflation and price rise of essential commodities. Leading the protest, Jagtar Singh Karampura, secretary, urban unit, said the price rise was due to the anti-people industrial and economic policies of the government. 

2 bodies recovered
: Two bodies were found in the Bhakra canal in different incidents on Tuesday. Baljinder Singh of Amritsar, and his relative Satnam Singh dived into the canal to get a floating coconut. While Satnam was saved, Baljinder got drowned and his body was found near Lamheri village. In another incident, Neeraj Kumar of Loharkhad village, near Kiratpur Sahib, had reportedly slipped and drowned in the canal on Tuesday. Her body has been recovered. 

SDM gets additional charge
: The Punjab government has appointed Poonamdeep Kaur, PCS, SDM, Bassi Pathana. She will also look after the post of SDM, Amloh, in addition to her own duties till further orders. 

Woman kills self, in-laws booked
: A woman of Lutera village falling under Adampur police station committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance.The police booked the woman Sukhjit Kaur’s husband Balwinder Singh and his elder brother Baldev Singh in this connection. A case has been registered against them on the statement of Sukhjit’s brother Jagdish of Satiana village. Jagdish alleged that Sukhjit’s in-laws had been harassing her for more dowry. 

Minor raped: Two youths, Bablu from Basti Sheikh and his accomplice Ranjan from Mohan Nagar locality, were nabbed by the district police on the charges of kidnapping and raping a minor girl. The girl was rescued by the police. In theie complaint, the victim’s parents had alleged that two youths had kidnapped their minor daughter. 

Minor raped
: A 10-year-old girl was raped at Dulman village, near here, on Wednesday. The girl was doing some work at the rear of her house when Mohd Alam allegedly caught hold of her and committed the crime. The victim was admitted to the local Civil Hospital in a critical condition. The police has registered a case. 

: The office-bearers of Gandhi High Secondary School’s management committee were elected here. Badri Narayan Goyal was elected president. The other office-bearers are; Desh Raj: vice president, Amarnath: general secretary, Parmanad: cashier and Pawan Kumar: manager cum correspondent. 

105 students selected
: Of the 371 students of various engineering trades from Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh who appeared in a pool campus recruitment drive held at the local Bhai Gurdas Institute of Engineering and Technology (BGIET) on Tuesday, 105 students, including 25 from BGIET, were selected by a multinational company from Noida. 

SI held in graft case
: Sub-inspector Lakhwinder Singh, in charge of the narcotic control cell, was arrested by the district police on Tuesday for allegedly demanding Rs 3 lakh as bribe. According to complainant Gurdip Singh of Talwandi Sobha Singh village falling under sub-division Patti, the SI was threatening to falsely implicate his elder son Satnam Singh in a case. He claimed that he had given Rs 85,000 to the SI. A case has been registered and the SI sent to two-day police remand. 



: The following have been unanimously elected office-bearers of the Citizen Welfare Council, Phase X. Chairman- Ripudaman Singh Roop; adviser- Nurang Singh; president- Daljit Singh; senior vice-president- Gurinderjit Singh; vice-president- Avtar Singh Pardesi; general secretary- Arvinder Pal Singh; joint secretary- Satwant Singh Rangi; organising secretary- Sukhdev Singh Thekedar; finance secretary- Narinder Singh and press secretary- Ranjivan Singh. 

Connections cut: Seven water and sewer connections were cut by officials of the Municipal Council in Mohali village here on Wednesday for non-payment of dues and other violations. Three water connections were cut as consumers had not cleared their water bills while four sewer connections were cut because residents had illegally taken the connections from the sewer line without taking permission from the civic body. 



: Rahul Jain, who stood fifth in the Indian Forest Service examination 2007, left a promising career for being an international mathematician so that he could serve the nation. Rahul did his doctorate from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangaluru, in Mathematics. Rahul is Ashok Jain’s son, member Haryana Staff Selection Commission.

Kidney scam: The main accused of Kidney scam, Dr Amit, was to be taken to Mumbai on production warrant by the Maharashtra police. The Additional Metropolitan Magistrate, Mumbai had issued a production warrant of Amit and directed the Ambala jail authorities to produce him in his court on April 9. According to information SP, Ambala, has made a request that a large number of police force is deployed in Mansa Devi temple for Navratra festival and Amit will be produced there on another date. 

Blood donation: Haryana Cooperative Transport Welfare Association will donate 900 units of blood to express their gratitude towards Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, for accepting their demands. The president of Ambala unit of the association, Daljeet Singh, told that on April 12 a blood donation camp would be organised. 



Doctors’ resentment
: The district unit of the HP Medical Officers Association has resented the release of mobile phone numbers of all doctors for the general public. In a meeting of the association held here, it was said that it had become very difficult for them to talk to their relatives or even members of their families. They demanded that the government should give them telephone allowance and a mobile phone set for public use. 

Plea on traffic control: In a representation submitted to SP K.K. Indoria, freedom fighter and retired education officer K.L. Dabra has resented the alleged failure of the police to check traffic rules’ violation here. He has urged the authorities to take things seriously and ensure proper checking to ensure safe road travel. 

Army recruitment rally
: The Army will organise a recruitment rally for youth from Kangra and Chamba districts at Kullu from May 1 to 6. Recruitment for general soldiers from Chamba district would be made on May 2, while Kangra youth would be considered on May 3. Recruitment from among the wards of ex-servicemen for general duty and clerk soldier would be held on May 5. 

Ban on arms: The district administration has banned the carrying of arms in areas in and around Jawalamukhi, Chamunda Devi and Brajeshwari Devi temples. An order to this effect was issued by Kangra DC K.K. Pant under Section 144 of the CrPC. The order came in view of the Navratra festivals being held at these temples. 

Power cut: Power supply in McLeodganj, Fasedganj, Bhagsunag, Dusalan and Tippa areas of the district will remain disrupted from 10 am to 5 pm on Thursday due maintenance of 11-KV power line.

Himachal Day function
: The state-level Himachal Day function will be held at Bhoranj in Hamirpur district on April 15. Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal will preside over the function at which education minister I.D. Dhiman will also be present.

Devta mela
: The five-day Devta Mela will start here on Thursday. According to chairman of the Devta Mela Samiti, many hill gods have started reaching Sundernagar along with devotees. Nachan MLA Dile Ram will be the chief guest at the inaugural function.



Hideout busted
: Security forces busted a militant hideout and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition from Rajouri district on Wednesday, official sources said. The Rashtriya Rifle (RR) troops launched an operation in Dhari Khari village of Thanamandi area in the district and busted the hideout. Two AK magazines and 32 rounds of AK ammunition were recovered from the hideout.


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