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Abohar MC chief elected
: Shiv Raj Goyal took over as the president of the “A” class municipal council here on Thursday. Son of former BJP MLA Ram Kumar Goyal, he is the youngest president of the 80-year-old council. The newly-elected president said the outgoing Congress regime in the council had left behind whopping debts worth Rs 9 crore. It would be possible to provide basic amenities to the citizens only if they paid dues of water and sewerage charges besides the house tax promptly, he added.

I-Day at civil hospital
: Independence Day was celebrated at the Civil Surgeon's office. Neelam Bajaj, Civil Surgeon, Bathinda, unfurled the national flag. Speaking on the occasion, the civil surgeon said that one should perform one's duty with dedication and never waver from the line of duty.

Play enacted by children: Independence Day was celebrated at Baba Farid Public Senior Secondary School. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal, managing director, unfurled the national flag. School children enacted a play paying rich tributes to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the freedom struggle.

Rotaract Club pitches in: Rotaract Club set up distilled water 'chabeel' outside the sports stadium here on the occasion of Independence Day celebrations. Narinder Verma, president of Rotaract Club, extended his felicitatation to citizens on this auspicious occasion.

Thermal school celebrates: Independence Day was celebrated at Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant Special School. R.K.Sharma, engineer, unfurled the national flag.

Punjab Istri Sabha
: At a district-level conference held here on Friday, the Punjab Istri Sabha demanded that exploitation of women at working institutions besides schools and colleges should be checked. On the occasion, Rekha Sharma, Saneh Lata Mehta, Gurmail Kaur were elected as district president, general secretary and joint secretary respectively. The elected executive members were Sudarshan Sharma, Surjit Kaur, Surjit Kaur Khiala Kalan, Kuldeep Kaur, sarpanch, Mansa Khurd, Manjeet Kaur, Mahinder Kaur and Maya Devi.

Blood donation camp
: Fifty persons donated blood at a blood donation camp organised by Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital. Dr Manish Rai, in-charge of the GSMCH blood bank, said the donors were given appreciation certificates and donor certificates. The donors were also served refreshments. 



CCE students shine
: With students of Chandigarh College of Education, Landran, achieving 100 per cent result in the examination conducted by Punjabi University, Patiala, the students of the college has once again made history. More than 75 per cent students securing 70 per cent and above marks in the examination. 



Cop suspende
d: Ambala Cantonment police station SHO Baljeet Singh was placed under suspension on Thursday. Ambala SP Sibash Kabiraj said even after his repeated directions, the SHO did not make any sincere efforts to solve the traffic problems of Ambala Cantonment. Crime incidents had also increased in the area. A few days back, too, three police officials were suspended for chaining a pregnant woman prisoner in civil hospital at Ambala city.

HUDA invites applications
: The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has invited applications from registered religious organisations for allotment of 13 religious sites at Urban Estates, namely Rohtak, Sonepat, Panipat and Bahadurgarh. A spokesman said interested organisations could submit their applications to the estate officers concerned on or before September 22. Two religious sites each in Sector 13, 17 and 24, Panipat, one site each in Sector 25 P-2A and Sector 29 P-2 in Panipat would be allotted, while one site each in Sector 2 and 4, Rohtak, and one site each in Sector 2 and 9A, Bahadurgarh, would be allotted to the registered religious organisations. Two sites in Sector 7 and 8 and one site in Sector 15, Sonepat, would be allotted to them. 

‘Remove illegal structures’: The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam has asked all owners or occupiers of buildings, who have raised or extended their buildings, structures, projections, balconies or boundary walls in violation of the minimum clearances required from the electricity mains/installations, to remove illegal structures immediately. Stating this here , a nigam spokesman said if the violators didn’t comply with the instructions, their illegal structures would be removed through municipal authorities and local bodies.

Researchers’ meeting
: Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (HAU) will host a four-day wheat and barley researchers’ meeting from August 17. Over 300 scientists from various state agricultural universities, research institutes of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and international research institutes will take part in this meeting. “The meeting is being held to bring together researchers worldwide on a common platform to discuss and address the pressing issues of increasing wheat production in a sustainable manner,” university vice-chancellor J.C. Katyal said here on Friday.

Youth run over by train
: An unidentified youth was run over by a train on Thursday night. Sources in the GRP revealed that the victim’s body was recovered from the Kalka-Chandigarh rail track behind the police station. The victim seems to be between 18-20 years of age. The police has initiated inquest proceeding under Section 174 of the CrPC and have sent the body to the Kalka civil hospital.

Murder accused held: Sabir, who had murdered his friend Sanwar in Shahpur village of Pinjore block on Wednesday night, was arrested by the Pinjore police on Friday. The police had registered a case of murder against Sabir under Section 302 of the IPC. Victim Sanwar was working with some shoe factory of Barotiwala and was staying in Shahpur. Sabir was also staying in the same village. Both hailed from Partapgarh district of UP.

Baby rescued
: A one-year-old girl had a miraculous escape after she fell into a running water channel, while her mother was doing household chores at her house in the fields of Aboobshahr village near Dabwali here on Thursday. The woman had left her daughter on a cot. When she did not find the baby there, she raised the alarm. She was found in the shallow water channel, 100m away from where the cot was kept. The child was rushed to Dabwali general hospital, where she was stated to be out of danger.



Rabid dog scares Deoth
: Panic grips several villages of gram panchayat Deoth near here where a dog has bitten more than fourteen costly domestic cattle of villagers. Apart from this, the rabid dog has also bitten around eight pets and several other stray dogs of the area.Panchayat president Deviram said on Friday a team of Congress party leaders visited the area and advised to get all the bitten cattle and pets to be vaccinated immediately.

1 killed in accident
: An 80-year-old man, Budhi Singh, was killed in a hit and run road accident at Icchhi on Pathankot Mandi Highway on Friday, the police said. He was hit by the motor cyclist and was rushed to R.P. Government Medical College Hospital Tanda, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Man found dead: A 72-year-old man, who was missing for the past two days from his native village Sairee, was found dead near the pump house on the bank of river Beas, the police said here on Friday.He was identified as Saliram, who was a fisherman.

ENT camp : On the eve of the 62nd Independence Day on Friday, Vivekananda Kendra Kangra in collaboration with the Shri Repudaman Charitable Trust, organized an ENT camp at Gurkhari where over hundred patients were treated. Dr. Sanjay Sachedeva, Director Fortis Delhi and HOD ENT and Neck surgery examined the patients and treated them.

More consumer courts demanded
: State president Narender Mehta and general secretary, Himachal Pradesh Consumer forum Employees Welfare Association Vipin Sharma has demanded opening of more consumers courts in the state, keeping in view, the pending cases.They said there were four district consumer forums in Himachal Pradesh at present headed by district and session judges.

BJP is pro-employees
: CM: Chief Minister P.K. Dhumal on Friday said the BJP had always protected the interests of the employees and it had approached the Union finance minister to compensate for the financial burden following the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission.He said the party had always given financial benefits to the employees from time to time.


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