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Kulwant tops in B.Ed exam:
The students of Shree Satya Sai B.Ed College located in Karaiwala village had passed out with first division, informed principal Nand Kishor Choudhary on Friday. In addition, as many as 30 students secured their names on the merit list. Kulwant Kaur, Dinky and Rajan Bansal stood first, second and third positions respectively. 

Football tourney: The Alpine Institute of School Education won the sub-divisional football tournament here on Friday by trouncing Government Senior Secondary School, Kundal, 3-0. The winning team was given a warm welcome by principal Charanjit Kaur and other staff members in the school campus.

MPLAD fund: The court of the Additional Civil Judge, senior division, here has directed the municipal council (MC) to utilise the remaining amount of the MPLAD fund (Rs 1,42,300), which was given for the development of the B.L. Vedic Girls High School, within six months. 

Remove Haryana Sikhs’ woes:Calcutta:
Manjit Singh Calcutta, senior Akali leader and member of the SGPC, while cautioning the SAD leadership that they should not term Haryana Sikhs as Congress agents, but instead should remove their grievances besides giving them political liberty to run their affairs. Calcutta said there was transparency in the funds being spent on gurdwaras in Haryana and the only grouse the Sikhs in Haryana had was that they were not being allowed any say in the management of gurdwaras in that state.

Malwa Gramin Bank branch:
The Malwa Gramin Bank opened its 50th branch here. Tamil Nadu Governor Surjeet Singh Barnala inaugurated the branch. Barnala prevailed upon the rural folk, particularly women, to make self-help groups and become economically independent. He said women could also generate income by joining hands and setting up small-scale industries. That way, they could support their male counterparts in running the household affairs. 

Awareness Camp by AWWA:
An awareness camp for disabled and handicapped persons regarding facilities being given by the government was held at Kiran Auditorium here on Friday by the local unit of Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA). Deviea Jaswal, wife of Brig K.S. Jaswal and president of the local unit of AWWA, said the camp was aimed to make guardians and parents of disabled and handicapped children and youth aware about employment prospects.

Central varsity:
In a memorandum given to CM Parkash Singh Badal, the SAD (A) has demanded the setting up of a Central university after Sant Attar Singh Mastuana at Mastuana Sahib, about 5 km from here. The memorandum was handed over to Badal by a deputation of the SAD(A), led by general secretary of the party Jeet Singh Alloarkh at Longowal on Wednesday.

Co told to pay Rs 6.46 lakh: In a case of insurance claim for a damaged Travera car which met with an accident, the local District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum on Friday directed New India Assurance Company Limited to pay Rs 6, 46, 460, along with interest at the rate of 9 pc per annum from April 28, 2008, till realisation, to Sohan Lal, a local resident.

Family seeks protection:
A fear-stricken family of Kapurthala whose eight members, including six women members, are allegedly in the illegal custody of the Kapurthala police is taking shelter here. The family has filed a complaint with the PSHRC seeking protection. The SSP, Kapurthala, said he would look into the matter. 



The following have been elected office-bearers of Shri Ram Leela Committee, Sector 27, for 2008-09: chairman — Tarloki Nath Modi; president — Dharmpal Bansal; senior vice-presidents — G.C. Kalia and Sudhir Gupta; vice-presidents — Sandeep Sharma and Inder Singh; general secretary — Mamu Ram Goyal; joint secretaries — Rajeev Gupta and Jatinder Gupta; finance secretary — Lalit Kumar Modi; joint finance secretary — Ashwani Gupta; stage secretaries — Tarloki Nath Modi and K.K.Mehta; ground secretaries — Sudershan Aggarwal, Manoj Kumar, Raman Kalia and Subhash Chand; and executive members — Ashok Sharma and Amar Nath Gupta. 

Elected: The following have been appointed office-bearers of the Chandigarh District Congress Committee Urban-1 with immediate effect: Vice-president - P.L. Garg, secretaries - K.R. Singla and Surjit Virk. 



Additional charge:
Haryana financial commissioner and principal secretary, labour and employment, Naresh Gulati, has been given the additional charge of the food and supplies department with immediate effect during the leave of L.S.M. Salins. 

2 killed in road mishaps:
Manjit (19), a student of the Industrial Training Institute, Maujabad, died on the spot when the motorcycle he was riding on reportedly collided with a Bolero on the Dhanaura-Rohrai road on Friday. He was a resident of Pranpura village, near Bawal. The driver of the Bolero fled the spot. In another incident, Vishnu (12) of Bhateda village, who got injured in a road accident on the Dharuhera-Rewari road on August 18, succumbed to his injuries on Friday in Delhi. The police has registered a case in this regard. 

Man run over by train: Lala Ram (55) of Nagaur in Rajasthan was reportedly run over by a train on the Rewari-Jaipur track, near here, on Friday. The Government Railway Police said the deceased was in a state of mental delirium. He was missing from the village since August 19. 

Girl sustains bullet injuries:
Sandip Kaur, a nursing student in Ellenabad, got critically injured under mysterious circumstances at Lakranwali village here on Thursday. She has been admitted to the local general hospital with bullet injuries, where her condition is stated to be serious. Her family members said they suddenly heard a sound and rushed to her room, where she was found lying in pool of blood. She had received bullet injuries in the stomach. The family members informed the police that she was cleaning a gun, which went off accidentally.



Student missing:
The police and family has failed to know whereabouts of a 16-year-old boy, Deepak Sharma from Dhraman, who was missing since August 11, the police said here on Friday. According to the police, he left his home on August 11 and did not return back. The police said information was flashed all over and the police parties were dispatched to trace the boy but so far he could not be traced. 

Panchayat chief’s son found dead:
Kewal Singh (23), son of Awtar Singh, president of the Behral gram panchayat, under Paonta subdivision, was found dead in an agriculture field in Behral village on Wednesday. V. S. Thakur, Paonta DSP, said there were no injury marks on the body of the deceased. It is suspected that he might have died from snakebite. He said the police was investigation the case. 

1 dies in accident: Jalam Singh, a resident of Banog village in Rajgarh tehsil, was killed on the spot on Friday when a 407 TATA truck (HR 45 A-2782), fell into a 200 m deep gorge at Mathanan village near Bagthan on the Nahan-Kheri-Rajgarh road. The Renuka police has reached the spot and further investigations are being carried on. The district administration has sanctioned Rs 5,000 as relief for kin of the deceased. 

PWD celebrates vanmahotsva:
Local circle of the Public Works Department (PWD) on Friday celebrated vanmahotsva at Khazan near here, which was presided over by local MLA Rakesh Pathania, who planted saplings of jamun, a medicinal plant. Pathania underlined the need to protect plantation of the medicinal plants being planted in the state to make it a herbal state. 

Guidelines to ensure safety:
The government has formulated comprehensive guidelines to ensure safety of devotees and pilgrims during fairs and festivals in view of recent incident of stampede at Naina Devi temple in Bilaspur. An official spokesperson said the government had taken a serious view of the incident and decided to circulate the guidelines to ensure the safety of public. The guidelines contained detailed plan of the fair to be made by the district magistrate. 

Appeal to CM: The state public service commission employees’ association has urged Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal to appoint a permanent chairperson of the commission. President of the association Bhoop Ram Verma said a senior member S.Nigam had been functioning as the acting chairperson since July when the last incumbent retired. He said it would be appropriate if Nigam was appointed as the regular chairperson. 

Committee constituted: The government has constituted a state-level grievances committee under chairmanship of Chief Minister P.K.Dhumal. The committee has 67 members, which include all ministers, former Chief Ministers Shanta Kumar and Virbhadra Singh , MP Anurag Thakur and the state BJP chief Jai Ram. 

1 killed in mishap:
Sanjay Kumar hailing from Kunihar tehsil was killed when the scooter he was riding collided with a truck. While Beena Bhardwaj, who was riding pillion, was injured. The police said the truck was rashly driven. A case under Section 304-A, 279 and 337 of the IPC has been registered against truck driver Vinod Kumar. Further investigations were underway. 


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