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Aggarwal Sabha:
Various competitions, including mehandi, rangoli and flower decoration, marked the talent hunt organised by the Aggarwal Sabha here on Monday. Winners in different competitions are Meenu Goyal, Payal Khagria, Ankush, Mohit Goyal, Ankit Goyal, Gauri Bansal, Disha Goyal and Devesh. They would be awarded on September 28 during the Jayanti function.

Farewell to senior students: Sardar Patel Medical Institute of Nursing organised a function to bid farewell to the GNM final year students besides welcoming the new batches in the nursing courses GNM and ANM. Insaf Sharma, Kuldeep, Surinder, Rubina, Meenakshi, Abhishek, Sapna, Lakhbir, Veena, Reetu and Raman regaled the gathering with songs and solo dances. Naveen and friends performed folk dance ‘gidha’.

Bharti to attend UN meeting:
The United Nations will deliberate on poverty and hunger across the world during its next General Assembly meeting to be held on September 25 in New York. Harbhajan Lal, coordinator, National Conference of Dalit Organisations (NACDOR), said Ashok Bharti, president, NACDOR, would represent the poor strata of the country. He said Bharti was the first-ever Dalit intellectual to represent India in the high-level UN meeting and would highlight the root cause of poverty and hunger.

PSIEC chief takes charge:
Raj Kumar Gupta, former MLA, Jalandhar, on Monday took over as chairman of the Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation (PSIEC) at Udyog Bhawan, Chandigarh. His installation ceremony was done in the presence of local government and industries and commerce minister Manoranjan Kalia and revenue minister Ajit Singh Kohar.

Committee formed:
A grievances redressal committee has been constituted by the District Sainik Welfare Office, Fatehgarh Sahib, for the widows of army men. DSW Officer, Col. (retd) Sudhanshu Kumar, said Amarjeet Kaur, wife of shaheed Naik Bhupinder Singh, has been elected as the president of the committee. The four other members include Jagdish Kaur, Palvinder Kaur, Kuldip Kaur and Preetam Kaur. The meeting of the committee would be held every month to solve the problems of the widows at Fatehgarh Sahib, he added.

Meeting: A meeting of the vigilance and monitoring committee was held here Monday, wherein MP Sukhdev Singh Libra took stock of the various central sponsored schemes. The meeting was attended by deputy commissioner Surjit Singh and other officials of the administration.

Soccer tourney:
On the 3rd day of 31st national sub-junior soccer tourney, being held at Mahilpur, 24 kms from here, Tamil Nadu defeated Orrisa 5-4 in a close finish. Nandoor two consecutive goals for Tamil Nadu were the turning point fo the game. In the second match, Mizoram drubbed Chhatisgarh by 8-0. RM Lama and Almava scored a hat-trick each.

New rake rolls out:
Railway Board member (mechanical) R.K. Rao rolled out the 17th Garib Rath rake for the Northern Railway at the Rail Coach Factory (RCF) here. The AC coaches of the Garib Rath train having a capacity of 78 berths are instrumental in providing cheap AC travel facility to the common man. The cost of travel by the Garib Rath is cheaper by 40 per cent as compared to other AC 3-tier service.These coaches have been provided with improved interior furnishing and Madhubani paintings.

‘Save ozone’:
A function to mark the “World Ozone Day” was organised at Bhagwan Mahaveer Public School, Banga, on Saturday. It was presided over by district science supervisor, Balihar singh Bains. The experts stressed the need to preserve environment for saving earth. Painting and slogan-writing competitions were also held under the aegis of JC Bose Environment Club of the school. The students celebrated their birthdays by planting trees and took a pledge to save the atmosphere, said Varun Jain, director of the school.

Man, son killed in accident:
A man and his son were killed in an road accident near Nangal Bhur, 25 km from here, on the Pathankot-Jalandhar road on Monday. According to the information, a car, which was on the way from Dalhousie to Jalandhar, on reaching near Nangal Bhur town was hit by a tipper whose driver had lost control over it. The father-son duo died on the spot while the another person suffered injuries. They have been identified as N.S. Bhatnagar (52), Ranjual Bhatnagar (20) and Malli Ram. The family hailed from Chintpurni of Himachal Pradesh. The tipper was impounded while the driver absconded.

World Peace Day:
World Peace Day was celebrated on IET-Bhaddal campus. Kavita Mohan Singh Chouhan, Ropar ADC (development) was chief guest on the occasion. Chitrangda won first prize in slogan making, Shreya Behal in poster making, Abhilasha in poetry and Saurav in instrumental.



Rally on Oct 5:
A massive rally is being organised by members belonging to the Backward Classes (BC) of Haryana on October 5 in Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex in Rohtak to express their gratitude to Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for his decision to allot residential plots of 100 sq yards to them and to the families living below poverty line free of cost. This was stated by the convener of the rally, Dr Ram Prakash, member, Rajya Sabha, shortly after presiding over a meeting of the organising committee of the rally here on Monday. He said the rally would be known as “pichda warg kranti rally”, where Hooda would be the chief guest.

Power theft: In addition to the existing system of detection of cases of pilferage of power, the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam would now detect the theft on the basis of consumption data available with each operation subdivision. A spokesman on Monday said the current electricity bills issued by the nigam also had the details of units consumed during the cycle of the last six bills by the particular consumer. It would help in ascertaining the consumption trend as well as variation in the electricity units consumed. He said the consumer data in each operation subdivision had been updated which would help in identifying the consumers with suspicious consumption record.

Additional charge: The Haryana government has given additional charge to one IAS and one HCS officer with immediate effect. Saroj Siwatch, state transport controller, has been given the additional charge of special secretary, transport department. Similarly, Virender Lathar, managing director, Cooperative Sugar Mills, Kaithal, will also hold the additional charge of estate officer, HUDA, Kaithal, relieving Hawa Singh of the said charge.

Rs 297 cr for sewer projects: The Haryana government has approved over Rs 297.93 crore out of the state plan for implementation of sewer projects in 38 towns of the state and out of it over Rs 102.73 crore has already been incurred to provide this facility. This was revealed in a meeting presided over by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda to review the laying of sewer system in various towns of the state here on Monday. The Chief Minister directed commissioner and secretary, Haryana public works (water supply and sanitation) department, Roshan Lal, to complete the on-going works speedily.

International affairs’ desk:
Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (CCSHAU) has established a desk of international affairs at its directorate of human resource management. Disclosing this here on Monday, registrar R.S. Dalal said establishment of this desk would facilitate and accelerate exchange of students and faculty from HAU to foreign universities. Recently, the university had singed a memorandum with several foreign universities, including Michigan University, Maryland State University of USA and Weningen University of Netherlands. Besides, process of signing MoUs with research institutes and universities of Germany, France and Netherlands were in pipeline.

Man dies:
A bangle seller, Harpal (42), died after he mistakenly consumed some poisonous substance in Jarthal village, 12 km from here, on Monday. He was admitted to a private hospital here, where he died soon afterwards. Sunderpal, brother of the deceased, told the police that Harpal mistakenly took poison instead of medicine. The police after holding inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC has treated it as a case of incidental death.

Student killed in mishap: An engineering college student, Lokesh Kumar (21), son of Rishi Raj Kalra, a resident of Mohalla Banjarwara here, was killed on the spot while his two friends sustained injuries when the motorcycle they were riding on reportedly collided with a trailer on the Circular road here on Sunday. The police has registered a case under Sections 279 and 304- A of the IPC against trailer driver.

Rs 1.18 cr for Rewari: The state government has allocated a sum of Rs 1.18 crore for accomplishment of specified development works in rural and urban areas of the district. Furnishing details in this regard, local minister Capt Ajay Singh Yadav on Monday said while over Rs 1 crore would be spent on pavement of streets and construction of CC roads in 52 villages of Rewari and Bawal blocks of the district, four community centres for Scheduled Castes residents would be constructed at a cost of Rs 12 lakh in various wards of Rewari city. Meanwhile, the minister also directed ADC Mahender Singh Yadav for execution of the above development works.

Kisan rally:
The Kisan Khet Mazdoor Congress (KKMC) will organise a Kisan Rally in Ellenabad on October 2. Shamsher Singh Surjewala, Congress MLA and national president of the KKMC, and his minister son Randeep Singh Surjewala will address the rally. Talking to mediapersons here on Monday Ishwar Singh Nain, state president of the KKMC, said the rally had been organised to thank Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for pro-farmers decisions like waiver of loans and electricity bills.



Dist Cong chief resigns:
District Congress party president Onkar Singh Chandel on Monday resigned from his post. Onkar, who was unanimously elected to the post several years ago, did not give any reason for his resignation. In his letter to party state president Kaul Singh Thakur, Chandel said he was resigning in the party interest. He expressed his willingness to work as dedicated party worker as before.

Traffic suspended:
Traffic on Kalka-Shimla narrow guage section remained suspended for the third day on Monday. Railway personnel were busy in clearing the debris on track as it had been raining heavily from the past few days. The rain has caused landslips at many points on this 96-km-long track. The traffic is expected to be restored by Tuesday.

State Cong meet:
General house of the state Congress will meet here on October 5. Party general secretary Kuldeep Rathore said besides senior leaders like Virbhadra Singh and Vidya Stokes, AICC member and minister of state for external affairs Anand Sharma would also attend the meeting. Main agenda of the meeting would be review of membership drive that was being undertaken as per the new delimited assembly and parliamentary segments. Strategy for the ensuing Lok Sabha poll and damage caused to life and property due to heavy rain would also be discussed.

Youth drowned:
A youth, Ramlok, drowned in Gamber river near Kohu village in the Nalagarh sub-division on Sunday. Hailing from Panwa Kanetha village, the youth was standing at the side of the river when He slipped and fell into the river. The gushing current of water washed him within no time. The body of the deceased has not been traced as yet.



Residential houses:
The construction work on 57 residential houses for the Tsunami victims of Waltengoo Nar has been completed at the cost of Rs 2.95 crore, while the work is apace on 20 residential houses. The rehabilitation project is of Rs. 4.08 crore. This was given out at a meeting of officers chaired by the district development commissioner Kulgam on Monday.

Woman dies:
A woman, Khatija Begum(60), was injured by a wild animal in Tripora village in Baramulla district. She was rushed to Sheeri hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries, the police here said on Monday.

Man electrocuted: An employee of the electric department, Mohammad Yousuf Khan, died when he got electrocuted near Kangan in Ganderbal district, the police here said. An official spokesman said the cause of the incident was due to negligence of officials of Power Receiving Station, Chinar.


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