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2 booked for thrashing staff: The local police has booked two persons for thrashing employees of a private company constructing road in the Faizpura area here on Tuesday. One of the accused has blamed the police for cutting his right moustache. A case under Sections 323, 506, 341 and 427, IPC, has been registered against the accused who have been identified as Kulbeer Singh and Sonu of Faizpura locality. Chowki in charge Shamsher Singh refuted the allegation that the moustache was cut.

Judo contest: The local Government Senior Model School organised a judo championship on September 26 in which eight students of B.D. Arya Girls College, Jalandhar Cantonment, won six gold and two silver medals. The gold medallists are Paramjeet, Seema, Kulbir, Inderjeet, Gagandeep and Sandeep, while Jatinder and Amandeep won silver medals.

Volleyball tourney: The volleyball team of the local KMV College won the district volleyball championship held at Sports College on September 29. Principal Dr Atima Sharma congratulated the girls on their victory.

: Five women and five men were booked on the charges of gambling by the city police on Monday. The division No. 6 police nabbed the 10 people from Cheema chowk, and recovered around Rs 30,000 from them. According to the police, the accused, namely Raj Kumar, Sanjiv Kumar, Adarsh Kumar, Ashwant Kumar, Nishan, and women namely Usha Rani, Gora, Ktla, Sunita, Neelam, were nabbed red-handed last night.

Assurance: Prof M.S. Kang, vice-chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University, on Monday assured a delegation of non-teaching employees that Dr P.P.S. Lubana would be replaced as the secretary to the VC and instead, a qualified staffer from the non-teaching wing will be appointed to the post. Professor Lubana was recently appointed as secretary and the non-teaching employees had lodged their protest in the form of a dharna in front of the VC’s office.

Hindi fortnight held: National Fertilizer Limited, Nangal, observed September 14 to 29 as Hindi fortnight. A prize distribution ceremony was held at the HRD Department on Tuesday to felicitate winners of various contests held in the past 15 days. The chief guest at the occasion was V. K. Bansal, general manager in charge. He distributed prizes to 48 winners of different competitions.

Talent hunt
: The DAN College of Education for Women organised a talent search programme in the college here on Tuesday. The students participated in different competitions. Jasmeet Kaur, Neha Thakur, Rajni, Money, Anjali Jain, Anu and Kulbir excelled in the poetical recitation, declamation, singing, dance, mono acting and rangoli competitions, respectively. Dr Saroj Bhalla gave away the prizes.

National brain competition: Yatin Gupta, a Class VIII student of Bhupindra International Public School bagged second place in National Brain Championship, organised by I-Matrix at S D College, Sector- 32, Chandigarh recently. As many as 500 students from across the country took part in the event.

Health programme: PKR Jain Vatika School organised a health and hygiene programme for girl students of Class VI, VII and VIII along with their mothers. They were briefed about hygiene practices and other gender related issues. Dr Ruchika Singh said there was a need to involve mothers to support their daughters in adopting new changes. The programme was conducted in collaboration with Procter and Gamble.

Two held with illicit liquor
: The police here caught Harbhajan Singh and Sanjiv Kumar from Nasirabad and Prempur areas, respectively, and seized nine bottles of illicit liquor from them. Separate FIRs under sections 61/1/14 have been registered against them at Rawalpindi police station in this regard.

ETTs’ ultimatum to govt: Owing to the non-payment of August salary to elementary teachers of Sherpur block, there is resentment among the ETT Teachers Union. The union on Tuesday served an ultimatum on the government that if their salaries were not released by October 10, then the teachers would be compelled to chalk out an agitation programme. District president of the union Sukhvir Singh said in their appointment letters there was no mention to get their attendance reports verified from sarpanches.

Computerised tax receptions: The government is considering a proposal of the Punjab Small Traders Development Board to set up computerised reception counters at all district and subdivisional offices of the Excise and Taxation Department. This was stated by chairman of the board Madan Lal Kapoor while talking to reporters here on Tuesday.

35 Burma nationals nabbed: Border Security Force personnel nabbed 35 Burma (Myanmar) nationals while they were trying to sneak into the Pakistan territory crossing the Indo-Pak fence near the Chhina Bidhi Chand border post here on Monday night. They handed them over to Jhabal police station. A sum of Rs 1,527 cash was recovered from them. They have been sent to police remand.


Haryana BJP pact
: Haryana BJP president Atam Prakash Manchanda said the alliance with any political party for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections had not finalised so far. He was here to attend the meeting of the office bearers of the state unit on Tuesday.

2 given addl charge
: The Haryana government has issued the transfer and posting orders of two IAS officers with immediate effect. Sarban Singh, commissioner and secretary, Sports and Youth Affairs department and nodal officer for monitoring the Chief Minister's announcements, has been given additional charge of monitoring and coordination, an official release said here. S.S. Prasad, commissioner and secretary, Science and Technology department, has given the additional charge of project director, NRHM.

Doc elected panel head: Dr Ashok Kumar Arora, a prominent ENT specialist of Rewari, has been elected president of the Haryana state unit of the Otorhinolaryngologists Association of India. He was unanimously elected state president of the association at the annual convention of the ENT specialists of Haryana held at Karnal on Sunday. This is for the first time that an ENT specialist of Rewari has got this exalted post in the state unit of the association.

Youth held with weapons: On a tip-off, the CIA police conducted a raid in which it apprehended a youth Satender of Sahuwas village of Bhiwani district from Chandawas village, near here on Monday evening. The police also seized an illicit revolver and a country made pistol from him. He was today produced in the court of the ACJM who remanded him in the police custody till October 2. The police has registered a case under Sections 25, 54, 59 of the Arms Act in this regard.


Yuva sansad: As many as 50 students participated in the “12th Yuva sansad” programme, which was organised in the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya at Sarol on the outskirts of the town. In this unique programme, the students were apprised of the election process and the working of Parliament besides other activities.

Ration given: In order to meet requirements of the essential commodities on occasion of the Id-ul-Fitr in the borderland of Kihar sector in Chamba district, adjacent to Jammu and Kashmir, the Himachal Pradesh Department of Food and Supplies has released full quota of ration for October.

Woman commits suicide: A lady committed suicide by hanging herself with an electric fan in a project colony of the Sewa hydroelectric project at Mashka, about 50 km from here, on Saturday. The deceased has been identified as Sushma and is survived by two daughters. The police has registered a case in this regard.

51 lakh for CM’s Relief Fund: Chairman of the Mata Chintpurini Temple Trust committee Padam Singh Chauhan on Tuesday presented a draft of Rs 51 lakh to Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal as a contribution towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. The Chief Minister said it would provide relief to the under privileged and deserving sections of society.

3 killed in road mishap: Three persons were killed and one seriously injured when a jeep in which they were travelling rolled down into a deep gorge at Gadshali near Chirgaon here on Tuesday. The incident took place when the jeep (HP-10-A-1273) was on its way from Sudhansu to Ladot. The deceased have been identified as Vijay Singh (32) of Ladot village, Kulbhushan (23) of Dalgaon village and Tulis Ram, a labourer.

Conference held: The two-day annual conference of the Association of Physicians of India (HP Chapter) was held in Bilaspur on September 27 and 28. As many as 80 physicians from the PGI, GB Pant Hospital, R.R. Hospital, New Delhi, IGMC and Dr Rajendra Prasad Medical College, Tanda, attended the conference. The next annual meeting will be held at Una.


Jawan killed accidentally:
Army jawan Naar Singh of the Raj Rifle, was killed in an accidental firing in Sunderbani town of Rajouri district on Monday. “The service weapon of the jawan went off when it fell down. He was on a routine patrolling in Keri Lalyali area on Khour-Sunderbani border late Monday night,” sources said and added that the bullet hit his abdomen and he died on the spot.

Two killed, 28 hurt:
A five-year-old boy and a woman were killed and 28 persons were injured in two separate road mishaps in the Kashmir valley on Tuesday. Sources said Saqib Manzoor (5) was hit and critically wounded by a vehicle at Damhal Hanjipora. He later died on way to the hospital. In another incident, a woman was injured after being hit by a scooter at Herpora in south Kashmir. She was rushed to the hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. Meanwhile, 22 passengers were injured when the bus in which they were travelling from Srinagar to Baramulla, collided with a tipper at Trumbgun on the highway. The injured were admitted to different hospitals. Sources said a tipper hit a vehicle at Baramulla, resulting in injuries to six passengers.

Woman, son hurt in clash: A woman was killed and her son was injured critically in a clash between two families in south Kashmir on Tuesday. Official sources said two families clashed at Larnoo, Kokernag, in Anantnag district during which a woman, Biggu, and her son were critically injured. Biggu later died on way to the hospital while her son, whose left hand was chopped off by the rival group, was admitted to the hospital. The police have registered a case against 25 persons. Five accused have been arrested.

DDK to extend duration: Buoyed by the success of its special programmes on Ramzaan, Doordarshan Kendra (DDK), Srinagar, is planning to enhance the duration of the programmes and incorporate segments for other communities, including Kashmiri Pandits and Sikhs. The success of “Payam-e-Ramzaan” (message of the fasting month) has buoyed our confidence and in future, the devotional programme “Roshni” would be enhanced with segments for Pandits, Sikhs and Muslims on alternate days, devotional programme's producer-cum-director M.Y. Parray said. “We are planning to incorporate segments “Leela” for Pandits and “Gurbani” for Sikhs in “Roshni” after Ramzaan so as to cater to all communities,” Parray said.

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