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Seminar on fertilisers
: A seminar was held in Sirhind on the disadvantages of chemicals and harmful fertilisers in food items. Dr Labinder Kumar, the resource person at the seminar said use of chemical fertilisers and other chemicals in agriculture and food items should be discouraged.

House burgled
: Thieves struck at a house in Urban Estate, Phase-I, here in the absence of the owners and decamped with goods and valuable worth lakh of rupees. The theft came to light on Monday evening when Naveen Puri (House No 46), an employee of the National Insurance Company, returned home and found the entire house ransacked. A police party reached the spot and started investigations. — TNS

Inquiry marked: Taking a serious note of the tussle between the senior deputy mayor of the local municipal corporation and the Maqsudan SHO, the inspector-general (IG) of police has marked an enquiry. The IG has asked the deputy inspector-general of (DIG), police, Ludhiana range, to look into the issue and submit a comprehensive report to him. — TNS

Honour for Chann: Renowned Punjabi lyricist Tarlochan Singh Chann Jandialvi (UK) and well known playwright Dr Atamjit Singh will be conferred with “Kewal Vig Award” for the year 2008.

The convener of the Kewal Vig Foundation Jatinder Mohan Vig said the duo would be given the award during a function at Virsa Vihar in Jalandhar on December 4. The annual award was instituted in 1994 in the memory of founder editor of Punjabi magazine Janta Sansar. —TNS

Mr Air Force: Leading aircraftsman (LAC) Vinod Kumar of SWAC was adjudged Mr. Air Force 2008-09 during the best physique championship organised at Air Force Station, Adampur, here . LAC RR Pandey was declared the most muscular man, while Wing Cdr GP Singh was the best poser. — TNS

Canteen inaugurated
: Jarnail Singh, head, granthi gurdwara, Karamsar, Rara Sahib, inaugurated a newly constructed canteen at Government College, Karamsar, near here recently. Balbir Kaur Bajaj, principal of the college, thanked Baba Teja Singh, who had directed the management committee of the religious place to fund the construction of the building. Nirmal Singh, Parkash Singh, Harmesh Lal and Inderjit Kaur, officials of the college addressed the inaugural function. — OC

No sangat darshan today
:The weekly ‘sangat darshan’ programme, being organised by the deputy commissioner every Tuesday here for on-the-spot redressal of the public grievances, would not be held tomorrow. The DC Nilkanth Avhad would be in Chandigarh to attend an important official meeting, said an official press release. — OC

Spycam stolen: Jaspal Singh Nindi, a local TV scribe, has reportedly lost hisbag containing a spycam worth Rs 3 lakh and some documents at Chandigarh Chowk here. The matter has been reported to the police.— OC



Visited: Prof M.G.K Menon, scientist, along with his wife visited the Natural History Museum of geology department Panjab University. The visit proved to be a great source of inspiration for the chairman Prof A.D. Ahluwalia, curator Dr Rajeev Patnaik, staff and students of the department. — TNS

Workshop:A one-day workshop on “Fostering communication and critical thinking skills” is being organised here tomorrow at the Regional Institute of English, Sector 32. The event is held in collaboration with the RELO, American Embassy, New Delhi, for Government Senior Secondary School teachers of Punjab, Haryana, J&K and the UT. — TNS

Man injured in accident: The local police registered a case on the complaint filed by Mohammad Rafi, a resident of Sector 25, against Sandeep Singla, a resident of Sector 40, whose car hit him when he was riding his motor cycle yesterday. He was injured and admitted to GMSH-16. A case under Sections 279, 337 of the IPC has been registered at the police station of Sector 39. The accused has been arrested and bailed out later on.



Power redressal forum  for Rohtak: The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) has announced to set up a consumer grievances redressal forum (CGRF) in Rohtak. Earlier, the chairperson and member of the existing CGRF, Panchkula, used to visit Rohtak to register complaints lodged by consumers of Rohtak, Jhajjar, Jind, Sonepat and Panipat districts. A spokesman for the nigam on Monday said the CGRF would have three members. The tenure of the members of the forum would be three years. The CGRF would be established under Section 42 of the Electricity Act-2003. — TNS

2 killed in accidents: Two persons were killed in road accidents in the district in the past 24 hours. A farmer, Raj Narain (28), of Lisan village was killed on the spot when a tractor-trailer reportedly rammed into his tractor on the Jhajjar-Rewari road near Palhawas village on Monday. The driver of the tractor-trailer reportedly absconded after abandoning his vehicle there. In another incident, Shubh Ram (50), a resident of Bijpur village in Rajasthan, died on the spot after the motorcycle he was riding on was reportedly hit by a truck on the Rewari-Narnaul road on Sunday. The police has registered a case of rash and negligent driving against the truck driver, who fled the spot. — OC



Jorhji fair begins: A five-day fair started at Jorhji village near here on Monday. BJP MLA Rajiv Saizal inaugurated the fair. Thousands of Hindu and Sikh devotees from all over North India come here to pay obeisance at a temple and a gurdwara situated side by side alongside a pond every year. According to local belief, it is same pond that was visited by Shravana to quench the thirst of his parents. The fair is also a symbol of brotherhood among Hindus and Sikhs. — OC

DA enhancement: The Himachal Pradesh Confederation on Monday welcomed the enhancement of 7 per cent dearness allowance by the state government. HP Employees Confederation president Vinod Kumar in a press conference here on Monday said this was the second time when the state government had released the installment of dearness allowance in one year. Kumar demanded the implementation of promotion rules on the basis of Punjab pattern and continue the policy of ex-gratia jobs to the kins of employees after their death during service. — UNI

Science exhibition: Jawaharlal Nehru National Science Exhibition for Children will be organised from November 25 to 30 at Solan. Giving information about the annual event organised by the National Council of Educational Research and Training to inculcate scientific temper among schoolchildren here on Monday, education minister I.D. Dhiman said 155 models developed by schoolchildren from 26 states and union territories would be displayed at the exhibition. The theme for the exhibition would be “Science and technology and planet earth”. — TNS



3 held for offering bribe to voters:
Three persons, including a government employee, have been arrested by the police as they were reportedly offering bribe to voters to cast their votes in favour of Ashok Sharma, an independent candidate, contesting from Kalakote constituency in Rajouri district during the second phase of assembly elections. The arrested persons have been identified as Naresh Kumar, Jasbir Singh and Raju Singh (an employee in Doda hospital), all residents of Jammu. The police also recovered Rs 3 lakh from their possession. — UNI

Cop injured in grenade attack dies
: A cop who was injured in a grenade attack in Kangan on November 22, succumbed to his injuries, police said today. Ghulam Hyder, a follower in the police, was among four persons, who were injured when unidentified militants threw a grenade in Kangan market. Others were civilians. Hyder was seriously injured and admitted to SKIMS in Srinagar where he breathed his last. — TNS

11 cops injured in accident: Eleven policemen, including a sub-inspector, were injured when a mini-bus in which they were travelling in skidded off the road here, a police spokesman said. The policemen were on their way to Kulgam district from Ganderbal after performing election duty when the driver lost its control over the vehicle and skidded off the road at Bemina bypass on Sunday night, the spokesman said. All the injured were admitted to a hospital, he added. — PTI



Elephant tramples labourer: A labourer was trampled by an wild elephant in the Narendranagar district of Uttarakhand the previous night. “The deceased identified as Guddu (28) was attacked by the wild elephant in the Uny Bend in the Narendranagar Thana area the previous night,” Tehri SP, Mohan Singh Bangyal said. The body of the deceased was sent for the postmortem. — TNS

New SSP appointed: Sanjay Gunjial today took over as the new senior superintendent of police, Haridwar. He took over from V. Murugesan who has been transferred to Dehradun Police Headquarters. Police officials, representatives from political parties and various organisations welcomed the new SSP at his office. — TNS

NSS competition at SMJN College: The one-day camp of the National Cadet Corps of SMJMN college concluded with poster competition, Debate, Elocution and several other activities. Neelam, Sangeeta and Madhu won in the poster competition while in debate Suman Nimera, Sushma Raturi, Ritu were the winners. Yamuna and Yogisha were given consolation prizes. Chief guest Mahant Tryambak Bharti gave away the prizes. — TNS

Police lodges forgery case: On the courts order police has lodged a case against 12 people involved in fake registration of land documents. Ramchandra said that his land worth lakhs of rupees was being sold by some people by using forge doucuments. When he went to report at police station his complaint was not registered and the accused threatened him if he approached the police again. — TNS


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