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Abohar
Mangat in FCI panel
: Pradesh Youth Congress secretary Mangat Ram Chayal has been nominated as member of the consultative committee of the Food Corporation of India (FCI), director Amit Mehta informed through a fax message on Monday. His term will be of two years.

Amritsar
DC’s surprise visit
: Deputy commissioner Kahan Singh Pannu paid surprise visits at government schools and dispensaries at Isapur and Uthian villages. He was satisfied with the presence of students and teachers in the schools and doctors in the dispensaries. He said adequate stock of medicines were also there in the dispensaries. He, however, expressed dissatisfaction on the shortage of adequate medicines in the veterinary hospital. He asked the doctors concerned to complete the stock of medicines in the hospital.

Fazilka
Man run over by train
: A middle-aged person was killed after he was hit by a train on the Fazilka-Rewari section near village Jatwali, here on Monday. According to sources, the incident took place when Jagtar Singh (42), a resident of village Baghewala, was crossing an unmanned railway crossing. He was hit by a train going to  Fazilka from Rewari. He died on te spot. Police have registered case under section 174 of the IPC.

Efforts on to collect cow feed: The Shri Narayan Welfare Society, Fazilka, managing the local Gaushalla, has arranged a rickshaw to collect cow feed and donations for the Radha Krishan Gaushalla in the village Bodiwala Pitha of this sub-division. The rickshaw has been provided by SHO City police, Fazilka, Baljeet Singh. The rickshaw was flagged off on Monday by eminent social worker and patron of local Arya Samaj, Sudesh Nagpal, at a function held in Bodiwala.

Hoshiarpur
Sarpanch, panchs booked
: On the complaint of panch Malkiat Singh of Pandher village, the Dasuya police registered a case under sections 409, 467, 468, 471 and 120 B of the IPC against the village sarpanch, Jaswinder Kaur, panchs Surjit Singh and Avtar Singh on Sunday. According to police sources, Malkiat Singh alleged in his complaint that the sarpanch and panchs fraudulently withdrew Rs 1,02,700 from the bank account of the panchayat by forging his signatures.

2 killed in mishap: Sarabjit Singh and his mother Rani of Sahri village were killed when a car hit the motorcycle they were riding on near the village last evening. The Mahilpur police has registered a case under sections 304, 279 and 427 of the IPC against the car driver.

Jagraon
256 examined at medical camp:
An orthopedics camp was organised at Kalayani Hospital in which 256 patients were examined. The camp was a joint venture of Hospital and Rotary Club, Jagraon. A team of Dr Bikram Singh Rajpal and Dr Deepak Kalayani examined the patients and delivered free medicines. They also briefed the patients about diet they should consume and things they should avoid.

Nawanshahr
Prof Gill awarded
: The Asian Writers Association, Denmark, in collaboration with the panchayat of Simbli village organised a literary function at the village. Former GNDU vice-chancellor Dr S.P. Singh presided over the function and Jagdev Singh Jassowal was the chief guest. Prof Gubhajan Gill was honoured with Baba Bulle Shah award by chairman of the association Swarn Singh Parwana. Dr S.P. Singh released a Punjabi book, “Bhaichara,” authored by Parwana on the occasion.

Langar sewa: As part of the “Langar Sewa” drive launched by Surinder Kaur Badal, wife of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, a jatha comprising more than 100 devotees and three truckloads of ration items, led by the local MLA, Jatinder Singh Kariha, left for Harmandar Sahib, Amritsar, from here on Sunday.

Boy missing: Piyush (14) of Chopra Mohalla here is missing since December 30, last year. His father Vimal Kumar has lodged a complaint with the police. The family of the missing boy suspected a foul play by a tenant living nearby their house. The police has started investigations in this regard.

Pathankot
Army exhibition
: The army would conduct an exhibition, ‘Know your Army’, to display its weapons at PT Ground, 8 Jakli near Lal Batti Chowk, Mamun Cantonment, from January 7 to 8. According to the army authorities, machines guns, radars, and surveillance equipments, would be displayed during the exhibition. The army has given an open invitation to school children and citizens of Gurdaspur, Kathua and Kangra to visit the exhibition site free of cost.



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CHANDIGARH

Chandigarh
Blankets donated:
The Excel Group and the Pooja Associates donated over 100 blankets to the Sri Sathya Sewa Organisation at the PGI for distribution among needy patients.


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HARYANA

AMBALA
Elected
: Rohan Hede has been elected as the chairman of SME Pharma Industries Confederation (SPIC). Lalit Jain was elected as senior vice-president while Vinay Jain, Aloke Chaudhury and Ramesh Arora were elected as vice chairman. Jagdeep Singh was elected as secretary general while Saurabh Gupta, Om Saraf, Animesh Roy, Vinod Gupta and P S Bhatnagar were made joint secretaries.

CHANDIGARH
Haryana Financial Corp
: Haryana Financial Corporation has decided to reintroduce the policy for compromise settlement of chronic non- performing assets and policy for compromise settlement of loss accounts with a view to provide relief to those borrowers who have not been able to repay their dues in time. A spokesperson for the corporation said both schemes were introduced in the 2005 and the corporation had received an overwhelming response. Now, both schemes would remain operative up to March 31, 2009, to provide opportunity to the eligible defaulter units to avail benefits under these schemes.

Adventure sports: The state government has decided to increase the budget for adventurous sports to Rs. 40 lakh keeping in view the growing interest of women in these sports. Last year, 45 per cent of women players of the state participated in adventurous sports. A spokesperson for the Sports and Youth Affairs Department said highest number of adventurous sports was organised during the current financial year. As many 900 sports persons participated in adventurous activities out of which the number of women participants were 400.

FARIDABAD
Candidature announced
: Yashpal Nagar, who had resigned from the Congress about a year ago, on Sunday, announced his candidature for contesting from the Faridabad constituency in the coming Lok Sabha election. Nagar would contest as an Independent. However, he added that he would consider if any political party offers him its ticket.

GURGAON
Boy missing
: A 25-year-old boy has gone missing since Saturday from Faridabad. His father Vinod, resident of Kanahai village near here, told the police that his son Prashant was a student of Manav Rachna Polytechnic and was putting up in a hostel in Faridabad. Prashant had left hostel on Saturday in the afternoon to get medicine but never returned. A case has been registered.

KAITHAL
Robbed of Rs 95,000: Pocket of a government contractor was picked up during the inaugural function of Rs 1. 28-crore canal-based water supply scheme at Pai village in the district on Sunday. The pickpocket deprived contractor Rohtash Singla of Rs 95,000 that were kept in his two pockets. Some senior officers and Singla were reportedly standing close to the minister during inaugural function. The police has started the investigation.

KURUKSHETRA
Consumer forum chief
: The Block Congress Committee, Thanesar-Shahabad (urban) on Sunday honoured Dina Nath Arora on his appointment as president of the consumer forum, Yamunanagar, recently. Sahab Singh Saini, working president, district congress committee, presided over the function. Chief guest and Rajya Sabha member Ram Prakash said the appointment of Arora was a result of hard work and dedication to the Congress party.

REWARI
1 killed in mishap
: One Nihal Singh was killed while his associate Om Prakash Yadav was injured when their motorcycle was reportedly hit by a tractor on the Rewari-Bharawas road here on Sunday. The mishap occurred when the duo was returning to Prahladpura village near Bharawas. A case has been registered and tractor driver Sandeep, a resident of Budana village near here, has been arrested.

ROHTAK
Academics honoured
: HJ Ghosh Roy, senior faculty member, Institute of Management Studies and Research of Maharishi Dayanand University and Sanket Vij of BPS Women's University, Khanpur (Sonepat), have bagged silver medal for their joint research paper at the 61st All India Commerce Conference organised in December 2008 at Dhanwate National College, Nagpur. Roy and Vij presented a joint paper titled: ‘Role of e-CRM in customer value creation: An empirical study of perceived level of e-CRM services and customer satisfaction in life insurance sector of India’. Both academics were conferred the ‘Best business academic of the year award-2008’.

Sirsa
Body found:
The body of a person, who was missing since December 27 from his village Maujdin in the district, was recovered from the Ghaggar yesterday. The victim, Ram Lal, had gone to Neja Delan Kalan village to attend a marriage, but did not return. A case has been registered.


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