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Hoshiarpur
Man booked
: Acting on a tip-off, the Model Town police raided the house of Pappu at Sunder Nagar here on Sunday and seized 30 kg of ganja. The police has booked Pappu under sections 20, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act.

Jalandhar
Teacher crushed to death:
A teacher of Daya Nand Model School, Geeta Rani, was crushed to death at a level crossing in Bashirpura on Monday. She was on her way to her residence in JP Nagar when the incident took place. Geeta was crushed under the DMU. The body was handed over to the family after a post-mortem examination.

Cong poll rally: Former Punjab minister Avtar Henry alleged that Parkash Singh Badal-led government had failed on all front. He said a poll rally in favour of Congress candidate Mohinder Singh Kaypee would be held at the office of Kartar Bus Service, near Domoria Bridge, on April 4.

Ludhiana
Alumni meet:
The annual old students’ meet of the Alumni Association of Guru Nanak Girls College was held here today. Gurbir Singh, president, Guru Nanak Education Trust, was the chief guest on the occasion.

Nawanshahr
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d teachers: The BEd Adhyapak Front, Punjab, will hold a protest rally in Bathinda on April 5 in protest against the alleged dilly-dallying tactics of the government in bringing the newly appointed BEd teachers under the purview of the pay commission. Front leaders said in a press release on Monday that the state was trying to deprive them of the benefits of the pay commission report.

Killed: Paramjit Singh, son of Gurbachan Singh of Mehandpur village, died on the spot when a Tata Safari vehicle hit his motorcycle on the Nawanshahr- Chandigarh highway here on Monday.

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CHANDIGARH

Control room for disaster mgmt: The Chandigarh administration has decided to set up a control room to coordinate its efforts in disaster management. A meeting on disaster management was held today under the chairmanship of Home Secretary Ram Niwas. It was decided to formulate a contingency plan for the city as it was on the radar of terrorist organisations.
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HARYANA

Chandigarh
HJC secy joins Cong
: In another set back to the HJC, its former state secretary Shisha Singh Deswal on Monday quit the party to join the Congress along with his supporters. Deswal met Phool Chand Mullana, president of the state Congress and Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in Delhi on Monday before joining the Congress. Hooda and Mullana welcomed Deswal and his supporters to the folds of the Congress.

Karnal
Orders for printers:
District Magistrate Chander Prakash, who is also the District Election Officer for the Karnal parliamentary constituency, has directed all printers to mention their names and addresses in the print line of election publicity material and supply one copy all such material within three days from the date of printing, failing which action would be taken against them as per provisions of Section 127 A of the Representation of Peoples Act, 1951, which provides for imprisonment up to 6 months or fine up to Rs 2000 or both.

Dowry cases: The police has registered two dowry cases on the complaint of t Jyoti of Bhutana village and Ritu of Assandh. In her complaint, Jyoti named her husband Naresh, father-in-law Satpal, Mother-in-law Kamlesh, brother-in-law Sonu and his wife Fasi, for torturing her for dowry. A case under Section 406, 498, 323, 506 and 34 of the IPC has been registered against the accused. Ritu also charged her husband Pramod, father-in-law Ranpath and mother-in-law Ram Kaur with making demand for dowry and maltreating her. A case has been registered against the accused.

Nilokheri
Awareness camp:
The representatives of women NGOs were given tips about “participatory rapid appraisal and social survey research methods” at the awareness programme organised by the Haryana State Social Welfare Board at the Haryana Institute of Rural Development, Nilokheri. As many as 34 women representatives of the NGOs from various districts participated in this week-long programme with a call for making concerted efforts to fight social evils like female foeticide, violence against women, dominance of Khap panchayats and dowry.

Rewari
One held for murder:
The police has arrested Gugan Ram, a resident of Gujjar Majri village, in connection with the murder of Pradeep Kumar, who was done to death with brickbats allegedly by Gugan and his five accomplices on March 23. Pradeep had succumbed to his injuries in a private hospital here on Wednesday. Gugan was on Monday produced in the court of JMIC Rajesh Garg who remanded him in judicial custody.

Yamunanagar
One gets 3-year RI
: Dilshad, a resident of Amadalpur, was sentenced to three years of rigorous imprisonment for committing unnatural physical relations with his wife on Monday by the additional district and Sessions Judge Dinesh Kumar Mittal. The accused was also fined Rs 2000. The victim had suffered serious injuries on her private parts and was admitted to the hospital. Acting on the victim’s complaint the police has registered a case against Dilsahd under Section 377 of IPC.


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JAMMU & KASHMIR

Jammu
80 bags of cement seized
: The police on Monday seized 80 bags of cement meant for a government establishment from the house of Jagjit Singh, a resident of ward number 10 in Kathua. The accused had purchased them at subsidised rates from a contractor. The police has registered a case.

Final-yr BA, B.Sc, B.Com exams begin: The annual examinations for the final-year students pursuing the BA, BSC and B.Com courses started here on Monday. According to PS Pathania, Controller, Examination, Jammu University, 14,000 students took the General En The examinations for the first-year students started on March 24 for which 250 centers have been set up. As many as 25,000 students are taking the first-year examinations. The examinations for the second-year students are scheduled to start in the third week of April.

SRINAGAR
Surinder visits Assembly complex
: Acting chairman, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council, Surinder Singh Miki, on Monday visited Legislative Assembly complex, which has been constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 37 crore. The chairman inspected the council hall, general meeting hall, canteen, office chambers of deputy chairman and other offices of the council. He directed the concerned executing agencies for considering some addition and alterations, besides arranging additional 10 seats in the council hall.

School timing: According to the director, School Education, Kashmir, the school timings in Kashmir division (Winter Zone) shall be from 10 am to 4 pm from April 01, 2009. In case of government and recognised private schools located within the Municipal limits of Srinagar city, the school timing shall be from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm till further orders, an official spokesman said.

Poll arrangements reviewed: District Election Officer (DEO), Kargil, Satesh Nehru on Monday convened a meeting of assistant returning officers and other district officers to review the arrangements made for the smooth conduct of the Parliamentary Elections in Kargil district. An official spokesman said the DEO asked the concerned officers to formulate a separate communication plan to airlift poll staff and election material to polling Station-49 of Zanskar sub-division.


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