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Jagran organised:
The Sheetala Mata Mandir Committee organised the fifth “jagran” here today. Ashwani and party from Patiala performed on the occasion. It was inaugurated by former SAD (city) chief Hari Chand Mittal. He donated Rs 21,000 for the welfare schemes to the mandir  committee. Mandir committee patron Vinay Puri thanked the members and participants for their cooperation.

2 hurt in mishap
: Two youths were seriously injured when the Scorpio in which they were travelling collided with a tree near Adda-Udhowal on the Dhariwal-Amritsar road. Driver of the vehicle Palwinder Singh, resident of Dhariwal, and Rajiv Arora, resident of Gumtala, were admitted to a private nursing home. — OC 

Sekhri is Cong observer: Punjab Election Campaign Committee convener Ashwani Sekhri was appointed party observer for the Lok Sabha elections in Haryana, said a Punjab Pradesh Congress press note here on Monday. — TNS

Dhadi Shaunki’s songs: The Sant Ram Udasi Trust will make available to people cassettes of compositions of Sant Ram Udasi and songs of late Dhadi Amar Singh Shaunki. Trust secretary Ajmer Singh Sidhu said here on Monday that a book on Udasi’s compositions would be ready soon and the trust had copyright of Shaunki’scompositions. Trust chairman Sukhwinder Kandola warned cassette companies and singers against using Shaunki’s compositions without permission — TNS

Dhir elected Bar chief:
The Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana for the first time conducted election of the District Bar Association (DBA), here last evening. And Jai Vir Yadav was appointed as an observer. R.P. Dhir was elected President for the 10th time. He defeated R.K. Menon by a margin of 94 votes. The following were elected office-bearers of the DBA. Vice-president Navdeep Thakur, secretary Sarabjit Singh, joint secretary Harjit Kaur and treasurer Arun Kumar Patil. Such Singh, Manik and Rakesh Kumar were elected executive members. — OC

President elected: Jagjit Singh Sachdeva was elected President of the Jagjit Singh Sachdeva Asha Kiran society, on Monday. He would replace Harish Aery. The society is running a special school for mentally challenged children at Jahan Khelan, 8 km from here. — OC

Brick-kiln association: Members of the District Brick-Kiln Owners Association at a meeting held under the presidentship of Krishan Kumar Vassal here on Sunday condemned the registration of false cases against brick-kiln owners by the police in Amritsar, Beas and Tarn Taran. They demanded immediate withdrawal of all cases. They decided that all kiln owners would go on strike from Monday till the cancellation of false cases. — OC

Media in charge : District Mahila Congress Committee president Taranjit Kaur Sethi has appointed Amita Bali media in charge of the district Mahila Wing of the party, stated a press note of the party office here on Sunday. — OC

Designer attires:
The city is all set to witness “First Row”, a special sale concept of designer labels for fashion-conscious consumers, here tomorrow. Shoppers can buy various designer clothes and accessories at special prices during the sale. The one-day sale will comprise of garments, bags, shoes and accessories designed by Ashish Soni, Malini Ramani, Raghavendra Rathore, Gaurav Gupta, Mandira Wirk, Rohit Bal etc

Mullanpur Dakha
Mahavir Jayanti celebrated:
Mahavir Jayanti was celebrated here with fervour and excitement. Shika Ji Maharaj preached the teachings of Lord Mahavir Swami during the celebrations and children presented a cultural programme depicting the teachings of Jainism. Babu Chanderbhan said the basic teachings of Jain religion was to live and let others live. 

Mandi Gobindgarh
Wheat crop destroyed:
Wheat crop on three acres was burnt after power cables snapped and fell on it following high-velocity winds at Talwara village last night. The crop belonged to Kulwant Singh, a farmer of the village. Villagers said they tried to douse the flames but due to the high intensity of the fire, they failed to save the crop spread over three acres.—TNS

Sarpanch disqualified: Gurdev Singh Sidhu, Director, Rural Development and Panchayat, Punjab, disqualified Sarpanch Swaran Kaur and panchayat member Sher Singh for alleged encroachment of the common land at Dharonki village in Nabha subdivision. Acting on the reports of local revenue officers and the BDPO, who conducted inquiries in the land-grabbing case, Sidhu sought names of suitable persons for the coveted past of the sarpanch. — OC

Student honoured: Rozy Rani, a student of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Lehragaga (Sangrur), has been honoured with a cash award of Rs 10,000, a merit certificate and a memento for securing the first rank among government schools in class X public examinations for the academic year 2007-08 from Punjab. She was honoured by Yanam Old Age Home at Yanam (Puducherry) some days ago with a view to promote national integration and give encouragement to students of all states and union territories of the country. — TNS

Saini Sabha: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Zila Saini Sabha: president - Gurbachan Singh Saini; general secretary - Lal Chand Saini; and finance secretary - Savan Singh Saini. — TNS



Body found
: An unidentified body was recovered by the police from Jundla Nallah here on Monday. The body was decomposed beyond recognition and efforts were being made to identify it. The deceased appeared to be in early twenties and the police has registered a case of murder under Section 302 and 210 of the IPC. The body has been sent for postmortem and further investigations are in progress.Sukhdev Singh, a resident of Jundla, informed the police about rapped body lying in the Nallah. — TNS

Death anniversary: The Senior Citizens Club, Ladwa, and the Late Beni Prasad-Om Prakash Garg Memorial Library, Ladwa, jointly celebrated the 21st death anniversary of late Om Prakash Garg, former MLA and a former member Punjab Vidhan Parishad at the premises of Shivala Ram Kundi Dharmashala at Ladwa, 15 km from here on Tuesday. Haryana agriculture minister Harmohinder Singh Chattha, former MP Gurdyal Singh Saini and former MLA Banta Ram were among those who paid tributes to late Om Prakash Garg. According to organiser Pawan Garg, a blood donation camp was organised and 67 units of blood were donated on this occasion. — OC

: A sixteen-year-old girl was abducted allegedly by a youth, Deepu, from Mohalla Bala Sarai, here on Saturday. On a complaint filed on Monday by the victim’s father Rupeshwar, the police has registered a case of abduction coupled with seduction under Sections 363, 366 of the IPC against the accused. — OC

Two killed in road mishaps
: Siyara (45) of Riapur colony was crushed to death by a tractor-trailer near Aggarwal roundabout here on Tuesday. The mishap took place when Siyara, a pillion rider, was on her way to home, along with his son Irshad, on his motorcycle. Irshad has also sustained injuries in the accident. The police has registered a case under Sections 279, and 304-A of the IPC against the unknown driver. While in another accident TC Massi (45), a resident of Poanta Sahib, was killed when the car, in which he was travelling, collided with the truck on the national highway 73 near private school here on Tuesday. While three others - driver of the car Sandeep Singh and two other occupants of the car Paramjit and VK Tripati - have also sustained injuries in the accident. — TNS



Old man killed in mishap
: An old man was killed when a Tata Sumo overturned at Kud on Tuesday. Krishan Lal Sharma(60) of Uri in Srinagar, who was putting up in the local Muthi Camp, was shifted to Government Medical College here, where doctors pronounced him dead. Meanwhile, 70-year old Daulat Ram of Prem Nagar in Miran Sahib and 50-year-old Kaushal Kumar of Raya Siot were injured in mishaps. — TNS

Car stolen: Some unidentified persons stole a car of a retried judge from outside his residence at Wazarat Road here on Tuesday. Official sources said some unidentified persons stole Maruti car (number JK02AB/8343) of retired Session Judge GA Tak from Wazarat Road in Dalpatian Mohalla. An FIR has been lodged with the Pir Mitha police post. — TNS

Health Marathon organised: To commemorate the World Health Day, Tata Teleservices Limited (TTSL) organised a marathon and a medical camp across the city to spread awareness and enthuse people to adopt a healthy way of living. Employees and locals turned up in large numbers. A 3-km-long ‘Health Marathon’ commenced at 6:30 am from TTSL Office to Guest House in Trikuta Nagar via Jammu University, and the medical camp was held at the Guest House. — TNS

Youth commits suicide: A youth allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a diesel multiple unit (DMU) near Vijaypur Railway Station in Samba district on Tuesday. Official sources said Tarsem Lal (27) of Amwal Colony in Vijaypur allegedly jumped before a moving DMU near the Vijaypur railway station and he died on the spot. The body was later handed over to family members of the deceased. A case has been registered. — TNS

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