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Support for Hans:
The Balmiki Sabha Rasta Mohalla will support SAD-BJP candidate Hans Raj Hans, Balmiki leader Mohan Lal Zakhmi said in a press note issued here on Wednesday. A meeting in Hans’ support was also held at Zakhmi’s house.

Poll arrangements:
To review the arrangements for conducting a fair and fearless Lok Sabha poll in the Hoshiarpur (Reserved) constituency, a special meeting was convened by District Electoral Officer N.K. Wadhawan here on Monday.

Technology Day
: Pushpa Gujral Science City (PGSC) is celebrating National Technology Day at its conventional hall here on Monday. Padma Shri Dr V.S. Sethi, former director, Terminal Ballistic Research Laboratory, Chandigarh, will deliver a talk on “technologies for defence”.

Crushed to death
: Baldev Ram (50) of nearby Sloh village was killed on the spot when he reportedly slipped and fell down on the road and was crushed under the rear tyre of a truck on the Sloh road chowk here on Wednesday.

DBSP nominee joins Cong: Manjit Kaur, candidate of the Democratic Bharati Samaj Party, joined the Congress giving a boost to the campaign of party nominee for the Anandpur Sahib Ravneet Singh Bittu. The support of Manjit Kaur to Bittu was engineered by former Parliamentary Secretary Parkash Singh, district Congress (urban) president Vipin Taneja and former MC chief Lalit Mohan Pathak. Manjit Kaur joined the Congress at a rally in Mohali.

Blood donation camp
: Sixty-five 65 units of blood was donated at a camp organised by the Shri Satya Sai Sewa Samiti at Sujanpur, 12 km from here on Wednesday. Samiti convener Balbir Singh said the camp was organised in memory of late Eashwarammy, mother of Sai Baba. The camp was inaugurated by Dr Sham Lal Mahajan, Assistant Civil Surgeon, Gurdaspur.

Drivers on contract: Punjab Roadways Driver Ekta Union president Bhagwati Charan Sharma urged the government to increase the remuneration of drivers working on contract basis. In a press note here on Wednesday, he alleged that the drivers were getting only Rs 3,500 per month from the contractor. He urged the Transport Minister to look into the problems.



Lalu to visit city to seek votes for Haq: Top leadership of the RJD is going to campaign for the party candidate Hafiz Anwar-ul-Haq. General secretaries Qamar Aalam and Qayoon Ansari and RJD’s Delhi unit president Mahendra Yadav are in Chandigarh and are campaigning for Haq. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav is also likely to visit the city.

JDU campaign: Janata Dal (U) candidate Goswami VB Bharati Wednesday campaigned in Dhanas, Maloya, Sector 56, Palsora Colony, Colony No. 5, Sector 52, Adrash Colony and Nehru Colony.



Rs 4.5 lakh looted
: Three persons looted Rs 4.5 lakh from Muthhoot finance company at gunpoint here on Wednesday. According to the eyewitness, three persons visited the company on a bike. Two of them went inside the office located at third floor of the building in Sector 14 at old Delhi road and one kept on waiting outside. They managed to keep all staff on gunpoint and took away the cash.

Research paper
: A research paper of Dr Lalit Kishore (63), an alumnus of Kurukshertra University, has got the distinction of being selected by British Library, London, for circulation to other scholars involved in the educational research. The paper entitled “Role playing through elementary mathematical concepts” was initially published by the Commonwealth Association of Science Technology and Mathematics Educators in the CASTME journal of the UK.

One killed in mishap
: Anjali (19), a resident of Kanpur (UP) and a member of an orchestra, was killed while her associates, Jai Ram and Lalit Kumar, were injured when the Maruti van reportedly rammed into a tractor-trailer parked on the Narnaul-Rewari road at Peethrawas village, near here, on Tuesday. The mishap occurred when they were returning to Delhi after giving a performance at a wedding ceremony at Narnaul. The Rampura police has registered a case of causing dangerous obstruction in public way as well as causing death by negligence under Sections 283, 304-A of the IPC against the driver of tractor-trailer, who fled from the spot after the mishap.

Man commits suicide: A retired teacher, Sheotaj Singh Yadav (68), of Zenabad village reportedly committed suicide by jumping before a train near Dahina station, 22 km from here, on Wednesday. Sources said he was having some mental perturbation, which led him to take the extreme step. The Government Railway Police, which held inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC, has treated it as a case of suicidal death.

Poll survey
: A team of 25 students of Maharishi Dayanand University has started the work on post-poll survey in the various parliamentary constituencies of the state. This survey is the part of the UGC’s project on “Lok Sabha Elections 2009: A Behavioural Study of Political Attitudes and Opinion in Haryana” in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi. Principal investigator of the project Harish Kumar said the aim of this survey was to provide a thorough account of election and underline the significance of elections in a democracy.

28 booths critical
: Thirty duty magistrates and 64 sector magistrates have been appointed by the authorities in Sirsa seat that goes to polls tomorrow. S K Goyal, Returning Officer for the Sirsa seat, said 28 out of the 659 polling booths in the district had been identified as critical. The authorities had also identified 162 booths as hypersensitive and 160 booths as sensitive. SP Subhash Yadav said 4 companies of the central forces and 4 of the HAP had been deployed in the district.


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