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FCI workers stage stir
: Responding to the countrywide call given by the FCI Workers Union members of the Abohar sub-divisional unit held demonstration at the local office of the FCI on Monday during lunch hour. The union has urged the Central government to scrap contract system in the FCI and regularise the services of the workers those had been receiving direct payment as wages besides giving employment to the kin of the employees, who had died during service or sought retirement on medical grounds. The union regretted that wages of the workers had been revised by 135 per cent during the past ten years whereas prices of essential commodities had gone up by 450 per cent. The union has decided to continue the agitation in present form (demonstrations) till December 19. Later, sit-in (dharna) and demonstrations would be organised at all district headquarters, a spokesman Mangal Singh said.

Wrestling championship: Hardev Singh, Sunny, Nishan and Kuldeep Singh were declared winners in different categories during the fourth wrestling championship that was organised in the memory of wrestler Balkar Singh Bhullar at the grain market here. District Youth Congress president Sandeep Jakhar was the chief guest. Social activist Dinesh Garg honoured the winners.

INIFD exhibition concludes: There is need for a balanced approach on achieving gender equality and empowering women, said Jagdish Jandu, president of the municipal council. He was the chief guest at the closing ceremony of INIFD exhibition Millange-2009 at Sriganganagar late on Sunday evening. Fashion designer Parul Bhatia thanked the visitors for appreciating the creations of students in fashion, textile and interior designing. Director Brahm Bhatia presented a memento to the chief guest.

Re-nominated to PU senate:
Prof Ashok Gupta, former head of the economics department in the local DAV College, has been re-nominated to the senate of the Panjab University. His nomination as a member of the senate is for two years.

Annual programme
: To provide technical education and improve communication skills of the students are the main motive of Government Munshi Ram College (GMRC) Alumni Association, Fazilka, said chief patron of the Association and principal of the college Prof Kulbir Singh, while addressing large gathering in the college premises in maiden annual programme of the Association on Monday. On the occasion, president of the Association, executive engineer (Irrigation) Bhagwant Singh Warrer, other office-bearers, professors and the visitors garlanded the portrait of founder of the college philanthropist Munshi Ram Aggarwal.


HPS shifted: The Haryana government has posted Ramesh Pal, HPS, as ACP, Headquarters, Faridabad with immediate effect.

Woman, son murdered: A woman identified as Pavitra Yadav (24) and her son Naman (2) were reportedly strangled to death by unknown assailants at their residence in Mayor Vihar Colony here on Sunday. The incident took place when her husband Amit Yadav and her father-in-law Raj Singh Yadav had gone to attend a wedding ceremony. Pavitra’s mother-in-law was sleeping in another room. A case has been registered.

Truck thief held: The police on Sunday seized a truck and arrested the truck driver identified as Radha Krishan of Ritoli village of Uttar Pradesh, who had allegedly stolen the truck from Danola Mandi of Barnala district in Punjab on Saturday. SP Mahender Singh Sheoran said the truck valued around Rs 5 lakh was being taken to Uttar Pradesh for selling. However, another person in the truck managed to escape.

Tele-medicine centre: Acknowledging the eye donation campaign of people of the Gohana region under the inspiration of NGO Ahuti, Venu Eye Bank in Delhi has decided to set up a tele-medicine centre for eye treatment in the town. This will be the second tele-medicine centre in the town as Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, had opened such centre about two years ago. Convener of Ahuti Surender Viswas said the vision centre would be a joint venture of the Ahuti, Venu Eye Bank and the Sanatan Dharam Mandir Sabha. The number of eye donations in Gohana has gone up to 208.

3 get life term for murder: Three persons identified as Mukesh and Pawan of Joli village and Pradeep of Guhna were sentenced to life imprisonment by Additional District and Sessions Judge Sanjiv Kumar holding them accused in the murder of Suresh of Guhna on August 18, 2006. On the complaint of Suresh’s father Hawa Singh, a murder case was registered against them.


Employee held for taking bribe
: The State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) has caught red-handed Ghulam Nabi Dar, a junior assistant in the office of Collector, Land Acquisition, PWD, Srinagar, while accepting a bribe of Rs 2,000 for the release of land compensation. The arrest followed a complaint by Abdul Majid Bhat from Ompora, Budgam, whose land was acquired by the Railways.He alleged that Dar demanded and accepted a bribe from him at the time of release of the first installment of land compensation. Now, he was again demanding Rs 5000 for the release of rest of the compensation, a spokesman for the SVO said.

3 arrested with poppy straw: The police on Sunday seized 363 kg of poppy straw in Pulwama district and arrested three persons, who were allegedly smuggling the contraband in a vehicle. It said Shamim Wani and Lateef Khan, residents of Chadoora and Nazir Ganie of Chrar-e-Sharief, were arrested after their vehicle was intercepted in Tumchipora-Nowpora village.

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