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Library inaugurated
: Fatehgarh Sahib Deputy Commissioner Yashvir Mahajan today inaugurated a library in Dadheri village. The library was set up in memory of Shiromani Sahityakar late Santokh Singh Dheer. The library was set up with the help of villagers and Sahitya Sabha, Delhi, at the native village of Dheer. The DC said the library would encourage village youth in reading more books. He added that the district administration would extend all possible help to run the library. He also assured villagers to complete all developmental projects under the NREGA schemes in the village.

Sandhu appointed PPCC secy
: Harmandeep Singh Sandhu has been appointed secretary of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC). A letter to this effect, signed by  Tarlochan Singh, general secretary of the PPCC, was received by Sandhu on Wednesday.

Power shutdown:
The power supply to Central Town, Lajpat Nagar, AIR and Civil Hospital will remain suspended from 10 am to 12 noon owing to maintenance work at 132 KV sub-station on Thursday.

2 drug pedlars arrested
: The local CIA staff has arrested two drug pedlars, Shashi Kapoor of Rahon and Raj Kumar, alias Raju, of Nawanshahr, at two nakas at Mattewara Road, Rahon, and Barnala Chowk, Sauna, respectively. The police recovered 90 gm of heroin from Shashi Kapoor and 245 kg of poppy husk from Raj Kumar. Varinder Singh of Karyam village, an accomplice of Raj Kumar, however, managed to flee, informed Rakesh Kumar, in charge, CIA.

Four mobile phone thieves held
: The police busted a gang of mobile phone thieves and arrested its four members last night. Stating this here on Wednesday, DSP Kamaljit Singh Dhillon said the arrested thieves were identified as Palwinder Singh, alias Sonu, Sukhjit, alias Vikki, Sukhwinder, alias Laddi, and Jagtar Singh. He said that 20 stolen mobile phones were recovered from their possession. The police had also impounded their motorcycle. Dhillon said the gang was operating in Ludhiana, Banga, Apra and Mukandpur. Their two other accomplices had absconded.

Lok adalat for traffic challans
: Special lok adalats are being held for traffic challans on February 20. District and Sessions Judge GK Dhir said these lok adalats would be held at Ropar headquarters, Anandpur Sahib, Kharar, Mohali and Dera Bassi under Section 125 of the CrPC. He added that these special lok adalats would be held in court complexes of respective areas at 10.30 am.



Sacred Heart: The Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, has declared a two-day holiday on account of the death of Sister Fosta. The mass will be held on February 19.

Lok adalat: A monthly lok adalat will be held in Burail jail on Thursday. Two judges will visit the premises to dispose of cases of petty crimes.

Cleanliness drive by MC
Chandigarh municipal corporation deputy mayor Sheela Devi flagged off a cleanliness drive-cum-awareness campaign in the presence of representatives of welfare associations and officials of the sanitation wing for the upkeep of sanitation under the Partnership Initiative Programme here yesterday.

: Thieves decamped with jewellery worth lakhs of rupees and cash after breaking into a neighbouring house of the SHO, Zirakpur, at Green Park Colony, house No. 1. According to sources, owner of the house Narinderjit Singh alleged that he had gone along with his family to Amritsar. On returning they found the locks of the house broken and the house ransacked. He alleged that gold and silver ornaments worth lakhs of rupees, cash around Rs 25,000 and two digital cameras were missing from the almirah.



Man run over by train
: A middle-aged man was run over by a goods train near Ambala City railway station today. The accident occurred when he was crossing the railway line. According to the Railway Police, the deceased was not identified so far. The police sent the body to the Civil Hospital at Ambala City for the postmortem. Every year more than two dozen people lose their lives while crossing the railway line close to Ambala City railway station.

Goyal Prize for 7 scientists
: Seven eminent scientists have been selected for the Goyal Prize for 2007. Stating this to mediapersons here, Prof SP Singh, co-chairman of the organising committee, said while four scientists will receive Goyal Prize comprising Rs 1 lakh each, three scientists will get Rajiv Goyal Young Scientists Prize of Rs 50,000 each.

Teenaged girl killed
: A 15-year-old girl, Neha Sharma, died when her bicycle was reportedly hit by a speeding dumper coming from the opposite direction on the Nangal Mundi-Pranpura road near here. The girl was returning to Pranpura from her school in Cheemnawas. The police has arrested driver Raju Bawaria of Rajgarh village.



Farewell to Justice Kakru
: Governor N N Vohra hosted a farewell for Justice Nisar Ahmad Kakru, Judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, on his elevation as the Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, at Raj Bhavan here on Wednesday. In his formal address, the Governor lauded the services rendered by Justice Kakru in various capacities in the state and wished him a successful tenure as the Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court.

Death mourned: The Provincial Power Employees Union (PPEU) mourned the demise of Sham Puri, father of PK Puri, superintending engineer, EM&RE circle-I, in Jammu on Wednesday. All members of the union held silence for two minutes.

Jawan commits suicide: A jawan of the 7 Dogra Regiment of the Army in Assam committed suicide at his house in Arnia here on Wednesday, the police said. The police said the jawan, identified as Ranjit Singh, had committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance. He was shifted to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Jammu, and where he was declared brought dead.

Death of VC’s father mourned: Governor NN Vohra has expressed grief over the death of Faiz Ahmed, father of Masud Choudhary, Vice-chancellor, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University. In a condolence message, the Governor expressed his sympathy with Masud Choudhary and other members of the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.

Honda launches CB Twister bike: Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Private Limited launched its first mass segment bike, CB Twister, in a private hotel here on Wednesday. A company official said: “This mobike is inspired by the Honda’s world trend series CB1000R bike.” The 110 cc motorcycle is available in three variants at the price of Rs 42,160, 45,160 and 48,160 in Jammu market.


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