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SAD (Badal) flayed:
Gurmit Singh Mundiyan, President, Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi) Youth Wing, blamed the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) for deteriorating values among Sikhs. He said, “The SAD (Badal)-controlled SGPC had not chalked out any significant plan to propagate Sikhism.” He alleged that the state government did not allow a programme on Sikhism being organised by Bangla Sahib Gurdwara.

Thieves held
: The police arrested two motorcycle lifters, identified as Harjinder Singh of Nawapind village and Harpal Singh of Allowal, on Monday. The accused have confessed to their crime, the police said.

Stone laid for PSEB sub-station:
Chairman of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) HS Brar laid the foundation stone of a 66-KV sub-station at Dialpura Mirza village in the district on Sunday. Speaking on the occasion, Brar disclosed that the sub-station would cost about Rs 4.5 crore. It would cater to consumers in Bhuttiwala, Kotli Sanger, Assa Butar and Haraj villages.

RehanBaby show held: Rehan won the “Best Baby” award in a baby show organised here on Sunday. Rehan, son of Rahul Kansal of the PSEB, bagged the award in the 1 to 2 years age group. A local school had organised the show. Mayor Baljeet Singh Birbehman gave away the prizes.

BSNL staff stage protest: BSNL employees in Bathinda and Mansa districts organised a lunchtime demonstration under the banner of the Joint Forum of BSNL Associations/Unions of Executives and Non-executives to protest against what they called “retrograde recommendations” of Sam Pitroda Panel on 30 per cent disinvestment, retrenchment of one lakh workers through VRS, unbundling of last mile copper of BSNL etc. Office-bearers of the unions including Tara Singh, Manohar Lal, Jaswant Singh and others were present during the demonstration.

21 needy couple tie nuptial knots:
The Lok Sewa Society got 16 couples married at the local Geeta Bhawan. The religious ceremony (Anand Karaj) was solemnised by Bhai Nichawar Singh. Shivam Saini of Spring Dew School were the chief guest. Household articles worth more than Rs 1 lakh were distributed among the couples.

Nominated: Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has nominated Raj Kumar Sharma, local Youth Congress leader, for the membership of the Telephone Advisory Committee in Pathankot.

Check-up camp: A free medical check-up camp was organised by 9FOD at Kandrori complex here on Sunday. As many as 1,000 patients were examined by a team of Army doctors at the camp and free medicines were distributed among the patients.

One killed in mishap
: One person was killed in an accident while another committed suicide. Pinder Paul was killed after being run over by a train near the railway station late last night. Pappu (40), a cook, reportedly committed suicide by setting himself afire in Garrha village near Phillaur yesterday.



Awards: Harmony Honda won three awards for excellence in sales, service and marketing for the year 2009-2010. Harmony Honda was rated the best in customer satisfaction services, sales marketing and sales satisfaction. Wrestling meet on April 3: The Chandigarh Junior and Sub-Junior National Wrestling Championship will be held at the Sector 30 Wrestling Coaching Centre on April 3 and 4. The selected wrestlers will represent Chandigarh in the Sub-Junior and Junior National Wrestling Championship to be held in Rohtak from April 22 to 24.

North Zone cricket squad: Opener Amit Prashar, Simrat Bawa and Michael Vishal, all trainees of the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium and coach Harish Sharma have been included in the North Zone team which will participate in the Inter-University Cricket Tournament for Vizzy Trophy at Rewa University. North Zone will face South Zone on March 20 in their first match.


Paper leak: Arrests made: The police has arrested some labourers engaged with a contractor in connection with the leakage of the English (Core) paper of the second semester of the senior secondary academic of the Haryana Board of School Education. The spokesman for the board said they had been arrested on the charge of stealing the question paper from the board premises. He said no official or employee had been found engaged in the paper leak. However, two superintendents, three assistants and a peon had been placed under suspension for dereliction of duty.

3 SHOs shifted: Three station house officers (SHOs) - Kailash Narain of Bawal, Umed Singh of Model Town and Ram Autar Panwar of Khol - have been sent to the police lines for dereliction of duty by SP VK Ramana. Pooran Chand Panwar, DSP (Headquarters), has been deputed to conduct a probe against the two SHOs of Bawal and Model Town police stations. The district police chief said there were complaints regarding the lackadaisical approach of the three SHOs towards speedy registration of complaints put up by aggrieved persons.

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