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Senior Citizen Forum office-bearers elected:
Ratan Singh Dang and Ram Kishan Singh were unanimously re-elected president and general secretary respectively of the Senior Citizen Forum, Urban Estate, Dugri, at a general house meeting held here last evening. Other office-bearers of the body for the next term of two years include Amar Singh — vice-president, Manmohan Singh — joint secretary, Amar Singh Chawla — cashier.

Elected: Ratan Singh Dang and Ram Kishan Singh were unanimously re-elected president and general secretary respectively of the Senior Citizen Forum, Urban Estate, Dugri, at a general house meeting held here last evening. Other office-bearers of the body for the next term of two years include Amar Singh - vice-president, Manmohan Singh - joint secretary, Amar Singh Chawla- cashier.

Theft in Cremica factory:
A sum of Rs 3.5 lakh, besides some valuables, were stolen from the Cremica factory, near here, last night. The police has registered a case. Villager attacked: Villager Manjit Singh was attacked and wounded by some armed robbers at Mahal village in this subdivision on Monday night. The assailants snatched one mobile phone and Rs 1,900 from Manjit who was admitted in the local Civil Hospital. Run over: An unidentified middle-aged man was run over by a train near Phillaur railway station on Monday night. The railway police has sent the body to the hospital for a post-mortem examination and keeping it in the mortuary for identification.

Two booked for rape: Two residents of Rajpura have been booked by the police for raping an 18-year-old girl from Ludhiana. The accused have been identified as Angrez Singh and Sucha Singh. Police officials said the accused were booked on the complaint of the girl who alleged that the two men raped her over the pretext of showing her a boy in a hotel for matrimonial alliance.

Suicide bid: A factory worker got seriously injured when he jumped in the SYL Canal on Tuesday afternoon. The injured has been identified as Pramod Kumar, a resident of Rajpura. Police officials said there was no water in the canal and Pramod received fractures. He was referred from the Civil Hospital to Patiala. They said the reason behind the attempt to commit suicide could not be ascertained. Further investigation was on.

Teacher hurt: A sports teacher deployed in a village near Rajpura got seriously injured in an accident on Tuesday near Kauli village. The teacher, identified as Rajan Singh, was on his way towards Patiala and was hit by a truck. He was rushed to Rajpura Civil Hospital. The police said a case would be registered in this connection after recording statements of the injured.

Tarn Taran
Eye camp
: As many as 500 patients were examined at a free eye check-up camp jointly organised by Dr Gold Charest Mann, Manchester (UK), and the District Blindness Control Society (Health Department, Punjab) here today at the local Central Khalsa, Hospital. Hospital Medical Superintendent S.S. Kainth said a team of eye specialist comprising Dr Ranbir Singh, Dr Ashish Gupta, Dr Surjit Singh, Dr Baljit Singh Dhillon examined the patients. Medicines were given to the patients free of cost.


Elected: The following have been elected office bearers of the Citizens Welfare Council, Phase X: chairman —- Ripudaman Singh Roop, president — Daljit Singh; senior vice-president — Gurinderjit Singh; vice-president Avtar Singh Pardesi; general secretary — Arvinderpal Singh; joint secretary — Satwant Singh Ranmgi; organising secretary — Bachan Singh Gill; finance secretary — Raj Kumar; press secretary — Ranjivan Singh and advisor — Naurang Singh.


Ex-chief secy bereaved: Shanta Bansal, mother of Dharamvir, former chief secretary and presently State Election Commissioner, Haryana, passed away here on Monday after a brief illness. She was cremated on Tuesday. Prayer meeting for the departed soul will be held on April 8 at 3 pm at the Sanatan Dharam Mandir, Sector 23, Chandigarh.

2 held for looting van: The police on Tuesday nabbed two youths, who looted a Maruti van from a Delhi resident. Two persons riding on a motorcycle near Sai Temple, Sector 16, stopped the victim identified as Ajay. The duo took away the van, mobile phone and the victim’s purse at knife-point. The police has nabbed two youthsand recovered the victim’s belongings from their possession.

Scribe electrocuted: A local journalist, Vikram Jit Singh (25), was electorcuted here on Monday. He was rushed to a local nursing home immediately after the incident, but he could not survive despite best efforts of the doctors. His sudden death sent a shock wave among the media fraternity, his relatives and admirers. Vikramjit was cremated in presence of a large number of people drawn from various walks of life. Mediapersons condoled the death of promising scribe who worked with Dainik Bhaskar.

PhD entrance annulled: Entrance Test for admission to PhD programme in the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Technology, Kurukshetra University, held on March 28 this year has been cancelled and new date for the same would be notified later on. Institute director Rajbir Singh on Tuesday said the candidates, who had appeared for the test on March 28, would be entitled to appear on fresh date against same roll number without paying any additional fee. No fresh applications would be entertained.

PF deduction: President of the Teachers’ Welfare Association of Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Khanpur Kalan, Pawan Kumar on Tuesday asked the university authorities to ensure deduction on account of provident fund for faculty members, specifically the faculty absorbed and appointed after the establishment of the university. He also demanded that the university should adopt the latest pension scheme of the state government.

Placement drive held: Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Khanpur Kalan, organised a placement drive in the Department of Social Work for their final semester students in which five students of the department got jobs. Chairperson of the department Manju Panwar informed that the Recruitment process went on for two days on the campus.


Workshop on job welfare
: The National Conference Students Union on Monday organised a workshop on the Sher-e-Kashmir employment and welfare programme for youth at Deoli Bishnah. According to a statement issued here, president of the union Rahul Sharma expressed hope that the programme would prove milestone in eradication of the unemployment problem in the state. While addressing the students, senior leader of the union TS Tony urged upon the youth to take maximum benefit of the employment policy.

180 kg poppy straw seized
: The police seized 11 bags of poppy straw from a stream near Nowshere in Anantnag district on Tuesday. The bags contained 180 kg of poppy straw. A case has been registered. In another incident, the police along with the revenue authorities have destroyed poppy cultivation spread over 60 kanals at Satkipora in Anantnag district.


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