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Resolution suspended
: Residents of the town, led by social and political organisations, are up in arms against the decision of the deputy director, local government, to suspend the resolution passed by the local council in previous meeting to give 50 per cent rebate to the residents on the house tax imposed as per new survey. Notably, the councillors were forced to pass the resolution to recover the water supply and sewerage bills from 2009 instead of 2003 on 50 per cent rebate following strong protests by residents. Rajiv Singla, president local unit of the BJP, said he would take up the matter with the local bodies minister and the deputy commissioner. He said the residents would suffer as according to new survey, the house tax has been increased 10 times than the existing. 

: A resident of Fatehpur Behra village died due to excessive consumption of liquor at his residence on Wednesday night. The deceased was identified as Jaswinder Singh. A case under Section 174 IPC has been registered. The body was handed over to the family of deceased after an autopsy.

Appointed: Suresh Sharda has been elected president of Brahmin Sabha here. The decision was taken in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Desh Raj Sharma. Suresh Sharda said block president Ravinder Vaishnav was placed under suspension. Meanwhile, Ravinder Vaishnav said he would continue to work as a block president. 

Boy falls from train, dies
: A boy, apparently 13-year-old, died after falling from a moving train near Khanpur railway bridge on Thursday. The incident took place in the evening. As per the government railway police officials, the boy could have been standing beside the entrance of a bogie of the train. The boy could not be identified and his body has been kept in the local Civil Hospital for identification. Inquest proceedings would be initiated in this regard, said police officials. 

Abetment to suicide
: 4 booked: On the complaint of Sarwan Singh of Pajodeota, the Bulhowal police last night booked Gurcharan Singh and his son Mohinder Singh, both of the same village, and two unidentified persons under sections 306 and 34 of the IPC. According to police sources, the accused falsely implicated Sarwan Singh’s son Narinder Kumar’s name in a mobile theft case and beat the latter in this regard. Following the dragging of his name in the mobile theft case, Narinder Kumar felt insulted and under frustration committed suicide by consuming poison 
on May 4. 

Woman booked for forgery: The police booked Poonam Kumari of Mohalla Shalimar Nagar under sections 420, 465, 467, 468, 471, 448, 201 and 506 of the IPC for taking possession of a shop by preparing fake documents. The shop belongs to NRI Rajinder Kumar of the Fatehgarh road. Rajinder alleged that Poonam had prepared fake documents of his shop and took its possession. 

Five-month-old foetus recovered
: The police recovered a five-month-old foetus in the Puran Nagar locality here today. Residents of the locality saw a foetus floating in a drain in the afternoon and informed the police about it. The police, after recovering it, sent it for a post-mortem examination. A case has been registered under section 318 of the IPC at police station  Division 2. 



Water supply to remain affected: For the second time in three days, there will be no water supply in the afternoon on Friday. A press release by the MC said due to repair of the 132 KV Kharar-Ropar line, power supply to Kajauli water works will remain suspended from 9 am to 5 pm. Hence, the water supply from Kajauli to Chandigarh will be affected.

Poster-making contest
: A poster-making competition was held at Sri Sukhmnai International School on Thursday. Theme of the contest was “Save our National Animal”.Students from classes VII to XII participated in the competition. Students were divided into three categories. Director of the school Kanwaljeet Kaur honoured the winners.

Workshop:A workshop on “Education Through Information, Communication and Technology” was held at Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology on Thursday.The institute organised the seminar in collaboration with NITTTR, Chandigarh.Students from different streams like ECE, EE, ME, CSE, IT and MCA attended the workshop. 

: Thieves decamped with cash and valuables worth Rs 1.5 lakh after breaking into a house of a retired Army official in Sector 16 here on Thursday. Owner of the house Colonel (retd) Mahesh Chadha and his wife were in Solan. On seeing the house ransacked, their maid informed them about the burglary. On return, he found Rs 40,000 in cash, jewellery, silver coins and a digital camera missing from his house. Mahesh said a number of burglaries had taken place in the area in the recent past. A case has been registered.



Blood donation camp
: The District Red Cross Society, Ambala, organised a blood donation camp on the occasion of World Red Cross Day here on Thursday. As many as 30 physically challenged persons were given tricycles. Chairman of District Red Cross Society-cum-Deputy Commissioner Samir Pal Saro said during the last one year the society had offered tricycles to 186 physically challenged persons while 1,843 persons were given artificial limbs. He said the society had organised 31 blood donation camps in which 1,748 units of blood were collected. The society had also arranged the marriage of eight poor girls last year. On the request of the Deputy Commissioner, various industrial organisations donated Rs 5 lakh to the District Red Cross Society. 

Jyoti Arya of Bhiwani gets the Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award at an international symposium in Tampa, Florida, USA. BHIWANI
Student awarded
: Jyoti Arya of Bhiwani district presented a research paper in IEEE Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, 2010, organised at Tampa, Florida, USA, from April 21 to 23. A total of 52 research papers were selected from all over the world. This was the only paper selected from India. The co-authors of the paper were Shikha Tripathi and Rishi Mathur. She is currently a final-year student of BE (Hons), Electrical and Electronics, at BITS Pilani. She was awarded the Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award. She was the youngest author in the international conference.

Jyoti Arya of Bhiwani gets the Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award at an international symposium in Tampa, Florida, USA. Photo: Manoj Dhaka

Blood samples collected
: Blood samples of Suman and Sandeep Narwal, who had alleged that their newly born daughter was swapped with a newly born dead boy in the hospital, were collected in the Civil Hospital here in the presence of police officials to be sent to Madhuban for the DNA testing. The couple hailing from Narukheri village had alleged on May 4 that Suman delivered a baby girl on April 28 in a hospital, but the baby was referred to another hospital as it was a premature baby and underweight. The next day the couple was informed that the child had died. However, when they took the body for cremation, it turned out to be a boy and not a girl.

Houses demolished
: As many as 17 pucca houses and demarcation walls of various other houses were demolished by a demolition squad of the District Town and Planning Department in an “illegally” established residential colony on the Konsiwas road here on Wednesday. Officials of the TPD, Duty Magistrate Tarsem Lal and the police were present on the occasion. A senior TPD official said following a departmental probe conducted recently, it was found that the houses had been constructed without permission whatsoever from the authorities concerned and in gross violation of the departmental rules and regulations. 

Man robbed of car: Two motorcycle-borne miscreants looted a car, a gold chain and Rs 2,000 from one Mudit Kumar, a resident of Jaipur, on the Delhi-Jaipur Highway at Anandpur Turn, near Bawal, on Tuesday night. While the miscreants fled with the entire booty, they abandoned the motorcycle which was later impounded by the police.The motor cycle too had been looted by the miscreants from the Model town area here recently. The police has registered a case.

Youth beaten to death
: Rohit, a youth of Dahar village in Panipat district, was allegedly beaten to death by Ombir, Ranbir, Jagdish, Dalbir and Attar Singh of Khubru village on Thursday. A murder case has been registered against the alleged accused, who reportedly absconded after committing the crime. Victim’s father Sadhu Ram alleged that his son Rohit, who worked as a truck driver with Dalbir, went to Khubru village on Wednesday to collect his pending salary, but did not return. Sadhu Ram along with his brother came to Khubru village on Thursday and found that his son was being mercilessly beaten by the alleged accused. The seriously injured Rohit was taken to the Civil Hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead.




MBA paper postponed
:The University of Jammu has postponed the first paper of Services Marketing of MBA (Semester IVth). The paper which was was scheduled to be held on May 7 would be held on June 12.Students belonging to various private colleges affiliated to the university had held a protest demonstration yesterday on the campus demanding the postponement of the first paper.Talking to The Tribune, Surinder Raina, a student of SET Business School, said the news had given relief to the students.

Patwari held for graft:The Vigilance sleuths today caught a Patwari red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 7,000 from a complainant at Dabbar in Rajouri district today, the police said.It said the Patwari, Kulbeer Singh, had demanded Rs 10,000 from a complainant for demarcation of a piece of land. “Acting on the complaint a trap was laid and the officer was caught,” it said. The police added the complainant had alleged he had already paid Rs 7,000 to the Patwari. 



Doonites to celebrate Art of Living guru’s birthday:Members of the Art of Living, Dehradun, will celebrate the birth anniversary of its founder, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, on May 13 with various community and environment friendly activities. On May 9, the programme, “Be fantastic, say no to plastics”, will be organised at the Gandhi Park here from 6 am to 7.30 am. The programmes are open to all. 


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