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Divine melodies:
Baba Lallan Wala Peer Managing Committee of Nahar Sugar Mill, Amloh, organised a cultural programme at Dargah Baba Lallan Wala Peer Sai Shekh Mohammad Shah on Sunday. Divine melodies by Manjit Rahi, Kanchan Bawa Suraaj Mohammad were appreciated by all. Sukhjit Garcha, Balvir Rai, Harbhajan Jabbowal, Anwar Pali, Gurpreet Bikki and Shabnam Rai presented folk songs.

Body recovered:
The police recovered an unidentified body near the ITI behind the industrial unit. Owners of the industrial units situated near the ITI informed the police that a body was found lying near the ITI and Rajwant Singh, city in charge, reached the spot. Rajwant said the body seemed to be of a migrant labourer and had no sign of injuries. The body is kept in a mortuary at the Civil Hospital for identification. The police had registered a case under Section 174 of the CrPC.

Baba Beri Fair:
A day-long chabeel was organised at the Doraha Institute of Management and Technology on the occasion of annual ‘Baba Beri Fair’ at Doraha on Saturday. Free guidance was also given to the visitors.

Linesman electrocuted:
A lineman of Powercom was electrocuted when he came in contact with a high-tension wire, while two others were seriously injured while repairing a 11-KV transformer at Bhagokawan village on Saturday. The injured, Rashpal Singh and Lakwinder Singh, were admitted to the civil hospital.

Foundation stone laid:
Dr Manjeet Singh Kang, Vice-Chancellor of the PAU, Ludhiana, MLA Jagjivan Singh Khirnia and Baba Iqbal Singh, chairman of the Baru Sahib Trust laid the foundation stone of Akal college for women at Khamano. Baba Iqbal Singh said the trust was running 64 academies and was going to open six more academies. He said land for the college was provided by Dharamshala Trust, Khamano. Dr Kang said the PAU was keen on bringing new seeds that would be beneficial for farmers. He said quality of education needed to be improved. Principal and some other dignitaries of the area were present.

Two killed in mishap:
Two persons, identified as Poonam Gupta and her driver Ravinder Kumar, were killed on the spot when their car collided with a bus coming from the opposite direction near Shivalik Hotel on the Balachaur-Chandigarh main road  on Saturday.

Annual inspection: Justice Kanwaljit Singh Ahluwalia and Justice Daya Chaudhary, Punjab and Haryana High Court, on Saturday conducted annual inspection of the District Session Court here on Saturday. The judges, while interacting with lawyers here at the District Bar Room, stressed on the need to create an awakening among the masses regarding cyber crime.

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sukhminderpal Singh Grewal is nominated national joint secretary of the Federation of All-India Petroleum Traders (FAIPT). The second nomination is of Ajay Bansal as national general secretary of the FAIPT. This announcement was made by Ashok Badhwar, national president, FAIPT, in a press release issued here on Sunday.

Airtel told to pay Rs 30,000:
Phagwara lawyer Jasbir Singh Parmar was awarded Rs 30,000 as damages and Rs 2,000 as litigation charges for a complaint he made against the Airtel mobile company to the permanent Lok Adalat. Parmar said his mobile phone (number 9815021221) had remained out of order constantly for three days, from March 7, 2007. His requests made to the local Airtel dealer could bear no result despite the fact that he wasn’t even a bill defaulter. The adalat instructed the company to pay him the damages and litigation charges.

Office-bearers: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sukhminderpal Singh Grewal has been nominated National Joint Secretary of Federation of All India Petroleum Traders (FAIPT). He will also be in charge for North Zone, India. The second nomination is of Ajay Bansal, as National General Secretary of FAIPT. Making this announcement, Ashok Badhwar, National President, FAIPT, in a press release issued here today, Badhwar declared the other office bearers for his team - Pasupati Matta, BN Shukla, Baba Sahib Dhumal, Ajay Singh, M Prabhakar Reddy, Gyan Aggarwal, Anil Bijlani, Anurag Narayan (National Vice President) and TS Anand (Treasurer).

Bus overturns, 25 injured:
A bus carrying around 52 passengers coming from Beas overturned near Baran village on Sirhind road, here. The incident occurred when the tyre of the bus burst as a result of which the bus overturned. Around 25 persons sustained minor injuries.



Blood donation camp: Over 100 persons donated blood at the blood donation camp organised by ICAI, Chandigarh branch, on Saturday in memory of its member Rajesh Goyal. Municipal Corporation Mayor Anu Chatrath inaugurated the camp. ICAI chairman Om Pawan Kumar Singla said such camps would be organised at regular intervals.



39 cases resolved:
A total of 39 cases related to the Revenue Department were settled at the lok adalat held at Shamdo village here on Sunday. The lok adalat was held under the special campaign launched by the District Legal Services Authority to resolve pending cases from rural parts. It was presided over by Chander Hass, Judicial Magistrate (First Class).

Villager murdered:
Nanhu, an alleged murder accused, of Dadukhers in Muzaffarnagar district of UP and his father Sardara have allegedly murdered Babloo of the same village in a rented house in Gandhi Nagar Colony of Gannaur on Friday. The alleged accused absconded after committing the crime. A murder case has been registered against them on the complaint of Nanhu’s wife Jogindri. She had alleged that Babloo was attacked with sharp-edged weapons by her husband Nanhu and father-in-law Sardara when he asked them to return the money given to them by him. Nanhu was out on bail.

Property gutted in fire: Household property worth lakhs was gutted in a fire that broke out in a house at Sisana village on Saturday. Two members of the family received minor burn injuries while taking out articles from the house. However, the fire that reportedly broke out due to short circuit was brought under control by villagers. According to house owner Om Prakash, currency notes of Rs 50,000 were burnt in the fire. The amount was brought to deposit the loan instalment of a vehicle in a bank.

Jaish threat:
Security up: Security has been tightened at railway stations, bus stands and religious places in the district after a letter, reportedly sent by a militant outfit, the Jaish-e-Mohammad, threatening to carry out blasts at various places in the district, parts of Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, was received by Station Superintendent of the Jagadhri railway station AN Singh here. The letter, written in Hindi, has threatened to target temples in the district, Muzzafarnagar, Saharanpur and Patiala. RPF personnel were called from Ambala to increase surveillance at the Jagadhri railway station.



ENT camp:
Dr Sanjay Sachdeva, director and head, ENT Department, Fortis, Delhi, said here on Sunday that ear ailments occurred due to lack of awareness, hygiene and improper education. Nearly 100 patients were examined during the ENT camp at Gopal Bagh.

Shop gutted:
A gift shop was gutted in fire that broke out at Rehan in this sub division on Saturday night. According to information, locals helped in dousing the flames and loss worth Rs 2.75 lakh had been estimated. Though the cause is stated to be short circuit, the police is investigating the matter.

Nominated: Yogesh Mahajan Sundri, patron of local unit of an NGO, has been nominated as a non-government member of the Steel Consumer Board of the Union Steel Ministry. The ministry has recently constituted the board, in which about 10 members from the state have been nominated as members.


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