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Blood donation:
Akal Purakh Ki Fauj led by Jaswinder Singh Advocate today organised a blood donation camp to mark the 26th anniversary of Operation Bluestar at Akal Takht. As many as 60 persons donated blood during the camp held outside the information office on the Golden Temple premises. A team of doctors from Sri Guru Ram Das Hospital supervised the camp.

Medical check-up camp:
The local Mehar Baba Charitable Trust (MBCT) organised a medical check up-cum-women empowerment camp here on Sunday. The Trust also arranged a meeting of women under its Empowerment of Rural Women Programme and they were asked to join training classes in needlework and garment manufacturing free of cost.

Mobile phones stolen: Mobile phones were stolen from a shop, Chakal telecom, on Saturday night. According to the FIR, Jagtar Singh, a resident of Mansurpur, said the thieves broke the locks of his shop and decamped with 10 mobile phones.

Blood donation camp:
Nearly 200 units of blood were collected during a blood donation camp organised by Sant Nirankari Mandal at Satsang Bhawan, Lalru, on Sunday. A team of doctors from the GMCH-32 collected the blood.

Agent nabbed:
The Model Town police here arrested Sewa Ram, son of Karam Chand of local Mohalla Kirti Nagar under sections 420, 465, 467, 468, 471 and 34 of the IPC last evening and booked two of his accomplices - Balbir Singh, son of Kartar Singh of village Reru of Jalandhar district and Sachin, resident of local Pahari Katra - under the same sections for allegedly getting fake visas issued to unemployed youths for various countries, by charging hefty amounts from them. According to police sources, police raided the house of Sewa Singh and recovered a passport and Rs 370 cash from him.

New institute of art and design:
Dr Inderjeet Singh, Registrar of the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar launched ‘Aatam Institute of Art and Design’- and released its prospectus here today. The Registrar also inaugurated an eight-day art workshop to teach Kathak, folk dance, sculpture, calligraphy, photography, water colour and portraits. Dr Inderjeet Singh said the institute would go a long way in reviving the art forms in this part of the region.

Dalit bodies’ panel: Agitated at the anti-Dalit policies of the state government, various Dalit organisations of the region today joined hands to form a Dalit Mulazim Sangharsh Committee, a joint platform to raise their voice against atrocities meted out to them. Members of the Dalit organisations demanded the implementation of the 85th constitutional amendments in letter and spirit. They said the state government had failed to listen to their grievances and safeguarding their interests. “We would be holding statewide dharnas and rallies to register our protest against the state government in the coming days,” they added.

Judge hurt in accident:
A Judge from Jalandhar was injured in a car-truck collision on the Chandigarh-Landran road here on Sunday. According to reports, the car in which Judge BS Sodhi was travelling was hit by a truck near the Sohana bus stand. The car was badly damaged in the accident. The Judge was taken to the hospital at Sohana. Traffic on the road was disrupted after the mishap. Long queues of vehicles formed, leading to a traffic jam. The police said a case was registered against the truck driver.

5 held with liquor:
The police today arrested Baljeet Singh, Rakesh Kumar, Bimla Devi, Pushpinder Kaur and Shimla Rani and recovered a huge quantity of illicit liquor from their possession. A case under sections of 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act has been registered against them.

Course: The three-week refresher course in computer science and applications concluded at Punjabi University on Saturday. Eminent personalities from all over India delivered lectures during the course. Around 29 participants from various institutes attended the lectures.



Research convention:
Panjab University contingent comprising five research scholars namely Sajeela Awasthi and Prerna Aggarwal from the chemistry department, Ankur Gautam from the department of biotechnology, Gagandeep Kaur from the physics department and Mandeep Singh from the department of chemical engineering presented their innovative research ideas in the Zonal Level Student Research Convention organised by the Association of Indian Universities at University of Jammu, Jammu, on June 4 and 5, 2010. The Association of Indian Universities gave commendation certificates to students. Teachers who accompanied the team included Alok Srivastava, department of chemistry and Harish Kumar, University Institute of Engineering Science and Technology.

Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of Shri Digambar Jain Society, Sector 27: president-Surender Jain; vice-president-Rajinder Prasad Jain; general secretary-Satish Jain; joint secretaries Raviender Jain and Rajnish Jain; and cashiers-Neeraj Jain and Vipin Jain.



Bank employee booked for fraud:
The police registered a case against a bank employee in a fraud case. On a complaint lodged by the members of Board of Directors of Postal and RMS Employees Cooperative Bank, having its head office at Ambala Cantt, the Sadar police started an investigation after registering a case against Ram Kumar, an employee of the bank. SP Goel, director of the Board, said Ram Kumar had cheated the bank to the tune of Rs 10.5 lakh. No arrest has been made so far.

Awarded: The Ambala Awareness Forum, Haryana, organised an award ceremony function in which more than 100 achievers who topped in the field of education and sports in Ambala district were honoured. The ceremony was organised on Sunday at the Phoenix Club, Ambala Cantt, by the Forum. The Forum also honoured Mamta Sonda of Kaithal, who recently climbed Mount Everest. Mamta said it took her 10 years to achieve this feat.

DEd exams from June 17
: DEd examinations to be conducted by the Haryana Board of School Education, Bhiwani, will commence from June 17. Stating this here on Friday, a spokesman for the board said the admit cards along with pre-printed mark lists for internal assessment and practical subjects would be available at all district coordination centres of the board on June 8. All principals of the institutions concerned were directed to collect the envelopes containing admit cards and mark lists for internal assessments and practical subjects on June 8.

Motorcyclist injured:
A 24-year-old youth, Irfan, was seriously injured when his motorcycle hit a rehri of a fruit vendor at the T-point in Sector 9 here on Sunday. Irfan, a resident of Sector 15, suffered head injuries in the accident. The fruit vendor, however, escaped from the site leaving his rehri behind. Irfan’s parents, after getting information, immediately reached the spot and took their son to the General Hospital, Sector 6, from where he was referred to the PGI, Chandigarh. The police reached the site after about 15 minutes of the incident. The police has registered a case against the unidentified fruit vendor and investigations in the case was on.

Books released: Two books “Nayaab Ishaar” in Urdu and its Hindi translation “Anmol Shair” both written by Urdu poet PD Rampal was released during a meeting of the Sector 8 Residents Welfare Association on Saturday. GS Rekhi, president, RWA, chaired the meeting.

Students plant trees: A total 250 students and faculty members of the Panchkula Engineering College, Mouli, Barwala planted saplings on the college campus and took a pledge to protect environment to mark the World Environment Day.

Summer camp ends: A two-week summer camp concluded at Saint Soldier’s School here on Saturday. Participants learnt controlled and systematic techniques for self-defence, skating, dance, besides, receiving tips on body language, table manners, dressing and general etiquettes during personality development classes. Children showcased their skills during the concluding ceremony marked by a fashion show, dance numbers, martial art display, cooking competition and an exhibition of art and craft articles prepared by students during the camp.

1 killed in mishap:
While one Subhash Sharma of Khaliawas village sustained grave injuries, his associate died on the spot when a dumper coming from the opposite direction collided with their motorcycle on the Delhi road here on Sunday. While the deceased was yet to be identified, Subhash has been admitted to a private hospital here. The mishap occurred when the dumper, which initially rammed into a tractor, collided into the motorcycle.

Dowry harassment: Bimla Devi, along with her ailing daughter Poonam (28), wife of Samay Singh, met DSP Vijender Vij here on Thursday and pleaded for immediate arrest of Poonam’s husband, mother-in-law Raj Kaur and brother-in-law Dheer Singh, all residents of Lodhana-Pithanwas village, 15 km from here, in a case of harassment for dowry, which was registered at the Kasaula police station on May 22. Poonam got married to Samay Singh in 2004. Sources said when Poonam’s parents failed to meet the ever-increasing demand of dowry made by her in-laws, she was “tortured” and thrown out of the house. She was admitted to a private hospital, where she is still undergoing treatment.

Cash looted: Three car-borne miscreants looted cash and mobile phones from three persons near here on Saturday night. While two of the miscreants have been identified as Tarun Malik, a resident of Sector 4 of the city, and Navin Kumar of Rajiv Nagar colony, the police has seized the car reportedly used in the crime from Tarun’s house. According to sources, when the victims were coming to Rewari, they got a lift from the accused. A case has been registered and no arrest has been made so far.

2 commit suicide:
A 20-year-old married woman committed suicide on Sunday by jumping in front of a train near Chatargarh Patti area of the district. Rimpy, a resident of Jamawari village near Hansi, was a student of a local polytechnic college. Meanwhile in another incident, a 60-year-old man jumped before a train at the railway crossing near auto market of the city.

ISO certification: After Fatehabad, the Ding police station in the district too has qualified for becoming the ISO certified model police station. AK Dhull, IG, Police, Hisar range, told mediapersons that Ding would become the sixth police station in his range, after Tosham and Bond Kalan in Bhiwani, Civil Lines Police Station in Hisar, Uchana in Jind and City Police Station in Fatehabad to qualify for the ISO certification. “The area under the jurisdiction of the Ding police station has been divided into two beats for the purpose of improving the functioning of the police and public committees had been set up to introduce community policing,” Dhull said.

2 run over by car:
Bhagwan Dass of Qumaspur village here and his five-year-old nephew Rajat died on the spot after they were run over by a car on the GT Road near Bakoli village on Sunday. The incident took place when the victims were returning to their village after paying obeisance at a temple at Bakoli village in Delhi near Haryana border. The police has seized the car and arrested two youths - Ankur and Prince - of Bakoli village.

Lok adalat held: As many as 52 out of 208 cases taken up were settled in quarterly lok adalat of 11 benches organised here in judicial complex here on Saturday. District and Sessions Judge Virender Singh, who presided over the lok adalat, said the settled cases included five of the Hindu Marriage Act, 18 cases of civil nature, 27 of criminal nature and two cases under the CrPC.

Youth murdered:
A 27-year-old youth identified as Sanjeev Kumar of Shankhera village was found brutally murdered near tubewell at Rakali village in Bilaspur town here on Sunday. He was murdered with a sharp-edged weapon. Serious injury marks were found all over the body. The police said Sanjeev Kumar had received a call from someone, following which he left home and was found murdered. Old rivalry is said to be behind the incident.



Arun Jaitely in Jammu:
Former Union Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitely today arrived in Jammu to attend the cremation of Bhavnish Dogra — cousin of his wife. Bhavnish breathed his last on Saturday evening and his cremation was held today at Jammu. Bhavnish was son of retired IAS officer SN Dogra.


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