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Liquor seized:
The police recovered 24 boxes of smuggled whisky from an Esteem car during a naka on Monday. The driver of the car, however, gave a slip to the police leaving behind the car on a canal bridge at Alampur village. The liquor was meant for sale in Chandigarh only. A case has been registered under the Excise Act. Search was on to nab the accused, said the police.

Mountaineer honoured:
Member of the Punjab State Scheduled Caste Commission Dalip Singh Pandhi on Monday honoured Mountaineer Mamta Sodha for scaling the Mount Everest. Sodha was a member of the National Adventure Club and had earlier scaled other peaks. She is also a national Handball champion. Congratulating Sodha, Pandhi said she had not only won laurels for Haryana, but had made the country proud.

Orientation workshop: To train students about the Gatka, the School Education Department will organise an orientation workshop for physical teachers from July 6 to 7 at the Punjab School Education Board, Mohali. Deputy Director (School Education), sports, Amarjit Kaur said the ancient Gatka game had been introduced recently into the school sports calendar and it was required to train physical teachers about this new martial art.

Bid to loot ATM:
An ATM of the State Bank of India branch Lalru was broken at 2 am on Monday, but there was no loss of cash as the safe could not be broken. According to sources, out cover and time lock of the ATM were found broken, but lock of the safe could not be broken. Bank manager Sushil Wadhwa said the matter had been reported to the police, including the camera recordings. Meanwhile, the police said the bank manager had filed the report of damaging of the ATM not of attempt to break the ATM.

Factory worker killed: A factory worker was killed in a road accident near Lehli village on Sunday. A speeding car that was coming from Chandigarh to Ambala hit the factory worker while he was crossing the national highway. The deceased was identified as Pappu Singh, resident of Momli district, Aligarh, Uttar Pardesh. He was employed as a worker in steelstrips factory and was going for duty when the accident happened. Car driver fled. The police has registered a case against unidentified car and driver under Section 279, 304 of the IPC. The case was registered on the statement of Tarsem Singh, supervisor in the factory who was also waiting to cross the road at a time of accident.

Quota for BCs sought:
Taking a strong note of not providing reservation to Backward Classes (BCs) students in Panjab University admissions, former SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur on Monday demanded that BCs and OBCs should be provided 27 per cent quota in admissions in PU. She also demanded that GMADA should also reserve plots for BCs like other categories in its proposed Aerocity in Mohali.

Lucky draw:
Tata Indicom, the CDMA brand of Tata Teleservices Limited, organised a retailer meet in Ludhiana to felicitate and motivate its partners for their contribution towards the company’s success. The meeting included a prize distribution ceremony for the winners of two lucky draw schemes introduced by the company. Under the first scheme, on a purchase of 20 Tata Indicom SIMs/pre-paid starter kits, retailers were entitled to a lucky draw coupon. While under the second scheme, retailers could avail of one lucky draw coupon on the purchase of 11 Tata Indicom handsets. Approximately 100 retailers participated in the first scheme, while 25 were actively involved in the second one. Harish Palta from Hargobind Nagar won a Hero Honda bike; while Ram & Sham Electrical and Deepak Communication won a 21-inch Flatron television each and Kanwal Telecom & Bhalla Telecom won a Microwave each. Also, many other exciting prizes like juicer mixer grinders, music systems, hand blenders and steam irons were given away to the winners.



1 killed, 2 hurt in mishap:
One person got killed and two injured after a car and a tractor trailer collided near Landran here on Monday. According to the police, a tractor trailer loaded with fodder was going towards Gigemajra when it collided with a car coming from the Sirhind side. Rakesh Kumar, who worked as a caterer in Chandigarh, was in the car. He got seriously injured and was taken to a hospital in Sohana where he succumbed to his injuries. Two persons going on the tractor had also received injuries.

RPF constable thrashed:
About 10 to 12 persons thrashed a Railway Police Force (RPF) constable on Sunday night near the Kalka railway station. On the complaint of the RPF, the police has registered a complaint against Tara Chand, parking contractor, and his men for thrashing Ramesh. DSP Mukesh Malhotra said that there was a dispute between the two over the parking fee for the past few weeks. He said the raids were being conducted to nab the main accused and his men.

Medical camp: A free medical camp was organised by the Janta Kalyan Samiti (JKS) in association with Shri Raghunath Mandir Sabha, in Raghunath temple, Sector 15, on Sunday. Giving details of the camp, OP Seth, president of the JKS, said more than 100 persons were examined at the camp.

Keller’s birth anniversary: The National Handicapped Welfare Council celebrated 113th birth anniversary of visually and hearing impaired poetess Helen Keller here on Monday. A colourful cultural programme was also held on the occasion in which special children presented songs and dance in the memory of the poetess. Addressing the gathering, KC Wadhawan, director of National Institute for Disabled, assured that he would strive for 10 acre for setting up a university for the disabled in north India.



State zoologist honoured:
Dr Joginder Singh Yadav, a native of the Ahirwal region and a noted zoologist of Haryana has been honoured with the prestigious “Swami Indervesh Commemorative Scholarly Award” by the Swami Indervesh Foundation. He was awarded for his notable contributions made in the domains of zoology, environmental studies and propagation of the ideals and teachings of Swami Dayanand Saraswati, founder of the Arya Samaj.

Fire at school: Articles for midday meal as well as four bicycles perished in a fire that broke out in a store room of Government Senior Secondary School at Jatusana, 17 km from here, on Monday.


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