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Teachers of Government School at a meeting held at Bhadson village elected Bhupinder Singh as president and Lakhwinder Singh as general secretary of Bhadson-1 block, while Kulwant Singh Mann and Sukhjit Singh were elected president and general secretary, respectively, of Bhadson-2 block.

Foundation stone laid: Five Judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Saturday laid the foundation stone of six court rooms of the judicial court complex and residences of judicial officers. Justice Rajiv Bhalla, chairman of the building committee of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, along with Justice Rajesh Bindal, Justice RK Jain, Justice Ajay Tiwari and Justice RK Garg also planted saplings on the occasion. Justice Bhalla said the complex and residences would be ready by July.

Six hurt in group clash: Nearly six persons sustained bullet and sword injuries in a group clash that took place in Maesarkhana village here on Saturday over “illegal” sand mining. Both groups belonged to the ruling Akali Dal and were being led by one sitting sarpanch and one former sarpanch of the village. The Maur police has registered a cross case against both groups under various Sections of the IPC and the Arms Act, as members of both groups were injured in the clash. As a majority of the accused (from both groups) are under treatment at the Bathinda Civil Hospital, no arrest was made till the filing of the report.

Email-id of DEO hacked
: The email-id of District Education Officer (Secondary), Hoshiarpur, Kuldeep Kaur, has been hacked. In a complaint to the Sadar police, she said some miscreants hacked her email-id (dsshoshiarpur@ yahoo.com) and were sending obscene messages to the various government schools in the district. According to police sources, DSP Harminder Pal Singh Parmar has been deputed to to nab the culprits. A case under Sections 66, 67 and 68 of the Information Technology Act has been registered in Sadar police station.

Declamation contest
: A declamation contest, essay writing and slogan-writing competitions were organised on the occasion of the National Vote Day at the Malwa Central College of Education. Tripta Arora, assistant professor, addressed the students and highlighted the importance of casting vote in the democracy. The winners were given prizes.

Foundation stone
: Justice Rajive Bhalla, chairman, Building Committee, Punjab and Haryana High Court laid the foundation stone of new judicial court complex at Malikpur chowk here today. The complex would be constructed at a cost of Rs 20 crore.

Staff absent
: SDM Amarjit Paul held surprise checks at Government Elementary School, Chiherru, Aanganwari Centre and Government Ayurvedic Dispensary Chiherru. The SDM found the entire staff of the ayurvedic dispensary absent. The report was sent to DC, he said.

Man killed: Amrik Singh of Sheikhupura village was killed on the spot when his car collided with a truck near Bhogpur Village on the Phagwara-Hoshiarpur road today. The accident occurred while saving another vehicle. The body was sent to the local civil hospital for the post-mortem examination. The police registered a case against the driver and impounded the truck.



Seminar on civility held
: Dr Kiran Bedi addressed a seminar on civility organised by the Aryans Group of Colleges on Saturday. She said, “Good education can not always ensure basic civic sense or civilised social behaviour.”

: An exhibition was held at Dikshant International School on Saturday. Students displayed various science and maths models. A demonstration on how to conserve natural resources by using wind energy, solar energy, water energy and energy produced by bio-gas was given by students. Director of the school Mitul Dikshit stated that the exhibition was a learning experience for students.



NRI family robbed
: Some armed miscreants looted an Innova from an NRI family near Dhangar village here on Friday. The incident took place when NRI Amandeep Singh was going towards Bathinda in an Innova of his friend Tek Chand. As the vehicle reached near the Hanuman temple between Badopal and Dhangar at 5 am, five armed youths stopped their vehicle by overtaking them. The miscreants snatched the vehicle on gunpoint and decamped after snatching mobile phones, cash and other valuables from the NRI’s family.



Lt-Gen Parnaik visits Kupwara, Awantipora
: Lt-Gen KT Parnaik, GOC-in-C, Northern Command, accompanied by Lt-Gen SA Hasnain, GOC, Chinar Corps, visited Kupwara and Awantipora on Saturday, on his second day in the valley. A defence spokesman said here that the Lt-Gen Parnaik interacted with senior Army officers and was briefed on numerous aspects covering operational preparedness, Sadhbhavana projects and other important issues.

Two held with fake currency: Two persons have been arrested and fake Indian currency of Rs 7,500 has been recovered from them in Baramulla district, the police said on Saturday. Mushtaq Ahmad Mir and Khursheed Ahmad War, both residents of Kupwara district, were arrested on Friday and counterfeit Indian notes of Rs 7,500 recovered from them. The arrests were made following questioning of another accused, Ghulam Mohammad Mir, from whom fake currency of Rs 42,000 was recovered last week.


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