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SGPC to honour Fauja Singh
: The SGPC will felicitate “marathon man” Fauja Singh and Sikh intellectual Saroop Singh Alag. It has also decided to put up a photograph of Jaspal Singh, who was killed in police firing in Gurdaspur recently, at the Central Sikh Museum.

Muktsar heritage fair concludes:
The Muktsar Heritage Memorial Society organised a heritage-cum-religious fair at the Red Cross Bhawan here from April 11to April 15. The fair aimed at raising awareness about the religious and historic significance of the city, said Gurmeet Singh Nirmal, an office-bearer of the society.


Chain snatched:
A snatching incident was reported in Sector 47 here today when two unidentified motorcyclists snatched the gold chain of Poonam, a resident of the sector. The number of the bike could not be noted down. A case has been registered in Sector 31 police station.

Water notices: The Municipal Corporation has issued 150 notices to violators across the city within two days of the ban on misuse of water in the morning hours. The Municipal Corporation imposed a ban on watering lawns and washing of cars and courtyards from 5.30 am to 8.30 am. The authorities constituted 14 teams headed by the SDO and 48 JE to check the misuse of water during morning hours. The residents would be issued notices at the first instance. In case, the violation is repeated, the violators would be issued challans and a fine of Rs 2,000 would be imposed. The fine would be recovered along with the water bill by the MCC. In case, of a third violation the water connection of the resident would be disconnected.


Students visit Rail Coach Factory:
To provide practical experience to the students of the MBA Department of Dronacharya Institute of Management and Technology (DIMT), Kurukshetra, an industrial visit to the Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala in Punjab, was organised by the institute recently. Dr ML Bansal, Director, DIMT, said during the visit a guide was provided by the unit to provide all information to the students related to production process. Dr Bansal said Rajinder Singh, Rail Coach Factory Public Relations Officer, briefed the students about the number of coaches produced in a year both for domestic and export purposes.

Yoga camp held: 46th Foundation Day of the Bhartiya Yoga Sansthan (Regd), Kurukshetra unit, was celebrated at Jyoti Nagar Park here recently. After inaugurating the yoga camp, chief guest Balbir Singh Sandhu encouraged people to adopt yoga as it provides fitness to physical and mental health and removes disorders of the body.

Office-bearers elected:
The following have been elected office-bearers of the Digamber Jain Samaj, Rewari : Santosh Kumar Jain - president, Rakesh Kumar Jain - vice-president, Surender Kumar Jain - secretary, Rahul Jain - joint secretary and Chuni Lal Jain - treasurer. The salient feature of these elections was that all the above functionaries were declared elected unopposed by returning officers Tarun Jain and Pawan Jain after no other nominations were filed by any other aspiring contestants.


Ex-MP felicitated: The Himachal Pradesh State Lambardar Jan Kalyan Mahasangh has felicitated and honoured former MP and former state BJP president Suresh Chandel in a largely attended state-level function organised at the Dholera Temple complex here on Friday. State president of the mahasangh Chuni Lal Thakur said Chandel’s contribution during the past few years in helping them by providing an annual honorarium of Rs 2,000 and restoring their old glory in villages could never be forgotten.

House burgled: The private residence of District Public Relations Officer Ravinder Singh Verma situated at Bhadram on the suburbs of Chamba was burgled by thieves last week when the officer was out of station, according a report received here on Sunday. The officer found that the complete set of a table top computer had been stolen.

Rate list: The Excise and Taxation Department will soon take steps to implement the minimum retail price of liquor and beer in all retail sale counters and ensure the display of rate list and phone numbers of officers on liquor vends for making complaints regarding overcharging in Hamirpur district. The department informed the mediapersons here on Friday while interacting with them during a press meeting organised by DC, Hamirpur, Rajinder Singh Thakur.

Norbu Bodh is DCC working chief:
Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee chief Kaul Singh Thakur on Monday appointed Norbu Bodh, former District Congress Committee (DCC), Lahaul Spiti, as working president of the DCC with immediate order. Kaul Singh said this had been done with the objective of strengthening the organisation in the tribal district.

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