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Chandigarh
Notices issued for misusing plots:
The Punjab Government on Monday issued notices to defaulters against commercial use of industrial plots and sheds located in focal points across the state. A survey got conducted by the government had found that industrial plots and sheds were being used for commercial purposes and owners had opened dhabas and other shops there. A government spokesperson said according to allotment rules, no one can use these plots or sheds for commercial purpose. 

Ranike takes stock of Shagun Scheme: The Punjab Government has issued instructions to officials concerned to deposit Rs 15,000 as grant under the Shagun Scheme in a beneficiary's bank account before her marriage date. Minister for Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Gulzar Singh Ranike claimed the SAD-BJP Government had streamlined the disbursal process. Girls belonging to Scheduled Caste, Christian, Backward Classes and economically weaker sections were eligible for availing benefits under the scheme.

Majithia flays hike in petrol price: Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia has flayed a hike in the price of petrol by 70 paisa. He said at a time when crude prices had fallen to $88 per barrel, it was ironic that the Congress-led UPA government had decided to hike petrol price. He said Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh should stage a dharna before 7 Janpath instead of protesting against rationalisation of power tariff by the statutory regulatory authority constituted by the Centre.

HC promotes court secys: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has promoted four court secretaries as special secretaries. According to an order issued by the Joint Registrar (Administration), the officers promoted are: Deepak Singh, Arun Singh Thakur, Sanjay Chopra and Ashok Kumar. Their promotion comes into effect from July 13

Jalandhar
University toppers
: Students of Lyallpur Khalsa College bagged top positions in the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. Manpreet Kaur, a student of MA Geography-II secured second position in the university examination while Satvir Kaur of MA Punjabi-II is also in the merit list.

Lecture held: The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of Doaba College organised special tutorials on print media and multimedia. The students were apprised of special beat story on the first day while senior journalists from different media houses interacted with the students on the occasion. An interactive session was also held in which the students had their queries about different career options in this field. 

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CHANDIGARH

HCS officers selected for deputation to UT: Surinder Kumar Setia and Mandeep Kaur, both HCS officers, have been selected for appointment on deputation to the Chandigarh Administration. They have been selected for a period of one year or till such a time their services are required by the Administration. It has been requested to relieve them of their duties in Haryana to enable them to join the Chandigarh Administration immediately.


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HARYANA

FARIDABAD
Man booked: The police on Monday booked a person for duping a resident of local Sanjay Enclave by impersonating as an employee of the Electricity Department. The accused, Sanjay Mishra, installed a new electricity metre in the victims house. He charged Rs 15,000 for the metre whereas its market price was Rs 4,500 only. 

Gurgaon
Registration date extended
: The Gurgaon administration has extended the date for registration of boring agencies and their machines to August 11. District Magistrate PC Meena has made it mandatory for all drilling or boring agencies in Gurgaon district to get themselves and their machines registered with the district administration.

Kurukshetra
Eight arrested:
Eight persons have been arrested under the Gambling Act. The gambling amount of Rs 1 lakh and 104 playing cards have been recovered from their possession.

Two held: Sunil Kumar and Jasbir Singh, both residents of Khaira village, have been arrested and a stolen three-wheeler has been recovered from their possession. They were remanded to judicial custody on Monday. 

Sirsa
Drugs seized:
A team of the Food and Drug Administration on Monday raided a medical shop near Sangwan Chowk and seized a huge quantity of narcotic drugs. The team recovered 20 types of narcotic drugs used for a kick by youths. TNS

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

Nurpur
80 kg poppy husk seized, one held
: The Indora police seized 80.600 kg of poppy husk from Ashok Kumar, alias Sonu, of Ghnna village in Phillaur (Punjab) at Milwan in this subdivision. DSP Rajinder Jaswal said the police nabbed the accused hiding four plastic bags of poppy husk in bushes. He was arrested and a case had been registered against him. 

500 examined at eye camp: The Manimahesh Langer Seva Dal from Nurpur and Jawali subdivisions organised a two-day free eye check-up camp at Raja Ka Talab which concluded on Monday. As many as 500 patients from surrounding areas were examined by ophthalmologist NK Thakur.

Shimla
Usha is gen secy of Solan DCC:
Pradesh Congress Committee chief Kaul Singh has appointed Usha Sharma general secretary of the Solan District Congress Committee (DCC). He also appointed Mohan Lal, Dila Ram and Aruna Sharma as vice-presidents and Rakesh Thakur, Pankaj Bharadwaj and Balbhader Mittal as secretaries. 

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