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Schools roped in for anti-drug drive:
The Punjab Government is involving all government, private and aided schools and colleges of the state in organising anti-drug programmes on November 19 and 20. Kahan Singh Pannu, Director, General School Education (DGSE), in a communication to DPIs (Secondary Education and Elementary Education), block education officers, district education officers and all principals has asked them to carry out the programme as per the detailed schedule. Besides lectures by school heads, poster-making and slogan and poem-writing competitions will be held on November 19. All institutions will take out rallies for two hours on November 20.

Three IAS officers transferred: The Punjab Government on Wednesday transferred three IAS and one PCS officer in the state with immediate effect. An official spokesman said Ravneet Kaur, Secretary, Defence Services Welfare, had been posted as Secretary, School Education, and in addition Secretary, Higher Education and Languages. Husan Lal, Secretary, School Education, has been posted as Secretary, Home Affairs and Justice. Parveen Kumar Thind, ADC (G), Fatehgarh Sahib, has been posted ADC (D), SAS Nagar. APS Virk, PCS, Secretary (Examination), Punjab Public Service Commission, Patiala, has been posted as ADC (G), Fatehgarh Sahib.

Fatehgarh Sahib
Jeep rams into tree, one dead:
A youth was killed and another seriously injured when a Bolero they were travelling in rammed into a tree on a link road near Talania village on Tuesday night. The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Gurjant Singh of Talania village, while the injured as Satnam Singh, resident of Loharmajra Kalan. The Bolero was being driven by Gurjant. The injured was rushed to the Civil Hospital, from where he was referred to a private hospital in Khanna. The police has registered a case and handed over the body of the victim to his family members after postmortem.

Man, daughter killed in accident:
A man and his daughter were killed in a road accident on the Sunam-Bhawanigarh road at Gharachon village, 12 km from here, on Wednesday. The SHO of Sadar police station, Gurmail Singh, said Satpal Singh (45) and his daughter Parminder Kaur (18), both residents of Ladal village, near Lehragaga, were going on a motorcycle towards Bhawanigarh when a truck coming from the opposite side collided with them. He said the police had registered a case under Section 304-A of the IPC against the truck driver, who had fled from the spot.


Panel chief nominated:
The Haryana Government has nominated Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue Department, as the president of the coordination committee of the Shivalik Development Board. The government has also nominated Kamla Rani, general secretary, Kanya Gurukul, Khanpur Kalan, Sonepat, as nominee of the Chancellor of Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidayalaya, Khanpur Kalan, on the court of Vishwavidayalaya for a term of three years and executive council for a term of two years.

Ramps in buildings: To facilitate persons with disabilities, Haryana Town and Country Planning Department has incorporated a clause in the zoning plans of public buildings, including healthcare centres. A spokesman of the department said the clause stated: "Construction of ramps in public buildings, adaption of toilets for wheelchair user, Braille symbols and auditory signals in elevators or lifts and other relevant measures for hospitals, primary health centres and other medical care and rehabilitation units."

Man killed in car mishap:
Arvinder Pal Singh, a resident of Sector-22, Chandigarh, who was travelling with Harvinder Singh, also a resident of Chandigarh, succumbed to his injuries at the Community Health Centre, Shahabad. Harvinder's car was hit by an unidentified car near Mohri village on the GT Road on Tuesday.

2 proclaimed offenders held: The police has arrested two proclaimed offenders (POs), Vikas and Ramesh, both residents of Kheri Dabdlan under Ladwa police station. A case was registered against them on July 25, 2008 and they were declared POs in 2011.

Man rubbing room electrocuted:
A Bihari youth, Manoj Yadav( 28), was electrocuted while he was engaged in rubbing the floor of a newly constructed room with the help of a power-propelled machine at a house at Toomna village, near Kosli, on Tuesday.

Youth fest ends:
CMK National Post-Graduate College, Sirsa, has won the overall trophy in the three-day youth festival organised by Chaudhary Devi Lal University that concluded at JCD Vidyapeeth here on Wednesday. Nearly 600 students from 47 colleges of Sirsa and Fatehabad districts participated in the festival.


Foundation day of Shivalik school:
Shivalik International School, Patel Nagar, celebrated its 18th foundation day today. Students entertained a gathering with cultural items. Chief guest Justice BC Kandpal inaugurated the programme. He honoured the toppers of Class XII Kanwaljit Singh and other meritorious students.

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