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Run over by train:
A married woman, Saroj Rani of street No. 11 in Nai Abadi here, was run over by a passenger train while she was trying to cross the track.

Congress leaders hold workshop:
Senior Congress leaders of the Malwa region on Thursday expressed concern over the "growing nepotism" within the party. They said the ill-timed elections for the Youth Congress were responsible for the humiliating defeat of the party in the last Assembly elections. The leaders were speaking during a workshop organised to involve workers at the grass-roots level in reinvigorating the party.

Dera bassi
Man run over by train, dies
A factory worker was run over by a train while he was trying to cross the railway bridge constructed on the Jharmal Choe, near Lalru, this morning. The deceased has been identified as Sanjay Kumar, son of Ved Parkash, a resident of Baramahadev, Uttar Pardesh.

MNREGA workers stage protest:
Members of the Pendu Mazdoor Mukti Morcha and the Inqulabi NREGA Mazdoor Union on Thursday staged a demonstration in front of the office of the Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development). They demanded 100 days of regular work to beneficiaries and drinking water facilities to workers at their workplaces.

Minors booked for sodomy: The Sandaur police on Thursday registered a case against two minor students of Government School, Kalyan village, for allegedly sodomising a class-V student of the school. Sangrur SSP Harcharan Singh Bhullar said the police had registered a case under Sections 377 and 34 of the IPC against the two. Malerkotla DSP Vimal Kumar said the two, studying in class V and VII, respectively, took the victim to a bathroom during break and allegedly sodomised him. The victim underwent a medical examination at the Malerkotla civil hospital, he added.



our held for impersonation:
On a complaint lodged by Rulda Ram, Superintendent, Examination, Kurukshetra University, the police has arrested four persons for impersonation. District police chief Rakesh Kumar Arya said Sumit of Israna(Panipat) and Aman of Kalayat were found taking an examination in place of Mukesh of Majra Rodan and Jagbir of Aatagarh (Kaithal), respectively. They were produced in the court which granted them bail, Arya added.

Office-bearers elected
Nar Singh, Wazir Dhanda and Paramjit have been elected president, general secretary and treasurer, respectively, of the Hero Moto Workers’ Union, Dharuhera.



Woman falls off tree, dies:
Satya Devi (61), a resident of Tadaun village, near Ghumarwin, on Wednesday slipped from a tree branch and fell on the ground. She was seriously injured. Reports said she was rushed to the Regional Hospital at Hamirpur where she succumbed to her injuries. Satya had climbed the tree to cut fodder for her cattle. The police has registered a case.

BJP unit’s office-bearers:
District president of the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) DS Thakur has announced the names of office-bearers of the district unit of the party. In a statement here on Thursday, DS Thakur said Jasveer Singh Nagpal had been appointed senior vice-president; Narender Thakur, Virender Gupta; Chaman Lal Sharma, Gajinder Singh and Subhash Kumar vice-presidents; Tek Chand Tandan and Nanak Chand Verma district general secretaries; Bhani Chand, Suresh Sharma, Daya Ram, Madan Kumar, Hoshiar Singh Thakur and Inder Singh Thakur secretaries of the
district unit.

Six PRIs to be awarded:
The Union Government has selected six Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) of the state to be awarded under the Panchayat Empowerment and Accountability Incentive Scheme (PEAIS) for 2012-13. Disclosing this here on Wednesday, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Anil Sharma said Rs 40 lakh to the Zila Parishad, Kullu, Rs 20 lakh to the Panchayat Samiti, Kotkhai, Shimla, Rs 20 lakh to the Panchayat Samiti, Hamirpur, Rs 5 lakh to Sari gram panchayat, Jubbal-Kotkhai, Shimla, and Rs 5 lakh to Jassai gram panchayat, Nadaun, Hamirpur, would be given under the PEAI scheme.

Training programme concludes:
A five-day induction training programme through information communication techniques (ICT) for faculty members of polytechnics of Himachal Pradesh organised by the Directorate of Technical Education concluded here recently. A press note said the programme was sponsored by the National Institute of Technical Teacher Training and Research (NITTTR), Chandigarh. Experts from the NITTTR and different industries interacted with polytechnic teachers through video-conferencing. Vijay Chandan, Director, Technical Education, said the department would continue to conduct such courses in the future for better quality training.


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