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Abohar
Youth, woman found unconscious:
A student and a married woman were admitted to Civil Hospital in Rajasthan's Sriganganagar city last night in an unconscious state. They were reportedly found in an objectionable position in the house of the 30-year-old woman and had consumed sedatives to end their lives.

Panel to inquire into sewerage construction: A committee of experts will inquire into quality of material used in the construction of sewerage lines in the city.

Fatehgarh Sahib
100 panchyats get R
s 2.25 cr: SAD general secretary Prem Singh Chandumajra, halka in charge for Fatehgarh Sahib, distributed grants for rural development projects worth Rs 2.25 crore to 100 panchyats in Sirhind and Khera blocks at a function on Friday. A number of sarpanches along with panchayat members attended the function. Chandumajra said the Chief Minister had chalked out a comprehensive plan for the overall development of rural areas.

Ludhiana
Camp held
: Chief Judicial Magistrate Gurpartap Singh from Fatehgarh Sahib organised a camp at Government Senior Secondary School, Shamashpur, to create awareness on free legal services provided to the people. Principal Ashwani Kumar, National awardee Amar Singh, teachers and students were present at the camp. 

NAWANSHAHR
Aggrieved teachers submit memorandum to DPI: A deleagtion of the Government Teachersí Union submited a memorandum to DPI (Secondary Education) Dr Kamal Kumar to demand that the state government should not strip teachers of their promotion. Lecturers in government schools were issued notices to revert to the master cadre. 

Patiala
PPS Nabha headmaster bags prestigious award:
The prestigious Derozio Award for Excellence in the field of education was conferred upon Jagpreet Singh, headmaster, Punjab Public School, Nabha, during the valedictory function of the 92nd Association of Heads of Anglo-Indian Schools of India held at Bishop Cotton Boys' School, Bangalore, recently. The award comprises a gold medal, a citation, a silver plaque, a certificate and Rs 1 lakh. Giving away the award, Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj lauded the contribution of Jagpreet Singh to the field of education and his missionary zeal.

Ropar
Drug peddler gets 10 yrs:
The fast track court of district and sessions judge Harish Anand has awarded a prison sentence of 10 years to a drug peddler under the NDPS Act on Friday. The convict identified as Ranjit Singh of Morinda was also fined Rs 1 lakh. The convict was held with banned drugs in Morinda on May 18, 2010.

AAP protests rising taxes: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers on Friday protested against the various taxes levied in the recent past and demanded that these be withdrawn. District convener Bhag Singh Madaan said the state government should withdraw the property tax, VAT, regularisation fee and the hike in the electricity tariff.

Sangrur
Nambardars seek hike in honorarium:
The Punjab Nambardar Union on Friday asked the state government to enhance monthly honorarium of nambardars from Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,000 and provide them free bus pass facility on the Haryana pattern. The union asked the government to appoint sons of deceased nambardars on the post.

Tarn Taran
Cheques for over Rs 1 crore given to 41 panchayats: Minister Adesh Partap Singh Kaironís wife Perneet Kaur Kairon distributed cheques for Rs 1.37 crore among 41 panchayats for development works on Thursday.

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HARYANA

Chandigarh
Driversí result out
:The Transport Department has declared the result of successful candidates to be recruited as heavy vehicle drivers in Haryana Roadways. A spokesman said the successful candidates could see the result on www.hartrans.gov.in. and then contact the General Manager of the Haryana Roadways depot concerned where they had been posted.

Karnal
Primary schools to remain closed till January 25:
Due to the inclement chilly and foggy weather conditions, primary schools of the district will remain closed till January 25 and other schools will open with new timings. District Magistrate Vikas Yadav said it would bring relief to the parents as well as thestudents.Yadav said other schools in the district would have to change their timings -- 10 am to 3 pm.

LPG home delivery charges fixed:LPG agencies will charge Rs 15 for home delivery of LPG refill in the radius of 15 km from the Municipal Committee and Municipal Corporation limits and Rs 20 thereafter,Vikas Yadav, District Magistrate, Karnal, said here yesterday.

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