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51st Sood Milan Mela organised

Around 1,000 families from the northern region participated in the day-long function.

Kewal Krishan Sood,an octogenarian philanthropist from Ludhiana,was the chief guest and Professor D K Sud,permanent member,Lok Adalat,Jalandhar was guest of honour at the 51st Sood Milan Mela held at Sood Bhawan on Tuesday. Around 1,000 families from the northern region participated in the day-long function. Sood lauded the activities of Sood Sabha,particularly social activities like charitable diagnostic laboratory,physiotherapy centre,allopathic and homeopathic dispensaries,which are rendering great service to the entire society at a very nominal cost on “no profit no loss basis”.

Truck driver booked for cheating

A manager of a logistics company on Monday alleged that a truck driver cheated the company by selling apples (loaded in the truck) in an another area rather than the one where he was supposed to deliver them. The accused,identified as Naresh Kumar,is absconding,police said. The truck,carrying 652 boxes of apples was supposed to reach Pune on October 4. On visiting Naresh’s residence in Rohtak,the manager found that Naresh sold the apples to a fruit-seller in the same locality. Singh informed the police and a case of criminal breach of trust by carrier has been registered against the accused at Sector 26 police station.

Mohali man gets 1-yr R-I for smuggling alcohol

A Mohali court on Tuesday sentenced a man to one year of rigorous imprisonment (RI) for illegal possession of liquor. The court of Judicial Magistrate (1st Class) Surabhi Prashar held Rajesh Kumar ‘Meshi’ guilty under section 61(1)(14) under the Punjab Excise Act. The Mohali police had arrested Meshi in November 2009 following a tip-off that he illegally smuggled alcohol from Chandigarh to Ludhiana. Around 15 crates of liquor were recovered from him.

Man gets 3-yr R-I for in two cases of theft

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A local court on Tuesday sentenced a man to three years of rigorous imprisonment in two separate cases of theft. The accused Sukhvir Singh,28,was held guilty by the court under section 380 (theft in dwelling house) section 454 (trespassing house) and section 411 (dishonestly receiving stolen property) of the Indian penal code.

Infighting in BJP city unit continues

The divisions in the city unit of BJP continued a day after show-cause notice was sent by party president Sanjay Tandon to the head of the labour colony cell,Anil Dubey,for announcing support to an agitation against demolition of Colony Number 5. Another BJP leader,Balkrishan Kapoor,issued a statement,questioning if it was wrong to extend support to the demands of the poor. Kapoor further wrote that at a time when other parties are trying to strengthen themselves by inclusion of more leaders,the BJP was dismissing its own leaders. Kapoor was among those who had been served notice earlier this year.

BJP men visit villages meant for transfer to MC

A team of BJP leaders visited the villages in Chandigarh that are proposed to be handed over to the Municipal Corporation,on Tuesday. The opinion of the residents was sought on whether they want the villages to be given to the MC or allow panchayts to continue. BJP leaders claim that majority of the residents of villages are against the merger.

NGO to collect greeting cards for soldiers

In an initiative to collect 21,000 greeting cards in shape of postcards for the soldiers posted at borders,Chandigarh-based NGO,Yuvsatta,organised a campaign to spread the process across the city schools on Tuesday at DAV School,Sector 8. Local MP Pawan Kumar Bansal inaugurated the ‘Communal Harmony week’ on the occasion. The greeting cards will later be presented to GOC-in-C Western Command for further distribution in Army Units.

Sydney varsity holds seminar on science,IT

Representatives from the University of Technology,Sydney (UTS) presented career opportunities in Science,Engineering and Information Technology at DAV School Sector 15,on Tuesday. The representatives also encouraged the students to take up admissions in the university,which provides education diploma courses.