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RESENTED: Dr H.S. Gill, Civil Surgeon, on Saturday resented the registration of a case against two doctors, Dr Satish Bhatia and Dr Brij of Bhatia Hospital here for alleged negligence while operating upon a minor boy on Friday. The boy, Vikas, died during operation at the hospital. Dr Gill told The Tribune that the police could not register a case of negligence without seeking proper expert medical opinion.

BHOG HELD: The bhog ceremony of sepoy Harmanjit Singh, who attained martyrdom on April 21, was organised at his native village Udhoke here on Saturday which was attended by SDM, Baba Bakala, Mr Harjinder Singh, Deputy Director Sainik Welfare, Lt Col Manmohan Singh and others. Mr Harjinder Singh assured that the village school would be named after the martyr.

CASE REGISTERED: The district police has registered a case against a constable for allegedly forcing a Punjab police constable to commit suicide. According to police, constable Malkit Singh, who was posted with Excise and Taxation Department, committed suicide by consuming some pesticide on Friday. The victim, according to his wife Paramjit, was being harassed by a Punjab police constable Surjit Singh Padda for past quite some time over issue of vacation of kothi of the deceased situated in Raja Garden colony.

ANNOUNCED: The newly formed joint action committee (JAC) for flyover on Saturday announced that it would extend support to the candidate, who would ensure the construction of a flyover on Domoria Railway crossing, which had been hanging fire for the past about 20 years. Addressing a press conference here, Mr Ajay Palta, a spokesman for the JAC, comprising representatives of industrialists, traders and residents, said that the JAC would launch an awareness campaign in the area.

CELEBRATIONS BEGIN: Guru-ka-Lal Sultan-ul-Quam Nawab Jassa Singh Ahluwalia Memorial Trust (regd.) in co-operation with the Ahluwalia biradri and residents of Kapurthala town is celebrating the 286th birthday of Nawab Jassa Singh Ahluwalia, a Sikh general and founder of Kapurthala state. The celebrations began on Saturday with akhand path.


MEETING: The former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mr Farooq Abdullah, will address an election meeting in support of the INLD here on Tuesday. According to Mr Satbir Sihag, a spokesman from the local election office of the INLD candidate, Dr Sushil Indora, told mediapersons here that the Haryana Chief Minister, would also address the meeting.


Genesis 2004 begins: Genesis-2004, a clash of bright minds of the country in the field of robotics, mechatronics, aerodynamics, CAD, thermal engineering, refrigeration and non-conventional energy on Saturday. Dr A.K. Gupta, Associate Professor, DRDO, Dehra Dun, declared the festival open by lighting a lamp at the NIT here. In his address, Dr Gupta stressed the need of such festivals all over India.

OPENED: The BJP opened its poll office at Dharampur on Saturday with a meeting of the party workers. Mr Srikant, Solan district president of the BJP, while presiding over the meeting formed a committee under Mr Gopal Thakur, president of the Kasauli unit of the BJP Mandal for door-to-door campaigning.

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