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Blood donation camp
: The local branch of the Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company in association with the Red Cross Society held a blood donation camp for the victims of earthquake on Sunday. 

Mass marriages
: Mr P. C. Pyasa, chairman, Smajik Chetna Manch, at a meeting here said the manch would solemnise marriages of 51 poor girls on October 23 on the premises of the local Guru Nanak College. 

: Mr Parampal Singh Sidhu has been unanimously elected president of the Bathinda Central Co-operative Bank Employees Union. The other office-bearers are: senior vice-president — Mr Labh Singh Brar; vice-president — Mr Arjun Dass; general secretary — Mr Balwant Singh Brar and cashier —Mr Iqbal Singh.

Cheque presented: A cheque for Rs 1 lakh was presented to Mr Bachan Dass Bansal, president, public library, for the development of library by Bibi Paramjit Kaur Gulshan, MP, at a function organised here on Sunday.

4 jhuggis burnt
: As many as four jhuggis were reduced to ashes when fire broke out at Bhagat Nagar near here on Sunday. It took the Fire Brigade one hour to douse the flames. 

Poppy husk seized
: Amarjit Singh Ambhi of Bhoda under Bilga police station has been arrested from Burrail village and 20 kg of poppy husk seized from his possession. A case under Sections 15, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered at the Sudhar police station. 

One arrested: The local police has arrested Jasbir Singh, a resident Sujapur village, on gambling charges and recovered Rs 445 from his possession. A case under Sections 13, 3 and 67 of the Gambling Act has been registered against him. 

Medical camp: Nearly 500 persons were given a free medical check-up, at a camp organised by the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee at MERADO Centre on the Gill Road here on Sunday. Mr SJS Paul, Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, while inaugurating the camp, lauded the initiative taken by the functionaries of the CGEWCC. More than 15 doctors were present at the camp to examine the patients. 

: The following have been elected office-bearers of the A. B. College Management Committee: president- Mr Jagat Mohan; general secretary- Mr Rajinder Pal Gupta; finance secretary- Mr Raj Pal Gupta; manager- Chetandev Chopra; and vice-presidents — Mr Yash Pal Gandhi; Gurpreet Mahajan, Dr Arvind Kalara, Mr Satinder Aggarwal.

CELEBRATED: The birthday of Maharishi Valmiki was celebrated here on Monday at the local Balmiki Mandir. On this occasion, the local SDM Mr Baldev Singh, appealed the residents of Samrala subdivision to follow the teachings Valmik.

CAMP: A free medical camp was held at Baghaur, village 5 km from here, on Monday by the Indo-Canadian Hospital, Khanna, in which more than 200 persons were examined and free medicines were also distributed.

PROTEST THREATENED: Mr Prem Sagar Sharma, president of the Punjab Pensioners Association, gave an ultimatum to the Punjab Government to implement their accepted demands, also they would start protests from November 7 in which fasts and dharnas would be organised in front of CM House.

Police remand
: Two impersonators who were nabbed by the sadar police on Saturday from Mallchack village, have been remanded in police custody till Tuesday by the Illaqa Magistrate.

Revolvers recovered: A .12 bore revolver was recovered from Rachhpal Singh of Naushehra Pannuan village along with one live cartridge and a 3x3 reovolver from Salwinder Singh of Khawaspur on Saturday. Cases under Sections 25,54,59 of the Arms Act have been registered.



Blood donation: The Punjab unit of the Hind Sangram Parishad organised its 11th blood donation camp to mark Valmiki Jayanti in Zirakpur on Monday. The vice-chairman of the Industrial Development Corporation, Mr Deepinder Singh Dhillon, inaugurated the camp. The national president of the parishad, Wing Commander H. L. Ratta (retd), presented a memento to office-bearers of the unit. Press secretary of the unit Vikram Singh Dhanda said around 100 units of blood were collected at the camp. Mementoes were given away to the donors. Mr Jaswinder Saini and Mr Hans Raj Garg, chairman and vice-president of the unit, respectively, were also present. 

Dead: A labourer engaged in construction work at Amravati Enclave near here, died after a iron plate fell on his head. The victim, Chinta Ram, was rushed to a hospital, where he was declared dead.

Theft: Miscreants decamped with electronics worth thousands of rupees from the Sector 9 house of a BJP leader, Ms Rekha Sharma on Monday. Ms Sharma was away, though her daughter was present in the house. The miscreants ransacked the room, while Ms Sharma’s daughter was sleeping in another room, and decamped with her handy cam, besides other valuables.

Traffic Jam: A heavy traffic jam was witnessed near the Old Ghaggar bridge on Monday afternoon during the lunar eclipse. Hundreds of devotees had gathered near the river to offer their prayers.



Youth held on murder charge
: The Murthal police on Monday arrested Dinesh, a youth of Bidhal village, in connection with the murder of Satpal, an employee of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN), in May last. 

4 booked in murder case: The police has registered a case against four persons of Jharot village in connection with the murder of Narinder Rathi, a nephew of Ms Shanti Rathi, a former Haryana minister. The alleged assailants were identified as Rajbir, Chandbir, Satish and Sandeep, all residents of Jharot village. The case was registered following a complaint by Ms Mahendri, sister of the victim. 

Health workers hold dharna: The Multipur-pose Health Karamchari Association has decided to stage a dharna on Sunday in front of the office of the Civil Surgeon here to press for its demands. The association will also hold a demonstration on Friday in front of the Community Health Centre at Gohana. 


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