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Rally flagged off
: Brig R Kapoor, Deputy General Officer Commanding, Panther Division, on Monday flagged off a bicycle and motor bike rally of the Third Battalion of the Sikh Regiment as part of the celebrations of its 150th Raising Day here. He said the rally had started from Yol Camp, Palampur, from January 19 under the leadership of Capt Abhishek Attal and included two Junior Commissioned Officers ( JCOs) and 36 other ranks.

Manch seeks FM station: The Amritsar Vikas Manch (AVM) has urged the government to fulfil the long-pending demand of people of city to set up an FM radio station here. Mr Amrit Lal Manan and Prof Mohan Singh, office-bearers of the AVM, have written letters to the Prime Minister and the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting in this regard.

FCI holds open forum: The Food Corporation of India (FCI), Punjab region, on Monday organised an open forum for redressal of grievances pertaining to the local office. The General Manager, Punjab. Mr T.C. Gupta, after hearing the grievances of its staff and labour along with the rice millers sorted out their problems on the spot while assuring faster solution to their problems.

Woman sustains burns in fire
: A married woman with 90 per cent burn injuries was admitted to the local Civil Hospital after a fire broke out at her house in Kotshamir village on Sunday. Sources said the victim, Gurjeet Kaur, who got married to Buta Singh of Kotshamir a few years ago had no kids.

Hit with bat one dies
: Mr Gurmeet Singh, son of Karam Singh of Pajaura village, died on the spot when Kamaljeet Singh, brother-in-law of Jasbir Kaur, wife of Jaspal Singh, allegedly attacked him and hit him on his head with a bat at Gondpur village on Sunday.

: The Non-Teaching Staff Union of Lyallpur Khalsa College held a pen-down strike and a dharna on Tuesday protesting against the “non-implementation” of their long-pending demands.The members demanded the merger of their 50 per cent DA with the basic salary, payment of their DA installments and implementation of pension gratuity scheme.

Blood donation: To mark the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chander Bose, the Child Helpline and the Punjab Freedom Fighters’ Association organised a blood donation camp at the Government College of Education on Monday. A declamation contest was also organised in which Manveet, Lovely and Kumar Gaurav won the first, second and third prizes, respectively.

India Week: As a tribute to the Indian Armed Forces, Mayor World School is organising “India Week” on its campus. Various competitions including poetry recitation, declamation, essay writing and painting, have been organised. A simulated “Parliament Session” would be held on Wednesday.

Honour: Roshni, a Rajpura-based NGO, and the Interact Club, comprising students of the Apeejay School, plan to jointly felicitate about 20 physically-disabled children and persons, who have been rehabilitated with the help of the NGO.Those who would be honoured and given awards by the two organisations on Wednesday at a function on the school premises, hail from various districts of Punjab.

Plea for Law University
: The local Municipal Council has called upon the union and state governments to establish a Law University in view of the 400th martyrdom of the 5th Guru Sri Guru Arjan Dev falling in June this year.



Robbery bid
: The Civil Lines police foiled an attempt of a robbery and arrested three armed youths while patrolling near Sector 12 here on Monday. The accused have been identified as Manoj of Rajinder Nagar, Neeraj of Tara Nagar and Ashu of Jiwan Nagar. A stolen motor cycle, a knife, an iron rod and hockey sticks have been seized from their possession.

Demonstration: Residents of Prem Nagar held a demonstration in front of the office of the Superintendent of Police here on Tuesday in protest against the failure of the police to recover the 14-year-old girl, Meenu, who was allegedly kidnapped by some youths on Saturday evening.

Injured: Vijay Bahadur, a local resident, sustained injuries when he allegedly fell down from the roof of his house at Biswan Meel village, 15 km from here, on Tuesday. He was admitted to the local Civil Hospital from where he was referred to the PGIMS in Rohtak.

Cyclist killed: A cyclist was killed when he was hit by a tractor-trailer on the Sonepat-Bahalgarh road, near Fazilpur village, 3 km from here, on Tuesday. He was taken to the local Civil Hospital where he was declared brought dead. The victim has been identified as Ram Chander (50) of Fazilpur village. A case has been registered. In another incident, two women were killed and another seriously injured in a road accident near a level crossing at Gohana town, 35 km from here, on Monday. The deceased have been identified as Manisha, wife of Sukhbir of Osar village, and Krishna, wife of Sukhbir's brother.Top

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