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AMRITSAR
Infertility check-up camp
: Satjot Human Reproduction and Research Centre, here on Sunday organised an awareness and infertility check-up camp. About 75 infertile couples participated in the camp. Dr S.S. Chawla of the centre said apart from the medical check-up which included free ultra sound scans and semen analysis, the patients were specially counselled for life-style infertility. Booklets having information relating to various therapeutic options and the methods of amicably resolving psycho-social, emotional, financial and martial crisis associated with infertility were also distributed free of cost, he said.

BATALA
Stubble burning on despite ban: The district administration had imposed restrictions under section 144 Cr PC whereby the stubble burning has been banned after the harvesting of wheat crop and another order imposed restrictions not to harvest the crop with combines after the sunset and before the sunrise. But despite the orders, farmers openly set afire stubble after harvesting of the wheat crop besides harvesting the crop after sunset and before sunrise. The smoke rising form the stubble burning has been causing respiratory distress, cough and eye problems.

NAWANSHAHR
Workshop  on AIDS: Under the School AIDS Education Programme launched jointly by Punjab AIDS Control Society, NACO, State Institute for Science Education and the state education department, a four-day training workshop of Nodal Teachers and Peer Educators would be organised here at Government Senior Secondary School from May 9 to 12. One male and female teacher and a boy and a girl student each from the senior secondary schools and selected high schools from the district would participate in the workshop to be organised, informed Mr Gurmail Singh Sahlon, District Education Officer.

School function: Guru Nanak Public Senior Secondary School Dhahan Kaleran, organised annual prize distribution function on the school premises. Dr Budh Singh Dhahan, president, Guru Nanak Mission Medical and Educational Trust, Dhahan Kaleran, presided over and disbursed scholarships to the students, who had obtained the first three positions in their respective classes. Mr Prem Dass Gobindpur, an NRI, had donated Rs 1.51 lakh for disbursing scholarships to the brilliant students, informed Mr Kartar Singh, director of the school.

PATHANKOT
76 cases settled at Lok Adalat
: A Lok Adalat was held at Court complex Gurdaspur on Saturday under the supervision of Mr Jora Singh, chairperson of the district legal services authority. Six Benches were held presided by Mr Jora Singh, Mr H.K. Jeevan, Mr A.K. Mehta, Mr S.K. Arora (all Additional Sessions Judges, Mr Paramjit Singh, Civil Judge (Senior Division) and Mr B.R. Garg CJM. As many as 127 cases of different categories were presented before the Benches out of which 76 were settled. A sum of Rs 86 lakh has been awarded as compensation to the parties concerned.

Rs 4.94 lakh distributed: Ms Aruna Choudhry, chairperson of Punsup and an MLA from Dinanagar, distributed cheques worth Rs 4.94 lakh to 81 beneficiaries belonging to Dalit community under ashirwad scheme at a simple ceremony held at Dinanagar, 25 km from here, on Saturday.

PHILLAUR
Gang of robbers busted: In a major success Goraya police has busted an inter-districts gang of robbers and arrested four members under Sections 399/402 IPC and 25/54/59 Arms Act. They have been identified as Sarabjit Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Manjit Singh and Baljit Singh of nearby Kalyanpur PS Bilga village. Goraya SHO Rajinder Kumar told The Tribune here on Sunday that the police recovered two motorcycles,one pistol, and one iron rod from their possession. Fifth accompliance Raju of Phagwara managed to escape. He said that all accused were going to commit a crime in Goraya area, but were nabbed.
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HARYANA

Yamunanagar
Blood donation camp
: The Additional Deputy Commissioner has directed the district Red Cross Society to provide with special number to every blood donor of the district. The ADC, Mr O.P. Lohan, said this while participating in a blood donation camp organised in the memory of Baba Gurbachanji at the local Nirankari Bhavan on Sunday. As many as 290 persons donated blood at the camp. Mr Lohan asked the secretary of the district Red Cross Society, Mr D.R. Sharma, to make arrangements so that blood donors could be provided with a special number. A team of doctors from Gaba Hospital and E.S.I Hospital, Jagadhri, conducted the camp.

Eye patients examined: As many as 227 eye patients were examined at a free eye-check up organised by NGO Vinod Rajan Sewashram at Government High School, Hamida, here on Sunday. Dr Anil Aggarwal of local Aggarwal Hospital inaugurated the camp and also distributed prizes to the students of the school who had topped various academic and extra-curricular activities of the school. Eye specialists Dr Vivek Talwara and Dr Simi Talwara examined the patients.
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