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Vivekanand College
: Students of the Swami Vivekanand College of Education have brought laurels to the institute by securing positions at the youth festival organised by the Lincoln College of Education, Fatehgarh Sahib. According to a press note issued here on Thursday, Surpiya bagged the first position in the collage-making contest and Supinder Kaur secured the second position in the poetry recitation competition.

Blood donated
: Forty units of blood were donated by policemen and public at a blood donation camp organised by Sardar Mohinder Singh Lard Memorial Sewa Mission here on Thursday. Mr Mandeep Singh Sidhu, SP (D), presided over the function.


Mr Joga Singh, resident of Allowal village, has been appointed the vice-chairman of the Other Backward Classes (OBC) Department of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC). Mr Gurinder Pal Singh Billa, chairman of the PPCC’s OBC Department, said the appointment was made after taking approval from the PPCC president, Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo.

Dispensary: Mr A.S. Shyan, general secretary of the House Owners Welfare Society, Phase V, said the Civil Surgeon, Dr M.S.Toor, had deputed two specialists at the civil dispensary in the area who would attend to patients from 9 am to 11 am on two different days in a week. While Dr Manjeet Singh , MS (eyes), would be available in the dispensary on every Saturday, Dr Iqbal Krishan, MD (skin) would be available on every Tuesday.

Warned: Dr Abdul Mazid, president of the Punjab State Veterinary Doctors Association, has warned the government that if veterinary pharmacists were appointed as independent service providers, various organisations like the Punjab State Veterinary Officers Association, Punjab State Veterinary Doctors Association and Veterinary Students Association would form a joint front and protest against the move.

Demanded: Residents of Sector 68 have demanded the demolition of illegal structures at Kumbra village as the Punjab and Haryana High Court had issued orders in this regard. Despite the orders, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority had taken no action.



: Mr Bhushan Dhamija, regional business head, Magma Leasing Limited, said on Thursday that the company had entered into a tie-up with Maruti Udyog Limited. He said they would be concentrating in rural areas and small townships for providing car loans.

Seminar: A two-day seminar on teaching methodology culminated at the Tulsi College of Education for Women on Thursday. Dr M.S. Sachdeva was the coordinator of the programme.

Watchman found dead
: The watchman of a local cloth market was found murdered while the locks of a shop were found broken here on Wednesday. According to information Satpal, a resident of Bahbalpur village, was found murdered at the cloth market by the sweeper of the market. The body bore sharp-edged weapon marks. The police has registered a case and sent the body for postmortem.

19 B'desh nationals held
: The intelligence agencies in Panipat have got active after the arrest of a suspected courier of the Lashkar-e-Toyabba at Karnal and the police has arrested 19 Bangladeshis in the past few days in the district. However, the police claimed that those arrested were not involved in any criminal activity and the arrests were made only when the leads about the presence of foreign nationals in the city was given by the intelligence agencies to the local police.

Gramin Lok Adalat
: A gramin Lok Adalat and legal awareness camp will be held as Khezrabad on Saturday and cases of Khezrabad and surrounding areas will be taken up. Chief Judicial Magistrate and Secretary of the District Legal Services Authority Baseshar Singh said the cases which would be taken up during the adalat include civil, rent related and compoundable offences. 



Link roads inaugurated
: The Speaker of the HP Vidhan Sabha, Mr G.R. Musafir, on Wednesday inaugurated two link roads in the Pachhad area of Sirmaur district roads. Addressing a public meeting at Mathanan and Bhagula, he said Rs 1940 crore would be spent over next two years, in the state, on the construction of roads and bridges.

Mandal’s plea
: The Shimla Beopar Mandal has urged the government to extend the date for filling income tax return for traders up to November 30, as had been done in case of corporate sector and professionals.


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