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Blood camp
: 150 units collected:About 150 blood units were collected during a blood donation camp organised by the Goodwill Society in collaboration with the Bathinda Small Industries Association at A-1 Focal Point, Dabwali road, here today. Each donor was given a lunch box along with a memento and a badge. 

Zonal youth fest
: The zonal youth fest (Group C) of Guru Nanak Dev University Regional Campus, Ladhewali, began here today.@@On the first day of the festival students participated in shabad, bhajan, vaar singing and fine arts competitions. Fourteen colleges participated in the festival. University Registrar Dr Inderjeet Singh was the chief guest. 



Silver jubilee celebrations
: As part of its silver jubilee celebrations, Lawrence Public Senior Secondary School invited senior citizens at a function organised on the school premises here.The programme started with Ganesh vandana followed by lighting of the lamp by the senior citizen. The children organised games for the special guests to bring back memories of their childhood and applauded them with prizes. The senior citizens surprised the students by putting up a cultural programme to show “Hum bhi kisi se kam nahi” by participating in events like bhangra, ghazals, shayari and songs.Bhupinder enthralled the audience with his melodious voice and 81-year-old Brigadier Ramesh gave a wonderful performance of bhangra. The programme concluded with a vote of thanks by school principal Veena Malhotra.



Rates of dearness relief revised
: The Haryana Government has revised the rates of the Dearness Relief (DR) to the pensioners/family pensioners on revised pension/family pension with effect from July 1, 2009. Now the pensioners and family pensioners will get dearness relief at the rate of 27 per cent of their pension/family pension. 

2 IPS officers transferred: The Haryana Government has transferred two IPS officers with immediate effect.Jagwant Singh Lamba, SP/RTC, Bhondsi, Gurgaon has been posted as the SP, Fatehabad, against the vacant post and Satender Kumar Gupta DCP, Traffic, Gurgaon, has been given the additional charge of SP/RTC, Bhondsi, Gurgaon.

Train driver arrested
: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) today nabbed a driver for damaging the height gauge of the Kalka-Pinjore railway crossing on NH-22. Ajay Jyoti Sharma, company commander of the RPF, said a recklessly driven and overloaded bogie hit the height gauge this morning. Driver Mohinder Singh was booked under section 154 of the Railway Act and later presented in the railway court here.

BSP holds meeting:The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) organised a meeting of party workers at Pinjore, near here, which was chaired by Vijay Bansal, party candidate fromm Kalka during the recent Assembly elections. Bansal urged party workers to remain united and emphasised on the need to work at the grassroots level to strengthen the party. Local BSP leaders Ved Parkash Sharma, Rajesh Gupta, Gurdass and Parveen Bhatia were also present at the meeting.

Phones not  working: Hundreds of landline phones here remained non-functional today due to damage to the main cable in the Anaj Mandi. The cable, which was damaged yesterday, could not be repaired today, which badly affected many market areas. Raj Kumar Nigah, DTE of the BSNL, when contacted, said service was expected to be resumed tomorrow.

Man survives suicide bid
: Nirmal Singh (34) of New Bohali village of the district, who had tried to commit suicide by consuming phenyl in protest against denial of job by the Panipat refinery, has survived the suicide attempt. He reportedly recuperated well after being admitted to the civil hospital at the district headquarters.

Man commits suicide
:Vijay Singh (55), reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his house at Guraora village, 30 km from here, on Monday night. He is survived by two sons and a daughter.The police, which held an inquest under Section 174 of the Cr PC, said that his addiction to drinking led him to take the extreme step.

Two boys drown in tank
: Two brothers - Shohil (4) and Shomeen (2) were drowned in a six-feet-deep water tank dug up near their house in the local Khan Basti colony on the Bahalgarh road on Tuesday morning. They were taken out of the tank and brought to the Civil Hospital, but they were declared as brought dead by the doctors.



Blood donation
: To commemorate the 61st Raising Day of the National Cadet Corps, a blood donation camp was held at NCC House by the State NCC Directorate here on Tuesday. A large number of NCC cadets and officers. A team of Medical College, Srinagar, conducted the camp which was supervised by the Director, Health, J&K.Similar camps will be held in Pulwama and Anantnag on November 4 and 7.

Bank profit up: Despite adverse market conditions due to global recession, J&K Bank has posted a net profit of Rs 134.27 crore for the quarter ended September, 2009, which is up by 16 per cent as compared to Rs 115.92 crore earned during the corresponding quarter of the previous financial year. 


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