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Woman killed in mishap:
A sixty-year-old woman was killed in a road accident on Monday night. Two vehicles collided head-on near Jalalabad causing death of Gurdeva Bai (60), resident of village Fallianwala. As per information Gurdeva Bai was returning to her village on tractor trailer with her husband Resham Singh. One Trax jeep PB-10BQ 6951 coming from opposite direction collided with the tractor trailer as a result Gurdeva Bai fell from the tractor and was crushed. The villagers of and relations of Gurdeva Bai and Resham Singh gathered on accident and over powered the driver of the jeep and allegedly beat him. The enraged residents also set the jeep ablaze. A case has been registered against driver Jagtar Singh.

Check-up camp:
A free mega heart check up camp was organised today by BBC Heartcare in Nurmahal in collaboration with the Indian Medical Association. A team of 15 cardiologists checked 210 patients and 31 patients were subjected to echocardiography. The camp was organised by Manjit Hospital, Jalandhar.

Chess meet  at BVM:
A large number of students took part in the one-day inter-class chess tournament organised at Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Kitchlu Nagar, here today. Participants were divided in age groups 9, 11, 14, 17 and 19.

No Tobacco Day:
The World No Tobacco Day was celebrated at Senior Secondary Model School, Punjabi University, Patiala, in collaboration with Generation Saviour Association, an NGO registered with WHO, on Tuesday. An inter-school painting competition was organised to make children and youth aware about the ill-effects of tobacco consumption.

Woman held with 9 kg poppy husk:
The police arrested Bibo of Samrari village and seized 9 kg of poppy husk from her on Sunday. The arrested woman was going to sell the poppy husks when she was nabbed, said SP Kamaljeet Singh Dhillon.

Bizman killed in accident:
Leading businessman Hari Krishan Singhal (40), former secretary of the Rajasthan State Certified Seed Producers Association, and the driver of his car Sunder were killed in a mishap as they were returning from Chandigarh while an officer of the National Seed Corporation Mahabir Singh from Kotkapura was injured seriously. Family sources said Singhal had recently signed an agreement with Punjab government for bulk supply of seed and the plant installed by him at Bathinda was to be inaugurated after a fortnight.



GMCH timings: Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, will observe the summer timings from May 15 to July 14. The timings for OPD registration will be from 7 am to 10 am while the OPD timings will be from 8 am to 2 pm. The emergency services will be available round the clock.

‘Umang’ ends: “Umang”, a weeklong cultural festival, concluded amidst joy and fervour at Delhi Public School on Tuesday. More than 600 students of the primary wing participated in various events like folk dance and folk melodies, etc. Various classroom activities like collage making, mask making and best-out-of waste had many participants from the senior wing.

Puppet show: Kindergarten section of St Joseph’s School, Sector 44-D, organised a puppet show for the students on Tuesday. The show aimed at educating the children on health and hygiene. A total of 582 students witnessed the show.

Lecture: A lecture demonstration based on nutrition and health was organised at The Banyan Tree School, Sector 48-B, on Tuesday. Aditi Mehrotra, a nutritionist from Amey’s Backyard, interacted with parents elaborating upon the importance of nutrition and healthy eating habits in growing children.

Road safety workshop: The Chandigarh Traffic Police on Tuesday organised a road safety exhibition-cum-workshop at St Peter’s Secondary School, Sector 37-B, here. Over 150 students participated in the workshop, in which UT SP (traffic) HS Doon gave road safety tips to the students. School director SS Khanna, along with other staff, was present on the occasion.

Investiture ceremony: The Banyan Tree School conducted its investiture ceremony on the school premises on Monday. A special assembly was conducted where the student council was honoured with badges. School director Ravinder Talwar, along with principal Ratna Dhar motivated the council comprising the head boy, head girl, captains and vice-captains to play their role effectively in the school development.

Interactive session: The First Friday Forum organised an interactive session on “Journalism in service of society” at Government College of Art on Friday. Chaman Lal, a journalist, while terming journalism more than a profession, said the primary objective of the profession was to educate, inform and entertain.


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