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Rally against power tariff hike on June 23:
About half a dozen organisations resolved to burn electricity bills during a rally to be held here on June 23 to express anguish over enhancing power tariff and slashing free supply from 200 to 100 units for the BPL families. During a meeting here on Thursday, senior functionaries of the Bhartiya Kisan Union Ekta-Ugrahan, Dehati Mazdoor Sabha, Jamhoori Kisan Sabha, Lok Sangram Morcha flayed the SAD-BJP coalition for backtracking from the promises made during the public meetings.

Youth injured:
Three motorcycle borne snatchers attacked Rohit Malhotra, a resident of Dharampura Colony, leaving him seriously injured here on Tuesday night. Rohit after closing his shop at Dera Road was returning home when the snatchers hit him on his head with an iron rod and snatched his hand bag. The incident happened near Khajuri Gate. His hand bag contained his ATM and PAN cards.

Ceiling fans distributed:
The Army authorities of Fazilka sector on Thursday gave 18 ceiling fans to primary school, Panchayat building and Gurudwara of village Mohar Jamsher, rubbing its shoulders with Pakistan from three sides. Col Rajesh Shah, Army functionary, in a press note issued here said a special function was organised for handing over the ceiling fans to the different organisations as the Army authorities felt that these organisations needed the same. “This initiative has helped in strengthening the bonds between the local populace and the Army and contributed to improve the quality of life of the people in the remote area,” he claimed.

Canadian delegation’s visit: An educational delegation led by Dr Karuna Ausman and Micki Lalonde from Canada addressed the students at Dr Rudra’s Institute, located in this city, on Wednesday. The delegation that visited the city, also gave the first hand information about the top universities and the associate colleges of Vancouver, Toronto and British Columbia. They also conducted counselling and gave letter of offer to a number of students for professional career in education like Information technology (IT), engineering, commerce and so on.

Blood donated:
About 30 units of blood were donated by policemen, mediapersons and others during a blood donation camp at the local SSP office to mark the International Blood Donation Day. A team of doctors from the Jagraon civil hospital conducted the camp.

Placement drive:
Hotel Radisson selected 11 hotel management students during a joint placement drive at Chandigarh Group of Colleges. Satnam Singh Sandhu, chairman of Landran and Gharuan institutes, said five star hotels like The Oberio, The Taj and Le-Meridian visited the campus.

Courts closed for month:
The district courts will remain closed for a month due to summer vacations from June 16 to July 15. However, Sessions Judge SP Bangarh has deputed judges for entertaining urgent civil and criminal work during this period.

Seven students and two teachers of Sahibzada Ajit Singh Academy, Ropar, have been invited to represent India in the Garforth Arts Festival-2010 to be held at Leeds in England. Arshdeep Singh, Amandeep Kaur, Bikramjeet Singh Ghuman, Jobanpreet Singh, Yadwinder Singh, Manpreet Kaur and Gurkirat Singh, along with Sukhjinder Singh and Harminder Kaur, will leave for England by the month 

The California Hypnosis Institute of India (CHII) is conducting a clinical hypnosis workshop from Friday onward. Dr Raahul Dutta,who is conducting the workshop,said the workshop would continue for three days. Dr Dutta happens to be the brother of celebrity Divya Dutta. People who opts for this workshop should be empowered to practice clinical hypnotherapy after getting the certificate as Master Hypnotist.

Electricity supply ensured:
Paddy growers in Hanumangarh region would now be getting power supply for six hours daily for running tubewells, Dr Param Navdeep, MLA from Sangria, informed on Thursday. She had apprised the Energy minister, Dr Jitender Singh, of the problems faced by the farmers in paddy transplantation requesting ro increase supply hours for tubewells. The farmers had been getting supply only for four hours a day so far. The minister reportedly assured to enhance the supply by two hours more after reviewing the situation by next weekend.

New MC members take oath: Journalist KC Sharma and social workers Shyam Puniyani and Satish Kumar were on Thursday administered oath as members of the Municipal Council in Sriganganagar by the District Collector, Ashutosh AT Pednekar. MC President, Jagdish Jandu, Raj Kumar Gaur, former chairman of the Urban Improvement Trust, district Congress general secretary, Kashmiri Lal Jasuja, former MP Shankar Pannu and Maninder Kaur Nanda, former chairperson of the council, felicitated the new members, who had been nominated by the state government under special quota.

Tarn Taran
The following have been elected office-bearers of the 21-member state body of the FCI Workers Palledar Union, Punjab: President - Lachhman Singh Chanarthal; general secretary - Amar Singh Bhatian; senior vice-president - Kaka Singh; vice-presidents - Mohinder Singh, Nahar Singh and Baldev Singh; secretaries - Bakhatarwar Singh Fazilka, Bhagwan Singh and Ranjit Singh; press secretary - Boota Singh; treasurer - Mukhtar Singh; and office secretary - Gurmit Singh.



Postponed: The India Cyclothon Chandigarh 2010, proposed to be organised on June 27, has been postponed due to summer vacations in schools and closing of colleges. The new date will be announced shortly, according to a press note.



Man killed:
A 58-year-old bus cleaner Channu Ram was killed at the General Bus Stand here this morning after he was crushed between two buses.


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