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CARD: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local chapter of The Centre for Action Research and Development (CARD): patrons — Dr Pritam Singh Sidhu, Mr Pritam Lal Chawla, president — Mr D.K. Chaitley; vice-president — Mr Ratan Lal, executive director —Mr Sushil Goyal; and finance director — Mr Brahma Nand Goyal.

INAUGURATION: Mr Chanchal Mehboob Singh, Assistant Registrar, Cooperative Societies inaugurated a multipurpose departmental store of the cooperative society at Khubban village in this subdivison on Sunday.

CONDEMNED: The Ferozepore divisional unit of the Punjab Non-Gazetted Forest Officers Union has condemned senior authorities for forcing the employees to pay penalty for failure of plantation and illegal felling of trees in the region. In a press note issued here, the union said a dharna and a demonstration would be held at the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Ferozepore, on November 12 to express resentment against illegal decisions of the department.

ASSAULTED: Yograj Gujjar of Maira village succumbed to his injuries on the way to hospital on Sunday. He along with his brother Gurmail Singh were seriously wounded when some persons assaulted him and his brother Gurmail Singh with sharp-edged weapons near with village. Yograj succumbed to his injuries while Gurmail Singh is in hospital. The police has registered a case.

BOOKED: Kamaljit Kaur Munak Kalan succumbed to her burns at her house on Sunday. On the complaint of Dalbir Singh of Nawan Shalla, father of the deceased, the police has registered a case under Section 306 IPC, against the husband of the victim and her mother-in-law. In his complaint he alleged that both of them used to torture his daughter for dowry.

Dispute settled: With the decision of the Registrar of Societies Punjab, the dispute regarding the validity of the DAV College Managing Committee, Hoshiarpur, led by Mr Kamal Chaudhary and Mr Devinder Mohan Sharma’s factions have been settled now. Mr Devinder Mohan Sharma, president of the committee alongwith a majority of members in a press conference here on Sunday said that the DAV College Society was a registered society and the DAV College Managing Committee was its body. The office-bearers of the committee automatically became the office-bearers of the society also.

CAMP: Mohan Dai Oswal Memorial Hospital will organise a check-up camp on its premises on November 3 and 4. At the camp PAP test will be conducted free of cost.

MOURNED: The local unit of the Indian Medical Association has mourned the demise of Dr Kiran Deep Kaur. Dr Gursharan Singh, its president, said: “The medical community is having great sympathy with Dr Kuldip Singh Kular, her husband.”

ELECTED: Mr Nitin Mittal has been unanimously elected president of the India Jaycees, Zone I. Mr Mittal is a chartered accountant by professional and practising in the city. 

NEW RANGE: Villa Appearances, from the house of designers Vipin Handa and Anil Saigal, launched designer wear for men at Neelam’s, Pakhowal Road, here on Monday. The new range includes office wear, casual wear and party wear. 

Shoes launched: Metro Shoes launched a new range for brides on Monday. The collection includes ornamental golden and silver sandals with matching bags. Footwear for every occasion have been made available.

FUNCTION: The Baba Vishvakarma Youth Club, Mandi Gobindgarh, organised a function on the occasion of Vishvakarma Day at the Dasehra ground. The Deputy Commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib, Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, was the chief guest. Mr Kanahaya Lal lighted a lamp. Manpreet Akhtar, Pawandeep and Parminder Sharma presented a programme. The chief guest distributed prizes among artistes. Among others spoke at the function were Mr Hardev Singh Kansal, president, All-India Ramgaria Foundation, Dr Palvinder Gogi, district chief, Ramgaria Youth Wing, and Mr Sohan Dhariwal.

EXHIBITION: A four-day handicraft exhibition organised by Ms Seema Ghavri at the Gobindgarh Club concluded on Sunday. The main attractions of the exhibition were calligraphy in mix media painting and traditional mirror frames.

PLEA: The Punjab Home Guards Welfare Association has urged the Punjab and the Central Governments to provide employment to family members of those Home Guards who were killed while performing duties. It also demanded that the services of Home Guards should be regularised. 

MEETING: A meeting of tehsil presidents and secretaries will be held on Tuesday at the Fatehgarh Sahib Civil Hospital to discuss issues relating to employees with the Civil Surgeon. A dharna will be staged on October 29 in protest against the non-implementation of employees’ demands.

GUTTED: A fire broke out at the backyard of the local telephone exchange here on Sunday. The fire was caused by a cracker and some scrap was damaged. The fire brigade extinguished the fire. Mr S.K.Verma, Divisional Engineer, Telephones, said the loss was negligible.

CLASHES : Twenty persons were injured in group clashes in and around Phagwara on Sunday. The injured have been hospitalised. Old enmity is said to be the reason behind the clashes.



1 KILLED: Thirtyfive-year-old Ratan Singh, who was riding a bicycle, was crushed to death by a truck, near Maloya, on Monday. The truck driver, Ved Prakash, has been arrested and the truck impounded. The police said Ratan Singh, a resident of the Maloya colony, died on the spot. The body has been sent for a post-mortem examination.

OFFICE-BEARERS: Mr Jarnail Singh has been elected president of the Punjab School Education Board Retired Officers Welfare Association, SAS Nagar: The other office-bearers are: vice-president — Mr R.L. Arora; general secretary — Mr Jagmohan Sharda; finance Secretary — Mr B.K. Jain; PRO Mr Ashok Nirdosh; and auditor — Mr B.S. Mann, Mr . Mr J.S. Sidhu is the chief patron. 

APPOINTED: Mr Ravi Sharma, president of the Shivalik Vikas Manch, has been appointed chief spokesperson of Ekta Shakti, Haryana. The president of Ekta Shakti, Maratha Virendra Verma, in his letter, has said that seeing his past record, he is appointed the chief spokesperson.

GITA PRAVACHAN: The local Vaishno Seva Mandal will organise Gita gyan amrit pravachan at Lakshmi Narayan Mandir in Phase III B2 from Wednesday. The general secretary of the mandal, Mr Manoj Aggarwal, said here on Monday that the pravachan would continue till November 1. Shri Gyananandji Maharaj from Vrindavan, among others, would address the congregation. On November 2, the Sanatan Samaj would organise a Jagannath rath yatra, which would start from Lakshmi Narayan Mandir in Phase XI and culminate at Hanuman Mandir in Phase III B2 here.



HEALTH CAMP: A free medical-cum-diabetic camp was organised by the All- India Medicine Graduates Association at Jandli Model Town, Ambala City, on Sunday. Dr Ashwani Sharma, general secretary of the association, said 493 patients were registered in the camp. Free medicines were distributed to the patients. Among others, Dr Vinod Gupta, Dr Atteq Ahmed, Dr C.S. Bhardwaj, Dr D.C. Sharma, Dr C.R. Chavania and Dr R. Panchal were present.

FUNCTION: A cultural programme was organised by Kids Creative Club in Ambala Sadar on Sunday. 28 children participated in the function. The stage coordinators were Neha Malik and Shivani Jindal. Director of the club Meenakshi Goyal said the aim of the club was to give an opportunity to the children to showcase their talent.


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