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ELECTROCUTED: A waiter got an electric shock while preparing coffee in a marriage place on the College Road here on Sunday. He was removed to a Hospital but could not be saved. The body has been sent to the civil hospital for a postmortem examination.

SELECTED: Dr Gurvin-der Singh, Assistant Professor Department of Orthopaedics, Guru Ram Dass Institute of Medical Sciences, here has been selected for a fellowship in adult joint reconstruction at Singapore General Hospital, Singapore, according to a press note of the institute.

CLARIFIED: Ms Sima J. Singh, Principal, Army School, has clarified that Kawalpreet Kaur, who died in a mishap on November 10 here, was not a student of Army School as published in a section of the press on November 11. She was a student of a school situated in the Army Cantonment area.

SHOBHA YATRA: Mr Jora Singh Thind, Sub-divisional Magistrate, here flagged off Arya Samaj Shobha Yatra from Gandhi Arya Senior Secondary School, Barnala on Friday. The Yatra concluded at Arya Samaj Complex office.

SCHOOL FUNCTION: The City Young’s’ Public School, Friends Colony, here held an Indian festivals celebration on Sunday. On the occasion, schoolchildren performed giddha, bhangra, Himachali folk dance and dances from other states. In speech, Mr Amarjit Singh praised the performance of the schoolchildren and praised the Principal and staff for guiding them.

SEMINAR: A seminar on the importance of reading books was organised at he local Malwa Public School here. Ms Veena Dada, incharge of affiliation, PSEB, SAS Nagar, was the chief guest on the occasion. In his inaugural address, Mr S.A. Jotsingani, president of the school, expressed concern over the decreasing trend of reading books among children. Ayesha, Ramanpreet and Satvir presented papers on the importance of reading books.

MEDICAL CAMP: The local Manav Kalyan Society organised a medical camp at the Ghorian Wala gurdwara, here. Dr Hargurvinder Singh, Dr Amarjeet Sahwney, Dr Parvinder Kaur, Dr Surinder Aggarwal and Dr Aditya Goel examined more than 400 patients. The SMO, Nabha, Dr I.D. Goel, inaugurated the camp.

FOUNDATION STONE LAID: Chaudhary Santokh Singh, Punjab Medical, Education and Research Minister, laid the foundation stone of the “Rajiv Gandhi Dehati Jan Kalyan Yojna” at Mukandpur village, 20 km from here on Saturday. He said that 22000 families living below the poverty line in the state would be provided with the facility of toilets under the scheme. He added that Rs 800 crore had been earmarked to provide 10 marla plots to 800 Dalit families.

WOMAN HELD: A woman Inderjit Kaur, alias Indra was arrested on charges of defrauding Gurdip Singh of Takhran village of Rs 2 lakh under the garb of sending the youth to Greece. However, her husband Naresh Kumar was still at large. A case was registered against the couple.



FOUNDATION DAY: The personal banking special branch of the State Bank of Patiala in Sector 8 celebrated its foundation day on Monday. The bank was set up on November 17, 1917, by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh.

EXIDE BATTERIES: A new showroom of Sonic (Standard Furukawa) batteries has been opened in Industrial Area Phase II. These batteries are manufactured by Exide Industries Ltd. The company has claimed that it will be the first exclusive showroom of the company in the region and will offer full range of batteries for the automotive and industrial segments. 

PUDA Supervisors’ Union: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority Supervisors’ Union, Mohali unit: president — Mr Subhash Kumar; senior vice-president — Mr Jarnail Singh; vice-presidents — Mr Pritam Singh and Mr Shanti Prakash; general secretary — Mr Amar Singh; joint secretary — Mr Bhag Singh; press secretary — Mr K.K. Sharma; cashier — Mr Ramesh Sharma; advisers — Mr Jagdev Singh, Mr Pramjit Singh and Mr Bahadar Singh.

BABY ABANDONED: A baby boy was found abandoned on the road-side near the Barwala bus stand on Monday. The police said it appeared that the child had been delivered there itself because a lot of blood was found near the spot and the umbilical cord had also not been removed. The police said it tried to find the mother of the child, but to no avail. The child was taken to the General Hospital, Panchkula, and has been kept in an incubator for observation.



Bank’s raising day: The State Bank of Patiala, Sadar Bazar branch, celebrated its foundation day on Monday. The branch manager said it was the 87th raising day. He said the State Bank of Patiala was one of the five strongest banks in Asia. He said staff members pledged to rededicate themselves towards customers, a press note said.

PROGRAMME: Baba Farid Kalyan Society, Ambala City, organised a programme at S.A. Jain Senior Secondary School and Guru Hargobind Sahib Model School here on Monday. Students were explained about the first aid, roadsence and traffic signs. Besides the principals of the schools, office-bearers of the society were present.

ARRESTED: The police arrested a bail jumper of Ambala city here on Monday. According to the police, a woman was killed by the truck of Baldev Singh. The court had declared him a proclaimed offender.

Marriage bureau: The Deputy Commissioner, Dr R.B. Langyan, on Saturday inaugurated ‘Marriage linkers, a high-tech network marriage bureau. An Income Tax Officer, Mr A.K. Dhir, a former Municipal president, Mr Satyapal Bansal, Mr Sant Kumar of the Haryanavi Punjabi Sabha and Dr Lok Setia, a writer, were present on this occasion.

FIVE HELD: The police has arrested five persons. The police arrested Baljinder Singh who had threatened to kill and assaulted Dara Singh of Kalanwali in the district. He was arrested but was released on bail later. Mr Lilu Ram, Raj Kumar of Gobind Nagar, Prem Kumar of Suchaan and Prem Kumar of Thehar mohalla were arrested on the charge of gambling.

DISPUTES SETTLED: “Koshish”, the women’s cell constituted by the district police chief here disposed of 26 family disputes and made 12 couples patch up and live together said district police chief Mrs Mamta Singh.

Fair inaugurated
: Mr Satbir Singh Kadiyan, Speaker, Haryana Vidhan Sabha, inaugurated an annual fete and fair programme at the Sant Nischal Singh Public School, on Friday. Addressing the gathering, Mr Kadiyan said children were our national asset and it was our moral responsibility to make them happy, healthy and civilised citizens of this country. On this occasion, Dr M.C. Ghambir, Mr Vijayender Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Mr Suparveen Kumar, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ms Renu Phulia, SDM, Dr Waryam Singh, President of the institution, Ms R. Gulati, principal, and prominent citizens of the city were also present.

POLIO DROPS GIVEN: Mr Vijayender Kumar, Deputy Commissioner inaugurated the special round of Polio Eradication Programme in the district. He informed that in Yamunanagar district special campaign had been launched because earlier it was delayed due to the Kapal Mochan fair.



VOTER IDENTITY CARDS: Photo-Identity Cards for remaining voters of Kotkehloor and Bilaspur Sadar Assembly Constituencies would be made at polling stations from November 20 to November 25, said Mr Baldev Thakur, SDM-cum-Electoral officer.

ACCIDENT: Ms Urmila Devi (55) died at Sahora village near here after she was hit by a car on Saturday. Car (HP40A-0927) was driven by Ashish Sharma of Dehra. He has been taken into custody. A case under Sections 304-A, 279, 337 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered. The body was handed over to the family after a postmortem examination. on Sunday.

CLASH: A brawl between six students from nearby Green Hills Engineering College at Gandhi Gram village and crew of a truck on the Kalka-Shimla national highway near here on Saturday left one with serious injuries on Saturday night. The students were on way to petrol station at Dharampur in a Maruti car when truck crew’s gesture annoyed them. The students stopped the truck and thrashed the crew. Traffic on the highway remained partially suspended for one hour. Two policemen from Dharampur police station nabbed a student while others disappeared. The arrested student has revealed the identity of his companions.

AWARENESS CAMP: More than 25 awareness camps would be organised under the Nahan Forest Circle during the National Land Resources Conservation week being observed from November 14 to November 20. It was disclosed by Mr M. Narayanappa, Conservator of Forests, Nahan Circle here on Sunday. He said that under the campaign farmers were being made aware of the use of technological methods to conserve soil and water.

DOCTORS’ CONFERENCE: The two-day 12th annual conference of Himorthocon organised by the Indian Orthopaedic Association, Himachal Pradesh chapter concluded here on Sunday. Mr Kaul Singh Thakur, Irrigation and Public Health Minister was the chief guest. As many as 60 delegates, 40 from Himachal and 20 from different parts of country participated in the conference.


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