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MEDICAL CAMP: Seventyfive students and faculty were examined at the free medical check up camp organised at Baba Kumar Singh Engineering College, 25 km from here. The students were advised against the use of intoxicants and self medication.

NEWBORN WEEK: A seminar was held to celebrate the National Newborn Week by the Paediatric Forum and the Indian Medical Association here on Tuesday. Dr B.K. Jain, Head of Department of Paediatrics, Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana, delivered a talk on the occasion.

ONE KILLED: Surjit Singh, a resident of Kirpal Ashram, Kacha Malak road, Jagraon, was killed near Galib Kalan village where he was going to see his daughter. A Maruti car no UP-14R-4421 being driven by Mr Anil Beg hit his cycle. The local police has registered a case under Section 304-A of the IPC against the accused.

MAN ROBBED: The police on Sunday registered a case on the statement of Raj Kumar, of Dhokan Mohalla against Parwinder Singh, Amritpal and Chintu, residents of the same locality. The complainant had alleged that the suspects came to his shop on Saturday and beat him up before decamping with Rs 8000, a gold chain and a mobile phone.

ASSAULT ALLEGED: The police registered a case on Sunday on the statement of Satpal, of Balmiki Mandir against Kalu of Chhawni Mohalla and his father. The complainant had alleged that they had intercepted him on the road on Sunday and beaten him up. No arrest has been made. The Salem police also registered a case of alleged assault under the same sections of the on the statement of Surinder Kumar of Basant Vihar Colony, against Vipan Kumar and his father Chander Bhan. The complainant had alleged they accused had beaten him up.

RESENTMENT: Businessmen here have resented the non-availability of exim forms introduced by the Punjab Excise and Taxation Department. Mr I.R. Sodhi, general secretary of the local unit of the Punjab Beopar Mandal, in a statement issued here on Monday blamed the department for the shortage of forms.

THREAT: Mr Ashok Soodan, district president of the Shiv Sena (Hindustan), said on Monday that his party would launch agitation if the persons behind the killing of a cow were not brought to book.

HONOURED: The Life Insurance Corporation of India has honoured Mr Ravi Gupta, an agent, fordoing business worth Rs 4.32 crore in this year.

CELEBRATED: St. Xavier’s International School, Patiala, organised a cultural programme to mark its annual day celebration at Central Library here on Tuesday. The function was presided over by Shiv Dullar Singh Dhillon, ADC, Patiala. The cultural bonanza included folk songs, dances and a play giving message of peace and to value the nature.

SPORTS MEET: Sant Kirpal Akal Regiment Public Academy, Kaller Bhanni celebrated its annual sports meet here on Tuesday. Mr N.S. Deshpandey and Mr Satbir Singh Dardi were chief guest and guest of honour, respectively. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Deshpandey said that talent of children should be topped to deal with the challenges of life.

FUNCTION: Career Academy, Patiala held its 3rd annual function in the school premises here on Tuesday. The highlights of the programme were Sarswati Vandana, Hindi play- Hathori and Sadhu and Rasleela depicting Lord Krishna’s childhood. The Director GTB School S.S Sekhon and Director Teja Singh Kandhari School H. Sandhu were present.

BLOOD DONATION CAMP: Fifty NCC volunteers of Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College, Sarhali, donated blood at a camp organised on the college campus. This was stated by Dr Mehal Singh, Principal of the college, in a press note issued here on Tuesday.



CAMP: As many as 150 students of SD College, Sector 32, here on Tuesday were given contact lens free of cost by Bausch & Lomb. Besides this, students and staff got valuable tips on eye care. The college regularly organises medical and eye check-up camps.


DEAD: Reena of Alsipur village died of serious burn injuries on Tuesday. The police has registered a case under Section 304B against her husband and three other members of her-in-laws family. Reena was married two years ago. Madan Pal the father of the deceased alleged that her daughter was being harassed by her in-laws for bringing inadequate dowry.


NAMES NOT GIVEN: The Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board has not given the names of eligible officers to the NHPC despite a memorandum of understanding signed between it and the state government for deploying executives from the board on deputation for the Chamera hydro-electric project, stage II.

WOMAN DIES: A woman was killed when motor cycle she was riding on was hit by a tractor at Rajgir under the Indora police station on Tuesday. According to a complaint lodged with the Jwali police, Sushil Kumar was going with his wife Neelam on his motor cycle when the mishap occurred. Sat Pal, tractor driver has been arrested and a case registered against him. The body was handed over to the family after a post- mortem examination.

FUNCTION: Mr Dharampal Thakur, Deputy Speaker of the Himachal Assembly, has stated to strengthen education. 200 middle schools, 50 high schools, 200 senior secondary schools and seven colleges will be opened in the state. In Solan district 150 rooms and 125 toilets in different schools involving Rs 7.20 lakh would be constructed in this financial year, he added. He was speaking at a function of the NSUI at Arki Government College on Monday.

SUSPENDED: The Himachal Pradesh Government on Monday suspended Kushal Kumar Sharma, Block Development Officer, Indora, in this
subdivision for allegedly committing irregularities. A fax message from the Secretary, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, was received in this connection.

STRIKE DEFERRED: Members of the Student Central Association (SCA) of the local Arya Government College, who have been on strike for the past one week, called off their stir on Monday following an agreement between them and the college administration. According to Mr Asheesh Kumar SCA president, the strike has been deferred.

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