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CDs SEIZED: More than 700 fake CDs were seized by the Chheharta police in a raid conducted on Mann Video Lab in the Naraingarh area here on Friday. The police has registered a case under Section 420 of the IPC and Sections 51, 52-A, 63, 64, 66 and 68-A of the Copyright Act against Kuldip Singh, owner of the lab.

Flower show
: The Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, Punjab Agricultural University, will organise a flower show and competition near the Examination Hall, College of Agriculture, on February 23 and 24. The competition will be open to individuals, private institutions, government and semi-government institutions, amateurs and nurseries.

Programme: Love Dale Montessori, Sarabha Nagar, organised a cultural programme on Friday. Tiny tots came dressed up in traditional attires of different states and displayed their skills in acting, dancing and singing. The function was presided over by Ms Amrit Varsha Rampal, Councillor. Ms Pritima Behl, Principal, said the programme aimed at educating children about the concept of unity in diversity.

PROTEST MARCH: Members of the Panjab Nirman Mazdoor Union held a protest march on Friday for the implementation of the Regulations of Employment and Conditions of Service Act, 1966, to improve the state of affairs in Panjab for those 8 lakh workers who are employed in about 35 categories of work. They later held rally near the office of Mr Gurmeet Singh, local SDM, and presented him a charter of demands.

STREETLIGHTS: Congress legislator from the Ludhiana East Assembly segment Surinder Dawar inaugurated the sodium vapour lights installed on Hargobind Marg, Ram Nagar, in Ward No 51, on Thursday. He said with street lights already having been provided at Ram Nagar, Ambedkar Nagar, Mohar Singh Nagar, Hargobind Marg and the CMC chowk at Rs 12 lakh, the street light coverage in the entire locality was complete.

Masihi Lok Dal: The Punjab Masihi Lok Dal has asked the state government to provide sites both in the rural and the urban areas of Punjab to be used as burial grounds. A delegation of priests, led by the district president of the party, Mr Dinesh Chander, met the Punjab Local Bodies Minister, Choudhry Jagjit Singh, and demanded a policy decision by the state Cabinet for the allotment of sites in the villages, towns and cities for burial grounds.

Service Camp: Piaggio organised a three-day free service camp at their local authorised dealership company Chadha Motors. It concluded here on Friday. According to Mr V.A. Hari, manager, Chadha Motors, the service camp for Ape Diesel three-wheelers evoked a tremendous response. The customers availed 10 per cent discount. Piaggio engineers were also present at the camp.

US COLLEGE CHIEF: Dr Gerald Pumphrey, President, Bellingham Technical College, USA, addressed local industrialists, businessmen and Rotarians on Friday and stressed the need for sharing knowledge for upgradation of technology. The meeting was hosted by the Rotary Club(South-East), Phagwara.

SAMMELAN: The 56th Sarv Dharam Sammelan was organised at Gandhi Dham, near here, on Thursday. The ashes of Mahatma Gandhi were immersed in the Sutlej waters on this day in 1948. Speaking on the occasion, the Punjab Medical Education Minister, Ch Santokh Singh, said the state government had set up a high-level commission to curb atrocities on Dalits. He announced that the Phillaur Civil Hospital would soon be upgraded and would have 100 beds.



PROHIBITORY ORDERS: The District Magistrate, Mr Mehtab Singh Sehrawat, has issued prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code within 200 metres of centres for middle, matriculation and senior secondary examinations to be conducted by the Board of School Education, Haryana. A press note issued here on Friday said the orders would come into effect from February 15 and continue till April 7.

LIQUOR SEIZED: The police on Friday arrested two persons and seized 10 bottles of illicit liquor from their possession. The arrested are Sant Singh of Dulet village and Vijender, who was arrested at Rattia. The police also arrested Pawan, a resident of Bhirdana village, under the Gambling Act.

TRAINING: A three-day training programme on innovative practices in animal husbandry concluded here on Thursday. At least 50 rural women, who had come here from villages in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh, were imparted training in dairy production and processing technologies. Dr P.S. Oberoi, a senior scientist, and Mrs Saroj Mehta, Technical Officer of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, National Dairy Research Institute, coordinated the training programme.


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