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TEACHERS MEET MINISTER: A delegation of the Government Teachers Union and the Government School Teachers Union met Education Minister Punjab, Prof Darbari Lal here on Sunday decried suspension of staff of certain examination centres. Teachers said it was duty of the police to stop disturbances outside examination centres.

AKALIS AGAINST DRUGS: The Shiromani Akali Dal, International (SADI) on Sunday resolved to motivate the youth to shun drugs.

COPYING DECRIED: Ms Laxmi Kanta Chawla, state vice-president of the BJP, said here on Sunday that copying in the examinations of plus two and class X was rampant and disincentive for students who worked hard. Children of politicians and well-connected were benefited by it, she added.

SCHOOL INAUGURATED: Mr R.L. Bhatia, a former MP on Sunday inaugurated a branch of Kidzee School for children in the age group of two to five.

WORKSHOP: A workshop on “What are the qualities which employers look in a prospective candidate and what are the existing qualities of a student’’, organised at the Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dera Bassi, was organised by the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, here on Monday. Wg Cdr P. Prabhakar, Director of the institute, said during the workshop employability and transferable skills were discussed by Ms Seema Mishra and Mr Shivjit Singh.

CONFERENCE: The Rotary International District 3090 comprising a part of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan organised a district team training seminar-cum-Assistant Governors’ conference on Sunday. As many as 50 Assistant Governors’, including district committees’ chairmen attended the conference. Inaugurating the fete, Mr Romesh Jain, District Governor (Elect) 2004-2005, laid stress on adopting effective measures and steps to monitor various projects being run by the international organisation. A similar seminar will also held at Palampur (Himachal Pradesh) next June.

MEDICAL CAMPS: The Shri Ram Charit Manas prachar mandal and the Health Department organised a medical camp at Shakti mandir on Sunday at which more than 500 patients were examined. Blood grouping and blood sugar tests free of cost were done and medicines distributed also. People were motivated for blood donation, and against drugs and female foeticide. At another free ayurvedic medical camp in government Ayurvedic Dispensary Tanda 300 patients were examined.

MISHAP: Mr Harjinder Singh of Dhadial died on the spot when a truck (PBO-2B-9824) hit his motor cycle near Nasrala on the Hoshiarpur-Jalandhar road on Saturday. The police has registered a case.

RAIL MELA: A two-day mela organised by the Rail Coach Factory concluded here on Sunday. Highlighting achievements of the factory were put up. RCF General Manager M. Sirajuddin inaugurated the mela. Lucky draw was also held.

DOCTORS HONOURED: More than 12 doctors of the civil hospital and a private hospital were honoured by Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Kumar Verma with shawls and mementos.

POLICE-PUBLIC MEET: At a police-public interaction here on Sunday Mr Narendra Bhargav, SSP, said that drug de-addiction camps would be organised for addicts benefit.

CAMP: Twenty vasectomies were performed at a family planning camp held in the Civil Hospital here on Saturday. Lions Club president Vipan Nayyar gave blankets to the women who were operated upon.

BLOOD DONATION CAMP: The Soni Blood Donor’s Club organised its 12th blood donation camp at Bakshiwala village here on Monday. As many as 60 units of blood were donated at the camp. The camp was inaugurated by Dr Kulbir Kaur, Medical Superintendent, Rajindra Hospital. Dr Hardev Singh, Civil Surgeon, honoured the blood donors.

IMA’S MEMO: The Indian Medical Association has submitted a memorandum to the Director-General of Police (DGP) issuing guidelines in cases of complaints against doctors in the event of allegations of malpractice and negligence causing harm or death of patients, during the course of treatment. Reacting to the memorandum, the DGP has issued a letter to the Department in which it has been made clear that doctors should not be arrested immediately and lawyers should be involved in the process of investigation.

THEFT: Valuables were found stolen from the house of Mr Yogesh Sharma in Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar here on Sunday. The stolen items included a motor cycle, a television, a camera, gold jewellery, clothes and Rs 500 in cash. Mr Sharma had gone to the shrine of Baba Balak Nath and his wife was also away from home.

ACCIDENT: Three motorcyclists Rajinder Kumar, his brother Kulwinderjit and a friend Gurpreet Singh were injured seriously when an autorickshaw was involved in an accident with their motor cycle on GT road near Chiheru village on Sunday. They were going from Jalandhar to Ludhiana when the accident occurred. They were hospitalised but later shifted to Jalandhar.

CRPF FOR POLL SOUGHT: SGPC general secretary and senior Akali leader Sukhdev Singh Bhaur on Sunday demanded the deployment of Central Security Forces for free and fair poll Lok Sabha in Punjab.

WOMEN HONOURED: The Senior Citizens Council here led by Mr Piara Singh Virdi on Sunday honoured five women — Ms Satish Chawla (social service), Prof Ms Sarla Bhardwaj (writing), Ms Navchetan Malhotra (Flying Officer in the Indian Air Force), Principal (Ms) Suman Bhutani (Education) and Ms Suman Lata (Theatre) for their services in various fields.

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NAGAR KIRTAN: Two Nagar Kirtan processions dedicated to the Khalsa Panth reached here on Sunday. One Nagar Kirtan reached here from Mandi Gobindgarh. The second Nagar Kirtan was led by Baba Daya Singh of Sursing. Mr Alwinderpal Singh Pakhoke, senior vice-president the SGPC, gave siropas to the organisers of the Nagar Kirtans. 



MAX HEALTHCARE: Orthopaedic surgeon Dr Sanjiv K.S. Marya, pioneer of bilateral joint replacement of knee and hip, has joined Max Healthcare as Director, Orthopaedics, Institute of Joint Replacement Surgery, Delhi. This was announced at a press meet here on Friday. 

LAUNCHED: Publishing House exchange4media has launched its third magazine – Franchise Plus. The company also announced that it will soon make a foray into the highly lucrative middle-east and far-east markets. Addressing mediapersons here, Franchise Plus director Ritesh Vohra said the bi-weekly magazine is targeted at the people who are looking for new business opportunities in franchising, retailing, distribution and real estate domain. “We are also planning to launch three more magazines in the next 12 months,” he stated. 

ELECTED: Wg Cdr. H.L. Ratta (retd.) has been elected president of the Residents Welfare Association, Sector 12, Panchkula. He defeated Lieut-Col Surjit Singh (retd.). Wg Cdr. Ratta assured residents that he would solve their problems on a propriety basis.



AGGARWAL SABHA: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Aggarwal Sabha, Bhiwani: president — Mr Prem Chand Goyal; general secretary — Mr Sunder Lal Goyal and treasurer — Mr Mahinder Kumar.

MISHAP: Mr Ramesh Kumar, a constable, was killed in a mishap at Bhojraj village, near here, on Sunday. He was a resident of Dhantri village in Bhiwani district, and posted at the Police Lines here. He was returning here from his village on a motor cycle this afternoon. Near the village bus stand a truck from opposite direction, hit his vehicle. He succumbed to his injuries on way to the hospital.

ACCIDENT: A youth died in an accident here on Sunday. The victim was a resident of Arjan Nagar locality here. His motor cycle was hit by a truck near Parsu Ram Chowk siwan gate. His body was handed over to the members of his family. The police impounded the truck and registered a case against the driver.



ONE HELD: The Jwalamukhi police on Sunday recovered 450 gm of opium and 80 gm of hashish from a car (HP 01-2955) and arrested driver Ajay Kumar, according to Additional SP Kangra Kapil Sharma. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered.


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