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FELLOWSHIP TO DR NEKI: Dr N.S. Neki, Professor of Medicine, Government Medical College here has been awarded two fellowships of Indian Academy of Echo Cardiology and fellowship of Indian Society of the Indian Academy of Echocardiography and the Indian Academy of Electro Cardiology.

BLOOD DONATED: Dr N.S. Neki, Professor in charge, Department of Medicine, Government Medical College, Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, celebrated World Health Day by donating blood. He has already donated blood 10 times on earlier occasions.

THREE HELD: The police here nabbed Gursharan Singh alias Raju, Sehbaj Singh alias Neeta, resident of Khul Wali gali, Simble mohalla, Batala and Hardev Singh, resident of Bhaian Wali Gali, Simble Chowk, Batala under Sections 489-A, 489-B and 420 of the IPC. Six incomplete notes of Rs 500 denomination and six notes of Rs 100 denomination, a computer and a printer were seized from them.

BAN ORDERS: District Magistrate Gurdaspur Harjit Singh on Wednesday banned the assembly of five or more persons within 200 metres of examination centres of Class X and plus two classes. The orders will be in force till April 15.

RED CROSS FUNCTION: The District Red Cross Society organised a function in connection with the World Healthy Day here on Wednesday. People were made aware of road safety rules. Dr Ajya Bagga, in charge, District School Health Programme, said that 12 lakh persons get killed in road accidents in the world every year. The society provided 95 tricycles, 25 wheelchairs, artificial limbs to 68, 27 clippers, 14 pairs of crutches and 39 hearing-aid machines to needy persons last year.

FIELD DAY: The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Langroya (Nawanshahr), in collaboration with the Departments of Agronomy, Agrometeorology and Soils, PAU, Ludhiana, organised a field day on “bed planting of wheat” under the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust funded project. “Sustainable Management of Natural Resources for Food Security” at Langroya village on Thursday. About 300 farmers participated in it. The demonstration was organiser on 4 acres.

POWER SUPPLY: Resentment prevails among farmers over erratic power supply. They allege that they get the supply for about four to six hours daily. The erratic supply has been affecting sugarcane sowing, they said, urging the government to improve it.

ANNUAL FUNCTION: Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 3 here organised its annual prize distribution function on Thursday. Brig G.S. Dhillon, Deputy GOC-I, Armed Division, presided over the function. The Principal, Ms Samerjit Kaur, read the annual report of the school. A cultural programme was also presented by the students.

ROAD SAFETY: Bhai Gurdas General Institute of Nursing, in collaboration with the Indian Medical Association (IMA), organised a seminar on road safety to mark the World Health Day here on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, the state president of the IMA, Dr O. P. S. Kande, said the basic objective of the seminar was to create awareness about traffic rules and regulations.

INVITED: Jaswinder Singh Brar, Lecturer, Centre for Research in Economic Change, Punjabi University, has been invited by Swedish South Asian Studies Network at the 18th European Conference in Modern South Asian Studies LUND, U.K, to present his paper titled’ ‘Indian Punjab since 1966’ , an analysis of human resources in context with economic growth. The conference is being held from July 6 to July 9.

BLOOD DONATION CAMP: Baba Ala Singh Club, in association with District Red Cross Society, organised a blood donation camp here on Wednesday. The Assistant Civil Surgeon, Dr S.P Sharma, inaugurated the camp. The president of the club, Mr D.S Bhullar, was also present 

HEART CHECK-UP CAMP: The Lions Club Service will organise heart check-up camp here at Kabar Dharamshala on Sunday. The secretary of the club said on Wednesday that senior cardiologist Dr Sanjeev Dhawan of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi will examine the patients.

INSPECTION: The Deputy Commissioner, Ms Seema Jain, conducted a surprise checking of the procurement process in the mandis of the district on Thursday. She checked the mandis of Ghanauli, Nurpurbedi and Takhtgarh. The Deputy Commissioner said the procurement process has started in 19 of the 26 mandis in the district.

WORKSHOP: A 10-day workshop-cum-training on product development in banking and confectionary technology is going on at the Sant Harchand Singh Longowal Central Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal, about 20 km from here. It is being held in collaboration with Netherland Management Cooperation programme. Mr J.M.J. Prinssen and Mr P. Kruizinga, both experts from Netherland, are providing training to the students. The workshop will conclude on April 16.

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ELECTION OFFICE: Election office of Congress candidate Sukhbinder Singh alias Sukh Sarkaria was inaugurated on Wednesday here. The workers were addressed Mr Sardool Singh Bundala, Excise and Taxation Minister, Punjab, Mr Jasbir Singh Gill MLA, Beas and other leaders.

WHEAT PROCUREMENT STARTS: Wheat procurement started on Wednesday here at was inaugurated by Mr Birpal Singh SDM. Mr Gursalamat Singh, Deputy District Mandi Officer, Mr Sucha Singh Bath, president of the federation of the arhtiyas were also present on the occasion.



POWER CONTROL ROOM: A centralised control room to monitor power breakdowns in the Mohali circle during the coming paddy season was made operational on Thursday. According to a press note issued by Deputy Chief Engineer, Distribution Circle, PSEB, the control room has been set up at the 66 KV substation in Industrial Area, Phase I, here. Information about complaints that are not attended to in due course of time can be given at the control room.

NAGAR KIRTAN: The local Gurdwara Coordination Committee has decided to organise a nagar kirtan in the town on April 12 in connectinn with Baisakhi. According to a press note issued by the committee, the procession will begin from Gurdwara Wara Sahib in Phase V and culminate at the gurdwara in Sector 71.

FRIENDSHIP: Mr Mohammed Tariq, one of the members of the Indo-Pak Friendship Society, which is on tour to India these days for promoting friendship between the two countries visited Chandigarh Engineering College, Landran here today. Mr Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal, general secretary and Dr G. D. Bansal, the Principal thanked Mr Tariq for his visit.

AQUA DANCE: A new feature, ‘Aqua Dance Floor’, has been added to the water park of the Fun City amusement park situated near here. A six-day Baisakhi bash will also began from Friday. A fashion show will be held on April 11.

VISIT: Ms Sudesh Kumari, wife of the Haryana Governor and Chairperson of the Bharatiya Grameen Mahila Sangh, (BGMS), on Wednesday visited the working women hostel building and book binding training and production centres of the sangh at Panchkula and Kalka. During her visit the first lady of the state also inspected the construction works and other public health amenities provided in the newly constructed building of the women hostel at Panchkula. Ms Sudesh Kumari also inspected the functioning of the book binding training and production centres and Panchkula and Kalka where about 25 women were employed.



GIRL ARMY OFFICER: Pooja Garg of Gandhi Memorial National College here has become the first girl student of the college to get commission in the Army. The college Principal, Dr R.R. Malik, said Lt Pooja Garg had successfully completed her training from the Officers’ Training Academy in Chennai. She will join 115 Engineers Regiment. “She has realised her dream through hardwork. We are proud of her achievement,” he said. 

SCHOOL FUNCTIONS: Annual Day was celebrated at Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2 and 3, Ambala Cantt, on Thursday. At KV No.2, Air Commodore L.K. Malhotra was the chief guest while Mr D.K. Saini, Assistant Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, was the guest of honour. Mr Saini inaugurated a mathematical garden in the primary wing of the school. School Principal R.V.S. Shishodia read out the annual report. Annual day of KV No. 3 was celebrated at Kumari Rukmani Devi Hall. School Principal Pramila Dehra read out the annual report. Special prizes were given to the teachers having 100 per cent results in board classes. 

HOUSE BURGLED: The house of Col P.D. Joshi (retd) in Defence Colony, Ambala Cantt has been burgled. He had been away to Babina. He was informed about the incident at Babina and he returned to Ambala on Tuesday.

SEMINAR: M.M. Institute of Management, Mulana, will organise a two-day national level seminar on ‘Changing Paradigms in Managements’ on April 9. Prof V.N. Rajasekharan, Vice Chairman of University Grant Commission will be the chief guest on this occasion.

GOLDEN JUBILEE: S.A. Jain Model School, Ambala City, will celebrate its golden jubilee on April 11. The Principal of the school, Dr Anima Jain, said the school children would organise a cultural show on the occasion.

PRIZE DISTRIBUTION: The Vice-Chancellor of Kurukshetra University, Dr A.K. Chawla, called upon the youth to adopt qualities of discipline, hard work and dedication in order to become good citizens. Dr Chawla was addressing students at the annual prize distribution function of University Senior Secondary Model School in the university auditorium here on Wednesday. Dr Chawla also gave away prizes to the meritorious school students. In his presidential address, the Kurukshetra University Registrar, Dr J.S. Kadian, urged upon the young students to adopt moral values in their lives for the development of personality. Prizes were also given to the winners by Dr Kadian. The school’s vice-chairman, Dr D.S. Bhardwaj, thanked the Vice-Chancellor and university administration for extending help to purchase property for the school. He said subjects like computers and commerce had also been introduced in the school. The school Principal, Mr F.S. Saini, presented a brief report of the school students’ achievements and activities while the students presented colourful cultural programmes on the occasion.

A demonstration on how to use electronic voting machines for voters in different development blocks of the district is in progress. This would continue till April 15, said Mr Vijayendra Kumar, Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer, here on Thursday.



ACCIDENT: Swroop Lal of Kohala village who driving tractor (HP 40 1034) at Kulthi Daulatpur on Tuesday evening was killed when the tractor overturned. The police has registered a case.

TWO HELD: The police arrested Sukhi Ram and Viryarn, residents of Nadoon on Tuesday under the Forest Act for cutting five trees from the government land falling under the Indora police station.


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