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CELEBRATIONS: The 113th birthday celebrations of Dr B.R. Ambedkar will be held at Guru nanak Dev University on Wednesday by the Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar Society of the varsity. Mr gopal Kumar Sabharwal, DC, Mr R.C. Jaswal, Chief Engineer, PSEB (Border) will be one of the main speakers, informed a university press note.

WORKSHOP: A workshop to find remedial measures of exiting and future problems of sugar and textile industry would be organised by the Department of Applied Chemical Sciences and Technology, Guru Nanak Dev University. The workshop, to be held on Thursday under the aegis of university-industry linkage programme will be sponsored by the All India council of Technical Education.

CONTROL ROOM: In view of paddy season, a 24-hour control room has been opened at Mall Mandi for feeders and consumers under the Mall Mandi subdivision. the officiating engineer, Sultanwind subdivision, in a press release issued here on Monday said that the staff strength to deal with complaints had been increased.

POLL ARRANGEMENTS: Mr Kirandeep Singh Bhullar, Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer, said here on Monday that all arrangements for conducting the Lok Sabha poll had been completed in the Hoshiarpur parliamentary constituency, including Nangal and Anandpur Sahib segments of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha. He said 175 polling stations had been identified as sensitive in the district. There were 1,37,329 voters in this Lok Sabha segment, who would exercise their franchise on May 10.

KILLED: Balwinder Singh of Miani was killed on the spot when a bus (PB-09B-9111) of a private transport company hit his scooter near Nangli village on Monday. The Tanda police has registered a case in this regard.

DENTAL CAMP: Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College will organise a free dental check-up camp here on Wednesday. A team of doctors will examine patients. Free consultation and treatment will be given to the needy. Meanwhile, Baisakhi, will be celebrated by the management of BJS Dental College at Gurdwara Nanaksar on Wednesday. ‘Guru ka Langar’ will also be distributed on the occasion.

BAISAKHI CELEBRATED: Ludhiana Jayceerettes celebrated Baisakhi here on Tuesday at Basant Resorts with fervour and joy. Women wore traditional Punjabi outfits. Gidha was performed on the tune of dholki. Members also played games. Amongst those present on the occasion included Ms Kiranjit Kataria, Ms Ritu Ahuja, Ms Kiranjit Kaur, Ms Sapna Dua, Ms Sumanpreet Kaur, Ms Rhea Nagpal.

STUDENTS’ BULLETIN: The Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) launched its student news bulletin in Punjabi, “Vidyarthian Di Awaz”, here on Wednesday. The news bulletin was launched by Mr Rohit Gupta, a former secretary of the ABVP. Speaking on the occasion, Ms Sumedha Gupta, national executive member, ABVP, said it was a monthly newspaper. “In Ludhiana, our target will be to touch a distribution figure of 1,000,” she said.

DROWNED: A fruit-seller, Paramjit (22), was drowned in the Sutlej, 15 km from here, on Tuesday morning. Paramjit, along with his younger brother Raj Kumar and friend Joginder Pal had gone to take bath in the river on Baisakhi. According to Joginder, all of them were carried away by a current but he managed to save Raj Kumar.

SEMINAR: The District Nawanshahr Surgeons Forum organised a seminar on the proposed Nursing Homes Registration Act here on Monday. Dr Kuldip Singh, state IMA president, and Dr Rajinder Sharma, state secretary, IMA (legal cell), spoke on various provisions of the proposed Act. They also answered queries put forth by doctors. Dr K.S. Purewal and Dr Gurvinder Singh Chhatwal, president and general secretary, respectively, of the forum also spoke on the occasion.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Focal Point Industries Association; president — P. Dass Gupta; vice-president — M.K. Gupta; general secretary — M.P Malhotra; joint secretary — Vijay Tayal; and finance secretary — P.N. Aggarwal.

MEDICAL CAMP: The Guru Nanak Institute of Medical Technology organised a free blood sugar test camp here on Tuesday. As many as 490 patients were examined on the occasion. The camp was organised at Gurdwara Dukhniwaran Sahib, Kali Devi Temple, Khel Sahib Gurdwara and bus stand. 

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NOMINATED: Mr Lakhbir Singh Rataul, has been nominated state secretary, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (Backward Cell) by the Ravinder Singh Nagi, president PPCC (Backward Cell).

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Employees’ Federation, Panjab State Electricity Board, Subdivision, Gohalwar: president - Mr Kashmir Singh; secretary - Mr Manjit Singh; vice-president - Mr Paramjit Singh Tharu; treasurer - Mr Iqbal Singh, and press secretary - Mr Amarjit Singh.

SET UP: Er S.K. Salwan, Deputy Chief Engineer, local circle, PSEB in a press release said on Monday that a control room to redress complaint regarding power supply had been set up at his office.



FUNCTION: Gandhi House was awarded the overall trophy for the year at the annual day function of Alpine Public School, Nalagarh, on Saturday. The Director of the M/s GPIL, Nalagarh, Mr S.K. Ghosh, who was the chief guest, announced that the company will pay the fee of a brilliant Class X student of the school.

ELECTED: The following have been nominated office-bearers of the District Youth Congress (Rural); president — Mr Umesh Sood; senior vice-president — Mr Gurpreet Singh Bedi and Mr Salim Khan; general secretaries — Mr Parminder Dazy, Mr Karan Chopra, Mr Virender Gill, Mr Amit Kumar, Mr Balwant Singh Bant, Mr Amitabh Sharma, Mr Harbhajan Singh and Mr Vicky Chaudhary; organising secretaries — Mr Alankeshwar Bhaskar, Mr Vikas Shukla, Mr Arvind Bobby, Mr Jawant Tamber, Mr Baljinder Singh and Mr Ramesh Mandana;secretaries — Mr Gulab Singh, Mr Jasbir Singh, Mr Manjit Singh Basola, Mr Sher Singh, Mr Pawan Bittu, Mr Gurvinder Saini and Mr Neeraj Rishi; and treasurer — Mr Ritesh Rakhra.

INLD ALLEGATION: The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) secretary, Mr Amardeep Chaudhary, on Tuesday accused the Congress and the BJP of fielding the “outside” candidates from the Ambala Lok Sabha constituency. Even the Haryana Vikas Party (HVP) fielded Mr Aman Kumar Nagra, who joined the party only on April 5 thus exposing lack of local leaders in the party, he alleged. 



holy dip: Thousands of pilgrims had a holy dip in the Brahamsarovar and Sannihit tank here on Baisakhi.
After taking the bath, pilgrims visited temples, including Birla Mandir, Sarveshwar Mahadev, Dukhbhanjaneshwar Mahadev, Pandav Mandir, Sthaneshwar Mandir, Bhadarkali Mandir and Gurdwara Sixth Patshahi.



CAMP CONCLUDES: A seven-day National Integration Camp, under the aegis of the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, concluded here on Tuesday. A large number of youth from 12 states participated. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Subhasheesh Panda, presided over the concluded function.

TWO ARRESTED: The police has arrested Om Prakash, alias Kaka, and Raj Kumar, alias Raju, of Bagdu village under the Shahpur police station on the charge of attempting rape. A case under Sections 376, 511 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered.

CONG PLEA: Mr Anil Verma, media in charge of the Congress for the Hamirpur constituency, appealed to the people of the area on Monday to vote for the party. In a press note, he said the Congress was asking the people to vote for it on the strength of its contribution, commitment, concerns and charter.


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