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SEWERAGE PROBLEM: The Durgiana Management Committee, on Tuesday condemned the callous attitude of the Municipal Corporation towards the sewerage problem in the ‘Shivpuri’ area. In a letter to the Commissioner, Mr Surinder Arjun, working president, alleged that the corporation had done nothing to redress their complaints.

ADULTERATION: Mr Vijay Kumar Abrol, a resident of Majitha road, alleged that a petrol station on Batala road, was selling ‘adulterated’ products. In a complaint to the Indian Oil Corporation, he said the filling station was selling petrol mixed with kerosene. Mr Tarun, Deputy Manager retail sales, Indian Oil Corporation, said that adequate steps would be taken to redress the grievance.

Dies in Mishap
: Milkha Singh (55) of Fatehgarh Tarobri village was run over and killed by train at Ladhuka Railway Station, 14 km from here on Tuesday.

LIFE IMPRISONMENT: Mr Harbans Lal, District and Sessions Judge Hoshiarpur, awarded life imprisonment to Raghubir Singh Tunda, son of Mr Naranjan Singh and Avtar Singh, son of Mr Kewal Singh, under Section 302 of the IPC for murdering Jaswinder Kaur of Sarhala Khurd village. He has also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 each on both the accused. According to the FIR, both the accused stopped Mr Jaswinder Kaur and forcibly took her to their house where they murdered her with an axe.

NEPALI CONFERENCE: The annual conference of Nepali Jan Adhikar Surkasha Samiti was held under the chairmanship of Laxman Pant, national president of the samiti, here on Tuesday. The conference held America responsible for the present conditions in Nepal. A cultural programme was also organised on the occasion.

‘Chhabeel’: Students, teachers and non-teaching staff of the Department of Soils, Punjab Agricultural University, organised a “chhabeel” on the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev on the campus on Tuesday. The milk was donated by various dairies. 

Camp: A 10-day summer camp began at Bhartiya Vidya Mandir, Kitchlu Nagar, on Monday. More than 200 students are participating in the camp in which they are being trained in yoga, indoor games and sports, and dances, among other things. The senior section students are being trained in photography, calligraphy, investigative journalism and environment-friendly activities. 

Ear surgery: An advance ear surgery camp-cum-workshop was organised by the ENT Department of Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Hospital here. A team of doctors from Batra Hospital, Delhi, operated upon patients using the latest techniques. Dr Vineet Gulati, Head of the ENT Department at the GTB Hospital, said the facility now would be available in the hospital at concessional rates. The surgical camps would be held quarterly and the patients could get themselves registered at the hospital. 

JAGRAN: The New Panjab Club and the Rahon Road Shopkeepers’ Association will jointly organise a Bhagwati jagran in Sardar Nagar on May 29. Asha Kiran and party, Jai Maa Bhajan Mandali, Ravi Sharma and party and Vir Sikandar and party will perform the Jagran. According to a spokesman for the organisers, holy flame brought from Jawalaji will be taken to the Jagran site in a procession.

ART OF LIVING COURSE: An advanced course of the Art of Living Foundation will begin at a resort on the GT Road near Sahnewal on Thursday. All persons who have done the basic course of the same foundation are eligible to take part, according to Mr. Sudhir Mahajan, who looks after the Ludhiana chapter of the foundation. In a press note here on Tuesday Mr Mahajan said adequate arrangements had also been made for those who wanted to stay at the resort. The course would run for four days from 6 am to 7 pm. 

PROGRAMME: A one week industrial safety programme, which was organised by the Ludhiana Productivity Council, concluded here on Tuesday. Mr Paramjit Singh Shad, president, Ludhiana Productivity Council, welcomed the chief guest. Mr B.S. Brar, GM, District Industry Centre highlighted industrial safety programme and council’s activities. Mr Balwant Rai, Mr V.P. Jindal, Mr Harjit Singh, Mr Bakshish Singh, Arun Jindal, Mr Sarabjit Singh Shad, Raminder Singh, Mr C.R. Singla, Mr H.S. Bali and Mr Joginder Singh Sayhali among others were present on the occasion. 

DEMONSTRATION: Activists of the Shiv Sena (Hindustan) on Tuesday staged a demonstration outside the office of the local Nagar Council in protest against the insanitary conditions prevailing in the Onkar Nagar Mohalla. Councillors Inderjit Sonkar and Bira Ram Valjot also joined the protest.

‘REVIEW POTA’: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday demanded that the Centre should consider reviewing POTA. At a meeting presided over by state vice-president Pawan Parbhakar and district vice-president Inderjit Karwal, the Shiv Sena asserted that POTA was necessary for combating terrorism. Mr Rajesh Palta, block president, Mr Kuldip Dani and Mr Gurdip Saini, senior party leaders, were also present.



1 DIES IN ACCIDENT: One person was killed on the spot and three others were injured in three different road accidents in the district on Tuesday. Kangra district additional police Chief Kapil Sharma said a truck overturned at Kumlota under Jawalamukhi police station killing the driver on the spot. The deceased was identified as Halq Din, a resident of Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir.

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