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MEDICAL CAMP: A free medical camp will be organised by Akaal Purkh di Fauj in collaboration with Escorts Heart Institute on May 29 to mark the anniversary of the installation of Guru Granth Sahib. This was stated in a press here on Wednesday by Mr Jaswinder Singh, coordinator of the organisation.

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OPIUM SEIZED: The Dehlon police has seized 500g of opium from Jasbir Singh of Ludhiana, and arrested him from Kila Raipur village. The police has registered a case under the NDPS Act and sent him in judicial remand. 

CHHABEEL ORGANISED: Sevadars owing allegiance to the Baba Harnek Singh faction at the Nanak Sar Ashram Thath Sihar organised a chhabeel at Jagera bridge, near here, on Wednesday. A large number of devotees served sweetened milk and chana.

DHARNA: Students of the Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences, Mandi Gobindgarh, staged a dharna for not issuing roll numbers to Harvinder Singh and Jagdev Singh, two students of BMIT-III. The dharna was later lifted after a meeting, which was attended by students, parents, teachers, college management and DSP Diljeet Singh.

WORKSHOP: Nabard, in collaboration with Punjab National Bank, organised a workshop here on the Self-Help Group Programme on Wednesday. Mr Vikas Garg, ADC(D), inaugurated the workshop. Among other, it was attended by Mr Dinesh Kapila, DDM, Nabard, Mr Bhushan Kumar Sharma, APO, DRDA, Mr S.K. Puri, Senior Manager, PNB, among others.

HONOUR: Kwantleen University College, Surrey, Canada, will confer the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws on social worker Budh Singh Dhahan, founder president of Guru Nanak Mission Medical and Educational Trust, Dhahan Kaleran, near here, at the graduation ceremony to be held at Chandos Auditorium, Surrey, on June 3. Mr Dhahan has been mobilising funds for the trust.

ROBBED: Ms Simarjit Kaur, a resident of Maujewal village, was intoxicated and robbed of Rs 1,250 and gold earrings by a woman in an Amritsar-bound bus here on Wednesday. The police has registered a case.

BURGLARY: Goods worth Rs 3 lakh were burgled from a store of New Jagdev Industries in Industrial Area here on Wednesday. The police is investigating the matter.

RUN OVER: Subhash Yadav (38), a resident of Uttar Pradesh, was killed when he was run over by a train here on Wednesday. He was a worker in a local factory.

TWO ARRESTED: The local police arrested two residents of Amritsar, Mohinder Singh and Satnam Singh, and seized Rs 1 lakh hawala money from them on Thursday. They were arrested on the GT Road near Mauli village. The car they were travelling in was impounded.

ONE DEAD: Gurpreet Singh (31), a resident of Bhagana village, died of suffocation after spraying a pesticide in his fields here on Thursday.

TWO HELD: The local police has arrested two robbers, Sandeep Kumar of Lakhanpaul, village and Mukesh Kumar of Jalandhar, and seized two country-made pistols and five cartridges from them. The SHO, Goraya, Mr Dharam Paul, said here on Wednesday that they had been nabbed at a naka near Goraya.

ROTARY CHAPTER: The chief public relations officer of Rotary district 3070, Mr Ramesh Kaura, said here on Thursday that a new chapter, Rotary Club Kashmir, would be opened in Srinagar in June. Dr Amit would be the president of the new chapter.

HIGH WALL: Following recent incidents of attack by man-eater dogs, SDM Jaspal Singh Jass has instructed the Kubbe panchayat to raise a high wall on the Hadda-Rorri premises with a big door. 

STRIKE CALL: In support of their demands regarding the construction of a shed in front of the judicial court and the transfer of the local SDM, the Bar association of Samrala has given a strike call to all Bar associations in Punjab on June 1.


AGITATION: The district unit of the BJP on Wednesday threatened it would launch an agitation if immediate arrangements for drinking water in scarcity-hit villages and subsidised fodder for cattle were not provided. Addressing mediapersons here, district vice-president of the party Ashwini Dogra said people had been forced to abandon their cattle for want of fodder.

SEMINAR: A two-day seminar, sponsored by the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan Samiti, on the introduction of English in class I held at Ghumarwin concluded on Wednesday. As many as 103 teachers from two education blocks of Ghumarwin participated.

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