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KASHI HUMANITARIAN AWARD: Bibi Inderjit Kaur Khalsa, Chief Religious Minister of Sikh Dharma of Western Hemisphere and wife of Yogi Harbhajan Singh was given female Kashi Humanitarian Award at Kashi Ashram in Florida on Saturday. The award is given for peace, human rights, interfaith action or education.

EX-SARPANCH BOOKED: Mr Hardyal Singh, a resident of Bilkior village under the Ajnala police station and a former sarpanch of village has been booked allegedly for the misappropriation of government grant. He allegedly sold ‘kikar’ trees worth Rs 99,000. A case has been registered.

BLOOD DONATION CAMP: For the first time, the district unit of the State Revenue Patwar Union would hold a blood donation camp at Bachat Bhavan on Tuesday. According to Mr Gurmail Singh, state president of the Union, the union has decided to organise a blood donation camp dedicated to the 300 years of commemoration of supreme sacrifice of younger sahibjadas. He said Mr S.K.Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner, would inaugurate the camp and more than 125 units of blood would be donated to the local Civil Hospital team. The refreshment would be provided by the District Red Cross Society to all donors.

KIDNAPPING CASE: The Dasuya Police has registered a case relating to the kidnapping of Navdeep Kumar alias Vicky.

4 HELD: The police here arrested Rajiv, Billa and Raman and Raj Kumar on the charge of gambling.

CELEBRATED: Nirjla Ekadshi was celebrated here on Sunday. People offered sweet cold water to passers-by. Devotees thronged temples and offered prayers.

BAR COUNCIL: The District Bar Council on Saturday elected its office-bearers: Mr Mehnga Singh Banwait — president; Mr Kuljit Singh Dhindsa was elected vice-president; Mr Pawan Sharma and Ms Sukhminder Kaur were elected secretary and treasurer, respectively.

AWARDED: Mr Kesar Singh, Fisheries Extension Officer, has been awarded a merit certificate by the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, Fisheries, Sports and Youth Service, Punjab in recognition of his meritorious services in the field of fisheries development in the state during the year 2003-2004.

THEFTS ON RISE: Goods worth Rs 2.50 lakh were stolen from the premises of a factory here on Saturday. It is a second case of theft in the Industrial area in one week. Earlier, good worth Rs 3 lakh were stolen from the New Jagdev Industries. Also manhole covers in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar were stolen on Saturday.

ROBBED: Bhupinder Singh was robbed of Rs 1300 in cash and a mobile phone near Baturan village in Phillaur on Saturday. A case was registered.

FIRE: Two children were rescued from a fire, which broke in the house of Rakesh Kumar here on Saturday. Residents heard cries of the children and rescued them. Valuables were destroyed in the fire.

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FARMERS’ DEMAND: The farmers at a gathering here on Saturday demanded 16-hour power supply and eradication of corruption from government offices.



ACADEMY: Those planning to enroll in a management coaching academy must look for the quality of course material, hours of teaching put in by the faculty, the quality of faculty and exposure at the national-level, said Mr Manek.N.Daruvala, National Director of the TIME, a coaching centre preparing candidates for Common Entrance Test (CAT) and other professional courses. Talking to mediapersons here, Mr Daruvala said the academy had a national-level presence in 57 cities and had enrolled around 30,000 students in on year.

BOOKS DONATED: About 185 books on Jain religion, literature and philosophy were presented to the Panjab University Library by Jain Muni Shree Vinay Kumar Ji. The books were received by the Vice - Chancellor, Prof K.N. Pathak, on behalf of the university. The Jain Muni described the collection of books as a rich source of knowledge. The university Librarian, Mr A.R. Sethi, while thanking Jain Muni lamented the paucity of space for accommodating valuable collections and briefed the audience about the digitalisation of manuscripts and invaluable collection in the library for their space preservation and posterity.

INTERACTIVE SESSION: As a summer workshop being conducted at Rajasthan Bhavan, Chandigarh, in association with the Rajasthan Parishad organised an interactive session with Mr Vijay Tandon, a renowned T.V. and film Artiste. The workshop is for the children between the age group of 4-15 years. The president of the parishad, Mr Gopal Das Bagri, said 50 children were taking training in different fields of art like dancing, music, painting, personality development etc in the ongoing workshop.

An episode of T.V. serial of 20-minute duration “Aulad” was also screened for the media, children and parents.

ELECTED: Dr S.S. Bhatia has been elected as the president of the Indian Medical Association, Mohali. Dr J.S. Cheema will be the vice-president while Dr Ashwani Kansal will be the honorary secretary.

Office-bearers: Officers serving in the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) have formed the PUDA Officers Welfare Association. While Mr J.S. Sekhon, Additional Chief Administrator, has been chosen as the association’s chief patron, Mr Tilak Raj Vyas as President, Mr Sohan Singh as vice-president, Mr Tarsem Kansal as finance secretary, Mr Surinder Dhundia a press secretary, Mr Subhash Rana as organisation secretary, Ms Namrita Kalsi as joint secretary and Mr Bhupinder Singh will be the legal advisor.

Meeting: The first meeting of the disciplinary committee of the Punjab Medical Council was held here on Monday under the chairmanship of Dr Gursharan Singh. Dr Yash Kumar Sharma and Dr Rajinder Pal Singh Virk attended the meeting. Various pending complaints were discussed and the necessary summons issued. In a press note issued by Dr A.S Thind, Registrar, Punjab Medical Council, said the public should be made aware that any act of negligence and misconduct should be brought to the notice of the Punjab Medical Council at the earliest.


WARNED: Mr Gian Chand Rattan addressing reporters here on Sunday said that if Mr Deshraj Sharma did not stop misusing the name of the HVC, which merged with the Congress following State Executive Committee’s decision he would be sued for fraud and misrepresentation. He said Deshraj Sharma was expelled from the party.

BOOKED: The Barmana Police near here has registered an F.I.R. against Mr Ram Singh, former president of HP State Exservicemen Transport Working Committee (Barmana) under Sections 420, 468, 406, 408 and 409 of the IPC on Saturday. alleged Ramlal Thakur fraud on exservicemen transporters by withdrawing Rs 4,02,835 from the bank account of working committee.

TOLL BARRIER: Residents of Chamba have sought shifting of ‘toll tax barrier’ set up by the Dalhousie Cantonment Board at Banikhet. The barrier they said had put financial burden on them. They suggested the barrier be shifted to a point from where the Dalhousie cantonment road bifurcates from the Chamba Pathankot highway.

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP ON WATER: Concluded at the NIT on Sunday. People were appealed to conserve water by rainwater harvesting. Painting and declamation contests were also organised for school children.


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