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Amritsar
HELPAGE INDIA PROGRAMME: Helpage India and the All India Women Conference (AIWC) here jointly held the 7th annual ‘adopt a granny programme’ on Thursday. As many as 88 women above 65 , many of them abandoned were given clothes, dry ration and utility items, according to Maj General Inderjit Dhillon (retd), Director General.

Batala
ADDITIONAL DA SOUGHT: The Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh Gurdaspur district on Thursday urged Minister Local Government Punjab, Chaudhary Jagjit Singh to give enhanced 6 per cent DA to the regular and retired employees of the Local Government Department Punjab.

Hoshiarpur
ACCIDENT: Mr Jarnail Singh of Bassi Maroof village died on the spot, while his wife Rajwinder Kaur was injured seriously when a car hit their scooter on the Tanda road here on Wednesday.

WOMAN’S BODY FOUND: Body of an unidentified woman was found from near Bahowal choe bridge on Wednesday.

Nawanshahr
PATWARI HELD: The Vigilance Bureau caught revenue patwari, Davinder Pal Singh, when he was taking a bribe of Rs 1000 from Mr Iqbal Singh of Jhander Kalan village for a copy of land record.

HONOURED: The Guru Nanak Mission Medical and Educational Trust, Dhahan Kaleran, on Wednesday honoured 51 persons of 45 villages for donating wheat for langar for patients and attendants for more than two decades.

SAPLINGS PLANTED: Punjab National Bank here organised ‘vanamahotsava’ here on Thursday and planted 100 saplings on the occasion.

Pathankot
PROTEST: Taxi drivers marched in procession to protest on Thursday against the enhancement of passenger tax. The demonstrators also burnt an effigy of Himachal Transport Minister G S Bali. Passenger tax has been raised from Rs 3,000 to
Rs 6,000. They also alleged that the police lathi-charged drivers demonstrating peacefully on Wednesday.

Patiala
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Ekta Welfare Resident’s Society: president — Balbir Singh; senior vice-president — K.K Bhatnagar; vice-president — Ramesh Saini; general secretary — Baljit Singh; joint secretary — Amarjit Singh; cashier — Raj Kumar; and press secretary — Rakesh Kumar. OC

CHARGE TAKEN: Prof S.C Sharma, Head of the Postgraduate Department of English, Government Mohindra College, took over as the President of the Rotary Club here on Friday.

INTERVIEW : A serialised interview of Harbhajan Mann, a noted Punjabi singer, will be broadcast from AIR, Patiala on July 27 at 8 pm. This was stated by the programme in charge Karam Vir Singh here on Thursday.

CAMP: Pepsu Road Transport Corporation organised a blood donation camp at PRTC Head Office here on Thursday. On the occasion the employees of PRTC donated as many as 100 units of blood. The camp was inaugurated by the Chairman of the PRTC Mr Ved Parkash Gupta.

MEETING: The Punjab Radical Students Union organised a meeting in protest against the ‘anti- students’ policies of the state government. Speaking on the occasion Sukhcharan Preet Singh condemned the massive hike in counselling fee for MBA, MCA and LLB courses. He added that the varsity was also not providing proper hostel facilities to the students despite charging massive fees from them.

RESULT: The result of the entrance test of MBA and MCA courses conducted by Punjabi University has been declared and has been made available on the university website: universitypunjabi.org. The counselling for admission to these courses would commence from July 27.

New courses: The Department of Correspondence Courses Punjabi University, has introduced a number of new courses including, the Bachelor of Library Science, MA in Sikh Studies, Diploma in Translation and Gurmat Sangeet Parveshika from this academic session. Giving this information the Head of the department, Dr B.S. Khaira said to provide detailed information about these courses a special bulletin on AIR would be broadcast on July 23 at 6.30 pm. The interested candidates can also contact at 0175 2282394 or 2280494.

Phagwara
MAN, 2 DAUGHTERS HELD: The police arrested Ms Sunit Rani, a typist in Courts Complex here, her sister Ms Suman and father Bhupinder Lal on the charges of fraud and a breach of trust. Three fake stamps were recovered from Bhupinder Lal.

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CHANDIGARH

HEART CAMP: Markfed organised a free heart check-up camp for its employees on Friday. More than 250 persons were examined for heart ailments blood pressure and weight. A team of doctors from the Mukut Hospital and Heart Institute, Chandigarh, conducted the camp.

PRESENTED: The State Bank Ladies Club has helped a kidney patient, Sangeeta Mehta, by providing her with money to meet the cost of regular dialysis. Vice-President of the Club Anita Banerji presented the cheque to the patient.

Camp: A blood donation camp was organised on the premises of Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Sector 26, here on Thursday. More than 60 students and faculty members donated their blood. The camp was conducted by the team of the blood bank, General Hospital, Sector 16, and was led by Dr M.S. Anand. The camp was inaugurated by the Principal of the college, Dr K.K. Dhiman.

IT returns venue: The Income Tax Department will accept income tax return forms at the Institution of Engineers, Madhya Marg, Sector 19-A. The returns will be accepted from July 26 to July 30. The counter will remain open from 10 am to 5 pm. The facility is for the tax payers of Chandigarh and Mohali. 

Dead: A Mauli Jagran resident succumbed to his injuries at PGI a day after he was hit by a private bus near the Zirakpur barrier on Wednesday. The police said on Thursday that Rishi Dev of Mauli Jagran was going on a scooter when the bus hit him. He was taken to the PGI in a serious condition where he died. A case was registered in Sector 31 police station.

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HARYANA

Ambala
Participated: Mr Harish Kumar Sharma, Assistant Professor (Chemistry) at MM Engineering College, Mullana, participated at the 10th international meeting on chemical sensors held at Tsukuba, Japan, last week. The visit was sponsored by the All-India Council for Technical Education, the Indian National Science Academy and the management of the college. Two research papers of Mr Sharma were accepted for presentation at the conference.

Caught: A youth tried to decamp with cash from the counter of a post office in Ambala Cantonment. He was caught by the postal staff. The incident took place on Friday morning when a counter clerk got up from his seat for some work. The youth pocketed three bundles of cash worth Rs 30,000. The clerk noticed it and caught hold of the youth.

Jind
RLD PROCESSION: Rashtriya Lok Dal workers on Thursday marched in procession in the town in protest against the Punjab Water Agreement Termination Act 2004 and demanded early completion of Sutlej Yamuna Link Canal. They also demanded dismissal of the Punjab Chief Minister.

Sonepat
BAN ORDERS: Mr Vidya Dhar, District Magistrate here invoking Section 144 Cr P.C. has banned the assembly of five or more persons and carrying of firearms within 200 metres of examination centre in the district. The order comes into force with immediate effect and will continue till July 31.

CLASHES: Six persons including two women were injured in clashes between groups in and around Sonepat city on Friday. The injured include Ms Sonia of Dhobiwara locality of the city, Sayawan and his mother Mrs Sumitra of Thana Khurd village.

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