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LIVE SURGERY: First live microsurgery of ear was conducted at the Department of ENT, medical college, here. Dr Jagdeepak Singh, organising secretary of the CME, in a press release here on Tuesday said about 150 delegates from all over the region attended the CME.

STATUS QUO: The court of Senior Sub Judge has granted status quo to ‘AVS-WIN’ a local cable network in a case. The petition was filed by Gurwinder Singh ‘Lalli’ against the partners of the network. The petitioner had prayed for restraining respondents from removing articles lying in the control room and luggage room. The court had also restrained them from changing the name of the firm.

DIED: Ram Surat (40), a labourer in Trident Factory, Dhaula, about 15 km from here, fell from a height while working on a construction project on Tuesday. He died on the spot.

SCHOOL TIMINGS: Mr Alok Shekhar, District Magistrate-cum-Deputy Commissioner, Faridkot, has revised the working hours in all government and private schools in the district. Under the new directions, the institutions will function from 8 am to 2 pm with immediate effect.

VANA MAHOTSAVA: Members of the District Hospital Welfare section led by its chairperson, Mrs Varsha Shekhar, planted about 250 saplings in the Working Women Hostel and its surrounding areas under the vanamahotsava programme. Meanwhile nearly 80,000 saplings of different varieties were planted by different sections in the district. Inaugurating the main function held at the Mini-Secretariat here, Deputy Commissioner Alok Shekhar laid stress on the plantation of traditional plants like neem, jamun and guava.

KILLED: The Principal of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Kotkapura, Ms Sawinder Kaur, was killed in a road accident here on Tuesday. Her son was also injured in the mishap. The incident occurred while they were on the way to Faridkot when a bus hit their two-wheeler from behind. Both were rushed to the Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital.

APPOINTED: The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has appointed the following as members of the Government Ripuduman College unit: president — Vineshwar Khaira; vice-presidents — Jasvir Singh, Gurparsad, Satnam Singh and Manjit Singh; secretary — Gopal Dhir; assistant secretaries — Khushal, Karamjit, Mahesh and Sarbjit; city coordinator — Jagjit Singh; cashier — Rakesh Kumar; office secretary — Gautam Angnish and press secretary — Monu Dhir.

YOGA CAMP HELD: Om Swami, a disciple of Swami Ramdev held a yog sadhna and chikitsa shivir at Triveni Palace here. He trained people in various yog mudras and explained the importance of yoga for the treatment of diseases. He said allopathy could only take care of the patient but yoga could eradicate the disease.

ALLEGED: Residents and shopkeepers of Sloh road are sore over the slow pace of the on-going sewerage laying work. They allege that the digging of the road for laying sewerage pipes may pose danger to their buildings. The rainy season has further aggravated their fear.

VOLTAGE: Residents of Sharda mohalla and Gulshan Bazar allege that the sudden increase in voltage in their area has caused damage to their electronic appliances a number of times. But the authorities concerned have not taken any concrete steps to solve the problem.

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ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Chohla Sahib unit of the Punjab Subordinate Services Federation: president — Mr Ashwani Kumar; senior vice-president — Ms Paramjit Kaur; vice-president — Ms Balwinder Kaur; secretary — Mr Gurdeep Singh; finance secretary — Mr Rajinder Bhail, assistant secretary — Mr Kabal Singh and press secretary — Mr Niak Singh.

GANG BUSTED: The Khalra police claims to have busted a gang of eight members involved in criminal activities. They have been identified as Suba Singh, Harja Singh, both residents of Raja Tal, Jaimal Singh of Sarai Amanat Khan, Sama Singh of Bachiwind, Bal Singh of Jalsinghwala, Manjit Singh alias Kaka of Gune Kalan, Gurnam Singh of Chak Allah Bakhsh and Subash Chander. A case has been registered.

BODY FOUND: The Verowal police has found a headless and naked body of an unidentified youth from a canal of Uppal village on Tuesday. The police has registered a case under Section 302 of the IPC.

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