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PUNJAB

Amritsar
MARCH: A 10-day ‘gurmat chetna march’ in the memory of Bhagat Namdev and Bhagat Tirlochan from Narsi Wapni (Maharashtra) to Amritsar will be organised by the SGPC. The march will start from Narsi Wapni on August 20 and reach here on August 30. A SGPC press note issued on Monday stated that a team of Akali leaders and SGPC officials had left for Takht Hazoor Sahib on Sunday.

Bathinda
STRESSED: Ms Paramjit Kaur Gulshan, MP, addressing a function after inaugurating the seminar hall of DAV College, here on Monday said that all educational institutions should lay stress on imparting quality education to the students. She announced a grant of Rs 3 lakh for various development works in the college.

KISAN SABHA: A large number of farmers were given training in the use of agriculture inputs judiciously at a kisan sabha organised by IBP Limited at Chak Ruldu Singh Wala on Monday. Mr H.S. Kainth, sales officer, IBP Limited, in a press release said farm experts were called from different places to make the farmers aware of the latest technology being used in agricultural operations. Ms Paramjit Kaur Gulshan, MP, inaugurated the function.

Phagwara
ACCIDENTS: Thakur Dasi (55) of Mimapur, Bihar, was crushed to death by a vehicle on the GT road near Chachoki village on Monday. Meanwhile, four persons were injured and hospitalised in different road accidents.

CELEBRATIONS: The Shiromani Khalsa Dal (SKD) will not allow the RSS to take part in the quad-centenary celebrations of the installation of Guru Granth Sahib. Mr Harwinder Singh, district president of the SKD, said on Monday that the RSS had distorted Sikh religion, tenents and its identity and entity by distributing misleading literature during the third centenary celebrations of the Panth.

Pathankot
AWARDED: Dr Nancy Verma, Medical Officer of the local Civil Hospital and in charge, blood transfusion, was honoured by Captain Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, Punjab, at Hoshiarpur on Sunday for meritorious services rendered by her to the weaker sections of the society. She has so far collected 3389 units of blood. She was presented a cash award of Rs 11,000, a memento and a certificate of appreciation.

Tarn Taran
HONOURED: Dr Harjit Bharti, SMO-cum-in charge, Civil Hospital, Patti, was honoured on Independence Day at Patti for his services in the border belt. Dr Bharti was awarded with the best administrator award by the Punjab Health Systems Corporation last year also, the Health Department officials said on Monday.

DEAD: Sukhwinder Singh, alias, Khindu (28), died under mysterious circumstances at Teja Singh Wala village on Sunday. The post-mortem examination was conducted at the Civil Hospital, here on Monday.

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CHANDIGARH

LAW COLLEGE: Students of the Rayat College of Law, Railmajra in Nawanshahr district, will be able to get practical training in drafting petitions and holding court proceedings. Apart from creating a courtroom on the college premises, services of retired judicial officers will be taken, said Dr Bal Krishan, Director of the college. He said extra effort would be made to provide practical training to the students of three-year LL.B course and five-year BA LL.B (Hons) course.

PROGRAMME: The Chitkara College of Education for Women organised a one-day orientation programme at its campus on Tuesday for B.Ed students and their parents. 

CELEBRATIONS: Guru Harkrishan Model School, Sector 38-D, celebrated Independence Day in its premises. Ms Harpreet Kaur, Principal, unfurled the National Flag. Similar functions were also held at Golden Bells Public School, Sohana, VR Public School, Solan, New Public School, Valley Public School, Panchkula, Ishwar Singh Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School, Guru Nanak Public School, Maharishi Dayanand Adarsh Vidyalaya and Saint Soldier International School.

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HARYANA

Bhiwani
ROUNDED UP: The police has rounded up four persons in a car theft case. Mr Preetam Singh of Siwani had lodged a complaint with the police that Sher Singh, Phool Kumar, Sunil and Vikas of Hisar had stolen his car. The police later arrested all of them.

elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Bhiwani Chartered Accountant Societies at a meeting held here on Tuesday: president — Mr Rishikesh Bhardwaj; vice-president — Mr Prem Chand Garg; secretary — Mr N.D. Gupta, and treasurer — Mr Rajesh Tanwar.

PURUSKAR: The Rajiv Vichar Manch will honour a former Chief Minister, Mr B.D. Gupta, with Sadbhavna Puruskar on the occasion of Rajiv Jayanti on Sunday. Mr Kuldip Bhardwaj, publicity in charge of the manch, said here on Tuesday that the secretary of the All-India Congress Committee, Mr Vivek Bansal, would preside over the function.

Kaithal
MEMORANDUM: A deputation of women led by Ms Sunita Dhariwal, convener, cultural cell of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) and president, district Mahila Congress Committee, submitted a memorandum to the Haryana Governor through the Deputy Commissioner, Mr H.S. Malik, here on Monday, drawing attention of state government towards the poor plight of women. The memorandum expressed concern over the declining sex ratio and the flesh trade. They also demanded the setting up of a women rehabilitation centre and working women hostel in Kaithal district.

Karnal
CAMP: The Jaycees Club in association with Fortis Heart Institute and Multi-Speciality Hospital, Mohali, organised a free heart check-up camp here on the eve of Independence Day. Mr Navdeep Bansal, spokesman of the club, said as many as 500 patients were examined at the camp.

MEDICAL CAMP: The Empowerment and Sustainable Development Initiative (ESDI), an NGO, in collaboration with the State Bank of India, organised a free medical check-up camp at Butana village on the eve of Independence Day. At least 150 persons, including women and children, were examined and given medicines free of cost. The camp was inaugurated by Dr Surat Singh, Director, Haryana Institute of Rural Development (HIRD).

Sonepat
BEATEN UP: A youth was allegedly beaten up by another youth at Harsana Kalan village 5 km from here, on Tuesday. The alleged assailant, Madan, assaulted Mahesh with iron rods.

THEFTS: Thieves broke open the locks of a shop in the Gandhi Chowk area on Monday night and took away a television set. In another case, about 200 metres of electrical wire worth several thousands of rupees was stolen.

DEMONSTRATION: The Municipal Employees Union on Tuesday threatened to launch a strike on August 25 if its demands were not accepted. According to a report, a large number of municipal employees took part in the gate meeting and held demonstration in front of their office.

TRUCK STOLEN: A truck was allegedly stolen from the west Ram Nagar area here on Monday night. According to a report, the truck belonged to Mr Phool Singh. The police has registered a case in this connection.

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

Nahan
FAIR CONCLUDES: A two-day fair at Ghadasar in Rajgarh concluded, here on Monday. The Speaker of the Himachal Vidhan Sabha, Mr G.R. Musafir, announced Rs 2 lakh for the construction of two rooms of middle school, Ghadasar, Rs 80,000 for the construction of mahila mandal hall and Rs 20,000 for water  tank in the school.

Shimla
RIDICULED: Mr Ram Lal Thakur, Forest Minister, on Monday ridiculed the BJP for politicising the Anandpur hydel channel project and asserted that the government was examining the Punjab Termination of Water Act so that appropriate action could be taken to safeguard state’s interests. In a statement here he said a presidential reference had already been made in this regard and the Supreme Court had issued notice to the state. A complete and comprehensive reply would be filed in the apex court to protect the interests of the people  of the state.

Sundernagar
ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the H.P.S.E.B. Project Engineer Association: president — Mr K.K. Vaidya; senior vice-president — Mr Kishan Chand; vice-president — Mr R.K. Kahol; general secretary — Mr H.M. Dhareula; and treasurer — Mr Ramesh Chopra.

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