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Hoshiarpur
SAMMELAN: A religious sammelan was organised by Sant Nirankari Mandal at the local Army Ground in the Civil Line area on Friday. Numerous devotees from all over Punjab participated in the sammelan.

LUDHIANA
TEEJ CELEBRATED: The Ladies Club of the State Bank of India celebrated Teej here on Saturday. The festival was inaugurated by Ms Mohini Saran, president of the club. Members enjoyed the festival by singing songs and dancing. Ms Anita Kaura won the mehndi competition and “Ms Best Dressed” title.

ESSAY COMPETITION: The Rameshwar Welfare Trust celebrated Rajiv Gandhi's birthday as “renewable energy day” on Friday with the assistance of Nehru Yuva Kendra. An essay-writing competition was organised for students in which Kiran, Shammi, and Neha won the first second and third prizes, respectively.

Moga
SENTENCED: The Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr Sukhdev Singh, has sentenced a junior engineer of the Punjab State Electricity Board to 4-year imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 4,000. The Junior Engineer Jalagar Ram was arrested on October 24, 2000, while accepting a bribe of Rs 1,000 from a farmer for giving him a tubewell connection.

Tarn Taran
DEAD: Satinder Pal Singh (33), a farm labourer of Quila Kavi Santokh Singh village died due to allegedly inhaling pesticide on Thursday. According to police sources, Satinder while sprinkling pesticide in the fields somehow inhaled it and fell unconscious. He was admitted to a local hospital, where he died. The police has registered a complaint under 174 Cr.PC.

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

Hamirpur
DENTAL CAMP: As many as 173 patients suffering from various dental diseases were examined and treated during a three-day camp organised for the ex-servicemen and their families of Hamirpur district which ended on Thursday. The camp was organised by the Medical Corps of the Western Command, Chandimandir ( Chandigarh). Dental surgeons from the Army examined the patients and free medicines were also provided to them during the camp.

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