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Eye camp
: A free 10-day eye check-up camp will be organised at the local Rajwant Hospital from August 20 to 30. Patients can get their eyes examined or operated upon at half the cost. According to Dr Rajwant Singh “we are charging even less than half the cost for an eye lens while the check up is entirely free of cost and no consultation fee will be charged.

ROAD WIDENING: A sum of Rs 1.60 crore will be spent on strengthening, widening and raising the level of the link road from Jhir Di Khuhi to Kamahi Devi in Dasuya segment of the district. This was stated by Health and Family Welfare Minister Ramesh Chander Dogra. He was addressing a gathering at Government Senior Secondary School, Gharwal in Hazipur block on Saturday. He further said in the second phase reconstruction of Hariana-Kamahi Devi road would be done at a cost of Rs 5 crore.

DOWRY DEATH: Parshian Kaur, daughter of Gurmit Singh of village Dehriwal, succumbed to her burn injuries at local Civil Hospital on Saturday. She was admitted in the hospital on August 18 by her in-laws under serious condition. On the complaint of her father Gurmit Singh, the Sadar Police has registered a case against husband Sukhwinder Singh, father-in-law, Kewal Singh, mother-in-law Kamaljit Kaur and brother-in-law Ravi, under Sections 307, 34 of the IPC for demanding dowry and burning Parshian Kaur.

MISHAP: Kamaljit (24) and driver Tara Chand (25), both from Pathankot, died on the spot while Inderesh and Paramjit were seriously injured when their Indica car No. PB-06E-0700 collided head-on with a truck No. HR-57-6930 near village Gollian on the Hoshiarpur-Chandigarh Road on Saturday. Both injured were admitted in the civil hospital Garhshanker.

SBBJ ATM: The State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur (SBBJ) will open its third ATM in Ludhiana at its small scale industries branch, opposite military camp. The ATM will be inaugurated by the Managing Director of the bank, Mr K R Srikantan, on August 26.

Health awareness: A health awareness programme, sponsored by Dabur, was organised here yesterday. It was conducted by Mr Kapil Sharma of Kidstuff Promos and Events. Students from Classes II to V participated in the programme. A five-minute movie was shown to students on the occasion. A quiz and games were also held and students were given prizes. Similarly, Frito-Lay India made the students aware about their popular products like chips. The programme also awarded an opportunity to children to improve their general knowledge by participating in a quiz. The winning teams were awarded trophies and certificates.

Teej Celebrated: The newly formed Rose Ladies Club started their activities with Teej celebrations here on Sunday. The president of the club, Ms Maninder Kaur Sandhu, took part in the celebrations. ‘Teej Queen’ contest was also organised. Anu Sharda got the title of Teej Mutiyar. The function ended with giddha.

SENTENCED: The Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr Sukhdev Singh, has sentenced a Junior Engineer of the Punjab State Electricity Board to four years imprisonment with Rs 4,000 fine. The Junior Engineer, Mr Jalagar Ram, had demanded Rs 2,000 from Gurcharan Singh, a farmer, for giving him a tubewell connection. The Vigilance Bureau laid a trap and caught the JE red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 1,000.

CASES DISPOSED OF: As many as 156 cases were disposed of at a Lok Adalat held under the guidance of the District and Sessions Judge, Mr Mohinder Pal, here on Saturday.

AGENT BOOKED: A travel agent, Mohan Ram of Sahuwal village in Nakodar tehsil was booked under Sections 420, 406, 120-B of the IPC and Section 24 of Immigration Act for duping Lakhwinder Singh of Gaushala road, here on Saturday.



MEDICAL CAMP: A free medical camp was organised by the Retirees and Senior Citizens Welfare Council in coordination with Dr Khan’s Public Hospital, Chunni, at Sector 40 here on Sundary. A team of doctors and specialists examined the patients at the camp, who were treated for the ailments of eyes, orthopaedics, diabetes and blood pressure. Medicines free of cost were also distributed at the camp, which was inaugurated by a Municipal Councillor, Mrs Shyama Negi. A DGM of the Canara Bank, Mr P.G. Chawla, was the chief guest. 

INDUCTION MEETING: Fresh students of IGNOU in Punjab and Chandigarh participated in an induction meeting, held through teleconferencing, at the Department of Correspondence Studies, Panjab University. Giving details of the programme, Dr Umesh Chandra Pandey, Regional Director of IGNOU for Punjab and Chandigarh, said during the programme, the vice-chancellors, pro vice-chancellors and Heads of all divisions were available to respond to various queries of the students.

APPOINTED: Mr Mohit Sharma has been appointed secretary, Sports and Cultural Cell, Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress (CTYC). This was stated in a CTYC press note here on Saturday.



REDRESSED: As many as eight complaints were redressed on the spot during a monthly meeting of District Grievances Redressal Committee here on Saturday. Agriculture Minister Jaswinder Singh Sandhu presided over the meeting. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Rastogi, ADC Wazir Singh Goyat and heads of all departments in Panipat were present at the meeting.

PLAN: The district administration has chalked out a plan to plant medicinal saplings on at least one-fifth of the total panchayat land. This was stated by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Rastogi, while addressing a monthly meeting of district officers here on Saturday. He said 200 acres had been identified in the district for this purpose. 

ORDERED: Minister of State M.L. Ranga has ordered registration of a police case against a Lambardar of Bir Bangra village on the charge that he had misappropriated a large sum of money under the old age pension scheme. He was presiding over a monthly grievances committee meeting here on Saturday.

GIRDAWRI: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr H.S. Malik, has asked revenue officials to complete the special girdawari in the flood-affected Guhla area and make a proper assessment of the losses to crops, residential houses and tubewells.

CASES DISPOSED OF: As many as 289 cases were disposed of at a Lok Adalat organised under the chairmanship of Mr L N Mittal, District and Sessions Judge-cum-Chairman, District Legal Services Authority on the premises of judicial complex here on Saturday.


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