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URGED: A former Akali minister and president, Aggarwal Sabha, Punjab, Mr Chiranji Lal Garg, has urged the people and voluntary organisations to help put a complete check on the female foeticide. He was addressing at a function organised by the Gaushala Management Committee here on Sunday. He said laws were not enough to deal with the menace of female foeticide. The people would have to fight against it. He pointed out that the menace of female foeticide was going on in Punjab. The people belonging to the poor section of society had been indulging in the same as they had been fearing that they would not be able to arrange for dowry for their girls. Ms Paramjit Kaur Gulshan, MP, also attended the function.

JUDICIAL CUSTODY: The Chief Judicial Magistrate has sent a veterinary doctor caught in graft case to judicial custody till September 3. A vigilance team had caught the accused, Dr Charanjeet Singh, while he was accepting a bribe of Rs 500 from Jaskaran Singh of Gursar village last week.

Road repair
: Dozens of langars have been set up on way to the shrine of Goddess Chhin Mastika Chintpurni for the Sawan Ashtami fair, but the under-repair stretches of the Hoshiarpur-Dharamsala road from village Chohal to Pambra in Punjab, is giving tough time to bare-foot pilgrims.The road between Adamwal to Pambra in Punjab is no better. The PWD (B&R) Hoshiarpur, has been re-laying the road portion for the past two years. Inderjit Singh Saini, president, Punjab Janta Dal (S) and Dr. Ajay Bagga, a local social activist, have suggested that the re-laying work should be given to a foreign construction company doing standard work on the national highways.

Complaint: On the complaint of Kewal Krishan of Powal, the Sadar police has registered a case against Raghubir Singh of Sutehri Khurd for duping him of Rs. 75,000. In his complaint, Kewal Krishan has alleged that Raghubir Singh took the amount from him for sending him abroad. He neither sent him abroad nor returned the money.

House burgled
: The Dakha police on the statement of Ms Surinder Kaur of Talwandi Khurd has registered a case under Sections 458, 380 and 34, IPC, against Sunil and Surinderpal Singh, both residents of Talwandi Khurd, for allegedly stealing 20 suits, jewellery and some cash from her house

Truckers’ strike: The strike by local truckers entered the third day on Monday. However, some trucks were seen lifting cattle from the cattle mandi. 

Holiday: Shri Sanatan Dharam Mahotsav Committee has urged the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to advance the Janamashtmi holiday by a day as the occasion fell on September 6 instead of September 7 as shown in the government calendar. They have also written to the Governor, Mr O.P. Verma, in this regard.

Sankirtan: Members of the Hare Krishna Prachar Samiti organised a programme of harinam sankirtan at Shri Radha Kunj Bihari Mandir at Moti Bagh Colony on the Tibba road on Sunday. A similar programme was also held at Shri Jagannath Mandir on the Bindraban Road.

Workshop: Sixty per cent deaths in India are caused due to obesity-related problems every year. As far as Punjab is concerned nearly 40 per cent people are overweight, which is a matter of concern. This was stated by Dr Shalini, manager of a health centre, at a seminar organised here on Saturday.

Health camp: The Shri Ram Sharnam Trust organised a free eye check-up camp at the Shastri Charitable Homoeopathic Hospital at Daresi here on Sunday in which more than 250 patients were examined. Medicines were also distributed free of cost among the needy. Sri Guru Ravidas Youth Club, Partap Singhwala, Nehru Yuva Kendra, and Gram Panchayat, Partap Singhwala, also organised an eye check-up and gynaecological camp. Medicines were provided free of cost to patients.

DEAD: A CRPF jawan was found dead in a hotel room here on Sunday. The deceased, Jagdeep Singh (26), a resident of Maiyawala village in Ferozepur, was deployed at Chandigarh-based battalion.

MEETING: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau Director, Mr A.P. Pandey, held a meeting of vigilance officials of Ferozepur range on Monday. He reviewed the progress of pending cases and asked the officials to expedite investigations into various cases. Vigilance officials from Ferozepur, Moga and Faridkot attended the meeting.

SEWERAGE PROJECT: Residents of the Sloh road area are sore over the slow pace of the on-going sewerage project, which has been posing danger to their buildings. The recent heavy rain has further aggravated their anxiety. A deputation of the residents had also met the ADC (D), Mr Vikas Garg, to apprise him of its apprehensions and urged him to direct the authorities concerned to expedite the work.

COMPETITION : Amandeep Kaur (Government Senior Secondary School), Gurpreet Kaur (Parkash Model Senior Secondary School) and Kamalpreet Kaur (Doaba Arya Senior Secondary School) in essay writing competition, Sarabjit Kaur (Shivalik Public School), Ranjit Kaur (Baba Wazir Singh Khalsa Girls High School), Baljinder Kaur (Shivalik Public School) in painting competition and Nitika Agnihotri (Shivalik Public School), Ruchi (Tagore Model School), Amandeep Kaur (Government Senior Secondary School) in declamation contest, have won the first three prizes. The function was organised at Shivalik Public School by the district administration to observe Rajiv Gandhi Akshaya Urja Divas here on Friday. Dr Swarn Singh, Commissioner, Jalandhar Division, gave away the prizes.

DANCE CONTEST: Students of St. Xavier’s International School have bagged the first position in the 18th All India Dance Competition organised by Fylfot Forum, Solan here recently.

TOPPED: Inderpreet Kaur, student of Sri Guru Harkrishan College of Management and Technology has bagged the first position in MCA examination conducted by Punjabi University this year. While, Armin Bansal and Karamjit Kaur shared the third position, Aditi Gupta stood fourth in the varsity.

VANAMAHOTSAVA: The Bharat Vikas Parishad (East) in association with the State Bank of Patiala celebrated vanamahotsava by planting nearly 250 saplings at Grid colony here on Monday. On the occasion the state organising secretary of the Parishad Harinder Gupta explained about the different projects being under taken by the parishad.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Punjabi University unit of the National Students Union of India: Jagdish Sharma — president, Saminder Singh — senior vice-president, Butta Singh — vice-president, Arun — general secretary, Jagwinder Bhullar — joint secretary, organising secretary — Navdeep and cashier — Varun Kumar.



FELICITATED : Dr S.N. Saxena, an eye surgeon and founder of the 50-bed multi-speciality hospital, Shri Komal Hospital (SKH) and Dr Saxena’s Nursing Home and his wife, Dr Tara Saxena, a gynaecologist, and co-founder of the hospital, were felicitated at a function organised to mark the completion of the 45 years of the hospital here on Sunday. Dr Mathew Verghese, Director of St Stephen’s Hospital, Delhi, was the chief guest. He said Dr Saxena had rendered valuable and dedicated service to the Haryana and Rajasthan areas.

INSPECTION: Mr Gokul Singh, Chief General Manager of the BSNL, Ambala Circle, inspected the office of the General Manager, Telecom, Sonepat district, after assuming the charge as CGMT here on Sunday. Mr Singh also reviewed the functioning of the office and steps taken to redress the grievances of the subscribers.



NCC CAMP: A 10-day Army training camp for the Army and Air Force wings of the NCC was concluded on the SSB campus, Shamshi, 8 km from here, on Saturday. The cadets were given training in activities such as drill, firing, aero-modelling, technical classes, tree plantation and games, besides various competitions, held during the camp.

FOUNDATION STONES LAID: The Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha, Speaker, Mr G.R. Musafir has laid the foundation stones of a building and a rest house at Rajgarh here on Sunday. While addressing a public meeting at Sabji Mandi in Rajgarh, Mr Musafir said sufficient funds had been allocated for these works and stipulated timeframe fixed for completion of these works.


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