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SEMINAR: The UK-based International Sikh Women Council will organise a two-day seminar on Sikh women chetna movement at Khalsa College on September 11 and 12.

WELCOMED: Mr K. Randhawa, chairman, Punjab Human Rights Organisation, welcomed the proposal for starting Amritsar-Lahore–Nankana Sahib bus service here on Thursday. In a press note, he said a long-pending demand of Sikhs had been fulfilled. The Rashtriya Raksha Dal and the Defence Services Officers Associations appealed to the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, and the President of Pakistan, Gen Parvez Musharraf, to open Wagah route also.

GENETIC TEST: Guru Nanak Dev University’s centre for genetic disorders would undertake free genetic tests for mentally retarded individuals, said Mr Jai Rup Singh, coordinator, here on Thursday. These tests would be done free of cost.

CAMP: The District Legal Services Authority’s secretary, Mr Virinder Aggarwal, in a press note here on Thursday said a legal literacy camp would be organised at Gumtala on September 11 to make the people aware of free legal aid scheme and their legal rights. He further said two other camps would also be held at Khemkaran and Valtoha on September 18 and 19, respectively.

ARRESTED: Senior Superintendent of Police Kapil Dev said the police had arrested Ashok Kumar for illegal possession of a .12” bore pistol along with four cartridges. In another incident, Rajan was arrested from Burj Tharore village for possessing a .32” bore pistol and four cartridges. Cases were registered against them at Dyalpura police station, he said.

CAUGHT: In a press release issued here on Thursday, Senior Superintendent of Police Amrik Singh Waraich said Telu Ram, patwari, Akalia revenue circle, was arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs 1000 from Mr Sukhwant Singh for providing him a copy of mutation record pertaining to his land. A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered, he added.

OBSERVED: The 39th death anniversary of recipient of Param Vir Chakara Abdul Hamid was observed at Abdul Hamid Memorial, Asal Uttar village, near Khemkaran, here on Thursday.

INQUIRY: The Additional Director-General of Police (Crime) has appointed Mr Mann Singh, AIG (Crime), to hold an inquiry into the murder of Jatinder Singh, a youth of Kahri village. The deceased was found wounded near Phagwara bypass chowk on August 31.

CONDEMNED: Mr Madan Mohan Vyas and Principal Des Raj Sharma, convener of the Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti, Punjab, condemned the UPA government’s move to deprive Prof Jagmohan Singh Rajput, a former Director of the NCERT, from the Jan Mos Comenius Award, the highest recognition given by the UNESCO to a person in the field of education.

ARRESTED: Rajpur Kaur wife of Jagdev Singh of Bhavi Mairi village in Una district, was arrested by the district police here on Thursday after 14 years under Sections 406, 420 of the IPC.

: The Ludhiana branch of NIRC of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India organised a seminar on service tax and project reporting here on Friday. Mr J.K. Mittal, FCA, spoke about various changes being made in the finance Act relating to service tax. Mr Vinod Jain spoke about project appraisal and related issues. Over 500 members attended the seminar, according to a press note. 

Strike: The strike of clerical staff of the local branch of the State Bank of Patiala caused inconvenience to litigants who had come to the tehsil for official work on Friday. The bankers struck work on a call given by the All-India Bank Employees Association, Delhi, to stress their demands.

Farewell: A warm farewell was accorded to Mr J.S. Jassi, SDM, by the Punjab Patwar Union, Samrala unit, at a function here on Friday. Patwaris of Machhiwara sub-tehsil attended the function. The new incumbent, Mr Baldev Singh, was also present. The president of the union, Mr Budh Singh, secretary, Mr Parminder Singh Toor, and cashier, Mr Ram Pal highlighted the work of Mr Jassi.



INAUGURATED: First indoor and second unit of Holac hospital were inaugurated by Dr Paramjeet Singh Ranu, Chairman, Homoeopathic Medical Council, Punjab, at Phase-VII, here on Friday. Dr Sarbjeet Kaur Makkar and Dr G.S. Brar said that therapeutic laser was the latest technique to cure diseases. Dr Ranu appreciated the work of doctors in this field. He congratulated the Holac doctors and staff on this expansion. 

Solar-powered studs: Solar powered studs- the latest concept in road safety in India, was installed on the B road in Sector 7 here on Friday. The studs provided by Chandgothia Motors, were installed by President of the Municipal Council, Ms Seema Chaudhary.

Health Camp: A health check up camp was organised at Hasnsraj Public School by a team of doctors from Kaiser Hospital. Overa period of one week, the doctors including a dentist, child specialist and homoeopath, checked the students for dental caries, weak eye sight, aneamia and asthma. A press note said that an awareness camp will be organised in the school on September 11 by Sahayta Cancer Sahyog.

Contest: Vijay Public School, Sector 17, has won a prize in the Fanta Fiesta Theme Performance . As many as 18 schools from Mohali, Chandigarh and Panchkula had participated in the contest.



SUMMER SCHOOL: To apprise the farm scientists of the latest technology in the management of phytoparasitic nematodes, a three-week summer school began on the Haryana Agricultural University (HAU) campus here on Wednesday. HAU Vice-Chancellor M.K. Miglani inaugurated the workshop. Twenty-two scientists from 12 states are attending the school, which has been sponsored by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

DHARNA: Members of the local tehsil committee of the CPM staged a dharna in front of the office of the SDO (Civil) here on Thursday. The protesters, led by Ms Shakuntala Jakhar, demanded to ensure proper power and water supply and regularise the unauthorised colonies.

FOUNDATION STONE: Haryana Chief Parliamentary Secretary Ram Pal Mazra laid the foundation stone of a boosting station at Harsola village here on Thursday. Addressing a gathering here, he said the boosting station would be constructed at a cost of Rs 5.5 lakh at Peoda and Harsola and Rs 27 lakh would be spent on the scheme which would carry drinking water from the canal water scheme, Kaithal, to Peoda and Harsola villages.

VOTERS’ CARDS: The work for preparing photo identity cards in the Pundri Assembly constituency, which started on Friday, would continue till September 25. Deputy Commissioner H.S. Malik said here on Thursday that all voters whose names had been entered in the voters’ list but could not get their photo identity cards should avail this opportunity.

ARRESTED: Superintendent of Police Ranbir Sharma said Baljit Singh, son of Banwari Lal of Seonsar, and Jasbir Singh, son of Lakhmi of Mohna, were arrested for providing shelter to the kidnappers of Munish Bansal. In another incident, the police had arrested three persons, Anil Kumar, Sudhir, alias Badal, and Subhash, for their alleged involvement in the kidnapping of Vipin Bansal, son of a local brick kiln owner. All persons were arrested on the basis of information provided by Surinder Geong and his accomplices, who were earlier arrested by the police, he added.

PROTEST: The Panipat Brick-Kiln Owners Association, the Haryana Karamchari Mahasangh and the Arya Samaj organised dharnas outside the office of the Deputy Commissioner here on Thursday. They also submitted separate memorandums in support of their demands to the commissioner. While the brick-kiln owners sought relief from the Central Government’s order of using flyash of thermal plants, the Karamchari Mahasangh sought employment for the scrutinised staff of the tubewell corporation and the members of the Arya Samaj were protesting against the slaughter house at Satkpuri of Mewat in Gurgaon.

COUNSELLING: The second phase of counselling for admission to the BAMS courses in various Ayurvedic institutions of Haryana will be held at the local Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences on September 16.


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