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: Anil Midha, a resident of Street No 10, has reportedly been booked under Section 306 of the IPC on the basis of an alleged suicide note left by Pawan Kumar Goel before jumping into a canal. According to information Anil Midha has been blamed in the hand written note recovered under the bed of the deceased.

Blood donation camp
: The local branch of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) held a voluntary blood donation camp at Teachers ' Home here. As many as 46 units of blood were collected. Dr J. S. Romana, honorary secretary of the association, said Mr S.K.Kalra, AGM,Punjab National Bank inaugurated the camp.

SSD Sabha elections: Mr Manohar Lal has been elected president of the SSD Sabha, Bathinda, elections of which were held here on Sunday. The sabha has been running a number of educational and religious institutions in the city.

Demanded: Residents of Green Avenue, Panchawati Nagar Welfare Society and Tagore Nagar Welfare Society, in separate letters to the Deputy Commissioner and Municipal Commissioner have demanded that the roads leading to their localities be freed from encroachments. 

Pak MPs honoured
: The Hari Singh Nanda Memorial Trust honoured Mr Rai Aziz Ullah Khan, Member of Parliament and Chairman Cultural Tourism, Youth Service and Mr Mian Aslam Bodla, MP and Chairman Planning Standing Committee, Government of Pakistan here on Sunday. Rai Aziz Ullah Khan said that he was impressed by the hospitality of Indians and particularly of Punjabis. Mr Aslam Bodla, MP, whose family had migrated from Bodla Saran village in Muktsar district said that he was impressed to visit his village first time after the partition. Both guests were given mementoes and shawls. Prof M.S. Cheema, Dr Kewal Dhir, Manjit Singh Suri, Kulwant Singh Jaggi, Daljit Singh Parwana, Inderbir Singh Nanda and Devinderbir Singh Nanda were also present.

Business School: The Punjab College of Technical Education has been ranked among the top 50 business schools of India. The PCTE secured 44th rank in the top 50 B-School survey conducted by the weekly outlook magazine in association with Cfore research agency. Punjab College of Technical Education, is run by Punjab Management Education Trust, Ludhiana. The institute is affiliated to Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar and approved by the AICTE, New Delhi. It offers MBA, MCA, BBA, BCA and Ph.D programmes. 

GANPATI UTSAV: On the concluding day of the week-long Ganpati Utsav on Monday, a shobha yatra was taken out from Janak Puri here by the Baba Ganpati Sewa Sangh. It was led by Mr Harish Bedi. More than 100 idols of Lord Ganesha, some of which had been brought from 10 cities and towns of Punjab, were carried by devotees in the procession that passed through Chaura Bazar. These were immersed in the Sutlej, near Phillaur.

INAUGURATED: A fashion show marked the inauguration of a shop on Mall Road here on Sunday. It would be selling a range of clothes from wedding lehngas to casual wears.

BROADBAND CENTRE: Reliance Infocomm on Monday launched broadband centre at its Reliance Webworld in Sarabha Nagar. This is the third webworld in the city where broadband services will be provided. The webworld will provide services like high-speed data access, video conferencing, video chat and multi-player online gaming among others, said Mr Sandeep Sumbly, circle head, Punjab and Haryana, Reliance Webworld, while addressing mediapersons. 

LAUNCHED: Bank of India launched its depository services here on Monday. Mr Jaspal Singh, chairman, LSE Securities, inaugurated the bank’s Depository Cell in the Bharat Nagar branch. The depository will be affiliated to the National Securities Depository. Appreciating the bank’s efforts, Mr Jaspal Singh said the facility would benefit thousands of investors in Ludhiana. He assured support by the Ludhiana Stock Exchange and LSE Securities for smooth functioning of the depository.

Mandi Ahmedgarh
QUIZ CONTEST: A two-day quiz contest organised by the cultural society of the local Shanti Tara College concluded on the college premises on Sunday. The concluding session was chaired by Mr Raghunandan Sharma, Member, State Planning Board, who gave away prizes to the winners. Mr Gurjant Singh, Principal of the college, said 12 teams participated in the contest and the team of Harpreet Singh , Karamjit Singh and Bikram Mittal bagged the first position. Mr Charanpreet Dua, Ms Vandana Sharma, Ms Raju Kaushal and Ms Preet Inder Kaur compered the quiz contests.



WORLD HEART DAY: The week-long “World Heart Day” celebrations culminated at VLCC centres in Chandigarh (Sector 9) and Panchkula (Sector 9), today. Dr S. Senguttuvam, MD (Medicine), held a presentation on obesity and related ailments in an attempt to make people health conscious. Doctors as well as patients attended this. Free cardiac consultation was also given on the occasion. People were educated about heart ailments. A talk on preventive cardiology was also given. It was stressed that everyone should start practicing preventive cardiology early in life. Free dietary advice related to cardiac problems was also provided during the week. Free/subsidised tests (Body Composition Analysis, BMI-and Blood Tests) related to obesity and cardiac problems were conducted as part of a cardiac check-up camp. A de-stress package was also launched on the occasion. This 20 minutes head-to-toe massage for detoxification, relaxation and lymphatic drainage (to cure water retention) would help rejuvenate body. 

WORKERS’ UNION: Mr K.B. Sharma has been elected president of the JCT Electronics Workers’ Union. Mr G.S. Bajwa and Ms Kulwant Kaur are vice-presidents while Mr Dilip Kumar Singh is general secretary.

JUDO COMPETITION: The Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi has selected Gian Jyoti Public School, Phase II, for conducting the national-level judo competition from October 28 to 31. Judokas (zonal winners), managers and coaches will participate. Local schools students will attend the event.

COP PROMOTED: The in charge of the women’s cell of the Panchkula police, Ms Gurdev Kaur, was promoted to Inspector on Monday. The Panchkula SP, Ms Mamta Singh, and DSP, Mr Rajesh Duggal, pinned stars on her uniform. 


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