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: The National Conference of Dalit Organisations ( NACDOR) on Saturday welcomed the approval of the implementation of 85th constitutional amendment in Punjab. In a press release issued here, Mr Harbhajan Lal, Punjab convener, NACDOR, urged the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to issue necessary circular to the departments concerned for its implementation.

PRESENTED: Three virus infections HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are significantly related with multiple sexual behaviour. These were revealed in a study conducted by Dr Rajiv Tiwari, a local resident. He presented this paper on ‘Drug abusers a high risk population for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C infection’ held at Bangkok recently.

NEW GM: Mr V. K. Sharma has taken over as General Manager of the Bathinda unit of National Fertilisers Ltd (NFL). An electrical engineer by profession, Mr Sharma has been associated with the NFL since 1974. He has long-standing experience in project management and has been instrumental in successful implementation of various projects at the Nangal and Vijaipur units of the NFL.

SPURIOUS SEEDS: Spurious seeds were sold openly to the farmers at a kisan mela organised here on Thursday. The kisan mela was organised at the regional centre of PAU to introduce the new wheat seed PBW 502 among farmers for the forthcoming cropping season. The seed has recently been developed by the Punjab Agriculture University authorities.

CASE REGISTERED: On the complaint of Mr Amrik Singh of Jhingar Khurd, the Dasuya police registered a case under Sections 420, 120 B of the IPC against Surjit Singh and his wife Jaswinder Kaur of Guddowal of Jalandhar district on Friday. In his complaint Mr Amrik Singh alleged that Surjit Singh and his wife took Rs 5 lakh from him for sending his son to England. They neither sent his son nor returned the money.

MOTOR-CYCLIST KILLED: Gurjinderjit Singh of Rajoana Khurd, who was riding a motor-cycle, was killed when he was hit by a truck in Nurpur area on Saturday. The Raikot police has registered a case under Section 304-A, 279, 337 and 427 of the IPC.

GIRL ABDUCTED: A 12-year-old girl of Talwandi Khurd has allegedly been abducted by one Inderjit Singh of the same village. The Dakha police has registered a case under Sections 363 and 366, IPC, on a complaint of Amarjit Singh of the same village.

CDs SEIZED: Inspector Prithipal Singh of the CIA staff raided a house on Street No. 11, Link Road, Mullanpur, and seized 219 pirated VCDs and nine pornographic VCDs and arrested one Paramjit Singh. A case under Section 51, 52-A, 68-A and 64 of the `Copyright Act, 1957, and 254, IPC, has been registered at Dakha police station.

PUNJABI UTSAV: Folk artistes from Pakistan and India will participate in the “Punjabi Sabhayacharak Utsav”, to be organised by the “Punj Panian di Viraasat” organisation at local Guru Gobind Singh Stadium on November 19 and 20. Addressing mediapersons after holding of a meeting of senior officers, the Punjab PWD Minister, Mr Partap Singh Bajwa, said Punjab enjoyed a rich heritage and it was duty of one and all to preserve its rich culture and heritage.

Hope, an NGO, is celebrating an animal welfare week. A painting competition on “care for animals” was held in a park in Sarabha Nagar on Sunday in which 40 children participated. Ms Poonam Kalra, founder of Hope, said through such activities the NGO would try to change the attitude of people towards animals.

BODY FOUND: The local police recovered the body of an infant from cannabis plants near the telephone exchange here on Saturday. The police has registered a case under Sections 316/318 of the IPC.

REVIEWED: Dr B.C. Gupta, Principal Secretary, Food and Civil Supplies, accompanied by Mr Harjit Inder Grewal, Deputy Commissioner, Mr J.S. Sandhu and Mr Karunesh Sharma, Director and Deputy Director, respectively of a Food and Supplies Department, visited a number of mandis, including Balachaur, Banga and Behram etc in the district , to take stock of the on-going paddy procurement on Friday.

‘POLL GIMMICK’: Mr Jasbir Singh Paul, state president, Gazetted and Non-gazetted SC/BC Employees Welfare Federation, Punjab, addressing a meeting of activities of the district unit of the federation here on Saturday said that though the belated decision of the Chief Minister regarding the implementation of the 85th Constitutional Amendment was a right step, yet it would be taken as ‘misleading’ and an ‘election gimmick’ only till the issuance of notification.

NSS CAMP: The NSS unit of IITT College of Engineering, Pojewal, organised a one-day NSS camp to mark ‘‘NSS Day’’ on Friday. About 50 volunteers participated in the camp and undertook projects like tree plantation, beautification of campus, removing garbage etc. A seminar and debate was also organised. Ankit, Priyanka, Rahul, Garima, Sandip and Sukhpal impressed with their contribution for making the camp successful, informed Mr V.K. Joshi, programme officer.

SUGGESTED: Expressing concern over growing rate of road traffic accidents and stressing road safety be considered as a public health issue, the Indian Medical Association, Punjab on Saturday mooted five-pronged remedial measures to check it. These suggestions have been given in a letter to Punjab Chief Secretary by Dr Raman K. Aggarwal, Chairman, action committee-cum-legal cell, IMA, Punjab. The letter, copies of which were released to Press here, underlined the need for the setting up of traffic parks, especially for children and trauma care centres at district and tehsil headquarters.



FUNCTION: A function in the memory of Mata Bhag Kaur, a brave Sikh woman of the Majha area, was held at Khuda Ali Sher on Sunday. Mr Manjit Singh of Mullanpur Garibdass village and activists of the Sukhmani Sahib Society and the Istri Satsang Sabha recited Gurbani on the occasion. Mata Bhag Kaur played a major role in bringing back 40 estranged Sikhs of Guru Gobind Singh to the fold of Sikhism. 

EYE DONATION CAMP: A free eye donation camp was organised by the Lions Club Chandigarh Central on Sunday under its ‘sight first campaign’. A team of eye specialists from the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, examined more than 350 patients at the camp. As many as 70 patients were detected for operation of cataract removal and would be operated later on.

HEALTH CAMP: Around 220 patients were examined at the free annual diagnostic camp for prostate and stone disease which was organised by the Kidney and Urostone Centre along with Mid Town Rotary Club on Sunday. Each patient underwent free ultrasound screening and tests related to prostate disease.

DISTRIBUTED: Deputy commissioner-cum-Chairman of the UT Red Cross Society Arun Kumar distributed clothes among 400 needy persons at clothes distribution camp at Bapu Dham Colony on Sunday. Tricycles and hearing aids were also distributed to the physically challenged. The DC said the endeavour to reach to the poor for distribution of clothes would continue in other such colonies. He called upon the poor to take benefits of the bank loan schemes. SDM (east)-cum-Secretary Red Cross Padmini Singla said those who missed the camp could contact the officials at the UT Red Cross office in Sector 11, Chandigarh. 



NINE INJURED: As many as nine persons were injured in two clashes in different parts of the district on Saturday. All have been admitted to the local Civil Hospital. Some persons attacked Suran Bhan, his brothers Jai Bhagwan, Ram Nibas, Saroj Rani and Saroj Bala with sharp-edged-weapons. In another incident, family members of two brothers of Dahar village clashed with each other on some minor issue. Dharambir, his wife Kalawati and Balwan, his son Sunil injured in the clash.

STABBED: Jagmohan of Kuldeep Nagar was stabbed by his brothers here on Saturday. He was admitted to the local Civil Hospital. The reason of stabbing could not be known.

NOTIFIED: In compliance with the Haryana Panchayati Raj Election Rules, 1994, the district administration has notified a detailed list of all such village panchayats from where women (SC), men (SC) and women (general) will be elected sarpanches in the coming panchayat elections. As many as 24 village panchayats in all the five blocks of the district have been reserved for women (SC) while 46 village panchayats would elect men (SC) as their sarpanches. Similarly as many as 88 village panchayats of the district have been reserved for women sarpanches (general category), according to an official press release.



BOYCOTTED: The BJP boycotted a specially convened general meeting of the Municipal Council, Parwanoo, on Saturday, to revise the voters’ list. The meeting was convened under the State Election Commission guidelines.

KULU DASEHRA: Folk dancers from Indonesia, Russia and Tibet will perform during the Kulu Dasehra international fair to be held from October 23 to 29. The arrangements were reviewed at a meeting of the Kulu Dasehra Committee held under the chairpersonship of Mr Virbhadra Singh.


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