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MEDICAL CAMP: A medical check-up camp for heart and diabetes patients is being organised by the Rotary Club (Midtown) at Ganesh Das Chada Rotary Centre at Hathi Gate, on Sunday. ECG and echo tests will be done free of cost. This was stated by Mr Sunil Kapur, a spokesperson of the club, here on Friday.

BOOKED: Balwinder Singh, an SPO and a resident of Bhikhiwind has been booked for fraud after he allegedly secured his job on the basis of a certificate of another person bearing the same name. A case under Sections 419,420,409 and 120B has been registered.

BLOOD CAMP: Twenty units of blood were donated by members of the Aasra Welfare Society at a function organised here to mark the anniversary of Maharaja Aggarsain. Mr Vinod Bansal, who has donated blood for 82 times, was honoured on the occasion.

TRAINING COURSE: A two-day training course on industrial safety and health in textile and engineering industries organised by the Punjab Industrial Safety Council in the premises of Mahavir Spinning Mills Ltd concluded here on Friday evening. The Labour Commissioner Punjab, Mr Som Parkash, was the chief guest of valedictory function. Eightyfour participants had attended the course. Chief Executive and Director (ST-MFG) I.M.J.S. Sidhu apprised the achievements of the mill in the field of safety. He said the mill was continuously getting national safety awards from 1997 onwards.

The Small Industries Service Institute (SISI) organised an awareness programme on ISO 9001-02 certification and CE mark for the sewing machine industry on Friday. The programme was organised in association with ICL Certifications, Panchkula, Ludhiana Sewing Machine Industries Association and the Sewing Machine Dealers and Assemblers Association. Mr R.C. Chopra, Director, SISI and Mr S.S. Bedi, cluster development executive, SISI, spoke on the occasion.

INSURANCE PLANS: ICICI Lombard, a private general insurance company, on Saturday organised an awareness seminar for its customers on trends in general insurance. Mr Anil Verma, regional head, underwriting, and Mr Rajesh Rai, vice-president, CSG, informed customers about plans being offered by the company.

Book week: Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar celebrated ‘book week’ that ended on Friday. It included events like spell-o-craft, story narration and turncoat etc. Principal of the school Rev Sister Sobel appreciated the zeal of the children.

SYMPOSIUM: A two-day techno-cultural symposium, ASTRON 2K4, was inaugurated by Mr G.S. Dhiman, CMD of the Nahar group, at the Lala Lajpat Rai Institute of Engineering and Technology here on Friday. Dr Joginder Singh, Principal, and Mr Vikas Chawla, faculty adviser, were also present on the occasion.

CHALLAN: The police has presented a challan in a local court in a case of recovery of duplicate medicine and intoxicating drugs. The police had busted a gang and seized intoxicating drugs worth Rs 20 lakh from Pawan Kumar and Krishan Kumar in June.

DELEGATION: A delegation from Nigeria visited the Food Corporation of India office here on Thursday. The purpose of the visit was to gather know-how about marketing, storage and preservation of foodgrains.

RECOVERED: The police here on Friday arrested Kulwinder Kumar of Dolron village and recovered a .315 bore pistol and two live cartridges from his possession.

CRUSHED TO DEATH: Ranbir Singh of Bhanwar village in the Dasuya area was on Friday crushed to death by a vehicle on the GT Road. He was doing some repair work of a harvester combine when a speeding vehicle hit him fatally.

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ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Naujawan Sabha of Kallaha village: president-Mr Satnam Singh; vice-president-Mr Dharminder Singh; secretary-Mr Gurmej Singh; joint-secretary-Mr Japinder Singh; press secretary- Mr Dawinder Singh; and treasurer-Mr Chit Lal Sharma.



Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the All-India NCC Defence Civilian Employees Association: advisers — Mr M.I. Raja and Mr K. Sampath; president — Mr P. Sudarshan Rao; vice-president — Mr P.H. Tiwari; general secretary — Mr P. Sethuraman; additional general secretary — Mr Karam Singh; joint secretary — Mr K.N. Radhakrishnan; and zonal secretary — Mr Manohar Lal.

Dharna: On the call of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, Class III employees of the Postal Department sat in a dharna in Sector 17 on Friday in support of their demands. The demands include the constitution of the Fifth Pay Commission, restoration of the right to strike and a hike in the GPF to 12 per cent, according to a press note.

STREETLIGHTS OUT OF ORDER: Driving through Sectors 31, 46 and 47 on the Chandi Path, especially in the evenings, is a problem with most streetlights on these roads out of order. Residents complain that the drive becomes more dicey as these roads are partially marred by potholes. The problem aggravates in the rains. Despite repeated complaints, the department concerned has not dealt with this problem, they claimed.

OFFERINGS: Cash offering worth Rs 4.20 lakh were collected on Saturday, the second day of the ongoing Navratra mela at the Mata Mansa Devi Shrine, here. Devotees also offered 13 gold, 81 silver ornaments, 77 litres desi ghee, four sarees, 10 stainless steel plates, nine ceiling fans and two clocks. The Deputy Commissioner, Ms Neelam Pradeep Kasni, said 70,000 devotees offered prayers at the shrine.

CULTURAL PROGRAMME: The three-day inter-school competition of Bhavan Vidyalaya, “Spradha”, concluded, here on Saturday, with a “kavi goshthi” and a painting contest, here on Saturday. Ten schools participated in the “goshthi” while the response to the painting contest was overwhelming.

EXHIBITION HELD: Woodland School, Sector 8, held its annual crafts, science and projects exhibition at the school premises, here on Saturday. Children made models of fruits, vegetables fences, trees, animals and birds and life cycles of a butterfly . The pre-nursery sections made a project on “Food Express”. A big train was made with different boogies carrying a variety of foods. The four sections of nursery made a project on different seasons. Daffodil nursery represented summer season while another section depicted the winter season.


TWO KILLED: Two auto-mechanics, Khajan Singh (60) and Sushil (25), were killed in a road mishap on the Sirsa road here on Friday morning. They were going to their shop on a bicycle when a Canter overturned and fell on them. The police has registered a case.

CONDEMNED: The Janwadi Mahila Samiti has condemned the decision of a khap panchayat in which Sonia of Asanda village in Jhajjar district was told to accept her husband, Rampal, as her brother. Ms Shakuntala Jakhar, president of the district unit of the samiti, said the decision was illegal and irresponsible.

CRAFTS MELA: A 10-day crafts mela is being organised at the Oasis Tourist Complex here and will conclude on October 24. At least 150 craftspersons from all over the country will participate and display their products during the event. A number of competitions and cultural activities, including ghazals, dance and live performance by folk singers, will be organised in the open-air theatre.

BOOKED: Maichand, Ramdhari, Kala, Resham, Pala, Mintoo and Jaswant have been booked allegedly on the charge of attempt to murder Mr Dayanand and his farm labourers during a clash over a land dispute at Rakhsera village of the district here. A case under Sections 307 and 323 of the IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act has been registered.

INFANT SCHOOLS: Deputy Commissioner C.R. Rana has said infant schools will be set up in 20 villages of the district under the on-going Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan to provide education to poor children. These schools will form part of the government primary schools already functioning in the villages. The district administration has received Rs 8 lakh for the purpose.

BABY FOUND: The Government Railway Police (GRP), Rewari, found an abandoned baby girl from a compartment of the Rewari-Rattangarh passenger train at the railway station here on Friday. The GRP has registered a case under Section 317 of the IPC.

FURNITURE GUTTED: Furniture worth about Rs 5 lakh was completely gutted when fire broke out in a shop at Kanwali village, 27 km from here, on Friday morning . It is stated that the fire was caused by a short-circuit. When the fire brigade from Rewari reached the spot, the furniture had already been reduced to ashes. Efforts by villagers as well as Mr Daya Ram, owner of the furniture house , also failed to save it from ruin.

KILLED: Shudan, a driver of the Delhi Transport Undertaking, was killed on the spot when his motor cycle was hit by a vehicle on the Kharkhauda-Delhi road near Ferozepore Bangar village, about 25 km from here, on Thursday. He was returning to his village, Pipli, in Sonepat district after duty. The police has registered a case.

DEAD: Krishna (35) died of snake-bite at Tihar Khurd village, about 20 km from here, on Friday.

NOMINATED: The Haryana Mahila Congress Committee has nominated Ms Bimla Bansal as president of the District Mahila Congress Committee.


LIQUOR SEIZED: A bus passenger was booked under the NDPS Act for allegedly carrying liquor at Parwanoo on Saturday. Twentytwo bottles of country-made liquor and 12 bottles of Bagpiper were seized from Pulkit Jain while he was travelling in a Haryana Roadways bus.

DEAD: Nabudi Devi, 35, wife of Tek Chand of Kotdhar, under the sadar police station on Saturday succumbed to her burns at the local Zonal Hospital. She had sustained over 80 per cent burns three days ago while she was using a kerosene stove at her residence, police sources, said.

STRIKE: On a call of the National Federation of Insurance, development officers of the local Life Insurance Corporation office went on a strike on Friday. They sat on a dharna in front of the office and raised slogans against the management for enforcing new incentive bonus scheme. They demanded that the scheme be revoked as it was anti-employee.

VENDORS’ PLEA: Stamp vendors here have urged Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh to enhance the existing sale limit of stamp papers from Rs 2,000 to Rs 10,000. They have pleaded that the vendors of Punjab are entitled to sell stamp papers required for the sale deed worth Rs 80,000 whereas in Himachal Pradesh this limit is only for Rs 16,000.

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