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RATH YATRA: A rath yatra of Lord Jagannath will be carried out in the city on November 20, according to a press statement issued by the Rath Yatra Committee here on Tuesday. Mr Sham Sundar Mehra, president of the committee, said the yatra would start from the Bijli Pehlwan Temple, Lawrence Road, and culminate at Durgiana Temple after passing through the main bazaars of the city.

NABBED: Mr Dilbagh Singh, SSP, said the Vigilance Bureau had registered a case against Manjinder Kaur, manager, National Welfare Health and Education Awareness Charitable Society, Batala, her brother Avtar Singh and Harbhajan Singh, member of the society, for allegedly duping Dharm Singh of Muliawala village. The complainant had alleged that he admitted his niece to the GNM course at India Nursing School, Batala, being run by the society, on an assurance that the institute was recognised, but later he came to know that it was not approved.

RALLY: A rally will be organised in honour of Army men at the Military Station here on November 4. Ex-servicemen, widows and gallantry award winners from the district have been invited, an official spokesman said on Wednesday. An awareness camp would also be held to disseminate the provisions of pension and other entitlements, he added.

KILLED: Gurcharan Singh Fauji (45) was killed when a private bus hit his scooter on the Handiaya road here on Tuesday. The bus was reportedly trying to overtake another bus. SHO Swaran Singh said the bus driver fled the scene and the bus had been impounded.

VISITED: Red Cross district chairperson Nirmala Lal visited the Civil Hospital here on Tuesday. Ms Lal assured financial help to poor patients. She denoted Rs 3,000 to a patient. She also held a separate meeting with NGO's and social service organisations of the city.

FREE EYE CAMP: A two-day free eye camp will be organised in Bhuri Wale Kutiya at Jhaloor village on October 30 and 31. Stating this, Swami Vidyanand said free eye operations would be held and contact lenses provided to the patients. Dr Mann Singh Bhatia and Dr Hardev Singh would operate upon the patients, he added.

COMPETITION: Bhajan, mool mantra and rhyme competition was organised by the Bhartiya Vidya Mandir on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. As many as 140 nursery students participated. Bhajan competition, Mansi and Sharda won the first prize, while Ishika and Mehalk and Nandini won the second and third prizes, respectively.

The mool mantra competition, Kanishak and Vanishka won the first prize. The second prize was bagged by Amarpreet, while Yogita won the third prize.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The office-bearers of the National Student Union of India were appointed by district president Jaspreet Singh at Kamla Lotia College here yesterday. In the meeting held at KLD college and presided over by Jaspreet Singh, Salil Passi was appointed press in-charge, Mohit as vice-president while Gagan Singh and Gaurav Sharma were made general secretaries. Jaspreet Singh said the NSUI has been fighting for the welfare of the students. He also expressed hope that the new team members would also continue to work for the rights of the students.

WORLD SERVICE DAY: Lions Club , Ludhiana (North) celebrated Lions World Service Day at Govt Elementary School , Ambedkar Nagar, here today. According to Lion IPS Saluja , PRO of the club, a free eye-check-up was organised by the Club at school. The renowned eye surgeon Dr. Ajaypal Singh supervised the check-up. Free medicines were also given to needy students. Among others , Principal Harminder Kaur, Lion S.P.S. Shahpuri, Lion PS Koachar, Lion M.S. Bhamra and Lion RS Puri were also present.

MEDICAL CAMP: More than 300 persons were examined at a five-day piles examination camp which concluded at Doraha on Tuesday. Medicines were given free of cost.

BHAGWATI JAGRAN: Shri Ayyappa Sewa Samiti and the Akhil Bharatiya Ayyappa Swea Sangh will jointly hold a Bhagwati jagran on October 30 at Sector 32-A in PUDA Urban Estate along with Chandigarh road, according to Mr Tulsidharan Pillay, general secretary of the samiti.

YAJNA: A 10-day maha yajna dedicated to Shri Ramcharit Manas will be held from October 27 to November 5 at Shri Durga Mata Mandir near the Jagraon bridge under the supervision of Mahamandleshwar Swami Ved Bharti ji Maharaj. The yajna, is being organised by the Shri Mandir Committee, Punjab.

VALMIKI BIRTHDAY: The Punjab Pradesh Rishi Puttar Sewa Sangh held a function in Manohar Nagar on Monday in connection with the birthday celebration of Lord Valmiki. Mr H.S. Hanspal president of the PCC, was the chief guest. Among others present on the occasion were Mr Prem Mittal, Senior Deputy Mayor, Mr Jagmohan Sharma, president, DCC, Mr Parminder Mehta, Mr Rajesh Khokhar, Mr Arun Sidhu, Mr Sunil Kumar, Mr Raj Kumar and Mr Rakesh Sharma.

RELIGIOUS EVENING: On the occasion of the third anniversary of the coronation of Mahant Ram Sunder Dass, Darbaar Shri Dyanpurdham would organise a religious evening on November 1 at Pahwa Dharmshala in Upkar Nagar, according to a press note by the sect. The evening satsang session would be inaugurated by Mr Varinder Gulati and Lala Sunder Dass Dabar would light up the holy flame.

SANKIRTAN: The Hare Krishna Parchar Samiti held its weekly sankirtan programme at Mehmood Pura on Monday. The programme started with puja and Ganesh vandana which was performed by Mr Gautam Dev and Mr Kuldip Chauhan. 

JAGRAN: The Mahavir Sewak Sangh will hold a bhandara and jagran on October 30 at Shahpur road, near Subhani Building, which will be dedicated to Shri Mehandipur Balaji, according to a press note by the sangh here on Tuesday. The jagran will start at 7 pm with a pooja to be followed by a havan and a bhandara. 

SELECTED: Satinderjit Singh, a third-year student of College of Veterinary Science, PAU, has been selected as a member of the bhangra and giddha group sponsored by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations, of Ministry of External Affairs.

HOUSES DAMAGED: Four houses have caved in and developed wide cracks in the local Lamian Mohalla. It is learnt that a leakage of the municipal water supply had caused the damage. The houses belong to Mr Mohinderpal, Mr Bhubnesh Kumar, Ms Indu Lakhanpal and Ms Usha Shukla. The owners demanded that they should be compensated for the loss.

DEMANDED: The second Dalit Sahit and Dalit Chintan Sammelan, which was held on the concluding day of the three-day Manavwadi Mahanpurshan da Mela at Shiromani Guru Ravi Das Mandir at Chak Hakim on Monday, demanded the setting up of a Dalit sahit academy to promote Dalit literature. Dr S.L. Virdi, mela convener and president of the Dalit Sahit Sabha, Punjab, disclosing this said it was demanded that Dalit literature should be introduced in the syllabus of schools and colleges.

BLACK DAY: In protest against the privatisation of the Punjab State Electricity Board will observe black day on Wednesday in all offices of the board in Punjab, according to Mr Sikander Singh, president of the Ropar Circle office, here on Tuesday. The office of the Executive Engineer, Samrala Division, at Ghulal, will be gheraoed and rallies will be addressed by employees leaders in front of the SDO’s office.

SHOBHA YATRA: To celebrate the birth anniversary of Bhagwan Valmiki a shobha yatra will be taken out from Balmiki Mandir on Wednesday, according to Mr Ram Nath Kalyan, Manager, Bank of India, here today. Mr Sukhdev Singh Libra, Member of Parliament, and Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, local MLA will attend the function to be held in night.



ARRESTED: Officials of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) carried out a surprise check in the 2HNK passenger train and arrested Bhure Lal of Kheri Damkan village and Angrez Singh of Rathdhanna village for travelling in the women's compartment at Rathdhanna railway station, 8 km from here, on Wednesday. A case under Section 162 of the Railways Act has been registered.

MEDICAL CAMP: Maqsad India, a social organisation, will hold a free medial camp on Thursday at Mehlana village, 5 km from here. According to a report, special medical officers will examine patients. Free medicines will also be provided.

GANG BUSTED: The special police team has busted a gang of cheats by arresting Sachinderjit Singh and Rajiv. The accused were allegedly involved in cheating a doctor, Anil Dahiya, of Kharkhoda town of Rs 35 lakh in the name of Reliance Industries Ltd.

DeaD: Randeep died while his father Mehar Singh, steno of SP, and a constable were injured when their car was hit by a tractor-trailer near the Civil Secretariat here on Monday. The three were returning home after attending a marriage function. In another incident, Ram Babu, a migrant labourer from Bihar, employed at a plywood manufacturing unit died when his bicycle was hit by a motor cycle.


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