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The Punjab Panchayat Secretary Union here on Friday urged the state government to grant them the powers to issue copies of birth and death certificates. Mr Kapur Singh, president of the union, said they were facing a lot of problems in this regard.

CONFERENCE: Guru Nanak Dev University in collaboration with the Indian Society of Electroactive Polymers, New Delhi, will host a five-day international conference, on "Electroacitve Polymers: materials and devices-2004" from November 1 at Dalhousie. In a press note here on Friday, Dr S.S. Sekhon, co-chairman of the organising committee, GNDU, said more than 115 scientists, including 33 from abroad, were likely to participate in the conference.

CULTURAL FESTIVAL: A three-day state-level cultural festival dedicated to Punjabi writer Shah Mohammad, will be held at Wadala-Viram Bhoma village from November 11. This was stated by Mr Manjit Singh Bhoma, president, Shah Mohammad Memorial Charitable Trust, and Mr Bhupinder Singh Sandhu, president, Aalmi Punjabi Virasat Foundation, here on Friday.

INSTALLED: The following have been installed office-bearers of the local Lions Club: president-Mr H.K. Trehan; vice-presidents-Mr Naval Aggarwal, Mr Narinder Mahant and Mr Arun Mahajan; general secretary-Mr C.R. Aggarwal; joint secretary-Mr A.S. Bhullar and treasurer-Mr Jaspal Singh Vaseer.

CASE REGISTERED: On a complaint filed by Dilbagh Singh, a resident of Jandoli, the Mahilpur police has registered a case under Section 420 of the IPC against Harmesh Lal of Piplanwala village and Pritam Singh of Paldi village. He alleged that he had been duped of Rs 6 lakh by them on the pretext of sending his son to Israel.

DECIDED: Dal Khalsa has decided to undertake a road march in Ludhiana on November 1, Punjab Day, in protest against the increase of migrant labourers. This was stated by Mr Harcharanjit Singh Dhami and Mr Shinder Pal Singh, president and organising secretary, respectively, here on Friday.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the District Eye Donation Society: president-Dr J.D. Verma; vice-president-Mr Joga Singh Mubarakpur; secretaries-Mr Satish Sharma and Mr Charanjit Singh Bheen; and cashier-Mr Rattan Jain.

SAPLINGS PLANTED: As many as 400 saplings were planted by ITI students and staff members on the campus here during a 10-day tree plantation drive, according to a press note issued on Friday.

STREET PLAYS: The Ravi Vigyan Kala Jatha on Friday staged street plays at Atholi and Bhullarai villages in this district to create scientific awareness among the masses. The plays highlighted issues related to pollution of water, environmental degradation, suicide by farmers and superstitions.

MEDICAL CAMP: The local Lions Club in collaboration with the Health Department organised a chest diseases and tuberculosis check-up camp here on Friday. Dr Inderjit Kaur Walia, Civil Surgeon, inaugurated the camp. A team of doctors comprising Dr Surinder Singla, Dr S.K. Bansal, Dr Asha Kad and Dr O.P. Khangwal conducted the camp. Medicines were given free of cost.

PARTY ORGANISED: A farewell party was organised today by all veterinary hospitals and dispensaries of Samrala in honour of Dr Amarjit Singh who was serving as a senior veterinary officer here. He has served the department for 33 years. On this occasion Mr Daljeet Singh, Charanjeet Singh, Dr Narinder Pal Singh, Dr Gurmakh Singh, Mr Sarup Singh, Amar Singh, Giani Harchand Singh also expressed their views.

DSP BEREAVED: The DSP, Mr Jasveer Singh, was breaved following the death of his nephew Karamjeet Singh, (18) a student of BA I, who met will an accident at Chakdana village near Nawanshahar, and died on the spot. Karamjeet Singh was going for tuition on his scooter which hit a bullock cart.

KARVA CHAUTH: Members of the Ragini Ladies Club celebrated Karva Chauth on the eve of the fast here today. The members came dressed up in their bridal finery as several prizes for best mehndi and best applied sindoor were to be awarded. The Ms Karva Chauth competition was also organised. Winners of the competition, above 40 year of age, were Madhuri Singhla and Kusum Garg was runners-up. The Karwa queen under 40 were Ramanjot and runners-up was Roop Kapoor. Best Mehndi award was given to Poonam Kapoor and Seema , Mateena Kalra got a prize for wearing maximum bangles. Best sindoor prize went to Pawan Khurana.



YOUTH FESTIVAL: The 11th Haryana State Youth Festival will be held at Mohindergarh from December 11 to 13. According to an official statement by the Haryana Sports and Youth Welfare Department, aspirants in the age group of 13 to 35 are eligible to take part in this festival. The competition will be held in 18 events and one event will be without competition.

ARRESTED: The Kundli police has arrested Reeka, a resident of Shamchana village in Rohtak district. He was moving under suspicious circumstances near a bridge of Nahra village, about 25 km from here. A case has been registered.

INJURED: A youth, Ravinder, sustained serious injuries when he was attacked by his brother-in-law, Jagdish, in Kot Mohalla here on Saturday. He was admitted to the Civil Hospital.

ATTACKED: Mandeep, a child prisoner, was attacked and beaten by some undertrial child prisoners at the Bal Sudhar Graha here on Friday night. He was admitted to the local Civil Hospital. A case has been registered.



PAHADDI DIVAS: A state-level Pahaddi Divas will be celebrated at Dhartatoh, near here, on November 1. The Deputy Commissioner said here on Friday that a Pahaddi kavi goshthi, a literary seminar and exchange of cultural programmes between different states would be the highlights of the celebration.

OPPOSED: The proposed plan of Reliance Industries to set up its tower near TB Sanatorium, Dharampur, has created panic among residents of the area. The residents, at a meeting, decided to oppose the move. They said the tower would be hazardous for TB patients.


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