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INSTALLED: Dr S.S. Parmar, senior professor and former Dean, Guru Nanak Dev University, has been installed president of the Nuclear Track Society of India. A spokesman of the university, said the installation ceremony was held recently during the inaugural function of a three-day national conference on solid state nuclear track detectors and application hosted by DAV College.

CRITICISED: The Shriomani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has criticised a suggestion of the Left parties to the UPA government to impose tax on the income of religious shrines, including the Golden Temple. In a press release note here on Saturday, Mr Sukhdev Singh Bhaur, general secretary of the SGPC, said the income from offerings of devotees was being spent on providing free langar, sarai, schools and colleges.

PROTEST: Shopkeepers outside Hall Gate blocked traffic nearly for two hours here on Saturday. They were protesting against the alleged looting of their shops by the Valmiki Samaj during a rally here on Friday. They said the police, the district administration and political leaders had not taking any action against the miscreants.

CAMP: The Indian Dental Association, Sangrur unit, in collaboration with the Rotary Club held a dental check-up camp at Gandhi Arya Senior Secondary School here on Saturday. A team of doctors led by Dr Tarjan Sharma conducted the camp. Mr Ashutosh, secretary of the club, said as many as 200 students were examined.

RETIRED: Management and teaching staff of Baring Union Christian College hosted a party in the college to bid farewell to Ms Promila Chopra, Head, Department of Library. She retired after putting 38 years of service.

SEIZED: The police has arrested Vinod Kumar, a son of Mr Darshan Lal, a resident of Khosla Mohalla, and seized 200 pirated CDs from his possession.

MEAL TO STUDENTS: To provide cooked meal to students of primary schools under a special scheme, the Food Corporation of India will provide 100 gms of wheat to each students free of cost, daily besides Re 1 each for labour and fuel. This was stated by Mr Kirandeep Singh Bhullar, Deputy Commissioner, at Kot Patial village here on Friday.

CASE REGISTERED: A team of doctors led by Dr Gurdial Singh, District Family Welfare Officer, raided Bansal Hospital and Scan Centre at the Mall Road here on Saturday. The team caught red handed Dr Rakesh Kumar Bansal, owner of the centre, while performing sex determination test. Dr Y.C. Markan, Civil Surgeon, said a case under the PNDT Act had been registered.

LEGAL SERVICE WEEK: On the fourth day of legal services week being celebrated by the District Legal Service Authority, a seminar on free legal aid was organised here on Saturday. Mr B.R. Banga, District Magistrate, Mr Bhajan Ram, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Hardial Singh, Additional Sessions Judge, Fast-Track Court, and Mr Chaman Lal, president of the local Bar Association, were present on the occasion. 

APPOINTED: The Department of Food and Supplies and Consumer Affairs appointed Ms Veena Mohindru, an educationist and social worker, a member of the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Gurdaspur, on Thursday.

WORKSHOP: A five-day sculpture workshop-cum-camp was organised at Khalsa College here in which renowned took part. Students of the Department of Fine Arts evinced keen interest in the creation of artefacts made out of uncut stone. Students learnt to cut stone with chisel and used the machines as well.

SEMINAR: The District Legal Aid Authority, Kapurthala, held a seminar in the judicial complex to provide free legal aid to the public here on Saturday. A Lok Adalat was also held. Mr Sham Sunder Gupta, District and Sessions Judge, Kapurthala, presided over both functions. He said 75 seminars and several legal aid camps had been held in the district so far.

SEMINAR: A seminar was organised to provide information about schemes for free legal services to the public in the court complex at Dhuri on Saturday. Later, a Lok Adalat was also held in which 96 cases out of 103 were settled. Mr K.C. Gupta, Additional Civil Judge (Senior Division), Dhuri, Mr Daljit Singh, SDM, Dhuri, Mr Gandhi Singh, president of the Dhuri Bar Association, and Mr R.K. Sharma, ADA, legal services, addressed the gathering.



BOOK RELEASE FUNCTION: Eminent Punjabi writer, Dalip Kaur Tiwana, will release “ Seasons of Being”, a collection of verses authored by Ms Daljit Jaijee, a former IAS officer, at a function on Monday. Mr Harish Dhillon, Principal, Yadavindra Public School, will preside over the function.

Celebrated: The birth anniversary of late Dr D.V. Rao was celebrated as the National Egg Coordination Committee (NECC) Day here on Saturday. Boiled eggs were distributed to students and a competition on the importance of eggs was organised in Colony No 5. The winners were given prizes by Mr K.L. Aggarwal and Mr Rajinder Mittal, zonal chariman and zonal vice-chariman of the NECC, respectively, according to a press note.



Annual Day: Chaman Vatika, a local public school, will celebrate its annual school day on November 9. Finance Minister, Haryana, Mr Sampat Singh, will be the chief guest on the occasion. According to the Principal of the school a colourful cultural show will also be organised on the occasion.

GAS LEAK: A couple and their yearold child received serious burn injuries due to a leaking gas cylinder in their house in Vivekanand Colony of Bahadurgarh on Friday. The house was engulfed in fire when Seema, wife of Madan lit a matchstick in the morning. The gas had reportedly leaked during the night. The cylinder did not burst as the entire gas had leaked by morning. The injured were rushed to the PGIMS, Rohtak.

HUNT LAUNCHED: The police has launched a massive hunt to apprehend a youth allegedly responsible for a murderous assault on Mr Sita Ram Sharma, office in charge of the District Congress Committee (DCC), on the night of November 2 last. The police has also detained two youths for interrogation in this regard.

DHARNA: Shopkeepers sat on a dharna and submitted a memorandum to the Sub-Divisional Magistrate at Ganaur town, 16 km from here, on Saturday in protest against the failure of the police to arrest the four youths responsible for an attack on a shopkeeper on Thursday night. Meanwhile, the condition of the injured shopkeeper, Amit Singla, is stated to be out of danger.

TELEPHONES GO DEAD: At least 1,200 telephones went dead following the damage of the telecom pillar in the Mamoon Bhanja area of the city on Friday night. According to a report, the telecom pillar was damaged by a vehicle whose driver managed to escape after the accident.

FOUNDATION STONE: Mr Padam Singh Dahiya, MLA laid the foundation stone of Shree Ram Mandir at Ferozpure Bangar village, about 25 km from here, on Saturday. The village people have formed a subcommittee to supervise the construction work of the temple.

ARRESTED: The Railway Protection Force has arrested four persons during a raid on the 2 KDM EMU train at Rathdhanna railway station, 8 km from here. They were travelling on the roof of the coaches. The arrested persons were identified as Ram Phal, Banwari, Dinesh and Manjeet.

INJURED: Mr Jaswant and Mr Sumer were injured when three persons attacked them with lathis and other weapons at Teori village, about 15 km from here, on Sunday. A dispute over the distribution of canal water was stated to be the cause of assault.



DEMANDED: Retrenched daily-wage earners of Nurpur Forest Division have intensified their stir by resorting to a 24-hour relay fast at Jawali. They have been demanding their reinstatement. They will sit on a dharna in front of the office of the Subdivisional Magistrate, Jawali, for 46 days.


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