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PUNJABI PLAY: The silver jubilee show of Punjabi play, 'Eh Taan Kamaal E HO Gaya', was staged at Punjab Naat Shala here on Sunday. It was directed and written by Rajiv Thakur. The drama highlighted the deteriorating family values in the society.

DIABETES DAY: On World Diabetes Day here on Sunday, Savera, a society for social awareness, decided to arrange insulin for needy girls of the district who are suffering from Type-I diabetes. Dr Avneesh Ohri and Dr Ajay Bagga, president and secretary of the society, respectively, said presently 320 lakh Indian were suffering from the disease. 

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BODY FOUND: The body of Lal Chand Yadav (40) of Rajasthan was found on the GT Road on Sunday. The police has registered a case under Section 302 of the IPC.

INJURED: Six persons, including Mr Manjit Singh, husband of a sarpanch, were seriously injured in a group clash at Khurampur village here on Sunday. An altercation over the use of crackers is said to be the cause of the clash. The injured included Manjit Singh, Gurcharan Singh, Mohan Singh, Amarjit Singh, Satwinder Singh and a woman, Kulwinder Kaur.

VISHKARMA MELA: A two-day annual Vishkarma mela concluded at Vishkarma Mandir on Banga road here on Sunday. The Vishkarma Dhiman Sabha demanded that a technical university should be set up in the name of Lord Vihawkarma and the Phagwara-Banga road should be named Vishawkarma road. Mr Amrik Singh and Mr Jaswant Singh, president and general secretary, respectively, of the sabha, said a school would be set up and land for it had already been purchased.

PROTEST: The Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray) will launch a state-level agitation in protest against the arrest of Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati in Punjab. Mr Pawan Parbhakar, state vice-president of the sena, said here on Monday that effigies of the Tamil Nadu Government would be burnt because of its anti-religion attitude. He also condemned the role of the Tamil Nadu police in this connection.

ID CELEBRATED: Id-ul-Fitr was celebrated with enthusiasm here on Monday. An Id prayer was held at the Mohktam Shah Dargah. Mr Sayeed Nazir Ahmed Nazir, state president of the Anjulam Islamia Committee, appealed to the Muslims to work for strengthening the Hindu-Muslim brotherhood.

MEETING: A meeting of the Anti-Corruption Front was held here on Monday under the chairmanship of Mr Rashpal Singh. Mr Nirmal Singh Harbanspuria, its press secretary, said during the past six months the front had got refund of Rs 7 lakh from government employees, commission and travel agents.


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