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LAUNCHED: The Kerala Governor, Mr R.L. Bhatia, on Tuesday launched the website of the Amritsar Improvement Trust. Mr Bhatia said with the advancement of information technology it was important to make best use of computerisation for the benefit of people. The Chairman of the trust, Mr Jugal Kishore Sharma, said the entire record of the trust had been computerised.

WORKSHOP: Mr Avtar Singh, president and Mr Shivdev Singh, convener, Indian Academy of Fine Arts, said that the academy in collaboration with All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi, would hold a three-day painting workshop from Friday.

ELECTED: The group led by Pardeep Saini has won elections to the local Heritage Club. The president of the club, Deputy Commissioner Raminder Singh who supervised the election process said the elections were held in a peaceful manner. The returning officer, Mr Gurwaryam Singh, (SDM), said Pardeep Saini had defeated his rival Rakesh Khanna for the post of vice-president while Rajiv Talwar defeated Rakesh Gupta.

POSTPONED: The state-level conference of the Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal scheduled for Sunday at Ludhiana has been postponed. Giving this information, here on Tuesday mandal press secretary Tirath Das Sindhwani said the decision had been taken due to ill health of state president Tulsi Dass Jetwani.

DEAD: The elder brother of Malket Singh Keetu, MLA, Mahinder Singh died here on Tuesday. He was a leading transporter of the area. He was cremated at his native village of Bilaspur.

TALK SHOW: Sargun Production has launched a news-based TV talk show, “Focus”, in which common people will be invited to put forth their views. Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Mr Ravinder Arora, producer, Sargun Productions, said the programme would be aired daily on DD-Punjabi channel from Sunday to Friday.

MEMORANDUM GIVEN: The district unit of Vishwa Hindu Parishad led by its president, Mr Ram Saroop Joshi, submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner for onward submission to the Governor, Punjab, to register its protest against the arrest of Shankaracharya Jayander Saraswati.

BLOOD DONATION CAMP: Guru Nanak Mission Hospital, Dhahan Kaleran, in collaboration with Sikh National College, Banga, organised a blood donation camp on the college campus on Tuesday. Dr Budh Singh Dhahan, founder president, Guru Nanak Mission Medical and Education Trust, Dhahan Kaleram, inaugurated the camp where 26 units of blood were collected.

INAUGURATED: Mr Parkash Singh, Parliamentary Secretary, Local Bodies and Information Technology, inaugurated the cane crushing season at Doaba Coooperative Sugar Mills here, on Tuesday. He said under the crop diversification programme about 25 acres of agricultural land would be brought under the sugarcane and other crops cultivation by motivating farmers to decrease the area under paddy cultivation.

woman drugged
: Ms Surjit Kaur, a resident of Model Town was drugged and robbed off her two gold bangles by an impostor. The impostor posing as electric meter reader came to her house and said he wanted to have the reading of meter. After entering the house, he asked for a glass of water. When the lone lady went to fetch water, she was drugged and the accused decamped with her gold bangles that she was wearing. A complaint was lodged with the police.

TWO KILLED: A physically challenged and blind man was crushed to death under a train at local railway station. The deceased was identified as Kishore Nath (45). It was being investigated whether it was case of accident or suicide. In another accident, a migrant youth Bablu Kumar was killed under a tanker on the GT road near Chak Hakim village.



RALLY: Government Senior Secondary School, Ramdarbar, organised a rally in connection with pulse polio campaign on Wednesday. As many as 250 students, along with teachers, Dr Rajender Samhotra, Dr Naresh Singla and Dr Neena Choudhary, participated in the rally. The Principal of the school, Mr D.P. Singh, flagged off the rally.

Protest: Members of the State Bank of Patiala Employees Union on Wednesday protested in front of the main branch in Sector 17 in support of their demands. 



TAKEN AWAY: Certain armed persons are reported to have taken away the Tata Qwalis from the owner near Rajlu Garhi village, on Tuesday. According to a report, the owner of the vehicle has lodged an FIR with the Ganaur police in this connection.

YOUTH HELD: A youth was arrested by the CIA staff while he was moving under suspicious condition near Sector 23, a residential colony of the Haryana Urban Development Authority, on Tuesday. According to the police, the arrested youth has been identified as Chander Bhan of Baba Colony, Sonepat, and a .315 bore pistol has been seized. A case under the Arms Act has been registered against him.


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