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BJP LEADER DEAD: Mr Hans Raj Nakra, former district president of the BJP unit, Hoshiarpur, died of a severe heart attack here on Thursday. He was 72 and is survived by three sons and a daughter. He will be cremated tomorrow. Mr Avinash Rai Khanna, MP and president, BJP, Punjab, Mr Tikshan Sud, MLA, Mr Sanjiv Talwar, vice-president, Punjab Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, and Mr Vijay Aggarwal, president, district unit of the BJP, condoled the death of Mr Nakra.

MEDICAL CAMP: A medical check-up camp was organised by the District Health Department in collaboration with the State Bank of Patiala at A.P. Mission School for Girls here on Thrusday. A team of doctors examined girl students and provided them free medicines.

Quiz contest
: An inter-tutorial camp quiz contest was conducted at Guru Nanak Girls College, Mullanpur, in which six teams participated. The quiz contest was dedicated to 400th anniversary of the installation of Guru Granth Sahib. Team of Amritpal Kaur of BA (III) stood first in the competition. Prof Nahar Singh Chahal, Vice- Principal, conducted the contest.

Seminar: The UGC-sponsored national seminar on “Images of women in Indian English fiction”, organised by the Postgraduate Department of English, Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, Ludhiana, reached its second and final day on Thursday. Scholars, critics, resource persons, delegates and students from various colleges participated in the seminar. Dr Rana Nayyar, from the Department of English, Panjab University , Mr Sudhir Baweja, coordinator, Department of philosophy, Panjab University, Chandigarh, and Mrs Sarabjit Kaur, lecturer Department of English from the host college were speakers in the first session.

Symposium: The Indian Society of Agronomy, in collaboration with the Department of Agronomy and Agrometeorology Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, is organising a national symposium on “Resource conservation and agriculture productivity” from November 22-25. This symposium will be inaugurated by Dr William D. Dar, Director-General, ICRISAT, Hyderabad, and will be presided over by Dr K.S. Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor of the PAU. Around 400 delegates from different parts of the country are participating in the symposium.

TRAFFIC DRIVE: Mr M.F.Farooqui, SSP, in a press note here on Wednesday the district police had launched a special drive for the smooth flow of traffice on the Ropar-Jalandhar road to check the rise in road accidents. The police along with officials of the Health Department put up special nakes at different points at Nawanshahr, Banga and Balachaur. As many as five cases under Section 283 had been registered and inebriated drivers challaned. Drunk drivers and overloaded vehicles were the major cause of road accidents, the SSP said.

EYE DONATION: The District Eye Donation Society organised an ‘awareness programme’ at Sri Ram Sharnam Bhavan here on Tuesday with a view to motivating people for voluntary eye donation. Ms Raksha Gupta, Mr J.B. Behl, Mr Bahadur Singh Sunet and Mr Jasbir Singh, all social workers associated with the District Eye Donation Society, Hoshiarpur, delivered lectures on the subject. As many as 15 persons pledged to donate thier eyes.

DEAD: Om Parkash (30), a migrant worker, of Palahi road was asphyxiated while cleaning a tank of molasses in a factory near Chak Haikm village here on Wednesday night. He was admitted to the Civil Hospital but was declared brought dead.

MAN SHOT DEAD: Three armed youths with masked faces on scooter shot dead another scooterist, Murid Ali (40) near village Bajuha Kalan near Nakodar on Tuesday evening. The miscreants sped after snatching Rs 1500 in cash and a Nokia mobile set from Razia, daughter of the deceased, who was accompanying her father from Lohar Nangal to Shankar. The Nakodar police has registered a case under Sections 302, 392 and 34 IPC and the Arms Act.

Tarn Taran
DRUGS’ SALE: A large number of social, religious and other of drugs in the town and decided to launch a movement against it. A meeting of these organisations was organised here under the chairmanship of Mr Ashwani Kumar Kukku, president of the local unit of the Shiv Sena in this regards. Mr Kukku said the organisations had had decided to organise a dharna in case no action was taken against the guilty. 



RALLY: Employees of various government departments will organise a state-level rally in Chandigarh on December 17. The rally is being organised in protest against the alleged vindictive and anti-employee policies of the Haryana Government. Mr M.L. Sehgal, general secretary of the Haryana Karmchari Mahasangh, said the Chautala government had sacked around 20,000 employees during its tenure.

SENTENCED: The Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr V.K. Bakshi, has sentenced Sadhu Ram, a resident of Pai, to life imprisonment and fined him Rs 5,000 after holding him guilty of committing a murder in August, 2002.

DISTRIBUTED: Mr Tejinder Mann, state president of the Haryana Kishan Khet Mazdoor Congress, distributed blankets among the poor at a function organised at Amkeshwar Basti here on Wednesday.

COMPENSATION: The District Consumer Forum has directed a courier service company to pay a compensation of Rs 2,000 to a consumer after holding it guilty of deficiency in service. Mr Jitender Bhatnagar had filed a complaint before the forum alleging that he had sent a packet of documents through the company when it was delivered the documents were missing.

LOOTED: Subhash of Krishan Nagar was reportedly looted of Rs 1,600 by robbers when he was returning from his shop here on Tuesday night. 

ELECTROCUTED: Bholla of Barana village was electrocuted when he came in contact with a live wire while sitting on the roof of the bus. He was admitted to the local Civil Hospital but doctors declared him brought dead.



URGED: The Mahila Mandal has urged the DC to order the Gram Panchayat to vacate Mahila Mandal Bhavan at Panoh here. Ms Bimla Devi, president of the mandal, said on Wednesday the bhavan was leased to the panchayat on rent. She alleged that neither rent was being paid nor maintenance being done.

PENSION SCHEME: The Horticulture Minister, Mr Singhi Ram, said here on Wednesday that the pension scheme was being computerised. Speaking at the District Welfare Committee, he asked the field agencies to prepare a detailed list of eligible pensioners.


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