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: Balbir Singh son of Barkat of Kathana and his sister-in-law Bharaj died on the spot when an unknown vehicle hit their scooter (PB-08-3624) near Langarpur Choe bridge on Saturday evening. The police has registered a case.

THEFT: Miscreants stole Rs 6,000 in cash and gold ornaments from the house of Baljit Kaur, wife of Paramjit Singh of the local Bahadurpur area on Saturday. The police has registered a case under Sections 454 and 380, IPC.

APPOINTMENT: Mr Ashvani Kumar Sharma, President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Punjab, has appointed Mr Parveen Kumar Lasaara as district president of the morcha of Hoshiarpur unit. 

CLUB PROGRAMME: The Niharika Ladies Club organised a Couple Night at a local hotel on Friday. The chief guest Dr D.J. Singh, Deputy Director, Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, was welcomed by the president of the club Ms Shaheen and other executive members. A cultural show was presented by club members on the occasion. Couple antakshari was the main attraction of the evening. The teams were named after famous raagas. Prizes were given for the ‘Best dressed gentleman’, ‘Well dressed lady’. A raffle draw was also organised.

Function: The Rotary Club of Ludhiana North organised a function at Government Elementary School, Phullanwal on Saturday. Woollens were distributed to the needy students on the occasion. Many Rotarians attended the function. President of the club Gurjit Singh addressed the students and urged them to do well in studies.

Rath yatra: Sri Sathya Sai Sewa Samithi will take out a rath yatra on November 23 at 5 a.m. to mark the conclusion of the 79th birth anniversary celebrations of Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The yatra will start from the local Green Park, Civil Lines. After passing through various areas, it will return to the same place by 7.30 a.m in the morning. According to Mr Atul Soni, district president of the samithi, the yatra has been organised in the early morning to ensure that it does not lead to problems for the general public. He said the yatra would pass through Dandi Swami Temple, Deep Nagar, Jagdambe Market, Brindaban Road, Kailash Cinema Chowk, Session Chowk and Old DMC Road. The bhajans would be performed in the evening.

CAMPUS PLACEMENTS: The Punjab School of Management Studies (PSMS) on the Punjabi University campus here is abuzz with placement these days. The department is successfully on its way to campus placement of its MBA students. Mr Rohit Goyal, Regional Sales Head from India Bulls, interacted with the students and presented his views regarding present scenario of marketing and financial services.

INVITED: Dr Raman K. Verma, Reader, Synthetic Organic and Medicinal Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Punjabi University, Patiala, has been invited to present his research work related to the synthesis of new and biologically significant ligans at the International Conference on Chemistry Biology Interface.

CAMP: A free diabetes and gynaecological check-up camp was held at Maharaja Aggarsain Shanti devi Charitable lab Jaurian Bhattian, Patiala, Mr Vishnu Sharma, Mayor, Patiala Municipal Corporation, inaugurated the camp. A team of doctors form Garg Mission Hospital, Model Town, Patiala, led by Dr Naresh Garg and Dr Meena Garg examined the patients. About 200 patients were examined out of which 103 were found to be suffering from diabetes.

MODI COLLEGE: Improvement Trust Chairman K.K. Sharma urged old students of Multani Mal Modi College here to initiate projects which could help students studying in the college presently. Mr Sharma, who is president of the Modi College Alumni Society, was speaking at an alumni meet held at the college on Saturday. Mr Sharma said the alumni would identify projects which could be taken up and then go about executing them with the help of donations from old students.



CELEBRATED: The World Peace Mission, which runs literacy centres for children of construction workers, on Sunday organised a function at Gandhi Samark Bhavan to celebrate the Children’s Day. Mr Dinesh Kakkar, Managing Director of the trust, distributed school bags, sweets and sweaters. He donated Rs 5,100 to the literacy centres.

PROCESSION: As many as 350 schoolchildren of the Bal Vikas wing of the local unit of the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation, Haryana and Chandigarh, on Sunday held a spectacular procession for World Peace as part of the 79th Birthday celebrations of Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The rally began from Sector 46 and covered a route of 3 km Children were from villages like Hallomajra, Behlana, Palsora, Colony No. 5, Khuda Lahora, Behlana, Kishangarh and Maloya. They carried placards with quotations: “Love all,” serve all, “help ever, hurt never”.

BABY FOR ADOPTION: The Lions Welfare Society has offered childless couples to come forward for adopting a four-month old baby girl. Mr L.K. Khurana, Chairman of the society, said the baby was from a poor family, and the family was unable to fend for the baby, so they were willing to give the child for adoption. He has urged interested couples to contact him at 98154- 89429.

SEMINAR: A seminar “Challenges before Hinduism” was organised by the district unit of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh at Arya Samaj Mandir here yesterday. Mr Indresh, head of the Akhil Bharatiya Sah Samparak of the RSS, was the main speaker at the seminar. Academicians and intelligenstia from different walks of life participated in the seminar. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Indresh said one of the main challenges before the Hindus was the large-scale conversions, especially in the North East and Jammu and Kashmir.

BLOOD DONATION CAMP: A blood donation camp was organised by Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation at DC Model Senior Secondary School on Sunday. The camp was inaugurated by Mr BB Gupta, president of the organisation, and 211 units of blood were collected. A team of doctors from PGI helped in collecting blood.



INAUGURATED: Saini Bhavan was inaugurated at a function held at Ambala City on Sunday. Speaking on the occasion, a UK resident, Mr Roop Chand Saini, and a US resident, Dr Ram Prasad Saini, said the hard working Saini community has not got its true recognition and efforts must be made to put across their legitimate demands to the government. Saini Sabha district president D.S. Punia said there was need to provide education to the children.

Accident: An unidentified man was crushed to death by a vehicle on National Highway No. 1 near Ganaur Chowk, about 20 km from here, on Saturday night. The police has registered the case.

Burn injuries: a 16-year-old girl sustained injuries when her clothes caught fire while she was preparing meals in her house in Anand Colony here on Saturday night. The girl was identified as Sandhya. She was rushed to the local Civil Hospital where from she was referred to the PGIMS, Rohtak. Leakage of LPG gas is said to be the cause of the fire.

THEFT: Thieves are reported to have broken the main gates of a service station in front of Atlas Cycles Industries here on Saturday night and decamped with goods worth several thousands of rupees. The owner of the service station has lodged an FIR with the police.



WORKSHOP ON AIDS: AIDS is a major threat to society and all-out efforts were needed to check it, said Mr Devesh Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, here on Friday evening. He was inaugurating a two-day workshop on Aids awareness through skits, quiz and paper reading contests in educational institutions of the district. The workshop was organised by the State Council for Science, Technology and Environment in collaboration with the Department of Health and Family Planning.


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