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FACILITY: The computerised public reservation system ( PRS) facility has been approved for Barnala railway station. The facility will be available in the new year.

CONFERENCE: Dr Sukhjit Singh Brar will attend a two-day international medical conference being organised by John Hopkin University in the USA on December 5. Dr Brar will deliver a lecture on ‘‘Predicting mortality in burn patients’’.

FUNCTION: The annual function of Saraswati Model School, Doraha, will be organised on November 28. Mr D. S. Gosain, school Principal, said Ms Veena Dada, OSD, Chairman, Punjab School Education Board, would be the chief guest. Mr Surinder Pal Sood, acting President, Municipal Council, Doraha, would be the guest of honour. Mr B. L. Shastri, president, school management, would also be present on the occasion.

PROVIDENT FUND: Most of the teachers and employees of the Education Department who have retired during the past six months have not received the General Provident Fund ( GPF) deposited by them. Mr Raj Kishore Kalara, former president of the Punjab Government Pensioners Association, Fazilka, said the Punjab Government had vested the powers of disbursing the GPF to drawing and disbursing officers of schools from April, 2002. The office of the Director of Public Instructions (Secondary) had not provided the final balance statement of the GPF even after a year.

LABOURER KILLED: A migrant labourer, Viren Chaudhury, resident of Jehanabad ( Bihar) was killed when he was hit by a truck on the Abohar road on the outskirts of the town on Wednesday night.

EXHIBITION: Bombay Art Service celebrated its 41st anniversary here on Wednesday. A photo exhibition was organised to mark the occasion at which the paintings of Rakshpal and Rakesh Sharma were put on display. The municipal council president, Mr Joginder Pal Jain, inaugurated the exhibition.

Silver recovered: The police has arrested Kamal Singh, resident of district Sriganganagar, on Wednesday, near Kariha village and recovered a bag containing silver, which he and his accomplice had allegedly snatched from Mr Vijay Kumar, a trader from Hoshiarpur. The two snatched the bag, containing silver, at knife-point from Mr Kumar. The police caught the accused but one of them managed to flee.

CM accused: Mr Harinder Sharma and Mr Surjit Singh Soeta, office bearers of the Punjab Mini Bus Operators Association in a statement released on Wednesday accused Chief Minister Amarinder Singh of ignoring their genuine demands. They said the mini bus operators in the state were sore over the hike in taxes from Rs 9000- to Rs 40,000- per annum over the past few years. Besides, the increase in prices of diesel and spare parts, lubricants etc had broken the back-bone of the operators.

Educational tour: As many as 85 students and four teachers of the local Government Senior Secondary School visited Chandigarh on a one day educational tour on Wednesday. The students visited the Rose Garden, the Rock Garden, Sukhna lake, city museum, science museum, art gallery during the tour. Mr Iqbal Singh, Mr Balihar Singh Bains( District Science Supervisor), Ms Mohinder Kaur and Mr Pawan Prasher accompanied the students.

Police custody
: The two alleged car lifters and swindlers, Mohit Bajaj and Deepak Kumar Nanda of Panchkula, who had been arrested by the police, were remanded into the police custody on Thursday for four days, according to Mr Gurwinder Singh, SHO, City Police Station.

Blood donation
: Punjab Youth Congress will organise blood donations camps through out the state on December 9, the birthday of All-India Congress Committee president Ms Sonia Gandhi. This was stated by Punjab Youth Congress president S. Raminder Singh Awla on Wednesday. He said youth Congress activists would inspire social organisations to organise blood donation camps on that day.

Parkash Utsav
: Punj pyaras and Jathedar Kirpal Singh Kheernian, SGPC member along with Jathedar Joginder Singh, district general secretary of the SAD, took out a nagar kirtan and shobha yatra to celebrate the birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. On this occasion Mr Baldev Singh, SDM, Samrala, urged the people to follow the footsteps of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. 



BKU RALLY: The state unit of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) will organise its rally in Kalayat town of Kaithal district on November 30. This was announced by its state president Mr Ghasi Ram Nain here today.

STABBED: A youth was stabbed at by an assailant in Luharheri village of the district today. According to information, Arun was called by another youth Ashok to accompany him to nearby Sampla town. However, on the way, he attacked Arun with knives repeatedly.

PHARMACY WEEK: Students of PDM College of Pharmacy at Bahadurgarh celebrated the National Pharmacy week, which is being observed from November 21 to November 27.

SELECTED: Mahendergarh district has been selected under the recently launched National Food for Work Programme. This is the only district from Haryana which has been included among the 150 most backward districts identified for the programme throughout the country.

POPPY HUSK SEIZED: The Murthal police raided a dhaba on the NH No. 1 near Rasoi village on Wednesday and seized 12 kg of poppy husk. The owner of the dhaba Wazir Singh of Durana village was arrested.


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