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BABY CONTEST: Flaming Arrow Brigade Army Wives Welfare Association organised a healthy baby competition here on Friday. Mrs Jaspreet Singh, president of the association, stressed on the importance of childcare.

ANTIM ARDAS: Mr Avinash Rai Khanna, MP and Punjab BJP chief, Mr Balramji Dass Tandon, a former minister, Mr Romesh Chander Dogra, Health and Family Welfare Minister, Mr Varinder Singh Bajwa, Rajya Sabha MP, state leaders of the BJP, and others attended the antim ardas of Hans Raj Nakra, former district BJP president, here on Saturday. They paid rich tributes to Nakra and said he was a dedicated worker of the BJP.

LIQUOR SEIZED: The police intercepted a truck and seized 990 litres of Indian-made foreign liquor of here on Friday evening. It arrested Jagat Singh of Sarangwal village and Labha Singh of Thaska village in Haryana in this connection.Top




AWARENESS CAMP: As many as 40 women attended an eight-day awareness generation camp organised by the Society For Social Health, Chandigarh (SOFOSH), in collaboration with the Chandigarh Social Welfare Board (CSWB), at EWS Colony, Sector 52, on Thursday. Ms Agya Rajinder Singh, member of the board, said the camp was organised to make women of slum colonies aware about co-relations of education with women empowerment. The women were also given lectures on topics like legal literacy, diet and nutrition, social welfare schemes, education, physical and mental health, drug abuse and HIV. Ms Kamaljit Saini, president of the organisation and Dr Nareshanand, Director of SOFOSH, also interacted with the women.

ARREST FLAYED: Members of the Shri Brahaman Sabha, Chandigarh, on Friday held a meeting and criticised the arrest of Jayendra Saraswati, Shankaracharya of Kanchi Peeth, for his alleged involvement in a criminal case. Headed by Mr R.P. Sharma, president of the sabha, the members urged the Hindu organisations to pray for his acquittal. The sabha also asked the organisation to observe fast for one day.

Chetna march: A former president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), Mr Kirpal Singh Badungar, will flag off the mahan alokik chetna yatra from Gurdwara Sant Sar Seva, Sector 38(West), on November 30. The march will culminate at Fatehgarh Sahib after passing through Mohali, Kharar and Morinda, according to a press note.


SENTENCED: The Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr R.K. Sondhi, sentenced Narsi, resident of Jandali Khurd village, to three years of imprisonment from drug trafficking on Friday. In another case, the Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr Randhir Singh, sentenced three drug peddlers to one year of imprisonment each. The accused Reshama and Banta Singh of Indachhoi village and Bajrang of Thaska village were arrested with 400g of opium.

ANTI-DOWRY DAY: Anti-dowry day was observed at the local Bal Bhawan on Friday. Ms Swatantra Bala Chowdhary, MLA, was the chief guest. Ms Varsha Khanagwal, City Magistrate, Ms Asha Setia, District Programme Officer, Mr K.K. Arora, Principal of MM College, and Ms Vidhya Ratti, Principal of Government Girls Senior Secondary School were present. Students from local schools and colleges spoke and recited poems on the evil of dowry.


SCIENCE DAY: A function to observe National Science Day was held at the local Government Degree College here on Friday, in which various competitions for students were organised. The main theme of the function was to create awareness among students and the community through science. The winners were: declamation contest: Shipra Jaswal, on-the-spot painting: Anish Madhav, poster-making: Isha Sharma, slogan writing: Poonam Kumari.

1 HELD FOR THEFT: The local police and telecommunication employees nabbed a telephone cable thief red-handed here on Friday night. The accused Kishor Kumar of Parel, near Chamba, was arrested and booked under Section 379 of the IPC.

ART WORKSHOP: To commemorate the 104th birth anniversary of Sobha Singh, the Sobha Singh Memorial Art Society will organise an art workshop for drawing teachers and schoolchildren on Monday. A day-long workshop for drawing teachers and another workshop for schoolchildren will be held at Sobha Singh Art Gallery in Andretta.

STIR ENDS: The indefinite fast of Himachal Pradesh Dental College employees ended on Friday. The college adminstration accepted the major demand of the employees for pay scales on the pattern of employees of the Dental College at Solan.

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