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: A lok adalat will be held at District Labour Court here on February 11, said Ms Ritu Jain, Assistant District Attorney. Additional District and Sessions Judge Harpreet Kaur Jeewan will preside over.

PEACE MARCH: Members of the Punjab Pradesh Youth Congress led by state secretary Narinder Kumar Teenu held a march to spread the message of peace from Lawrence Road here on Tuesday. The activists passed through various bazaars.

APPEALED: Mr Manjit Singh Bhoma, president, All-India Sikh Student Federation, appealed to the Sikhs and Punjabis in Haryana not to vote for the BJP in the coming Assembly elections. He said here on Tuesday that BJP President L.K. Advani during the Lok Sabha election in Haryana had asked to people not to vote for regional parties.

WARM SEND OFF: Members of the Bharat darshan tour drawn from various schools of the Jammu region were given a warm send off by officers of the BSF here on Tuesday. The students covered 2900-km tour of Amritsar, Delhi, Agra, Gwalior, Jhansi, Allahabad and Lucknow.

DEATH MOURNED: The staff and management of the State Bank of India have mourned the death of Mr Jeet Singh Kalsi, a senior union leader of the workmen union. He was posted at the Miller Ganj branch of the bank. Mr G.C. Lakhanpal, AGM, and Mr D C Landran, deputy general secretary, of the SBI Staff Association said Mr Jeet Singh had played a significant role in maintaining a harmonious relationship between the management and the staff. Dr Shiv Kumar Gupta, general secretary, Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) Punjab , appreciated the contribution of the leader.

MEDICAL CAMP: The Akal Charitable Trust organised a free medical and eye operation camp at Ramrai village, near here, on Wednesday. Dr Dalip Kumar, Civil Surgeon, inaugurated the camp. As many as 354 patients were examined.

TSUNAMI AID: Students and staff members of Shivalik Public School here have sent a draft for Rs 1 lakh towards the Prime Minister's Relief Fund for tsunami victims, said Dr Darshan Singh Bedi, Principal. Students of Satlej Public School, Banga, have also donated Rs 5,000, according to Principal P. S. Punia.

ORGANISED: The Sarv Hitkari Radha Krishan Shishu Vidhya Mandir organised a free dental check-up camp at Barnala Kalan village, near here. Dr Dalip Kumar, Civil Surgeon, inaugurated the camp. As many as 157 patients were examined.

FUNCTION: Sant Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh of the Dera Sacha Sauda (Sirsa) will deliver religious discourse at a religious congregation to be held at K.C. Estate, Karyam Road, on February 1, said Mr Ashok Kumar, Block Bhangi Dass of the dera.

SEMINAR: A seminar on career options for B.Com students was organised by the Business Club of Guru Nanak College here on Thursday. Prof K.K. Chawla, Head of the Department of Commerce, presided over.

ROBBED: Ram Lubhaya (27) of Sunra Kalan village was allegedly drugged and robbed of Rs 500, a mobile phone and a bag containing clothes before being thrown out of Maruti van on the GT Road at Chiheru bridge, near here, on Tuesday. 

FUEL CONSERVATION: An exhibition was organised by the Indian Oil Corporation Limited here displaying banners, leaflets, pamphlets suggesting methods to people to conserve oil and gas. The exhibition was inaugurated by Ms Rajwant Kaur,District Controller, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs.

OFFICE BEARERS: The following have been elected office bearers of the New Generation Apartments Resident Welfare Society, Zirakpur: president — Mr Ram Kiran Saini; vice president — Mr R Natarajan; general-secretary — Mr Manjot Gill; and treasurer-Mr Dinesh Mehra.



NAGRIK SABHA’S DEMAND: The Chandigarh Nagrik Sabha on Thursday met Home Secretary Krishna Mohan and demanded that the requirement of having a place of residence in Chandigarh for registration of General Power of Attorney, Special Power of Attorney and Will, be done away with. The GPA , SPA or will can be registered anywhere in India and even abroad. Thus order of the Chandigarh Administration was against the provisions of the Indian Registration Act, the general secretary of the Nagrik Sabha said today.

Conference: The Department of Psychiatry, PGI will organise a four-day Conference of the Indian Psychiatry Society (ANCIPS), from Saturday. A certificate course in “ECT administration and organisation: Practical issues” by Dr B.N. Gangadhar, a leading expert in this field will be held. Experts from India, the United Kingdom, Greece, Australia, the USA, and from neighbouring SAARC countries will take part in the conference.

Blood donated: As many as 200 units of blood were collected at the voluntary blood donation camp was organised at GMCH Sector 32 here today. Prof H M Swami, the director-Principal of GMCH, inaugurated the camp, in which more than 100 employees donated blood. 



R-Day celebrated: Speaking at a function to mark Republic Day at the Police Lines, Haryana Governor Dr A.R. Kidwai said that people of Haryana have an aptitude for progress and they are participating in various development works so that India can become a major economic and social power of the world. Paying tributes to the nation builders, patriots and freedom-fighters, he said that we are a free country today because of their dedication and sacrifice which they made for the sake of the country.

Special security: Special security arrangements are being made for the sensitive and highly sensitive booths within Ambala district. Deputy Commissioner Ambala R.P. Gupta said that 268 booths in 112 villages are in the highly sensitive and sensitive category. He said that in Naraingarh, 41 booths in 24 villages are highly sensitive while 28 booths in 20 villages are sensitive. In Mullana (reserved) seat, 34 booths in 12 villages are highly sensitive while 39 booths in 25 villages are sensitive. In Ambala City, 34 booths are sensitive and 15 booths in 2 villages are highly sensitive. In Naggal, 48 booths in 20 villages are highly sensitive and 27 booths in 20 villages are sensitive. In Ambala Cantt, 13 booths are highly sensitive and 14 booths are sensitive.

ORGANISED: Members of the Haryana Patrakar Sangh (HPS), affiliated with the Indian Journalists Union, organised a function here on Wednesday. Haryana Pardesh Congress Committee President Bhajan Lal was the chief guest. Mr K.B. Pandit, handed over a memorandum of journalists' demands to the HPCC chief.

QUIZ CONTEST: Navneet, Amit and Vikas, students of Government National College, Sirsa, won the first prize in an inter-college quiz competition organised at Government Postgraduate College here on Tuesday. They also won the Dr Pratap Singh Memorial Running Trophy. Dr Usha Malik, principal, said 12 colleges participated in the contest. The second prize was bagged by Anil Jain, Manoj and Ajay of the host college. The team comprising, Rohit, Naresh and Sushil from M.M. College, Fatehabad, won the third prize.


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