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HURT: Satwinder Singh Tomy, a former police informer, was injured when a municipal councillor along with 10 persons allegedly attacked him when he was going to a police station on Saturday. He was taken to the Civil Hospital for a medical examination.

ARRESTED: The local police here on Saturday arrested a Pakistan national, Safkat Hayat, when he was trying to cross over to Pakistan. He was nabbed by a police party during a naka at a bridge near the border. A case has been registered.

HELD: Mohmmad Munir (17), a resident of Bangladesh, was nabbed by jawans of a battalion of Border Security Force (BSF) when was trying to cross over to Pakistan. He was handed over to the police by the BSF authorities. A case has been registered.

ARRESTED: Mr Jatinder Jain, district police chief, said here on Saturday that Janak Raj, son of Mr Ram Lal, had been arrested on a complaint by Mr Surjit Singh, son of Mr Kartar Singh, a resident of Rai Chak village. Mr Surjit Singh alleged that Janak Raj had collected some quantity of ash from the cremation ground where his son was cremated. Janak Raj told the police he had done it on the advice of a 'tantrik' Charanjit Singh, alias Baba, son of Jagat Singh, a resident of Arlibhan. The police also arrested the Baba in this connection. A case has been registered.

SEMINAR: The schoolchildren of various local schools attended the seminar on traffic which was organised on Thursday near the local old bus stand by Aasra welfare society and local traffic police. Mr Kapil Dev, SSP, who was the chief guest on the occasion, requested the schoolchildren to cooperate with the traffic police. He advised the students to follow traffic rules. At the seminar kites with traffic rules printed on them, were also given to the children.

VASECTOMY CAMP: To promote vasectomy in this region, the district health authorities have decided to organise a five-day camp from February 14 to 18 in the local Civil Hospital. Dr Yashpal Singla, Civil Surgeon, said here on Friday that such camps were being organised with aim to promote and popularise the vasectomy so that number of sterlisation could be improved and to make population control programme a success.

RECOVERED: The Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr Ishwar Singh, said here on Saturday that the police had arrested three motor cycle thieves and 10 others for smuggling illicit liquor. Motor cycle thieves were identified as Mohammad, Barkat Ali and Surinder Pal. They were caught when they were trying to change the engine number of a motor cycle. Two motor cycles were also recovered from their possession. A case has been registered.

PRIZE WON: A team of three doctors has won the first prize in a medical quiz organised by the Association of Physicians of India at Mumbai recently. The team comprised Dr Rajpreet Singh, Dr C.P. Sikka and Dr Parveen Gupta.

DONATED: The Parliamentary Secretary, Mr Surinder Dawer, on Sunday donated Rs 1 lakh to the Masih Sewa Society for social work. He also donated Rs 1 lakh to Avian School, which, he said, was imparting education to the students from weaker sections of society. He also inaugurated a tubewell at Issa Nagar.

CONCERN: The Rashtriya Vikas Manch has expressed grave concern over the commercialisation medical services and education in the country in general and the state in particular. Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, the president of the manch, Mr Gurinder Sood, said education was going out of the reach of the common people and so were the medical services. He said the manch would launch a mass movement against the commercialisation of education and the medical services.

HAILED: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has hailed the appointment of Mr Chandershekhar, the Additional Director-General of Police, Punjab, as the Director of Punjab Police Academy, Philaur. The IMA observed that his appointment would help greater cooperation between the police and the public. In a statement issued here on Sunday, the national vice-president of the IMA, Dr Gursharan Singh, pointed out that the PPA, Philaur, was one of the prestigious institutions of learning in the country. The IMA said since Mr Chandershekhar was already familiar with Ludhiana, his leadership would help to build a long-term bond and relationship between the academy and the general public.

DISTRIBUTED: Mr Paramjit Sibia, Chairman, Improvement Trust, distributed free ration among needy women and widows at a function organised by the Durga Mata Mandir Trust, near Jagraon Temple, here on Sunday. Nearly 165 women received rations worth Rs 370. At another function, the Punjabi Nishkam Sewa organised a monthly programme of distribution of widow pension/ration distribution at Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir Shahpur Road.

WORKSHOP: A workshop on “how to attempt English paper in competitive examinations” was held here on Sunday. It was organised by Top Careers and You (TCY), an institute for MBA, GMAT, GRE, SAT and MCA preparation. The workshop was attended by students from Ludhiana and nearby areas. During the workshop the students were made familiar with MBA English paper which was divided into vocabulary, reading, comprehension and usage.

DONATED: Green Horizon, an NGO for social and economic development, has donated Rs 1,11,000 for the victims of the tsunami disaster. The check was presented to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh by Capt Sukhjit Singh Hara and Dr V. K. Saini, president and finance secretary of the NGO under the patronage of Capt Rattan Singh, former Agriculture Minister of Punjab.

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DEAD: Surinder Singh, alias Pappi (30), a labourer, a residing in Gokalpura locality, succumbed to his injuries at the Civil Hospital here on Friday night. He was injured when he had fallen from a tractor. The body of the deceased has been sent for a post-mortem examination. A case has been registered.

PROTEST: Chemists here on Saturday closed their shops in protest against the alleged atrocities committed by the Malout police. The chemists marched in the town and gave a memorandum to the Sub-Divisional Magistrate in this connection.



EYE CAMP: An eye camp was organised by Sanjivini Medical and Educational Trust in collaboration with Cares at Bappu Dham Colony here on Sunday. As many as 60 children were examined out of which six were found suffering from refraction. Medicines free of cost were also given.

ALBUM RELEASED: An album of Punjabi songs ‘Suneha’ was launched by a music company and singer A S Khaira today at the Chandigarh Press Club, Sector 27. The songs are based on the Punjabi culture. Khaira has sung the songs and the lyrics have been written by Shari Boyal, Sham Sargundi, Binder Bakkapuri, Dharamjit, Pawan Kumar, and Dala Khobrran Wala.

CASSETTE RELEASED: A cassette, England Dekh Layee, have 10 songs of folk singer Billa Sher was released here on Saturday. The music had been given by Satnam UK. Billa Sher said that before taking to singing, he had acted in two Punjabi films as a villain.

DONATED: Staff and management of Pallavi hotel donated victims Rs 31,000 for the tsunami.

SATSANG: The Chandigarh Ruhani Satsang Society celebrated Prakash Utsav of Sant Kirpal Singh Maharaj at Saketri Road, Panchkula. Bhajans and kirtan marked the celebrations.



ALLEGED: A 50-year-old woman of Babanpur village has lodged a complaint of rape and assault against the father of her daughter-in-law, Gurvinder Kaur, and three others. She alleged that on Friday her daughter-in-law's father, Sukhdev Singh, and Sukhdev's brother and son, Darshan Singh and Jagtar Singh, came to her residence where they assaulted and raped her. She also alleged that they looted gold ornaments and Rs 7 lakh. A case has been registered.

LOK ADALAT: As many as 153 cases were settled at a Lok Adalat held under the auspices of Mahendergarh district unit of the Haryana State Legal Services Authority at Narnaul on Saturday. The District and Sessions Judge, Mr P.L. Ahuja, presided.

INJURED: Three persons were injured when their motor cycle was hit by a truck on the Sonepat-Meerut road near Khewra village, 13 km from here, on Saturday. The injured persons were identified as Mr Rajbir, Mr Pawan Singh and Mr Rishikesh Kumar of Baroli village. They were taken to a hospital for treatment.

DISRUPTED: Rail traffic on the Delhi-Ambala-Kalka section remained disrupted for about an hour following the damage to the height gauge of the level crossing near Hindu College here on Friday night. The damage was caused by a truck which was passing through the level crossing. Officials of the Railway Protection Force reached the site and made arrangements for change of the damaged gauge. The driver of the truck was taken into custody. The Chief Judicial Magistrate remanded him in judicial custody for 14 days.

HELD: The Mohana police on Saturday arrested a truck driver, Howa Singh, on the charge of negligence driving and causing death of a youth, Manish, on the Sonepat-Gohana road near Mohana village. Manish was going on his motor cycle when the truck hit him.


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