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DONATED: The Amway Opportunity Foundation donated "group hearing aid system" to 70 deaf and dumb students of the Red Cross Koshish Deaf and Dumb School here on Wednesday. The foundation also donated cleaning accessories to the school. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Kirandeep Singh Bhullar, was the chief guest.

URGED: Mr Brij Bedi, president, Citizen Forum, here on Thursday urged people of this holy city to get together and cleanse the city of obnoxious vulgarity which was spread by vulgar film posters. He said thousands of people came here to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple. He alleged that the district administration was not trying to curb this menace.

PROCESSION: A big procession was taken out here on Thursday to commemorate the martyrdom day of Baba Deep Singh. The procession started from Kartar Nagar. It was led by Panj Piaras. Mr Kanwaljit Singh, president, Naujawan Singh Sabha, and Mr Chanan Singh, president, Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Batala, were among those who took part in the procession.

KUNDIS REMOVED: A team of the Punjab State Electricity Board today raided at Aamb Sahib Colony and removed over 40 kundi connections from the area. The drive was limited as they could not arrange for adequate police force to hold carry out a bigger operation.

BODY FOUND: The police here today discovered the body of a Rajpura resident from an abandoned farm house near the Badala road octroi post. The dead person has been identified as Ajaib Singh resident of Mirzapur village, Rajpura. The police said that the deceased was having marital problems and was involved in a legal battle with his laws. The Kharar police has taken custody of the body and sent it for a post-mortem examination.

FP camp
: Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation organised a free family planning camp here on Thursday. More than 180 patients were registered in the camp. Dr Veena Jain, chief of Obs and Gynaecology Oncology at Oswal hospital with Dr Manorama and team from the Civil Hospital operated upon the patients.

Medical camp: A three-day medical and eyes check-up camp for students commenced at Satyawati Oswal Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School here today. According to Ms Rakesh Kumari, Principal of the school, a team of doctors from the local Civil Hospital, conducted the camp.

Inaugurated: Special girdawari would be done by the government for the loss of crops by hailstorm and rain and compensation would be given to the effected farmers. This was stated by Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Deputy Chief Minister Punjab, while inaugurating the building of Government Senior Secondary School in Sanghol village at Fatehgarh Sahib.

Meeting: A meeting of the market committee, Khanna, was held under the chairmanship of Mr Harbans Singh Rosha on Thursday. Mr Rosha said the committee had decided to pass Rs 4,12,500 as financial aid to the persons who became handicapped while working in the fields.

ADGP Honoured: ADGP Chandarshekhar was honoured at a function organised at a local restaurant by the Nehru Memorial Society on Wednesday. An amount of Rs 21,000 was donated to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for tsunami victims by the society.

LECTURE: A lecture on 'Liberalisation, economic reforms and Indian economy' was delivered by Dr Parminder Singh, Economics Department, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, at B.L.M. Girls College here on Wednesday. He explained about the impact of liberalisation and globalisation on the Indian economy.

PROTEST: Irked over the inconvenience being faced by public due to lack of a bus stand, members of the Azad General Labour Union here on Wednesday organised a protest rally in front of the Sub-Divisional Magistrate court complex. Mr Chaman Lal, president of the union, alleged that the construction work of the bus stand was going on at a slow pace. They raised anti-government slogans and demanded the immediate completion of the construction work at the bus stand.



SEMINAR: An interactive seminar on ‘Pre-marriage and post-marriage euphoria’ was held at Government College, Sector 46 on Thursday. Dr Usha Dhawal, former Principal, Government Home Science College, stressed the need to pay attention towards inner beauty rather than the outer beauty for a happy married life.

SEMINAR HELD: One day seminar on ‘Globalisation, democracy and development: the good governance agenda’ was held at DAV College, Sector 10, on Thursday. The seminar was sponsored by ICSSR. Principal, S Marraya welcomed the main speakers. Col D.S. Cheema delivered the opening remarks. The main speakers of the seminar were Prof Randhir Singh, Prof Harjinder Singh Laltu, Dr Rajiv Lochan and Dr Ashutosh Kumar.

PROTEST: The Panjab University teaching and non-teaching staff have decided to protest against the non-implementation of the pension scheme by holding agitation on the campus which begins on Friday. A section of staff have decided to proceed on half day casual leave and sit on a dharna outside the Vice-Chancellor’s office to mark the protest.

New-age TV: Weston’s launch of UOC technology in its new flat TV range is all set to revolutionise television sets. The system solution offers stereo sound decoder, audio processor and picture enchanting filter. Refined picture is another quality. — OC

WORKSHOP: A workshop was organised for teachers at Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh. The resource person, Dr Vijay Chopra, conducted the workshop to facilitate self-discovery, self-development and self-fulfilment.

VISIT: Children of nursery class of Delhi Public School visited the Sector 38 fire station. Visitors were received by Senior Fire Officer M.L. Sharma. The children were shown a mock exercise of using fire extinguishers.

TRAIN DEMANDED: Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya and other religious, social and industrial organisations have demanded a direct train from Chandigarh to Ahmedabad. B.K. Prem, in charge of Rajyoga centers in Ropar circle, said that a letter had been written in this regard to the Union Railway Minister, Mr Laloo Prasad Yadav. She said that several persons visited Jaipur, Mount Abu and Ahmedabad. The leaders of various organisations have urged the Railways Minister to extend the Ahmedabad-Delhi mail to Chandigarh. 

REMOVED: The anti encroachment staff of Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) today thwarted attempts by a resident of Baltana to encroach upon HUDA land in Sector 19 here. A resident of Baltana in Punjab had started construction on the land located on the Punjab-Haryana border, when HUDA staff got wind of this and removed the fencing and small construction started by this Baltana resident.



BURGLED: Thieves burgled a shoe shop at Murthal village and decamped with a colour TV, shoes and cash on Wednesday night. The owner of the shop has lodged a complaint with the police in this connection.

TELEPHONE ADALAT: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited will hold a "telephone adalat" on February 26 in the office of the district manager to redress grievances of telephone subscribers. The telephone subscribers will have to submit their complaints with the office until February 18.

LOOTED: The police here on Thursday registered a case of loot against Pardeep, Devinder, Jeet Ram and Virender and launched a hunt to apprehend them. It is alleged that the four suspects had assaulted Mr Kartar Singh, a fertiliser dealer, and took away Rs 80,000 from the cash box of his shop.

INJURED: Three members of a family, including a couple, sustained burn injuries when a fire broke out in the kitchen of their house at Sandal Kalan village, 5 km from here, on Thursday. It is stated that Ms Sheela had forgot to switch off the regulator of the LPG cylinder at night. In the morning when she tried to light a chulha then a fire broke out. When she raised the alarm her husband and son came to rescue her but they also sustained injuries. The injured persons were taken to the local Civil Hospital from where they were referred to the PGIMS at Rohtak for treatment.



Porno CDs seized
: Mr Harjeet Singh, ASI seized three pornographic CDs from a shop at Vardhman Chowk yesterday. Shop owner Arvind Kumar was booked under Section 292 of the IPC. 


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