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DIED: Jaspinder Singh Popli (27), son of Mrs Manjit Kaur Popli convener of Flower Valley Public Senior Secondary School, here, died in an accident at Meerut, according to a report received here on Monday. He was reportedly hit by a car. The management of the school resolved to postpone the declaration on annual examination result scheduled for March 18. A condolence meeting was held by the private schools here on Monday and mourned his untimely demise.

MORTGAGE LOAN: About 40 traders and professionals attended the zonal meet which was organised by the State Bank of Patiala at its Zonal Office here to launch its new product, ‘Mortgage loan for traders and service sector.’ According to a press note issued here on Monday sanction letters were handed over to 17 loanees amounting to Rs 2.44 lakh.

BLOOD CAMP: The local police hospital would organise a blood donation and AIDS awareness camp at Police Lines on March 17. As per a press note issued here on Tuesday, Mr Kapil Dev, SSP, would inaugurate the camp.

Child falls from train: An unidentified child of about four years of age was injured when he fell from a speeding train on the Bathinda-Abohar rail line near Baluana village in this district. The seriously injured child was shifted to the emergency ward of local Civil Hospital. He was identified as Sunny of local Paras Ram Nagar.

MEDICAL CAMP: The Guru Nanak Mission Medical and Educational Trust, Dhahan Kaleran, in collaboration with UK-based NRI Kandola family and panchayat of village Moron organised a free eye check-up camp. A team of doctors from Guru Nanak Mission Hospital, being run by the trust, examined as many as 626 patients, out of which 30 were advised eye operations and 100 were provided spectacles free of cost. Dr Budh Singh Dhahan, founder president of the trust expressed his gratitude towards the Kandola family for organising the camp.

ANNUAL FUNCTION: The local B.L.M. Girls College organised its annual prize distribution function here on Tuesday. Mr M.F. Farooqui, SSP, presided over the function and gave away prizes to the students who excelled in academic, sports and co-curricular activities. The students also presented a cultural programme on the occasion.

NSS CAMP: The NSS unit of the I.I.T.T. College of Engineering, Pojewal, organised a one-day NSS camp on the college campus. As many as 100 volunteers participated in the camp and undertook projects like beautification of the surroundings, tree plantation, cleanliness and removed garbage from the college campus and nearby P.I.P.S. School, Mr Vijay Joshi, NSS Coordinator said in a press note here on Tuesday.

RALLY: The Joint Platform of Mass Organisations (JPMO) would organise a state-level rally in Chandigarh on Thursday to protest against the anti-people policies of the state government. This was stated by Mr Diwan Singh, spokesman of the JPMO, in a press note issued here on Tuesday.

FOUR INJURED: Four persons, including an NRI, were injured when a mini bus dashed against a roadside tree on the GT road near Kanshi Nagar here on Tuesday. All the injured, NRI Niranjan Singh,bus driver Paramjit Singh, conductor Gurpreet Singh and a cyclist Suraj, were hospitalised here. The mini tourist bus was coming from Indira Gandhi International Airport and going to Jalandhar.

BROTHERS BOOKED: The police has registered a case against three brothers, Dilbag, Ravi, Jasbir, who were earlier arrested under Sections 295 and 307, IPC, in connection with sacrilege and a murderous assault case in Gurdwara Guru Ravi Das at nearby village Gandwan on March 12 night. They are on police remand. The fresh case related to an assault on the police and obstruction in the discharge of their duty.



LECTURE: A lecture on “Importance of National Eligibility Test (NET) for postgraduate students” was organised at Sanatan Dharm College, Sector 32, on Tuesday. Mr D.C. Kataria was the key speaker on the occasion. Mr Kataria said the main cause of the low success rate in the NET exam was that students do not prepare properly during their postgraduate studies. Their main focus remains to get good marks in postgraduation only.

CONDEMNED: The joint action committee (JAC) of the CTU employees condemned the decision of the Punjab Roadways Joint Action Committee to prevent the entry of CTU buses in Punjab on March 30. The committee while condemning the decision of the Punjab Roadways JAC said leaving aside the illegal private buses plying in the state, they were waging a battle against the public sector buses, which is not in accordance with the spirit of any trade union organisation.

Seminar: A seminar on ‘Consumer Protection: Law and Practice’ was held at Panjab University on Tuesday to mark World Consumer Day. A former President of the Haryana State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Justice M. R. Agnihotri, said, “Consumer disputes redressal agencies are treating complainants like the other civil courts where no thought is given to the principle ‘justice delayed is justice denied’. One amendment after another in the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, have made litigation method more complex and expensive for the common man.” 



CELEBRATED: Euro Kids, Ambala, celebrated a graduation ceremony here on Tuesday. Tiny tots participated in the programme held on the school premises. The event began with Sejal Goyal chanting the Gayatri Mantra. The children presented a skit in English and other dance items. Raghav Jain, Shanaya Rai, Aneesh, Sejal, Nirbhai and Ujjawal sang rhymes. School Principal Natasha Dhodi said the items were based on different themes like colours, transport, letters of alphabet and animals.

SUICIDE: Thirty-year-old Monika allegedly committed suicide by consuming celphos tablets at her house at Tara Nagar, here on Monday. According to a report, she took the extreme step after a family quarrel. The police has sent the body for the post-mortem examination. Meanwhile, another woman, Raj Devi, was admitted to the Civil Hospital here on Monday after she took some poisonus substance at her house at Pipli Khera village, 15 km from here.

ASSUMES CHARGE: Mr Balbir Singh Malik took over as new Deputy Commissioner, here on Monday in place of Mr Vidya Dhar, who has been transferred from Sonepat.

THEFT: Thieves are reported to have broken the locks of a house in eight-marla colony here on Monday night and decamped with cash and gold ornaments worth several thousands of rupees. The owners of the house, Mr Surinder, along with his wife, had gone to Delhi. 

UNFAIR MEANS CASES: As many as 103 cases of use of unfair means were detected during the ongoing Class X and XII examinations being conducted by the Haryana School Education Board in the state. This was stated by a spokesman of the board in a press note issued on Monday. He said these cases were detected by the flying squads constituted by the board to check the menace of copying during examination.

SUICIDE: A 23-year-old married woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her in-laws’ house at village Chundipur in Karnal district here on Monday. Mr Amar Singh, father of the deceased and a resident of village Mughal Majra, said his daughter was married to Ram Pal of village Chundipur two years back. He alleged that her in-laws were demanding more dowry eversince she was married. The police has initiated inquest proceedings into the case.



SUICIDE: A woman has allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her in-laws place here on Sunday. She was married to one Roshan Lal of village Manhar one-and-a-half-year back. The husband of the deceased has been arrested and a case under Section 306 of the IPC was registered against him. The body of the deceased was handed over to her relatives on Monday after the postmortem examination

AUCTION: The liquor vends of the districts Kulu and Lahaul Spiti were auctioned here on Sunday. The auction was presided over by Mr R.D. Nazim, Deputy Commissioner, Kulu, and attended by the Deputy Excise and Taxation Commissioner, Mandi. The revenue for Kulu district was increased by 5.45 per cent in comparison to the last year and vends for auctioned for Rs 73,21,500. The revenue for Lahaul Spiti increased by 7.05 per cent and fetched Rs 4,25,000.


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