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STABBED TO DEATH: Vijay Kumar, a resident of Khuh Bombaywala stabbed his brother, Raj Kumar (60) to death in the busy Karmo Deorhi in the walled city here on Thursday. He along with his son also seriously injured Rohit Kumar, son of the deceased. A dispute over a shop is said to be the cause of the crime.

CAMP: As many as 500 boys and girls attended a summer camp organised from May 24 to June 8 at the local military station. The camp was conducted under the supervision of Ms Kiran Nandrajog, president, Chetak AWWA, in two sessions.

FOETUS: A five-month-old male foetus was found lying near the Bathinda branch of the Sirhind canal on Thursday.

MEETING: The annual meeting of chairmen and principals of army schools of Corps Z was held at the local military station on Thursday.

HEFTY BILL: Jaspal Singh of Gulabgarh village was stunned after receiving a hefty telephone bill of Rs 11,475 from the BSNL last month. Though he claimed that the bill was a result of ‘‘corrupt practices’’ of some telephone exchange employees, the BSNL said it was probing the matter and it could be due to a technical snag. The BSNL also issued him a fresh bill for Rs 577 on Thursday.

Hospital gets ISO
: Sidhu Hospital Pvt. Ltd. Doraha has been awarded the prestigious ISO 9001- 2000 certification for management and control of its sperating theatres, post-operative recovery and intensive care facilities . This recommendation of quality was conferred to the hospital by a team of specialists from Davis Langton International quality control system Australia which is accredited to JAS- ANZ. Sidhu Hospital, Doraha, has the latest state of the art operation theatre complex with six operation theatres equipped with most modern high tech world standard equipment.

RAIDS: A team of the Drugs Control Department raided various places in Talwandi Bhai, Mudki, Zira, Guruharsahai, Jalalabad and Ferozepore and seized huge stocks of intoxicating medicines and drugs. Giving details, Dr Barinder Pal Singh, Civil Surgeon, said the team comprising Mr Ajay Singla, Assistant Drug Controller, Punjab, along with Mr Gurbinder Singh, Mr Dinesh Gupta, Mr Sanjiv Garg, all drug inspectors, raided various chemist outlets in the district and recovered huge quantities of illegal and spurious drugs from these places.

ABDUCTION: A case of abduction of a teenaged girl has been reported at Tanda police station. According to police sources, Tarlochan Singh of Tanda lodged a complaint regarding the abduction of his 16-year-old daughter. he suspected that Balvir Singh of Bolewal village along with Panna of Tanda abducted his daughter on Thursday when she went to the market at 11 a.m. The Tanda police has registered a case under Section 363 and 366 of IPC against the suspects.

INAUGURATED: Ms Gurkanwal Kaur, Punjab Minister for Social Security and Child Development, inaugurated an Awareness generation camp for women, in which a large number of women, social workers and activists of NGOs participated here on Thursday.

CRUSHED TO DEATH: A 26-year-old man was crushed to death under a train at Hussainpur near here on Thursday. According to information received here, the deceased, Balbir Singh, a resident of Bhalana village near Rail Coach Factory, was deaf and dumb.

HOUSEFED CHIEF: Mr Krishen Kumar Bawa, newly elected Chairman of the Punjab State Housing Cooperative Federation (Housefed) on Friday promised that he would infuse fresh life into the federation. Addressing a press conference here today, Mr Bawa thanked the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, without whose support, his election as the chairman would not have been possible.

ANNUAL MELA: An annual mela and bhandara of Pir Baba Bhole Shahji will be held on June16 and 17 at the “dargah” located in Ahluwalia Colony at Kuliawal village, Jamalpur Awana. According to Mr Gora Lal, spokesman, thousands of people from all communities and religions would pay obeisance to the Pir during two days of celebrations.

MEDICAL CAMP: Nearly 650 patients were examined at the 6th medical camp, organised by Rishi Harmilapi Nursing Home at Jassian Road here on Thursday with an active participation of Dr Eva Maria Velerado and Dr Love Bridge from Europe. Dr Maria and her colleagues were helping the poor patients in different parts of the world. Dr Rajinder Singh, eye surgeon, Dr Harjinder Singh, medicine specialist, Dr Sunil Lakhotra, child specialist, Dr Vinay Kakkar, medicine specialist and Dr Inderjit Singh and Dr K.S. Bhalla from the Drug De-addiction Centre of Dr Kotnis Hospital rendered their services at the camp to provide medical consultation to the patients free of cost.

DOCTOR COMPLETES FELLOWSHIP: Dr N.K. Aggarwal, Director, Institute of Orthopaedics and Super Speciality Trauma Centre, here has completed an update fellowship in joint replacement surgery at Kings College Hospital in London. One of the prominent orthopeadist in the region, he had earlier trained in UK, Switzerland and the USA. He worked for many years in the UK before coming back to India and has served in leading medical institutions like Christian Medical College and Hospital and Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here.

Business school: Synetic Business School (SBS) which is managed by the Zayn Education Trust, will start a full-time, job-oriented, Masters Programme in Business Management from July 2005.Its trust has a mix of industrialists, professionals and academicians. The business school is having protege of the renowned academician Dr M.A.Zahir (retd professor of Management and Dean College of Basic Sciences, PAU).

SENTENCED: The Additional Sessions Judge of the Fast-Track Court, Mr Hardayal Singh, on Thursday sentenced a person to life imprisonment in a murder case. Sources said the deceased, Surjit Singh of Bharu village, had a land dispute with Parvinder Singh of the village. Surjit Singh had urged the sarpanch to sort out the matter. On the fateful day, the deceased was working in the fields with his brothers and nephews, when Parvinder Singh reached there on his tractor. An altercation broke out following which the accused crushed Surjit under his tractor. He succumbed to his injuries at the Civil Hospital, Gidderbaha.

DHARNA: Students belonging to the Punjab Students Union (PSU) staged a dharna at the Bauran Gate on Tuesday in protest against a sharp increase in the fee of academic institutes and blocked vehicular traffic to Patiala, Malerkotla and Sangrur for more than an hour.

ARRESTED: The police has arrested six persons playing dara (gambling) and recovered from them Rs 11000 and a large number of slips used for it on Thursday. The arrested were identified as Kabul Hasan, Rakesh, Ramesh Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, Pawan Kumar and Nirmal Kumar.

FARMER KILLED: Bhag Singh, 60-year-old farmer, was killed under his own tractor while he was working in his fields at Duggan village on Friday. The tractor he was driving overturned and he was crushed under it.

GOLAK STOLEN: A golak was stolen from the Sanatan Dharam Mandir at Bhagatpura Mohalla here on Thursday night. Mr Narinder Sharma, president of the mandir committee, on Friday said that the golak contained about Rs 2,500.


CHARGED: Six members of a family have been charged with harassing a woman, Neelam, for dowry and threatening her with dire consequence if she fails to fulfill their demand. The police has registered a case under relevant sections of the IPC against her husband, Sunil, and other members of his family.

CASE: The police has registered a case against members of a gang who cheated people on the pretext of recruitment to the Army. The complainant, Surender Kumar of Lohara, said three persons belonging to Jaipur cheated him of lakhs of rupees by promising to get him recruited to the Army. The three were identified as Pradeep, Sandaki and Dharm Chand, residents of Deep Vihar Colony of Jaipur.

SACKED: Satish Kumar, an accountant with the District Red Cross Society, has been sacked on charges of embezzlement and forgery by the Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chairman of the society, Mr Mahender Kumar. It is alleged that Rs 251515 had been embezzled from April, 1998 to July, 1999, by the accountant who also made fake entries in the cashbook of the society regarding the deposit of about Rs 1.6 lakh in its bank account.

PROCESSION: A large number of workers affiliated to CITU and other trade unions and government employees’ unions held a procession here on Friday to register their protest against the termination of service of four leaders of the employees’ union of Vog Textile Industries, Bahalgarh, by the management. Carrying placards and raising anti-government and anti-management slogans, they marched through the main bazars and staged a dharna at the mini-secretariat.

ROAD BLOCKED: Traffic on the Sonepat-Rohtak road was held up for more than four hours by irate residents of Garhi Sisana village, about 25 km from here, on Friday in protest against the continuous power and water crises in the village. A large number of vehicles, including buses, trucks, cars and jeeps, were lined up on both sides of the road and this caused great inconvenience to the travelling public.


ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Parwanoo Senior Citizens Association: president - Mr S. D. Kathuria; senior vice-president - Mr Gian Prakash Sharma; vice-president - Mr Ghanshayam Bhatnagar; general secrertary - Mr Jagmohan; and treasurer - Mr N. L. Joshi.

OPPOSED: Sidhi, a social organisation, has opposed the move of the Sanghamitra Buddha Foundation and the Tibetan government-in-exile to carve a 1050-ft statue of the Buddha on the Handigondi rock in Karnataka. Mr Sanjay Awasthi, general secretary of the organisation, said while the destruction of the Buddha statue in Afghanistan by the Taliban was a barbaric act, the statue proposed to be carved out at Handigondi would do no good.

CHALLANS: In two unusual instances, the date of offence in a traffic violation challan of a motorist, Vivek Handa, on Wednesday has been shown to be June 10 while in the second case a motorist has been challaned for not wearing helmet while driving a van.


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