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EXPELLED: The Khalra Mission Committee has expelled Mr Surinder Singh Ghariyala and Mr Rajiv Singh from the primary membership of the party. A press release stated that the decision was taken at a meeting held under the presidentship of Bibi Paramjit Kaur Khalra here on Thursday.

SUICIDE: Davinder Singh allegedly committed suicide by jumping into the holy sarovar at Darbar Sahib. According to reports, he was reportedly mentally disturbed.

OBSERVED: The martyrdom day of Guru Arjun Dev was observed here on Thursday. Sweet water mixed with milk was served to the passersby.

CASE REGISTERED: A case of duping a brother and a sister of Rs 4 lakh by so-called travel agents has been reported from Samundra village. The Garhshankar police has registered a case under Section 420 of the IPC. 

YOGA CAMP: A week-long free yoga camp got under way at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here on Friday. It was attended by around 150 persons on the opening day. Mr M.L. Anand, former Principal of Arya College, was the chief guest. Dr Rajoo Singh Chhina, Medical Superintendent, DMCH, who is also the convener of Health Education Cell, inaugurated the camp. Dr Sanjeev Singh Rawat, a yoga consultant who has been associated with Swami Ram Dev for the past 14 years, told participants about various asanas, focusing on the importance of ‘pranayam’ and ‘dhyan kriyas’.

FREE CAMP: A free medical check up and treatment camp was organised at SAS Grewal Mediscan Hospital here on Friday. According to Dr G.S. Grewal, as many as 200 patients were checked at the camp for diabetes and cardiac problems. Surprisingly, about 60 patients were found to be diabetic and 50 others having one or the other cardiac problem, he said. The patients were examined by Dr Grewal, Dr Sarbjit Kaur, Dr Hiteshinder Singh and Dr Charanpreet Singh. The patients were also given free medicines, which were supplied by Hallmark company. 

Power tariff hike decried: The Ludhiana Motor Parts Manufacturers’ Association has condemned the recent hike in power tariff. Mr G.S. Kahlon, president of the association, said the hike should be withdrawn immediately as industry was already suffering on account of erratic power supply. 

Spice launches campaign: Spice Telecom has launched a new customer promotion campaign for its pre-paid subscribers. The offer would provide new subscribers and old subscribers, who recharge with Spice Buck of Rs 350 or above, an Adidas T-shirt worth Rs 450 free, said a press statement. 

Medical Camp: Around 120 persons were examined by a team of Dr Danesh Goyal, Dr Narinder Singh and Dr Kulbhushan on the occasion of the death anniversary of Sant Baba Kirpa Singh at Mallowal village. The camp was organised by Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College and Hospital. Patients were provided free medicines, according to a press note issued by Dr Loveleen Kaur Ahuja, Principal of the college.

STRIKE: On a call given by the Federation of All-India Petroleum Traders, the Phagwara Petrol Pump Dealers Association will observe a one-day token strike on Monday.

BEATEN UP: Mohan Lal of Narur village was waylaid, beaten up and robbed of Rs 2,300 by three motorcyclists with muffled faces. Mohan Lal has been hospitalised. The assailants told Mohan Lal not to trouble Jeewan. A case has been registered against Jeewan, an arhtiya of Narur village, and others under Sections 341, 323,506,120-B of the IPC.

CASE REGISTERED: The police on Tuesday registered a case against Ripudaman, Garry, Dara and Bobby, all men of octroi contractor of the local municipal council, for allegedly beating up Mr Vijay Gupta, president of Sangrur District Industrial Chamber (SDIC), on Wednesday.

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STABBED: Surjit Singh, alias Laddi of Kadgill village, was stabbed to death by some youths. A case under Sections 302 of the IPC has been registered.



ARRESTED: The police on Thursday seized more than 1 kg of charas from a resident of Rahaana village. According to police sources, a police team raided the house of Rameshwar and recovered the contraband. He has been arrested under the NDPS Act.

SHOT AT: Some unidentified armed youths shot at and injured Subhash, a resident of Bhirtana village on Wednesday. According to reports reaching here on Thursday. Subhash carrying poultry products in a Canter was going from Jind to Delhi. He was stopped near Ramgarh village by some armed youths who tried to loot Subhash. When Subhash resisted the youths opened fire injuring Subhash.

PATWARI HELD: The Vigilance Bureau on Thursday caught Hira Lal, a patwari, while taking a bribe of Rs 800 from Dharambir, a resident of Baroda village, for issuing a copy of the land record. A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against Hira Lal.

SUICIDES: Fed up with poverty, a daily wage earner of Uccha Chanana village of the Mustfabad block allegedly ended his life by hanging himself on Thursday. In another incident, a cycle mechanic ended his life by consuming poison.



CONDEMNED: The Himachal Pradesh State Journalists’ Federation has condemned the misbehaviour of certain persons with Ajay Kuthiala and Ashok Chauhan, both journalists and urged the Chief Minister Mr Virbhadra Singh and the DGP to order immediate legal action against those trying to intimidate and harass journalists.

CRITICISED: Village leaders of Hirapur, Barea, Bhajwani and Barsand near here have criticised the stoppage of Nangal-Geharwin (via Auhar) bus service and have warned that villagers would be forced to resort to a direct action if the bus service was not restored.

STRIKE: Fruit and vegetable sellers of Nahan town went on a day’s strike on Thursday in protest against the 2 per cent increase in the profit margin by wholesalers without the prior permission of the District Magistrate.


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