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FOUNDATION STONE LAID: Dr S.P. Singh, Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, laid the foundation stone of the Social Sciences Block on the university campus here on Saturday. Dr Gurnam Singh, Dean Academic Affairs, was among other teachers and officers of the Engineering Department who were present on the occasion.

MEDICAL CAMP: Nearly 400 patients were checked for heart, paediatric, orthopedic and gynaecological diseases by doctors and a team of experts from Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, during a two-day free camp which concluded here on Saturday. Patients were provided free medicines and ECG, blood sugar test and other test facilities were provided free of charge. The camp was organised by the Heart Care Society.

FOUNDATION STONE: Lt-Gen Mandhata Singh, General Officer Commanding, Vajra Corpos, on Friday laid the foundation stone for a new accommodation coming up at a cost of Rs 10.33 crore. Mr D.L. Mathur, Chief Engineer, Jalandhar zone, was also present on the occasion.

KILLED: Three persons, Sukhjinder Singh, alias Sonu, of Sarihala Khurd village, Kailash and Shri Yadav, both labourers, were killed and two seriously injured when a tractor-trolley laden with iron rods rammed into the railing of an overbridge near JCT Mills here on Friday. The injured, identified as Surinder Pal and Dhruv, were admitted to the Civil Hospital.

BOOKED: Two travel agents, Avtar Singh and Kewal Singh of Samrawan village, both brothers, were booked under Sections 420 and 406 of the IPC allegedly for duping Ranjit Singh of Sarhal Kalan village and his brother-in-law Daljit Singh of Mehtan village of Rs 7 lakh on the pretext of sending them abroad.

PROJECT: A financial dispute between the Punjab Government and a private company has stalled the much-awaited completion of the Satnampura railway overbridge. The construction of the overbridge had been a major issue during the assembly and Lok Sabha elections. Former minister Swarna Ram had initiated the project and announced its completion within nine months. However, the construction work came to a standstill when the Congress came to power.

KILLED: One person was killed and three were injured when a tractor-trailer fell from the flyover opposite the JCT Mill on the GT Road here on Friday. The deceased could not be identified The injured were hospitalised.



HEALTH CAMP: More than 200 patients were examined at the bone density and orthopaedic camp organised by the Healthcare, Sector 17, here on Saturday. Dr M.S. Narula, consultant orthopaedic and spine surgeon, conducted the camp and said that osteoporosis was a condition in which there was increased risk of fracture. He added that patients of osteoporosis often complain of backache and bone pains.

ELECTED: History was created on Saturday as all seven members of the board of directors of the Morinda Cooperative Sugar Mill were elected unanimously. Those elected are: Mr Bhola Singh (Samrala-01), Mr Gurmukh Singh (Kharar-02),Mr Davinder Singh (Fatehgarh Sahib-03), Mr Paramjit Singh (Morinda-04), Mr Rajinder Singh (Ropar-05), Mr Gurcharan Singh (Kharar Societies-01) and Mr Gurcharan Singh (Morinda Societies-02).



CELEBRATED: Vishwas Public School celebrated environment week on the school premises on Saturday. The schoolchildren planted saplings in the school ground. While addressing the students, the Principal of the school, Ms Indu Kapoor, briefed about the importance of environment. She said pollution was one of the biggest problems of urban localities which could be checked by planting more saplings.

DEMANDED: The Anti-Terrorist Front of India had demanded the Chief Minister to grant Rs 10 lakh to the next kin of martyr Rajender Singh, a resident of village Tepla, close to Ambala Cantonment. A condolence meeting was also organised on the office of the front presided by its president Viresh Shandilaya. A resolution was adopted at the meeting in which the front requested the Chief Minister to offer a government job to the wife of the martyr.

REFRESHER COURSE: The teaching staff of Police DAV Public School, Ambala City, have joined a refresher course in Sohan Lal DAV College on the topic speaking and listing skills of English language. While inaugurating the programme today Dr D.P. Asija highlighted the role of English. Dr Neelam Luthra gave practical tips on how to improve pronunciation of children by adopting measure like creating an environment, motivating students and communicating in English.

INJURED: Four persons were injured in separate incidents at Charkhi Dadri on Saturday. According to reports, a scooterist was injured when the scooter he was riding collided with a Tata Sumo at the Delhi bypass. In another incident, a labourer, engaged with a brick kiln at Imlota village, was thrashed by some persons. Surender and Rambir of Saunf Kasni village also sustained injuries in another incident.

GROUP FIGHT: Eighteen persons, including an old woman were injured when two group had a bloody scuffle at Kaliyana village over an old enmity. They could only be pacified after the police intervened. The injured have been admitted to the Civil Hospital.

BODY IDENTIFIED: The body of Sunil, a taxi driver, who was reportedly kidnapped by four persons from the bus stand in Bahadurgarh on July 3, was recovered in the Salawas region of the district. The family of the deceased identified his body on Saturday in the PGIMS, Rohtak.

WOMAN killed
: A 40-year-old woman of Khera Farm here was killed and her husband critically wounded when the motor cycle they were riding was hit by a truck on the Jagadhri-Saharanpur national highway on Saturday morning. Kamlesh, who was riding pillion on the motor cycle reportedly died on the spot, while her husband, Mr Jagdish Lal was rushed to a hospital, where his condition was said to be critical.

MURDERED: A middle-aged married woman, Santro Devi, and a migrant labourer were allegedly murdered in Karnal district on Friday. The police after recovering the bodies and registering cases of murder had begun investigation. Santro Devi (32), wife of Raghbir Singh, a resident of Shiv Colony, Karnal, was allegedly strangulated to death by her husband and other members of the in-laws’ family, said Sub-Inspector Kulbir Kaur, in-charge of Ram Nagar police post, who is investigating the case. In the second incident, a migrant labourer Vikas, from Bihar was allegedly murdered by some persons by chopping off his head with a sharp-edged weapon at Ranwar village.

NEW COURSE: A new two-year postgraduate diploma in nutrition and nutraceutical science has been introduced in IB College here from this session. This college has become the first in the country to introduce PG diploma in nutraceutical science. The principal, Mr M.L. Sharma, and the Coordinator of the course, Dr Pran Nath, said 30 seats would be available in the first year of the course. Admission would be open till July 21 without late fee.

ELECTROCUTED: Satish Kumar (23), son of Sheotaj Singh, was electrocuted when he accidentally touched a broken live wire in a field at Nehrugarh village, near Kosli, on Thursday evening. He died on the way to the local Civil Hospital.

LIGHTNING STRIKE: A calf, belonging to one Ishwar Singh, died due to lightning which struck Pali village, about 15 km from here, on Thursday. A house was also damaged in the incident.

ARRESTED: The Dharuhera police arrested two youths, Ravi and Satish, both residents of Tatapur village, near here, on charges of making obscene telephone calls to housewives and girls residing in the HUDA sector and the Housing Board Colony at Dharuhera as well as Tatarpur and other surrounding villages. They were nabbed, while calling up a girl student, from an STD booth at Dharuhera.


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