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WORKSHOP: First Take International (FTI), an institute for media studies, on Sunday kicked off a fortnight long workshop on anchoring, news reading, radio jockey and voice over at the local BBK DAV College for Women. Mr Navjot Singh, MP, inaugurated the workshop. He exhorted students to pursue their vocation with dedication. He also gave tips to students regarding anchoring and compering. He said a good media anchor must be agile, confident and spontaneous.

Fatehgarh Sahib
Transferred: The State Education department has released a list of 44 teachers who have been transferred from the district. These orders have been implemented from immediate effect.

POETRY: “Sahitkar Sadan”, a literary organ of Guru Gobind Singh Circle organised a “face - to - face” with famous poet, Fakir Chand Tuli of Jalandhar. Tuli narrated events from his life, starting from childhood. He read out poems on varied subjects.

SAPLING PLANTATION: Under a campaign aimed at promoting sapling plantation, sponsored by Lions Club, 500 saplings of different varieties were planted in Arya Senior Secondary School and SD School here. The students vowed not only to look after these plants but also to grow more plants in future.

MEDICAL CAMP: A free medical check-up camp was organised by the Rotary Club, Palahi, in collaboration with the Indian Medical Association at Palahi village here on Monday. As many as 200 patients were examined at the camp by Dr Rajeev Gupta, IMA president, Phagwara Circle, Dr J.S. Virk and Dr Raman Aggarwal. Medicines were distributed free of cost to the anaemic patients. According to IMA sources, these camps would be held throughout the year.

13 ARRESTED: A police team, headed by DSP Navjot Singh, raided many places in and around Phagwara and had arrested 13 persons for forward trading and seized from them Rs 14,000 and a large number of slips used for it on Sunday. A case under the Gambling Act has been registered against all the accused. Later, they were released on bail.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Loins Club Greater Pathankot: president — Mr S.K. Punj; general secreatary — Mr S.S. Rana; and treasurer — Mr Vinod Mahajan.

CHEMISTS’ ASSOCIATION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the chemists association, Gurdaspur: president — Mr Rakesh Nanda; general secretary — Mr Rajwant Singh; and treasurer — Mr Sunjiv Kapur.

SAPLINGS PLANTED: Members of the local Lion Club Greater planted more than 80 saplings on the premises of Sai Engineering College, Badhani, 10 km from here, on Sunday.

Transfer policy
: As per the new transfer policy of the Punjab Government, a total 56 teachers of the high and middle level schools of the district have been transferred besides 23 JBT teachers.

Tarn Taran
: The district police organised a traffic awareness seminar here on Saturday under the presidentship of Mr Paramjit Singh Grewal, SSP. Hundreds of truckers from Patti and Khadoor Sahib subdivisions participated. Besides Mr Grewal, SSP, Mr Paramdeep Singh Teja SP, Mr Ashok Bath SP (D), Mr Jatinder Kumar Sood, president of the local Municipal Council and others addressed the gathering.



MARTYRS’ FAMILIES: The district unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will honour one relative each of 105 martyrs of this district at a function here on Tuesday on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Divas. The convener of the BJP’s silver jubilee programme, Mr Om Prakash Maan, said invitations had been sent to all 105 martyrs’ families.

AUGMENTED: The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has augmented the capacity of its 33-KV substations at Siwani in Bhiwani district from 9 MVA to 13 MVA at a cost of Rs 20 lakh. An official spokesman said that to augment the capacity of the substation, the DHBVN had replaced an existing transformer of 4 MVA with a new tansformer of 8 MVA capacity.

PRESS CLUB: Journalists of Jhajjar district constituted the District Press Club at a meeting held in Bahadurgarh on Sunday. According to a press note, Mr Manmohan Khandelwal was appointed president of the club while Mr Praveen Dhankar was given the charge of general secretary. Mr Yoginder Saini and Mr Dinesh Harit were elected vice-president and treasurer of the club while senior journalist Prem Sharma was appointed patron.

SP ASSUMES CHARGE: Mr Sanjay Kumar, Superintendent of Police, State Vigilance Bureau, Gurgaon, has taken over as Superintendent of Police, Kurukshetra, in place of Mr Sat Parkash Ranga, who has been posted as Commandant, 4th Battalion, Madhuban.

SP TAKES CHARGE: Mr Anil Kumar Rao has taken over the charge as Superintendent of Police in place of Mr Sukh Dev Singh who has been transferred to Mewat as such by the state government. According to a report, the crime situation remained under control during the posting period of Mr Sukh Dev Singh at Sonepat.

KILLED: Manisha, a 12-year-old girl, died when a snake bit her at her house at Machhri village on the Sonepat-Gohana road, about 10 km from here, on Monday. The girl opened an iron almirah for taking out a deck from it when she was bitten by the snake, which resulted in her death.


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