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KAVI DARBAR: The Alami Punjabi Virasat Foundation will organise ‘Sawan sangeet and a kavi darbar’ on Saturday at Ram Bagh Gardens. Mr Bhupinder Singh Sandhu, president of the foundation, said before the onset of militancy ‘kavi darbar’ used to be held annually in the garden.

VISITED: Prof Shinder S. Thandi, Head of Department, Finance and Accenting Faculty of Business Environment and Society, Coventry University, London, on Wednesday visited the Department of Economic of Economics, Khalsa College.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Lions Club Harmony, Barnala: president—Dr Hira Lal Garg; vice-president— Mr Vijay Dost; secretary—Dr Jasvir Aulakh; and cashier-—Mr Sanjay Bansal.

MEDICAL CAMP: The Lions Club Harmony will organise a medical camp at Pakhoke village, about 15 km from here, on Sunday. This was stated by Dr Hira Lal Garg, president of the club, here on Thursday. He said problems relating to the orthopaedics, gynaecology, ear, nose throat and skin would be examined and treated in the camp. Dr Garg said the Beopar Mandal unit of Pakhoke would help in organising the camp. 

OBSERVED: Breast-feeding week was observed here on Wednesday at the local Civil Hospital. Experts including the Civil Surgeon, Mr Niranjan Singh Suman, educated mothers regarding the benefits of breast-feeding

PO ARRESTED: The Sultanpur Lodhi police has arrested Jaspal Singh, a proclaimed offender, from Delhi. Palo, a resident of Dadwindi village had complained to the police in November 2001 that Jaspal Singh, a travel agent and a resident of Mohalla Mehtabgarh, Kapurthala, was neither returning Rs 4,15,000 which he had charged from her for immigration of her son Ranjeet Singh to the USA in 1999 nor he had kept his promise to immigrate her son.

SEIZED: The police on Wednesday seized 53 bottles of liquor from different places here. Forty bottles of liquor were seized from Kala Singh and Darbara Singh, residents of Dogranwala village near Subhanpur and seven bottles and six bottles of liquor were recovered from Balbir Kaur and Jasbir Kaur, respectively.

Budh Singh, 45, a resident of Hanskalan, was electrocuted here on Thursday. He was working on the roof of a shop in Anarkali Bazar when he came in contact with an electric wire passing nearby and died on the spot. His body was handed over to his kin after post mortem. The deceased is survived by his wife, daughter and son.

remanded: The police arrested Karnail Singh of Bhumal and seized 61.200 kg of poppy husk from him. He was remanded in the police custody for two days by Mrs Jitendar Walia, on Thursday, SDJM, Jagraon.

3 booked: Laddoo Kumar, Pinky Kumar and Vicky Kumar Shah of Kuraslia (Bihar), now residing at Machhli Market, Sherpur, Ludhiana, are alleged to have cheated a woman at Sudhar. The woman gave her gold ornaments to them to get these polished but they fled with these. The Sudhar police has registered a case under Sections 420 and 34, IPC, on the statement of Bhupinder Singh, husband of the victim. No arrest has been made so far.

: The police has arrested impersonator and registered a case under Sections 384 and 171 against him at the Sadar police station on Wednesday evening. According to information, at about 7 pm on Wednesday a policeman stopped a truck and asked him to show the papers of the truck. He told the driver that his truck was overloaded and he would be challaned. Then he received a bribe of Rs 500 and let the driver off. In the meantime, a police party reached the spot where the so-called policeman confessed that he used the police uniform to cheat the people. The accused was identified as Ranjit Singh of Mandiala Kalan village. 

Programme on food processing
: A 10-week programme on “Post-Harvest Handling and Food Processing” sponsored by Punjab National Bank and Nabard will start at the Department of Food Science & Technology PAU, Ludhiana, on August 22. Dr G.S. Padda, Head, Department of Food Science & Technology, said graduates who would like to start their own food processing units could apply for this course by August 16.

Mandi Gobindgarh
: To strengthen the base of the Congress, district-level meetings of workers will be organised in September, said PPCC chief Shamsher Singh Dullo. He was talking to mediapersons today after meeting Baba Ajit Singh Hansaliwale. The election manifesto, issued by Dr Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister, will be implemented before the Vidhan Sabha elections in the state. To counter the false propaganda of SAD, a booklet containing the achievements of three years of the Punjab Government and the further targets to be achieved within two years will be released and distributed up to the village level unit. 

Ladies festival: The Unique Ladies Forum celebrated ladies festival (Teeyan) at the Ladies Club here on Wednesday. Ms Jaspreet Kaur Talwar, Deputy Commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib, was the chief guest. Ms Talwar inaugurated the function. Club members applied mehndi on the hands of the chief guest.

BSP meeting
: A meeting of workers and office-bearers of the BSP will be held on August 6. The chief of Ropar division, Mr Rajinder Singh, will preside over the function in which election to the president of Samrala will be held, according to Mr Sandeep Kala, press secretary.



SENTENCED: The Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Ms Sapna Pande, has sentenced Mohammed Akbar Batt of Baramula district under Sections 392/511 of the IPC to rigorous imprisonment for one year and imposed a fine of Rs 500 for threatening bus passengers.

RECOVERED: The police has recovered a vehicle from Dhule in Maharashtra and arrested Rajender Shayam Rao Jhote. The police said here on Wednesday that the vehicle was stolen on August 13 last from the house of Raj Kumar of Madhyali village in this district.

URGED: The Governor, Mr V.S. Kokje, has urged upon the youth to work for the betterment of the society and channelise their energy towards the welfare of the society. Speaking at the prize distribution function organised by the Democratic Youth Federation of India, here on Wednesday, he said the youth must bring constructive change in the society by inculcating positive approach to remove the feeling of insecurity among youth.


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