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MURDERED: Ajit Singh, resident of Bathuchak village, was allegedly murdered by his brother Jagir Singh and his son Harpreet Singh over a property dispute here on Wednesday night. A case has been registered on the statement of the deceased’s brother Amrik Singh.

BREAST-FEEDING: The Department of Paediatrics and Gynaecology, Medical College, in collaboration with the Indian Academy of Paediatrics and Nursing College on Thursday celebrated the World Breast-Feeding Week at the local Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital. Dr Kanwaljit Singh, Civil Surgeon, was the chief guest.

PLEA REJECTED: A local court on Thursday declined the plea of the special investigation team (SIT), investigating the rape case of a minor which took place at Mohali in March, 2003, for further police remand of main accused, Punjab police Sub-Inspector Amarpreet Singh and four others.

: A two days art exhibition organised by students of Ivanna Institute, started here on Friday. The students of this centre put up a show of the articles made during their study. The handicrafts were made of varied materials like glass, plaster of Paris and wood etc.Ms Manmeet Sodhia, director of the institute, said exhibition was targeted to give a proper exposure to students. The products made were sold to visitors at concessional rates.The main attraction of the exhibition was the setting up of a live cafeteria by the students of the Hotel Management Department.

Meeting: A meeting of the representatives of 20 departments was held at Government Polytechnic for Women, Rishi Nagar, here on Friday for implementation of the recommendations of Sukhdev Singh High Power Committee. The meeting was chaired by Mr Priyank Bharti, Additional Deputy Commissioner. The meeting was attended by the representatives of ITIs, Engineering Colleges, Punjab Energy Development Agency, NABARD, Punjab Financial Corporation, Punjab National Bank, Punjab Agro and District Welfare Department.

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: Mr Rachhpal Singh, DSP, Malerkotla, while speaking at a seminar organised at local police station, said youths of the state particularly of Malwa region had fallen prey to narcotics. He said the state had boundaries with countries producing opium and other narcotics. He was of the view that unemployed youths mostly fall prey to drugs. But there were some other reasons for increasing number of drug addicts. He said due to stressful life, parents did not spend quality time with their children. Due to this children fall in bad company. The parents should take care of their wards and listen to their problems, he added.

Notices served: Owners of three diagnostic centres located at the Chhappar Road and Railway Road would be served show cause notices for allegedly showing negligence in maintaining the ultra sound reports of the patients. Dr Badri, SMO, Civil Hospital, Malerkotla, said though no major discrepancies were observed at these centres, the records were not maintained according to the present norms. Show cause notices would be sent to them and they would be given a chance for rectifying the procedure.

New projects: The Youth Welfare Department of Panjab University would launch new projects for the preservation and promotion of Cultural Heritage of the state. This was stated by Dr Surinder Mohan Kant, Director, Youth Welfare of the university. He said the department had been contributing a lot towards the folk culture and heritage of northern India.

FIR registered: The Sudhar Police has registered an FIR under Sections 457 and 380 against unidentified persons for allegedly stealing cash worth Rs 1.4 lakh from Guru Har Gobind Khalsa College of Pharmacy at Sudhar village.

ORDERED: Mr S.S. Arora and Mr Joginder Singh, president and member, respectively of the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum while disposing of a complaint filed by a local sports goods dealer has ordered the Nokia Care Centre, Jalandhar city, to pay Rs 7500 by way of compensation/ damages, cost of the litigation etc to the complainant within six weeks.

CRITICISED: Dr Shiv Kumar Tejpal, district president, local bodies cell, BJP, and Mr Harparkash Kalia and Mr Lekh Raj (Pappu), BJP leaders, have criticised the unprecedented hike in water and sewerage rates by the local municipal council. They demanded the immediate withdrawal of hike.

TAKES OVER: Mr Ajit Kumar has taken the charge of principal of the D.A.N. College of Education for Women.

TB CENTRE: Maharaj Lal Dass Brahma Nand Bhuriwale Garib Dassi Charitable Hospital, Tapparian Khurd, has started tuberculosis care centre. Dr Dalip Kumar, Civil Surgeon, inaugurated the centre. This was stated by Mr Tirath Ram, finance secretary of the trust, here on Friday.

RAPE BID: The Banga police on Wednesday arrested a Kaka of Mehli village for trying to outrage the modesty of a minor girl of the same village. The matter was reported to the village panchayat and the police, resulting in the arrest of the youth.

IT CAMP: As many as 100 new income tax payees were helped at a camp held by the Income ax Department under the “Help scheme of the Union Government on Wednesday. A similar camp will be held at Patti.



CONDEMNED: Executives of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited criticised the role of the police in the Honda workers incident in Gurgaon. Mr Amarjit Singh Chauhan, Circle Secretary, Sanchar Nigam Executive Association, said lathicharge on the workers was an act of repression and the government should order an impartial probe into the incident.

CERTIFICATION: Punjab Alkalies and Chemicals Limited (PACL), an ISO 9001:2000 certified company, has obtained the ISO 14001:2004 certification. M/s Det Norske Veritas (DNV) has certified that the Environment Management System of PACL on the Nangal-Una Road, Naya Nangal, Ropar district, has been found to be conforming to the environment management system standard ISO 14001:2004.

SPORTS INJURY SPECIALIST: Dr Anant Joshi, sports injury specialist from Mumbai, will be in Mohali on Friday. Dr Santosh Agarwal of the Shivalik Hospital and Trauma Centre, Sector 69, said Dr Anant Joshi would be performing surgeries for various knee and shoulder disorders using key hole surgery (Video Arthroscopy) methods.

VANAMAHOTSAVA: The Institute of Chartered Financial Analyst of India (ICFAI) Business School organised vanamahotsava here on Thursday. The occasion was marked with a sapling plantation ceremony. The chief guest was Mr S.K. Sharma, founder member and president of the Environmental Society of India. Prof Bhagat Ram, academic coordinator, and Group Captain Sudhir Diwan were also present. It was followed by an environment quiz and a prize distribution ceremony of the poster-making and slogan-writing contests.



ARRESTED: The police has nabbed, Satnam Singh, an accused in a murder case, committed several years ago. The police said Satnam Singh, had been arrested from the Satarkot area of Faridkot district in Punjab.

ARRESTED: The police has arrested Inder Singh of Jharot village in connection with the alleged murder of Dalbir, a resident of the same village, in June this year. This information was given by Mr Anil Kumar Rao, SP, here on Thursday.

ASSAULTED: A youth, Deepak, of Khanpur village sustained knife injuries when he was attacked by five youths at Khewra village 13 km from here, on Thursday. A case has been registered.

BODY FOUND: The Civil Lines police recovered the body of an unidentified man outside the bus stand here on Wednesday night. The body has been sent for a postmortem examination.

SENTENCED: The Additional Sessions Judge of Sonepat, Mr Justice J.S. Jangra, on Wednesday sentenced five accused, namely Ashok, Brij Bhushan, Ramesh, Sultan and Randhir of Rathdhanna village, to imprisonment for life with a fine of Rs 2,000 each for the murder of Brahmjit Singh of the same village in 2002.

CRUSHED: Santosh (30), a housewife, was crushed to death by a water tanker at Nathupur village, about 15 km from here, on Thursday. The driver of the water tanker, however, managed to escape immediately after the accident. A case has been registered.


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