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Seminar concludes
: A 10-day seminar for upper primary teachers of Sirhind Block-3 concluded at the local Government Secondary School on Wednesday. Fiftynine teachers from middle and high schools participated in it. It was organised by Mr Kanwaljit Singh, Principal, District Institute of Elementary Education, under the directions of Mr Anurag Aggarwal, State Project Director.

Section 144 imposed
: Mr Kirandeep Singh Bhullar, District Magistrate, here on Wednesday imposed Section 144 of Cr PC at ward numbers 34, 56 and 60 till September 19. Polling for municipal council election in these three wards will be conducted on September 18. The polling day has been declared a dry day. 

Blood donation: As many as 400 students donated blood during a blood donation camp jointly organised by the NSS unit of Law Department of Guru Nanak Dev University and Namita Nursing Home here on Wednesday. Mr Vikramjit Singh Bhatti from the department of law was declared the best donor of the year. 

War veterans to be honoured: The Indian Ex-services League Punjab and Chandigarh will honour World War II veterans and war widows at a rally to be held at Sainik house on September 17. This was conveyed by Lt Col J.S. Mand (retd), general secretary of the League. 

VCD on Hasham Shah: Dr S.P. Singh, Vice-Chancellor of the Guru Nanak Dev University, released a VCD on Punjabi poet Hasham Shah at a function organised here on Wednesday. The VCD has been produced by Hasham Shah Memorial Trust, Jagdev Kalan, Amritsar. 

4 colonisers booked
: Harnak Singh, Major Singh, Kirpal Singh and Mohinder Singh, all from Dehlon, are alleged to have carved an unauthorised colony for selling residential plots without seeking prior sanction from the PUDA. Dehlon police on the complaint of Additional Chief Administrator Officer, PUDA, Ludhiana, has registered a case under Section 5.36 of Punjab Residential and Property Regulation Act. No arrest has been made so far.

Bootlegger held: Kulwant Singh Kaku of Kotha Fathehdin, Jagraon, was arrested by HC Baldev Singh from Agwar Gujjran area and the police seized 13680 ml of illicit liquor from his possession. Case under the Excise Act has been registered.

Health camp
: The Nature Cure Education Trust will organise a camp on “healthy living drugless way” on Sunday at Community Centre in Aggar Nagar, B Block, here. According to Mr S.R. Mittal, member of the trust, the camp will focus on nature cure, yoga, meditation, healthy food, herbals, acupressure, sun rays and wheat grass juice therapy for treatment of different diseases. 

Indian Chest Society: Dr R.S. Bhatia, a physician, has been elected member of the governing body of the Indian Chest Society (ICS). According to Dr J. K. Samaria, honorary secretary, ICS, Dr Bhatia will serve for a term of two years.

Poll arrangements
: Mr Krishan Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, in a press note said that all arrangements for conducting the Balachaur civic body poll on September 18 had been completed. As many as 14 polling stations have been set up and 70 employees have been put on poll duty for 13 wards in the town.

: A social worker, Mr Dharamjeet Singh Gill, of Jandiali village, near here, has been elected vice-chairman of the Budhewal Cooperative Sugar Mill. This was stated by Mr Harpal Singh Sangowal, chairman of the mill, here on Thursday. 



HINDI DIVAS: The Punjab and Sind Bank Zonal Office (Haryana) organised a Hindi Divas samaroh to mark Hindi Day celebrations, here on Thursday. The Zonal Manager, Mr JS Dhingra, emphasised the need to use Hindi in day-to-day working of the bank. The Hindi Manager, Mr RS Bewli, conducted various competitions during the Hindi week. The Zonal Manager, Mr JS Dhingra, distributed prizes to the winners. The results News reading: Capt Ranvir Singh and Satish Singhi (1), Anil Kaistha (2), Vir Singh (3); Prashan Manch: Manmohan Khanna and Vir Singh (1) , Amarvir Singh Sodhi and BS Flora (2), Yogesh Kumar and SP Singh (3). 

BLOOD DONATION: As many as 125 Central Public Works Department (CPWD) Engineers and Central Government employees donated blood at a blood donation camp organised by the CPWD Junior Engineers’ Association (India), Chandigarh branch, here on Thursday. The camp was organised to mark the Engineers Day. A seminar was also organised on the occasion to pay tributes to the great engineer and Bharat Ratna, Sir M. Visvesvaraya on his birthday. Mr A.K. Sarin, Chief Engineer, (NZ-I), CPWD inaugurated the seminar, which was attended by a large number of engineers from Delhi, Karnal, Shimla, Jalandhar, Patiala, Ludhiana, Dehra Dun and other nearby stations besides the local members. 

MEDICAL CAMP: A A medical-cum-awareness camp under the ongoing Family Health Awareness Programme was organised at the Community Centre, Sector 56, on Thursday by the State AIDS Control Society, Chandigarh, in association with a Mohali-based NGO. The patients were examined by a team of doctors from the PGI. Over 300 persons attended the camp and 79 were found suffering from RTI/STIs. A street play and a magic show on AIDS were also organised during the camp. Condoms, booklets and pamphlets were also distributed among those present.

TELEFILM: A telefilm, “Shaheedan de Sirtaz”, based on the life and sacrifices made by Guru Arjan Dev, is being produced by Sunehri Virsa Productions. Mr Hardeep Singh, an SGPC member, directing the film, told mediapersons here on Thursday that the two-hour film would be dedicated to the 400th shaheedi purab of the Guru which was in 2006. The film was likely to be completed by the year-end.

GOODS STOLEN: Cash and goods worth Rs 25,000 were stolen from a house in Sector 2, while the owner, Brig A S Dhillon (retd.), was out of the country. One of his relatives, who had come here to check on the house, saw that the house was broken into. He informed the police, and a case has been registered. 



Heart camP: The Rotary Club of Ambala is going to organise a free heart check-up camp on October 9 at Kumari Rukmani Devi Memorial Hall, Ambala Cantt. Cardiologists from Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, would provide free consultation, free ECG and free Echo test. For registration contact Dr R.K. Aneja, Dr Vivek Malhotra, Dr Jitender Gupta, Dr Navleen Jain or Dr Harprakash Sharma. 

Concern: The Citizens Council has expressed concern over rising pollution level in Ambala Cantt as well as Ambala City. The council said that pollution in different forms, including smoke, garbage and noise, was causing harm to the local residents. The council also demanded that pressure horns must be banned and good quality pollution control mechanisms must be installed in vehicles.

Dental camp: As many as 750 children were examined for tooth ailments at a dental camp organised at the government high school, Machhrouli, in Bilaspur block here on Wednesday. Dr Kapila of DAV Dental College, Yamunanagar, led the team of doctors. — TNS

Demonstration: The local unit of the CPI on Wednesday held a demonstration here to highlight their 16-point memorandum addressed to the Prime Minister. According to Mr Dharmpal Singh Chauhan, district president of the unit, the demands included the implementation of the national common minimum programme and solving the power problem at the earliest.

Inquiry demanded:
The residents of Manas village called on the Deputy Commissioner, Mr B.S. Malik and demanded an inquiry into the circumstances leading to the death of a farmer, Vikramjeet. He was electrocuted by a transformer lying in the field of another farmer, Teka, on September 4.

Licences cancelled: The Food and Civil Supply Department cancelled the licences of two depot holders and forfeited the security deposits of 15 dealers during August. This was conveyed by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr B.S. Malik.

Two arrested
A factory worker, Nafe, was arrested for possessing a countrymade pistol near Devi Lal park here on Wednesday. In another incident, the police arrested Mata Deen and recovered poppy husk weighing 11 kg from his possession. Cases have been registered.

In-laws booked: On the complaint of Rekha, a resident of Bharat Nagar, Samalkha, the police on Wednesday booked her husband Sanjay, a resident of Kishanpura, along with her mother-in-law, her sister-in-law and her brother-in-law for harassing her for more dowry. A case has been registered.

Hunger strike: As many as 25 activists of the local unit of the Haryana Roadways Workers Union affiliated to Sarv Karamchari Sangh on Wednesday sat on a 24-hour hunger strike at the bus stand in protest against the alleged indifference of the state Transport Minister to their demands. This was conveyed by the state president of the union, Mr Harinaryan Sharma.


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