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Blood donors
honoured: As many as 350 blood donors were honoured at a function organised by Bharat Vikas Parishad (Shivaji) at Sethi Palace on Monday. Mr Sanjeev Chahar, Councillor and the chief guest of the function, Dr Naveen Sethi and Dr Subhash Nagpal presented letters of appreciation and mementos to the donors.

Medical camp: Mr Vimal Thathai, a member of the Municipal Council, inaugurated a free physiotherapy and neuropathy camp at Guru Kripa Ashram on Monday. As many as 100 patients were examined.

Teachers’ training
: As many as 40 teachers participated in a five-day course on “Preparing Students for Job interviews” which concluded at Government Polytechnic for Women here on Sunday. The National Institute of Technical Teachers and Research conducted the course. 

Attack condemned: The Ahmadiyas have deplored attack on members of its sect in west Jakarta, recently. Mr Syed Tanwir Ahmad, spokesperson for the Ahmadiya Muslim Jamaat, said the Government of Indonesia must take strict measures to prevent the repeat of such incidents. 

Three arrested
: The police on Saturday arrested Gurdipak Singh and Jagtar Singh, residents of Purana Pind and Sukhpal Singh, a resident of Talwandi Jhungala, and recovered two gold chains and an un-registered motor cycle. The accused confessed to snatching chains at Dharampura colony on Wednesday. A case, in this regard, had already been registered.

Two held: The police have arrested Anokh Singh, a resident of Balluana and Manjinder Singh, a resident of Mukam and seized two country made pistols. They form part of a gang who have committed many robberies in the past one and a half years. During interrogation, they identified their accomplices as Harminder Singh of Amritsar, Jaswant Singh of Amritsar and Sukhwinder Singh of Maan Sandwal.

CHARGE TAKEN: Mr Gopal Arora, Judicial Magistrate, took charge of the second court here. This has made litigants feel happy as they now expect that the backlog will be cleared soon. Earlier, there was only one court of Ms Jitender Walia, SOJM, and there were thousands of pending cases. Now the cases have been equally divided between the two courts. 

MEETING: The local unit of the Kirti Kisan Union held a meeting here. Its representatives from various areas participated in it, according to Mr Charanjit Singh Bhammipura, secretary of the union. They decided not to pay electricity arrears being demanded by PSEB authorities. They flayed the state government for defying its promise to provide free electricity and water. It was also decided to block road traffic on September 29 from 12 noon to 2 pm. Meeting was presided over by Mr Gurkeerat Singh Chakkar. 

Demand quashed:
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has quashed the PSEB’s demand of Rs 7,500 made from Gurcharan Singh of Ballowal village. The board has alleged that his son was committing theft of power. Mr A.S. Narula said the board could not recover the amount from Gurcharan Singh, but it could recover it from his son in case he was stealing power. The forum directed the PSEB to refund Rs 7,500 to the complainant along with 9 per cent interest. 

Cheque given
: Mr Joginder Paul Singla, council chief of the richest councils of Mandi Gobindgarh, accompanied by executive officer Lachhman Singh Saini and Mr Deepak Sapra, handed over a cheque of Rs 50 lakh for development works for its subdivision headquarter of Amloh to Mr Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, Parliamentary Secretary (Home, Justice and PWD), on Tuesday. 

Camp: A night camp was organised by the students of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Mandi Gobindgarh, on Tuesday. Students of Classes VI, VII and VIII participated in a puppet show, a yoga and a meditation session. Ms Sakarsudha, Principal of the school, spoke on the benefits of such camps. Such camps inculcated self-confidence and spirit of self-discipline among the students, she added.

: R.K. Arya College celebrated Hindi Divas on the college campus on Saturday. Dr Harmohinder Singh Bedi, Department of Hindi, GNDU, Amritsar, in a special lecture, highlighted the importance of Hindi.

Medical Camp
: A free medical camp organised by the Ananda Marga Pracaraka Samgha was held at Anand Marg School, Jagdish Colony, here on Sunday. More than 300 poor, aged and needy patients were examined and given free medicines. Dr Sunanda (dentist), Dr J.P.S. Sodhi (eye surgeon), Dr T.R. Aggarwal (physician), Dr Aashish Gupta (orthopaedic) and Dr Jasleen Kaur (gynaecologist) were on the medical team. 

NSS camp: A 10-day NSS camp is being held at Government Mohindra College. The Principal, Dr Daljit Inder Singh Brar, inaugurated the camp. He advised volunteers to follow the motto of ‘Not me but you’. He asked the students to develop an awareness of their responsibilities towards the society and tackle social problems to promote welfare. Dr S.K. Kaushik, Prof Darshan Singh, Dr Rajinder Kaur, Dr V.K. Walia and Prof Navjot Singh were also present on the occasion. About 170 volunteers are participating in the camp which will conclude on September 30. 

Invited: Dr H.P.S. Walia, Head, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Punjabi University, has been invited to give a presentation on “Role of media in restoring values” at a conference to be held at Shantivan, Rajasthan, from October 1 to 4. The conference is being jointly organised by the Media Wing, Rajyoga Education and Research Foundation, and Prajapita Brahma Kumari Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya, Mount Abu, Rajasthan.

: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Amritsar unit of the Retail Karyana Merchant Association: president — Mr Harjipreet Singh Kang; acting president — Mr Vipin Kumar, and general secretary — Mr Ashwani Kumar.

NCC camp: A seven-day NCC camp, organised by the 11th Punjab Battalion NCC, Amritsar, at Sri Guru Angad Dev College, Khadoor Sahib, was inaugurated on Sunday by Commanding Officer Col L.S. Grewal. 

Speaker visits gurdwaras: Mr Harmohinder Singh Chatha, Haryana Speaker, on Sunday paid obeisance at various gurdwaras here. The Speaker was accompanied by the SDM, Mr Birpal Singh.

Sarpanch attacked: Ranjit Singh, a former sarpanch, was injured in an alleged attack by Amar Singh, Nishan Singh and Bagga Singh, residents of Dadehar Sahib, at Dhotian village on Friday. A case has been registered. 

Firing incident: Three members of a family, Ranjot Singh, Ranjit Kaur and Paramjit, were injured in a firing incident at Jodhsinghwala village on Friday. Lakhwinder Singh, Sher Singh and Sadha Singh have been accused for the incident. A case has been registered.



CAMP: A drug de-addiction awareness camp was organised by the Drug De-Addiction and Treatment Centre (DDTC), Department of Psychiatry PGIMER at Jugian village, Kharar, on Monday under the leadership of Prof P. Kulhara, Head, Department of Psychiatry. Patients suffering from drug and alcohol problems were advised by a team of doctors comprising Dr A.K. Mishra, in charge, Community Services, Dr Nitesh Pinulu, Dr Partha S Biswas, O.P. Giri, Manpreet Kaur, Rajesh Kumar, Gasten Masih and Rajesh Kumar. The camp was organised with the help of village panchayat. — 

FREE ECGs: As per a notice issued by the Health Secretary, Health Department Chandigarh Administration, the ECG facility in the emergency/casualty of Health Department, Chandigarh, has been made free for all cases, including indoor/outdoor with immediate effect. Patients admitted in casualty of the Health Department will have to deposit the hospital security after 24 hours of their admission. 

Awareness Day: The Aryans Educational and Charitable Trust, an NGO engaged in creating awareness on UGC NET and CSIR-UGC in the region, celebrated the CSIR Day as awareness day on Monday. A lecture for NET/JRF aspirants was organised in Sector 16, Chandigarh. Students of physics, chemistry, mathematics and life sciences attended the lecture. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and University Grants Commission (UGC) jointly conduct NET/JRF test and this time test is scheduled for December 18. 

Result declared: The result of an entrance test conducted by Panjab University on September 10 for enrollment into PhD in teaching departments has been declared. Copies of the result have been sent to the respective departments. Enquiries can be made on all working days between 9 am and 5 pm personally as well as on telephone Nos. 2534818, 2784869 and 2534829. Besides, the result will also be available on the university website — www.results.puchd.ac.in — according to Controller of Examinations. 

Lectures: Two extension lectures were organised on the sixth day of the 10-day NSS camp of the Government College of Education, Sector 20. A talk was held on stress management by Dr Joginder Mukjerjee in the morning session. In the evening session, a lecture by Dr Atul Sachdeva, Head, Department of Medicine, GMCH 32, was delivered. 

NSS camp: As part of the 10-days NSS camp being organised at Government College, Sector 46, Prof A.S. Bhatia gave a lecture on how to remain fit, healthy and energetic through acupressure and natural methods and how youthful energy and disease-free life can be attained through pressing certain points. The afternoon session witnessed an interaction on personality development by Prof Bikram Rana and Prof Sahib Singh. The function was presided over by Principal Dr A.N. Garg. 



Eye check-up camp
: An eye check-up camp was organised by the Rotary Club at the RKSD Senior Secondary Public School here on Saturday. Mr Subhash Mittal, president, RKSD College Governing Body, inaugurated the camp.

Dowry case
: The police on Monday registered a case of harassment for dowry against the in-laws of Mrs Sunita, a resident of Khanda village. She has alleged that she was beaten up and forced to leave her in-laws’ house after she failed to fulfil their demand for dowry.

Power cuts: Power cuts in the district have caused resentment among the people. Drinking water supply and production in industrial units has also been affected. 

Electrocuted: Suraj Bhan, a resident of Sikka Colony, was electrocuted by a high-tension electricity cable passing over his house on Monday. The police has sent the body for a postmortem examination. Residents of the colony held a demonstration in front of the office of the Superintending Engineer, Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam. They alleged that despite repeated complaints, the officials of the Nigam had not removed the power cable. 

Woman injured: Anaro Devi, a resident of Anup Nagar, sustained injuries when the roof of her house fell on Monday. She is stated to be out of danger. 

Scooterist escapes: Sanjay Bhutani, a resident of Ashok Nagar, escaped unhurt when his scooter was hit by a Canter in Rishi Colony here on Monday. His scooter was badly damaged. The Canter then rammed into a house. The driver was apprehended by the people and handed over to the police. 


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