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Bhagat Singh’s statue
: The Shaheed Bhagat Singh Youth Front, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, on Tuesday urged the Municipal Corporation to grant them some land where they could install a statue of the martyr.

Two killed: Baldev Singh of Rambagh and Kohli Ram, a migrant labourer, died after inhaling some poisonous gas in an underground tank of a cattle feed factory in Chatiwind village. They had entered the tank to check the level of the material in it.

Medical camp
: The Malwa Sabhyacharak and Welfare Club distributed tricycles, hearing aids, wheelchairs and crutches among the handicapped at a free medical camp near the Courts Chowk Market Complex on Monday. 

Eye camp: As many as 930 patients were examined and 95 of them were operated upon at a free eye operation camp organised by the Lions Club, Barnala, at Dhaula village on Wednesday.

Ban orders
: The district administration on Tuesday issued prohibitory orders under Section 144, CrPC, where by it was ordered that all the hotels, restaurants and liquor vends will close at 11 p.m. It was also ordered that no vehicles with yellow colour or military colour or any colour resembling military uniform should be seen at public places. In another order, the District Magistrate also prohibited movement along rail lines and embankments of canals and the Beas from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. 

: Sukhdev Parshad, a mason and a resident of Purhiran, was electrocuted by an uninsulated wire of an electric motor while he was working in a building near Rahimpur on Tuesday. The motor belonged to Ajay Kumar of Gorian Gate. The police has registered a case against Ajay Kumar.

: The District Bar Association, at an emergency meeting on Tuesday, condemned the UP police for the use of violence on Allahabad High Court lawyers. They demanded action against the persons responsible. 

EYE CAMP: As many as 560 patients were examined at a five-day eye camp organised by the local Lions Club (Umang) at the Civil Hospital here in the memory of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. The general secretary of the club, Ms Seema Dhawan, said 60 patients were operated free of cost and the needy were provided with lens.

: A science exhibition, organised at Har Krishan Public School, concluded here on Tuesday. More than 200 students participated in the exhibition. 

One held
: The police arrested Amanjot Singh, a resident of Sandhwan village, here on Thursday and recovered two gold chains from him. During interrogation, the accused confessed to the crime. He was out on bail in a chain snatching case.

Tarn Taran
Four held
: The police has arrested Sukhdev Singh, a resident of Singhpur, Satnam Singh and Surjit Singh, residents of Puhla village and Prem Singh and recovered three stolen motor cycles from them. A case has been registered.

Training camp:The Horticulture Department organised a training camp for farmers on Wednesday at Naurangabad village. Farmers were imparted training regarding the sowing of fruits, vegetables, oil seeds and mushrooms.



OBJECTION: Residents of Sector 18, adjoining the Lion Bhavan here, have objected to the construction of a Sehaj Safai Kendra (SSK). Demanding its relocation, the residents said it would lead to foul smell in the area. The site selected by the Municipal Corporation was close to the Government Girls Senior Secondary School and to the bhavan. 

WOMEN’S CELL: The Army has set up a number of women empowerment centres aimded to provide vocational training and self-employment to women in computer, knitting, weaving and tailoring. One such group, comprising 37 women and three teachers, is on a 10-day visit to various towns, according to Lieut Bhavani Singh. The group, organised by Jawala Bn under the aegis of Trishul Division, was in the city recently.

HINDI FORTNIGHT: A function was organised to mark the concluding day of the Hindi fortnight celebrations at Central Detective Training School (CDTS) , Sector 36, here today. Mr Mithlesh Kumar Tewari, IGP, Punjab Human Rights Commission, was the chief guest on the occasion. 

GANDHI JAYANTI: The Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress( Colony Cell) will celebrate Gandhi Jayanti at the Anand Ramlila Ground, Mauli Jagran , on October 2. Mr Shambu Banerjee, president of the cell, said Mr B.B. Bahl, president of the Chandigarh unit of the Congress, would be the chief guest. 

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Village Welfare Society of Mullanpur Garibdass, near here: chairman — Mr Ashwani Kumar Latawa;president—Mr Mohinder Singh Chahal; general secretary — Mr Davinder Prakash Sharma; vice-president — Mr Mohinder Singh Khokhar; joint secretary — Mr Shayam Sunder Sharma; press secretary — Mr Faqir Chand Sharma; and cashier — Mr Jagdish Chand.

ORGANISED: The State Bank Officers’ Enclave (Upvan) Welfare Society, Mohali, on Wednesday organised a programme on driving and maintenance of cars in collaboration with Maruti Udyog Limited.A team from the Joshi Auto Zone gave a multi-media presentation about safe driving and fuel efficiency to about 60 families.

ONE KILLED: One person was killed when his motor cycle had a head-on collision with a truck near Mauli village on Thursday. Nirmal Singh, a resident of Haripur village, was going on his motor cycle (HR-03F-5510) when he was hit by a truck. He died on the spot. The truck driver fled the scene.

SURPRISE CHECK: Two doctors were found absent during a surprise check conducted by the Administrative Reforms Cell of the Haryana Government at the General Hospital, Sector 6, on Thursday morning. Sources say the team found that at least eight other doctors had not marked their presence in the attendance register, though they were found to be presence in the hospital. Four Class IV employees were found to have arrived late for duty. The team also checked the hospital store, but all employees and stocks were found to be in order. 



GRANDPARENTS’ DAY: Grandparents Day was celebrated at PKR Jain Vatika School, Ambala City, on Thursday. Students presented gifts to their grandparents who visited the school. A cultural programme was also held.

Two booked
: The police has booked Naresh and Pritam, both residents of Padla village, near here, on charges of murdering Sukhvinder of the same village. Her body was recovered by the police on Tuesday. 

Research paper: Dr Rajbir Parashar of RKSD College here has been invited by Kennesaw State University to present his research paper at an international summit to be held in the USA in October. The title of the paper is: “The role of media in shaping society and effecting social change”. 

Three arrested
: The police has arrested three persons and seized a country-made pistol and stolen items worth Rs 2 lakh from their possession. They have been identified as Ram Mehar, Parveen and Kamal. 

: A seminar on Dr Ben Weider’s thesis on Napoleon’s demise was held at Postgraduate Regional Centre here on Tuesday. Delivering his keynote address, Mr Amit Swami, president, Youngmen Association of India, eulogized Dr Weider, founder president, International Napoleonic Society, for throwing light on the cause of the French general’s death. Dr Weider had established that Napoleon died on account of slow doses of arsenic regularly administered to him in his daily diet. 

Token strike
: Autorickshaw drivers observed a token strike at Ganaur town on Thursday in protest against the alleged beating up of their colleague, Ram Phal, by a traffic police constable. They demanded stern action against the errant constable, who was consequently transferred. 

Maha panchayat: The Haryana unit of the Bharatiya Kisan Union is organising a Kisan Maha Panchayat on Friday at Ganaur town. The issue of the construction of the SYL canal will figure in the discussions.Top

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