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: The Department of Guru Nanak Studies, Guru Nanak Dev University will organise a three-day conference from October 26 to 28 on “Guru Granth Sahib: Different Aspects”. Dr Jaswinder Kaur Dhillon, Director of conference, said Dr A.K. Kidwai, Governor of Haryana, would inaugurate the conference.

Quiz on AIDS: Dr R.S. Bawa, Registrar, Guru Nanak Dev University, on Tuesday gave away prizes to the winners of All-India inter-university national quiz contest “Role of youth in combating HIV/AIDS and other health issues”. Dr Bawa said there was no vaccine for AIDS but prevention was the only answer. He advised the youth to maintain social and moral values and life style as advised by great saints and gurus of our country.

Urged: The Durgiana Temple Management Committee has urged the Union Minister for Foreign Affairs to recognise the management as the ‘sole’ representative to send pilgrims for Katasraj yatra in Pakistan. The management has sought the permission for 200 persons for pilgrimage.

Two held: The Chheharta police has arrested two persons, including a proclaimed offender, Davinder Singh Doddu, a resident of Narli village, and seized fake currency worth Rs 5,000 and 50 gm of smack. The police has registered a case.

PO held
: The Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) said here on Tuesday that a proclaimed offender, Major Singh, a resident of Bhamri village, was arrested on Saturday. He said the accused was on parole for a month.

Seized: The Sadar police has arrested Summi, a resident of Navi Abadi, Civil Lines, Amritsar, along with others and recovered 125 bags of poppy husk and 14 kg of opium.

Medical camp: About 21 inmates were examined at a homoeopathic camp organised in the jail complex on Wednesday. The camp was organised by the Bathinda Vikas Manch in collaboration with the local branch of State Bank of India. Medicines were given free of cost.

Youth festival
: The three-day youth festival of Punjabi University will be held in Government Brijindra College here from Friday. The Deputy Chief Minister, Punjab, and the Minister for Higher Education, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, will inaugurate the festival. This was stated by Dr Karnail Singh, Principal of the college, on Monday.

Balmiki Jayanti
: Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha, presided over a function organised to mark Balmiki Jayanti at Balmiki Community Centre here on Tuesday. He handed over a cheque for Rs 1 lakh and announced to give a grant of Rs 1 lakh more from his MPLAD fund for the completion of construction work of the community centre.

Administered: The Deputy Commissioner on Tuesday administered an oath to officials and employees of the different departments, NGOs and school students to wage a war against AIDS. Dr Harwant Singh Gill and Gurjit Kaur visited various schools to administer oath. Dr Gill delivered special lectures and distributed literature to create awareness about AIDS.

Case registered
: A woman named Daljit Kaur was allegedly forced to commit suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at Paddi village on Monday. On the complaint of the brother of the deceased, Mr Manga Singh, a case has been registered against the husband of Daljit Kaur, and the member of her-in-laws.

Illicit liquor: The police has booked nine persons for allegedly doing trade of illegal wine. The SSP said here on Tuesday that 40 kg of lahan and 3,000 litres of illicit liquor had been seized. The accused are Shida Singh, Parkash Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Buta Singh, Major Singh, Sukhdev Singh, Kulwant Singh, Harbans Singh and Harjinder Singh.



Student awarded: A local boy, Saurabh Khatri, has done the city proud. A student of third year of ILS Law College, Pune, he has won the Best Student Advocate Award at the National Moot Court competition held in Mumbai recently. All prestigious colleges of India had participated in the competition. Saurabh has now been invited to participate in the Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition to be held at Florida, USA, on October 28- 29. 

Donated: The staff of the Sate Bank of Patiala, Kalka, has donated their one day’s salary for the earthquake victims and sent it to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund. A cheque for Rs 13, 718 has been sent by the bank staff. 



Information Act
: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr. O. P. Langayan, said here on Monday that the administration had made appointments to implement the Right to Information Act. He said the City Magistrate had been appointed Public Information Officer (PIO) at the district level while the Superintendent in the office of the Deputy Commissioner had been appointed Assistant Public Information Officers (APIO) in the district. At the subdivision level the Subdivisional Magistrates had been given the powers of the PIOs, while Tehsildars had been appointed as APIOs.

Youth shot
: A youth was shot by his cousin when they had gone to their relatives house in Badli village here on Wednesday. The victim Jaiveer was shot by his cousin Dinesh, residents of Mandothi village after a brief argument. According to information, wife of Joginder, a brother of Dinesh had gone to her parental house after differences with her husband a couple of days ago. 

: The Deputy Commissioner, Mr B.S. Malik, on Tuesday inaugurated the 24 branch of the HDFC Bank. Ms Neena Singh, senior vice-president and regional head of north region of the bank, said it had more than 500 branches and over 1050 ATMs in 190 cities.

Case registered
: The police has registered a case against nine persons for creating hooligranism at Prem Hospital on Sunday after death of a woman. The crowd gathered at the hospital and allegedly ransacked the hospital. 

: The Rai Police intercepted a jeep and seized 600 bottles of liquor from it on the G.T. Road near Bahalgarh Chowk on Tuesday. According to a report, the Jeep was on its way from Panipat to Mathura. The police also arrested Shiv Charan. A case under the Excise Act has been registered.

Rs 1 lakh looted: Five persons are reported to have looted Rs 1 lakh from a truck driver and his brother near Gopalpur village on Tuesday. The robbers also assaulted the truck driver and his brother who sustained serious injuries. The police has registered a case. 

Group clash: At least 19 persons, including seven women, were injured in clashes which took place at Mehlana, Rohna and Sehri villages on Wednesday. 


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