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Blood camp
: The Department of Blood Transfusion of the local Guru Nanak Dev Civil Hospital organised a blood donation camp to commemorate the first death anniversary of its former head Dr Swami Sharan Sharma here on Sunday. The camp was held under the supervision of Dr Neeraj Sharma, Assistant Professor.

: The Mahilpur police has arrested Manjit Singh of Sarhala Kalan village and seized 5 kg of poppy husk from his possession. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered.

: An extension lecture was organised at the Doraha Institute of Management and Technology (DIMT) here on Monday. Dr R.S. Gupta, Director of the institute, in a press note said that Col. P.S. Choudhry (retd), Corporate General Manager (HRM), Vardhman group, was the resource personnel. While sharing his experiences of the corporate world, he emphasised on the qualities required of young professionals in business houses. He emphasised the need to understand the vision of the organisation and goals to be achieved. He said young professionals should do the SWOT analysis to understand strengths, weakness and threats to the organisation. He emphasised the need for creating harmonious relationship among management, employees and customers. 

Founder’s Day
: The local Punjab Public School organised a function to mark the 45th Founders’ Day. The Governor of Punjab, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd.) was the chief-guest. The school headmaster highlighted the achievements of the school.

Youth festival
: The M.B.B.G.R.G.C. College, Mansowal, has won the over-all trophy at the Regional Zonal Youth Festival (Hoshiarpur Zone A) held at Khalsa School, Mahilpur. The festival was organised by Panjab University. Ms Gursharan Kaur Sidhu, principal of the college, said the college had won as many as 27 prizes in various competitions at the youth festival.

Competitions: An inter-house declamation competition on ‘Ill effects of drugs on the society’ and a competition of patriotic song were held at the local Government Senior Secondary School on Saturday. In declamation contest – Priyana (Beas house), Navkiran Kaur (Ravi house) and Tina (Jehlam house) and in song competition – Baljit Singh (Narmada house), Sunita (Ganga house) and Ruby Mehta (Kaveri house) won the first three positions. Mr Iqbal Singh, principal of the school, gave away the prizes.

Concluded: As many as 24 scouts and three scouts masters of different schools have participated in the week-long 15th National Jamboree held at Neeldhara, Haridwar (Uttranchal). Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, President, had inaugurated the jamboree. He emphasised the need to inculcate values of righteousness, purity of thought, nationalism among the scouts. The jamboree concluded on Saturday.

INVITED: Mr Vikram Raj Singh Chauhan, Chief Forensic Investigator, Patiala Bureau of Identification, and President, North Zone Forensic Science Association, will represent India at the International Forensic Science Symposium to be held at Taipei, Taiwan, from November 7 to 12.

: Harsharan Preet Singh (10) of Gokalpur locality was sodomised by Harpreet Singh, alias Sonu, (19) at his residence on Sunday. The accused lured the boy on the pretext of playing of video game at his residence and where he sodomised him. The victim has been admitted to the local Civil Hospital. The police has arrested Harpreet Singh. A case has been registered.



Condemned: The local unit of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad(VHP) on Sunday condemned the serial bomb blasts at New Delhi on Saturday.The VHP urged the residents not to be terrorised by such acts and celebrate Divali with traditional fervour.

ELECTED: Mr S.P. Sharma was elected president and Mr Tilak Raj Tuli vice-president of the Senior Citizens Council at the general body meeting of the council on Sunday. The other office-bearers are: Mr V.P. Kumar — general secretary, Capt K.K. Modgil — secretary, Mr Inder Sain Aggarwal — finance secretary, Mr B.R. Sharma — organising secretary and Mr B.R. Batra — press secretary.

RALLY: Students of Saket High School, Chandi Mandir, on Monday took out a rally against the use of fire crackers. The rally was flagged off by Mr Jitendra Sharma, headmaster of the school. The students took out the rally in Bir Ghaggar, Chandi Mandir and Saket Colony.



remembered: The death anniversary of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was observed here today. A district-level programme was held at Panchayat Bhavan, Ambala City. The Deputy Commissioner, Ambala, Mr J.P. Kaushik, said Indira Gandhi gave new direction to the country. A blood donation camp was inaugurated by Mr Kaushik. Sixty persons donated blood at the camp which was organised by the District Red Cross Society.

: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Kurukshetra University Non-Teaching Employees Association: president—Mr Maan Singh; senior vice-president—Mr Prem Singh; vice-president—Mr Chandan Singh; general secretary—Mr Madan Gopal Sharma; joint secretary—Mr Ram Lal; press secretary—Mr Baljit Singh; and treasurer—Mr Yogesh Sharma.

Cheques disbursed
: The Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chairman of the District Red Cross Society, Mr Mahender Kumar, presented a cheque for Rs 5,000 to a blind youth, Balram of Pavti village, on Saturday. Besides, another cheque for Rs 5,000 was given to Suraj Bhan of Delhawas Gulabpura village, whose son, Mukesh, was electrocuted on August 29.

Case registered
: The Civil Lines police has registered a case against seven persons on the charge of kidnapping a girl from her house in Janata Colony on October 18. Mr Bhagat Singh, father of the girl, alleged that the culprits had kidnapped his daughter in his absence.

Fire: A large quantity of cotton and machinery were destroyed in a fire which broke out in a spinning mill at Rasoi village, about 20 km from here, on Sunday. A short-circuit is said to be the cause of the fire.

Seized: The Kundli police claimed to have seized a car affixed with red-light during the checking of vehicles on the Haryana-Delhi border on Monday. The documents of the car were found fake. A case has been registered.

Science expo
: A science model of ‘Panama Canal’ by students of Delhi Public School, Panipat, has won the first position while the second went to students of a model school, Rohtak, for Paper Making Form Water Hyacinth. Another model of ‘modern hydel power station’ by Rijul Saini and Akshey Gupta of the local Sant Nischal Singh Public School, (SNSPS) has won third position.



Three held
: Three persons were arrested on charge of playing “satta” near the Lakkar depot on the Barotiwala-Baddi road last evening. Ravinder Singh from Hoshiarpur, Des Raj from Ghumarvin and Raj Nath from UP were booked under Section 13 of the Gambling Act.


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