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Sarabha remembered
: Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha, the hero of Ghadar Movement who sacrificed his life this day in 1915, was remembered at a function organised by the Punjabi Sabhyachar Manch at Swami Keshwa Nand Mahila College here on Wednesday. Col Ajit Singh Samagh (retd.) was the chief guest.

Youth killed: Twentyfive-year-old Daleep Singh, son of Mr Jagdev Singh, was crushed to death when the tractor he was driving overturned in his farm house at Sardarpura village here on Monday.

Gaggo Mahal (AJNALA)
Camp organised
: The 86 Infantry Brigade of Army organised a medical camp at Gaggo Mahal on Tuesday on the occasion of Gurupurb. According to a press note issued by the Army, a team of doctors from the Army as well as the civil hospitals conducted the camp and distributed medicines to the patients.

: The Barnala district police on Monday night arrested Gurmeet Singh, alias Kaala, main accused in a brawl which took place near railway crossing here, on July 14 last between Kaala group and Mr Karamjit Singh, alias Bitta, Municipal Councillor, Barnala. One person, namely Harjot Singh, was killed while five others had sustained injuries in the brawl. Mr G. Nageshwara Rao, SSP, Barnala police district, informed here on Tuesday that Gurmeet Singh along with 11 others was booked under Sections 302, 307, 323, 341, 427, 428 and 204 of the IPC and 25, 27, 54, 59 of the Arms Act at Kotwali police station.

Cases registered: Mr G. Nageshwara Rao, SSP, Barnala district police, informed here on Tuesday that the police caught Makhan Singh, Harman Singh, Hardeep Singh, Khushi Mohammad and Jaspal Singh for indulging in gambling and recovered Rs 2,500 in cash from the spot. He further said that Guddo, a resident of Nanaksar Basti, here was arrested for possessing eight bottles of illicit liquor. A case under Sections 61/1/14 of the Excise Act was registered. Ram Prasad, a resident of Pokhar (Kathmandu) was also arrested for possessing 100 gm of opium and a case under Sections 18/61/85 of the NDPS Act was registered. against him.

: Dr Rakesh Mohan Sharma, Principal, Swami Premanand Postgraduate Degree College, Mukerian, has been invited by the International Council for Distance Education (ICDE), Norway, to present research paper on the topic 'Exploring global paradigms on ICT-enabled education'. The conference will be held from November 18 to 23. The international conference will be inaugurated by Mr Arjun Singh, Union Minister for Human Resources Development. 

Stolen paddy recovered
: Raman Kumar Teeta and his brother Ajay Kumar Kaka of Sidhwanbet along with 6 other persons have been booked by the Humbran police under Sections 458, 380 of the IPC on the complaint of Pawan Kumar of Bharowal Kalan on the charge of stealing paddy. According to the information, they allegedly stolen 37 bags of paddy from Humbran Mandi. A tractor-trailer along with stolen paddy have been recovered. 

Poppy husk seized: The police has seized 99 kg of poppy husk and a cycle lying abandoned in the area of Kothe Khaooran. The police took the same in their custody and registered a case under Sections 15, 61, 85 of the NDPS Act. No arrest has been made. In another incident, ASI, Jaspal Singh, in charge, PP Kohka Kalan, has arrested Butta Singh from Patti Badal and recovered 180 kg of lahan. A case under Section 61.1.14 of the Excise Act has been registered. 

ENT camp
: The ENT Head Neck Surgeonsí Forum has decided to hold a free audiometry test (test for hearing) starting from tomorrow to mark national Deafness Day being observed on November 17. The president of the forum, Dr Naresh Malhotra, and its secretary Dr Vineet Gulati said here that anybody can walk into any of the ENT clinics to get their hearing tested.

Registration suspended
: The registration of two local doctors has been suspended by the Punjab Medical Council under the PNDT Act till the decision of a pending case. Mr Girdhari Lal Goyal, Director Health Services, Punjab, said here on Tuesday that the registration of Dr Surinder Jain and Dr Reena Jain, has been suspended. They were running a private hospital and ultrasound centre in the city.

Blood donation camp
: The district administration, in collaboration with Blood Donors Council, organised a blood donation camp here on Tuesday at the District Administrative Complex on the occasion of Gurpurb. Mr Krishan Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, along with his wife Ms Sarita, inaugurated the camp by donating blood at the camp. As many as 26 officials and employees of the DC office donated blood in the camp.

Awareness camp: The District Eye Donation Society organised a seminar at Parkash Model School here on Monday to create awareness for eye donation. Dr J.D. Verma, Dr Pavittar Singh, Mr Rattan Kumar Jain, Mr Satish Sharma and Ms Parkash Kaur delivered lectures to motivate the students to come forward to create awareness about eye donation in the surrounding areas. 



BODY IDENTIFIED: The police today succeeded in identifying the bullet-hit decomposed body of a youth which was found in a car found abandoned near Shambhu Dayal Modern School here on Monday. The deceased was identified as Neeraj (20) of Pooth Kalan village in Delhi and he had purchased the car from a hotelier of Delhi. Neeraj was a property dealer and he had left his house on Saturday last for getting his car repaired. 

GOODS DESTROYED IN FIRE: Household goods worth Rs 30,000 were destroyed in a fire which broke out in a house at Garhi Kesri village, about 20 km from here, on Wednesday. The owner of the house, Mr Ram Roop, was not present in the house when the fire broke out.

BID TO MOLEST: Quite a stir was caused when a youth forced his way into house of Mr Pawan and tried to molest his minor daughter at Rewli village, about 6 km from here, on Tuesday night. According to a report, the girl was watching TV when the youth made an attempt to molest her. When she raised an alarm, her parents arrived and the youth managed to escape. No arrest has been made so far. 

ROBBED: Ms Asha Taneja, a staff nurse, was robbed of her purse containing Rs 10,000 in cash and jewellery alongwith other things when she got down from a jeep at Gita Bhawan chowk here on Wednesday. According to information, two youths riding on the motor cycle stopped their bike near here and snatched the purse and fled away. A complaint has been lodged with the police.

FOUR INJURED: Four persons, including two women were injured in two different accidents which occurred on the National Highway No. 1 near Kurar village and on the Sonepat-Dahulgarh road near Fazilpur village here on Wednesday. All injured were hospitalised and stated to be out of danger. 


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