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Students hold protest
: Members of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Naujwan Sabha and Punjab Students Federation protested against the government on occasion of martyrdom day of Sardar Kartar Singh Sarabha here on Wednesday. The students organised a rally and held dharna in front of the employment office raising slogans against the government. The leaders of the federation alleged that successive governments had failed to provide jobs to the educated youth of the state. 

Pensioners protest: Sore over the non-implementation of their demands, Punjab pensioners on Wednesday announced to hold protest rallies and dharnas against the government from November 18. In a press note, Mr Avtar Singh Afat, president, Punjab State Pensioners and Senior Citizen Welfare Association, said the pensioners would hold a rally to press their demands at Tarn Taran on November 18, in Patti and Baba Bakala subdivision on November 20 and in Ajnala on December 6. 

Abandoned baby
: The police on Wednesday took custody of an infant girl, whom a scrap dealer of Kheta Singh Basti had found wailing behind bushes on Goniana road eight days back. According to sources, Lalu Parsad took the baby girl to his home instead of informing the police. He already had four children, whom, the sources said, he had engaged in rag picking. The police took her custody and later handed her over to Sahara Janseva, a local voluntary organization. 

Injured: Two Army personnel were seriously injured in a road mishap on Bathinda-Badal road in the wee hours on Wednesday. Sahara volunteers rushed both of them to the emergency ward of the Civil Hospital. The cause of the accident could not be ascertained. 

: 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 “Exploring global paradigms on ICT Enabled Education.” The conference will be held from November 18 to 23.

Debate: A district-level debate competition on “Healthy teeth is a secret of healthy body” was organised by the Health Department in collaboration with the Bharat Vikas Parishad at juvenile home located at Ram Colony Camp, 5 km from here, on Wednesday. 

Red Cross fair: To raise the funds of the District Red Cross Society, Hoshiarpur, a Red Cross fair will be organised on December 3 at local Green View Park, according to Mr D.K. Tiwari, Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chairman of District Red Cross Society, here on Wednesday. 

Suicide: Mohinder Parkash, son of Janak Raj, committed suicide by hanging himself with a girder of a roof at his house at Hariana town on Tuesday. After taking the body into its custody, the police has sent it to local Civil Hospital for postmortem.

: Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha, has given a cheque for Rs 5 lakh to the Guru Nanak Mission Medical and Education Trust, Dhahan Kaleran, out of his MP LAD fund, for the promotion of health services at the hospital being run by the Trust. 

Tarn Taran
One killed
: Santokh Singh (28) of Nathuchak village was killed in a road accident on Tarn Taran-Patti road. The deceased was going on a scooter (PB-38-7748) with his brother when some unidentified vehicle hit the scooter.



EYE CAMP: As many as 350 patients were examined during a free eye check-up camp organised by the Residents Welfare Association, Sector 4, from November 10 to 14. Mr RP Sharda general secretary of the association, said that 45 patients were also operated upon for eye ailments during this camp. Dr VP Kakar, Dr Sanjeev Sharma and Dr Shobit Ghai, performed the operations.

Elected: Mr Kali Ram Saini has been elected as president of Archaelogical Non Gazetted Employees Association. The other office-bearers are:- Mr Balbir Singh—general secretary; Ms Suinita Rani vice-president; Mr Govind Ram organising secretary; and Mr Ashok Kumar-cashier.

Dental camp: The local Inner Wheel Club, in collaboration with the Panchkula Dental Clinic, Sector 8, organised a dental check up camp for the students of Chaman Lal DAV School, Sector 11 on Thursday. As many as 500 students were examined by a team of doctors including Dr Shiv Gupta, Dr Shveta Sethi and Dr Naveen. Children were told about oral hygiene and each child was given a tooth paste and a tooth brush.

Seminar: The local chapter of Vanvaasi Kalyan Ashram on Thursday organised a seminar to deal with the problems of tribals living in the eastern states of the country. Mr Pranay Dutt, regional in charge of the Eastern Zone of the ashram, spoke about the problems of the tribals in Jharkhand and Nagaland. He exhorted the audience to donate generously for the poor tribesmen.

Open darbar: The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) is organising an open darbar at the Sector 9 Community Centre on November 19. Estate Officer SP Arora said the darbar was for redressal of complaints of residents of Sectors 17 and 9.

Voters’ card: The voter’s photo I-card for residents of Sector 16 will be prepared on November 23 at St Soldiers Public School, Sector 16. Mr S S Goel, Councillor, has asked all the residents to come forward and get their cards made.


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