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Man injured: Gagan Sharma, a private bank employee, was injured in a road mishap on Saturday when his speeding car hit with the boundary wall of the house of Mr B.M. Bhandari of Rani Ka Bagh area here. Mr Bhandari said the speeding car entered into his house after breaking the boundary wall. It also damaged his car parked in the courtyard. He said Gagan was immediately rushed to hospital where his condition is stated to be stable. 

Foundation stone
: Mr T.K.A. Nair, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, on Sunday laid the foundation stone of Trident-C.M.C. Hospital here on the Barnala-Raikot road. He also inaugurated a medical-cum-dental camp organised on the Abhishek Industries Limited (AIL) Complex, Barnala, jointly organised by Trident Group of Industries, Christian Medical College and Brown Hospital under the stewardship of Dr John Abraham, Director, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana.

NCC Day celebrated
: A function was organised by 20 Pb NCC Bn., Bathinda to celebrate 58th NCC Day at MHR School here on Sunday. About 500 NCC cadets participated in the programme. A seminar on free legal aid was also held under the aegis of the District Legal Aid Cell on the occasion. District and Session Judge K.C. Puri was the chief guest. Addressing the cadets, Mr Puri lauded the role of NCC in nation building. He advised the cadets to spread the message of free legal aid among poor, backward classes and women.

Rally on Dec 19
: The Pendu Mazdoor Union on Monday threatened to hold a rally if the domestic electricity bill charged on labourers was not waived. State President of the union, Mr Tarsem Peter said the union would hold the demonstration on December 19 here. In case their demands were not met, the union might resort to a complete boycott of the bills, he added. “The government is betraying labourers by making announcements that the bills would be waived, while nothing was being done to implement the same.” Majority of the labourers, he said, were unable to find work, and the government was merely indulging in vote bank politics. He said the electricity metres of many who were unable to pay their bills had been taken off.

Honour: Principal of the Guru Nanak Dev University College, Dr Usha Kapoor, has been awarded the Vijay Rattan Award by the India International Friendship Society, a Delhi-based NGO. Former Punjab Governor, Mr O.P. Verma, and former Assam Governor, Mr Bhisham Narain Singh, together presented the award to Dr Kapoor for her “meritorious services, remarkable role and outstanding performance in the field of education.” Dr Usha Kapoor’s book on public administration was published recently by the Punjabi University, Patiala. Her other work ‘Women and welfare : A study of voluntary agencies’ has been described as a “pilot study.”

Saigal evening: The K.L. Saigal Memorial Trust will be organising a Cultural Evening on December 3. The trust’s general secretary, Mr S.S. Ajmal on Monday said the function would try to revisit the memories of renowned Bollywood singer and actor K.L. Saigal. A documentary and some films, in which Saigal acted and sang, would also be screened on the occasion, he added. Punjab’s Local Bodies Minister Chaudhary Jagjit Singh and Minister of State for Social Welfare, Ms Gurkanwal Kaur, were likely to preside over the function, Mr Ajmal said.

PTU team wins: Varun Garg, a student of the DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology here has brought laurels to the college. The team of the Punjab Technical University (PTU) which he represented at a national-level inter-university debate in New Delhi has been adjudged the best. The event was recently organised by the Indian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development. Varun Garg said 17 universities from different parts of the country had participated in the debate competition, the topic of which was ‘Rapid population growth leads to environmental degradation and slow national development.’ Chairman of the University Grants Commission had presented the award to the PTU team, he said.

Empty cartridges recovered
: The Khanna police has recovered six bags containing empty cartridges and bombshells near from Mohanpur village, 5 km from here, on Sunday. A passerby informed the Khanna police that some bags were lying unattended near Mohanpur village. A police party reached the spot and found empty cartridges and bombshells lying in the bags. A case has been registered. 

Mortuary van
: Mr Parkash Singh, Parliamentary Secretary, dedicated the mortuary van to public by presenting its keys to the office-bearers of the local Shamshan-Bhoomi Sudhar Committee, Pandora Mohalla, here on Sunday. Mr Parkash Singh lauded the contribution of the committee in sprucing up the cremation ground and providing modern facilities of air-conditioned mortuary and mortuary van. He promised to extend all help to the committee in public welfare projects. 

Ambulance service: Mr Malkiat Singh Bahrowal, secretary, Guru Nanak Mission Medical and Educational Trust, Dhahan Kaleran, inaugurated the 24-hour Ambulance Service at Guru Nanak Mission Hospital for providing immediate relief to the road accident victims. The contact number for the ambulance service is 01823 -309603.

: Next year onwards, Smt Suhagwati Khraiti Ram Aggarwal Charitable Trust, Phagwara, would now honour the any student of the Kamla Nehru College for Women who tops the university’s post-graduate examination. The award would carry a gold ginni, a silver medal and a trophy, said Mr S.N. Aggarwal, trust secretary, and Dr Raman K Aggarwal, managing trustee, in a press note issued on Sunday.



: Mahender Kumar, a resident of Govindpuri village, near here, was killed while the other occupant was injured when their car was hit by a vehicle near Dhamlawas village, 8 km from here, on Saturday. The Rampura police has registered a case of rash and negligent driving against the driver. 

Booked: Following a directive issued under Section 156(3) of the CrPC by the Chief Judicial Magistrate here on a petition filed by Krishna Devi of Mumtajpur village, near Kosli, the police has booked her husband, Sube Singh, father-in-law Jai Karan, mother-in-law Chandrawali Devi and sister-in-law Santosh, all residents of Jonawas village in Mahendergarh district, on the charge of harassment for dowry under Sections 498-A 406, 34 of the IPC.

Theft: Thieves broke into the house of Narender Singh at Lookhi village, near Kolsi, and decamped with cash and ornaments worth about Rs 10,000 on Saturday night. The theft took place when Narender Singh was watering his fields and his wife, along with the children, was sleeping in a room on the upper storey.

10 injured
: At least 10 persons were injured, five of them seriously, when two trucks and a Haryana Roadways bus (Yamunanagar Depot) were involved in an accident on National Highway No. 1 near Ganaur town, about 20 km from here, on Monday. All the injured were rushed to a private hospital for treatment wherefrom five of them were referred to the Civil Hospital at Sonepat for further treatment.

Minor raped: A 10-year-old minor girl was allegedly raped by a youth at Kilorad village, 5 km from here, on Sunday night. According to a report, the girl was playing outside her house in the evening when she was lured by a youth, Jai Narain, to his house where he raped her. The police has registered a case against the youth and arrested him. 

Elected: Acharya Baldev has been elected as the president of the Haryana State Gaushala Sangh for life. According to a report, Acharya Baldev had remained the president of this organisation for six years earlier and he had contributed a lot for cow protection in the state.


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