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VHP state secretary dead
: Dr Jagan Nath Miglani, state secretary of the Vishav Hindu Parishad, died of cardiac arrest on Tuesday. Family sources said Dr Miglani (76) was found dead in his bedroom when the servant went to serve him bed tea. A former president of the historic Geeta Mandir here, Dr Miglani was among founder-members of Abohar Bhavan in Haridwar and Swami Keshvanand Senior Secondary School here. 

Medical camp: Dr R.P. Singh, a cardiologist from Apollo Hospital, Ludhiana, Dr Rajiv and Dr Manbhavan examined more than 200 patients at a free heart check-up camp organised by the Rotary Club Abohar Mid-town here on Tuesday. Dr Ramesh Sidana, president of the club, said ECG and blood tests were conducted free of cost. 

Entrepreneurship: The North Indian Technical Consultancy Organisation (NITCON) will conduct an Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) here exclusively to promote food processing industries. This was significant as Abohar subdivision now topped in the state in fruit growing and farmers were growing vegetables instead of traditional cash crops. Stating this Mr Sunil Jakhar, Parliamentary Secretary, Horticulture and Irrigation, Punjab, said the programme would be held to train unemployed youth with minimum +2 qualification, in processing of kinnow, ber, amla, tomato sauce, squashes etc. 

Mobike taken away
: Raju Joga of Rajsthan allegedly took away the motor cycle of Harish Kumar of Mohalla Molvian after threatening him with a knife on the Malerkotla Raikot Road. A case under Section 382, IPC has been registered.

5 held: Jagdshar Singh, Bahadur Singh, Jalaur Singh, Bant Singh, Saudagar Singh, all residents of Dangian, alongwith five others, allegedly assaulted Nachhatter Singh, his brother Kashmir Singh, their mother Naseeb Kaur and Balwinder Kaur. A case under Sections 323, 342, 148 and 149, IPC, has been registered and five suspects arrested. 

SEIZED: The Dehlon police has arrested mother, father and their son from different places and allegedly recovered poppy husk from their possession. Cases have been registered against them under Sections 14, 61, 85 of the NDPS Act. Sannia, wife of Mithoo, of Tajpur road, was arrested from the area of Sayya Khurd by Sub-Inspector Sukhdev Singh of Dehlon who allegedly recovered 15 kg of poppy husk whereas her husband Mithoo was arrested by ASI Baldev Singh of Dehlon police station from Qila Raipur with 15 kg of the poppy husk. Their son, Binder, taken into custody by ASI Jaswant Singh of Dehlon from Shankar village and seized 30 kg of the narcotic. 

BOOKED: Dimple Singh and Manjit Singh of Bhaini Araian have allegedly assaulted Sarbjit Singh of Rauke Kalan with a sharp-edged weapon in Kishanpura Chowk. The police has booked the duo under Sections 324, 323, 341 of the IPC. The injured has been admitted the Civil Hospital, Sidhwanbet. No arrest has been made so far.

Signature drive
: In a bid to reaffirm its commitment to the cause of eradication of obesity, the VLCC here launched a signature campaign to mark the commencement of a national movement of ‘anti-obesity day’ on Saturday. Ms Vandana Luthra, chairperson, VLCC, observed that eradication of obesity was becoming a necessity since the condition paved the way to a number of diseases. 

: Gurpurb was celebrated on Monday by the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle at Malwa College, Bondli, here under the guidance of Dr Jaspal Singh and Dr Kulwinder Kaur. The festivities started with the path of Sukhmani Sahib and a shabad kirtan was also performed. A langar was organised. Officiating principal Paramjit Kaur Sobti thanked Mr Kirpal Singh Khirnia who shared his views on the relevance of the preaching of Guru Nanak Dev in the modern age. Mr Shiv Dev Singh Kang and Mr Ujagar Singh, president and general secretary, respectively, of the Malwa Education Council and other guests were welcomed by Dr Jaspal Singh. Gursewak Singh delivered a lecture on the life and teachings of Guru Nanak Dev.

Governors visit dargah
: A function was organised here on Tuesday at the Dargah Hazrat Imam Mashhad Ali Panjpeer. The inauguration ceremony was held by Dr A.R. Kidwai, Governor of Haryana. The Jharkhand Governor, Sayeed Sibte Rizvi, also paid visit here. The dargah was about 1,200 years old and is of 10th descendent of Prophet Mohammad. This dargah was discovered by Prof Nakvi of Punjabi University, Patiala, on May 25, 2005, when he visited this place.



Man killed in fire
: Bhartu Ram (65), and his two buffaloes were burnt to death in a fire which broke out in a thatched hut lying in the outer premises of his house at Salhawas village, near Kosli, on Sunday night. The cause of the fire could not be ascertained.

Motor cycle stolen: A motor cycle (HR-43-5081), which belonged to Jitender Kumar Yadav of Surakhpur village in Kosli subdivision, was stolen from the District Courts Complex here on Monday. The Model Town police has registered a case of theft in this regard. 

Workshop ends
: A two-day workshop on “understanding self and effective career planning” and “building up communication skills organised by the personality development cell, for the first time under the guidance of Ms Sangeeta Sapra, a lecturer, concluded at Government College, Gohana, 35 km from here, on Tuesday. According to report, Ms Sangeeta Sapra said that at least 10 groups of students were formed and given different topics and asked to prepare plays on their own and perform them on the stage.



: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Ayurvedic Pharmacists Association: president — Mr Rakesh Sharma; senior-vice-president — Mr Basheer Mohd; vice-presidents — Mr Heera Dass, Mr Devender Sharma and Mr Sunil Kumar; secretary — Mr Yogender Guleria; joint secretary — Mr Gopal Singh; cashier — Mr Narender Kumar; and chief adviser — Mr Hans Raj.

Action sought
: The Action Committee of the Mandi Citizens Council, led by its president, Mr P.C. Bisht, held a protest here and submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner, Mandi, demanding immediate action against the defaulters of the Mandi Urban Cooperative Bank. Mr Bisht said the revenue and district authorities had gone slow on the recovery of money from the defaulters in over 46 cases. The four cases had been vacated by the court, but no auction had been done so far.


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