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Seminar on AIDS
: Health Department will arrange a meeting of the barbers of bring awareness among them on AIDS. This was stated during a seminar held here on Thursday to observe the World AIDS Day. Dr Dyal Singh, CMO, said repeated use of the razor for shave by the barbers could also cause AIDS if bloodstains infuse blood in the body of the other client. The department proposed to hold a separate meeting of the Registered Medical Practitioners working in rural areas to educate the village through them on AIDS.

: AIDS Day was observed at Sri Ram Ashram here on Thursday. Presiding over a function. Dr Sawinder Singh Sohal, Civil surgeon, exhorted the people to remain monogamous and observe safe sex. Principal Ms Ripudaman guided the proceedings at the special gathering. 

1 killed in accident
: Mr Ved Parkash Sanan, a resident of Barian Mohalla here was killed in a road accident which occurred near Sugar Mill on the Batala-Gurdaspur road on Thursday evening. Seven other occupants, including two children, were also seriously injured and the conditions of one Sonu Behal is serious. All the injured stand admitted in a private nursing home. They were travelling in a Maruti car bearing and were coming back to Batala after attending the shagun ceremony of one of their relative at Dhariwal. Their car overturned after hitting an electricity pole. 

Case registered
: On the complaint of Arjan of Garhiwala, Tanda Police has registered a case against Talwinder Singh, alias Sonu, of Chang village under Sections 363 and 366A of the IPC yesterday.
In his complaint Arjan alleged that Talwinder Singh allegedly abducted his 14-year-old daughter while she was going to fields to answer the call of nature on November 8, 2005.

orders reverted
: The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) Friday reverted the transfer orders of four Chief Engineers of the region. Mr G.S. Gill, Chief Engineer, North Zone, Jalandhar, who was shifted out as Chief Engineer, Workshop, Ludhiana, will now return to his post. Similarly, orders of the transfer of Mr R.C. Jaswal, Chief Engineer, Border Zone, Amritsar, as Chief Engineer in Jalandhar, Mr N.S. Pheruman, Chief Engineer, Protection and Maintainance, Ludhiana, as Chief Engineer of Border Zone, and Mr Tarlok Singh as Chief Engineer of Workshop in Ludhiana to Chief Engineer, Protection and Maintenance, Ludhiana, have been withdrawn, said Mr Manav, PRO, PSEB.

Dental camp: A fortnight-long dental camp organised at the School Health Clinic, Basti Gunja, concluded here on Friday. Dr A.K. Sharma, District Dental Health Officer, said 33 artificial dentures were prepared and distributed free of cost to the poor and needy people during the camp. He said 641 patients were examined and treated free of cost during the camp.

Protest march
: A large number of Congress workers and supporters of the Municipal Council Vice President, Mr Bakhshish Singh Labha, Friday raised slogans protesting against the alleged manhandling of the official by a police inspector here. Mr Labha has alleged that when he was going through the Satnarain Bazar road on his motorcycle, Inspector Niranjan Singh, who was controlling the traffic, misbehaved with him.

2 Bangladeshi nationals held
: The BSF nabbed two Bangladeshi nationals from near Wan Tara Singh village who had entered to the Indian side from Pakistan on Wednesday night. The BSF party was headed by Mr Manoj Kumar, Assistant Commandant 3rd Battalion. 



Two quacks booked
: District police has booked two unqualified persons practicing as dentists in Nilokheri town. According to a police spokesman, the two quacks BN Chohan and Charanjeet were booked on the complaint of Ranbir Singh Virk of Nilokheri. Following the complaint, Dr Dinkar Garg was deputed to look into the matter. It was found that they were unqualified practitioners. An FIR under sections 419,269 and 270 of the IPC has been registered against the accused.

Newborn found dead: A newborn was found dead near the Green Belt area in Sector 6 yesterday. Eyewitnesses said several stray dogs had bitten the child. The matter was reported to the police, which took the body into its custody. A case has been registered.

: Dharampal (45), a farmer of Rajgarh village near here, was murdered with a sharp-edged weapon on Wednesday following which the body was thrown in a field by the unidentified assailants. A neighbour of the deceased who incidentally found the body lying in a pool of blood at about 10 pm, broke the news to Krishan Kumar, younger brother of the deceased. Consequently, the matter was brought to the notice of the Rampura police which is investigating the case. The Police has also registered a case of murder.

Killed in accident: Suresh Kumar, a sergeant in the Indian Air Force (IAF) and a resident of Budhana village, about 10 km from here, was killed when his scooter was hit by a speeding tractor-trolley at Phideri village near here on Wednesday. The Rewari Sadar Police has registered a case of rash and negligent driving against the driver.

Ornaments stolen: Thieves broke into Satpal Dhiman’s house in the Housing Board Colony here and decamped with gold ornaments worth about Rs 25 thousand on Wednesday. The Model Town police has registered a case.

Rally on AIDS
: Thousands of students from various schools of the town on Thursday were administered an awareness oath by the civil surgeon, Dr Indu Kapoor, about AIDS and to have sympathy on the HIV-infected people they were urged to help in cautioning the people against the dangers of AIDS in society. The students earlier organised an awareness rally which was flagged off by the Deputy Commissioner, Ms Neeraj Shekhar. The day was observed in a number of other institutions also.


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