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: Mr Bahadur Singh Dillon and Mr Harpal Singh Chattrath have been elected president & gen secy of Adhyapak Dal, Punjab. The other office-bearers are: Mr Lakhwinder Singh Randhawa, finance secretary; Mr Ajit Singh Fathechak and Mr Manjinder Singh Bal, senior vice-presidents; Mr Harbhajan Singh and Mr Balbir Singh Dhand vice presidents; Mr Kanwaljit Singh and Mr Harjinder Singh Golan, press secretaries and Mr Amrik Singh, joint secretary.

7 labourers hurt:
At least seven women labourers were injured when a tractor trolley collided into another tractor trolley at Bathinda- Mansa road near village Jassi of this district on Monday. Volunteers of Sahara Jan Sewa rushed the seriously injured women identified as Lajwanti, Suman, Veena, Kamal, Rajni, Sumitra and Babli to the local civil hospital. All the injured are residents of local dhobiana basti.

Child killed
: A two-year-old girl was killed when a motorcyclist hit her. Veerpal Kaur of Braich village, 11 km from here was hit with a motorcycle when she came out of her house. She was taken to Primary Health Centre, Heran, and later shifted to Civil Hospital, Jagraon, where she died. After post-mortem her body was handed over to her family.

Four booked: Deepa, Raju, Rajiv and Gaurav Verma of the town allegedly assaulted Ravi Arora of Khar Mohalla with iron rods. The local police has registered a case under Sections 323, 324 and 34 of the IPC. Some old land dispute is said to be the reason for attack. The injured has been admitted to the local Civil Hospital. No arrest has been made so far.

Golden jubilee
: To mark the golden jubilee of MGN College of Education, the week-long celebrations began on the campus here Tuesday. Dr Raghbir Singh Bains, eminent educationist and community activist, presented an “Encyclopaedia of Sikhism”, compiled by him which is the first of its kind in the world. He talked about Sikh culture and philosophy and its role in the eradication of social evils, drug addiction and AIDS. Declared as the scholar of the 20th century by the Punjab Government, Dr Bains shared some fond moments of his life with the students.
The college principal, Dr Amit Kauts, lauded Dr Bains for being the first person to use information technology for advancing the religion. An alumnus of the college, Dr Bains has won over 60 awards for his various activities, Dr Kauts eulogized.

Old car mart: Makkar Motors on Tuesday launched an automart for old cars, the first of its kind in the city. The cars put on sale here were certified used cars, said a release. The mart, which professionally organises the Indian used car industry through Automart India, is also offering a warranty on its certified used cars. It covers the car’s engine and gearbox.

Recruitment rally
: A recruitment rally for the general duty Sikh (excluding majhabi and ramdasia) soldiers, technical and clerical would be held from December 15 to December 19 at Dera Baba Nanak. For the candidates of Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur districts, tokens would be distributed on Wednesday, according a release by the Sainik Welfare Board, Kapurthala. Similarly, a pre-recruitment training camp for the candidates aspiring to get into Air Force would be held at C-PYTE, Theh Kanjala on December 16.

Russians in RCF: A five-member delegation from a rail coach manufacturing company in Russia visited Rail Coach Factory here today. The delegation from Transmashholding led  by Mr Alder G. Badmaev, Project Manager, Foreign Trade Department, studied the infrastructure and coach manufacturing capabilities of the factory. According to sources, the Russian company has intends to bid for the supply of rail coaches in the region after getting these manufactured in India.

Flag Day: A National Flag Day was celebrated at Captain Jhaggar Singh War Memorial, Kapurthala on Tuesday. Captain Jhaggar Singh was one of the two sons of S Natha Singh of Dhaliwal Bet village in Dhilwan block of the district who was martyred during the First World War. A statue of Captain Jhaggar Singh was brought from Paris in 1926 by Maharaja Jagatjit Singh of Kapurthala State and placed here. Deputy Commissioner Samir Kumar, Station Commander, Brig Rajesh Singh, Brig Sukhjit Singh (MVC), Rajeev Ahir, SSP paid their tributes to the martyrs.

NRI gets award: An NRI from Gosal village near here has got the Community Champions of South London award. Mr Massa Singh Nandra, an alumnus of the local Nawab Jassa Singh Ahluwalia Government College immigrated to Britain 45 years ago. According to Mr Sewa Singh, his elder brother of, a retired official of the Punjab Vigilance Department, Mr Massa Singh Nandra, founded the Indian Culture Society in Greenwich in 1964. He also established a drop-in centre for the elderly in Woolwich and was a founder member of St Michael Social Club in Abbey Wood. Mr Nandra was instrumental in raising money for many causes including Greenwich and Bexley Hospice in addition to organising 17 eye camps in India.

Rs 5 lakh grant
: Mr Avtar Singh Makkar, president, SGPC, announced a grant of Rs 5 lakh for the all round development of local Guru Nanak College for Girls at the prize distribution function of the college. Mr Makkar said that a campaign would be launched from this holy district from January 11 under which thousand of persons would be baptized in the districts of Ferozepore, Bathinda and Ludhiana every month.

Two nabbed
: Employees of the Telephone Department nabbed two persons said to be the members of a gang involved in stealing underground telephone apparatus worth lakhs of rupees belonging to Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) at Mehtan village and handed them over to the police here Tuesday. According to police sources, they were identified as Naseeb and Chander, both residents of Safarodi village in Narwana (Haryana). As per BSNL sources, the duo was caught by the employees of the BSNL on the spot while they were trying to steal the apparatus used as ‘long route repeater’ after digging the earth. The police has registered a case against the accused.

Sultanpur Lodhi
Two hurt
: Two persons were seriously injured after being hit by vehicles in tow different accidents on Tuesday. According to information, a car hit Jagira, a resident of Dera Jaggu Shah village, at the Char Batti Chowk when he was returning home after delivering food to his son who is admitted at local Civil Hospital. In the other case, a motorcyclist, Ajaib Singh, a resident of Matala village, was injured after a DCM Toyota hit him near Nathu Chahal village.


Bail-jumpers held: The Mohana police on Tuesday arrested two bail jumpers wanted in connection with the road accidents in the area. According to a report, the arrested persons were identified as Rajesh of Rubhra village and Sukhbir of Naina Tatarpur village. They were involved in road accidents and were arrested by the police but released on bail.

Appeal to SP: Mr Nathu, a resident of Saboli village, called on the Superintendent of Police here on Tuesday and urged him to order the police to recover his 12-year-old son, Sonu, who was allegedly kidnapped by a group of persons on the night of December 6. The complainant narrated the story of kidnapping of his son and demanded immediate recovery of his son and arrest of the culprits.

Demonstration: HUDA Public Health Karamchari Union will hold a demonstration in front of the office of the Executive Engineer here on December 16 next to press its demands. According to a report, the decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the union held on here. Mr R.K. Nagar, president of the state unit of the union presided over it.

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