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Condemned
: The local Revenue Officer’s Association held a meeting under the chairmanship of the District Revenue Officer, Mr S.P Garg, here on Wednesday. A resolution was passed condemning the filing of cases against Mr Rajesh Sharma and Mr Parkash Singh, tehsildar and naib tehsildar, respectively. 

Crisis group: The District Crisis Group for the management of chemical accidents held a meeting here on Wednesday. Mr Pravin Kumar, Additional Deputy Commissioner, presided over the meeting in which representatives of various departments participated.

Camp: A sensitisation worskshop for school heads under the school AIDS Education Programme was held at Government Senior Secondary School, Ram Bagh, here. The workshop was organised under the guidance of the Punjab State AIDS Control Society in collaboration with the SISE, Chandigarh. 

Jalandhar
Train hits car
: Three persons were injured, one them seriously, when the car by which they were travelling, was hit by a train at an unmanned railway crossing in the Nurmahal area on Thursday. One of the injured, Iqbal Singh, is reported to be in a serious condition. The injured were first admitted to Bilga Hospital, but were later referred to DMC, Ludhiana.

Chemist arrested: The police on Thursday arrested a chemist, Ajay Kumar, on charges of selling banned medicines and seized a large stock of such drugs from his shop. According to Mr Sukha Singh, the SHO of division number 8, the chemist was caught red-handed selling drugs without a prescription.

Passport adalat: The Regional Passport Office, Jalandhar, would hold a Passport Lok Adalat at Canal Rest House, Raiyya, Amritsar, for applicants residing in the police districts of Majitha and Tarn Taran on Saturday. Mr Amarjit Singh, Passport Officer, said that applicants who had asked for service till October 1, could visit the lok adalat personally, along with the attested copies of testimonials, including school certificates, birth certificates, residence proofs of at least one year and two photographs. He said that matters relating to double passport would not be attended.

Kapurthala
Basant Mela
: Punjabi singer Sarabjeet Cheema enthralled residents of the town on Basant Mela in Shalimar Bagh on Thursday. The event, organised by the Municipal Council, was first started by the Maharaja of Kapurthala 90 years ago. A crowd of over two thousand people had gathered to listen to Cheema. Earlier, Sudesh Lehri, a renowned comedian, tickled the audience with his skits. A healthy baby show, a fancy dress competition, giddha and bhangra were the other attractions of the mela. 

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