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Talk on heart attack:
The Ludhiana Management Association (LMA) conducted a talk on “How to stop a heart attack before it happens” here on Saturday. Dr R.K. Mathur, director, Batra Hospital and Medical Research Centre, New Delhi, Dr S.S. Bakhshi, Delta Heart Centre, Ludhiana, and Dr Gaurav Minocha, DM (cardiology), consultant, Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi, and Dr T.P. Singh were the keynote speakers. Dr Mathur spoke on angiography, Dr Bakhshi explained the difference between angiography and chronography, Dr Minocha on the prevention of heart diseases and Dr Singh on coronary disorders.

Joined: Dr Veena Mann has joined as Principal of the local SDP College for Women recently. She was the head, postgraduate Department of Hindi, in the same college. She has the rare distinction to be the lone women research scholar in Punjab to hold DLit in Hindi. She was subject expert in Hindi, Punjab State Education Board, for two years. She has written three books and has several research publications to her credit. She participated in the International Writers Conference in New York, which was presided over by Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the then Prime Minister. 

Selected: Three students of M Com and one of PGDCA of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women have been selected as officer’s trainee by the Centurion Bank of Punjab and ICICI Bank, respectively, during the summer vacation. The general secretary, Mr Gurbir Singh Sarn, and college Principal Manju Chawla congratulated the students.

Private schools’ panel: Five organisations of private schools today merged together and formed a new association called Punjab Independent Schools Welfare Federation at a meeting held in Nirman Senior Secondary School, New Shimla Puri, Ludhiana. Principal Baldev Singh presided over the meeting and said the problems of private schools would be fought by this body.

Welfare club: Members of the Suraj Welfare Club arranged in marriage of a girl from the economically weaker section of the society here on Sunday. Mr Rakesh Pandey, Minister for Stationery and Printing, was present to bless the couple.

Gang busted
: The police on Monday busted a gang of 16 women thieves suspected to be active in various parts of Muktsar and Bathinda district. A cop, now posted at Bathinda, was also arrested on charges of pressing the police to release some of the suspects when they were being questioned, the police said. Most of the gang members are residents of Bathinda.

Blood donation
: The local ITI in collaboration with the Blood Donors Council and the State Bank of Patiala has organised a blood donation camp in the institute. As many as 56 units of blood were collected, said Mr Pushap Raj Kalia, founder secretary of the council. 

NRI’s gesture: Mr Pargan Singh, a UK-based NRI, has donated Rs 2.51 lakh to the Guru Nanak Mission Medical and Education Trust, Dhahan Kaleran, for constructing a trauma centre. Dr Budh Singh Dhahan, president of the trust, lauded his gesture.

Rotary Club: The local Rotary Club and its president, Mr Varinder Ummat, have been adjudged best club and best president, respectively. Mr Ummat and his team were honoured at the function organised by the Rotary District 3070 in Amritsar recently.

Medical camp
: A camp on women health awareness was organised by Gurj Division of the Army in the Machhedi area of Billawar tehsil in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. Over 1,500 patients were examined and medicines were given free of cost. Maj-Gen P.C.S. Khati was the chief guest at the camp. 

Lions Club: Mr Vidya Dhar has been installed president of the Lions Club Pathankot (Service) on Sunday. More than 50 members of the club were present at the installation ceremony. 

Elected: : The following have been elected office-bearers of the IInd Sanchar Nigam Executives Association (I) of Punjab circle at Pathankot: president — Mr Sanjeev Kumar Gupta; vice-presidents — Mr Pantom Kumar, Ms Neelam Mehmi, Mr Simarjit Singh, Mr Sat Narain; circle secretary — Mr Amarjit Singh Chauhan; and cashiers — Mr Satish Kumar and Mr Gurmeet Singh.

: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Guru Amar Das Avenue Welfare Committee, Goindwal road: president — Mr Khajan Singh Shahabpur; vice-president — Mr Surta Singh; treasurer — Mr Karaj Singh; general secretary — Mr Gurdyal Singh; and secretary — Mr Rajinder Singh.

Boy killed: Iqbal Singh of Mallhia village was crushed to death by a truck on Saturday near his village. The police has registered a case under Sections 304-A and 279, IPC, against the truck driver, Sukhwinder Singh.



Book released
: Mr Uday Bhanu Hans, state poet of Haryana, on Sunday released the book “Jaddojahhad”, written by Sant Kumar. The book is on the struggle of Punjabis in the post-1947 era. It is probably the first book on the subject. Prominent persons of the town were present during the function.

: A deputation of the Ahirwal Sangharsh Samiti, which has spearheaded a campaign against the proposed inclusion of the Kosli Assembly seat in the Rohtak parliamentary seat, met Justice Kuldip Singh, Chairman, Delimitation Commission, in New Delhi on Thursday. The deputation, headed by its chairman, Mr Attar Singh, told Justice Kuldip Singh that 122 of the 133 village panchayats of the Kosli Assembly had already sought its attachment with the Mahendergarh-Bhiwani parliamentary seat instead of the Rohtak seat.

Khatik Samaj: The following have been nominated office-bearers of the Haryana unit of the All-India Khatik Samaj: president — Mr Mahesh Kumar Khinchhi; vice-presidents — Mr Thakar Dutt Pawar, Mr Narsingh Dayama, Mr Mohan Lal Bhanwara, Mr Jagdish Chand, Mr Peeru Mal Pawar and Mr Tirath Chauhan; general secretary — Mr Hukam Chand Pawar; senior secretaries — Mr Kashmiri Lal Kataria, Mr Arvind Sonkar, Mr Rajender Kumar Sanwaria, Mr Raghubir Singh Baswala and Mr Babu Lal Khinchhi; secretaries — Mr Deepender Bhanwara, Mr Balraj Nagora, Mr Rahgubir Singh Tanwar, Mr Ramesh Chinpadia, Mr Ram Swarup Badsiwal and Mr Sharda Sonkar; auditor — Mr O.P. Khanna; and office secretary — Mr Dinesh Kumar Khinchhi.



Boy killed
: A boy was killed when he fell from a tractor at Khera village, near Nalagarh, on Saturday. The victim has been identified as Salim (18) of Rasmowal village. He died on the spot. A case has been registered. 

: The following have been elected office-bearers of the AITUC unit of Mandi district unanimously: president — Mr Raj Singh Mandyal; vice-presidents — Mr Ram Kishan, Mr Ram Singh, Mr N.K. Sharma, Mr Jagdish Singh, Dalip and Mr D.D. Sharma; secretary — Mr Keshav Sharma; organising secretary — Mr Parkash Pant; and treasurer — Mr Tek Chand Bandhu.

Convicted: The Sessions Judge, Mandi, has convicted Ashok Kumar of Sangrur for possessing 3 kg of charas. He has to undergo a rigorous imprisonment of 14 years and to pay a fine of Rs 1 lakh. In case of default of payment of fine, the convict has to undergo further imprisonment of two years. 


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