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Loans given
: Loans worth Rs 7.07 crore were disbursed among 236 customers by State Bank of Patiala (SBOP) at Agriculture loan mela organised by SBOP Agriculture Development branch (ADB), Barnala at Jhaloor village, about 10 km from here on Friday. Mr C.S. Jagdish, Deputy General Manager,SBOP, Patiala zone, and Mr Vinod Kochhar, Assistant General Manager (III), SBOP, Patiala, addressed farmers, sarpanches, panches and public.

Seminar: The district level science seminar on “Conservation of biodiversity, prospectus and concerns” was organised at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Rahon, on Friday. Deepika, Rupali Sareen (Shivalik Public School, Nawanshahr), Surbhi (Bhagwan Mahavir Public School, Banga), Amandip Hakla (MR City Public School,Balachaur) Jaspreet Kaur (Government High School, Mehli), Kamaljit Kaur (Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Balachaur), Gurdip Singh (Government Senior Secondary School, Thopia) won prizes.

Elected: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Nav Nari Club: Chairperson—Ms Lally Saini; President—Ms Nivedita Khosla; Secretary—Ms Namita Jain; and Treasurer—Ms. Ritu Badwal.

Saplings planted
: As many as 25 saplings were planted on the campus of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Government College on the occasion of Vanamahotsava here on Friday. Mr Surinder Singh Kamal, freedom fighter, was the chief guest.

Case registered: Nirmaljit Kaur, alias Nimmi, (24) was allegedly poisoned to death by her in-laws at Dalake village, 8- km from here, on Thursday. The police has registered a case against Jograj Singh, the husband of Nirmaljit Kaur, Bhajan Singh, father-in-law, and Debbo mother-in-law. Sawinder Singh, father of the deceased, in his complaint to the police, alleged that her in-laws had been harassing her for not bringing adequate dowry.



: The purpose of extension education in agriculture is not merely transfer of new technologies to the farmers but also to ensure a healthy change in the overall rural scenario. This was stated by Dr J.C. Katyal, Vice-Chancellor of Haryana Agricultural University (HAU), while inaugurating a three-week summer school on Extension and Communication Management on the university campus here on Friday. It is being organised by the Department of Home Science Extension Education of HAU. The Vice-Chancellor released a compendium brought out by the organisers on the summer school contents.

Relief given
: A relief of Rs 65,000 has been provided by NCC authorities to the parents of the deceased NCC cadet, Tej Singh, who died in a road accident here on August 8. A Bank draft for Rs 50,000 on behalf of the Director General of NCC, New Delhi, along with two cheques for Rs10,000 and Rs 5,000 was handed over to Mr Mahender Singh, father of the deceased cadet, at his residence at Shahbazpur Khalsa village, near here, by Col. M.G. Shirodkar, Commanding Officer of 8 Hr Bn NCC here on Monday.

Lucky family
: A couple and their two sons were lucky to survive in an incident when a two-storyed house collapsed at Jagsi village in the wee hours on Friday. Though, they were trapped under the debris of the roof but they were rescued by the villagers.

Barnala’s assurance: The Tamil Nadu Governor, Mr Surjeet Singh Barnala, has assured residents of historic Badkhalsa village that he would meet the Prime Minister and the Haryana Chief Minister and would raise the issue of village land which was acquired by the state government for setting up Rajiv Gandhi education city. While participating in a function at Badkhalsa village, Mr Barnala recalled that the Mughals had devastated the village because villagers had protected the “sheesh” of Guru Teg Bahadur. Now, the state government was trying to uproot them by acquiring their land.


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