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7 BOOKED FOR DEFRAUDING DOC: The police has booked seven persons for allegedly defrauding Dr Lakhbir Kaur, a resident of the Rajinder Nagar area, on pretext of doubling her money. The accused has been identified as Surinder Kumar, Raj Kumari, Kuldeep Singh, Tirath Singh and three unidentified persons all belonging to Dhariwal. 

TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION: The following have been elected the office-bearers of the Panjab University Teaches’ Association: president - Prof Damodar Jha, vice-president - Dr Rajinder Kumar Sharma; secretary - Dr Krishna Saini; joint secretary - Dr Parbhat Singh Thakur and treasurer - Dr Krishna Murari Sharma.

: The Sidhwan Bet police has arrested Surjit Singh on charges of possessing illicit liquor. As many as 6,930 ml of liquor was seized from his possession in the Parjian Biharipur area. 

BOOKED FOR ASSAULT: The Sidhwan Bet police has booked Rattan Lal and his two sons on assault charges. They allegedly assaulted Resham Singh of Kotumra. The police has registered a case under Sections 323, 324 and 34 of the IPC. The injured has been admitted to the Civil Hospital. No arrest has been made so far. In another case, the Raikot police has booked Kulvir Singh and Dalbir Singh of Raikot on charges of assaulting and threatening Ashok Kumar. 

EX-SERVICEMEN DAY: The Indian Ex-services League, Punjab and Chandigarh units, will celebrate Ex-servicemen Day on September 13 at Pensioners’ Bhavan, District Courts complex, Ludhiana, at 2 pm. Col Bhag Singh, vice-president of the league, said Mr Ashok Gupta, Deputy Commissioner, will preside over the function and distribute cheques among war veterans and widows of Second World War.

PROTEST: Hundreds of employees and workers of the Aanganwari Mulazam Union, Punjab, participated in a protest rally here on Monday. They demanded Grade III for aanganwari workers, Grade IV for helpers and implementation of pension and provident fund schemes. Leaders blamed the state government for not implementing their demands. They decided to organise a state-level rally on September 27.

VANMAHOTSAVA: A state-level vanmahotsava was organised at Khadoor Sahib. Mr Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Chairman, Pollution Control Board, Punjab, was the chief guest.



BLOOD DONATION: Blood donation: The 60th Foundation Day of public sector Oriental Insurance Company will be celebrated tomorrow. To mark the occasion, a blood donation camp will be held in the company’s regional office premises at SCO 109-111, Surendra Building, Sector 17D, from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.

FILM STAR'S GAME: Hindi movie channel Filmy has launched the Filmy Stock Exchange (FSE). The game gives Bollywood fans an opportunity to ‘own’ their favorite stars. The game will begin from October 1 and can be played on the mobile and the Internet.



WAGE BOARD SOUGHT: The Sarv Karmchari Sangh has demanded that a separate wage board be constituted for the state and all posts lying vacant in different government filled at the earliest. Addressing a zonal rally of the employee organisation here on Sunday, its state president, Mr Poonam Chand Rati, also sought to annual the government decision to stop the grant of job on compassionate grounds. The speakers maintained that the government had not fulfilled various promises made to them, due to which there was intense resentment among the employees. They cautioned the government that the stir would be intensified if the promises were not fulfilled.

ULTRA SOUND MACHINE SEALED: A team headed by the officiating Chief Medical Officer, Dr V.K. Jain, has launched proceedings against a private doctor for carrying out pre-natal sex determination test here on Saturday. The ultra sound machine of his hospital has been sealed.

BOOTLEGGERS HELD: Taking up cudgels against the increasing menace of bootlegging at Batodi village under Khol police station, panchayat functionaries, with the help of prominent villagers, on Saturday nabbed two persons, along with a Jeep loaded with illicit liquor. The alleged bootleggers as well as the seized liquor were later handed over to the Khol police.

TWO YOUTHS DROWNED: Sajjan Singh and Surender Singh of Nangal Sirohi village in Mahendergarh district, were drowned while taking a bath in a water supply tank of the Public Health Department at Nangal Sirohi village, on Sunday. It is stated that when Sajjan slipped into deep water, Surender went to his rescue but was drowned in the process.

BAR ASSOCIATION ELECTION: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Bar Association of Mahendergarh: president — Mr Kuldeep Singh Yadav; vice-president — Mr Vikas Yadav; secretary — Mr Bhudev Sharma; and treasurer — Mr Rajiv Yadav.

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT: More than 80 teachers, directors and principals from different parts of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal participated in a faculty development programme on “effective teaching in higher education” held at the Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Management and Technology (MAIMT), Jagadhri, on Saturday. Dr Raj Kumar, Director, MAIMT, who inaugurated the programme, advised the teachers to make their lectures more interactive and treat all the students alike.


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