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BSNL’s open session
: The local telephone exchange held an open house session for its consumers here on Saturday. Mr K.K. Sarangal, GM, Sangrur was the chief guest. Divisional Engineer V.K. Mittal said the department had installed eight new towers in Barnala and surrounding areas to improve mobile phone services in rural areas.

Woman held
: The police, on a tip-off, arrested Amarjit Kaur, wife of Nirmal Singh of Denowal Khurd (Garhshankar) under Sections 15, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act on Friday. According to police sources, 10 grams of smack was seized from her.

Blood donated: A blood donation and blood group testing camp was organised by the NSS and NCC wing of the Khalsa College, Garhdiwala on the college complex, on Saturday. Dr Ajay Bagga, in charge, School Health Programme, and Dr M.L. Puri, District Health Officer, Hoshiarpur, made the students aware of the usage and utility of blood donation. 

Couple booked: A couple was booked allegedly cheated an innocent person of Rs 1.50 lakh on the pretext of sending his son to a foreign country. According to police sources, Swarn Chand, son of Ganga Ram of Manjhi, alleged that Ashwani Kumar and his wife, Manju Bala, residents of Iswal Nagar, Hoshiarpur took Rs 1.50 lakh for sending his son, Rajesh Kumar, abroad. But they neither sent his son nor returned his money. 

Students’ poll
: The election to the students’ union of the local B.L.M. Girls College was held here on Saturday. Ms Bhavana and Ms Sandip Kaur were declared elected as Head Girl for the graduate and post graduate classes respectively. Girisha and Sandip Kaur (BA-I), Gurmit Kaur and Chhavi (BA-2), Antima and Rajwinder Kaur BA-3), Rajni and Manjit Kaur (MA political science) and Lakhvir Kaur (MA Hindi) were elected CRs. 

Blood donation camp
: “Blood donation is a pious and selfless act of charity.” This was stated by Mrs Poonam Gupta, president, Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) while inaugurating a blood donation camp organised under the aegis of HQ 21 Sub Area here on Saturday. Wives of Army men and students of Army Institute of Higher Education donated blood. A team of 11 experts from the Armed Forces Transfusion Centre, Delhi, examined the donors.

: A one-day state level seminar on Traffic Management and Road Safety concluded at the Thapar Institute of Engineering here today. The Punjab DGP, Mr S.S. Virk, while delivering his keynote address, commented that traffic awareness was a must for society where it had a large role to play. 

Tarn Taran
Booked for dowry
: Amandep Singh, Davinder Singh and Santokh Kaur residents of Chabal have been booked for demanding dowry from Ms Sandeep Kaur. A case under Sections 498A, 34 IPC, has been registered against the accused.



Man burnt alive
: One person was killed when he was burnt in a fire which broke out in his hut raised in the maize crop fields in Singi panchayat of Chamba district, according to a report received here on Sunday. The half-burnt person, identified as Dina Nath, succumbed to his injuries on the way to the Regional Hospital, Chamba. The local administration provided a grant of Rs 5,000 to next of kin of the deceased. A case in this connection had been registered. 


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