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Children remember Chacha Nehru 
Amritsar, November 14
Pt Jawaharlal Nehruís birthday today marked Childrenís Day celebrations with number of special functions including sports festivals, debates, declamation contests and other activities throughout the day.




Children pay tributes to Chahca Nehru on Childrenís Day in Amritsar. óA Tribune photograph

Children pay tributes to Chahca Nehru on Childrenís Day in Amritsar

7 booked for kidnapping
Hoshiarpur, November 14
The Tanda police registered a case against seven persons, including two daughters-in-law of Gurnam Singh of Miranpur village for abducting his three grandchildren yesterday evening. He complained to the police who registered the case under Sections 365 and 120 B of the IPC.




 

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Minor raped, murdered
Jalandhar, November 14
In yet another incident of blind murder in the district, a decomposed body of a minor girl was recovered from a vacant plot located in Mahavir Avenue on the Khambran road here today.

Maninder to lead Gurdaspur U-14
Batala, November 14
Maninder Singh of Pathankot will lead the Gurdaspur district under-14 cricket team in the Punjab State Inter-District under-14 Cricket Championship to be organised by the Punjab Cricket Association, Mohali, according to Mr Ashwani Kumar, joint secretary Gurdaspur District Cricket Association.

 

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Children remember Chacha Nehru 
Our Correspondent

Amritsar, November 14
Pt Jawaharlal Nehruís birthday today marked Childrenís Day celebrations with number of special functions including sports festivals, debates, declamation contests and other activities throughout the day.

The DAV International School organised a special sports festival where Olympian Balwinder Singh Shammi exhorting students to take to sports for a healthy and bright future.

The school organised many events, including pick-the-object race, potato race, sack race, skating and taekwondo demonstration. Later the students participated in group songs, Bhangra and gidda. The Principal, Mrs Anjana Gupta, welcomed the guests and congratulated the children. Later the chief guest gave prizes to the winners.

Angelís Paradise a pre-school for tiny-tots organised a clown show.

Students of Sri Guru Harkrishan International School children participated in the World Diabetic Day rally organised by the Fortis Hospital here. Later, the Principal, Ms Harpreet Kaur, and Mr Jaspal Singh gave away prizes and certificates.

Meanwhile, DAV Public School honored a five-year-old highly talented tabla player Agam Shingari, who has been selected to participate in childrenís performers show to be held at the USA on January 20 next year.

The Principal, Mrs Neera Sharma, said the school would soon launch highest achievers annual award to be instituted for bright and brilliant students who brought laurels to the institution.

Nawanshahr: Rich tributes were paid to Pt Jawaharlal Nehru at a function organised at Ralla Mal Bhucher DAV Public School here today to mark the Childrenís Day. The Principal, Mr Ravinder Kumar Bhasker, highlighted the life, philosophy and contribution of the former Prime Minister.

Similar function was also organised at Nievat Public School here. Mr Ashwani Joshi, Director, and Ms Navita Joshi, Principal, along with school children paid floral tributes to Chacha Nehru.

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7 booked for kidnapping
Our correspondent

Hoshiarpur, November 14
The Tanda police registered a case against seven persons, including two daughters-in-law of Gurnam Singh of Miranpur village for abducting his three grandchildren yesterday evening. He complained to the police who registered the case under Sections 365 and 120 B of the IPC.

According to police sources, Gurnam Singh stated that his sons Baljinder Singh and Harjinder Singh work in the UK and Italy, respectively. His elder daughter-in-law, Jasbir Kaur, along with children Simranjit Singh and Kirandip Kaur, and younger daughter-in-law Parminder Kaur along with her son Kamaljit Singh, took Rs 50,000, 60 tolas of gold jewellery and other valuable articles and left for the house of Jaswant Singh at Jalandhar to attend a marriage on October 24, 2006. When they did not return, he inquired from Jaswant Singh about them and the latter told him that they had not come to his residence.

He alleged that Jasbir Kaur had illicit relations with NRI Gurmukh Singh of Bains Awan, who lives in the USA. Gurmukh Singh was seen in the village few days ago. He further alleged that Gurmukh Singh wanted to take all of them to USA and with the help of his brother Nishan Singh, Amit Tiwari, alias Nittan of Tanda, his mother Vijay Kumari and Baldev Raj of Kharl Khurd had abducted his grandchildren.

Award for activist

The Indian Society of Blood Transfusion and Immuno-hematology presented an appreciation award to social activist Dr Ajay Bagga of Hoshiarpur for contribution in the field of donor motivation in at the 31st national conference.

Dr Amarjit Singh, Commissioner and Secretary of Health, Medical Services and Medical Education, Gujarat, gave the award to Dr Bagga on November 12, 2006 at Ahmedabad in the presence of Dr J. R. Jolly, founder Head of ISBTI and Emeritus Professor of Blood Transfusion, PGI, Chandigarh, and Ms Malti Chhibar, a social activist.

Dr Kumkum Sharma, Professor and Head, Department of Blood Transfusion, Government Medical College, Jammu, was presented Dr J. R. Jolly Award and Dr Vippan Vohra of Surat was presented with the N. Kashyap award. Dr Sudeepita Shekhar and Dr Vijay Laxmi were awarded the H. D. Shouri award, instituted in the memory of late H. D. Shouri, father of Arun Shouri, a noted journalist.

H. D. Shouri had filed a PIL in the Supreme Court for directing the Government of India to formulate a blood bank policy. On the directions of the Supreme Court, the Union Government had directed the states to register all blood banks in the country.

Protest held

Activists of the Unemployed BEd Teachers Front, led by the president, Mr Surjit Kumar Raja, took out a procession in Garhdiwala town, 28 km from here on Tuesday afternoon to protest against the state government for its failure to provide jobs despite repeated assurances by the Chief Minister and Education Minister.

They condemned the lathicharge on peaceful unemployed teachers at Bathinda and the arrest of about their 100 activists by the police. Later, they burnt the effigy of the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amrinder Singh, at Koi Chowk.

One killed

Swarn Singh of Bariar village, Kupurthala, died on the spot while his wife Kuldip Kaur was seriously wounded when a truck hit their scooter Dasuya on Monday evening. Kuldip Kaur was admitted to the Civil Hospital, Dasuya. The truck driver sped away after the accident. 

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Minor raped, murdered
Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, November 14
In yet another incident of blind murder in the district, a decomposed body of a minor girl was recovered from a vacant plot located in Mahavir Avenue on the Khambran road here today.

It was suspected from the appearance of the body that the girl had been strangulated to death after rape a few days ago.

The body was found today when a labourer had gone to the plot for a natureís call.

The labourer informed the passersby. Following which the police was called. Several police officials, the SSP, Mr Ishwar Singh, visited the spot.

The police sent the body to the Civil Hospital for postmortem.

When contacted, the SSP said the police was collecting information from the police about the missing minor girls. 

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Maninder to lead Gurdaspur U-14

Batala, November 14
Maninder Singh of Pathankot will lead the Gurdaspur district under-14 cricket team in the Punjab State Inter-District under-14 Cricket Championship to be organised by the Punjab Cricket Association, Mohali, according to Mr Ashwani Kumar, joint secretary Gurdaspur District Cricket Association.

Members of the team are:

Abhinav Sharma, Karanvir Sharma, Ankush, Talawin Singh, Ashwani Kumar, Hemant Hans, Dishant, Satsurmukh Singh, Sunil Kumar, Vikram Mahajan, Akshay Gill, Mandeep Singh and Surinder Pal Singh.

The team would play its first match against Fatehgarh Sahib tomorrow and November 16 2006 at Government College ground, Gurdaspur, while Ropar take on Fatehgarh Sahib at Ropar on November 18 and 19. ó OC

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