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HOSHIARPUR
Protest: At least 35 persons, led by Mr Iqbal Singh, general secretary, Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh, PSEB, staged a dharna and blocked traffic on the Hoshiarpur-Dasuya road at Garhdiwala town on Saturday in protest against the owner of Sandhu Gas Agency for not supplying regular cylinders to subscribers. The dharna was lifted on the assurance of Mr Gurdial Singh, owner of the agency, that regular supply would be ensured in the future.

Body found: The body of a youth was found in the sugarcane fields near the Khakhan railway crossing on Saturday. According to the police, both legs of the victim were tied with a rope and face was crushed with bricks to avoid his identification.

NAWANSHAHR
Harmony race: As many as 450 school students participated in the ‘communal harmony race’ organised by the District Sports Department on Thursday under the on-going ‘sadbhavna week’. The ADC flagged off the race at JSFH Khalsa Senior Secondary School. The participants covered a distance of 3 km. Kuldip Singh (Government Senior Secondary School, Sadhra), Anil Kumar (Adarsh Sr Sec School) and Ankush (Adarsh Sr Sec School, Khatkar Kalan) won the first three prizes, respectively.


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HARYANA

KARNAL
Varsity security
: Members of the Kurukshetra University Teachers Association (KUTA) have shown serious concern over the deteriorating security arrangements on the campus. Dr Bhagwan Singh, general secretary of KUTA, demanded that the university should impart training to the security guards, while citing the latest incident of some students allegedly assaulting a faculty member of the Department of Law.

YAMUNANAGAR
Blood donated: As many as 611 units of blood were collected at the 14th annual blood donation camp held in Guru Nanak Khalsa College, here, on Thursday. The camp was organised with the help from the doctors from PGI, Chandigarh, and the Lions Club, Yamunanagar-Jagadhri. Star donors, who have donated blood for more than 25 times, were honoured on the occasion, said Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, Principal of the college.
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