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Red Cross Society holds fair
: A Red Cross fair organised by the District Red Cross Society was inaugurated by Mr D.K. Tiwari, Deputy Commissioner, at Green View Park here on Saturday. Members of the Hospital Welfare Section and social activists organised stalls to raise funds for the society. Addressing on this occasion, Mr Tiwari appreciated the services of the Hospital Welfare Section and social workers for their efforts to make the fair successful. He appealed to the people to donate liberally for to the society. A seminar on the drug abuse was also organised.

Travel agent booked: On the complaint of Harnek Singh, the Garhdiwala police has registered a case under Sections 406 and 420 of the IPC against Avtar Singh of Kullian. Mr Harnek Singh alleged that travel agent Avtar Singh took Rs 1.20 lakh from him to send his son abroad but he neither sent his son abroad nor returned his money.

Arrested: The local police arrested a proclaimed offender Inderjit Singh of Rajpur Bhiayan village on Friday. He was booked in 2003 under Sections 395 of the IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act. According to the FIR, he along with others looted Rs 2.50 lakh from a shop.

Man murdered: Rickshaw-puller Sarabjit Singh of Harni village was assaulted with sharp-edged weapons allegedly by Sukhdev Singh and his sons, Pardip Singh and Sandip Singh, all of Noorpur village, on Wednesday. He was admitted to the Tanda Civil Hospital from where he was referred to a Jalandhar hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. The police has registered a case under Sections 302 and 34 of the IPC against them.

In-laws booked: On the complaint of Ms Maninder Kaur of Rapur village, the police has registered a case under Section 498-A of the IPC against her husband Surjit Singh, father-in-law Gurcharan Singh, mother-in-law Balbir Kaur, Gurpreet Kaur and Jaswinder Kaur, all of Surapur village. Ms Maninder Kaur alleged that she was harassed and maltreated by them. In another similar case, the Dasuya police has registered a case under Sections 498-A, 309 and 109 of the IPC against the mother-in-law Maya Devi, sisters-in-law Sudesh and Shashi, all of Keharwali village, for allegedly compelling Vandna Sharma to commit suicide.

PESB employees plan protest: Various employees' unions of PSEB, including the Technical Services Union, the Ministerial Services Union, the PSEB Employees Federation and the Employees Federation PSEB (Surinder Singh), have decided to join the countrywide strike on December 14. This was stated in a press note by Mr Om Parkash, general secretary, Ministerial Services Union, Punjab, here on Thursday. He said the PESB management was following the policies of the Central Government.

Farewell: Dr Ajmer Singh, Deputy Director School Administration, while presiding over the farewell party of Ms Maninder Kaur, a teacher of Government Senior Secondary School here on Thursday, said the teaching was the only profession in which one could also get a chance to serve society in a better way. Mr Gurmail Singh Sahlon, District Education Officer, Dr K.S. Purewal, a former Civil Surgeon, Mr Iqbal Singh, Principal, Mr Lehmber Ram, Mr Jia Lal, Mr Jagdish Rai, Mr Baldev Singh, Ms Chander Mohini, among others, also addressed the gathering.

Laurels: Deepika and Jivtesh, both students of Shivalik Public School, got the second prize in the quiz organised by the State Institute of Science Education in Amritsar on Thursday.

Topper: Jasmine Thakur, a student of Government Senior Secondary School, has got second prize in the state-level calligraphy competition organised by the Punjab School Education Board at Paragon Public School, Mohali. Earlier, she had won the first position at the district-level and zonal-level calligraphy competitions organised by the school education board, said Mr Iqbal Singh, Principal. 

Memorandum: The district unit of the ETT Adhiyapak Union has submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner. They urged him to allot them the stations lying vacant near their villages instead of posting them at faraway places. The ETT teachers have been selected recently under the Zila Parishads.

AIDS awareness: The Youth Club of BLM Girls College organised an AIDS awareness programme dedicated to World AIDS Day here on Friday. Dr Neelam Goyal, Principal, presided over the programme. Dr Davinder Kataria delivered the keynote address. Students - Gurmeet Kaur, Chhavi, Manvir Kaur, Neha and Lakhbir Kaur - read papers on AIDS. The KC College of Education organised a poster making competition to mark the day. As many as 27 students participated. Balwinder Kaur, Silky and Jaswant Kaur won the first three positions, respectively.

Prize distribution: The District Elementary and Secondary Schools Tournament Committee organised its annual prize distribution function at JSFH Khalsa Senior Secondary School here on Friday. Mr Parkash Singh, Parliamentary Secretary, gave away prizes to teams. Mr Gurmail Singh Sahlon, District Education Officer, Mr Baldev Singh Pabla, general secretary of the tournament committee, among others, also spoke.

Resentment: Mr Dinesh Kumar, state general secretary, All-India Confederation of SC/BC/ST Organisations, said resentment prevailed among SCs/BCs over the indifferent attitude of the Centre as well as the state government towards their welfare. The confederation would participate in the New Delhi protest on December 3 to press the government to enact the reservation Act and to ensure implementation of reservation in the private sector.

Appointed: Mr Balbir Singh Changiara has been appointed general secretary, NRI wing, Shiromani Akali Dal, by Mr Surjit Singh Rakhra, president, NRI wing.

Free eye check-up camp
: The All-India Human Rights Association (Patiala unit) organised a free eye check-up camp at Government Primary Elementary School, Tafazalpura, near here, on Saturday. The camp, which was inaugurated by Mr G.C. Negi, Commissioner, Income Tax, Patiala, saw free medicines and spectacles being distributed to the patients. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Negi lauded the role of the association and its district president Bishan Dass.

Lecture: An extension lecture was organised by the Punjabi Department of the Kamla Nehru College for Women on "Amrita Pritam Kavya: Istri Mukhi Chetana". Prof Baljeet Kaur of the Punjabi Department, Guru Nanak Dev University, Regional Campus, Jalandhar, was the main speaker. Ms Saroj Balram presented a vote of thanks.



Prof Ashok Utreja
Prof Ashok Utreja

PGI doctors honoured: Professor Ashok Utreja, Chairman of Orthodontics, Oral Health Sciences Centre, PGI, has been installed as the national president of the Indian Orthodontic Society at the 41st annual meeting of the society held in Chennai, recently. Dr Satinder Pal Singh, Additional Professor of Orthodontics, PGI, was awarded with the diplomat status of the Indian Board of Orthodontics for meeting the stringent requirements of the board successfully. The annual meeting of the society was attended by almost 1600 members in Chennai in the last week of November.

Blood donation camp organised: As many as 50 persons donated blood at a camp organised by Shri Brahman Sabha, Chandigarh, in collaboration with the Lions Club, Chandigarh, in Bhagwan Parshuram Bhawan, Sector 37-C, here on Saturday. A team of doctors from the PGIMER collected blood. This was the seventh camp organised in the memory of martyr, Bhai Mati Das Chibber, who sacrificed his life for dharma and national integration informed Mr R.P. Sharma, president of the sabha.


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