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Scribe hurt
: Manvir Singh Walia, crime reporter of Ajit was injured on Thursday night when his scooter skidded after hitting a small animal on the GT Road, near Transport Nagar. Walia got unconscious and was shifted to Janta Hospital with a bleeding forehead by police officials. Later, Walia was referred to Oxford Hospital where he was stated to be out of danger.

Two killed in mishaps
: The two deaths in road accidents in the town yesterday have once again brought the problem of chaos of vehicular traffic on the main roads here to the fore. Senior BJP leader Kasturi Lal Daura and Bazidpur village resident Santosh became the victims this time.

Tarn Taran
250 examined:
As many as 250 patients were examined and were given free homoeopathic medicines at a free medical camp organised at Pandori Sidhwan village, 15 km from here, on Friday. Homoeopathic dispensary HMO Inderjit Singh Sandha led the team of doctors and other staff.



Appointed: Ajay Sharma has been appointed as the president of the District Youth Congress (urban-I) by H.S. Lucky, president of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee (CTYC). He has earlier been the vice-president of the CTYC 

Placement drive: A placement drive was organised at Government College of Education, Sector 20, here. At least 165 students got themselves registered while 88 were interviewed for the posts of teachers and lecturers in various subjects for various city schools.



Sub-tehsil status: Residents of Bakloh-Kakira township, about 25 km from here, have sought sub-tehsil status for Bakloh-Kakira, which at present falls under Bhattiyat tehsil headquarters at Chowari in Chamba district. The residents have urged the state government to grant sub-tehsil status to the township claiming that it will help address problems of surrounding panchayats and uplift the belt.

Training for jobless youth: With the aim of making the youth self-reliant, the State Youth Services and Sports Department has selected 30 youths from Kangra district for one-month training in computer hardware and software under the entrepreneurship training programme. They are being trained for three hours daily. Free board and lodging facility is being also made available to these youths.


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