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: Shaheed Bhagat Singh Public School held its annual function on Tuesday. A cultural programme dedicated to the birth centenary of the martyr was organised on the occasion. Students presented choreography on female foeticide. Bhola Singh Virk, Akali leader, asked the womanfolk to curb the practice of female foeticide. School principal Kulwinder Kaur Bath enlisted the achievements of the school. 

Suicide: Debt-ridden Dalit committed a suicide at Maur Nabha village by hanging himself on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Sarup Singh. Allured by glorious futures abroad, he sent his son to Malaysia by taking heavy loans. But his son, who was sent illegally by a travel agent, got caught in the police net. The police sent his son to jail. The Shaina police registered a case u/s 174. 

Office-bearers elected: Office-bearers of the National Consumer Awareness Group of Tapa subdivision are as follows: president-C. Markanda; general secretary-Bhim Sen; senior vice-president-Prem Nath Shant; cashier- Surinder Sharma; and legal advisor-Janak Gargi. 

Meeting held: The Nambardar Union of the district held a meeting at the local Singh Sabha Gurudwara under the presidentship of Jaggar Singh. Addressing the meeting Jaggar Singh said nambardari was based on the heredity system. So their union would protest against any such appointment which would be made without adopting the system. Only a nambadarís son had the right to become the next nambardar at his place, he added.

Found dead
: An unidentified beggar was found dead in the Kissan Express train at the local railway station here on Monday night.Sahara Welfare Service workers immediately sent an ambulance to the spot. No document or any other article helping in establishing the deceasedís address was found there.They then cremated the body at the local cremation ground. 

Eye camp
: The Sardar Ajaib Singh Sagoo Welfare Council, Jagraon, organised its fourth eye check-up camp at Vishkarma Mandir. It was attended by Daljit Singh Cheema, OSD to the Chief Minister. Gurcharan Singh Galib, a former MP, Gurdip Singh Bhaini, MLA, Bhag Singh Malah, a former MLA, Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, SSP, Ludhiana, Gurcharan Singh Grewal, president, Sikh Students Federation, addressed the gathering and commended the services of the society. Dr Sukhjiwan Kakkar and his team examined 500 patients and recommended 50 patients for operations. Nachhattar Singh Sagoo and Harwinder Singh Sagoo honoured guests. 

Case registered: Five occupants of a car have robbed a salesman of Sahota Petrol Pump on the Jagraon-Sidhwan Bet road. A case has been registered by the Sidhwan Bet police. 

Meeting: The Punjab Government Transport Workers Union, Jagraon branch, at its gate meeting on Tuesday condemned the move of the state government to close the Jagraon transport depot. 

: The Congress may start Jail Bharo Andolan to counter vendetta and unleash political terror of the SAD- BJP in the state. This was disclosed by Nabha MLA Kaka Randeep Singh. He was talking to mediapersons at the local PWD rest house on Tuesday. 

4 held
: Four persons, including an employee of a diesel shed in the Railway department, were nabbed by the police while taking a diesel-laden tanker for sale. SSP Lok Nath Angra said all four were arrested under Sections 379, 409 and 411, IPC. He said the accused were identified as Parveen Mohan, Madan Singh, Vijay Kumar and Vipan Kumar. 

Fake currency
: The Khalra police unearthed a five-member gang, including two women, indulging in fake currency business. The police recovered 30 notes of Rs 50 of fake Indian currency, whereas 50 notes were recovered printed from one side of Rs 50, besides a printer and other material. SSP P.K. Rai said Rashpal Singh, alias Shallo, of Dhotian village was the king pin while the other members were Mangal Singh, Gurbhej Singh, Shindo and Narinder Kaur. Three members were arrested while two managed to escape. A case under Sections 489-A, 489-B, 489-C, 489-D had been registered against the accused.



Non-violence Day, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, was celebrated at the District Administrative Complex here today. H.I.S. Garewal, deputy commissioner, while addressing the gathering said the role played by Mahatma Gandhi in the freedom struggle was very important. He was able to get freedom for the country by adopting the path of non-violence. Remembering Lal Bahadur Shastri, Garewal said he played a positive role by taking the nation on the path of development after the country won freedom. 

A free skin testing and consultation camp was organised at National Skin Hospital at 142, Mansa Devi Complex, here on Tuesday on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Dermatologists of international repute examined hundreds of patients at the camp. This is the third such camp organised by National Skin Hospital and second for the residents of tricity. Meanwhile, Citizensí Association, Sector 21, Chandigarh, in association with O.P. Jain Memorial Trust, Charkhi Dadri, conducted a free medical checkup-cum-blood donation camp at IS Dev Samaj Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, Chandigarh on Tuesday. Around 300 patients visited the camp for free medical check up, counselling, lab testing.



International Non-Violence Day was observed by Congress activists in Ambala today. At a function held in Ambala Sadar, Congress activists paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri. Among others, DCC president Narinder Pal Singh Shera and Ambala Cantt MLA Devender Bansal were present. The speakers at the function said that Mahatma Gandhi as well as Lal Bahadur Shastri worked relentlessly for the betterment of the people.

One killed: Charan Singh (18) was killed on Tuesday when he was digging a well in Raipur village. A resident of Silana village, he along with four others was digging a well when the earth caved in. While the other four managed to escape, he was trapped inside. Administrative officials reached the spot and pulled out his body. 

: As many as 60 persons, including ITI students, donated blood at a blood donation camp organised by the district Red Cross Society on the occasion of Voluntary Blood Donation Day at the ITI premises on Monday. Additional deputy commissioner (ADC) R.C.Verma inaugurated the camp. He lauded the donors and said a few drops of blood could save many precious lives. Secretary district Red Cross R.S. Mor, Dr S.P. Gupta, DPRO Hazari Lal Verma and principal Shamsher Singh were present on the occasion. 

Two held: The district police on Tuesday arrested Balbir for allegedly stealing a truck. District police chief Amitabh Dhillon said Balbir, a resident of Bishangarh Colony, had stolen the truck (HR - 37A - 1197) from Panchkula and was driving it with a fake number, HR - 65 - 1197. The accused has been sent into judicial custody. Meanwhile, Sukha Singh, a resident of Salpaani village, was arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. About 5 gm smack was recovered from his possession. 

Dharna staged
: Guest teachers of various government schools staged a dharna in front of the Secretariat on Monday. They have demanded regular payments along with permanent recruitment. The teachers rued that the Education Department paid them salary on period basis which was not enough for them. 

Blood donated:
As many as 150 units of blood was collected at a blood donation camp held at Devi Lal Ayurvedic college on Monday. Deputy commissioner Nitin Kumar Yadav inaugurated the camp organised in association with the district Red Cross Society.



CMís visit: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh will arrive at Shillai on his two-day tour to Nahan and Shillai assembly constituencies Wednesday . As per the programme, the CM will maily address public gatherings in Shillai, Kafota, Neghata and at Bacher Ka Bag on October 3and 4. 

Accident:The Paonta police said Shahid Khan, motorcyclist, died on the spot when his motorcycle collided with a truck (HP 17 - 8184) near Behral barrier on the Paonta - Haryana boarder on Tuesday evening. the deceased was a local resident. A case has been registered. 


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