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Inauguration: DGM Delhi zone, P D Aggarwal inaugurated the modernized branch office of the State bank of Bikaner and Jaipur at Bhagat Singh chowk here today. He assured the customers that all kind of facilities at par with the banks in private sector would be provided. He also informed that the SBBJ was making a profit of Rs 50 thousand crore through 850 branches spread over the country. The bank also presented tri cycles to three physically disabled persons.

Celebrated: The 522nd Bishnoi Dharam Sathapana Diwas was celebrated at Bishnoi Mandir near Sahitya Sadan complex here on Friday. Presidents of Bishnoi Sabha, Hari Singh Delu and Radhey Shyam Godara, and Akhil Bhartiya Guru Jambheshwer Sewak Dal gave a call for following the teachings of the founder of the community by protecting trees and wild life. Mahant Manohar Dass , from Mehrajpur Dhora, delivered spiritual discourses besides bhajan kirtan. Students of Jhamku Devi Senior Secondary School and other institutions were honoured during the function. Langar was also served to the persons who had arrived from different villages.

Civic amenities: The Consumer Movement regretted that memorandums faxed to local and district officials on poor sanitation had failed to improve the situation. NGO chairman Sat Pal Khariwal, in a complaint faxed to the principal secretary of the department of local bodies, alleged that most of the sweepers employed by the municipal council had not been performing their duty. “Ironically, they have further employed workers on a temporary basis to work in proxy for a monthly remuneration of Rs 1,000. The sanitary inspector finds himself incapable of doing his job, and is marking the staff present in the attendance register, even in their absence,” he added.

AMRITSAR
Varsity results:
The results of BCA part I and B Com (professional) part II examinations of Guru Nanak Dev University held in September this year were declared on Friday.Harbhajan Singh, controller of examinations, said the results would also be available on the university website www.gnduonline.org

Bathinda
Inaugurated
: DIG (retd) Gurcharan Singh Jeji, on behalf of Guru Kanshi Kala Kendra, Talwandi Sabo, inaugurated the Gurmat Sangeet hall at the Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa Girls College here today.

7 held: Kotwali police arrested seven persons here on Thursday for allegedly running a gambling business on the pretext of running a lottery shop and recovered from their possession 17 computers and Rs 27,000. Investigating officer Ajay Pal said a police team raided the shop near Kawal Cinema and arrested Pradeep kumar, Anu Singla, Pawan Kumar, Ashok Kumar, Rakesh, Sanjay Gupta and Suresh Kumar.

NABHA
Robbed: An accountant working with Chhota Mechanical Works situated in the local Chacha market was on Friday robbed of Rs 85,000. Jagdish Kumar had withdrawn the amount from the Bank of Baroda and was moving toward Patiala Gate, when someone jammed his cycle by throwing a rope in its rear wheel. As he stopped, someone removed his cash bag from the cycle and ran away.

PATIALA
Punjab Day: Mai Bhago Brigade, Patiala, and NTAS jointly observed Punjab Day at Padamshri Dr Khushdeva Singh Leprosy Patients Colony on Friday. A cultural programme was organised on the occasion. Dr Kulwant Kaur, president of Mai Bhago Brigade, who was the chief guest, spoke on human values and lauded the efforts of the society for promoting theatre and undertaking social service. Pran Sabharwal and Randeep Singh presented the Khusdeva Singh-Amar Singh Sewa Award to Dr Kulwant Kaur and honoured the guests.

Samrala
Honoured
: Ajmer Singh Lakhowal, chairman of the Punjab State Mandi Karn Board, will be honoured by the Sacha Ahrtia Association, Samrala, including the workers of the Bharti Kisan Union and the representatives of many trade unions, tomorrow in the grain market for his contribution towards the farmers of Punjab. The function will be presided over by Baba Lochan Singh, Mashkabadbad, founder member of the BKU.

Cremated: Gulzar Singh (50), pharmacist in veterinary department, was cremated in his native Ghulal village, 5 km from here, today. Gulzar Singh died last night due to heart-attack. Dr Ashok Sharma, president of the Punjab State Veterinary Officers Association, including many employees of the veterinary department, attended the cremation.

SANGRUR
Heart camp
: The Umeed Foundation, a local NGO,  in collaboration with Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, organised a free heart check-up camp on its office premises here on Friday. About 300 patients were examined at the camp by a team of three cardiologists, headed by Dr Neeraj Gupta, from the hospital. ECG and echocardiography tests of the patients were also conducted.

Looted: Two persons took away a motorcycle and cheques worth Rs 5 lakh at pistol point from Sonu, an employee of a petrol station, situated at Rampura village, 6 km from Moonak, on Friday.A case has been registered.




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CHANDIGARH

Office-bearers: Following have been elected to the executive body of the Chandigarh Sector 7 First Cooperative House Building Society Private Limited: Amarjit Gupta, Rajesh Khanna, Shashi Kiran Sharma, Amarjit Kaur, Bhupinder Kaur, Ajay Gupta and Sarbjit Singh.


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HARYANA

AMBALA
3 nabbed: The Ambala police nabbed two women and a man in immoral traffickingon Friday. A case under Immoral Trafficking Act has been registered against the accused. The women were arrested from a house in Dhulkot area. The police had received a complaint about the women being involved in immoral trafficking. The police produced the accused in a local court and were remanded to judicial custody.

Meeting: Mohammad Shyin, deputy commissioner, Ambala, said a meeting of electoral registration officers and returning officers of each constituency of Ambala division would be held on November 5 at 11 am at Panchayat Bhawan under the chairmanship of Sajjan Singh, financial commissioner and principal secretary-cum-chief electoral officer, Haryana.


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HIMACHAL PRADESH

BILASPUR
Dearness allowance: The Himachal Pradesh State Employees Confederation on Friday thanked the Chief Election Commissioner for allowing payment of 6 per cent dearness allowance (DA) to all employees and pensioners in the state since July 1, 2007.

Mahila Congress: The mahila Congress on Friday supported the candidature of its district president Pawana Sharma as a party candidate from Ghumarwin constituency. Led by district mahila Congress senior vice-president Soma Thakur and Ghumarwin block mahila Congress president Kaushalya Devi, as many as 12 women leaders of Ghumarwin segment, including senior vice-president Mira Sharma, general secretary Poonam Thakur, secretary Amita Sharma, block executive members Savitri Devi and Rina Chandel and district executive members Karmi Bhardwaj, Parwati devi and Jamna Devi stated that Pawana Sharma be given the party ticket.

CHAMBA
Science quiz: Bhartiya Public School (BPS) bagged the first position in the district-level senior science quiz competition held at Luddu today. Supriya Dhar and Paritosh Sharma from class 10 represented the school. Both the students would now represent Chamba district in the forthcoming state-level senior science quiz competition.


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