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Body found
: The police here confirmed that a body was found in mysterious circumstances on Jalalabad-Muktsar road on Saturday. The sources said the victim was identified as Ella of Dharam Nagari here. Parents of the deceased rushed to Jalalabad on getting information.

Defections: Ram Kumar Goyal former MLA here and Surjit Kumar Jyani state vice president of the BJP admitted Avinash Narang former president of the local vegetable and fruit sellers association to the party here on Saturday.

Honoured: Rajinder Kumar Suthar of village Bishanpura was recently honoured for protecting wild-life in an open sanctuary area by the chief guest, finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal, at a function held at the Jhamku Devi Senior Secondary School in Dhora Mehrajpur village here.

Protest: Members of Sarv Bharat Naujwan Sabha and All India Students Federation, block Khuyiansarwar assembled at the Nehru Park here on Saturday to pay tributes to martyr Kartar Singh Sarabha.

Celebrated: Former minister Sajjan Kumar Jakhar joined Dev Mittar Ahuja, president of the local Gaushala, Sanatan Dharam Sabha president Pramil Kalani and many others in performing gau-pooja as a part of the Gopashtmi celebrations here on Sunday.

Membership: The local unit of Shiromani Akali Dal at a meeting presided over by Sukhwinder Singh on Saturday resolved to enroll 5000 members to strengthen its base in urban areas, Chanan Singh, secretary of the local unit said.

Railwaymen’s union gets support: The Northern Railwaymen’s Union received a shot in the arm as the All-India Schedule Caste/Schedule Tribe Association announced its support for the forthcoming elections to be held to elect an umbrella body of the Railway Employees Union in the country. Gurdip Singh Ghuman, secretary NRU, said on Sunday that with this, the union was certain of a landslide victory. He said a gate rally would be organised near the railway workshop on November 20.

Elections held
: Jagtar Singh Bains and Ravi Kumar have been elected as president and secretary of FCI quality control staff welfare association, district Sangrur, whereas Raj Kumar Jaidka has been elected cashier of the association on Saturday.

: Three scooterists received injuries in an alleged assault by some persons, including women at village Rai Ke Kalan in the district, on Sunday. Jagjit, one of the injured, admitted to the civil hospital in Bathinda said he was riding a scooter along with Hardeep Singh and Jagjit Singh. All of a sudden, some persons, including a women, attacked them with lathis and sharp-edged weapons. Balluana police started investigation into the matter.

Land dispute: Gurdeep Singh of Maisar Khana on Sunday lodged a complaint with the police against five brothers, Gurmail Singh, Gurpiar Singh, Manjit Singh, Harmail Singh and Randhir Singh of the same village for allegedly assaulting him with sharp-edged weapons on Friday evening. Police sources said land dispute was behind the incident. Police has registered a case.

Abused: Veerpal Kaur of village Lalewala on Sunday complained to the police alleging that one Parmjit Kaur, Angrej Kaur, Golo, Bogar Singh, Balvir Singh of the same village abused, assaulted and tried to outrage her modesty on Friday evening. Police sources said the complainant and the accused have old enmity. Talwandi Sabo police has registered a case under sections 341, 323, 354, 148, 149 of the IPC.

Nominated: The president of the east mandal, Gulshan Wadhwa and other members of the committee thanked the state BJP president Rajinder Bhandari for nominating former chairman, Improvement Trust, Mohan Lal Garg and former district head, Gurvinderpal Kaur Mangat as the executive members of the State Bharatiya Janata Party east mandal.

Elected: Major Singh and Amardeep Singh have been elected as the president and general secretary of the Science Teachers Association, district Bathinda. The election for the district body of science teachers was held at the Teachers Home. The president and general sectary will nominate rest of the members of the association.

Book released
: A book published by Mata Gujri College was recently released by Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal. The book, titled “India: Emerging Paradigms”, gives concrete shape to the concept of corporate governance. Principal of the college and editor-in-chief of the book Dr Gurmohan Singh Walia said the basic purpose was to share the views expressed by academicians, professionals, legal luminaries, accountants and corporate executives.

Check-up camp
: The Sewa Bharti, Fazilka, organised a dental check-up camp in Kanshi Ram Colony on Sunday. A team of dental surgeons comprising Shuchi Wadhera and Vishal Chawla offered their services at the camp. 125 children up to the age of 15 years were examined at the camp. Ram Krishan Dhunkian, Block Primary Education Officer, and Vipin Kataria, science lecturer, inaugurated the camp. The examined children were also given tips to keep teeth healthy.

9 Injured: Nine persons were injured in a clash between two families at village Bhaini Ram Singh. According to sources, dispute over raising a wall between two brothers caused the incident. The injured also include persons who tried to mediate. The injured were admitted to the local civil hospital.

Lok Adalat: To provide prompt justice, Lok Adalats were organised in two judicial courts here on Saturday evening. Of a total of 31 cases presented in these courts, 16 were settled on the spot in the court of sub-divisional judicial magistrate S.S. Mann. Similarly, in the court of judicial magistrate Jarnail Singh, out 11 cases were settled on the spot out of a total of 16.

Raising Day of Vajra Sappers
: The Sappers of Vajra Corps celebrated their 227th Raising Day on Sunday. Vajra Sappers, who executed multifarious tasks, have contributed towards operational preparedness, training for various combat engineer tasks, improvisation of habitat and aids to civil authority tasks.To commemorate the occasion, a sainik sammelan was organised, where Vajra Corps chief engineer Brig Pradeep Yadu urged the Sappers to continue working for the motto of “Sarvatra”.

Man hurt, wife dies in mishap: Rani, wife of Kaka Khan, a resident of Takhar Khurd village, was killed in an accident and her husband Kaka Khan injured seriously when a speeding private bus hit them here on Saturday. They were going to Malerkotla from their village on bicycle. Rani died on the spot and her husband was admitted in the local civil hospital. The police has registered a case.

SBoP anniversary: Diwakar Gupta, CGM of State Bank of Patiala, flagged off four mobile publicity vans of the bank on its 90th anniversary and foundation day. These vans will operate in Patiala, Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Karnal. The bank authorities announced a special concession for meritorious students. A number of programmes like blood donation camps, free medical camps, tree plantation campaigns were held across the country to celebrate the 90th anniversary.

Function: A winter distribution function organised by the Helping Hands Society was held on Sunday in which books, uniforms and school fees were distributed to 100 needy students. Surjit Singh Rakhra, former MLA of Samana was the chief guest. Vijay Gupta, president of the society, said the society would provide food to the needy. Mahant Atma Ram, Ajaib Singh, Parveen K. Sharma and Daljinder Singh Brar were also present.

Programme: A programme on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease day was organised at Government High School, Assarpur, near Patiala on Saturday in which Dr Jawahar Lal Joshi was presented a lecture on TB and chest diseases. The main theme of the day was “breathless, but not helpless” said Dr Jawahar Lal Joshi specialist in TB and chest diseases.

Water leakage: Residents of several parts of the local Hoshiarpur Road face a tough time of water accumulation caused by leakage in water pipes of the mainline of the area. Commuters here face inconvenience due to knee-deep water which has accumulated in the area. Employees of the water and sewerage board are repairing the leaked joints to drain out the accumulated water.

Indira’s b’day: The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee will hold a state level function to mark birthday of Late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi at Phagwara on Monday. This was stated by former minister Joginder Singh Maan.


Pollution check-up camp: The Lions’ Club, Chandigarh Supreme, organised a free pollution check up camp for petrol and diesel vehicles at the Mohali service station, Phase VI, on Sunday. More than 85 vehicles were checked and issued certificates valid for six months as per pollution under control certificate authorised by transport department, Government of Punjab. Lion Tejinder Saini, president of the club, said many social projects including street plays would be organised during this month.

Pangolin comes calling: Sahara Resort on the Panchkula-Pinjore highway had surprised guest on Saturday. A pangolin came calling at the resort following which the hotel staff informed the forest department. The pangolin was captured and later released in the forest by the wild life department officials. The incident took place around 3 pm.



Liquor seized
: The police seized 60 bottles of illicit liquor from a shop near Bharmour on Saturday and registered a case against the shopkeeper. According to reports, the police on a tip-off raided the shop and seized 60 bottles of illicit liquor.

Woman dies: Khubo Devi of the Pulan area in Bharmour subdivision died on the spot when she slipped and fell into the Budhil rivulet near Bharmour, about 65 km from here, on Saturday, according to a report received here on Sunday. She was returning home after grazing the cattle. After a post-mortem, the body was handed over to her kin.

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