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One killed in accident
: One person died while two children were seriously injured in a road accident, here today. The accident took place on Monday when a bus carrying the employees of Trident factory hit a motorcycle. Farmers working in the fields caught the bus driver but later on, Trident authorities came to his rescue and took him away. Jagtar Singh who was riding his motorcycle, PB-13C-9119, with his daughter Gurpreet Kaur (15) and nephew Baldeep Singh (15), was hit from the rear by a bus, bearing the registration number PB 13C-9119. Jagtar Singh died on the spot, while his nephew and daughter received serious injuries. Both have been hospitalised at the civil hospital in Barnala. A case has been registered. 

Land grabbing
: Resham Kuar of Teiona village in a complaint filed before the Sadar police alleged that one Kamaljeet Singh of the same village cultivated crops on her land and tried to illegally take possession of it. Further investigation is on. 

Seminar: To create awareness among the students about epilepsy, a seminar was organised at the MSD School, here on Monday. Sunil Gupta, a psychiatrist from Adesh Medical College, presided over the seminar and imparted knowledge about the disease. 

Seized: Nathana police seized 50 kg lahan, 750 ml illicit liquor and some utensils being used for the purpose from Satnam Singh, Nikka Singh, Shingara Singh all of Lehra Bega village on Sunday. Police has arrested all of them on the spot under section 61, 1, 14 of the excise act. 

No sangat darshan  today
: A spokesman of the Punjab Government said here on Monday that there would be no sangat darshan at Chief Minister's residence on December 4 as Parkash Singh Badal would be away to attend the conference of the BKU (L) at Moga. 

Bank employees hold protest: On a call given by the State Sector Bank Employees and All-India Bank Employees Associations, the employees of local, main and K.N. Jain Girls School branches of the State Bank of Patiala (SBoP) observed a complete strike and staged a dharna before the institution to protest against the decision of the central government to merge it with the State Bank Of India shortly.

Aid disbursed
: Members of Shri Arorvansh Geeta Bhawan Mandir Management Committee distributed monthly aid to 113 widows and needy families of Fazilka town. According to Tek Chand Dhuria, spokesperson of the committee, wheat, sugar, tea, soap, other household materials and cash were distributed to the needy families.

Two arrested under NDPS Act: The district police on Monday claimed to have arrested two persons under the NDPS Act with the recovery of 10 grams of smack from their possession. The arrested persons were identified as Manjeet Singh and Baljinder Singh and the accused were intercepted at different places, sources said. Cases under Sections 329 and 330 of the NDPS Act were registered. 

Awareness activities
: The government senior secondary school here has been made junior Red Cross Model School by the Punjab branch of Indian Red Cross Society. Ramesh Aggarwal, joint secretary of Punjab Red Cross and district education officer Piara Singh formally inaugurated the Red Cross room set up in the school for carrying out various awareness activities. Woollens and shoes were also distributed among the 190 needy students of different schools. The students also presented a cultural programme. 

Name bus stand after Ambedkar’: About three dozen leaders of social, religious bodies, members of the Phagwara Block Samiti, including its chairperson Krishna Kainth, councillors, village sarpanches and nambardars, on Monday urged Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to name the new Phagwara bus stand after the founder of the Indian Constitution Dr B.R. Ambedkar. Writer S.L. Virdi claimed that a signed memorandum in this regard was presented to Punjab Technical Education Minister Ch. Swarna Ram for onward submission to the Chief Minister. 



HIV blood test camp
: The Mohali branch of the Family Planning Association of India organised a voluntary HIV blood test camp in connection with the World AIDS Day at Bal Bhawan in Phase-IV here on Monday. As many as 51 anganwari workers attended a seminar in connection with AIDS and also got their blood tested for HIV. The camp was organised under the targeted intervention project for awareness and protection of STDs, HIV and AIDS in association with the Child Welfare Council.

Free dentures distributed: As many as 60 free dentures were distributed to patients at a function organised to conclude the 16th dental fortnight at the civil hospital here today. Dr M.S. Toor, civil surgeon, said 979 patients were provided free of cost treatment for various dental ailments which included 450 dental fillings, 291 extractions and 102 scalings. 

Road blockade
: The alleged blockade of a stretch of road dividing sectors 7 and 8 for the security of Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Chander Mohan has earned the ire of an NGO Samadhaan. The NGO alleged that due to the blockade only light vehicles and pedestrians were allowed. Since the entry of the local buses was barred, general public, particularly the commuters to Sector 8, faced a lot of inconvenience. Samadhaan appealed to the authorities to amend the orders to allow local busses on the blocked stretch of the road. 



3 die in road mishap
: Three persons, Raj Kumar son of Ami Lal, Raju and Nathu Ram, all residents of the Anand Parbat area of New Delhi, died on the spot, while three other occupants, Satish, Sushil and Deepak, were injured when a mini bus collided with their Maruti van on the Rewari-Dharuhera road, near Phideri Turn, 5 km from here, on Sunday night. A case has been registered against the bus driver, who reportedly absconded. 

900 farmers get e-dairy cards
: Over 900 farmers have been provided electronic dairy (e-dairy) cards in a country’s first pilot project, which was launched by the chairperson of the Haryana Dairy Development Cooperative Federation (HDDCF), Chandravati, at Nathusari Chopta block in district here on Monday. The project will facilitates the farmers to get their payments easily and also the maintain records of the milk content.


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