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Dussehra celebrated
: Princy, Sunil and Sunita were adjudged as winners at the poster-making contest organised at the Kenway College of Education here on the occasion of Vijay Dashmi on Wednesday. The college managing committee president, Puran Chand Bansal, Sushil Garg, secretary, and senior lecturer Vipul Narang lit the effigy of Ravana. Vice-principal Sushila Narang exhorted the students to follow the ideals of Lord Rama.

Quiz competition: A tie-breaker decided the quiz competition organised by the Abohar Polytechnic College located near village Kala Tibba here. Chief guest Neelam Arun Mittu awarded the trophies to Poonam, Brij Mohan, Vikas and Gurpinder, members of the team-E, and also to the runners-up, Sunil, Bharat, Bhupinder and Harpreet, principal Jatinder Singh informed. The morning session was presided over by Ravi Makkar, a councillor and president of the local Dussehra Committee. He gifted a water cooler to the institution. Shiny Gupta conducted the quiz. Those present included chairman Sanjeev Midha.

Sports functions put off
: GND University has postponed the Inter-College Gymnastics (Men and Women), Malkhamb (M&W) and Rhythmic (Women) competitions scheduled for October 10-11 till further information in view of the Women Festival to be held at Bathinda from October 11. The selection trials as scheduled would be held on October 10 in the university campus.

Demand for payment
: Farmers of the area are running from pillar to post to get the payment of wheat they sold to the government procurement agency Markfed. The commission agents are not making the payment, as Markfed has not cleared their bills.

Dussehra celebrations
: Tiny tots of the city put up a colourful show on Wednesday to mark the Dussehra celebrations. Students of Blooming Buds School made an effigy of Ravana and it was set on fire by a child dressed up as Lord Rama. Principal Sucheta Grover explained the importance of Dussehra to all.

Soccer tourney: The Delhi Public School (DPS), Bathinda, will host the Inter DPS North Zone-I Football Tournament for Boys (U-14) between October 11 and October 13.

Medical camp: Lions Club, Bathinda, in association with State Bank of Patiala, SSI, branch, Bathinda, organised a free medical check-up camp at civil dispensary premises in Bandi village here.

Four held: Police arrested four persons, in connection with the murder of one Pushpinder of Paras Ram Nagar, here. According to police, five persons were booked in the case. Sources said that the victim was a friend of the accused.

Pbi varsity’s youth festival: Rajindra College, Bathinda, won the gidha competition held at the Punjabi University's youth festival (Bathinda zone) that began at SBRS College, Ghadduwala village near Faridkot, on Tuesday.

2 held with illegal weapons: The Government Railway Police (GRP) Bathinda on Wednesday arrested two accused in possession of two country-made pistols, who arrived by Punjab Mail from Delhi. The police said that they had come here to sell the weapons to some unidentified persons.

Man killed in accident
: Surjit Singh, son of Darshan Singh of Amar Colony, was crushed to death by a speeding tempo on the Ludhiana road here on Wednesday. Surjit was going towards Ludhiana Chowk on his scooter.

Equestrian contest ends: Riders of Punjab Public School (PPS), Nabha, clinched 27 gold, 20 silver and 15 bronze medals in the three-day Northern India Schools' Equestrian Championship which ended on Wednesday. Col Alamjit Singh inaugurated the championship and Suresh Mittal, secretary, Excise and Taxation (Punjab) and an ex-student of PPS, presided over the function and gave away the prizes. Jatinder Singh, Sukhpreet Singh, Shivpartap Singh and Vattandeep Singh, all from PPS, were declared winners in various categories.

Blood donation
: Career Launcher, an educational institute, organised a blood donation camp on its premises at Chotti Baradari here on Wednesday. People from all walks of life, particularly, students attended the camp. The event was organised by the centre heads, Bharat Jain and Ashima Jain respectively.

IMA seminar: The Patiala branch of Indian Medical Association in collaboration with Fortis hospital, Mohali, organised a continuous medical education programme late last evening on “Recent trends in joint replacement and cosmetic surgery”. Dr Manuj Wadhwa, senior consultant orthopaedics, Dr D.S. Bhullar, president IMA, Patiala, Dr R.L. Mittal and Dr Harish Sood spoke on the occasion. As many as 200 IMA members attended the programme.

Foundation day: The National Theatre Arts Society staged a musical play of Ajmer Aulakh, “Jadon Bohal Ronde Hun”, directed by Harpal Singh Randhawa on Wednesday to mark the 8th Foundation Day of NTAS monthly garden theatre programme.




Computerised booking
: The Mohali city committee of the CPI has demanded a computerised railway ticket-booking counter at a central location in the town and also demanded that the Jan Shatbadi Express from Nangal to Delhi via Mohali should be stopped at the local railway station.

New branch of SBoP
: The State bank of Patiala has opened a branch at Pinjore near here on Wednesday. The on core banking solutions and a member of Chandigarh clearing house was inaugurated by R.C. Baldua, general manager (operations).


NGO’s appeal
: In order to keep pace with the globalisation in commerce and industry across the world, the National Forum of Awareness and Development (NFAD), an NGO of this region, has urged Chief Minister P.K. Dhumal to draw a plan creating infrastructure for the setting up of eco-friendly IT-related software and electronic industry in Chamba district, as the dust-free and serene surroundings of this zone are conducive to the growth of IT industry. It has also demanded that repute multinational companies should be invited for setting up such eco-friendly industries in this region.

Woman set on fire
: The police has registered a case of attempt to murder against Kishori Lal of Brahmani village for allegedly burning his wife Veena Devi after pouring kerosene oil on her on Tuesday night in his house. Police sources said, “Kishori Lal returned home after a month on Tuesday and had a heated argument with his wife and later set her on fire.” She was admitted in District Hospital, Hamirpur, with 75 burns, from where she was referred to the Tanda medical college. The police has booked Kishori Lal under Section 307 of the IPC, who is stated to be absconding after the incident.

Dagshai road
: The condition of 3-km long Kumarhatti-Dagshai road has gone from bad to worse. The monsoon has virtually turned the road into nightmare for motorists. Heavy rain has damaged the road at many points. It has developed numerous potholes causing inconvenience to the people. These potholes were getting wider thanks to the lack of timely repair. The condition of the road is deteriorating further as school buses ply daily on this road.

Husband booked
: The local police on Wednesday booked Kushal Kumar of Naglar village in this subdivision for allegedly harassing and beating her wife Anu Devi. According to the complainant, who had married to the accused six years back, she had threat to her life by the accused. A case under Sections 498(A) and 506 of the IPC has been lodged against the accused. The police has started investigations after lodging the FIR.


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