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Staff of nursing institute looted
: An employee of a nursing institute was allegedly looted while he was entering the local branch of Canara Bank, sources said. As per information, the victim Baldev Krishan said that some unidentified person hit in the back when he was heading towards the office of the bank located on the first floor on the circular road to deposit Rs 55,000. The miscreant snatched the poly bag that carried the currency as Baldev Krishan fell down and fled. The bank staff informed his employers who got him admitted to a private hospital, sources added. The police has started investigations. 

New appointment
: BJP general secretary Tarun Chug, in a press statement, declared that Kapil Mehra has been nominated as president of the industry and handicraft and small-scale industry cells of the party’s local unit, while Krishan Gopal has been appointed general secretary of the industry cell. 

Blood camp: The Bhai Ghanaiyaji Blood and Eye Donation Council organised a blood donation camp at Sri Guru Ram Das Sarai in the Golden Temple complex to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Ram Dass. A team from Guru Nanak Dev Hospital collected 36 units of blood. Harbhajan Singh, manager of the Golden Temple, inaugurated the camp. 

Magazine release: Shiromani Khalsa Council International has launched a monthly magazine “Awaz-e-Khalsa” for spreading awareness in religious, political, social and economic fields. Narain Singh of the council said a 15-member team had been constituted in this regard. Dedicated to the third centenary of Gurta Gaddi Divas, the council would organise dewans in which katha, kirtan, kavishri and lectures would be held. 

Paper presented: Dr Kuljinder Singh, working as junior resident in the department of pharmacology, Government Medical College, presented a research paper on the “role of diacerein in patients of osteoarthritis knee” in the second international conference on “Drug discovery and development - South Asian persective” held in Mumbai recently. 

Construction ban: District magistrate Kahan Singh Pannu today banned construction of buildings within 1,000 yards radius of Vallah and Beas ammunition dumps of Army. In his orders, the DM said, “There are reports of constructions near ammunition depots. Also, unrestricted storage of fireworks around the ammunition dump is dangerous to human life and property and hence needs to be curtailed in public interest”. The orders have been issued under section 144 of Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and will remain in force till December 4, 2008. 

: Volunteers of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) celebrated the organisation’s installation day by taking out a march in the town. As many as 300 volunteers participated in the march which started from Government Senior Secondary School for Girls and after passing through various places culminated at the same place. 

Punjabi conference
: The thirteenth 'Sarv Hind' Punjabi conference would be taking place in November here. Delegates from Pakistan, Japan, Canada, Australia and other countries would be taking part in it. Sarabjit Singh from the 'Kendriya Punjabi Lekhak Sabha' stated that writers taking part in this conference would be highlighting various problems being faced by writers of the Punjabi language. Convener of the conference said Jaspal Singh and other eminent scholars from other states are also taking part in the conference. 

Group song: A national-level group song programme would be organised at the SSD Girls College on October 12. Local bodies minister Manoranjan Kalia would be the chief guest. Vijay Chopra from Punjab Kesari, Tarsem Goyal, senior deputy mayor, would also grace the occasion. 

Blood donation: V-Mart Retail Limited, Bathinda, in collaboration with Naujawan Welfare Society, Bathinda, will organise a blood donation camp at its retail outlet on October 12 to celebrate its first anniversary in the city. Manmohan Singh, stores manager of the retail outlet, disclosed this here on Wednesday. Pawan Pahwa, regional manager, V-Mart, Punjab, will be the chief guest on the occasion. 

Pilgrims starts return journey
: Pilgrims who had gone to the historic Salasar Dhaam located in district Churu of Rajasthan started their return journey on Friday after offering the flag which they had carried. The next pilgrimage commences for Shri Shyam Khatu Ji located in district Sikar of Rajasthan in the season of Phalgun. Hundreds of devotees participated in an impressive Shobha Yatra to mark the beginning of the holy pilgrimage. Women joined the procession carrying pitchers on their heads and marched through the main roads of Hanumangarh junction bringing vehicular traffic to a halt for about an hour. 

House robbed, one murdered
: Gandharav Singh (65) was found murdered at his house at Gajjar village on the night of October 8. According to police sources, Gandharav’s son Varinder Singh told the police that the killers also stole a TV set, a scooter (PB-08Y-5970), a mobile phone and gold ornaments. The Garhshankar police registered a case in this connection last evening.

Body found: The decomposed body of an unidentified person aged about 45 years was found buried in a choe (seasonal rivulet) bed at Khadiala Sainian village, 15 km from here, this afternoon. According to police sources, some villagers noticed stray dogs devouring a decomposed body and informed the police. Both the hands of the body were tightened with a nylon rope and marks of strangulation were also found on the neck. The police sent the body to the civil hospital, Hoshiarpur, for a post-mortem examination and identification. 

Woman kills self
: Rajinder Kaur, a resident of Pariyad village under Bholath police station, committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance here on Friday. According to the police, the woman had been allegedly facing harassment by her in-laws for quite some time. 

: Dr Jaspal Singh, vice-chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala, on Friday appointed Dr K. S. Sohal, a professor in the department of geography, as director of the IAS and Allied Services Training Centre, Punjabi University, Patiala.



Rashtriya Sanklap Diwas
: The Haryana government has decided to observe October 31, the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, as Rashtriya Sanklap Diwas across the state. In a letter issued by the chief secretary, all the commissioners and deputy commissioners have been asked to organise rallies at all the district headquarters and other important towns on that day. They have also been asked to seek the services of important persons for delivering speeches on national integration at official functions to be organised on that day. Extracts from speeches of Indira Gandhi should be highlighted at the functions, the letter said. 

Man done to death
: Subhash Chand (42), a resident of Rampura village, near here, was done to death by brickbats in the village on Thursday night. His body was recovered from a plot on Friday morning. The doctors who conducted the post mortem at the local civil hospital have reportedly opined the inflicted head injury to be the cause of his death. The police has registered a case of murder in this regard and also seized a blood-stained brickbat from the spot. It is presumed that after having a drink, Subhash had an altercation with the assailants who then stoned him to death. 

Advani to address rally
: BJP's prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani is going to address the October 31 rally. In order to make it a success, the Haryana party will be holding rallies in Sonepat, Jind and Panipat from October 13 to 17 to mobilise people. The rally to be addressed by Advani will signal the launch of the party’s election campaign for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls, Kishan Singh Sangwan, a local BJP MP said. 



Members nominated
: The government has nominated three persons, all BJP activists, as members of the Bilaspur town Nagar Parishad here. Mohinder Bakshi and Ramlal Pundir, both are retired physical education teachers, and a teacher, Minakshi Sharma, have been nominated to this local body, while Nagar Parishad already has 11 elected members with a Congress president Kamlender Kashyap and BJP vice-president Rajni Sharma.

Six hurt in mishaps
: Six pedestrians have been injured in different hit and run cases in the district during the past 24 hours. In the first case, three pedestrians were hit by a speeding car near Jhaniari on the national highway-88 on Thursday. The driver of the car after hitting Kamaljeet, Monika and Abhinav sped away. However, the police managed to trace the car number and registered a case against the driver. In another case a speeding tempo hit Ashutosh near Chowki Jamwal while crossing the road. The police has booked Rakesh Kumar, a resident of Dugha, driver of the tempo for negligent driving, who is on run. In yet another case Sant Ram, resident of Kangra, was hit by a scooter near Sujanpur bus stand on Friday. While he has broken his leg the scooter driver has managed to flee. The police has registered a complaint against the scooter driver on the basis of scooter number. 

3 killed in accident
: Three persons were killed when the van they were travelling in rolled down a deep gorge at Badrash near Rampur, 132 km from here, on Friday. According to the police, the van rolled down the 50 metre deep gorge killing three persons, who were citizens of Nepal. The bodies had been sent for the post mortem at regional hospital, Rampur. The names of the deceased are yet to be identified. 


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