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BVP to hold check-up camp today:
The Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP) will organise free check up camp on Sunday at Arorvansh Dharamshala here for the persons who suffered due to cleft lips by their birth. The camp will also facilitate check up of those suffering due to orthopedic problems. They will also conduct a seminar exclusively for the sub-divisional police in the municipal town hall on the status and management of accident before noon. Similar seminar will be later arranged in the evening for general public. Harjinder Singh Goraya speaking on behalf of the organizing committee informed that the USA-based NGO The Smile Train had sponsored the campaign to treat the persons suffering of cleft lips. 

Reconstruction of temple begins:
The Vishav Hindu Parishad (VHP) has started the reconstruction of a small temple here on Saturday. The temple was demolished by municipal committee at Telian Mohall near old Tehsil complex on Wednesday evening. VHP district president Ram Niwas Sharma told media persons that the temple of Lord Hanumana which was demolished by committee on the pretext of illegal encroachment but this land does not belong to MC Barnala. Sharma said that various Hindu and religious organisations of the city had joined hands to reconstruct the temple. Earlier, women members of the VHP staged daylong dharna in front of the demolished temple. They were demanding disciplinary action against officials responsible for the incident.

Woman police station sought
: District president of the Punjab Istri Sabha, Rekha Sharma, demanded that woman police stations should be established in the district. She said that 50 per cent staff in these police stations should be female. She said that setting up of women police stations was need of time in view of increasing crime against women. 

Two arrested for theft
: Two persons, namley Baggu Singh and Resham Singh, who had arranged duplicate keys to steal mustard from a godown in Srikaranpur were today nabbed by a police team headed by circle inspector Anil Meena as they were going to sell the same at Gajsinghpur, official sources said in the evening today. 



Founder’s week: Vivek High school, Sector 38, founder’s week celebrations closed with an exhibition and a field cultural programme. ‘Renegades of Funk’, the school’s rock band, entertained the parents and guests .

Vigilance Awareness Week observed:The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, Chandigarh, observed Vigilance Awareness Week from November 3 to 7. A pledge was taken by all employees of the corporation to fight corruption on the occasion. On the concluding day of the week, a seminar was held, where B.L. Soni, DIG, CBI head at Chandigarh, was the chief guest. He stressed on transparency in official works. Hardev Singh, AGM, Powergrid, Chandigarh, was also present at the seminar. 



40 traders booked:
The Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department booked 40 traders for violating law in Reasi town, an official spokesman said on Saturday. A special squad, constituted by Reasi DC Sanjeev Verma, conducted raids in the town and booked the traders for violation of various provisions of law. Besides, Rs 6,500 was imposed as fine. The team also seized 25 domestic cylinders being used in commercial establishments in the town. The squad asked the shopkeepers to display rate lists of items. 

Charas seized: The police has nailed a person and seized three kg of charas at Nagrota, about 13 kms from here. The drug peddler was on way to Jammu from Kashmir, when the police arrested him at a checkpoint late last night, official sources said today. The accused was identified as Manzoor Ahmed Kori of Hanjipura, Kulgam in Kashmir. 

NHPC Raising Day: The 34th National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) Raising Day was celebrated by the office-bearers of the executive director, Region-I, Jammu and Kashmir, at Trikuta Nagar here on Saturday. M.K. Raina, executive director (Region-I), inaugurated the function by lighting up a traditional lamp. Raina hoped that the recent joint venture of the NHPC Limited with the state for 2,100 MW would contribute a lot towards the state’s development. A cultural programme was also organised by the employees on the occasion.

Punjabi language: The Jammu and Kashmir Punjabi Forum has demanded implementation of Punjabi language as optional subject in all the government schools across the state. In a statement, president of the forum, Harbhajan Singh, condemned what he termed as apathetic attitude of government towards the language. He rued that there is acute shortage of teachers in the subject and students have been suffering on this account. Singh also stressed for a separate full-fledged department of Punjabi in Kashmir University and maintained that students from Kashmir region have to look at alternatives in the absence of said department. 

Bodies found:
The Police fished out a body from the Jehlum at Khawaja Bagh with the help of locals. The deceased was later identified as Mohammad Kabir, a 60-year- old resident of Fresthar. The police found another body near SMHS hospital here, official sources said. The body was first noticed by a group of people who informed the police.

Four hurt in mishaps: Four people were injured and two houses gutted in the Kashmir valley overnight, official sources said on Saturday. Two houses were gutted in a devastating fire at Dardpora, Lalpora, in Kupwara. A mentally retarded person Bilal Ahmad was injured when an ambulance of health centre Larnoo hit him at Achabal. Three persons were injured in an accident at Pohroo chowk. 


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