Public Library : Dr Bhagat Singh Dhaliwal, recently-elected president of the local Public Library, in a press release issued here, said that P.D. Goyal, advocate, Jagdish Singh Ghei and R.P. Garg have been elected as senior vice-president, general secretary and cashier, respectively.
PATIALA SANGRUR Heart check-up camp
2 grid substations
Heart check-up camp: A team of doctors from Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, including Dr Naresh Trehan, examined 805 patients for various heart ailments at a two-day free heart check-up camp, organised by a local NGO Umeed Foundation, here on Thursday and Friday. ECG and Echo tests of the patients were also conducted.
2 grid substations: MP from Sangrur Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa on Friday inaugurated two 66 KV grid substations at Kapial village, near Bhawanigarh, and Benra village, near Dhuri.
SDM’s reader held
: A team of the local Vigilance Bureau, led by DSP Roop Singh Maur, on Friday held Ramesh Kumar, reader of the Lehragaga SDM, when he (reader) was allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 from one Darshan Singh at Lehragaga. DSP Maur said on a complaint from Darshan, the vigilance team laid a trap and caught Ramesh in the act.
Vishvavidyalaya set up : Gayatri Shakti Peetha here in town has set up Dev Sanskriti Vishvavidyalaya under programme of distance education and this facility has started functioning at the district headquarters of Gayatri Pariwar here at Raura Sector. Education centre co-ordinator RK Tandon said here on Friday this facility had been set up with active cooperation and coordination of Shanti Kunj, Haridwar and presently only five courses had been started here. The courses are personality refinement, family management, Indian culture, yoga primary and health education.
Drinking water scheme
: Govind Singh Thakur, MLA, while presiding over the annual function of the government senior secondary school, Bhaliyani in Lug Valley, said Rs 43.93 lakh drinking water scheme of Jathani, Khadga, Madgan and Shangan villages had been sanctioned and Rs 9 lakh drinking water scheme had also been sanctioned for Mathala. The Rs 34 Lakh Lift Irrigation Scheme for Bhaliyani was in progress and would be completed by March. Govind Singh further assured the villagers of Mathala, Bhaliyani and the adjoining areas that the low voltage problem of the villages would be solved by augmentation of the present transformers.
Makar Sankranti : Arya Kanya Pathshala, Purani Mandi, on Friday organised a colourful programme to celebrate Makar Sankranti. State BJP president and Jammu East MLA Ashok Khajuria was the chief guest. Speaking on the occasion, Khajuria lauded principal Madan Lal Abrol for introducing such celebrations that promoted Indian ethics and values among the young generation. Yudhvir Sethi, secretary of the state BJP, was also present.
PSA conference : The second two-day state-level conference of the Progressive Students Association (PSA) will be held in RS Pura from January 17. PSA president Rahul said college and university students from more than six districts would participate in the conference. The occasion would be marked by an awareness rally. Rahul said two street plays, "Samrajyawaad ki loot" (exploitation by imperialism) and "Janata Pagal ho gayee" (people go mad) would also be staged.
Chowkidar burnt alive : An employee of the state Sericulture Department was burnt alive on Thursday night when his bedding caught fire due to electrical heater in Billawar tehsil of Kathua district. The deceased identified as Ashok Kumar, resident of Chinji-Makwal, Ramkot, who was working as a chowkidar was reportedly burnt alive when he was in deep sleep at his quarters.
Shops, mosque gutted : A shopping complex, housing about 24 shops, and a mosque were gutted in Kashmir division on Thursday, official sources said on Friday. A fire broke out in a shop in the shopping complex at main market, Magam, in the central Kashmir district of Badgam. Fire spread to entire complex before the fire tenders could control the leaping flames and property worth crores was destroyed. The cause of the fire was not known. In another fire incident, Noor Baksh Jamia Masjid at Kargil was partially damaged.
Hizb militant held : Security forces achieved a major success when they nailed a top Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant in the central Kashmir district of Badgam, official sources said on Friday. The sources said troops of the Victor Force (VF) conducted a search operation at Chulain Chuntinar village, following a tip-off about the presence of a top HM militant, who was evading arrest for the past one year. The militant, identified as Bilal Ahmad Wagay, was apprehended from a house without any resistance. A pistol and some rounds of ammunition were seized from his possession, the sources said, adding he was involved in many militancy-related incidents.