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Narcotics seized
: The police arrested a woman and seized 200 gm of narcotics from her at a naka at Punj Garayian village, said DSP Dilbagh Singh here on Monday. The woman has been identified as Sumitri of Punj Garayian. She was remanded in police custody. A case has been registered against her under the NDPS Act.

Cash stolen
: Some miscreants stole gold ornaments and cash worth Rs 20,000 from the house of Puneet Jain of Mohalla Anmol Nagar here on Sunday. A case has been registered under sections 457 and 380 of the IPC.

Tributes paid: The martyrdom day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh was observed as sankalp divas in the district on Monday. The function was held by the Sankalp Society where tributes were paid to Bhagat Singh and the speakers highlighted his role  in the freedom struggle of the country. Members of the society took a pledge to fight against the social evils like female foeticide, corruption and drug 

Workshop on homoeopathy
: A week-long homoeopathic workshop — Prerna-09 — organised by the Indian Institute of Homoeopathic Physicians concluded here today. During the workshop, practical training was imparted to more than 50 interns and homoeopathic doctors who had come from different parts of Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal. Chronic epileptic, lecoderma, psoriasis, arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, HCV, ADHD children and other diseases were shown by the teachers on LCD projector.

Musical nite in martyrs’ memory
: A cultural mela attributed to Shaheed Bahagat Singh was organised at Farour village by a sports club with the help of the Nehru Yuva Kender, Fatehgarh Sahib. It was inaugurated by Block Youth Congress president Sarbjeet Singh Jeeti. The programme started with the recitation of a of religious song sung by K Alam. After this Ladi Dhaliwal, Mandeep Randhawa, Romi Singh, Jassi Dhanola, Sunderpreet and Malkeet Meet sang famous songs attributed to Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

BlackBerry service launched
: BSNL and the Research in Motion (RIM) launched the BlackBerry solution for the enterprise and individual customers this week. The company has come out with BlackBerry Bold, BlackBerry Curve 8310 and BlackBerry 8700g smart phones. The first BlackBerry smart phone to support tri-band HSDPA high-speed networks will enable first-time customers in India the leverage of 3G services to its full potential. Kuldeep Goyal, CMD, BSNL, in Chandigarh, said: "The BlackBerry solutions has strategically expanded our gamut of services to our customers." PK Paliwal, CGMT, Punjab Circle, said 3G services had already been launched in the Jalandhar city. It would be launched in Bhatinda, Pathankot and Kapurthala by March 31. IPTV would be launched in Ludhiana and Patiala in April.

Surgical Training:A two-day CME on hand surgery, organised by the department of orthopedics, DMCH, concluded at Dumra Auditorium, on Sunday. Dr M Yamin, course chairman and professor and head of orthopedics, said the Course had been designed by the Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand for imparting basic knowledge and techniques in management of injuries, infections and other disease of hand. Lectures on carpal injuries was delivered by Dr Prakash Kotwal, professor and head of orthopedics, AIIMS; fractures and soft tissue injuries of thumb by Dr Bhasakaranand Kumar, professor and head of orthopedics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, were conducted during the CME. Dr VK Tiwari, senior plastic surgeon, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, spoke on fingertip injuries.

Fake message:A day after Ludhiana Tribune highlighted the matter of fake SMS in its columns, 'Fake SMS creates Panic' the authorities of West End Mall and Wave Cinemas came out in open to oppose its circulation. Prabhjot Singh, GM, West End Mall and Wave Cinemas, strongly condemned the SMS circulation. Rs 10 crore had been spent on providing security to all those visiting the mall. A complaint has also been lodged with the SSP for tracking the root cause of the fake SMS. Those found guilty should also be punished, he added.

Consumer awareness rally:The Humanities Forum, with the help of the commerce Department of GMT Public School, organised a consumer awareness rally for celebrating consumer awareness week. At least 500 students, along with a team of teachers, took part in it. People from the adjoining areas were made aware of the consumer rights. Pamphlets were distributed on the occasion.

Health cover for students:The Punjab Education Department will launch a health cover scheme for students studying in the government schools of the state from this academic session. More than 30 lakh students, from Class I to Class XII, will be covered under this scheme. This scheme would be launched under the Sarva Sikhsha Abhiyaan, wing of the Director-General Schools Education, Punjab, and the State Health Department has been roped for the same. The health department will prepare the health profile cards of the students. The card will remain valid for five years. Prior to this, the health department was doing the routine check-up of the students, which was not of much benefit. Now the students will also be provided medicines free of cost. According to SP Sharma, civil surgeon, Ludhiana, students suffering from serious diseases would be referred to the PGI, Chandigarh.

Training in  firefighting: An awareness training programme on firefighting equipment was organised at Majestic Auto Limited, Focal Point, with the help of Kartar Singh, senior division fire officer, and KL Kakkar, fire officer, municipal corporation. A demonstration and training was conducted on handling different types of fires in factories, cautions to prevent fires, using different types of fire extinguishers.



Inaugurated:The 82nd outlet of Amartex, Amartex Shoppers World, was inaugurated at Housing Board Chowk, Manimajra, here yesterday. It was inaugurated by managing director of the company Arun Grover. He said Amartex Industries had direct tie-up with FMCG manufacturers and other companies, through which it procured and provided products at lesser rates than the MRP to its customers — TNS

Awarded: Pidilite Industries on Monday presented the Pidilite Award for Excellence to 48 students from 11 architecture colleges in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh. CP Kaushal, a well-known architect, was the chief guest.



Man dies in accident
: An employee of the Education Department was killed in a road accident on the NH 10 near Dujana village here on Sunday night. The deceased, identified as Azad Singh of Gochhi village here. The incident took place when a speedy vehicle knocked down Azad Singh while he was crossing the road. He reportedly died on the spot. The body was spotted by the villagers on Monday morning.

1 killed in road mishap
: Driver of a canter was killed on spot on Sunday night when the vehicle he was driving rammed into a truck at toll Plaza near Karnal. The victim was identified as Anil, a resident of Himachal Pradesh. A case under Section 304 A and 279 has been register against driver of the truck Ramesh in the Bhutana police station.

Judo championship
: District judo championship organised by the District Judo Association concluded at Little Flower School here on Monday. Sonu and Ramesh were adjudged best players in junior and senior weight category, respectively. Ranvir Prashar advocate and president of the association said as many as 79 students participated in the two-day tournament. Kailash Bhagat philanthropist gave the prizes to the winners in different weight categories.

Two gangsters held
: On a tip off, a police party conducted a raid and apprehended two armed gangsters, who were planning to loot passers-by in the Jhajjar road area here on Sunday. The police also seized a country-made pistol and four live cartridges from them. They were identified as Hoshiar Singh Gujjar of Kasaula village and Mahavir Gujjar of Mohalla Gujjarwara here. The court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate who remanded them in judicial custody for 14 days. A case of attempt to commit robbery under Sections 398, 401 of the IPC and Sections 25, 54, 59 of the Arms Act has been registered in this regard.

Man stabbed to death: Following an altercation, Rajesh Kumar (21) was allegedly stabbed to death by his neighbour Charanjit in Mohalla Khasapura here on Sunday night. He was rushed to the Trauma centre here where he was declared brought dead by the doctors. The police, who registered a case of murder, has arrested the accused. Simultaneously, the police has also seized a knife which was reportedly used in the crime.

Rallies, public meetings
: In view of the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, different political parties can organise rallies and public meetings and can also display their banners and hoardings only on the specific places allotted by the district administration after getting due permission from the authorities concerned. The administration on Monday fixed 20 places for rallies and public gathering and 36 places for display of publicity material lying in the municipal councils limits of Jagadhari, Yamunanagar and also in towns include Radaur, Chhachhroli, Bilaspur, and Mustafabad.

Three arrested: The police on Monday arrested three persons who were carrying cows for slaughtering. The three include Mohammad Mushtafa, Mohammad Harun of Lapra and Joginder Singh of Shahranpur district of Uttar Pradesh were arrested by the police from Laper town and also recovered a country-made pistol from their possession. SP Vikas Arora said the accused were carrying seven cows in a mini truck for Uttar Pardesh on March 9. When the police tried to stop them, they opened fire and fled away from the spot. The police arrested them under Section 307 of the IPC, he added.



One killed
: One person was killed and another injured in a motorcycle accident as it skidded off the road near Kais bridge on the Kullu-Manali left bank road, about 7 km from here, on Monday. The deceased have been identified as Satya Prakash (24), son of Pran Nath of Neoli village, while the injured, Chitter Singh (13), was admitted to the regional hospital here. The body of the deceased was handed over to his relatives after a post-mortem examination.

Martyr cremated
: Mortal remains of martyr Havildar Sanjay Kumar were consigned to flames at Bari Batran village in this subdivision on Monday with full state and military honours. His brother lit the pyre. He had laid down his life in cross firing in Kupwara sector in Jammu and Kashmir recently. Col KC Khariyar from station headquarters, Dharamsala, paid tributes on behalf of the northern command, Udhampur, whereas local MLA Rakesh Pathania and SDM Inder Bhardwaj paid tributes on behalf of the state government.

Prerna award
: The ‘Prerna Strot Samman Purskar’ will be conferred on individuals and organisations on April 15 for outstanding contribution in various fields with philanthropic works. An official spokesperson said any person or organisation which had done an exceptional work in any field and also contributed significantly towards the welfare of people would be eligible for the award. Applications received till March 30 would be considered for the award.


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