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‘Regulate traffic’
: Lions Club Amritsar Classic (LCAC) demanded deployment of more traffic policemen at the intersections of the city to regulate traffic. Pritam Singh Kalsi, charter president, LCAC, said frequent roadblocks and uncontrolled traffic had become serious problems for the city. He said it contributed to increase in pollution.

Blood donation camp held
: The NSS unit of the Giani Zail Singh College of Engineering and Technology, Bathinda, in collaboration with the Asra Welfare Society, organised a blood donation camp on its campus on Wednesday. Dr M.S. Gill, family welfare officer, Civil Hospital, Bathinda, who was the chief guest, inaugurated the camp. Around 180 units of blood was collected on the occasion.

World record: Sababbi Mangal, a local lad, has created a world record yet again. Earlier, he had memorised a calendar for unlimited years. Now, he had made it in fastest calculations. Demonstrating his skill before the authorities of the Indian unit of the Record Holders Republic (RHR), UK, at Nagpur, on March 1, he calculated the exact day of 60 random dates from the 10 billion years calendar in a minute. The Record Holders Republic is a UK-based international record keepers.

Power shutdown: Due to an urgent maintenance work at the 66 KV sub-station on the Dabwali road, the power supply to Harbans Nagar, Deepnagar, Balraj Nagar, Housefed Colony, Guruki Nagri, Focal Point, Jodhpur village, Sainewala Shellers, Amarpura Basti, Sanguana Basti, Udham Singh Nagar, Anup Nagar, Mahna Basti, Bhalla Paper Mill, Milk Plant, ITI, Industrial Area, Engineering College, Bathinda Chemicals Factory, Indian Oil Feeder and Lal Singh Basti will remain suspended from 9 am to 5 pm on April 10.

Eye camp
: Maharaj Lal Dass Brahmanand Bhuriwale Trust organised a free eye check-up camp at Lalpuri Dham, Bhawanipur Beet (district Hosiarpur). As many as 720 patients suffering from various eye ailments were examined and 104 eye operations were conducted. Free spectacles and medicines were provided to 328 needy persons.



De-addiction camp ends:
A 10-day de-addiction camp organised by GMCH-32 at the Rural Health and Training Centre (RHTC), Palsora, concluded today. About 102 patients were seen at the camp, out of which 21 patients were admitted for detoxification. The volunteers from the Art of Living took sessions with the patients.

Coolex from tomorrow
Coolex 2009, an exposition on air-conditioning and refrigeration, organised by the CII, will be held at Kisan Bhavan, Sector 35, from April 10-13. The exhibition will see participation from leading companies in air-conditioning and refrigeration. A release by the CII said Coolex would also be organised at Ludhiana from May 1- 4. Launched: A tile-manufacturing company Nitco Limited has introduced a new category of tiles under the brand name “Naturoc”.


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