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Bimla wins lunch box contest:
A nutritive lunch box competition was organised at Young Farmers’ Public High School, Bhadson, here today. Students from nursery to Class V brought a variety of food items for taking part in the competition. The attempt was to make mothers aware of the basic components of food, which are essential for the physical and mental development of the child. The results of the lunch box competition are: Bimla Devi, mother of Anmol Singh of Class IV, 1st; Rajdip Kaur, mother of Anupreet Kaur, 2nd and Neena Devi, mother of Neha Sharma, 3rd. 

Dharna staged:
Activists of the Punjab Subordinate Services Federation today held a protest dharna against the Medical Superintendent of ESI Hospital in front of her office here. Their demands included cancelling of alleged wrong transfers of class four employees besides withdrawing the transfers of employees done in far away places. The activists also condemned the alleged anti-employee attitude of the Medical Superintendent. They resorted to traffic jam on the Majitha road, which was removed after the intervention of police. 

Pak jatha returns home: A 274-member jatha of Pakistani Hindus, who were here to pay obeisance at various Hindu religious places, returned to their native country on Samjhauta Express from Attari today.They were given warm send off by All-India Hindu Shiv Sena (AIHSS) President Surinder Kumar Billa. The jatha paid obeisance at Ujjain, Mathura, Hardwar, Mahakaleshwar Temple, besides temples at Nagpur and Amravati in Maharashtra. They visited Birla and Chhatarpur Temples in Delhi. The had come to India on March 16. 

ETT teachers hold rally:
The ETT Teachers’ Union organised an awareness rally here today. Senior vice-president Sukhbir Singh Poohla and Malwa zone president Parwinder Singh said it had been two months but no party had come to the union to listen to their problems. No party had unemployment eradication on their agenda for the forthcoming elections, they said. The teachers said that their agitation would continue if their demands are not met and more teachers would join the union in the coming time.

Art exhibition inaugurated: More than 700 entries attracted the art lovers at the three-day exhibition that was inaugurated by principal Dr Venita Singh on Thursday. The students of B.Ed and M.Ed have contributed a wide range of oil, water colour, postal colour, fabric colour paintings, best out of waste, wall hoardings, handicraft, lampshades, soft toys, clay models, Plaster of Paris frames, shaking flowers, mirror work, phulkari, thermo cole models, bouquets, nib paintings and collage. Art work of their teacher in-charge Vishal Bhateja has also been displayed. Fifteen best works will be awarded, the principal said. 

Secretary: Sikander Mehta, who has been appointed Secretary by Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary, president DYC (R).

Rs 6.5 lakh looted: A group of burglars decamped with cash and jewellery worth lakhs of rupees from a flat at Guru Gobind Singh Avenue when the tenant had gone out for some work, here today. According to police sources, Pawan Sharma, who was residing at the flat with his family for the past one year, lodged a complaint after which a theft case was registered. The burglars entered the house after breaking the lock of the main door. They took away cash worth Rs 6.5 lakh along with gold jewellery and other valuables from the almirah. The thieves also ransacked the house before leaving, the police said. A dog squad and a team of forensic experts were pressed into service. 

De-addiction camp: A drug de-addiction camp was organised by the Art of Living at Cantonment Board Hospital, Jalandhar cantonment, from March 29 to April 8. Of the 103 patients who got registered in the camp, 35 got themselves de-addicted. Bhajan singer Meenakshi enthralled the participants with her discourse. 

Inquiry against Bholath SDM:
Jalandhar Division Commissioner S.R. Ladhar conducted on spot inquiry against the  Bholath SDM-cum-Assistant Returning officer (ARO) Ranjit Kaur for her alleged biased role in favouring the SAD-BJP alliance to win the elections. He visited Bholath on Wednesday and met several persons there. Punjab Chief Electoral officer Kusmjit Sidhu had deputed Ladhar to conduct the inquiry against the SDM on the complaint of the Bholath Congress MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira who demanded the transfer of SDM. 

Mock test tomorrow: Ludhiana College of Engineering & Technology (LCET) will conduct a free mock entrance test for IIT-JEE/AIEEE/CET -2009 aspirants at its campus and Tagore Public School, Agar Nagar, on April 11 to provide guidance and for achieving better ranks in the entrance tests for engineering. The test will have a cash prize of Rs 5,000 and strictly be on the lines of IIT-JEE/AIEEE/CET, said an official press release.

Mandi Ahmedgarh
Toppers felicitated:
Students of Class V who had topped in 53 schools of the block were felicitated by local social and educational organisations yesterday. Lovleen Kaur of Guru Har Rai Model School, Jhaner village, who had topped in the block was felicitated by the Sat Sahib Educational Trust at a function organised at the village. Chairman and former Additional District Magistrate Dev Raj Sofat and principal Usha Rani appreciated the role of teachers in preparing the students for examinations and extra-curricular activities. Students of Guru Teg Bahadur Public School, Kanganwal, and Secular Model School, Shergarh Cheema, stood second and third in the block, respectively. Primary Education Officer of the block Gian Kaur said the top three positions were bagged by students studying in private schools.

Mandi Gobindgarh :
Amit best in declamation:
A declamation and poster-making competition on the ‘Role of Ayurveda and Yoga in Modern Era’ was organised at the Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College and Hospital to celebrate the World Health Day today. In poster making, Shivani got first prize, Shilpa and Munisha stood second while Amrinder secured third place. In declamation, Amit Rana stood first, Dimple clinched second prize while Jyoti and Alisha stood third.

Wheat lifting on in Mansa:
Deputy Commissioner Kumar Rahul today assured 100 per cent purchase of wheat from all the markets of Mansa. Officials of purchasing agencies and other concerned officials held a meeting in this regard. The DC informed that nearly 16,986 metric tonne of wheat was brought for purchase in the markets of the district till now, of which, 9176 MT wheat was purchased by the government agencies. 

Tarn Taran
Police flag march:
The police organised a flag march here today in various town areas, including Sadar and Chabal, to instill a feeling of confidence among the public to cast their votes in a free and peaceful atmosphere in the coming Lok Sabha elections. SP Paramdeep Singh Teja and DSP Ashwani Kumar led the convoy of the march. More than 30 vehicles carrying 200 police officials were the part of the march.

Homeopathic camp: As many as 250 patients were examined and given medicines in a free homeopathic camp organised at Pandori Gola village, 5 km from here on Thursday. A team of homeopathic specialists led by Dr Charanjit Lal and Dr Inderjit Singh Sandha examined the patients. The camp was dedicated to founder of homeopathy Dr Samuel Haneman.



e-Sampark centres closed today: Keeping in view the public holiday on April 10 on account of Good Friday, all e-Sampark, e-Gram Sampark and Jan Sampark Centres in Chandigarh and its villages will remain closed on Friday. 



Urdu books:
The Haryana School Education Board has decided to introduce the NCERT books of Urdu in place of already prescribed books for the students of class VI to XII from the academic session 2009-2010. While stating this today, secretary of the board A Sriniwas said Hamari Urdu Kee Kitab Part 1, Hamari Urdu Kee Kitab Part 2, Hamari Urdu Kee Kitab Part 3, Hamari Urdu Kee Kitab Part 4 and Hamari Urdu Kee Kitab Part 5 would be introduced for the classes of VI, VII, VIII, IX and X, respectively. He said similarly, in place of old book Hamara Adab, Gulstane Adab and Khayabaan-e-Adab would be taught in the classes of XI and XII.

Appointed: To conduct peaceful and fair elections, 89 sector magistrates have been appointed on 999 booths in the district. District election officer Vikas Gupta said as many as 17 sector magistrates had been appointed in the Loharu Assembly area and each sector magistrate had been given responsibility of 12 to 15 booths. He also said two-two officers had been appointed as reserve sector magistrate in each Assembly area besides deputing six more officers as reserve sector magistrate at district level sothat they could be depute as per requirement.

Children hospitalised:
As many as 12 children were hospitalised after consuming seed of Jetropa plant here on Wednesday. Children of Basai Enclave colony were playing in the garden of their colony and swallow the seeds by mistake. The kids started vomiting after this and were taken to different hospitals. Dr Balram from Balaji hospital said these children were out of danger now.

Hanuman jayanti:
The selfless meditation provided solace to every one and all this was possible if we relinquish the negative thoughts and devote ourselves to the service of suffering humanity. This was state by Savitri Jindal Revenue minister while speaking as chief guest at a religious function held on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti here on Thursday. She called upon the people to work for the welfare of the society. She said we should devote our energy to make our country strong and prosperous. 

Red Cross secy found drunk
: Secretary of the District Red Cross Society Rohtash Sharma was caught drinking liquor in his office. DC Mohammed Shayin informed that the employees of the Red Cross Society informed him and the action was taken immediately. The city magistrate was sent to inspect the office and the accused was found making nuisance under the influence of liquor.

Independent candidate:
Commandant Rao Balbir Singh (retd) vice president of the All-India ex-Para Military Personnel Welfare Association and a former state general secretary of the BSP, announced here, on Thursday that he would contest the Lok Sabha election from the Rohtak parliamentary constituency as an independent candidate. He told at a press conference here on Thursday that though he had unsuccessfully contested the Assembly election from the Jatusana constituency on the BSP ticket twice in 1996 and 2005, yet he had now decided to contest the Lok Sabha election as an independent candidate.

Chemist shop sealed:
A chemist’s shop was sealed and a criminal case for assault and preventing government official from performance of duty was registered against the owner at Dabwali town on Wednesday, after he allegedly manhandled the Sirsa Drugs Control Officer Rajnish Kumar and his staff members. Rajnish alleged that he was taking samples from the shop - Agarwal Medicos - after a cache of intoxicants were found in the shop. But the shop owner suddenly entered into an altercation with them and started manhandling them. The police has booked the shop owner and has sealed the shop.

Nomination: Ram Kumar Bahbalpuria, nominee for the CPM from the Sirsa parliamentary constituency will file his nomination papers on April 14. CPM district secretary Raj Kumar Shekhupuria informed this here on Thursday. 



Budding innovators award:
The National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) on behalf of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) has instituted tax-free cash awards for meritorious and budding innovators. The maximum amount for the NRDC Budding Innovators Award is Rs 1 lakh. The application for this award can be downloaded from the NRDC website: www.nrdcindia.com. 

Poetic meet held: In an effort to promote languages and literature, the Adbi Kunj, Jammu, organised a poetic meet at Mera Patti village in Basoli on Thursday. The meet was presided over by Sham Talib, a well-known poet and president of the Kunj. Kumari Shiksha Kerni, Karan Singh Jamwal, Ishwar Dutt Mouragal, Ashok Kumar Sehar, Uttam Singh Jamwal and others presented their compositions .


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