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Harsimrat flays Congress
: SAD candidate Harsimrat Kaur today campagined in some villages located on the revenue boundaries of Abohar. She criticised the Congress for failing in to provide basic facilities and assured of raising people’s voice in the Lok Sabha.

Cattle examined: As many as 128 cattle were diagnosed during a medical check-up camp in Suhag Heri village. The free medical camp was organised by Punjab National Bank, Farmers’ Training Centre and the department of animal husbandry. Dr Gurcharan Singh made the farmers aware of the summer ailments. Various farmers related government schemes were also highlighted during the occasion.

Eye check-up camp: A free medical check-up camp was held in Chanarthal Kalan on Wednesday wherein eyes of 200 patients were checked by doctors. The patients who were suggested for surgeries by the doctors would be treated at Mandi Gobindgarh Civil Hospital. Sarpanches of nearby villages, local political leaders and large number of doctors from the civil hospital were also present.

AIR Jalandhar wins 4 national awards:
Out of the total 10 national-level awards, the All-India Radio, Jalandhar, has won four awards in as many programmes. Station Director B.C. Panwar informed that the awards included first prize for the play “Ehsas” depicting the commandos role in neutralising the Mumbai attack in “Yuv Vani” programme, first prize in a documentary category, “Gaddi No 339,” also known as Cancer Train running between Bhatinda and Bikaner, and the Lassa Kaul Award for national integration for play “Sara Jahan Mera.” In the Family Welfare category, the second prize was awarded for play “Ghar Gum Hai.”


1 booked for abduction: A 16-year-old girl from Mote Majra village falling under the Sohana police station was allegedly abducted by a youth of the same village.Balwinder Singh, father of the girl, has complained to the police that his daughter had left the house on pretext of some work but never returned. He suspected that his daughter was abducted by Gurpreet Singh as even he was also missing from the village. The police has registered a case in this regard.


Annual day
: Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Gandhi Nagar, organised its annual day function at General Zorawar Singh Auditorium in Jammu University on Wednesday. Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, and Chairman of the Vidyalaya Management Committee (VMC) Pawan Kotwal, who was the chief guest, asked students to work hard for achieving their goals in life. Principal Chitra Mishra read out the annual progress report of the school. Students presented a colourful programme on the occasion. Later the chief guest gave away prizes to students.

Tremor rocks Srinagar
: An earthquake of moderate intensity shook Srinagar and its neighbouring areas on Wednesday morning but there was no loss of life or damage to property. The tremor, measuring 4.5 on the Richter Scale, occurred at 9:42 am, an official said. The epicentre of the quake was in Pakistan, said Aamir Ali, coordinator (Disaster Management) in the office of the Divisional Commissioner.

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