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Soni to go HC for recounting: The Congress candidate who lost the Amritsar Lok Sabha election, O.P
Soni, would approach the Punjab and Haryana High Court to seek recounting of votes at certain polling stations. Soni said here that his repeated requests for the recounting were not entertained so he had decided to knock the doors of the High Court. He alleged that the
SAD-BJP government in the state had set on vendetta politics. He alleged that fake cases were registered against two Congress councillors and maintained that scores of Congress workers were being intimidated.
Dr. Neki is
section editor: Dr. NS Neki, Professor of Medicine, Government Medical College and Guru Nanak Dev Hospital here, has been appointed as section editor of endocrinology in Handbook on Elderly Care, due to his contribution in the field of Geriatrics. Dr. OP Sharma, New Delhi, who is National Professor, Geriatrics, is the chief editor of the book. Dr Neki is life fellow of the Geriatric Society of India
(GSI) besides being its national vice president.
Funeral procession: Ex-Congress municipal councillor Buta Ram (60) was cremated here on Thursday. A large number of people, including All-India Congress Committee member Ashwani Sekhri, Congress leader Inder Sekhri, former Chairman of the Zila Prishad, Gurdaspur, Balwinder Singh Laddi, and Congress committee President Kasturi Lal Seth, attended the funeral procession.
Medical camp: The Bharat Vikas Parishad will hold a medical camp at Maharishi Dayanand High School, wherein doctors will diagnose heart diseases and other problems free of cost. Medical check-up by expert doctors from Mohali will be performed during the camp.
Jhuggies gutted: Fire broke in the jhuggis of the migrant labourers at Patti village on Thursday reducing 22 structures to ashes. The fire engine of the Municipal Fire Brigade took more than two hours to control the fire. No loss of life was reported. The cause of fire has yet to be ascertained.
Sharad’s effigy burnt: Activists of the District Mahila Congress Committee burnt the effigy of Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav at Kamalpur Chowk on Thursday to protest against the latter’s opposition to the proposed Woman Reservation Bill.
Dharam yudh morcha: Several Guru Ravidass organisations have constituted Sri Guru Ravidass Dharam Yudh Morcha (Punjab) and nominated Satish Bharti as its convener.
20 models of watch launched: Sonata today announced the launch
of 20 new models to the “Super Fibre” range. The new watches target
a large market in urban, semi-urban and rural India. It is primarily
designed for youth in the age group of 16 to 20. Super Fibre watches are
priced between Rs 275 to Rs 550. Bhaskar Bhat, managing director, Titan
Industries, said: “Super Fibre was launched last September and the new
watches will appeal to the Indian youth”.
Apna Ghar: Ashwani Kumar
Malhotra, chief administrative officer of Diesel Loco Modernisation Works,
Patiala, inaugurated “Apna Ghar” for senior citizens of railway employees at Staff Rest House. Binoo
Malhotra, president of the DMW Women Welfare organisation presided over. An initiative has been taken by the organisation to set up a recreation room for retired railway employees. Around 50 retired railway employees were present.
Woman killed in mishap: Balwinder Kaur (30) of Thathgarh died on the spot, while her minor daughter was injured in a road accident near Kot Dharam Chand Kalan village, 10 km from here, today. The deceased, along with her daughter, was going on her Kinetic Honda when she reached near Kalan village, her vehicle was hit by an Indica car.