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One hurt in firing
: One Balbir Singh, resident of Malawe Di Kothi village, was injured when three unidentified miscreants fired at him near Batala-Jalandhar Road bypass on Sunday. Balbir was going to his fields through the bypass, when the miscreants came on an Innova car and opened fire on him and fled away. A case under sections 307, 323, 148, 149 of the IPC and 25, 27, 59 of the Arms Act has been registered against Roop Lal, Satinder Kumar and three other unidentified persons.

Comrade dies: Comrade Harpal Singh died during a rally organised by the Kiraydar Union at Gandhi Chowk. Harpal suffered a heart attack and was immediately rushed to the Civil Hospital from where he was referred to Amritsar but died on the way. The body has been sent to his native Nawa Pind village.

Body found: The police found an unidentified body near Government Primary School, Ammonangal village, here today. Some persons noticed the body after which the police was informed

Blood donation camp: The Goodwill Society organised a blood donation camp at the Civil Hospital celebrated the World Blood Donor Day on Sunday. It was headed by Dr Charanjit Garg, SMO, Bathinda. Secretary of the Red Cross here J.L. Goyal honoured the blood donors. Around 17 donors donated blood and Vijay Breja donated blood for the 50th time. Dr Garg informed everyone about how to donate blood in a healthy way.

MES workers stage protest: Lodging protest against the demolition of parking sheds, members of MES workers’ union staged a dharna and carried a road march, outside the 81 sub- area here on Monday. Agitators alleged that they had constructed the sheds with money from their own pockets and just to save their vehicles from getting involved in any mishap. But the officers of the head- quarters razed them to the ground without even serving notice to them.

SAD’s Noormahal win hailed: Former SAD minister Charanji Lal Garg on Monday acclaimed the victory of SAD in the Noormahal assembly polls and described it as an outcome of good governance and the vision of the CM Paraksh Singh Badal and his deputy CM son Sukhbir Singh Badal. Interacting with the Arhtiya Association of Budhladha, Garg assured he would take up their demands with the CM.

Arrested: Maur police arrested one Sukhchain Singh of Kiryad village in Moga, for impersonating as a sub-inspector.

Charge taken over
: Air Commodore HS Arora took over as the Air Officer Commanding of Air Force station Adampur today from Group Captain PW Ambekar. He was commissioned in the Indian Air Force on December 11. Before taking over the command of Air Force station Adampur, he was appointed as Director of Intelligence (Vayu Bhawan), Delhi. The officer was given an impressive guard of honour by the personnel of this base.

District SS unit
: State president of the Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray), Yograj Sharma, appointed Jagdish Kataria as its chief spokesman, Pawan Parbhakar, as its state vice president and Manoj Arora as its district president. Sharma visited Kapurthala on Sunday to constitute the district unit of the party. Sharma said Sena would recruit 50,000 activists in Punjab to strengthen the base of the party.

Blood donation day
: The Blood Donors Council in collaboration with the Punjab AIDS Control Society, Chandigarh, organised a free blood grouping camp at the Blood Bonors Complex to mark World Blood Donation Day here on Sunday. Slum dwellers were specially brought at the camp. They were given tooth brushes, pastes, deworming and iron medicines. The health department organised an exhibition on voluntary blood donation and AIDS awareness.

Trekking expedition
: A trekking expedition of the Rising Star Corps was flagged off by its GOC. The expedition comprising one officer and nine other ranks was being undertaken in Dhauladhar mountains between Yol and Chamba. The team would cover a distance of 100 km in eight days. The expedition was expected to give the participants an opportunity to explore the mountains.


Tennis meet from July 6: The Total Tennis Academy is organising Manav Mangal AITA Total Tennis Talent Series Championship on its Phase 10 premises from  July 6 to 10. The championship would be played in boys and girls’ under-12 and 14 singles and doubles categories. All qualifying matches would be played on July 4 and 5, whereas the main draw matches would be played from July 6 onwards.

Cricket trials tomorrow
: Trials for selecting Mohali District Under-19 Cricket team that will participate in the forthcoming inter-district tournament for Dhruv Pandove Trophy will be organised on June 17 at 3:30 pm on C ground, PCA Cricket Stadium. The players (19 years of age and above) are eligible for the trials.

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