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Piles
Surge in patients seeking ayurvedic cure
Tribune News Service

Patiala, June 20
The number of patients for piles surgery at Government Ayurvedic Hospital here has witnessed a rise during last few months. Dr Ashwani Kumar, principal of Government Ayurvedic College, said here recently that the number of patients had risen during the last six months.

Dr Mandeep Kaur Kang said ayurvedic doctors at the hospital had treated psoriasis, a chronic skin ailment, which was caused by an autoimmune disorder.

Dr Kang added that the treatment had proved effective, as many patients suffering from psoriasis had been cured at this hospital. She said the cost of the treatment was nominal. She further said patients should be cautious about eating habits and one should not take fish and liquor during the course of the treatment.

The 106-bedded hospital had become a picture of neglect after the pharmacy closed down because of paucity of funds. Also, the number of patients, both in indoor and outdoor wards, had registered a steep fall, as there were no medicines available. However, Dr Ashwani Kumar said with experienced faculty joining the hospital, there was an upswing in the number of patients in both departments.

He added that the Punjab government had recently released funds following which the pharmacy had reopened and medicines, too, were now available.

Dr Ashwani said the hospital had sought a grant and the government had made a partial payment against the demand. Many indoor wards had been lying locked with almost no admission for months, and the situation worsened when the free diet system for indoor patients scrapped in 2002.

Dr Ashwani said the number of patients in OPD had risen in the last few months. He added that the hospital had also started organising medical camps.

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Daughter died of thalassaemia in 2006
Family resolves to encourage blood donation
Gurdeep Singh Mann
Tribune News Service

Rajindergarh (Fatehgarh Sahib), June 20
Family members of Harjeet Singh at Rajindergarh village are on a mission to pay back the blood they took for their thalassaemic daughter, Harmanpreet Kaur, who died in 2006.

The family has been donating blood for the past seven years and encouraging others to do the same.

Harjeet Singh says: “It was my daughter’s last wish that everyone should donate blood. She said there must be many more like her, which prompted us to donate for a cause.”

She died at 15 and had taken 300 units of blood from various donors. She asked us to return at least 300 units, the family members of Harmanpreet said. They have donated 50 units hitherto at various camps in Sirhind, Fatehgarh Sahib and at Rajindergarh village.

Besides Harjeet and his wife, their son has also started donating blood after he turned 18.

Apart from organising the blood donation camps at their village, they also organise seminars and theatres in schools on the theme of significance of blood donation. They try to sensitise masses to life of ailing people and urge them to donate blood for the needy.

Many villagers, too, have started celebrating birthdays of their children by organising blood donation camps.

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Job fest kicks off
Tribune News Service

Kharar, June 20
The two-day recruitment extravaganza “Amalgamata mega job fest 2009” began at the Rayat-Bahra group today. Candidates from educational backgrounds like MBA, BE/B.Tech (all streams), MCA, M.Com, BBA/B.Com, BCA/B.Sc, B.A., polytechnic/ITI and even class XII thronged the institute to participate in the placement drive. Around 15,000 job applications were processed today.

The organisers claimed that this year more than 60 companies were participating in areas like engineering and IT, manufacturing, research and consulting, ITES, KPO, banking, insurance, stock trading, advertising, media, retail, food chains, FMCG, pharmacy, infrastructure, telecom and web portals. It was further claimed that 15,000 interviews were conducted by Cadila Health Care, Panasonic, HCL, CMC Limited, CMS Software Ltd, Open Access Technologies (OATI), SPANCO Tele, Reliance Communication, Reliance Money, Gem Batteries, Venturi Wireless, Kotak Mahindra, Max Insurance etc.

This year students were asked to register and post their biodata through website, where information about companies profile as well as process involved was provided in detail. They were given option to register in five companies and, thus, knew before hand the company they opted for. Even before the candidates appeared for the selection procedure, companies had already screened their biodata.

Today students went through selection procedure like written test, group discussion and HR as well as technical rounds of interview.

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Foundation stones of streets laid
Our Correspondent

Ambala, June 20
Former union minister and Ambala MLA Venod Sharma laid the foundation stones of streets in several villages close to Ambala Cantt here today that would cost around Rs 1 crore.

The MLA of Naggal constituency, Nirmal Singh, was also accompanying him.

While addressing the gatherings in Barnala, Dhankor, Mandor, Khatoli, Panjokhra and Garnala villages, Vinod Sharma said the state government had decided to develop the adjoining villages of the cities on priority basis.

He assured the people that Ambala would not remain backward in the field of development. He said the Chief Minister, Bhupender Singh Hooda, had provided basic amenities in villages too and granted relief to all sections of society.

Nirmal Singh said the Congress had achieved nine seats, out of 10 in the Lok Sabha elections in Haryana, due to development works. He said in the forthcoming assembly elections, the Congress would again form its government in the state. The media coordinator, Dilip Chawla Bittu, and senior leaders of Ambala Congress, Tej Parkash Singh, Bharam Pal Rana, Parminder Babla, Naiab Singh Saini, Vinod Dhiman and Narender Pal Shera, were also present on the occasion.

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Resignation of Chander Mohan sought
Our Correspondent

Ambala, June 20
The organising secretary of the Haryana Congress, Om Parkash Malik, in a letter sent to UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, demanded the dismissal of Chander Mohan from the party for tarnishing the image of the Congress. Chander Mohan is a Congress MLA from Kalka assembly constituency.

Malik said in the letter that the active member of the party should honour the social bindings. He said the senior leaders of the Congress like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri and Indira Gandhi had left a clean image of their personality among the people.

Chander had succeeded from Kalka constituency on the Congress ticket for four times and he also remained the Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana.

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Thapar University wins Tech Edu Award
Tribune News Service

Patiala, June 20
Thapar University, Patiala, won the ‘Tech@Edu Awards 2009’ for its excellence in training, teaching and education. The award was instituted by EFY Group in a ceremony, which was a part of the Tech@Edu expo organised recently in Delhi.

Dr Abhijit Mukherjee, director of the university, said “We believed in deploying the latest technologies and resources to impart education. This recognition further motivates us to promote superior quality technical education in the university and build a more focussed environment.”

While lauding the efforts of the students and staff, Dr Abhijit Mukherjee said Thapar University also won the “Unmanned Aerial Vehicle” contest organised by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) at Kolar near Bangalore few days ago. Five students of Thapar University were among the 270 contenders from all over India and the team received a cash prize of Rs 3 lakh.

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Body of cattle merchant traced; 1 held
Tribune News Service

Rajpura, June 20
The body of a cattle merchant was found today from Sirhind canal in Rajpura. He was missing for the past few days and his brother had lodged a complaint with the police alleging a cattle seller for plotting his murder.

The body was fished out from the Ganda Kheri river after interrogation of the accused. DSP Rashpal Singh said the accused, Surinder, offered to sell off his cattle to the deceased, Jahangeer, a cattle merchant from UP.

Instead of selling the cattle, he decided to kill the merchant when he came to his place to take the cattle away by paying Rs 38,000, he said. The accused allegedly hit Jahangeer with an iron hammer and dumped his body into the river.

The police has registered a case and arrested the accused. 

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GGS inks pact with Scotland college

Kharar, June 20
Kenny Muir, assistant principal along with his team from Stow College of Scotland and Surinderpal Singh Sachdeva, chairman of GGS Polytechnic, signed an MoU here today.

College spokesperson said the pact had been signed to make polytechnic students efficient and professional.

Kenny Muir gave a presentation on various courses being offered at Stow College and significance of these courses for engineering students.

The students of GSS Polytechnic will learn advanced technology from the students of Stow College. — TNS

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Residents protest SMO’s transfer

Ambala, June 20
A number of residents of Mulana locked the Community Health Centre of Mulana to protest against the transfer of Senior Medical Officer Vinod Gupta here today.

The residents did not allow the patients and hospital staff to enter the building of the health centre.

Following the complaint of the dispute among doctors of the health centre, the health department has transferred all three doctors, including Vinod Gupta, a few days ago. They raised slogans and demanded the cancellation of the transfer of Dr Vinod Gupta. Only after village sarpanch Babita Chauhan assured them that she would take up the matter with local MLA Phool Chand Mulana, the villagers suspended the protest. — OC

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Two booked for rape
Tribune News Service

Kharar, June 20
Two youths from Chandoh village, Gobindgarh, near Radiala village, have been booked for raping a 14-year-old girl from the same village.

The victim said accused Manjit Singh had been troubling her for last few days and Manjit met her today afternoon at a grocery shop. He told her that her friends were waiting for her in fields.

When she went there, another youth Deep Singh was also there. Both Manjit and Deep raped her and threatened her not to tell anybody.But, she told her father about the incident.

A case has been registered in this regard.

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6 hurt in land dispute

Ambala, June 20
Six persons were injured in a group clash at Niharsi village close to Ambala City following a land dispute today.

Sardara Singh, along with a few persons, went to take the possession of a piece of land which was with Rasham Singh. One of the groups fired at the other, while the other group also attacked with sharp-edged weapons.

Six of the injured of both groups were admitted to the local Civil Hospital. The police has registered a case in this regard and is investigating the matter. — OC

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Man killed in mishap

Lalru, June 20
A 40-year-old pedestrian died after an unidentified vehicle hit him on the Ambala-Dera Bassi Highway, near here, yesterday night.

According to the police, the incident took place near JCBL factory when Ved Pal, a resident of Magra village, was crossing the road while an unidentified vehicle hit him, leaving him severely injured. He was admitted to GMCH-32, where doctors declared him brought dead.

The body has been handed over to his family after conducting the autopsy. The deceased was an employee af a private factory here. — TNS

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One killed in accident

Rajpura, June 20
A resident of Adarsh Colony in Rajpura was killed when the bike he was riding was hit by an auto at the Rajpura overbridge here today. The deceased has been identified as Rakesh Kumar Gupta. He was rushed to the local civil hospital where he was declared dead. The police has registered a case. — TNS

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CRIME
 

3 booked for duping
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 20
Gurwinder Singh, branch manager of a Sector 34-based private firm, Vikas Badwani and Kamaljit were booked for duping Pradeep Kumar, a resident of Yamunanagar of Rs 1 lakh for a deal of a product.

According to the police, they neither gave him the product nor returned the money. They also threatened him of dire consequences. A case under Sections 420, 406, 467, 471, 472, 323, 506 and 120-B of the IPC has been registered.

Car theft

Shanu Kumar, a resident of Sector 52, Kajheri, complained to the police that two unknown persons fled with his Indica car (CH-03-X-3551).

The duo had hired the car from Sector 22 yesterday. At Sector 10 market, the accused asked the complainant to bring ‘lassi’. However, when he returned, they sped away with his car. A case under Section 406 of the IPC has been registered.

Fraud

A resident of Industrial Area, Phase I, was booked for allegedly duping a person of Rs 32,000 on the pretext of sending him aboard.

Amit Kumar, a resident of Sector 50, alleged that Davinder Singh had promised to arrange a passport and visa for UK on the payment of Rs 32,000. However, he neither sent him aboard nor retuned the money.

A case under Sections 420 and 120-B of the IPC has been registered against the accused.

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Group clash at Sec 67
Tribune News Service

Mohali, June 20
Tension prevailed in Sector 67, when around 30-40 youths suddenly attacked on a group of persons, who were sitting in Sector 67 Park here late this evening. However, till filing of this report, no case was registered yet.

According to the police, the incident took place when around 15 persons were discussing the problems of the locality, where the youths allegedly attacked them.

The police said the windowpanes of the vehicle, in which the youths had arrived, was smashed by the other group.

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SPORTS
 

Under-15 tourney from today
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 20
The DP Azad Cricket Academy will take on the Sector 37 Cricket Academy in the inaugural match of the under-15 Inter-Academy Cricket Tournament for Ind-Swift Trophy being organised by the Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy at St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, tomorrow.

In the second match, the MCM Blue Caps will take on the DAV School Cricket Academy, Sector 8, at MCM DAV College, Sector 36. Both the matches will start at 7.30 am and will be of 40 over a side.

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Rahul to lead u-19 team
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 20
Rahul Chara will lead the Chandigarh under-19 team, which will participate in inter-district cricket tournament, being organised by the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) from June 25.

List of the players: Anil Sihag, Manan Vohra, Naveen Dhiman, Jaskaran Singh, Gaurav Puri, Vishal Thind, Shubham Mahajan, Tariq, Jaideep, Hitesh Bhutani, Anshul Tripathi, Gurinder Singh, Shashank Chabbra,Vinoop Manohram, Rajat Taneja, Pankaj Rawat, Krishna Salak and Shreshath.

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Cricket trials tomorrow

Chandigarh, June 20
The Chandigarh Cricket Association (affiliated to Haryana Cricket Association) will conduct trials to select the Chandigarh women senior team at Government Model School, Sector 19, on Monday at 3 pm.

The team will take part in the Haryana Inter-District Women Cricket Tournament organised by the association. Chandigarh will play their first match on June 24. — TNS

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Trials today

Chandigarh, June 20
The Banyan Tree Cricket Academy will conduct selection trials to select trainees and impart training to them to groom them for state, national and international tournaments. The trials will be held on the school grounds tomorrow at 3:30 pm. They will be organised under the supervision of qualified officials and in the boys under-10, under-12, under-14 and under-16 categories. Total 30 players will be shortlisted in each group. — TNS

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