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Blood donation camp
: A Civil Hospital blood bank team led by Dr ML Madaan collected 11 units of blood during a special camp that was organised by the Youth Welfare Federation to celebrate the birth anniversary of Shah Satnam Ji, founder of Dera Sacha Sauda, Surinder Phutela informed in a release on Tuesday.

52-yr-old crushed to death
: Gurdarshan Singh (52) was crushed to death at Gurusar Sainewala village near Sangat on Tuesday. The SHO of Sangat police station said this evening Gurdarshan was going to his home on his motorcycle when a vehicle crushed him at Gurusar Sainewala village bus stand. He died on the spot. The police has registered a case against the driver of the vehicle under section 304-A of the IPC. However, no arrest had been made so far, the SHO added.

Paper presentation: Dr Jasbir Singh Hundal, Director-Principal of Baba Farid College of Engineering and Technology, Bathinda, has been invited to present his research paper ‘Polarisation switching behaviour of ferroelectric films’ at Bangkok between December 7-8. The research paper is co-authored with Navneet Dabra, a lecturer in physics.

Cold weather claims 2 lives: An unidentified person died due to cold weather condition here. Activists of the Sahara Life Saving Brigade admitted him to the local Civil Hospital but efforts to save his life proved futile. His body was found from the Bathinda-Bajakhana road near village Jeeda, a press release of the Sahara Club said. Meanwhile, the body of a person was found from a compartment of the Udyan-Abha Express train at the railway station here on Tuesday. He also appeared to have died due to cold weather.

Telefilm on female foeticide: Deputy commissioner Rahul Tewari released Punjabi telefilm ‘Hundi Dheeyan Naal Sardari’ at the Teachers’ Home here on Tuesday. The film is based on female foeticide.

Civic polls
: Nearly 74.27 per cent polling was recorded for 50 wards in Sriganganagar during the Monday civic polls. While polling in ward 13 exceeded 81 per cent, it was lowest at 57.36 per cent in ward 25. Most of the wards recorded more than 70 per cent polling, official press release indicated. In Hanumangarh, about 77.48 per cent of the electorates exercised their franchise to elect 45 councillors besides president. Official sources said that late on Monday night polling was little above 16 per cent during the first two hours.

Homage to martyrs: Maharashtra Chief Minster Ashok Chavan will release eminent lyrist and singer Om Vyas’s new audio CD “Shaheedo tumhe hamara pranam” during a function to be held in Mumbai to commemorate the anniversary of November 26, 08 Mumbai terrorists attack on Thursday. “This is my tribute to the martyrs,” he said.



Mumbai councillors visit MC office:An 18-members team of elected representatives and officers of the municipal corporation, Navi Mumbai, visited the municipal corporation office here today to study the tree plantation pattern along roads, green belts and gardens developed in the city besides other projects of the corporation. Additional MC Commissioner PK Sharma briefed the team about various projects and functions of the MC. The team visited various green belts and gardens of the city.

Majithia’s wedding banners put up:Adding a political tinge to the wedding reception of Bikram Singh Majithia, brother-in-law of Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal, local MLA, Ujagar Singh Wadali has put up banners congratulating the Badals and Majithias on the wedding. The banners have been placed at venue of the reception.The banners have been put up on behalf of the local population.



Students’ body forms college units
: The Progressive Students Association (PSA) constituted its city units at college and varsity levels here on Tuesday. Rinkle Choudhary was appointed as PSA president in MAM College, whereas Marvi Slathia would be unit president at Government College for Women, Gandhi Nagar. At Jammu University, Rohit Bharti and Rosy would head the executive body of the PSA.

Collage-making contest: The Department of Students’ Welfare, University of Jammu,on Monday held a collage- making competition under its ongoing “Display your talent” programme. Kanwer Iqbal of Government Medical College, Jammu, won the first prize whereas Heena Slathia of Government Women’s College, Gandhi Nagar, and Shekha Bhat of GGM Science College got the second and third prizes, respectively.

Lecture on fish culture: To make students aware of exotic fish culture under prevailing environmental conditions for water bodies of the state, the Science Club of Government College for Women Parade organised a lecture on Tuesday. The lecture was delivered by former principal of the college Prof BL Koul. He laid emphasis on employment and revenue-generation capacity associated with the fish culture. Principal of the college Prof Savitri Sharma was also present on the occasion. 


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