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Games for differently-abled kids on Dec 3
: The Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan Authority, Punjab, is organising games for physically-challenged students in the age group of 6-14 years. The games would be held at local sports stadium on the World Disability Day (December 3).During the event, participants would be competing in 50 m, 100 m, 200 m and 400 m races, brisk walk, long jump and other games. 

Communal harmony week held
: Communal harmony campaign week was organised by the NSS department of the DAV College for Women under the directive of the Panjab University, Chandigarh. Dr Pushpinder Walia, principal, said during this week, lecture based on women education and employment, was arranged for the students, which was delivered by the resource person Sukhjeet Singh, employment officer, Ferozepur. He made the girls aware about various employment opportunities after completing their higher education and provided detailed information to the students regarding banking, LIC, law, MBA, PPSC and UPSC entrance exams.

BKU activists stage dharna
: Bhartiya Kissan Union (Ugrahan) on Tuesday held a dharna in front of the deputy commissioner office against the arrest of farmers regarding default in loans. Addressing the dharna, district president of the BKU, Ram Singh Bheni Bhaga, said, "The state government failed to fulfill the promises, made during the last assembly elections." He said that the Akali Dal had promised that loans of farmers would be waived but to no avail. Another Kissan leader Mohinder Singh Ramana and Joginder Singh Dayalpura demanded to release the arrested farmers and rejection of arrest warrants. 

Crop diversification: Nearly 100 hectare area would be covered under the horticulture, claimed Deputy Commissioner of Mansa Kumar Rahul on Tuesday. He said nearly 4,000 saplings of Kinnu have already been distributed in the Sadoolgarh sub-division. He said that it was being done for the crop diversification because paddy and wheat have not been proving profitable for farmers. He further said that along with this, farmers would be able to add to their income throughcommercial crops and horticulture. 

State govt to recruit doctors
: Chief parliamentary secretary Sheetal Singh on Tuesday announced that the state government would shortly recruit 196 ayurvedic doctors to make all dispensaries functional. Sheetal Singh was inaugurating a 3-days workshop on ayurveda that has been organised by the National Institute of Ayurvedic Research. He said clearance has also been given for recruitment of 72 paramedics in ayurveda. The workshop would discuss among other things, ways to tackle anemia and diseases related to old-age. 

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Bangladeshi arrested
: A Bangladeshi, Iqbal Hussan, has been arrested from the border area while trying to cross over to Pakistan last night. SSP Sukhdev Singh Brar said a case was registered against Iqbal at Sarai Amanat Khan police station. Iqbal was nabbed from Havelian village when he was trying to cross over to Pakistan.

Medical camp held: The district unit of the Indian Medical Association today organised a free medical camp at Pandori Gola village here on World Aids Day. Dr Dinesh Gupta, honorary secretary of the association, said a team of doctors, led by Dr Kashmir Singh Sohal, examined 250 patients, who were also given free medicines. Dr Sohal, Dr Ramandeep Singh, Dr Manmohan Singh, Dr Joginder Singh Sandhu spoke on the ways of protection from Aids. 



MC collects  Rs 2900 as fine
: While continuing the drive against the adulteration of milk, the Municipal Veterinary Officer along with the field staff on Monday collected Rs 2,900 as fine from the erring milk vendors in different areas of the city. According to a statement issued here, the team visited the areas of bus stand, Jewel Chowk, Bikram Chowk, Satwari, Kunjwani and Trikuta Nagar. They checked around 75 milk canes in these areas, out of which 17 were lifted and sent to the Municipal Laboratory. Meanwhile, the team impounded stray animals and collected a fine of Rs 1400 from the owners.

Lok Adalat settles 21 cases
: Twentyone compoundable cases of different nature were taken up during the Lok Adalat at the district courts complex here on Monday. The Lok Adalat was held under the directions of the Chairman, District Legal Services Authority (Principal District & Sessions Judge), Kathua, Kartar Singh. 


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