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Awareness rally
: The NSS volunteers of Government Senior Secondary School, Ambala City, took out an awareness rally here against drug abuse and swine flu. Sheesh Pal, principal of Government Senior Secondary School, Ugala, flagged off the rally. He urged the students to spread awareness among the masses. He also asked them to educate the people about swine flu. Principal of GSSS School, Baldev Nagar, Anil Sharma asked the students to aware the people about the menace of pollution. The volunteers also visited Barnala village. 

Free computer course
: Aryans Group of Institutions (AGOI) is organising a six-day free computer course for needy students of Class XII standard. The classes will be conducted on the college campus at Nepra village from December 27 onwards. The course includes special classes for personality development and English speaking crash course. Dr Anshu Kataria, chairman of the AGOI, said certificates would also be provided at the end of the course. For further information and registration students could contact at 98762-99888.

Dera Bassi
Two held for theft
: The police on Sunday arrested two persons and recovered Rs 2,200 from their possession. The accused have been identified as Manoj Kumar, a resident of Dera Bassi, and Ajay Rana, a resident of Dehradun. The police said one of them was recently released from the jail. The duo will be produced before the court on Monday. 

Fatehgarh Sahib
Education camp ends
: A three-day information, education and communication camp concluded here on Sunday. The camp was organised by the District Project Management Committee of Punjab Rural Water Supply and Sanitation during the Jor Mela. Sangeeta Tripathi, programme specialist, said the camp aimed at spreading awareness about the present water situations in the state and water-borne diseases. The Punjab government has launched a World Bank Aided Nirmal Jal Project for rural Punjab to contain the water-borne diseases. An educational documentary film “Nirmal Jal” was also shown during the camp.

Research workshop
: The Berkley College, Patiala, will organise an international research workshop with Bikram College of Commerce on December 28 on its campus. The aim of the workshop is to promote publications of quality research papers at national and international level. Besides, various tools and techniques for carrying out research will also be discussed. According to Dr J S Dhillon, the delegates from different parts of country as well as out of country are expected to attend the workshop. 



Man commits suicide
: A man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan of a room in the Dera Sacha Sauda. The deceased identified as Sukhwinder (45) hailed from Sajadpur in Rajasthan and had been suffering from cancer for the past some time. The police said his kin had brought him to the dera for treatment and they had gone to attend weekly religious congregation in the dera leaving him alone on Sunday morning, when he hanged himself from the ceiling fan. The police has sent the body for a postmortem.

Youth dies as earth caves in: A man was buried alive under the debris of a well at Kalanwali here on Sunday. The victim identified as Ravi (25) was digging a well outside his residence when its walls caved in and he got buried under the debris. Efforts were made to remove the earth and rescue him, but he had died before he could be taken out. The police has sent the body for a postmortem. 

Quota sought in factories
: Senior BJP leader Randhir Singh Kapriwas has urged the state government to provide at least 50 per cent reservation to non-technical local youths in factories here on the pattern of the directions recently issued by the Rajasthan government. Addressing a meeting of party workers here on Sunday, he alleged that that some doctors in the civil hospital here had been issuing “perverted” MLRs in criminal cases at the behest of influential persons, close to a local minister, to the benefit of their sponsored faction while jeopardising the genuine interest of the rival faction. He further said they had constituted a special committee comprising senior party activists, who would keep an eye on such malpractices.

Deputy manager kidnapped: Dinesh Kant (45), deputy manager of Conventory Coil Omatic, Salhawas, 15 km from here, was reportedly kidnapped at Sheoraj Majra village, 8 km from here, by some unidentified persons on Saturday. The incident took place when he was returning home from the factory. The alleged kidnappers, who too were travelling in a car, intercepted his car, dragged him out and then took him away to some place on the NH-8. He was reportedly kept in confinement for several hours after which he was dropped near Khijoori village. A case has been registered. 

Man killed in accident: Ram Kumar (65), a resident of the Kotkasim area of Alwar district in Rajasthan, was killed when the tempo he was travelling in abruptly overturned on the Rewari-Garhi Bolni road, near here, on Saturday. The tempo overturned after it reportedly collided with a motorcycle that was coming from the opposite direction. Motorcyclist Sunil Yadav too sustained injuries. The tempo driver reportedly fled after the accident. 


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