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Overbridge inauguration:
Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal will inaugurate a railway overbridge here on January 12. The bridge constructed over railway level crossing number 48-A on the Abohar-Hanumangarh road connects two parts of the city. As the construction of the bridge took over two years despite the fact that it was supposed to be completed within 15 months, residents were disappointed over the delay and have been facing difficulty to reach from one side of the bridge to the other side.

Tributes paid
: Rich tributes were paid to superintendent post Bathinda division, TC Goyal, who had died on December 31, 2009, just hours before his retirement from service, on Sunday. Goyal had reportedly suffered a massive cardiac arrest while working in his official chamber. Postal officials along with their family members and others paid homage to the departed soul during a function organised in Bathinda.

School holds baby showB: Seerat Kaur clinched the title of Miss Malwa while

A tiny-tot being given prize during a baby show organised at the Doon Public School, Kararwala, Bathinda on Saturday
A tiny-tot being given prize during a baby show organised at the Doon Public School, Kararwala, Bathinda on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Chinmay of Jyoti Vatika went away with Mr Malwa title during the baby show organised by the Doon Public School, Kararwala, Bathinda on Saturday. Harleen Kaur of Jyoti Vatika bagged the first prize of the most beautiful smile while Dev of Jai Tulsi won first prize for most active child. Various play schools, including Jyoti Vatika, Kids Playway, Toddler Playway, Little Angel and others participated in the show. Chairman of school G.S. Dhillon and the principal Parminder thanked all for making the show a big success.

Local boy tops Pbi varsity in BCom

Anuj Dhawan

Anuj Dhawan, a student of local Government Rajindra College, has stood first in the Punjabi University, Patiala, for the session April 2009 by scoring 76.94 per cent marks in BCom. He has been awarded with a university medal by the vice-chancellor of the university.

Whole-wheat flour launched:
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal launched Sohna Brand whole-wheat flour of Markfed here on Sunday. Markfed Chairman Jarnail Singh Wahid apprised the Chief Minister that the Markfed had produced the whole-wheat atta without separating ‘suji’ and bran from quality wheat so that all ingredients of wheat could be provided to consumers. He further said the Markfed would not only market this flour in Punjab but also in Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and Rajasthan. He said the rate of this product had been reasonably fixed as compared to other such brands of flour available in the market.

Death mourned: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday expressed grief over the death of Chairman of the Punjab Sugarfed, Pritam Singh Kounta, who died after a brief illness on Friday. In a condolence message, Badal described Kounta as an able administrator and a true votary of farmers, who always safeguarded their interests.

Shashi Kant is DGP PAP: The state government has transferred and posted Shashi Kant, DGP-cum-Commandant General, Home Guards and Civil Defence, as DGP, PAP, Jalandhar, against vacant post with immediate effect.

Shashi Kant is DGP PAP: The state government has transferred and posted Shashi Kant, DGP-cum-Commandant General, Home Guards and Civil Defence, as DGP, PAP, Jalandhar, against vacant post with immediate effect.

Primary schools closed till Jan 12:
Keeping in mind the difficulties being faced by small students while going to schools in the chilly weather, District Magistrate Ajit Singh Pannu in a press-note issued here today ordered that all government and private primary schools would remain closed from two more days on January 11 and 12.

Talent search exam held:
Two examination centres were set up at Government Senior Secondary School and JSFH Khalsa Senior Secondary School here for conducting the Punjab State Talent Search Examinationfor meritorious students of Classes VIII and X today.



Naib tehsildar dead:
Naib tehsildar, Hansi, Surjeet Singh (50) died when the scooter he was riding on was hit by a tanker on the GT Road near Ambala Cantt on Friday. The incident took place when Surjeet Singh along with his brother Harjeet Singh was on the way to Ambala City from Ambala Cantt. Surjeet died on the spot while his brother sustained minor injuries.

: Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker HS Chatha has nominated INLD MLA Saroj Mor as a special invitee to serve on the committee on Government Assurances for the remaining period of 2009-10.

6 killed in mishap:
Six persons were killed as a speeding car rammed into a stationary truck on the NH1, near here on Saturday night. According to the police, five persons died on the spot while the driver of the car succumbed to injuries on the way to the hospital. The accident took place near a petrol station where the truck was parked. The driver of the car lost control and rammed the vehicle into the truck. The deceased have been identified as Deep, Gurpreet, Vikram, Baljit and driver Shiv Kumar. The bodies of the deceased have been sent to the civil hospital for a postmortem.

Teenager dies:
A teenaged girl Pinki (16), student of class X, daughter of Dharam Pal Yadav, died after she reportedly consumed some poisonous pill by mistake in Raipur village, 20 km from here, on Thursday. Family sources said Pinki, who had been suffering from fever, took the tablet thinking that it would relieve her of fever. She was admitted to the Community Health Centre in Bawal. However, when her condition worsened, she was referred to Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi. However, she died on the way to the above hospital. The Bawal police, which held an inquest under Section 174 of the Cr PC, has treated it as a case of incidental death.

Health dept condemned
: The district unit of the Multi-Purpose Health Employees’ Association has condemned the Health Department officials for not implementing their demands that were accepted by the Chief Minister in a meeting held between the government and the association. In a statement issued here on Sunday, district president of the association alleged that the health officials were misguiding the government. They also threatened that if the department continued with this attitude, the association members would be forced to launch a protest.



R-day combined rehearsal timings
: In view of change in school timings from 10 a.m to 4 p.m due to severe cold, the combined rehearsal at MA Stadium, Jammu, for Republic Day shall now start at 10 a.m instead of 9 a.m as decided earlier with effect from January 11 to 20. Afterwards, the timings would be 9 a.m.

Canals to be closed
: As per a notification by the Executive Engineer, Irrigation Division, Kathua, the Kathua canal and other canals and khuls of the district shall remain closed with effect form January 14 for urgent repair works.

Prohibitory orders
: The District Magistrate of Samba, Saurabh Bhagat, has imposed prohibitory orders within 500 meters in the border belt from 8 p.m to 5a.m under Section 144 of the Cr PC in Samba district.


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